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  • Climate Change Threatens the Worldís Parasites (Thatís Not Good)

    09/14/2017 7:48:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | by Carl Zimmer
    Animals around the world are on the move. So are their parasites. Recently, scientists carried out the first large-scale study of what climate change may do to the worldís much-loathed parasites. The team came to a startling conclusion: as many as one in three parasite species may face extinction in the next century. As global warming raises the planetís temperature, the researchers found, many species will lose territory in which to survive. Some of their hosts will be lost, too. ďIt still absolutely blows me away,Ē said Colin J. Carlson, lead author of the study and a graduate student at...
  • libcom.org: an introduction

    08/17/2017 11:42:42 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    libcom.org ^ | 1999 | About Us Editorial
    For those things which we enjoy most in life - friendship, love, play - the idea of giving them a price is absurd or even obscene. The idea strikes us as absurd because the market does not work by the same principles we do. 'Market forces' leave hundreds of millions starving in a world with surplus food. Millions die of preventable diseases while pharmaceutical companies spend more on marketing than basic research. The market does not recognise human needs unless they are backed up with cash. The only way to get the cash is to work for a boss or...
  • Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis)

    08/06/2017 10:42:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Eaton Rapids Joe ^ | 8/6/17 | Joe Mama
    Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) may be the perfect biological weapon. The common raccoon is the primary host for this parasite.† Not only have urban areas been a windfall for raccoon populations, but the closer proximity facilitates the raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of this worm. Typical rural habitat might contain 10 raccoons per square mile.† Prime, bottomland habitat might support 20 raccoons per square mile.† Urban habitats have been documented as holding 130-to-390 raccoons per square mile.† And, of course, urban habitats increase the exposure of humans to raccoon poop. Baylisascaris procyonis† The adult worm on the left is...
  • Democrats look to run on more than just opposition to Trump

    08/02/2017 12:04:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kane
    Democrats, after analyzing their miserable 2016 showing, found voters didnít know where the party stood on key economic issues. Starting now, they want to build an economic identity so that their candidates can run next year on something more than just opposition to President Trump. The pressure point, however, is crafting an agenda that balances the needs of energizing anti-Trump liberal activists without driving away centrist voters and Republicans disillusioned with the president and the lack of results coming from the GOP-led Congress. Without winning a significant bloc of Republican voters in next yearís Senate races, Democrats will fall deeper...
  • PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE

    07/24/2017 8:13:57 PM PDT · by NGC 6822 · 81 replies
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    PARASITES IN US HEALTH CARE In early May my wife and I returned from a short vacation in Peru. Two weeks later I came down with severe diarrhea that has now continued unabated for six weeks. The cause has been identified as a parasiteóBlastasytis Species. This parasite is believed to be present in 23% of the American population and 100% of people in ďless developed countriesĒ (Wikipedia). Albendazole is the first line of treatment for this infection. Albendazole tablets are sold throughout the world (outside of the US) for 1 penny to six cents each and are usually available as...
  • Parasitic Worm in Walrus Meat Infects 10 People in Alaska

    07/06/2017 8:00:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Rachael Rettner
    Ten people in Alaska were recently infected with what is now a relatively rare parasitic worm that they got from eating walrus meat, according to a new report.
  • Reform of Presidential Pensions Proposed [semi-satire]

    05/08/2017 11:01:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are planning to introduce legislation that would take a former president's other sources of income into account in determining the size of his or her pension. "Look, the $207,800 per year currently awarded to the nation's ex-presidents is there to ensure that someone who has served can live comfortably," Chaffetz argued. "However, as things currently stand, ex-presidents are cashing in when they retire. They write books and give speeches and make millions every year. The pension is tiny in comparison. What our bill would do is reduce the pension by the...
  • GRAVEYARDS ARE FILLED WITH IRREPLACEABLE (WO)MEN

    03/08/2017 5:59:29 PM PST · by Parody · 14 replies
    Instapundit ^ | March 8, 2017 | Stephen Green
    GRAVEYARDS ARE FILLED WITH IRREPLACEABLE (WO)MEN:Welcome to the real world.UPDATE (FROM GLENN): I had lunch at Shoney‚Äôs today. All the waitresses seemed to have shown up. Related: ‚ÄėA Day Without a Woman‚Äô is a strike for privileged protesters. ‚ÄúMake no mistake, March 8 will mostly be a day without women who can afford to skip work, shuffle childcare and household duties to someone else, and shop at stores that are likely to open at 10 and close at 5.‚ÄĚ Lots of public employees taking a day of ‚Äúpersonal leave‚ÄĚ by all appearances.
  • A Horrifying List of Creatures That Can Crawl Into Your Body

    02/17/2017 4:08:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Nationak Geographic ^ | FEBRUARY 14, 2017 | Erika Engelhaupt
    First, letís clear something up about recent reports of a live cockroach pulled from a womanís skull. It was technically in her skull, between her eyesóbut if you stick your little finger in your ear, thatís technically in your skull too. More precisely, the roach had crawled into her sinuses. In a video that has gone viral, the roach is seen wriggling through pink flesh and eventually being pulled live from the Indian womanís sinuses, after entering her nose while she slept. M.N. Shankar of Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai, India, confirmed to National Geographic in an email that...
  • FEDERAL AGENCIES Tears, angst as workforce braces for Trump takeover

