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Increase in Adderall prescriptions leads to shortage, Harvard recommends users 'be more strategic'

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The massive increase in demand for Adderall, a prescription stimulant used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has triggered a nationwide shortage of the drug, causing many Americans who rely on the medication to learn to live without it. In 2021, an astronomical 41.4 million prescriptions were filled, up more than 10 percent from 2020, according to health research group IQVIA.

In some advice to those going through withdrawal, Harvard Health recommended "to be more strategic until some of these shortages are straightened out."

According to an Axios report, prescriptions for the drug, an amphetamine, have been skyrocketing due to it becoming "easier and easier to get a diagnosis."

Comment: Managing a condition, which may not even be real, with powerful pharmaceuticals is a losing strategy, especially considering shortages are likely only going to be increasing in the immediate future. If you're reliant on these medications (or addicted to them), now is the time to reassess and find a better way of dealing with your issues.

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Heart

More 'sudden heart attacks' ...with a 'climate change' twist

Heart Attacks
© Off-Guardian
Anyone following the news cycle since the Covid "vaccines" rolled out has seen a simply remarkable uptick in the number of things that can reportedly cause sudden strokes or heart attacks.

Cold weather, hot weather, depression, various food, long covid AND short covid, new magical chemicals just found in the atmosphere, "post-pandemic stress disorder", undiagnosed aortic stenosis and expensive electricity.

That's not even an exhaustive list, it just goes on and on and on.

...and now we can add pollution to the rogues gallery, according to this piece from Science Alert, which headlines:
Tiny Particles in The Air May Trigger Sudden Heart Attacks, Study Suggests
On a similar theme, the Daily Mail headlined yesterday:
America's growing wildfire crisis could lead to a wave of heart attacks, lung disease and cancer diagnoses years down the line, scientists warn
Now, we don't need to break down these articles piece by piece, it's perfectly apparent what's happening here.

The Covid vaccines are either causing more heart attacks, or the people in charge are aware they might, and are prepping fall-back stories accordingly.

Biohazard

Mould at home: How dangerous is it and what can be done?

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Exposure to mould in the home can be damaging to your health, causing allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses.

An inquest found on Tuesday that a two-year-old boy died as a result of a severe respiratory condition caused by prolonged exposure to mould in his home.

But what exactly is mould, when is it harmful, and what can be done about it in your house?

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Syringe

Mercola: Is Long-COVID the Elephant in the Room?

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Long COVID, also known as long-haul COVID, chronic COVID or long-haul syndrome, refers to symptoms that persist for four or more weeks after an initial COVID-19 infection.1 However, while this condition has primarily been viewed as a side effect of the actual infection, many are reporting long COVID symptoms after getting the COVID shot as well,2 regardless of brand.

As reported by Science magazine,3 "In rare cases, coronavirus vaccines may cause long COVID-like symptoms," which can include (but is not limited to) brain fog, memory problems, headaches, blurred vision, loss of smell, nerve pain, heart rate fluctuations, dramatic blood pressure swings and muscle weakness. The feeling of "internal electric shocks" are also reported.

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Health

Return of the Flu! California hospitals erect overflow tents to cope with big early surge

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Flu is back with an unusually large and early surge, leading several Southern California hospitals to begin using overflow tents to cope with a rising number of patients with flu and other respiratory illness. AP News has more.
The San Diego-Union Tribune reported Friday that tents were put up at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health in La Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.

The move comes amid a rise in flu symptoms in emergency room patients in San Diego County. About 9% of these patients had flu symptoms last week, up from 7% two weeks ago, according to a county report that also flagged an increase in patients with COVID-19 symptoms, though not as quickly.

Scripps hospitals and doctor's offices reported 1,695 positive flu tests since September 1st, up from 471 in the same, year-ago period.

Health experts said it was not immediately clear whether flu cases would reach an earlier-than-usual peak in California, which typically sees the bulk of cases in December through February, or a prolonged flu season.

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Bacon n Eggs

Top Norwegian footballer Erling Haaland's mysterious carnivore diet makes him the best striker in Europe

Erling Haaland
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Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion
Erling Haaland has been stealing the spotlight since his days at Borussia Dortmund, but he's reached a new level after getting to the Premier League with Manchester City. Haaland's incredible talent has impressed even his most fervent detractors and has made everyone wonder how he does it. Thankfully, the Norwegian striker has let out some details of his special diet that keeps him in top form.

In the recent documentary "The Big Decision," Haaland confessed that, in addition to vast amounts of beef, he adds the livers and hearts of the animals for an extra kick of protein and iron. Haaland also spoke about his water filtration system and the importante of sunlight.

"Most people won't eat those parts, but I care about my body. I believe it's essential to eat high-quality foods that are locally sourced," Haaland stated. "People say that beef is bad for you, but which one? What you get at McDonalds? Or the meat from the cow roaming right outside your home?," Haaland claimed.

Comment: It sure seems to be working for him!


