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Alzheimer's Linked to COVID-19 and Other Common Viral Infections

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Many factors increase brain disease risk, but infection with common viruses could be the most insidious.

Besides aging, viral infections are also factors that contribute to Alzheimer's disease. COVID-19 has increasingly been linked to cognitive decline, a connection that appears to be confirmed by a new review of neurological symptoms connected to the condition.

According to researchers, viral infection significantly adds to the risk of dementia in older people. In effect, Alzheimer's and COVID appear to work together to damage our brains.
"I believe over the next several years, emerging evidence will further support a link between microbial infection and neurodegenerative diseases," corresponding author of the study Thomas E. Lane, who holds a doctorate in microbiology and immunology, said in a press statement.

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Tai chi might help seniors counter mild cognitive decline

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The ancient art of tai chi, plus a modern twist, may help older adults reverse mild declines in brain power, a new clinical trial reveals.

Researchers found that tai chi classes helped older adults improve their subtle problems with cognition (memory and thinking skills). It also helped them with a fundamental multitasking skill: walking while your attention is elsewhere.

But while tai chi was effective, a "cognitively enhanced" version that added mental challenges to the mix worked even better, the study found.

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Bayer ordered to pay $332 mln in Roundup cancer trial

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The Bayer AG logo sits on display at the headquarters in La Garenne-Colombes, near Paris, France, May 13, 2019.
A California jury on Tuesday found Bayer (BAYGn.DE) liable in a case brought by a man who claimed his cancer was due to exposure to the company's Roundup weed killer, and ordered it to pay $332 million in damages.

The verdict includes $7 million in compensatory damages and $325 million in punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Mike Dennis, who was diagnosed at age 51 with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a spokesperson for the company.

The punitive damage award is almost certain to be reduced sharply, as the U.S. Supreme Court has found that punitive damages should be less than 10 times the compensatory damages in virtually all cases.

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Bill Gates pushes digital ID for newborns in Kenya as critics warn of surveillance risk

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is continuing its global push to support government-backed digital ID programs — this time setting its sights on Kenya, where it will advise the government on that country's "Maisha Namba" digital ID initiative currently under development, Reclaim the Net reports.

According to the Kenyan Daily Post, Gates' role in assisting the Kenyan government in its development and rollout of Maisha Namba was announced after a recent series of "closed-door meetings" with Kenyan President William Ruto.

"The billionaire, who is known to champion GMO [genetically modified organism] foods, has met Ruto in a series of meetings since he came to power with most of the engagements shrouded in secrecy," the Kenyan Daily Post wrote.


COVID-19, flu vaccines taken together linked to stroke risk

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A person receives an influenza vaccine in Chicago, Ill., in a file photograph.
US government researchers, and scientists with Kaiser Permanente, have recently reported finding elevated stroke risk among certain populations.

A growing number of studies indicate people are at higher risk of stroke if they receive COVID-19 and influenza vaccines at the same time, though other papers have not found an elevated risk.

Researchers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently said they identified an increased risk of stroke for some elderly people who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines concomitantly with a high-dose/adjuvanted influenza vaccine.

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How the COVID vaccine could harm your gut, leading to brain fog and autoimmune disease

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While gut problems are often written off as caused by poor diet and lifestyle habits, they may also be a sign of damage from infections and vaccination.

Diarrhea, constipation, and bloating are common problems that plague two-thirds of Americans.

While gut problems are often written off as caused by poor diet and lifestyle habits, they may also be a sign of damage from infections such as COVID-19 and from COVID vaccination.

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Children who get Covid shot are infectious for same amount of time as non-vaccinated, study finds

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Children vaccinated against Covid are infectious for the same amount of time as their non-vaccinated peers, a new study out of California has found.

Whether or not students had received their bivalent Covid booster made no difference to the length of time they shed pieces of the virus after testing positive.

Both groups of kids aged seven to 18 were infectious for three days on average, according to the results from April to September 2022.


8-year-old Israeli 'poster child' for COVID vaccines dies of sudden cardiac arrest

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Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, Israel's poster child for promoting covid vaccines for the young died from cardiac arrest September 28, 2023
Eight-year-old Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, who was featured in a 2020 Israeli commercial promoting COVID-19 vaccinations for children, died last month of sudden cardiac arrest. Israel, a "lab for Pfizer," showed a significant myocarditis safety signal soon after introducing the shots.

An 8-year-old Israeli boy featured in a video promoting the COVID-19 vaccine died suddenly last month from sudden cardiac arrest.

Yonatan Moshe Erlichman, the son and grandson of prominent Israeli doctors, almost drowned in the bathtub after his heart stopped on the eve of Yom Kippur. Although paramedics were able to revive him, he died several days later on Sept. 28.

In 2020, Erlichman appeared in a video with Shuski, described as a "friendly puppet 'child,'" urging viewers to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available.

Describing Erlichman as the "poster child" for Israel's vaccine campaign, LifeSiteNews shared the government-sponsored video featuring the boy, released just prior to the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines in Israel.



Winter death toll worst in 30 years, reports the BBC. What, worse than in the 'pandemic'?

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The main news headline on the BBC Scotland pages on October 24th 2023 was: 'Winter death toll worst in more than 30 years.' This refers to last winter, 2022-23. This is nearly three years after the 'once in a century' pandemic and two years after the population was jabbed to 'end' said pandemic.
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There you go, high excess deaths are worthy of comment! So much stranger then, that the BBC and the rest of the mainstream media maintained radio silence following Andrew Bridgen's speech to an empty House of Commons, just four days earlier on October 20th.

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What's behind the 26% rise in heart failure deaths, 22% rise in cirrhosis deaths and 19% rise in diabetes deaths?

In previous articles I've highlighted the worrying rise in deaths from heart failure. This article adds deaths from both cirrhosis (liver damage) and diabetes to the 'watch' list.

Using data from the Department of Health Improvement and Disparities (DHID) website I've compared the expected number of deaths from the end of March to the end of September 2020, with the registered number of deaths for the commensurate 28 weeks in 2023.

The data cover 14 causes of death. In Figure 1 you can see that the increase in deaths from heart failure at 26% leads the field, but it's closely followed by cirrhosis and other liver diseases at 22% and diabetes deaths at 19%.