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Los Angeles, failed city: After typhus, it’s leprosy; majority of patients from Mexico

The filthy conditions of Democrat-run U.S. cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles are so alarming that even the New York Times has acknowledged that fact in a May 22, 2019 op/ed, “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals,” by the paper’s opinion columnist Farhad Manjoo.

A day later, on May 23, the filthy conditions in Los Angeles prompted famous TV addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky to predict a major infectious disease epidemic this summer, putting at risk thousands of lives.

Dr. Pinsky’s prediction has come true. Last month, there were 124 confirmed cases of Typhus amid fears Bubonic Plague is also affecting L.A.’s homeless.

Now comes the news that leprosy (aka Hansen’s disease) — an infectious disease causing skin sores, nerve damange and muscle weakness which we associate with biblical times — has made a comeback in Los Angeles. 

On August 15, 2019, writing for Reuters Health, Will Boggs, M.D., reports:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

“Early diagnosis is very important,” Dr. Ochoa concluded, adding that “we need to fight the stigma” associated with the disease.

In 2014, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 new cases of leprosy were reported in the United States each year; worldwide, the figure was 250,000. The study’s lead researcher Dr. Leisha Nolen, an epidemic intelligence service officer with the CDC, said that most cases of leprosy occur in people born outside the United States who were infected before arriving here. (Source: WebMD)

Carmine Sabia of The Federalist Papers reminds us that it was Barack Obama who, in 2016, changed the law of the United States to allow immigrants with STDs and leprosy in. As reported by the Washington Examiner in February 2016, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States, the Obama administration decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV.

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CDC and NY Rockland County identify ‘people from overseas’ as source of measles resurgence

In 2000, the Centers for Disease Control believed measles to have been eradicated in the United States.

Beginning in 2008, however, cases began to climb. In 2014, the number of measles exploded to over 600, more than all reported cases between 2009 and 2013. The CDC called it a 20-year high.

On March 26, 2019, New York’s Rockland County was the first in the U.S. to declare a medical martial law via an executive order by county executive and former police officer Ed Day, banning from public places and even threatening to imprison children who were not vaccinated against measles.

Less than 2 weeks later, on April 9, 2019, New York City declared a “public health emergency” of an active outbreak of measles in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Mandatory measles vaccination was ordered for all residents and workers in Williamsburg. Those who fail to be vaccinated within 48 hours of the order committed a misdeamernor in violation of §3.05of the NYC Health Code, for which they would be “subject to civil and/or criminal fines, forfeitures and penalties, including imprisonment.”

The media and public sentiments blame “anti-vaxxers” for the resurgence of measles. But we have good reasons to suspect the source to be illegal aliens, given reports of the diseases they carry. Indeed, none other than the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Rockland County executive Ed Day admitted this, although they used the euphemisms of “people from overseas” and “foreign travelers”.

To begin, in 2015, the CDC attributed an outbreak of measles in Disney theme parks to a person from “overseas”. As reported by Breitbart, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the CDC said:

“We don’t know exactly how this outbreak started but we do think it was likely a person infected with measles overseas. We assume that someone got infected with measles overseas, visited Disneyland park, and spread the disease to others.”

More recently, in a Fox News video, Rockland County executive Ed Day also identified “people from overseas” as the source of the measles outbreak. Day was asked by the Fox News reporter why he took the step to declare a medical state-of-emergency. Day answered:

“I took the step because we’ve been battling this for six months. Six months ago, we had seven infected individuals come from overseas to the local area in Rockland County.

In the video below, Day once again identified the seven infected “travelers” as the source of the measles outbreak:

Last year, not just one, but seven unvaccinated travelers diagnosed with measles came into our county between October 1 and October 17. Led to 153 confirmed cases and this is the longest outbreak in the U.S. due to measles — a disease that was officially eradicated in 2000.”

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E. coli added as ingredient to Meningitis vaccine

According to the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Fact Sheet on Ingredients of Vaccines, additives are used in the production of vaccines. Those additives may include:

  1. Suspending fluid (e.g. sterile water, saline, or fluids containing protein);
  2. Preservatives and stabilizers to help the vaccine remain unchanged (e.g. albumin, phenols, and glycine); and
  3. Adjuvants or enhancers to help the vaccine to be more effective.

