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  • CDC admitted disease imported as states data reveals illegal immigrant links

    10/22/2014 9:47:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/22/14
    In straightforward defiance against the White House position of non-transparency, previous communication from the Center for Disease Control discovered Tuesday acknowledged that 97 percent of the measles found in United States this year could be attributed to “importations from at least 18 countries.” Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response, demonstrate to put on protection. Barbara Smith (R), a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, and Bryan Christensen, a doctor for the CDC Domestic Infection Control Team for the Ebola Response,...
  • Doctor: it’s “unethical”not to experiment on aborted babies

    10/22/2014 2:20:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    clinicquotes ^ | 10.22.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Today, it is illegal to perform experiments on living aborted babies in the US. The issue of fetal experimentation has faded into the background. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time, shortly after Roe V Wade, when babies who survived abortion not only were allowed to die, they were sometimes experimented on until they died. And experimentation on living aborted babies is legal in some countries. Dr. Jerald Gaull, then chief of pediatric research at New York State Institute for Basic Research in Mental Retardation on Staten Island, was quoted defending this practice: “Rather than it being...
  • Fist Bump Replaces Handshake At West LA Hospital To Fight Flu

    10/22/2014 9:23:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 22, 2014 8:23 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The fist bump: it’s not just for athletes anymore. Staff, physicians and patients at one West Los Angeles hospital are replacing handshakes with fist bumps in an effort to fend off the flu, officials announced this week. The campaign at Kaiser Permanente’s West Los Angeles Medical Center comes on the heels of a recent study that found using fist bumps alone can reduce the spread of infectious pathogens by up to 80 percent, according to the hospital. Researchers at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom found that the handshake transmitted the most potentially disease-causing bacteria compared...
  • Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps

    10/22/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2014 | Charles Hunt
    Where is the GOP’s John Wayne when you need him? Not, apparently, in Texas. When Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan landed in Dallas, he instantly became a deadly international health threat to U.S. citizens and America’s frontline health workers. The Liberian national became the face here for a growing pandemic that has already killed thousands of Africans and is decimating the societal fabric and governmental institutions of three countries in West Africa. Understandably, the man’s diagnosis sparked a rash of panic throughout the country about a horrific, mysterious and incurable disease that Americans had only heard about from far away lands or...
  • Infected by Politics

    10/22/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    The public-health establishment has unanimously opposed a travel and visa moratorium from Ebola-plagued West African countries to protect the U.S. population. To evaluate whether this opposition rests on purely scientific grounds, it helps to understand the political character of the public-health field. For the last several decades, the profession has been awash in social-justice ideology. Many of its members view racism, sexism, and economic inequality, rather than individual behavior, as the primary drivers of differential health outcomes in the U.S. According to mainstream public-health thinking, publicizing the behavioral choices behind bad health—promiscuous sex, drug use, overeating, or lack of exercise—blames...
  • Deadly Ebola virus doesn't sicken pets - so far

    10/22/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Duncan Banner ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Janelle Stecklein CNHI State Reporter
    OKLAHOMA CITY — A year-old spaniel named Bentley is spending its days in quarantine at a decommissioned military base in Dallas. Bentley is alone because its owner, a nurse at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital, is being treated for Ebola. If fears of Ebola's spread weren't bad enough, the dog's life in isolation surely causes pet owners to shudder. The good news is that international research has found that your beloved pooch, cat or cow has little chance of spreading Ebola, said Dr. Rod Hall, Oklahoma's state veterinarian. “There are a lot more things I lay awake worrying about at night than...
  • More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola

    10/22/2014 5:45:44 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    Image: The Ebola Virus More people hospitalized in Turkey, suspected having Ebola. (Taz). Three people suspected Ebola were hospitalized in the Turkish provinces of Izmir, Kahraman Marash and Konya, the Anadolu Turkish news agency said Oct.22. One of the hospitalized is a Turkish student who studies in Somalia and returned to his homeland, and the rest returned from the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Thus, the number of hospitalized suspected Ebola in Turkey reached five people, four of whom are persons returned from the Hajj. Earlier it was reported that 45 special hospitals were allocated in 36 provinces of Turkey in...
  • Gallup: Americans' Confidence in Government to Handle Ebola Drops

