Latest Articles: Health/Medical
In a State that Legalized Shooting Police, 2 Cops Shot Serving Warrant for “Possession of a Syringe”
Post Date: 2016-03-21 15:38:56 by hondo68
Russiaville, IN A pair of law enforcement officers were shot early Sunday morning while serving two drug-related search warrants. According to ABC News, one of the search warrants was for Possession of a Syringe. It is unclear at this time what the other warrant was for. Deputy Carl Koontz and Sgt. Jordan Buckley allegedly entered the central Indiana home after announcing themselves and receiving no answer from the homeowner(s). According to the Howard County Sheriffs Department, both officers were met with gunfire upon entering the home. Tragically, Deputy Koontz, was pronounced dead after being mediflighted from the scene of the gunfight. ...
Big Pharma providing ‘Useless and sometimes harmful drugs’
Post Date: 2016-03-14 19:56:19 by U don't know me
Junk Science? Number 92: Big Pharma providing Useless and sometimes harmful drugs Sam Wilson Health 2016-02-29 Big Pharma providing Useless and sometimes harmful drugs The Queens former doctor, also former-president of the Royal College of Physicians Sir Richard Thompson is part of a group of six eminent doctors warning about the negative influence of pharmaceutical companies in the public health arena. The group has called for an urgent and independent public enquiry into drugs firms murky practices by Parliaments Public Accounts Committee. One of the groups other experts, NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, two years ago ...
Cyborg Monkey drives wheelchair using his brain waves
Post Date: 2016-03-04 12:54:49 by Willie Green
The sneaky way Big Pharma is ripping off cancer patients to the tune of $3 billion per year
Post Date: 2016-03-03 21:30:47 by U don't know me
The sneaky way Big Pharma is ripping off cancer patients to the tune of $3 billion per year Imagine this scenario. There is only one tire store in your city. You go to the tire store to get some new tires put on your car. The man behind the counter tells you that new tires only come in packs of five. So you have to buy five tires when you may only need four, or two. And theres one more thing. You cant keep the extra tires you paid for. They have to throw them away. WASHINGTON The U.S. federal Medicare program and private health insurers waste nearly $3 billion every year buying cancer medicines that are thrown out because many drug makers distribute the drugs only in ...
20 questions for your Oncologist
Post Date: 2016-02-27 22:00:58 by U don't know me
Here is a good article if you are entering into cancer treatment: http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/20-Questions-For-Your-Oncologist-Transcript.pdf
Break Up the Insulin Racket
Post Date: 2016-02-23 08:39:41 by Willie Green
ONE of my patients whom I will call Mrs. B is a 78-year-old who has had Type 2 diabetes for over 30 years. She takes several injections of insulin each day. Her blood sugars have been running too high, but she doesnt want to increase the dose of her insulin. She told me she simply cant afford to.Insulin has been around for almost a century. The World Health Organization considers it an essential medicine, which means it should be available at a price the individual and the community can afford. So why is this product increasingly too expensive for many Americans?In the United States, just three pharmaceutical giants hold patents that allow them to ...
UK Will Use CRISPR on Human Embryos — a Step Closer to Human Genome Editing
Post Date: 2016-02-22 10:02:06 by Willie Green
"It is human nature and inevitable in my view that we will edit our genomes for enhancements. J. Craig Venter This week, Kathy Niakan, a biologist working at the Francis Crick Institute in London received the green light from the UKs Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to use genome editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 on human embryos. Niakan hopes to answer important questions about how healthy human embryos develop from a single cell to around 250 cells, in the first seven days after fertilization. By removing certain genes during this early development phase using CRISPR/Cas9, Niakan and her team hope to understand what causes miscarriages and ...
Bacteria resistant to antibiotic discovered in UK pigs and people [greed is good]
Post Date: 2016-02-22 05:45:24 by A Pole
We have for some time been warning that the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture threatens to reverse decades of medical advancement. Following recent news, that bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, colistin, has been found in both pigs and humans in the UK, it would seem our fears are justified. Emma Rose, Campaigns, Lobbying and Communications Specialist for the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics says: The news that resistance to the last line drug, colistin, has been found in bacteria from farm animals and humans in the UK is not altogether surprising. Concerning as these findings are, they are merely an indication of what is to come if we continue to ...
