Latest Articles: Health/Medical
Marijuana allergies a growing problem, study says
Post Date: 2015-03-06 22:05:52 by Gatlin
With marijuana use becoming increasingly common -- and legal for either medical or recreational use in a growing number of states -- doctors are warning about a little-known health risk: It's possible to be allergic to pot. The authors of a new study say it's a problem we could start seeing more often. Their research, published this week in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, rounded up the medical evidence documenting cases of allergic reactions to the marijuana plant, also known by its Latin name Cannabis sativa. "Although still relatively uncommon," they write, "allergic disease associated with C sativa exposure and use has been reported with ...
Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease
Post Date: 2015-03-05 04:46:46 by Tooconservative
Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. For example, the Johns Hopkins Patient Guide warns the immunocompromised to "Avoid contact with children who are recently vaccinated," and to "Tell friends and family who are sick, or have recently had a live vaccine (such as chicken pox, measles, rubella, intranasal influenza, polio or smallpox) not to visit."1 A statement on the website of St. Jude's Hospital warns parents not to allow people to visit children undergoing cancer treatment if ...
How a [vaccination] jab plunged my life into madness
Post Date: 2015-03-01 08:26:06 by Tooconservative
How a jab plunged my life into madness BBC newsman Malcolm Brabant says yellow-fever vaccination led him to believe he was the Devil Malcolm Brabant's face round, ruddy, full-featured, and crowned by a bald dome is immediately recognisable. For 30 years he has been an award-winning member of the BBCs team of foreign correspondents, bringing wars, natural disasters, political stand-offs and occasionally something a bit more cheerful into our living rooms on the evening news. If the countenance is familiar, though, his current location isnt. His usual on-screen sign-off is ringing in my ears Malcolm Brabant, BBC News, Athens but today ...
How the AIDS epidemic really began
Post Date: 2015-02-24 05:17:17 by Tooconservative
In Randy Shilts history of AIDS, And the Band Played On, he tells the story of an Air Canada steward named Gaëtan Dugas, who suffered from what Dugas called gay cancer and infected 40 people or more with HIV. He was, Shilts wrote, Patient Zero. Dugas, through his extensive travels and unrepentant, unprotected sex even after he was diagnosed, undoubtedly helped spread AIDS. But was he the man who brought the disease to America? In the new book The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Rain Forest (W.W. Norton), author David Quammen says no. Dugas himself was infected by some other human, presumably during a ...
An ingredient in olive oil that appears to kill cancer cells
Post Date: 2015-02-21 21:15:27 by out damned spot
A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York Citys Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death. Paul Breslin, professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and David Foster and Onica LeGendre of Hunter College, report that oleocanthal kills cancerous cells in the laboratory by rupturing vesicles that store the cells waste. The findings are published in Molecular and Cellular Oncology. ...
Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths, Zero Measles Deaths, Since ’04
Post Date: 2015-02-17 09:19:39 by GeorgiaConservative
Over the last decade in the United States, the deaths of over 100 children at the very least have been linked to receiving a measles vaccine, compared with zero children dying from the disease itself, according to the U.S. governments own compiled data. Put another way, an American child would have been infinitely more likely to die after receiving a measles shot, percentage-wise, than from getting the actual measles disease in the last ten years. Thousands more have suffered from adverse reactions to the measles shot and other vaccines. The explosive numbers have massive implications for public health efforts, analysts said. Of course, the establishment media entirely ...
Marijuana Linked to Narcolepsy
Post Date: 2015-02-16 02:09:25 by Gatlin
A new study found that adolescents who smoke marijuana fall asleep during class. The study said one in ten teens tested positive for marijuana are said to have narcoleptic symptoms. Participation in the usage of Marijuana has similar symptoms and is linked to narcolepsy. An multiple sleep latency test or MSLT is used to diagnose narcolepsy. MSLT tests and drug tests are being paired to show that people who have narcolepsy may be narcoleptic or narcoleptic-like not just because they have narcolepsy, but also because they may be using marijuana. A study with the Nationwide Childrens Hospital found 10 percent of young adults tested positive for marijuana. The ten year study showed that ...
'Skunk-like cannabis' increases risk of psychosis, study suggests
Post Date: 2015-02-15 19:18:20 by Gatlin
Smoking potent cannabis was linked to 24% of new psychosis cases analysed in a study by King's College London. The research suggests the risk of psychosis is three times higher for users of potent "skunk-like" cannabis users than non-users. The study of 780 people was carried out by KCL's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. A Home Office spokesman said the report underlines the reasons why cannabis is illegal. Scientists found the risk of psychosis was five times higher for those who use it every day compared with non-users. They also concluded the use of hash, a milder form of the drug, was not associated with increased risk of psychosis. Psychosis ...