Common substances found in vaccines include:

  • Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine. (Note: A study found that aluminum in vaccines triggers autism, especially in boys.)
  • Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine. No vaccine produced in the United States contains penicillin.
  • Egg protein is found in yellow fever and most influenza vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.
  • Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines — vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity. Formaldehyde is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production. Most formaldehyde is removed from the vaccine before it is packaged.
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.
  • Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

But not all vaccine additives are harmless.

For 8 years, from 1955 to 1963, more than 98 million Americans received the polio vaccine. But it wasn’t until 60 years later, in 2015, that the CDC admitted that the polio vaccine had been contaminated with an ingredient — the cancer-causing Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40).

The latest WTF ingredient added to vaccines is E. coli.

According to the CDC, Escherichia coli (E. coli) are bacteria that live in the intestines of people and animals. While most E. coli are harmless and are an important part of a healthy human intestinal tract, some E. coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause illness, either diarrhea or illness outside of the intestinal tract. The types of E. coli that can cause diarrhea can be transmitted through contaminated water or food, or through contact with animals or persons.

Christina England reports for The Truth About Cancer, April 29, 2019, that E. coli was recently added to the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Meningitis B vaccine, Bexsero.

Here’s the proof: a table of vaccine ingredients from the CDC’s “Pink Book” – Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary. (I added the red and yellow boxes.)

England points out that while the CDC has listed E. coli as an ingredient of the vaccine, the manufacturer GSK of Bexsero failed to include it as an ingredient in their information leaflet.

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CDC: 1 out of 7 ‘transgender women’ have HIV

In past years, the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published on “transgender people” being “at higher risk” for HIV — especially “transgender women”, i.e., men who identify as women, and black “transgenders”. CDC defines “transgender people” as “people whose gender identity or expression is different from their sex assigned at birth” and “gender identity” as a “person’s internal understanding of their own gender.”

According to the latest CDC publication, an April 2019 fact-sheet on “HIV and Transgender People“:

  • As many as 14% of U.S. “transgender women” have HIV.
  • A vast majority of the 2,351 transgender people in the U.S. diagnosed with HIV in the years 2009-2014 were “transgender women”:
    • 84% (N=1,974) of transgenders with HIV are “transgender women”, i.e., biological males.
    • 15.35% (N=361) of transgenders with HIV are “transgender men”, i.e., biological females.
  • As many as 44% of black “transgender women” have HIV, the highest percentage among all “transgender women”.
  • Blacks also make up a majority of “transgenders” with HIV:
    • 58% of “transgender men” with HIV.
    • 51% of “transgender women” with HIV.

A recent study by a team of four CDC scientists reinforces and confirms the CDC fact sheet.

The scientists published their findings in “Estimating the Prevalence of HIV and Sexual Behaviors Among the US Transgender Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2006-2017,” American Journal of Public Health, Nov. 29, 2018. Below is the Abstract of the article:

Transgender women (transwomen) in the United States have been shown to have high HIV risk with Black and Hispanic transwomen being particularly vulnerable. Growing research on transgender men (transmen) also shows increased HIV risk and burden, although not as much is known for this transgender population. […]

We reviewed 88 studies, the majority of which were cross-sectional surveys. Overall laboratory-confirmed estimated prevalence of HIV infection was 9.2% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 6.0%, 13.7%; κ = 24). Among transwomen and transmen, HIV infection prevalence estimates were 14.1% (95% CI = 8.7%, 22.2%; κ = 13) and 3.2% (95% CI = 1.4%, 7.1%; κ = 8), respectively. Self-reported HIV infection was 16.1% (95% CI = 12.0%, 21.2%; κ = 44), 21.0% (95% CI = 15.9%, 27.2%; κ = 30), and 1.2% (95% CI = 0.4%, 3.1%; κ = 7) for overall, transwomen, and transmen, respectively. HIV infection estimates were highest among Blacks (44.2%; 95% CI = 23.2%, 67.5%; κ = 4). Overall, participation in sex work was 31.0% (95% CI = 23.9%, 39.0%; κ = 39). Transwomen (37.9%; 95% CI = 29.0%, 47.7%; κ = 29) reported higher participation in sex work than transmen (13.1%; 95% CI = 6.6%, 24.3%; κ = 10; P = .001).

