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Robert Herriman

Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today.

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Japan McDonald’s apologizes for a string of mishaps

After several mishaps of foreign objects in customer’s food reported since last summer, McDonald’s Japan officially apologized on their website Wednesday (computer translated). Image/Kici (public domain) Corporate More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Rand Paul introduces more Pro-Israel legislation

For the second time in as many years, Kentucky’s junior Senator, Rand Paul (R) has introduced legislation to stop US aid to the Palestinian Authority. Rand Paul at CPAC 2013Image/Video Screen Shot Today he More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Family Research Council comes out against FDA MSM blood donation deferral recommendation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg said in a statement today concerning blood donations and men who have sex with men (MSM), that after a review of scientific evidence relevant More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Hannity, Sharpton, Ronin Farrow among ‘worst’ cable news hosts: Hannity loses his cool

A recent poll by the website, Mediaite, was performed last week, which looked at two specific categories– The Best and Worst Cable News Host. The completely unscientific survey was interesting because of who More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Kangaroo knocks drone down to the ground

Right now there are few things as popular or controversial as drones of all types. You may recall that that one Colorado town even wanted to issue hunting licenses for citizens to shoot down drones. Kangaroo and More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Egypt H5N1 avian flu cases rise to 20

With the addition of the newest case of human H5N1 avian influenza in a woman from Sohag governorate, this brings the total cases of the lethal zoonotic infection to 20 in Egypt, according to a Masrawy.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Arkansas worst in outbreak preparedness: Report

How well is your state prepared for infectious disease outbreaks (see map below)? A new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) says if your from Arkansas, you are the least prepared (see full 112 page More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Shigella outbreak strikes 43 in Brooklyn Jewish community in past month

At least 43 cases of shigellosis (primarily Shigella sonnei group D) have been diagnosed among the Observant Jewish community in Borough Park and Williamsburg since Nov. 14, according to the New York City Health More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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Ron Paul, Rand Paul and the Baptist World Alliance welcome ending Cuban embargo

While so many of the Republican political class and talk radio mouthpieces harshly criticize President Obama’s call for normalizing relations with Cuba by ending the half-century long embargo, not everyone More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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FDA warns of dangers of powdered pure caffeine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about powdered pure caffeine that is sold on the internet and recommends people avoid these products. In an FDA Blog today, Director of FDA’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Teen E-Cigarette use study results draws reactions from American Lung Association, Sen. Barbara Boxer

Released today, the government-sponsored Monitoring the Future survey is the first national survey to report data for 2014 and the first national survey to show teen use of e-cigarettes surpassing use of regular More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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HPV transmission via sex toys: One study’s findings

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is by far the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI) reported, new or new and existing combined, HPV accounts for approximately 79 million of the total STIs in the United More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Two suspected Krokodil use cases surface in Arizona

Krokodil, the heavily addictive and destructive combination with the drug desomorphine, is believed to have surfaced in Arizona, according to Phoenix toxicologists Thursday. Public domain photo/Psychonaught The More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Libertarian Party to Sen Rand Paul: ‘Your bid for a declaration of war against ISIS is unjustifiable and dangerous’

What you would think would be cozy bedfellows doesn’t necessarily always materialize. On Monday, libertarian-leaning Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky released a draft Declaration of War resolution against More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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‘Eat Bulaga’ co-host, Valerie Weigmann, crowned Miss World Philippines 2014

Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, 24-year-old regular co-host of GMA Network’s “Eat Bulaga”, Valerie Weigmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2014 and gets the task of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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Ebola in the US: Frieden calls Texas case a ‘Breach of Protocol’, Sen John McCain wants an ‘Ebola Czar’

With the early morning report of the first domestically acquired case of a Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a Dallas hospital employee, a female nurse, the upper brass at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, October 10th, 2014
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Chuck Todd: 3rd party candidate in FL getting double digits on I-4 corridor, doesn’t mention name

During a discussion about the November midterm elections on this morning’s episode of Morning Joe, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd referenced the Florida gubernatorial race. Adrian Wyllie “Something weird More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Chinese court fines GlaxoSmithKline almost $500 million for paying bribes

A Chinese court imposed a fine of nearly $500 million on the giant British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for bribery, according to a New York Times report Friday. Image/CIA The fine of a record 3 billion More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Calls about E-cigarettes up 600%: Washington Poison Center

The phenomenon of “vaping” (using an E-cigarette, which resembles smoking) and availability of E-cigarettes and liquid nicotine has dramatically increased over the past several years across the country. Two More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Taiwan: 9-year-old boy has a stroke, How common is pediatric stroke?

A report from the news source, Focus Taiwan today tells the story of a 9-year-old male child who suffered a stroke. It explains the child was a sedentary boy who played video games and ate a diet largely of foods More...

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