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Tuesday, 15 May

00:17

Abnormal Behavior Seen In Mice Given Gardasil HPV Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Abnormal Behavior Seen In Mice Given Gardasil HPV Vaccine hpv adjuvant

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

As vaccine nazis and the Big Pharma corporations repeatedly claim that there is no evidence to show that vaccines are harmful, the science doing just that continues to quietly be published and subsequently ignored by the fanatics determined to push vaccinations on the general public, individual choice be damned.

Many of the studies demonstrating the dangers of vaccines are predictably buried and ignored by the mainstream outlets and, while some are advertised in the alt media, many more simply appear in medical journals never to be seen again.

One such study, Behavioral abnormalities in female mice following administration of aluminum adjuvants and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasilpublished in Immunologic Research in 2016 has also received little attention.

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Monday, 14 May

21:24

Its Time For The Right To Support Requiring Businesses To Offer Parent Leave "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Mothers Day is a good time for conservatives to fight for government-guaranteed leave time for parents. While mostly progressives have advanced this policy in the past, the case for conservatives supporting some form of it is rock-solid.

This is a way of saying that the strength of a nation ultimately depends on the character of its citizens. As citizens become whiners, victims, dependents, and clients, the society becomes less functional and, ultimately, weaker. As civic virtue declines, everyone suffers under an increasingly dysfunctional government and embittered political process.

Good Citizens Start With Parenting

What makes a good citizen? That includes numerous components. We want people who are courageous, honest, sacrificial, creative, have integrity, invest in strong social institutions: we could come up with a very long list. But it is enough to say that good citizens are people who see themselves as having a stake in society, and who seek to increase the value of that stake through wise and prudent engagement in political processes.

Good citizens try to make their stake more valuable by being honest jurors, hospitable neighbors, conscientious voters, and industrious workers. The whole society benefits from these things. The question then becomes, Is there any way to increase the odds that a given person sees themselves as invested in the wider society, and more likely to make wise decisions?

There are many ways to do this. For example, I believe that Christianity has a nice side effect of inculcating good civic virtues. But of course, legislating Christianity would be both unconstitutional and ludicrously ineffective. So are there any constitutional ways to increase the level of civic virtue of citizens?

To determine this, we must ask, How does civic virtue come about? It seems likely that civic virtue is inculcated in people from a young age: good citizens do not pop into existence ex nihilo at age 18. They have been formed over many years by many influences.

Thus, we can likely affect the civic quality of citizens by inspecting what people or organizations influence our children. Today, the dominant influences are school boards, daycare workers, and Spotify. Sure, in some houses, parents are still the decisive influencers and...

17:05

Spinal Or Epidural Blocks Whats The Difference? Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd Page Array BellyBelly

Spinal & Epidural Blocks - What's The Difference?

Many women want to know about their pain relief options during labour. Some women choose to have elective regional anaesthetic, either before labour begins or very early in labour. Even if they plan to have a completely drug-free birth, some women require regional anaesthetic for a number of reasons, such as pain relief, exhaustion or because of surgery.

Spinal Or Epidural Blocks - What's The Difference?

There is often confusion when discussing the best method of regional anaesthetic spinal block or epidural block. The confusion usually arises because both options involve injections into the spinal area. There is actually quite a difference between the two methods. Spinal blocks are rarely used during labour these days; there is a far higher preference for epidurals. Both terms are used interchangeably, but they arent the same procedures, even though they have similar outcomes. Lets take a look at the differences between a spinal block and an epidural block.

Difference #1: Injection Site

Both epidurals and spinal blocks deliver anaesthetic to the spinal area, but they do it in different ways. During a spinal block, a small needle is used to make a tiny hole in the dura, which is the tissue surrounding the spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid. The anaesthetic drugs are injected directly into the cerebrospinal fluid. Only a small amount of local anaesthetic is needed because it spreads quite quickly in the spinal fluid. The small needle is removed once the drugs have been injected. The process of injecting a spinal block is quite fast. An epidural requires a large hollow needle to be inserted outside the dura, in the epidural space. A catheter is then threaded into the needle and drugs are administered. Compared with a spinal block, an epidural requires much larger amounts of anaesthetic because it takes more to spread through tissues. It also takes longer to put in place often about 10 to 25 minutes.

Difference #2: Anaesthetic Effects

The effect of a...

16:44

Dads Who Regret Being Present For Their Babys Birth Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd Page Array BellyBelly

Dads Who Regret Being Present For Their Babys Birth

There are many dads who regret being present for their babys birth. A recent survey in the UK found 30% of dads wished they hadnt been at the birth of their firstborn. Pampers polled almost 1,400 mothers and 612 dads for International Day of the Midwife. The results of the survey are eye opening:

Dads Who Regret Being Present For Their Babys Birth

  • Almost half of the fathers surveyed said they desperately wanted to be supportive but werent prepared for their role as birth support persons.
  • 90% of the dads believed they werent useful at all, and felt nervous, useless and overwhelmed.
  • Nearly 50% of men felt they were doing the wrong thing during labour, such as stroking their partner's back when she didnt want to be touched.

