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Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease : Shots - Health Blog. Obesity in the US: The average American has gained about one pound each year since the mid-1990s. Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret. JACKSONVILLE — The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years.

Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret

Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop. That report had been penned on April 5, exactly nine days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill that shrank the Department of Health and required the closure of the A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana, where tough tuberculosis cases have been treated for more than 60 years. 10 Healthy Ways to Help a Hangover - Lifestyle. Texas Man Strangles And Eats Dog After Entering Animal-Like State From Synthetic Marijuana. In Washington, DC, Doctors Add Vegetable Prescriptions to Anti-Obesity Arsenal - Lifestyle.

There are plenty of cities trying to tackle obesity with punitive measures, by banning sodas or ditching vending machines.

In Washington, DC, Doctors Add Vegetable Prescriptions to Anti-Obesity Arsenal - Lifestyle

A new program in Washington, DC is taking an opposite approach, encouraging healthy eating not by preventing people from eating poorly but by subsidizing healthy foods. We Can helps low-income families in the District access fruits and vegetables, an essential but often too-expensive portion of any healthful diet, by providing a "prescription" for subsidized items from the farmers' market. According to The Washington Post, each of the 35 families participating in the prescription program receives $1 per family member per day to spend at a handful of markets around town.

(That works out to more than $100 per month for a four-person family.) White phosphorus: The new napalm? - Vietnam War. “Too hot!

White phosphorus: The new napalm? - Vietnam War

Too hot!” Wailed 9-year-old Kim Phuc as sticky napalm burned through her clothes and skin. Forty years ago this week, Kim Phuc was photographed running down the road away from her burning village after a South Vietnamese plane dropped incendiary weapons. Vegetable oils promote obesity. Soya oil, maiz oil and sunflower oil promotes weight gain.

Vegetable oils promote obesity

(Photo: Colourbox) A recent study suggests a close association between dietary omega-6 and the development of overweight and obesity. Omega-6 is a type of fat found in certain vegetable oils which is present in large amount in processed and junk food. New results from experiments using animal models show that a high intake of omega-6 led to overproduction of signalling compounds that stimulate the appetite, with the result that the animals ate more and developed obesity. “People in the Western world are eating less and less fat, but at the same time our body weight is increasing, so the type of fats we eat would seem to mean more for developing overweight and obesity than just how much fat we consume,” says NIFES scientist Anita Røyneberg Alvheim. Increase in consumption of vegetable oils. Global Food Disparity: A Photo Diary.

In an increasingly globalized world, it’s still sometimes shocking to see just how disparate our lives are compared with other human beings around the world. A book of photographs by Peter Menzel called "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats" ("©Peter Menzel Ten Speed Press, published in 2005) makes a relevant point with great irony: at a time when hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat, hundreds of millions more are eating too much and are overweight or obese. In observing what six billion eat for dinner the authors note, Nearly Half of New U.S Veterans Are Seeking Disability. Growing Fear Over Fukushima Fuel Pool 4 as Wall Bulge Detected. A new bulge in the walls of the Fukushima Unit 4 nuclear plant has driven growing new fears over in Japan.

Growing Fear Over Fukushima Fuel Pool 4 as Wall Bulge Detected

The No. 4 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, Saturday, May 26, 2012. New concerns have risen after its operator reported a bulging of the building's wall. (Toshiaki Shimizu/Japan Pool) [Yellow reactor containment dome at left background.] Attention has focused on Unit 4’s spent fuel pool because of the large number of assemblies filled with rods that are stored high above the ground at that severly damaged reactor building. On Saturday Japan’s government sent Environment and Nuclear Minister Goshi Hosonoto to inspect Unit 4. LBM: Body Weight Simulator. A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity.

We spoke at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, where Dr.

A Mathematical Challenge to Obesity

Chow, 49, gave a presentation on “Illuminating the Obesity Epidemic With Mathematics,” and then later by telephone; a condensed and edited version of the interviews follows. You are an M.I.T. -trained mathematician and physicist. Mad Cow California. The downer dairy cow recently found stricken with mad cow disease in California was infected with an “atypical” strain.

Mad Cow California

Such cases are thought to arise spontaneously, a notion the USDA seized upon to explain how the disease could arise despite their regulations. If anything, that fact highlights the weaknesses in the current feed rules. If mad cow disease can arise out of nowhere, then it’s even more important to close the loopholes and stop the feeding of cattle blood to calves and chicken manure to cows to prevent it from spreading. And what the USDAdidn’t mention about the atypical strain found in California is that there’s evidence it’s a more dangerous form of the disease The California cow died of a particularly virulent form of mad cow disease known as BASE, bovine amyloidotic spongiform encephalopathy, also known as L-type atypical BSE. 4 Things Grosser Than Pink Slime. Day becomes night in Brazil's 'cracklands' Reuters reports from Sao Paulo — When night falls, street crack marketplaces open for business.

