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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 2, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

Meanwhile, back at Tahrir Square

CNN:  “Clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square leave 250 people injured, says Egypt’s
deputy health minister.”

CNN.com

 



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:42 am

The Big Freeze continues in Europe

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/16844546

1 February 2012 Last updated at 17:40

“There appears to be no immediate relief from the freezing weather that is gripping much of Europe.

In addition to the cold conditions, parts of Europe are braced for some heavy snow.”

 


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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:31 am

A Serbian Winter

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IMPACT in the Red Zone: Extreme dangerous weather situation when continues for several consecutive days. Endangered lives of people and animals (high risk of body cooling, frostbites or even death), problems in thermal and electric power supply, road and river traffic problems, forestry damages and damages of other weather dependent sectors of economy

http://www.meteoalarm.eu/



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:27 am

Look at Podkarpackie……

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ENGLISH translation about the Podkarpakie region of Poland (RED Area): Awareness type: Hard frost. Content: Locally predicted minimum temperature -31°C to -28°C. Maximum temperature -17°C to -13°C. The average wind speed 10 to 20 km/h.

http://www.meteoalarm.eu/index2.php?country=PL&day=0&lang=

 



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:22 am

Fa freddo in Italia……

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http://www.meteoalarm.eu/index2.php?country=IT&day=0&lang=



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:20 am

Cold in France

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YELLOW:   The weather is potentially dangerous. The weather phenomena that have been forecast are not unusual, but be attentive if you intend to practice activities exposed to meteorological risks. Keep informed about the expected meteorological conditions and do not take any avoidable risk.
 
ORANGE:  The weather is dangerous. Unusual meteorological phenomena have been forecast. Damage and casualties are likely to happen. Be very vigilant and keep regularly informed about the detailed expected meteorological conditions. Be aware of the risks that might be unavoidable. Follow any advice given by your authorities.

http://www.meteoalarm.eu/



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:09 am

Anthrax sent to Pakistan PM

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ANTHRAX

Police probe anthrax sent to Pakistan PM

By Sajjad Tarakzai (AFP) – 15 hours ago

ISLAMABAD — “Pakistani police said Wednesday they were investigating how and why an envelope containing anthrax was sent to the prime minister’s office in the capital Islamabad last year.

It appeared to be the first reported case of anthrax sent to the government in Pakistan, a nuclear-armed country of 174 million that is battling a Taliban insurgency and where Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was shot dead….”

 



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:08 am

Taste of Cayman, Taste of Food Poisoning

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http://www.caymannewsservice.com/health/2012/01/30/food-poisoning-outbreak-taste-cayman

Food poisoning outbreak at Taste of Cayman

Posted on Mon, 01/30/2012
 
“Government officials have confirmed that at least 20 people may have been brought down with food poisoning just hours after attending this year’s Taste of Cayman event at Camana Bay on Saturday evening. Patients began arriving at the Cayman Islands hospital after attending the food festival complaining of diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps from around midnight on Saturday night. Dr Kiran Kumar said the food poisoning symptoms came 4 to 6 hours after consumption of food at the event. Based on the symptoms, the public health boss said this pointed to staphylococcal…”
 


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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:26 am

Jihad on Sugar: If it hadn’t been for sugar, there wouldn’t have been a stampede in Red River!

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/01/BA891N1PQS.DTL

UCSF scientists declare war on sugar in food

Erin Allday, Chronicle Staff Writer

San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 2, 2012 04:00 AM

“……It’s going to require public policy that gently guides people toward healthier choices and uses brute force to remove sugar from so many of the processed foods we eat every day, said Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF.

“The only method for dealing with this is a public health intervention,” Lustig said in an interview. “Everyone talks about personal responsibility, and that won’t work here, as it won’t for any addictive substance. These are things that have to be done at a governmental level, and government has to get off its ass.”……”

 

Public health: The toxic truth about sugar

Journal name:  Nature

Volume:
482,
Pages:
27–29
Date published:
(02 February 2012)
DOI:
doi:10.1038/482027a
Published online

 



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February 2nd, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:17 am

Papua New Guinea: More than 200 rescued from sinking ferry

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CNN

More than 200 rescued from Papua New Guinea ferry sinking

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 4:02 AM EST, Thu February 2, 2012
 

“……The Australian authorities have been helping Papua New Guinea with rescue efforts after the…..the MV Rabaul Queen, sunk about 16 kilometers off Cape Fortification in the Vitiaz Strait after getting into trouble…….

After an alert was sent out, boats and helicopters rushed to the scene to try to save scores of people left adrift at sea by the sinking.

Rescuers have so far recovered 238 people……..

Information from the ferry company suggested that there were about 350 aboard the boat when it sunk…..”



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