April 29, 2018 1-3PM ET
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Taxing Opioids – Solution or Opportunism?
Drugmakers push back against lawmakers’ calls to tax opioidsFacing a rising death toll from drug overdoses, state lawmakers across the country are testing a strategy to boost treatment for opioid addicts: Force drug manufacturers and their distributors to pay for it. Bills introduced in at least 15 states would impose taxes or fees on prescription painkillers. Several of the measures have bipartisan support and would funnel millions of dollars toward treatment and prevention programs. In Montana, state Sen. Roger Webb, a Republican, sees the approach as a way to hold drugmakers accountable for an overdose epidemic that in 2016 claimed 42,000 lives in the U.S., a record. “You’re creating the problem,” he said. “You’re going to fix it.”
Bill Gates pledges $12 million for universal flu vaccine research — but will it be enough? Bill Gates has pledged $12 million in funding to fuel advances toward a universal flu vaccine, STAT News reports. After this year’s devastating flu season, the race for a shot that could protect against a broad range of flu viruses for years on end feels even more urgent — but is $12 million really enough to help? Gates announced the funding today at a conference. Half would come from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the other half would be from the family of Google co-founder Larry Page. The money would be doled out in grants of up to $2 million for individual projects “that are bold and innovative,” the funding website says.
Official Canadian Data Show That There Is More Autism in Regions Where Vaccine Coverage Is Highest Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continue to soar worldwide, with average prevalence estimated to be around 1.5% in developed countries. This estimate appears to be spot-on for Canada, which reported in March 2018 that autism (as of 2015) affected 1 in 66 children and youth (1.52%). These numbers place Canada among the “top ten” for autism among North American, European and Asian countries. The Canadian public had been expecting the Public Health Agency of Canada to release these first-ever nationally representative ASD numbers since 2016. The data come from the National ASD Surveillance System (NASS), which, according to the Public Health Agency, is intended to pinpoint the number of young people diagnosed with ASD “both across regions and over time.”
New insight into the thinking of anti-vaccination activists Anti-vaccination activists demonstrate similar beliefs around being persecuted as conspiracy theorists and their networks are immune to outside influences, new research has found. The big data study was undertaken by Dr. Tim Graham, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU), and Dr. Naomi Smith from Federation University. They analysed almost 300,000 text comments from around 14,700 individual posts on six anti-vaccination Facebook pages from Australia and North America. “When we analysed what individuals said in these comments, we identified similar topics to conspiracy theorists,” said Dr. Graham, from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and the ANU School of Sociology. “They believe the government and the media underplay, deny and perpetuate perceived harms caused by vaccinations.” The research also found the anti-vaccination movement might be less close-knit than previously assumed. “Most users of the pages we studied appeared to be transient; they came on, commented on a few posts and then you never see them again,” Dr. Graham said. The networks were found to be ‘small world’, meaning that information spreads extremely rapidly throughout the network and the networks are resilient to attack or outside influence.
So About That New Kanye Song…..
Are Kanye West’s New Songs Trolling the Internet? On Friday night, three hours after Kanye West dropped a nonsensical ditty on his website called “Lift Yourself” that, combined with weeks of unhinged pro-Trump tweeting, had many thinking he’d truly lost it, the MC dropped an actual song at midnight E.T. — “Ye vs. the People,” a point-for-point debate about his recent behavior with his friend, veteran rapper T.I. In it, West makes some of his most coherent, if still highly debatable and naive, arguments about his pro-Trump stance to date: “Make America Great Again had a negative reception/ I took it, wore it, rocked it, gave it a new direction… Y’all been leadin’ with hate, see I just approach it different/ Like a gang truce, the first Blood to shake the Crip’s hand.” But to his credit, West allows T.I. plenty of room to make his case as well
Hour 2 – Genetic Privacy – Is It Possible Anymore?
What the Golden State Killer case means for your genetic privacy Fears about the privacy of our data have become commonplace amid credit monitoring hacks and a political firm accessing Facebook users’ information. A recent arrest takes it one step further, raising questions about how our genetic information is being used and who has access to it. Nearly 32 years after the Golden State Killer’s rampage ended, police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, on Tuesday in a Sacramento, California, suburb. Police allege that he is the killer who is believed to be behind 12 deaths and at least 50 rapes in at least 10 counties in California from 1974 through 1986. The arrest was made on the basis of genetic information, with detectives matching a discarded DNA sample from his home to evidence from the investigation, law enforcement officials said. DNA evidence is used to implicate criminals every day, but the method used in this case was new.
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Sessions Acknowledges ‘Some Benefits from Medical Marijuana’ In what was certainly an unexpected move, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated before a Senate panel on April 25 that “there may well be some benefits from medical marijuana,” and added that it is “perfectly appropriate to study” cannabis. The proverbial bombshell came in testimony before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, one of 12 subcommittees of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The hearing was called to review spending requests for the Justice Department. Sessions’ uncharacteristic comment was initially reported by Tom Angell of the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Marijuana Majority on his Marijuana Moment blog. Sessions prefaced his acknowledgement of medical potential with a dismissal of smoking herbaceous cannabis (at least) for medical purposes: “Medical marijuana, as one physician told me, ‘whoever heard of taking a medicine when you have no idea how much medicine you’re taking and ingesting it in the fashion that it is, which is in itself unhealthy?’”
Parents and children flee cinema after horror movie trailer plays before Peter Rabbit The latest movie to (potentially) follow in the footsteps of recent high-concept horrors like It Follows, Get Out and A Quiet Place, doesn’t premiere until June, but the trailer for Hereditary has been making the theatre circuit in recent weeks. The movie received a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes after it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Critics called it “pure emotional terrorism,” “a ballet of menace,” “this generation’s The Exorcist,” “an absolute nightmare” and “two breathless hours of escalating terror.” (Those, for the record, were positive reviews.) We can clearly ascertain, in other words, that this is a very scary movie. One might say, not at all for children. Nevertheless, the trailer was shown ahead of a screening of uber family-friendly Peter Rabbit recently in Perth, Australia, to a theatre packed with parents and “at least 40 children.”
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More upcoming RSB events:
- RSB and Dr. Daryl Gioffre Immunity lecture, May 5, 2018 at Complete Wellness at 3PM EDT
- Total Health 2018, Toronto, Canada May 11-13, 2018.
- 16th International Integrative Oncology Conference “CANCER, CANNABIS, & KETO” Best Answers for Cancer, Orlando Florida May 17-19, 2018 (for doctors)
- 10th Annual Answers for Cancer Summit, Orlando, Florida May 18 & 19, 2018 (open to the public)
- Treating Cancer with Cannabis Detroit, MI June 3, 2018
- US Health Freedom Congress June 10-12, 2018
- Food as Medicine in Curacao August 5-11, 2018 USE CODE RB0700 when you register!
- Stay tuned as the calendar is updated for more exciting events and opportunities to meet RSB!