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Who in the Hell is Brian Deer?...

Tim Bolen, in a longish article, talks about the so-called "skeptics" and how they tie in to a dirty media campaign unleashed by the British Medical Journal against Dr Andrew Wakefield.  

 

He also informs about a court case in Texas, that sees Brian Deer, the hired writer, and Fiona Godlee, BMJ editor, as defendants. 

 

"Things are coming along nicely," concludes Bolen, adding "I'd like to be there when Brian Deer has to walk into the Travis County courthouse under the steely eyes of those Texas Rangers. Smile here..."

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New Study Links Antibiotics Use to Asthma in Children

New Study Links Antibiotics Use to Asthma in Children | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
The study, published today in the journal EMBO reports, found that two widely-used antibiotics alter the bacterial ecosystem in the intestines of mice, and that in turn can result not only in more cases of asthma, but more severe cases as well.

 

The researchers say the same antibiotics -- streptomycin and vancomycin -- didn't lead to more asthma in adult mice, indicating that early life is a critical period for establishing a healthy immune system.

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From confusion to chaos: the poisoned legacy of European Herbal Medicines Law

From confusion to chaos: the poisoned legacy of European Herbal Medicines Law | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Poorly written or implemented laws always lead to chaos, especially when they apply across a huge and diverse geographical and political area like the European Union (EU). And once again, the EU’s Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) is proving itself to be one of the most flawed pieces of legislation yet devised by the EU – which, given the competition, is quite an achievement!

 

In the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has begun to crack down on ‘unlicensed medicines’ via the THMPD and EU medicines law – and its interpretation of those laws appears to be at the bidding of a shady campaign aimed at protecting the profits of the bigger companies that can buy their way into the narrow regulatory regime...

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Autism Made in the USA [Video] part 1 of 11

"After heavy lobbying from drug companies and vaccine manufacturers, President Reagan establishes the federal Vaccine Court.


The Court has exclusive jurisdiction in all cases where a child was injured by a vaccine. Compensation is paid by the Government, instead of the vacine manufacturer.

 

Cases are decided not by judges or juries, but by Special Masters.

 

The Vaccine Court issued a sweeping ruling on three test cases against the families of autistic children, arguing there was no evidence that vaccines could cause autism.

 

As far as the mainstream media and medical establishment were concerned, this ended the debate over vaccines and autism."

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New Zealanders urged to get more vitamin D

New Zealanders urged to get more vitamin D | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
In a joint statement by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Cancer Society, New Zealanders are being encouraged to get some sun - but not too much.

 

Over exposure increases the risk of skin cancer, while not enough sun can cause Vitamin D deficiency because the vitamin is generated by the body through sun exposure.

 

(Comment:) Everything in moderation... but just because over-exposure can be a factor in skin cancer that is no reason to avoid the sun.

 

It's the same with vitamins. You certainly don't want to over-do it, but that is no reason to limit commercial availability ... like the European Bureaucrats and now the FDA are trying to do.

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Smoking Does Not Cause Lung Cancer (According to WHO/CDC Data)

Smoking Does Not Cause Lung Cancer (According to WHO/CDC Data) | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Yes, it is true, smoking does not cause lung cancer. It is only one of many risk factors for lung cancer.

 

I initially was going to write an article on how the professional literature and publications misuse the language by saying "smoking causes lung cancer", but the more that I looked into how biased the literature, professional organizations, and the media are, I modified this article to one on trying to put the relationship between smoking and cancer into perspective. (No, I did not get paid off by the tobacco companies, or anything else like that.)

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sharpinla's comment, March 17, 2012 2:24 PM
No it's the hundreds and hundreds of chemicals in cigarette smoke that causes cancer.
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, March 17, 2012 3:00 PM
yes, chemicals in cigarettes and chemicals in the wider environment. We're killing ourselves with pollution, but smoking takes the blame. It's convenient. If it is smoking, then they can say "you did it to yourself".

By the way, the scientist that "established" the smoking/cancer link was getting something like 1500 £ a DAY "consultation fee" from a large Chemical corporation.
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Daylight Saving Time Only Benefits The Oil and Gas Industry, Not Our Health

Daylight Saving Time Only Benefits The Oil and Gas Industry, Not Our Health | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Daylight Saving Time Only Benefits The Oil and Gas Industry, Not Our Health...

