Dec 11, 2018 7-9PM ET
Tuesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
CDC Concedes … Quietly. Has The American Academy of Pediatrics Been Told? As of 2/2018 … quietly, CDC has conceded important facts about the MMR and MMRV Vaccines. Please forward this article to all MDs who need to know that, according to the CDC. The information below is directly from the CDC:
- Has a history of seizures, or has a parent, brother, or sister with a history of seizures.
- Has a parent, brother, or sister with a history of immune system problems.
- Has a parent, brother, or sister with a history of immune system problems.
- Has gotten any other vaccines in the past 4 weeks. Live vaccines given too close together might not work as well
Severe events have very rarely been reported following MMR vaccination, and might also happen after MMRV. These include:
- Long-term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness
- Brain damage
(SEE FOR COMPARISON VIA THE WAYBACK MACHINE, OLD PAGE DEC 2017)
ADHD prescriptions are going up, but that doesn’t mean we’re over-medicating The rate of medications dispensed for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children aged 17 and under increased by 30% between 2013-14 and 2016-17. The Australian Atlas for Healthcare Variation, released today, shows around 14,000 prescriptions were dispensed per 100,000 children aged 17 and under in 2016-17, compared with around 11,000 in 2013-14. The atlas for 2016-17 also showed some areas had a high dispensing rate of around 34,000 per 100,000 while the area with the lowest rate was around 2,000 per 100,000 – a 17-fold difference. This difference is much lower than in 2013-14, when the highest rate was 75 times the lowest. For decades people have been concerned too many children could be diagnosed with ADHD and treated with medications. We are conducting a study called the Children’s Attention Project, following 500 children recruited through Melbourne schools. So far, we have found only one in four children who met full ADHD criteria were taking medication at age ten. So it looks like, if anything, more children with ADHD should be referred for assessment and consideration of management options.
Statins: Risk of side effects is low, say experts For most people who take statins to lower cholesterol, the risk of side effects is low compared to the benefits, according to a recent scientific statement. The American Heart Association (AHA) statement applies to those who — according to current guidelines — are at risk of heart attackand ischemic strokes, which are strokes arising from blood clots. Statins are drugs that reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by blocking an enzyme in the liver. Around a quarter of adults over the age of 40 years old in the United States use statins to reduce their risk of heart attack, ischemic stroke, and other conditions that can develop when plaque builds up in arteries. However, up to 1 in 10 of individuals taking statins stop using them because they assume that the drug is responsible for symptoms that they experience, although that may not be the case.
Stephen Curry said the moon landing was faked, but let’s all pretend he didn’t Stephen Curry says he does not believe humans have been to the moon, a stance which is clearly unsupported by facts and hopefully just a joke. Curry made the proclamation on The Ringer’s podcast “Winging It” with teammate Andre Iguodala and hosts Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore; you can hear the exchange around the 46-minute mark. There’s some talking over each other that makes it hard to hear, but when the discussion turns to the moon landing, almost everyone seems to agree we’ve never been there. In the chorus of moon landing rejections, Curry clearly says, “They’re gonna come get us. I don’t think so either.” Co-host Annie Finberg gives Curry a chance to reconsider, asking, “You don’t think so?””Nuh uh,” he responds. You can almost hear the groans from Warriors fans echoing in the background.
Hour 2 – Special Guest – Jonathan Miller From The US Hemp Round Table
Launched in early 2017, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable is a coalition of dozens of hemp companies – representing every link of the product chain, from seed to sale – and all of the industry’s major national grassroots organizations. Our goal is to secure passage of bi-partisan legislation in the U.S. Congress that would establish hemp as an agricultural commodity, and permanently remove it from regulation as a controlled substance. Our efforts include an aggressive, targeted, grass-tops lobbying campaign that will bring leading farmers and business executives to Washington to help improve upon and secure final passage of HR 3530 (Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2018) in the U.S. House and the soon-to-be-released Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the U.S. Senate.
The 2018 Farm Bill – Now Fully Explained Late last night, the 2018 Farm Bill House/Senate conference committee released the final conference report. You can read the 807 page, 6 inch tall report here. Or if you prefer, our General Counsel, Jonathan Miller, got up early this morning to prepare a quick 2-page summary with references to page numbers of the actual text. EXCERPT: Late in the evening of December 10, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill House/Senate Conference Committee released its Conference Report. The 807-page document is nearly half a foot tall. Hemp is discussed in only a few handfuls of pages. But the impact on the industry is monumental: • The era of hemp prohibition is over. Hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It is forever deemed an agricultural commodity, no longer mistaken as a controlled substance, like marijuana.
Fish study prompts call for closer look at depression drug’s hereditary effects U of O researchers find fish pass Prozac on to future generations Biologists at the University of Ottawa have discovered exposing fish embryos to Prozac affected the aquatic creatures’ ability to manage stress for generations, prompting a call for further research into the lasting effects of antidepressants on humans. The researchers placed zebrafish embryos in dishes containing fluoxetine, which is sold under the brand name Prozac, for six days. They found cortisol levels in the exposed fish dropped and remained low not only into their own adulthood, but also for three generations of their offspring that weren’t directly exposed to the antidepressant. When humans and other animals experience stress, their cortisol levels rise to help them adapt, according to U of O biologist Vance Trudeau in a news release. Low cortisol levels have been associated with burnout, chronic fatigue and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans.
NLV man home after weeks in hospital with rare flu shot complication A North Las Vegas man went home Monday after spending more than three weeks in the hospital with a rare complication of the flu shot. Shane Morgan said he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, otherwise known as GBS. Morgan said GBS paralyzed him, blinded him and almost cost him his life. Doctors confirmed Morgan had the illness. The CDC has linked the neurological disease to the flu shot but said it varies based on the strain. According to the CDC, “there are one to two additional GBS cases per million doses of flu vaccine administered.” The exact data on the association between the flu shot and GBS varies each year. Morgan said he is happy to be home for the holidays, something he would have taken for granted a month ago. On Nov. 2, he said he and his wife got their flu shots. The next day, Morgan said he felt like he came down with a bad cold. But things quickly got worse. “My eyes wouldn’t focus on stuff,” