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Vitamin C and Polio : The Forgotten Research of Claus W. Jungeblut, M.D.

Vitamin C and Polio : The Forgotten Research of Claus W. Jungeblut, M.D. | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it

In his day, Jungeblut was justly regarded as an important player in polio research. While recent revisionist history of the fight against polio has generally downplayed his contribution to the crusade, it has totally sidestepped what was arguably his most important discovery: that ascorbate is prevention and cure for polio.

 

Amazingly, Jungeblut first published this idea in 1935. His research on ascorbate was sweeping and profound, extending well beyond the topic of polio. In 1935, he also had shown that vitamin C inactivated diphtheria toxin. By 1937, Jungeblut demonstrated that ascorbate inactivated tetanus toxin.

 

John T. A. Ely, PhD, writes: "In the 1930's, the remarkable Claus W. Jungeblut, MD . . . first reported that ascorbic acid in concentrations, attainable in humans by a high intake, could inactivate and or protect against numerous viral and bacterial pathogens and their toxins. These include the polio, hepatitis and herpes viruses. . . One of (Jungeblut's) earliest research findings was ascorbic acid's ability to neutralize and render harmless many bacterial toxins, such as tetanus, diphtheria, and staph toxins."


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Vitamon C (research) has incredible uses and results for heart disease and cancer.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 8, 2013 11:43 AM

It is good to remind ourselves of "almost forgotten" research from time to time.

 

Things could be so much better if we just paid better attention to what has already been found out but is being dissed today only for commercial reasons...

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Cultivating The Facts On Marijuana in Canada [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost California 200,000 jobs

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost California 200,000 jobs | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
It also could cost the state economy $20 billion in GDP.
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Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation

Implications of Partial Repeal of the ACA through Reconciliation | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it

Congress is now considering partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the budget reconciliation process. Since only components of the law with federal budget implications can be changed through reconciliation, this approach would permit elimination of the Medicaid expansion, the federal financial assistance for Marketplace coverage (premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions), and the individual and employer mandates; it would leave the insurance market reforms (including the nongroup market’s guaranteed issue, prohibition on preexisting condition exclusions, modified community rating, essential health benefit requirements, and actuarial value standards) in place.

 

There is currently no consensus around alternative health policies to enact as the ACA is repealed; consequently, partial repeal via reconciliation without replacement is possible and merits analysis. In this brief, we compare future health care coverage and government health care spending under the ACA and under passage of a reconciliation bill similar to one vetoed in January 2016. The key effects of passage of the anticipated reconciliation bill are as follows: The number of uninsured people would rise from 28.9 million to 58.7 million in 2019, an increase of 29.8 million people (103 percent). The share of nonelderly people without insurance would increase from 11 percent to 21 percent, a higher rate of uninsurance than before the ACA because of the disruption to the nongroup insurance market. Of the 29.8 million newly uninsured, 22.5 million people become uninsured as a result of eliminating the premium tax credits, the Medicaid expansion, and the individual mandate.

 

The additional 7.3 million people become uninsured because of the near collapse of the nongroup insurance market. Eighty-two percent of the people becoming uninsured would be in working families, 38 percent would be ages 18 to 34, and 56 percent would be non-Hispanic whites. Eighty percent of adults becoming uninsured would not have college degrees.

 

There would be 12.9 million fewer people with Medicaid or CHIP coverage in 2019. Approximately 9.3 million people who would have received tax credits for private nongroup health coverage in 2019 would no longer receive assistance. Federal government spending on health care for the nonelderly would be reduced by $109 billion in 2019 and by $1.3 trillion from 2019 to 2028 because the Medicaid expansion, premium tax credits, and cost-sharing assistance would be eliminated. State spending on Medicaid and CHIP would fall by $76 billion between 2019 and 2028. In addition, because of the larger number of uninsured, financial pressures on state and local governments and health care providers (hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers, etc.) would increase dramatically.