 

The researchers found people never fully adjust their circadian rhythms to the hour shift associated with daylight saving time (or, as it is known in Europe, summer time). Springing ahead by an hour, however, was most difficult for night owls -- people prone to wake up and go to sleep late, they found.

 

A report by the California Energy Commission’s Demand Analysis Office concluded that increasing daylight saving time “had little or no effect on energy consumption in California.”

 

The government of Kazakhstan cited health complications due to clock shifts as a reason for abolishing DST in 2005.

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Bt Toxin Kills Human Kidney Cells

Bt Toxin Kills Human Kidney Cells | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

A new study shows that low doses of Bt biopesticide CryA1b as well as the glyphosate herbicide, Roundup, kill human kidney cells. The Bt biopesticide conferring insect resistance and the glyphosate tolerance trait tied to the use of glyphosate herbicides account for almost all the GM crops grown worldwide.

 

Bt crops already constitute 39 % of globally cultivated genetically modified (GM) crops, yet this is the first study that provides evidence on the toxicity of Bt protein in human cells.

 

This work comes at a time when the French environment and agricultural ministers are seeking an EU-wide ban of Monsanto’s MON810 Bt corn variety that is already outlawed in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Greece, and Luxembourg. The EU commission approved this crop in 2009, concluding that it “is as safe as its conventional counterpart with respect to potential effects on human and animal health”...

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70% of DSM Psychiatrists Financially Tied to Drug Companies

70% of DSM Psychiatrists Financially Tied to Drug Companies | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

The psychiatric bible, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is hailed by psychiatrists and psychiatry supporters alike. The 5th edition of the manual, scheduled for publication in May of 2013, is stirring up massive controversy. Being the go-to text for diagnosing every mental disorder known to (and created by) man while ultimately leading to widespread medicating of the population, the 900-page bible is now being pegged for financial conflicts of interests.

 

...an astonishing 70 percent of the panel members of the newest edition, DSM-5, reported having financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies. About 57 percent reported ties in the previous edition.

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UK: Only trusted research will quell vaccine fears

UK: Only trusted research will quell vaccine fears | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Problems that plague medicine, medical science and research have created an enter-at-your-own-risk system to health and well being. Dysfunctional peer-review, dangerous and unnecessary interventions, ghost writing, conflicts of interest, the revolving door between industry and regulation, clinical trials designed by marketing departments, medical journals that serve their pharmaceutical industry advertisers and statistical manipulations all contribute to dangerous problems for the consumer.

 

Yet parents are asked, in spite of all the above, to believe that the mass vaccination program is immune from medicine’s plague...

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USA: New Scientific Data Forces Government to Reverse Its Stance on Fluoride in the Water Supply

USA: New Scientific Data Forces Government to Reverse Its Stance on Fluoride in the Water Supply | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Why are some states simply ignoring the latest studies, and passing new laws that will hurt your teeth and harm your health?

 

Water fluoridation was introduced to the United States in the 1940s as a way to use waste product from the manufacture of aluminum, a waste product that was expensive to dispose of and which was harming cattle and farmland. Since then, the federal government has taken the stance that the fluoridation of drinking water, which conveniently disposed of the waste, is vitally important to help prevent tooth decay; the CDC called it one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.

 

But the the latest scientific studies have finally made the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) change their tune on how much fluoride is safe.

 

The data indicates that dental fluorosis - damage to the teeth from fluoride, ranging from lacy white markings or spots on the enamel to staining and pitting of the tooth surface - happens when fluoride levels are too high. 

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Immortal worms defy aging

Immortal worms defy aging | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Researchers from The University of Nottingham have demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal.

 

(Comment:) Researchers are figuring out why telomeres are shortening leading to aging, and more importantly why in some species like the flatworm, this mechanism seems to be suspended, leading to an almost indefinite ability to re-generate lost or fatally flawed body parts. 

I wish they'd hurry up... 

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Canadian Research shows DCA alters tumor metabolism

Canadian Research shows DCA alters tumor metabolism | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
DCA Research Information, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada...

 

Cell-based research and a clinical trial led by University of Alberta's Dr Michelakis have shown that Dichloroacetate (DCA) alters tumor metabolism leading to growth inhibition and shrinking of glioblastoma tumors. 

