Health & Wellness

Deadly ‘brain-eating’ microbe outbreak in Pakistan

Deadly ‘brain-eating’ microbe outbreak in Pakistan

Pakistan’s capital city Karachi was struck by an outbreak of Naegleria fowleri, also known as ‘brain-eating amoeba.’ The deadly freshwater microbe kills 98 percent of those infected. The source of the infection has yet to be identified. The amoeba is transmitted from contaminated water through the nasal cavity and travels to the brain, causing inflammation. […]

Florida city passes ban on hiring smokers

Florida city passes ban on hiring smokers

In an attempt to save money on insurance, a city in South Florida has banned hiring employees who smoke or use tobacco products, causing some Americans to complain that the government is controlling too much of their personal life. Delray Beach City Commissioners on Tuesday announced a policy that would help the financially struggling city […]

Possible Key to Slow Progression Toward AIDS Found

Possible Key to Slow Progression Toward AIDS Found

HIV-positive people who progress to full blown AIDS slower than others carry a rare immune gene variant. Even among these people the speed of disease progression varies widely. A possible key to that variation is a killer T-cell immune response that targets a section of the HIV protein called IW9.

Carsey Institute: More Than 16 Million Children in Poverty in 2011

DURHAM, N.H. – Between 2010 and 2011, the child poverty rate rose modestly across the nation to 22.5 percent. Today 16.4 million children live in poverty; 6.1 million of them are under age six, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, 45 percent — 32.7 million of […]

DHS Police Dept. Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs September 29 At 65950 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs

DHS Police Dept. Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs September 29 At 65950 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs, CA – On September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Desert Hot Springs Police
Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another
opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired,
unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Desert […]

Angel View Provides Gap Funds To ILP To Cover Mileage For Adults With Disabilities

As detailed in the August 18 article, “Grant loss may hinder doctor visits,” 33 desert residents with disabilities who rely on the Independent Living Partnership (ILP) for assistance to access needed healthcare services were poised to lose their benefits. But thanks to gap funding provided by Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, Inc., that crisis has […]

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