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  • 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

    03/31/2015 6:33:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 30,2015 | Tom Feilden
    The leechbook is one of the earliest examples of what might loosely be called a medical textbook It seems Anglo-Saxon physicians may actually have practised something pretty close to the modern scientific method, with its emphasis on observation and experimentation. Bald's Leechbook could hold some important lessons for our modern day battle with anti-microbial resistance. line break n each case, they tested the individual ingredients against the bacteria, as well as the remedy and a control solution. They found the remedy killed up to 90% of MRSA bacteria and believe it is the effect of the recipe rather than one...
  • 724 Hospitals Have Lost Medicare Funding For Avoidable Complications

    01/24/2015 1:27:06 PM PST · by LucyT · 57 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Nationally, 724 hospitals have had their Medicare funding reduced after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that each had high rates of potentially avoidable “hospital-acquired conditions,” including falls, bed sores, and certain infections, including ventilator acquired pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. CMS scored hospitals on the prevalence of three risk factors to their Medicare population patients: central line bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and serious complications, a catch-all group made up of eight types of injuries, including blood clots, falls, and bed sores. Funding can be reinstated for hospitals whose scores improve in the targeted areas.
  • Infected and undocumented: Thousands of Canadians dying from hospital-acquired bugs ( Canada)

    01/19/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    National Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Ms. Smith’s tragic demise was more dramatic than many cases of hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Necrotizing fasciitis is a frightening, but rare, complication. Still, about 8,000 Canadians a year die from bugs they contract in facilities meant to make them better, while many more see their hospital stay prolonged by such illness. Yet after years of well-intentioned work and millions of dollars spent on combatting the scourge, the details and extent of the problem remain murky. No national statistics, for instance, document the number of surgical-wound infections like Ms. Smith’s, one of the most common types of hospital-acquired pathogens. A federal...
  • 'Ingenious' Antibiotic Discovery 'Challenges Long-Held Scientific Beliefs'

    01/07/2015 9:10:36 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 1-7-2015 | Lauren F Friedman and Reuters
    Lauren F Friedman and Reuters January 7, 2015Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detectable resistance, offering a potential new way to get ahead of dangerous evolving superbugs. The new antibiotic was discovered in a sample of soil. The research is "ingenious," Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, told The New York Times. Researchers said the antibiotic, which has yet to be tested in humans, could one day be used to treat drug-resistant infections caused by the superbug MSRA, as well as tuberculosis, which normally requires...
  • Grand Junction hospital limits visitors due to flu ( Colorado )

    01/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    ksl ^ | January 2, 2015
    Hospitals and medical centers in western Colorado are limiting visitors because of a serious flu outbreak. ... The Veterans Affairs Medical Center's community living center still is not accepting visitors after 11 patients showed signs of having the flu. All of those patients will remain in isolation until two or three days after the last one recovers. The Centers for Disease Control said influenza has reached epidemic proportions. There have been 15 pediatric deaths nationwide
  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    10/30/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin Loria October 30, 2014While conducting a totally separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing. A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information. The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could only infect algae —...
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Got News.com ^ | Oct 24, 2014
    The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola October 24, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson 19 Comments Dr. Craig Spencer and his live-in girlfriend Morgan Dixon exposed New Yorkers in two different boroughs to ebola during their night out on the town. While authorities are saying that Spencer followed protocol, the CDC’s own documents show that isn’t the case. Spencer is now being treated for ebola while Dixon is in quarantine. They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional...
  • Muslim nurses refuse to wash hands before operation...

    10/23/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 44 replies
    www.youngcons.com ^ | ukn | Michael Cantrell
    Muslim nurses in the UK have now been granted the option of participating in medical operations without washing their hands. If this gives you the willies and makes you feel a bit icky inside, it should. Washing hands is a basic tenet of good hygiene and helps prevent the spread of diseases and infections, especially to those most susceptible to them, such as individuals receiving an operation. Check out the reason given by these nurses to justify this insanity.
  • Defensive Gun Use and Ebola

    10/16/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The possibility of infection during and after a defensive gun use has long been a matter of concern.   On the positive side, guns give you some "stand off" distance; they are effective without coming into direct contact with the attacker.  On the negative side, if you have to shoot someone, there will be lots of blood and other bodily fluids, so the chances of infection become much higher. I write this from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where my first grandchild was born in the same hospital complex that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Duncan, from Liberia.  He...
  • How Are Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan's Other Care Workers Being Monitored? The Hospital Won't Say!

