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'Significant' new medical procedure could delay menopause by 20 years

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A new medical procedure that claims to delay menopause by up to 20 years in some women has been launched in the UK.

During the procedure, which is currently being offered by Birmingham-based firm ProFam, a small piece of ovarian tissue is removed and then frozen at minus 150 degrees Celsius. The tissue is then re-implanted back into the woman's body when she reaches menopause, at which time it can restore the woman's pre-menopause hormone levels.

In addition to prolonging a woman's fertility period, the procedure could delay common menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression and even osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and brittle.

The procedure currently costs between $8,500 and $13,374.

Comment: It's likely that interfering with the natural processes of life could bring with it significant complications:


Wisconsin officials urge people to stop vaping after sudden rise in lung disease

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More people hospitalized with serious lung problems linked to vaping have been found.
It was thought to be the healthy alternative to cigarettes. But it turns out that vaping is creating a sudden and mysterious rise in lung diseases. At least in Wisconsin, USA.

Since June 2019, an increasing number of teens and young adults have been hospitalized with serious lung problems - shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and weight loss - linked to vaping in Wisconsin.

In total, 11 cases have been identified, including a cluster of eight, and the state's disease detectives are looking into seven other possible cases.

Comment: Considering the chemical constituents including in vaping products, it's no real surprise that it's being tied to lung disease. Those people would, no doubt, be much better off smoking actual cigarettes.


No Beyond burrito: Chipotle's CEO says faux meat is too processed

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Restaurants are lining up to put meat substitutes from Beyond Meat Inc. and Impossible Foods Inc. on their menus -- but don't expect Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. to join them.

Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol said the companies' products are too processed for the burrito chain, which touts its simple food and a menu that uses only 51 ingredients.

"We have spoken to those folks and unfortunately it wouldn't fit in our 'food with integrity' principles because of the processing, as I understand it, that it takes to make a plant taste like a burger," Niccol said in an interview. "If there's a way for them to do this that would match our 'food with integrity' principles, I'm sure we would continue talking with them."

Comment: You know the world has gone crazy when fast food chains are the ones rejecting vegan propaganda burgers because they're 'too processed'. Maybe this should lead at least some people to question the legitimacy of fake meat producer's dubious claims.

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Addiction expert claims giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine

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The world is changing at a dramatic pace. It's shifting so fast, in fact, that the childhood you remember is vastly different than the one your own kids will experience. This is largely due to the development and saturation of technology in modern society.

While there are perks to being hyper-connected, allowing children access to their own smartphone could produce detrimental effects long-term. It's so influential, top addiction therapist Mandy Saligari suggested in 2017 that giving your child a smartphone is like "giving them a gram of cocaine."

Speaking at an education conference in London, the Harley Street rehab clinic specialist explained that Snapchat and Instagram can be just as dangerously addictive for teenagers as drugs and alcohol. As a result, they should be treated and regulated as such. Saligari said screen time is often overlooked as a potential vehicle for addiction in young people.

Comment: It would be wise for us to begin viewing smartphones less as handy gadgets and more as powerful tools that can negatively affect our psychological well being. Yes, they can be useful and help in many ways to increase productivity and connection. But there is an undeniable dark side to this technology that all of us need to be aware of. Our personal relationship with technology can make the difference between whether we use it, or it uses us.

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Bacon n Eggs

Government panel rules saturated fat is bad for you but angry experts slam the 'outdated and incompetent' advice


Saturated fat, of which butter contains a lot, should not be avoided completely because people may end up cutting out foods which have other nutritional benefits, researchers have warned.
People should cut down on butter, cheese and red meats because the saturated fat they contain is bad for the heart, a Government committee has declared.

The fats have been demonised since the 1970s after they were linked to high cholesterol, but some evidence also suggests they can have health benefits.

After the first review of the evidence in 25 years, Government advisers have ruled that eating too much saturated fat does raise the risk of heart disease.

