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Wednesday, 18 July

06:30

CNN: Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years Health Nut News

This week the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics released a report outlining the fact that death rates from liver cancer had increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016 (even as mortality for all cancers combined had declined). Liver cancer death rates increased for men and women 25 and older in white, black []

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06:17

Attorney: Elder Protective Services is a Racketeering Enterprise Medically Kidnapping Seniors Health Impact News

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Images of adults who were medically kidnapped that Health Impact News has covered.

The real perpetrators of elder abuse & exploitation: Medical kidnapping by state public officials

by Lisa Siegel Belanger, Esq.
Health Impact News

More than 30 years ago, throughout the United States, state governments created agencies known as elder protective services.

As seen by such designated titles, these agencies are made to appear as though state governments are helpful resources for citizens.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

These so-called protective agencies are, in fact, wolves in sheeps clothing that I can attest to from not only my direct personal experiences, but also from years of research.

Details of my familys ongoing travesty of justice can be found at FreeMarvin.com. (See also: Massachusetts Senior Citizen and Attorney Medically Kidnapped Estate Plundered Represents National Epidemic.)

Upon years of my reviewing and obtaining voluminous court documentation throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusettsparticularly, in my professional experience as an attorney, there is no doubt, whatsoever, that public officials have been operating a racketeering enterprise through the probate and family courts, feeding off our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly.

These public officials do so through physical and financial exploitation of the elderly. [1]

In 2015, I filed a federal civil action in the District Court of Massachusetts providing overwhelming and irrefutable documentation that state elder protective agencies is one cog of many in a long-embedded governmental money laundering and embezzlement enterprise.

Adult/elder protective services is a money-making industry, which should set off nonstop warning bells to the publicespecially, given the revelation of the magnitude of absolute corruption by government officials with hard cold supporting indisputable facts to the credit of our 45th President Donald J. Trump. (Editors note See:...

06:01

Attorney: Elder Protective Services is a Racketeering Enterprise Medically Kidnapping Seniors Medical Kidnap

Adults-Seniors-Medical-Kidnappingjpg

Images of adults who were medically kidnapped that Health Impact News has covered.

The real perpetrators of elder abuse & exploitation: Medical kidnapping by state public officials

by Lisa Siegel Belanger, Esq.
Health Impact News

More than 30 years ago, throughout the United States, state governments created agencies known as elder protective services.

As seen by such designated titles, these agencies are made to appear as though state governments are helpful resources for citizens.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

These so-called protective agencies are, in fact, wolves in sheeps clothing that I can attest to from not only my direct personal experiences, but also from years of research.

Details of my familys ongoing travesty of justice can be found at FreeMarvin.com. (See also: Massachusetts Senior Citizen and Attorney Medically Kidnapped Estate Plundered Represents National Epidemic.)

Upon years of my reviewing and obtaining voluminous court documentation throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusettsparticularly, in my professional experience as an attorney, there is no doubt, whatsoever, that public officials have been operating a racketeering enterprise through the probate and family courts, feeding off our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly.

These public officials do so through physical and financial exploitation of the elderly. [1]

In 2015, I filed a federal civil action in the District Court of Massachusetts providing overwhelming and irrefutable documentation that state elder protective agencies is one cog of many in a long-embedded governmental money laundering and embezzlement enterprise.

Adult/elder protective services is a money-making industry, which should set off nonstop warning bells to the publicespecially, given the revelation of the magnitude of absolute corruption by government officials with hard cold supporting indisputable facts to the credit of our 45th President Donald J. Trump. (Editors note See:...

05:37

New York Adds Opioid Replacement As Qualifying Condition For Medical Cannabis MedicalCannabis.com

Follow Us!Share This!On July 12, the New York State Department of Health filed emergency regulations that went into immediate effect adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. According to the NY State DOH: Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical marijuana as a replacement for opioids, provided that the precise underlying condition for which an opioid would otherwise be prescribed is stated on the patients certification. This...
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05:34

Master Chef Shares the Best Way to Cook Chicken so its Moist Every Time Healthy Holistic Living

Dry chicken is the worst! Its hard to chew, its hard to swallow, and its hard to eat chicken again after youve had it so dry.  Its such a difficult food to cook, with seemingly seconds between raw, perfect, and overdone, leaving a wide range of cooks with dried out messes for dinners and plenty... View Article

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04:32

Curcumin supplementation mitigates NASH development and progression in female Wistar rats. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Physiol Rep. 2018 Jul ;6(14):e13789. PMID: 30009570 Abstract Title:  Curcumin supplementation mitigates NASH development and progression in female Wistar rats. Abstract:  Curcumin, a naturally occurring plant polyphenolic compound, may have beneficial effects in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) development. We examined whether curcumin supplementation could be used in both prevention and treatment of NASH with fibrosis. Female Wistar rats were provided ad libitum access to a"western diet"(WD) high in fat (43% kcal), sucrose (29% kcal), and cholesterol (2% w/v), as well as 15% fructose drinking water. Intraperitoneal CC1injections (0.5 mL/kg) were also administered at weeks 1, 2, 4, and 6 to accelerate development of a NASH with fibrosis phenotype. Rats were randomized to four groups (n = 9-12/group) and fed ad libitum: (1) WD for 8-weeks (8WD), (2) WD enriched with curcumin for 8-weeks (8WD+C; 0.2% curcumin, BCM-95, DolCas Biotech) to assess prevention, (3) WD for 12-weeks (12WD), (4) WD for 8-weeks followed by 4-weeks WD+C (12WD+C) to assess treatment. Curcumin prevention (8WD vs. 8WD+C) attenuated (P 

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04:21

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students Natural Blaze

Court Rules School Can Use Electric Shock as Punishment For Special Needs Students

By John Vibes

Bristol County, MA  Family Court Judge Katherine Field denied a motion to stop the use of electric shock on disabled students, a form of punishment that has been controversial for years after news of the practice first reached the public in 2013 when video surfaced of an 18-year-old student receiving dozens of shocks for refusing to take off his jacket.

(The state) failed to demonstrate that there is now a professional consensus that the Level III aversive treatment used at JRC does not conform to the accepted standard of care for treating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Judge Field wrote in her decision.

The facility in question is the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC), a special needs day and residential school in Canton, and it is the only school in the country that still uses electric shocks on its students. Records show that at least 58 students at the school have received shocks as of August 2017.

Despite the obvious ethical concerns with this practice, there is a cult-like support among the staff and even some parents for what they call aversive treatment.

A statement from the JRC Parents Group reads:

As parents whose children attend and received treatment at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) we welcome the courts ruling and repudiation of...

04:08

10 Amazing Benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil Natural Blaze

10 Amazing Benefits Vanilla Essential Oil

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Vanilla essential oil is an essential oil that is distilled from fermented vanilla beans of the Vanilla planifolia plant.

The word vanilla may conjure up thoughts of sweet desserts like cakes and candy, but dont mistake the oil for vanilla extract. Vanilla essential oil is not only sweet-smelling. It appears to be good for your health, too.

In this article, were going to take a look at the potential benefits of vanilla essential oil as well as its uses. You may be surprised at the amount of health advantages that could come from this aromatic essential oil.

Benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil

Vanilla essential oil is packed with a number of health and beauty benefits. The benefits of vanilla essential oil on skin and hair as well as its antidepressant, sedative, or libido-boosting properties are definitely worth a closer look. It may even be able to enhance cancer treatments.

1. Hair Care

Vanilla essential oil can help your hair in numerous ways, as it contains important B vitamins. B-complex vitamins are essential for keeping your hair strong and promoting hair growth. Vanilla essential oil could also help keep your hair shiny.

2. Antioxidant

Vanilla oil may also have a number of antioxidant properties, according to research studies. Antioxidants are believed to help repair cells and get rid of free radicals tha...

04:05

Climate Engineering Cover-Up: Geoengineering Over Our Oceans Geoengineering Watch

Dane Wigington GeoengineeringWatch.org NASA tells us that the shockingly visible and very extensive "tracks" (or trails) being witnessed on satellite imagery over oceans are ALL the result of pollution being produced by ships, which is in turn creating clouds as an unintended consequence. Does the official narrative from NASA actually hold up to an examination of the facts?

04:04

E-cigarettes are a potential source of exposure to toxic metals. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Environ Health Perspect. 2018 02 21 ;126(2):027010. Epub 2018 Feb 21. PMID: 29467105 Abstract Title:  Metal Concentrations in e-Cigarette Liquid and Aerosol Samples: The Contribution of Metallic Coils. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) generate an aerosol by heating a solution (e-liquid) with a metallic coil. Whether metals are transferred from the coil to the aerosol is unknown.OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to investigate the transfer of metals from the heating coil to the e-liquid in the e-cigarette tank and the generated aerosol.METHODS: We sampled 56 e-cigarette devices from daily e-cigarette users and obtained samples from the refilling dispenser, aerosol, and remaining e-liquid in the tank. Aerosol liquid was collected via deposition of aerosol droplets in a series of conical pipette tips. Metals were reported as mass fractions (g/kg) in liquids and converted to mass concentrations (mg/m) for aerosols.RESULTS: Median metal concentrations (g/kg) were higher in samples from the aerosol and tank vs. the dispenser (all

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03:13

E-cig vapor extract caused toxicity and reduced the antiviral response to polycytidylic acid. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018 ;13:989-1000. Epub 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29615835 Abstract Title:  The effect of electronic cigarette and tobacco smoke exposure on COPD bronchial epithelial cell inflammatory responses. Abstract:  Background: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are used to help smoking cessation. However, these devices contain harmful chemicals, and there are safety concerns. We have investigated the effects of e-cigs on the inflammatory response and viability of COPD bronchial epithelial cells (BECs).Methods: BECs from COPD patients and controls were exposed to e-cig vapor extract (ECVE) and the levels of interleukin (IL)-6, C-X-C motif ligand 8 (CXCL8), and lactate dehydrogenase release were measured. We also examined the effect of ECVE pretreatment on polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly I:C)-stimulated cytokine release from BECs. Parallel experiments using Calu-3 cells were performed. Comparisons were made with cigarette smoke extract (CSE).Results: ECVE and CSE caused an increase in the release of IL-6 and CXCL8 from Calu-3 cells. ECVE only caused toxicity in BECs and Calu-3 cells. Furthermore, ECVE and CSE dampened poly I:C-stimulated C-X-C motif ligand 10 release from both cell culture models, reaching statistical significance for CSE at an optical density of 0.3.Conclusion: ECVE caused toxicity and reduced the antiviral response to poly I:C. This raises concerns over the safety of e-cig use.

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03:09

FDA recalls common heart drug over cancer concerns Health Nut News

Last week the FDA issued a voluntary recall of the drug Valsartan, commonly used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure, over concerns about the presence of an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). RELATED STORY: What you really need to know about Heart Disease and its treatment The organic chemical, often used in rocket fuel, softeners, []

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02:38

Altered lung biology of healthy never smokers following acute inhalation of E-cigarettes. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Respir Res. 2018 May 14 ;19(1):78. Epub 2018 May 14. PMID: 29754582 Abstract Title:  Altered lung biology of healthy never smokers following acute inhalation of E-cigarettes. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Little is known about health risks associated with electronic cigarette (EC) use although EC are rising in popularity and have been advocated as a means to quit smoking cigarettes.METHODS: Ten never-smokers, without exposure history to tobacco products or EC, were assessed at baseline with questionnaire, chest X-ray, lung function, plasma levels of endothelial microparticles (EMP), and bronchoscopy to obtain small airway epithelium (SAE) and alveolar macrophages (AM). One week later, subjects inhaled 10 puffs of"Blu"brand EC, waited 30 min, then another 10 puff; n=7 were randomized to EC with nicotine and n=3 to EC without nicotine to assess biological responses in healthy, naive individuals.RESULTS: Two hr. post-EC exposure, subjects were again assessed as at baseline. No significant changes in clinical parameters were observed. Biological changes were observed compared to baseline, including altered transcriptomes of SAE and AM for all subjects and elevated plasma EMP levels following inhalation of EC with nicotine.CONCLUSIONS: This study provides in vivo human data demonstrating that acute inhalation of EC aerosols dysregulates normal human lung homeostasis in a limited cohort of healthy nave individuals. These observations have implications to new EC users, nonsmokers exposed to secondhand EC aerosols and cigarette smokers using EC to quit smoking.TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01776398 (registered 10/12/12), NCT02188511 (registered 7/2/14).

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02:00

Slime Chemical Causes Diarrhea and Vomiting Natural Blaze

Slime Chemical Causes Diarrhea and Vomiting

By Melinda CaffertyNatural Blaze

Slime is what the kids play with these days. Adults, too. Its popularity seems neck-in-neck with fidget spinners. The gooey pastime is said to be soothing and stress-inducing.

Countless recipes exist online, but slime is also available in stores. Whether homemade or store-bought, it may contain too much of a household cleaning agent that can cause sickness.

Daily Mail reports:

Consumer watchdog Which? has found some slime products contain potentially unsafe levels of the chemical boron, which in excessive levels causes short-term bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps.

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01:46

Springfield City commission to review fluoride ballot proposal Fluoride Action Network

Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to put a measure on the ballot this fall to fluoridate the public water supply.

If approved, voters would likely decide in November on whether to add fluoride to the water in Springfield and New Carlisle, said Charles Patterson, commissioner of the Clark County Combined Health District. Voters rejected similar proposals twice before, most recently in 2005, he said. But he said theres more support from several public entities for this proposal than there had been in the past.

The city has to seek approval from voters before moving ahead because residents have shot down previous efforts, Patterson said. City officials did not return a call Monday seeking comment.

Springfield is the largest city in Ohio that doesnt have fluoridated water, Patterson said.

The proposed ballot measure is the result of a Community Health Improvement Plan developed in 2015 to determine what health-related issues are most important to the region. Patterson said the top complaint at the Springfield Regional Medical Centers emergency room was visits from residents who complained about pain related to oral health.

More than 32 percent of Clark County residents have had between one and five permanent teeth removed because of tooth decay or gum disease, according to the Community Health Assessment. Adding a small amount of fluoride to the water supply emerged as a cost-effective and effective way to improve dental health for thousands of Clark County residents, Patterson said. City officials recently visited Middletown to see how similar-sized city is addressing the issue, he said.

In 1969, Ohio legislators passed a law requiring fluoridation of public water supplies that serve more than 5,000 people. But Springfield voters voted to become exempt from the law later that year.

Fluoridation of the public water supply was placed on the ballot in 2005 but was defeated as 57 percent of voters came out against the issue. Many of those opposed expressed concern about adding a potentially toxic chemical to Springfields water.

If approved, it would likely be a few years before fluoride would be added to the water. The equipment to treat the water would likely be paid for through a Ohio Department of Health grant through the Delta Dental Foundation which would cover the entire initial cost. The grant would also cover about half the cost for replacement equipment when thats eventually needed.

Patterson said he expects some opposition, but argued fluoride has proven to be a safe, effective way to improve oral health in a community. He said the health district will do its best to provide accurate information about the issue, but voters will ultimately decide.

Information from the Centers For Disease Control and Preventions website showed community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical, and denta...

01:45

Inhalation of a single puff of e-cig aerosol caused a transient bronchoconstriction. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 05 31. Epub 2018 May 31. PMID: 29847989 Abstract Title:  Inhalation of Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Induces Reflex Bronchoconstriction by Activation of Vagal Bronchopulmonary C-fibers. Abstract:  The electronic cigarette (e-cig) has been suggested as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. However, the health effects of e-cig in the airways have not been fully investigated. Nicotine, the primary chemical constituent of the e-cig aerosol, has been shown to stimulate vagal bronchopulmonary C-fiber sensory nerves, which upon activation can elicit vigorous pulmonary defense reflexes, including airway constriction. In this study, we investigated the bronchomotor response to e-cig inhalation challenge in anesthetized guinea pigs and the mechanisms involved in regulating these responses. Our results showed that delivery of a single puff of e-cig aerosol into the lung triggered immediately a transient bronchoconstriction that sustained for>2 min. The increase in airway resistance was almost completely abolished by a pretreatment with either intravenous injection of atropine or inhalation of aerosolized lidocaine, suggesting that the bronchoconstriction was elicited by cholinergic reflex mechanism and stimulation of airway sensory nerves was probably involved. Indeed, electrophysiological recording further confirmed that inhalation of e-cig aerosol exerted a pronounced stimulatory effect on vagal bronchopulmonary C-fibers. These effects on airway resistance and bronchopulmonary C-fiber activity were absent when the e-cig aerosol containing zero nicotine was inhaled, indicating a critical role of nicotine. Furthermore, a pretreatment with nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonists by inhalation completely prevented the airway constriction evoked by e-cig aerosol inhalation. In conclusion, inhalation of a single puff of e-cig aerosol caused a transient bronchoconstriction that was mediated through cholinergic reflex and triggered by a stimulatory effect of nicotine on vagal bronchopulmonary C-fiber afferents.