 

 

This financial pressure would result from the newly uninsured seeking an additional $1.1 trillion in uncompensated care between 2019 and 2028. The 2016 reconciliation bill did not increase funding for uncompensated care beyond current levels. Unless different action is taken, the approach would place very large increases in demand for uncompensated care on state and local governments and providers. The increase in services sought by the uninsured is unlikely to be fully financed, leading to even greater financial burdens on the uninsured and higher levels of unmet need for health care services. If Congress partially repeals the ACA with a reconciliation bill like that vetoed in January 2016 and eliminates the individual and employer mandates immediately, in the midst of an already established plan year, significant market disruption would occur.

 

Some people would stop paying premiums, and insurers would suffer substantial financial losses (about $3 billion); the number of uninsured would increase right away (by 4.3 million people); at least some insurers would leave the nongroup market midyear; and consumers would be harmed financially. Many, if not most, insurers are unlikely to participate in Marketplaces in 2018—even with tax credits and cost-sharing reductions still in place—if the individual mandate is not enforced starting in 2017.

 

A precipitous drop in insurer participation is even more likely if the cost-sharing assistance is discontinued (as related to the House v. Burwell case) or if some additional financial support to the insurers to offset their increased risk is not provided. This scenario does not just move the country back to the situation before the ACA. It moves the country to a situation with higher uninsurance rates than was the case before the ACA’s reforms.

 

To replace the ACA after reconciliation with new policies designed to increase insurance coverage, the federal government would have to raise new taxes, substantially cut spending, or increase the deficit.

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Israeli cannabis-based nanotech droplets start US sales

Israeli cannabis-based nanotech droplets start US sales | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Nutraceutical pain reliever makes use of marijuana's CBD compound, doesn't make you high
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Onions & your gut health, longevity, cancer, and more!

Onions & your gut health, longevity, cancer, and more! | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
by Cat Ebeling & Mike Geary co-authors of the best-seller:  The Fat Burning Kitchen The overlook
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Trump Taps Seema Verma, Medicaid Expansion Architect, for CMS

Trump Taps Seema Verma, Medicaid Expansion Architect, for CMS | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The healthcare policy consultant helped Indiana expand its Medicaid program under the ACA through a waiver process that could shift reform from Washington, DC, to the states.
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Maryland OKs 102 preliminary medical cannabis licenses - Marijuana Business Daily

Maryland OKs 102 preliminary medical cannabis licenses - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Maryland’s medical cannabis board on Monday finally approved 102 dispensaries for preliminary licenses. The Maryland Cannabis Commission said it employed a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to help filter out the candidates from a field of more than 800 license applications. It has been a slow process for entrepreneurs eager to get involved in what looks to be one of the largest medical marijuana markets on the East Coast, with the first round of 15 growers and processors having been approved in August. The Maryland Cannabis Commission said it won’t make public the names of Monday’s license winner
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Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses - Marijuana Business Daily

Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
By Omar Sacirbey Marijuana extractors in particular as well as cultivators and retailers across the nation can anticipate new fire safety guidelines in the months ahead designed to head off potentially deadly blazes and explosions at cannabis businesses. A 10-member committee of fire code enforcers, equipment manufacturers and professionals who work in extraction facilities have drafted a proposed marijuana chapter for the Fire Code of the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit that develops safety codes and standards. Panel members hope it will give extractors and other cannabis industry businesses guidelines on how to fireproof their work environments an
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Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead HHS

Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead HHS | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The Georgia orthopaedic surgeon would bring a small-government outlook and a strong resume to the nation's top healthcare job.
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Feds Add Marijuana Warning to Gun Application

Feds Add Marijuana Warning to Gun Application | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Just in case it wasn't clear, the federal government really wants you to know that if you use marijuana -- even for medical purposes in accordance with state
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Thanks to Prohibition, Some Doctors are Completely in the Dark about Medical Cannabis

