Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion
Post Date: 2015-05-30 12:32:49 by Willie Green
Dallas's Parkland Hospital treats a lot of people without health insurance. On a November day in 1963, emergency room doctors at this county hospital frantically tried to save an American president who could not be saved. These days, emergency room doctors frantically try to treat 240,000 patients every year. "So you can see we have every treatment area filled up. Beds are in the hallways and the rooms are all full," says Dr. John Pease, chief of emergency services. In Texas, about 1 in 4 people is uninsured. By federal law, the county hospital's emergency room cannot turn sick patients away, no matter their ability to pay, so Parkland opens its arms. Last year it cost ...
Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20
Post Date: 2015-05-21 13:55:19 by Willie Green
Clinical trials still needed before device can be approved Dr. Garth Webb holds a bionic lens he developed on the tip of his finger. He says inserting it would be a painless procedure, identical to cataract surgery, that would take about eight minutes. A patient's sight would be immediately corrected. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts even at age 100 or more with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes. Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, ...
Psychiatric Drugs Kill 500k+ Western Adults Annually, Few Positive Benefits (Yet Drug Warriors Call Pot "Dangerous")
Post Date: 2015-05-14 09:26:36 by Deckard
Psychiatric drugs lead to the deaths of over 500,000 people aged 65 and over annually in the West, a Danish scientist says. He warns the benefits of these drugs are minimal, and have been vastly overstated. Research director at Denmarks Nordic Cochrane Centre, Professor Peter Gøtzsche, says the use of most antidepressants and dementia drugs could be halted without inflicting harm on patients. The Danish scientists views were published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. His scathing analysis will likely prove controversial among traditional medics. However, concern is mounting among doctors and scientists worldwide that psychiatric medication is doing ...
It’s no joke: The FDA is the Fraud and Death Administration
Post Date: 2015-05-01 10:52:05 by Deckard
The FDA serves the bottom lines of Big Food and Big Pharma. After pharmaceutical companies provide questionable testing reports, they pay the FDA licensing fees for the drugs approvals. And Big Food has their way with their ingredients with the FDA. This type of corruption is not new. In the early 1900s, Dr. Harvey Wiley headed the Bureau of Chemistry, the precursor to todays FDA. He created a guideline to ban bleaching wheat chemically to produce white flour. This process destroys nutrition and leaves toxins in white flour. Wiley quit his position after he had become frustrated from the lack of enforcement for his ban. The legacy of unhealthy bleached flour white bread ...
Big Pharma will never solve the world’s health problems because it makes too much money off disease
Post Date: 2015-04-29 09:40:27 by Deckard
One of the most fraudulent industries in America today, the pharmaceutical drug racket, has very little to do with actually healing people, and everything to do with generating obscene profits for corporate executives and their vast network of drug dispensers. After all, where would Big Pharma be financially if it developed real cures for sick patients who would naturally no longer need pharmaceuticals once theyre healed? It would be out of business, thats where hence the reason why a continuous drug pipeline regularly spews out new drugs to treat diseases but not actually cure any of them. Its common sense, really, from a business perspective. But ...
Judge Rules that Really Stupid Vermont Law May Be Able to Force GMO-Labels on Food Companies [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-04-29 04:03:28 by A Pole
In 2013, the idiots, uh, distinguished solons of the Vermont legislature passed a law requiring food companies to label their products containing ingredients derived from modern biotech crops. The "findings" used to justify the legislation is simply the litany of scientific disinformation that has been peddled by anti-biotechnology extremists for years now. [...] The food manufacturers oppose the legislation arguing, among other things, that it violates their First Amendment rights by forcing them to engage in speech. In point of fact, the anti-biotech activists are not consumer advocates at all. What they are really aiming at is to confuse consumers so that they will ...
