Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Case Count Rises To 91 In Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Post Date: 2012-10-07 16:28:18 by Brian S
At least 91 people have been infected with an unusual type of meningitis caused by contaminated steroid injections, federal health officials said Sunday, with seven deaths. They are urging anyone who has had an injection for lower back pain to watch for symptoms of meningitis, which include a stiff neck and balance problems. Cases have been identified in nine states and health officials fear the numbers will rise as doctors check patients for the symptoms. Doctors and patients alike may not know to look for the unusual infection, which can takes weeks to develop after an injection. "Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis," the Centers for Disease ...
Five-Cent Diabetes Pill From 1958 May Be New Cancer Drug
Post Date: 2012-09-27 10:42:18 by Brian S
The next new treatment for breast, colon and prostate cancers, among others, may be a diabetes drug first approved in 1958. Metformin, the most commonly used medicine to lower blood- sugar, is the subject of about 50 cancer studies globally, according to U.S. government clinical trial information compiled by Bloomberg. The research began after scientists found metformin prevented tumors in mice and that diabetics were less likely to develop a malignancy if they were taking the 5 cents- a-day pill than other diabetes medications. The medicine is dispensed about 120 million times annually, according to a 2010 report in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. If the latest trials on ...
Russia Suspends Import, Use Of Genetically Modified Corn
Post Date: 2012-09-26 09:50:34 by Brian S
By Michael Haddon LONDON--Russia's consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said Tuesday it has suspended the import and use of genetically modified corn made by Monsanto Co. (MON) following a study's allegations that the crop causes cancer. Rospotrebnadzor said the country's Institute of Nutrition has been asked to assess the validity of the study, while the European Commission's Directorate General for Health & Consumers has also been contacted to explain the European Union's position. The study, conducted by the University of Caen in France, alleged that rats fed over a two-year period with the U.S. chemical company's genetically modified NK603 corn, ...
Reality Check: President Obama and Mitt Romney Don't Have Opposing Views On Healthcare?
Post Date: 2012-08-10 22:04:35 by Fibr Dog
Rationing Begins: States Limiting Drug Prescriptions for Medicaid Patients (ObamneyCare Death Panels))
Post Date: 2012-08-01 15:34:12 by hondo68
(CNSNews.com) Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News. Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years. Medicaid is a federal program that is carried out in partnership with state governments. It forms an important element of President Barack Obama's health-care plan because under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act--AKA Obamcare--a larger number of people will be covered by Medicaid, as the income cap is raised for the program.With both the expanded Medicaid program and the federal subsidy for ...
Watch out, Africa, Melinda is coming! (Gates-Messiah operation & Pfizer)
Post Date: 2012-07-25 11:06:56 by hondo68
(NaturalNews) Melinda Gates has just unrolled her new program to reduce population in Africa and South Asia. Speaking at the Family Planning Summit in London, the other half of the Gates-Messiah operation pledged to bring contraception to millions of women and girls in the Third World.Flying under the radar; however, is the partnership between The Gates Foundation and drug giant, Pfizer, and therein lies the dirty little secret.The method of choice to prevent births? Injectable Depo-Provera, long known as a highly dangerous drug. It actually carries a black-box warning on its label, stating that severe bone loss is a consequence of its use. It also thins the vaginal lining, and research is ...
Radical Gays Launch Chick-Fil-A National Same-Sex Kiss Day
Post Date: 2012-07-25 00:29:36 by hondo68
The President of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, is a vocal supporter of traditional marriage. He said that the company was guilty as charged when it came to backing the biblical definition of the family unit. That was enough to set off radical gay groups, who have now organized a National Same-Sex Kiss Day
inside Chick-Fil-A restaurants. And Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has said that he will block the building of a Chick-Fil-A in Boston. Both of these measures are inappropriate. Chick-Fil-A has no reason to tolerate any sort of sexual activity at their outlets; they have every right to eject patrons who wish to make their stores into political action centers. And ...