    11/13/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 125 replies
    eenews.net ^ | 11/11/16 | Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus
    U.S. EPA employees were in tears. Worried Energy Department staffers were offered counseling. Some federal employees were so depressed, they took time off. Others might retire early. And some employees are in downright panic mode in the aftermath of Donald Trump's victory. "People are upset. Some people took the day off because they were depressed," said John O'Grady, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 238, a union that represents thousands of EPA employees. After Election Day, "people were crying," added O'Grady, who works in EPA's Region 5 office in Chicago. "They were recommending that people take sick leave...
  • [South Texas:]Dozens of nilgai antelope killed to stop tick spread

    04/08/2007 4:19:18 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 407+ views
    Valley Morning Star/AP ^ | April 7, 2007 | LYNN BREZOSKY
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas ó South Texas ranchers brought nilgai antelope from a California zoo decades ago, when it became fashionable to stock their sprawling acreage with exotic quarry. These days the species native to India and Pakistan are not so much a rarity in South Texas as a nuisance. For cattle ranchers they are a possible nemesis, threatening to spread a deadly tick to their herds. Federal wildlife officials say they are competing with native Rio Grande Valley species for food and trampling the brush they are trying so hard to preserve. The fast-running, 600-pound antelope have wandered all around the...
  • The Caliphate Muslim Trojan horse

    08/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    IT HAPPENS IN AMERICA TOO! THIS IS WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP!
  • ...Mother Finds Botfly Larvae Peeking Out of Sonís Scalp After Returning From Trip to Costa Rica

    07/30/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/30/2016
    About a week after the Rindone family returned from their tropical summer vacation, 7-year-old Andrew started complaining about a bump on his head. "It did hurt a little," Andrew said. "And, it did itch." The boy's pediatrician thought he had an infection and prescribed antibiotics. But the bump just kept getting bigger, and a small pinhole began to appear. Then one day, Andrew was on the couch when his mother saw something that horrified her. "We kind of noticed something peek out of the hole," Jennifer Rindone said. The small opening was apparently a breathing hole for the larvae growing...
  • Obama: 'I'm Really Going To Miss Air Force One'

    06/02/2016 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama admitted that he's going to miss the perks of flying on Air Force One once he leaves office. "I'm really going to miss Air Force One," he said during a commencement speech at the Air Force Academy this afternoon.
  • Dramatic success in 2 states that innovated on subsidies for poor people

    05/01/2016 7:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I suppose that I ought to offer a clichť alert with this post, because the lessons from Kansas and Delaware are obvious to anyone other than a progressive. Yet, those lessons are still not put into practice in most places in this country, so please forgive me for praising innovation in applying a rudimentary understanding of human nature to government policies regarding the poor. The first clichť to be cited is the old one about federalism constituting the laboratory of democracy. Maybe it is trite, but I really wish my state, California, would pay attention to what Delaware and Kansas...
  • Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/20/2016 2:20:14 PM PST · by NRx · 140 replies
    NBC ^ | 02-20-2016 | NBC News
    NBC is calling it for Clinton.
  • Progress in Jimmy Carter‚Äôs Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease

    01/12/2016 9:38:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2015, the Carter Center announced last week, a significant drop from the 126 cases reported in 2014. The cases were spread across 20 villages in four countries, two of which ‚ÄĒ Mali and South Sudan ‚ÄĒ are split by tribal fighting that hampers eradication efforts.
  • Ancient Roman toilets did not improve sanitation

    01/08/2016 1:49:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 62 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, January 07, 2016 | University of Cambridge
    The Romans are well known for introducing sanitation technology to Europe around 2,000 years ago, including public multi-seat latrines with washing facilities, sewerage systems, piped drinking water from aqueducts, and heated public baths for washing. Romans also developed laws designed to keep their towns free of excrement and rubbish. However, new archaeological research has revealed that -- for all their apparently hygienic innovations -- intestinal parasites such as whipworm, roundworm and Entamoeba histolytica dysentery did not decrease as expected in Roman times compared with the preceding Iron Age, they gradually increased... Dr Piers Mitchell brought together evidence of parasites in...
  • The Iceman's Stomach Bugs Offer Clues to Ancient Human Migration

    01/07/2016 7:00:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    smithsonianmag ^ | 01/07/2016 | Brian Handwerk
    Otzi the legendary ‚ÄúIceman‚ÄĚ wasn't alone when he was mummified on a glacier 5,300 years ago. With him were gut microbes known to cause some serious tummy trouble. These bacteria, Helicobacter pylori, are providing fresh evidence about Otzi's diet and poor health in the days leading up to his murder. Intriguingly, they could also help scientists better understand who his people were and how they came to live in the region. ... Discovered in the 1990s, Otzi lived in what are today the Eastern Italian Alps, where he was naturally mummified by ice after his violent death. The body is...
  • White House gingerbread display leaves bad taste in mouths of Americans

    12/26/2015 7:44:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 77 replies
    Biz PAC Review ^ | 12/26/2015 | Tom Tillison
    On Christmas Eve, the Obama White House posted on social media a photograph of a huge ginger bread house on display in the executive mansion, which had some Americans thinking more Marie Antoinette than Merry Christmas. "Let them eat gingerbread," one social media user said in response. The 500-pound gingerbread house is an exact replica of the White House and was designed by Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison. "A lot of love goes into this 500 pound gingerbread house!" Morrison is quoted in the White House post. Interestingly, The Associated Press noted that this year's gingerbread house differs from past...