Belle Gibson: The Whole Pantry author, app developer admits cancer diagnosis not true
Post Date: 2015-04-28 08:57:25 by redleghunter
Wellness advocate Belle Gibson, who translated her high profile as a cancer survivor into publishing success, has admitted her cancer diagnosis was not real. Ms Gibson, 23, who claimed to have healed terminal brain cancer by eating wholefoods, made the admission in an interview with the Australian Women's Weekly. The success of Gibson's book, The Whole Pantry, and her smartphone application, which advocates natural therapies, has been largely dependent on her high-profile as a cancer survivor. Asked if she had ever had cancer, Ms Gibson told the magazine: "No. None of it's true. "I don't want forgiveness. I just think [speaking out] was the responsible thing. ...
Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
Post Date: 2015-04-24 10:58:22 by Willie Green
MEXICO CITY When Cuba and the United States said they were going to be friends again, images sprang to mind of Americans tanning on once-forbidden beaches, and McDonalds opening in picturesque Habana Vieja.That may happen. But this partnership clearly has more promising plans. Turns out Cubas been sitting on a breakthrough cancer treatment. Now its going to test it out in America.This week, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, New York signed an agreement to import a Cuban lung cancer vaccine. The drug CimaVax helps treat symptoms and recurrence, said institute director Candace Johnson, when she returned Tuesday from a two-day trade trip to the ...
Kochs defeated in Montana
Post Date: 2015-04-22 13:46:20 by Willie Green
Americans for Prosperity spent a bundle to defeat Medicaid expansion in Montana. Here's 6 reasons why they lost The passage of Medicaid expansion in Montana this weekend was an unlikely defeat for the Koch brothers, who came in as heavy favorites and spent a fortune trying to kill the measure. Sadly for the Kochs, poor people in Montana will now get medical care.Montana is the only state where the Kochs got beaten down like this. What is to be learned from this episode?1. Rural America isnt New York. The right-wingers the Koch brothers rub elbows with are the kind that go to Lincoln Center. The ones in Montana are a different breed, something the Kochs may not have fully ...
UK Man Quits Chemo and Beats Cancer With Cannabis
Post Date: 2015-04-21 21:18:06 by Deckard
The US government has finally acknowledged the anticancer properties of cannabis. At this point its pretty difficult to ignore the evidence, including countless testimonials of people who cured their cancer with cannabis extracts. The latest example is a young man whose attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. Cannabis oil was a last ditch effort, and it worked. As reported by the Stoke Sentinel: CANCER survivor David Hibbitt is celebrating being given the all-clear by getting married Friday, April 17 and claims his recovery is down to taking cannabis oil. The 33-year-old ...
'Reversible' abortions: how sound is the science?
Post Date: 2015-04-03 10:12:32 by Willie Green
Arizona has passed a law that requires doctors who provide drug-based abortions to tell women that the process may be reversed after taking the first dose. Some claim that the science is flawed and it's just another way of putting pressure on women to change their mind about having an abortion.How can an abortion possibly be reversed?A drug-induced abortion, as opposed to a surgical one, is an option during the first nine weeks of pregnancy and involves taking two drugs 48 hours apart. It is between 87 and 98 per cent effective, depending on the stage of pregnancy. Obviously, it cannot be reversed once the process is complete but it can be interrupted before the second dose is taken.How ...
Exploding Head Syndrome Is No Laughing Matter
Post Date: 2015-04-02 05:32:09 by Willie Green
Exploding Head Syndrome is a condition that afflicts those who suffer it with sudden starts during the night, awakenings caused by loud, exploding noises, in the headhallucinatory, perhapswhich may also be accompanied with similar sensations of an actual explosion. The American Sleep Association has long associated the condition with people older than 50 years of age. However, study author Brian Sharpless, believes that this may not be accurate. He says that this condition may occur is as many as one in five young people too. Furthermore, he also admits that there is still not much known about the condition and, more importantly, what the possible remedies might be. The ...
Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic
Post Date: 2015-03-30 16:56:35 by Willie Green
"An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in a essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine. In the article, entitled "The Next Epidemic Lessons From Ebola" he says that the Ebola epidemic is a "wake-up call." "Because there was so little preparation, the world lost time ... trying to answer basic questions about containing Ebola," writes Gates (whose Gates Foundation is a supporter of NPR). That's why, he continues, that "the world needs a global warning and response system for outbreaks." And part of ...
Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Cut Off Funding to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Post Date: 2015-03-28 14:35:57 by hondo68
On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers voted to cut off public funding to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and organizations that refer women to abortion providers. The legislation, S.B. 569, passed the Republican controlled House with a vote of 70-8 and now heads to pro-life Governor Asa Hutchinsons desk. Thankfully, Arkansas also has a constitutional amendment barring public money from funding abortions, except to save the life of the mother. However, previously abortion businesses in the state received federal grants to be navigators under Obamacare. Pro-lifers were opposed to this because they said it indirectly funding of abortion. As LifeNews previously ...
Mmmm…Have a Nice Big Glass of Round-Up with This Monsanto Lobbyist…Oh…Wait
Post Date: 2015-03-28 12:03:27 by Deckard
Editors Note: How much is a human soul going for these days I wonder? Originally published at our sister site, Nutritional Anarchy You all know that we here at Nutritional Anarchy are adamantly opposed to toxic farming methods like the use of Round-Up killer. But little did we know that it is apparently so safe you could drink an entire quart of it and live to tell the tale. Apparently according to a former Greenpeace-activist-turned-Monsanto-lobbyist (theres gotta be a heck of a story in how that particular occupational transition occurred), it wouldnt hurt you at all. (You can read Patrick Moores bio HERE, and wonder with us exactly how much it costs Monsanto ...
Handicapped Woman Fights Back After Rude Note Left on Car
Post Date: 2015-03-19 14:13:25 by Willie Green
MIAMISBURG-- A disabled woman's struggle to regain independence is going viral locally, after a nasty note a neighbor left her. Twenty-six year old Ashley Brady lost her leg in an accident in 2014. After learning how to walk again with a prosthetic, climbing three flights of stairs to her apartment is the easy part of her day. "I struggled a lot across the snow and ice in the parking lot trying to learn how to balance and walk," Brady said, "I fell multiple times all of which my neighbors have seen." After moving in, she asked the management at her Miamisburg apartment complex to create a designated handicapped parking space outside her building, so she could avoid ...
10 US Charity Staff to be Brought Back from Sierra Leone Due to Ebola
Post Date: 2015-03-17 18:20:57 by lana
10 US Charity Staff to be Brought Back from Sierra Leone Due to Ebola10 US charity staff to be brought back from Sierra Leone due to Ebola The ghost of Ebola is still alive. At least ten support staff of a Boston-based nonprofit organisation are going to be evacuated from Sierra Leone. This is out of precaution after at least one fellow clinicians was reported to have infected with Ebola. The NGO that has been recognized as Partners in Health released a statement claiming that at least 10 clinicians associated with it are set to be transported on non-commercial. The NGO further said in the statement that all the ten of them will be quarantined in Ebola treatment facilities. Thus far ...
Tanzania albino murders: 'More than 200 witchdoctors' arrested
Post Date: 2015-03-13 15:29:51 by Willie Green
More than 200 witchdoctors and traditional healers have been arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albino people. The killings have been driven by the belief - advanced by some witchdoctors - that the body parts have properties that confer wealth and good luck. President Jakaya Kikwete has described the murder of albino people as an "evil" that has shamed Tanzania. Nearly 80 albino Tanzanians have been killed since 2000, the UN says. The latest victims include a one-year-old albino boy, killed in north-western Tanzania a few weeks ago. The government banned witchdoctors in January as part of its efforts to prevent further attacks and kidnappings targeting people ...
Surgeons announce world’s first successful penis transplant
Post Date: 2015-03-13 11:48:20 by Willie Green
In a nine-hour surgery, a South African medical team successfully transplanted the penis of a dead donor to a young man without one. Three months later, they say, the recipient, who lost his penis because of complications from a ritual circumcision, has a totally functional sexual organ. That makes him the first successful recipient of a donated penis. News24 Live's Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath did some live tweeting from Friday's press briefing on the historic surgery: Yes, you read that right: To get the approval of the donor's family, doctors had to fashion a pseudo-penis for him out of abdominal skin. That way he could be buried with something resembling a ...
