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'Patients will suffer' from Chalk River shutdown: medical imaging industry
Patients in North America will face delays in medical treatment as a result of the month-long shutdown of an Ontario nuclear reactor that supplies medical isotopes, says a spokesman for the medical imaging industry. The shutdown is occurring at a time when three out of four other reactors in the world that produce the isotopes are also off-line.
Originally posted by isaacbrown
Tings are certainly escalating in the usa...Here is our country's take on things...if ya want to have a laugh...note how many times our chief medical officer coughs!!! Love my country!!!
Sorry forgot the link!!! Laughing too much x
[edit on 19-5-2009 by isaacbrown]
A new swine flu vaccine will not be available for several months - with work on the vaccine, which will take months to produce, not starting until mid-July.
The World Health Organisation says that making the swine flu vaccine is proving more difficult than experts first thought and work is starting weeks later than expected.
According to vaccine experts convened by WHO, swine flu virus is not growing very fast in laboratories, making it difficult for scientists to get the key ingredient they need for a vaccine, the "seed stock" from the virus, the agency reported.
Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by ecoparity
SO sorry this is hitting you hard! It sucks to be sick,plain and simple.
A couple of the best "things" I have done at the point of "no return" aka going to the doctor when sick as you describe is to get in a HOT bath (I know,real men don't take baths,LOL! You can do it! ) with lots of Epsom salts and a goodly toss in of Hydrogen Peroxide.
They will help release toxins from your body,promise! Steep,steam,and sweat it out as much as you can...follow up with a ton of Vick's Vaporub on soles of feet and chest/neck area and get in bed with socks and a shirt on...more if you insist.
You will sleep,the ultimate healer.
Drink as much HOT ginger tea or if you can stand it,garlic tea...brew up both with fresh ingredients or hit up the health food store for bags.Use boiling water,steep @ 10 minutes and sweeten with Agave or honey,both are natural healers and will help get the gunk out!
These two "simple things" have kept my butt out of the ER for severe respitory issues more than once.
Hoping you'll feel better VERY soon and please get some rest.
[edit on 19-5-2009 by irishchic]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg with (right) Dr. Frank Plummer, Scientific Director General. He stopped in the Level 2 lab with Dr. Yan Li (left), Chief of the Influenza and Respiratory Viruses Section which is doing research on the H1N1 flu virus.
BNO NEWS) State officials tell BNO News that a person in Arizona has died from swine flu. No further details were immediately available.
A 59-year-old German tourist who died of flu-like symptoms at a Thai beach resort was initially tested positive for H1N1 at a lab in Bangkok, but authorities are awaiting further tests before confirming the country\'s possible first swine-flu fatality.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by asala
You beat me by THAT much
# (BNO NEWS) State officials tell BNO News that a person in Arizona has died from swine flu. No further details were immediately available.3 minutes ago from TweetDeck
# BNO News confirms a person in Arizona has died from swine flu.5 minutes ago from TweetDeck
State officials tell BNO News that a person in Arizona has died from swine flu. No further details were immediately available.5 minutes ago from web
[edit on 5/19/2009 by Hx3_1963]