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  • Trick or Treat 2010- The Nebraska Medical Center Every Halloween, staff, students and volunteers at The Nebraska Medical Center treat pediatric patients to a trick or treat parade. Kids who have to spend their Halloween in the hospital get to dress up, walk around the medical center and receive handfuls of prizes. Each year, the parade gets bigger, the costumes get more creative and the smiles get wider. It's a treat for the medical center staff who plan the event, and for the children who get to take a short break from their serious medical conditions and just be kids.
  • Relentless E. coli strain surprises docs [NBC: 6-04-2011] Subscribe for daily health news. Like/Dislike, Favorite, Comment, Embed on Blog, Facebook Share, and Tweet this video. Get the word out on this video. - Saturday June 4 2011 12:00 pm Tuberculosis, MTB or TB (short for tubercle bacillus) is a common and in some cases deadly infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis usually attacks the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. It is spread through the air when people who have an active MTB infection cough, sneeze, or otherwise transmit their saliva through the air. Most infections in humans result in an asymptomatic, latent infection, and about one in ten latent infections eventually progresses to active disease, which, if left untreated, kills more than 50% of its victims. The classic symptoms are a chronic cough with blood-tinged sputum, fever, night sweats, and weight loss (the last giving rise to the formerly prevalent colloquial term 'consumption'). Infection of other organs causes a wide range of symptoms. Diagnosis relies on radiology (commonly chest X-rays), a tuberculin skin test, blood tests, as well as microscopic examination and microbiological culture of bodily fluids. Treatment is difficult and requires long courses of multiple antibiotics. Social contacts are also screened and treated if necessary. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in (extensively) multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. Prevention ...
  • 30 years of fighting AIDS and we are still learning Reports of the initial cases were confusing. The first federal announcement, 30 years ago this week, concerned "five young men, all active homo***uals," with pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, or PCP, a disease "almost exclusively limited to severely immunosuppressed patients." Initial suspicion fell on a known infectious agent, cytomegalovirus. As it gradually became clear that the underlying illness was neither pneumonia nor cancer but a ***ually transmitted disease that was profoundly damaging the immune system, experts argued their many theories about the cause. A popular one held that the impact of combinations of microbes overwhelmed the immune system. Other theoretical causes included sperm deposited in the bowel, or some chemical that would damage the immune system. It took three years to conclusively identify HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and longer to settle disputed claims for the discovery. When doctors learned that it took about a decade to get sick from AIDS after HIV first entered the body, they realized that people had been unwittingly transmitting the virus for years, spreading it to thousands of people in many countries, who in turn spread it to thousands and ultimately millions more. Epidemiologists quickly showed that HIV could be transmitted through hetero***ual ***; from infected women to their newborns; in transfusions of blood and blood products; and via contaminated needles. Many doctors, uncertain whether AIDS was an infectious disease, refused ...
  • Flu Vaccine Program Flu Vaccine Program - House Oversight Committee - 2009-09-29 - Product 289203-1-DVD - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Officials testified about the Obama administration's HlNl flu vaccine program, including related health and safety issues, and how the US might address pandemic flu vaccine matters in the future. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information see www.c-
  • Candida Myth #4 - Only Sick People Get Candida Dr. Jeffrey McCombs unveils another Candida Myth. The medical viewpoint states that systemic Candida exists only in immunocompromised individuals, as a result of AIDS, immunosuppressive therapy, such as in organ transplants, or chemotherapy. Science states otherwise, and extends that list to include: diabetes, premature infants, surgical patients, alcoholism, cirrhosis, tuberculosis, cancer, corticosteroids, marrow hyperplasia, hematological malignancies, hospitalized patients, especially in Intensive Care Units, or having major injuries, burn victims, nutritional deficiencies, as well as aging. Research has repeatedly shown that the immune system does not need to be suppressed in order for candida to convert to its fungal form and invade the body. To download The Candida Fact Sheet, visit: . This article cites over 75 research studies on Candida. You can print it out and share it with family, friends, and your doctor, if you feel that it would help them to understand Systemic Candida, a condition affecting almost everyone in the modern world.
  • Capecitabine to Prevent Squamous Cell Carcinoma Oral capecitabine shows considerable early promise for the secondary prevention of nonmelanoma skin cancers in solid organ transplant recipients and other immunosuppressed individuals, according to Dr. Paul Nghiem.
  • Actinic Keratosis in Patients with Solid Organ Transplants Gary Goldenberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, and Medical Director of the Faculty Practice at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discusses the pathophysiology and approach to treatment for Actinic Keratosis in immunosuppressed patients.
  • Deconstructing the Construct of "AIDS" "AIDS" is not a disease it's a syndrome, a collection or cluster of diseases. "And AIDS is not that, you know, ludicrously simple, but it is in a sense just as constructed. It's a construct." ~ Christine Maggiore founder of "With the current paradigm, AIDS is defined entirely in terms of old diseases in conjunction with "dubious test results and even more dubious assumptions." Lauritsen argues that "although people are undeniably sick, AIDS itself does not exist;" it's a phony construct ... "a product of muddled thinking and hidden agendas." Lauritsen argues that the official definition of AIDS — the presence of one or more indicator diseases and the "tendentiously named" HIV — is a "tautology:" the CDC has given the retrovirus a causal role as "an artifact of the definition." ~ John Lauritsen author of AZT: Poison by Prescription John Lauritsen's House of Numbers Interview "Every mathematician knows that by changing the definition of something, you can change the entire truth about that scribes how the HIV = AIDS 'orthodoxists' have abused this idea. As in a shell game, they keep moving the definitions around, so that anything can be true and everyone will be confused." ~ Rebecca Culshaw author of Science Sold out [Does HIV really cause AIDS?] "People find it blasphemous when I say "AIDS" is not a disease, "it's" a syndrome, a collection of diseases" ~ Paul ...