 

"By altering the way cancer handles its nutrient fuels, specifically the sugars, DCA was able to take away cancer's most important strength, the resistance to death."

 

One of the intriguing features of this work was that it was funded largely by public donations, including philanthropic foundations and individuals. In addition, it received support by Alberta public institutions, both the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Sciences. 

 

The research team hopes to secure additional funding to continue the ongoing trials with DCA at the University of Alberta.

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Back & Knee Pain Sufferers: Beware a New Class of Drugs

Back & Knee Pain Sufferers: Beware a New Class of Drugs | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Nerve Growth Factors are proteins required for protection, repair, and growth of peripheral and central nervous system nerves. Neurons that don’t have an adequate supply of NGFs kill themselves through apoptosis.

 

Anti-NGF drugs are intended to counter the effects of NGFs, proteins that are necessary for nerve health. Just think about that for a moment:

 

If anti-NGF drugs work, then they must damage the nervous system. It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that Phase 2 short-term trials showed that these drugs result in—among other problems—headaches, abnormal sensations, such as tingling, itching, numbness, and hypersensitivity, and loss of deep tendon reflexes. These are, of course, clear signs of nerve damage—exactly what you’d expect to see in a drug whose purpose is to counter the effects of the proteins that protect, repair, and grow nerves.

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Brian Deer’s BMJ Series Not Peer Reviewed

Brian Deer’s BMJ Series Not Peer Reviewed | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

It’s been quite a month. Along with the clearing of Professor John Walker-Smith’s name, the discrediting of the Lancet’s retraction of Wakefield et al. for which he was senior author and the subsequent evisceration of most of the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) charges “found proved” against Dr. Andrew Wakefield, comes yet more insightful news about the British Medical Journal (BMJ) article accusing him of fraud.

 

BMJ Editor-in-Chief Fiona Godlee has persistently claimed that Part I of Brian Deer’s “Secrets of the MMR Scare” Series, “How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed,” was peer reviewed. However, she has never been clear about how this was done.

 

Until now...

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Statin Drugs Are Useless

On this video, Dr. Leonard Coldwell talks about cholesterol lowering drugs and how they do more harm than good.

 

(My comment:) He's right about cholesterol being a vital substance which we *need*. Statin drugs interfere with the liver producing cholesterol. Together with a "low cholesterol" diet, we're ready to get sick and die. Go see the (more than 250) readers comments on the following article. It's a litany of statin drug side effects...

 

http://tinyurl.com/36crv

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ANH: Final push to help European Parliament block European Commission health claims proposal

ANH: Final push to help European Parliament block European Commission health claims proposal | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

“Members of the European Parliament such as Marian Harkin have expressed clearly that the health claims Regulation won’t have the effects originally intended when the Parliament first approved the Regulation back in 2006. It has been taken off-course by a range of interests ... and the complexities of trying to apply a one-size-fits-all scientific approach to the complex, changing and inevitably incomplete science of nutrition.”

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Tell WalMart to Reject Monsanto's GMO Corn

Tell WalMart to Reject Monsanto's GMO Corn | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Monsanto has never tested its Bt corn on humans, yet it insists it is safe. But rats who ate Bt potatoes suffered intestinal damage, and thousands of livestock who grazed on Bt cotton plants got sick and died. Monsanto claims that Bt toxin breaks down in our digestive systems — but it has been detected in the blood of pregnant women and unborn babies.

 

Monsanto’s sweet corn could be on dinner plates soon — sold unmarked, unlabelled, and untested on humans. Monsanto’s first foray into the selling this potentially toxic GM corn straight to consumers is in the US. But if it succeeds, they won’t stop there — they’re already started growing cotton, eggplant and potatoes with the same toxin.

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30 Years of Secret Official Transcripts Show UK Government Experts Cover Up Vaccine Hazards To Sell More Vaccines

30 Years of Secret Official Transcripts Show UK Government Experts Cover Up Vaccine Hazards To Sell More Vaccines | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Deliberately concealing information from parents for the sole purpose of getting them to comply with an “official” vaccination schedule could be considered as a form of ethical violation or misconduct. Official documents obtained from the UK Department of Health (DH) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) reveal that the British health authorities have been engaging in such practice for the last 30 years, apparently for the sole purpose of protecting the national vaccination program.

