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Health/Food Posts Tagged as 'Nature'

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Plague-infected prairie dogs have shut down parts of a Denver suburb 

 

Prairie dogs infected with the plague -- yes, the plague -- have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer.

Sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge were closed in late July as a precautionary measure after the discovery of the disease, the US Fish and WIldlife Service said.

Unaffected refuge areas reopened Saturday, but other locations in Commerce City, a suburb north of Denver, will remain closed until Labor Day weekend, the Tri-County Health Department said.

CNN

Tags: Animals, Contagion, Disease, Environment, Health, Nature, Safety

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19-Aug-2019


Boy, 16, dies after attack by 3 dogs in Dallas-area backyard 

 

Police say a 16-year-old boy has died after being mauled by three pit bulls inside the fenced backyard of a Dallas-area home where the dogs lived.

Irving police on Sunday announced the boy's death. One officer was treated for a dog bite.

ABC News

How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Tags: Animals, Attack, Breeding, Death, Environment, Health, Injury, Nature, Poison, Safety, Toxic, Violence, Warning

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12-Aug-2019


In the future, only the rich will be able to escape the unbearable heat from climate change. In Iraq, it’s already happening 

 

At a time when European countries are enduring some of the highest temperatures ever recorded, and as extreme weather becomes more common, Baghdad offers a troubling glimpse into a future where only the wealthy are equipped to escape the effects of climate change.

Independent

Tags: $, Environment, Exclusivity, Health, Misrepresentation, Nature, No more Heroes, Overpopulation, Politics, Poverty, Survival, Terraforming, Warning, World

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10-Aug-2019


ARE YOUR PALM TREES HARBORING ROOF RATS? 

 

There’s something inherently relaxing and beautiful about watching palms sway in the warm breeze. Palm trees grow well in Louisiana’s warm, humid climate as well, making them a seemingly perfect addition to your landscape.

Of course, humans aren’t the only ones with an eye for palm trees – other creatures love them too, but not necessarily for their aesthetics.

Roof rats, also known as fruit rats, love palms as a place to live. It’s possible that your lovely palm trees are actually harboring roof rats, and might really be encouraging vermin to invade your home.

What Are Roof Rats?

Call them what you want, roof rats, fruit rats, black rats, it all boils down to the same thing. These are the same rats that spread bubonic plague and fleas. They’ve been with humans for eons, and throughout that time, they’ve been less than ideal houseguests. Rats spread far more diseases than the frightening Black Death, though. Others include murine typhus, salmonella, rat-bite fever and leptospirosis to name only a few.

Where Do They Live?

Roof rats actually prefer to live in trees, particularly in palm trees...

Fischer Environmental

Tags: Breeding, Disease, Environment, Health, Ignorance, Illness, Lifestyle, Misrepresentation, Nature, Pests, Safety, Terraforming, Threat, Toxic

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02-Aug-2019


Woman Wakes from Coma to Find Legs and Arms Have Been Amputated Due to an Infection from Dog Saliva 

 

An Ohio woman says she was in disbelief when she woke up from a 10-day coma to learn that both her legs and arms have been amputated after contracting an intense infection from her dog’s saliva.

Marie Trainer — who spent a total of 80 days in the hospital — told Fox 8 Cleveland that she has no recollection of what happened and that all she remembers is feeling sick.

People

Pit Bulls Mauled 8-Year-Old Girl, Ear Partially Bitten Off In Dog Attack

Woman Allegedly Steals Dog from Colorado Man as He Was Having a Fatal Seizure

Tags: Animals, Attack, Children, Disease, Environment, Health, Injury, Nature, Pets, Responsibility, Safety, Saliva, Surgery, Theft, Training

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01-Aug-2019


The life expectancy for every country in the world 

 

Why it matters: The developed world is having fewer children and will soon have a much larger population of retired, elderly people with health care needs. This is likely to cause significant financial strain on government programs and the labor force in many countries. But if people are staying healthy longer, it could lessen some of those economic impacts.

Key quote: "There’s a potential for some significant positive offset through higher elderly workforce participation," Richard Jackson, president of the Global Aging Institute, told Axios. "It’s also possible — but not certain — that health spans will continue to rise along with life spans, and that may take some pressure off."

Highlights:

China surpassed the U.S. for healthy life expectancy for the first time in 2016. Yun Sun, director of the China program at the Stimson Center, told Axios that one reason is that obesity and drug use are not as common in China.

Axios

Tags: Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Nature, Portrait, Study, World

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31-Jul-2019


Pet Dog Mauled Woman, Viciously Bit Arm, Euthanized 

 

A dog viciously attacked a 23-year-old woman in Coseley, a suburban area in the north of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the English West Midlands. The incident took place Sunday, local media reports said.