Mass murder ... 'normal' --- in world without God
Post Date: 2012-07-24 15:58:18 by BorisY
Mass murder 'normal' in world without God Ray Comfort explains why the 'Joker' pulled the trigger WASHINGTON The press is eagerly hunting clues as to why James the Joker Holmes murdered 12 people and injured dozens more in a shooting attack at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater where people had gathered to see the latest Batman movie. But theyre not likely to find them, says evangelist-author Ray Comfort because theyre looking in all the wrong places. This latest alleged mass murderer isnt so easy to peg, says Comfort, author of the new book Hitler, God and the Bible. He ...
AUSTRALIAN WINS MILLIONS IN THALIDOMIDE LAWSUIT
Post Date: 2012-07-19 18:51:11 by rowdee
SYDNEY (AP) - An Australian woman born without arms and legs after her pregnant mother took the anti-morning sickness drug Thalidomide has reached a multimillion dollar settlement with the medicine's British distributor, her lawyer told a court Wednesday. The German maker of the drug refused to settle. Lynette Rowe, 50, of Melbourne, is leading a class-action suit on behalf of children born with congenital birth defects linked to Thalidomide. The drug was given to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s as a treatment for morning sickness, but was yanked from the market in 1961 after it was linked to birth defects. It led to deformities in thousands of babies across the world. Rowe sued ...
Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare
Post Date: 2012-07-11 07:11:48 by CZ82
Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare By Sally Nelson Eighty-three percent of American physicians have considered leaving their practices over President Barack Obamas health care reform law, according to a survey released by the Doctor Patient Medical Association. The DPMA, a non-partisan association of doctors and patients, surveyed a random selection of 699 doctors nationwide. The survey found that the majority have thought about bailing out of their careers over the legislation, which was upheld last month by the Supreme Court. Even if doctors do not quit their jobs over the ruling, America will face a shortage of at least 90,000 doctors by 2020 ...
Perry ‘Proudly’ Refuses Health Care To 1.2 Million Low-Income Texans
Post Date: 2012-07-09 14:56:53 by Brian S
In a statement published Monday morning, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) proudly declared that he will decline to implement key tenets of the Affordable Care Act a move that will see his state forgo an estimated $164 billion dollars in federal aid and leave over 1.2 million low-income Texans, who would have finally been eligible for health care, helpless and uninsured. This is a fiscally stupid decision on the part of Rick Perry, Texas Democratic Party spokesperson Rebecca Acuña told Raw Story. Texas would be one of the states that gets the most money from the federal government and the Medicaid expansion would have provided health care to more ...
Repeal It: ACA Even Less Effective as More States Mull Medicaid Opt-Out
Post Date: 2012-07-07 11:36:22 by CZ82
Repeal It: ACA Even Less Effective as More States Mull Medicaid Opt-Out Kate Hicks Web Editor, Townhall.com Jul 03, 2012 11:41 AM EST For all the talk about the taxation issue associated with the ACA, its worth noting that a major storms a-brewin in the states over Medicaid expansion. In the five short days since the Supreme Court ruled that the feds couldnt withhold existing Medicaid funding from states that opt not to expand, many governors have expressed ambivalence about opening the rolls. As Katie mentioned yesterday, Rick Scott (Florida), Bobby Jindal (Louisiana), and Scott Walker (Wisconsin) have all flatly refused to expand their states programs. ...
Post Date: 2012-07-05 16:32:23 by CZ82
Undoing Obamacare By Andrew B. Wilson on 7.2.12 Suddenly, everyone wants out. You would have thought that Chief Justice John Roberts had shouted "fire" in a crowded theater. In upholding Obamacare, he set off a headlong race for the exits by the same lobbying groups -- believe it or not -- that had cut deals with the administration to create the legislation. Back then, the lobbyists were telling each other: If youre not at the table, youre on the menu. Now the bodies are piling up in the doorway as those who pandered to the president trample over each other in their haste to get out of the blazing or crumbling structure that is Obamacare. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde ...
Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA’s Classification Of Marijuana
Post Date: 2012-07-05 12:34:49 by Brian S
A government-sponsored study published recently in The Open Neurology Journal concludes that marijuana provides much-needed relief to some chronic pain sufferers and that more clinical trials are desperately needed, utterly destroying the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agencys (DEA) classification of the drug as having no medical uses. While numerous prior studies have shown marijuanas usefulness for a host of medical conditions, none have ever gone directly at the DEAs placement of marijuana atop the schedule of controlled substances. This study, sponsored by the State of California and conducted at the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, ...
Federal Judge Not Concerned Over Women’s Health and Botched Abortions
Post Date: 2012-07-03 17:39:43 by CZ82
Federal Judge Not Concerned Over Womens Health and Botched Abortions posted on July 3, 2012 by Giacomo Earlier this year, the state of Mississippi passed a law that would require every person who performs an abortion to be an OB-GYN that has hospital privileges in case of an emergency. State Representative Sam Mims said that the law was simple and straightforward in that it requires an abortionist to have hospital privileges in case of an emergency. He may have been referring to an incident that happened to a woman in Sharonville, Ohio who nearly died during an abortion because the doctor did not have hospital privileges. As the woman was coming out of anesthesia, she went into a ...
Family Doctors Seen as Winners as High Court Upholds Law
Post Date: 2012-06-29 12:37:50 by Brian S
When the Supreme Court upheld President Obamas health-care law yesterday, many interested parties had cause to celebrate. Among them were family doctors who stand to gain both influence and money from the decision. Specialists such as cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons worry they will fall in the losers camp. These doctors say they face reduced reimbursements, loss of autonomy to hospitals and, ultimately, fewer patients receiving their care. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the Affordable Care Act may cover more than 30 million uninsured people in the U.S. Keeping that care affordable means reining in medical and drug costs by reprioritizing some services. That ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012Monsanto Faced with Paying 7.5 Billion Back to Farmers
Post Date: 2012-06-20 19:28:46 by Capitalist Eric
Monsanto may soon be forced to pay as much as 7.5 billion dollars back to the farmers who say that the mega corporation took their rightfully earned income and taxed their small businesses to financial shambles. It all started with a monumental lawsuit launched by over 5 million farmers against Monsanto looking to recover financial losses from ridiculous seed taxes that bankrupted many families. Back in April, a Brazilian court ruled that Monsanto absolutely was responsible for paying back the exorbitant amounts of cash to the farmers, ordering the company to issue back all of the taxes collected since 2004 a minimum of 2 billion dollars. Afterwards, Monsanto appealed the decision ...
The Ethics of Decoding the Genome of the Unborn
Post Date: 2012-06-11 19:39:05 by CZ82
The Ethics of Decoding the Genome of the Unborn June 11, 2012 by Giacomo Many people are hailing the recent report from a group of scientists at the University of Washington. They discovered a way to accurately determine the genome of an unborn baby without any invasive testing. When a woman is pregnant, 10% of her blood contains the DNA of the baby. Knowing this, the scientists took blood samples from pregnant moms around eighteen weeks into the pregnancy and ran a complete genome test on it. They also took saliva samples from the father and ran a genome test on him. Combining the two tests, they mapped out the genome of the unborn baby. To test the accuracy of their results, they ...
(RobamaCare cost cutting) Remove feeding tubes from the dying elderly (and get a cash bonus!)
Post Date: 2012-06-07 10:38:04 by hondo68
TIME Magazine is peddling a death agenda propaganda piece with a new issue that features these words on the cover: HOW TO DIE. Inside, the magazine promotes a cost-saving death agenda that encourages readers to literally pull the feeding tubes from their dying elderly parents, causing them to dehydrate and die. This is explained as a new cost-saving measure that drastically reduces return hospital visits by the elderly
yeah, because dead people dont return to the hospital, of course. Watch my full commentary on this special death panel issue of TIME Magazine at:http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=53166F436FD2309EC97C414D01F7AB39 Or on YouTube ...
