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Sunday, December 27, 2015

CDC announces mandatory nationwide vaccination against new viral pandemic to be launched by Merck this winter

The hottest new conspiracy theory posits that one of the pharmaceutical giants – perhaps Merck – is about to unleash a new virus upon the unsuspecting public, and then launch a new vaccine that will be marketed as a prevention against said disease. To the untrained eye, this might seem a bit far-fetched, but the belief that some diseases are manufactured by Big Pharma has been widespread for a long time, and mandatory vaccination laws have only added fuel to the suspicions.
As Nicholas Wurschmidt summarized on NaturalNews.com, “Some say that the AIDS virus was engineered. There is a close connection between the rise of genetic engineering and mixing of viruses in the early 1970s and the outbreak of HIV in the late 1970s. This connection persists in the form of the many unprecedented ’emerging diseases’ caused by ‘new viruses’ that continue up to the present time.”[1] READ MORE

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Office workers who were fired for refusing flu shot file lawsuit

Two office workers who were fired from a social service agency last month for refusing to get a flu shot or wear a mask in their corporate headquarters have filed suit against the company, claiming its new flu-prevention policy is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
The suit, filed in Superior Court in Burlington County Monday morning, contends Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey violated the state's Law Against Discrimination for penalizing the women, Alanda Watson and Denise Mercurius, after they sought an exemption from the mandatory flu shot on religious grounds.
The women claim the agency also retaliated against them — violating the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, the state's whistleblower law — after their case was profiled by NJ Advance Media and other news outlets.
Watson, 36, of Willingboro, and Mercurius, 45, of Maple Shade, say the alternative to the shot — wearing a surgical mask in an office where they have no contact with patients — is both ineffective and punitive READ MORE

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Salmonella bacteria found on Missouri farm

BONNE TERRE - Salmonella bacteria was found at an egg processing facility located about an hour south of St. Louis.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior services ordered the Good Earth Egg Company to remain closed until it samples the facility again and finds no traces of the bacteria.
Officials with DHSS saidif people plan to eat eggs from the company to make sure they are fully cooked to 165 degrees and to wash your hands after handling the eggs.
Symptoms of the salmonella illness include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps.
Signs of illness usually develop 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria and can last three to seven days.READ MORE

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bacteria Resistant to ALL Drugs Shows up in Denmark

Bacteria resistant to ALL antibiotics have arrived in Europe, and experts fear it could be the start of a global epidemic of untreatable infections.
Last month, we reported on a gene mutation called MCR-1 that had shown up in bacteria in China. The mutation is resistant to all antibiotics, including colistin, a last-resort drug used to tackle tough bacteria when all other antibiotics have failed.

The superbugs were found in 15% of raw meat samples in China, as well as a fifth of the animals tested. Colistin had also failed in 16 patients infected with drug-resistant infections.
Now a patient in Denmark has been diagnosed with an untreatable form of salmonella, READ MORE

Sunday, December 13, 2015

See which hospitals earned worst scores for hospital-acquired infections (list, map)

Each year, some 722,000 hospitalized patients will acquire a serious infection as a result of their care. A staggering 75,000 of them will die during their hospitalization due to the HAI.
Recently, in efforts to improve these numbers, the federal government has worked to tie hospitals' infection metrics with Medicare payments. If hospitals continue to have high HAIs, they will see their Medicare payments reduced. Just in December, CMS announced that 721 hospitals nationwide were going to be penalized for their high rates of hospital-acquired conditions.
Here is a map and searchable list for hospitals who scored worse than the national average on different infection metrics. (Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.) LINK

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Antibiotic use in food fuels resistance to vital drugs – report

The use of antibiotics in agriculture is fuelling drug resistance and must be cut back or even banned where they are important for humans, a report commissioned by David Cameron has warned.
The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance said global use of antimicrobials in food production at least matched that by humans, extending even to the widespread application in some areas of “last resort” antibiotics for humans – which cannot be replaced when ineffective – to animals.
Just as rising levels of human use of antibiotics are leading to growing resistance, the same is happening in agriculture, the review said in its latest paper, published on Tuesday. It acknowledges that the proper use of antibiotics is essential for treating infections in animals, as in humans, and offers considerable benefits for food production. But the authors say that “excessive and inappropriate” deployment, including to stop development of infections within a flock or herd, or simply to increase the pace at which animals gain weight, is a problem.READ MORE

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Want Your Children To Be Safe? We Do Too! Stop Vaccinating!

Vaccines are dangerous and unnecessary for vibrant health. Unfortunately, we’ve been lied to. On this website you can find numerous videos of parents talking about vaccine injury or why they are vaccine free, read comments from over 180 parents who share why they stopped vaccinating, discover how to raise a healthy child without any vaccines, learn the many horrors of vaccines and how dangerous they actually are, and find out how we have been lied to about the need for vaccines for public health. When a parent who has a vaccine injured child says to you, “DO YOUR RESEARCH,” that’s why this website exists – so you can do YOUR research. There are plenty of links and resources here for you to understand why we oppose mandatory vaccination; and yes, there’s a lot, but THAT is what “research” is all about. Be brave, your children are counting on you! ~ Larry Cook WATCH VIDEOS

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday feast can be treat for deadly bacteria, too.

