Welcome to Sott.net
Sun, 26 Sep 2021
The World for People who Think

Health & Wellness
Map

Info

Think twice before you ice after an injury says recent study

Soccer Injury
© Photo by Yogendra Singh on Unsplash
It is common practice to apply an ice pack to a sprained ankle or a sore muscle, and many professional athletes have been reported to use cryotherapy to aid with recovery. However, the benefits of the well-known RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for injuries and sore muscles have been thoroughly debunked, including by the doctor that originally coined the term four decades ago. While icing an injury does effectively relieve pain, it also constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the cold area. Even though the injury feels better, this impairs the body's ability to heal, extending the recovery process.

But what happens after the ice is removed? In a recent study, scientists hypothesized that once the area warmed up, there would be a large temporary increase in blood flow, aiding in the healing process. This "rebound" phenomenon has been observed after things like removing a tourniquet or unclamping an artery during surgery, but hadn't been studied for restrictions due to cold temperatures.

The researchers found that using ice, compression, and elevation therapy on a muscle immediately after exercise led to significantly reduced blood flow as expected, but instead of bouncing back immediately after treatment, the blood flow remained low for an extended period of time. While we already knew that ice impairs muscle recovery even though it's great for reducing pain, now we can add that the negative effects last longer than previously hypothesized, suggesting that injured athletes should think twice before using ice as pain relief.

Ornaments

Woman gives birth to twins conceived three weeks apart in rare case of "superfetation"

pregancy
© Shutterstock
A woman in England became pregnant while already pregnant.
A woman in England became pregnant while already pregnant, ultimately giving birth to rare twins conceived three weeks apart, according to recent news reports.

Typically, when a woman becomes pregnant, her body kick-starts several biological processes aimed at preventing a concurrent pregnancy, including releasing hormones to stop ovulation. But in rare instances, a pregnant woman could continue to ovulate, or release an egg, and that egg could then be fertilized by sperm and implanted in the uterus, Live Science previously reported. This rare phenomenon, in which two fertilized eggs are implanted in the uterus at different times, is known as "superfetation."

In this new case, the twins were conceived three weeks apart, according to Good Morning America. The mother, Rebecca Roberts, was 39 years old and became pregnant for the first time last year after trying to conceive for several years and taking fertility medication.

Comment: It seems that, at least in the West, there's a correlation between the rise in fertility treatments and the rise in the birth of twins: Twin Peaks: More twinning in humans than ever before

See also:'Identical' - twins have small genome differences says new study


Health

Chronic stress leads to hair loss says study

Hair Loss
© iStock
Harvard University researchers have identified the biological mechanism by which chronic stress impairs hair follicle stem cells, confirming long-standing observations that stress might lead to hair loss.

In a mouse study published in the journal Nature, the researchers found that a major stress hormone puts hair follicle stem cells into an extended resting phase, without regenerating the follicle or the hair. The researchers identified the specific cell type and molecule responsible for relaying the stress signal to the stem cells, and showed that this pathway can be potentially targeted to restore hair growth.

"My lab is interested in understanding how stress affects stem cell biology and tissue biology, spurred in part by the fact that everyone has a story to share about what happens to their skin and hair when they are stressed. I realized that as a skin stem cell biologist, I could not provide a satisfying answer regarding if stress indeed has an impact — and more importantly, if yes, what are the mechanisms," said Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard and senior author of the study. "The skin offers a tractable and accessible system to study this important problem in depth, and in this work, we found that stress does actually delay stem-cell activation and fundamentally changes how frequently hair follicle stem cells regenerate tissues."

The hair follicle is one of the few mammalian tissues that can undergo rounds of regeneration throughout life, and has become a paradigm that informs much of our fundamental understanding of mammalian stem cell biology. The hair follicle naturally cycles between growth and rest, a process fueled by hair follicle stem cells. During the growth phase, hair follicle stem cells become activated to regenerate the follicle and hair, and hairs grow longer each day. During the resting phase, the stem cells are quiescent and hairs shed more easily. Hair loss can occur if the hairs shed and the stem cells remain quiescent without regenerating new tissue.

Syringe

Austria negotiates to buy 1mn doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine as Chancellor Kurz rejects 'geopolitical blinkers'

Kurz Sputnik V
© REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger; Federico PARRA / AFP
(L) Austrian Chancellor Kurz (R) 'Sputnik V'
Austria is to order a million doses of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, one month after a successful phone call between Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and the Kremlin. It will be the third EU country to receive the formula.

The news came from the chancellor himself, who revealed that Vienna and Moscow are engaged in talks, and said a deal should be agreed soon.

On Tuesday, Kurz explained that there should be "no geopolitical blinkers" when it comes to Covid-19, noting that the "only thing that should count" is whether the vaccine is effective and safe and "not where it comes from."

Comment: See also:


Attention

Covid vaccine nonsense

vaccines
The efforts to require every American to be injected with an experimental vaccine for Covid-19 are based on the false notion that vaccination will protect recipients from becoming infected with SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, or protect them from passing along the infection to other people.

The FDA, the CDC, the NIH and the pharmaceutical companies involved have all stated very clearly that there is no evidence to support this idea.

None of the three experimental Covid-19 vaccines now being distributed in the United States have been demonstrated to protect against infection with or transmission of the virus believed to cause Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2), or even prevent symptoms of Covid-19 disease from developing.

