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We stand in the sun and look back in our tracks
An image of self in grays and in blacks
Laughter and joy hold us in their sweet thrall
But even in wonderland shadows must fall

Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US

May 3, 2014 | Posted in Selected Reposts

Deadly Middle East respiratory virus strikes in US (via AFP)

The first case of MERS, a dangerous respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East and has a high death rate, has been confirmed in the United States, officials said Friday. The person infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus…



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Could a ‘Fat Gene’ Be to Blame For That Extra Weight?

May 3, 2014 | Posted in Selected Reposts

Could a ‘Fat Gene’ Be to Blame For That Extra Weight? (via Fitbie)

Diet and Fitness News May 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment We blame our busy schedule. We blame the office birthday cake. We blame happy hour! But new research confirms what we’ve suspected all along: That good — or bad — genes might actually be at the…



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Bogus GOP Report On Insurance Premiums Paid Shows How Conservative Misinformation Is Spread

May 3, 2014 | Posted in Selected Reposts

Bogus GOP Report On Insurance Premiums Paid Shows How Conservative Misinformation Is Spread (via The Moderate Voice)

On Wednesday the Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a bogus report which claimed that only 67 percent of those who purchased health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act have paid their first month’s premium. This…



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Worse than AIDS: Antibiotic resistance the next world health crisis, experts say

May 3, 2014 | Posted in Selected Reposts

Worse than AIDS: Antibiotic resistance the next world health crisis, experts say (via Raw Story )

The World Health Organization issued another warning on Friday about the dangers posed by antibiotic resistant bacteria. U.K. newspaper The Daily Telegraph said that without new drugs to fight them, common infections will surge as a leading cause of…



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Let’s put a stop to parents opting out of vaccinations for their kids

May 3, 2014 | Posted in Selected Reposts

Let’s put a stop to parents opting out of vaccinations for their kids (via NewsWorks)

This commentary was submitted by Kristen Feemster, a pediatric infectious diseases physician and researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. It’s time to eliminate personal belief exemptions…



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