As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health … [Read full article]
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]
As I just wrote, one should really be thankful for bicyclists when they see them on the street, and for the minuscule amount of funding bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure gets. No … [Read full article]
In the continuing controversy over the 2011 experiments with an ‘mutant’ strain of avian flu (H5N1) virus — making it airborne and potentially contagious to humans — lead virus researcher … [Read full article]
An old disease is making a return with a vengeance. New strains of the tuberculosis bacterium are emerging that are resistant to more than one antibiotic drug, These Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) strains are spreading at an “alarming rate” in Eastern and Western Europe, according to a recent World Health Organization report. The organization is expected to endorse an action plan to stop the spread from becoming a pandemic which could kill tens of thousands and cost billions in treatment. Meanwhile, super-resistant strains of other kinds of microbes seem to be on the rise as well. Two additional examples of these emerging, antibiotic resistant bacteria are presented.
Millions of people in Bangladesh have been poisoned with arsenic, due to well-meaning efforts of international development groups. [social_buttons] Apparently, this is not a new problem or newly acknowledged problem, … [Read full article]