Oct 2, 2018 7-9PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Line Them Up!
Nearly 14 million additional adolescents need HPV vaccination to reach public health goal Nearly 14 million additional adolescents (11-12 years of age) beyond those who will be vaccinated based on current rates will need to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine between now and 2026 to reach the American Cancer Society’s goal of an 80% vaccination rate by that year. The figure comes from a new report from American Cancer Society investigators looking to guide HPV cancer control efforts in the wake of recent goal-setting. The report appears early online in Cancer. HPV accounts for nearly all cervical cancers as well as 91% of anal cancers, 70% of oropharyngeal (throat) cancers, and 60% to 75% of other genital cancers (penile, vaginal, and vulvar cancers). A previous analysis by ACS investigators estimated that HPV caused about 30,000 cancers and about 6,500 cancer deaths in 2014. The majority (90%) of these cancers can be prevented through HPV vaccination. However, the uptake of the HPV vaccine is suboptimal and lags behind other recommended vaccines for this age group. Healthy People 2020 sets a target of 80% of vaccine-eligible adolescents up to date with HPV vaccination by age 15, while the American Cancer Society set a goal that by 2026, 80% of adolescents will be up to date before their 13th birthday.
“Vaccinations arn’t easy. This isn’t an easy thing to do. We ask a lot of our citizens. To get as many as 26 inoculations in the first few years of life, and five shots at one time. It’s hard to do that, especially given that vaccination is a violent act, you pin the child down, you give them this biological agent against their will. The biological agent generally isn’t understood well by the parent, and to some extent not understood all that well by the physician.” –Paul Offit
Just A Little Radiation…No Big Deal!
APNewsBreak: EPA says a little radiation may be healthy The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release. The Trump administration already has targeted a range of other regulations on toxins and pollutants, including coal power plant emissions and car exhaust, that it sees as costly and burdensome for businesses. Supporters of the EPA’s new radiation guidance argue the government’s current no-tolerance rule for radiation damage forces unnecessary spending for handling exposure in accidents, at nuclear plants, in medical centers and at other sites.
Special Guest Sallie Elkordy!
I Told You So…Again….
Travelling to Mars and deep into space could kill astronauts by destroying their guts, finds Nasa-fundedstudy The research raises substantial red flags about the possibility of humans taking journeys to places such as Mars. It follows previous studies that suggested such journeys could do significant damage to people’s brains and might age them prematurely. The new research subjected mice to the same kinds of bombardment by galactic cosmic radiation that would affect humans if they were on long space journeys. That radiation could cause damage to the gastrointestinal tissue that would lead to long-term functional alterations. And the study also raises concerns that those astronauts would be at high risk of developing tumours in their stomach and colon. “Heavy ions such as iron and silicon are damaging because of their greater mass compared to no-mass photons such as x-rays and gamma (γ)-rays prevalent on earth as well as low mass protons in outer space,” said the study’s senior investigator, Kamal Datta, a senior scientist at Georgetown University Medical Centre and Nasa.
Hour 2 – Isn’t It A Little To Be Doing This?
Task force: More research needed on how drugs affect pregnancy A National Institutes of Health task force recommended additional research on the affects of drugs used by pregnant women and nursing moms. The Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women submitted its final recommendations to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, the NIH announced Monday. The task force was established by Congress’ 21st Century Cures Act and led by NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Reviewing current research and focusing on specific drugs, formulations and other pharmacological factors, the task force made 15 recommendations for pregnant women and nursing mothers and their children. They also conducted public hearings. “There is limited scientific knowledge about the effectiveness and optimal dosing of drugs commonly prescribed for pregnant and lactating women,” Dr. Diana W. Bianchi, the NICHD director, said in the press release. “This needs to change. The theme that resonates clearly throughout the task force recommendations is that we need to emphasize the importance of protecting these populations through research instead of from research.”
Incorporating Tdap Vaccination into Prenatal Care to Increase Coverage in Pregnant Women Current guidelines recommend that pregnant women receive vaccination with tetanus, toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine between 27 to 36 gestation weeks during each pregnancy. Despite the recommendations, Tdap vaccine coverage in pregnant women remains suboptimal. In a new report published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, investigators observing trends in pertussis cases in California discovered that only about 52% of pregnant women received the Tdap vaccine during the recommended time period. Additionally, vaccination coverage was found to be lower in women with Medicaid compared with women with private insurance. During 2016—a low-incidence pertussis year in California—114 cases of pertussis were reported, including 2 pertussis-related deaths among infants <4 months. As part of the investigation, local health departments in California designed a questionnaire to collect information about vaccinations from the mothers of children who fell ill with pertussis and their prenatal care providers. The interviewed mothers were asked to identify their prenatal care provider, whether their provider recommended a Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, whether the vaccine was received, and if so, when and where the vaccine was administered.
