UNITED NATIONS – As a significant portion of the recently reported Monkeypox cases has been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) expressed concern on Sunday that some media reporting and commentary was reinforcing homophobic and racist stereotypes.
As of May 21, the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of 92 laboratory-confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases from 12 countries not endemic...
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Friday night the FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, reported that they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida deputy faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly igniting a fireball at a gas station that left a suspect with serious burns, WESH reports.
The suspect, Jean Barreto, was thought to be part of a group of dirt bike riders seen pointing guns at people while driving recklessly through traffic in Osceola County on Feb. 27, according to the county’s Sheriff Marcos Lopez.
“In Osceola County, we have no tolerance for...
HARRISBURG — An online federal database allows people to see whether their home or property was contaminated with toxic chemicals used to make such drugs as methamphetamine.
This database significantly undercounts the number of sites in Pennsylvania, according to data obtained by Spotlight PA.
Similar reporting discrepancies exist in neighboring states, but Pennsylvania is one of several nationwide that do not have laws or guidelines outlining how contaminated properties should be cleaned or when they are...
Daily Caller – A Nevada mother alleged that a teacher at Clark County School District — the nation’s fifth-largest public school district — forced her 15-year-old daughter to memorize and recite “pornographic material.”
When the mother began reading the alleged assignment at a school board meeting, the board temporarily cut the mother’s microphone over obscene language.
The assignment allegedly read,
“I don’t love you. It’s not you, it’s just, I don’t like your d**k. Or any d**k...
By BERNARD CONDON and MICHAEL HILL Associated Press
CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron's COVID-19-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: "What do you plan to do when you retire?"
"Murder-suicide," Gendron typed.
Despite his protests that it was all a joke, the bespectacled 17-year-old who had long been viewed by classmates as a smart loner was questioned...
BIOSPACE – After experiencing a global pandemic, it seems the only positive takeaway is the importance of preparedness in the face of the unknown.
The world needs to adjust to the possibility that another wave could lead to supply chain shortages, medical understaffing and inadequate treatment options.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been increased interest in developing a universal antiviral that would stop a pandemic in its tracks.
Hyundai Bioscience announced this week...
The Journal News – To prevent mosquitoes from multiplying, the Westchester County Department of Health is giving away 300 pounds of fathead minnows the first weekend in May.
Westchester County Health Department to offer Free Minnows to residents for Mosquito Prevention
To help residents keep their backyards free of mosquito breeding sites, the Westchester County Department of Health will give away free minnows for residential ponds and water features, along with advice and strategies to prevent...
BREITBART – Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse has hired a former Old Dominion University professor who was put on leave after claiming that sexual attraction to children is not always immoral, and that he wants to destigmatize pedophiles by referring to them as “minor-attracted persons” (MAPs), instead.
“We are excited to share that Allyn Walker, PhD, will be joining the Moore Center as a postdoctoral fellow on May 25,”...
FOOD SAFETY NEWS – The CDC has declared that an outbreak of cronobacter infections among babies is over, but the Food and Drug Administration is continuing its investigation into the maker of the implicated infant formula.
The FDA received four complaints of cronobacter infections in infants beginning on Sept. 20, 2021, and running through Jan. 11, 2022. Two of the infected babies died. Parents of all four infants reported having fed their children formula produced...
"TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It's free and available on demand." – Bette Midler
By Dr. Rebekah Diamond, assistant professor of pediatrics at Columbia University
NBC NEWS – The infant formula shortage is an ongoing nightmare for American families with young babies as parents find themselves without the basic food and fluids to keep their infants alive and healthy.
As a pediatrician and mother, it’s horrifying to see that, rather than unifying the country in a concerted effort to address...
THE GUARDIAN – Using drugs like ibuprofen and steroids to relieve short-term health problems could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, new research suggests.
The findings from the small study indicate that it could be time to reconsider how pain is treated.
Normal recovery from a painful injury involves inflammation – the body’s natural reaction to injury and infection – and new research suggests blocking inflammation with drugs could lead to harder-to-treat issues.
It may be...
NEW YORK (AP) — They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city's rats.
Now city data suggests that sightings are more frequent than they've been in a decade.
Through April, people have called in some 7,400...
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