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Can Factory Farming Cause Food Allergies, Asthma, Headaches and More? by Chris M. Posted Fri 07 May 2010 2:35pm I recently read a book called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I already knew what goes on in factory farming from reports I have seen on the evening news, videos put out by various "animals' rights" organizations, and the movie Food, Inc., however, this book went into a lot more depth than anything I had previously been exposed to.  It w ... Read on »
Virus-induced fever might change bacteria from commensal to pathogen by Vincent Racaniello Posted Tue 29 Oct 2013 12:00am Neisseria meningitidis may cause septicemia (bacteria in the blood) and meningitis (infection of the membrane surrounding the brain), but the bacterium colonizes the nasopharynx in 10-20% of the human population without causing disease. Although understanding how the bacterium changes from a commensal to a pathogen has been elusive, an import ... Read on »
Cardiac versus Respiratory Disease – A Diagnostic Challenge by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 09 Nov 2011 6:00am Pet owners like quick answers from their veterinarians. This is understandable, but unfortunately not always possible. If your dog or cat presents with some combination of weakness, lethargy, coughing, rapid breathing, and/or an increased respiratory effort, you might have to be patient when waiting for a diagnosis.   All of these signs ar ... Read on »
Perimine – A Measure for Respiratory Problems by Hector Lombard Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 5:41am Respiratory problems are common in all parts of the world. Our human body is not immune to catching diseases, and in our day to day routine we all witness many cases where certain diseases catch someone we know off guard. Although medical science has for the last few decades become well equipped to deal with problems faced by the human body, ther ... Read on »
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly by Medline Plus Posted Thu 09 Dec 2010 12:00pm Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds Thursday, December 9, 2010 THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy dipped slightly in the United States from 2007 to 2008, according to a new federal report. Life expectancy for Americans in general decl ... Read on »
Improving Quality of Life for Patients with Terminal Respiratory Disease by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 29 Dec 2009 9:48am Chronic respiratory disease is an increasingly prevalent cause of life-limiting illness. Care for patients with terminal respiratory diseases has historically focused on disease-modifying therapies, many of which have little impact on life expectancy. This exclusive focus can detract from attention to patient–physician communication, a ... Read on »
New findings on ‘toxic mold’ will further debate by Kathlyn S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:39pm Mold toxins in buildings damaged by moisture are much more prevalent and more potent than previously thought, according to new international research from Lund University in Sweden. Scientific research concerning toxic mold has broad implications for not only patients with respiratory illnesses but also U.S. home sellers, building contractors, tr ... Read on »
UGA researchers develop rapid diagnostic test for common type of pneumonia by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 12:00am University of Georgia researchers have developed a technique that can diagnose a common type of pneumonia within minutes, potentially replacing existing tests that can take several days for results. The researchers, whose findings are detailed online in the journal PLoS ONE, detected Mycoplasma pneumoniae, which causes atypical or “walking p ... Read on »
Transportation Choices: It’s a Public Health Issue by Partnership for Prevention Posted Wed 26 May 2010 6:12am The Environmental and Energy Study Institute , (EESI) held a Congressional briefing on May 24, 2010 that highlighted the important health choice Congress will need to consider as it debates a pending, multiyear reauthorization of Federal transportation spending. The briefing featured a presentation by Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, professor and directo ... Read on »
Back to school safety first by Kiwi Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Aug 2011 2:31pm by kiwilog                   My summer is coming to an unavoidable end as I start my last week as a KIWI summer intern and get ready to head back to college. This year I will have my last first day of school, making me look back nostalgically on how exciting going b ... Read on »