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|2/22/2016 - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking the agency to look into ways to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, in part by examining the impact of increased use of medical marijuana as a substitute...|
|1/21/2016 - Myopia, or nearsightedness, has been increasing over the past few decades among adults and is showing up more in very young children, even preschool-age kids. It is the inability to focus on objects far away or even just not nearby. Some optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye doctors) think this rising...|
|11/1/2015 - Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that more Americans are dying from legally prescribed drugs than from heroine and cocaine, combined (and from marijuana, of course, which doesn't kill), classifying the situation as an "epidemic."
As reported by The New...|
|9/2/2015 - Arrogance and egoism run rampant within the ranks of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where deluded statistical modelers acting on behalf of the pharmaceutical and vaccine industries routinely over hype disease outbreaks like the Ebola scare (and make up fake death statistics in...|
|1/20/2015 - An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" epidemic which is killing thousands of newborns in India may prove to have a global impact.
India's infant mortality rate is staggering, accounting for nearly a third of the yearly world total. Of the 800,000 infant deaths per year in the country, around 58,000...|
|11/1/2014 - Viruses continue to mutate at increasing speeds as modern medicine fails to keep up with pathogens evolving stealthily in nature. It's even possible that modern medicine is to blame for the acceleration of virus mutation. Antiviral drugs typically attack one form of a virus. The virus quickly learns...|
|10/28/2014 - A scientific assessment published back in early September warned that, if air travel from West Africa wasn't restricted, Ebola would quickly spread across the globe. Using the Global Epidemic and Mobility Model to simulate incidence and seeding events for the disease, a team of international scientists...|
|10/17/2014 - As West Africa continues to contain the worst Ebola epidemic in history, a completely separate outbreak has emerged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On September 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the number of Ebola cases in the DRC had doubled within one week, bringing...|
|9/3/2014 - Vermont is taking a novel approach to its treatment of epidemic heroin addition: State officials are beginning to treat the problem as a health issue rather than continuing to pursue the failed policies of uber-drug-enforcement with little emphasis devoted to rehabilitation -- the policy approach that...|
|8/6/2014 - The Puerto Rican government declared on July 17 that the mosquito-transmitted disease chikungunya has reached epidemic proportions. Puerto Rico is only the latest country to fall prey to the disease, which has been sweeping the Caribbean since its arrival in late 2013.
According to the Pan American...|
|4/29/2014 - A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine says that, by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, more than 1 billion adults are overweight, and at least 300 million of these people are obese.
With the obesity crisis...|
|12/17/2013 - More people than previously thought are believed to be suffering from some form of dementia, says a new report issued by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). The latest estimates reveal that as many as 135 million people globally will be suffering from the disease in 2050, a 17 percent increase...|
|8/27/2013 - Those exceptionally virulent, drug-resistant bacterial strains known as "superbugs" that increasingly threaten hospital patients around the world just became a whole lot more menacing. A new study published in the journal Building and Environment reveals that the deadly critters are capable of spreading...|
|8/24/2013 - Death by prescription drug continues to be a major health problem in the United States, as Big Pharma remains influential and dominant in traditional medical practice. But a noted neurosurgeon and contributing CNN health expert may represent the first chink in Big Pharma's formidable armor, according...|
|8/7/2013 - It took Caitlin Shetterly almost four years to discover why she was suffering from frequent headaches, nausea, chronic fatigue, and insomnia, among other baffling disease symptoms without an overtly identifiable cause. But what this writer and mother eventually learned about her unusual condition has...|
|8/3/2013 - It seems as though everyone knows someone who struggles with infertility. It can be extremely devastating for any woman trying to conceive, when she looks at the little blue stick month after month only to see the same tell-tale negative sign. In the United States, a woman is considered to have infertility...|
|2/27/2013 - Over the past 16 years, the rate of drug overdose from prescription opioid drugs skyrocketed seven-fold in New York City. In fact, researchers from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health call it nothing less than an "epidemic."
