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May 11, 2008

Coroners muzzled over deadly effect of Tasers - NewsGrabs 11 May 2008

NewsGrabs are a selection of contrary and underprivileged news in health and a wide range of (mostly) related sectors.

Doctors Condemn "Threatening" Taser Court Ruling
Doctors have condemned as corporate "intimidation" a court decision ordering a chief medical examiner to remove any reference to the use of a taser as an antecedent in the deaths of three men. Ohio examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler had noted in her autopsy reports that electrical shocks from Tasers were partially to blame for the deaths of individuals in three separate confrontations with police.

Taser International, now notorious for it's stern legal defense having won 68 out of 68 lawsuits, filed and won a civil suit, forcing Kohler to delete all mentions of the weapons and to term the deaths "accidental".

Minerals are vital nutrients for health, required for numerous enzymes in your body to work properly. Minerals in food are at low levels due to excessive processing of food, poor farming that depletes our soils, as well as the use of pesticides that interfere with the natural sulfur cycle – leaving us not only with chemically adulterated food but food that has lower nutritional value. It is now common sense to supplement fine quality minerals, including important trace minerals.

The main reason to take a multiple vitamin is to help your body make energy – as energy (ATP) is needed for anything else in your body to work properly. A good multiple vitamin should also support your mood, assist stress reduction, support immunity, and help get rid of free radicals. It should provide an array of nutrients vital to your health – covering your most fundamental nutritional needs.

Life Extension Foundation's Rebuttal to Allegation That Certain Vitamins May Shorten Lifespan
In today’s Western world, a large percentage of the population fails to ingest optimal potencies of many essential nutrients. As you will read in part two of this report, a shocking majority (93-96%) of people of people who don’t supplement with vitamin E are deficient in vitamin E.

This negative report attacking supplements is fatally flawed because it:

1. Omitted 91% of the studies that measured the effects of these vitamins on human subjects including all studies for which there was no mortality!

2. Included studies that used doses far below or far above what health conscious people actually supplement with.

3. Chose to bias the reporting of the results by emphasizing one type of statistical model that showed a significant effect rather than another statistical model that did not show a significant effect.

4. Failed to account for the 14 mechanisms involved in aging and premature death. For example, it is absurd to think that taking 1,333 IU to 200,000 IU of vitamin A is going to have meaningful impact when there are more than one hundred individual components to a science-based death reduction program.

Low blood levels of vitamin D linked to depression
“Underlying causes of vitamin D deficiency such as less sun exposure as a result of decreased outdoor activity, different housing or clothing habits and decreased vitamin intake may be secondary to depression, but depression may also be the consequence of poor vitamin D status,” the authors write.

Blood vitamin D levels were 14 percent lower in individuals with major and minor depression compared with non-depressed participants. In addition, parathyroid hormone thyroid levels were an average of 5 percent higher in those with minor depression and 33 percent higher in those with major depressive disorder than in those who were not depressed.

The findings may be important to patients because both low blood vitamin D levels and high parathyroid hormone levels can be treated with higher dietary intake of vitamin D or calcium and increased sunlight exposure.

Vitamin D linked to reduced mortality rate in kidney disease
For patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), treatment with activated vitamin D may reduce the risk of death by approximately one-fourth, suggests a study in the August Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"Recently, there has been an increased focus on the effects of vitamin D beyond those on bone health," Dr. Kestenbaum comments. "Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and inflammation." Previous studies have suggested that treatment with intravenous vitamin D can improve survival in patients on hemodialysis.

The new results suggest that treatment with oral activated vitamin D may also improve survival in patients with CKD who do not yet require dialysis.

Naturally-occuring protein may be effective in limiting heart attack injury and restoring function
TPO (thrombopoietin) is a hormone which is naturally produced by the liver and kidney. Dr. Baker’s investigative team had previously shown that erythropoietin, a protein and pharmaceutical currently in clinical use to treat anemia in end-stage kidney disease, protects the rat heart against injury during a heart attack. They found that although erythropoietin and TPO have separate functional roles, there were similarities in the structures of the two proteins that suggested TPO may have protective properties similar to erythropoietin.

