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Dec 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Runners up: Vladimir Putin, the Ferguson protesters, Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, and Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Last year’s pick: Pope Francis. Excerpted from USA Today: Time magazine has named "Ebola Fighters" as its Person of the Year for their "tireless acts of courage and mercy." "Ebola is a war, and a warning," Time editor Nancy Gibbs writes ...

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Dec 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who had medical tests on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat, is suffering from acid reflux, the president's physician said. "The president's symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly," Obama's doctor, Captain Ronny Jackson, said in a statement. Acid reflux is a ...

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Dec 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Shannon Silver

CAMBRIDGE (AP) — A new study by a Harvard University economist says lefties generally make less money than righties, and they may be worse off in other areas of life, too. Harvard public policy professor Joshua Goodman writes in the Journal of Economic Perspectives that there’s a popular perception that lefties can be unusual talented — ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 172 people on a cruise ship arriving in California on Sunday have fallen ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip. The Crown Princess has more than 4,100 people on board and will be met by CDC staff upon arrival ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – While the Catholic Bishops of Kenya, along with the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, assert that a tetanus vaccine sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is laced with a hormone that causes miscarriages and infertility, UNICEF denies that the vaccine is tainted and the ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – Speaking at a White House event on Thursday to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola virus epidemic, Vice President Joe Biden said the United States should have a hospital that is capable of treating the disease in “every state of the Union.” A reporter from the Wall Street Journal quoted Biden ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) - President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday protects federal contractors hired to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa against lawsuits for importing Ebola into the United States. The president’s directive gives the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the authority to indemnify companies from lawsuits related to “contracts performed in ...

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Nov 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: The Sierra Leone doctor who contracted Ebola while working in the country arrived Saturday in the United States for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two others have been treated successfully. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha on Saturday afternoon and was being transported ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, has landed a deal to publish a memoir. “I am writing this book to tell people about Eric, about our love story, about our family and about my faith that has been tested but not broken,” Louise Troh said ...

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Nov 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: A surgeon working in Sierra Leone who was diagnosed with Ebola will be flown to the United States on Saturday to be treated at a Nebraska hospital, according to Sierra Leone and US officials. Dr. Martin Salia, 44, a citizen of Sierra Leone, will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Dr. ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNN) -- The Manhattan clinic that treated comedian Joan Rivers before her death made a number of serious mistakes, including failing to identify deteriorating vital signs, and providing timely intervention, according to a report released Monday. The report, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, did not mention Rivers by ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The city Department of Health says in a statement Dr. Craig Spencer “has been declared free of the virus.” Spencer tested positive for the virus Oct. 23, just days after ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

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Nov 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

A virus has been discovered that affects cognitive abilities in healthy people Excerpted from The Independent: A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, never before observed in healthy people, was found to affect cognitive functions including visual processing and spatial awareness. ...

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Nov 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NBC NEW YORK: The number of people under "active monitoring" for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said. The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation ...

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Nov 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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Nov 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

The ability to discriminate between good things and bad things is an essential element of both daily life and human survival. (When ordering pizza you discriminate between good places and bad places. When walking, you discriminate between doing so into traffic and not doing so into traffic. Get it?) Discrimination, in and of itself, is ...

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Nov 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from CTV News: Canada is following in Australia's footsteps and has closed its doors, effectively immediately, to people from the West African countries battling Ebola. In a move that puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, the federal government said Friday it is suspending the issuance of visas for residents and nationals of ...

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Nov 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from WND: A Department of Defense memo confirms DoD personnel – which could include civilians and/or troops – will have direct contact with “exposed remains” of Ebola victims. While the DoD has issued new guidance on how military personnel and civilians will undergo pre- and post-deployment training while in the Ebola-affected areas of West Africa, ...

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Nov 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health ...

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Nov 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease. But how many ...

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Nov 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a warning from its website that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either. According to the New York Post, ...

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Oct 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military did factor in science when ordering a 21-day quarantine for all military servicemembers serving in West Africa, and that science was physics. “We did factor in science. Physics is the science we factored in,” said Dempsey. He said the military is ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The New York Post: Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that ...

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