Who are the people in New York overdosing on drugs like Oxycontin?...|
|1/11/2013 - The USA is in an official flu pandemic panic right now, with Boston declaring a public health emergency and hospitals setting up flu treatment tents as if cities were war zones. The CDC says it's the worst flu pandemic in a decade, and it's of course urging everybody to get injected with flu vaccines.
|8/29/2012 - A smartphone or a teddy bear for the baby? According to a study involving 1,650 mothers living in the UK, almost 30 percent of the moms surveyed chose a smartphone over milk or some other common form of comfort for their crying, restless, or unoccupied child. This choice of distraction can be viewed...|
|7/26/2012 - Though increasingly looked down upon here in the U.S. as a sign of slothfulness and low socioeconomic status, routine fast food consumption in some parts of the world is actually considered to be culturally desirable. But as foreigners progressively adopt the American fast-food lifestyle in place of...|
|7/25/2012 - There has been a recent epidemic of opium-addiction that is growing fast as one of America's drug problems. The CDC says this is not coming from foreign cartels, traffickers or drug dealers, but from the pharmacy that so many visit for prescribed medicines. These opiate-based drugs include Vicodin,...|
|7/4/2012 - True food allergies are very rare, but observations and research lead to believe that there's a fast-growing number of people experiencing some type of food intolerance. Fatigue, bloating, diarrhea or other issues appear many hours after a meal. This delayed response makes it hard to know exactly what...|
|5/21/2012 - According to the World Health Organization, immunization providers are responsible for 1.3 million early deaths each year in emerging countries, due to using needles and syringes multiple times without sterilizing them. But, it doesn't stop there. Approximately 21.7 million people every year who line...|
|5/4/2012 - Obesity in America is more than just an epidemic, it's the normal state of affairs. Today, 34 percent of Americans are obese (BMI of 30+), triple the 1960 percentage. The ranks of the 'morbidly obese,' or those with a BMI of 40 or more, has swelled to 6 percent, six times the 1960 rate. Another 34 percent...|
|3/17/2012 - There is a dangerous epidemic in America today. It can affect anyone, starting from childhood and lasting, in many cases, for a lifetime. It is not a virus, though it can certainly lead to sickness. It is not spread through contact or breathing the same air as those infected, but rather through a mindset...|
|4/15/2011 - Why didn't I learn about sleep apnea in medical school? It's because it hadn't even been described until 1965. It still hadn't made its way into my course curriculum by the mid-1970s when I was in medical school. Now sleep apnea is so common that a New York travel agent tried to argue that sleep apnea...|
|3/4/2011 - The freedom to think for yourself and choose whether or not to receive vaccinations is under attack. Many of those in positions of power would rather you simply keep quiet and do what you are told, even if this means blindly accepting the administration of high-risk vaccine schedules for your children...|
|2/19/2011 - It is a condition that afflicts more people every year than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Avian Flu combined, but that receives little attention from the mainstream medical establishment or media. Lyme Disease, which according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...|
|2/15/2011 - In response to the increasing number of pro-vaccine books by authors such as Seth Mnookin, Arthur Allen and the prolific Dr. Paul Offit, whose books are being published at a furious rate and with an increasingly vitriolic tone, those of us who stand against vaccines and stand for person's right to refuse...|
|2/13/2011 - Fresh off the presses is the hard-hitting new book Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children, which explores the safety of vaccinations and offers a balanced look at why vaccine freedom of choice is vital for...|
|12/18/2010 - Homeopathy, as a system of healing, holds the possibility of significant benefit for those suffering from cholera, as well as provides health care empowerment generally for the people of Haiti. The current epidemic in Haiti is an ongoing crisis. So far, over 1,700 people have died and 72,000 have been...|
|8/4/2010 - China suffers from far more cases of diabetes than previously thought, placing its diabetes epidemic on the same scale as that of the United States, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
"In the last 10 years, with the country's economy expanding quickly and people's...|
|7/6/2010 - The U.S. embargo of Cuba between 1991 and 1993 caused more than just economic consequences for the tiny island nation; it also caused interesting medical consequences that wealthier nations could learn from. The medical consequences of the embargo included an 'outbreak' of a painful nerve problem called...|
|5/3/2010 - The global AIDS epidemic being pushed by the AIDS industry is a fraud. Key pioneers from the industry now speak out against "the false marketing of the AIDS epidemic" in an exclusive video clip from the highly controversial documentary House of Numbers (www.HouseOfNumbers.com).