The dog allegedly bit the woman's arm forcing the woman to undergo surgery. The owner of the dog had to euthanize the dog following the attack.

ibtimes

Woman wakes up in hotel, finds snake on her arm: 'I won't be sleeping for a while after this'

Police Shoot, Kill Suspect's Dog For 'Aggressively Barking' At Them

Tiger beaten to death by villagers in India

'I Knew That Those Animals Were Going to Kill Someone': Tenn. Man Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs

No, Your Dog Isn’t Your Baby

Excuse Me, Ma’am — Your Dog Is a Bully

Dog Mauls 10-Year-Old Girl After Jumping Fence, Boy Saves Sister's Life

Tags: Animals, Arrest, Attack, Children, Death, Environment, Etiquette, Fighting Back, Health, Horror, Hotel, Injury, Mauling, Nature, Parental Burden, Pets, Police, Psychology, Safety, Threat, Training, Travel, Video, World

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31-Jul-2019


Deadly Virus Found In Florida, Causes Brain Swelling From Mosquito Bites 

 

The latest U.S. healthcare news warns the rapid spread of a deadly mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Florida that causes brain-swelling.

According to reports, many sentinel chickens have tested positive for EEE.

The confirmed presence of the virus in Orange County’s sentinel chickens have raised “the risk of transmission to humans,” according to a statement by the county’s department of health.

Sentinels are fowls tested for the West Nile virus and EEE. Their blood samples may show the presence of the diseases but it is not necessary that they would suffer from the viruses.

The EEE virus spreading to humans via carriers like mosquitoes will lead to brain infection and swelling.

ibtimes

Tags: Brain, Disease, Environment, Health, Insects, Nature, Pests, Science, Terraforming, Threat, Warning

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29-Jul-2019


Pet Dog Mauls Elderly Man, Bites Off Arm Flesh Leaving Bone Exposed 

 

A dog mauled an elderly man and ripped off a "chunk of his arm," leaving his bone exposed during the savage attack. The incident took place last week in a park in Derby, England.

Charles Brown, 82, was left bleeding after the attack carried out by a "black, muscular Labrador." According to local media reports, the owner of the dog fled the scene when it attacked the man.

"He’s had his injections, you’ll be fine," the owner said as he ran from the site. Brown managed to call wife Ann, 74, who rushed him to a nearby hospital. Doctors told him he would require a skin graft to repair the damage.

"The force of the dog was indescribable and it knocked me over onto my back. My lower body is all bruised, my back is twisted, and the flesh of my arm was nowhere to be seen... I don’t know if the dog ate it or not, but it was gone, I remember laying in bed that evening and noticing how much flesh was gone," Brown said, according to U.K.'s Metro.

ibtimes

Woman Killed 3 Dogs Allegedly By Poisoning, Investigation Underway

Georgia Police Deputy Shoots, Kills K-9 Unit Dog During Chase For Suspect

Tags: Animals, Attack, Injury, Mauling, Murder, Nature, Pets, Poison, Police, Safety, Training, World

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25-Jul-2019


Maine Confirmed Its First Case of a Rare Tick-Borne Virus in Years. Here's What to Know About Powassan 

 

Health officials have confirmed that an individual in Maine is sick with Powassan virus disease, marking the first time since 2017 that a person in the state has come down with the rare and serious tick-borne illness.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that a southern Maine resident was hospitalized for Powassan encephalitis—brain inflammation associated with the virus—after showing symptoms in late June. The announcement did not specify the individual’s current condition, but health officils doctors to stay vigilant about the potential spread of Powassan throughout the summer and early fall.

Here’s what to know about the tick-borne Powassan virus disease.

Time

Tags: Contagion, Disease, Environment, Health, Insects, Nature, Pests, Safety, Science, Terraforming, Warning

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25-Jul-2019


WHAT IS EEE VIRUS? MOSQUITOES CARRYING DEADLY VIRUS FOUND IN NEW YORK AND MASSACHUSETTS 

 

Health officials have confirmed the potentially life-threatening Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been found in mosquitoes in both New York and Massachusetts.

New York's Oswego County Health Department said on Tuesday that two mosquitoes taken from a field station at Toad Harbor Swamp in West Monroe tested positive for the EEE virus, Sycaruse.com reported.

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health revealed EEE-carrying mosquitoes were identified for the first time this summer in mid-July, The Boston Globe reported. The bugs were found in the towns of Easton, Freetown, and Fairhaven, as well as the city of New Bedford.

Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang told CNY Central: "We are working closely with state Department of Health to monitor mosquito activity around the county and will take actions as deemed appropriate based on consultations with state and regional partners."

