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August 26, 2007

Hospital Errors, Patient Complaints, Police Provocateurs in Montebello - NewsGrabs 26 August 2007

Health Supreme's NewsGrabs are a selection of alternative health and other underprivileged news. Find the news you may have missed in your everyday reading - watch out for NewsGrabs ... on Sundays.

In this issue:

VITAMIN E REDUCES HEART DISEASE - Pectin kills prostate cancer cells - Antioxidants prevent DNA damage - Medicare Won't Cover Hospital Errors - Doctors Ignore Patient Complaints Of Side Effects - Why so many Americans today are 'mentally ill' - Pain medicine use doubled - HPV Vaccine Trial Failed - Researcher blasts HPV marketing - Cancer Society in Bed with Cell Phone Industry - GM Food Toxins - Aspartame Cover-Up - E211: fear over drinks additive - Video: Dangers of MSG - US food aid 'wrecking' Africa - How the White House Drowned New Orleans - Video: Police provocateurs at Montebello Summit?

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If you are interested in a different take on the news that isn't health centered but is certainly fun, check out Robin Good TV News. You can watch when you want, but you can also send in your own video news broadcasts from your corner of the globe and likely have them published on that viral tv channel.

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In an absolutely unbelievable reporting of their own study information the authors erroneously concluded “There were no overall effects of ascorbic acid, vitamin E, or beta carotene on cardiovascular events among women at high risk for cardiovascular disease.” This is a flat out lie based on their own study data that they report in the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine. They concocted this false and misleading conclusion by including the people who said they were supposed to be taking vitamin E but really didn’t take the vitamin E in the final statistical analysis.

Pectin kills prostate cancer cells
The study, published in the August issue of the journal Glycobiology, found that exposing prostate cancer cells to pectin under laboratory conditions reduced the number of cells by up to 40 percent. UGA Cancer Center researcher Debra Mohnen and her colleagues at UGA, along with Vijay Kumar, chief of research and development at the VA Medical Center in Augusta, found that the cells literally self-destructed in a process known as apoptosis. Pectin even killed cells that aren’t sensitive to hormone therapy and therefore are difficult to treat with current medications. “What this paper shows is that if you take human prostate cancer cells and add pectin, you can induce programmed cell death,” said Mohnen, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology. “If you do the same with non-cancerous cells, cell death doesn’t occur.”

Antioxidants prevent DNA damage
A Clemson team of chemists, presenting its research at the 234th annual American Chemical Society national meeting in Boston Aug. 19-24, has found a new mechanism for antioxidant activity: the antioxidants bind to naturally present iron and copper in the body to prevent formation of reactive oxygen compounds that damage DNA. “Our studies have shown that antioxidants even at low concentrations found in these foods bind to iron and copper and prevent DNA damage,” said lead investigator and chemist Julia Brumaghim. “This goes a long way in understanding how antioxidant supplements might help treat or even prevent these debilitating illnesses.”

Medicare Won't Cover Hospital Errors
In a shift of policy, Medicare will no longer be rewarding hospitals with payments in case of preventable illness and obvious errors. The New York Times reports: "Under the new rules, to be published next week, Medicare will not pay hospitals for the costs of treating certain "conditions that could reasonably have been prevented." Among the conditions that will be affected are bedsores, or pressure ulcers, injuries caused by falls; and infections resulting from the prolonged use of catheters in blood vessels or the bladder. In addition, Medicare says it will not pay for the treatment of "serious preventable events" like leaving a sponge or other object in a patient during surgery and providing a patient with incompatible blood or blood products. "If a patient goes into the hospital with pneumonia, we don't want them to leave with a broken arm," said Herb B. Kuhn, acting deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Doctors Ignore Patient Complaints Of Side Effects
A new study of 650 patients who were prescribed a cholesterol med found that 87 percent who experienced an adverse symptom, such as memory or nerve pain, or memory loss, spoke to their doc about a possible connection. “A number of patients stated their physician attributed their problems to age or imagination, dismissed the importance of their symptoms or stated that a connection of symptoms to statins was not possible,” wrote the researchers in the latest issue of Drug Safety.

Why so many Americans today are 'mentally ill'
pharmaceutical manufacturers are nervous about lawsuits over the "rare adverse effects" of their mood-altering medications. To avoid costly settlements and public relations catastrophes – such as when GlaxoSmithKline was ordered to pay $6.4 million to the family of 60-year-old Donald Schnell who murdered his wife, daughter and granddaughter in a fit of rage shortly after starting on Paxil – drug companies' legal teams have quietly and skillfully settled hundreds of cases out-of-court, shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars to plaintiffs. Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly fought scores of legal claims against Prozac in this way, settling for cash before the complaint could go to court while stipulating that the settlement remain secret – and then claiming it had never lost a Prozac lawsuit. Meanwhile, the list of killers who happened to be taking psychiatric medications is long and chilling...

Pain medicine use has nearly doubled
More than 200,000 pounds of codeine, morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone and meperidine were purchased at retail stores during the most recent year represented in the data. That total is enough to give more than 300 milligrams of painkillers to every person in the country.

No wonder if we consider the 'hidden' but very prevalent side effects of the most popular of medicines, cholesterol lowering statin drugs. (By the way, google refuses to index the linked article on my site. Wonder why.)

Well, actually a later embodyment of the article in USA Today titled World of hurt: Painkiller use skyrockets makes it more clear that the major part of the increase is in the sale of drugs that are commonly processed to make mind altering street drugs out of them. Here we have the legal drug industry fueling the illegal drug industry, which we are then spending good money to fight in what's laughingly called the 'war on drugs'.

