Category: Health

Prion Pathogen Threatens Mammals Norway confirmed its first cases of mad cow disease in history last week (it subsequently found prion disease in reindeer), while Canada confirmed yet another case in Alberta today. It’s the first case to be reported in Canada since 2011. In my opinion, these reported cases (and most others) are just the […]

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Risk Assessment Overlooks Prion Pathogen The San Diego City Council unanimously approved plans to recycle sewage water into drinking water this week. In my opinion, it joined a growing global movement in what could become a human health disaster. The latest wastewater reclamation project is another death sentence for millions of people who will drink the water and contaminate their homes, […]

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Mismanaged Pathways Spreading Ebola Virus World leaders and health officials are losing more credibility by the hour on the Ebola virus outbreak. The global response to the outbreak has been underwhelming and questionable. Instead of managing pathways, they are creating new ones every day. Most of the attention surrounding Ebola has centered on its spread […]

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Sewage Sludge Contaminating Watersheds New research confirms that people and animals dying of prion disease are contaminating the environment around them with a deadly protein in their bodily fluids. Claudio Soto, PhD, professor of neurology and director of the George and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Brain Related Illnesses at the […]

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Prion Pathogen Recycled Through Sewage As the California drought meets the summer heat, Governor Jerry Brown and other elected leaders want more recycled water production. His administration has made $800 million available in loan financing for water agencies to treat wastewater. On the surface, this seems to be a resourceful idea for California and other […]

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Pathogens, Toxins, Corruption Threaten Your Drinking Water Think twice before drinking or bathing in unfiltered tap water. A new report set to be published next year has found that a striking percentage of the U.S. water supply is contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides and pathogens. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. […]

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Carriers Can Infect Others With Prion Disease Around one person in 2,000 in Britain carries the protein linked to the human version of mad cow disease, a figure higher than previous estimates, a study said on Tuesday. But how many people will actually develop the crippling and ultimately fatal disease is unknown, its authors say. […]

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Teens Targeted By Marketing Strategy Most smokers wish that they had never started their ugly habit. The nicotine and the additives such as ammonia make cigarettes extremely addictive and deadly. In fact, nicotine is more addictive than alcohol, cocaine and heroin. One of the reasons tobacco is so addictive is that about 4,000 chemicals have […]

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Caregivers In Harm’s Way Approximately 50 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and some related diseases fit the definition of a global epidemic. A new book by Gary R. Chandler explains why some, if not all, forms […]

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