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Parents speak out about Tamiflu making their children sick and crazy

More families have come forward with stories about frightening side effects in children who took Tamiflu.

CBS11 first broke the news of a 6-year-old Allen girl who tried to jump out of a window after taking the anti-influenza drug. She is now back to normal, but her family wasn't alone.

But Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis was a healthy 11-year-old before she had the flu last year. Then she began hallucinating bugs on her body and the devil's voice in her ear.

"It literally reminded me of a scary movie at that time, like, is my daughter possessed?" says her father, Charles Ellis. "What is really going on?"

Ellis says doctors believe it was a reaction to Tamiflu.

"About day three, she started acting loopy," he says.

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'No dessert until you eat your cricket': Insects set to enter market after EU ruling

Cricket dinner
© Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
Ramen noodle topped with fried worms and crickets in a Tokyo restaurant.
Insect-based snacks could soon swarm the European market after new regulations came into force this month - bringing creepy crawly menus one step closer to reality.

It's estimated that at least 2 billion people on the planet currently incorporate insects into their diet. However, Europe is still regarded as being in the nascent stages of embracing entomophagy, the practice of eating creatures such as crickets, worms, and ants.

The updated EU legislation expands the category of foods not widely eaten in Europe before 1997 to include parts of insects, such as wings or legs, as well as whole animals.

The legislation streamlines the process of innovative firms entering the market and does away with an unwieldy applicant-specific system.


Europe open for Monsanto's glyphosate poisoning (VIDEO)

A Russian news channel reports on the EU's extention of the license for use of Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate - a substance which accumulates in the human body and has been described by the World Health Organization as a "possible carcinogenic".

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The Health & Wellness Show: Billie Gene's not my lover, and neither is Genetic Determinism

Genetic determinism is the theory that genes have a privileged level of causation for a number of diseases and, therefore, have a special status in biology. Science is desperately clinging to the idea that DNA is the sole determinant of who we are as individuals. Geneticists claim that hundreds of human diseases and attributes have genetic causes and their research is supported by numerous newspaper headlines touting the prominent role that gene therapy will have in the new dawn of medical treatments. Genetic research is well-funded and 'sexy' at the moment but it has its detractors. These skeptics have referred to the genetic determination of disease as a phantom or a mirage because the genetic variation expected to explain common diseases cannot be found!

Join us for this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we discuss the ultimate futility of current gene research, the often-ignored epigenetics paradigm, the hubris of CRISPR gene editing technology and whether scientists even know enough about DNA to go tinkering with it.

And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment where she highlights the opinion of a rational vegetarian on the insane ideas of vegans regarding owning pets and their diets.

Running Time: 01:25:19

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Obese child taken from her home & placed in foster care after mother made her 'dangerously overweight'

Overweight child
© Ralf Hirschberger / www.globallookpress.com
Picture of an overweight child.
A severely-overweight 12-year-old has been taken from her mother after doctors found her Body Mass Index (BMI) was "dangerously high." The child, who can't be named for legal reasons, is now in care.

Medical and social services staff feared for the child's safety, advocating that the child be removed from her mother's guardianship and placed into foster care. Her mother could lose custody of the child permanently after the local council took legal action against her.

Details of the case, seen by the Daily Mail, have emerged from a private family court hearing.

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This type of probiotic reverses depression

Depression has been reversed in mice by feeding them probiotic bacteria, new research reports.

Lactobacillus is a type of 'good' bacteria found in yogurt, among other foods.

The role of the gut microbiome - the bacteria which live in our gut - has become a focus of research interest recently.

Dr Alban Gaultier, who led the study, said:
"The big hope for this kind of research is that we won't need to bother with complex drugs and side effects when we can just play with the microbiome.

It would be magical just to change your diet, to change the bacteria you take, and fix your health - and your mood."

