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Old 07-17-2009, 10:02 AM   #181 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:25 AM   #182 (permalink)
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It's also been popping up in summer camps in Ontario.

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Old 07-26-2009, 05:30 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Swine flu: How scared should we be?

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Old 08-25-2009, 12:51 AM   #184 (permalink)
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Report: Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths - CNN.com
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #185 (permalink)
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my wife just started her own business and so she does a lot of consulting/conversing with health care professionals and alternative practitioners in the states and the swine flu is a big time scare there right now. it's what all their patients talk about. sure it's scary, but the obstacle comes at trying to assist someone in the healing process when they're in full on panic mode. from a practioner's perspective, they're more worried about people in panicked states.
There's a lot of things that I guess "could" cause 90,000 deaths. I think ensuing panic and weakening people's mental states is a dangerous mix with a dangerous disease.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:35 PM   #186 (permalink)
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not to diminish 90,000 deaths, but that's 0.029% of the us population.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:19 AM   #187 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Your shower head could kill you!

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Sept. 14, 2009 -- It's warm and damp and dark -- the perfect place for bacteria to nestle and stay for a while.
It turns out that that's just what they do -- in your showerhead.
What's more, says a new study, the mucky film of microorganisms lining the inside of your showerhead often harbors bacteria that can cause lung disease, including a cough, fever, fatigue and weight loss.
These mycobacteria -- close relatives of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis -- can be more than 100 times more prevalent in showerheads than in the water in the pipes just upstream, a research team found.
Infections with such non-tuberculosis mycobacteria have risen in recent years, up six fold since 1997, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The bacteria don't threaten healthy people, but those with cystic fibrosis, AIDS, recent organ transplants or other immune-compromising conditions are at risk of an infection.
"There's been a growing voice in the medical field hypothesizing that showering has caused some of this increase," said the study's lead author, Leah Feazel of the University of Colorado, Boulder. "One hundred years ago, people bathed, they didn't shower."
The problem is not just that the microorganisms are enriched in the showerhead, Feazel said. It's also that the spray nozzle creates a fine mist of tiny water droplets. "These tiny, tiny particles can go all the way into your deep lungs," she said.
"Most of us are in the shower long enough to inhale a fairly reasonable amount of mycobacteria," Joe Falkinham of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg told Discovery News.
Feazel and colleagues isolated and sequenced DNA from showerheads and compared the findings with a database of DNA sequences to determine what organisms were living in the showerhead.

The study considered 45 different sites in nine U.S. cities, sampling several sites repeatedly to get a feeling for how microbial communities changed over time.
"The results showed that there's a very complex community inside most shower heads," Feazel said. "There are lots of different species. One of those is Mycobacterium avium, which causes pulmonary disease in people who are immune compromised."
Mycobacteria have a waxy exterior that makes them prone to stick to surfaces and join mats of microorganisms known as biofilms. Even the small amount of organic matter remaining in water supplies is enough to feed these organisms.
If you are scrubbing out your showerhead already, put the sponge down.
Disinfecting the showerhead might make things worse, the researchers found. They tried cleaning one showerhead with bleach and found that it carried even more mycobacteria after the cleaning than before. "Mycobacteria are known to be very chlorine resistant," Feazel said. "By using bleach, we probably killed everything else."
The researchers recommend that those people who are at risk of infection take baths instead of showering. Metal showerheads appear to foster less growth than plastic showerheads, although many showerheads that look metallic are actually plastic. Another option is to buy a cheap showerhead and change it every few months Feazel said.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #189 (permalink)
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i read somewhere that the women's public washroom has about 10 times more germs and bacteria floating around than the Men's washrooms.
anyone else ever hear that?
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #190 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:50 PM   #191 (permalink)
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either that or he'll be heading over to home depot every week to buy new shower heads.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:52 PM   #192 (permalink)
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either that or he'll be heading over to home depot every week to buy new shower heads.
I was going to say the same thing. Great minds think alike
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I was going to say the same thing. Great minds think alike

hmm, then you must be one horny dude!
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:34 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:14 PM   #195 (permalink)
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I CLR my showerhead.

And, dudes, if you want to talk about your horniness, start a Horny Boy's Corner. Geesh!
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:48 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Why does CLR succeed where Bleach just makes things worse?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:44 PM   #197 (permalink)
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hey Aar,
if someone paid you $10,000 to lick a public washroom toilet bowl seat, would you do it?
one lick?
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if someone paid you $10,000 to lick a public washroom toilet bowl seat, would you do it?
one lick?
HA. Do you seriously think he is going to say yes?
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:38 PM   #200 (permalink)
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