Health

Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

| May 7, 2014

We are by no means chemist or drug experts but all the anecdotal evidence we have seen—even some first hand—indicates that these drugs are incredibly dangerous.  In addition to law enforcement crackdowns, however, there needs to be a concerted effort to do more education about synthetic recreational drugs. Just as a side note, we’re curious […]

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Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12

Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. Celebrates National Nurses Week May 6-12

| May 7, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Every year, National Nurses Week focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and to improve the health of millions of individuals. This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has selected Nurses Leading the Way as the theme for 2014. The ANA and Chi […]

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Salmonella (Sal-mo-nel-la) on tomato skin, not within

Salmonella (Sal-mo-nel-la) on tomato skin, not within

| May 7, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Recently, there was a scare that tomatoes were causing a condition known as salmonelosis, (sal-mo-nel-lo-sis). This is a bacterial infection caused by a gram negative, rod shaped bacteria that inhabits the intestines of animals and man causing food poisoning, gastroenteritis and blood poisoning. When it infects the digestive system, it […]

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‘Amateur chemists’ risk explosion making hash oil in wake of legalized pot

‘Amateur chemists’ risk explosion making hash oil in wake of legalized pot

| May 6, 2014

Folks, you’ve got legal smoke out there. Maybe you should leave well enough alone. On another note, in the wake of legalization moves around the country, don’t be surprised to hear more stories about the negative impact legalization of marijuana has had. That is to be expected. With any drug that has recreational potential, problems […]

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Blood transfusions could keep you young

Blood transfusions could keep you young

| May 4, 2014

Not to be flip or even ghoulish, perhaps, but could we be entering a real age of the “vampire?” Monstrous (actually, now pretty) beings who need the blood of others to stay young and alive have been a staple of horror stories in the western world since Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 novel “Dracula” first was […]

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Veterans could be dying due to long VA waiting lists

Veterans could be dying due to long VA waiting lists

| May 2, 2014

This certainly tracks with anecdotal complaints we’ve heard about the VA in various places. Also, it has been no secret that the VA health system has had its share of problems. This story, however, is especially disheartening. No matter what your politics or your feelings about the various conflicts in which the U.S. has been […]

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Universities face investigation over sexual assaults, rape

Universities face investigation over sexual assaults, rape

| May 1, 2014

Image is apparently everything. Unfortunately, justice too often is buried beneath the cosmetics of image. Perhaps a number of schools have been reluctant to deal with the issue of sexual assault on campus fearing it will damage their public image. In the end, however, word gets around. Recent reports indicate that a significant number of […]

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South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins major ‘green’ prize

South African who fought toxic waste dumping wins major ‘green’ prize

By Alessandra Scipione (GIN)—South African activist Desmond D’sa has been awarded the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. D’Sa, a community leader  and co-founder of  the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance in 1996, campaigned against toxic waste dumping in South Durban, a poor but highly industrialized area, finally successfully obtaining the closure of the chemical dump. In […]

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Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

Supreme Court’s air pollution surprises Texas

| April 30, 2014

We would love here a detailed analysis of the court’s thinking on what looks like a very surprising ruling from a “conservative” court. Supreme Court’s Air Pollution Ruling Goes Against Texas by Neena Satija photo by: Andrea Parker / Cory Maluski *Correction appended Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. The state of Texas, […]

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Water down your high blood pressure

Water down your high blood pressure

| April 30, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Until 1955, there were no drugs to control high blood pressure. Persons with this condition were in deep water and became water logged due to the retention of excess fluid. Thus, a condition known as hypertension resulted. During those early days, it was understood that the element sodium was the […]

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