Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Pfizer puts into place ban on arsenic-based chicken food
Post Date: 2011-06-17 01:34:01 by KellyD
New studies by the U.S. usFDA notes that arsenic is found in much of the chicken people eat. View of exactly how much arsenic is present tends to vary. However, the manufacturer of the arsenic-based chicken food additive Roxarsone (3-Nitro) is not taking any chances, so it has removed the element from U.S. racks. Article source - Pfizer proactively bans arsenic-based chicken feed in U.S. by Newsytype.com. United States Roxarsone sales stopped by Pfizer While the Food and Drug Administration could have eventually restricted the additive Roxarsone, Pfizer Inc. voluntarily decided to pull it off the U.S. industry, effective next month. While previous studies had indicated the arsenic ...
Targeted Drugs: The Future Of Cancer Treatment?
Post Date: 2011-06-10 08:22:20 by sneakypete
In the future fight against cancer, doctors are looking beyond afflicted organs -- whether lung, brain or stomach -- and finding new answers by disrupting the genetic mechanisms of specific tumor cells. Novel cancer drugs at the center of a major medical meeting this week point to a future in which patients are more routinely tested for gene mutations underlying their cancer to match them with a targeted treatment. That would represent a major shift from the current medical paradigm, in which a patient's disease is more closely identified with an area of the body to determine what battery of chemotherapy or other one-size-fits-all regimen is needed. "We are not waging a single ...
Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities
Post Date: 2011-06-06 10:13:10 by hondo68
(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the "mutation pressure" that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.So if you're ...
E. Coli Outbeak in Europe Is the Deadliest in History
Post Date: 2011-06-04 15:08:11 by Brian S
The rapidly developing European E. coli outbreak that has killed 18 people and sickened thousands, including four suspected cases in the United States, has become the deadliest outbreak of E. coli in modern history. Where exactly people are being infected with the disease is still unknown, although 17 people fell ill after eating in the northern German city of Luebeck in May, according to the local media. Researchers from Germany's national disease control center are inspecting the restaurant in question. Other health experts suspect the disease first spread last month at a festival in the northern German city of Hamburg that was visited by 1.5 million people. But as of yet, there is ...
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley: funding crisis threatens the NHS
Post Date: 2011-06-02 19:17:52 by CZ82
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley: funding crisis threatens the NHS The National Health Service is facing a £20 billion-a-year funding black hole that will threaten its founding principles unless the Coalitions controversial reforms are brought in to prevent it, the Health Secretary has warned. Lansley has been blamed for the poor communication of the aims of the reforms In an article for The Daily Telegraph, Andrew Lansley says the core values of the NHS are under threat as never before from a financial crisis that will see annual health spending double to £230 billion a year without urgent reform. While insisting he would never privatise the NHS, Mr Lansley ...
Doctor in the House
Post Date: 2011-05-28 09:15:04 by CZ82
Doctor in the House By Bob Weir The above title refers to a recent book written by Congressman Michael Burgess, 26th District in Texas. Dr. Burgess, who for 25 years was a practicing physician (OB/GYN) in North Texas, ran for Congress in 2002 against a famous name in Republican politics. House Majority Leader Dick Armey announced in late 2001 that he would not run again. His son, Scott Armey, the presumptive heir to the seat, began campaigning for the GOP nomination. Burgess, who relates in the book the fire in the belly he experienced after the 9/11 terrorist attack, began to seek advice on how to run a political campaign. One of his most enthusiastic supporters was Texas State Senator ...
Over Half of All Obamacare Waivers Given to Union Members
Post Date: 2011-05-19 20:06:55 by CZ82
Over Half of All Obamacare Waivers Given to Union Members 9:20 AM, May 16, 2011 By MARK HEMINGWAY In what is fast becoming a weekly event, the Obama administration granted 200 more companies waivers from the Democrats' sweeping health care law in the Friday night news dump. That brings the number of companies receiving waivers to 1,372. (You can get a full list of the companies exempted here.) Not surprisingly, it helps to be a Democratic ally when seeking a waiver. The Republican Policy Committee reports that over half of the workers that have been exempted so far belong to unions: The plans newly approved for waivers cover more than 160,000 people, bringing to nearly 3.1 ...