Day becomes night in Brazil's 'cracklands'

The gritty transactions of the drug trade take over in city neighborhoods that hum with legitimate commerce by day. Throngs of stupefied buyers crowd around dealers before skulking away behind the telltale glow of cigarette lighters. Doctor Panels Urge Fewer Routine Tests. The recommendations represent an unusually frank acknowledgment by physicians that many profitable tests and procedures are performed unnecessarily and may harm patients.

Doctor Panels Urge Fewer Routine Tests

By some estimates, unnecessary treatment constitutes one-third of medical spending in the United States. “Overuse is one of the most serious crises in American medicine,” said Dr. Lawrence Smith, physician-in-chief at North Shore-LIJ Health System and dean of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, who was not involved in the initiative. “Many people have thought that the organizations most resistant to this idea would be the specialty organizations, so this is a very powerful message.” Antibiotic resistance genes accumulating in Lake Geneva. Large quantities of antibiotic-resistant bacteria enter the environment via municipal -- and especially hospital -- wastewater streams.

Antibiotic resistance genes accumulating in Lake Geneva

Although wastewater treatment plants reduce the total number of bacteria, the most hazardous -- multiresistant -- strains appear to withstand or even to be promoted by treatment processes. Daily chart: The Big Smoke. Generic Drugs Prove Resistant to Damage Claims. A depression community with articles, discussion and letterbox. Children's Stair Injuries Down Nearly 12% Mysterious hog farm explosions stump scientists. Truth about young people and drugs revealed in Guardian survey. A fifth of young drug users admit to taking "mystery white powders" without any idea what they contain, according to an international Guardian survey that reveals the extent of reckless behaviour among a new generation of high-risk drug takers. New theory: CO2 makes you fat. Danish researchers are speculating whether our large emissions of CO2, e.g. from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, have a surprising ‘CO2 effect’ – making humans hungrier and fatter.

Is It Safe To Eat 'Pink Slime'? : The Salt. Wild meat: Squirrel nutcase. The Toilet Paper - Today's Post. The "Pink Slime" in Your Kid's School Lunch. Dementia Behind Bars. Rise in Preschool Cavities Prompts Anesthesia Use. Stuart Isett for The New York Times. AntiSec Hacks Monsanto. 10 Weirdest Medical Syndromes - (medical, syndromes...) U.S. Army Abandons Human ‘Guinea Pig’ Experimental Drug Patients. Moyers: How Fear of Science Can Destroy Us. February 29, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Experts Tell the Truth about Pot. Wikileaks GI Files: Stratfor monitored Bhopal activists for Dow Chemical and Union Carbide. For disaster debris arriving from Japan, radiation least of the concerns. The first anniversary is approaching of the March, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated Fukushima, Japan, and later this year debris from that event should begin to wash up on U.S. shores -- and one question many have asked is whether that will pose a radiation risk.

The simple answer is, no. Disease Sleuths Surf For Outbreaks Online : Shots - Health Blog. Pillbox - prototype pill identification system. Clinical Trials GPS - Your Guide to Local Clinical Drug Trials. Shrimp's Carbon Footprint Is 10 Times Higher Than Beef's. Okinawa snow events halted after Japan radiation fears. Climate Change - Sea Ice - Arctic. Peter Gleick Admits to Deception in Obtaining Heartland Climate Files. The myth of the eight-hour sleep. The Mermaid's Tale. You are what you're infected with? Controversial 'Armageddon' super virus recipe to stay secret - for now.

Harsh Conditions In Childhood Have Long-term Effects. The coming medical revolution - Medicine. The Pharmacy On A Chip Implant. Carbon Dioxide Breaking Down Marine Ecosystems. Drugs Delivered Wirelessly. Crab shells used to produce cheaper pharmaceuticals. Murdoch’s Circle: The Growing News International Scandal. BPA's Obesity And Diabetes Link Strengthened By New Study. In Heartland Institute Leak, a Plan to Discredit Climate Teaching. Coffee grounds could be used to suck up sewer stench. CAMDASS could help untrained personnel perform complicated medical procedures. Mystery Disease In Central America Kills Thousands. What Is Monsanto Doing To Our Bees?