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Australian company creates virus that can kill every type of cancer

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Cancer is an awful thing that no one should have to endure; but, sadly, millions do every year.

However, we could be a step closer to ensuring no one else has to die from the myriad of cancers that plague the human body.

An Australian company has developed a virus that has been found to kill every type of cancer.

Comment: As bizarre as it sounds, scientists have been experimenting with the therapeutic use of viruses in combating cancer for some time now. It provides a new hope for treatment for the increasingly prevalent disease.

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Alarm Clock

Some neurologists want to end daylight saving time, calling it unhealthy

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The moon sets behind the Colgate Clock at sunrise on March 24, 2019 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The United States re-entered standard time on November 3, a transition some health professionals believe causes adverse health effects.
Daylight saving time (DST) officially ended in the United States at 2 a.m. on November 3, but three neurologists at Vanderbilt University say that the practice should be totally done away with permanently.

Drs. Beth A. Malow, Olivia J. Veatch and Kanika Bagai collaborated on a piece published in JAMA Neurology on Monday that brought evidence of the detrimental effects of DST on the brain, citing specifically the negative impact it may have on circadian rhythms, the internal clock that regulates the body's sleep-wake cycle.

They wrote that the transition to and from daylight saving time has been associated with several health complications, including an increased risk of stroke.

Comment: Daylight savings time was a silly idea in the first place. The fact that more and more science is uncovering its actual detrimental effect on our health, it's difficult to come up with reasons to keep it. Time to put this practice to bed.

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Bandaid

Sally Norton: The damaging effects of oxalates on the human body

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Sally Norton,1 who has studied nutrition and has a graduate degree in public health, is one of the leading experts on oxalate poisoning — a topic you don't hear much about. Chances are you may never have heard about oxalates, or have any idea why they might matter.

As is often the case with experts in any health field, her expertise is an outgrowth of her personal struggles with health problems that didn't respond to more conventional treatments, including healthy living (Norton was a vegetarian for 16 years).

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Brain

New evidence of neuroplasticity: Human brain can rewire itself after traumatic bodily injury

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Fans of the blockbuster movie "Iron Man 3" might remember the characters step inside the digital projection of a "big brain" and watch as groups of neurons are "lit up" along the brain's neural "map" in response to physical touch. Now, much like that scene, researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new insight into how the complex neural map of the human brain operates. Similar findings have been previously reported in animal studies, but this is one of the first studies where such a result has been documented in people.

"When a person touches something with their right hand, a specific 'hand area' in the left side of the brain lights up," said Scott Frey, the Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychological Sciences. "A similar, but opposite reaction happens with the left hand. But when someone loses a hand, we found both 'hand areas' of the brain — left and right — become dedicated to the remaining healthy hand. This is a striking example of functional reorganization or the plasticity of the human brain."

Ambulance

Obesity Week 2019: Why is it so hard for doctors to admit their failure?

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It's Thursday night, and I'm sitting in an airplane, about to take off for New York. I'm heading home from Las Vegas after attending Obesity Week 2019, the world's largest obesity medicine conference, a collaboration between The Obesity Society and The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons.

I don't quite know how to express my feelings and thoughts about this event, but the words 'anger' and 'hopelessness' immediately come to mind. My anger and hopelessness are best exemplified by the first keynote speech, delivered by Dr. William Cefalu, who is chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association.

After accurately describing our country's spiralling healthcare costs, and the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes and obesity, Dr. Cefalu went on to discuss the benefit of low-calorie approaches for diabetes reversal. He also highlighted bariatric surgery and medications. But ultimately, he harped on one point, that is frequently repeated at conventional obesity medicine conferences:

"There is no best diet. The best diet is one that a patient can adhere to."

Comment: One can understand the frustration of doctors who understand the situation clearly coming up against the majority of their colleagues recommending the status quo to their patients (and the world). It's an uphill battle, but every person who takes the reins and makes changes towards their own health is a small victory.

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Roses

House plants aren't purifying the air - major review

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Filling your house with potted plants might make you happier and more productive, but it's not going to make the air you breathe any cleaner. That is, unless you had a ludicrous number of indoor plants: somewhere between 10 and 1,000 for every square metre of your living space.


Comment: That's a pretty good reason to have them in the home regardless of whether they're cleaning the air.


