Latest Articles: Health/Medical
The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-07-29 15:08:17 by Tooconservative
Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, its not good. Many people who pay the huge premiumoften more than a hundred percentfor organic foods do so because theyre afraid of pesticides. If thats their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although its true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act, while most natural ones are permitted. However, organic pesticides can be toxic. As evolutionary biologist Christie ...
Report: nearly one-third of veterans in VA backlog died before receiving VA healthcare
Post Date: 2015-07-15 22:51:36 by Tooconservative
This is an astonishing report from the Huffington Post. According to leaked slides from a Veterans Affairs whistleblower, 238,657 of 847,822 veterans whose enrollments were pending with the VA were likely deceased. More than 28% of pending VA health applicants showed up in external databases (external to the VA, that is) as deceased before the VA completed their enrollments. A VA spokesman responded to the report by explaining that some of these now-deceased applicants probably obtained alternative healthcare through Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or private insurance. Thats no excuse, the whistleblower told Huffington Post: As for some ...
Just your daily reminder that Medicaid is a ‘humanitarian catastrophe’
Post Date: 2015-07-15 22:33:14 by Tooconservative
Im sure most of you already know this, but Medicaid expansiona critical component of Obamacareis an abject disaster. In Virginia, almost a quarter of doctors arent accepting new Medicaid recipientsand those already enrolled into this government-run health care program experienced no improvement in care. So, how is this a good blueprint for the rest of the country? Well, as you know, it isntand the figures get worse regarding who is actually receiving care under this government program. As the Foundation for Government Accountability reiterated during their conference in June, there are still a lot of misconceptions about Medicaid ...
At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-07-04 19:09:16 by GeorgiaConservative
What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Cali. couple told their child it was OK, and a sad boy become a joyful little girl. It's controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family's lovely Oakland, Calif., home. "Look I'm a burrito," Chloe shouts. Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite and a hard push. "Ow!" Chloe shouts. "Mom! Jackie pushed me!" Just two sisters playing, occasionally sparring, as dad, James Christian, and mom, Mary Carter, watch nearby. ...
It's Official: Marijuana Is Medicine
Post Date: 2015-07-02 18:00:23 by Operation 40
A series of papers in the Journal of the American Medical Association is starting to correct the shameful legacy of drug war politics over cannabis science. But a research catch-22 persists. By David Downs East Bay Express July 1, 2015 The nation's top medical organization released a major series of papers on medical cannabis last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in a move that constitutes a small step for the AMA, but a giant leap in cannabis medical history. In five key papers, teams of researchers systematically reviewed dozens of clinical studies of marijuana, speaking in clear language that the "use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and ...
Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses
Post Date: 2015-06-23 14:19:28 by misterwhite
CHICAGO (AP) -- Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research. The analysis is among several medical marijuana articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They include a small study suggesting ...
Will GOP Senators Cave on the Medical Device Tax Like the House Did?
Post Date: 2015-06-21 08:22:39 by Tooconservative
After the Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote, Republicans generally (and wisely) united around the notion that they shouldnt pursue partial repeal or fixes to Obamacare. Rather than willingly giving Obamacare a newly bipartisan sheen, they publicly committed to repealing it in full. (The only exception to this partial-repeal moratorium was supposed to be in cases, like with Obamacares individual mandate or insurer bailout, where partial repeal would weaken Obamacare and thus advance the cause of repeal.)The partys focus on repealing and replacing Obamacare has clearly served it well while reflecting public sentiment. ...
Your favorite beer might be giving you man boobs
Post Date: 2015-06-20 11:30:29 by Tooconservative
It might seem manly to drink beer, but a chemical found in hops might be the cause of some very feminine attributes. Hops, which gives beer its flavor, are female flowers of the hop plant and contain high levels of phytoestrogena plant estrogen. According to research conducted by acclaimed herbalist and author Stephen Harrod Buhner, hops can also contribute to breast development in men and to a condition called brewers droopor impotence brought on by heavy drinking. [From] long-term exposure to the estrogenic properties of hops, [they] eventually have difficulty sustaining erection, Buhner told Vice News. In his book, Sacred and Herbal Healing ...
Man with the ‘golden arm’ has saved lives of 2 million babies
Post Date: 2015-06-12 06:49:11 by Tooconservative
On the surface, James Harrison is just an average guy. He loves his daughter and grandchildren, collects stamps, and goes for walks near his home on Australias central coast. But its whats under the surface that makes him extraordinary specifically, whats flowing in his veins. Known as The Man with the Golden Arm, nearly every week for the past 60 years he has donated blood plasma from his right arm. The reasons can be traced back to a serious medical procedure he underwent as a child. In 1951, I had a chest operation where they removed a lung and I was 14, recalls Harrison, who is now aged 78. When I came out of the ...
