Ominous Reckoning - Health Supreme NewsGrabs 26 January 2011
If the world has become so prosperous and productive, why all this debt, and why does it continue to grow ever more rapidly?
It is not a matter of policy, i.e., how we operate a flawed system. The problem is structural and systemic. The system is designed to create debt, and ever more of it. Like a pernicious cancer, debt is a parasite that is killing us, and in the end a parasite will die along with its host. How much of our well-being shall we sacrifice to keep feeding this cancer? Are we willing to starve ourselves and our children, to endure cuts in spending for education and public services, to sacrifice our hard-won freedoms, in order to sustain a system that despoils the earth, destroys the social fabric, and creates ever greater economic inequities?
A few have been calling for "debt forgiveness," a remedy analogous to cancer surgery. That may be a good start, but even that does no go far enough. We can excise the cancer, but if we do not recognize and eliminate its fundamental cause it will simply grow back. We can restart the game of Monopoly, but the outcome of the next round will be very much like that of the previous round unless we change the rules -- or choose to play a different game.
The fact is, there is a debt imperative that is built into the global system of money and banking, and debt is eating us alive...
Web wars soon to embroil corporations
So at last we find ourselves in a real information war. I called it an internet war some weeks ago, a term that had a nerdy, not-yet-cool-enough-to-be-retro feel to it, back when Anonymous took down Mastercard, Visa and Paypal in protest over the corporate hostility to WikiLeaks. ‘Information war’ is more useful, because information is both the target and tool of this conflict.
Since then, Anonymous has taken down Tunisian Government websites and the web page of the Spanish Senate. Taking down a developing country’s official sites and that of one of the more obscure European parliaments, one suspects, will not feature prominently as a feat of arms when the history of the information wars comes to be written tweeted, except… can someone just explain to me how a bunch of hackers briefly pausing from playing Halo and swapping Pedobear jokes knew enough to work out something big was happening in Tunisia, when all the earnest professionals and foreign policy wonks in the western media thought it not worth bothering with?
Vitamin C: A Potential Life-saving Treatment For Sepsis
Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness. Research led by Dr. Karel Tyml and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health Research Institute have found that vitamin C can not only prevent the onset of sepsis, but can reverse the disease.
The potential benefit of this treatment is substantial. "Vitamin C is cheap and safe. Previous studies have shown that it can be injected intravenously into patients with no side effects," says Dr. Tyml. "It has the potential to significantly improve the outcome of sepsis patients world-wide. This could be especially beneficially in developing countries where sepsis is more common and expensive treatments are not affordable."
Vitamin E may increase life expectancy of some men
Among all analyzed participants, vitamin E had no effect on mortality when participants were 65 to 70 years old, but reduced mortality by 24% when participants were 71 or older.
Among 2,284 men with dietary vitamin C intake above the median who smoked less than a pack of cigarettes per day, vitamin E extended life-span by two years at the upper limit of the follow-up age span. In the other participants, consisting of 80% of the cohort, vitamin E did not affect mortality, which shows that vitamin E is no panacea for extending life expectancy.
The researchers concluded that "if vitamin E influences the life-span, it is possible that a benefit on the oldest participants might be camouflaged by the large middle-aged majority of study participants". Therefore, they propose that it might be useful to analyze the effect of vitamin E supplementation in large controlled trials by the age of the participant at the follow-up and not just by the time after randomization that has been customary.
Danger Of Bone Cancer From Fluoride In Toothpaste, Drinking Water
In 1977, the National Academy of Sciences expressed concerns on the strong relation between the fluoridation of drinking water and risks of bone cancer to young boys, Dr. Epstein points out.
A decade later, the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported that fluorides in drinking water induced bone cancer in rats. This finding was confirmed by the National Toxicology Program in its 1989, 1990, and 1991 reports.
"Not surprisingly, Procter & Gamble, the leading manufacturer of fluoridated toothpastes, denied that these results were statistically significant," Dr. Epstein said today. "Surprisingly, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supported this claim."
