Latest Articles: Health/Medical
BREAKING: NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola virus, free to go home.
Post Date: 2014-10-21 21:15:33 by out damned spot
BREAKING. Nebraska Medical Center: NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola virus in his bloodstream, free to go home.
Obama Repeats: You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus—Day After Bus Quarantined in D.C.
Post Date: 2014-10-21 01:39:17 by out damned spot
(CNSNews.com) - On Saturday--one day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm--President Barack Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that "you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus." Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It's not transmitted through the air like the flu," Obama said in his weekly video message. "You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus." But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.--in what turned out to be an Ebola false alarm. The bus was carrying a ...
How the feds block Ebola cures
Post Date: 2014-10-20 08:13:44 by out damned spot
We have technology to potentially control Ebola and other viral outbreaks today. But the federal bureaucracy refuses to catch up with 21st-century science. For example, diagnostic startup Nanobiosym has an iPhone-sized device that can accurately detect Ebola and other infectious diseases in less than an hour. Two other companies, Synthetic Genomics and Novartis, have the capacity to create synthetic vaccine viruses for influenza and other infectious diseases in only four days. Both firms can also share data about outbreaks instantaneously and make real-time, geographically specific diagnosis and vaccine production possible. These companies could start producing Ebola vaccine/treatments ...
No illness detected in Ebola patient's fiancee, family
Post Date: 2014-10-19 22:40:34 by out damned spot
Louise Troh issued a statement of thanks on Sunday Louise Troh, whose fiance Thomas Eric Duncan,became the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola, says she and her family are showing no signs of the deadly disease after a 21-day quarantine. Duncan died on October 8. Since then, two nurses who had cared for him at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have contracted the Ebola virus and are being treated at hospitals in Maryland and Atlanta. Troh appealed for privacy for her family in a written statement issued Sunday. Here is the full text of her statement: Tomorrow, my family and I will complete the 21-day quarantine period we were required to undergo because of the ...
Guest view: Could Ebola patients be helped by Vitamin C?
Post Date: 2014-10-18 21:07:14 by A K A Stone
It is clear that this is no longer an outbreak of Ebola, it's a breakout of Ebola. We are now living in a post-containment world. Fortunately, this virus has vulnerabilities, and we can quickly improve our immune defense. When the protective suits and procedures fail to keep Ebola at arm's length, it becomes a fight between the organism and the defense. As there is no vaccine and there are no Ebola-specific drugs, it's time to help Americans understand what can be done. We have two types of immune defense: adaptive defense, which allows us to utilize preformed antibodies and anti-viral killer cells, and innate defense, which allows us to fight a microorganism we have never ...
CDC: 7th U.S. Death Linked to Polio-Like Respiratory Virus
Post Date: 2014-10-17 21:53:09 by out damned spot
As CDC resources have been stretched in dealing with the Ebola crisis, a lesser-known virus has become widespread in the U.S. and is now linked to a seventh death. The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected in specimens from seven patients who died and had samples submitted for testing. Unlike Ebola, CDC is not publicly addressing the spread of EV-D68 in television interview or telephone briefings. According to the latest update from CDC, at least 796 people in 46 states have been sickened with the respiratory illness that can cause paralysis from mid-August through October 16. The outbreak is likely ...
WHO now recommends 42 day quarantine
Post Date: 2014-10-16 23:25:13 by out damned spot
Ebola situation assessment - 14 October 2014 Not quite yet. If the active surveillance for new cases that is currently in place continues, and no new cases are detected, WHO will declare the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Senegal on Friday 17 October. Likewise, Nigeria is expected to have passed through the requisite 42 days, with active surveillance for new cases in place and none detected, on Monday 20 October. For Nigeria, WHO confirms that tracing of people known to have contact with an Ebola patient reached 100% in Lagos and 98% in Port Harcourt. In a piece of world-class epidemiological detective work, all confirmed cases in Nigeria were eventually linked back to the ...
CAN SOMEONE WITHOUT A FEVER TRANSMIT EBOLA? CDC HEAD WON'T ANSWER-yes they can
Post Date: 2014-10-16 20:52:26 by out damned spot
The director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refused to definitively answer whether someone who does not have a fever can still transmit Ebola. On Thursday, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, asked if Ebola can be "transmitted from a person who does not yet have a high fever." Murphy noted that the CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have claimed that "Ebola patients are only contagious when they have a fever," but "the largest study of the current ebola outbreak found 13% of confirmed cases in West Africa did not have an associated fever." He also said that travelers can even ...
