I’d go to pieces if someone stuck a needle in one of my children.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Court Rules Feds Can Vaccinate Kids Without Consent Under Public Health Emergency
New Yorker Jennifer Parker was alarmed when she found out that a public health nurse vaccinated her 5-year-old daughter, Madison, against her wishes. This was during a flu outbreak in late 2009. Jennifer fought the action, citing negligence and [...]
NEW YORK – One of New York City’s most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan to cut down sales of big sodas and other sugary soft drinks.
The Board of Health was set to vote Thursday on the proposal, which would bar sales of sugar-heavy drinks in more than 16-ounce cups or bottles in restaurants, movie theaters [...]
Aug 24, 2012
With the U.S. Center for Disease Control now confirming over 1,000 cases of the deadly West Nile virus, officials and health department workers from Houston toPhiladelphia are scrambling to control the outbreak.
“The CDC Reports: 47 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. A total of 1118 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 41 deaths, have been reported to CDC. Of these, 629 [...]
The HIV infection rate for heterosexual African American women in the District’s poorest neighborhoods nearly doubled in two years, from 6.3 percent to 12.1 percent, according to a study released Wednesday by the D.C. Department of Health.
The large increase reflects wider testing of people who were previously unaware of their status and possibly a still-rising rate of new infections in that high-risk group, officials said.
The disease remains at epidemic levels in [...]
A California man, Armando Rodriguez (34), has been charged and arrested for refusing to adhere to treatment for tuberculosis.
He had failed to take eight doses in just 47 days, according to KTLA-TV.
Reports say the man refused to take medication for tuberculosis because he didn’t want to risk liver damage. He said he had alcohol and methamphetamine and was concerned that TB medication would affect his liver.
“Rodriguez is charged with failing [...]
Philadelphia is the most bed bug infested city in the U.S. according to a new report, knocking New York City’s two-year reign at the top.
The ‘City of Brotherly Love’ jumped four places to number one this year according to the annual ranking by pest control company Terminix, reporting the highest service calls and confirmed cases in the country.
New York has fallen to third place with Cincinnati keeping its second place [...]
At least 1,200 pelicans and other sea-faring birds have washed up dead on Peru’s northern coastline, just weeks after 600 dolphins died in the same region.
Now, the Peruvian government has issued a health alert, asking people stay off the beaches until scientists can figure out what is causing the massive die-offs.
The Health Ministry recommended stopped short of a ban and called on health officials to use gloves, masks and other [...]
This handout photograph released by the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) shows a newly-born child with six legs at a hospital in Karachi. Doctors in Pakistan are fighting to save the life of a baby boy born with six legs because of a rare genetic condition, hospital officials said.
AFP - Doctors in Pakistan are fighting to save the life of a baby boy born with six legs because of a [...]
By Robin Rieger
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – Trenton’s health department could shut down some city buildings if a toilet paper shortage isn’t resolved soon.
“It could be an inconvenience for anybody, young, old, male, female,” said Maryann Wooten of Hamilton Township.
The toilet paper and paper towel supply for at least eleven buildings, including city hall, are dangerously low.
“We have one box with about fifteen rolls of toilet paper and that’s it,” said Harold [...]
February 25, 2012
Greece will be fine. A little bureaucratic red tape is no hindrance to business. The Greek economy is merely a little light on liquidity, otherwise it would be growing like gangbusters.
As e-commerce continues to gain ground apace abroad, and even Greeks seem to be warming to the idea of Internet shopping, opening an online store based in Greece is no job for the fainthearted. “An online store is more [...]
by Joe Weisenthal
It’s stories like these that make you think: Wow, perhaps Greece really does have some major reforms it can do.
Ektahimerini has a story on what it takes to open an online store in Greece.
It focuses on Fotis Antonopoulos, the co-founder of olive oil site Oliveshop.com.
There’s months and months of bureaucracy, and paperwork and all that, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
“Most stores begin operating after receiving only the approval [...]
A poster of a man who supposedly lost his leg to diabetes has been going up in the subways of New York.
New York City’s health watchdogs warn that drinking too much sugary soda could cost you a leg. But you also might lose a limb if you appear in one of their ads.
A blunt new poster from the Bloomberg administration shows an overweight man on a stool, his right leg missing [...]
January 14, 2012
They’re saying that the cause isn’t Gardasil:
NYS Health Department spokesman Jeff Hammond also says vaccines such as Gardasil were investigated as a cause and ruled out. (WGRZ)
Did these girls receive Gardasil vaccinations?
The diagnosis, which is apparently known by the government, is being kept from the girls and their families.
Here’s a question for any of the several medical doctors who regularly read Cryptogon:
Have you ever heard of doctors treating [...]
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – A South African health official says a man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge — nearly a day after his family thought he had died.
Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said Monday that the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack.
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man awoke to find himself in a morgue fridge – nearly a day after his family thought he had died, a health official said Monday.
Health department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said the man awoke Sunday afternoon, 21 hours after his family called in an undertaker who sent him to the morgue after an asthma attack.
The state of Hawaii claims that the “birth certificate” for Barack Obama in its files – presumably the document that was copied and distributed by the White House – remains confidential.
The image released April 27 by the White House was described by administration officials as “proof positive” of Obama’s Hawaiian birth.
Image released by the White House April 27, 2011
At that time, officials in Hawaii’s health department and [...]
(AP) ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball.
Health department spokeswoman Claudia Hutton says the rules and lists of games and activities were sent out to municipalities and other camp operators under the previous administration.
She says that after a review spurred by a lawmaker’s [...]
The health department has issued new guidelines to improve its employees’ health.
The city’s Health Department is going on a diet. No deep-fried foods served at agency lunches. No cookies and cakes at the same time. And no beverages over 25 calories per ounce: Those are all part of the new health mandate issued to department employees in a little bright-colored brochure ahead of their move [...]