UK: Water fluoridation in Southampton challenged in court
The case brought against the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) by Southampton resident and opponent of water fluoridation Geraldine Milner has been heard in the Royal Courts of Justice. Ms Milner’s case was about whether or not the SHA acted legally in making its decision (back in February 2009) to fluoridate the water in Southampton and some of the surrounding areas, despite opposition from 72% of the respondents in the public consultation. It was also about whether or not the SHA board sufficiently evaluated the cogency of all the given arguments in the consultation responses. At the end of the two-day judicial review (JR), Mr Justice Holman reserved Judgement for some future date.What is it about fluoridation that is so attractive to 'health authorities' in several countries, despite evidence of serious problems with the toxin? Could there be some other motivation than a wish to protect our health... ?
Health concerns raised over nanoparticles
The researchers from Lausanne University, Orléans University and the French National Centre for Scientific Research in France investigated the inflammatory capacity of TiO2 nanoparticles by testing them on human cells and in lab experiments using mice.
They found that TiO2 nanoparticles cause similar effects to asbestos and silicone, activating the inflammasome NLRP3 – a complex mechanism responsible for activating inflammation processes – and releasing molecules capable of attacking DNA, proteins and cell membranes.
“With titanium dioxide you accumulate, like asbestos, particles in the lung.
WikiLeaks Unveil Vatican's Secret Approval Of GMOs
WikiLeaks recently uncovered a transmission from Christopher Sandrolini, a U.S. diplomat to the Holy See, that demonstrates the Vatican's clandestine approval of genetically modified crops.
"Recent conversations between Holy See officials and USAID and EB representatives visiting the Vatican confirmed the cautious acceptance of biotech food by the Holy See. Vatican officials asserted that the safety and science of genetically modified foods would eventually be non-issues at the Holy See" reads the memo.
FDA to Review Safety of Electroshock Devices
In 1979, the FDA designated ECT devices as Class III, recognizing that its use posed serious risks--including permanent amnesia and brain damage. Despite the risks, FDA has allowed ECT devices to be used on patients--without requiring manufacturers to conduct safety tests, and without establishing any standards for the application of electric current to their brain. What's more, patients are not informed about the risks--so they have been unwitting human subjects of a vast uncontrolled experiment.
Once again, the powerful psychiatric lobby will join Electroshock device manufacturers in their effort to reclassify ECT machines from Class III, to Class II (benign risk)--in order to thwart a requirement for tests to determine whether ECT devices are safe for human application.
Discussing Aids - Over the Rainbow with Marco Ruggiero
by Celia Farber
The psychosis unleashed in 1999/2000 when Thabo Mbeki registered his first objection to AZT in South Africa had ushered in a reign of professional terror and McCarthyism that left so-called dissident scientists as open prey in a society that would not and could not protect their right to conduct medical inquiry. Instead, so-called "AIDS Treatment Activists" ran media-based persecutions and show trials, as heads rolled, as professors and editors and journalists were blacklisted, slandered, accused of mass murder, and in many cases fired. Editors groveled pitifully for the approval of the illegitimate drug-pushing AIDS mafia, each time they knocked on the door, fulminant, demanding retractions, apologies, firings, and even removals of both documentary film archives, published scientific papers, and even established editors. All these atrocities have transpired in the years of AIDS fascism. Rock stars with flagging careers joined their ranks in hopes of obtaining glory by way of claiming to save the lives of African babies and mothers, who we were meant to believe Mr. Mbeki himself, a venerated anti-Apartheid leader, wished to kill. Incidentally, throughout the Apartheid era, a full 50% of all black South African children were dead by age five from the diseases of poverty.
Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong
But what if wrong answers aren’t the exception but the rule? More and more scholars who scrutinize health research are now making that claim. It isn’t just an individual study here and there that’s flawed, they charge. Instead, the very framework of medical investigation may be off-kilter, leading time and again to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result is a system that leads patients and physicians astray—spurring often costly regimens that won’t help and may even harm you.
