Mar 19, 2019 3-5PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Elimination of non-medical vaccine exemptions ranked top priority at Annual Leadership Forum AAP leaders have called for elimination of non-medical* exemptions to vaccination to be the top priority for the year, ranking it first among the top 10 resolutions during the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF). “Given the measles outbreaks, prioritizing the elimination of non-medical vaccine exemptions is a timely undertaking,” said AAP President Kyle E. Yasuda, M.D., FAAP. The resolution asks the Academy’s Board of Directors to advocate for the “development of a toolkit that highlights successful chapter strategies for the purpose of helping chapters work with their state legislatures to eliminate/reduce non-medical* exemptions that have allowed immunization refusals.”
Comments and Questions of The Day!
We did it! Awesome first episode of RSB Show 2.0! Even commercials were entertaining – short, sweet and visual (just the way we like them). Great information and news review – as usual. Much better sound. Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the videos of all the speakers. Huge improvements. Keep up the good work, guys
I think your show time and station has changed. I am in central time zone. I am looking on your web page and cannot find a live link to your show. I can’t find any information about what is going on. When I click the video box on the right, Sunday’s show starts playing. Will you please post info telling us how and where we can find the new show. Thank you.
Hi Robert & Super Don,
I’ve been very behind in listening to the show because I was taking care of a sick family member. I am just now hearing about the webinar that you did with Paul Barattiero on the new Echo H2 machine and I was so disappointed because I didn’t get to hear it. Was this recorded either on youtube or some other place so that I can listen? If not, would you please make it available?
NASA issues space herpes warning as virus reactivates in astronauts NASA has issued a warning about space herpes after a study found the virus was reactivating in crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions. According to the agency, while only a small proportion of the astronauts develop symptoms as a result of the dormant virus awakening, it could spell danger for longer spaceflight missions – for instance to Mars. “NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation – not to mention the extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry,” said Dr Satish Mehta. “This physical challenge is compounded by more familiar stressors like social separation, confinement and an altered sleep-wake cycle,” added Dr Mehta, senior author of the paper and academic at the Johnson Space Centre.
Anti-Vaxxers Overestimate the Power of Our Immune Systems One of the greatest innovations in medicine is, oddly, now among the ones attracting outsized skepticism in certain corners. In a word: vaccination. Detractors, led by dubious science and anecdote, worry vaccines will do more harm than good. This is simply false, and dangerous. To understand why, it helps to understand the way our immune systems work in the first place. This extraordinary science of the immune system is the topic of An Elegant Defense, my new book that looks at our defense network as we’ve come to understand it through hard-earned, brilliant science, and also through deeply intimate medical tales of people aided by immunology. One tale in the book involves a cancer patient who rose from the grave thanks to immunotherapy. Another involves an HIV patient with such an extraordinary immune system it is studied by the National Institutes of Health. Two stories involve women with auto-immune disorders.They are connected by the network that runs through human health, the immune system. And that network depends on bedrock principles. One of them is that the immune system learns, and it must. This is why vaccines work.
The Not So Inactive Ingredients In Our Most Common Drugs Anyone who has glanced at the back of a bottle of aspirin or a box of allergy tablets has seen it: the “Inactive Ingredients” list. All medications include compounds that help stabilize the drug or aid in its absorption. They aren’t given a second thought because they’re “inactive,” which suggests that these ingredients don’t do any harm. But in fact, according to a new study out this week, over 90 percent of medications have inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in certain patients, including peanut oil, lactose, and gluten. Dr. Giovanni Traverso, an gastroenterologist at Brigham Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, joins Ira to share the not so inactive ingredients in some of our most common drugs.
Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death, study claims Soda and other sugary beverages aren’t exactly known for being healthy. But now, a new study finds that sugar-sweetened beverages are tied to an increased risk of early death. In the study, published today (March 18) in the journal Circulation, researchers analyzed information from more than 80,000 women and 37,000 men in the health profession who were followed for about three decades. Participants filled out surveys about their diet every four years, and also answered questions about their lifestyle and overall health every two years. The more sugary beverages people drank — including soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks — the greater their risk of death was during the study period. For example, those who drank two to six sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) per week were 6 percent more likely to die during the study period, compared with those who drank less than one SSB per month. Those who drank one to two SSBs per day were 14 percent more likely to die during the study period compared with those who drank less than one SSB per month.
Stress Mess: 3 In 5 Millennials Say Life More Stressful Now Than Ever Before Smartphones and digital technology are supposed to make our lives easier, but for young adults, it seems that things may only be getting tougher — and for a slew of reasons. According to one recent survey, about 3 out of 5 millennials (58%) feel life is more stressful right now than ever before. In fact, the survey of 2,000 American millennials, commissioned by CBD oil company Endoca, reveals that one-third of millennials believe their lives are more stressful than the average person’s life. The survey also pointed to numerous causes of the frustration for this young segment. Many feel their overall stress level is caused by the accumulation of daily micro-stressors — seemingly trivial experiences — such as being stuck in traffic, waiting for appointments, or various smartphone issues. For example, although losing one’s wallet or credit card ranked as the top source of stress for respondents, 1 in 5 say they’d be even more apoplectic if their smartphone screen broke. For more than 2 in 5 millennials (41%), a damaged phone screen is worse than seeing their “check engine” light flash on in the car.
- Regular Tickets – $50 Special Price for each ticket if you register early, byFebruary 28, 2019. Enter discount code “FRIENDS” on checkout when buying tickets.
- VIP Tickets – $100 Early Bird VIP Discount for each VIP ticket if you register byFebruary 28, 2019. Enter discount code “MYVIPS” on checkout when buying tickets.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, March 29-30, 2019 Denver, CO
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019
- Autism One 2019 Conference May 22-26 Rosemont, IL
- Advanced Medicine Conference May 25-26, 2019 Los Angeles, CA