Costa Rica HPV Vaccine Trial Failed
The study sheds light on the very limited potential benefit of the vaccine--given that most HPV infections clear spontaneously within 6 months to 2 years. [1] [2] The authors acknowledge this, as they report the negative finding of the study: "There was no evidence of increased viral clearance at 6 or 12 months in the group who received HPV vaccine compared with the control group." Their conclusion the HPV vaccine does not offer a therapeutic benefit for women already infected with HPV: "In women positive for HPV DNA, HPV-16/18 vaccination does not accelerate clearance of the virus and should not be used to treat prevalent infections."

Researcher blasts HPV marketing
"Giving it to 11-year-olds is a great big public health experiment," said Diane M. Harper, who is a scientist, physician, professor and the director of the Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Research Group at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. "It is silly to mandate vaccination of 11- to 12-year-old girls There also is not enough evidence gathered on side effects to know that safety is not an issue." Internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field, Harper has been studying HPV and a possible vaccine for several of the more than 100 strains of HPV for 20 years - most of her adult life.

American Cancer Society in Bed with Cell Phone Industry?
In 2002, shortly before this American Cancer Society study was launched, a high-ranking official from the American Cancer Society was a witnesses for the mobile phone industry in a highly visible legal proceeding in Baltimore, Maryland. The proceeding, a Daubert hearing to evaluate scientific evidence regarding the link between cell phones and cancer, was part of the lawsuit brought by Baltimore, Maryland neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Newman. The testimony of the American Cancer Society scientist was used to unfairly and visciously discredit Dr. Neil Cherry and Dr. Henry Lai, two important witnesses for Dr. Newman. At the time, this was a critical legal proceeding for the mobile phone industry and the focal point of millions of dollars of legal fees paid on their behalf to 'keep the lid on' the cell phone cancer issue. This American Cancer Society study was launched shortly after the testimony.

Genetically Modified Foods: Toxins and Reproductive Failures
Rhetoric from Washington since the early 1990s proclaims that genetically modified (GM) foods are no different from their natural counterparts that have existed for centuries. But this is a political, not a scientific assertion. Numerous scientists at the FDA consistently described these newly introduced gene-spliced foods as cause for concern. The scientists said that “The possibility of unexpected, accidental changes in genetically engineered plants” might produce “unexpected high concentrations of plant toxicants.” GM crops, they said, might have “Increased levels of known naturally occurring toxins, . . . appearance of new, not previously identified” toxins, and an increased tendency to gather “toxic substances from the environment” such as “pesticides or heavy metals.” They recommended testing every GM food “before it enters the marketplace.” But the FDA was under orders from the first Bush White House to promote the biotechnology industry, and the political appointee in charge of agency policy was Monsanto’s former attorney—later their vice president. The FDA policy ignored the scientists’ warnings and allowed GM food crops onto the market without any required safety studies.

The Aspartame Cover-Up?
It is entirely possible that aspartame is the cause of many diseases and mystery illnesses. It breaks down into a solution, and as a result is able to travel throughout the body and deposit with any tissue. Possible side effects vary from person to person because it is directly related to genetic individuality and physical weaknesses. Some researchers claim that it is responsible for the epidemic of diabetes and connected with the sharp increase in obesity. Other studies have found that it causes depletion of serotonin...

E211 Revealed: Evidence highlights new fear over drinks additive
The substance is known as E211, or sodium benzoate, and the findings of Professor Peter Piper, from Sheffield University, represent another challenge to the already blemished reputation of food additives. New studies have emerged over the past few years that call into question whether E-numbers approved for use in Europe are as harmless as regulators and the food industry suggest. The most famous of them all is probably E621 - monosodium glutamate, the "flavour enhancer" found in many takeaways and pasties.

Video: Dangers of MSG - Part 2
Sensitivity to MSG seems to be quite common, but it is receiving little publicity. Also, MSG in foods is not always clearly labeled. The substance can be hidden behind a number of innocent-sounding names.

US food aid is 'wrecking' Africa, claims charity
Now Care, one of the world's biggest charities, has announced that it will boycott the controversial policy of selling tons of heavily subsidised US produced food in African countries. Care wants the US government to send money to buy food locally, rather than unwanted US produced food. The US arm of the charity says America is causing rather than reducing hunger with a decree that US food aid must be sold rather than directly distributed to those facing starvation. In America, the subsidies for corn in particular, help underpin the junk food industry, which uses corn extracts as a sweetener, creating a home-grown a health crisis.

Hurricane George - How the White House Drowned New Orleans
“By midnight on Monday, the White House knew. Monday night I was at the state Emergency Operations Center and nobody was aware that the levees had breeched. Nobody.”

The charge is devastating: That, on August 29, 2005, the White House withheld from the state police the information that New Orleans was about to flood. From almost any other source, I would not have believed it. But this was not just any source. The whistle-blower is Dr. Ivor van Heerden, deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, the chief technician advising the state on saving lives during Katrina.

Video: Police provocateurs at Montebello Summit?
Three masked men were ferreted out by protesters at the Montebello North American Union discussions as being actually police, sent in to provoke incidents of violence. The men were successfully isolated where they had to be arrested. Police will not comment as to who the men were or what is happening with them.

Provocation has been a favorite police tactic at anti-globalzation protest events for some years. Six years after the Genova summit, Italian courts are now hearing the details of how police were actually behind most of the violence at that event. Obviously, Montebello was meant to go a similar route, but the determined action of some of the protesters prevented the pretext from materializing.


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday August 26 2007
updated on Wednesday August 15 2012

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