Mar 17, 2019 1-3PM ET
Sunday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Reality Check: Questioning Vaccines is a Public Health Threat? Not all vaccines are safe for all people, at all ages, in all quantities. Full stop! There is no question that scientifically and medically, that statement can proven with ample evidence. In fact, U.S. taxpayers have compensated the families of vaccine injured children to the tune of $4 billion dollars in the past 30 years. Unfortunately, even a statement as common sense as that is treated by many online as dangerous. Now, tech companies like Facebook and Google have taken the stand to help purge the world of what they call “vaccine denial.” So does that action make our society or world a safer place? No. Let’s give it a Reality Check.
Inside ‘vaccine court,’ where the US government pays millions to people who say they were harmed by vaccines Just a two minute walk from the front door of the White House, on the eastern edge of leafy Lafayette Square, sits the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building, a 9-story red brick structure with dark, narrow windows. Inside, federal judges oversee a mix of cases and appeals involving patent disputes, veteran benefits, oil spills, private claims against the government, and much more. Eight of those judges belong to the Office of Special Masters, a small unit within the much larger Court of Federal Claims. For more than two decades, these legal minds have applied a meticulous understanding of medical science — including neurology, rheumatology, and pediatrics — to one of the most contentious corners of the legal system.
75% of med students are on antidepressants or stimulants (or both) “Have you ever been depressed as a physician?” I asked 220 doctors. Ninety percent stated yes. Yet few seek professional help. Here’s what depressed doctors do (when nobody’s looking). Some drink alcohol, exercise obsessively, even steal psychiatric meds. Still more shocking—I discovered that 75% of med students (and new doctors) are now on psychiatric medications. “I was told by the psychologist at my med school’s campus assistance program, that 75% of the class of 175 people were on antidepressants,” shares psychiatrist Dr. Jaya V. Nair. “He wasn’t joking. How broken is the system, that doctors have to be pushed into illness in order to be trained to do their job?” “During my internship, I found out that at least 75% of my fellow residents were on SSRIs or other antidepressants, just ‘to get through it’ because it was so horrible.” states Dr. Joel Cooper, “Depression, or a constantly depressed state, is more or less the norm in medical school and throughout one’s residency.” “When I left my residency, I was alarmed to find out that about 75% of my fellow residents had started antidepressants since their intern year,” says Dr. Jill Fadal.
Poop: Pharma’s Next Goldmine? The FDA wants to turn poop into profit for Big Pharma. We can’t let it happen. Action Alert! The FDA is on the verge of deciding the future of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), a promising new treatment that harnesses the power of the gut microbiome to fight illness. The agency is poised to regulate FMT as new drugs, which means patients will be paying thousands of dollars for human poop. This is yet another example of why medicine is so expensive in this country: the FDA takes affordable, natural treatments—as natural and humble as human feces!—and gifts them to Big Pharma to reap mega-profits. What’s at stake in the short term is the accessibility of a treatment for a debilitating bacterial infection (Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff) that hits 500,000 Americans a year and kills 30,000. FMT, which involves transferring fecal matter from a healthy donor into an infected patient to repair the gut microbiota, has proven remarkably effective at treating C. diff. FMT has an 80% success rate treating C. diff, with some patients requiring just a single dose.
Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. Tarrant, handcuffed and wearing a white prison suit, stood silently in the Christchurch District Court where he was remanded without a plea. He is due back in court on April 5 and police said he was likely to face further charges. Friday’s attack, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelled as terrorism, was the worst ever peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country had raised its security threat level to the highest. Footage of the attack on one of the mosques was broadcast live on Facebook, and a “manifesto” denouncing immigrants as “invaders” was sent to politicians and media outlets and posted online via links to related social media accounts. The video showed a man driving to the Al Noor mosque, entering it and shooting randomly at people with a semi-automatic rifle. Worshippers, possibly dead or wounded, lay on the floor, the video showed. At one stage the shooter returns to his car, changes weapons, re-enters the mosque and again begins shooting. The camera attached to his head recording the massacre follows the barrel of his weapon, like some macabre video game.
Ocasio-Cortez hits NRA after New Zealand shooting: ‘What good are your thoughts and prayers?’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday tore into the National Rifle Association (NRA) after at least one gunman opened fire at two New Zealand mosques, leaving at least 49 people dead. The New York lawmaker condemned the fatal attack on Twitter, focusing her message on the American gun group. “At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” the lawmaker wrote, citing the deadly shootings at a Charleston, S.C., church, a Pittsburgh synagogue and a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” She added. Ocasio-Cortez noted that “thoughts and prayers” is a reference to the NRA phrase she says is “used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.”
Question of The Day!
I was wondering if you can put silver in the coffee enema or just do a silver enemA? I was told I have an inflamed liver due to a virus..silver enema seems like a good idea??? Thank you. Annie
Scientists ‘Clear’ Alzheimer’s Plaque From Mice Using Only Light And Sound Clumps of harmful proteins that interfere with brain functions have been partially cleared in mice using nothing but light and sound. Research led by MIT has found strobe lights and a low pitched buzz can be used to recreate brain waves lost in the disease, which in turn remove plaque and improve cognitive function in mice engineered to display Alzheimer’s-like behaviour. It’s a little like using light and sound to trigger their own brain waves to help fight the disease. This technique hasn’t been clinically trialled in humans as yet, so it’s too soon to get excited – brain waves are known to work differently in humans and mice. But, if replicated, these early results hint at a possible cheap and drug-free way to treat the common form of dementia. So how does it work?
DIET AND DEMENTIA: EATING HEALTHY IN MIDLIFE DOESN’T LOWER ALZHEIMER’S RISK, STUDY SUGGESTS What a person eats in middle age doesn’t affect their risk of developing dementia as they grow old, scientists believe. But experts suggested the findings aren’t a green light to eat unhealthy foods, and emphasized what’s good for the body is good for the brain. Researchers studied 8,255 adults over a period of 25 years to document which participants developed the neurocognitive condition, and to identify any patterns in the foods they ate. The scientists published their findings in the journal JAMA. The study is the latest attempt by scientists to gain a deeper understanding of dementia, a little-understood syndrome wherein a person’s memory and ability to carry out everyday activities declines over time. Some 50 million people across the world have dementia, with Alzheimer’s the most common form of the disease. Vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies are among its less common forms.
YOUNG AMERICANS HILARIOUSLY EXPLAIN WHY LOWERING THE VOTING AGE TO 16 IS A TERRIBLE IDEA On Thursday I posted a clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) endorsing an effort from her colleague, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), to lower the voting age to 16. “I myself personally — I’m not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voter — the voting age to 16,” Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school, when they’re interested in all of this, when they’re learning about government to be able to vote. … But my view is that I would welcome that. But I had been in that position for a long time.” Since then, young Americans have begun sharing stories of what they were doing as 16-year-olds, and why this doesn’t bode well for this demographic shaping the course of foreign and domestic policy. Below, please enjoy some of the most hilarious explanations of why Pelosi’s push to again lower the voting age might not be such a hot idea.
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