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Boston College student says babies who survive an abortion should die

From Daily Mail: Video footage has emerged of a college student arguing that if a baby is born alive after a botched abortion, the child should be denied healthcare and allowed to die.

Pro-life activist Kristan Hawkins was speaking at Boston College, a private Jesuit-run university, last month when the pro-choice female student made the remark during a Q&A session.

‘They were performing an abortion,’ the unidentified student said of the hypothetical scenario. ‘So, before that, they’ve already determined that it’s not a baby.’

The remark comes amid renewed debate over late-term abortion, and echoes January comments made by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on the subject of babies born alive during botched abortions.

The exchange came during a Q&A session on March 19, when Hawkins was speaking at the invitation of Boston College’s Pro-Life Club. Hawkins is the president of Students for Life of America and has toured several universities speaking on the theme of ‘Lies Feminists Tell’.

‘Do you think that children that are apprehended at the border that are in U.S. government care…do you think babies who are going to die should be resuscitated and given care?’ Hawkins asked the student. ‘Yes,’ the student replied.

‘Okay. Do you believe that a baby who is born alive during an abortion at Planned Parenthood should get care?’ Hawkins followed up. The student replied, ‘No.’

When Hawkins pressed the student on the difference between the two scenarios, the student said that a baby that survived an abortion was ‘not a baby’.

Although most of the students who asked questions during the Q&A criticized Hawkins, with one even rudely asking if she had ever had an orgasm, some were supportive of her pro-life stance, according to an account in student newspaper The Heights.

In recent months, the abortion debate has been renewed over speculation that a changing Supreme Court could overturn the 1973 Roe v Wade decision, reverting jurisdiction over abortion laws back to individual states.

Ohio this week became the latest state to enact a ‘heartbeat’ bill, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected by ultrasound.

Anti-abortion activists hope that court challenges to these new state laws will go before the Supreme Court and establish a new precedent.

Meanwhile, New York in January passed a sweeping law legalizing abortion up until the moment of birth, and allowing non-doctors to perform abortions.

Around the same time, Virginia Governor Northam, a Democrat, defended a similar bill in his state. Northam, a pediatric doctor, described a hypothetical situation where a severely deformed newborn infant could be left to die.

He said that if a woman were to desire an abortion as she’s going into labor, the baby would be delivered and then ‘resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue’ between doctors and the mother.

Late-term abortions are an emotionally charged subject on all sides of the issue, although they are relatively rare.

A 2014 CDC study found that 1.3 per cent of abortions in the U.S. occur during or after the 21st week of gestation.

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CDC: Steep increases in sexually-transmitted diseases, esp. syphilis

Despite sex ed classes in public schools and a wealth of information on the Internet about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), increasing numbers of Americans still manage to get infected.

So much for human rationality, which is the necessary foundation for a republic in which citizens supposedly employ their capacity for reason to vote for their political representatives in government.

At a National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, DC, August 27-30, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) presented preliminary data showing that after decades of declining STDs, the U.S. is “sliding backwards”. There has been an alarming increase in STDs in the 5-year period from 2013 to 2017:

  • STDs increased continuously for four consecutive years.
  • Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis “hit an all time high” in 2017, increasing 31% from 1.75 million in 2013 to nearly 2.3 million in 2017:
    • Syphilis cases nearly doubled, from 17,375 in 2013 to 30,644 in 2017:
      • Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for most of the syphilis — of 10,451 cases in 2013 to 17,736 in 2017. That means that those men infected with syphilis are also at risk of HIV-AIDS.
    • Gonorrhea cases increased by 67%, from 33,004 in 2013 to 555,607 in 2017:
      • Among women, gonorrhea cases increased from 163,208 in 2013 to 232,587 in 2017.
      • Among men, gonorrhea cases exploded from 169,130 in 2013 to 322,169 in 2017.
    • Chlamydia cases, the most common STD, increased from 1,401,906 in 2013 to 1,708,569 in 2017:
      • Young women (aged 15 to 24) accounted for more than half of the chlamydia cases, increasing from 715,983 in 2013 to 771,340 in 2017.