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01:41

Are You Fluoridated? Fluoride Action Network

Its time we look at the fact that we are being dosed with a chemical, in an unmonitored and unstudied way, without our consent.

What if I told you that your drinking water, and everything made from it drinks to soups was poisoned? What if I then told you that this poison was being presented as a health-giving intervention, presumed to be in your best interest? You might wonder how such a reality could have ever taken hold.

Are You Fluoridated?

The sordid history of fluoridation reads like a sci-fi novel, now, being brought to the attention of the masses by efforts such as this short documentary entitled Our Daily Dose. Spend 20 minutes taking this in:

Fluoride is out of an era when valium was prescribed to housewives, feet were x-rayed for shoe size, cigarettes were harmless, and nuclear testing was exciting to watch. We knew less and understood the world differently.

Despite superficial claims to aid in tooth decay prevention, internal documents reveal that fluoride was a fertilizer industry byproduct that found a home in municipal water treatment. Not dissimilar to the crediting of vaccination with decline in infectious disease, decline in tooth decay (until 2010) has been attributed to fluoridation of the water supply, despite the fact that this trend has been mirrored in countries with unfluoridated water. What it does result in, however, is dental fluorosis, a tell-tail sign of toxicity.

With public policy lagging behind emerging science by decades, safe...

01:25

Exposure to cigarette smoke activates stem cell features of pancreatic cells. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Gastroenterology. 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1. PMID: 29864419 Abstract Title:  Cigarette Smoke Induces Stem Cell Features of Pancreatic Cancer Cells via PAF1. Abstract:  BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for pancreatic cancer. Aggressive pancreatic tumors contain cancer cells with stem cell features. We investigated whether cigarette smoke induces stem cell features in pancreatic cancer cells.METHODS: Kras; Pdx1-Cre (KC) mice were exposed to cigarette smoke or clean air (controls) for up to 20 weeks; pancreata were collected and analyzed by histology, quantitative reverse transcription PCR, and confocal immunofluorescence microscopy. HPNE and Capan1 cells were exposed to cigarette smoke extract (CSE), nicotine and nicotine-derived carcinogens (NNN or NNK), or clean air (controls) for 80 days and evaluated for stem cell markers and features using flow cytometry-based autofluorescence, sphere formation, and immunoblot assays. Proteins were knocked down in cells with small interfering RNAs. We performed RNA sequencing analyses of CSE-exposed cells. We used chromatin immunoprecipitation assays to confirm the binding of FOS like 1, AP-1 transcription factor subunit (FOSL1) to RNA polymerase II-associated factor (PAF1) promoter. We obtained pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and matched non-tumor tissues (n=15) and performed immunohistochemical analyses.RESULTS: Chronic exposure of HPNE and Capan1 cells to CSE caused them to increase markers of stem cells, including autofluorescence and sphere formation, compared to control cells. These cells increased expression of ABCG2, SOX9 and PAF1, via cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 7 subunit (CHRNA7) signaling to mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 and FOSL1. Pancreatic cell lines with knockdown of PAF1 did not develop features of stem cells upon exposure to CSE. Exposure of cells to NNN and NNK led to increased expression of CHRNA7, FOSL1, and PAF1 along with stem cell features. Pancreata from KC mice exposed to cigarette smoke had increased levels of PAF1 mRNA and protein, compared with control mice, as well as increased expression of SOX9. Levels of PAF1 and FOSL1 were increased in PDAC tissues, especially those from smokers, compared with non-tumor pancreatic tissue. CSE exposure increased expression of PHD finger protein 5A, a pluripotent transcription factor and its interaction with PAF1.CONCLUSIONS: Exposure to cigarette smoke activates stem cell features of pancreatic cells, via CHRNA7 signaling and FOSL1 activation of PAF1 expression. Levels of PAF1 are increased in pancreatic tumors of humans and mice with chronic cigarette smoke exposure.

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01:25

Basics of Crush Injuries Doom and Bloom (TM)

Basics of Crush Injuries

BASICS OF CRUSH INJURIES Recently, I was asked by a friend to comment on medical issues related to Earthquakes. Seismic events are major concerns on the West coast of the United States, and the number of casualties could be significant, especially if access is lost to modern medical services in populated areas. Even in normal []

01:07

Death In Samoa BolenReport

Del Bigtrees Master Class on Vaccines and Autism Part 2 By Kent Heckenlively, JD On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Del Bigtrees show, High-Wire, gave a master class on vaccines and autism, featuring some of the most exciting news we have heard in YEARS.  The link to the show is below.  I have broken the Continue reading Death In Samoa

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00:45

AI and the future of medical treatment Natural Blaze

AI and the future medical treatment

By Jon Rappoport

Oh Doctor, whats ailing me? Can I get a diagnosis? Whats that? AI [artificial intelligence] is handling it now? You mean I just go online and see the results of my tests and read the diagnosis and pick up my drugs outside my front door? Wow. Very nice.

Really? Is it very nice?

As AI creeps and crawls into the realm of medical diagnosis and treatment, and as it spreads under the banner of more precise care for the patient, remember that AI embeds false data more firmly than any human doctor can. Once its in there, how do you get rid of it?

Im sorry, sir. There is no human to speak with. All our data are produced by algorithms

For example, suppose the flu you have isnt the flu? Suppose its something else? AI would still diagnose you with flu, based on your profile of symptoms, and you could be prescribed a toxic antiviral drug you dont need, and also put on a warning list of people whose flu shot isnt up to date.

Dr. Peter Doshi, writing in the online BMJ (British Medical Journal), reveals a monstrosity.

As Doshi states, every year hundreds of thousands of respiratory samples are taken from flu patients in the US and tested in labs. Here is the kicker: only a small percentage of these samples show the presence of a flu virus.

This means: most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no...

00:39

Combat vet posts shocking picture of how many pills he has to take because cannabis is illegal Health Nut News

One veteran got so frustrated with the number of pills he had been prescribed to take on a daily basis that he decided to create a visual aid. After calculating that he took more than 9,855 prescription pills annually, he got an idea. Joshua Lee served with the Missouri National Guard from 2007 to 2014, and spent []

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00:31

Using ducks instead of pesticides, making us less dependent on chemicals Health Nut News

I ran across this story about a week ago and as I began to research it I found that the Japanese brilliant idea has taken root all over the place. Take a couple of minutes and check out the three videos below! XO- Erin One man who saw this happening in Japan brought the idea []

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00:30

The Best Way To Educate Politicians And Government Agencies About Wi-Fi, EMF Frequencies And The Adverse Health Effects Accruing From Them Natural Blaze

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Slowly, but surely, many high tech consumers are coming to the rough realization that the very devices they have fallen in love with and depend upon, i.e., iPhones, smart phones, and other products that use microwaves to send and receive voice, data, photos, games, etc. are emitting frequencies which are affecting their wellbeing, giving them brain fog and exposing them to Electrosmog [1], a form of electronic pollution.

Furthermore, many folks have come to the extremely sad realization they now are electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS), but dont know what to do about it or how to deal with it. That unfortunate health problem results from constant exposures 24/7/365 to EMFs and RFs emitted by utilities (electric, natural gas and water) AMI Smart Meters; cell phone and towers; HAN and LAN networks at work and at home; ubiquitous Wi-Fi, especially in schools, workplaces and public cafs; 4G and the super-fast 5G, which will have more serious health consequences [2-3] than is being acknowledged by the U.S. FCC, ICNIRP and the World Health Organization.

However, one extremely savvy consumer activist, Cece Doucette of Ashland, Massachusetts, made a presentation before her local Board of Health which everyone ought to know about, study and emulate to educate others, and also to become an activist to...

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22:58

Reject this from your doctor, its the leading cause of death if youre under 50 Health Nut News

Opioid addiction is at an all-time high in the U.S. so much so, its been identified as a significant factor in unemployment among men, and opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of the more than 63,600 []

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21:20

My chiropractor (and Dr. Mercolas too!) finally fixed my frozen shoulder with this technique! Health Nut News

(Note from Erin: Ive tried many chiropractors, but darned if my frozen shoulder didnt come back. However, thanks to Dr. Hill and the Gonstead technique Im feeling so much better. Ill be providing a list of chiropractors around the country who do this. A big thank you to Dr. Hill and his wife at Hill Chiropractic []

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21:05

Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed by Science GreenMedInfo

Ancient Saffron: Magical Healing Powers Confirmed by Science

Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived.  If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it. 

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20:49

3 Natural, Evidence-Based Aphrodisiacs For Women GreenMedInfo

3 Natural, Evidence-Based Aphrodisiacs For Women

According to the ancient Greeks, the apple represented abundance and fertility.  In some quarters, it was customary for a bride to eat an apple on her wedding night.  This was believed to ensure sexual desire, as well as fertility leading to babies.

You might think that's all a silly superstition.  But Italian researchers discovered women who eat an apple a day may in fact enjoy better sexual function.   

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20:33

Science: Electric car batteries souped-up with fluorinated electrolytes for longer-range driving [Report] Fluoride Action Network

The success of electric car batteries depends on the miles that can be driven on a single charge, but the current crop of lithium-ion batteries are reaching their natural limit of how much charge can be packed into any given space, keeping drivers on a short tether. Now, researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD), the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have figured out how to increase a rechargeable batterys capacity by using aggressive electrodes and then stabilizing these potentially dangerous electrode materials with a highly-fluorinated electrolyte.

A peer-reviewed paper based on the research was published July 16 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

We have created a fluorine-based electrolyte to enable a lithium-metal anode, which is known to be notoriously unstable, and demonstrated a battery that lasts up to a thousand cycles with high capacity, said co-first authors Xiulin Fan and Long Chen, postdoctoral researchers at UMDs A. James Clark School of Engineering.

The new batteries can thus charge and discharge many times over without losing the ability to provide a reliable and high quality stream of energy. Even after a thousand charge cycles, the fluorine enhanced electrolytes ensured 93% of battery capacity, which the authors call unprecedented. This means that a car running on this technology would reliably drive the same number of miles for many years.

The cycle lives they achieved with the given electrode materials and operation voltage windows sound unprecedented. This work is a [sic] great progress forward in the battery field in the direction of increasing the energy density, although further tuning might be needed to meet various standards for commercialization, said Jang Wook Choi, an associate professor in chemical and biological engineering at Seoul National University in South Korea. Choi was not involved with the research.

The team demonstrated the batteries in coin-cell shape like a watch battery for testing and is working with industry partners to use the electrolytes for a high voltage battery.

These aggressive materials, such as the lithium-metal anode and nickel and high-voltage cathode materials, are called such because they react strongly with other material, meaning that they can hold a lot of energy but also tend to eat up any other elements theyre partnered with, rendering them unusable.

Chunsheng Wang, professor in the Clark Schools Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, has collaborated with Kang Xu at ARL and Khalil Amine at ANL on these new electrolyte materials for batteries. Since each element on the periodic table has a different arrangement of electrons, Wang studies how each permutation of chemical structure can be an advantage or disadvantage in a battery. He and Xu also...

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Research Backs Parental Concerns: Kids With Food Allergies 2x More Likely To Have (GET?) Autism AGE OF AUTISM

By Teresa Conrick The media continues to report on the research that increasingly shows that there are big time IMMUNE abnormalities in AUTISM. Parents, we have been correct in our concerns about seeing our children with food allergies, skin reactions...

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Independence is an Ableist Myth Mad In America

From The Body is Not an Apology: The myth of independence doesnt just show up when we come down with the flu and run to the pharmacy instead of the doctor. We also see this show up in conversations around self-care, as if a single person can fulfill all their self-care needs alone with a soothing bubble bath, a good book, and an indulgent meal. As important as self-care is, the name itself can be misleading.

Self-care and community care go hand in hand. Of course socializing can be necessary self-care, like going to a movie, a concert, or just to grab a cup of tea with a friend. And even when company isnt required, having loved ones to share the joy with can make that self-care time more valuable. Each person needs a different balance of solitude and social time, but we all need both.

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Inside the Campaign to Strip Harassers of Their Scientific Honors Mad In America

From Pacific Standard: Frustrated with the academys inaction, McLaughlin started a Change.org campaign to encourage the National Academy of Sciences to remove alleged harassers from its ranks. Her petition now has more than 4,000 signatures. She called out the academys president, Marcia McNutt, over Twitter. But McLaughlin says the problem runs deeper than just the National Academy. She and some like-minded peers are aiming to strip scientists who have been sanctioned for bad behavior, whether by courts or institutions, of various outside scientific awards and resources. They hope to see such individuals expelled from all of the nations top honors for scientists, prevented from being elected to positions of honor, and prevented from receiving federal grants for training other scientists who are early in their careers.

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Too Many Too Soon: We Were Right as Irish Scientists Find Birth Vaccination Danger Signals AGE OF AUTISM

Note: My God, my God. This article should be front page news in EVERY newspaper in America. Never happen. Newborns do NOT RESPOND OPTIMALLY to vaccines. And why is this being discovered in IRELAND and not in the land of...

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New Research Suggests Brain Abnormalities in Schizophrenia May Result From Antipsychotics Mad In America

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A new study published in Biological Psychiatry finds that the reduced cortical thickness and brain surface area are correlated with a schizophrenia diagnosis but that these differences may be explained by the widespread use of antipsychotic medications.

The researchers report that effect sizes were two to three times larger in individuals receiving antipsychotic medication relative to unmedicated individuals.

In fact, the researchers found that participants with a schizophrenia diagnosis, who were unmedicated, were not significantly different from healthy control subjects regarding cortical thickness.

The researchers were from the large, worldwide consortium called the ENIGMA Schizophrenia Working Group. The study included data from 9,572 participants across 39 worldwide tests (4,474 were diagnosed with schizophrenia; 5,098 were healthy control subjects). The researchers examined data on cortical thickness and surface area of the overall brain.

The researchers found that individuals with a schizophrenia diagnosis had thinner cortices than control subjects in specific areas, and thicker cortices than controls in other areas. However, when participants were grouped based on their medication use, the researchers discovered that unmedicated participants with schizophrenia showed no statistically significant differences from healthy control subjects.

The effect size for reduced cortical thickness was twice as large for participants taking second-generation antipsychotics. For those taking first-generation antipsychotics, the effect size was three times larger when compared to unmedicated participants.

The researchers also note that higher medication doses were significantly correlated with thinner cortex in almost all regions of the brain.

In these analyses, res...

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Thirty Mental Health Experts Write to Secretary of State About Unprofessional Conduct of the UK Royal College of Psychiatry Mad In America

Following the Royal College of Psychiatrists refusal to retract a public statement minimising the withdrawal effects of antidepressant drugs, and their suppression of research evidence that contradicts their statement, 30 mental health experts have, today, written to the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to inform him that the Royal College of Psychiatrists is currently operating outside the ethical, professional and scientific standards expected of a body representing medical professionals.

The Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NS

July 17, 2018

Dear Mr Hancock

Ethical, Professional and Scientific Standards of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

We write to you as a group of mental health experts (including eight professors, ten psychiatrists, and ten people who have experienced the withdrawal effects of antidepressants for between 11 months and ten years), because we have become convinced that the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) is currently operating outside the ethical, professional and scientific standards expected of a body representing medical professionals.

On April 26, 2018, in the House of Lords, the Earl of Sandwich said:

On 24 February, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a colleague wrote in the Times that for the vast majority of patients, any unpleasant symptoms experienced on discontinuing antidepressants have resolved within two weeks of stopping treatment.

This statement has appalled a large number of psychiatrists and patients who have lodged a complaint with the RCP, including some who have experienced withdrawal effects for between 11 months and 10 years. Even the Royal Colleges own survey of 800 users found that withdrawal symptoms generally lasted for up to six weeks, with a quarter reporting that anxiety lasted more than three months. If even one of our leading institutions can mislead Times readers on a matter of public safety, what hope do the Government have of explaining these things to the general public?

We had originally written to the two senior officials responsible for the misleading statement, but they declined to either retract the statement or provide any compelling research evidence to support it. So we felt it incumbent upon us to register a formal Complaint with the RCPsych about such a misleading and potentially dangerous public statement made by two of its senior leaders, minimizing the seriousness and duration of the withdrawal effects of antidepressants.