YALE STUDENT WHO TRAVELED TO LIBERIA HOSPITALIZED WITH EBOLA-LIKE SYMPTOMS
Post Date: 2014-10-16 20:07:26 by out damned spot
VID: http://video.breitbart.com/? ndn.trackingGroup=90085&ndn.siteSection=breitbart_nws_loc_sty_vmpp&ndn.video Id=27752185&freewheel=90085&sitesection=breitbart_nws_loc_sty_vmpp&vid=27752 185 A graduate student at Yale University in Connecticut is being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for symptoms similar to those found in Ebola victims after returning from Liberia on Saturday. According to the New Haven Register, the student was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night and is being kept in isolation, in a negative pressure room, until test results have been returned from Massachusetts. Officials are reporting the patients condition has improved since ...
Salon’s Joan Walsh: ‘No Accident’ Ebola Victim Was In ‘Rick Perry’s Texas’
Post Date: 2014-10-14 18:56:37 by lana
Salons Joan Walsh: No Accident Ebola Victim Was In Rick Perrys Texas (Daily Caller) - Apparently, the NRA isnt the only one to blame for the Ebola crisis. Salon editor and professional troll Joan Walsh wonders if Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry doesnt share some of the blame, at least when it comes to the death of victim Thomas Eric Duncan. Its probably no accident, either, that it happened in Rick Perrys Texas. More than 1.5 million Texans, with a median income of $833, are going uninsured because Perry rejected Medicaid funding. Medicaid wouldnt have helped Duncan, but it might help someone exposed to him. Right now ...
BOSTON HOSPITAL MONITORING PATIENT WITH EBOLA-LIKE SYMPTOMS
Post Date: 2014-10-14 05:19:09 by out damned spot
Peace/2014/Ebola/ebola-quarantine-AP.jpg" />VIDEO On top of news that a healthcare worker in Texas has now been diagnosed with Ebola, a patient in Boston who had recently been in Liberia is now being watched closely for signs of of the deadly virus. A man checked into to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with possible symptoms of Ebola. Spokesmen for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates said the patient will be ...
10 Reasons Green Tea Is The Healthiest Drink In The World
Post Date: 2013-11-28 19:47:37 by A K A Stone
Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits. Here are 10 health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies. 1. Green Tea Contains Various Bioactive Compounds That Can Improve Health Green tea is more than just green liquid. Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients. It is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants (1). ...
Indiana et al v Internal Revenue Service et al, INSD 1-13-cv-01612, Doc 1, COMPLAINT (8 Oct 2013)
Post Date: 2013-10-10 17:08:16 by nolu chan
Indiana et al v Internal Revenue Service et al, INSD 1-13-cv-01612, Doc 1, COMPLAINT (8 Oct 2013) Introduction and Summary 1. This is an Administrative Procedure Act challenge to a new IRS regulation implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is also a Tenth Amendment challenge to two aspects of the ACA: (1) the Federal Governments attempt to apply to the States and their political subdivisions the ACAs Employer Mandate, which requires all large employers to pay a tax penalty for failure to afford minimum essential coverage to all employees who work at least 30 hours per week; and (2) a separate ACA provision seeking to tax ...
(Astroturf ObongoCare) Hecklers confront Ted Cruz at (Dallas) town hall meeting
Post Date: 2013-08-21 10:11:44 by Hondo68
A Dallas town hall meeting designed to rally support for defunding President Obamas health-care law grew testy Tuesday night when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was interrupted three separate times by hecklers. The conservative senator handled each interruption calmly, asking that he be allowed to finish his remarks. You have health care, we should too! chanted a pair protesters near the end of Cruzs remarks. Cruz responded, Thank you for sharing your views. You know, part of the First Amendment is about respecting others. Pro-Cruz attendees then drowned the protesters out with chants of USA! USA! Ill make an observation about those two ...
New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme trauma
Post Date: 2013-07-29 14:20:14 by Hondo68
(NaturalNews) A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in "shrooms", stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories. Mice conditioned to fear electric shock when hearing a noise associated with the shock "simply lost their fear", says Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who co-authored the study. A low dose of psilocybin led them to ...
2 years after nuclear disaster, Japan spawns freaky fruits and veggies
Post Date: 2013-07-16 10:24:30 by Hondo68
It might be wise to steer clear of vegetables from Japans Fukushima area for, oh, say a few hundred years. A Korean website assembled this image collection of produce from towns and villages surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. And they are NOT pretty pictures. From Siamese-twinned corn cobs to what can only be called peaches with elephantiasis, the regions agriculture appears to have taken a heavy radiation hit from the nuclear disaster in 2011. Its not clear yet what effect eating the produce might have on the population, but you never know. It could be pretty dangerous, but you never know in an ideal world, maybe it could give you superpowers. ...
