BART Riders Exposed To Potentially Fatal Disease By UC Berkeley Student

BART spokespeople sent a rather alarming message to media Thursday afternoon, saying that East Bay passengers might have been exposed to the measles.

According to BART spokesman Jim Allison, “a person infected with the contagious disease traveled on BART in the East Bay last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says measles [...]

A Heart Surgeon’s Viral Confession: Natural Food Is the Answer

Around 237,000 people now have Dr. Dwight Lundell’s confession on their Facebook walls. His essay, headlined “Heart Surgeon Declares On [sic] What Really Causes Heart Illness,” was published on a website called Tuned Body in December. Over the past week it has taken off across social media with phenomenal force.

In the essay, Lundell describes [...]

DDT exposure linked to Alzheimer risk

Exposure to the banned pesticide DDT may play a role in the development of Alzheimer disease, results of a small case-control study suggest.

Levels of the main metabolite of DDT, dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE), were 3.8-fold higher among individuals with an Alzheimer disease diagnosis than controls, Jason R. Richardson, PhD, of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School [...]

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk of rare liver disease

A good cup of coffee really helps one shake off the cobwebs before starting the day. Fortunately, a new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that drinking coffee has an added benefit: Regular imbibing of this delicious drink is linked with a lowered risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). PSC is an autoimmune [...]

New drug being developed using compound found in red wine ‘could help humans live until they are 150′

Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research.

The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline [...]

New illness, transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme, is discovered in Northeast

Researchers have discovered a new human disease in the Northeast transmitted by the same common deer tick that can infect people with Lyme disease.

The bacterial illness causes flu-like symptoms, the researchers from Tufts, Yale, and other institutions reported Wednesday, but they also described the case of an 80-year-old woman who became confused and withdrawn, [...]

Girl, 8, to get vaccination shots after court overrules mum

A GIRL, 8, will be given vaccinations against the objections of her mother after a Family Court ruling.

News of the judgment comes after a group of Australia’s top scientists warned this week that the anti-immunisation lobby was endangering children’s lives.

The Victorian mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was resorting [...]

Mosquitos Spread New Infection Similar to HIV

As summer gets closer and nights get warmer, more folks are spending time outside. But one thing we always have to worry about while we’re relaxing outdoors is mosquitoes. They don’t just cause itchy red bumps if they bite you, they can also spread serious diseases. A new infection these insects carry is even being [...]

Polio may be returning as ‘global’ threat

Poliomyelitis, a viral infectious disease, had once paralyzed and crippled hundreds of thousands of children each year. But the development of vaccines and a global effort to eradicate the disease dramatically reduced the number of infections.

However, the World Health Organisation says the success-story is at risk and the UN agency is expected to declare [...]

Study: 9/11 WTC dust sickened residents years later

Several years after dust from the World Trade Center twin towers found its way into thousands of homes and nearly every crevice in lower Manhattan, area residents still suffered health problems, according to a new study.

People living in homes damaged after 2001′s Trade Center attacks were more likely to report respiratory illness or disease [...]

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