The Complaint was dismissed by the Registrar without initiating a full investigation, and without a right of appeal. As is clear from the accompanying documentation, the four stated reasons for the peremptory dismissal were all either irrelevant or untrue....

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Boiled Frogs and the Pesticide Time Bomb Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Corn and soybean seeds colored red and blue, respectively, have become an all-too-common sight on U.S. farms. The seeds are given a colorful hue because theyve been treated with neonicotinoid pesticides, and the coloring is one of the only ways to tell them apart from their untreated, yellow counterparts. In 2018, nearly every field corn seed sown in the U.S. contained the insecticides, along with about half of soybeans and most of the cotton.1

(For clarification, there are three kinds of corn: field, sweet and popcorn. Popcorn is never genetically modified, 2 although some brands may include GMO Ingredients, for example, if you purchase preflavored bags. Sweet corn is that tasty corn you eat right on the cob every summer, and its moist when its harvested,3 unlike field corn, which is left on the stalk longer so it can dry out in preparation for processing. Field corn is then used to make processed food products and animal feed.)

According to John Tooker, associate professor of entomology at Pennsylvania State University, [T]hese insecticides will be used across at least 150 million acres of (field corn) cropland, an area about the size of Texas.4

While some attention has been given to neonicotinoids potential role in bee decline, Tooker believes the chemicals are having an even greater pernicious influence on insects, such that entire ecosystems could be in jeopardy. Whats more, neonicotinoids are only one type of agricultural chemical thats being used in excess while the environmental consequences begin to unfold all-around us.

Neonicotinoids Devastating the Environment While Reducing Farmers Crop Yields

In recent years, the acreage of crops treated with neonicotinoids has skyrocketed, as has the volume used. From 2011 to 2014, Tooker says, seed suppliers doubled the amount of insecticide applied to each seed. During that time, the number of pests have stayed largely the same, as they have since the 1990s, when only 35 percent of U.S. corn acres and 5 percent of soybean acres were treated with neonicotinoids.

Even at those levels, pest populations did not cause economically significant harm very often, according to Tooker. This suggests that it is not necessary to treat hundreds of millions of acres of crops with neonicotinoid seed coatings. Further, while the chemicals are very effective at killin...

Polluting Pigs Part IV Articles

By Dr. Mercola

The saga of polluting pigs continues, with both good and bad news. Good news first: The second of 26 nuisance lawsuits filed against Murphy Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the worlds largest pork producer, wrapped up in July 2018 with a $25 million verdict against Smithfield.

A federal jury ruled that Smithfield should pay two neighbors living near a North Carolina Smithfield contractors pig farm the sizable sum due to bad odors, flies and loud trucks caused by the concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).1

The case is particularly noteworthy as it involved parties chosen by Smithfield attorneys those they believed would be hard-pressed to win the case. The couple had moved into the area after the CAFO was already in operation and did not make any official complaints before the suit was filed.2 Still, the jury ruled in their favor, as they did in the first nuisance case, which involved plaintiffs chosen by the plaintiffs attorneys.

In that case, 10 plaintiffs who live near the Kinlaw hog farm, a 14,000-animal facility, in Bladen County, owned their properties prior to the CAFO moving into town, and since operations started in 1995 theyve been plagued by the stench from pig waste lagoons and dead animals, pestered by flies and had their homes covered with pig feces. In April 2018 a federal jury awarded the plaintiffs a collective $750,000 in compensation plus another $50 million in damages.

The favorable rulings in both cases gave hope to others living near CAFOs, which are known to seriously pollute area waterways and air, and drag down nearby property values while endangering residents health. Unfortunately, theres a downside to the story.

North Carolina Restricts Future Nuisance Lawsuits Against CAFOs, Slashes Awarded Damages

One step forward, two steps back. About a week after the initial April 2018 ruling, a federal judge called upon a North Carolina law that limits punitive damages to no more than three times the amount of compensatory damages or $250,000, whichever is greater.

As a result, damages in the suit were reduced to $3.25 million, which means the plaintiffs, who were set to receive $5 million in compensatory damages, will each receive $325,000 instead hardly enough to compensate them for the damages and allow them to relocate. The damages awarded in the second case are also expected to be reduced due to the cap.

Worse still, in June 2018, North Carolina legislators passed a law restricting future nuisance lawsuits aimed at pig CAFOs. While those already filed will not be affected, future lawsuits will be nearly impossible for CAFO neighbors to file.

As reported in a news release, industry supporters tried to pass the legislation off as necessary...

Majority of Supermarket Meats Are Still Riddled With Superbugs Articles

By Dr. Mercola

For a number of years now, researchers have warned we are headed toward a post-antibiotic world a world in which infections that used to be easily treatable become death sentences as they can no longer be touched by available drugs. As reported by NPR July 2, 2018:1

A woman in Nevada dies from a bacterial infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics. A U.K. patient contracts a case of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea never seen before. A typhoid superbug kills hundreds in Pakistan. These stories from recent years and many others raise fears about the possibility of a post-antibiotic world.

In the video above, NPR explains how antibiotic resistance develops, and what can be done to stem the swelling tide of drug-resistant infections. Importantly, misuse and overuse must be reined in. Despite strong warnings, about 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are still given to livestock not to treat acute infections but as a preventive measure, and as a growth promoter. This routine low-dose administration is a most dangerous practice, as it primes bacteria for resistance.

As explained in the video, when antibiotics are given, any bacteria that survive are now stronger and can more readily evade the drug the next time around. This is also why, when youre given a course of antibiotics for an infection, the instructions will tell you to take the full course and not stop early. Its important to eradicate all the bacteria before stopping, or else you risk developing an even harder-to-treat infection as surviving bacteria will have developed hardier resistance.

Highly Resistant Bacteria Are on the Move

Tests conducted in 2017 on nearly 5,780 antibiotic-resistant bacterial samples collected from hospitals and nursing homes revealed 1 in 4 samples contained genes known to confer drug resistance, and 221 of them, collected from 27 states, contained a particularly rare drug-resistance gene that confers a very high level of resistance.2,3

This hardy resistance gene was found in a number of different types of infections, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Disturbingly, follow-up screening showed nearly 1 in 10 asymptomatic contacts tested positive for drug-resistant bacteria carrying this rare gene, which means it can, and likely has, spread to other patients who have come into contact with an infected individual.

The emergence and rapid spread of this new dr...

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Right-Hand Itching: Likely Causes of Itchy Arm or Palm (Science Based) Healthy and Natural World

Right-hand itching usually means that you have a skin allergy, irritation, dry skin, or have been under stress lately. In many cases, your right hand can itch like crazy if you have a chronic inflammatory skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, or a fungal infection.  Whatever the reason for your right-hand itching, you often have to deal with a mild to a strong urge to scratch your palms, back of your hand, or arm.

Depending on the cause of your itchy right arm or hand, you may also notice itchy bumps on the back of your hand or an irritating itchy rash on your palm. Some skin conditions also cause raised welts or hives on your hand, scaling and flaky skin, or fluid that oozes from broken skin.

Thankfully, the majority of conditions that cause your right hand to itch and feel tingly are nothing to worry about. However, having a persistent itchy blistering rash on your hand can cause emotional upset and embarrassment. In many cases, a cold pack, oatmeal compress, or an aloe vera anti-itch remedy can help to soothe the itching naturally.

This article examines the many research-based reasons why your right hand itches. Even if you also have itchy bumps on your right arm, back of your hand, or an itchy red rash, you will find helpful home remedies to get rid of the itching.

What Does it Mean if You Have an Itchy Right Hand?

Having an itchy right hand rarely means that you have a serious medical condition. The Journal of the German Society of Dermatology reports that itching in your right hand or left hand is usually a sign of a skin condition or irritated nerves in your arm.1

Hand itching, or hand pruritus, usually means that you have to deal with an irresistible desire to scratch the palm, forearm, wrist, or back of the arm.

A common complication of chronic hand or palm itching is a secondary bacterial infection. The book Medical Microbiology warns that the fingernails and hands can harbor many germs. This means that acute or chronic hand scratching can turn the itchy hand red and show signs of pus and swelling.2

Other symptoms accompanying an itchy right hand can include:

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Effect of dandelion extracts on the proliferation of ovarian granulosa cells and expression of hormone receptors. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Chin Med J (Engl). 2018 Jul 20 ;131(14):1694-1701. PMID: 29998889 Abstract Title:  Effect of Dandelion Extracts on the Proliferation of Ovarian Granulosa Cells and Expression of Hormone Receptors. Abstract:  Background: In the current society, infertility related to age has become a social problem. The in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate in women with poor ovarian response (POR) is very low. Dandelion extract T-1 (DE-T1) is an effective component of the extract from the leaves and stems of Taraxacum officinale, which is one of the medicines used in some patients with POR, but its molecular mechanism remains unclear.Methods: Following IVF, ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) of sixty patients were extracted and divided into normal ovarian response (NOR) and POR groups. GCs were cultured in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner with DE-T1, proliferation of GCs was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay, and mRNA levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), luteotropic hormone receptor (LHR), follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR), LHR, and CYP19A1 (aromatase) were determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Progesterone and estradiol (E2) concentrations were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.Results: The cell viability gradually increased with the progressive increase in the DE-T1 concentration. Compared with the control group (without DE-T1), the mRNA expressions of FSHR, LHR, IGF-1R, and CYP19A1 were upregulated after the addition of DE-T1, especially in the 2.5% DE-T1 group (P

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Cigarette smoke extract acts directly on CD4 T cells to enhance Th1 polarization and reduce memory potential. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Cell Immunol. 2018 Jun 18. Epub 2018 Jun 18. PMID: 29935764 Abstract Title:  Cigarette smoke extract acts directly on CD4 T cells to enhance Th1 polarization and reduce memory potential. Abstract:  Although cigarette smoke is known to alter immune responses, whether and how CD4 T cells are affected is not well-described. We aimed to characterize how exposure to cigarette smoke extract impacts CD4 T cell effector generation in vitro under Th1-polarizing conditions. Our results demonstrate that cigarette smoke directly acts on CD4 T cells to impair effector expansion by decreasing division and increasing apoptosis. Furthermore, cigarette smoke enhances Th1-associated cytokine production and increases expression of the transcription factor T-bet, the master regulator of Th1 differentiation. Finally, we show that exposure to cigarette smoke extract during priming impairs the ability of effectors to form memory cells. Our findings thus demonstrate that cigarette smoke simultaneously enhances effector functions but promotes terminal differentiation of CD4 T cell effectors. This study may be relevant to understanding how smoking can both aggravate autoimmune symptoms and reduce vaccine efficacy.

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Prolonged e-cigarette vapour exposure has a significant impact on pro-inflammatory mediator production, oxidative stress and cell viability. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Toxicol In Vitro. 2018 Jun 27 ;52:255-264. Epub 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29940344 Abstract Title:  An investigation into E-cigarette cytotoxicity in-vitro using a novel 3D differentiated co-culture model of human airways. Abstract:  Currently there is a lack of consensus on the possible adverse health effects of E-cigarettes (ECs). Important factors including cell model employed and exposure method determine the physiological relevance of EC studies. The present study aimed to evaluate EC cytotoxicity using a physiologically relevant in-vitro multicellular model of human airways. Human bronchial epithelial cells (CALU-3) and pulmonary fibroblasts (MRC-5) were co-cultured at air-liquid-interface for 11-14days post which they were exposed to whole cigarette smoke (WCS) or EC vapour (ECV) at standard ISO-3308 regime for 7m using a bespoke aerosol delivery system. ECV effects were further investigated at higher exposure times (1h-6h). Results showed that while WCS significantly reduced cellviability after 7m, ECV decreased cell viability only at exposure times higher than 3h. Furthermore, ECV caused elevated IL-6 and IL-8 production despite reduced cell viability. ECV exposure also produced a marked increase in oxidative stress. Finally, WCS but not ECV exposure induced caspase3/7 activation, suggesting a caspase independent death of ECV exposed cells. Overall, our results indicate that prolonged ECV exposure (3h) has a significant impact on pro-inflammatory mediators' production, oxidative stress and cell viability but not caspase 3/7 activity.

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A review of the health effects of trace metals in electronic cigarette aerosols. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Jul 4. Epub 2018 Jul 4. PMID: 29974385 Abstract Title:  Health Effects of Trace Metals in Electronic Cigarette Aerosols-a Systematic Review. Abstract:  Electronic cigarettes (ECs) are essentially nicotine delivery devices that mimic the appearance of a conventional cigarette (CC). Lately, they have been marketed as tools for quitting smoking. Even though they are promoted as safe alternatives to CC, they are not devoid of hazardous components. Literature reveals that the EC aerosols and e-liquids are a potential source of elements that induce and promote development of chronic conditions. These include trace metals which are leached from their core assembly. Some of these metals like nickel, chromium, cadmium, tin, aluminum, and lead are potential carcinogens. They have been associated with fatal conditions like lung and sinonasal cancer. Besides, they may have adverse effects on oral tissues like periodontal ligament and mucosa where they may trigger chronic periodontitis and oral cancer. However, there is only trivial evidence related to health hazards of metals released from ECs. With this background, the present review first focuses on the structure of the ECs followed by an appraisal of the data from experimental studies about the metals released in EC aerosols and their associated health hazards.

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The association of e-cigarette use with exposure to nickel and chromium. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Environ Res. 2017 11 ;159:313-320. Epub 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28837903 Abstract Title:  The association of e-cigarette use with exposure to nickel and chromium: A preliminary study of non-invasive biomarkers. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr) are components of e-cigarette heating coils. Whether e-cigarettes increase metal internal dose, however, is unknown. We assessed the association of e-cigarette use patterns and of e-liquid and aerosol metal concentrations with Ni and Cr biomarker levels in e-cigarette users from Maryland.METHODS: We recruited 64 e-cigarette users from December 2015 to March 2016. We collected urine, saliva, and exhaled breath condensate (EBC), data on e-cigarette use, and samples from their e-cigarette device (dispenser e-liquid, aerosol, and tank e-liquid).RESULTS: Median Ni and Cr levels were 0.73 and 0.39g/g creatinine in urine, 2.25 and 1.53g/L in saliva, and 1.25 and 0.29g/L in EBC. In adjusted models, tertiles 2 and 3 of aerosol Ni concentrations were associated with 16% and 72% higher urine Ni and 202% and 321% higher saliva Ni compared to the lowest tertile. Tertile 3 of aerosol Cr levelswere associated with 193% higher saliva Cr. An earlier time to first vape in the morning and more frequent coil change were associated with higher urine Ni. Tertile 2 of e-liquid consumption per week and voltage were associated with higher saliva Ni levels than tertile 1.CONCLUSION: Positive associations of Ni and Cr aerosol concentrations with corresponding Ni and Cr biomarker levels indicate e-cigarette emissions increase metal internal dose. Increased e-cigarette use and consumption were also associated with higher Ni biomarker levels. Metal level standards are needed to prevent involuntary metal exposure among e-cigarette users.

