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Getting good quality sleep could add several years to your lifespan

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Getting good sleep can play a role in supporting your heart and overall health -- and maybe even how long you live -- according to new research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology. The study found that young people who have more beneficial sleep habits are incrementally less likely to die early. Moreover, the data suggest that about 8% of deaths from any cause could be attributed to poor sleep patterns.

"We saw a clear dose-response relationship, so the more beneficial factors someone has in terms of having higher quality of sleep, they also have a stepwise lowering of all cause and cardiovascular mortality," said Frank Qian, MD, an internal medicine resident physician at Beth Israel Deaconess

Comment: For more information on the importance of sleep for maintaining optimal health, see the following:


D.C mother sues doctor who secretly gave her children COVID vaccines without consent

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The mother of two children who were given COVID-19 vaccines without the mother's consent is suing the doctor who administered the vaccines.

An attorney representing NaTonya McNeil last week filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia against Janine A. Rethy, M.D., M.P.H.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 2, 2022, McNeil took her two older children, ages 15 and 17, to the KIDS Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile clinic, operated by Georgetown Hospital, to complete their required annual physical exam for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Humans don't hibernate but they do need more sleep in winter, new study suggests


According to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience that analyzed people in urban areas who experience disrupted sleep, humans have longer REM sleep in winter compared to summer, and less deep sleep in autumn.
Analysis of patients undergoing sleep studies finds that people get more REM sleep in the winter.

Whether we're night owls or morning larks, our body clocks are set by the sun. Theoretically, changing day length and light exposure over the course of the year could affect the duration and quality of our sleep. But figuring out how this applies in practice is difficult. Although studies where people assess their own sleep have suggested an increase in sleep duration during winter, objective measures are needed to determine how exactly the seasons affect sleep. Scientists studying sleep difficulties have now published data in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience that shows that, even in an urban population experiencing disrupted sleep, humans experience longer REM sleep in winter than summer and less deep sleep in autumn.

Comment: In the article Why dreaming is vital: The power of REM sleep, the potential impact of losing this REM sleep is highlighted:
Some are even suggesting we are experiencing an epidemic of REM sleep loss. We aren't just sleep-deprived, says Rubin Naiman at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson, we are dream-deprived.


We do dream in other stages of sleep, but these dreams tend to be unemotional, concerned with simple things and hard to remember. In short, they are boring. REM sleep is where classic dreams occur, those with bizarre juxtapositions, physically impossible feats, and emotional and puzzling events.
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mRNA vaccines contain DNA that may turn human cells into long-term spike protein factories - study

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The mRNA Covid vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna contain billions of particles of self-replicating DNA that may turn human cells into long-term factories for the COVID-19 spike protein, a study has found.

The result is thought to shed light on the persistence of vaccine spike protein and mRNA in the body for months following inoculation, a worrying phenomenon which has not so far been fully explained - though earlier experiments also found evidence the vaccine mRNA may be reverse-transcribed into the cell DNA.

Persistence of spike protein is believed by experts to be a contributor to adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccines by inducing auto-immune attacks on the heart and other organs, among other mechanisms.

Comment: As stated above, there is some research out there showing some compounds are beneficial in breaking down spike protein. See: The Combination of Bromelain and Acetylcysteine (BromAc) Synergistically Inactivates SARS-CoV-2

Here's Elliot Overton commenting on the study:

Nattokinase also shows promise for degrading spike protein; see: Degradative Effect of Nattokinase on Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2


Urgent: mRNAs jabs may have caused tens of millions of serious new health problems worldwide, a huge peer-reviewed study shows

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Adults have sharply higher risks of being diagnosed with heart, skin, and psychiatric conditions for at least 90 days after they receive Covid jabs, a peer-reviewed study of almost 300,000 people in California has shown.

The researchers examined new diagnoses given to the same people before and after they were vaccinated to see whether the shots changed the risk of new health problems.

They found that people were about 21 percent more likely to receive a new diagnosis in the three months after a shot, compared to the three months before. With almost 240 million American adults jabbed, the rise translates into millions of extra new medical problems found in the months after vaccination, and tens of millions worldwide.


UK: Can the mortality anomalies in the Office of National Statistics data be explained?

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Has the source of bias been found?

The new ONS data seems to have a bias such that deaths in the unvaccinated are more likely to be included in the ONS sample, whereas deaths in the vaccinated have the opposite bias and are more likely to be excluded from this dataset. Oddly, the bias is different for covid deaths. Differences with the accuracy of record matching could be enough to explain the bias.

The ONS data is based on only a sample of the population, albeit a large one. If it were representative we would find the mortality rates in the population included and excluded from the sample to be the same. But it turns out this is not the case.

For simplicity, going forward those excluded from the sample are referred to as the "ghost population". Analysis which compares the mortality rates (per 100,000 people) between these groups shows a systematic bias.


The New Endangered Species: The Human Gut Microbiome

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The documentary film, "The Invisible Extinction," is sounding the alarm that the human microbiome is endangered, putting humans at risk. "Bacteria have been the dominant life form on Earth. Everything about human life depends on bacteria," the film begins.1

Researchers are only beginning to tap the surface when it comes to unveiling the complex relationship microbes have with human health and disease. But it's known that microbial diversity in your gut is a good thing, while decreased diversity in the gut microbiome has been linked to chronic conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

In general, gut microbial diversity decreases with age,2 but even younger people are being affected. The documentary homed in on three likely reasons why — the overuse of antibiotics, elective C-sections and processed foods, which they say are "driving the destruction of our inner ecology."3

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Groundbreaking new study finds meat-based antioxidants in beef, chicken, and pork: Imidazole dipeptide oxidation derivatives

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Imidazole dipeptides (IDPs), which are abundant in meat and fish, are substances produced in the bodies of various animals, including humans, and have been reported to be effective in relieving fatigue and preventing dementia. However, the physiological mechanism by which IDPs exhibit these activities had not been determined previously.

Comment: This flies in the face of established nutritional dogma which insists that plant-foods are the only means why which humans can obtain anti-oxidants, and therefore should be consuming large amounts of fruits and vegetables to support their health.

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'Forever' chemicals put kids at higher risk of diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases

Exposure to "forever" chemicals can put children and young adults at higher risk for a broad range of diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, according to a study published Wednesday in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California found that PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — used in a wide variety of consumer products — disrupt key biological processes.

Comment: Given that longterm exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is known to cause abnormalities in growth and sexual development in animals, it makes one wonder whether chemical toxicity could, at least in part, help to explain the gender dysphoria crisis we are currently witnessing?

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Human 6G antennas? 'One of the worst ideas ever,' critic says

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Human beings could be used as part of an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) antenna system by wearing a special copper-coiled bracelet, according to a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.

The researchers said they developed a low-cost way to "harvest" the radiofrequency (RF) radiation that gets "leaked" during visible light communication (VLC) — a technology they said is likely to be used in the "coming 6G networks."

But some critics allege that using human beings as RF antennas for 6G is disrespectful to the human body and may have unknown health implications.