Syringe

'We're not permitted to make the connection': Social worker shares aftermath of COVID vaccine injury

Angela Loerzel Swafford
© Photo courtesy of Angela Loerzel Swafford
As a social worker known for her expertise when handling high-stress conflict management cases, Angela Loerzel Swafford figured she'd navigate her own concerns when it came to addressing her employers' vaccination mandate last fall.

And she definitely had concerns.

Like many hospitals and health systems across the nation during that time, the hospital where the 46-year-old was and is still employed required their health workers to get the jab. But Swafford suffers from a venous malformation, a condition where veins in the body develop in an unusual way. Because the abnormality can increase the risk of developing blood clots and deep vein thrombosis, she was hesitant about getting the COVID jab.

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Alarm Clock

Striking correlation between autumn vaccine boosters and excess deaths in England as total non-Covid excess tops 23,000

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The excess deaths crisis continues, with 1,232 excess deaths - 12.3% above the five-year average - registered in England and Wales in the week ending October 28th, according to the ONS. Of these, 804 were attributed to an underlying cause other than COVID-19, bringing the total excess non-Covid deaths since the wave began in April to 23,287.

I have previously noted what appeared to be a correlation of excess non-Covid deaths with the rollout of the spring vaccine booster in April and May.

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Gold Seal

Sweden wins! Country that refused lockdowns and kept schools open has lowest pandemic mortality in the world

Professor Johan Giesecke, the best epidemiologist in the world

Professor Johan Giesecke, the best epidemiologist in the world
Professor Johan Giesecke, who first recruited Tegnell during his own time as state epidemiologist, used a rare interview last week to argue that the Swedish people would respond better to more sensible measures. He blasted the sort of lockdowns imposed in Britain and Australia and warned a second wave would be inevitable once the measures are eased.

"The Swedish Government decided early in January that the measures we should take against the pandemic should be evidence based. And when you start looking around at the measures being taken by different countries, you find very few of them have a shred of evidence-base," he said.

Giesecke, who has served as the first Chief Scientist of the European Centre for Disease Control and has been advising the Swedish Government during the pandemic, told the UnHerd website there was "almost no science" behind border closures and school closures and social distancing and said he looked forward to reviewing the course of the disease in a year's time.

"I think that the difference between countries will be quite small in the end," he said. "I don't think you can stop it. It's spreading. It will roll over Europe no matter what you do." — Stuff, April 22, 2020
Giesecke was almost correct. But, the difference between the countries in the end was not quite small. Sweden did much, much better - ten times better than Chile, in fact, notorious for having the strictest lockdowns 'despite' also having one of the most 'successful' vaccination campaigns.

As of reporting date June 19th 2022, of all the countries analysed by the OECD, Sweden has the lowest overall cumulative excess deaths tally.

Eye 1

Canadian doctors encouraged to tell patients about medically assisted death

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Guidance documents given to Canada's providers of medically assisted death say that doctors must bring up medical assistance in dying (MAID) as an option when it's "medically relevant" and if the person is likely eligible, as part of a doctor's duty to provide informed consent.

The National Post reports that most jurisdictions in the world with legalized MAID prevent doctors from raising the practice with patients.

In Canada, there are no legal restrictions on who can bring up MAID. Some ethicists say that doctors introducing death as a treatment without having the patient having asked about it is a serious issue, especially as MAID expands in Canada to allow a wider array of people, with fears that some may be influenced into having their life ended, "Given the power dynamic of the doctor-patient relationship."

Comment: See also: Eugenics by a different name? Perverse incentives pushing Trudeau's assisted suicide policies?:
While on-the-ground resources for mental health have continued to dwindle for those in need, it was in 2015 that Canada's Supreme Court ruled that assisted suicide was constitutional. Then one year later, Parliament passed the Medical Assistance in Dying Act (MAiD) for "reasonably foreseeable death". Many other western "liberalized" countries have also followed suit with similar laws.

In the first year 2,800 people used the assisted suicide program. By 2021 the program had grown to more than 10,000. In aggregate, there have been a total of 31,664 MAiD assisted suicides since assisted suicide became legal in Canada.

What should be deeply worrying now — scary would not be too strong a word — is that under this Liberal-NDP regime, the availability of MAiD in Canada will be expanded next March to the mentally ill — including minors!

Even before expansion of the program to mentally ill and the young however, the federal government's assisted suicide program has now reached around five percent of deaths in provinces like Quebec and British Columbia. Indeed. Canada's permissive and shocking numbers are starting to generate criticism from both Forbes and Associated Press.

The assumption was that this program would be applied to those with terminal illness, mostly for elderly people in horrific pain from incurable ailments. Today, however, more and more young people are using the assisted suicide program as well.

Scrutiny has been growing since it was reported in August of this year that a federal Veterans Affairs official recommended assisted suicide to a veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): "multiple sources reported that the "combat veteran never raised the issue, nor was he looking for MAID, and that he was deeply disturbed by the suggestion". The government claims this was "isolated" and the probe into this disturbing incident continues.