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Germ-Infested Places and Things You Need to Know About
January 2, 2014 – 10:29 pm | No Comment
Germ-Infested Places and Things You Need to Know About

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We’ve been hearing this phrase a lot lately: “It’s going around.” Cold-and-flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates up to 20 percent of Americans will contract the influenza virus annually. Dr. …

H6N1 Can Affect Humans
November 15, 2013 – 7:37 pm | No Comment
H6N1 Can Affect Humans

 
 
 
 
 
Taiwanese scientists confirm the first person to have been infected by the H6N1 strain of avian flu.
A 20-year-old Taiwanese woman is the first person confirmed to have been infected by the H6N1 avian flu virus, …

Gene linked to post-traumatic stress
June 21, 2012 – 5:27 pm | No Comment
Gene linked to post-traumatic stress

European researchers have identified a gene that is linked to improved memory, but also to increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dominique de Quervain of the University of Basel in Switzerland and his colleagues recruited …

Reduced vitamin D levels associated with obesity
June 21, 2012 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
Reduced vitamin D levels associated with obesity

 An article published online on February 6, 2012 in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals an association between decreased serum vitamin D levels and a greater incidence of obesity in adults.
Xiao-Mei Mai of Norwegian University of Science and Technology …

Some Alzheimer’s Transmissible, Like Mad Cow
October 10, 2011 – 2:21 am | No Comment
Some Alzheimer’s Transmissible, Like Mad Cow

 
 
 
It appears that some cases of Alzheimer’s are more like an infectious disease. Scientists placed diseased brain matter in mice who later developed the disease.
The question of its transmissible qualities were also questioned in the …

Brand New Tick-borne Disease
August 31, 2011 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Brand New Tick-borne Disease

Land sake’s, another mysterious new tick-borne disease!
This one is a new type of Ehrlichia bacteria, making its way through Wisconsin and Minnesota.
It matters not that media outlets call it rare. Lyme and Babesiosis were considered …

Feds Silence Scientist Over Salmon Disappearance
August 2, 2011 – 10:03 pm | No Comment
Feds Silence Scientist Over Salmon Disappearance

A leading fishery scientist believes she has solved the mystery of a new salmon disappearance. Dr. Kristi Miller’s findings were so telling, they were published in Science journal in January and media outlets everywhere were …

What You Can Do About Tickborne Diseases &Treatment
July 1, 2011 – 9:09 pm | No Comment
What You Can Do About Tickborne Diseases &Treatment

The Infectious Diseases Society of America wrote guidelines on tickborne diseases that included Lyme, Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis. HFA reported the rise of Babesiosis, more threatening in its lack of early symptoms and undetected …

Deadlier Whooping Cough Epidemic Likely Caused by Vaccine
June 29, 2011 – 10:28 pm | No Comment
Deadlier Whooping Cough Epidemic Likely Caused by Vaccine

The whooping cough epidemic is receiving a big “ahem” in the media but we’re not hearing the whole story. There is probable reason to believe that the new virulent strain is a result of the …

Junk Food Damages Brain’s Weight & Appetite Controllers
June 24, 2011 – 8:38 pm | No Comment
Junk Food Damages Brain’s Weight & Appetite Controllers

Yet another reason why eating junk sets up the response to eat more. The standard American diet destroys brains cells that control weight and appetite creating a hard-to-beat obesity cycle. It triggers the the similar …