Psychedelics So Much Better than Pills for Trauma, Therapists Now Risking Arrest to Use Them
Post Date: 2016-02-21 12:59:51 by Deckard
In study after study, researchers and scientists are once again beginning to extol the miraculous benefits psychedelics offer in treating myriad mental and neurological health conditions but the vast majority of those scientists, as well as their patients, could be thrown in jail at any time for their efforts. Nancy Reagan famously said, Just Say No, explained psychotherapist Neal Goldsmith, who helps organize the Horizons conference for scientists who research psychedelics. But the answer, of course, is Just Say Know; get knowledge and information. Psychedelics have been stigmatized for decades, in part due to their classification as ...
Wounded U.S. soldier soon to receive first U.S. penis transplant
Post Date: 2016-02-18 11:54:05 by Willie Green
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier wounded in an explosion will be the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital said, which could open the way for about 60 other servicemen with genital injuries to have this surgery. Surgeons hope a donated organ from a recently deceased man will provide full function including urination, sensation and sex. The surgery requires joining nerves and blood vessels under a microscope. Doctors and advocates who work with wounded soldiers note that the loss of the penis is one of the most emotionally traumatic injuries because it affects a sense of identity and manhood, especially for men hoping to ...
Video: Hillary Suffers Another MASSIVE Coughing Fit, Prompting Speculation (going to croak before the election?)
Post Date: 2016-02-17 12:12:30 by hondo68
Drudge, commentators have long warned Hillary is literally unfit for office During a speech in Harlem Tuesday, Hillary Clinton suffered a massive coughing fit that went on for several minutes, prompting more speculation about the state of her health and fitness to run for President.Hillary was talking about white privilege and claiming that black Americans have to overcome seen and unseen obstacles to get ahead in life, but could barely get her words out between coughing fits.The situation was cringe inducing as supporters in the crowd attempted to cover up the embarrassment by clapping and chanting Hillary, Hillary
while Clinton popped lozenges ...
80,000 Ineligible ACA Enrollees Cost Minnesota Millions [also AR/NE/NY/OH/IL/PA/MA fraud]
Post Date: 2016-02-10 21:11:45 by Tooconservative
A report by Minnesotas Office of the Legislative Auditor released last month, found that more than 80,000 Minnesotans were enrolled in Medicaid, and the states Obamacare exchange even though they were ineligible for the services. That incredible number of ineligible enrollees cost Minnesota taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The problems apparently stem from miscommunication and poor training at the Department of Human Services. However, the audit found that, software issues are were also blamed for the errors, which seems to be an all too standard bureaucratic excuse these days for any expensive failure within government health care programs. ...
[Commie propaganda] Chipotle Blames Outbreak on Its Own Sick Employees
Post Date: 2016-02-09 02:51:15 by A Pole
[...] But in their food safety meeting today, Chipotle has reportedly identified the culprit in its other norovirus outbreak: sick Chipotle employees. CNBC just reported the update from inside the nationwide restaurant meeting that shutdown all Chipotles simultaneously today. [...] there isnt much mysterious about the spread of norovirus: It spreads from either person-to-person or from something (food, a countertop) that a sick person has touched. In other words, there was never really much real puzzlement on this subject. The root cause of the norovirus outbreak is almost always traced by the CDC back to sick employees. The bigger question for norovirus is then not what ...
Texas grand jury indicts activists behind Planned Parenthood videos
Post Date: 2016-01-25 21:34:33 by TheFireBert
Blame the accusers! The accused are the victims! Is this madness?!? THIS... IS..... LIBERALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!111111f11111one A grand jury in Texas on Monday indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos -- and cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing. The surprise indictment came after a district attorney investigated Planned Parenthood's fetal tissue program. The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, released graphic videos all summer purportedly showing Planned Parenthood staff seeking to profit off of the sale of fetal tissue an accusation the group vigorously denied. But her two month ...
One Dead, Five Seriously Ill in Synthetic Cannabis Alternative Drug Trial Gone Wrong
Post Date: 2016-01-21 15:22:36 by hondo68
Five volunteers are in serious condition and one is dead after taking an experimental painkiller, which mimics the effects of cannabis, during a clinic trial of the medication in France. Five volunteers have been hospitalized and are in serious condition and another is dead after participating in a clinical trial of an orally-consumed experimental painkiller at the Biotrial laboratory in the French city of Rennes. Though French officials have not yet released the name of the drug, Frances Minister of Social Affairs and Health Marisol Touraine said at a Friday press conference, seen in the above-embedded video, that the drug acts on natural systems which fight pain, a system ...
