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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Wed Jun 23rd 2010, 11:43 PM
The findings could bring down the cost of immunization, an important consideration in developing countries, some of which have had trouble containing the paralytic disease. A needle-free jet injector made by Bioject Medical Technologies was used to deliver the vaccine beneath the skin at ages 2, 4 and 6 months. Blood tests showed more than 95 percent of the infants mounted an effective immune response against polio. Babies who got a lower dose had fewer antibodies against polio but the researc...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion: Presidency
Thu Jun 17th 2010, 02:17 PM
See here ~ One wonders if the Republican Party will attempt to distance themselves from Limbaugh in addition to Barton? *edited for grammar and proper formatting* ;)
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Posted by mzmolly in Political Videos
Wed Jun 02nd 2010, 11:52 AM
Seems Sarah wishes to pretend her position on drilling was these days? Sarah you're a "LIAR!"
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Mon May 31st 2010, 11:43 AM
Some people just can’t help themselves. They wash their hands over and over, scrubbing their skin raw. Or they lock and relock doors, pull out their own hair, or obsessively rearrange the contents of their closet. Now, a study of mice suggests that faulty immune cells prompt such compulsive behaviors. The results raise the possibility of treating obsessive-compulsive disorder by targeting the immune system rather than the brain. Mice are fastidious, regularly cleansing their bodies from nose to...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Thu May 27th 2010, 03:36 PM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 The use of modified measles virus may represent a new treatment for a childhood brain tumor known as medulloblastoma, according to a new study appearing in Neuro-Oncology. Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant central nervous system tumor of childhood, accounting for about 20 percent of pediatric brain tumors. These tumors are located in the cerebellum, the area of the brain that controls balance and other complex motor functions. Refinements in treatment have in...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Fri May 21st 2010, 08:41 PM
This is from August 2009, but a family member who was using a monitor on the list below was never notified. It could have cost him his life. Sharing with others who may be impacted. For Diabetic patients and/or their caregivers Advice NEVER use GDH-PQQ* glucose meters or test strips if you are using drug products or therapies that contain certain sugars other than glucose. ~ *GDH-PQQ stands for glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone ... Here is a full list of to known affected Meters...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Tue May 18th 2010, 04:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Special behavior therapy can help reduce tics in children and teens with Tourette syndrome about as well as medications typically given for the neurological disorder, according to new research published in JAMA/Journal of the American Medical Association. This finding was "pretty exciting to us," Dr. John Piacentini of the University of California at Los Angeles, who was involved in the research, told Reuters Health. "One of the benefits of the behavior treatment is...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Sat May 15th 2010, 12:04 PM
You probably heard a lot about a seasonal or H1N1 flu shot last fall, but you should know that a battery of other adult vaccinations might also become part of your health care routine. Pneumonia and shingles vaccines are preventive-care essentials for older adults, and meningitis and tetanus shots are now college rites of passage. Even the vaccines of childhood—measles, mumps and rubella, and whooping cough—are recommended for adults who missed out in their younger years. ... The Advisory Co...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Sat May 15th 2010, 11:58 AM
Evidence of contamination with has been found in RotaTeq, Merck’s pentavalent rotavirus vaccine, according to an FDA official who spoke during a hearing on rotavirus vaccines. After discovering “very low levels” of porcine circovirus type 1 and type 2 (PCV1 and PCV2) DNA in RotaTeq, Merck researchers revealed their findings to the FDA. Officials said, however, these results do not indicate an immediate health threat. “There is no evidence at this time that DNA from PCV causes any disease in ...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Mon May 10th 2010, 01:02 PM
Attenuated Bordetella pertussis protects against highly pathogenic influenza A viruses by dampening the cytokine storm. Abstract The threat of a pandemic spread of highly virulent influenza A viruses currently represents a top global public health problem. Mass vaccination remains the most effective way to combat influenza. However, current vaccination strategies face the challenge to meet the demands in a pandemic situation. In a mouse model of severe influenza-induced pneumonitis, we observe...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Mon May 10th 2010, 12:53 PM
We tested 46 fully vaccinated children in two day-care centers in Israel who were exposed to a fatal case of pertussis infection. Only two of five children who tested positive for Bordetella pertussis met the World Health Organization's case definition for pertussis. Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection. Pertussis, an acute disease of the upper respiratory tract caused by the gram-negative bacillus Bordetella pertussis, lasts 6 to 8 weeks and has three clinical stage...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Fri May 07th 2010, 01:16 PM
ScienceDaily (May 5, 2010) — A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believe a dry powder, inhalable vaccine developed for measles prevention and slated for human clinical trials later this year in India will lead to other inhalable, inexpensive vaccines for illnesses ranging from tuberculosis to cervical cancer. The inhalable measles vaccine, developed by a team led by CU-Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Professor Robert Sievers, involves mixing "supercritical" car...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Thu May 06th 2010, 07:46 PM
May 5, 2010 — A potential role for histaminergic neurotransmission has been identified in the condition underlying Tourette's syndrome and nervous tics, according to the findings of a genetic analysis published online May 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine. "This is the first observation of a link between histaminergic neurotransmission and tics in humans and one of the few times that a clearly functional coding mutation has been found in a family with Tourette's syndrome," said the study...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Apr 07th 2010, 07:06 PM
I paraphrased a bit to fit the question into the subject line. "I wonder if Andrew Breitbart, Fox News, James O’Keefe, and Hannah Giles will apologize to Juan Carlos Vera, or issue corrections to what can no longer be considered a journalistic effort. They portrayed this guy as a willing accomplice to the smuggling of underage illegal immigrant prostitutes. As it turns out, he used what little English skills he possessed to draw out their made up story, pin down contact information, and report ...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Mar 19th 2010, 10:39 PM
Just getting a feel for where DU is on the Sunday HC vote.
