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    They're Horrible in Florida, Alabama & Georgia. I've lived/live in these States and suffered fire ant attacks each one of these States. Awful! Blisters, fever, nasty! I don't play around with them anymore. I look for them now instead of stumbling upon them. I exterminate them ASAP. "Dr. Merchant says that when he and his wife moved to Texas many years ago, they had a horrific, picnic-spoiling fire ant experience like the one described above. And as the species has spread across much of the sout...  more
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    An ever-expanding array of antiretroviral drug combinations has transformed HIV infection from a “death sentence” to a chronic and manageable condition. Treatment has also been shown to eliminate the risk of HIV transmission to sexual partners, and new prevention methods, including needle-exchange programs and preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral drugs, are highly effective.
    Despite these tools, HIV is not a problem of the past in the United States. In 2010, we called attention to...  more
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    The phenomenon of elderly couples committing suicide together in nations where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is legally permitted appears to be on the rise.

    In 2018, nine elderly couples in the Netherlands died in this fashion.

    “The Dutch believe that transparency is more important than right and wrong. So, they allow a continually expanding euthanasia license — but are careful to make sure they report later on what death doctors are doing. Hence, the government publishes a yearly,...  more
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    Recent research suggests that about 20% of people in the U.S. will have hepatitis E at some point in their lives. The virus may be more common in areas with poor access to clean water. #HepatitisAwarenessMonth https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324204.php
  • Marian J.Lindsey
    Think you've read all the absurd things you could have EVER imagined? No, not yet. May 21, 2019, 3:25 AM CDT
    By Brandy Zadrozny
    "When they aren’t working or taking care of their autistic children, Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler are moles.
    Eaton, 39, a single mother from Salisbury, North Carolina, and Seigler, 38, a mom to six in Lake Worth, Florida, have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating more than a dozen private Facebook groups for parents of autistic kids....  more
  • Marian J.Lindsey
    2006 I was telling a Nurse I didn't think the way our facility disposed of medication was legal. When someone passed away, their morphine, diabetic medication, hormone replacement drugs, heart medications etc. were placed in a storage bin. At some point, with another Nurse present, those medications were documented and checked off as destroyed, emptied into the bin, filled with water, until they dissolved. The murky liquid was then poured down the drain. Unbelievable! I voiced my concerns to the...  more
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    "The World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with global experts, has drawn up a list of nine known infectious diseases and one unknown (Disease X) in a “Blueprint” for research and development (see box).1 These infections have the potential to cause public health emergencies, and we lack the tools to diagnose, treat, or prevent them. The world is therefore particularly vulnerable to these infections, and yet they’ve been neglected in research and development."
    https://www.nejm.org/do...  more