Watch the clip right...|
|3/12/2010 - There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency sweeping across our modern world, and it's an epidemic of such depth and seriousness that it makes the H1N1 swine flu epidemic look like a case of the sniffles by comparison. Vitamin D deficiency is not only alarmingly widespread, it's also a root cause of...|
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|8/17/2009 - Is the average temperature of the human body still 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit? This often quoted average was determined in the nineteenth century. A more recent study has reported an average temperature of 98.2, and experts believe the decrease in body heat is the result of an epidemic of mild or moderate...|
|8/14/2009 - Homeopathy had an amazingly high cure rate in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic in the USA. Just recently, during the 2009 Mexican Flu outbreak, a small group of Mexico City homeopathic doctors have revealed that homeopathy is up to the task again. This is good news considering that many over the counter...|
|5/15/2009 - Homeopathy has been very successful in treating the symptoms of flu and the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009 has been no exception. Homeopaths gather symptoms from a large population and discern what is called a "genus epidemicus". The genus is the remedy, or group of remedies, with the symptoms of most people...|
|5/1/2009 - When observing the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history.
|4/28/2009 - Homeopathy was successful in treating the flu epidemic of 1918 and can provide answers to questions about the 2009 Swine Flu. Homeopathy can provide quick and inexpensive relief for symptoms of the flu. A system of medicine based on the principles of "like cures like," homeopathy uses plant, mineral...|
|3/3/2009 - Following the breaking news today that Baxter International, Inc. (a U.S. drug company) shipped live avian influenza in vaccine materials distributed to 18 countries, it's worth reviewing a bit of history about the 1918 influenza pandemic.
This provides a picture of what might have happened if the...|
|2/11/2009 - What follows is a collection of quotations from naturopathic physicians, health authors, researchers and doctors on the dangers of vaccines. I assembled these quotes from a private library of health books and published them here to make this entire collection public.
Here, you'll learn how vaccines...|
|1/5/2008 - The world remains at great risk of infectious disease epidemics and pandemics, and new diseases are emerging at an "historically unprecedented" rate, according to an annual report from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The report, titled "A Safer Future," says that never before have new diseases...|
|11/14/2006 - The global epidemic of diabetes could eventually wipe out indigenous populations around the world, according to experts at an international diabetes conference in Melbourne.
Indigenous tribes in Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas are suffering from type 2 diabetes (adult-onset) at higher...|
|8/28/2006 - Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, the human form of "mad cow disease," has a long incubation period and could cause an eventual epidemic, researchers report.
Reporting in the June 24 issue of the Lancet, they looked at a similar disease -- linked to cannibalism -- to better understand the...|
|2/6/2006 - 412 BC – Major epidemic of a disease (which, although not called influenza, probably was influenza) recorded by Hippocrates.
1357 AD – The term, “influenza,” from the Italian word meaning "influence," was coined. Popular belief at that time blamed the development of flu on the influence of the stars....|
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|5/12/2004 2:45:26 PM - The US is headed for a diabetes epidemic that could see as many as 41
million Americans suffering from full-blown diabetes if prevention
measures are not put into place, announced Health and Human Services
Secretary Tommy Thompson. Right now, 18 million Americans have
full-blown diabetes, which...|
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