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion: Presidency
Fri Mar 19th 2010, 10:49 AM
President Barack Obama ~ Speaking today (March 19, 2010) at George Mason University. No four year wait folks! :) See here for more info >>>>> (Link) Thanks to berni_mccoy for the comprehensive info from KFF.org
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Mar 17th 2010, 08:39 PM
I'd like to thank Dennis Kucinich for making a difficult but important decision on health reform. Anyone who would like to join me in thanking him for his efforts to strengthen health reform legislation, and/or for his change of heart on how he'll vote, please do so. :toast: to Dennis!
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Tue Mar 02nd 2010, 10:27 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 24, 2010 — Leaders of the Texas Plant-Expressed Vaccine Consortium today announced a biotherapeutic manufacturing initiative designed to show proof of concept for a landmark new technology that could dramatically increase the nation’s capability to produce vaccines for infectious diseases, including influenza. Project GreenVax, which utilizes tobacco plants rather than the current egg-based vaccine technology, holds the promise of shortening vaccine production to a fractio...
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Fri Feb 19th 2010, 01:50 PM
Key Concepts ~ Bugs and the Brain * Mental illnesses once thought to be the result of neurological or psychological defects may be caused by viral or microbial infections. * The strongest evidence links schizophrenia to prenatal influenza infection; pregnant women who become ill with the flu are more likely to give birth to children who will develop schizophrenia. * The body’s immune reaction, rather than the infections themselves, may be to blame for the resulting brain damage ...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Feb 09th 2010, 04:41 PM
Experts Affirm That Health Reform Bills Include Important Cost-Control Measures “The bills contain no shortage of ideas for reforming the delivery system, enhancing the quality of care, and slowing spending. Pretty much every proposed innovation found in the health policy literature these days is encapsulated in these measures.” — John Iglehart, founding editor, Health Affairs The Senate bill “will reduce long-term deficits, improve the quality of care, and put the nation on a firm fiscal foo...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Feb 09th 2010, 02:23 PM
"Take this quiz to see whether you would have been able to vote before 1965 if you were not white." (Link) The tool provided allows for multiple choice, however some of the original questions were fill in the blank. Many of us political junkies would score well, but most people we know probably would not.
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Posted by mzmolly in Health
Sat Feb 06th 2010, 01:18 PM
August 11, 2009, New York, NY—A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Center for Infection and Immunity indicates that pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome and/or tic disorder may develop from an inappropriate immune response to the bacteria causing common throat infections. The mouse model findings, published online by Nature Publishing Group in this week’s Molecular Psychiatry, support the view that this condition is a dis...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jan 27th 2010, 02:55 PM
:toast: This, given we "fix" the bill in reconciliation.
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jan 26th 2010, 01:14 PM
"Take the Senate bill as it is as the foundation to find ways whether through reconciliation or other legislative processes to try and fix the things that a lot of people think need to be fixed both now in the House and the Senate," Stern said. "I think going through reconciliation we don't have Ben Nelson or Joe Lieberman to kick around anymore. So the 58 other senators get to decide something they maybe didn't get to decide the first time around because of the hostage-taking that is going on...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Jan 23rd 2010, 12:08 AM
The poll is discouraging unless one reads between the lines. For example, while Americans are fine with equating financial contributions as speech, they are also STRONGLY in favor of limiting the amount a corporation or an individual can contribute to a campaign. By 52% to 41%, Americans say placing limits on contributions is paramount for them. ... More specifically, 61% of Americans think the government should be able to limit the amount of money individuals can contribute to candidates and...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jan 12th 2010, 03:24 PM
Slightly more Americans want their member of Congress to vote in favor of healthcare legislation rather than against it, 49% vs. 46% -- a first since October. Democrats are widely supportive while a slim majority of independents and most Republicans are opposed. (Image)
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jan 04th 2010, 06:40 PM
After all, we now know Rush's so called chest pain, was not due to a heart attack. "The pain was real, and they don't know what caused it," Limbaugh said.:eyes: And, what do you know!? He's suddenly an expert on the US Health Care system! :think: "I don't think there's one thing wrong with the United States health system," Limbaugh said. Source = I have to say, after listening to Limbaugh talk more about health care, than his supposed health scare, I'm thinking he's FOS. (Image) Edite...
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Dec 30th 2009, 01:49 PM
Republicans claim that private industry is much more effective and efficient than government, so why aren't the airlines doing THEIR job properly screening potential terrorists? In order to protect Americans in the air, we either need an effective international system of cooperation (which Republicans would likely oppose given an"international body would be involved. Or, we need to hold airlines responsible. Neither option would be acceptable to Dick Cheney.
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Posted by mzmolly in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Dec 24th 2009, 11:39 PM
Here is a tool to help people figure out what the subsidy and personal payment amount for health care premiums will be under the pending health care legislation. I think the following, may help put the legislation Democrats are about to pass, into perspective. (Image) The family of four, in the scenario above will pay $2,899 for standard coverage if new legislation passes. The same family will pay $9,435 without pending legislation - This, provided pre-existing conditions does not make findi...
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