Category Archives: health crisis

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor gets virus

(Source: “Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor gets virus,” 24 July 2014, Aljazeera)

The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea’s remote southeast in February and has since spread across the region.

Symptoms of the highly infectious disease are diarrhoea, vomiting and internal and external bleeding.

Three days ago, three nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan died from the disease.

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the president’s office said, as the West African outbreak claimed more victims.

It was not immediately clear how Khan had caught the virus.

His colleagues told Reuters that he was always meticulous with protection, wearing overalls, mask, gloves and special footwear.

There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which can kill up to 90 percent of those infected, although the mortality rate of the current outbreak is lower at around 60 percent.

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Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging (Video Documentary)

Excellent Documentary On The Facts And Truth Of The Cults of Psychiatry And Psychology

Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.

It’s the story of big money – drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.

These drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.

Health – Obesity Crisis

Document Source: CDC

Obesity is common, serious and costly

  • More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. [Read data brief – PDF-528Kb]
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines]
  • In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. [Read summary]

Biological Warfare, Pandemic Disease, Mutant Viruses – Outbreak (Movie)

A virus similar to Ebola & Lassa is discovered in Africa in 1969. 25 years later, it resurfaces – and Col. Sam Daniels of the U.S. Army is sent in to investigate it. When he returns he warns his boss, Brigadier-Gen. Ford, of the lethal nature of the virus and wants to put out an alert. Ford, who had been one of the men who first dealt with the virus, insists the virus is contained and unlikely to show up in the U.S. What neither man knows is that the host – a monkey – has been brought into the U.S. by freighter. Through an under-the-table bribe, a young man gets the monkey out of the animal-testing lab it was bound for. Soon, the man is infected – and Col. Daniels’ ex-wife, Dr. Keough – now with the CDC – is called into Boston when the young man is brought to a hospital in critical condition. Dr. Keough discovers that the man has died from the virus, and at the same time – on the other side of the country – a new outbreak is starting in a little California town. A quarantine is set up to stop the virus from spreading, while Ford’s boss, the sinister Major-Gen. McClintock, has his own agenda in mind – to harness this lethal bug for use as a bioweapon. With the President about to order a fuel-air bomb to be dropped on the little town to stop the outbreak, Daniels must find a way to unravel McClintock’s sinister plan.