February 11, 7-9PM ET
Sunday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Here’s What Happens If You Question Vaccines in Wisconsin
Interim Health Commissioner walks back vaccine comments After she was criticized for
stating the “science is still out” on the link between vaccines and autism on a radio show, Milwaukee interim health commissioner Patricia McManus, walked back her comments in a statement to the Milwaukee Common Council. “My daughter received all of her immunizations as a child, and all of my grandchildren continue to do so as well. I do not question the science,” McManus said in a prepared statement Friday. “I, as most public health professionals and doctors, believe that the best thing to do is to get immunized.”
Science Defends Kratom?
Scientists Warn Trump: FDA’s War On A Plant Could Worsen Opioid Crisis A group of scientists is challenging an FDA report released this week warning against the use of kratom, based in part on an FDA analysis that emphasized the substance’s similarity to traditional opioids like morphine and heroin. “Taken in total, the scientific evidence we’ve evaluated about kratom provides a clear picture of the biologic effect of this substance,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “Kratom should not be used to treat medical conditions, nor should it be used as an alternative to prescription opioids. There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use.”
A Little Late I think…
OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world’s top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for privately-held Purdue, which also sells a newer and longer-lasting opioid drug called Hysingla. The company announced its surprise reversal on Saturday. Purdue’s statement said it eliminated more than half its sales staff this week and will no longer send sales representatives to doctors’ offices to discuss opioid drugs. Its remaining sales staff of about 200 will focus on other medications.
Not Just An Opioid Problem
Americans are abusing over-the-counter drugs as well as opioids, study show Americans
aren’t just abusing prescription opioid painkillers — they’re taking too much of the over-the-counter stuff as well. Nearly one in five users of popular headache remedies like Advil or Aleve admitted exceeding the recommended daily maximum dose during a one-week period, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Health researcher. And while people who pop too many non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like these aren’t likely to move on to heroin the way patients who get hooked on opioids have, they raise their risk for serious health problems.
No…This IS not How We Treat Autism
Could an Antibiotic Treat Autism? Medication to Reduce Brain Cell Inflammation Could Treat Widespread Disorder Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, depression and alcoholism may all share some similar genetic origins, according to a new paper published Thursday in Science. Understanding these genetic commonalities and differences could lead to new treatments—and for autism, that day might be right around the corner. Based on samples taken from 700 human brains, scientists found that some disorders shared some modifications to the genetic codes that control how a person’s DNA is expressed.
Clean Eating – What Is It?
Clean eating: 3 “myths and truths” Clean eating is a diet concept where a person avoids refined and
processed foods and those that have artificial ingredients, such as certain preservatives and additives. Instead, the goal is to eat whole, natural foods. Just as there are varying levels of vegetarianism, such as veganism, lacto-vegetarianism, and lacto-ovo-vegetarianism, a person who eats a clean diet may have different ideas on what foods a clean diet should contain. For example, some people on a clean diet may refuse to eat foods that have been treated with hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides, while another person may choose not to eat foods packaged in boxes or jars.
Special Guest Paola Brown!
Paola Brown is a homesteading mother of three, and an engaging educator who has taught college English courses for over 10 years. In recent years, she has been an influential teacher of homeopathy, gearing her work towards fellow moms and their families. Today Paola sits on the board of the Texas Society of Homeopathy, and is also the President of Americans for Homeopathy Choice. She is passionate about empowering moms and families about homeopathic principles.
Canadian college cancels Diploma in Homeopathy following public opposition: Is it a pseudoscience? Georgian College of Ontario, Canada has decided to cancel a three-year diploma college in homeopathy after facing opposition from the public, doctors, and scientists in the country. Students who are already enrolled in the program will be given a chance to withdraw or transfer to any other program. “In light of the recent response from our local community and beyond and in consideration of our students, Georgian College has made the decision to cancel the homeopathy program,” said the Georgian College in a statement issued.
Remember Friends, The Power to Heal is Yours!
More upcoming RSB events:
- Total Health 2018, Toronto, Canada May 11-13, 2018.
- US Health Freedom Congress June 10-12, 2018
- Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!