“We hypothesized that a single treatment with TPO during a heart attack would be sufficient to protect the heart from injury,” says Dr. Baker. “Our results suggest that TPO directly protects the heart and may represent a novel approach for the treatment of acute heart attack.”

Congress Criticizes FDA Over Bioidentical Hormone Ingredient
A bi-partisan group of Congressional reps have introduced a resolution criticizing the FDA for its recent move to warn compounders about their use of estriol in their bioidentical versions of hormone replacement treatments. Last January, the agency questioned the safety and effectiveness of BHRT products, citing unsupported medical evidence, and false and misleading claims.

The issue has pitted compounding pharmacies, among others, against Wyeth, which in 2005 filed a citizen’s petition with the FDA in an effort to stop compounders from making bioidentical versions of Prempro, its controversial hormone replacement therapy.

Canada: Bill C-51 - May 8th 2008 - Canadian Coalition for Health Freedom
"THEY will make a critical decision on Thursday May 8th 2008 on whether to schedule Bill C-51 on next week’s order paper. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU KEEP UP THE PROTESTS AND WE HAVE CREATED A SPECIAL WEBSITE TO ASSIST IN THIS – go to and / or and send the E-Action Protest letters immediately."

C-51 Committee on Health Outcome - Report From The Trenches
THEY are modifying the bill now to re-introduce it as soon as possible, likely today for next week's order paper. We need to raise legal funds now through our Freedom of Choice in Health Care organization as you did in 1997 and immediately prepare and file an application to strike down the Natural Health Product regulation. This will then create a major legal and political problem for Bills C-51 and C-52.

US Government asks court to block mad cow testing
The Bush administration on Friday urged a federal appeals court to stop meatpackers from testing all their animals for mad cow disease, but a skeptical judge questioned whether the government has that authority.

Less than 1% of slaughtered cows are tested for the disease under Agriculture Department guidelines. The agency argues that widespread testing does not guarantee food safety and could result in a false positive that scares consumers.

Can you say "cover-up"?

The Best Control 2 - How to control pests without poison
by Stephen Tvedten
The Best Control 2 is a reference manual based on exhaustive research in the field of nontoxic pest control or Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This guide will teach you how to implement nontoxic alternatives to pesticides safely and easily by yourself. This information is provided as a free resource to encourage the spread of safe alternatives to chemical poisons, and thus reduce contamination to ourselves and pollution to our environment.

It's freely available for downloading. Thank you, Steve.

A Convenient Lack Of Disclosure?
The 30-member task force, which included a few dissident ceo’s from Pfizer, Lilly and Amgen (read those footnotes carefully), put their heads together over concerns that undue industry influence may raise questions about the “objectivity and integrity of academic teaching, learning and practice” and undermine the ability of academia and industry to jointly promote the public’s interest in sound health.

Drug Industry Re-writes 'Psychiatric Bible'
More than half the 28 new members of writers of the next edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have ties to the drug industry, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Integrity in Science Watch.

The conflicts of interests were posted online by the APA last week. They ranged from small to extensive. Leading the pack was William Carpenter Jr., director of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center at the University of Maryland, who over the past last five years worked as a consultant for 13 drugmakers, including Pfizer, Lilly, Wyeth, Merck, Astra Zeneca, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, according to CSPI.

Ajinomoto sues ASDA over Aspartame remarks
In the writ, the century-old Japanese firm complains: 'In their natural and ordinary meaning, the words on the packaging ... would have been understood to mean that aspartame is an especially harmful or unhealthy, or potentially harmful or unhealthy, sweetener and is one that consumers concerned for their own health would do well to avoid.'

See here a comment from anti-aspartame campaigner Stephen Fox.

Big Pharma Digs In
The nations of the world are currently debating how to design new medical research and development (R&D) mechanisms to serve the twin goals of promoting innovation to meet the particular needs of developing countries and ensuring that important medicines are accessible to people in the developing world, regardless of their income.

The global pharmaceutical industry confederation — the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) — has filled the corridors outside the talks with lobbyists. IFPMA has 59 persons officially registered to participate in the meeting.

More insidiously, the industry’s funded patient group and think tank allies have waged a propaganda campaign to discredit the WHO initiative — without revealing their financial entanglements with the industry. An entity called Patients and Patents has circulated a “Patient Declaration on Medical Innovation and Access.”

