Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Scientists worry brain-wasting ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans
Post Date: 2018-01-22 08:28:03 by Willie Green
Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animals nervous system.» RELATED: Killer herpes from Florida monkeys could pass to humans, scientists warnAnd scientists are concerned that the infection could make its way to humans. Chronic wasting disease or zombie deer disease was first observed in 1967 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has since infected wild herds in 24 states and Canada, as well as in South Korea and Norway, NPR reported. CWD passes from animal to animal through prions, misfolded proteins that cause other proteins to misfold around them, NPR reported. ...
Flu outbreak: 100 people a week dying in US as virus continues to spread
Post Date: 2018-01-21 15:18:28 by Willie Green
At least 759 people died in the US between 7 October and 23 DecemberA deadly flu virus has been killing around 100 people per week in the US since mid-December, the Center for Disease Control has warned. A report published by the CDC with the latest figures showed there were 759 flu deaths between 7 October and 23 December. It also said since early December more than 100 people were dying every week from the flu and the death toll could increase as there has been a further rise in the number of hospital admissions. This is more than double the number of flu deaths from the same period last year when there were only 322 reported fatalities, CBS News reported. An increase in the ...
Can Cannabis Oil Really Treat Seizures?
Post Date: 2018-01-20 14:45:34 by Gatlin
In 2013, reports that a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD) had reduced the seizures of a 6-year-old girl from near-death levels to almost zero sent desperate patients everywhere on a frenzied quest for treatment. According to several media outlets, Charlotte Figi was suffering 300 grand mal seizures per week and had lost the ability to walk, talk, and eat. Existing epilepsy medication had failed her. But CBDa component of cannabis that does not trigger the plant's characteristic highreduced her episodes to a few per month, and, as her parents told reporters, ushered in a full cognitive recovery. By most estimates, existing seizure medications fail about one-third of ...
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose, coroner and family say [opioids, fetanyl]
Post Date: 2018-01-20 12:18:02 by Tooconservative
Rock superstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking various medications that included opioids, the Los Angeles county coroner and his family said Friday. The beloved musician's system showed traces of fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl, according to a statement from Jonathan Lucas, the chief medical examiner for the coroner's office. In a message posted on Facebook, Petty's wife and daughter confirmed he was taking a mix of drugs to treat health issues. "Unfortunately Tom's body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly ...
The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana Health ..
Post Date: 2018-01-20 07:11:59 by Gatlin
The rise of the cannabis cult: dont believe the hype about medical marijuana There are few substances that excite discussion quite as potently as cannabis. Explosive claims about its curative power circulate wildly online, often cited by proponents of medical marijuana. A quick Google search for cannabis cures yields anecdotes of miraculous efficacy for every illness imaginable, and particularly for cancer. But, despite the gushing testimonials, this persistent narrative of cannabis as a universal panacea is distinctly at odds with the evidence. In a review earlier this year of over 10,000 studies, researchers found reliable evidence for three distinct applications of ...
Negative Effects of Marijuana: Scientific Research Shows Pot is Harmful
Post Date: 2018-01-16 18:06:10 by Gatlin
Research Showing the Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use - List of peer-reviewed scientific papers helping to explain why potheads tend to be slow, depressed, and often, worse 2017 study: Violence was two-and-a-half-times more likely from pot-smokers discharged from psychiatric hospitals than from others. Canadian researchers studying U.S. patients ruled out other possible explanations such as alcohol contribution or that perhaps "violent people use cannabis", published in Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2017 study: Bristol University researchers peer-reviewed study of 5,000 youths found that teens who regularly smoke pot are 26 TIMES more likely to begin using other drugs by age 21, and ...
How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior
Post Date: 2018-01-16 13:57:09 by Gatlin
Smoking marijuana is becoming increasingly legal and mainstream in the United States. More than 33 million adults identify as pot smokers, and teenagers in particular are feeling more comfortable with weed, thanks to its status as a safe drug. That cultural shift may need some rethinking. A new study suggests that there can be potential negative long-term effects of heavy marijuana use especially if people begin smoking at a young age. Published last November in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience, the findings are part of a larger effort by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to better understand the effects of chronic smoking, ...
A new major for science-minded students: marijuana
Post Date: 2017-12-28 10:25:51 by Deckard
Students from 38 states and around the world can go to the Northern Michigan University to study medical plant chemistry. Poster Comment:Sounds like a good idea. Not really any different than studying wine making or brewing.
