Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire on Residents of Ebola Slum

“Via Laila’s Blog, a collection of Graphic Photos: Liberian Soldiers Open Fire on Residents of Ebola Slum. Many are by John Moore, who has become the major photographic chronicler of the outbreak.
While a couple of photos shows the blood of a kid who ran afoul of some barbed wire, the most disturbing aspect of the images is the sheer squalor on which Ebola has imposed itself.

“If they tell me anything, it’s that we in the rich countries can no longer afford poverty anywhere in the world. It’s not just the tough luck of the poor; it’s a clear and present danger to everyone.” crof at h5n1

http://www.lailasblog.com/2014/08/graphic-photos-liberian-soldiers-open.html#more

Opioid users breathe easier w drug to treat respiratory depression

Date: August 19, 2014 Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists
Summary:
People taking prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain may be able to breathe a little easier, literally. A study has found that a new therapeutic drug, GAL-021, may reverse or prevent respiratory depression, or inadequate breathing, in patients taking opioid medication without compromising pain relief or increasing sedation.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140819112958.htm

important… Antibacterial gel kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci, E.coli

Hospital superbug breakthrough: Antibacterial gel kills Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli using natural proteins

Date: August 18, 2014 Source: Queen’s University, Belfast

Summary:
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. The team have developed the first innovative antibacterial gel that acts to kill Pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococci and E.coli using natural proteins. The gels have the ability to break down the thick jelly-like coating, known as biofilms, which cover bacteria making them highly resistant to current therapies, while leaving healthy cells unaffected.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140818224823.htm