Comment: So there you have it. Another clueless government entity declaring how everyone should be eating based on severely outdated science (that was dodgy from the get-go). The truth about saturated fat has been disseminated so thoroughly at this point (it was on the front cover of Time Magazine, for crying out loud!) that pretty soon these institutions are going to find that very few people are going to take them seriously.

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Yerba Mate: This superfood tea is an anti-inflammatory superhero

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Argentinian yerba mate is one of the next big tea trends on the horizon, and it's about to become your next healthy (caffeinated!) beverage of choice. But what is it, exactly?

A tea made from the leaves of the yerba mate tree native to Argentina, yerba mate has been enjoyed in Argentina for many centuries for good reason: it's a rich source of powerful antioxidants (even more than green tea!) and packed with B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, potassium and manganese, says registered dietitian Keri Glassman. Here are a few more reasons Glassman says we should all be saying yes to yerba mate.

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Objective:Health #25 - Fascia - The Body's "Fiber Optic" Crystalline Matrix

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In the centuries we humans have been studying anatomy, the fascia was never given much consideration. During dissections and autopsies, it was a nuisance to be cut away and removed to get to the important tissues beneath. But modern scientific study has brought a new appreciation of the fascia, as we continue to discover amazing functions of this misunderstood and underappreciated organ.

Considering how prevalent it is in the body, it's surprising how little we know about fascia. As well as its structural component, providing a counterbalance to the skeletal system through tensegrity, it's also a messenger system, a key organ of perception, and is integral for wound healing, inflammation control and pain relief. Yet, there is still so much more we don't know about this fascinating organ system.

Join us on this episode of Objective:Health as we delve into the fascinating topic of fascia. And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment as she tells us all about dog dreams.

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The fasting cure is no fad

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New research is showing the profound benefits — for weight, longevity and fighting disease — of eating only during limited hours

Fasting is one of the biggest weight-loss trends to arise in recent years. Endorsed by A-list celebrities and the subject of a spate of best-selling books, it was the eighth most-Googled diet in America in 2018.

But fasting shouldn't be dismissed as just another fad. At the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, I've employed what's called intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating, to help patients with an array of chronic conditions. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatism and bowel diseases, as well as pain syndromes such as migraines and osteoarthritis.

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7-year-old Indian boy found with 526 teeth inside his mouth

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A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth inside his jaw, according to surgeons in India.

The hundreds of teeth were found inside a sac that was nestled in the molar region of his lower jaw, following surgery carried out at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai.

"The teeth were of variable sizes that ranged from smallest at 0.1mm to largest 3mm. They had a small crown, enamel and a small root," said Pratibha Ramani, the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the hospital.

"We had to drill down into the top [of the lower jaw], make a window and remove the sac," said Ramani. "As it [the sac] was going deeper into the tissue the size of the teeth was becoming very small."
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Doctors arrange the tooth-like structures removed from the mouth of the boy.


Paul Offit unwittingly exposes scientific fraud of the FDA's vaccine licensure

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By telling parents not to do antibody blood tests to avoid needlessly vaccinating their child, Paul Offit unwittingly exposes scientific fraud by the FDA.

Many parents today are naturally concerned about the number of vaccine doses their children are exposed to by following the schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To many parents, it makes sense to avoid vaccinating their children unnecessarily, and to this end a blood test can be done to determine an antibody titer, or the level of antibodies in the blood. If a child already has a protective antibody titer, indicating immunity to a given infectious disease, then there would be no reason for the child to undergo the risks associated with vaccinating against that disease.

Comment: It is morally reprehensible for a doctor (millionaire vaccine inventor) to support and encourage vaccinations while dismissing important facts and questions regarding vaccine safety. Dr. Offit has tremendous influence in the debate:
The status accorded to him by the pharmaceutical and medical fields permits him to influence the opinions and practice of lower rung physicians regarding vaccine exemptions. Unfortunately, even doctors will simply believe the "expert"[2] without bothering to go and check their own medical literature, to see if the self-proclaimed expertise has a solid scientific foundation. Research shows that when people listen to the expert, the part of their brains that is capable of independent thought goes to sleep.[3]