Most hospitals charging highest rates are for-profits
Post Date: 2015-06-09 07:45:48 by Willie Green
MIAMI Twenty of the 50 U.S. hospitals that charge the most for their services are located in Florida and all but one of them are for-profit, according to a study released Monday. Most states, including Florida, don't limit what hospitals charge for their services, making it easier for hospitals to set billing rates several times higher than what Medicare charges. U.S. hospitals charged on average more than three times the Medicare-allowable costs, according to a study in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs. The study uses 2012 Medicare data to examine hospitals that charge on average more than 10 times their costs. The study comes amid a national push to ...
New Test Can Find Just About Every Virus You Ever Caught
Post Date: 2015-06-05 07:31:00 by cranky
A new blood test can find just about every virus you ever caught in a single drop of blood. It's not just an interesting historical record doctors hope the test might be used to find out whether viruses might cause a range of chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, and to see whether infections early in life can affect your immunity later. "VirScan is a little like looking back in time: using this method, we can take a tiny drop of blood and determine what viruses a person has been infected with over the course of many years," said Stephen Elledge, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, who led ...
Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion
Post Date: 2015-05-30 12:32:49 by Willie Green
Dallas's Parkland Hospital treats a lot of people without health insurance. On a November day in 1963, emergency room doctors at this county hospital frantically tried to save an American president who could not be saved. These days, emergency room doctors frantically try to treat 240,000 patients every year. "So you can see we have every treatment area filled up. Beds are in the hallways and the rooms are all full," says Dr. John Pease, chief of emergency services. In Texas, about 1 in 4 people is uninsured. By federal law, the county hospital's emergency room cannot turn sick patients away, no matter their ability to pay, so Parkland opens its arms. Last year it cost ...
Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20
Post Date: 2015-05-21 13:55:19 by Willie Green
Clinical trials still needed before device can be approved Dr. Garth Webb holds a bionic lens he developed on the tip of his finger. He says inserting it would be a painless procedure, identical to cataract surgery, that would take about eight minutes. A patient's sight would be immediately corrected. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press) Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts even at age 100 or more with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes. Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, ...
Psychiatric Drugs Kill 500k+ Western Adults Annually, Few Positive Benefits (Yet Drug Warriors Call Pot "Dangerous")
Post Date: 2015-05-14 09:26:36 by Deckard
Psychiatric drugs lead to the deaths of over 500,000 people aged 65 and over annually in the West, a Danish scientist says. He warns the benefits of these drugs are minimal, and have been vastly overstated. Research director at Denmarks Nordic Cochrane Centre, Professor Peter Gøtzsche, says the use of most antidepressants and dementia drugs could be halted without inflicting harm on patients. The Danish scientists views were published in the British Medical Journal on Tuesday. His scathing analysis will likely prove controversial among traditional medics. However, concern is mounting among doctors and scientists worldwide that psychiatric medication is doing ...
It’s no joke: The FDA is the Fraud and Death Administration
Post Date: 2015-05-01 10:52:05 by Deckard
The FDA serves the bottom lines of Big Food and Big Pharma. After pharmaceutical companies provide questionable testing reports, they pay the FDA licensing fees for the drugs approvals. And Big Food has their way with their ingredients with the FDA. This type of corruption is not new. In the early 1900s, Dr. Harvey Wiley headed the Bureau of Chemistry, the precursor to todays FDA. He created a guideline to ban bleaching wheat chemically to produce white flour. This process destroys nutrition and leaves toxins in white flour. Wiley quit his position after he had become frustrated from the lack of enforcement for his ban. The legacy of unhealthy bleached flour white bread ...
Big Pharma will never solve the world’s health problems because it makes too much money off disease
Post Date: 2015-04-29 09:40:27 by Deckard
One of the most fraudulent industries in America today, the pharmaceutical drug racket, has very little to do with actually healing people, and everything to do with generating obscene profits for corporate executives and their vast network of drug dispensers. After all, where would Big Pharma be financially if it developed real cures for sick patients who would naturally no longer need pharmaceuticals once theyre healed? It would be out of business, thats where hence the reason why a continuous drug pipeline regularly spews out new drugs to treat diseases but not actually cure any of them. Its common sense, really, from a business perspective. But ...
Judge Rules that Really Stupid Vermont Law May Be Able to Force GMO-Labels on Food Companies [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-04-29 04:03:28 by A Pole
In 2013, the idiots, uh, distinguished solons of the Vermont legislature passed a law requiring food companies to label their products containing ingredients derived from modern biotech crops. The "findings" used to justify the legislation is simply the litany of scientific disinformation that has been peddled by anti-biotechnology extremists for years now. [...] The food manufacturers oppose the legislation arguing, among other things, that it violates their First Amendment rights by forcing them to engage in speech. In point of fact, the anti-biotech activists are not consumer advocates at all. What they are really aiming at is to confuse consumers so that they will ...