  • What is shingles? Shingles, or herpes zoster, is the result of a prior infection with the varicella-zoster virus What you should know: •Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox •Not contagious •Clears up in a matter of weeks Related Videos: •All Shingles videos, •Stress video, Related Health Articles: •Shingles Symptoms & Treatment All that many people know about shingles is that it involves a painful rash. Many don't realize that the same herpes virus that leads to the common illness chicken pox also causes shingles. This virus is called "varicella zoster," so shingles is also known as "herpes zoster" or simply "zoster."... Read More: bit.ly •Herpes Zoster Herpes zoster is an acute, localized infection with varicella-zoster virus, which causes a painful, blistering rash...Read More: bit.ly Transcript Hi, I'm Carmen Davailus and I'm a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is the result of a prior infection with the varicella-zoster virus, which causes a painful, blistering rash. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. After having an episode of chicken pox, the virus becomes dormant in the body. Shingles occurs as a result of the virus re-emerging after many years. The cause of the reactivation is usually unknown, but seems to be linked to aging, stress, or an impaired immune system. Often this reactivation is a one-time occurrence. Shingles is diagnosed mostly using the rash as a ...
  • Michael Savage - Sept 2, 2010 - hr 2, segment 2 The Savage Nation with Dr. Michael Savage This segment merges nutrition with politics.
  • Mayo Researchers Find Race Has Role in Incidence, Survival of Rare Brain Tumor The incidence of a rare and deadly tumor called primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is two times higher in black Americans, ages 20 to 49, than in white Americans, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Journal of Neuro-Oncology. In patients older than 49, the results were reversed. White Americans were twice as likely as black Americans to be diagnosed with PCNSL. Primary central nervous system lymphoma is a primary tumor of the central nervous system that may simultaneously or sequentially involve the brain, spinal cord, meninges (the covering of the brain and spinal cord) and the eyes. It most often affects the elderly, people who are immunosuppressed because of illness or transplant, and patients with AIDS. Though uncommon, this tumor is increasing in incidence, even in patients without known risk factors. About 1500 new cases are diagnosed in the United States every year. We undertook this epidemiological study to look for clues about the cause of PCNSL, says Brian O'Neill, MD, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and the senior researcher in the study. Dr. ONeill is the director of Mayos National Cancer Institute-designated Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Brain Cancer. This study was conducted by reviewing the records of 2665 patients between 1992 and 2002 in 13 US communities that are part of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute. This program is a repository ...
  • Larva of stongyloides stercoralis(SS- video: low power microscope)-from human stool Stongyloides stercoralis(SS)- is a intestinal helminth of human that enters through skin penetration. It causes hyperinfecion particularly in immunosuppressed person, person with steroids or cytotoxic drugs or with HIV infection or in pregnancy. It can be also found in urine in these cases. It can cause chronic diarrhoea. Diagnosis is done by demonstration rhabditiform larvae in stool. It needs Albendazole 400 mg twice daily for at leaset 3 days for treatment.
  • How to Treat Osteoarthritis Symptoms : How to Use Pain Killers for Osteoarthritis Using pain killers for Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis in this free medical treatment video. Expert: Dr. Susan Jewell Bio: Dr. Susan Jewell is a British born educated bilingual Asian with a British accent and can speak Cantonese. Filmmaker: Nili Nathan
  • Dr. Maria Tsoukas on Skin Cancer Research Maria Tsoukas, MD, assistant professor of medicine at theUniversity of Chicago Medical Center, talks about new treatments for skin cancer, including Metvixia, treatment in immunosuppressed patients, and the use of photodynamic therapy for severe acne. For more information: sciencelife.uchospitals.edu This video is part of a recurring feature on the ScienceLife blog where a University of Chicago Medical Center expert will address - in a series of short Q&A-style videos - frequently asked questions about a popular medical topic. These videos accompany stories posted on the blog, and are meant to offer clear, accurate information about common diseases and the accepted medical treatments currently available.
  • A World With No Convictions: Is Fox News Really The Conservative News? A World With No Convictions: Is Fox News Really The Conservative News? -or- A Church In Name Only The AIDS epidemic officially began on June 5, 1981, when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report newsletter reported unusual clusters of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) caused by a form of Pneumocystis carinii in five homo***ual men in Los Angeles. Over the next 18 months, more PCP clusters were discovered among otherwise healthy men in cities throughout the country, along with other opportunistic diseases (such as Kaposi's sarcoma and persistent, generalized lymphadenopathy), common in immunosuppressed patients. In June 1982, a report of a group of cases amongst gay men in Southern California suggested that a ***ually transmitted infectious agent might be the etiological agent, and the syndrome was initially termed "GRID", or gay-related immune deficiency.
  • CFS Research Review - Viruses (4 of 6) April 2010
  • 30 years and still counting: slowing the spread of HIV in a complex world (16 June 2011) Lunch Hour Lecture on tour at the British Museum: 30 years and still counting: slowing the spread of HIV in a complex world Professor Anne Johnson (UCL Institute for Global Health) Nearly 30 years on from the first description of AIDS, there are now over 33 million people estimated to be infected with HIV worldwide. Thanks to new drugs, people with HIV are now living longer and healthier lives. However, less than a third of people who could benefit currently get treatment, and for every 2 people put on treatment, 5 more are becoming infected. This lecture will look at the successes and failures of HIV prevention and explore the social, economic and technical challenges involved in slowing its future spread. Linking in with World Environment Day (5 June 2010), archaeologist Joe Flatman uses ten objects from the British Museum to explore what the past tells us about