This Year’s Flu Shot Admittedly Only 10% Effective but the Propaganda Says Get it Anyway
Post Date: 2017-12-18 10:27:34 by Deckard
Doctors are anticipating a particularly bad year of flu as the same strain which struck Australia earlier this year is set to hit the U.S. According to the Daily Mail, over 370 deaths have occurred this year as a result of the flu, but vaccinations are proving to be largely ineffective against the virus. Every year scientists attempt to predict which strain of influenza will become the most virulent in order to create vaccines which protect as many people as possible from the flu. If they guess the wrong strain it could result in a 0% effectiveness rate where if they guess correctly the effectiveness rate could be upwards of 60% or higher. This flu season strain H3N2 is predicted to hit ...
Cannabis oil being used to help pets with pain and anxiety
Post Date: 2017-12-17 17:31:40 by Operation 40
Medical marijuana is not just being used to help humans. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is conducting a first-of-its-kind survey to learn more about the effects of medical cannabis on pets. Six-year-old Ein is one big ball of energy. Sometimes too much for Emily Duesbury to keep up with. "One of the best investments I've made is starting to use CBD oil with him," Duesbury said. CBD Oil is extracted from the hemp plant and Emily uses it on her puppy at least twice a day, not just for his anxiety, but also to help with pain. "We've noticed that he doesn't hop and skip as much he has an easier time taking longer walks, too," she said. ...
Medical marijuana has no health risks: WHO
Post Date: 2017-12-14 11:10:35 by Deckard
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially given the tick of approval to cannabidiol, a relaxing compound in medical marijuana, ruling it is not a dangerous drug. The compound, also known as CBD, can be an effective treatment for cancer, Alzheimers, epilepsy and in palliative care, with WHO now ruling it does not have any risks of addiction. The ruling means that it should not be a scheduled drug meaning that it is not drug that has a high potential for abuse or is illegal to manufacture or distribute. WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence announced: Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures ...
U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here's Why It Didn't Work
Post Date: 2017-12-08 02:51:44 by Gatlin
In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco. The drug is sold in stores, millions of tax dollars are being raised from its sale, and an increasing number of businesspeople are profiting in this lucrative new industry. Long seen as either a hippie accessory or a dangerous gateway drug, legal marijuana is booming. Pot is so popular that, in 2015, its sales surpassed Girl Scout cookies, Oreos, and Dasani bottled water. By 2026, analysts predict it will match, and eventually outpace, Americas $50 billion wedding industry. How did this ...
Addiction Is Not A Disease
Post Date: 2017-12-03 21:37:35 by Gatlin
DEA Claims Synthetic THC Made by a Group of Criminals is Safer Than Actual Weed. Seriously
Post Date: 2017-12-02 14:03:47 by Deckard
As the Free Thought Project previously reported, one of the manufacturers of a fentanyl drug was exposed for lobbying against marijuana, while simultaneously bribing doctors to push their dangerous opioids. Now, after the federal government granted Insys permission to make a synthetic version of cannabis, they are claiming that its safer and more medically valuable than actual weed. Seriously. The DEA recently announced through the federal register that the synthetic THC made by Insys, sold under the brand name Syndros, will be listed as a schedule II drug, meaning it can now be prescribed by doctors. In the meantime, actual THCcontaining the exact same properties, but able ...
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets
Post Date: 2017-11-24 02:48:40 by Gatlin
Veterans returned to the U.S. after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam a half century ago, but hundreds of them may be dying from a silent bullet a slow-killing parasite living in the men decades after the war, a new study revealed. Liver flukes, parasites that infect a human when raw or undercooked fish is eaten, are being investigated as the cause of a rare bile duct cancer among veterans who served in the Vietnam War. It could take years for symptoms to show up, but when they do, the host is left with tremendous pain and given just a few months to live. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes and ...
When Good-Faith Medicine Raises ‘Red Flags’
Post Date: 2017-11-23 05:15:40 by Deckard
The DEAs investigation of Forest Tennant tries to criminalize differences of opinion about pain treatment. Forest Tennant, who has been treating and researching pain at his clinic in West Covina, California, since 1975, is well-known as an expert in the field, having published more than 200 articles in medical journals and given more than 130 presentations at professional conferences. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), all of that was an elaborate cover for drug trafficking. Or so you would have to surmise from the affidavit supporting the search warrant that the DEA served on Tennant's offices and home last week, which describes "invalid ...
Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Popping Up In Emergency Rooms
Post Date: 2017-11-22 13:42:13 by Gatlin
A mysterious marijuana-related illness is popping up with increasing frequency in hospital emergency rooms, particularly in states where cannabis is now legal. The symptoms are severe abdominal pain and violent vomiting and most doctors are initially stumped when they encounter patients with the problem. The illness is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, which is linked to heavy, long- term use of marijuana, according to experts. For some reason, the nausea and vomiting of CHS can be relieved with hot showers or baths, which can serve as an important hint for physicians trying to diagnose a patient. The condition is especially puzzling considering cannabis accepted reputation ...
Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-11-22 07:45:11 by Gatlin
For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. Ive screamed out for death, said Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. Ive cried out for my mom whos been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she cant come to me. Queen lost a modeling job after being mistaken for an alcoholic. She racked up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, and her nausea interrupted her sex life. Toward the end of her illness, Queen, who stands 5-foot-9, weighed in at a frail 109 pounds. Throughout the nearly ...
Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
Post Date: 2017-11-19 15:51:54 by A K A Stone
Date: November 9, 2017 Source: Yale University Summary: A research team has uncovered how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease, said the researchers.
FDA, DEA Launch Massive Assault On Kratom – Drug War for Miracle Plant Ramping Up
Post Date: 2017-11-17 07:21:36 by Deckard
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze To no ones surprise, the U.S. government, after hysterically declaring a national emergency over Americas opioid crisis, is once again setting its sights on Kratom, the non-addictive natural plant that has helped thousands of Americans wean themselves off opioids. In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the ...
Health Effects: Alcohol vs. Marijuana
Post Date: 2017-11-17 06:19:09 by Deckard
Business Insider has an interesting scorecard. Less addictive: marijuana by a wide margin. Harder on the heart (moderate use): likely marijuana, albeit current evidence is inconclusive. Links to different types of cancer: strong ones for alcohol. Marijuana has none of the links to lung, head, and neck cancers that tobacco cigarettes have. Poses more of a risk while operating a motor vehicle: alcohol. Links with domestic violence: alcohol. Linked more with weight gain: surprise, alcohol (munchies notwithstanding). Adversely affects memory: both, in different ways. Linked to increased risk of psychiatric problems: both, in different ways. And as Laurence reminds us from ...
Epileptic Girl Sues Sessions to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide
Post Date: 2017-11-14 10:05:05 by Deckard
A 12-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions in order to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on a federal level. A motion by the US government to dismiss her case has been denied. Alexis Bortell, 12, was joined by four other plaintiffs in her lawsuit, filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on July 24, according to court documents. Other defendants named in the case are the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Acting Director of the DEA Chuck Rosenberg and the US government. Bortell has suffered from epilepsy since she was a little girl, and treatments in her home state of Texas failed to relieve her suffering. ...
The Republican Establishment Is A Total Disgrace For Blocking Cannabis Medicine For Wounded Veterans
Post Date: 2017-11-10 07:48:59 by Deckard
The Republican establishment recently blocked veterans access to medical marijuana, making sure our veterans remain addicted to dangerous, deadly opioids. The Veterans Equal Access amendment was blocked by the Republican-led U.S. House, ensuring that Big Pharma continues to cash in on the biological destruction of returning veterans. The very political party that claims to be pro-military, in other words, has just thrown veterans to the pharma dogs. This, coupled with the routine prescribing of mind-altering psychiatric drugs to veterans after near-instant PTSD diagnoses means that our brave men and women in uniform have in many cases been turned into ...
The Great Flu Vaccine Hoax: New Evidence
Post Date: 2017-11-09 08:18:33 by Deckard
Apparently, the powers-that-be want everyone to take the seasonal flu vaccine out of loyalty and blind faith. Because actual science reveals the hoax. A new study, published in the PLOS Journal on 10/23, by contributing authors from the Scripps Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, is titled: A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine. Oops. Low effectiveness? The public has been taught to believe the vaccine is quite effective. Here is a key quote from the study: It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to ...
Briteside Cannabis Delivery ad mocks Pharma
Post Date: 2017-11-08 19:55:08 by Operation 40
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