To make the sharp increases in STDs worse, antibiotic resistance to gonorrhea is continuing:

  • Lab tests of gonorrhea samples show signs of emerging antibiotic resistance.
  • The CDC recommends a two-drug combination as our last highly-effective antibiotic against gonorrhea.
  • But the CDC expects gonorrhea to eventually wear down this last highly-effective antibiotic.

David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of the STDs Directors, said in a press briefing:

The United States continues to have the highest STD rates in the industrialized world. We are in the midst of an absolute STD public health crisis in this country. It’s a crisis that has been in the making for years…that costs the United States more than $16 billion in preventable health care costs a year.

Harvey said “we are seeing disproportionate rates of STD’s in certain areas of the country” — southern and lower-income states — and among “young people of color” and “young gay men of color“. He blames the increase in STDs on “years of cutbacks in federal funding”.

K. Walker of Clash Daily asks, “To what do they attribute this continuous rise in STDs?”

The answers:

  1. Some experts say that advances in medical diagnosis are catching STDs early.
  2. Some pin the blame on a huge rise in popularity of dating apps like Grindr, which allows people to connect more easily with potential sexual partners, and engage in high-risk behavior like sex without using a condom. According to The Blaze, UCLA STD researcher Jeffrey Kalusner said many of popular dating apps are quiet on STDs and “do as little as possible” because their sites could be stigmatized for being associated with STDs.
  3. Other experts say that there is an increase in sex without condom use, despite all the sex ed in our public schools. Even worse, some Americans are so stupid they’re re-using condoms, which led to this CDC tweet warning people not to reuse condoms:

Clash Daily‘s K. Walker concludes:

I say we lay the blame where it deserves to be: at the feet of the sexual ‘progressives.’

These are the people that have divorced sex from emotion and consequences, and encouraged a hook-up culture that views sex simply as pleasure. Feminists have pushed the notion that women should engage in sex the same way that a man does (or is wired to), even though biologically, men and women view sex differently.

These same sexual progressives have told us time and again that all we needed was ‘better’ sex ed programs in schools in order to explain the need and types of ‘protection’ because kids will do it anyway. It seems that the more thorough the sex ed is, the higher the rates of STDs.

God forbid you mention abstinence education, which has a 100% effectiveness rate against STDs.

Great work, again, progressives.

This is the hell you created and people are suffering for it.

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Demorat Tom Frieden, former Obama CDC director, arrested for sexual harassment

Frieden (r) with Obama

From Fox News: Tom Frieden, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an ex-New York City Health Commissioner, has been arrested amid allegations he sexually harassed a woman in his Brooklyn apartment.

Police confirmed to Fox News that Frieden, 57, surrendered to the NYPD’s Special Victims Unit at the 77th precinct Friday and has been charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment.

The charges stem from allegations he groped a woman he knew last October at his home in Brooklyn Heights, ABC7 reported.

Frieden, who now works at Vital Strategies, a non-profit global health organization, was the head of New York’s health department from 2002 to 2009 and the CDC from 2009 to 2017. He resigned from the CDC on the day of President Trump’s inauguration.

Frieden worked with Michael Bloomberg when he was mayor of New York. In 2003, the city banned smoking in almost all workplaces under his tenure, while in 2006 the city became the first in the U.S. to ban restaurants from using artificial trans fats.

He was head of the CDC during the major Ebola and Zika epidemics, undertaking what he called the “largest mobilization of CDC in history.”

One person who used to work with him told the Washington Post they were “shocked” to hear of the allegations. “I never, ever heard of any instances in the past, or any kind of accusations like this in the past,” the person said. “It’s totally out of the character that I knew and worked with.”

