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Baby suffocates in mum's sling on 10 minute Christmas Eve stroll 'to calm him down' - safety of the slings questioned


Carrying babies in slings and baby carriers has grown in popularity in recent years, with celebrity devotees including Jools Oliver, pictured with her son Buddy Bear in a Baby Bjorn baby carrier, which is designed to ensure there is no possible risk of suffocation
A baby boy died in a sling during a ten-minute walk with his mother on Christmas Eve, an inquest heard.

Eric Matthews was only five weeks old when he accidentally suffocated as his mother Marianne tried to calm him down.

The tragedy prompted the coroner to raise concerns about the safety of the slings, which have grown in popularity in recent years and have been used by celebrity mothers such as Gwyneth Paltrow.

The inquest also heard that six children have died in slings in the UK, while 16 deaths have been recorded in the US and Canada.

An emotional Mrs Matthews, attending the inquest with her 48-year-old partner Robert, said she had learned to position her child in the sling from a parenting manual, suggesting it was safest against her chest.

She issued a warning to other parents over the dangers posed by the slings, saying: 'I don't want to scaremonger but I think it isn't known about.'
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Baby mattresses can release potentially toxic chemicals


The researchers say that mattresses release potentially harmful chemicals when a baby's body heat warms them.
In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep.

Analyzing the foam padding in crib mattresses, the team found that the mattresses release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), potentially harmful chemicals also found in household items such as cleaners and scented sprays.

The researchers studied samples of polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding from 20 new and old crib mattresses. Graduate student Brandon Boor, in the Cockrell School's Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, conducted the study under the supervision of assistant professor Ying Xu and associate professor Atila Novoselac. Boor also worked with senior researcher Helena Järnström from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. They reported their findings in the February issue of Environmental Science & Technology.

The researchers found:
  • New crib mattresses release about four times as many VOCs as old crib mattresses.
  • Body heat increases emissions.
  • Chemical emissions are strongest in the sleeping infant's immediate breathing zone.
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Frenchman dies from rabies - First human case in over 10 years

A man died on Thursday in a Paris hospital after contracting rabies in Mali, the French Health Ministry said in a statement, in the first human death from rabies in France in more than 10 years.

The rabies virus, which is carried in the saliva of infected animals, is generally spread when an animal bites or comes in close contact with a human or another animal. Transmission between humans is extremely rare, although it has happened through organ transplants and bites.

"Although there does not appear to have been any direct human to human transmission, the (hospital) personnel and close family have been ... taken to an anti-rabies centre to see whether they need to be vaccinated," the statement said.

The ministry, which gave no personal details of the man, said he had been diagnosed with the disease on April 2.
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Paging George Clooney...99% of all doctors agreed on cholesterol. Now it's turning out they were all wrong!

Climate alarmists like to claim there's a 97+% consensus that CO2 is driving our climate...a claim that is patently false, of course. But even if it were true, it wouldn't mean the science is settled and that they are right.

Having been on the subject of meat-diets and nutrition over the last few days, here too we have another long held belief supported by a overwhelming consensus of doctors and experts that is turning out to be completely wrong. It is the claim that cholesterol is bad for you. Data is showing the opposite is likely true.

It turns out that there's no data supporting the hypothesis that that it leads to heart disease. In fact it is being revealed that patients have been misinformed by doctors, medical associations and their governments for decades now. The consequence of this false information has been a mass pandemic of obesity along with all the killer diseases associated with it.


Note "Michael Mann" hockey stick at 25:00-minute mark...stunning parallels with climate science.
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10 Myths about raw food for dogs

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The oldest-known dog on record, according to Guinness, was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey, who lived to the ripe old age of 29 years and five months before it was put down in November 1939.
Today it is widely accepted processed foods are unhealthy for humans yet according to the pet food industry and those in bed with it, millions of dogs and cats are "safely' eating kibble with "no ill effects" caused by these diets. Indeed, millions of pets eat kibble, and also millions of pets fill the waiting rooms of veterinarians, bad breath and all.

These pets suffer from skin problems of all sorts, or from cancers, joint problems, heart problems, kidney problems, digestive problems ("lack of enzymes"), liver problems, pancreas problems, coat problems, tooth problems, anal gland problems, glandular disorders, allergies, and soft doughy bodies brought on by eating a grain-based, artificial, highly-processed, additive-filled food touted as "healthy" for your pet.

In reality these animals are merely existing. They are being maintained on an artificial, grain-based diets containing synthetic vitamins and minerals plus a myriad of chemical preservatives and additives - the collective effects of which have NEVER been researched.

Feeding species appropriate diet is easy and simple, unfortunately there a many misconception about raw feeding. Here are the most common myths:
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Cancer, heart attacks, mental instability, and lack of conscience: Vegetarians are 'less healthy' and have a poorer quality of life than meat-eaters

Vegetarians are usually confident about the health benefits of their meat-free diets.

But new research suggests vegetarian diets are associated with poorer health and quality of life.

The study also showed that vegetarians visit their doctors more than meat eaters and that they are more prone to allergies, cancer and mental health problems.
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Vegetarians are less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters, researchers claim. Table shows the chances of suffering from different illnesses depending on diet
It showed that non-meat eaters have double the risk of allergies and a 50 per cent increased risk of heart attacks and cancer, CBS Atlanta reports.

They are also significantly more likely to experience depression and anxiety.

