Monthly Archives: October 2011

7 Billion and Counting


Today experts believe marks the world’s population at 7 billion. It only took a dozen years to add the last billion people on this earth. Experts predict by 2050 the population will hit just over 9 billion.  What does this … Continue reading

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Boys and HPV Vaccination


October 27, 2011 The CDC advisory board recommends boys getting their HPV vaccination between the ages of 11-12 tp protect against sexually transmitted forms of human papillomavirus. Strains of HPV can cause a number of tumors, including cervical cancer, anal … Continue reading

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More Children Sick from Swine Flu in US


October 22, 2011 More children have become sick from the Swine Flu in the US – count is now at 5. The states with swine flu infections are Maine, Pennsylvania and Indiana. This has been an unusual virus but it does not appear to … Continue reading

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Salad Recall Due to Possible Salmonella


October 21, 2011 There is another food recall, this time salad sold in bags by Taylor Farms Retail Inc. in Salinas, California. Taylor Farms initaiated the request after a random test conducted showed signs of salmonella. The company is recalling 3,265 … Continue reading

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Dengue Fever Alert in Florida Issued


A Dengue Fever alert has been issued in Palm Beach County, Florida after as second case was discovered. They have been several other cases throughout Florida in recent months. Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused … Continue reading

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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … Continue reading

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Is Tainted Seafood Reaching American’s Plates?


Seafood with infected or tainted with drugs and antibiotics have made their way into the United States.  Only about 2% of imported seafood is inspected, and only 0.1% is tested for banned drug residues, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), … Continue reading

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