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CDC: Venereal diseases at all time high, esp. among homo/bisexual men

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Lisa Bourne reports for LifeSiteNews that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) rose to an all-time high in the United States last year, “creating a threat that’s challenging the health field.”
Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, warned that the STD threat is rising faster than health providers can respond:

“Increases in STDs are a clear warning of a growing threat. STDs are a persistent enemy, growing in number, and outpacing our ability to respond.”

According to the CDC’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report released on Sept. 26, 2017:
(1) More than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported nationwide in 2016, the highest number ever.
(2) Most of the new cases diagnosed (1.6 million) were chlamydia, which affects both sexes.
(3) Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) led in gonorrhea and syphilis:

  • While gonorrhea increased among men and women in 2016 (to 470,000 cases), gonorrhea registered the sharpest increase, at 22%, among men. The CDC report said: “Research suggests that a large share of new gonorrhea cases are occurring among MSM. These trends are particularly alarming in light of the growing threat of drug resistance to the last remaining recommended gonorrhea treatment.
  • Syphilis rates increased from 2015 to 2016 by nearly 18% to nearly 28,000, the majority of which are among men who have sex with men. More alarming still, half of MSM diagnosed with syphilis also have HIV.


(4) Along with gay and bisexual men, STDs are also accelerating in women and infants:

  • Syphilis increased 36% among women.
  • Syphilis increased 28% (600+ cases) among newborns (congenital syphilis), resulting in “more than 40 deaths and severe health complications among newborns”. Gail Bolan, director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, said congenital syphilis is entirely preventable and treatable: “Every baby born with syphilis represents a tragic systems failure. All it takes is a simple STD test and antibiotic treatment to prevent this enormous heartache and help assure a healthy start for the next generation of Americans.”

All three STDs — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — can be cured with antibiotics. But if they remain undiagnosed and untreated, they can have serious health consequences, including infertility, life-threatening ectopic pregnancy, infant stillbirth, and increased risk for HIV transmission.
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Is the hole in Hillary Clinton's tongue from cancer surgery?

Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, has multiple health issues. See:

The latest indicator that all is not well with her health may be the most disturbing.
Below is a PBS news video of Hillary’s acceptance speech on Thursday night, July 28, 2016. Pay special attention to the beginning of the video when Hillary was drinking in the crowd’s adulation, smiling with her mouth wide open.
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Here are two screenshots I took at the 0:00 and 0:01 marks:
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Notice any thing odd about her tongue?
Here are two enlarged images of her mouth from the two screenshots above. I painted the yellow arrows pointing to a dark spot on her tongue:
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Soon after her acceptance speech, the Twitter-verse exploded with tweets of close-ups of Hillary’s mouth (see below), with the tag “Hillary’s tongue”.
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Is the hole in Hillary’s tongue from removing a stud, or is it from cancer surgery? According to the blog Lame Cherry:

“the only way one has one of these is that a physician has cut out a huge growth on the tongue, and the only reason one cuts out this huge of a growth on a tongue, is it is cancer.
Considering the depraved sexual world which Mrs. Clinton has been involved with in her entire life, it is not surprising that either in her lesbian encounters or her oral fellatio encounters with her husband, Bill Clinton, that someone gave Mrs. Clinton oral cancer in the HPV class of sexual cancers….
Hillary Clinton has apparently reached a second stage cancer which required radical surgery and has hidden it from the public. It appears this operation has been in the past several months and like Emailgate, it is just another one of those things that Hillary Clinton has kept hidden from the public, as in stealing the election from Bernie Sanders voters.”

WebMD says:

Tongue cancers are oral cancers that are differentiated by their location in the mouth and on the tongue. If the cancer is on the forward portion of the tongue, it is known as a squamous cell cancer of the oral tongue. If the cancer is located towards the rear third of the tongue, it is known as a squamous cell cancer at the base of the tongue.
The characteristics of these two cancers are quite distinct, and reflect the differences in their origins. The difference in origins is also the reason that the treatment of these two forms of tongue cancer is quite different. Oral cancers are relatively rare, representing only about three percent of all cancers.