Merck's mumps vaccine clinical tests were totally fabricated, say scientists
Post Date: 2015-03-12 13:34:13 by Chuck_Wagon
(NaturalNews) The mainstream media have been tireless in their recent efforts to discredit and demonize those who dare question the safety or efficacy of vaccines, and particularly those who choose not to have their children vaccinated. What seems obvious now is that an honest dialogue on the subject seems nearly impossible in a climate of fear-mongering created by those who control the flow of information to the masses. The reports recently being circulated by the major media outlets are designed to lead people to believe that the entire anti-vaccine movement has grown out of response to a single (and allegedly spurious, according to the pro-vaccine camp) study linking mercury-containing ...
Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money and Health
Post Date: 2015-03-10 08:19:00 by Tooconservative
For Americans, its that time of the year againtime to move your clocks an hour ahead; losing a precious hour of sleep in the process. For many, the time change associated with daylight savings time1 (DST) also means spending several days or even weeks feeling generally off-kilter. As reported by Prevent Disease:2A study, published in 2007
combined surveys from 55,000 people in central Europe with data on 50 individuals sleeping and wakefulness patterns for eight weeks around the shifts to and from daylight saving time. The researchers found people never fully adjust their circadian rhythms to the hour shift associated with daylight saving time (or, as it is ...
Judge to jail West Boynton mom unless she signs consent for son's circumcision
Post Date: 2015-03-08 13:54:36 by hondo68
There was a hearing in Palm Beach County court Friday between parents fighting over their 4-year-old son's circumcision. The father wants the procedure done, but the mother does not. Judge calls circumcision safe, orders mom to bring child to court by Tuesday Boca Raton dad testifies boy's mother abducted child to avoid circumcision West Boynton mother of 4-year-old boy held in contempt of court in circumcision battle A West Boynton mom is now under court orders to let her 4-year-old son be circumcised, or she will be jailed.Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen on Friday said Heather Hironimus is in contempt of court for violating a 2012 parenting plan with the ...
Soon You’ll Be Able to Turn Your Brown Eyes Blue for $5,000
Post Date: 2015-03-08 08:24:43 by Willie Green
A new treatment has successfully changed the color of people's eyes in Latin America, but the procedure isn't approved in the U.S. yet. For years, a California-based company called Stroma Medical has been publicizing a laser procedure that turns brown eyes blue. Theoretically, this would give brown-eyed individuals the choice to change the tint of their irises, not unlike the way many decide to use surgery to alter the noses or chests they were born with. Now Stroma Medical claims that it has conducted 37 successful treatments on patients in Mexico and Costa Rica. It also says that it would likely charge about $5,000 for anyone wanting the procedure. That is, of course, only if ...
Heroin deaths take aim at new type of victims
Post Date: 2015-03-06 22:19:11 by Gatlin
NEW YORK -- The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.That's a shift from 15 years ago when the death rate was highest among older blacks and the West and Northeast had the biggest heroin problems.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of heroin deaths nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013. The report released Wednesday examines the rising trend in fatalities involving heroin. The report, based on death certificates from 2013, tallied drug overdose deaths across the U.S. in which heroin was a contributing factor.CBS News: The War in ChicagoThere were ...
Marijuana allergies a growing problem, study says
Post Date: 2015-03-06 22:05:52 by Gatlin
With marijuana use becoming increasingly common -- and legal for either medical or recreational use in a growing number of states -- doctors are warning about a little-known health risk: It's possible to be allergic to pot. The authors of a new study say it's a problem we could start seeing more often. Their research, published this week in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, rounded up the medical evidence documenting cases of allergic reactions to the marijuana plant, also known by its Latin name Cannabis sativa. "Although still relatively uncommon," they write, "allergic disease associated with C sativa exposure and use has been reported with ...
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