It’s that time of year for friends, feasts and — if you’re not careful — doubled-over abdominal cramping, vomiting and a host of other agonies that come with food poisoning.
“Nothing says holidays like norovirus," quipped Marianne Gravely,a public educator with the Food Safety Education Staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, referring to the most common source of food poisoning. The highly contagious virus causes 19 million-21 million illnesses and contributes to 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths each year in the U.S.
On Thanksgiving Day, as her own turkey safely cooks (at never, ever less than 325 degrees), Gravely will be taking calls on the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline as hosts and hostesses across the U.S. wonder once again: READ MORE

Friday, November 20, 2015

Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.
They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China.
They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections.
It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals.
Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment - also known as the antibiotic apocalypse - could plunge medicine back into the dark ages.  READ MORE

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Silver Imbedded Keyboard Can be Cleaned in the Dishwasher

The first backlit, rigid plastic, waterproof keyboard constructed with silver-based antimicrobial protection to limit transmission of germs, bacteria and mold is now available, according to WetKeys Washable Keyboards, an Atlanta, Georgia-based company.
The Silver Seal Glow keyboard uses waterproof LED lighting adjustable in 3 levels to backlight keys, making it useful for low-light environments such as operating suites, laboratories and hospital wards. The keyboard is completely submersible, and can be cleaned using healthcare grade disinfectants, or even in an automatic dishwasher, officials say.
They cite studies showing that up to 25 percent of hospital keyboards are contaminated with the Super Bug MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Daily disinfecting of computer keyboards can reduce risk of cross contamination. Although most keyboards are not designed for frequent cleaning with disinfectants, WetKeys waterproof keyboards are completely washable, and the new Silver Seal keyboard is not only washable but also imbedded with silver ions that inhibit bacterial growth. READ MORE

Monday, November 9, 2015

Office workers who refused flu shots suspended without pay

Three office workers for a social service agency said Friday they have been suspended without pay for a week for refusing to comply with their company's new flu-prevention protocols, which require them to receive a flu shot or or wear a surgical mask in the workplace.
Unless the agency changes its policy, the women said, they expect to be fired when the suspension is complete.
Megan Duncan, Alanda Watson and Denise Mercurius — whose case was profiled by NJ Advance Media Thursday — said they were informed of the discipline during a meeting at their Burlington Township office building, the headquarters for Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey. READ MORE

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pneumonia outbreak taking place

In the last two weeks of October, 21 cases of pneumonia were diagnosed at either Cooper Clinic or Mercy Hospital in Paris.
“Twenty-one cases in two weeks is incredible,” said Dr. Jason Richey, who practices medicine at Cooper Clinic.
Twelve of the cases were diagnosed at Mercy Hospital and nine were diagnosed at Cooper Clinic.
“That’s the most cases I’ve seen in the 15 years I’ve been here,” Dr. Richey said. “People are a lot sicker, too. I’ve had three of the nine cases I saw hospitalized.”
Citing the Arkansas Department of Health, Dr. Richey also said this could be a year in which we see more cases of flu and pneumonia.
Why so many?
“I don’t really know why,” Dr. Richey said. “Most of the cases we’ve seen so far are people under 65 and that’s very rare. I’d say we’re in the middle of an outbreak and people need to be very cautious about it.”  READ MORE

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Problem with Antibiotics




In September 2003, the CDC re-launched a program start
ed in 1995 called “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics
Work.”
(55)
This $1.6 million campaign is designed to educate
patients about the overuse and inappropriate use of
antibiotics. Most people involved with alternative medi
cine have known about the dangers
of antibiotic overuse for
decades. Finally the government is focusing on the problem,
yet it is spending only a miniscule amount of money on an
iatrogenic epidemic that is costing billions of dollars and thousands of lives. The CDC warns that 90% of upper
respiratory infections, including children's
ear infections, are viral and that antibiotics do not treat viral infection. More
than 40% of about 50 million prescriptions for antibiotics written each year in physicians' offices are inappropriate.
(2)
U
sing antibiotics when not needed can lead to
the development of deadly strains of bac
teria that are resistant to drugs
and cause more than 88,000 deaths due to
hospital-acquired infections.
(9)
The CDC, however, seems to be blaming
patients for misusing antibiotics even though
they are available only by prescripti
on from physicians. According to Dr.
Richard Besser, head of “Get Smart”: "Programs that have just targeted physicians
have not worked. Direct-to-
consumer advertising of drugs is to blame in some case
s.” Besser says the program
“teaches patients and the general
public that antibiotics are precious resources that must
be used correctly if we want to have them around when we need
them. Hopefully, as a result of this campaign, patients will
feel more comfortable asking their doctors for the best care
for their illnesses, rather than asking for antibiotics."
(56)
What constitutes the “best care”? The CDC does not elabor
ate and ignores the latest research on the dozens of
nutraceuticals that have been sci
entifically proven to treat viral infect
ions and boost immune-system function. Will
doctors recommend vitamin C, echinacea, elderberry, vita
min A, zinc, or homeopathic oscillococcinum? Probably not.
The CDC's common-sense recommendations that most peopl
e follow anyway include getting proper rest, drinking
plenty of fluids, and using a humidifier.
The pharmaceutical industry claims it
supports limiting the use of antibioti
cs. The drug company Bayer sponsors a
program called “Operation Clean Hands” through an organization called LIBRA.
(57)
The CDC also is involved in trying to
minimize antibiotic resistance, but nowhere
in its publications is there any refer
ence to the role of nutraceuticals in
boosting the immune system, nor to the thousands of journal articles that support this
approach. This tunnel vision and
refusal to recommend the available non-drug alternatives is unfortunate when the CDC is desperately trying to curb the
overuse of antibiotics

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dr. Joel Wallach explains treatment for Breast Cancer

Dr. Wallach, author of Dead Doctors Don't Lie, explains to a gal with stage 4 breast cancer the diet she should be on and what nutritional products to take. here is the link to the short video HERE

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gut Bacteria Role in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment?

