It appears as though the “worst shortage in over a decade” of 2012 is continuing into 2013. The Red Cross along with America’s Blood Centers are reporting a continuing trend in the severe blood supply shortage. One Red Cross official has stated that “this is one of the worst ones the Red Cross has seen.” In addition to the severe shortages being experienced throughout the Northeast there are numerous major cities throughout the country that are in urgent need of blood including…Read more
It’s been almost 6 months since the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak began and there are still people reporting infections caused by the contaminated steroids responsible for the outbreak. According to the CDC, so far the outbreak of fungal meningitis has killed 48 and …Read more
There was a time when milk was the second most popular non-alcoholic beverage in the world. The first being water, of coarse. Since then, fruit juices, then sodas, then energy drinks have won over consumers and milk has seen its popularity fall. Perhaps this is the reason for the totally insane move proposed by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) to make a “diet” milk that is sweetened with a known carcinogen – aspartame. Aspartame is the ingredient used in a lot of diet sodas and sugar substitutes like the ones in…Read more
While Europeans wonder if their meat is what it says it is and Americans wonder if the same kind of scandal could happen here (it can and it has), there are a growing number of consumers who never worry about where their meat comes from and what is in it – people who buy their meat from local, organic, grass-fed ranchers…Read more
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread cases of the flu in 47 states in its latest report issued today. Flu cases are high in 24 states, moderate in 16, low in five and minimal in five. The report was based on findings during the week of Dec. 30 to Jan. 5. In addition to calling the flu outbreak “widespread,” the CDC has also reported that deaths from flu and pneumonia are “slightly above the epidemic threshold.”Read more
Meningitis occurs when there is an inflammation of the protective membranes known as the meninges that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by viruses, bacteria and fungus. Fungal meningitis is the least common of the three and is considered rare. However, recently there have been several cases of fungal meningitis reported in 9 states. This particular type of fungal meningitis is caused by contaminated steroid injections.
Fungal meningitis is…Read more