    10/22/2014 4:32:27 AM PDT · by wtd · 11 replies
    Gallup ^ | Frank Newport
    Story Highlights Confidence in gov't to handle Ebola down to 52% from 61% No change in the percentage of Americans worried about getting Ebola Drop in confidence more apparent among Republicans PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are no more worried about getting Ebola now than they were two weeks ago, but they have become somewhat less confident in the federal government's ability to deal with an outbreak of the virus. Fifty-two percent of Americans are now very or somewhat confident in the government's ability to handle Ebola, down from 61% in early October.
  • Testimonies from aspiring abortionists show abortion’s violent reality

    10/21/2014 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.21.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Men and women who are considering providing abortions as a career must overcome their natural revulsion to witnessing violence. They must silence their consciences and prepare themselves to participate in the destruction of human life on a daily basis. If they cannot do this, they will not be able to perform abortions. Here are quotes from four people – two medical students, a doctor, and a would-be Planned Parenthood director, going through this process. 1.) A doctor who was trying to decide whether or not to perform abortions witnessed a second trimester procedure and described what she saw: Seeing an...
  • Soda causes our cells to age as much as smoking does, study finds

    10/21/2014 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 99 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 21, 2014
    Drink a 20-ounce soda daily, and you may be causing your cells to age as much as they would if you smoked, a study suggests. Researchers investigated DNA from 5,309 adults, focusing on telomeres, the caps on the ends of our cells' chromosomes, Time reports.
  • BREAKING: Ebola Czar Issues Top 10 Safety Tips... (satire)

    10/21/2014 4:57:41 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 6 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 10/21/14 | Steven Crowder
    This guy... I feel safer already.
  • German clinic forced to scrap two machines worth £1m because Ebola patient vomited on them

    10/21/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    UKDailyMail ^ | 10/20/2014
    German clinic forced to scrap two machines worth £1m because Ebola patient vomited on them"He recovered after five weeks of intense treatment but not before vomiting on two expensive machines - first vomited on a mobile x-ray machine and then on an equally expensive ultrasound scanner that now must be scrapped.
  • Ebola Plush Toys Fly Off the Shelf for Connecticut Company

    10/21/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Barbara Goldberg
    Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely...
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    10/21/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 21 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
  • Vanity: Is America being beghazied on Ebola ?

    10/20/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by Understand the stimulus · 27 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maggie Fox
    How many ebola patients have there been ? Media has no idea Are americans being benghazed again before the election ? http://news.yahoo.com/us-cautiously-optimistic-no-ebola-5-days-172110466.html http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/another-u-s-ebola-patient-recovers-emory-n230031 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/10/20/anonymous-ebola-patient-released-from-emory-after-being-declared-virus-free/ http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/07/euh_ebola_patient/campus
  • Overcoming odds, MMA fighter with Down syndrome preps for first fight

    10/20/2014 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    FOX ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandria Hein
    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are known for their tough mentality and stop-at-nothing attitudes, so it’s no surprise that even though Garrett “G Money” Holeve has Down syndrome, he has muted his doubters and is fighting his way into the cage. On November 8, Holeve will enter the cage for his first sanctioned fight against David “Cerebral Assassin” Steffan. The fight between Holeve and Steffan, a former Special Olympian who was born with cerebral palsy, has been approved by Spire Sanctioning – an amateur MMA sanctioning body – and is being sponsored by Fighting for Autism.
  • Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies

    10/20/2014 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Katie Yoder
    The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.) The product description read: “Let everyone know that you’re raising the next generation of Texas Democrats with this Wendy Davis onesie. Union made in the USA.” The baby sizes divided into 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Other paraphernalia boasted messages...
  • Vegetarians may have low sperm count

    10/20/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    LOS ANGELES: Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat eaters, according to a new study. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School in the US found that while a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers studied how diets affect sperm in study participants in southern California. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who are strict vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than the American life...
  • A recent poll shows that most doctors give Obamacare low grades (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    A recent survey of doctors by the Physicians Foundation finds that most give low grades to Obamacare. Some 46% of the doctors polled gave Obamacare a grade of “D” or “F” and 29% gave it a “C.” Only 25 percent give it an “A” or a “B,” including just 4% who gave it the highest grade. It’s possible that some of the doctors who chose C really meant to say that it was at least reasonably good. But in modern America, thanks to grade inflation, a C is generally considered a very bad grade. Thus, it seems likely that a...
  • FDA drug laboratories

