May 6, 2019 3-5PM ET
Monday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Measles: Facts and Misconceptions in a Near-Hysterical Media Environment You probably know that the U.S. has broken the record for number of measles cases in recent years. You also likely know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says “high coverage” with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine is the most effective way to limit the spread of measles.
Here are some other facts CDC released this week about the 2019 outbreak:
- 67% of cases are in New York City and New York state.
- All of the original sources of infection are foreign countries.
- The most number of cases came in from the Philippines, followed by Ukraine.
- So far, there are no reports of measles-related brain damage or death, which are very rare.
Along with the facts, a great deal of propaganda and misreporting are stoking near-hysteria among some.
Cruise ship passengers won’t be able to disembark on Caribbean island without proof of a measles vaccination Authorities in Curacao announced Friday they will quarantine a ship with 300 people aboard that is heading to the Dutch Caribbean island after they were banned from disembarking in nearby St. Lucia because of a confirmed case of measles. Health officials said they will board the ship when it arrives early Saturday and assess who has been vaccinated or had the disease previously. They said proof is required, and that people who do not comply will be vaccinated immediately. The 440-foot Freewinds ship is reportedly owned by the Church of Scientology and is normally docked in Curacao when not in use. Church officials have not returned messages for comment. The ship left St. Lucia late Thursday after spending two days under quarantine. Authorities there said the ship’s doctor requested 100 vaccines after a female crew member was diagnosed with measles.
New law will allow Oregon dentists to vaccinate patients A new bill that would allow dentists to administer vaccinations just passed the Oregon Legislature. Next year, Oregon dentists will be allowed to give their patients immunization shots. House Bill 2220 will allow dentists to give any vaccinations — from measles to HPV and annual flu shots. Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the bill into law in the next day or two. The law passed with a nearly unanimous vote. Oregon health officials have been working on this since before the recent nationwide measles outbreak. Dentists have gradually been providing health care screening to their patients well beyond the 32 teeth most of us have in our mouths. This law expands that and will allow dentists to be able to give both children and adults vaccines. Other states allow dentists to give flu shots, but not all vaccinations.
Question of The Day!
Please describe process to nebulize colloidal silver and please suggest a silver product. Thank you.
Burger King takes on McDonald’s with a range of unhappy’ meals Burger King has launched a range of burger meals that focus on “real” moods. The fast-food chain introduced a range of boxed deals it’s calling “Real Meals,” including the Pissed Meal, Blue Meal, Salty Meal, Yaaas Meal and DGAF (Don’t Give a F—) Meal as part of Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The deal includes a Whopper sandwich, french fries and a drink. “Burger King restaurants understands that no one is happy all the time. That’s why they’re asking guests to order a Whopper meal based on however they might be feeling,” an online release stated Wednesday. As well as raising awareness of mental health issues, the meal range also pokes fun at McDonald’s Happy Meals, boxed kids’ deals that include a toy. Burger King launched an ad showing a montage of people in various emotional states, using the line: “No one is happy all the time. And that’s OK.”
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:
Possible link between autism and antidepressants use during pregnancy An international team led by Duke-NUS Medical School has found a potential link between autistic-like behaviour in adult mice and exposure to a common antidepressant in the womb. They also identified a treatment that helped improve memory loss and social interactions, according to the new study published in the journal Molecular Brain. Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for treating major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, including in pregnant women. One of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants is fluoxetine, a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Fluoxetine can cross the placenta and is also detected in breast milk. Little is known about its safety during pregnancy, and not enough studies have been conducted on its long-term effects on offspring.
‘Microbiome’ May Be Key to Autism Symptoms The belly-brain connection is gaining traction in autism research. And a new study suggests gut bacteriamay play a role in the disorder or some of its symptoms. Although this research is in its infancy, it’s hoped that someday scientists might tweak the gut bacteria to ease digestive symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. The latest step in this direction comes from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Researchers there compared kids with autism, their unaffected siblings and typically developing kids of the same ages. The investigators found that clear differences emerged in the children’s microbiome — the collection of microbes that normally live in the human gut. “We saw the biggest differences in the autism group who had gastrointestinal symptoms,” said the study’s lead author, Ruth Ann Luna. She’s director of medical metagenomics at the hospital and an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
UK Health Secretary Wants Mandatory Vaccines, Says Anti-Vaxxers ‘Have Blood On Their Hands’ A British parliament member is calling out those who speak against vaccines saying “they have blood on their hands.” The comments come amid fears that world governments could evoke “emergency mandatory vaccine mandates,” something the politician hints at supporting. Matt Hancock says he “won’t rule out” compulsory vaccines. The Health Secretary, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, said, “I do think we need to consider all options. Failure to vaccinate when there isn’t a good reason is wrong. Those people who campaign against vaccination are campaigning against science. The science is settled.” Newly released Unicef statistics show that over half a million kids in the U.K. did not receive a measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017. Many are blaming anti-vaccine messages conveyed on social media as the culprit. “I don’t want to have to reach the point of compulsory vaccination, but I will rule nothing out. I don’t want to reach that point and I don’t think we are near there, but there is a huge programme of work to increase the proportion of children that are vaccinated.” Hancock went on to say.
Confirmed: Sweating Removes Deadly Chemicals From The Body In a day and age where chemical and radiation exposures from industrial pollution are ubiquitous and virtually unavoidable, it behooves us all to find ways to minimize exposure to them as well as to reduce their complex toxicities. But how do we begin the process of detoxifying vis-a-vis exposure to tens of thousands of novel new synthetic compounds that have been introduced into the environment over the past century, and by virtue of that fact, have been accumulating in our bodies since we’ve been in the womb? Just so the reader gets a sense for the true magnitude of the problem, I will refer back to an article I wrote in 2012 entitled, “Crude Awakening: Mineral Oil Contaminates Everyone’s Bodies,” wherein I reported on how petroleum-derived ingredients in cosmetics and even foods are accumulating in our bodies and causing profound adverse health issues
Doctors who are kind have healthier patients who heal faster, according to new book Which doctor would you pick: a physician who is kind and warm, or one who is cold but graduated at the top of the class in medical school? A new book makes a strong argument for the ones who are kind and warm, not just because they’re more pleasant, but because they have better patient outcomes. “Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference,” written by physician-scientist team Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli, provides overwhelming evidence for the healing power of compassion. Kindness brings longer, healthier lives not only for patients, the book argues, but also for health-care professionals. When a physician is compassionate, patients heal better and faster, and the doctors are happier and less burned out. Trzeciak is chair of medicine at New Jersey’s Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and Mazzarelli is co-president and associate dean of clinical affairs there. The authors share their research on the art of healing. This conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
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More upcoming RSB events:
- The Science of Silver Hydrosol May 9 Orem, UT
- Autism One 2019 Conference May 22-26 Rosemont, IL
- Advanced Medicine Conference May 25-26 Los Angeles, CA