Jan 15, 2020 3-5PM ET
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Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from experts around the world and presented “urgent, global health challenges,” according to WHO, the United Nations’ public health agency.”The list reflects a deep concern that leaders are not investing enough resources in core health priorities & systems, putting lives & economies in jeopardy,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote in a Tweet on Monday. “We need to realize that health is an investment in the future. Countries invest heavily in protecting their people from terrorist attacks, but not against the attack of a virus, which could be far more deadly & far more damaging economically & socially,” he wrote. “We face shared threats & we have a shared responsibility to act.”
New Survey Shows Increasing Number of Parents With Young Children Don’t Support Vaccination Vaccines are crucial to preventing major childhood illnesses. This is a fact that is not in dispute within the established medical community, and one that should be universally acknowledged. And yet, according to a recent Gallup survey, support for vaccination is decreasing, particularly among parents with younger children. According to the survey, support for vaccination has decreased 10% since 2001, from 94% of parents saying vaccination was important, to about 84%. Moreover (and perhaps more terrifyingly), 46% of the survey respondents said they were “not sure” if vaccines caused autism. While that number is significantly higher than the percentage of Americans who definitively said that vaccines do cause autism (10%), it’s still a sizable percentage considering the scientific consensus that vaccines pose far more benefits than risks, and have not been linked to autism at all.
Boy hears voices after suffering apparent Tamiflu-induced hallucinations An Oregon mother wants other parents to be aware of the potentially severe side effects of flu medicine, Tamiflu.When her son got sick, Sarah Wells took him to the doctor where he was prescribed the popular anti-viral treatment. “It is on the side somewhere. It talks about the suicidal stuff and the hallucinations and everything else,” she said. Wells said her son started experiencing hallucinations after taking it for a couple of days. He was on Tamiflu for about a week. “He was saying that everything was going fast and that everything was in fast forward,” she said. “He was hearing voices. He was seeing things. He was crying and grabbing his head and it was really scary.” The pediatrician said it came from the Tamiflu. Jackson County Medical Health Director, Dr. James Shames, said that although the psychological effects of Tamiflu are less likely, it can happen.
Vaccine Failures, Part 2: Pertussis Vaccination Over the past decade, an average of over 25,000 cases of pertussis (the respiratory illness also known as “whooping cough”) has been reported to the CDC annually. The CDC made no mention of pertussis in its round-up of “nine health threats that made headlines in 2019” (whereas 1,276 non-fatal cases of measles made the list), but, judging from news reports, 2019 was another banner year for pertussis—especially in the vaccinated. And, as numerous peer-reviewed studies published in the past few years show, the blame must be laid squarely at the feet of a fatally flawed vaccination program that is making vaccinated children more rather than less susceptible to pertussis over their lifetimes. Pertussis vaccination targets the Bordetella pertussis (B. pertussis) organism, a “fastidious” bacterial pathogen spread by respiratory droplets. Nationally, pertussis-containing vaccine coverage is high—just shy of 95%—yet, by the CDC’s own admission, pertussis outbreaks are increasingly frequent.
Flame retardants and pesticides overtake heavy metals as biggest contributors to IQ loss Adverse outcomes from childhood exposures to lead and mercury are on the decline in the United States, likely due to decades of restrictions on the use of heavy metals, a new study finds. Despite decreasing levels, exposure to these and other toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides, still resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the United States between 2001 and 2016. Furthermore, as the target of significantly fewer restrictions, experts say, flame retardants and pesticides now represent the bulk of that cognitive loss. NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers found that IQ loss from the toxic chemicals analyzed in their study dropped from 27 million IQ points in 2001 and 2002 to 9 million IQ points in 2015 and 2016.