Measles: A Dangerous Illness
Post Date: 2015-02-06 15:01:35 by nativist nationalist
Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn't do anything. "Are you feeling all right?" I asked her. "I feel all sleepy," she said. In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead. The measles had turned into a ...
Massachusetts toddler dies after lice treatment goes awry
Post Date: 2015-02-05 11:49:08 by Willie Green
(Reuters) - A central Massachusetts toddler died over the weekend after suffocating while undergoing a home treatment for head lice involving mayonnaise and a plastic bag, police said on Thursday. Police in Springfield, about 90 miles west of Boston, responded to the 18-month-old girl's home at about 3 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a 911 call that a child was not breathing, said department spokesman Sergeant John Delaney. Officers found an adult administering CPR to the child, but medical personnel determined that the young girl had been dead for some time, he said. The family had put the child to bed on Friday night with mayonnaise and a plastic bag on her scalp in an attempt to ...
Christians Can Opt Out of ObamaCare. This Outrages Lefties. Tough.
Post Date: 2015-02-04 19:29:49 by CZ82
Christians Can Opt Out of ObamaCare. This Outrages Lefties. Tough. Written by Gary North on February 3, 2015 My wife is a member of Christian Health Care Ministries. At age 64, she pays $1,000 a year. What are you paying? You are probably younger, yet you pay more. You are forced to do this by ObamaCare. My wife is exempt from ObamaCare. Maybe you can be, too. If you are a Christian, you can cut your health insurance costs by half maybe more. You can stay out of ObamaCares clutches. Its all legal. These programs got onto the need not comply list in 2010. Its the law. Its a done deal. The Republicans in Congress are not about to put their ...
Alabama Psychiatric Services to close all offices Feb. 13
Post Date: 2015-02-04 14:51:23 by Willie Green
Alabama Psychiatric Services will close all locations across the state by Feb. 13, according to Richard Craig, executive director of the Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair Counties Mental Health Authority. Craig said employees at his agency have been working with insurance providers to find new care for patients treated at facilities run by Alabama Psychiatric Services. The company has locations in Birmingham, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Fairhope, Florence, Madison, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa, according to the website. Executives from the company have not returned calls seeking comment, but a receptionist at one office confirmed that they were no longer taking new patients. Lisa Allen is ...
Senator says restaurant employees shouldn’t be required to wash their hands
Post Date: 2015-02-04 12:09:50 by Willie Green
Once were done debating whether children should be vaccinated, we can move on to other pressing public health questions, such as whether eateries can force their employees to wash their hands after they use the bathroom. At least one freshman U.S. senator thinks, nah. Because freedom. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), at the end of an appearance Monday at the Bipartisan Policy Center, volunteered a story about his bias when it comes to regulatory reform. Tillis said he was at a Starbucks in 2010 talking to a woman about regulations and where businesses should be allowed to opt out. His coffee companion challenged him, asking whether employees there should be required ...
GNC, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens accused of selling adulterated ‘herbals’
Post Date: 2015-02-04 09:33:58 by Willie Green
A warning to herbal supplement users: Those store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal in nature, but theyre not likely to contain any actual ginkgo biloba. Thats according to an investigation by the New York State attorney generals office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. All four have received cease-and-desist letters demanding that they stop selling a number of their dietary supplements, few of which were found to contain the herbs shown on their labels and many of which included potential ...
Marijuana Backed By More Studies Than Most FDA Approved Pharma Drugs
Post Date: 2015-02-02 09:03:32 by Deckard
Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, with researchers categorizing the effects of marijuana to a much greater degree than many of the pharmaceutical drugs you or your family may currently be taking. In a revelation that really demonstrates our scientific focus in the United States, where marijuana is still considered by federal law to be a dangerous and illegal substance placed in the same class as hard drugs like heroin, even mainstream media publications have begun calling out the strange doctrine of the medical community that pushes pharma drugs on the public at warp speed. ...