A critical review, drawing on 30 years of research, has once again found that houseplants have little - if any - real value as air removers. Using data from a dozen different studies over the years, the authors reiterate that for a normal 140 m2 house or office (1,500 ft2), you'd need 680 house plants or five per square metre to achieve the same airflow as a couple open windows.

Obviously, that's not a smart use of space. Even one plant per square metre is ineffective and impractical for most people.

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Family

A Natural Hormone the Key to Curing Body Dysmorphia Disorder

I made a documentary about body dysmorphia disorder — here's how it made me re-evaluate my own body image.

I was halfway through filming a documentary into body dysmorphia, when one of the people I was interviewing asked me an unexpected question.

She asked if I had become self-conscious about my own body, after spending so much time around people with body image disorders.

Comment: Is there also a connection between Body Dysmorphia Disorder and Transgenderism?

Psychotherapist Bob Withers seems to think so:

"Body dysmorphia could be an issue here. Between two and three per cent of teenage girls suffer from body dysmorphia. One way this may present itself is through so-called rapid-onset gender dysphoria, where a child announces they are trans out of the blue. This can happen with teenagers when they are struggling with puberty.

It is very difficult to distinguish between body dysmorphic disorder and gender dysphoria. The symptoms are often the same. There are all sorts of ethical and clinical difficulties here which I do not think my profession has really resolved.

A patient once told me that they thought their nose was shaped like a witch's and they had a panic attack everytime they caught sight of it in a mirror. But their nose was not ugly or witchy at all. Really they were having witchy thoughts and feelings which they found frightening. The last thing you would do with a case of body dysmorphia like that would be to operate [.....]"

We are experimenting on children - the dangers of Trans ideology.


Bacon n Eggs

'Science' declares 'ideal diet' too expensive for world's poorest... unless necessary economic changes are made

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At least one in five people could not afford science's 'ideal diet' designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday.


Comment: When 'science' is referred to in the third person, RUN.
"Science sez: you must do this, or else you die!"

The EAT-Lancet report made headlines when it was unveiled in January because it proposed the first scientific targets for both a healthy diet and a sustainable food system.

It recommended people double their intake of nuts, fruit, vegetables and legumes, and eat half as much meat and sugar to prevent millions of early deaths, cut greenhouse gas emissions and preserve land, water and biodiversity.


Comment: They recommend a carb-heavy diet, while suggesting to cut down on sugar. Welcome to the paradox that is mainstream nutritional advice provided by modern "science."


The Global Burden of Disease study by the U.S.-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said poor diets killed 11 million people - one in five - in 2017, more than smoking, which kills about 8 million people a year.

Comment: What an odd PR campaign. It's not even clear what their main message is, but it no doubt involves globalists standing at the ready to enforce 'the necessary changes'.

IF all they're trying to say is that the poorest people on the planet are malnourished because they can't afford to eat, then sure, we get it. That's tragic.

BUT the solutions that actually work don't come from Bill Gates, the UN, the Clinton Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres and the British Lancet. They come from nationalist leaders finally lifting their populations out of poverty, more or less en masse, overnight, by NOT listening to the IMF, World Bank and assorted banksters, and instead rapidly rolling out basic infrastructure. Those 'poor poor people' then sort out the rest themselves.


Syringe

10 hospitalized from Oklahoma facility after flu shot mix-up

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Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what's believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said.

Emergency responders were called Wednesday afternoon to the Jacquelyn House in Bartlesville, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Tulsa, on a report of an unresponsive person and found "multiple unresponsive people," Bartlesville Police Chief Tracy Roles said.

The facility had contracted with an experienced pharmacist to administer the influenza vaccine, Roles said, but all received injections of what's believed to be insulin instead. Roles said the pharmacist is cooperating with police but that investigators believe it was an accident.

Microscope 2

Scientists discover new HIV strain, first in nearly two decades

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HIV virus
Researchers have identified a new HIV strain, the first discovered in nearly 20 years.

In a study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, a group of researchers at Abbott Laboratories, University of Missouri and the Presbyterian Mission Agency confirmed the first new strain of HIV since guidelines of classifying HIV strains were developed in 2000.

The strain has been classified as subtype L in HIV-1 Group M.

There are two main types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Within HIV-1, there are multiple strains. Group M, which can be traced back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is the strain that led in the global HIV epidemic.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: The Health & Wellness Show: What's the deal with AIDS?