Salt, Bad for You? Nope, Never Was
Post Date: 2012-06-05 14:53:59 by Brian S
(Newser) Time to crack open those Sun Chips, folks: Looks like salt is not only good for you, avoiding salt may be bad for you. In a daring New York Times piece, Gary Taubes challenges the standard salt-is-deadly wisdom by rolling out a few studies and quoting a few experts. "This eat-less-salt argument has been surprisingly controversialand difficult to defend," he writes. "Not because the food industry opposes it, but because the actual evidence to support it has always been so weak." For 40 years, we've heard how salt raises our blood pressure and causes life-shortening hypertension. Turns out that's just a hypothesis, though, and studies ...
Feds Fine Utah School for Soda Machine, Declare Snickers Bars Nutritious (nanny state dumbasses)
Post Date: 2012-05-22 16:07:58 by hondo68
A school in Utah was recently fined $15,000 by the federal government for the crime of selling soda to students during lunch. The school used the money made from the sale of soda to fund school programs. According to federal rules, schools are only allowed to sell soda before and after lunch. The rule is vague and open to interpretation. For example, the way the rule reads you can buy before lunch starts a carbonated beverage, buy school lunch, sit down in the cafeteria, eat the school lunch and not be in violation, Davis High Principal Dee Burton told KUTV in Salt Lake City. It is OK to sell Gatorade and Snickers and Milkyway bars because they have nuts and ...
Amish Farm Kids Remarkably Immune To Allergies: Study
Post Date: 2012-05-05 14:35:41 by Brian S
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, a group known to be relatively free from allergies, according to a new study. "The rates are very, very low," said Dr. Mark Holbreich, the study's lead author. "So there's something that we feel is even more protective in the Amish" than in European farming communities. What it is about growing up on farms -- and Amish farms in particular -- that seems to prevent allergies remains unclear. Researchers have long observed the so-called "farm effect" -- the low allergy and asthma rates found among ...
Number Of US Newborns With Drug Withdrawal Triples
Post Date: 2012-04-30 19:03:03 by Brian S
CHICAGO (AP) -- Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic prescribed for her mother to fight addiction to powerful prescription painkillers. Disturbing new research says the number of U.S. babies born with signs of opiate drug withdrawal has tripled in a decade because of a surge in pregnant women's use of legal and illegal narcotics, including Vicodin, OxyContin and heroin, researchers say. It is the first national study of the problem. The number of newborns with withdrawal symptoms increased from ...
FDA May Let Patients Buy Drugs Without Prescriptions; Move Would Increase Patients’ Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Post Date: 2012-04-30 12:27:03 by Brian S
In a move that could help the government trim its burgeoning health care costs, the Food and Drug Administration may soon permit Americans to obtain some drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes without obtaining a prescription. The FDA says over-the-counter distribution would let patients get drugs for many common conditions without the time and expense of visiting a doctor, but medical providers call the change medically unsound and note that it also may mean that insurance no longer will pay for the drugs. The problem is medicine is just not that simple, said Dr. Matthew Mintz, an internist at George Washington University Hospital. You ...
Terrifying New Trend: Grown Men Who Dig 'My Little Pony' (“bronies”)
Post Date: 2012-04-26 13:33:46 by hondo68
The easiest way to say it is just to say it: There are grown men out there who devote themselves to the rainbow-unicorn-sparkly-pastel fantasy world of the childrens TV show My Little Pony. And, more appallingly, its not done ironically they are proud of it. They call themselves bronies, a terrifying hybrid of bros and ponies. The shows producers and the network honchos are delighted by this unexpected turn of events: We heard during the first season that guys were chatting about it online, and it just snowballed so quickly, said showrunner Meghan McCarthy. No one saw this coming.* * *[Hub ...
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