The ObamaCare Escape Hatch
Post Date: 2011-05-19 17:02:14 by CZ82
The ObamaCare Escape Hatch Joseph Smith The rush to obtain waivers from ObamaCare will not be receding any time soon. A recent New York Times column, highlighted at the Washington Examiner, describes the push by nursing homes to "seek a reprieve" from the health care law. Nursing homes employ low-wage workers with minimal or no health care coverage, and Medicaid and Medicare "do not pay them enough to offer their employees medical coverage," the Times relates. Nursing homes are now knocking on the waiver-office door: Starting in 2014, the law will require employers with 50 or more full-time employees to offer affordable coverage or risk paying a penalty. For a ...
The Ever-Shifting Price of ObamaCare
Post Date: 2011-05-14 07:12:51 by CZ82
The Ever-Shifting Price of ObamaCare By Jon N. Hall One reason the price of a new Cadillac isn't higher is because not everyone wants a new Cadillac -- at least not if they themselves have to pay for it. But if everyone were in the market for a new Cadillac, one could be assured with metaphysical certitude that the price would "necessarily skyrocket." As it is with the Cadillac, so it is with everything else: Limited supply and soaring demand make for soaring prices. But defenders of ObamaCare tell us that the dynamic at play in the price of everything else, including Cadillacs, doesn't work for health insurance. They say that the price of health insurance will fall ...
IPAB Is an Acronym for 'Death Panel'
Post Date: 2011-04-22 15:37:40 by CZ82
IPAB Is an Acronym for 'Death Panel' By David Catron on 4.22.11 @ 6:09AM Contemplating the 2012 election that can already be seen looming on the distant horizon, the President's advisors were no doubt hoping that the "death panel" debate was
dead. But Obama himself inadvertently resurrected it when, in response to Republican budget proposals, he claimed that Medicare costs will be kept under control by the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Obamacare opponents have been screaming about this committee since it was first added to the "reform" bill. And, since that time, anyone with the temerity to call it by its proper name -- death ...
Lord of the Flies - Part Deaux
Post Date: 2011-04-22 06:49:29 by CZ82
Statists and the Racial 'Health Gap'
Post Date: 2011-04-19 15:16:03 by CZ82
Statists and the Racial 'Health Gap' By Robert Weissberg I often speculate that deep in the bowels of the Obama administration there exists an obscure office charged with inventing egalitarian schemes to increase American dependency on government. Ignore the high-sounding "fairness" and "equality" rhetoric. The President's minions just cannot stop pushing, even boldly lying until the last vestiges of limited government and individual initiative are history. The latest eruption of this endeavor was recently announced by Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services: the federal government would close the health gap between ...
Free clinic draws thousands to Oakland Coliseum [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-04-16 10:35:50 by lucysmom
This was the scene every morning at the Oakland Coliseum from Saturday to Tuesday - a four-day mass free clinic put on by Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit that provides free medical care to people in isolated areas around the world and in the States. The organization usually provides care in extremely impoverished parts of the world, but it was invited to the Bay Area by the state's association of oral surgeons. With the help of thousands of medical and administrative volunteers, more than 3,000 patients are being served this week. But by Tuesday, many of the medical volunteers have gone back to their regular jobs, and fewer volunteers means fewer patients can get through the doors. ...
New HHS Plan for Health Redistribution
Post Date: 2011-04-12 18:55:18 by CZ82
New HHS Plan for Health Redistribution Chuck Roger Can government make all people equally healthy? The U.S. Health and Human Services Department has announced a new plan aimed at doing precisely that. The HHS "action plan" will allegedly "reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities." A "health disparity" is defined as "a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage." While the HHS plan correctly points out that minorities generally suffer poorer health and lower access to good medical care than do white Americans, the plan's "action steps" are ...
Medicare study on 'adverse events' in hospitals is finally released
Post Date: 2011-04-11 16:18:12 by CZ82
Medicare study on 'adverse events' in hospitals is finally released Rick Moran Delayed because the American Hospital Association doesn't want you to know how dangerous some hospitals might be to your health - even survival, - a long awaited study on what the government terms "adverse events" in hospitals has been released by HHS. Its conclusions will shock you: Of 1 million elderly and disabled Medicare patients hospitalized annually, 13.5 percent - or 135,000 people - experience an adverse event, with associated costs of $4.4 billion, according to a November 2010 report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Among people of ...
Things Planned Parenthood's 'Truth Team' Forgot to Mention
Post Date: 2011-04-10 08:41:01 by CZ82
Things Planned Parenthood's 'Truth Team' Forgot to Mention By Susan E. Wills Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has dispatched a "Truth Team" to rally opposition to the Pence Amendment (H.R. 1, sec. 4013), a measure to stop federal funding of PPFA and its 102 affiliates. But not everything said by PPFA officials and sympathetic media has been the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In the interest of an informed debate about taxpayer funding of PPFA, a few omissions and potentially misleading statements are addressed below. Claim: "This is about women's health more than abortion" (Cecile Richards, PPFA President) This was quoted by ...
