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CDC and AAP's Epidemic of Epidemics. But Autism at 1 in 110 is Not an Epidemic? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Oct 2010 12:00am By Anne Dachel   We can see that in 2009 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called obesity an epidemic. (HERE)   Sept 20, 2010, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said "driving while distracted by activities such as talking on a mobile phone or eating [is] an epidemic."  (HERE)   The American Acad ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Created a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 4, Post-War Epidemics and the Triumph of V by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read  Part 3, Making Sense of Campobello;  Part 2, A Gypsy Moth Flaps its Wings and Part 1, The Wrong Narrative . By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Life magazine for August 15, 1949, reflected the booming exuberance of the times. The cover, “How to Dress for Hollywood,” featured a buxom starlet in suitably sultry attire. Th ... Read on »
Intersecting Epidemics: HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Sat 17 Oct 2009 10:00pm Hi, I’m Justin Eusebio. While tuberculosis is one of the world’s oldest surviving plagues and HIV-1 infection is one of medicine’s newest challenges, there is an undeniable relationship between HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Independently, Mycobacteria tuberculosis and HIV are formidable pathogens but in concert, the prospects for controlling eit ... Read on »
More about the anger epidemic... ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm More about the anger epidemic ...and it's not only in the UK, but there's plenty to go around here in the US...my own personal opinion feels that technology and the use and/or lack of contributes, as cost justification and so many new unknowns are tossed at each one of us every day..almost at a pace faster than we can manage... enter frustratio ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-Made Epidemic -- Part 1, The Wrong Narrative by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Polio is the iconic epidemic, its conquest one of medicine’s heroic dramas. The narrative is by now familiar: Random, inexplicable outbreaks paralyzed and killed thousands of infants and children and struck raw terror into 20th century parents, triggering a worldwide race to identify the vi ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 6, After: The Persistence of Polio by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1. By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill To summarize our theory: Polio is a virus, contagious like other viruses, and generally a harmless enterovirus. When it is introduced into the human body, it has the capacity to enter the nervous system when nerves are damaged. Damage can o ... Read on »
CWD found in wild deer, elk Saskatchewan a slowly spreading epidemic there'll be no stopping it the longer we wait by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Mar 2013 11:16am CWD found in wild deer, elk By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix A "slowly spreading epidemic" of chronic wasting disease threatens deer and elk populations in Saskatchewan. Meanwhile, fewer hunters are sending animal heads for testing and federal funding for resea ... Read on »
An epidemic of bad blood... by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 10:28pm We face a slow, emerging crisis in the epidemic facing the country: Diabetes. A lengthy article in the NY Times points out that our current health care system is good at dispensing pills and opening up bodies, but it has proved ineffectual at stopping this disease. One in three children born in the United States five years ago are expected to bec ... Read on »
A Dual Epidemic: HIV/AIDS and Injection Drug Use in Russia by Dave W. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:32pm I'm Meredith Prasse. Before 1995, the total number of HIV infections in the entire region of central and Eastern Europe, with over 450 million inhabitants, was less than 30,000. The World Health Organization reported an estimated 0.6-1.9% prevalence, between 420,000 and 1.4 million cases, of HIV/AIDS in Russia in 2003. Between 1996 and ... Read on »
Alzheimer Society Warns of Coming Dementia Epidemic by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:57pm A new study released by the Alzheimer Society of Canada warns of an epidemic of dementia cases within a generation. While an estimated 500,000 Canadians now suffer from dementia, that number is expected to more than double over the next twenty-five years. The study, titled Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Candian Society, presents the first ... Read on »