    10/20/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Princeton_University · 6 replies
    Does the FDA have its own independent laboratories or does it farm out the lab testing of drugs to the pharmaceutical companies themselves? I have been unable to find out this information. In other words, does the FDA approval process rely upon completely independent governmentally operated labs? Or does the FDA depend upon test results provided by the pharmaceutical companies themselves? SANDY KRAMER, Ph.D.
  • How much will Ebola czar be paid?

    10/20/2014 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration’s new Ebola czar will be paid, but the White House on Monday declined to say how much former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain will be making in his new position. White House spokesman Eric Schultz confirmed that Klain, who starts work Wednesday, would take home a paycheck, but he said the amount would only be revealed in the annual disclosure of White House staff salaries. That report is typically released at the beginning of July, which means Klain will likely have already left the administration by the time his salary is disclosed. Last week, press secretary...
  • Down syndrome: When my daughter was born, my doctor said she probably wouldn’t live until 3

    10/20/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 10.20.14 | Michelle Sie Whitten
    When my daughter was born with Down syndrome 11 years ago, I was told by my doctor that she probably wouldn’t live until 3 years old. Beyond that, I was terrified that she would be ostracized or abused by society. Through parenting my brilliant daughter, my fear turned into amazement – amazement at all she could do. There are so many myths, misconceptions and outdated information out there, I wanted to write and let people know a few truths during this, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In fact, we, at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, talk about the Two Syndromes,...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • Children Are People, Too

    10/19/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2014 | Vanessa Rasanen
    I have three children. Each prayed for, desired, loved, cherished. For years, I have watched pro-abortion friends and family dote on them and shower them with love. They treat my children as precious and special, as valuable members of society—but only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my son’s wit or marvel at my daughters’ smiles would have been the first to drop everything and drive me to the nearest Planned Parenthood to have them “taken care of.” My children’s worth, in the eyes of the pro-abortion community and of our...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently he’s silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrow’s experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the president’s “biggest fans,” Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.” As a heterosexual man, I’m probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obama’s physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • After an abortion: a look into the recovery room

    10/19/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.18.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Carol Everett owned two abortion clinics and was the director of four. She eventually became pro-life and now speaks about her experiences. Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everett’s clinics had “recovery rooms” where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions: …[T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: I’ve killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first...
  • Military preps team for Ebola response in US

    10/19/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday. A Pentagon spokesman later confirmed portions of the official's information. The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said. The team will include five doctors, 20 nurses and five trainers, Pentagon press secretary...
  • Obama: Our House is Your House

    10/19/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation. He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World. You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions. Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset. This week is no exception. From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see...
  • Racial Revenge: Infected Immigrants as Human Smallpox Blankets

    10/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It so happened that an 11-year-old boy came home from school one day and told his parents that the first European white people who came to America were so mean that they tried to kill the Indians by giving them blankets with smallpox germs. The boy’s father tried to use this as a teachable moment. He asked his son to think if that made sense, even if the first white settlers were that evil. How would they avoid getting smallpox themselves? The boy then let it be known that the American Constitution was written by the Iroquois Indians. The father...
  • Fruit bats and Ebola, but why?

    10/19/2014 7:07:16 AM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    lumibyte ^ | September 11, 2014 | By Lumibyte
    Ebola transmission and source Of all animals, bats and rats are generally considered to carry around numerous pathogens that can infect humans. Rats tend to live close to humans and are still associated with the bubonic plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, killing almost 25 million people. But why do bats have such a bad reputation? Well this prejudice against bats is actually not very surprising. Bats can carry a number of pathogens (rabies, Hendra, Marburg, Nipah and indeed also Ebola). These are all viruses that can cause serious disease in humans. Particularly the Ebola virus can...
  • Mutant Ebola warning:LeadingU.S.scientist warns deadlyvirus is already changing to become more conta