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Dandelion extract can enhance the proliferation and activity of rat skeletal muscle cells. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Chin Med J (Engl). 2018 Jul 20 ;131(14):1724-1731. PMID: 29998893 Abstract Title:  Effects of Dandelion Extract on the Proliferation of Rat Skeletal Muscle Cells and the Inhibition of a Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Reaction. Abstract:  Background: Dandelion is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine with several active compounds found in extracts. It has a variety of pharmacological effects, such as a reduction in swelling and inflammation, and detoxification. The mechanism by which dandelion extract inhibits the inflammatory response in skeletal muscle cells remains unknown; therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dandelion extract root on the proliferation of skeletal muscle cells and the alleviation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in vitro.Methods: Rat skeletal muscle cells were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rat and cultured in vitro which were cultured in basal medium, or medium containing LPS or dandelion extract. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) was employed to measure cell proliferation; meanwhile, the optimal concentration of dandelion extract and treatment time were selected. Crystal violet staining was used to detect the proliferation of muscle cells. Western blotting analysis was used to detect the levels of inflammatory factors, myogenic factor, and p-AKT protein expression.Results: The optimal concentration and treatment time of dandelion extract for the following study were 5 mg/ml and 4 days, respectively. Dandelion extract was found to increase proliferation of rat skeletal muscle cells (t = 3.145, P

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Maternal western style diet increases susceptibility to chemically-induced mammary carcinogenesis in female rats offspring. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2014 ;66(8):1293-303. Epub 2014 Oct 21. PMID: 25333700 Abstract Title:  Maternal western style diet increases susceptibility to chemically-induced mammary carcinogenesis in female rats offspring. Abstract:  The present study investigated whether maternal exposure to western style diet (WD) increases susceptibility to mammary carcinogenesis induced by N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) in female offspring. Pregnant female Sprague-Dawley rats received WD diet or control diet from gestational day 12 until postnatal day (PND) 21. At PND 21, female offspring received a single dose of MNU (50 mg/kg body weight) and were fed chow diet until PND 110. Mammary gland structures were assessed on whole-mount preparations in the offspring at PND 21, and tumor morphology was examined at PND 110. Immunohistochemical analysis for cell proliferation (PCNA), apoptosis (cleaved caspase-3) and estrogen receptor alpha (ER-) was performed in mammary terminal end buds (TEBs) at PND 21, and PCNA, ER-, and p63 analysis in mammary tumors at PND 110. Maternal WD intake induced a significant increase in the number of TEBs (P = 0.024) and in PCNA labeling index (P

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Western diet in ApoE-LDLR double-deficient mouse model of atherosclerosis leads to hepatic steatosis, fibrosis, and tumorigenesis. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Lab Invest. 2014 Nov ;94(11):1273-82. Epub 2014 Sep 8. PMID: 25199052 Abstract Title:  Western diet in ApoE-LDLR double-deficient mouse model of atherosclerosis leads to hepatic steatosis, fibrosis, and tumorigenesis. Abstract:  Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has been linked to cardiovascular diseases and atherosclerosis. The aim of the current study was to characterize the hepatic pathology leading to fibrosis and tumors in a murine model of atherosclerosis. Male apolipoprotein E/low-density lipoprotein receptor double-knockout mice (AL) mice were fed with a high fat and high cholesterol western diet for 35 weeks (AL mice on WD). Protein and mRNA analysis as well as micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) were performed to assess oxidative stress, liver damage, inflammation, fibrosis, signaling pathways, vascularization, and tumorigenesis. Controls were chosen to distinguish between genetically and dietary effects in steatohepatitis and associated tumorigenesis. Hepatic inflammation and dyslipidemia were increased in AL mice on WD compared with wild-type mice on WD. Uniquely, AL mice on WD showed a spontaneous development of tumors (30% of cases) and thickening of intrahepatic vessel walls. Functionally relevant underlying signaling pathways such as NF-B, Stat3, JNK, and AKT were differentially regulated between AL and wild-type mice on WD. Micro-CT was capable of visualizing and quantitatively distinguishing tumor neovascularization from vascularization in non-neoplastic liver tissue. AL mice on WD diet represent a novel model combining atherosclerosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Signaling pathways of liver cell damage and compensatory liver regeneration in combination with enhanced inflammation appear to be crucial for the spontaneous development of tumors in AL mice on WD. Micro-CT represents a new and powerful technique for the ultrastructural and three-dimensional assessment of the vascular architecture of liver tumors.

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Preventive effects of citrulline on Western diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Br J Nutr. 2016 07 ;116(2):191-203. Epub 2016 May 20. PMID: 27197843 Abstract Title:  Preventive effects of citrulline on Western diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in rats. Abstract:  A Western diet induces insulin resistance, liver steatosis (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)) and intestinal dysbiosis, leading to increased gut permeability and bacterial translocation, thus contributing to the progression of NAFLD to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. In the present study, we sought, in a model of Western diet-induced NAFLD, to determine whether citrulline (Cit), an amino acid that regulates protein and energy metabolism, could decrease Western diet-induced liver injuries, as well as the mechanisms involved. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a high-fat diet (45 %) and fructose (30 %) in drinking water or a control diet associated with water (group C) for 8 weeks. The high-fat, high-fructose diet (Western diet) was fed either alone (group WD) or with Cit (1 g/kg per d) (group WDC) or an isonitrogenous amount of non-essential amino acids (group WDA). We evaluated nutritional and metabolic status, liver function, intestinal barrier function, gut microbiota and splanchnic inflammatory status. Cit led to a lower level of hepatic TAG restricted to microvesicular lipid droplets and to a lower mRNA expression of CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein homologous protein, a marker of endoplasmic reticulum stress, of pro-inflammatory cytokines Il6 (P

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High-fat Western diet-induced obesity contributes to increased tumor growth in mouse models of human colon cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nutr Res. 2016 Dec ;36(12):1325-1334. Epub 2016 Oct 20. PMID: 27866828 Abstract Title:  High-fat Western diet-induced obesity contributes to increased tumor growth in mouse models of human colon cancer. Abstract:  Strong epidemiologic evidence links colon cancer to obesity. The increasing worldwide incidence of colon cancer has been linked to the spread of the Western lifestyle, and in particular consumption of a high-fat Western diet. In this study, our objectives were to establish mouse models to examine the effects of high-fat Western diet-induced obesity on the growth of human colon cancer tumor xenografts, and to examine potential mechanisms driving obesity-linked human colon cancer tumor growth. We hypothesize that mice rendered insulin resistant due to consumption of a high-fat Western diet will show increased and accelerated tumor growth. Homozygous Rag1mice were fed either a low-fat Western diet or a high-fat Western diet (HFWD), then human colon cancer xenografts were implanted subcutaneously or orthotopically. Tumors were analyzed to detect changes in receptor tyrosine kinase-mediated signaling and expression of inflammatory-associated genes in epididymal white adipose tissue. In both models, mice fed an HFWD weighed more and had increased intra-abdominal fat, and tumor weight was greater compared with in the low-fat Western diet-fed mice. They also displayed significantly higher levels of leptin; however, there was a negative correlation between leptin levels and tumor size. In the orthotopic model, tumors and adipose tissue from the HFWD group displayed significant increases in both c-Jun N-terminal kinase activation and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 expression, respectively. In conclusion, this study suggests that human colon cancer growth is accelerated in animals that are obese and insulin resistant due to the consumption of an HFWD.

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Western diet induced metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis with liver fibrosis in animals. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2015 Aug 11 ;5:12931. Epub 2015 Aug 11. PMID: 26263022 Abstract Title:  Seven weeks of Western diet in apolipoprotein-E-deficient mice induce metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis with liver fibrosis. Abstract:  Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is characterised by hepatic steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis, which might progress to cirrhosis. Human NASH is associated with metabolic syndrome (MS). Currently, rodent NASH models either lack significant fibrosis or MS. ApoE(-/-) mice are a MS model used in cardiovascular research. The aim of this work was to establish and characterise a novel mouse NASH model with significant fibrosis and MS. ApoE(-/-) and wild-type mice (wt) were fed either a western-diet (WD), methionine-choline-deficient-diet (MCD) or normal chow. Liver histology, RT-PCR, hepatic hydroxyproline content, triglycerides and cholesterol levels, and fasting glucose levels assessed hepatic steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis. Further, portal pressure was measured invasively, and kidney pathology was assessed by histology. ApoE(-/-) mice receiving WD showed abnormal glucose tolerance, hepatomegaly, weight gain and full spectrum of NASH including hepatic steatosis, fibrosis and inflammation, with no sign of renal damage. MCD-animals showed less severe liver fibrosis, but detectable renal pathological changes, besides weight loss and unchanged glucose tolerance. This study describes a murine NASH model with distinct hepatic steatosis, inflammation and fibrosis, without renal pathology. ApoE(-/-) mice receiving WD represent a novel and fast model with all characteristic features of NASH and MS well suitable for NASH research.

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09:31

Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  BMC Med. 2015 Sep 8 ;13:215. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26349802 Abstract Title:  Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Recent meta-analyses confirm a relationship between diet quality and both depression and cognitive health in adults. While the biological pathways that underpin these relationships are likely multitudinous, extensive evidence from animal studies points to the involvement of the hippocampus. The aim of this study was to examine the association between dietary patterns and hippocampal volume in humans, and to assess whether diet was associated with differential rates of hippocampal atrophy over time.METHODS: Data were drawn from the Personality and Total Health Through Life Study and focused on a subsample of the cohort (n = 255) who were aged 60-64 years at baseline in 2001, completed a food frequency questionnaire, and underwent two magnetic resonance imaging scans approximately 4 years apart. Longitudinal generalized estimating equation linear regression models were used to assess the association between dietary factors and left and right hippocampal volumes over time.RESULTS: Every one standard deviation increase in healthy"prudent"dietary pattern was associated with a 45.7 mm(3) (standard error 22.9 mm(3)) larger left hippocampal volume, while higher consumption of an unhealthy"Western"dietary pattern was (independently) associated with a 52.6 mm(3) (SE 26.6 mm(3)) smaller left hippocampal volume. These relationships were independent of covariates including age, gender, education, labour-force status, depressive symptoms and medication, physical activity, smoking, hypertension and diabetes. While hippocampal volume declined over time, there was no evidence that dietary patterns influenced this decline. No relationships were observed between dietary patterns and right hippocampal volume.CONCLUSIONS: Lower intakes of nutrient-dense foods and higher intakes of unhealthy foods are each independently associated with smaller left hippocampal volume. To our knowledge, this is the first human study to demonstrate associations between diet and hippocampal volume concordant with data previously observed in animal models.

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09:13

Autophagy and Intermittent Fasting: Removing Waste from the Body and Cellular Regeneration for Better Health Health Impact News

autophagy and intermittent fasting for health

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Autophagy is essentially an intra-cellular survival system of removing waste and malformed cellular components from the liquids within animal and human cells. This phenomenon was noticed a half-century ago in animals but soon forgotten.

Recently, Japanese cell biologist, Yoshinori Ohsumi, researched autophagy more thoroughly to discover its value for humans, leading to how it can be stimulated and controlled for weight loss and other even more important health considerations disclosed in this article. 

Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2016 for his autophagy discoveries.

The word itself is derived from Greek and means self-eating. Its an enzymatic degradation process that serves to remove faulty cellular particles and reorganize them better for better health, immunity, metabolism, and anti-aging. According to a 2010 published review:

Thus, autophagy may be thought of as a cellular recycling factory that also promotes energy efficiency through ATP [adenosine triphosphate] generation and mediates damage control by removing non-functional proteins and organelles. (Source)

Autophagy thats not interrupted or inhibited by poor dietary habits can induce better metabolism for greater overall energy, increase natural HGH (human growth hormone) production, resolve obesity, create insulin management, reverse pre-diabetes, and protect against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Eric Berg explains autophagy concisely and clearly in this video.

Moderate exercising and some dietary approaches contribute to autophagy. Before discussing the nutrients that stimulate autophagy, lets begin with the counter-intuitive, yet most effective, approach for stimulating autophagy fasting.

The easiest fasting method for most of us i...

09:12

Western-style diet induces insulin insensitivity and hyperactivity in adolescent male rats. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Physiol Behav. 2015 Nov 1 ;151:147-54. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PMID: 26192711 Abstract Title:  Western-style diet induces insulin insensitivity and hyperactivity in adolescent male rats. Abstract:  The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents has increased rapidly over the past 30 years, as has the incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In 2012, it was found that overweight children have a twofold higher chance of developing ADHD than their normal weight counterparts. Previous work has documented learning and memory impairments linked to consumption of an energy-dense diet in rats, but the relationship between diet and ADHD-like behaviors has yet to be explored using animal models. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the role of diet in the etiology of attention and hyperactivity disorders using a rat model of diet-induced obesity. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed either a control diet or a Western-style diet (WSD) for ten weeks, and specific physiological and behavioral effects were examined. Tail blood samples were collected to measure fasting blood glucose and insulin levels in order to assess insulin insensitivity. Rats also performed several behavioral tasks, including the open field task, novel object recognition test, and attentional set-shifting task. Rats exposed to a WSD had significantly higher fasting insulin levels than controls, but both groups had similar glucose levels. The quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI) indicated the development of insulin resistance in WSD rats. Performance in the open field test indicated that WSD induced pronounced hyperactivity and impulsivity. Further, control diet animals were able to discriminate between old and novel objects, but the WSD animals were significantly impaired in object recognition. However, regardless of dietary condition, rats were able to perform the attentional set-shifting paradigm. While WSD impaired episodic memory and induced hyperactivity, attentional set-shifting capabilities are unaffected. With the increasing prevalence of both obesity and ADHD, understanding the potential links between the two conditions is of clinical relevance.

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09:06

Tapeworms in Humans: Symptoms and Treatments (Pictures Included) Healthy and Natural World

Recognizing the symptoms of tapeworms in humans can be challenging because the warning signs can be mistaken for other conditions. Features of a tapeworm infection in adults and children can include frequent headaches, diarrhea, an itchy rash, or constant tiredness. You could also see signs of tapeworm segments in human stool.

The most common reason for humans getting tapeworms is ingesting contaminated food or water that have tapeworm eggs. In many cases, signs of a tapeworm infection occur months or even years after the tapeworm entered the human body. Pictures of tapeworms show that they look like flat, ribbon-like worms that have a head, neck, and segmented body.

In this article, I will look at what tapeworms are and what symptoms can help you know if you have a tapeworm. You will also find some scientifically-proven home remedies to get rid of tapeworms in humans.

What is a Tapeworm?

Tapeworms are a type of parasite that can live in the humans body and may or may not cause a wide range of symptoms.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that there are a number of species of tapeworm known to infect humans. The most common types of tapeworms that can cause parasitic infections in humans are:1, 2

  • Taenia saginata tapeworms from eating contaminated beef.
  • Taenia solium and taenia asiatica tapeworms found in pork.
  • Diphyllobothrium latum tapeworms in humans from eating undercooked or raw fish.

Lifecycle of a tapeworm in humans

Getting rid of tapeworm parasites in humans can be a challenge because of their lifecycle. Dr. Richard D. Pearson from the University of Virginia School of Medicine says that the lifecycle of a tapeworm is as follows:3

  • Tapeworm larvae or eggs enter the body through contaminated food.
  • The tapeworm grows in the intestines and attaches itself to the intestinal wall.
  • The tapeworm grows into a segmented body. Sometimes the segments break off and you can see tapeworm segments in stool.
  • The tapeworm also produces more eggs that end up in human stool.
  • Tapeworm infections in humans can happen when spheres from the parasite enter the bloodstream. This can cause cysts in the liver, brain, or other organs.

What Does a Tapeworm Look Like?

When you see a picture of a tapeworm, you will notice that the parasite looks like a long, segmented worm.

Doctors fro...

09:00

CBD to the Rescue Natural Blaze

By Susan Boskey

Cannabidiol (CBD) is everywhere today in health news. It has made cannabis respectable, once again. As one of over 100 chemical compounds in the cannabis plant and one that is non-psychoactive, CBD is a current stand-out in the cannabis family.

Of course, it wasnt always this way. After 81 years of prohibition since the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act and the more recent 1970 Controlled Substance Act in the U.S., CBD has ushered in a renaissance of acceptance for the sacred plant (so-called in India). This, despite continued federal designation of cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug in the same category as heroin with criteria of: no accepted medical value, not safe for medical use, and highly addictive.

Starting at some point in the 1930s everything cannabis was lumped into the basket of evil weed, vilified for its psychoactive properties. Given the negative spotlight put on Black musicians and Hispanics in New Orleans and New York, it was considered a menace to white folk, and as seducing the young. [1] Panic over the plant was so palpable that cannabis as the medicine it always had been, didnt stand a chance.

That was then and this is now. Evidence-based science is now showcased in the U.S. Governments PubMed peer-reviewed publications, adding credibility to the many beneficial properties of and uses...

08:43

HHS Sued for Not Upholding Vaccine Safety Testing Mandated by Law Health Impact News

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

In 2017, Health Impact News reported that the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations, representing over 5 million people, had taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who was the acting secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS) department at the time, stating that HHS had failed in their duty to conduct the proper scientific research required to demonstrate vaccine safety as was required by law and that they should take immediate action to remedy this negligence.

See:

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow?

Last week (July, 2018), Del Bigtree interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on his program HighWire, announcing that they had filed a lawsuit against HHS for violating U.S. law on vaccine safety, and won.

Del Bigtree began this part of his show (see above beginning at about the 1h 22m 22s part of the show) by giving some background about their previous meeting with HHS:

So heres what took place.

Bobby Kennedy and I and a group of people, as I pointed out, went to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to meet.

It was set up by Donald Trump. We had the opportunity to talk to the heads of our health department and explain what issues we had.