Lettuce is ‘three times worse than bacon' for emissions and vegetarian diets could be bad for environment
Post Date: 2015-12-15 08:34:59 by Tooconservative
Eating a healthier diet rich in fruit and vegetables could actually be more harmful to the environment than consuming some meat, a US study has claimed. Lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, according to researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University who analysed the impact per calorie of different foods in terms of energy cost, water use and emissions. Published in the Environment Systems and Decisions journal, the study goes against the grain of recent calls for humans to quit eating meat to curb climate change. Researchers did not argue against the idea people should be eating less meat, or the fact that livestock contributes to ...
Erasing fear: A one-session treatment for phobia?
Post Date: 2015-12-10 14:48:59 by cranky
A new study published in the latest issue of Biological Psychiatry reports the successful and instant reduction of fear in spider-fearful participants following a 2-minute exposure combined with a single dose of a regular pharmacological treatment. Typical behavioral therapies for phobia take many sessions to produce the desired effect. If recovery could be accelerated, it would reduce distress and save time and money. Drs. Marieke Soeter and Merel Kindt, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, sought to build on the notion of "reconsolidation", identified 15 years ago by Dr. Joseph LeDoux. He and his team discovered that when memories are activated, they may ...
Putin Wants Russia to Become World’s Biggest Exporter of Non-GMO Food
Post Date: 2015-12-03 15:00:40 by A Pole
Russia could become the worlds largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He also called on the country to become completely self-sufficient in food production by 2020. We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing, said Putin, addressing the Russian Parliament on Thursday. According to the President, Russia is now ...
Question: What is Medicare?
Post Date: 2015-11-30 21:49:50 by buckeroo
I am not retired nor do I plan to be retired for years to come. I am gainfully employed and have private insurance covering my family through my employer. I am not eligible for Medicare. Yet, I receive all kinds of emails, direct mailings and other advertising about Medicare all the tyme. What is Medicare? Is it another socialistic attempt to destroy my life-style?
The Science of Sugar: Is Corn Syrup the Same?
Post Date: 2015-11-23 08:36:26 by cranky
Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sugar, even as the issue features in an ongoing lawsuit. An attorney representing sugar companies said in court earlier this month that corn syrup cannot be compared to sugar; meanwhile, another attorney, representing corn refiners, said that corn syrup and sugar have the same amount of calories and the same impact on the body, according to news reports. Each side is suing the other. The suits stem from an earlier lawsuit that sugar refiners brought in 2011 against the corn trade group, claiming that the group's description of ...
Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'
Post Date: 2015-11-19 23:19:28 by Tooconservative
The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed. They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China. They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections. It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals.Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment - also known as the antibiotic apocalypse - could plunge medicine back into the dark ages. Common infections would kill once again, while surgery and cancer therapies, which are ...
Darn this - I'm 51 - Major Arthritis In Left Thumb/Hand. (Sports rub & wrap.)
Post Date: 2015-11-13 11:25:03 by Chuck_Wagon
Darn it! OW!
Ben Carson Wants Jail Time For Health Care Fraud -- Except For His Friends
Post Date: 2015-11-12 09:31:56 by Willie Green
"We became friends about a decade ago because we discovered that we were so much alike and shared the same values and principles that govern our lives." WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, even as the candidate has called for such crimes to be punished harshly. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of health care fraud after an FBI probe into his oral surgery practice found he had charged for procedures he never performed, according to court records. ASSOCIATED PRESS Ben Carson described ...
10 Illegal Drugs That Used To Be Sold Over The Counter
Post Date: 2015-10-28 07:14:38 by Deckard
The idea of drugs being good or bad depending on whether they are legal or not is a relatively new concept. Most of the laws criminalizing psychoactive drugs only came into effect in the 20th century, and before they were outlawed, a fair number were freely available. As scientific and chemical analysis became more sophisticated, and the effects of drugs were more widely studied, lawmakers deemed it necessary to limit the availability of certain drugs, while taking little or no action against other popular but often just as damaging drugs from which corporations were making a killing (*cough* nicotine, alcohol). Here, then, are 10 drugs that ...
Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines — Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials
Post Date: 2015-10-27 20:36:02 by Deckard
At an international symposium on cannabinoid therapeutics last month, researchers presented clinical data indicating that the use of herbal cannabis relieves symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults. German researchers selected 30 patients whose condition had proven resistant to conventional drug therapies, to study and evaluate the effects of cannabis on their ADHD symptoms. Test subjects were reported to experience an easing of symptoms, including improved concentration and sleep, and reduced impulsivity, following the cannabis therapy, according to researchers. Of the 30 patients, twenty-two in the study elected to suspend their use of ...
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