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An alternative to pharmaceutical patents

An alternative to pharmaceutical patents | Health Supreme | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical patents are harmful
Patents on drugs, or pharmaceutical patents, have many negative effects.

 

Pharmaceutical patents prevent hundreds of thousands of people in poor countries from receiving the drugs they need, even though the drugs exist and could save their lives.


Pharmaceutical patents distort the pharmaceutical research priorities, since it becomes more profitable to treat the symptoms of diseases that come from a high standard of living, than to cure poor people from malaria.


Pharmaceutical patents continue to lead to ever increasing costs for drugs in Sweden and Europe, outside any form of political control

 

(My comment:) Although this article is about a year old, it still is very timely and interesting. The issue of patents on medicines needs to be resolved. It distorts the public health situation by its incentive to treat symptoms, rather than cure disease and it is *very* costly. 

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India: THE LETHAL NETWORK

India: THE LETHAL NETWORK | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Kolkata, India - On the seventh floor office of Everest Building on Chowringhee, employees of Superintendent Co. of India have been frequently reporting sick for the past three to four years. They suffer nagging headaches, feel dizzy and are always tired. “Perhaps I am advancing in age,” wondered senior engineer M K Datta. “Is it bad vaastu?” asks surveyor Milan Adhikari about the office located in the southern part of the highrise offering a view of the city skyline in the south but through a maze of antennas fitted on a cellphone tower atop the roof of the adjoining five-storied office building.

 

Beyond Manicktala along APC Road, the Seth family (pic above) has been afflicted with similar ailments. Ever since they shifted from the first to fourth floor, they’ve been ill.

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What Doctors Say About Vitamins: Safe and Effective

What Doctors Say About Vitamins: Safe and Effective | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

The standard American diet does not provide even the RDA. Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints. You can't expect this to provide all the necessary nutrients...

 

Most people in modern societies have vitamin and mineral deficiencies because these nutrients are removed by industrial food processing. Vitamin and mineral supplements are effective in preventing deficiencies that cause major illness...

 

There are more politics in modern medicine than in modern politics itself. Today's average physician deserves even less trust than today's average politician, as doctors continue their refusal to allow the scientific data on the profound benefits of vitamins and other antioxidant supplements to reach their eyes and brains...

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Integrating modern and traditional medicine: Facts and figures

Integrating modern and traditional medicine: Facts and figures | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

Traditional and modern medicine have much to offer each other despite their differences. Priya Shetty assesses an uneasy relationship.

 

Modern medicine is desperately short of new treatments. It takes years for a new drug to get through the research and development pipeline to manufacture and the cost is enormous.

 

And growing drug resistance, in part caused by the misuse of medications, has rendered several antibiotics and other life-saving drugs useless.

 

Both these trends mean that scientists and pharmaceutical companies are urgently looking for new drug sources and are increasingly turning their eyes to traditional medicine...


Via Jerónimo M.M.
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Non-transgenic Mosquitoes to Combat Dengue

Non-transgenic Mosquitoes to Combat Dengue | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

From Dr Mae-Wan Ho - Institute of Science in Society

 

A team of researchers at several universities in Australia have made a breakthrough in controlling the spread of dengue fever. They infected the mosquito vector with a symbiotic bacterium that stops the dengue virus from multiplying in the mosquito host thereby effectively blocking the transmission of the virus from mosquitoes to humans.

 

This makes obsolete all attempts at controlling natural disease vectors through transgenic mosquitoes, which are by comparison ineffective, inefficient, costly, and hazardous to varying degrees.

 

Wolbachia-infected mosquito protects against infection...

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Is DNA Microcompetition the Missing Link between MMR vaccination and autism?

Is DNA Microcompetition the Missing Link between MMR vaccination and autism? | Health Supreme | Scoop.it

The non-profit Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease states that current vaccine purification processes cannot completely filter all foreign DNA plasmids used in the process of manufacturing the MMR II vaccine. Therefore, some foreign DNA fragments end up being injected into infants.

 

(Comment:) Those foreign DNA fragments then compete with the body's own DNA for scarce resources, apparently leading to autism and other severe illnesses, according to Dr. Hanan Polanski.

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