We looked into the eyes staring right into their eyes, and they had no response to the lack of safety testing, to the fact that they dont have a surveillance system  that their own surveillance system that were talking about, capturing vaccine adverse events, is in their own words, unreliable, because it only captures less than 1% of the total injuries which I have talked about over and over again

59,711 reported injuries in 2016.

So, if were to take HHS word for it, people we were sitting across the table from, that means there could have been 5.9 million vaccine injuries in Americ...

08:43

Guava leaves could be used for the therapeutic treatment and prevention of gram-negative enteropathogenic bacterial infections. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Microbiol Immunol. 2018 May 23. Epub 2018 May 23. PMID: 29790584 Abstract Title:  Effects of Psidium guajava leaf extract on secretion systems of Gram-negative enteropathogenic bacteria. Abstract:  We screened a total of 672 plant-tissue extracts to search for phytochemicals that inhibit the function of the type III secretion system (T3SS) of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Among candidates examined, we found that an extract from the leaves of Psidium guajava (guava) inhibited the secretion of the EspB protein from EPEC and EHEC without affecting bacterial growth. The guava extract (GE) also inhibited EPEC and EHEC from adhering to and injecting EspB protein into HEp-2 cells. GE seemed to block the translocation of EspB from the bacterial cells to the culture medium. In addition to EPEC and EHEC, GE also inhibited the T3SS of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. After exposure to GE, Y. pseudotuberculosis stopped the secretion of Yop proteins and lost its ability to induce the apoptosis of mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. S. Typhimurium exposed to GE ceased the secretion of Sip proteins and lost its ability to invade HEp-2 cells. GE inhibited EspC secretion, the type V secretion protein of EPEC, but not Shiga toxin2 from EHEC. Thus, our results suggest that guava leaves contain a novel type of antimicrobial compound that could be used for the therapeutic treatment and prevention of gram-negative enteropathogenic bacterial infections.

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07:38

HHS Sued for Not Upholding Vaccine Safety Testing Mandated by Law Vaccine Impact

by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

In 2017, Health Impact News reported that the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), supported by 55 organizations, representing over 5 million people, had taken the unprecedented step of serving a notice to Mr. Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., who was the acting secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS) department at the time, stating that HHS had failed in their duty to conduct the proper scientific research required to demonstrate vaccine safety as was required by law and that they should take immediate action to remedy this negligence.

See:

55 Organizations Representing 5 Million Serve Legal Notice to HHS for Failure to Conduct Vaccine Safety Tests: Civil Action to Follow?

Last week (July, 2018), Del Bigtree interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on his program HighWire, announcing that they had filed a lawsuit against HHS for violating U.S. law on vaccine safety, and won.

Del Bigtree began this part of his show (see above beginning at about the 1h 22m 22s part of the show) by giving some background about their previous meeting with HHS:

So heres what took place.

Bobby Kennedy and I and a group of people, as I pointed out, went to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to meet.

It was set up by Donald Trump. We had the opportunity to talk to the heads of our health department and explain what issues we had.

We looked into the eyes staring right into their eyes, and they had no response to the lack of safety testing, to the fact that they dont have a surveillance system  that their own surveillance system that were talking about, capturing vaccine adverse events, is in their own words, unreliable, because it only captures less than 1% of the total injuries which I have talked about over and over again

59,711 reported injuries in 2016.

So, if were to take HHS word for it, people we were sitting across the table from, that means there could have been 5.9 million vaccine injuries in America i...

07:37

Mediterranean dietary components are inversely associated with advanced colorectal polyps. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  World J Gastroenterol. 2018 Jun 28 ;24(24):2617-2627. PMID: 29962818 Abstract Title:  Mediterranean dietary components are inversely associated with advanced colorectal polyps: A case-control study. Abstract:  AIM: To evaluate the association between the Mediterranean diet (MD) pattern and its components, and advanced colorectal polyps (adenoma and serrated adenoma).METHODS: A case-control study among patients undergoing screening, diagnostic or surveillance colonoscopies during 2010-2015 at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Gastroenterology Department. Cases with advanced polyps were defined as: Advanced adenoma [>10 mm, with features of high grade dysplasia (HGD) or villous histology], advanced serrated adenoma (>10 mm or with dysplasia) or multiple ( 3) non-advanced adenomas or serrated adenomas. Cases of non-advanced adenomas were defined as adenomas

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07:26

Cruciferous vegetable intake could influence breast cancer risk. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Curr Dev Nutr. 2017 Aug ;1(8):e000448. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PMID: 29955715 Abstract Title:  Trends in Cruciferous Vegetable Consumption and Associations with Breast Cancer Risk: A Case-Control Study. Abstract:  The chemopreventive activities of cruciferous vegetables were recognized in the early 1990s, followed by a growth of evidence in various cancer models, including breast cancer. To our knowledge, no studies have examined whether consumption of cruciferous vegetables has changed accordingly, and what impact, if any, on breast cancer risk may have resulted.The time trend in cruciferous vegetable intake was investigated between 1982 and 1998, and its associations with breast cancer risk were examined.In a hospital-based case-control study in 1491 patients with breast cancer and 1482 controls, loess curves were constructed to describe the relation between median consumption of cruciferous vegetables and year of admission. ORs and 95% CIs were calculated with unconditional logistic regression, adjusting for age, year of admission, family income, body mass index, cigarette smoking, age at menarche, parity, age at first birth, family history of breast cancer, hormone replacement therapy, and total meat intake.Consumption patterns differed between cases and controls. A slow but steady increase in cruciferous vegetable intake was observed in the cases, although among controls, cruciferous vegetable consumption increased from 1982 to 1987, reached a plateau during 1988-1992, and then declined from 1993 to 1998. Accordingly, although an overall inverse association with breast cancer risk was observed for cruciferous vegetable intake (highest compared with lowest quartile-OR: 0.68; 95% CI: 0.55, 0.86;-trend = 0.0006), the inverse association tended to be more pronounced within more recent-year strata, with an OR of 0.52 (95% CI: 0.33, 0.83) for 1993-1998 compared with an OR of 0.89 (95% CI: 0.64, 1.23) for 1982-1987.The consumption of cruciferous vegetables increased during the past 2 decades, showing different trends in cases and controls. The subtle but sustained increase in cruciferous vegetable intake reported by the cases could influence association studies with breast cancer risk.

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07:10

This reviews the potential mechanisms whereby several key characteristics of the typical Western diet may impact kidney disease incidence and progression. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Curr Hypertens Rep. 2015 Mar ;17(3):16. PMID: 25754321 Abstract Title:  The Western Diet and Chronic Kidney Disease. Abstract:  Characteristics of the Western diet that fueled the obesity epidemic may also impact kidney disease incidence and progression. Enlarging portion sizes over the past half century has been accompanied by increased intake of protein, sodium, and processed foods while consumption of fruits and vegetables has declined. Overall dietary patterns play a strong role for chronic disease risk including chronic kidney disease. While dietary patterns high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in red meats, such as the Mediterranean diet, decrease the risk of chronic diseases, the Western diet, characterized by high intake of red meat, animal fat, sweets, and desserts and low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products, increases risk of chronic diseases. In this article, we review the potential mechanisms whereby several key characteristics of the typical Western diet may impact kidney disease incidence and progression. We also discuss a public health policy initiative to improve dietary choices. Reducing protein intake to the recommended daily allowance of 0.8 g/kg/day and increasing intake of fruit and vegetables and fiber may mitigate kidney disease progression and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.

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07:05

This Solar Purifier Creates Its Own Disinfectant from Water and Sunlight Natural Blaze

By Melinda CaffertyNatural Blaze

Imagine being a lost and thirsty hiker in an arid region

You finally discover water! And its not a mirage! But now you have a life-or-death decision to make

Do I drink the water or not? 

Is it clean or will I succumb to sickness?

Stanford Engineering has some interesting new developments on this survival situation. They report about an innovative solar purifier that creates its own powerful and safe disinfectant using water and sunlight:

The experimental water purifier, developed in the lab of Xiaolin Zheng, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is a variant of the better-known process of using solar energy to split water into hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel, and oxygen, a life-sustaining element. But, as the team describes in the journal Advanced Energy Materials, instead of fully splitting oxygen and hydrogen, the new process reduces oxygen and oxidizes water to produce hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2.

Even just a small amount will purify...

07:04

Cannabis Has Become An Alternative To Addictive Opioids, New Study Shows Natural Blaze

Cannabis Has Become An Alternative Addictive Opioids, New Study Shows

By Anna Hunt

Theres no denying it. We are in dire need for safe and effective treatments that could replace addictive opioids. As a result, researchers continue to examine how cannabis legalization impacts opioid consumption in the U.S.

Can Cannabis Replace Addictive Opioids?

In a new study, researchers out of the University of California San Diego examined whether statewide medical cannabis legalization affected the reduction in opioids received by Medicaid enrollees. The study analyzed statelevel opioid prescription records from 19932014 Medicaid State Drug Utilization Data.

The researchers found the following:

For Schedule III opioid prescriptions, medical cannabis legalization was associated with a 29.6% reduction in number of prescriptions, 29.9% reduction in dosage, and 28.8% reduction in related Medicaid spending.

In addition, the study estimated that medical cannabis legalization resulted in $7.46 million in annual federal Medicaid spending. This is the cost of opioids pain drugs that patients would have purchased if they did not use cannabis to manage their pain.

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06:29

The consumption of fast foods correlates to asthma in a dose-response pattern. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Respirology. 2018 Jul 4. Epub 2018 Jul 4. PMID: 29974559 Abstract Title:  Is the consumption of fast foods associated with asthma or other allergic diseases? Abstract:  The associations between the consumption of fast foods and asthma or allergic diseases have not been clarified. The aim of this study was to determine whether fast foods consumption is associated with asthma or allergic diseases. Databases were searched up to February 2018. Studies investigating the associations between fast foods consumption and asthma or allergic diseases were considered eligible. Included studies were assessed for quality using standardized critical appraisal checklists. The quality scores were 5.331.16 in case-control studies and 5.691.55 in cross-sectional studies. Adjusted odds ratios (aOR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were pooled. Sixteen studies (13 cross-sectional and 3 case-control studies) were included. The consumption of fast foods was significantly related to current asthma (aOR: 1.58; 95% CI: 1.17-2.13 for case-control study and aOR: 1.58; 95% CI: 1.10-2.26 for cross-sectional studies), severe asthma (aOR: 1.34; 95% CI: 1.23-1.46), asthma ever (aOR: 1.36; 95% CI: 1.06-1.75), current wheeze (aOR: 1.21; 95% CI: 1.16-1.27), wheeze ever (aOR: 1.65; 95% CI: 1.07-2.52), physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis (odds ratio: 1.43; 95% CI: 1.05-1.95), severe eczema (aOR: 1.51; 95% CI: 1.16-1.96) and severe rhino-conjunctivitis (aOR: 1.54; 95% CI: 1.18-2.00). The consumption of hamburgers was associated with current asthma (aOR: 1.59; 95% CI: 1.13-2.25), severeasthma (aOR: 1.34; 95% CI: 1.23-1.46), asthma ever (aOR: 1.47; 95% CI: 1.13-1.92), severe eczema (aOR: 1.51; 95% CI: 1.16-1.96), severe rhino-conjunctivitis (aOR: 1.54; 95% CI: 1.18-2.00) and rhino-conjunctivitis (aOR: 1.21; 95% CI: 1.15-1.27). The consumption of fast foods, especially hamburgers, 3 times/week, was more likely to be associated with severe asthma and current wheeze compared with the consumption of 1-2 times/week (both P

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05:56

9 Strange but True Facts About Pregnancy Doctors Rarely Talk About Healthy Holistic Living

There are a lot of things that everyone knows about pregnancy. Morning sickness, unusual food cravings, a growing girth, back pain. But did you know that newborns actually dont have kneecaps? Or that an unborn baby can actually cry? What do you NOT know about your pregnancy?  There are a ton of things that doctors... View Article

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05:51

Unraveling molecular targets of bisphenol A and S in the thyroid gland. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Jul 13. Epub 2018 Jul 13. PMID: 30006815 Abstract Title:  Unraveling molecular targets of bisphenol A and S in the thyroid gland. Abstract:  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor with several effects on reproduction, development, and cancer incidence, and it is highly used in the plastic industry. Bisphenol S (BPS) was proposed as an alternative to BPA since it has a similar structure and can be used to manufacture the same products. Some reports show that BPA interferes with thyroid function, but little is known about the involvement of BPS in thyroid function or how these molecules could possibly modulate at the same time the principal genes involved in thyroid physiology. Thus, the aims of this work were to evaluate in silico the possible interactions of BPA and BPS with the thyroid transcription factors Pax 8 and TTF1 and to study the actions in vivo of these compounds in zebrafish thyroid gene expression. Adult zebrafish treated with BPA or BPS showed that sodium iodide symporter, thyroglobulin, and thyroperoxidase genes were negatively or positively regulated, depending on the dose of the exposure. Human Pax 8 alignment with zebrafish Pax 8 and Rattus norvegicus TTF1 alignment with zebrafish TTF1 displayed highly conserved regions in the DNA binding sites. Molecular docking revealed the in silico interactions between the protein targets Pax 8 and TTF1 with BPA and BPS. Importance of some amino acids residues is highlighted and ratified by literature. There were no differences between the mean energy values for BPA docking in Pax 8 or TTF1. However, BPS energy values were lower in TTF1 docking compared to Pax 8 values. The number of amino acids on the protein interface was important for Pax 8 but not for TTF1. The main BPA interactions with proteins occurred through Van der Waals forces and pi-alkyl and alkyl interactions, while BPS interactions mainly occurred through carbon hydrogen bonds and conventional hydrogen bonds in addition to Van der Waals forces and pi-alkyl interactions. These data point to a possible interaction of BPA and BPS with Pax 8 and TTF1.

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05:48

RFK, Jr. proves HHS is in violation of the Mandate for Safer Childhood Vaccines as stipulated in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act Health Nut News

When Congress granted economic immunity to pharmaceutical companies in 1986 for vaccine injury, Congress recognized it eviscerated the economic incentive for pharmaceutical companies to create safe vaccines or make existing ones safer. Congress, therefore, placed the responsibility and burden for vaccine safety directly and virtually entirely on the shoulders and in the hands of the []

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04:23

Chinese Botanical Medicine: Wikipedia Claims it is Fake, We are Certain it is Real GreenMedInfo

According to the World Health Organization, 80% of the world's population uses herbal medicine. Are these hundreds of millions of people simply deluded by superstitious nostrums, as Wikipedia and so-called 'skeptics' claim? 

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04:07

BREAKING: Lawsuit exposes vaccine immunity fraud by HHS Health Nut News

A new lawsuit by Robert F. Kennedy has shown that the federal government (the Department of Health and Human Services) never looked at ANY safety or adverse reactions for ANY vaccine for the 31 years since they were given oversight, even though their intention was that in exchange for giving vaccine companies immunity from prosecution []

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02:27

Study looks at media coverage of water fluoridation efforts Fluoride Action Network

Last fall, oral health advocates joined a successful push to save a city water fluoridation ordinance in Rugby, N.D.

Meanwhile, in Buda, Texas, voters rejected a measure that would have reinstated water fluoridation in their Austin suburb.

A misinformation campaign mounted by a local anti-fluoridation group won out over the science, fluoridation supporter Jonathan Kimes, an orthodontist, told the ADA (American Dental Association) News in the wake of the election.

Voters gave more weight to the anecdotal stories about the harmful effects of fluoride than to the sound science behind water fluoridation, Kimes concluded.

He counseled colleagues to be ready to defend fluoride in their own communities.

Prepare in advance and have your resources ready, he said.

Community water fluoridation (CWF) has been hailed as one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century.

In the more than seven decades since efforts were launched nationwide, scores of studies have supported the safety and effectiveness of optimally fluoridated water in reducing tooth decay.

But most water supplies in the U.S. are controlled locally: laws and ordinances governing water fluoridation are often passed at the community level. When fluoride measures are considered by city councils or county officials, or when they appear on local ballots, they typically face strong opposition from detractors who portray fluoride as a dangerous chemical added to the water supply.

Among referendum items, CWF is infamous for its level of polarization despite being an established public health good, concluded the authors of a recently published study that looked at years of media coverage of fluoride fights.

The researchers concluded that opponents tactics of sowing fear had shaped media coverage and swayed public opinion to the detriment of community water fluoridation programs.

Given that the average person does not understand fluoridation scientifically or the credibility of information sources, mixed messages that introduce even some uncertainty should be enough to lead to a rejection at the polls, the researchers wrote. They found, too, that reporters also need to understand the facts.

