May 26, 2019 1-3PM ET
Sunday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Special Guest Bruce Lipton PhD
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.
Harvard Medical School in Ethics Quandary In a first-year pharmacology class at Harvard Medical School, Matt Zerden grew wary as the professor promoted the benefits of cholesteroldrugs and seemed to belittle a student who asked about side effects. Mr. Zerden later discovered something by searching online that he began sharing with his classmates. The professor was not only a full-time member of the Harvard Medical faculty, but a paid consultant to 10 drug companies, including five makers of cholesterol treatments. “I felt really violated,” Mr. Zerden, now a fourth-year student, recently recalled. “Here we have 160 open minds trying to learn the basics in a protected space, and the information he was giving wasn’t as pure as I think it should be.” Mr. Zerden’s minor stir four years ago has lately grown into a full-blown movement by more than 200 Harvard Medical School students and sympathetic faculty, intent on exposing and curtailing the industry influence in their classrooms and laboratories, as well as in Harvard’s 17 affiliated teaching hospitals and institutes.
Study shows pesticide exposure may raise blood pressure in children A popular holiday may be contributing to cardiovascular risk for children, new research shows. Elevated pesticide use to produce flowers during the Mother’s Day harvest has been linked to high blood pressure in children living near the flower fields in Ecuador, according to a study published Tuesday in Environmental Research. “These findings are noteworthy in that this is the first study to describe that pesticide spray seasons not only can increase the exposure to pesticides of children living near agriculture but can increase their blood pressures and overall risk for hypertension,” Jose R. Suarez, a researcher at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the study’s first author, said in a news release. Around the world, Mothers Day generates some of the highest flower sales of the year. Ecuador is one of the world’s largest commercial growers of flowers. For the study, the researchers examined more than 300 boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, living in the floricultural areas of Ecuador. They analyzed the children up to 100 days following the Mother’s Day harvest, with a goal of exploring the effects of environmental pollutants on child development.
Civil War Plant Medicines DISARM Drug-Resistant Bacteria In Lab Tests During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians faced high rates of infections among the wounded and shortages of conventional medicines. A new study of three of the plants from this guide — the white oak, the tulip poplar and the devil’s walking stick — finds that they have antiseptic properties. Scientific Reports is publishing the results of the study led by scientists at Emory University. The results show that extracts from the plants have antimicrobial activity against one or more of a trio of dangerous species of multi-drug-resistant bacteria associated with wound infections: Acinetobacter baumannii, Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae. “Our findings suggest that the use of these topical therapies may have saved some limbs, and maybe even lives, during the Civil War,” says Cassandra Quave, senior author of the paper and assistant professor at Emory’s Center for the Study of Human Health and the School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology.
Special Guest Terry Rondberg DC
Dr. Terry Rondberg earned his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri in 1974. Since then, he has been helping and educating others about the body’s innate healing ability and how to achieve the optimum level of wellness. In 1989, Dr. Rondberg founded the World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA), a non-profit organization with a large international membership, consisting of students and doctors. The WCA is a chiropractic educational and advocacy organization that has helped to introduce chiropractic in developing countries. With Dr. Rondberg as its president, the WCA is the only chiropractic organization to be recognized as a non-governmental organization (NGO) affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. In addition, the WCA has educated other health care professionals about the role of chiropractic as part of complementary alternative medicine. Under Dr. Rondberg’s leadership, the WCA has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) to create the “WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic.” During the International Conference of NGOs in South Korea, the WCA sponsored “the Role of Chiropractic Care in Global Wellness,” which was the first and only international NGO chiropractic program.
U.S. incidence of pediatric thyroid cancer on the rise From 1973 to 2013, there was an increase in the incidence rates of pediatric thyroid cancer, with marked increases from 2006 to 2013, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Z. Jason Qian, M.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and colleagues analyzed trends in pediatric thyroid cancer incidence for 1,806 patients aged younger than 20 years. The researchers found that from 1973 to 2013, there was an increase in the overall incidence rates of thyroid cancer, from 0.48 to 1.14 per 100,000 person-years. The incidence rates increased gradually from 1973 to 2006 (annual percent change [APC], 1.11 percent) and then increased sharply from 2006 to 2013 (APC, 9.56 percent). From 1983 to 2006, there was a gradual increase in the incidence rates of large tumors (>20 mm; APC, 2.23 percent), followed by a marked increase from 2006 to 2013 (APC, 8.84 percent). These rates did not differ significantly from those of small tumors (1 to 20 mm). From 1973 to 2006, there was a gradual increase in the incidence rates of regionally extended thyroid cancer (APC, 1.44 percent), followed by a marked increase from 2006 to 2013 (APC, 11.16 percent). “The similar marked increases in the incidence rates of large tumors and advanced-stage disease suggest a true increase in the occurrence of pediatric thyroid cancer,” the authors write.
Chinese medicine to gain WHO acceptance but it has many critics Herbal remedies have been used by healers around the world for centuries to prevent and treat disease. But it’s in China that the practice has been most extensively used and documented. Advocates have campaigned to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine into mainstream global health care and those long-standing TCM efforts have paid off: The World Health Assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is expected to formally approve the latest version of its influential global compendium, which includes a chapter on traditional medicine, as early as Saturday. However, not everybody is happy with the controversial move. Some in the biomedical community say WHO overlooked the toxicity of some herbal medicine and the lack of evidence it works, while animal rights advocates say it will further endanger animals such as the tiger, pangolin, bear and rhino, whose organs are used in some TCM cures. In a strongly worded editorial, the Scientific American magazine called the move “an egregious lapse in evidence-based thinking and practice.” Dr. Arthur Grollman, a professor of pharmacological science and medicine at Stony Brook University in New York, agrees with this assessment. “It will confer legitimacy on unproven therapies and add considerably to the costs of health care,” he said.
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