    10/18/2014 10:13:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Newton
    The deadly Ebola virus could be mutating to become even more contagious, a leading U.S scientist has warned. The disease has killed nearly 4,000 people, infecting in excess of 8,000 - the majority in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Communities lie in ruins, thousands of children have been orphaned, millions face starvation but the virus continues its unprecedented pace, invading and destroying vast swathes of these countries. Meanwhile three nurses, two in the U.S. and one in Spain have caught the infection while treating Ebola patients, despite wearing protective suits. Now U.S. scientist Peter Jahrling...
  • Ebola antiviral treatment options

    10/19/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT · by Mr170IQ · 19 replies
    Operon Labs ^ | Oct. 8th, 2014 | Unknown
    US Ebola Death: Antivirals Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:19 The first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has died despite being administered the experimental nucleoside-type antiviral pro-drug Brincidofovir.  How is this possible?  Well , the first problem is that Duncan was not treated until it was far too late for antiviral therapy to work.  Let's take this opportunity to look at some nucleoside antivirals, incuding the drug that was administered to Mr. Duncan in Dallas, TX (Brincidofovir).The first thing to know is remember Brincidofovir and Cidofovir were developed to work against dsDNA Viruses, though Ebola is a...
  • Blood sample taken from Ebola hospital worker in isolation aboard Carnival cruise ship

    10/18/2014 7:36:43 PM PDT · by richardskeet · 96 replies
    AP KPRC 2 Houston ^ | 10/18/14 | Matt Aufdenspring
    GALVESTON, Texas - A helicopter met up with a cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola in order to take a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival Sunday in Galveston. Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement Saturday which read, "Today we were advised by Texas health officials that they felt it was necessary for the health care worker currently on Carnival Magic to submit a blood sample for testing prior to the ship's arrival in Galveston tomorrow morning. As a result, a helicopter rendezvoused with the ship...
  • [Schizophrenia Treatment:] Risperdal and Invega Side Effects: Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

    10/18/2014 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Legal Examiner ^ | 10.16.14 | Craig Kelley, Attorney-at-Law
    The lawsuits surrounding Risperdal allege inappropriate marketing as well as failure to warn issues. While Johnson & Johnson alleges Risperdal helps countless people throughout the world who suffer from debilitating mental illnesses, it also has caused embarrassing side effects further contributing to the problems it claims to address. In September of 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled one such lawsuit with a 21 year old who had taken Risperdal and grown breasts which had to be surgically removed. The settlement was allegedly agreed to by Johnson & Johnson in order to avoid having the Judge in the trial order Chief Executive...
  • Database of New Yorkers deemed too 'mentally unstable' to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names...

    10/18/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014
    On Drudge now.
  • How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

    10/18/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Veto! · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 18, 2014 | Katherine Harmon Courage
    What we can learn from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation …………… …….the rapid action after Nigeria's index patient was diagnosed helped keep the outbreak from spreading more widely. "In contrast the initial outbreak in Guinea remained undetected for several weeks," they wrote. "This detection delay facilitated the transnational spread of the virus to Sierra Leone and Liberia while difficulties and at times inability to track and contain infectious individuals compounded the situation and resulted in an as yet uncontrolled epidemic in these countries."
  • Health-care cancellation avalanche hits Colo. Democrats weeks before election

    10/18/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday a surge in health-care policy cancellations in the wake of Obamacare, just what Democratic candidates in high-profile races didn’t need less than three weeks before Election Day. In a letter to state Senate Republicans, Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar said that more than 22,000 Coloradans received cancellation notices in the last month, and that 192,942 Coloradans will lose their policies at the end of 2015. That would bring the total number of cancellations in Colorado to more than 550,000 by the time the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented and non-compliant plans...
  • Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

    10/18/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 12:46 PM EDT | David Crary
    The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior. However, its preventive use has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and many HIV/AIDS advocacy groups.The Human Rights Campaign, which recently has been focusing its gay-rights advocacy on same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination issues, joined those ranks with the release...
  • Lawsuit: Man awoke from surgery in pink panties