What’s So Great About Aloe?
The Healing Powers of Aloe Vera If you are interested in natural remedies, chances are you are familiar with aloe vera. Maybe you have used it after you’ve had too much sun, or you keep a tube of gel in your first aid kit for burns and wound care. But did you know the plant has many other uses? Aloe is a succulent plant that has a long history of medicinal use. Aloe vera specifically refers to the Aloe barbadensis Miller plant, which is the most common form used in aloe-based products. Aloe Vera’s use in healing can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. Known as the “plant of immortality,” aloe was presented as a funeral gift to pharaohs. The plant is native to North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Canary Islands. It grows naturally in dry, tropical climates in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the southern and western parts of the United States. There are at least 420 different plant species of Aloe (some sources say there are more than 500!), according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Aloe produces two substances that are used for health-related purposes: gel and latex.
Former Playboy model with brain tumor forgoes chemo for CBD: report A former Playboy model who was diagnosed with brain cancer has refused chemotherapy as treatment and is reportedly using cannabis oil instead. Kerri Parker, a 34-year-old from England, told the Daily Mirror she started using the oil after her doctors told her in September that her brain cancer had returned. She said health professionals “wanted [her] to have 10-12 cycles” of chemotherapy and that was her best chance at survival, but told her “no one with brain cancer has managed to have the full lot.” The former Miss United Kingdom, who previously had a tumor removed from her brain, said that while she “know[s] using cannabis means I could be put in prison … I truly believe it is the only chance I have of survival.” Parker said she’d prefer for her hair not to fall out — a common side effect of chemotherapy — nor does she want her “face burned from radiotherapy.” “I train daily, run a model academy and a nutrition business and I don’t want cancer to affect all of this,” she told the Mirror.
Medical cannabis treats cancer and boosts the immune system, say scientists after reviewing more than 100 studies A recently authored review of over 100 studies has shown that cannabis really is medicinal — even if the U.S federal government refuses to recognize it. Indeed, scientific analysis has shown that the cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana can stop cancer cells from dividing and spreading — and can even cut off blood supply to tumors. These friendly plant compounds also serve to support and boost the immune system, too. The researchers say that their findings prove that cannabis can be used as a cancer treatment. Does that mean plants will finally start getting recognized for their medicinal powers? One can only hope. While the scientists say that there is still a “need” for conventional cancer drugs, the day when plant medicines are given their due may be on the horizon. Given the slew of damaging side effects incurred at the hands of chemo and radiation treatment, patients are increasingly turning to cannabis and other medicinal plants like turmeric to get the treatment they need with less harm.
I Guess Snowflakes Aren’t Just A US Thing…..
Clapping BANNED at UK university ‘to avoid triggering anxiety’ with students told to do jazz handsinstead Clapping as been banned at a leading universty’s students’ union “to avoid triggering anxiety”. The University of Manchester Students’ Union passed the resolution to ban clapping at student union events at the first Senate session of the academic year on September 27, according to student newspaper the Mancunion. “It was argued that the loud noise of traditional clapping and whooping pose an issue to students with anxiety or sensory issues. BSL clapping – or, jazz hands – would be a more inclusive form of expression,” the paper said. Jazz hands is the British Sign Language for clapping. The Senate make decisions about what the Students’ Union should believe and take action on, according to the Student Union website. Each motion needs 66% of the vote to be passed. Liberation and Access Officer Sara Khan authored the motion, called ‘Making Senate More Accessible’. It resolved to swap out audible clapping for BSL clapping at SU (Students’ Union) events, and to “encourage student groups and societies to do the same, and to include BSL clapping as a part of inclusion training”.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- 2018 27TH ANNUAL IAACN SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “Infectious Disease: The Influence of Clinical Nutrition on Outcome” October 11-13, 2018 Dallas, Texas
- International Integrative Healthcare and Holistic Iridology Congress Oct 19-22 2018 Orlando FL
Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!
- Gut Health & Use of Silver for Immune Support Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM, Peggy’s Natural Foods in Stuart, Florida at 6PM Eastern Time
- How To Have A Healthy Gut And Support Your Immune System Naturally, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Tunie’s in Coral Springs, Florida at 6PM Eastern Time
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019!