Health & Wellness
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:24 UTC
The UN-endorsed body says that since the first cases were registered in Brazil in May of last year, as many as 1.5 million people have been affected by the virus in that country alone, while more than 20 other Central and South American states have registered native infections as well. The disease had previously only broken out in small pockets of Africa and Asia.
"Last year the disease was detected in the Americas, where it is spreading explosively," Margaret Chan, the WHO's director general, said at a hastily arranged press briefing in Geneva. "The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty. Questions abound - we need to get some answers quickly. For all these reasons, I have decided to convene an Emergency Committee."
Most people with the disease, a mosquito-borne cousin of dengue and yellow fever, do not know they have been infected, or suffer mild flu-like symptoms. However, a notable minority appear to develop Guillain-Barre syndrome, a severe auto-immune condition, or give birth to children with microcephaly, a birth defect that results in an underdeveloped head and brain.
"A causal relationship between Zika virus and birth malformations and neurological syndromes has not yet been established - this is an important point - but it is strongly suspected. The possible links have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions," said Chan.
Before 2015, Brazil experienced fewer than 200 cases of microcephaly a year, but that figure has exploded to about 4,000 since the Zika outbreak, though officials say many can be attributed directly to other causes.
For Amy, this was her daily reality, on 40mg of Prozac, when she presented to my office during her first pregnancy. The psychic distress around this daily experience of a mind persecuting itself is difficult to witness, and even more difficult to treat. In the case of this patient, full spectrum fatty acid replacement and a gluten/dairy/sugar free organic diet allowed her to come off of medication and live, not only symptom-free, but vibrantly for the coming years.
Her gluten sensitivity is so extreme that it took three "vacation" slip-ups with ensuing destabilization for me to convince her that her ticket to full symptom remission was a complete commitment to the integrity of her diet.
According to Global Research writer Stephen Lendman, nearly all the food produced for the Clinton White House was obtained from local growers and suppliers, GMO-free, pesticide-free, and with a preference for organic. That, preference, however, is not to be afforded the American people and the people of the Third World for whom Hillary is pushing every toxic GM variety known to man.
Hillary's Big-Agra ties go back quite a long ways. As far back as the 1980s, Hillary was working at high levels within the Rose Law Firm, a law firm that itself was tied to a number of scandals. Although not a scandal at the time, it is now important to note that the Rose Law Firm, at which Clinton was a partner, maintained Monsanto and Tyson Foods as clients.
Comment: New poll sadly shows only 60% of Americans think Hillary Clinton is untrustworthy and dishonest
You'd truly have to be a certified zombie, or living your life entirely under a rock, to not recognize how completely shady and corrupt this woman is.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 20:47 UTC
"[The] 31 laboratory confirmed travel associated cases" had been found in 11 US states and in Washington DC, the announcement said.
In addition, there are "20 laboratory confirmed cases" of the Zika virus in US Territories, of which 19 in Puerto Rico and one in the US Virgin Islands.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:40 UTC
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:40 UTC
There is a lot of talk these days about chronic pain—the body's immune response gone rogue, triggering excessive inflammation and leading to a host of ailments like asthma, heart disease, and joint pain. More than 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain and up to 8 million of those are prescribed prescription opioids, which has arguably led to a prevalent addiction problem in this country. Research is beginning to show that painkillers are not the best way to treat all forms of chronic pain—though for some cases opioids may still be necessary.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:01 UTC
Findings in a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Thursday indicate a link between certain anti-depressants and suicidal thoughts in young people who use them frequently.
Youngsters who take selective serotonin and serotonin-norepinephrine drugs to fight depression have a doubled risk of becoming more aggressive, the study found.
The researchers from Denmark looked at clinical trial reports and raw data relating to more than 18,500 patients.
They found that previous reports on clinical trials by pharmaceutical companies frequently downplayed the most serious side-effects of anti-depressants.
