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Tag: public health
Ebola Deaths May Reach Over 1,000 By Next Week (Exclusive Interview)
West Africa may even reach 1,000 deaths from Ebola this weekend. That’s just a guess, but not a bad guess, considering the Olympic record of this hemorrhagic virus. At the … [Read full article]
Many State Governors With US House In Blocking Climate Action
On Tuesday, one big handy graphic appeared online detailing what every state governor really believes about climate change. The Center for American Progress released an interactive map of the 50 states. It … [Read full article]
E-Cigarettes: "To smoke, but how to smoke?"
Saying “the jury is still out” on the ramifications of electronic cigarettes would be a massive understatement. E-cigarettes* are designed to mimic tobacco cigarettes in both look and feel. Most … [Read full article]
Los Angeles Council Unanimously Puts Off Fracking
When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). The City Council … [Read full article]
Government Shutdown Boomerangs On U.S. Health
Everyone’s thinking about the U.S. government shutdown. American media have chosen to dramatize a health official’s suggestion that children with cancer will not be able to receive advanced clinical treatments … [Read full article]
Egyptian Tomb Bats Carry MERS Coronavirus
We still don’t know how humans acquire Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS, formerly known as “n-coronavirus”). The mortality rate among people treated for MERS is 65%, making it one of … [Read full article]
Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor Former Lobbyist for Keystone XL Pipeline
The Obama campaign recently hired Broderick Johnson, a former lobbyist for the Keystone XL pipeline, as a new senior advisor to the president’s 2012 re-election campaign. Records show that Broderick … [Read full article]
Tar Sands Action Deemed Largest Collective Civil Disobedience in U.S. this Century
On September 3rd, hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park for the final day of the rally against the Tar Sands at the end of the two week sit down protest at the White House. An estimated 1252 people were arrested during this two week continuous peaceful protest, making it the largest collective act of Civil Disobedience in the U.S. in decades.
Climate Change, Conflict & Ill Health Linked, Pose 'Grave Threat'
” Climate change poses an immediate and grave threat, driving ill health and increasing the risk of conflict, such that each feeds on the other.” asserts a new report in the British Medical Journal by a group of UK defense, medical and public health officials.
Greenpeace Activists Climb Old Coal Power Plant [VIDEO]
On the heals of a momentous new study on the true cost of coal released by leading Harvard economist Dr. Paul Epstein, Greenpeace engaged in some trademark direct action in … [Read full article]
Social Network Data Predicts Disease Outbreaks [VIDEO]
Professors Christakis and Fowler explore the nature of Social Networks (SN) and reveal the rules that govern how these networks form. Knowing these rules allows us to predict, and possibly prevent, new disease epidemics.