Belle Gibson: The Whole Pantry author, app developer admits cancer diagnosis not true
Post Date: 2015-04-28 08:57:25 by redleghunter
Wellness advocate Belle Gibson, who translated her high profile as a cancer survivor into publishing success, has admitted her cancer diagnosis was not real. Ms Gibson, 23, who claimed to have healed terminal brain cancer by eating wholefoods, made the admission in an interview with the Australian Women's Weekly. The success of Gibson's book, The Whole Pantry, and her smartphone application, which advocates natural therapies, has been largely dependent on her high-profile as a cancer survivor. Asked if she had ever had cancer, Ms Gibson told the magazine: "No. None of it's true. "I don't want forgiveness. I just think [speaking out] was the responsible thing. ...
Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
Post Date: 2015-04-24 10:58:22 by Willie Green
MEXICO CITY When Cuba and the United States said they were going to be friends again, images sprang to mind of Americans tanning on once-forbidden beaches, and McDonalds opening in picturesque Habana Vieja.That may happen. But this partnership clearly has more promising plans. Turns out Cubas been sitting on a breakthrough cancer treatment. Now its going to test it out in America.This week, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, New York signed an agreement to import a Cuban lung cancer vaccine. The drug CimaVax helps treat symptoms and recurrence, said institute director Candace Johnson, when she returned Tuesday from a two-day trade trip to the ...
Kochs defeated in Montana
Post Date: 2015-04-22 13:46:20 by Willie Green
Americans for Prosperity spent a bundle to defeat Medicaid expansion in Montana. Here's 6 reasons why they lost The passage of Medicaid expansion in Montana this weekend was an unlikely defeat for the Koch brothers, who came in as heavy favorites and spent a fortune trying to kill the measure. Sadly for the Kochs, poor people in Montana will now get medical care.Montana is the only state where the Kochs got beaten down like this. What is to be learned from this episode?1. Rural America isnt New York. The right-wingers the Koch brothers rub elbows with are the kind that go to Lincoln Center. The ones in Montana are a different breed, something the Kochs may not have fully ...
UK Man Quits Chemo and Beats Cancer With Cannabis
Post Date: 2015-04-21 21:18:06 by Deckard
The US government has finally acknowledged the anticancer properties of cannabis. At this point its pretty difficult to ignore the evidence, including countless testimonials of people who cured their cancer with cannabis extracts. The latest example is a young man whose attempts at traditional cancer treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to get rid of his stage-three bowel cancer. Cannabis oil was a last ditch effort, and it worked. As reported by the Stoke Sentinel: CANCER survivor David Hibbitt is celebrating being given the all-clear by getting married Friday, April 17 and claims his recovery is down to taking cannabis oil. The 33-year-old ...
'Reversible' abortions: how sound is the science?
Post Date: 2015-04-03 10:12:32 by Willie Green
Arizona has passed a law that requires doctors who provide drug-based abortions to tell women that the process may be reversed after taking the first dose. Some claim that the science is flawed and it's just another way of putting pressure on women to change their mind about having an abortion.How can an abortion possibly be reversed?A drug-induced abortion, as opposed to a surgical one, is an option during the first nine weeks of pregnancy and involves taking two drugs 48 hours apart. It is between 87 and 98 per cent effective, depending on the stage of pregnancy. Obviously, it cannot be reversed once the process is complete but it can be interrupted before the second dose is taken.How ...
Exploding Head Syndrome Is No Laughing Matter
Post Date: 2015-04-02 05:32:09 by Willie Green
Exploding Head Syndrome is a condition that afflicts those who suffer it with sudden starts during the night, awakenings caused by loud, exploding noises, in the headhallucinatory, perhapswhich may also be accompanied with similar sensations of an actual explosion. The American Sleep Association has long associated the condition with people older than 50 years of age. However, study author Brian Sharpless, believes that this may not be accurate. He says that this condition may occur is as many as one in five young people too. Furthermore, he also admits that there is still not much known about the condition and, more importantly, what the possible remedies might be. The ...
Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic
Post Date: 2015-03-30 16:56:35 by Willie Green
"An epidemic is one of the few catastrophes that could set the world back drastically in the next few decades," Bill Gates warns in a essay he wrote for the March 18 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine. In the article, entitled "The Next Epidemic Lessons From Ebola" he says that the Ebola epidemic is a "wake-up call." "Because there was so little preparation, the world lost time ... trying to answer basic questions about containing Ebola," writes Gates (whose Gates Foundation is a supporter of NPR). That's why, he continues, that "the world needs a global warning and response system for outbreaks." And part of ...
Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill to Cut Off Funding to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Post Date: 2015-03-28 14:35:57 by Hondo68
On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers voted to cut off public funding to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and organizations that refer women to abortion providers. The legislation, S.B. 569, passed the Republican controlled House with a vote of 70-8 and now heads to pro-life Governor Asa Hutchinsons desk. Thankfully, Arkansas also has a constitutional amendment barring public money from funding abortions, except to save the life of the mother. However, previously abortion businesses in the state received federal grants to be navigators under Obamacare. Pro-lifers were opposed to this because they said it indirectly funding of abortion. As LifeNews previously ...
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