New research suggests that an imbalance in gut bacteria may play a role not only in the development of multiple sclerosis, but in prevention and treatment of the disease as well. The study was conducted by a team of experts from various institutions in Japan, where the number of people being diagnosed with MS has been growing.
Numerous investigators have been exploring the role of gut bacteria or gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) in multiple sclerosis. Gut microbiota refers to the population of microbes that live in the intestinal tract, which includes at least 1,000 different species of bacteria.READ MORE
diet for MS HERE

Sunday, October 4, 2015

12 Hospitals You Might Want to Avoid

Every year, an estimated 648,000 people in the U.S. develop infections during a hospital stay, and about 75,000 die with one of those infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s more than twice the number of people who die each year in car crashes.
To highlight the growing problem of dangerous hospital infections, Consumer Reports recently rated hospitals based on their infection rates for two of the most common and deadly bacterial infections in hospitals, MRSA and C. diff. And we identified the 12 hospitals in the country that earned low scores not only against those hospital infections but also three other infections in our Ratings. Those include infections following surgery as well as infections associated with urinary catheters and central-line catheters (large tubes that provide medicine and nutrition to patients).  READ MORE

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Natural Treatments That Get a Boost From Colloidal Silver Supplement

Colloidal silver supplements are sometimes used as a natural alternative to pharmaceutical medications, but in other instances they are believed to provide boosts and extra preventive measures to treatments.

Here are some instances in which colloidal may be useful in conjunction with other typical and homeopathic treatments:

1. Some people believe colloidal silver may be useful in preventing cancer, however no reliable human evidence that it is an effective cancer treatment has been found, according to Natural News.

Exciting Discovery: Ancient Herb Offers Natural Thyroid Support

2. To treat burns, skin wounds, and skin infections, putting colloidal silver in bandages has shown to help with healing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration saidREAD MORE


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Probiotic formula reverses cow's milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of infants

The gut bacteria of infants who developed tolerance to cow's milk after treatment with probiotic formula showed significant differences from those who remained allergic, according to a new study published September 22, 2015, in The ISME Journal by scientists from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
The newly tolerant infants had higher levels of several strains of bacteria that produce short chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, which help maintain homeostasis in the gut. The discovery of bacteria that drive tolerance to problem foods like cow's milk could be crucial to developing new treatments to help children with food allergies. READ MORE

Thursday, September 17, 2015

West Nile virus activity widespread in Missouri

COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has received reports of West Nile virus activity in all parts of Missouri.
Seven reported cases have been identified in the nervous systems of infected individuals. Three of these cases are in St. Louis County, three in St. Louis City and one in Schuyler County in north-central Missouri.
Four positive blood donors of the virus have also been identified, located in St. Louis, St. Charles, Miller, and Cape Girardeau counties.
Eight cases of the virus in horses have been recorded through the year, with only one in Mid-Missouri, found in Cole County.  READ MORE

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ionic Silver heals nasty infected Dog Bite

My wife's friend adopted a stray dog from the Humane society a while back. The dog has issues from being mistreated and she thought they might be able to give him a good home. But after several nips and bites, her Husband took a nasty bite on the arm. Of course he went to the doctor for treatment and stitches but after a week on prescription antibiotics the wound was not healing, in fact it was getting worse.  It was inflamed and infected. My wife reminded her friend to try the small spray bottle on ionic silver she had given her to use for burns in the kitchen. The husband was very skeptical but relented has there was nothing left to try. "OK, I'll spray it on once to see what happens." he said. By bedtime it was noticeable better, so he allowed his wife to spray the wound again and let it air dry. Morning came with dramatic results, after a week of using the ionic silver, it was nearly healed. Beinki

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mexican Cucumbers Cause Salmonella outbreak in the U.S.

A salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico has killed one person and sickened hundreds in the United States, health officials said.
The outbreak of Salmonella Poona has been reported in 27 states since July, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Of the 285 people sickened, more than half have been children younger than 18. The fatality occurred in California.
Arizona is among the hardest-hit. The state said it has identified 66 cases in six counties as of this week. Health officials reassured residents that the food produced in the state is not at risk.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/04/health/arizona-salmonella-outbreak/

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fungal infection cases continue to surface

NEW LONDON — Cases resulting from a fungus found in the Little Wolf River continue to surface.
According to information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services' website, visitors of the site around Memorial Day weekend may have been exposed to blastomycosis, a fungal infection.
As of Tuesday, Sept. 1,  DHS reported 29 confirmed cases and 29 probable cases of the infection from Little Wolf River.
If not detected and treated early, the illness can cause serious health problems. About half of those exposed to the fungus never develop symptoms.
Symptoms of blastomycosis include a fever, cough, muscle aches and fatigue. Symptoms can also include weight loss, chest pain and a persistent cough, according to DHS. READ MORE

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Five Ugandan students invented an app to diagnose vaginal infections at home

If you are a woman in Uganda, you likely pray you don’t develop vaginal infections—and not just because they are a bitch.
Uganda is home to one of worst healthcare systems in the world, and on top of that, many female health issues carry social stigmas. Embarrassed by problems down there, women often choose to suffer in silence rather than seek medical care—hoping a condition goes away.
For five university students majoring in information technology and engineering, however, the shoddy state of women’s healthcare presented an opportunity. The women have just invented a brilliant device and accompanying app, which they’ve named the Her Health BVKit, to allow women to test for vaginal infections at home.  READ MORE

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Third Louisiana Public Water Supply Site Tests Positive for Brain-Eating Amoeba

Public officials are in the process of eliminating Naegleria Fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that thrives in warm water, from another drinking water supply in Louisiana.
Naegleria Fowleri was detected during routine tests on Aug. 5 at a utility district in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, roughly 80 miles from New Orleans. A press release was issued on Monday, Aug. 17.
According to the local fire department, the Schriever Water System serves approximately 97,000 residents in the Houma area. READ MORE

Friday, August 7, 2015

Airplane Toilets Can Help Researchers Find Disease Outbreaks

Your poop can say a lot about you— what your diet is like, if you come from a place with treated a study published recently in Scientific Reports, it can tell researchers what continent you’re from, and give them an early indication of disease outbreaks in that specific area.
drinking water, or whether or not you’re obese. And now, according to
In 2013, a team of Danish researchers gathered the poop from 18 airplanes that departed from nine cities and all landed at the Copenhagen airport. They sequenced the genomes of the microbes in the poop, and found some pretty interesting trends. Microbes that came from Southeast Asia had a much higher incidence of antibiotic resistance compared to those from North America—likely because antibiotics are still over-prescribed in Asia, the study authors hypothesize. READ MORE

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has infected at least 46 in New York City and health officials said the bacteria has already been found in cooling units on top of at least two buildings.