Medical issue, Tillman Military Scholarship helps man chase his late twin brother's first choice
Post Date: 2015-02-01 17:09:06 by Otter
Medical issue, Tillman Military Scholarship helps man chase his late twin brother's first choice Ed Woodward studying to go to medical school Carson Chambers 4:50 PM, Sep 24, 2012 7:02 AM, Sep 25, 2012 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The morning flag ceremony is a tradition for students and parents at St. Pete's Canterbury School. Ed Woodward,37, brings his five-year old son, Tylor, every morning. "Its teaching them at a young age to be in front of people, to be proud of their uniqueness, and the unique things that they did," said Tylor's mom Manda Woodward. The gathering is a lesson about the importance of character, a lesson the Woodward family has learned together. ...
They want Obamacare subsidies, no matter what
Post Date: 2015-01-28 11:18:56 by Willie Green
They break it? You need to fix it. A strong majority of Americans would want officials to restore often-significant financial aid given to Obamacare customers in much of the United States if the Supreme Court rules the assistance is illegal, a new survey shows. The Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday underscores the potential political peril Obamacare foes may face if the high court case goes in their favor, and subsidies for millions of insurance customers are ended by summer. The poll reflects the fact that even as the Affordable Care Act continues to be viewed negatively by more Americans than those who view it positively-46 percent to 40 percent-there is stronger ...
The 19 Ingredients in McDonald’s Fries – Including a Form of Silicone Found in Silly Putty (Along with a petrol-based chemical)
Post Date: 2015-01-28 07:47:08 by Deckard
Ever wonder what makes up highly popular fast food, such as McDonalds chicken nuggets or french fries? If the fast food giants recently launched transparency campaign tells us anything, its that the public is increasingly demanding truth and change. But what McDonalds truth campaign isnt telling us is that much of its food is lathered in questionable, health-compromising ingredients. In the most recent transparency video from McDonalds, Grant Imahara explains that there are 19 ingredients in Americas favorite fries, one of which is polydimethylsiloxane, which is used in the production of silly putty. This seemingly ...
The day I ate pot candy and ended up in hospital
Post Date: 2015-01-24 22:53:10 by Gatlin
Considering that chocolate is part of my daily diet, it was no surprise that I took a bite out of a random piece that I found sitting on my kitchen counter that day. It tasted terrible kind of minty so I spit out most of it. It was a busy day: Not only was I preparing for a large Labor Day party at my home, but I also planned to spend a few hours helping my church get ready for a huge Labor Day yard sale. When I started feeling a little dizzy and lightheaded, I ignored it and kept on working. I had felt similar to this a few weeks earlier because of dehydration, so I figured it would pass. I continued setting up for the party. The feeling persisted and increased a little in ...
Elizabeth Warren vs. Big Pharma
Post Date: 2015-01-23 13:16:51 by Willie Green
The progressive icon says drug companies should be footing more of the bill for NIH Elizabeth Warren took on the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, as she proposed requiring drugmakers to foot more of the bill for federally funded research. Warren said the large drug companies have grown "wealthy beyond imagination" through blockbuster drugs that depended on government-funded researchand by committing fraud. "Over the last 10 years, some of our wealthiest drug companiesthose that capitalize on government research to generate billions of dollars in revenues through the sale of blockbuster drugshave found another way to boost profits," Warren said, ...
Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied
Post Date: 2015-01-20 17:26:01 by out damned spot
One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the study, published recently in the ...
Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time
Post Date: 2015-01-19 12:54:16 by Operation 40
Obamacare penalty may come as shock at tax time Those Americans who didnt get health insurance last year could be in for a rude awakening when the IRS asks them to fork over their Obamacare penalty and it could be a lot more than the $95 many of them may be expecting. The Affordable Care Act requires those who didnt have insurance last year and didnt qualify for one of the exemptions to pay a tax penalty, which was widely cited as $95 the first year. But the $95 is actually a minimum, and middle- and upper-income families will actually end up paying 1 percent of their household income as their penalty. TurboTax, an online tax service, estimated that the average ...
Agency Will Confiscate Infant if Entire Family Doesn’t Get Flu Shots
Post Date: 2015-01-19 07:36:37 by Deckard
TACOMA, WA A state bureaucracy is threatening a mother with removal of an infant unless her entire family subjects themselves to flu shots. This is the dilemma that foster parent Jamie Smith is currently facing. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is giving the Tacoma family until February to comply with the mandated regimen of influenza vaccines imposed on every member of the family or else they will lose their youngest child, a 2-week-old foster infant that was born on Christmas. Mrs. Smith is a dedicated foster mom, and has fostered seven babies. She currently raises five children, including an adopted 4-year-old daughter. Her ...
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