    10/15/2014 6:10:47 PM PDT · by absentee · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    The second nurse, Amber Vinson, took a commercial flight from Cleveland to Dallas while she was potentially contagious. Vinson, like Pham before her, was on the hospital's "self monitoring" program. Essentially, workers who provided care to the patient have been instructed to monitor themselves for symptoms, use their best judgment to decide when those symptoms are serious, and report themselves to the hospital. This is the process which the CDC and the press have been bragging took only 90 minutes in Pham's case. But that number is meaningless, as it is only how long it took from when she decided...
  • Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

    10/09/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    CBS local CHICAGO ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | BRAD EDWARDS
    Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick October 8, 2014 10:04 PM Health, Peifer Elementary School, Schereville, schools, sick Brad Edwards Latest News Headlines: (CBS) — A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, with the sterility of operation room precision, from Hoosier Hall to nurse Schmidt’s office, it’s a scrub down at Peifer Elementary School. “It’s a little alarming just because that’s a lot of kids,” said Jennifer Howard, a parent of two kids at the...
  • Michael Savage blames 'President Obola' for virus in U.S.

    10/02/2014 6:16:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    WND.com ^ | 10-01-2014
    Michael Savage blames 'President Obola' for virus in U.S. Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 10/01/2014 @ 8:44 pm In Health,Politics,U.S.,World Ebola has now entered the U.S. because of President Obama’s open-borders policy, charged talk-radio host Michael Savage. Savage who has a doctorate in epidemiology, said Obama refused to employ the basic epidemiological rule of quarantining a deadly virus, “because the far-left agenda is to have an open-borders policy.” Referring to the commander in chief as “President Obola,” Savage said the “only solution is zero travel in and out of West Africa for any American.” “You let nobody in from a...
  • When Feces Is the Best Medicine

    09/04/2014 7:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/04/2014 | AMANDA SCHAFFER
    Mark Smith was a microbiology graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when, in 2011, a family friend became infected with the notorious superbug clostridium difficile. C. diff can cause severe diarrhea, disability, and malnutrition and is responsible for roughly 14,000 deaths in the United States each year. In 2012, after taking seven rounds of the antibiotic vancomycin and failing to improve, Smith’s friend received a DIY fecal transplant from his roommate—in their apartment, using an over-the-counter enema kit. The friend recovered within days, but “the whole thing was absurd, not at all how it should be done,” Smith...
  • Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola

    08/17/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 8-18-2014 | Reuters
    A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs “that may be consistent with Ebola,” the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Nigeria via Abu Dhabi to seek treatment for advanced cancer when her health deteriorated during her time in transit at Abu Dhabi’s airport, the authority said in a statement according to the state WAM news agency. “It was noted at the time of resuscitation that she had shown signs that may be consistent with Ebola virus infection, although her existing medical condition provided...
  • Obama executive order allows detention of Americans with respiratory diseases

    08/01/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 8/01/14 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, Barack Obama signed an executive order that allows for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals with certain severe acute respiratory diseases, not including influenza. The executive order modifies one signed in 2003 by George Bush that allowed for the detention and quarantine of those with SARS. "Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely...
  • Helper of late Liberian shows Ebola symptoms —Official

    07/30/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT · by pops88 · 81 replies
    Punch ^ | 7/31/2014 | BUKOLA ADEBAYO
    A top official at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has said that one of the people who helped the 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on the Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos flight may have been infected with the virus. The reliable source, who is also on the team of experts monitoring the testing and surveillance of persons who have had contact with the late Liberian victim in Lagos, told our correspondent on Wednesday, that although they had yet to confirm, the person was showing feverish symptoms similar to that of Ebola virus.
  • EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada

    07/30/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected .... Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of four countries hit by an outbreak... one of his American colleagues, doctor Kent Brantly, is being treated for the disease. .... Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital of Monrovia as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. He "is not doing well. He...
  • Be very afraid, especially for your kids

    07/22/2014 5:07:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Mychal Massie
    On June 30, 2014, I wrote a syndicated column titled, “Terrorist attack via infectious disease?” I postulated that America is being placed in mortal danger as illegal aliens, to which I specifically add the tens of thousands of illegal alien children, are flooding our borders. I wrote: “It is a fact that no one, not government nor anyone else, can begin to quantify the danger we face from disease borne by illegal aliens. Illegals coming from Third World countries are not the rich and well-educated who were able to seek health care in their country of origin. They are the...
  • Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Possibly (video)