Doctors 'fail in prescribing'
THREE-QUARTERS of junior doctors say they are putting the safety of patients at risk because they have not been trained to prescribe drugs properly, says a new report. In a survey of 2,400 junior doctors by scientists at Edinburgh University, 74% said the teaching of drug prescription was inadequate.

They are not even talking yet about the failure of training doctors in the needs for and use of foods and nutrients for good health. The system is FAR below the standards for any proper health craft. Ever wonder why that is?

Are doctors shilling for drug companies on public radio?
Host Dr. Fred Goodwin, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, interviewed three prominent guests, and any radio producer would be hard-pressed to find a more seemingly credible quartet. Credible, that is, except for a crucial detail that was never revealed to listeners: All four of the experts on the show, including Goodwin, have financial ties to the makers of antidepressants. Also unmentioned were the "unrestricted grants" that The Infinite Mind has received from drug makers, including Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of the antidepressant Prozac.

Consumer Group asks U.S. to pull birth-control patch
Wolfe argued that the patch offers no better contraception in return for the extra risk. And he said lawsuits by women who claim they were harmed by the patch have unearthed two previously unpublished studies from Johnson & Johnson researchers that found higher estrogen exposure from the patch even before it won FDA approval in 2001.

Couple plead case against allergy drug
FDA officials will collect personal stories of people experiencing unusual side effects while taking the allergy drug Singulair, a move that follows a meeting Friday with a Queensbury couple who blame the medication for prompting their son's suicide.

Since going public with their story, the Millers have received dozens of e-mails and phone calls from parents who say their children began acting strangely after taking the drug. A handful also committed suicide.

FDA Scraps Helsinki Declaration on Protecting Human Subjects
What I can't understand is why no one in the U.S. press, including in the medical literature, paid attention to this story in the past year as this change was underway. Has the U.S. become entirely callous about the impact its ill-conceived policies are having on the rest of the world?

Uganda: 'Population Pressure Affecting Aids Fight'
UGANDA'S rapid population growth is making it hard for the country to effectively fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, according to the AIDS commission.

oops - weren't we told that the epidemic is depopulating Africa? How is 'rapid population growth' compatible with that?

MindFreedom Ireland Protests Electroshock
Many members of the public expressed their own shock! that this barbaric practice was still performed both worldwide and in our Irish hospitals today 'in the name of help.' They were more outraged that it could even be legally forced on vulnerable people. Many of them signed a petition to abolish the practice.

Blaming the Patient - Prescribed Tranqulliser Addiction (PDF - 32 pages)
A paper on addiction to prescription drugs by Colin Downes-Grainger, an artist based in London.

What is most striking about investigating the nature and history of benzodiazepine tranquillisers is the almost total lack of science behind political and medical statements about limited side-effects. Those effects have been down-played by regulators and by politicians and doctors without any recognition that it is pharmaceutical companies who have underwritten those judgements. The Department of Health and its agencies have not felt the consequences of their assertions—these have been confined to the patients who have experienced them. Knowing as they do, that enormous numbers of people were prescribed benzodiazepines over the years—many for inordinate lengths of time—they have no motivation for discovering the reality regarding a multitude of side-effects or the true cost of the damage. Often it is difficult to know where the self-deception ends and deliberate mendacity begins.

"The MOTHERS Act": From Permissiveness to Force
Despite the fact that there is no benefit over placebo for any antidepressant, many continue to push for expansion of the market in the childbearing population. A nation of people getting legally high on drugs with similar action to cocaine, LSD, PCP and methamphetamines is the only kind of climate that could ever support all of the insane policies being promoted and enacted.

Incubator electromagnetic fields alter newborns' heart rates
The electromagnetic fields produced by incubators alter newborns’ heart rates, reveals a small study published ahead of print in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The heart rate variability fell significantly during the periods when the incubator was switched on. Decreased heart rate variability is a strong predictor of a poor prognosis in adult patients with heart disease and the general population, the evidence shows.

This is another small piece adding to the puzzle of emerging health effects of electromagnetic technologies, both in household (and hospital) settings and in our communications infrastructure.

