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|Medical: WHAT IS REALLY BEHIND THE GULF WAR SYNDROME ?|
Sunday, December 25 @ 18:13:58 AST
| by Yoker |
14 years after the Gulf War I and still no progress in solving a problem which ruined the life of about 200 000 people. I hope this analysis starts - at least - real discussion about this problem.
1. What is Gulf War Syndrome?
GWS is a cluster of about 20 symptoms like: chronic fatigue, aching joints, memory loss, sleep problems, skin rashes, allergy, night sweets, depression. For the complete list see for example www.immed.org/signsympt.htm (second picture). A person with GWS usually develops several of them. GWS is very frequent (about 90%) among veterans who were the first ones to enter Kuwait and Iraq, but it is less frequent among people who entered Iraq later and is almost unknown among people who were not on Iraq soil, like ship crews.
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|Medical: Concerning the Subjective Factor in the Bolivarian Revolution|
Friday, June 24 @ 20:21:11 AST
| By Franz J. T. Lee|
Ever since the bourgeois, democratic, capitalist French Revolution (1789), globally, all attempted social revolutions of the radical intelligentsia, pauperized peasants and exploited workers have experienced certain common problems, with regard to cultivating class consciousness and nurturing social subjectivity, that is, to creating original scientific praxis and new philosophic theory.
To explain this historical phenomenon, with the necessary scientific precision and philosophic incision, we have to proceed to higher degrees of theoretical reflection and have to surmount generally nearly inaccessible intellectual cliffs.
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|Medical: Africa - Treating Poverty with Toxic Drugs|
Tuesday, June 07 @ 02:29:15 AST
|by Liam Scheff, June 4, 2003|
Reproduced for Fair Use Only From: weeklydig.com
"As to diseases, make a habit of two things-to help, or at least to do no harm."
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS, 42 million people around the world are infected with HIV, and nearly 22 million people in Africa have died of AIDS. But AIDS isn't a single disease; it's a collection of diseases. When people are said to die of AIDS, they're known to die of a particular disease or condition, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, malaria or basic malnutrition. AIDS researchers claim that HIV plays a role in the development of these illnesses, but in spite of this claim, 20 years of AIDS research has failed to prove causation between HIV infection and any so-called AIDS disease (as explored in "The AIDS Debate" parts one and two). So why do we call them AIDS deaths?
-Hippocrates, 5th Century B.C.E. Greek Physician, regarded as the father of medicine.
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|Medical: The Origin of AIDS: an Ethical Inquiry|
Tuesday, April 12 @ 00:01:41 AST
|By Edwin Krales|
New York City
Whenever the question arises about the origin of AIDS, two positions are usually staked out. One is that AIDS was invented in a laboratory by a group of Western scientists in order to kill black people and gays. The other position is that it was an unexpected development, completely out of anyone's control, not intended to harm any group in particular. In the February/March edition of POZ, an HIV/AIDS magazine published in the U.S., Lucile Scott wrote that Nobel Peace Prize winner and Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai said that "AIDS is a tool to control [Africans and black people] designed by some evil-minded scientists." Because of the way her comment was presented, it was clear that POZ didn't share her view. POZ asked five people prominent in the AIDS field to comment on what she said. POZ did not say what criterion was used to pick the five.
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|Medical: For Sale: A DNA Test to Measure Racial Mix|
Wednesday, October 02 @ 16:21:05 AST
|By Nicholas Wade, NY Times|
A company in Sarasota, Fla., is offering a DNA test that it says will measure customers' racial ancestry and their ancestral proportions if they are of mixed race.
Claiming to be "the world's first recreational genomics testing service," the company, DNAPrint Genomics Inc., says its test will be useful for people interested in their own origins as well as for more practical purposes, like "to validate your eligibility for race-based college admissions or government entitlements."
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|Medical: Secrets of Aids 'immunity'|
Friday, September 27 @ 04:55:39 AST
|Sept 26, 2002, BBC|
Scientists have identified why some HIV patients are immune from developing full-blown Aids. It has been known for some time that around 2% of HIV patients were protected in some way.
But now, American and Chinese researchers have identified a group of proteins in the body which naturally block HIV developing into Aids.
They say the discovery, detailed in the journal Science, could lead to better understanding of how the body fights HIV, and could potentially lead to the development of new treatments.
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|Medical: Haemophilia a rare, expensive disease|
Tuesday, September 24 @ 01:22:16 AST
|By Tim Chigodo, www.herald.co.zw|
Haemophilia is a rare, yet expensive and painful disease. The pain and agony of living with this debilitating disease is a nasty experience.
Very few Zimbabweans understand what it takes being haemophiliac.
Chido, not his real name shouts and jumps with joy each time his team-mates score.
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