    06/10/2014 10:25:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Experts say it is possible - but reveal the trick to beat it Technique known as an 'implant' (requires physical access—Swordmaker) Allows phone to appear switched off - but still operate some communications The NSA could technically listen in to the microphone of an iPhone even if it switched off, experts have revealed. The claim was first made by Edward Snowden during an interview with Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. Today, experts confirmed the technique was technically possibly - and revealed a way to...
  • Parents warned of alarming new trend of students snorting Smarties that can lead to NASAL maggots

    01/20/2014 10:59:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:48 EST, 20 January 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Parents in Rhode Island are being warned that their children could succumb to horrifying infestations of nasal maggots worming in their noses, internal bleeding and lung infections if they continue snorting Smarties candies. The skin-crawling consequences of the unusual trend which seeks to imitate cocaine users seen on television, are caused by a condition called nasal myiasis—which occurs when flies lay larvae eggs inside the nose—attracted by the rotting candy rammed up inside the lining. According to officials in Portsmouth Middle School, the trend is a “widespread phenomenon” that has been sweeping YouTube in recent years and has involved over...
  • Germs Carried by Wounded Syrians ‘Endangering Israelis’

    11/26/2013 5:47:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/26/2013, 11:03 AM | Gil Ronen
    About one third of the wounded Syrians who received treatment in recent months in hospitals in northern Israel carry an abnormally high number of bacteria, some of which are either uncommon or unknown in Israel. Some of these bacteria are resistant to all effective antibiotic treatments, reports Israel Hayom, based on statements by senior medical sources in the Health Ministry Directorate and internal documents. The Syrians are being treated for injuries suffered in the civil war that has been raging in their country for the past three years. …
  • Deadly brain amoeba infects US tap water for the first time

    09/20/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    NBC News Health ^ | September 16, 2013 | Maggie Fox
    A deadly brain amoeba that’s killed two boys this year has been found in a U.S. drinking water supply system for the first time, officials said Monday -- in a New Orleans-area system. The Naegleria fowleri parasite killed a 4-year-old Mississippi boy who likely got it playing on a back yard Slip 'N Slide, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say. Tests show it’s present throughout the water supply system in St. Bernard Parish, directly southeast of New Orleans. “We have never seen Naegleria colonizing a treated water supply before,” said Dr. Michael Beach, head of water safety for...
  • Researchers Identify New Source of Powerful Immunity Protein

    08/05/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 10, 2013 | NA
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates the immune system to produce other disease-fighting agents. Neutrophils, the newly identified cellular source of the protein, are the major component of the pus that forms around injured tissue. The researchers also report that the neutrophils appear to produce IFN-γ through a new cellular pathway independent of Toll-like receptors (TLRs): the body's early warning system for invasion by pathogens. This finding indicates that...
  • Microscopic 'Tuning Forks' Could Make the Difference Between Life and Death in the Hospital

    07/01/2013 11:54:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 30 June 2013 | Tim Wogan
    Enlarge Image Shaky sensor. A cantilever (c) covered with bacteria (b) shakes up and down as the bacteria metabolize on its surface, and the vibrations are detected by a laser beam. Credit: (left) Sandor Kasas; (right) Sandor Kasas and Giovanni Longo A patient admitted to a hospital with a serious bacterial infection may have only a few hours to live. Figuring out which antibiotic to administer, however, can take days. Doctors must grow the microbes in the presence of the drugs and see whether they reproduce. Rush the process, and they risk prescribing ineffective antibiotics, exposing the patient to...
  • Turkey Stakes Claim in America With $100 Million Mega-Mosque

    05/21/2013 8:06:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 5/21/2013 | Ryan Mauro
    The Islamist government of Turkey is building a 15-acre, $100 million mega-mosque in Lanham, Maryland. Prime Minister Erdogan visited the site on May 15 in a ceremony that was attended by the leaders of two groups linked to the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Also present was the Maryland Secretary of State, representing Maryland Governor and likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, Martin O’Malley. The mega-mosque is called the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center and, according to the Muslim Link, it “will likely become the largest and most striking examples of Islamic architecture in the western hemisphere” when it is finished...
  • Biggest Breakthrough in Healthcare