Comment: We are designed to thrive on fat and meat, and being a vegetarian is more than just damaging one's health. Read the following articles to learn more:
The Vegetarian Myth
Why you should think twice about vegetarian and vegan diets
Confessions of a former vegetarian
Ordering the vegetarian meal? There's more animal blood on your hands
You're a vegetarian. Have you lost your mind?
Another reason to eat meat: Vegetarian cave bear 'starved to death' during Ice Age
Going Vegetarian Poses Own Set of Potential Health Risks

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The best bedroom paint colors for sleep ranked‏

We've all had those sleepless nights where you just can't get a little shut eye and you know exactly why -- maybe you had that mid-afternoon coffee a little too late in the day and your spouse's snoring has reached an unthinkable decibel. Or maybe the neighbors decided to throw a party that carried on long after your bedtime.

But what about when the cause of your tossing and turning is not so obvious? Well, according to an infographic created by Men's Health, a decor decision you made months (or even years) ago could be to blame. And the findings are pretty troubling for homeowners who went with those deep eggplant or radiant orchid color schemes in their masters.
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92 year old reveals his unusual secret to perfect health

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People have attributed their long lives to all sorts of lifestyle factors. For example, before her death in 2012, Besse Cooper, 116, said the secret to long life is "minding your own business and staying away from junk food."

But for Emery Lang of Miami, who will celebrate his 93rd birthday in May, the secret to a long and healthy life is, quite simply, rowing.

"This is the best exercise for anybody because your whole body is in motion... your legs and arms and shoulders," Lang told the Huffington Post. "If you do this exercise every day, your shoulders will be very powerful and straight up. You won't be bent over when you are in your 90s."

A champion, with many amateur rowing titles under his belt, one would think Lang's been rowing all his life. But, incredibly, he didn't take up rowing until age 65.

"I had never done rowing on the water in my life. I am originally from Hungary and I had done a lot of other sports but not rowing," Lang said. "But then I visited Florence, Italy and I saw people rowing on the Arno [river]. It was the most beautiful sport I'd ever seen."

Comment: Jogging for long periods of time is simply bad for your health. It stresses your adrenals into fight-or-flight mode, and besides burning you out, it also creates lots of joint problems. People who run marathons typically have CPK (creatine phosphokinase) blood levels that are high, a marker of muscle damage that is used to detect heart attacks. Excess aerobics cause over-training and muscle-wasting, which later leads to reduction in fat burning. Many aerobic workouts are long and their overall effect on your body is inflammatory. Quite a few people who have had a heart attack were jogging supposedly 'for better health'.

Rowing provides resistance training which in turn builds lean mass, minimizes and even reverses mitochondrial dysfunction - our powerhouse energy factories. By exercising our muscles, we have the potential to not only reverse aging and brain-related diseases such as dementia which are characterized by mitochondrial dysfunction, but as it happens, mitochondrial dysfunction is the final step in ALL diseases. For more information, see:

Resistance Training: Why You Should Lift and Lower Heavy Things

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West African countries mobilizes against Ebola, hemorrhagic fevers

Ebola virus in Guinea
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Health workers bury the body of a person killed by viral hemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guinea, on April 1, 2014.
West African countries have mobilized against an epidemic of hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed dozens of lives in the region.

Guinea is the worst affected country with 86 deaths, 45 of them confirmed as Ebola.

Guinea's neighbors have sent health teams to border territories and introduced measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Tarik Jasarevic, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Friday that the UN agency is trying to track people who had encountered the victims.

"What is really important is to inform the population of Guinea and Conakry about this disease, as this is the first time they are facing Ebola. They need to know what it is and how they can protect themselves," Jasarevic said.

Mali became the latest of Guinea's neighbors to announce suspected cases of Ebola, saying three victims had been placed in isolation.

Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders has warned that the Ebola outbreak in Guinea is an "unprecedented epidemic" that is dangerously widespread across Guinea.

The disease is highly contagious and leads to external and internal bleeding.

Ebola is one of the most contagious viral diseases often resulting in death. The virus cannot be prevented with a vaccine and is untreatable with medication.

The deadly viral infection, which is spread by close contact, was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- then known as Zaire -- in 1976. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola and the disease kills up to 90 percent of its victims who suffer extensive internal and external bleeding.
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97 Percent of the time, chemotherapy does not work! Bigpharma greed and profits assure it's continued use, despite more effective and less toxic alternatives

Chemotherapy
© Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com
Chemotherapy
Doctors and pharmaceutical companies make money from it. That's the only reason chemotherapy is still used. Not because it's effective, decreases morbidity, mortality or diminishes any specific cancer rates. In fact, it does the opposite. Chemotherapy boosts cancer growth and long-term mortality rates. Most chemotherapy patients either die or are plagued with illness within 10-15 years after treatment. It destroys their immune system, increases neuro-cognitive decline, disrupts endocrine functioning and causes organ and metabolic toxicities. Patients basically live in a permanent state of disease until their death. The cancer industry marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies whose risks far exceed any benefit. This is what they do best, and they do it because it makes money, plain and simple.

The reason a 5-year relative survival rate is the standard used to assess mortality rates is due to most cancer patients going downhill after this period. It's exceptionally bad for business and the cancer industry knows it. They could never show the public the true 97% statistical failure rate in treating long-term metastatic cancers. If they did publish the long-term statistics for all cancers administered cytotoxic chemotherapy, that is 10+ years and produced the objective data on rigorous evaluations including the cost-effectiveness, impact on the immune system, quality of life, morbidity and mortality, it would be very clear to the world that chemotherapy makes little to no contribution to cancer survival at all. No such study has ever been conducted by independent investigators in the history of chemotherapy. The only studies available come from industry funded institutions and scientists and none of them have ever inclusively quantified the above variables.

Comment: There is no money to be made by using natural, non-toxic therapies for cancer. Most such therapies are ignored or demonized by BigPharma in order to continue the chemo gravy train, despite the enormous suffering this barbaric treatment protocol inflicts on millions.
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