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Fat is My Friend

bacon and eggs smiley face
Throughout 2017 I kept saying "This looks like the year that the whole fat-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis falls apart." Well for once it looks like I was right. Today (I write on Jan 1st 2018) the annual review from Diabetes.co.uk carries 3 game-changing headlines from the past year:

"Saturated fat myth challenged"

"High carb diet 'increases heart risks'"

"Eating low fat could increase early death risk"

Let's look at the history. (Flashback effects, please)

Interior: a scientific laboratory at Oxford University, 1956:

Eccentric British scientist Professor Hugh MacDonald Sinclair is doing something with a test tube. This is a man who lived on a complete Inuit diet (no plants, no land animals) for 3 months and said it was fine, except that because of the anticoagulant effect, "When I prune the roses my boots fill up with blood."

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Illinois Dept of Health reports second case of measles in two days at O'Hare airport

Measles O'Hare airport
© Nam Y. Huh / AP
Passengers with measles arrived at O'Hare's international terminal Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, 2018, in unrelated cases, officials say.
The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that a second case of measles has been reported at O'Hare International Airport.

The affected individual was a passenger on a flight that arrived at the international terminal (Terminal 5) between 8:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 9, health officials said, the day before another passenger with measles landed at the same terminal.

The cases are unrelated, a health department spokeswoman said, and officials maintain that there is not an outbreak of measles at O'Hare. Both individuals had already contracted measles before arriving at the airport, according to the health department. Citing patient confidentiality, a spokeswoman declined to say where the travelers were coming from or whether they had come from the same country.

The patient in the Jan. 9 case visited an office plaza in Skokie on Jan. 10, as well as emergency rooms at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, NorthShore Skokie Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge at various times between Jan. 10 and Jan. 13. Officials did not say why this patient visited multiple emergency departments.

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Big Pharma infiltrates the Boston Museum of Science to spread mental illness narrative

Boston Museum of Science
© Photo by Helena | Creative Commons
Do you overeat? Did your boyfriend just break up with you? Does no one return your emails? Do you fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning? If so, you may be suffering from mental illness! Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.

Few marketing gambits have been as successful as Pharma's elevation of everyday symptoms into "mental illness." It has enabled it to aggregate "patient" groups to petition lawmakers, insurers and Medicaid and Medicare for payment of high-priced psychiatric drugs. It has allowed groups like the Pharma-funded Active Minds and NAMI to infiltrate college campuses and proclaim the ups and downs of growing up and college life "mental illness"--growing the market. And now it has allowed it to infiltrate Boston's Museum of Science.

Last spring an exhibit called Many Faces of Our Mental Health debuted at the museum, taking Pharma's everyone-is-mentally-ill message to museum goers and the general public. Visitors to the exhibit "might gain new insights and better understand the complex nature of mental health," said the press release. They might "reflect on how mental health affects their own lives or the lives of friends and family." Hey, they might have "mental illness" too!

Comment: Big Pharma's reach and influence is insidious. By labeling everyone with a mental disorder, and having the right pill to fix it, they ensure a massive consumer base and ever escalating profits. But they can only accomplish this by controlling the narrative around mental illness and thus they get their message into every nook and cranny of society at large. See also:


World Health Organization: All of Sao Paulo, Brazil at risk for yellow fever

crying vaccine boy
© AP
A boy cries as he receives a vaccine against yellow fever at a public health center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated.

That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the list. But Brazil's Health Ministry said in a statement that it was not changing its own, recently updated map of at-risk areas, which includes only certain parts of the state and city. The ministry said that the WHO's more-cautious recommendation for foreigners was made in light of the fact that it is impossible to know where visitors might travel once they arrive in Sao Paulo state.

Antonio Nardi, a senior official at the ministry, later told reporters it was the result of an "excess of concern."

The announcement comes as an outbreak is gathering steam in Brazil during the Southern Hemisphere summer rainy season and just weeks ahead of Carnival, a major draw for foreign tourists. Nardi noted that most Carnival activities happen in cities, not in the forested areas that are of most concern, and so visitors should be safe.