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  • San Francisco Declares State Of Emergency Over Coronavirus

    02/26/2020 3:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-26-2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    The mayor of San Francisco declared a state of emergency over coronavirus fears on Tuesday shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning that the U.S. will likely see more cases. There are 57 known cases in the U.S. and no cases in San Francisco, but Mayor London Breed pointed to the virus’ unpredictability and troubling global growth. "We see the virus spreading in new parts of the world every day, and we are taking the necessary steps to protect San Franciscans from harm," Breed said. She said many of the city's residents travel to mainland...
  • U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

    02/20/2020 11:59:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2020 | By LINDSEY TANNER
    Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes, who came out as gay at age 17, it’s when doctors automatically assumed he sleeps with women. Ask any LGBTQ patient about awkward doctor visits and chances are they’ll have a story to tell. When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors’ offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized and...
  • ‘Severe Disruption’: Global Shortage of Anti-Virus Masks, Says WHO

    02/07/2020 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/07/2020 | Jack Phillips
    Due to severe demand amid the coronavirus outbreak in China, the world is now facing a “severe disruption” of medical masks and other protective equipment, according to the World Health Organization. The current supply chain of medical masks, respirators, and other related equipment is facing a four-to-six-month backlog, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday. “The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,” he remarked before adding that the demand for masks is about 200 times higher, tantamount to a “severe disruption” of the market. The health official...
  • Coronavirus tests U.S. medical system's unhealthy reliance on China for drugs, supplies

    02/06/2020 1:02:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 6, 2020 | By Tim Morrison, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute
    Chinese President Xi Jinping recently warned of the “grave” situation posed by the “accelerating spread” of the coronavirus in China. Xi’s frank warnings were unusual for the seniormost official of the Chinese Communist Party and reveal the depth of the concern at the highest levels of the country’s leadership. While many are rightfully concerned about stopping the virus, few are focused on the fact that the more it spreads, the more the U.S. ability to treat any Americans who are stricken is vulnerable to the tender mercies of the Chinese Communist Party because of a strategic shift in health care...
  • Coronavirus outbreak live thread

    01/24/2020 2:28:22 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 970 replies
    freepers
    Thought it may be a good idea to have a place to follow all the fast moving events in one place updates coming in fast
  • US cancer centre leaders secretly worked for China, internal report finds (Florida)

    01/23/2020 1:23:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    BMJ ^ | 1-22-2020 | Owen Dyer
    Six researchers who resigned last month from Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center admitted to opening secret bank accounts in China to hide millions that they received from China’s Thousand Talents programme, say the preliminary findings of an internal investigation. Among the six were Alan List, Moffitt’s president and chief executive officer, and the centre’s director, Thomas Sellers. They are the latest and most senior researchers to lose their jobs in a nationwide hunt for academics suspected of working for China, in what US authorities claim is an organised attempt to steal intellectual property. At least 200 people are being investigated at...
  • We are one step closer to 3D printing donor organs in outer space

    01/14/2020 7:37:05 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | January 10, 2020 | Norbert Sparrow
    You might call it a giant leap for 3D bioprinting: Human heart cells have been 3D printed on the International Space Station (ISS) and are making their way back to Earth this week inside a SpaceX capsule. The 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF) was developed by Techshot Inc., a commercial operator of microgravity research and manufacturing equipment, in partnership with nScrypt, a manufacturer of industrial 3D bioprinters and electronics printers. “Our BFF has the potential to transform human healthcare in ways not previously possible,” said Techshot President and CEO John Vellinger. ”We’re laying the foundation for an entire industry in space.”...
  • California is poised to extend healthcare coverage to seniors living in the U.S. illegally

    01/11/2020 5:42:28 PM PST · by karpov · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 8, 2020 | Melody Guttierez
    SACRAMENTO — California has been slowly erasing legal immigration status as a requirement for medical coverage under the state’s healthcare program for low-income residents, allowing children and, this month, young adults living in the U.S. illegally to enroll. Now, Democratic lawmakers expect Gov. Gavin Newsom to embrace an effort to include seniors without legal status in the state’s Medi-Cal program — either in his new state budget or with his signature on legislation. Newsom will send the Legislature a full state spending plan this week and is expected to unveil it Friday. State Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) said...
  • Nothing Says 'Happy New Year' Quite Like Giving Taxpayer-Funded Health Care to Illegal Aliens

    01/01/2020 7:56:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/01/2020 | Beth Baumann
    Now that it is officially 2020, illegal alien adults in California are now eligible for Medi-Cal, the state's health care system for low-income families. Starting January 1 – today – Medi-Cal is now extended to illegal aliens ages 19 to 26. Before today those under the age of 19 were able to receive Medi-Cal benefits, the Modesto Bee reported. Before the new legislation took effect, quite a few illegal aliens were receiving limited Medi-Cal benefits (basically emergency services). Now they are able to receive full-scope Medi-Cal benefits, which include preventative and primary care on top of emergency services. Those who...
  • Hundreds of doctors call for an urgent inquiry into risky treatment of children who believe they are transgender - as website of man who led the petition is sabotaged

