March 26, 2018 1-3PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Happy Purple Day!
People Are Wearing Purple Today for Epilepsy Awareness Day People across the globe are set to color-cordinate today in honor of Purple Day 2018, the international day for epilepsy awareness.Purple Day aims to dispel myths surrounding epilepsy, a condition of the brain that affects 50 million people worldwide. Cassidy Megan, 16, founded the event in 2008 following her own battles with epilepsy after she was diagnosed age 7. The Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined forces in 2009 and helped launch Purple Day internationally. It’s estimated that 2.2 million Americans live with epilepsy today. Celebrities who were or have been affected by the condition include actor Danny Glover, former president Theodore Roosevelt, and rapper Lil Wayne.
McConnell Gets Points For This One…
Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity The U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday he wants to bring hemp production back into the national mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity. The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years. “It’s now time to take the final step and make this a legal crop,” McConnell said. Kentucky has been at the forefront of hemp’s comeback. Kentucky agriculture officials recently approved about 12,000 acres to be grown in the state this year, and 57 Kentucky processors are turning the raw product into a multitude of products.
Flu Season Is Over. Wait….Maybe Not
CDC warns of a second wave of flu virus, happening now Flu season is winding down, but the Centers for Disease Control is warning of a second wave, Flu Virus B, which is happening right now. The CDC says that B-viruses are being reported more frequently than the A-strain, which had been more dominant recently. A CDC spokesperson says B-strain viruses tend to be more severe for younger children. Experts say it’s possible for those who have already been sick with the flu to fall ill again with a different strain later in the season. In New York, flu cases have declined for the fourth straight week, according to the New York Department of Health. There have been more than 3,000 new cases of the flu reported this week. That’s down 19 percent from last week. Hospitalizations are down 29 percent over the same period.
Florida Vaccine Mandate Still Looming
Should Florida law require school kids to get the HPV vaccine? During a spring legislative session dominated by school safety concerns, lawmakers left another pressing health issue on the back burner. And, like the Parkland shootings that commanded their attention, it involves life, death and young people. A bill called the “Women’s Cancer Prevention Act” would have required children entering Florida public schools to receive the vaccine that protects against cervical and other cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. While it didn’t get much traction in the Capitol this time around, the bill is likely to pop up again next year as other states begin to pass and consider similar legislation. It also enjoys overwhelming support from the medical community.
Common Sense Returns To Utah
Utah Parents No Longer Forced By State to Helicopter Their Kids A new law set to go into effect on May 8 2018 in Utah will be the first of its kind in America. SB 65 (Child Neglect Amendments) will change what the state of Utah recognizes as neglect to eliminate certain innocuous and natural activities such as children playing in their front yards, walking to school, and otherwise being children. The law comes as a reaction to a growing movement of total control over families and children being exercised by the state and local governments, social “services” agencies, and schools. One such example is a Maryland couple whose children were held by police due to the alleged neglect of allowing them to walk home alone from a park.
Hour 2 – Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid Buttar!
Dr. Buttar is back to talk about what’s happening in the world of health news. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
Autism Signs, Symptoms: Things To Know On World Autism Awareness Week 2018 Monday marks the beginning of World Autism Awareness Week, adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to highlight the growing health crisis globally. The week leading up to April 2 is usually considered as the awareness week. “Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life and results from a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, mostly affecting children in many countries irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status, and characterized by impairments in social interaction, problems with verbal and non-verbal communication and restricted, repetitive behavior, interests and activities,” according to the resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on Dec. 18, 2007.
Children with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated, study finds Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of their younger sisters and brothers. “This study is showing that children with autism and their younger siblings might be at greater risk of vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Ousseny Zerbo, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. The study was published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Well Over 8 Million U.S. Children Now On Psychiatric Drugs Not just the U.S., but the rest of the Western world, alarmingly, over the last 15 years the consistently sharp increases in child mental disorders have now reached epidemic levels. 1 in 5 children have been diagnosed with a mental health problem. In turn, more children than ever before are on psychiatric drugs. Could the rise in mental disorders be the result of the agendized push for increased psychiatric drugging that began in and around the 1990s? As mentioned earlier, 1 in 5 children have now been diagnosed with a mental health problem: ADHD (Attention Hyperactivity Disorder) is now well over 40% For children aged between 10-14 years suicide rates have risen by 200% Teenager depression – up at 37%…
We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students Medical students say they currently learn almost nothing about the way diet and lifestyle affect health – and they should be taught more. They say what they are taught is not practical or relevant to most of the medical problems they see in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals. A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet. These included obesity, type 2 diabetes and depression. Why does this lack of training matter? This year the NHS will spend more than £11bn on diabetes alone – social care costs, time off work etc, will almost double that bill. Type 2 diabetes – the most common kind – is linked to obesity. And right now Britain is the fat man of Europe.
Neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada’s most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enough, a daily regimen of the non-prescription NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This means that by taking an over-the-counter medication, people can ward off a disease that, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s World Alzheimer Report 2016, affects an estimated 47 million people worldwide, costs health care systems worldwide more than US$818 billion per year and is the fifth leading cause of death in those aged 65 or older.
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