Nov 12, 2018 7-9PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Happy Veterans Day!
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:
- 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
- 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
- 2 million veterans are women.
- 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
- 5.5 million veterans served during the Persian Gulf War.
- Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 558,000 are still alive.
- 2 million veterans served during the Korean War.
- 6 million veterans served in peacetime.
- As of 2014, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities.
- As of 2014, 3 states have more than 1 million veterans among their population: California (1.8 million), Florida (1.6 million) and Texas (1.7 million).
- The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.
New Study Finds Yoga Significantly Reduces Depression in Male Veterans A new study presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association found that male veterans who had elevated depression scores before a twice weekly hatha yoga program had a significant reduction in depression symptoms after the eight-week program. “Yoga is unique in that it combines several things that empirical research has shown to be very helpful for improving depression and other mental health concerns: exercise, mindfulness, and breathing practices, to name a few,” says study information co-investigator Lindsey B. Hopkins, Ph.D., a research fellow at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care Center. “All of these things likely played a role in the benefits that these veterans experienced.”
You Don’t Say….
Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness The antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) is ineffective in treating a rare, polio-like disorder that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis in children, researchers are reporting. In the United States, there have been 219 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) reported so far this year, and 80 have been confirmed, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 120 confirmed cases in 2014, 22 cases in 2015, 149 cases in 2016 and 33 cases in 2017, the agency said. The cause of the disorder is unclear, but some patients have been infected with a usually harmless common cold virus called EV-D68. Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against EV-D68, so some experts suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the disorder.
Question of The Day!
Hi Robert and Super Don,
Thank you so much for your continued education and many contacts in important places. Maybe this is something that Dr. Magda Havas, PhD. and Anne Archer Butcher (and other EMF experts) could work together to stop. Since Anne has direct contact with President Trump, and he respects her, maybe she can get him to stop this madness.
I don’t know if you’ve seen this specific article about 5G being implemented in 6 US Cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.) this year. The bills SR 637 and SR 894 have already passed the Senate and is expected to pass the House. I’m sure they will probably attach it to a must pass bill but maybe the President could veto the bills.
Much Love and Gratitude,
Radiation WARNING: 5G-ready cities expose the population to untested microwave pollution Hellbent on being the first U.S. carrier to debut the 5G mobile network and matching smartphones, telecommunications giant Sprint is racing to roll out this new 5G technology – this year! But, many people are waking up to the health threats posed by this wireless technology. The carrier recently proclaimed that six US cities – Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. – are “ready for 5G.” But, in its headlong rush to roll out 5G, Sprint seems only too happy to ignore the prospect of increased EMF radiation – and the health risks that will accompany it. The new 5G (fifth-generation) wireless networks are billed as featuring substantial increases in data speed and capacity, in order to enable further connection with the “Internet of Things” – a linked system of cell phones, laptops, home appliances, security systems, cars and drones. But, while Sprint touts “new levels of innovation and progress,” natural health experts warn that the technology could expose us to new levels of unwanted (high-frequency) radiation.
A Legend Passes
STAN LEE DEAD AT 95 Stan Lee, the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, has died … Stan’s daughter tells TMZ. We’re told an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of pneumoniaand vision issues. Stan started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961 with The Fantastic Four. He went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers. Stan made cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies. Lee had a rocky relationship with Marvel once the company went full-tilt Hollywood. He sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said he was owed for the first “Spider-Man” movie. Three years later he settled the case for $10 million. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” is the latest installment of the film’s franchise and will be released next month. Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017. J.C. tells TMZ, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.” Lee was 95.
CBD Stops Breast Cancer From Achieving Metastasis In Recent Study CBD is the first outside agent that is capable of regulating Id-1 in human breast cancer cells; blocking this function can stop metastasis. The worst stage of breast cancer is the last one. Once the cancer has metastasized and spread throughout the body, the end is near—and very, very painful. However, a new therapy that utilizes cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promising results in turning back the clock on invasiveness of late-stage breast cancer. In a study funded in part by National Institutes of Health, molecular biologists at the California Pacific Medical Center performed tests on human breast cancer cells that reveal how CBD could slow down and even halt the progression of the disease, even at its more virulent late-stage existence.
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 is associated with zinc deficiency in early development—now a study links the two The emergence of autism in children has not only been linked to genes encoding synaptic proteins—among others—but also environmental insults such as zinc deficiency. Although it is unclear whether zinc deficiency contributes to autism, scientists have now defined in detail a possible mechanistic link. Their research shows how zinc shapes the connections or ‘synapses’ between brain cells that form during early development, via a complex molecular machinery encoded by autism risk genes. Published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, the findings do not directly support zinc supplementation for the prevention of autism—but extend our understanding of its underlying developmental abnormalities, towards an eventual treatment.
Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team, from Trinity College Dublin, found. Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking, Cancer Research UK says. And more than one in 20 cancer cases – about 22,800 cases each year in the UK – are caused by excess body weight. Experts already suspected fat sent signals to the body that could both damage cells, leading to cancer, and increase the number of them. Now, the Trinity scientists have been able to show, in Nature Immunology journal, how the body’s cancer-fighting cells get clogged by fat. And they hope to be able to find drug treatments that could restore these “natural killer” cells’ fighting abilities.
Coronary calcium levels a better predictor of patients at risk for coronary heart disease A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice today. “With coronary calcium, we’re looking at a marker indicating the actual presence of anatomic disease—we’re not just looking at probabilities of disease based on a patient’s standard risk factors,” said Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, a cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. “The risk factors are worth knowing, but they don’t tell whether or not you actually have the disease.” Cardiovascular disease remains the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and determining who’s most at risk continues to be suboptimal, said Dr. Anderson.
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