    12/30/2019 3:06:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/25/19 | Stephen Johnson
    More than 200 doctors have called for an urgent inquiry into the risky medical treatment of children who believed they were transgender. John Whitehall, a professor of paediatrics at Western Sydney University, is taking a stand against minors being prescribed puberty blocker hormones as a precursor to getting a sex change in adulthood. His petition to federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, calling for a parliamentary inquiry into childhood gender dysphoria, received 131 signatures on its first day earlier this week. That grew to 200 within three days, with doctors concerned about children as young as 10 being rendered infertile as...
  • Medical Associations Embrace Propaganda, Not Science

    12/15/2019 4:14:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2019 | Jane Robins
    The transgender industry profits handsomely from experimenting on children who are confused about their sex. Experiments include puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones (estrogen for boys, testosterone for girls), and even mutilating surgery for kids who are too young to buy cough syrup but supposedly competent to make permanent life-altering medical decisions. When challenged about the horror of these medical interventions, the radicals smugly cite support from medical associations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Endocrine Society. Case closed. But a look behind the curtain of these societies’ propaganda operations, plus a review of other medical organizations that...
  • Please pray for my father (VANITY)

    11/24/2019 6:17:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 383 replies
    me | 11/26/19 | me
    Please pray for my father. AND my mother. He called for an ambulance last Wed as he was weakening over the week and did not want to end up stuck in the crowded transient temporary lobby of the ER (bad for an elderly tall man with bad mechanical issues as it is). I've been there every day since, and as of now the internist doctors see him as a very, very sick man. He goes for a liver/lymph/??? biospy tomorrow to apparently determine if it is lymphoma (originally stated so) or leukemia. Either way, he does OK but he is...
  • Only the Irish could put this topic to music.

    10/14/2019 3:59:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    you tube ^ | 10/14/2019 | Bowse and Blue
    Clever and well written. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ _43f9RzAqMM
  • Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns

    09/15/2019 3:44:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 Sep 19 | Stanley Goldfarb
    At ‘woke’ medical schools, curricula are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness. The American College of Physicians says its mission is to promote the “quality and effectiveness of health care,” but it’s stepped out of its lane recently with sweeping statements on gun control. And that isn’t the only recent foray into politics by medical professionals. During my term as associate dean of curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, I was chastised by a faculty member for not including a program on climate change in the course of study. As the Journal reported last month,...
  • For Trans Women, Silicone 'Pumping' Can Be A Blessing And A Curse

    09/04/2019 6:22:31 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/1/19 | Danny Nett
    A transgender woman from El Salvador, she moved to Washington, D.C., in the late 1980s to escape the country's civil war. It was a time when AIDS was already devastating an entire generation of gay men and transgender women in the United States. Homophobia and transphobia were part of everyday life, from finding housing or landing a job to facing all-too-real threats of violence.Corado quickly got involved in community activism — while also navigating both her transition and learning she was HIV-positive.Because of complications from her HIV medication, she developed a condition that affects how the body stores and distributes...
  • VA wrongfully denied $53M in vets’ medical claims in 6-month period

    08/18/2019 10:43:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | Courtney Kube, Adiel Kaplan, Mosheh Gains and Carol Eggers
    When former Coast Guardsman Amanda Wolfe went to the emergency room because her appendix was about to burst in September 2016, she figured her insurance would cover the cost. She had two kinds of insurance — a private plan she paid for and her Veterans Affairs benefits. The emergency appendectomy went well and Wolfe made a speedy recovery. Her private insurance covered most of the more than $20,000 bill for her hospital stay. But six months later, the VA denied her claim for the roughly $2,500 that remained, putting her in an unexpected financial bind. She has been appealing ever...
  • You have not missed the banquet[charismaticcaucus]

    07/29/2019 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    You are my betrothed you have not missed the wedding feast but on the contrary you are prepreparing everything needed for that very moment and day. You are always where I need you to be not where others perceive.I AM with you even now so how can you miss all that I have for us for we are one. Be at peace with the body and pray pray pray for in this manner your wick is trimmed and in worship your oil shall be full. Matthew 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who...
  • That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

    07/19/2019 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | July 18, 2017 | Marshall Allen
    The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless. But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California Poison Control System, the cache was an opportunity to answer an enduring question about the actual shelf life of drugs: Could these drugs from the bell-bottom era still be potent? Cantrell called Roy Gerona, a University of California, San Francisco researcher who specializes in analyzing chemicals. Gerona...
  • Soldier who lost ear in accident gets another after doctors 'grow' it on her arm

    07/14/2019 2:07:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2019 | Dr Manny Alvarez
    Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her entire left ear during a car accident on her way to visit family in Texas, says a report from the U.S. Army. The soldier needed counseling to deal with her emotions after the accident, including dealing with discontentment about the way she looked. At the urging of her counselor, Burrage looked into plastic surgery for the missing ear. That’s when she found surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) who had a radical idea. The medical team wanted to use cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to form a new, non-artificial ear. The ear would then...
  • UK 7 medical conditions drivers must report

    05/20/2019 4:48:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 5-20-2019
    Seveven medical conditions drivers must report in UK