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"A human BSE epidemic may be multiphasic, and recent estimates of the size of the vCJD epidemic based on uniform genetic susceptibility could be substantial underestimations"
More deaths from mad cow disease predicted
GDO Report
Human mad cow infection could hide for 50 years

Report sparks new fears over CJD   Human mad cow epidemic 'could be bigger than feared'

Cannibalism Study May Hold Clues for Mad-Cow Disease

And More...


Former dancer Ann Smith leads a stretch class at Munson Community Health Clinic in Traverse City
Move around and live longer, study says
GDO Special Report
CHICAGO, IL - Elderly people who load the dishwasher, climb stairs or just keep moving are bound to live longer than their sedentary counterparts, a study said on Tuesday.

The study of 302 people aged 70 to 82 found those who engaged in more physical activity -- not necessarily formal exercise -- were much less likely to die than those who did not move as much.

Scientists use adult stem cells to replace immune system and bone marrow of mice
GDO Report from Journal of Experimental Medicine & Other News Sources
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. researchers have successfully used adult stem cells to replace the immune system and bone marrow of mice.

The collaborative experiments by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Stanford University offers the promise of new therapies for people in the future. For decades, researchers have tried in the lab to expand hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise to the blood system. The success in this venture would mean increasing the supply of cells available for bone marrow transplant patients.

Stem cells face second Bush veto


Georgia Tort - Personal Injury Law.
Arbitrary cap on damages held unconstitutional in Louisiana
GDO Report
Yet another state Supreme Court has held that an arbitrary cap on damages violates the state constitution. 

In Arrinton v. ER Physicians Group, APMC, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a $500,000.00 cap on medical malpractice damages was unconstitutional as failing to provide the plaintiffs an adequate remedy” as guaranteed under the provisions of La.Const. art. 1, § 22.


CDC recommends human papillomavirus virus vaccination
GDO Report
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee Recommends Human Papillomavirus Virus Vaccination Vaccine considered highly effective in preventing infections that are the cause of most cervical cancers.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted Thursday to recommend that a newly licensed vaccine designed to protect against human papillomavirus virus (HPV) be routinely given to girls when they are 11-12 years old.


Human Stem Cells

New stem cell techniques avoid ethical concerns
GDO Report
US scientists have developed two new ways of generating embryonic stem cells, designed to avoid some of the ethical objections to current methods that involve destroying “potential human life”. The journal Nature published papers on both techniques in its online edition on Sunday. They work well in mice and the researchers believe they could be applied to human stem cells.

World medical researchers disclose this important health TIP: Circumcising men halves their risk of being infected with the AIDS virus - could prevent hundreds of thousands or even millions of new infections....  HealthCare Professionals Are Standing By!
US Establishes Flu Pandemic Severity Rating
GDO Report
Washington DC, United States -- The new U.S. flu severity index copies the five categories of the hurricane rating system.

The director of the government's Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Julie Gerberding, says a pandemic that spreads rapidly among the people with a high death rate would be ranked highest at five, while the lowest intensity would earn the number one on the scale.

British govt 'preparing for human flu pandemic'

Pancreatic Cell Transplant from Living Donor Could Treat Diabetes
Japanese researchers have successfully reversed a woman's diabetes by transplanting insulinmaking cells (islets) from a living donor's pancreas into her, reporting their results in a research letter published online today by The Lancet. This is the first successful operation of its kind using the islets from a living donor.
Pope: Homosexuals destroy themselves
GDO Report
VATICAN CITY, ROME - Church has duty to speak out: 'Does man not concern us, too?'

In his most powerful statements to date on issues involving sexual morality, Pope Benedict XVI said homosexuals end up destroying themselves so the Church has a duty to speak out on moral issues that affect the very spiritual and physical lives of man.

"In seeking to emancipate himself from his body (from the 'biological sphere'), [man] ends up by destroying himself," the pope told cardinals, archbishops, bishops and members of the Roman Curia last week in a traditional meeting overlooked by most of the world's press.

Homosexual behavior may one day play a major role in the saving of the human race

  Artifical Heart

The AbioCor artificial heart does not have any wires that protrude from the chest, unlike previous devices. Despite limited testing, the FDA has given it a humanitarian exemption and approved its use in people.

The FDA has given approval for limited use of an artificial heart
GDO Report
The FDA has given approval for limited use of an artificial heart.

Only patients who are seriously ill in ineligible for transplant will be able to have an implant of a permanent artificial heart.

The artificial heart is called AbioCor and is produced by Abiomed Inc. The artificial heart is made of titanium and plastic and is the size of a grapefruit. It weighs two pounds.


Cancer cells are frozen and killed during "cryosurgery".  The dead cells are then expelled naturally by the human body.
Freezing cancer cells through cryosurgery shows promising results in last 5 years
GDO Report
Throughout the last five years, the freezing of cancerous cells in many organs of the human body has seen many advancements.

From brain tissue to liver and kidney tissue, "cryosurgery" has drawn great attention because of its minimal invasion on the human body and lack of radiological therapy.

Patient Cancer Costs

Scientists have not found the biological mechanism for this alleged effect.
Womb environment 'makes men gay'
A man's sexual orientation may be determined by conditions in the womb, according to a study.
Previous research had revealed the more older brothers a boy has, the more likely he is to be gay, but the reason for this phenomenon was unknown.

But a Canadian study has shown that the effect is most likely down to biological rather than social factors.

The research is published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Three Little Words That Work !!
GDO Report
ATLANTA - Three Little Words That Work... "Hold On, Please..."

(1)The three little words are: "Hold On, Please..."

Saying this, while putting down your phone and walking off (instead of hanging-up immediately) would make each telemarketing call so much more time-consuming that boiler room sales would grind to a halt.

Then when you eventually hear the phone company's "beep-beep-beep" tone, you know it's time to go back and hang up your handset, which has efficiently completed its task.


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