Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, November 23, 2012
CDC: Abortions fall 5%, largest drop in a decade
By Michael Muskal
November 21, 2012, 1:41 p.m.
The rate of abortions in the United States fell by 5%, the largest single-year decrease in a decade, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
The decline is outlined in the annual abortion surveillance data for the year 2009, the latest available. It was published on Wednesday in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
About 18% of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion, the CDC noted. Factors from the availability of abortion providers, state laws, the general economy and access to health services including contraception, can Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Welcome back to the world of “de-regulation”! You know… the one that existed before the FDA was created.
Now, do you really want it to be like that?
More May Be at Risk as U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Widens
More drugs from the pharmacy at the center of a meningitis outbreak may be contaminated, putting additional people at risk of contracting the deadly infection, U.S. regulators said.
Any drug meant to be injected that was manufactured by New England Compounding Center may be tainted, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday on its website. The agency doesn’t know how many people may have received potentially tainted shots, Sarah Clark-Lynn, a spokeswoman for the FDA, said in an e-mail. The agency is working with the Framingham, Massachusetts-based pharmacy to gather more information about product distribution, she said.
The fungal meningitis outbreak that began with a steroid used for back pain has led to 214 infections in 15 U.S. states, killing 15 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. A second steroid to treat inflammation manufactured by the pharmacy has been linked to Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
May the Almighty continue to bless the works of their hands.
29 May 2012 Last updated at 17:36 ET
President Barack Obama has bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honour on political and cultural figures in a ceremony at the White House.
Describing himself as “a big fan”, a star-struck President Obama honours the ‘Tambourine Man’
Musician Bob Dylan, astronaut John Glenn, and Israeli President Shimon Peres were among the Medal of Freedom recipients.
The award is given to people from all walks of life who have made exceptional contributions to society.
It was established by former President John F Kennedy in 1963.
Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in Minnesota coffee houses.
He took his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas and, not coincidentally, paid as much attention to his lyrics as his music.
Much of his best-known work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal historian of America’s troubles.
Songs such as Blowin’ In The Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’ became Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, February 24, 2012
You, the reader, may also be interested to know that Governor Robert Bentley, on June 11, 2011, ordered all 67 Public Health Departments in Alabama to cease performing Tuberculosis skin tests for the public.
What else will this Republican governor do to endanger public health?
Three more cases of whooping cough reported in Madison County; total now 11
Published: Friday, February 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:45 PM
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