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Brace yourselves for a miserable flu season

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 12/3/2017 at 1:30pm
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Public health experts are warning that the upcoming flu season may a rough one in this country, as data from Australia indicate the vaccine selected for this year’s stra...

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads to Kentucky

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 24, 2017 at 6:00pm 11/24/2017 at 6:00pm
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We have been following the outbreak of Hepatitis A as it has spread among the homeless and drug-users of California, into Utah, Michigan and Colorado.

Public health officials are now reporting a significant uptick of cases of the disease in Kentucky. Genetic tests indicate the strain of the virus, which is transmitted...

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Defecting North Korean soldier riddled with giant worms

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:30pm 11/18/2017 at 12:30pm
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A few days ago, a North Korean soldier fled across the border to South Korea in s hailstorm of bullets from his comrades.

The soldier was found on the south side of the border village of Panmunjom, about 50 meters south of the Military Demarcation Line, wounded in his shoulder and elbow,...

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Two Colorado hepatitis A cases linked to California’s outbreak

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00am 11/1/2017 at 10:00am
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We have been following the efforts to contain the outbreak of Hepatitis A in California. Hepatitis A virus attacks the liver, causing yellowing of the skin or eyes, diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain and fatigue. It extreme cases, it can be fatal. The pathogen is...

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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a ‘Public Health Emergency’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:20am 10/27/2017 at 8:20am
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Trump gave a great speech Thursday, declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Trump often spoke of the crisis while campaigning and is preparing to take steps to deal with the problem.

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UN scientific group edits data in key study targeting weed killer component

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/21/2017 at 1:00pm
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Reports are surfacing of another scientific group revising data to conform to a pre-determined result.

This time, the studies affected center on glyphosate, an important ingredient in Roundup weed killer. In fact, the State of California plans to force the manufacturer to

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California officially declares “State of Emergency” over Hepatitis A outbreak

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/15/2017 at 1:30pm
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As the death toll in the Hepatitis A outbreak climbs to 18, California Governor Jerry Brown has officially declared a state of emergency.

The emergency proclamation, which was issued by Brown on Friday, allows...

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Knowingly exposing someone or blood supply to HIV no longer a felony in California

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:40pm 10/8/2017 at 4:40pm
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This is one of those stories that just has me shaking my head.

While it’s true that AIDS no longer is an automatic death sentence, it’s still deadly. In 2014, the last year for which I could find data, 6,721 died directly from AIDS, and there are tens of thousands of...

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California’s Hepatitis A outbreak could last for years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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The last time we checked on California’s outbreak of Hepatitis A, a liver-impacting disease transmitted through fecal matter, a 17th person in San Diego had succumbed to the disease.

Public health officials warn that the outbreak could last for months, and possibly years.

Dr. Monique Foster, a medical epidemiologist with the Division of...

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New Zika vaccine shows promise in human clinical trials

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00am 10/6/2017 at 7:00am

Finally, some good news to report this week!

American researchers are reporting that a Zika vaccine is showing promising results in early stage human trial.

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Berniecare Would be Worse Than Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00am 9/26/2017 at 10:00am
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Bernie Sanders has been pushing his “Medicare for all” plan lately and lots of Democrats are jumping on board. Bernie and his allies even claim it will save money. If you don’t believe them, you’re not alone. In fact, the cost would be enormous.

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Even Dems who aren’t co-sponsoring Bernie’s Single-Payer plan want Single Payer

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:00am 9/13/2017 at 10:00am
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They can get you now, or get you later . . .

Fifteen senators, including 2020 hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, are co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill. But even some of those not signing on have plans to eventually convert the country to single payer.

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Democrats Coalescing Behind Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 7:30am 9/10/2017 at 7:30am
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Democrats are still reeling from their historic electoral losses during the Obama era, particularly the loss of the White House in 2016.  They now appear to be increasingly coalescing behind single-payer as part of their “get back in power” strategy.

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FDA seizes smallpox vaccine used in risky stem cell cancer therapy in San Diego

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:30am 8/29/2017 at 8:30am

The feds have had a very busy few months. The Justice Department has been rounding up MS-13 gang members. The EPA has been cracking down on climate change insanity.

Now, the Food and Drug Administration has acted to seize smallpox vaccine given to cancer patients during an unapproved and potentially dangerous treatment...

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Does Trump Need to Declare an Emergency on Opioids?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00am 8/1/2017 at 7:00am
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While the battle over Obamacare has raged, it has taken attention away from the ongoing opioid crisis. Now, Trump’s own commission on opioids has asked him to declare a national emergency.

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The Law and Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/29/2017 at 5:30pm
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As expected, the news has come of the death of Charlie Gard.

This sad and troubling case has drawn worldwide discussion, and questions and concerns have been raised about what might happen in a similar case here.

Some analogies have been made to the well-known US case of Terry Schiavo, but there were...

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Campaign On Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/30/2017 at 4:30pm

Democrats have been struggling to find something positive to say, something to stand for and to campaign on.  Elizabeth Warren thinks that something should be single-payer health care.

The idea of single-payer is nothing new for Democrats.  Back in 2003, then-Illinois state senator Obama said:

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