NO REST for our bees! (PDF)
(Original in French: Pas de répit pour nos avettes)
On the IndyMedia UK website, Colin Buchanan reported on 22 February 2008 about colony collapse disorder and the disappearance of bees in relation with electronic radiation. Several of the referenced articles can be found on this page. The relation between the disappearance of bees and electromagnetic radiation is emphasized.

Are bees being wiped out by mobile em frequency tempest?
Martin Weatherall of the Hese Project says that apart from pesticides and other possible causes, a basic weakening influence on the bees leading to colony collapse may well be the thousandfold increase in technical radiation, particularly from mobile phones, in recent years.

Good vibrations could save vanishing bees
Scientists at the Roslin-based firm Global Bioenergetics think disturbance to bees from mobile phones, radio signals, wi-fi and microwaves is disrupting them with devastating results.

Stress caused to the bees by the radiation could be damaging their immune systems, leaving them prone to increasing levels of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides sprayed on crops.

The scientists are trying out a new device, called a Bioemitter, that transmits electromagnetic waves to provide a stable environment and reduce stress for the bees in their hives, boosting their immune system.

Blows Against Mobile Masts and Cell Towers
Germany reports a 7 fold increase in breast cancer in an area with cellular antennas. A small study by GPS at the Kaplan Medical Centre, Israel, discovered a fourfold increase in cancer within 350m after long term exposure to a phone mast and a TENFOLD increase specifically in women.

Fungi have a hand in depleted uranium's environmental fate
In the new study, the researchers found that free-living and plant symbiotic (mycorrhizal) fungi can colonize depleted-uranium surfaces and transform the metal into uranyl phosphate minerals.

“We have shown for the first time that fungi can transform metallic uranium into minerals, which are capable of long-term uranium retention,” the researchers concluded. “This phenomenon could be relevant to the future development of various remediation and revegetation techniques for uranium-polluted soils.”

Bush Hammered Over Comments About India and Global Food Crisis
Bush noted that much of the developing world was prospering and that U.S. businesses could benefit. As an example, he cited India, where the "middle class is larger than our entire population." But "when you start getting wealth, you start demanding better nutrition and better food," he said. "And so demand is high, and that causes the price to go up."

Bush's comments Saturday came one day after similar comments by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice put Indians on edge. In a speech before Peace Corps country directors, she mentioned various factors behind the food crisis, among them the "improvement in the diets of people, for instance, in China and India."

Multinationals make billions in profit out of growing global food crisis
Giant agribusinesses are enjoying soaring earnings and profits out of the world food crisis which is driving millions of people towards starvation. And speculation is helping to drive the prices of basic foodstuffs out of the reach of the hungry. The prices of wheat, corn and rice have soared over the past year driving the world's poor – who already spend about 80 per cent of their income on food – into hunger and destitution. The World Bank says that 100 million more people are facing severe hunger. Yet some of the world's richest food companies are making record profits. Monsanto last month reported that its net income for the three months up to the end of February this year had more than doubled over the same period in 2007, from $543m (£275m) to $1.12bn. Its profits increased from $1.44bn to $2.22bn. Cargill's net earnings soared by 86 per cent from $553m to $1.030bn over the same three months. And Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world's largest agricultural processors of soy, corn and wheat, increased its net earnings by 42 per cent in the first three months of this year from $363m to $517m. The operating profit of its grains merchandising and handling operations jumped 16-fold from $21m to $341m. Similarly, the Mosaic Company, one of the world's largest fertiliser companies, saw its income for the three months ending 29 February rise more than 12-fold, from $42.2m to $520.8m, on the back of a shortage of fertiliser.

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More information out there...

There is much I cannot cover but other sources for this kind of information exist and are active.


Dr Mercola's health blog and Mike Adams' Natural News have great health information.

The Alternative Medicine Yahoo Group is a place where you can discuss and exchange information on what is happening in the world of natural health.

For the influence of electromagnetic waves from radio, mobile phones and other radio emitting devices, check out the emfrefugee group on Yahoo.

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.

A few sites to keep up to date with the other side of world affairs, the stuff you won't necessarily find on your tv or in the papers:

... and remember:

The individual is supreme and finds its way through intuition


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday May 11 2008
updated on Wednesday August 15 2012

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