    05/07/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 7, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    A 180-degree change in how doctors and hospital administrators think about germs is likely to almost eliminate the biggest risk of being hospitalized: getting an infection. Until now, doctors and hospital administrators routinely dismissed questions about cleanliness by saying "germs are everywhere." But at last week's meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America in Atlanta, the focus was on making patients' rooms germ-free by testing for bacteria after cleaning and using ultra-violet light and room fogging machines. Finally, the medical community is acknowledging that inadequately cleaned rooms and equipment are to blame for infections and doing something about...
  • Boy Develops Rash, Dies While Visiting SoCal Lake

    07/19/2012 2:25:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 18, 2012 11:27 PM | Stacey Butler
    SAN DIEGO (CBS) – Tevita Alatini, a 7-year-old originally from Texas, died after developing a mysterious rash under his arm while vacationing with family July 9 at Camp Pendleton’s Lake O’Neill Recreational Park near San Diego. Alatini was with his family when he developed a small rash that spread quickly. When he complained of a pain in his side, his family rushed him to the emergency room where he died a short time later. A medical examiner in San Diego is waiting for tests to help determine Alatini’s cause of death. “It sounds like an overwhelming strep or staph infection,”...
  • How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You

    06/30/2012 10:01:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 27, 2012 | Keith Veronese
    How to Kill a Parasitic Worm Living Inside of You Parasitic worms are the stuff of nightmares — worms as big as twelve feet long can rummage through your intestines, and then leave in the middle of the night. Urban legends tell tales of tapeworms carried by diet pills. Some of the weird schemes for removing these parasites include a combination of duct tape, candy bars, and bodily orifices. What is the reality behind these parasites? And how can you really get rid of one, without the need for extreme measures? Tapeworms hide in your food Obtaining a beef or...
  • Coming Soon: Computer Chip Implants For Human Tracking

    11/01/2011 2:12:41 PM PDT · by JDW11235 · 75 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | November 1st, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    ...What that basically means is that in an emergency situation, such as a declaration of martial law, chipping stations will be immediately deployed. It will be for you and your family, and will ensure that you’ll receive emergency rations and other services in the event of a serious catastrophe. Next, they’ll require all government healthcare recipients to be chipped in order to prevent rampant fraud. An off-shoot may be to implement nationwide chipping programs for those receiving any government benefits including social security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance. Prisoners and even detainees will be part of the first adopter...
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Infections in Europe Could Mark Start of a New Epidemic

    10/18/2011 10:04:33 AM PDT · by FritzG · 3 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | Robin Lloyd
    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona—A relatively new type of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus could represent the world’s next bacterial epidemic, an environmental health expert said here today at a conference for science writers. The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain 398, or MRSA ST398, was first identified in an infant in the Netherlands in 1994 and traced back to her family’s pigs. Now, researchers are starting to see more serious infections and some of the cases reveal no direct link to livestock, said Lance B. Price, director of the Center for Microbiomics and Human Health at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), in Flagstaff. “The rate...
  • New drug could cure nearly any viral infection

    08/10/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | 08-11-2011 | Provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection. In a paper published July 27 in the journal PLoS One, the researchers tested their drug against 15 viruses, and found...
  • Revolutionary biodegradable pellet targets glue ear infection

    07/21/2011 12:46:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    http://medicalxpress.com ^ | 07-21-2011 | Staff + University of Nottingham
    A revolutionary biodegradable pellet which slowly releases antibiotics into the middle ear could transform the lives of thousands of children who suffer from glue ear. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed the tiny controlled-release antibiotic pellet which can be implanted in the middle ear during surgery to fit grommets, or small ventilation tubes. Over a period of three weeks it will release effective quantities of antibiotics to target any infection which can, in up to 20 per cent of cases, result in children having to return for a second and sometimes a third operation. The team has been...
  • Chemist solves riddle of killer diseases (Gram-positive bacteria)

    06/23/2011 9:01:38 AM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    University of Copenhagen ^ | June 24, 2011 | Unknown
    Bacterial poisonAnthrax, septicemia and meningitis are some of the planet's most deadly infections. In part because doctors lack basic insights to prevent and cure diseases caused by so called Gram-positive bacteria. Now, a chemist from the University of Copenhagen has revealed the mechanism behind these deadly infections.By creating a synthetic version of a Gram-bacterial endotoxin, Danish synthetic chemist Christian Marcus Pedersen has made a contribution that'll compel immune biologists to revise their textbooks. More importantly, he has paved the first steps of the way towards new and effective types of antibiotics. Chemist in international collaboration with biologists and physiciansThe research...
  • Aggressive fungus strikes Joplin tornado victims

