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Documents Reveal How Poultry Firms Systematically Feed Antibiotics To Flocks

Brian Grow, P.J. Huffstutter and Michael Erman | Reuters | September 15, 2014

Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health.  Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation’s largest poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics – not just when sickness strikes, but as a standard practice over most of the birds’ lives...

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HIV History Suggests An Even More Paranoid Future For Ebola

Michael Byrne | Motherboard | October 19, 2014

HIV and the Ebola virus share some interesting and entirely sinister traits. One of those is extended incubation: Ebola can take up to three weeks to manifest as symptoms, while HIV can take years...

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Ingle: Officials Have Botched U.S. Response To Ebola

Bob Ingle | Courier-Post | October 19, 2014

Because of the Ebola virus, mistrust of politicians and government agencies is growing, and they have nobody to blame but themselves. They blew it...

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Is the Technology Gap the Reason Why Medical Errors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US?

Hardly a day goes by without some new revelation of an information technology (IT) mess in the United States that seems like an endless round of the old radio show joke contest, “Can You Top This” except that increasingly the joke is on us. From nuclear weapons updated with floppy disks, to critical financial systems in the Department of the Treasury that run on assembler language code (a computer language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware for which it was developed), to medical systems that cannot exchange patient records leading to a large number of needless deaths from medical errors.

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The Forgotten History Of Vaccinations You Need To Be Aware Of

Joseph Mercola | Mercola.com | January 18, 2015

Vaccines are one of the most controversial medical therapies, and it's impossible to make an informed decision unless you know both sides of the story. In the process of knowing both sides, the historical context is critical...

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Zoeticx Introduces TruRecord, Medical Prescribing Software to Address 2.2 Million Adverse Drug Reactions in the U.S

Press Release | Zoeticx | June 29, 2015

Zoeticx, Inc., the developer of medical software that bridges the gap between medical data and quality patient care, today announced a crowd funding campaign for TruRecord, the first subscriber-based, medical prescribing software to leverage advanced DNA testing technology for optimal drug analysis and prevention of adverse drug reactions. The company is raising funds for a fall launch of TruRecord on medical crowd funding site Medstartr...TruRecord improves patient outcomes by reducing the 80,000 annual deaths due to drug adverse reactions, resulting in 289 billion spent annually on malpractice payouts.

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