This is what the Mayo Clinic says about tongue cancer:

Tongue cancer can occur…[i]n the throat, at the base of the tongue, where tongue cancer may develop with few signs and symptoms (hypopharyngeal tongue cancer). Base of tongue cancer is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, when the tumor is larger and the cancer has spread into the lymph nodes in the neck.
Increasingly, base of tongue cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), which has a profound effect on the prognosis and treatment of the cancer.
Treatment for tongue cancer typically involves surgery to remove the cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted drug therapy may also be recommended.

From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

HPV is short for human papillomavirus.

HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses. Each HPV virus in this large group is given a number which is called its HPV type. HPV is named for the warts (papillomas) some HPV types can cause. Some other HPV types can lead to cancer, especially cervical cancer….
You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. You can develop symptoms years after you have sex with someone who is infected, making it hard to know when you first became infected….
HPV can cause cervical and other cancers cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils

Presidential candidates are required to disclose their medical history. But in Obama’s case, during the 2008 campaign, he released only summary medical information from his personal physician, who pronounced him to be in “excellent health”.
We should demand that Hillary releases a full and detailed medical report, but I don’t expect she will comply. Afterall, she has already demonstrated that rules and laws don’t apply to her.
H/t FOTM‘s Steven Broiles.
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Tinder adds health section after Aids charity put up billboards linking dating app to chlamydia and gonorrhea

Tinder is a location-based dating application (using  Facebook) that “facilitates communication between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to chat.” According to askmen.com it’s also a great way to enjoy a “regret-free hookup.” Apparently there is something else that Tinder is good for: obtaining a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
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The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) put pressure on Tinder bosses for them to add a “Health and Safety” section. AHF had put up billboards linking the dating app to chlamydia and gonorrhea as reported by on the Daily Mail.
Tinder has also added a ‘find your nearest STD clinic’ locator to its website. The new ‘Health Safety’ section of the Tinder website recommends users wear condoms and suggests asking potential partners when they were last checked for sexually transmitted diseases.
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The change followed a dispute between Tinder and the AHF, which refused to take down huge roadside signs suggesting the app was causing a surge in infections. The AHF originally refused to take down the adverts, which showed silhouettes of a man labeled ‘Tinder’ face-to-face with a woman labeled ‘chlamydia’. The huge roadside signs also showed a silhouette of a man labeled ‘Grindr’ – a gay dating app – facing a male silhouette labeled ‘gonorrhea’.
Despite facing legal action from Tinder, the HIV/Aids advocacy group said it would only consider taking the billboards down once a health section was added to the Tinder website. This past week the AHF welcomed the move and is now set to remove the adverts. It said it will continue to encourage other dating apps and websites to add a health section.
AHF senior director Whitney Engeran-Cordova said, “The CDC recently reported that sexually transmitted diseases increased dramatically in 2014. We are unfortunately now waging an uphill battle on this front. The CDC also noted, the majority of these infections are affecting young people – the demographic that is on their mobile phones all day long.  This is why it is such welcome news that Tinder will add a Health Safety section with a link to Healthvana, making it easier for people to find testing locations through an easily accessible, modern platform. And we hope to see other dating sites do the same.”
The row between the AHF and Tinder erupted as medical experts warned the surge in popularity of dating and casual sex apps was fueling a rise in sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Peter Greenhouse, of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, said the apps could trigger an ‘explosion’ of HIV in heterosexual people.  Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat in November, he said: “You are able to turn over partners more quickly with a dating app and the quicker you change partners, the more likely you are to get infections. What really worries me is that we are just at a tipping point for HIV. If enough people change partners quickly, and they’ve got other untreated sexually transmitted infections, it might just start an explosion of HIV in the heterosexual population. Apps could do that.”
Experts also warned that apps such as Tinder have made casual sex as available as ordering takeout. “Mobile dating apps are rapidly altering the sexual landscape by making casual sex as easily available as ordering a pizza,” The’s AHF’s Whitney Engeran-Cordova said last year.
Dr. Jessica Carbino, from Tinder, said: “An important aspect of any healthy relationship – whether formed on Tinder or otherwise – is ensuring sexual health and safety.  We’d be delighted to see other major social networks follow in our footsteps in educating the public.”
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