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Health & Wellness

A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better
Health & Wellness  (tags: Measles, Vaccines, #VaccinesWork, Immunization, Childrens book, US, Outbreak )

Brian
- 1 day ago - npr.org
"Measles cases spiked in the United States this year, with 594 cases and 18 outbreaks, the highest number since 2000. They were caused by people traveling to the U.S. and infecting people who hadn't had measles shots."
Paul Farmer: Diary - a Discussion By a Doctor Working on Ebola in West Africa
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, West Africa, US, Europe, dehydration, fluid resuscitation, electrolyte replacement, blood products )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - lrb.co.uk
A third of all Ebola cases ever documented were registered in September 2014. But the fact is that weak health systems, not unprecedented virulence or a previously unknown mode of transmission, are to blame for Ebola's rapid spread and fatality rates.
To Best Fight Ebola, We Need A Surgeon General
Health & Wellness  (tags: Surgeon General, Ebola, US, Reassurance, Nomination Blocked )

Brian
- 4 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"The surgeon general is America's doctor, delivering information to the American people in a language they can understand," former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin recently explained. "Not having one right now, you don't have that face and that person..."
Top 5 Falsehoods About Ebola
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal, US, immigrants, Obama administration, government, Bill Gates )

Brian
- 6 days ago - politifact.com
"The spread of Ebola in West Africa, and now into Dallas, has stoked plenty of misinformation about the Ebola virus, its origins and the government's response."
Only 1 In 5 US Hospitals Are Prepared For An Ebola Outbreak
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, US, Hospitals, Unprepared, Nurses, Ebola Virus, Sneezing, Contagious, Health Care, Obama Administration, Slow moving )

Brian
- 7 days ago - popularresistance.org
"Can the Ebola virus spread through the air in droplets if an infected person sneezes on you? Studies have been conducted demonstrating that yes it can, these droplets are contagious."
Life Expectancy in the United States Reaches All-Time High
Health & Wellness  (tags: Life Expectancy, US, CDC, Centers For Disease Control, Record High )

Brian
- 12 days ago - abcnews.go.com
"Life expectancy in the United States is at an all-time high of 78 years and 9 ½ months, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "
Possible Second Ebola Case in Honolulu
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, US, Honolulu, possbile case, Dallas patient, mistakes made, Tekmira, possible treatment )

Brian
- 19 days ago - bnn.ca
"It is estimated that the Dallas Ebola patient came into contact with approximately 80 people. Four members of his family are now quarantined. The Honolulu case is not confirmed, and the web of individuals who may have had contact with these patients..."
CDC Confirms First Case Of Ebola In The US
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, US, Africa, Outbreak, Medicine, Health, CDC, Centers For Disease Control )

Brian
- 21 days ago - businessinsider.com
"While the ongoing epidemic in West Africa made an eventual imported Ebola case likely, the risk of an actual outbreak in the US is very low since our healthcare system is much more advanced."
Sources: WTO Ruled Against U.S. on Country-of-Origin Labeling
Health & Wellness  (tags: WTO, food safety, US, Canada, Mexico, country of origin labeling, ethics, diet, health, news, humans, society, safety, protection )

Carrie
- 58 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
The sources say that WTO determined that U.S. rules to place mandatory labels on meat packages identifying where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered were unfair, reinforcing a previous ruling from 2012 that prompted the U.S. to revise its rules.
Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of The Ebola Virus Spreading In The U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: US, Ebola virus, CDC, treatment, containment, disease, medicine, risks, safety, humans, news, interesting, society )

Carrie
- 79 days ago - foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com
Ebola is deadly and can spread person-to-person, but with the precise infection prevention measures that will be in place with the CDC, the spread of the virus in America is extremely unlikely. I think that fear is unwarranted and here's why.
Free to Eat Whatever You Want
Health & Wellness  (tags: Health, Health Policy, Food Safety, European Union, EU, artificial dyes, hormones, arsenic, pesticides, US )

Brian
- 130 days ago - truth-out.org
"Europeans don't find many -- if any -- artificial dyes in their food. They can also rest assured that their cows aren't shot up with artificial growth hormones. The EU also banned the use of an arsenic-laden drug in chickens long before the US..."
CDC Confirms First Case of MERS in US
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, US, world, Middle East, MERS virus, health, humans, illness, warning, risks, research )

Carrie
- 172 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the U.S. last week from Saudi Arabia where he was a health care worker.
China's Off-The-Charts Air Pollution Is Making Its Way To The U.S.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Smog, Pollution, Particulates, Coal, #DirtyEnergy, #DirtyCoal, China, US, West Coast, human health, deaths, 1.2 million worldwide, from coal )

Brian
- 273 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"China's pollution has shut down schools and shortened lifespans in the country -- but its not just Chinese residents who should be worried about their smog. On the US West Coat, pollution from can account for 12 to 24 percent of sulfate concentrations..."
FDA Releases Two Major Rules to Boost Oversight of Imported Foods
Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, protection, government, imported food, food safety risk, US, health, news, safety, illness, diet, prevention )

Carrie
- 452 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing two long-awaited rules aimed at improving the safety of imported foods, which now make up about 15 percent of the U.S. food supply.
The Royal Birth Cost $15,000. The Average American Birth Is Billed at $30,000.
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, babies, delivery costs, US, UK, healthcare, government, medicine, interesting )

Carrie
- 455 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The $15,000 figure comes from estimates of how much one would have to pay to deliver in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a son on Monday. This is expensive for the United Kingdom, but, here in the...
 

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