Thanks to Prohibition, Some Doctors are Completely in the Dark about Medical Cannabis | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
According to a recent report from Kaiser Health News (KHN), some doctors with practices in medical cannabis states are still unsure about how to recommend the
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Statin Drugs Increase Risk for Brain Hemorrhage

Statin Drugs Increase Risk for Brain Hemorrhage | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
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Legalizing Marijuana: 14 Infographics That Explain the Issues - ScribbleLive

Legalizing Marijuana: 14 Infographics That Explain the Issues - ScribbleLive | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Marijuana is becoming a major legislative issue in the United States. Just last week, Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. With the issue coming so far into the public discourse, infographics are a good way of grabbing an overview of some of the points Rea
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Repealing Health Reform’s Medicaid Expansion Would Cause Millions to Lose Coverage, Harm State Budgets | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Repealing Health Reform’s Medicaid Expansion Would Cause Millions to Lose Coverage, Harm State Budgets | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Congressional Republicans indicate they will repeal key sections of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next year, including its Medicaid expansion.  Repealing the Medicaid expansion would eliminate health coverage for up to, and quite possibly more than, 11 million low-income Americans in the 31 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have taken up this option.  It would also cut off the possibility of gaining coverage for the 4 million uninsured people in the remaining 19 states who would become Medicaid-eligible if their state expanded.  W
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Delta changes policy after doctor incident on Detroit flight

The airliner announced this week it will no longer require medical professionals to present identification.
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Ben Carson is Trump’s pick to lead HUD. Bozo the Clown was also considered.

Ben Carson is Trump’s pick to lead HUD. Bozo the Clown was also considered. | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
So Donald Trump has now announced that he wants to appoint Ben Carson, renowned neurosurgeon and former challenger for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, as the new guy to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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Five Good Reasons to Eat More Cherries

Five Good Reasons to Eat More Cherries | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Plus a Healthy Cherry-Infusion Cocktail Recipe! by Cat Ebeling & Mike Geary co-authors of the be
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Is Kellyanne Conway the Latest Trump Aide to Lose the Boss’s Favor?

Is Kellyanne Conway the Latest Trump Aide to Lose the Boss’s Favor? | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Tensions are flaring at Trump Tower.
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Report: Canada's MJ legalization could be 'game changer' - Marijuana Business Daily

Report: Canada's MJ legalization could be 'game changer' - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
By 2021, Canada’s legalized adult-use cannabis market could have some 3.8 million legal consumers and sales of 6 billion Canadian dollars ($4.5 billion), according to financial analysts at Canaccord Genuity, an investment bank and research firm. “Recreational upside could be a game changer,” said a report released Monday by Canaccord analysts Matt Bottomley and Neil Maruoka. The report also forecast that tough licensing standards will raise barriers to entry and there will be supply shortfalls until production hits stride in 2020, according to Bloomberg News. The Canaccord analysts also predicted that annual marijuana demand would grow from about 882,00
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Landmark deal: Israeli companies team to market MMJ inhaler - Marijuana Business Daily

Landmark deal: Israeli companies team to market MMJ inhaler - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Two Israeli companies have signed an agreement to market an inhaler for medical marijuana, signifying what looks to be the first time a major global pharmaceutical company has agreed to market an MMJ product. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Syqe Medical said they inked a distribution and cooperation agreement for Teva to exclusively market Syqe’s inhaler, which has been used for more than a year at an Israeli hospital under a trial program, the Times of Israel reported. Syqe said the deal is the first of its kind involving a big pharmaceutical company and a medical cannabi
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Thomas Kallstenius (iMinds) - The learning Internet of Things (IoT)

The importance of emotional expression as part of human communication has been understood since the seventeenth century, and has been explore
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Drug Tests

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Drug Testing Presented by PassADrugTest.com Drug Testing – An Introduction Despite recent and strong empirical evidence proving employment-based drug
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A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story.

A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story. | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Patients deserve health care without the worry of being harmed by the system itself.
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