Two patients with Legionnaire's disease died during the outbreak, but officials stressed that the two patients, a man and woman in their 50s, had other conditions including lung and heart issues.

Caused by a bacteria called Legionella, the infection causes a type of pneumonia that can be damaging or even fatal for those with compromised immune systems or underlying health conditions. It's contracted when a person inhales small droplets of air or water with the bacteria and can be spread from contaminated hot tubs, fountains, cooling units for air conditioners and large plumbing systems.
READ MORE

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Study elucidates on global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infections

Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World Health Organization, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig determined how often the chronic infection occurs in different countries and how many people of the general population are affected. They noted strong differences between different countries. Their results are published in the scientific journal, The Lancet.
Although an effective vaccine is available against the hepatitis B virus, many people throughout the world suffer from morbidity and mortality due to severe liver diseases caused by chronic hepatitis B infection. And the number of those individuals being infected is even larger.READ MORE

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Seven mumps cases suspected in Columbia, officials looking for more

COLUMBIA — Seven people in Columbia are suspected of having mumps, according to the Boone County Public Health and Human Services.
Health officials are conducting tests to confirm that the patients, all in their early 20s, are infected with the virus, which can do permanent damage. The virus, however,  hasn't killed anyone in the U.S. since at least 2006, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
All the cases were diagnosed Wednesday, said Andrea Waner*, a spokeswoman with the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health. MU is assisting the health department in notifying students, prospective students and any campus visitors who may have come in contact with the seven patients.  READ MORE

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dr. Glidden's treatment for LYME DISEASE

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Columbia burn surgeon offers firework safety advice

COLUMBIA - With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, burn surgeons are offering people firework advice to help keep them safe this weekend.
The University Hospital's burn and wound program director Jeffrey Litt said the Fourth of July weekend is one of the busier parts of the burn surgeon's season.
"Most of the time people come in with smaller injuries, but they can be very severe injuries as well, even though they're small," Litt said. "From various mishaps with fireworks whether it's grabbing a sparkler or having a sparkler ignite a piece of clothing, or something exploding in someone's hand, an M-80, exploding in someone's hand because they felt that had enough time to light it and release it, and all the sudden they didn't. So it can be very serious." READ MORE
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Parasitic Infections from Public Pools and Hot Tubs On the Rise

Despite chemical treatments, pools and hot tubs continue to be regarded as a near cesspool of sorts. Indeed, every year, many people report infection after swimming in a pool or sitting in a hot tub. And, unfortunately, despite the treatments—the myriad diverse treatments—to kill any potential bacteria with chemicals like chlorine, officials are now saying the chemicals may be the source disease.
A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there was major rise over the past several years of contamination from pools and hot tubs and, of course, lakes. The report says, “Since 1988, the year that the first U.S. treated recreational water-associated outbreak of Cryptosporidium was detected, the number of these outbreaks reported annually has significantly increased.” READ MORE

Saturday, June 20, 2015

CDC could recommend new vaccine

COLUMBIA, Mo. -
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet next Wednesday to discuss whether to recommend a new meningitis vaccine to the general public.
There are five strains of meningitis: A, B, C, Y and W. Currently there is a mandatory vaccine that covers four of these strains.
Health professionals refer to the fifth strain as meningitis b. It is caused by the bacteria neisseria meningitidis.
According to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), it is the most common cause of meningitis in adolescents in the United States.
Dr. Aneesh Tosh works as an Associate Professor of Clinical Child Health at MU Hospitals and advocates for this vaccine, considering it could potentially affect the children and young people he works with.
"Even though meningitis is relatively rare from a national standpoint, my adolescent patient population is at high risk," he said. READ MORE

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ionic silver stops pain

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

No One is Safe in a Post-Antibiotic World

Antibiotics are one of modern day’s greatest discoveries, but it’s failing us. By our own hand, we have abused this medical achievement by using it as a “fix-all”, and it has caused antibiotic resistance issues that spans across the globe. In fact, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century. Superbugs, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are increasing throughout the world and have the capacity to cause worldwide health issues. Moreover, no one wants to even walk into a hospital for fear of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, that have been reported at hospitals around the country.
According to the CDC, each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Last year, Keiji Fukuda, Director-General for Health Health Security at WHO warned, “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.” READ MORE

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TB: The forgotten global health threat

As Congressional Committees debate the future of critical global health programs, they must not forget an all too neglected global health threat – tuberculosis (TB). 
TB is the second largest killer behind HIV/AIDS, taking the lives of 4,000 people a day. TB is also the most common cause of death among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.  More than 1,000 people infected with HIV die every day from TB.  Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS constitute a deadly combination that speeds the progression of illness and death.  As the former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and the current UN Special Envoy on TB, I can attest to the fact that HIV/AIDS and TB are true partners in crime.
Of the estimated 9 million annual deaths from all infectious causes, 1.5 million are caused by tuberculosis. That translates into one out of six deaths of all infectious diseases.  Moreover, we are detecting only half of the estimated people suffering from HIV- associated tuberculosis and an alarming 45 percent of the estimated people with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).  READ MORE

