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  • FedEx has arrived
    Modern history of anthrax in America
    The Center for Disease Control sums it up by first cataloging “naturally occurring anthrax” and then recording its history as a “biological weapon”.“Naturally Occurring Anthrax1250 BC - Ancient origins of anthrax...
  • Anthrax attack 2001
    U.S. Department of Defense said Anthrax shipped to nine states
    The U.S. Department of Defense said on Wednesday that anthrax bacteria was shipped to laboratories in nine states and a U.S. air base in South Korea in the last year. A Pentagon spokesperson said there was no known suspected infection or risk to...
  • Pentagon confirms deadly anthrax error.
    Pentagon: ‘Live anthrax’ accidentally shipped throughout U.S.
    Washington, D.C.--The government has goofed again and this time the results may be deadly.The Pentagon revealed that "live anthrax" was inadvertent shipped to Defense Department facilities and commercial labs in nine states throughout...
  • Dead drunk in America: Alcohol poisoning claims at least 6 lives a day
    Dead drunk in America: Alcohol poisoning claims at least 6 lives a day
    While the CDC has issued a new report outlining the major causes of death according to each of the 50 states; i.e. boating and plane accidents for Alaska and Idaho, sepsis for New Jersey, and flu in Maine, North and South Dakota, as well as...
  • Norovirus ruins dream Hawaii cruise for  about 132 passengers on Star Princess
    Norovirus ruins dream Hawaii cruise for about 132 passengers on Star Princess
    A 15-day dream cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii turned out to be a nightmare for passengers aboard the Star Princess where the dreaded norovirus broke out causing chaos and what some sources are referring to a ‘germ-aphobia’.The ship...
  • New outbreak of mumps
    University of Texas reports three mumps cases in two weeks
    On Wednesday, University of Texas representatives confirmed a third student at the university has been diagnosed with mumps. The university's health department launched an investigation last week after a student in the College of Communication...
  • Father and son
    Do CDC historically low birth rate statistics point to a more moral America?
    Each year, in addition to terrifying us about the potential threat of some new super disease, the CDC catalogues and reports a ton of different statistics on an endless variety of topics you didn't even know were being recorded. Kept among...
  • Person with a tick bite
    How to prevent tick bites
    Tick bites can cause serious health problems from the viruses they spread. The Powassan virus is a tick borne virus that is said to be worse than the tick causing Lyme disease. The best way to prevent getting any virus spread from a tick bite is...
  • Microneedle patch
    New measles immunization patch could revolutionize vaccinations
    Worldwide, 400 children die each day from measles complications. A new microneedle patch under development at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could make it easier to vaccinate people against...
  • FL Bill enforces isolation, quarantine for people carrying infectious diseases
    New FL bill legalizes enforced isolation, quarantine for the suspected infected
    Yesterday, a bill was sent to Florida's Governor Rick Scott that would give health officials permission to use police force to quarantine someone suspected of being infected with a highly contagious disease. House Bill 697designated for public...
  • Preschooler
    Most children with ADHD do not receive behavioral therapy despite its benefits
    Less than a third of children with attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder were treated with a combination of medication and behavioral therapy in 2009-20010, despite the benefits of multimodal treatment. This is according to a CDC report...
  • Tuberculosis
    Is tuberculosis on the rise?
    Recently, there has been a rise in active cases of tuberculosis. On March 19th, Fox news reports that more than 24 cases of tuberculosis have been detected at an eastern Kansas high school after widespread screening in Olathe, Kansas. Students and...
  • A mix of ice creams on a cone.
    Three Kansas hospital patients dead from ice cream related illness
    On Friday, March 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement pertaining to the deaths of three Kansas hospital patients who have died after acquiring Listeriosis from eating a Blue Bell Creameries ice cream product.Five people...
  • CDC: Flu vaccine effective
    CDC: Flu vaccine less effective than hoped, mutating viruses keep CDC guessing
    The CDC has announced that flu vaccine effective rates are much lower than anticipated. The Centers for Disease Control issued a statement and a warning, advising the public that the dominant strain of flu is not being combated by the vaccine. In...
  • Influenza B
    Influenza B:  The other scary monster in the room
    The flu is the flu and a strain is a strain. So what difference does it make if it’s classified as A, B or C? It could make a huge difference in children around 11 years of age. Even adults are not safe from this virus. Ignoring the risks of...
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