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Contagion

Contagion And The Conflict Between Religious Beliefs And Immunization

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion
Bill Moyers

Now seven states are considering legislation to make it even easier for mothers and fathers to spare their children from vaccinations, especially on religious grounds.

Lynne Peeples

Bioterror Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature, As U.S. Funding Withers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

5 Health-Themed Movies Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Some of the biggest, most-raved about films that came out this year have been about, or were shaped by, a health issue or theme. Some have dealt wi...

Lynne Peeples

Exotic Dangers: Could The Global Pet Trade Import The Next Pandemic?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Dr. Anthony Pilny had just fin...

Lynne Peeples

Dangerously Unaware: Americans Lack Knowledge About Source Of Global Pandemics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Two out of every three Americans worry about the potential for a global disease outbreak. (Thank you, "Contagion.") Yet, alongside this result fr...

Are Haiti's Cholera Victims Warren Buffett's "Girls in the Convertible?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Are Fonkoze and Mercy Corps unwittingly helping major stockholders in the reinsurance firm Swiss Re turn Haitian women into Buffett's "girl(s) in the convertible?"

Germany, France Push For Power To Reject Eurozone Budgets

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

Germany and France stepped up a drive on Monday for intrusive powers to reject national budgets in the euro zone that breach EU rules, as a market rou...

U.S. Works To Safeguard Itself From European Debt Crisis

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

(David Lawder and Glenn Somerville) - The United States is ramping up attempts to safeguard its financial system from a worsening of Europe's debt cri...

Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Cell phones change economies, communication, education, human brains and inner-human ecology. Treat them with respect -- as biologically part of your hand. Keep them clean.

Matt Damon, John Krasinski Making The Biggest Move Of Their Careers

Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment

Matt Damon made his first true splash in Hollywood by winning an Oscar for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," with Ben Affleck, a coming-of-age tale in w...

Contagion Grips 'Flublogia'

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

What, I've been wondering, do the real flu bloggers -- who don't even accept advertising on their sites, lest an ad for Tamiflu sap pop up next to a story on antivirals -- think of Contagion's greedy Alan Krumwiede?

Contagions: Reality More Chilling Than Film Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.

Lynne Peeples

'Contagion' Connections: How Links Among Humans, Animals And The Environment May Be Spawning A New Class Of Infectious Diseases

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

The first in a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Bronx Zoo pathologist ...

Congress Should Puncture This Cartel

Martha Burk | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

Congress exempted Group Purchasing Organizations from anti-kickback statutes in the 1980s, in what critics say was a direct violation of anti-trust law. In the past three decades there has been no serious effort to correct this gross fleecing of patients and taxpayers.

The Facts and Fiction of On-Screen Medicine

Priya Malhotra | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

Although Contagion generated feelings of hypochondria, I found the movie's medical validity very satisfying. And when I say "satisfying," I mean I squealed with delight every time I heard a Microbiology 1650 buzzword.

PHOTOS: Disney's 'Lion King' Goes 3D, Defeats Hollywood's Biggest Stars

Posted 11.17.2011 | Entertainment

Back in 1994, Simba made the unlikely journey to claim his crown as ruler of the jungle and king of the box office. Seventeen years later, "The Lion K...

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

Steven Soderbergh Enlists Legendary Street Artist For 'Contagion' Poster

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Steven Soderbergh's latest film, 'Contagion,' is the story of a world thrown into pandemonium as the result of a fast-moving, deadly disease. As the i...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Contagion

Dan Persons | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Break out the Purell, Steven Soderbergh is in mainstream thriller mode and he's decided to get under your skin -- almost literally -- with a tale about a virus that doesn't know when to quit.

Could 'Contagion' Happen In Real Life?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Whether you've seen the film, seen its 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes or had the misfortune of witnessing its living bacteria bilboard, chances are you'...

Weekend Box Office: Contagion Easily Tops While Warrior Tragically Fumbles and Creature Hilariously Tanks

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.11.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It was good news/bad news at the box office this weekend. Two critically-acclaimed adult entries squared off and only only came out shining.

Living Bacteria Billboard Promotes Film

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

If you've got a weak stomach, you might want to skip this video. Maybe the movie too, since it's reportedly just a tad bit too real. As a cleve...

ReThink Review: Contagion -- Hug a Scientist (If You Dare)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The new film Contagion tracks the first several weeks as a new virus sweeps the world, killing the infected in a matter of days. But what makes Contagion so unique and powerful is that the virus is only briefly the villain.

Review Contagion

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Steve Soderbergh's Contagion will have you on the edge of your seats during the first half of the film.

The Most Disgusting 'Contagion' Sign Of All

From Petri dish to advertisement | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment

Gross! The producers of the sick new thriller Contagion came up with a creepy way to promote their product. Warner Bros....