Saturday, June 6, 2015

You Want To Vaccinate My Child? No Problem, Just Sign This Form


I have yet to meet a Physician that will sign this form now downloaded by hundreds of parents. The reason they won’t sign is two-fold: First, they do not want to place themselves in a vulnerable position of being negligent for not providing informed consent to thousands of other parents; and second, many of them realize after their own extensive research that the risks far outweigh any benefits when it comes to vaccination.
It’s been over a year since hundreds of parents have downloaded this form and there are still no reports of any signatures. Many physicians won’t even look at the form while they dismiss a parent’s anti-vaccination stance as ridiculous. The behavior is a clear indication of a very misinformed Physician who does not have his or her patient’s best interests at heart. They are not willing to inform their patients of the risks, only the benefits they feel are acceptable. They are not open-minded to any other side of the debate except their own biased view passed down through the medical system.
Then are those Physicians who have questioned the vaccination schedules and will pursue their own research. Many of them are now awakening themselves thanks to ongoing research and pressure from parents and even other colleagues to look at other perspectives besides their own indoctrination. If you are pressured by any Physician to vaccinate, please download and print this form (and send us a Physician signed copy if possible). Assertively state to your Doctor that it is the only way you will fully informed to consider vaccination, and that an analyses of the risks and benefits will better allow you evaluate the decision.
100% of Physicians approached with this form have so far declined to sign it.
Download it HERE

Thursday, June 4, 2015

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new study in Science, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that your immune system has fought in the past. The test is in its infancy, but it’s already giving us some insight into just how similar people’s immune systems are — despite the large geographic distances that can separate them. Humans have "immunological memory," meaning that our immune cells remember all the viruses we’ve encountered in the past. It's a biological system that helps speed up our immune response during future encounters with the same virus. Researchers tapped this memory tool to figure out virus infection histories for over 500 people across four continents.  READ MORE

Sunday, May 31, 2015

More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined

The Drug Enforcement Agency recently wrapped up part of its largest-ever prescription drug trafficking investigation. In the same week, the agency finished its biggest heroin bust ever in the state of New York. Both kinds of drugs have killed more and more people in the United States each year for most of the 21st century.
Overdoses as a result of heroin and prescription drug use have risen for years now, though prescription drugs remain the larger threat. More people in the U.S. overdosed on prescription drugs than their non-prescription counterparts in 2013, the latest year for which government data is available READ MORE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Infection Focus of Prague Orthopedics Congress

PRAGUE ― Infection will be the main theme at the 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress in Prague this year.
"The focus is on infection because it is a growing problem not only in Europe but around the world," said association president Stephen Cannon, MCh(Orth).
"We are looking for commonality across Europe and into the sharing of approaches to combat the problem," he told Medscape Medical News. "These may include theater design, new procedures, or nanotechnology on implants."
"In a bionic society, the use of orthopedic implants has become common practice, and millions of patients have had their life changed with the help of these extremely successful procedures," meeting organizers explained in their congress welcome letter. READ MORE

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Werewolf-like Fungus Falls to 'Silver Bullet'

Popular legend has always portrayed silver as the "purifying metal," capable of fending off ghosts, and - most importantly - a bullet of the stuff can take down a werewolf. Now researchers are making myth into reality, using silver to battle a deadly fungus invasion that otherwise would never die.

As things stand, it has been estimated that phytophthora fungus diseases cost the horticultural industry several billion dollars a year. Likewise, potato crops alone continue to struggle against the same blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine 200 years ago, costing the industry an estimated $6.7 billion (USD).
Contaminating the very soil that these plants reside in, the fungi directly attack the roots and leaves of their victims, starving affected plants to death.
Also, because it is found so deep within the soil, the fungus has proven resistant to many traditional prevention measures like soil draining and fumigation, or even chemical treatment - in short, it's just very hard to kill.
However, legend has long taught us that when you come up against a monster that just won't stay down, you can always try silver. READ MORE

Monday, May 18, 2015

Screening for antibiotic-resistant infection

How an acute London trust set about designing a programme for managing carbapenemase-producing organisms using a point-prevalence study. 
Antibiotic resistance is a significant and increasing problem in the UK and around the world. In 2014, UK prime minister, David Cameron said: “The world could soon be cast back into the dark ages of medicine… governments and drug firms need to act,” and he called for new antibiotics to be developed (Walsh, 2014).
The Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, said: “Resistance to antibiotics now poses a significant threat to the population’s health”, and that urgent action is needed to curb their use (Ford, 2014). One area of concern is carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) infections, which are virtually untreatable with antibiotics (Box 1).READ MORE

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Flesh-Eating Bacteria From The Ocean? Necrotizing Fasciitis Coming To US Beaches This Summer

Zach Motal thought nothing about strolling through the waters of Fort Myers Beach in Florida. But 11 hours later, the 46-year-old was doubled over in pain with a swollen, purple foot, having contracted a flesh-eating bacterium that was quickly killing the tissue surrounding his muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
He was soon hospitalized. "They took me up to ICU and within a few hours they were cutting my foot off," Motal told Fox 13 News Tampa Bay on Saturday, referring to the incident that occurred last month. "The doctor said if I hadn't have got here when I did, within four hours I would have been dead…I think something does need to be done, the public does need to be aware that there's a flesh eating bacteria.”  READ MORE

Friday, May 8, 2015

Common antibiotic linked to serious, potentially-deadly side effects

One of the most commonly-prescribed drugs in America is causing severe and painful reactions to hundreds of thousands of people taking it, according to research done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical doctors around the country.
The line of antibiotics is called fluoroquinolones.  They are more commonly referred to by their product names or sponsors, which are:
  • Noroxin® (norfloxacin)—Merck and Co.
  • Cirpo® Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Levaquin® (levofloxacin)—Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Avelox® (moxifloxican)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Factive® (gemifloxican)—Cornerstone Therapeutics
  • Ofloxacin—generic
Albuquerque resident Joanne Corwin used Cipro® four years ago for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.  By the 12th pill, Joanne told KOB 4 her body was rejecting it in the most painful and agonizing way. READ MORE

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

State Issues New Vaccination Requirements For School Children

ALERT!  NORTH CAROLINA -- North Carolina public school leaders have issued new vaccination requirements for school-aged children.
Starting next school year, rising 7th graders will be required to get a TDAP vaccine.
Historically, the TDAP vaccine has been required by law for kids entering 6th grade to protect from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. The new ruling will now require that vaccine for rising 7th graders, instead.
Additionally, rising 7th graders will be required to get a meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis. If you have already received a TDAP vaccine, you will not be required to get another shot.
The state has also issued two new requirements for rising kindergartners. READ MORE