What Planned Parenthood Doesn't Want You To Know
Post Date: 2011-04-03 19:25:55 by CZ82
The truth about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the "black" and "yellow" peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger's American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Sanger's other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic ...
ObamaCare - Live Your Carefree Lifestyle
Post Date: 2011-04-02 17:43:41 by CZ82
First Lunch Lady's Ill. District Last in 'Healthy Behavior'
Post Date: 2011-03-30 18:14:18 by Happy Quanzaa
First Lady's Ill. District Last in 'Healthy Behavior'The results came from a recent Gallup index polling 436 districts First Lady Michelle Obama's old Illinois district ranked last in the country in "healthy behavior," according to a recent report. When it comes to residents with healthy behaviors, one Illinois district ranks last in the country, according to a recent well-being index. And not just any district. First Lady Michelle Obama's former home. A recent Gallup-Healthways survey assessing U.S. residents' health and well-being during 2010 ranked Illinois' 1st Congressional District No. 430 of 436 overall and last for "healthy ...
Planned Parenthood CEO’s Mammogram Claims Are False
Post Date: 2011-03-30 15:56:03 by CZ82
Planned Parenthood CEOs Mammogram Claims Are False by Lila Rose In the wake of undercover evidence revealing Planned Parenthoods abusive and illegal activity, the Americas biggest abortion business unrolled a massive PR campaign to defend its $363-million-a-year taxpayer subsidies. The campaign included TV, print, radio and online ad buys, a big pink bus rolling across the country, and numerous appearances and opinion pieces by Planned Parenthood spokespersons and supporters (including this gem by PP vice-president of communications Stuart Schear. Planned Parenthood has been insisting that they provide invaluable health services to millions of America women. ...
AARP’s Billion Dollar ObamaCare Windfall
Post Date: 2011-03-30 15:19:39 by CZ82
Ever since the passage of ObamaCare, Ive been perplexed by a lingering question: Why did AARP so aggressively lobby for passage of the law? After all, the plan was built on $500 billion in cuts to Medicare. Even in Washington, half a trillion dollars is still a ton of money. Medicare is sacrosanct among Americas senior citizens. It was unfathomable to me that the nations largest membership association of seniors would, not just not oppose the cuts, but would actively lobby for them. It didnt make any sense. Mostly, I just chalked up AARPs actions to its general leftist, partisan leanings. Medicare cuts by Republicans are bad, but cuts by Democrats to increase ...
GOP sets sights on AARP over its support for healthcare reform
Post Date: 2011-03-26 08:12:43 by CZ82
GOP sets sights on AARP over its support for healthcare reform By Julian Pecquet - 03/25/11 01:04 PM ET Newly empowered House Republicans are getting ready to renew their attacks against AARP over its support for the healthcare reform law, The Hill has learned. The Ways and Means health and oversight subcommittees are hauling in the seniors lobby's executives before the panel for an April 1 hearing on how the group stands to benefit from the law, among other topics. Republicans say AARP supported the law's $200 billion in cuts to the Medicare Advantage program because it stands to gain financially as seniors replace their MA plans with Medicare supplemental insurance or ...
I DON’T BELIEVE IT! BEING A MISERY IS KEY TO LONGER LIFE
Post Date: 2011-03-15 20:58:47 by Mad Dog
Snakes dies of silicone poisoning after biting woman's breast (video)
Post Date: 2011-03-14 14:44:34 by Happy Quanzaa
A snake died of silicone poisoning after biting the breast of a model. Israeli model Orit Fox was on Spanish TV's Telecino handling the snake when it latched onto her left breast. The snake died. Fox was taken to the hospital and given a tetanus shot but was OK, the London Sun reported.
Salsa De Arbol
Post Date: 2011-03-09 16:30:14 by CZ82
SALSA DE ARBOL Ingredients 1 Tsp (or more) Chile de Arbol powder (or a couple of dried de Arbol chili peppers, reconstituted). 1-15oz can of diced tomatoes 1 small white, yellow or red onion (whatever tastes better to you). 1 Tsp minced garlic ½ Tsp dried Mexican oregano (more flavorful than Greek Oregano) 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 Tsp Raw sugar (natural cane sugar) 1/2 Tsp Kosher salt 1 Tsp dried cilantro (or fresh) Directions Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until you get the consistency you desire. Leave in refrigerator overnight to allow flavors to marry. Serve with your ...
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