Why Do Dads Regret Being At Their Baby's Birth?

Not so long ago, the most involvement partners had with birth was the conception. Dads didnt take birth classes, they didnt witness the birth and they probably didnt do much nappy changing either. Today, its the rare dad who isnt present for the birth of his baby. Yet the experience can trigger a lot of different feelings, particularly when he feels completely unprepared in his role as support person. Being unprepared paves the way for negative emotions. Many dads talk about how they worried about their partners safety, were anxious about the baby and felt stressed out and guilty about the pain their partners were in. Men often talk about how unprepared they were for the length of time labour would take, how they felt about how their partners coped, and how helpless they themselves felt. Many men said they felt completely out of their depth when it came to witnessing their partners going through labour. They didnt have any experience or understanding of what normal birth looks like, and tended to have a make it better attitude rather than take a be present and supportive stance. There is a natural tendency for men to feel they need to fix things. This is partly an ingrained response of the male psyche, which prompts him to protect his partner from pain and possible har...

15:30

Revisiting the world wide wonder sarawickham

A few things happened to me last week which led me to decide to re-share an article that I first wrote in 2002. First, someone asked for it, which is always interesting with an older article. Im aware that students are now told to focus on new research and writing (which I find sad, given how much insight and wisdom can be found in tracing the history of information, even if current research has overturned findings or sharpened our insight). Then, while looking out the article, I was also reading some of the current news stories relating to information on the internet, and the juxtapositioning of these things led me to decide to re-share this piece more widely. So please remember that the study findings are now somewhat old, but see if you agree with me (and the student midwife who requested the article) that some of the issues remain the same

 

The World Wide Wonder

In this time of global electronic communication, it is hard to imagine how different things must have been before the days of e-mail, the Internet and information wiring services. In the May 22-29 2002 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Smith et al (2002) reported among other things an analysis of the outcomes of 15,515 women who gave birth vaginally following a previous caesarean section. Within days of this research study being published, four things had happened:

  1. A number of news distribution services had sent their prcis of the study whizzing around the world.
  2. Newspapers had picked this story up and told their readers how the researchers had shown VBAC to be far more dangerous than a...

15:00

Happy Mother's Day The Well-Rounded Mama

Happy Mother's Day to all! Here is some mother-child artwork in honor of this day. Hope you had a wonderful day with your families.

Artist: Mary Cassat
May you treasure your time with your children. Be with them as much as you can.

Artist: Diego Rivera
Embrace the now, for all too soon, your children will be all grown up. It will go by in a heartbeat, I promise you.

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13:33

7 Ways To Help A Pregnant Mama During Her Last Weeks Of Pregnancy Sam McCulloch Dip CBEd Page Array BellyBelly

7 Ways To Help During A Pregnant Mama During Her Last Weeks Of Pregnancy

Its exciting to be the sister, friend or colleague of someone whos having a baby, especially in the last weeks of pregnancy. Theres a lot of anticipation around the birth. You cant wait to meet that little person and have a cuddle. Newborns are incredibly adorable and snuggly, so its definitely something to look forward to. But mama has a few weeks to go before shes likely to give birth. Shes probably feeling tired and a little over it by this stage. And if the truth be told, shes probably feeling pretty emotional.

7 Ways To Help A Pregnant Mama During Her Last Weeks Of Pregnancy

The final weeks of pregnancy can be tough, even for women who have made pregnancy look easy. Your pregnant friend might not ask for help but she needs you right now. She needs support and encouragement and probably a few practical things too. Here are 7 ways you can help your pregnant friend during her last weeks of pregnancy:

#1: Help Her Get Ready

Theres quite a lot to organise when youre expecting a baby. She'll have to think about things like car seats, where the baby will sleep, having enough nappies, and building the nursery furniture. What about a nursing pump? And will the baby really need this many singlets? Not to mention what the new mama herself will need after baby is born! Be a friend and ask what needs to be done to help your pregnant friend to feel prepared for the birth of her baby. You could help her pack her hospital bag, or spend hours discussing with her the relative merits of this pram or that. Her to-do list is probably a mile long. Having someone lend a practical hand or emotional support as she works through it will be a big help.

#2: Offer To Get The Groceries

There is nothing fun about being heavily pregnant and trying to navigate a heavily laden trolley of groceries out to the car. Tell your pregnant friend to make a list, including her preferred shops and brands, and head off to the supermarket for her. Arrange a time to de...