Friday, May 1, 2015

Rubella (German measles) eradicated from Americas

North and South America have become the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no home-grown cases in five years.
The virus - spread by sneezes or coughs - can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant women.
Up to 20,000 children were born with rubella in the Americas every year until mass vaccinations started.
But the last endemic cases registered in the region were in Argentina and Brazil in 2009.
The fact no new cases have been declared in five consecutive years, apart from those imported into the region, allowed global health chiefs to declare the Americas free of the virus.
Eradication was "an historic achievement", said Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan-American Health Organization, which is part of the World Health Organization. READ MORE

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Advanced liver damage is common in people with undiagnosed hepatitis C in US survey

Around one in five of people with hepatitis C in the United States who do not know of their infection may already have advanced liver damage and be in urgent need of treatment, according to a cross-sectional survey of participants in the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) presented by Prowpanga Udompap at the International Liver Congress in Vienna on Saturday.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 – the `baby boom` generation - should be tested for hepatitis C at least once, due to the high prevalence of hepatitis C in this age group.
However, primary care physicians have been slow to implement the guidance, and many people who might have been at risk of acquiring hepatitis C during military service, as a result of blood transfusion or through injecting drug use are unaware of the availability of hepatitis C testing and new curative treatment. READ MORE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Antimicrobial technology for emergency medical care units outperforms hospital standard

The emergency medical care units and semi-permanent hospitals of the type that were erected immediately after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines were constructed from an innovative wood fiber composite developed by Netherlands-based Aviplast WFC/Deltawood (Rijssen). The product, which consists of 75% wood fibers from recycled waste or rest wood in combination with 25% plastic (PP) resin, is produced by means of an internationally patented pushtrusion technology. As part of the Deltawood Simple Housing program, it is available in a broad range of innovative units that are delivered in flat packs, including windows, doors and roofing systems.
 Now, in collaboration with another Dutch company called Parx Plastics (Rotterdam), Aviplast WFC/Deltawood has enhanced the properties of its composite material with the help of Parx Plastics' antimicrobial technology. As a result, the walls of these semi-permanent hospitals now exhibit antimicrobial activity of up to 99% within 24 hours, which exceeds today's standards for regular hospital environments. READ MORE

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Muscular Dystrophy and Cystic Fibrosis are not genetic diseases

Watch Dr. Peter Glidden interview Dr. Joel Wallach and his research into MD and CF and why there is hope for those who suffer  WATCH VIDEO

Sunday, April 12, 2015

How much bacteria is in your kid's lunchbox? You might be surprised (and grossed out)

Many parents pack lunchboxes every day, but they may not stop and think about the germs that could be inside.
Lunchboxes may have more than food inside, perhaps a ham sandwich and an apple with a side of bacteria.
So with the help of a fifth-grade class at a suburban Philadelphia school, Good Morning America took a deeper look, swabbing 24 lunch boxes, both inside and out.
The samples were sent off to Dr. Susan Whittier, a microbiologist with New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia.
"I didn't think we were going to grow anything," she said. "And I was shocked at how wrong I was."
Every single lunch box tested was growing some sort of bacteria, and most carried the bacteria bacillus, often found in soil.
"It's not unexpected that we would find bacillus on the outside of fruits and vegetables," Dr. Whittier said.
But some included some really nasty bacteria. Four had staph, READ MORE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New medical guidelines say wait 17 days to see if acute sinusitis goes away on its own!

OR YOU CAN USE IONIC SILVER AND GET IMMEDIATE RELIEF-beinki
Many people with spring allergies might also suffer with symptoms of another ailment—the facial pain, fever and nasal congestion that go with sinusitis.
New medical guidelines say taking antibiotics isn’t the only effective treatment for bacterial sinusitis, as is widely believed. The guidelines, from the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, say antibiotics fare only slightly better than waiting for the infection to go away on its own.
The foundation, part of the professional medical association of the same name, has for years recommended “watchful waiting” for people with sinusitis before they resort to antibiotics. The latest guidelines, published last week in the foundation’s journal, strengthen that recommendation, said Richard Rosenfeld, who chaired the group that devised the recommendations.  READ MORE

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Silver Shines as Antibacterial for Medical Implants

There have been growing concerns in the global health care system about the eradication of pathogens in hospitals and other patient-care environments. Overuse of antibiotics and antimicrobial agents has contributed to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs – such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) – which are difficult to kill. Lower immunity of sick patients coupled with the escalating problem of antibiotic-resistant pathogens has driven increased rates of infection in hospital and surgical environments.
It’s become crucially important to find ways to control infection in these settings. My research has focused on ways we can do so using alternative antibacterial materials such as the heavy metal silver. I’ve been working on a technique that electrically activates silver to create an antimicrobial surface. We can use this technology to create touch-contact and work surfaces – for instance, door knobs, push plates, countertops – that would help control the transmission of infections, primarily in health care environments. And now we’re experimenting with using silver in medical implants. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Colloidal Silver worked when Medical Doctors failed

These are the facebook posts from my neighbor who came down with the flu and failed to get better by going to the doctor, so I gave him my colloidal and ionic silver! Beinki

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Every day, one in 25 hospital patients gets an infection just because they are in a hospital

One particularly nasty kind of bacteria is called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. In some cases, it causes nothing more than a bad case of diarrhea. But for some, it can be deadly; 20 percent of the deaths caused by hospital infections can be directly traced to C. diff.
According to a report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the number of bacterial infections across the country decreased between 2011 and 2013, thanks to hospitals’ efforts to control C. diff and other bacteria. California, Maryland, Rhode Island and Nevada are the only states where the infection rate was higher than the national average. These four states have some of the lowest ratios of hospitals to people, which means they are putting more people into fewer hospitals. An outbreak of a particularly strong strain of C. diff or lax hygiene regulations at even just a few of these hospitals could endanger thousands of lives. READ MORE

Monday, March 16, 2015

New bird flu strain has State poultry farmers scrambling

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states - and to stop it from spreading.

Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them. But the H5N2 strain is deadly when it spreads to commercial poultry. It can wipe out a flock of tens of thousands of birds in a few days, as it did at a farm last month in Minnesota, the nation's top turkey-producing state. The same strain soon turned up on two farms in Missouri and one in Arkansas.

The vast majority of turkeys and chickens in the U.S. spend their lives confined indoors to protect against disease. Yet, as the infections show, viruses can still reach them - tracked in by humans or rodents; carried on trucks, equipment, crates and egg flats; passed from waterfowl to shore birds that find their way into a barn.  READ MORE

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Recommendations Call for Iodine in All Prenatal Vitamins

Endocrinology groups are applauding a new recommendation from a dietary-supplement trade association that calls for iodine supplementation in all prenatal vitamins prescribed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
In addition, the public health committee of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently published a statement reiterating the ATA recommendation that women take a daily multivitamin containing 150 μg of iodine during prepregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation. The statement also warns of the potential risks of excess iodine consumption and exposure, particularly through the use of unregulated kelp supplements.
The US Council for Responsible Nutrition's new guidelines call for all dietary-supplement manufacturers and marketers to begin including at least 150 μg of iodine in all daily multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and lactating women in the United States within the next 12 months.  READ MORE I like sea salt with iodine- beinki

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center contract antibiotic-resistant infection from widely used medical scope

A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
Four patients are infected with the bug, known as CRE, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Wednesday.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center reported a similar outbreak two weeks go. In those cases, seven patients, two of whom later died, were sickened with the superbug after undergoing endoscopic procedures.
Cedars said in a statement that it halted such procedures after learning about the UCLA outbreak and launched its own investigation. The hospital said the germ may have been transmitted through a duodenoscope, a fiber-optic instrument made by Olympus Corp., during procedures performed between last August and January. READ MORE

Monday, March 2, 2015

Safety fears after potentially deadly bacteria is accidentally released from high-security Louisiana research Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2975409/Safety-fears-potentially-deadly-bacteria-accidentally-released-high-security-Louisiana-research-lab

A potentially deadly bacteria has been accidentally released from a high-security research laboratory leading to serious safety fears. 
The Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria was found in animals at the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Louisiana, which is just 35 miles north of New Orleans.
The bacteria, primarily found in south-east Asia, can spread to animals and humans through direct contact with contaminated soil and water.  READ MORE

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Could colloidal silver cure Spock's COPD (Emphysema)?

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. READ MORE

If I had emphysema or COPD, here is what I would do. Don/t smoke, eliminate the 10 bad foods and get on Dr. Wallachs supplements, particularly, selenium, EFA's and The healthy start pak which you can find HERE. Then start using colloidal and ionic silver, alternating them in a nebulizer as often as 5 times a day. The anti-bacterial and cell regenerative properties certainly could not hurt. Besides according to The American Lung Ass. there is no cure for COPD then why not? Beinki Live long and prosper.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sticky tape perfect for DIY nanotech to kill bacteria

Want to keep bacteria at bay? You could pop down to the pharmacy to buy some antiseptic soap, for example, but it might be easier to reach into your desk drawer. A roll of transparent adhesive tape can be turned into a nifty antibacterial film.
Depositing metal nanoparticles on a film surface can give it remarkable properties: silver turns it antibacterial, copper anti-fungal, and gold makes the film conduct electricity. What is tricky is getting the film to accept nanoparticles in the first place: in most cases you need a harsh chemical bath to break the bonds on its surface.
But adhesive tape comes primed to do chemistry. Just unpeeling it breaks chemical bonds in the adhesive, priming it to react with metals like silver or copper, Bartosz Grzybowski of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and colleagues have found. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UCLA researchers' smartphone 'microscope' can detect a single virus, nanoparticles

Your smartphone now can see what the naked eye cannot: A single virus and bits of material less than one-thousandth of the width of a human hair.
 
Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his team have created a portable smartphone attachment that can be used to perform sophisticated field testing to detect viruses and bacteria without the need for bulky and expensive microscopes and lab equipment. The device weighs less than half a pound.
 
"This cellphone-based imaging platform could be used for specific and sensitive detection of sub-wavelength objects, including bacteria and viruses and therefore could enable the practice of nanotechnology and biomedical testing in field settings and even in remote and resource-limited environments,"READ MORE

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UCLA Warns More than 160 Patients About Dangerous 'Superbug' Exposure

he UCLA Health System is notifying more than 160 patients that they may have been exposed to a bacterial "superbug" during endoscopies after an investigation found seven patients were infected — and the bug may have contributed to two deaths, the hospital said Wednesday.
Patients being alerted underwent "complex" endoscopic procedures between October 2014 and January of this year, according to a statement emailed by Kim Irwin, spokeswoman for UCLA Health Sciences.
And NBC News Investigations obtained an email — sent by Joshua Bobrowsky of the L.A. County Department of Public Health — stating the seven infections occurred at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, and that "patient notification letters of possible exposure" were sent Tuesday by UCLA to 169 patients.READ MORE

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nine Australians Catch Hepatitis A From Chinese Produce

Do any of us really know what’s in our food these days? Ever since the world moved away from small farms and into industrial agricultural, we’ve lost touch with the food on our dinner plates. We don’t really know how it’s made, or what goes into it. Heck, we don’t even really know who makes it, aside from the corporate logo on the packaging. Many of us just assume that what we buy in the grocery store must be safe. Even if we know it’s not healthy due to GMOs, pesticides, and preservatives etc, surely our food distribution system is capable of filtering out the foods that can outright kill us?Last week, nine Australian citizens learned this the hard way, after they contracted hepatitis A from consuming berries that were grown in China.  READ MORE