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02:21

Healthy Energy Drinks Recipe The Healthy Home Economist

organic natural healthy energy drinksThe first official healthy energy drink was created by the Japanese company Taisho Pharmaceuticals in 1960. This beverage, called Lipvitan-D, contained a mix of essential vitamins, the amino acid taurine and the B vitamin niacin as metabolic agents to boost energy and concentration.

Energy drinks officially went to the Dark Side with the creation of Red Bull in 1987,

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02:19

Join Suzanne Somers: Save Bioidentical Hormones The Alliance for Natural Health

 

ANH-USA is proud to partner with Suzanne Somers to shine a spotlight on this critical issue. If you havent already, click the button below to urge your member of Congress to sign a letter urging the FDA to retain consumer access to compounded bioidentical hormones, and tell your senators to start a similar effort in the Senate. We must make this an issue that Congress cannot ignore.

 

 

 

 

 

02:17

Cerecor Announces Expansion of Leadership Team Fluoride Action Network

BALTIMORE, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Cerecor Inc. CERC, +2.91% today announced executive management changes that continue the Companys strategic shift and further align its organizational structure to its long-term strategy. Specifically, effective today, the Company announced the appointment of Joe Miller as Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Pericles Calias as Chief Scientific Officer and Jamie Harrell as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Investor Relations. Mariam Morris will be stepping down immediately from her position as Chief Financial Officer and will remain on for a period of time as a consultant to aid the Company during the transition.

Peter Greenleaf, Chief Executive Officer of Cerecor, commented, We are excited to have recruited such talent and experience to help drive growth, lead organizational transformation and accelerate our innovative pipeline. We have pivoted the organization from an early stage research and development shop to a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company. The addition of these experienced and tested biopharmaceutical leaders, positions Cerecor for continued execution on its mission to become an innovative pediatric specialty pharmaceutical company. Id also like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Mariam Morris for her service to the organization. Mariam was a key driver of the Cerecor IPO and helped close our last two business development and licensing deals.

Mr. Joe Miller, CPA, brings over 20 years of experience and a wealth of financial knowledge as a senior executive with extensive hands-on experience in managing financial operations and supporting enterprise growth across the health sciences, bio-tech and pharmaceutical sectors. In his previous role at Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, he was responsible for building out of the finance organization to effectively support the companys rapid growth, ultimately resulting in the $1.2B merger with Mallinckrodt in early 2018. Prior to Sucampo, he served in various progressive finance and management roles at Qiagen, Eppendorf and KPMG LLP. Mr. Millers strengths include leading and building out company finance infrastructure and creating scalable, world-class organizations, making him an excellent fit into the strategic imperatives of growth and innovation at the new Cerecor. Mr. Miller holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Villanova University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dr. Perry Calias, Ph.D., brings over 25 years of biopharmaceutical experience in clinical development across the drug and device sectors of healthcare. His strengths include pre-clinical, clinical development and global regulatory submissions. Dr. Calias has extensive experience in CNS and Neurology as well as Rare Diseases. He has...

02:05

Tea Partier Or Constitutional Conservative? Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Owns Partys Right Flank Fluoride Action Network

He once championed a bill to stop the state from requiring the addition of fluoride to the public drinking water supply unconvinced of the efficacy of the decades-long practice.

He would eliminate the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, open up juvenile court proceedings to the public and establish a state holiday for Ronald Reagans Feb. 6 birthday.

And when all public and private universities in the state were required to adhere to a yes means yes sexual consent law in 2016, he cast the lone vote against the measure in the state Senate and said it was a government overreach into the bedroom.

Now, this dogmatic conservative could be one heartbeat away from being governor, not of Texas or Indiana, but Connecticut: Joe Markley.

The veteran state senator from Southington is a clear favorite to win the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor next month in a three-way primary after nabbing the partys endorsement at its May convention.

Markley was asked Wednesday night why he wants the job during a constituent town hall, where he apologetically arrived 25 minutes late and left a half-hour early in between political stops.

I want to elect a Republican and I want to hold him to our principles, Markley said of a potential partnership with one of the five GOP candidates for governor.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle termed Markley, 61, who returned to the Senate in 2011 after a 24-year hiatus, as an affable and bright colleague.

But Democrats and more traditional moderate Republicans say that the right wing agenda of the Amherst College and Columbia University-educated Markley does not comport with the views of most voters in blue Connecticut.

He was the tea party before the tea party was fashionable, said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, a Democrat from Norwalk. Heck of a nice guy. We get along fine personally. We just dont agree on much.

Bob MacGuffie, a tea party stalwart from Fairfield, said the Republican base knows that Markley wont sell out.

Hes a constitutional conservative, MacGuffie said. I think hed be a very steady oar in the water for the state. Hes a realist. He calls it as it is all the time.

The lieutenant governor of Connecticut wields tremendous power, especially when it comes to breaking ties in the state Senate, where the No. 2 officeholder serves as president of the chamber.

Once upon a time, it was the deciding vote on the passage of the state income tax, Markley told about 35 constituents Wednesday night at the Southington Municipal Center.

That vote was cast in 1992 by Eunice Groark, the lieutenant governor of Lowell Weicker Jr.

Groark, who died in May, als...

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01:29

CNBC: Big Foods exodus of leaders is a symptom of larger crisis Health Nut News

In May, Campbell Soup lost their CEO, Denise Morrison, making her the fifteenth CEO of a packaged food company to have left their job since the beginning of 2016. Currently, the longest-tenured food company CEO is Joe Sanderson, of Sanderson Farms, then Irwin Simon, the founder and chief of Hain Celestial Group (since 1993) and then CEO []

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01:19

Resveratrol protects spermatological parameters and DNA damage from glyphosate. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Andrologia. 2018 May 14:e13036. Epub 2018 May 14. PMID: 29761542 Abstract Title:  Ameliorative effect of resveratrol on testicular oxidative stress, spermatological parameters and DNA damage in glyphosate-based herbicide-exposed rats. Abstract:  In this study, the reproductive impacts of being exposed to glyphosate (GLF) and the protective impacts of resveratrol (RES) were assessed in 28 Wistar male rats, which were equally separated into four groups. Control group were fed normal diet without GLF or RES, group II received normal feed containing 20 mg kgdailyRES, group III received normal feed containing 375 mg kgdailyGLF, and group IV received normal feed containing 375 mg kgdailyGLF+20 mg kgdailyRES. GLF administration decreased sperm motility, sperm plasma membrane integrity, glutathione level and superoxide dismutase in the testicular tissue of rats. On the other hand, abnormal sperm rate, malondialdehyde level, and DNA damage were detected to be high in the group treated with GLF. The findings indicate that RES protects spermatological parameters and DNA damage, decreases GLF-induced lipid peroxidation, improves the antioxidant defence mechanism and regenerates tissue damage in the testis of rats.

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01:18

Food Scare: Are Pre-Washed Salad Greens Worth the Risk? Natural Blaze

By Lisa Egan

Whats with all the produce recalls lately? Recently, lettuce growers in California announced a major lettuce recall due to an E.coli outbreak. It seems food recalls are a news staple these days. In fact, the CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food every year. Raw foods of animal origin including chicken, beef, dairy products, raw shellfish, and eggs are the most likely to be contaminated. Sometimes, fruits and vegetables get contaminated as well. Food can get infected at any time, from the field to the kitchen.

With modern convenience came a surprising culprit: bagged leafy greens including lettuce and salad mixes.

Before we move on to discuss health concerns associated with bagged lettuce, lets first talk about common foodborne diseases.

Foodborne Illness 101

Researchers have identified more than 250 foodborne diseases, according to the CDC. The agency estimates that 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness each year, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.

Most foodborne illnesses are infections caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Harmful toxins and chemicals also can contaminate foods and cause foodborne disease. Sometimes natural toxins such as those in some mushrooms and molds are the cause.

Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and may differ depending on the...

01:17

Is the HPV Vaccination Preventing Pregnancy? Natural Blaze

Is the HPV Vaccination Preventing Pregnancy?

The data say yes: yet the FDA might approve the vaccine for adults. Action Alert!

new study shows that women aged 25-29 who received the HPV vaccine have a lower probability of becoming pregnant. This is just the latest in a stream of evidence that points to the dangers of the HPV vaccine, particularly to those already infected with the virusyet the FDA is considering a request from Merck to expand the population to whom the vaccine can be marketed. If the request is granted, it would be another example of how the agency sells out consumers for the benefit of the vaccine industry.

In addition to the study on the HPV vaccine preventing pregnancies, the governments vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) lists a startling 57,287 adverse events from the vaccine, including 419 deathsfar more than any other vaccine. A World Health Organization study demonstrated that the vaccination has a tendency to produce clusters of serious adverse events. The American College of Pediatricians raised concerns that the vaccine could be li...

00:58

This data contributes to the knowledge of the neurotoxic effects of glyphosate-based herbicides. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Chemosphere. 2018 Jun 11 ;209:353-362. Epub 2018 Jun 11. PMID: 29935464 Abstract Title:  Low-concentration exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide modulates the complexes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and induces mitochondrial hyperpolarization in the Danio rerio brain. Abstract:  Glyphosate (N-phosphonomethyl-glycine) (GLY) is the active ingredient of the most used herbicides in the world. GLY is applied in formulated products known as glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH), which could induce effects that are not predicted by toxicity assays with pure GLY. This herbicide is classified as organophosphorus compound, which is known to induce neurotoxic effects. Although this compound is classified as non-neurotoxic by regulatory agencies, acute exposure to GBH causes neurological symptoms in humans. However, there is no consensus in relation to neurotoxic effects of GBH. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the neurotoxic effects of the GBH in the zebrafish Danio rerio, focusing on acute toxicity, the activity and transcript levels of mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes, mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive species (RS) formation, and behavioral repertoire. Adult zebrafish were exposed in vivo to three concentrations of GBH Scout, which contained GLY in formulation (fGLY) (0.065, 1.0 and 10.0mgLfGLY) for 7d, and an in vitro assay was performed using also pure GLY. Our results show that GBH induced in zebrafish brain a decrease in cell viability, inhibited mitochondrial complex enzymatic activity, modulated gene expression related to mitochondrial complexes, induced an increase in RS production, promoted hyperpolarization of mitochondrial membrane, and induced behavioral impairments. Together, our data contributes to the knowledge of the neurotoxic effects of GBH. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been recognized as a relevant cellular response that should not be disregarded. Moreover, this study pointed to the mitochondria as an important target of GBH.

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Perinatal exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide impairs female reproductive outcomes and induces second-generation adverse effects. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Arch Toxicol. 2018 Jun 9. Epub 2018 Jun 9. PMID: 29947892 Abstract Title:  Perinatal exposure to a glyphosate-based herbicide impairs female reproductive outcomes and induces second-generation adverse effects in Wistar rats. Abstract:  Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are the most globally used herbicides raising the risk of environmental exposition. Here, we investigated whether perinatal exposure to low doses of a GBH alters the female reproductive performance, and/or induced second-generation effects related to congenital anomalies or growth alterations. Pregnant rats (F0) received a GBH through food, in a dose of 2 mg (GBH-LD: GBH-low dose group) or 200 mg (GBH-HD: GBH-high dose group) of glyphosate/kg bw/day from gestational day (GD) 9 until weaning. Body weight gain and vaginal canal-opening of F1 females were recorded. Sexually mature F1 females were mated to evaluate their reproductive performance by assessing the pregnancy rate, and on GD19, the number of corpora lutea, the implantation sites (IS) and resorption sites. To analyze second-generation effects on F2 offspring, we analyzed the fetal morphology on GD19, and assessed the fetal length and weight, and the placental weight. GBH exposure neither altered the body weight gain of F1 females, nor vaginal opening onset. Although all GBH-exposed F1 rats became pregnant, a lower number of IS was detected. F2 offspring from both GBH groups showed delayed growth, evidenced by lower fetal weight and length, associated with a higher incidence ofsmall for gestational age fetuses. In addition, higher placental weight and placental index were found in F2 offspring from GBH-HD dams. Surprisingly, structural congenital anomalies (conjoined fetuses and abnormally developed limbs) were detected in the F2 offspring from GBH-HD group. In conclusion, perinatal exposure to low doses of a GBH impaired female reproductive performance and induced fetal growth retardation and structural congenital anomalies in F2 offspring.

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00:25

Just 1 teaspoon of this binds carcinogens even better than a pound of spinach Health Nut News

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants absorb light from the sun along with water and carbon dioxide and transform it into the food they need for growth. Oxygen, the nutrient that virtually all eukaryotic cells require to generate energy in their mitochondria, is a byproduct of photosynthesis. At the heart of photosynthesis is []

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00:21

All these findings show that even exposure to low glyphosate levels can have serious adverse effects GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2018 Jun 1 ;69(2):154-168. PMID: 29990293 Abstract Title:  Oxidative stress, cholinesterase activity, and DNA damage in the liver, whole blood, and plasma of Wistar rats following a 28-day exposure to glyphosate. Abstract:  In this 28 day-study, we evaluated the effects of herbicide glyphosate administered by gavage to Wistar rats at daily doses equivalent to 0.1 of the acceptable operator exposure level (AOEL), 0.5 of the consumer acceptable daily intake (ADI), 1.75 (corresponding to the chronic population-adjusted dose, cPAD), and 10 mg kg-1 body weight (bw) (corresponding to 100 times the AOEL). At the end of each treatment, the body and liver weights were measured and compared with their baseline values. DNA damage in leukocytes and liver tissue was estimated with the alkaline comet assay. Oxidative stress was evaluated using a battery of endpoints to establish lipid peroxidation via thiobarbituric reactive substances (TBARS) level, level of reactive oxygen species (ROS), glutathione (GSH) level, and the activity of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px). Total cholinesterase activity and the activities of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) were also measured. The exposed animals gained less weight than control. Treatment resulted in significantly higher primary DNA damage in the liver cells and leukocytes. Glyphosate exposure significantly lowered TBARS in the liver of the AOEL, ADI, and cPAD groups, and in plasma in the AOEL and cPAD group. AChE was inhibited with all treatments, but the AOEL and ADI groups significantly differed from control. Total ChE and plasma/liver ROS/GSH levels did not significantly differ from control, except for the 35 % decrease in ChE in the AOEL and ADI groups and a significant drop in liver GSH in the cPAD and 100xAOEL groups. AOEL and ADI blood GSH-Px activity dropped significantly, but in the liver it significantly increased in the ADI, cPAD, and 100xAOEL groups vs. control. All these findings show that even exposure to low glyphosate levels can have serious adverse effects and points to a need to change the approach to risk assessment of low-level chronic/sub-chronic glyphosate exposure, where oxidative stress is not necessarily related to the genetic damage and AChE inhibition.

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00:16

High concentrations of glyphosate are deleterious to immature bees. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Agric Food Chem. 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11. PMID: 29992812 Abstract Title:  The Herbicide Glyphosate Negatively Affects Midgut Bacterial Communities and Survival of Honey Bee during Larvae Reared in Vitro. Abstract:  Effects of glyphosate on survival, developmental rate, larval weight, and midgut bacterial diversity of Apis mellifera were tested in the laboratory. Larvae were reared in vitro and fed diet containing glyphosate 0.8, 4, and 20 mg/L. The dependent variables were compared with negative control and positive control (dimethoate 45 mg/L). Brood survival decreased in 4 or 20 mg/L glyphosate treatments but not in 0.8 mg/L, and larval weight decreased in 0.8 or 4 mg/L glyphosate treatments. Exposure to three concentrations did not affect the developmental rate. Furthermore, the intestinal bacterial communities were determined using high-throughput sequencing targeting the V3-V4 regions of the 16S rDNA. All core honey bee intestinal bacterial phyla such as Proteobacteria (30.86%), Firmicutes (13.82%), and Actinobacteria (11.88%) were detected, and significant changes were found in the species diversity and richness in 20 mg/L glyphosate group. Our results suggest that high concentrations of glyphosate are deleterious to immature bees.