10:01

"Cognitive Dissonance & the Human Mind" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Cognitive Dissonance & the Human Mind"
by Dan Eden

"When Robbie the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like Robbie, that killing is prohibited but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the death penalty conflicting behavior is all around us. So how exactly does that work?

Simply put, congitive dissonance theory states that when you have two opposing ideas (or ideologies) at the same time, you will act upon the one that causes the less distortion to your ego. According to Wikipedia: "Cognitive dissonance is an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously. The ideas or cognitions in question may include attitudes and beliefs, and also the awareness of ones behavior. The theory of cognitive dissonance proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by changing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, or by justifying or rationalizing their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Cognitive dissonance theory is one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology.

Dissonance normally occurs when a person perceives a logical inconsistency among his or her cognitions. This happens when one idea implies the opposite of another. For example, a belief in animal rights could be interpreted as inconsistent with eating meat or wearing fur...

09:58

Is Eugenics Alive, Well And Actually Thriving Today? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich

What is eugenics, you may be wondering. There are confused interpretations of that term, especially when it is not recognized for what it originally had been intended to mean, i.e.,

Frankly, I really do not accept that meaning which, somehow, seems to be sanitized and even glamorized, in my opinion. Why do I say that? The reasons are many, especially since eugenics usually has meant the culling of humans and their lives either by clandestine or open-ended means of population reduction, some of which include legal abortion and legal assisted suicide called euthanasia.

Euthanasia is illegal in most of the United States. Physician aid in dying (PAD), or assisted suicide, is legal in the states of Washington DC, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Hawaii, and Washington; its status is disputed in Montana. The key difference between euthanasia and assisted suicide is who administers the lethal dose of medication: Euthanasia entails the physician or another third party administering the medication, whereas in assisted suicide it is the patients prerogative to self-administer the medication in order to end their life. [2]

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02:45

Worlds Best Mother Gives Advice On Motherhood "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Like most of you, when I need help, I turn to my mother! Jeanne raised four kids, runs a successful business, has mentored countless young women, and manages to have insight into just about every challenge.

This year Im delighted to share some of her advice on parenting for all the mothers out there who need it! So grab a cocktail (you earned it) and take a moment to get some encouragement and advice.

Motherhood is often characterized as either picture-perfect or pure chaos. How did you find a balance between these two extremes in your life?

Everything you do in life has thrills, challenges, plateaus, and slogs, but its an amazing privilege to bring another person into this world! Each child has unique potential. I just cant think of anything else so full of risk, but also full of incredible hope and lasting joy as guiding a child through to adulthood and beyond.

But of course its hard work! Parents of young children are physically exhausted; parents of teenagers are emotionally exhausted. Even parents of adult children have to handle letting go, becoming in-laws, incorporating those new spouses into the family, wondering if you did enough to help your children overcome their mistakes and be people of integrity.

Today people seem more focused on the hard side of parenting. Its there, but so are the joyful things. When you get to the tough parts, focus on happy memories of each childs journey to adulthood. The funny things they do and say, the memories and relationships within the family, and the love you have for them that doesnt quit no matter what choices they make.

You raised two boys and two girls. How was your experience different between the two? Should parents adjust their approach between boys and girls?

Well, this seems like a loaded question! Honestly, I never really thought about boys and girls as much as I thought about personalitiesstrengths and weaknesses! All kids need to get outside, get dirty, run around, make stuff, read good books, embrace music, think of others ahead of themselves, learn to give, be responsible, work hard, and not be jerks. So Id start there: think about strengths and weaknesses, affirm the strengths, build up the weak areas.

What is your philosophy on discipline? How did you apply this philosophy with children of different ages and temperaments?

Parents who love their kids are duty-bound to correct them, and train them to do better next time. Thinking about parenting as training helps to avoid major disappointments. Your own flesh and blood will turn out to be real kids, who mess up often.

Dont go overboard with the rules; make the rules and the consequences clear. Be consistent. Think about what really makes you crazy (that will be easy...

02:24

A Mothers Day Message for Grieving Mothers A Message of Hope "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Spring Tulips Happy Mother's Day Card

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

To the mother whose children have been medically kidnapped or taken from them by Child Protective Services, the idea of Mothers Day can seem like a cruel mockery.

There is no greater grief in the entire world than to lose a child. How can there be hope today when the children you carried in your womb are not with you?

You are a mother. Nothing will ever change that. No judicial decree, no act of a social worker, and no piece of paper can ever undo the fact that you are the mother of your children.

Even if a judge writes on a piece of paper that your parental rights are terminated, no judge is powerful enough to ever stop you from being your childs parent.

There is an eternal bond between parent and child that no force on the planet can take away from you or your child, no matter how much they may try. It is written in every cell of your childs body. It is written on their heart. You are part of their soul.

Even if your baby was taken away from you at birth, you carried your baby in your womb and formed a bond that no one can ever replace.

This isnt wishful thinking or empty words to try to comfort hurting people. It is science. It is psychology. It is Scripture.

Science and Psychology Affirm You Are Your Childs Mother

No scientist or doctor will ever be able to remove your DNA from your childs body. Your children dont carry the DNA of a foster parent in their cells.

They carry yours. It is your genes that they will pass on to their own children when they grow up.

Newborn babies can tell the difference between their own parents and other adults.

David Chamberlain, PhD, a pioneer in birth psychology, and one of the founders of APPPAH (Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health, wrote:

In experiments shortly after birth, babies recognize their mothers voice and prefer her voice to other female voices.

In the delivery room, babies recognize their fathers voice and recognize specific sentences their fathers have spoken, especially if the babies have heard these s...

01:38

A Mothers Day Message for Grieving Mothers A Message of Hope "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Spring Tulips Happy Mother's Day Card

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

To the mother whose children have been medically kidnapped or taken from them by Child Protective Services, the idea of Mothers Day can seem like a cruel mockery.

There is no greater grief in the entire world than to lose a child. How can there be hope today when the children you carried in your womb are not with you?

You are a mother. Nothing will ever change that. No judicial decree, no act of a social worker, and no piece of paper can ever undo the fact that you are the mother of your children.

Even if a judge writes on a piece of paper that your parental rights are terminated, no judge is powerful enough to ever stop you from being your childs parent.

There is an eternal bond between parent and child that no force on the planet can take away from you or your child, no matter how much they may try. It is written in every cell of your childs body. It is written on their heart. You are part of their soul.

Even if your baby was taken away from you at birth, you carried your baby in your womb and formed a bond that no one can ever replace.

This isnt wishful thinking or empty words to try to comfort hurting people. It is science. It is psychology. It is Scripture.

Science and Psychology Affirm You Are Your Childs Mother

No scientist or doctor will ever be able to remove your DNA from your childs body. Your children dont carry the DNA of a foster parent in their cells.

They carry yours. It is your genes that they will pass on to their own children when they grow up.

Newborn babies can tell the difference between their own parents and other adults.

David Chamberlain, PhD, a pioneer in birth psychology, and one of the founders of APPPAH (Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health, wrote:

In experiments shortly after birth, babies recognize their mothers voice and prefer her voice to other female voices.

In the delivery room, babies recognize their fathers voice and recognize specifi...

Sunday, 13 May

15:00

Happy Mothers Day Wishes From Dr. Mercola "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

I want to wish all of you moms out there a Happy Mother's Day today. If you're a mom, I want you to know I think you have one of the toughest jobs in the world. You play a key role in building our next generation. Mothering is a full-time job, in addition to whatever career or commitments you have outside of your home. Your job doesn't end when your kids leave home either. Your adult children of all ages can still find comfort and strength from your words and embrace.

dr mercola mom

Mother's Day, Without Mom

Today is the first Mother's Day without my mom. She passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2017, two days before my 63rd birthday. My sister called me early that morning; it was a Thursday. As soon as I heard the tone of her voice, I knew something was wrong. I was afraid she was going to tell me that our father passed away. He was 88 at the time. When she said it was mom, time stood still.

For a few moments, I just held the phone in my hand and said nothing. I was somewhat in shock and definitely in denial. Maybe this was a just a nightmare. Losing her left me feeling devastated. In the days that followed, a flood of memories surfaced without warning or permission, and the feelings that came with them were overwhelming at times. My memories sabotaged my sleep and derailed my best efforts to accomplish my daily tasks.

In the beginning, I felt a physical void that's difficult to describe. I called my sister several times a day and cried with her. I imagine that many of you might also be grieving this year, and my sympathy goes out to you in a fresh new way. Some of you might also feel a sense of emptiness or loss surrounding your relationship with your mom.

Maybe it just isn't what you hoped it would be, due to circumstances beyond your control. Or she might be physically present but emotionally unavailable due to illness. Your roles have reversed, and you are caring for her the way she cared for you as a child. Reading the book "Letting Go, the Pathway to Surrender,"1 by Dr. David Hawkins really helped me in the early days after I lost my mom. David was a brilliant man and this was his last book before he passed. I deeply regret I never had the opportunity to interview him.

My Mom Believed in Me

dr. mercola and mom childhood

I am tremendously grateful that my mom was supportive of my dreams during my childhood, and she encouraged me in my goals and a...

11:22

Cervical Cancer Increases Since HPV Vaccines, Per Swedish Study "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Catherine J. Frompovich

READ MORE AT ACTIVIST POST

It seems there are more correlation and causation effects from vaccines, especially with the much-touted cervical cancer prevention vaccines known as Gardasil, Gardasil 9 and Cervarix  the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines manufactured by Merck & Company and GlaxoSmithKline, respectively! Read More

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