This fact is indisputable, yet media, medical providers, and politicians continue to repeat the lie that vaccination provides "immunity to Covid" and even sources like the Mayo Clinic make irresponsible and unsubstantiated claims that vaccination "might prevent you from getting" or "spreading" Covid-19. The same lies are the basis for President Biden's hard press for mass vaccination to "make this Independence Day truly special."

On February 27, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it had "issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)," the Janssen (Johnson&Johnson) Covid-19 vaccine.

Bullseye

Local health official says Pennsylvanian Amish and Mennonite communities have reached herd immunity

amish
© Inconnu
A local health official said the Amish and Mennonite communities of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, have reached herd immunity from the coronavirus.

Allen Hoover, the administrator of the Parochial Medical Center, estimated that among the Amish and Mennonite communities in the county, as many as 90% of families have had at least one family member come down with COVID-19.

"So, you would think if COVID was as contagious as they say, it would go through like a tsunami; and it did," Hoover, an Old Order Mennonite, said, according to the Associated Press.

Comment:


SOTT Logo Radio

Objective:Health - Resistance Against Medical Tyranny

O:H header
In this episode of Objective:Health we highlight some of the resistance we've seen to the medical tyranny that has descended on us under the guise of a deadly pandemic. Whether in the form of lawsuits, class action suits, standing up to employers mandating vaccination for their employees, or just everyday citizens resisting mask mandates or quarantine measures, it's heartening to see individuals fighting back, standing their ground and generally resisting the infringement of their rights by an out-of-control authoritarian state.

While governments, corporations or employers in general may believe they have the right to dictate our right to free movement, forced medical procedures, right to employment or rights to free association, there are citizens who have had enough and are fighting back against the monolithic machine attempting to lock us in our homes to die a slow death.

As Benjamin Franklin said "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." And while there are those attempting to force that choice on us, the ability to resist has yet to be completely extinguished. Join us on this episode as we look at some of the inspiring stories of ordinary people fighting back.


For other health-related news and more, you can find us on:

♥Twitter: https://twitter.com/objecthealth
♥Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objecthealth/
♥Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channel/objectivehealth
♥LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@objectivehealth:f

And you can check out all of our previous shows (pre YouTube) here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16H-nK-N0ANdsA5JFTT12_HU5nUYRVS9YcQh331dG2MI/edit?usp=sharing

Running Time: 00:35:57

Download: MP3 — 32.9 MB


Attention

Extent of brain abnormalities in American children revealed in groundbreaking study

brain child america
© fmajor/Getty Images
CT scan of a child's head.
Early results from a landmark research program designed to observe the brain development and health of American children have just been released, revealing a first glimpse at a dataset both invaluable and, in many ways, disquieting.

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is the largest long-term study of its kind in the United States, involving almost 11,700 healthy children aged between nine and ten who are being studied at over 20 research sites across the country.

At the outset of the ABCD Study, this huge, demographically diverse cohort of children had their brains scanned by high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines.

This was to provide a baseline measurement of their developing brains, which will be rescanned at two-year intervals for the duration of the 10-year longitudinal study - helping scientists to understand how the children's brain development might be linked to a huge range of factors, from sleep levels to sport, substance use, time spent playing video games, academic results, and much more.

Comment: See also:


Pills

Top Yale Doctor/Researcher: 'Ivermectin works,' including for long-haul COVID

doctor hospital
A Yale University professor and renowned cancer researcher has pored over the COVID-19 literature and treated several dozen patients. He can remain silent no longer.

Dr. Alessandro Santin, a practicing oncologist and scientist who runs a large laboratory at Yale, believes firmly that ivermectin could vastly cut suffering from COVID-19. Santin joins a growing group of doctors committed to using the safe, generic drug both as an early home treatment to prevent hospitalization and alongside inpatient treatments like steroids and oxygen.

"The bottom line is that ivermectin works. I've seen that in my patients as well as treating my own family in Italy," Santin said in an interview, referring to his father, 88, who recently suffered a serious bout of COVID. "We must find a way to administer it on a large scale to a lot of people."

Comment: See also:


Syringe

3,964 deaths - 162,610 injuries: European database of adverse drug reactions for covid-19 'vaccines'

EuroVigilance
The European database of suspected drug reaction reports, EudraVigilance, is now tracking reports of injuries and deaths following the experimental COVID-19 "vaccines."

Here is what EudraVigilance states about their database:
This website was launched by the European Medicines Agency in 2012 to provide public access to reports of suspected side effects (also known as suspected adverse drug reactions). These reports are submitted electronically to EudraVigilance by national medicines regulatory authorities and by pharmaceutical companies that hold marketing authorisations (licences) for the medicines.

EudraVigilance is a system designed for collecting reports of suspected side effects. These reports are used for evaluating the benefits and risks of medicines during their development and monitoring their safety following their authorisation in the European Economic Area (EEA). EudraVigilance has been in use since December 2001.

This website was launched to comply with the EudraVigilance Access Policy, which was developed to improve public health by supporting the monitoring of the safety of medicines and to increase transparency for stakeholders, including the general public.

The Management Board of the European Medicines Agency first approved the EudraVigilance Access Policy in December 2010. A revision was adopted by the Board in December 2015 based on the 2010 pharmacovigilance legislation. The policy aims to provide stakeholders such as national medicines regulatory authorities in the EEA, the European Commission, healthcare professionals, patients and consumers, as well as the pharmaceutical industry and research organisations, with access to reports on suspected side effects.

Transparency is a key guiding principle of the Agency, and is pivotal to building trust and confidence in the regulatory process. By increasing transparency, the Agency is better able to address the growing need among stakeholders, including the general public, for access to information. (Source.)

Comment: See also: