"Feral hogs can carry or transmit several diseases to wildlife and humans. Three diseases that cause the most concern are swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, and tularemia, although feral hogs harbor other diseases as well." – USDA
Why do officials in this state want to ban feral hog hunting?
Jan 28, 2020
MissouriNet – Two southern Missouri state lawmakers are unhappy with a letter the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) director has sent to the U.S. Forest Service, in support...
Coronavirus has been reported in nearly every Asian Pacific nation except North Korea – until today, when it was leaked by unofficial sources. Is this because they didn't have it, or they didn't report it? North Korea is notorious for a lack of validity and reliability in its health data.
Infectious disease risks in North Korea remain largely unknown according to a 2018 report.
Border crossings between North Korea and China are commonplace. Trade with...
By William E. Bennett Jr.
Oct. 22, 2019
Washington Post – We know how important it is to have insurance so that we can get health care.
As a physician, parent and patient, I cannot overemphasize that having insurance is not enough.
As a gastroenterologist, I often prescribe expensive medications or tests for my patients.
But for insurance companies to cover those treatments, I must submit a “prior authorization” to the companies, and it can...
With infections doubling every 4 days, China goes house to house to round up sick
| Feb 7, 2020
Kaiser Health News – China is now quarantining infected patients in enormous centers in a desperate attempt to make progress in the war against the fast-spreading coronavirus.
There's a growing sense within the city that its residents are being sacrificed for the greater good of China.
“There must be no deserters, or they will be nailed to the...
Walter Reed prosthetics chief allegedly took sports tickets
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the former chief of prosthetics and orthotics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Court records show David Laufer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to five counts of making a false statement.
The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland said Wednesday that the 63-year-old Pittsburgh resident failed to report financial benefits, including travel and tickets to sporting events,...
Dr. Li Wenliang has died. Li was among eight physicians punished by Wuhan police for discussing the emergence of a SARS-like virus on social media in December.
This story is about the doctor whose warnings on the emergence of the deadly coronavirus were suppressed by Chinese state media.
For news on presumed Trump whistleblower Eric Ciaramella, click here.
Whistleblower doctor dies, China launches probe
Feb 7, 2020
CBS News – China announced Friday that it would conduct an investigation after...
Feb 4, 2020
Los Angeles Magazine – Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced today that his office plans to drop all charges in a high-profile case in which a Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend were accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women.
Spitzer said at a press conference that a review of the case by his office found “There’s insufficient evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Dr. Grant Robicheaux, 39, and...
Icon of Hollywood's Golden Age dies at 103 |
Feb 5, 2020 –
Hollywood Reporter – The actor who starred in such films as 'Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,' 'Spartacus,' 'Champion,' 'The Bad and the Beautiful,' and 'Lust for Life,' to name just a few, has passed.
Kirk Douglas, the son of a ragman who channeled a deep, personal anger through a chiseled jaw and steely blue eyes to forge one of the most indelible and indefatigable...
Feb 5, 2020 |
Seoul, South Korea (AP) – Public health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China, restricting visitors from the country and confining thousands on cruise ships for extensive screening after some passengers tested positive.
But with important details about the illness and how it spreads still unknown, officials and medical personnel are struggling.
Governments have rushed to get their citizens out of China, which...
The potential ramifications are "really dire." Dr. Steve Johnson, U. of Fla. |
Plus: Is it legal to hunt feral monkeys in FL?
Feb 2, 2020
Newsweek – At least 12 feral rhesus macaque monkeys, which could be infected with a deadly form of herpes, have been spotted for the first time in northern Florida.
According to ABC-affiliate First Coast News, the animals were seen in six neighborhoods in the city of Jacksonville.
But how did members of this...
“What’s being thrown at the coyote in urban areas is a giant buffet of prey."
By Dan Zarlenga Missouri Dept. of Conservation
Jan 31, 2020
ST. LOUIS — A peculiar, high-pitched sound suddenly emerges through the urban bustle — something between a yelp, a whine, a howl, and an eerie laugh — raising hairs on the back of the neck.
It’s not at all something you would expect to hear.
Surely it can’t be. But it is. The call...
All modern humans have Neanderthal DNA, say researchers
| Jan 30, 2020
CNN – We all likely have a bit of Neanderthal in our DNA -- including Africans who had been thought to have no genetic link to our extinct human relative, a new study finds.
Evidence that our early ancestors had babies with Neanderthals first emerged in 2010 when the first genome, extracted from the bones of the Stone Age hominins who populated Europe until around 40,000...
"The will enroll 5,400 HIV-uninfected men and women ages 18-35 at risk for HIV infection at 15 clinical research sites. NIAID and BMGF are funding the US$130 million trial." – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2016
NIH discontinues vaccinations in Africa after 252 participants get HIV during trial |
Feb 3, 2020
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has stopped administration of vaccinations in its...
... it does not go well. |
"I just don't want this on camera for my future. It will ruin my career."
– Rep. Rebekah Warren
Feb 1, 2020 |
Fox News – A Michigan state lawmaker was clearly upset her December drunk driving arrest was being recorded by police video cameras, according to a report.
The video obtained by WXYZ-TV on Friday shows Democratic state Rep. Rebekah Warren in the back seat of a patrol car after being taken...
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