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Staph infections a curious problem Clippers, other teams face

Clippers star Blake Griffin is the latest athlete to undergo surgery for a staph infection, and it's not as uncommon as you might think.
In 2003, the USC football team dealt with a rash of staph infections, and last year, quarterback Cody Kessler reportedly had surgery to reportedly remove one in his toe.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul Pierce had one when they were both in Boston during the 2006-07 season, but he only missed one week.
The Dodgers have dealt with several staph infections as well. Former Dodger Casey Blake had one in 2011, as did former Dodger Xavier Paul. Yasiel Puig had a mild case in the offseason in 2012.
Blake Griffin
"The key to these things is a quick and accurate diagnosis," said Stan Conte, the Dodgers vice president of medical services. "Occasionally, there can be an ingrown hair that a player doesn't think is a big deal. They may think it's a pimple and typically try to pop it. If we see it, we assume it's a little, small, ingrown hair that is MRSA and we're very aggressive with the diagnosis. We put a widespread antibiotic that attacks MRSA. READ MORE

Saturday, February 14, 2015

FREE Pharmacy Discount Card

If you must use prescription drugs, use this FREE Pharmacy Discount Card. Nothing to sign up, print it out, fold it over and hand it to your pharmacist and save up to 85% Compare it to any other discount card you may have and I bet you will be surprised. SHARE with anyone who needs to save money.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New “21st Century Cures” Bill Gives More Power to Pharmaceutical Industry

It’s called a 21st century bill, but this extraordinarily dense legislative proposal follows an old, 20th century paradigm: if there’s an illness, create some new government-subsidized drugs to throw at it. Action Alert!
The “21st Century Cures Act” is close to 400 pages long. If enacted, it would dramatically alter the ways pharmaceutical and medical device products are regulated in the US.
The bill has not yet been introduced, but has broad support in the Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce Committee. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Boone County Health Department warns against shigella outbreak

COLUMBIA — The Boone County Health Department has warned against an outbreak of shigella, a bacterial infection of the intestines, in Boone County.
Spokeswoman Andrea Waner said there have been 42 probable and confirmed casesof shigella in the past three weeks in Boone County. Over the past five years, Boone County has averaged six cases annually.
Shigella is transmitted through exposure to feces, particularly in food, water and on toys, Waner said. It is spread most when people do not properly wash their hands after using the bathroom.
Some of the symptoms of shigella include explosive diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever, she said. The infection typically lasts from two days to one week. Waner said the biggest issue related to shigella is dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting.
Mild cases of shigella can be treated at home with rest and plenty of fluids, but Waner recommends that individuals contact their physicians if symptoms appear. Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics to clear up the infection, she said. READ MORE Use ionic silver to spray down toys and colloidal silver orally if affected. Beinki

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Glenn Beck: Measles Outbreak Is 'Hoax' To Make Us 'Obey Government'

"The measles hoax," Beck began, "is it possible we have been lied to about the measles, this outbreak?"
Beck said that the reports are designed to instill a "herd mentality," so that parents would "grab their children and obey the government."
Beck then embarked on a complete misreading of the origins of the recent cases of measles, traced to Disneyland in December, by blaming it on Filipino immigrants that infected Amish communities in Ohio in April.
The Center for Disease Control And Prevention has established this as a separate outbreak from the current cases spreading from California.
Within this mistaken explanation, Beck got more facts wrong: there was no "Filipino family" that traveled to the U.S. that infected Amish people. Rather, unvaccinated Amish missionaries traveled to the Philippines and brought the disease back to Ohio last year.READ MORE

Friday, February 6, 2015

Measles confirmed at Chicago-area day care center

(CNN)Parents at a Chicago-area day care center are keeping a close watch over their children for any signs of fever or rashes. They learned Wednesday that two infants who attend a KinderCare Learning Center in Palatine, Illinois, have tested positive for measles.
Three more cases have been diagnosed, based on clinical and other criteria, but results are pending, according to a statement from the Cook County Department of Public Health and state officials.
Officials say it is not clear whether these cases are linked to a previously confirmed case in suburban Cook County or to the outbreak associated with Disneyland in California.
In light of the ongoing debate over childhood vaccinations, agencies are taking extra precautions to limit the spread of the measles.READ MORE

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shingles / Herpes Zoster Webinar” By Dr. Glidden

Herpes zoster, or shingles, is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the same virus that causes chickenpox. 
The CDC states that almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop shingles during their lifetime.
Want to be one of the lucky ones who does not develop shingles?
Attend this webinar and learn how to prevent this illness by boosting your immune system!
Start time 8pm central time Thursday Feb 5th 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Could cattle feedlots be spreading antibiotic resistance through the air?

A team from the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, TX, analyzed air samples around feedlots at cattle farms in the Southern High Plains that lie in northwestern Texas.
In the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, they report how they found evidence of feedlot-derived bacteria, antibiotics and bits of DNA that code for antibiotic resistance, in the samples.
The study is thought to be the first to document evidence of airborne transmission of antibiotic resistance from an open-air farm setting.
The researchers accept that while they couldn't assess whether the amounts of the materials they found were dangerous to humans, the results shed light on previously unanswered questions about which routes antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be using to travel long distances to places inhabited by humans. READ MORE

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Extra funding sought to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The Obama administration wants to double the amount of federal funding dedicated to combating
antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a mounting problem that causes an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually in the United States.
President Obama will ask Congress for the $1.2 billion as part of his annual budget request, scheduled to be unveiled next week, White House officials said.
The funding would be used to speed development of antibiotics and diagnostic tools, improve surveillance for “superbugs,” and better prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes in hospitals and other health-care settings.READ MORE Oh Please, just spray down with ionic silver and problem solved. Beinki