Category Archives: Health

Test antrax vaccine on children, panel advises!

An advisory board to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this afternoon urged the U.S. government to launch a controversial trial of the anthrax vaccine in children. The 12-1 vote backs a September recommendation from a working group … Continue reading

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Proper hand washing more effective than vaccines?

This last October the 15th, a group of organizations launched an initiative that promotes hand washing as something that ‘can reduce the spread of often fatal diseases and acute respiratory infections.’ Its organizers estimate that hand-washing with soap could save … Continue reading

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Just call me a Halloween weenie!

 God commands His people to “Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11 I understand that for many millions of Americans, All Hallows Eve or Halloween, is a time of parties, candy and … Continue reading

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Contagion, the movie versus the real thing!

The movie Contagion has two plots in my view; first, a deadly virus comes on the scene that is transmitted indirectly by touching surfaces (known as fomite transmission) and second, the unfolding fear among people that races well ahead of … Continue reading

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NDM-1: A deadly genetic enterprise!

Like a cat softly entering a room on cushioned paws, a new killer may be stalking the land. Known as NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta- lactamase 1) this gene fragment becomes deadly whenever it gets inserted into a bacterium’s genetic structure. … Continue reading

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Your Federal stimulus dollars at work!

After receiving money from the Obama administration, I wisely invested in a ‘fixer upper’ restaurant in what is quite frankly a poor section of town. The place cost over $200K, but I really didn’t care as it was not my … Continue reading

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Bloomberg and his smelly, groping camaraderie!

After two weeks of hosting the Wall Street Occupiers, Mayor Bloomberg has been forced to call in the city Sanitation Department to come in an clean out the ‘animals’ who have been living in Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan for … Continue reading

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Factors that affect the severity of the flu season!

Every year the flu that was doing its thing in the southern hemisphere moves up north. In North America, the first coughs and fevers generally begin to appear in October reaching a peak in January. Warming weather then sees this … Continue reading

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The Flu and what it can do to you!

Catching the flu happens to quite a few people every year, especially during the height of the flu season during the months of January and February. It has been estimated that as few as 5% and as many as 20% … Continue reading

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The day the super flu strikes.

With most of the national attention focused on job creation and the economy these days, it’s easy to see why not much press is being devoted to other issues. Among these would be the potential effects resulting from a virulent … Continue reading

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