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Gardasil: Two shots were too many for my daughter

Let me begin my story by saying that my 24 year old daughter Karina was a very active girl prior to receiving the HPV vaccine Gardasil. She loved to swim and would do this at least 5 to 7 times per week and her sessions would last for around two hours. She had to give this up when she started to study at the University. She also biked 3-4 times a week to or from the University which is 17 km from her home and often enough would do this both ways. Karina is studying at the University of Copenhagen for a BSc in Natural Science and Information Technology (IT) with specialization in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Unfortunately since she became sick after vaccination she is now struggling with her exams and she has just completed her BSc course and is very disappointed as her grades are not as good as they would have been if she had not been so sick.

The reason Karina had this vaccination at an older age was because our central government, with effect from 27th August 2012, introduced a temporary vaccination scheme which meant that the HPV vaccine was free for girls born between 1st January 1985 to December 1992. We thought we were doing this in her best interests to prevent her from possibly developing cervical cancer - oh if only we had known that what we believed would protect her, was going to cause her to have such serious health issues. Prior to being vaccinated, Karina was a very healthy young lady - her medical records can testify to that.

Karina had her first shot of Gardasil on 30th August 2012. She had a lot of pain in her arm for about a month but we just took it for granted that this was a common side effect and was harmless. Also about a month later she had a bad week with vomiting and stomach aches. Again we did not connect this to the vaccine.

About two weeks before she should have had the second shot, she had very severe pain in her groin. It got worse and she went to see her doctor to get some help. He took a urine test which showed bacteria and blood and put her on to antibiotics. The next day she got her second shot and an hour after vaccination she was admitted to Hvidovre Hospital with a high temperature which just kept rising. Karina was still having problems in her groin area and some of her lymph nodes were still badly swollen. Her urine was cultured but the results came back negative but blood was still present in this sample and every urine test she had over the next 3-4 months.

Comment: Not the first one and sadly, not the last: Gardasil: Medical torture and child abuse by Big Pharma

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Low carb ketogenic diet can combat cancer because cancer is a metabolic disease

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Cancer scientist Dr. Dominic D'Agostino.
For years, cancer was considered a genetic disorder, but emerging evidence suggests that cancer is a metabolic disease that can be prevented and managed with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet.

According to cancer researcher Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, the ketogenic diet, in conjunction with ketone supplementation, can significantly reduce the spread of cancer, and may prevent the onset of cancer by improving metabolic health.

"Most cancer scientists have historically thought cancer was a genetic disease, but only 5-10% of cancer is hereditary," Dr. D'Agostino told me in an exclusive interview Friday.

D'Agostino is an assistant professor at the University Of South Florida Morsani College Of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.

According to D'Agostino, we are only as healthy as our mitochondria, which are the power sources of all our cells, so if we keep our mitochondria healthy, we can stall the onset of age-related chronic diseases. A review describing the metabolic theory of cancer was recently published by Professor Thomas Seyfried from Boston College in collaboration with D'Agostino's lab in the medical journal Carcinogenesis.
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Immunized: 8 mumps cases at New Jersey college

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Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.

The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

The school says it has told faculty and staff members who are unsure of their immunization status to check with their health providers.

"At Stevens our top priority is the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Consistent with the procedures outlined by the NJDOH, all students with suspected mumps infection were isolated from others during the infectious phase of the illness and returned to their homes off campus," said Maggie Cunning, Director of the Student Health Services. "There have been no reports of newly symptomatic cases since the initial cases last week."

Stevens is encouraging anyone who may have recently visited the campus or had close contact with a student or staff member to contact their doctor if they are exhibiting mumps symptoms. These include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.
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New MRSA superbug discovered in Brazil

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An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

The new superbug is part of a class of highly-resistant bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, which is a major cause of hospital and community-associated infections. The superbug has also acquired high levels of resistance to vancomycin, the most common and least expensive antibiotic used to treat severe MRSA infections worldwide.

Most worrisome is that genomic analyses indicated that this novel vancomycin-resistant MRSA superbug belongs to a genetic lineage that is commonly found outside hospitals (designated community-associated MRSA), said Arias, the report's senior author and an associate professor of medicine, microbiology and molecular genetics at the UTHealth Medical School.
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Depression risk in elderly reduced by 30 percent with internet use

Loneliness can fuel depression in older adults, and experts estimate that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression.

Now, a new study suggests information technology, specifically use of the Internet, among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.

Researchers followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans reviewing data collected by the Health and Retirement Survey - a survey collecting information from more than 22,000 older Americans every two years.

"The 30 percent reduction is a very strong effect," said Shelia Cotten, Ph.D., a Michigan State University professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led the project.
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The benefits of high cholesterol

People with high cholesterol live the longest.

It is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old.
This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance.

Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers.

Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.

Supporters of the cholesterol campaign consistently ignore his observation, or consider it as a rare exception, produced by chance among a huge number of studies finding the opposite.

But it is not an exception; there are now a large number of findings that contradict the lipid hypothesis.

To be more specific, most studies of old people have shown that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Comment: For more vital information, check out this video:

Dr. Jonny Bowden - The Great Cholesterol Myth

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A History of Holistic Dog Care

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Juliette de Bairacli Levy and one of her home-bred and holistically raised Turkuman Afghans in the 1960s.
Readers of canine health books and magazines, including this one, can be forgiven for assuming that holistic or natural pet care is a recent breakthrough, something developed during the past two or three decades by a handful of revolutionary veterinarians and researchers.

Not so. Today's holistic pet care movement began over 70 years ago when Juliette de Bairacli Levy defined "natural rearing." Now in her 90s and living in Switzerland, Levy holds a place of honor in the history of natural pet care.
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What fracking can do to your health

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If you know one thing about fracking, it might be that the wells have been linked to explosive tap water. Of course, a tendency toward combustion isn't the biggest problem with gas-infused water; it's what could happen to you when you drink it.

Although the natural gas industry is notoriously tight-lipped about the ingredients of the chemical cocktails that get pumped down into wells, by now it's widely known that the list often includes some pretty scary, dangerous stuff, including hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze). It's also no secret that well sites release hazardous gases like methane and benzene (a carcinogen) into the atmosphere.
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One-third of vegetative patients may be misdiagnosed and are in a minimally conscious state

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A new study published in the Lancet shows that as many as one-third of vegetative patients are misdiagnosed.

Researchers used brain-imaging techniques and found minimal consciousness in 13 of 42 patients it studied.

The study revealed that those patients with minimal consciousness have emotions and may feel pain.

This could have major legal and medical consequences, Maclean's reports.

Comment: A number of recent studies have confirmed that many patients who have lost signs of conscious awareness might still be able to learn and can respond to loved ones:
Conditional Consciousness: Patients in Vegetative States Can Learn, Predicting Recovery
Trace of Thought Is Found in 'Vegetative' Patient
Do patients in a vegetative state recognize loved ones?

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Your psych meds can kill you sez 100,000-person study

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Sleep aids are a more than $2 billion per year industry. Forecasts predict that global prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines will reach $5.9 billion per year by 2017. But are these drugs safe? Studies show how easy it is to get hooked and a new study just published in the British Medical Journal shows that anti-anxiety and sleep drugs can kill you.

Using data from the prescription records of primary care doctors, the study compared 34,727 patients prescribed anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) or hypnotic (sleep) drugs to 69,418 people not prescribed these drugs. Over 90 percent of the prescribed drugs were benzodiazepines or Z-drugs, which you might know by brand names like Xanax, Valium, Lunesta, Ambien and many more.
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