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00:08

Red light-emitting diode irradiation regulates oxidative stress and inflammation. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Photochem Photobiol B. 2018 May 26 ;186:31-40. Epub 2018 May 26. PMID: 30005204 Abstract Title:  Red light-emitting diode irradiation regulates oxidative stress and inflammation through SPHK1/NF-B activation in human keratinocytes. Abstract:  Oxidative stress, in which the amount of oxidants exceeds the capacity of antioxidant defense system, is a well-accepted pathogenesis of several human diseases. Light-emitting diode irradiation (LEDI) is an efficient strategy to counteract this condition. The biological effect of phototherapy, using visible light, has attracted recent attention especially in dermatological practice. However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of red light irradiation. We evaluated these effects of LEDI in HaCaT human keratinocyte cells under phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) induced reactive oxygen species (ROS). Microarray analysis revealed changes in 309 genes after LEDI. LEDI at 625nm produced ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory effects. One of the most important genes identified by microarray analysis was sphingosine kinase-1 (SPHK1), which is a key molecule in sphingolipid metabolism. SPHK1 knock-down drastically reduced ROS scavenging efficiency as well as expression levels of inflammation-related proteins in PMA-treated HaCaT cells. These results not only indicate the potential for the clinical application of 625-nm LEDI in treating skin disorders via ROS and/or inflammation, but also suggest SPHK1 as a potential therapeutic target in phototherapy.

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00:03

12-yr-old Mia left paralyzed from the HPV vaccine Health Nut News

We will continue to speak out against this incredibly dangerous vaccine and share stories like Mias until HPV has been taken off the market. Giving this vaccine to your children is like playing Russian roulette. In fact, weve written many stories over the last 5 years about the dangers of the HPV vaccine: HPV vaccines likely contribution []

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23:57

Protective effect of morin on myocardial ischemiareperfusion injury in rats. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Mol Med. 2018 Jun 26. Epub 2018 Jun 26. PMID: 29956744 Abstract Title:  Protective effect of morin on myocardial ischemiareperfusion injury in rats. Abstract:  Morin, a natural flavonol, exhibits antioxidative, antiinflammatory and antiapoptotic effects in various pathological and physiological processes. However, whether morin exerts a protective effect on myocardial ischemiareperfusion injury (MIRI) is unknown. The present study aimed to determine the effect of morin on MIRI in cultured cardiomyocytes and isolated rat hearts, and to additionally explore the underlying mechanism. The effect of morin on the viability, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and apoptosis of H9c2 cardiomyocytes subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation, and cardiac function and infarct size of rat hearts following ischemia/reperfusion in an animal model were measured. Furthermore, the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) opening, mitochondrial membrane potential (m), and the change in the expression levels of Bcell lymphoma 2 (Bcl2)associated X protein (Bax), Bcl2 and mitochondrial apoptosisassociated proteins following MPTP opening were also detected. The results indicated that morin treatment significantly increased cell viability, decreased LDH activity and cell apoptosis, improved the recovery of cardiac function and decreased the myocardial infarct size. Furthermore, morin treatment markedly inhibited MPTP opening, prevented the decrease of m, and decreased the expression of cytochrome c, apoptotic protease activating factor1, caspase9, caspase3 and the Bax/Bcl2 ratio. However, these beneficial effects were reversed by treatment with atractyloside, an MPTP opener. The present study demonstrated that morin may prevent MIRI by inhibiting MPTP opening and revealed the possible mechanism of the cardioprotection of morin and its acting target. It also provided an important theoretical basis for the research on drug interventions for MIRI in clinical applications.

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23:50

Morin attenuates doxorubicin-induced heart and brain damage. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jul 2 ;106:443-453. Epub 2018 Jul 2. PMID: 29990832 Abstract Title:  Morin attenuates doxorubicin-induced heart and brain damage by reducing oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis. Abstract:  Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective antineoplastic agent of the anthracycline group. However, as with most anticancer drugs, they cause some toxic effects, including major cardiotoxicity and cognitive impairment. In this study, protective effects of morin against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity in rats were investigated. Morin was orally administered to rats at a dose of 50 and 100mg/kg body weight for 10 days. DOX was administered 40mg/kg body weight by single dose intraperitoneal injection on the 8th day of the study. Both the levels of glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were assessed and enzyme activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were assessed to determine the protective effect of morin against oxidative stress. To determine the anti-inflammatory effect, the levels of tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-), interleukin-1 (IL-1), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) were assessed in the heart and brain tissues. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase isoenzyme-MB (CKMB) activities, which are cardiac function markers, and cardiac troponin-I (cTn-I) levels were also determined. Anti-apoptotic effect was determined by anti-apoptotic protein B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) and pro-apoptotic protein cysteine aspartate specific protease-3 (caspase-3) changes. The regulatory role of morin in signal transduction in the brain tissue was assigned with the determination of amount of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), and its healing effect on the central nervous system was determined with imuinohistochemicaldetection of glial fibrillar acidic protein (GFAP) level. Histopathological evaluation of heart and brain tissues was performed in all groups.

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23:45

A review of the role of morin in neurodegenerative diseases. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Curr Top Med Chem. 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11. PMID: 29992884 Abstract Title:  Role of Morin in Neurodegenerative Diseases: A review. Abstract:  Neurodegenerative diseases are likely to be emerged as the second cause of mortality in the world in coming years. NDDs causes tremendous financial burden on the healthcare system along with profound effect on families and patient. Disease-modifying treatment strategies with proven efficacy for these disorders are still lacking. Documentation proved that oxidative stress plays leading role in the pathophysiology of many neurodegenerative disorders. Molecules with good antioxidant profile could be explored for the doctoring of these conditions. Neuroprotective effects of bioflavonoid morin have been well recognized in literature. Morin being super antioxidant compound helped in preventing and curing these disorders by suppression of ROS and by inhibition of multiple targets. In this review we tried to explain various neuropathological conditions with their target sites and neurobiological mechanisms of morin.

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23:37

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and an Amazing Vaccine Legal Victory BolenReport

Del Bigtrees Master Class on Vaccines and Autism Part 1 By Kent Heckenlively, JD On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Del Bigtrees show, High-Wire, gave a master class on vaccines and autism, featuring some of the most exciting news we have heard in YEARS.  The link to the show is below. I have broken the Continue reading Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and an Amazing Vaccine Legal Victory

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23:33

Ficus carica aqueous extract alleviates delayed gastric emptying and recovers ulcerative colitis-enhanced acute functional gastrointestinal disorders. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2018 Jun 2 ;224:242-249. Epub 2018 Jun 2. PMID: 29870788 Abstract Title:  Ficus carica aqueous extract alleviates delayed gastric emptying and recovers ulcerative colitis-enhanced acute functional gastrointestinal disorders in rats. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ficus carica fruit, a source of bioactive functional ingredients, have been traditionally long time used for its medicinal benefits as they improve the digestive system, treating constipation and used as a natural laxative.AIM OF THE STUDY: The recent study was investigated the ameliorative effect of Ficus carica L. aqueous extract (FCAE) on delayed gastric emptying and ulcerative colitis-improved motility disturbances in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute colitis in rats.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were assigned randomly and received 5% DSS for seven days. Ulcerative colitis diagnosis was confirmed by clinical signs, visible fecal blood and histopatological evaluation. The estimation of the action of colitis on TGI and constipation as well as the protective effect of extract, the intestinal biochemical and physiological parameters were measured using the charcoal meal test, loperamide (Lop)-induced constipation as well as spectrophotometric assays. FCAE (150 and 300mgkg) was administered orally once per day for seven days 1h after the loperamide treatment. Phenol-red colorimetric method was used to explore the action of FCAE on gastric emptying process.RESULTS: Ulcerative colitis caused a significantly gastrointestinal motility inhibition in normal rats and notably aggravated the constipation in LOP group. Oppositely, FCAE oral intake significantly increased levels of the gastrointestinal transit ratio and gastric emptying by accelerating of their times. Moreover, constipation severity induced by colitis was remarkably reduced in the FCAE treatment group, as demonstrated by a marked management of fecal parameters, water content, oxidative stress indicators, lipid metabolism, and intracellular mediators. Phytochemical analysis of FCAE revealed the presence of carbohydrates, polysaccharides, phenolic acids as gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, syringic acid and ellagic acid, and flavonoids (e.g. rutin, catechin, epicatechin and apeginine).CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results indicated that FCAE exhibits a natural laxative effect without provoking diarrhea and ameliorates functional gastrointestinal (GI) and motility disorders thus justifying its traditional usage.

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23:11

12 Mental Health Design Principles to Replace This Thing Mad In America

the author Corinna West with Gayle Bluebird at Alternatives 2012 in Orlando.

23:07

The North Dakota Department of Human Services Welcomes Feedback as it Renews the Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver AGE OF AUTISM

Note: America is a big country with 50 states. Every state has different services for autism. Some are pretty good, some are abjectly terrible. North Dakota is reaching out for feedback on the ASD waiver, which stops at age 12....

22:52

Monsantos Roundup on trial: Day 2 in court Health Nut News

(Editors Note: Thank you for all the hard work that Organic Consumers Association does. Please read on.) Thanks to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for providing a recap of the second day in court in the Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Co. trial. Proceedings began in San Francisco Superior Court on Monday, July 9. The plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, a 46-year-old []

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22:49

Urgent: If your doctor suggests this, say no and hightail it out of there Health Nut News

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans, on average, die of an opioid overdose every day. The increasing use of opioid painkillers and the rampant rates of addiction to them have become a social issue that transcends all geographic and socioeconomic boundaries. Drug overdoses now affect people of every []

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22:00

Gluten-free turkeys? Paper on dangers of wheat-based diet in birds retracted Retraction Watch

The journal Scientifica has retracted a 2016 paper on gut disease in turkeys for a rafter of sins including plagiarism and authors plucked out of thin air. The article, Role of wheat based diet on the pathology of necrotic enteritis in turkeys, was purportedly written by a team from Pakistan and France. But it turns Continue reading Gluten-free turkeys? Paper on dangers of wheat-based diet in birds retracted

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22 Women Share $4 Billion Johnson & Johnson Penalty. Thousands of Autism Mothers Told to Take a Powder. AGE OF AUTISM

And the product is still on the shelves. Did you ever get a true informed consent WARNING that the vaccines you were giving your children had ANY threat of danger? I did not. I have my signed in hospital birth...

20:02

A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Cut Suicide Risk Mad In America

From NPR: Many people who attempt suicide end up in an emergency room for immediate treatment. But few of those suicide survivors get the follow-up care they need at a time when they are especially likely to attempt suicide again.

Now, a study shows that a simple intervention conducted by staff in emergency departments can reduce the risk of future attempts. The intervention involves creating a safety plan for each patient and following up with phone calls after discharge.

It reduced the odds of suicidal behavior by half, says Barbara Stanley, a psychologist at Columbia University and the lead author of the study. Thats a phenomenal difference.'

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20:01

Early Life Experience: Its In Your DNA Mad In America

From Scientific American: We know that the activity and organization of the brain changes in response to experience. Memories and learning are reflected in the number and strength of connections between nerve cells. We also know that the brain is genetically mosaic, but a new study makes a remarkable connection between experience and the genetic diversity of the brain. It suggests that experience can change the DNA sequence of the genome contained in brain cells. This is a fundamentally new and unexplored way in which experience can alter the brain. It is of great scientific interest because it reveals the brain to be pliable, to its genetic core, in response to the world.

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20:01

Revisiting the Rationale and Evidence for Peer Support Mad In America

From Psychiatric Times: A recent issue featured an opinion piece by D.J. Jaffe who argued that there is little empirical support for the effectiveness of paid peer-support staffpersons in recovery from mental illness who are trained to provide support to otherson the outcomes of homelessness, arrest, incarceration, violence, and needless hospitalization. In this article, we rebut Mr Jaffes argument by revisiting the rationale and evidence base for peer support.

While we agree that the government needs to fund more research on this important topic, we argue that stating that peer support lacks evidence is simply not accurate. In fact, as we will explain below, over 30 studies have found positive effects in numerous outcome domains. But first, it is important to understand the nature and intended impact of this form of service delivery.

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20:00

Former Service User Studies the Inpatient Experience Mad In America

A recent paper, written by Diana Rose from Kings College London, details the process of developing a patient-devised, patient-reported outcome measure. While discussing the complications that surface when engaging in participatory research, Rosea researcher and former service-userreflects on the process of working with other service-users to understand the inpatient experience.

The aim of this process was to develop a measure grounded entirely in the experiences of mental health service users in contrast to how such measures are usually derived, Rose writes.

Rose calls attention to the importance of smaller scale, qualitative studies that highlight individuals lived experiences in the mental health system. She argues that these studies are necessary as a complement to larger epidemiological studies and the growing fascination with big data research.

In this new paper, Rose focuses on what is known in the field as participatory research, a method that hinges on carefully considering the impact of power relations between the researcher and the researched, and on working to reduce power discrepancies through collaboration. Rose explains:

One of the founding principles of participatory research, and the one of interest here, is that it should level the power relations between researchers and the community in the research itself...

15:33

Long time Infowars top engineer killed in accident, rest in peace Health Nut News

We just wanted to say rest in peace to Joe Jennings. No matter what you think of Infowars, this is a terrible loss. This Dad and husband leaves a wife and 4 children behind. Heres a GOFUNDME link for his wife and children.  

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15:00

Why You Should Eat More Chlorophyll-Rich Foods Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants absorb light from the sun along with water and carbon dioxide and transform it into the food they need for growth.1 Oxygen, the nutrient that virtually all eukaryotic cells require to generate energy in their mitochondria, is a byproduct of photosynthesis.

At the heart of photosynthesis is chlorophyll,2 a pigment that absorbs blue and some red portions of the electromagnetic spectrum and gives the plant its green color. The deeper, darker the green, the more chlorophyll the plant contains.

Chlorophyll is also found in algae and cyanobacteria, both of which also use photosynthesis to create their own nourishment. You probably know that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, and while plant foods contain a wide variety of plant chemicals that promote health, chlorophyll is an important part of the health equation.

Biological Activity of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll has a number of important biological activities, several of which offer protection against cancer. This includes:3,4

  • Binding to carcinogenic chemicals, allowing your body to safely eliminate them. This includes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from tobacco smoke, heterocyclic amines from cooked meat and aflatoxin-B1, a mycotoxin found in moldy peanuts and other grains and legumes
  • Antioxidant effects, decreasing cellular damage caused by carcinogenic chemicals and radiation
  • Inhibiting cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are required for the activation of procarcinogens. This is yet another way in which chlorophyll helps decrease your risk of chemically-induced cancers

Chlorophyllin, a semi-synthetic sodium copper salt derived from chlorophyll (and the type typically found in chlorophyll supplements), has similar benefits. In addition to inhibiting cancer, it has also been shown to have deodorizing and healing effects. Its been used topically for foul-smelling and/or slow-healing wounds such as vascular ulcers and pressure ulcers, and taken orally, chlorophyllin supplements have been shown to reduce urine and fecal odor in patients struggling with incontinence.

Topical application may also reduce signs of photoaging,5 in part by inhibiting the breakdown of hyaluronic acid in your...

Weekly Health Quiz: Ginger, Fitness and Energy Articles

1 Which of the following has been shown to ease menstrual pain as effectively as ibuprofen?

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger

    One of the most well-recognized health benefits of ginger is the easing of pain; research shows it can ease menstrual pain as effectively as ibuprofen. Learn more.

  • Bergamot oil

2 Which of the following statements is false?

  • Recent research found people, who had gotten seasonal flu shots and contracted influenza shed infectious viruses through exhaled breath; those vaccinated two seasons in a row had a greater viral load of influenza A virus
  • Research shows flu vaccinations may promote lung inflammation
  • Studies show annual vaccination leads to reduced protection against influenza
  • Recent research found people who had gotten seasonal flu shots and contracted influenza did not shed infectious influenza viruses, while unvaccinated people did

    Recent research found infectious influenza viruses in the exhaled breath of people who had gotten seasonal flu shots and contracted influenza, suggesting vaccination promotes greater shedding of influenza A viruses and may promote lung inflammation. Those vaccinated two seasons in a row shed a greater viral load. Other studies show annual vaccination lowers protection against influenza infection. Learn more.

3 Which of the following was the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency?

  • Whole Foods Market

    In 2013, Whole Foods became the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for the implementation of GMO labeling. The labeling policy was scheduled to take effect September 1, 2018, but May 18, the company announced the requirement is being pushed back, although no new deadline has been set....

The Surprising Connection Between Bone Health and Heart Health Articles

By Dr. Mercola

The suspected link between bone health and heart health is nothing new. In their attempts to uncover links between cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, for example, researchers have looked at several areas, such as biochemical processes, genetic factors and shared risk factors. On a parallel path, other scientists are investigating how certain vitamins and minerals interact and affect the human body, including their impact on your heart.

Again and again, the synergistic relationship among vitamin D, vitamin K2, calcium and magnesium, as well as the vital role of probiotics, continues to be highlighted. Given its universal importance, lets take a closer look at the surprising connection between the health of your bones and the health of your heart.