Antibiotics could cure 40pc of chronic back pain patients
Post Date: 2013-05-08 22:33:22 by A K A Stone
Up to four in 10 cases of chronic lower back pain could be cured by antibiotics, research has suggested. The radical findings follow years of debate about the cause of such discomfort and the best way to treat it. One leading neurosurgeon said the finding was a turning point so important that the researchers behind it deserved a Nobel prize. But infection experts cautioned against widespread long-term prescribing of antibiotics, which could increase drug resistance across the population, triggering a rise in superbugs. Around five million people in Britain will suffer chronic back pain at some point in their lives, and the cause is often not clear. GPs normally recommend ...
Abilify and other newer drugs may cause increased violence
Post Date: 2013-04-15 00:34:56 by A K A Stone
Violence has been a growing problem at Western State Hospital for years. If present trends continue, one in four of the Lakewood mental hospitals more than 1,700 workers can expect to be assaulted by a patient in 2007, according to the state Department of Labor and Industries. For years, hospital administrators have blamed the violence on familiar causes: not enough staff members, not enough money and increased societal violence that leads to the admission of more-violent patients. But they dont have the data to back up those assertions. A News Tribune analysis of drug-prescribing trends at Western since 1999 finds another possible factor: Western is giving more patients ...
Can You Imagine the Coverage If It Were Dogs?
Post Date: 2013-04-12 06:24:46 by CZ82
Can You Imagine the Coverage If It Were Dogs? By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | April 12th, 2013 at 04:30 AM Had Kermit Gosnell killed dogs, HLN would be giving it wall to wall coverage as they do all sorts of sensational trials. Nancy Grace would be in full outrage mode every night. Last night on twitter, Dave Weigel of Slate noted he was just hearing from twitterers about the gruesome trial of Kermit Gosnell. Those who care about the story owe a tremendous debt to Kirsten Powers taking to the pages of USA Today to write about it. It is fascinating how much of a bubble the media lives in with that bubble so DC-NYC centric. It is again one of the problems for news organizations ...
David Vs Monsanto Documentary on GMO
Post Date: 2013-03-31 07:07:53 by whyofcourse
David Vs Monsanto Documentary on GMO
IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family
Post Date: 2013-02-04 11:42:10 by CZ82
IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family January 31, 2013 Matt Cover (CNSNews.com) In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. The examples point to families ...
Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Are Not People In Malpractice Suit
Post Date: 2013-01-24 16:08:42 by sneakypete
Lori Stodghill was 31-one years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived at St. Thomas More hospital in Cañon City on New Years Day 2006. She was vomiting and short of breath and she passed out as she was being wheeled into an examination room. Medical staff tried to resuscitate her but, as became clear only later, a main artery feeding her lungs was clogged and the clog led to a massive heart attack. Stodghills obstetrician, Dr. Pelham Staples, who also happened to be the obstetrician on call for emergencies that night, never answered a page. His patient died at the hospital less than an hour after she arrived and her twins died in her ...
Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5
Post Date: 2012-12-13 12:38:28 by Hondo68
(NaturalNews) The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder" demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course).The new, upcoming DSM-5 "psychiatry bible," expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself."Mental disorders" named in the DSM-5 include "General Anxiety Disorder" or GAD for short. GAD can be diagnosed in a person who feels a little anxious ...
Too Fat to Serve: US Army Gives Tons of Overweight Soldiers the Boot
Post Date: 2012-12-11 17:45:37 by Hondo68
(RT.com / AFP Photo / David Furst) Fifteen times more troops were discharged from the US Army this year due to obesity than five years prior. With scores of recruits unfit to serve due to the extra pounds, the countrys top brass have deemed it a national security concern. The American Army is discharging servicemen in an attempt to cut its budget, and the first to be given their walking papers are those who have failed fitness tests because of obesity. During the last 10 months alone, 1,625 troops were dismissed from the US army due to being overweight, the Washington Post reported. Over the last 15 years, the figures of obese people actively serving more than tripled. Armed ...
Child Cured of Leukemia With Breakthrough Treatment
Post Date: 2012-12-11 13:37:19 by sneakypete
An experimental treatment using bio-engineered T cells has cured a 7-year-old girl of leukemia by "reprogramming" her immune system to attack the cancerous cells in her body. http://bcove.me/2xhhdmut MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2012 A year ago it looked as if Emily Whitehead, a smart and lively Philadelphia 7-year-old, was facing imminent death. For some time, the young girl had been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an aggressive form of the disease that's usually treated with chemotherapy and other long-term drugs. Although she initially responded to standard treatments for her leukemia, Emily continually relapsed, first in October 2011 and then again, in February 2012. ...
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