Health/Medical

Zoonotic Disease: When Humans and Animals Intersect

What are zoonotic diseases? Zoonotic diseases are contagious diseases spread between animals and humans. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that are carried by animals and insects. Examples are anthrax, dengue, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Escherichia coli infection, Lyme disease, malaria, Plague, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, salmonellosis, and West Nile virus infection. … Continue reading Zoonotic Disease: When Humans and Animals Intersect

Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble

A Stanford study has found that ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen are widespread in the San Francisco Bay Area. Researchers found ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen in nearly every Bay Area park they examined. As … Continue reading Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble

Screening Of New Military Materials For Toxicity And Environmental Harm

Many substances that are currently used for either civilian or military purposes have been proven to have adverse environmental impacts, or present unacceptable risks to human health. As a result the screening of substances prior to their production and use is now recognised as an important means of protecting environmental and public health. To screen … Continue reading Screening Of New Military Materials For Toxicity And Environmental Harm

Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Causes “Gluten Intolerance”

A recent study proposes that gluten intolerance and celiac disease are on the rise as a result of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The National Library of Medicine states that celiac disease “damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying … Continue reading Study: Monsanto’s Roundup Causes “Gluten Intolerance”

Arkansas Nuclear Plant Explosion Goes Largely Unreported By National Media

You may not have heard – in fact, you almost certainly didn’t – unless you live in Pope County, Arkansas, but just before 8 a.m. this morning, December 9, an explosion rocked the Arkansas Nuclear One power plant. Only later in the day did a few news wires pick up the story, relaying virtually nothing … Continue reading Arkansas Nuclear Plant Explosion Goes Largely Unreported By National Media

Radioactive Fukushima Water Headed For US West Coast

As nuclear industry and allies in government play down risk, scientists warn there is no such thing as safe radiationdioactive water contaminated by Japan's ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant will soon reach the west coast of the United States, according to Chairwoman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Allison Macfarlane, Bloomberg reports. As the nuclear industry and … Continue reading Radioactive Fukushima Water Headed For US West Coast

Lyme Disease Community Blows The Whistle On Corruption Within The CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that rather than 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States, there are likely 300,000. What the CDC failed to explain is why it's taken them so long to acknowledge that Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. The Lyme disease community … Continue reading Lyme Disease Community Blows The Whistle On Corruption Within The CDC

Those Laboratory Mice Were Children

Written by Karlos Zurutuza FALLUJAH, Iraq, Apr 13, 2012 (IPS) - At Fallujah hospital they cannot offer any statistics on children born with birth defects – there are just too many. Parents don’t want to talk. "Families bury their newborn babies after they die without telling anyone," says hospital spokesman Nadim al-Hadidi. "It’s all too … Continue reading Those Laboratory Mice Were Children