Comment: The iron grip of the pharmaceutical cartel on the fields of medicine and psychiatry insures that funding for mental health care is biased toward the use of drugs rather than comprehensive therapies that might actually work, and consequently take a bite out of the pharma revenue stream. Thus, the industry deliberately hides or misrepresents any data from clinical trials that would show the ineffectiveness and serious risks posed by these drugs.
- Putting teenagers in grave danger: Big Pharma caught manipulating antidepressant drug trials
- The violent side effects of antidepressants that many ignore
- Medicated to death: The link between SSRIs and mass killings
- Coincidence or real?: The link between psychotropic drugs and violence
- Anti-Depressants Double Suicidal Thoughts And Actions In Children
- New analysis says: Antidepressant Paxil is unsafe for teenagers
- When it comes to Anti-depressants, it appears profit, not benefits, outweigh the risks
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:01 UTC
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:01 UTC
First synthesized in 1866, DMSO is a sulfur-containing organic compound that is derived from MSM, and can be used internally or externally. DMSO can aid injuries such as sprained ankles, sore muscles and joints, and even fractures. The process starts when DMSO enters the bloodstream by osmosis through capillary walls. Then, DMSO is distributed throughout the circulatory system. Many studies have been done on DMSO--including a Japanese study that found DMSO to be effective for rheumatoid arthritis.
Comment: For more on the benefits of DMSO see:
- DMSO: A forgotten natural miracle for cancer and other diseases
- Need Quick Pain Relief? Try DMSO
- DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:26 UTC
The Melbourne-based trial took place over four years and tested 116 patients. It was shown by researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre that the drug Venetoclax can greatly reduce cancer blood cells.
Positive results were seen in 79 percent of cases involving patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Some patients who had previously undergone treatment were left as good as new after agreeing to the new pill trials.
This is indeed historic news, as it marks the first trial of a medicine that is the result of three decades of research. "Here we are a bit under 30 years later in collaboration with WEHI and pharmaceutical companies here and in the US having proved that's achievable," head of haemotology, Professor John Seymour, told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Comment: Instead of pouring money into Big Pharma, people who suffer from cancer might want to try altering the dietary lifestyle in order to starve cancer cells of what they need to survive - sugar:
- Starving cancer with a ketogenic diet and compressed oxygen: Dominic D'Agostino at TED
- Low carb ketogenic diet can combat cancer because cancer is a metabolic disease
- Ketogenic diet, calorie restriction and hyperbaric treatment offer hope for non-toxic cancer treatment and alleviation of multiple health issues
- Ketogenic diet beats chemotherapy for almost all cancers says Dr Thomas Seyfried
- Low-carb ketogenic diet can combat brain cancer, says scientist Adrienne Scheck
- The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00 UTC
"We found that chronic pain changes the way DNA is marked not only in the brain but also in T cells, a type of white blood cell essential for immunity," says Moshe Szyf, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill. "Our findings highlight the devastating impact of chronic pain on other important parts of the body such as the immune system."
Chronic pain -- pain that lasts six months or more -- is one of the most common causes of disability worldwide. Despite enormous efforts to find new therapeutic strategies, however, effective treatments for chronic pain remain elusive.
Comment: Prescription painkillers are already devastating the lives of millions. Deaths from their use are higher than those from heroin and cocaine combined. What people need are safer and effective means to combat pain:
- Painkillers do more harm than good, especially for headaches and back pain
- Alternatives to the prescription painkiller epidemic
- DMSO - The Real Miracle Solution
- Yoga can help prevent or reverse the effects of chronic pain on the brain
- Meditation for chronic pain relief
- Nature's pain killers
- Music more effective than drugs in relieving pain and anxiety
- Your cells are listening: How talking to your body helps you heal
Studies have found that elderberry helps to ease flu symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, fatigue, cough and body aches. The greatest benefit is achieved when elderberry is started within 24 to 48 hours of the symptoms. One study found that elderberry could cut the duration of flu symptoms by more than 50%.