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Immediate & continuous skin-to-skin contact after birth improves survival of pre-term babies

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Continuous skin-to-skin contact starting immediately after delivery, even before the baby has been stabilized, can reduce mortality by 25 percent in infants with a very low birth weight. This according to a study in low- and middle-income countries coordinated by the WHO on the initiative of researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Continuous skin-to-skin contact between infant and mother, or "kangaroo mother care" (KMC), is one of the most effective ways to prevent infant mortality globally. The current recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) is that skin-to-skin contact should commence as soon as a low weight baby is sufficiently stable, which for those weighing under 2 kg at birth normally takes several days.

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Death of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw due to blood clots after AstraZeneca jab, family says

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Lisa Shaw was well known in north-east England and had worked for BBC Radio Newcastle since 2015.
Radio Newcastle broadcaster had severe headaches a week after vaccine and fell seriously ill days later, relatives say.

The award-winning BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw died in hospital after suffering blood clots following her AstraZeneca vaccination, her family has said.

The 44-year-old, who was a well-known broadcaster in the north-east of England and had worked for BBC Radio Newcastle since 2015, developed severe headaches a week after having the jab and fell seriously ill a few days later, relatives said in a statement.

Shaw died at the Royal Victoria infirmary in Newcastle on Friday last week after being treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding. She was surrounded by family, the statement said.

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Bacteria commonly responsible for food poisoning discovered to also be an STI

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The most common bacterial cause of food poisoning seems to have another trick up its sleeve.

A new study looking at men who have sex with men (MSM) has shown for the first time that Campylobacter is likely being passed on as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) as well.

Campylobacter is a genus of squiggly bacteria that can cause humans quite a butt-ache. The bacterium is one of the reasons you've been told to make sure poultry is thoroughly cooked before you eat it, and why you are more likely to end up with a bout of gastroenteritis while on holidays.

But even if you're fastidious with cooking your meat and purifying your water, you've probably experienced it at some point in your life. The disease it causes - campylobacteriosis - manifests with diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever and pain, which will usually go away on its own after a few days to a week.

Comment: See also: Lethal Sex -The Rise of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Age of Postmodernist Liberalism


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Highly pathogenic bird flu outbreak already reported in 46 countries, has spread to humans with 862 cases

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A pathologist swabs a wild duck for H5N8 in Rostock, Germany in 2014.
While the world was distracted with the rampant spread of a novel coronavirus, 2020 also witnessed an explosion in another deadly pathogen that could pose a threat to global public health.

H5N8, a subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV), was identified decades ago, but during 2020 a series of emerging and ongoing H5N8 outbreaks in avian populations across dozens of countries have led to the death or slaughter of millions of birds worldwide.

"The affected geographic regions have been expanding continuously, and at least 46 countries have reported highly pathogenic H5N8 AIV outbreaks," virus researchers Weifeng Shi and George F. Gao write in a new perspective article in Science, warning of the dangers of H5N8 if we don't closely monitor and contain this worrisome trend.

Comment: This poses not just a threat to human health directly but also the massive culls of poultry in order to curb any spread could put the food supply at risk: Bird flu hits largest poultry farm in Japan, record 1.6 million chickens to be culled

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COVID vaccine shedding hurting unvaccinated? Dr. Lee Merritt explains

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In this interview with The New American magazine Senior Editor Alex Newman, celebrated former military doctor and bioweapons expert Dr. Lee Merritt offers her thoughts on recent claims that vaccinated individuals may be "shedding" spike proteins or something else that is hurting unvaccinated people-especially women. Blood clots, odd menstrual occurrences, and more are all examined. She says doctors need to listen to their patients, and that something is going on, but more research will be needed to figure out.

Dr. Merritt, the former head of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, also spoke about previous research into "self-propagating" vaccines, including efforts to reduce a mouse population in Australia using similar technologies. Finally, she blasted recent CDC efforts to push the experimental shot on children who are not even at serious risk from COVID.