    06/10/2011 10:11:29 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 7 replies
    Associated Press via NewsOk.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Associated Press
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- A Joplin doctor said Thursday his hospital treated five Joplin tornado victims for a rare, aggressive fungal infection sometimes found in survivors of other natural disasters. Dr. Uwe Schmidt, an infectious disease specialist at Freeman Health System in Joplin, said three of those patients who contracted zygomycosis have since died, but he stopped short of blaming their deaths specifically on the infections. "These people had multiple traumas, pneumonia, all kinds of problems," Schmidt said. "It's difficult to say how much the fungal infections contributed to their demise." Jacqueline Lapine, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Health...
  • Abortion Drug Kills Girl in Portugal, Caused Deadly Infection

    05/16/2011 8:28:08 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | May 16, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion Drug Kills Girl in Portugal, Caused Deadly Infection Lisbon, Portugal -- The dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion drug has caused yet another death in Europe by subjecting a 16-year-old girl in Portugal to a deadly infection that claimed her life. The infection is the same as one that took the lives of several women in the United States, who used the abortion pill. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/05/16/abortion-drug-kills-girl-in-portugal-caused-deadly-infection/
  • possible virus on computer-how to remove

    02/07/2011 6:56:35 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 57 replies
    me ^ | 2-7-11 | wobbly bob
    possible infection on Toshiba laptop with IE and Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 cannot open any applications without the warning window that reads "application cannot be executed.the file ---.exe is infected.do you want to activate your security software now? yes/no? it then trys to get me to download from gahsoft.com some "anti-virus.net"
  • Google Hijack Malware - Windows 7

    01/15/2011 7:52:33 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 41 replies
    15January2011
    My computer is infected with malware that hijacks Google. I have swept with Webroot and Avast! No luck. Help? I prefer not to get into the registry - I lack the skills. I will be out for awhile, so thanks to all in advance.
  • How Europe's Debt Crisis Could Infect America

    12/03/2010 6:56:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    US News Money ^ | 12/03/2010 | Rick Newman
    <p>Ireland finally has a bailout and a lean new federal budget that should help the country become solvent again. Portugal and Spain say they don't need help paying their debts. Leaders in Germany and France say they're determined to see Europe through any crisis. And Europe's central bank has left open a variety of lending programs for banks that need them.</p>
  • Doctors sound TSA germ alert

    11/25/2010 8:37:40 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 117 replies · 2+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Posted: November 24, 2010 | By Bob Unruh
    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINES Doctors sound TSA germ alert Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 24, 2010 9:09 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2010 WorldNetDaily Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government's Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors. WND reported two days ago on alarmed passengers who noted that TSA agents doing the pat-downs that have been described by critics as molestation since they include touching private body...
  • The Insanity Virus

    11/18/2010 7:12:58 PM PST · by MetaThought · 26 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | published online November 8, 2010 | Douglas Fox
    The Insanity VirusSchizophrenia has long been blamed on bad genes or even bad parents. Wrong, says a growing group of psychiatrists. The real culprit, they claim, is a virus that lives entwined in every person's DNA. by Douglas Fox Steven and David Elmore were born identical twins, but their first days in this world could not have been more different. David came home from the hospital after a week. Steven, born four minutes later, stayed behind in the ICU. For a month he hovered near death in an incubator, wracked with fever from what doctors called a dangerous viral infection....
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • Wife: Roberto Alomar exposed me to HIV

    10/07/2010 6:55:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2010
    Published: at 9:34 PM ArticleListenComments. Share TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Roberto Alomar's wife accuses the former MLB star of having unprotected sex with her even though he is HIV-positive, Florida divorce papers indicate. Maria Del Pilar Rivera Alomar, 33, says the former all-star second baseman "intentionally, with corrupt intent, concealed from (her) his physical condition" to get her to have unprotected sex with him, the New York Post reported. Alomar, 42, "knew prior to his first sexual contact with (her) that he was HIV-positive" but not only did he not tell Rivera about his condition, he assured her...
  • New evidence on how cranberry juice fights bacteria that cause urinary tract infections

