Anti-viral drugs are being issued to those affected by the flu
The virus is now in 66 countries, with the majority of cases - including the 117 fatal ones - in Mexico and the US.
The World Health Organization warned it was "getting closer" to declaring a global outbreak.
This appears to be a “body count” flu story, the likes of which are becoming a daily feature of the news, sort of like the weather.
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What's next? it won't be the LAPD busting in, knocking down doors and slapping cuffs on employees. It's a rather lengthy process that begins with Building and Safety inspectors citing stores, then issuing an order to comply and then having the city attorney's office file a lawsuit.
Very short story for those interested in this tangle of law, medicine, and social engineering that is the medical marijuana movement. Neon lights? Really?
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., talks about single payer healthcare with Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless Director Anita Beaty outside Grady Hospital in Atlanta May 27. – Photo: Jonathan Springston, Atlanta Progressive News
Less than a month after 13 single payer advocates were arrested protesting the exclusion of single payer, it is at the table in both Houses, making progress while the multi-payer pro-insurance reform is faltering.
The concept of single-payer, big government healthcare will never really go away, as it seems to go on and off the table. It is a true debate.
Plastic bags have been dubbed the "national flower" in South Africa because so many can be seen flapping from fences and caught in bushes. Plastic bags also have become the most common man-made item seen by sailors at sea.
Plastic bags are taking over the world, if you want to know all about this widespread pollution, here is a long and detailed story, “in the bag”.
Over the 13-year study period the injury rate increased by 732%, which is more than double the increase in household computer ownership.
The findings appear in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Children under five had the highest injury rate, mainly due to falls after tripping over cables or head injuries from falling monitors.
I have a hard time believing in the specific dangers of computers from crushing, tripping, and other accidents. If it wasn’t computers, it would be something else.
The health proposals taking shape in the nation's capital intend to do more than help the uninsured. The changes will affect everyone. Politicians have promised that if you like your health plan, you can keep it. That may be true, but when you're sick and need care, you'll get a lower standard of care.
How will the new plans for healthcare impact those who already have good insurance? This article shows how these people may be harmed.
Mexican boy Gustavo Rey observes the back of the building where 35 children died in a fire in a daycare in Hermosillo, Sonora state, Mexico on June 6, 2009.
(Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)
At a hospital news conference, the parents described a chaotic scene after Friday's fire. Heraclio Ernesto Esquer Lopez says he rushed from hospital to hospital looking for his 3-year-old daughter and wife, who was working at the center.
The death toll climbed to 44 on Monday.
Terrible fire, I am glad Shriners stepped up to the plate and is helping some of these kids. What a great organization, they should be proud.
Jun 10 2009, 09:34 AM