Newsweek

Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats expands to 27 states

Cases of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Are on the Rise as Summer Heats Up: Here's How to Stay Safe

Tags: Animals, Contagion, Contamination, Disease, Environment, Food, Health, Illness, Insects, Nature, Pests, Terraforming, Warning, Water

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24-Jul-2019


Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months 

 

Do you remember the good old days when we had "12 years to save the planet"?

Now it seems, there's a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges.

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030.

But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year.

The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world's top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017.

BBC

Tags: Environment, Keep Abortion Legal, Life Expectancy, Lifestyle, Nature, Neglect, Overpopulation, Parental Crime, Politics, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Science, Study, Survival, Terraforming, World

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24-Jul-2019


Pet Dog Mauled 2-Year-Old Boy To Death, Mother Charged With Reckless Homicide 

 

In a horrific incident, a pet dog mauled a 2-year-old to death in Louisville, Kentucky. On Tuesday, three people were indicted following the deadly dog attack.

The dog's owners — Jack Charpring Jr., 50, and Sharon Charpring, 53, — were charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with the May 2 attack, according to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jeff Cooke. The victim's mother, 25-year-old Jennifer Geiling, was charged with reckless homicide.

Authorities said the child was attacked by the dog in the Chickasaw neighborhood. The child, identified as Isaiah Geiling, was rushed to Norton Children’s Hospital after he was viciously bitten by the animal. However, doctors declared him dead a few minutes after arrival. The coroner said the child died of blunt force injuries.

ibtimes

Dog Owner Abandons Pet For Having 'Illicit Relationship' With Neighbor's Canine

American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog, requires five stitches

Tags: Animals, Arrest, Attack, Children, Death, Employment, Environment, Injury, Nature, Neglect, Parental Burden, Pets, Reckless, Safety, Terraforming, Training, Travel, Violence

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24-Jul-2019


Pet Dog Mauls Schoolboy In Park, 10-Year-Old Left With Deep Wounds 

 

A large dog attacked a 10-year-old schoolboy while he was walking in a park in Greater Manchester, England. The boy was mauled by the Doberman-like dog Monday.

According to local reports, the child was left with deep wounds across his back after being savaged by the canine. George Parker was found covered in blood and was rushed to a hospital. His mother, Catherine O'Neill, told the Sun that she was distraught after seeing her son was brutally attacked by the dog.

"He had blood marks all over him. He lifted his top up and I saw all the scratches and cuts," the mother told Manchester Evening News. "He said he'd gone onto the field and asked the owner if he was friendly. The dog was off the lead... The children said it was a black and brown dog. I phoned 101. He was crying and was upset. He was a bit quiet, which is not like George."

The mother also added that the owner of the dog left the scene when the attack took place, leaving her son injured. The 34-year-old expressed concern that the attack might make her son fear dogs for life.

ibtimes

3 Dogs Kill 8-Year-Old Boy After Escaping Home, Shot Dead By Police

Man Suffocates Neighbor's Pit Bull To Death In Front Of Owner

Tags: Animals, Attack, Awareness, Children, Death, Environment, Injury, Nature, Parental Burden, Pets, Training, World

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19-Jul-2019


'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life 

 

n the summer of 2015—the warmest year on record at the time—it was the literal heat that got to Meg Ruttan Walker, a 37-year-old former teacher in Kitchener, Ontario. "Summers have been stressful to me since having my son," said Ruttan Walker, who is now an environmental activist. "It's hard to enjoy a season that's a constant reminder that the world is getting warmer."

"I think my anxiety just reached a peak," Ruttan Walker continued. It felt like there was nowhere to go, and although she had spoken to her primary care doctor about anxiety, she hadn't sought help with her mental health. Suddenly, she was contemplating self-harm. "Though I don't think I would have hurt myself, I didn't know how to live with the fear of... the apocalypse, I guess? My son was home with me and I had to call my friend over to watch him because I couldn't even look at him without breaking down," Ruttan Walker said. She eventually checked herself into an overnight mental health facility.

Her case is extreme, but many people are suffering from what could be called "climate despair," a sense that climate change is an unstoppable force that will render humanity extinct and renders life in the meantime futile. As David Wallace-Wells noted in his 2019 bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth, "For most who perceive an already unfolding climate crisis and intuit a more complete metamorphosis of the world to come, the vision is a bleak one, often pieced together from perennial eschatological imagery inherited from existing apocalyptic texts like the Book of Revelation, the inescapable sourcebook for Western anxiety about the end of the world."

Vice

Tags: Activism, Anxiety, Environment, Investment, Life Expectancy, Mental Health, Nature, Population, Psychology, Safety, Saving The Environment!, Treatment, World

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11-Jul-2019




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