Health & Wellness


Skipping Vaccines: Parents Are Opting Out

Generally, a child must be vaccinated in order to attend school.

But more and more people are sighting religious, medical, or philosophical beliefs in order to get their children out of being vaccinated.
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Vaccines Give Health Care a Needed Shot in the Arm

Vaccines will play a growing role in global public health, but controversies may impede their progress. That was the conclusion of four international experts at a symposium sponsored by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the fifth in a series on the future of health care.

Comment: In a world dominated by psychopaths at the tiers of Medical and 'ethical' science, the only benefit to the increased use of vaccines go to the corporate monsters who patent and lobby them.


Brain's 'trust machinery' identified

The brain centers triggered by a betrayal of trust have been identified by researchers, who found they could suppress such triggering and maintain trust by administering the brain chemical oxytocin. The researchers said their findings not only offer basic insights into the neural machinery underlying trust; the results may also help in understanding the neural basis of social disorders such as phobias and autism.

Thomas Baumgartner and colleagues published their findings in the May 22, 2008, issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press.

In their experiments, the researchers asked volunteer subjects to play two types of games - a trust game and a risk game. In the trust game, subjects were asked to contribute money, with the understanding that a human trustee would invest the money and decide whether to return the profits, or betray the subjects' trust and keep all the money. In the risk game, the subjects were told that a computer would randomly decide whether their money would be repaid or not.
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US: Fifth-Grader Uses Heimlich to Save Classmate

A fifth-grade boy who paid attention when the Heimlich maneuver was performed on his sister used the procedure to save a choking classmate.

On Monday, 10-year-old Ryan Tyler noticed a classmate, identified only as Brandon, choking on a hamburger in the cafeteria of Maplewood Elementary School in Puyallup, Wash., and sprang into action, reported.

Sex And The American Mom: 1 In 3 Report Having Affairs on the Side

A survey reveals that a majority of married moms are not sexually satisfied in their marriages. Many are making up for it on the side.

U.S. to ban slaughter of cattle too sick to walk

Cattle too sick or injured to walk will be banned from entering U.S. slaughterhouses, the Agriculture Department said on Tuesday, a change that comes months after the largest meat recall in American history.

USDA said a total ban on so-called "downer" cattle from the U.S. food supply will help prevent the mistreatment of animals and ensure meat safety. The rule will be expedited and should be in place in a "matter of months."

Currently, most downer cattle are banned from slaughter, but USDA rules allow some animals to go through if they have passed inspection earlier. Packers are required to alert USDA veterinarians in those cases so the cattle can be reinspected before they are slaughtered for food.

Australia: Legionella outbreak puts seven in hospital

CAR washes have emerged as a new legionnaire's disease threat after seven people were admitted to hospital in the world's first reported outbreak at a car wash.

GSK gets EU green light for 'bird flu' vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline said this morning that a vaccine that could help prevent an outbreak of the H5N1 'bird flu' virus had been approved by the European Commission.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dry Dog Food

An outbreak of Salmonella infections in people has been traced to contaminated dry dog food, the first time such a link has been uncovered, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Infant Primates Given Vaccines on U.S. Children's Immunization Schedule Develop Behavioral Symptoms of Autism

A primate model for autism using the U.S. children's immunization schedule was unveiled at the International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR) this weekend. The research underscores the critical need for studies into vaccine safety and the immune and mitochondrial dysfunction of autistic children. The National Autism Association (NAA) questions why the government hasn't undertaken these vital studies and why researchers have had to depend on private money to perform this critical science that will surely impact the health of millions of children worldwide.