    10/18/2014 9:25:07 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 76 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Ben Hooper
    DOVER, Del., A Delaware man's lawsuit alleges he awoke from anesthesia after a colonoscopy procedure to find he had been dressed in a pair of pink panties. The New Castle County Superior Court lawsuit, filed by attorney Gary Nitsche on behalf of Andrew Walls, 32, said Walls was employed by the Delaware Surgery Center in Dover when he underwent a colonoscopy procedure at the facility in 2012. Nitsche said his client was put under anesthesia during the procedure and he awoke after surgery to find someone had dressed him in pink women's underwear. "When the plaintiff initially presented for his...
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    10/18/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:55 PM EDT | Maria Cheng and Adam Geller
    The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights. Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration debated the value of restricting travelers from entering the U.S. from countries where the outbreak began, without a resolution....
  • Ebola Contradictions

    10/18/2014 6:52:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance blog ^ | 10/18/2014 | AlwaysOnWatch
    Ebola ContradictionsSo, Americans possibly exposed to Ebola are under these restrictions, which include not using public transportation. However, those entering the United States from the Ebola Hot Zone and, therefore, possibly exposed to Ebola, are riding on commercial airliners and public transportation.
  • Dying man sees huge improvement after being reunited with cherished dog (w pixs & video)

    10/17/2014 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Not Stated
    James Wathen, 73, is a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky. His body frail and spirit weak, hospital staff were having difficulty improving Wathen's condition. But Wathen whispered that he was missing his beloved one-eyed-Chihuahua named Bubba, the nurses leant forth their greatest efforts to reunite Wathen with his dog. Nurses traced Bubba's trail to the Knox-Whitley animal shelter, where they learned that the dog had been placed with a foster family after Wathen was admitted to the hospital. Bubba too had been showing similar signs of emotional grief after being separated from his owner. On Saturday,...
  • Strange ebola behavior

    10/17/2014 5:55:03 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 92 replies
    Oct. 17, 2014 | Capt. Tom
    Thomas Eric Duncan, who had ebola , flew into this country from Liberia and mingled and interacted with family, friends and others. After a few days here he got so sick from ebola, he went to the Hospital in Dallas, but was sent home because he was misdiagnosed. About 4 more days of mingling with others while still showing the symptoms, he was so sick he went back to the Dallas hospital by ambulance. The CDC estimates about 84 people in Dallas had contact with him one way or the other. Additionally the people on the airplanes he flew in...
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

    10/17/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, rather than getting excited for good economic times, the big commercial banks are all battening down the hatches. They’re preparing for bad times ahead. I often stress the importance of being prepared, so in theory, that should be a great sign. But...
  • Nurse 'joked' about throwing a baby with cerebral palsy out of a window

    10/17/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/17/14 | Agency staff
    nurse joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out of the window, a hearing was told. Louise Hull admitted losing her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off. During the incident at Southend University Hospital, Essex, on May 27, 2010, she said: ‘If you don’t stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I’m going to have to throw you out the window.’ On another occasion when talking about premature babies, she said: ‘It would be alright if these babies had some...
  • Cecile Richards: Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”

    10/17/2014 4:39:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business disclosed today that she herself had an abortion and apparently it was no big deal to take the life of her unborn child. Planned Parenthood does over 330,000 abortions on an annual basis and Richards opened up about her own abortion in an essay published in Elle on Friday, writing that she thinks of more women share their abortion decisions it will stop the “stigma” surrounding abortion. cecilerichards23“I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision,” Richards writes. “Before becoming president...
  • Thousands Sign Up for First Online Class to Learn How to Do Abortions

    10/17/2014 4:09:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/14 | Students for Life
    "It is [] our collective responsibility as healthcare providers to decrease maternal mortality throughout the world, and ensuring access to ‘safe’ abortion is a critical step in achieving that goal,” proclaimed Jody Steinauer, associate professor at the San Francisco General Hospital (1). Sure, the first half of that statement is good and true, preventing loss of life is elementary to sound medical practice, but is eliminating maternity itself really a prudent action to take in order to minimize mortality? Certainly the killing of a growing preborn human, the fetus, is not an ethical or reasonable solution to minimize death of...
  • Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

    10/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10.17.2014 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.