Are we Ready for a Global Pandemic?

Experts say the risk of a global pandemic is growing and that the world isn't ready. Are you prepared for a lock down situation? CNN NEWS The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to a new report published Wednesday. The panel of international health experts and officials pointed to the 1918 influenza pandemic as an example of a global catastrophe. That killed as many as 50 million people -- if a similar contagion happened today, it c...
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Geomagnetic Disturbances and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Short-term geomagnetic disturbances driven by solar activity have been linked to a broad range of adverse health effects. Carolina Leticia Zilli Vieira In this blog, author Carolina Leticia Zilli Vieira discusses her recent article, published in Environmental Health, which looks at the effects of GMD on cardiovascular diseases, myocardial infarction, and stroke in 263 U.S. Cities. Daily geomagnetic disturbances, or geomagnetic storms, are temporary distortions in the Earth’s magnetic fiel...
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Army Looking for Volunteers to Eat MREs for 21 days Straight

Three weeks, nothing but packaged, ready-to-eat meals.  It's not a far-flung mission, nor is it a lost wager — it's how Army researchers hope to discover how new knowledge of the digestive process could improve future Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs.) The work could even help protect soldiers from sickness while deployed. Here's what you need to know about the ongoing study, run by the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine's military nutrition division: 1. "Gut health" goals. ...
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