    09/15/2010 9:56:16 AM PDT · by decimon · 47 replies
    American Chemical Society ^ | September 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Scientists reported new evidence on the effectiveness of that old folk remedy — cranberry juice — for urinary tract infections at the ACS' 240th National Meeting. "A number of controlled clinical trials — these are carefully designed and conducted scientific studies done in humans — have concluded that cranberry juice really is effective for preventing urinary tract infections," said Terri Anne Camesano, Ph.D., who led the study. "That has important implications, considering the size of the problem and the health care costs involved." Estimates suggest that urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for about 8 million medical visits each year, at...
  • Surgical Tech Who Infected 36 With Hepatitis C Pleads Guilty

    01/18/2010 9:05:13 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 25 replies · 1,007+ views
    The Associated Press is reporting today that surgical technician Kristen Diane Parker, who has been charged with switching used syringes for those filled with the painkiller fentanyl while working at two different healthcare facilities in Colorado, has pleaded guilty. As many as 36 patients have contracted hepatis C and many others may have been exposed to the virus via the contaminated syringes. Authorities say she is expected to receive a sentence of 20 years in prison. At a hearing, Parker described for prosecutors how she evaded a hospital's drug screening process and began stealing drugs as she coped with a...
  • PIVOTAL STUDY COULD ESTABLISH NEW STANDARD OF CARE FOR PREVENTING SURGICAL-SITE INFECTIONS

    01/07/2010 1:36:25 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 235+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Staff
    In a study published in January 7, 2010 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from four Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and two non-VA hospitals found preoperative cleansing of patients’ skin with chlorhexidine-alcohol is superior to cleansing with povidone-iodine for preventing surgical-site infection.
  • Naturally occurring lipid blocks RSV infection in lungs

    12/26/2009 8:25:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered that a naturally occurring lipid in the lung can prevent RSV infection and inhibit spread of the virus after an infection is established. RSV is the major cause of hospitalization for children in the first two years of life, and is increasingly recognized as a dangerous pathogen in adults with chronic lung diseases, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Currently, there is no effective vaccine for the virus. The findings, published in the December 21, 2009, issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also help explain how the lipid, known as...
  • How manuka honey helps fight infection

    09/15/2009 8:07:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,272+ views
    biologynews.net ^ | September 7, 2009 | NA
    Manuka honey may kill bacteria by destroying key bacterial proteins. Dr Rowena Jenkins and colleagues from the University of Wales Institute - Cardiff investigated the mechanisms of manuka honey action and found that its anti-bacterial properties were not due solely to the sugars present in the honey. The work was presented this week (7-10 September), at the Society for General Microbiology's meeting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was grown in the laboratory and treated with and without manuka honey for four hours. The experiment was repeated with sugar syrup to determine if the effects seen were...
  • Plague researcher in Chicago dies from infection (Yersinia pestis, septicemic plague infection)

    09/21/2009 11:55:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,240+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Public health officials are investigating the death of a University of Chicago researcher who studied plague bacteria and was found to have the microbe in his blood, university officials said on Monday. Malcolm Casadaban, who died on September 13, was researching a weakened strain of the plague bacteria Yersinia pestis. Because it is missing key proteins, the strain is not normally harmful to people. Medical center spokesman John Easton said Casadaban had the laboratory strain of Yersinia pestis in his blood, suggesting he had a form of the infection known as septicemic plague, which can kill even...
  • The GOP Goes Viral [Meghan McCain]

    07/23/2009 1:29:30 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 759+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2009-07-23 | Meghan McCain
    A hilarious new Republican anti-tax YouTube video shows that, finally, Democrats and their lackeys (read: Jon Stewart) no longer own the Web. When I heard this week about a new pro-Republican, anti-tax video on YouTube, I was expecting something along the lines of the cringe-worthy “Young Conservative Rappers” featured everywhere from Mike Huckabee’s show on Fox to Bill Maher.
  • First Hand Swine Flu Data ( THIS STORY IS A HOAX: SEE LINK ABOVE)

    05/01/2009 10:59:08 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 43 replies · 2,466+ views
    Comal County Health Committee, Texas ^ | 1st May 2009 | Dr. Gitterle
    Subject: Flu Update from Dr. Gitterle After I returned from a public health meeting yesterday with community leaders and school officials in Comal County , Heather suggested I send an update to everyone, because what we are hearing privately from the CDC and Health Department is so different from what you are hearing in the media. Some of you know some or maybe all of this, but I will just list what facts I know.. - The virus is infectious for about 2 days prior to symptom onset - Virus sheds more than 7 days after symptom onset (possibly as...