It’s a disturbing view, with huge implications for doctors, policymakers, and health-conscious consumers. And one of its foremost advocates, Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, has just ascended to a new, prominent platform after years of crusading against the baseless health and medical claims. As the new chief of Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center, Ioannidis is cementing his role as one of medicine’s top myth busters. “People are being hurt and even dying” because of false medical claims, he says: not quackery, but errors in medical research.
Millions taking statins 'needlessly'
An authoritative review shows there is little evidence that the cholesterol-lowering drugs protect people who are not already at a high risk of heart disease.
As a result, the NHS is wasting large amounts of money on giving the drugs to the “worried well”, the researchers warn. In some cases, the side-effects of taking statins could outweigh the benefits, they say.
A number of studies have linked statins to liver problems, acute kidney failure and muscle damage.Pharma has hard-sold statin drugs for years - even after the cholesterol hypothesis has failed to hold up under scientific scrutiny. The immediate handling was to distinguish between "good cholesterol" and "bad cholesterol" but even this ruse is falling apart. Cholesterol is a vitally needed molecule in the human organism and it is majorly manufactured by the liver. Interfering with the cholesterol related biochemical pathways leads to all kinds of unintended side effects. Lowering cholesterol is little more than taking a hammer to a warning light in an effort to mend whatever the light is indicating.
An earlier article on the statin drug Lipitor and its unintended effects (check out the comments by readers) ... Lipitor: Side Effects And Natural Remedy
(That article was effectively buried by Google ... they put it in a black hole. Wonder how much Pfizer paid them for that favor.)
Vaccines Are Dangerous - Medical Articles and Documents
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WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID TAKING VACCINES
This is a reprint of an older article by Dr. James Howenstine, actually the first I've seen by him. More and more people are now questioning the wisdom, not to mention the safety, of the ever more numerous vaccination initiatives. We see from this article Dr. Howenstine raising the same questions at least as far back as 2003.
Cowpox vaccine was believed able to immunize people against smallpox. At the time this vaccine was introduced, there was already a decline in the number of cases of smallpox. Japan introduced compulsory vaccination in 1872. In 1892 there were 165,774 cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths despite the vaccination program. A stringent compulsory smallpox vaccine program, which prosecuted those refusing the vaccine, was instituted in England in 1867. Within 4 years 97.5 % of persons between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The following year England experienced the worst smallpox epidemic in its history with 44,840 deaths.
Another Vaccine-Injury Case US Federal Vaccine Court Awards Damages
Elias' case becomes quietly filed away in vaccine court archives with nearly 1,300 other vaccine brain injuries-none of them apparently being pooled for study. An undetermined number of them, like Elias', involving autism diagnoses.Someone should compile the statistics on vaccine injury cases filed/won/lost to make information available that is obviously just being hidden away. No official study or inquiry is triggered by ANY of those cases, not even by the totality of them...
FDA Vaccine Safety Notice: Post-Vaccine Seizures in Infants
Public concerns about vaccine safety are well-founded in reality.
The FDA has just issued a Flu Vaccine Safety notice indicating that there have been 36 confirmed reports of seizures this flu season in children ages 6 months through 2 years within one day after being vaccinated with Fluozone, the flu shot recommended in the US for infants.
The fact is, US courts have long classified vaccines as "unavoidably unsafe." Contrary to public pronouncements, vaccines have not undergone rigorous, placebo-controlled clinical trials...
Vaccine Resistance Movement Launches Worldwide Autism Study
Vaccine Resistance Movement is a grass roots, non-profit organization striving for safe alternatives to vaccines; both empowering citizens around the world with the means of self sufficiency while determined to expose vaccine fraud & pharmaceutical industry malfeasance. This study is the culmination of two years of inspired research, energized with the support of a growing community of activists learning how to stand independent of Corporate & Gov’t misdirection.
It is our goal, through this study, to determine an accurate percentage of those unvaccinated autistic children & adults vs. those unvaccinated children & adults who have not become autistic. Essentially what we are trying to identify is the healthy trend in unvaccinated children & adults.
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