Health

2,300 Test Tubes Filled With Deadly SARS Virus Samples Still Missing in France

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

PoliticalBlindspot.com April 22, 2014 Startling news has been rocking the Internet, as a major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, stated recently that there are 2,349 missing vials of the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) virus. They have launched an investigation into the disappearance of the samples after the loss was discovered during... »

Ebola virus death toll in West Africa approaches 150-mark

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

WDEF.com Apr. 23, 2014 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N.’s World Health Organization on Wednesday updated its tally from the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, saying now that nearly 150 people have died from the affliction. In a statement posted on its website, the organization said a total of 147 people have... »

How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Bernie Carr ApartmentPrepper.com April 23, 2014 ’ve been seeing several news reports of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and got to thinking about pandemics in general. Lots of people fear a global pandemic. If you had to rank a list of super scary threats, pandemic would be pretty high on the list.... »

Ebola Virus Death Toll Rises to 142 in West Africa

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

Eliana Dockterman Time.com Apr. 23, 2014 Doctors Without Borders called the outbreak ‘unprecedented’, as reported deaths continue to rise in Guinea and Liberia. However, the number of new infections has slowed A total of 142 people have now died from an Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health organization said on Wednesday.... »

CHIKUNGUNYA, A HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DISEASE, MAY SOON ARRIVE IN THE U.S.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

The mosquito-borne virus seems poised to join a handful of tropical diseases spreading across the southern United States by Kat McGowan Aljazeera.com April 21, 2014 When Clare Rourke woke up one morning last March with a sore toe, she didn’t worry too much about it. She, her husband and their three daughters were living... »

News Study: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA ‘Superbug’ Found In US Homes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

CBS ATLANTA April 22, 2014 An anti-biotic resistant “superbug” that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new “reservoir” location: inside U.S. homes. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to many of the strongest antibiotics, and although recent prevalence has been... »

NBC News: ‘Biblical devastation’ from Fukushima disaster, says former official — TV: “When I was mayor, I knew many people who died from heart attacks… many people in Fukushima died suddenly, even young people… Tepco employees also are dying, but everyone is keeping mum about it” (VIDEO)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com April 23rd, 2014 NBC News, Apr. 22, 2014 — Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency: Chernobyl and Fukushima have demonstrated that although nuclear accidents are rare, when they do occur, the cost and devastation is biblical (according to the U.N., $235 billion for the former and as much as... »

The African Ebola outbreak that shows no sign of slowing

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

BY TERRENCE MCCOY WashingtonPost.com April 23, 2014 Last week, officials in Guinea expressed optimism. The outbreak of Ebola that had spread into Liberia and beyond appeared to be waning. The number of deaths, which had then numbered 106, had slowed. Travel restrictions had been bolstered. The outbreak, which had sent waves of panic across... »

Obamacare Success: Half of Georgia’s Insurance Enrollees Fail to Make Monthly Payment

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo April 22nd, 2014 SHTFplan.com The Obama administration has stated unequivocally that the debate concerning whether or not the Patient Affordable Care Act has been a success is over. They’ve won the argument and its evidenced by the tens of thousands of Americans who have signed up on exchanges across the country. Here’s... »

Scientists identify a new variant of Ebola virus in Guinea

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

Medicalxpress.com April 22, 2014 In an article which appeared in The New England journal of Medicine on 16 April, researchers from Inserm (Jean Mérieux-Inserm BSL-4 Laboratory, Lyon) and the Institut Pasteur have published their initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire... »