‘Burnout’ linked with irregular heartbeat Burnout is a term many will be familiar with, but are unlikely to have linked with an irregular heartbeat.However, scientists say the syndrome – known as vital exhaustion – which leaves sufferers feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralised, and irritable, could be associated with a potentially deadly condition.Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of heart arrhythmia – heart rhythm disturbance. It is estimated that around 17 million people in Europe and 10 million people in the US will have this condition by next year, increasing their risk for heart attack, stroke, and death. However, what causes atrial fibrillation is not fully understood. Dr Parveen Garg of the University of Southern California, said: “Vital exhaustion, commonly referred to as burnout syndrome, is typically caused by prolonged and profound stress at work or home.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
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Greta Thunberg’s father caught making Facebook posts in her name, confirming she’s a puppet being run by her parents When Swedish teen Greta Thunberg made an impassioned, albeit angry, appeal at the United Nations last year, imploring world leaders to do ‘something’ about ‘climate change,’ she was immediately hailed as some sort of savant by the Left. Mind you, young Greta didn’t really say anything new or unique about the subject that we haven’t heard before, though the visceral anger she displayed, coming from a youngster, was unnerving for a lot of people. That said, it was obvious to thinking, rational people that her anger and actual fear that the world isn’t going to be around for much longer thanks to cattle farts and SUVs was driven entirely by Left-wing propaganda. And who is responsible for the propaganda? The adults that have been in young Greta’s life. They are the ones responsible for mentally abusing her with their lies claiming humankind’s modern technology is destroying the planet. The mental abuse includes that meted out by her own father, it turns out.
Iowa girl loses her vision after rare complication from the flu There are urgent new calls for children to get vaccinated against the flu amid a number of pediatric deaths. One 4-year-old girl survived the virus but has lost her vision. It started with a low-grade fever last month. But by Christmas Eve, Jade DeLucia was unresponsive. “She was just laying in her bed not moving. Her eyes were kind of up in her head and she wouldn’t wake up,” said her mother, Amanda Phillips. Jade had the flu. But even worse, a rare complicating infection was attacking her brain. She got a flu shot last March, but not for the current season which started this fall. Dr. Alex Bassuk treated Jade after she was taken to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. “The key point in this case is that it has to happen every season. The vaccine is not once in a lifetime vaccine. It’s not a once a year vaccine. It doesn’t last a year,” Bassuk said.
Does Plastic Cause Cancer? How to Avoid Cancer Causing Plastics Chemical companies promised the world that they would change the way people lived through science. Plastics: they’re in everything these days, and avoiding them completely is next to impossible, since over 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year. Plastic products are likely all over your home – in cosmetics, cushions, tablecloths, flooring, and dozens of other common household items. So which types are relatively safe and which are the cancer causing plastics to avoid? This is a common question that health-minded folks are increasingly asking as they dig through their pantries and wonder whether or not they should keep drinking water out of plastic bottles, or consume meal leftovers stored in plastic containers. It’s a battle of convenience versus toxicity, but one that science can help mediate. The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) created a classification system back in 1988 that differentiates between the seven most commonly used plastics in consumer products.
Unfruitful: Eating more produce will not cure, stop prostate cancer National guidelines recommend that men with prostate cancer eat a vegetable-rich diet, suggesting it might decrease cancer progression and death. But in a Phase III randomized clinical trial, patients with prostate cancer assigned to eat seven or more servings of vegetables and fruits daily saw no extra protection from the increased consumption of micronutrients. “These data indicate that, despite prevailing scientific and public opinion, eating more vegetables will not alter the course of prostate cancer. It will not, to the best of our knowledge, suppress or cure it,” said J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center professor of urology and study lead investigator. “However, while eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables and getting more exercise may not cure cancer, it may keep the body stronger and healthier, which may help patients tolerate cancer treatments.”
McDonald’s turns to MSG in bid to be player in chicken sandwiches McDonald’s is turning to an often-maligned ingredient in its years-long effort at creating a chicken sandwich capable of luring customers from Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. McDonald’s is now testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, or MSG, at more than 230 of its restaurants in Texas and Tennessee. The fried chicken sandwich is topped with butter and dill pickles and comes on a “buttery” potato roll similar to the Popeyes sandwich. It’s also served in a foil bag, which is how Chick-fil-A serves its fowl fare. While some have argued that when it comes to chicken, the world’s biggest restaurant chain should stick to nuggets, McDonald’s franchise owners feel differently, and reportedly squawked about it last year. “A Chicken Sandwich at McDonald’s should be our top priority,” the National Owners Association board emailed fellow franchisees in July. “JFK called for a man on the moon, our call should be a category leading chicken sandwich.”