Comment: For more on Dr. Merritt, see (or read) our interview with her from February of this year:

Objective:Health - The Rise of Medical Technocracy and the Suppressed Truth of Viral Treatments - Interview with Dr. Lee Merritt


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New study shows masks didn't slow COVID spread

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New findings reported Tuesday in a University of Louisville study challenge what has been the prevailing belief that mask mandates are necessary to slow the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. The study notes that "80% of US states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic" and while "mandates induced greater mask compliance, [they] did not predict lower growth rates when community spread was low (minima) or high (maxima)." Among other things, the study — conducted using data from the CDC covering multiple seasons — reports that "mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states."


"Our findings do not support the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates decrease with greater public mask use," notes the U of L report. Researchers stated that "masks may promote social cohesion as rallying symbols during a pandemic, but risk compensation can also occur" before listing some observed risks that accompany mask wearing:
Prolonged mask use (>4 hours per day) promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk. British clinicians have reported masks to increase headaches and sweating and decrease cognitive precision. Survey bias notwithstanding, these sequelae are associated with medical errors. By obscuring nonverbal communication, masks interfere with social learning in children. Likewise, masks can distort verbal speech and remove visual cues to the detriment of individuals with hearing loss; clear face-shields improve visual integration, but there is a corresponding loss of sound quality.

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Three tips for checking whether a medical study is legit or bulls-it

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Tools to help you learn to quickly sort out whether a paper is solid or shaky.


You've just watched a video of a high-profile, Covid-sceptic speaker saying that shedding of the spike protein from vaccinated people endangers those they come in close contact with. You want to find out more, so you look at one or two of the links under the video that provide source material for what the speaker said. (Great those links are there; most videos don't have them.)

Or a friend who is a believer in the official narrative about Covid has sent you a news item with a scary headline about the Indian 'triple-mutation new variant.' You're pretty sure the article is very misleading, so you want to check out the study it's based on.

How can you find source material and -- if and when you find it - try to quickly figure out whether it's legit?

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Objective:Health - You Want Fries With That? Stupid Vaccine Incentives

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What would it take for you to get one of the bounty of Covid vaccines on offer? A free burger and fries? A free beer or shot of your favourite booze? How about some weed? Or 10% off your meal at a restaurant? Or how about lifetime membership at a strip club? Or maybe a lottery ticket for a million dollar draw?

What's that you say? None of these piddly bonuses are enough for you to compromise your right to bodily integrity and medical freedom? You don't think any of these cheap gifts are worth compromising your moral principles over? You'd actually need more than a stupid token to bribe you into having experimental genetic material injected into your body? What's wrong with you?

On our last show we talked about dropping vaccination rates in the US (and other places in the world). This week we're looking at how the pro-vaxxers are dealing with that - offering stupid incentives to overcome your 'vaccine hesitancy'. What's it going to take to get you on board?


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Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults

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Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment.

The pandemic created treacherous conditions for eating disorders, leading to a surge of new cases and relapses that is not abating as restrictions are loosened and COVID-19 cases subside in many places, doctors and other specialists say.

"We are absolutely seeing massive increases," said Jennifer Wildes, an associate psychiatry professor and director of an outpatient eating disorders program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Some patients are waiting four to five months to get treatment such as psychotherapy and sometimes medication. Waits usually lasted only a few weeks pre-pandemic, Wildes said.

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Fauci says he is 'not convinced' COVID-19 came about naturally

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
"I think that we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we find out to the best of our ability exactly what happened," Fauci said.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier this month said that he is not certain that COVID-19 occurred naturally.

PolitiFact's Katie Sanders asked Fauci whether Fauci is "still confident that it developed naturally?" Fauci said that he is not.

Comment: Remember this?
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Amazing what a year can do to hypocrites positions!

And then there's this from RT:
Fauci faces drop in confidence from 40% of Americans over past year - poll

A new poll has found that over 40% of Americans have lost confidence in White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci in the past year.

When asked whether their confidence in Dr. Fauci has gone up or down over the past year, 42% of respondents said their confidence had either "decreased significantly" or just "decreased."

The past year thrust the infectious disease expert into the national spotlight as he became a leader in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Fauci's support of lockdown measures and seeming flip-flops on issues like the safety of masking have earned him plenty of critics, however, especially among conservatives, which shows in the poll from Trafalgar Group.
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