A Healthy Gut = Strong Bones: Probiotics Shown to Influence Your Bone Mineral Density

A 2018 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine1 put probiotics specifically Lactobacillus reuteriATCC PTA 6475 (L. reuteri 6475) to the test to evaluate its effects on human bone mineral density. Previously, scientists noted gut health positively influenced bone metabolism in lab mice.2 Seventy women aged 75 to 80 years old with low bone mineral density completed the study.

The women received an oral daily dose of 1010 colonyforming units of L. reuteri 6475 or a placebo. Those receiving the probiotic were found to suffer less bone loss (based on tibia total volumetric bone mineral density) than the placebo group. The study authors stated, [S]upplementation with L. reuteri 6475 should be further explored as a novel approach to prevent ageassociated bone loss and osteoporosis.3

A Chinese study published in 20174 highlighted the important role healthy gut bacteria plays for women contending with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO). The researchers suggested bone loss with respect to PMO is closely associated with the health of your immune system and your gut. They noted:5

Probiotics prevent bone resorption by restoring intestinal microbial diversity, enhancing the intestinal epithelial barrier and normalizing aberrant host immune responses, as well as facilitating intestinal calcium absorption and the potential production of estrogen-like metabolites Hence, the intestinal microbiota serves as a key factor...

What Are the Signs of Vitamin B Complex Deficiency? Articles

By Dr. Mercola

Traditional media often run stories about how supplements may cause problems. One of the problems with studies highlighting supplements is they typically use synthetic vitamins, and not whole food supplements. Your body was not made to process unnatural agents, often posing as equivalents to the real thing. The reality is they are frequently not the same and do not provide you with the same health benefits.

Vitamin deficiencies may lead to illness and disease, and contribute to chronic issues such as high blood pressure, dementia and cancer. One nutritional deficiency having the potential to wreak havoc on your health, your cognition and even your respiratory system is a deficiency in vitamin B complex. B vitamins also help your body to detoxify from chronic exposure to pollutants and chemicals.

Elderly Have Higher Rates of Deficiency

A large population study conducted in Ireland1 discovered a larger than expected number of adults over age 50 with vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies. Researchers from Trinity College Dublin2 analyzed information from over 5,000 adults to establish a general level of vitamin B12 and folate in a mature population.

Public health policies in many countries have suggested supplementing processed foods with folic acid and vitamin B12 may ensure the population at large has access to these nutrients. However, the present findings3 suggest official health policies may not be sufficient. The researchers noted both folate and vitamin B12 are crucial to brain health, red blood cell production and synthesis and repair of DNA and nerve functions.4

The data revealed as many as 1 in 8 older adults has low levels of vitamin B12 or a B12 deficiency, and 1 in 7 has low or deficient folate levels. As the age of the participants increased, the prevalence of inadequate folate levels seemed to increase. Percentages rose from 14 percent in people up to 60 years, rising to 23 percent in participants older than 80.5

Past studies have linked poor long-term health, especially in older adults, to low nutritional levels of folate and vitamin B12. The high rates of deficiency seen in older populations are cause for concern. Dr. Rose Anne Kenny, principal investigator in the study,6 believes since these deficiencies may be treated with food fortification, significant policy and practice implication...

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Breaking: New CBS show Whistleblower does damning piece on Kool Smiles dental chain, kids dying, etc. Health Nut News

As many of you know, Ive been writing about Kool Smiles dentistry, who some say specialize in low-income children, for years. In fact, Im being sued by a dentist (whose name I wont mention right now) I wrote about a few years ago, after a child who was having work done at his clinic died. []

The post Breaking: New CBS show Whistleblower does damning piece on Kool Smiles dental chain, kids dying, etc. appeared first on Health Nut News.

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Is Australias Vaccine Policy A Nightmare Or A Pogrom? Natural Blaze

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The term pogrom has multiple meanings, ascribed most often to the deliberate persecution of an ethnic or religious group either approved or condoned by the local authorities. (Source)

The people of Australia are being denied by law one of the most important inalienable rights of human existence, the ability to choose how to take care of ones children and their bodies, plus the exercise of their basic human right to freedom of choice in healthcare invoking the heretofore scientific-acknowledgement to cope with possible risks where scientific understanding is yet incomplete, such as the risks of nano technology, genetically modified organisms and systemic insecticides [1], aka the Precautionary Principle, to avoid damage from neurotoxic vaccines. Nano technology and genetically modified organisms are IN vaccines! I hereby challenge Big Pharma and vaccine makers to prove me wrong!

The Australian government seemingly has gone off the rails relative to the punitive measures it has instituted against citizens who elect not to have their children or themsel...

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Kidney Stones: Early Signs and Symptoms You Shouldnt Ignore Healthy and Natural World

Kidney stones can cause excruciating pain that can spread from your middle back through your abdomen to your pelvis. The agony from kidney stones can be worse when you try to urinate and can feel like a strong burning sensation. In some cases, kidney stones can cause a fever and you may notice the presence of blood in your urine (hematuria).

In many cases, kidney stones actually pass without causing any painful symptoms. Drinking plenty of water or drinking acidic drinks like apple cider vinegar can help to flush out even painful kidney stones. If you have extreme kidney stone pain, then you should see a doctor who will recommend the best way to get rid of the renal stones.

In this article, I will look at the many signs and symptoms of kidney stones. Very often, treating the first signs of kidney stones can help to prevent many of the painful symptoms that are associated with them. You will also learn what scientific evidence says about treating kidney stones naturally.

What Are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are small hard mineral and salt deposits that can form in the kidneys. Doctors from PubMed Health say that urine contains various minerals that can crystallize if the urine is too concentrated. Over time, these crystallized compositions form into stone-like structures of varying shapes and size.1

Dr. Chirag Dave, an urologist from William Beaumont Health System, says that kidney stone disease is called nephrolithiasis. The medical name for kidney stones is renal calculi.2

Dr. Dave says that there are 4 main types of kidney stones, depending on the mineral composition:

  • Calcium stones. Most kidney stones are calcium stones that are made up of calcium oxalate or phosphate. Low fluid intake and consuming foods high in calcium oxalate can cause these types of kidney stones to form.
  • Struvite stones. These types of kidney stones account for about 15% of all cases of renal pain and are made up of magnesium and phosphate. Struvite stones are often connected with recurring urinary tract infections.
  • Uric acid stones. Uric acid stones form when there is too much uric acid in the urine and are associated with consuming foods that have high purine levels.
  • Cystine stones. Less common than the other types of kidney stones, cystine stones are connected with a metabolic defect.

What Do Kidney Stones Look Like?

Mineral deposits that form in the kidney look like small stones with ragged edges. In some cases, the stones may look as small as a grain of sand and will pass through the urinary system without any n...

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Coconut oil attenuates the effects of amyloid- on cortical neurons in vitro. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 ;39(2):233-7. PMID: 24150106 Abstract Title:  Coconut oil attenuates the effects of amyloid- on cortical neurons in vitro. Abstract:  Dietary supplementation has been studied as an approach to ameliorating deficits associated with aging and neurodegeneration. We undertook this pilot study to investigate the effects of coconut oil supplementation directly on cortical neurons treated with amyloid- (A) peptide in vitro. Our results indicate that neuron survival in cultures co-treated with coconut oil and A is rescued compared to cultures exposed only to A. Coconut oil co-treatment also attenuates A-induced mitochondrial alterations. The results of this pilot study provide a basis for further investigation of the effects of coconut oil, or its constituents, on neuronal survival focusing on mechanisms that may be involved.

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Chrysin may act as a promising therapeutic candidate for targeting bladder cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2018 Jun ;15(6):9117-9125. Epub 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29805643 Abstract Title:  Chrysin induces cell growth arrest, apoptosis, and ER stress and inhibits the activation of STAT3 through the generation of ROS in bladder cancer cells. Abstract:  Chrysin is a natural flavone that has various biological activities, including antitumor effects. However, the effect of chrysin on bladder cancer cells remains elusive. The present study investigated the effects of chrysin on bladder cancer cells and its underlying mechanisms. The results demonstrated that chrysin induced apoptosis via the intrinsic pathway, as evidenced by activation of caspase-9 and caspase-3, however not caspase-8. In addition, chrysin reduced the expression of anti-apoptotic B cell lymphoma (Bcl) proteins including Bcl-2, Mcl-1, Bcl-xl, and promoted the protein expression of pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 associated X, apoptosis regulator. Chrysin also induced endoplasmic reticulum stress via activation of the unfolded protein response of PRKR-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase, eIF2 and activating transcription factor 4 in bladder cancer cells. Additionally, chrysin inhibited the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 pathway. Furthermore, the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was detected following treatment with chrysin. The ROS scavenger N-acetylcysteine inhibited the antitumor effect of chrysin. Collectively, these results indicate chrysin may act as a promising therapeutic candidate for targeting bladder cancer.

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These results suggest the potential of chrysin as an anti-cancer drug through the activation of p53 without DNA damage. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Molecules. 2018 Jun 8 ;23(6). Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29890668 Abstract Title:  Anti-Tumorigenic Activity of Chrysin fromvia Non-Genotoxic p53 Activation through the ATM-Chk2 Pathway. Abstract:  The p53 tumor suppressor plays critical roles in cell cycle regulation and apoptotic cell death in response to various cellular stresses, thereby preventing cancer development. Therefore, the activation of p53 through small molecules is an attractive therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancers retaining wild-type p53. We used a library of 700 Myanmar wild plant extracts to identify small molecules that induce p53 transcriptional activity. A cell-based screening method with a p53-responsive luciferase-reporter assay system revealed that an ethanol extract ofbark increased p53 transcriptional activity. Chrysin was isolated and identified as the active ingredient in thebark extract. A treatment with chrysin increased p53 protein expression and the p53-mediated expression of downstream target genes, and decreased cell viability in MCF7 cells, but not in p53-knockdown MCF7 cells. We also found that chrysin activated the ATM-Chk2 pathway in the absence of DNA damage. Hence, the inactivation of the ATM-Chk2 pathway suppressed p53 activation induced by chrysin. These results suggest the potential of chrysin as an anti-cancer drug through the activation of p53 without DNA damage.

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This study concludes that chrysin confers neuroprotection in animal model of Parkinsons disease. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2018 May-Jun;12(3):35-43. PMID: 29896070 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective role of chrysin in attenuating loss of dopaminergic neurons and improving motor, learning and memory functions in rats. Abstract:  Objective: Selective degeneration of dopaminergic neurons is the pathological hallmark of Parkinson disease (PD). Enhanced oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation and susceptibility of dopaminergic neurons to apoptotic cellular death are the leading pathogenetic mechanisms. Chrysin is an active flavonoid. Its neuroprotective effects have been reported. This study examined the neuroprotective effects of chrysin in ameliorating the dopaminergic neuronal degeneration and motor behavioral changes in rotenone model of PD.Methods: Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned into three groups: Control, rotenone-treated, and rotenone+chrysin treated groups. Rotenone was given at a dose of 3 mg/kg daily intraperitoneally, and chrysin was given at a dose of 50 mg/kg daily intraperitoneally for 4 weeks. Using five neurobehavioral assessment tests, evaluation was done weekly to record the motor behavioral changes. After 4 weeks, animals were sacrificed, brains were removed, and section from striatum and substantia nigra were stained using hematoxylin and eosin and cresyl violet stains. Immunohistochemical sections were also prepared using anti-tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) antibody.Results: Rotenone-induced Parkinson like changes were evident from deteriorating motor behavior. These animals showed extensive loss of dopaminergic neurons, decreased immunoreactivity against anti-TH antibodies and number of TH positive dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal region. Chrysin treated animals showed a significant reduction in motor behavioral changes, degeneration and loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons and increased immunoreactivity to anti-TH antibody.Conclusion: This study concludes that chrysin confers neuroprotection in rat model of PD. It attenuates the degeneration of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons and motor behavioral abnormalities.

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Chrysin may be a potential replacement for the 5-FU and oxaliplatin combination to achieve antitumor activity through autophagy. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Jun 14 ;19(6). Epub 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 29899208 Abstract Title:  Chrysin Attenuates Cell Viability of Human Colorectal Cancer Cells through Autophagy Induction Unlike 5-Fluorouracil/Oxaliplatin. Abstract:  Chemotherapeutic 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) combined with oxaliplatin is often used as the standard treatment for colorectal cancer (CRC). The disturbing side effects and drug resistance commonly observed in chemotherapy motivate us to develop alternative optimal therapeutic options for CRC treatment. Chrysin, a natural and biologically active flavonoid abundant in propolis, is reported to have antitumor effects on a few CRCs. However, whether and how chrysin achieves similar effectiveness to the 5-FU combination is not clear. In this study, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), western blotting, fluorescence microscopy, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production were assayed. We found that chrysin exhibited similar inhibition of cell viability as the 5-FU combination in a panel of human CRC cells. Furthermore, the results showed that chrysin significantly increased the levels of LC3-II, an autophagy-related marker, in CRC cells, which was not observed with the 5-FU combination. More importantly, blockage of autophagy induction restored chrysin-attenuated CRC cell viability. Further mechanistic analysis revealed that chrysin, not the 5-FU combination, induced ROS generation, and in turn, inhibited the phosphorylation of protein kinase B (Akt) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Collectively, these results imply that chrysin may be a potential replacement for the 5-FU and oxaliplatin combination to achieve antitumor activity through autophagy for CRC treatment in the future.

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Chrysin inhibits advanced glycation end products-induced kidney fibrosis. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Nutrients. 2018 Jul 9 ;10(7). Epub 2018 Jul 9. PMID: 29987200 Abstract Title:  Chrysin Inhibits Advanced Glycation End Products-Induced Kidney Fibrosis in Renal Mesangial Cells and Diabetic Kidneys. Abstract:  Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) play a causative role in the development of diabetic nephropathy via induction of matrix protein deposition in kidneys. This study investigated inhibitory effects of chrysin, present in bee propolis and herbs, on glomerulosclerosis in db/db mice and AGEs-exposed renal mesangial cells. The in vivo study explored the demoting effects of 10 mg/kg chrysin on glomerular fibrosis in a type 2 diabetic model. Oral supplementation of chrysin inhibited the collagen fiber accumulation and-smooth muscle actin (-SMA) induction in periodic acid schiff-positive renal tissues of db/db mice. Moreover, treating db/db mice with chrysin diminished the level of AGEs increased in diabetic glomeruli. The in vitro study employed human mesangial cells exposed to 100g/mL AGE-BSA for 72 h in the presence of 120M chrysin. Glucose increased mesangial AGE production via induction of receptor for AGEs. Chrysin suppressed the induction of collagens,-SMA, fibroblast-specific protein-1 and matrix metalloproteinases enhanced by AGE-bovine serum albumin. Furthermore, chrysin blunted transforming growth factor-1 induction and Smad 2/3 activation in AGEs-exposed mesangial cells. These results demonstrate that chrysin attenuated accumulation of myofibroblast-like cells and matrix proteins in AGEs-laden diabetic glomeruli. Therefore, chrysin may be a potential renoprotective agent targeting glucose-mediated AGEs-associated glomerulosclerosis and fibrosis.

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Chemopreventive and therapeutic potential of chrysin in cancer. GreenMedInfo

PMID:  Toxicol Lett. 2015 Mar 4 ;233(2):214-25. Epub 2015 Jan 14. PMID: 25596314 Abstract Title:  Chemopreventive and therapeutic potential of chrysin in cancer: mechanistic perspectives. Abstract:  Chrysin, a naturally occurring flavone, abundantly found in numerous plant extracts including propolis and in honey is one of the most widely used herbal medicine in Asian countries. Nowadays, chrysin has become the foremost candidate exhibiting health benefits, owing to its multiple bioactivities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-diabetic, anti-estrogenic, antibacterial and antitumor activities. Anticancer activity is most promising among the multiple pharmacological effects displayed by chrysin. In vitro and in vivo models have shown that chrysin inhibits cancer growth through induction of apoptosis, alteration of cell cycle and inhibition of angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis without causing any toxicity and undesirable side effects to normal cells. Chrysin displays these effects through selective modulation of multiple cell signaling pathways which are linked to inflammation, survival, growth, angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. This broad spectrum of antitumor activity in conjunction with low toxicity underscores the translational value of chrysin in cancer therapy. The present review highlights the chemopreventive and therapeutic effects, molecular targets and antineoplastic mechanisms that contribute to the observed anticancer activity of chrysin.

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