Saturday, June 27, 2009

Was Swine Flu Genetically Engineered?

Here is a shocking report that claims that new strain of ‘Swine Flu’ threatening the world today was actually engineered by US and Canadian scientists to increase the sale of vaccines and to benefit economically from the resulting crisis. In this news report from a 24/7 English-language Russian news channelRT, Wayne Madsen, a renowned investigative journalist based in Washington D.C, explains why he believes that the current global outbreak of swine flu was caused by a genetically engineered strain of the swine flu virus, which was programmed to resist the vaccines available in the market.

Wayne Madsen also explains the disastrous consequences the world may face, if this strain mutates in to a more virulent form (which in fact, might be happening right now according to this report by Reuters). With CDC reporting that nearly 1 million Americans could have contracted this virus (which according to CDC is still continuing its rapid spread), this virus could easily cause another pandemic in proportion to the ‘Spanish Flu’, especially if it had been doctored to resist vaccines.

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Is swine flu mutating? – Yes, says Germany!

Reuters: Germany's federal agency for infectious diseases said on Tuesday there were signs the H1N1 swine flu virus had started to mutate and warned it could spread in the coming months in a more aggressive form.

Experts were concerned about how the flu was developing in Australia and South America, said Joerg Hacker, head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases.

"It's possible the virus has mutated. In autumn the mutated form could spread to the northern hemisphere and back to Germany," Hacker told a news conference in Berlin.

The World Health Organization raised swine flu to pandemic status earlier this month. According to its latest figures, more than 230 people have been killed by the flu worldwide from 52,000 confirmed cases, mostly in the United States and Mexico.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu – Symptoms and Prevention

With the recent swine flu outbreak in Mexico and in the United States making headlines around the world, it becomes imperative for every one of us to know more about this disease, which may eventually become a pandemic for many reasons, stated by the WHO. In this video from Today show, NBC, Dr. Holly Atkinson, a well-known media personality and the Chief Medical Director of Health Nation, explains about the symptoms and treatment of swine flu and how to prevent the spreading of this new virus.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

What is Angina pectoris?

Millions of people around the world suffer from Angina pectoris, but only a few are aware of this condition and seek medical attention at the right time, before it worsens in to a severe heart attack. Angina pectoris or angina (a more commonly used term) is chest pain, which occurs when blood supply to the heart is restricted (because of conditions like arteriosclerosis), depriving it of oxygen and it is usually felt as a chest discomfort or heaviness / squeezing of chest.

Angina pectoris is a predecessor of myocardial infarction (heart attack) and should be treated immediately to reduce risks like heart attack or death.

In this video, Dr. Michael Farkouh, a professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, explains in detail about Angina pectoris, types and diagnosis of angina and the treatment options available to angina patients.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Smoking can affect your progeny too!

Nigerian Tribune: Smoking has serious effects on health as it is known to cause diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Festus Ojudun reports that children of smoking parents also stand the risk of developing these diseases.

It is no longer news that smoking affects human health, neither is it unknown that smokers stand the risk of cancer of the lungs and other diseases, but recent studies have established a connection between the smoking habits of parents and respiratory diseases in their children. One of such studies recently carried out by Dr. Bert Arets of the University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, has established a link between smoking habit in parents and respiratory diseases in their children.

The research entitled ‘Healthy Children with Smoking Parents, Are they Really Healthy?’ was presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference held on May 2. In this research, it was discovered that children of smokers who do not show any signs of respiratory problems may still be experiencing damaging changes in their airways that could lead to lung diseases later in life.

According to Dr. Arets, “everyone knows that children of smokers have more respiratory problems – more puffing, wheezing, and cases of pneumonia – but until now, we haven’t known if lung function is impaired in children of smokers who do not have any respiratory complaints or diagnosed lung problems.”

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR–TB) – A new threat to humanity!

Extensively -drug resistant tuberculosis or XDR-TB is a type of tuberculosis that is resistant to first line anti-TB drugs and also to at least one of the second line treatment. XDR-TB cases in South Africa have already resulted in hundreds of deaths, this year and it spreads much faster than the normal tuberculosis and the multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

This report throws light on this relatively unknown type of tuberculosis and the danger it poses to the mankind.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV, is a viral infection spread through skin to skin sexual contact. HPV is a group of over 100 different viruses, with at least 30 strains known to cause different types of cancer. There is currently no cure for HPV.

How Can You Get HPV

HPV is transmitted by skin to skin contact through vaginal, anal and oral sex with a partner who already has HPV. If infected, signs and symptoms may take weeks, months and even years to appear. Symptoms may never appear.

Symptoms of HPV

They can be found on the inside and the outside of the vagina. These growths may take weeks or even years to show after having sex with an infected partner. Again, they may appear show at all.

They can be found on the inside and the outside of the vagina. These growths may take weeks or even years to show after having sex with an infected partner. Again, they may appear show at all.

To know more about this virus, visit the link below,

Human Papillomavirus

Source- Cancer

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) decreases, bone micro-architecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more at risk of fracture. Osteopenia is precursor condition to osteoporosis marked by a reduction in the bone mineral density and just like osteoporosis this condition is common in post-menopausal women, as a result of the loss of estrogen.

In this news clip from ‘KHON2 News’, Dr. Warren P. Levy of Unigene Laboratories explains about osteoporosis and osteopenia and the risk factors associated with the disease.

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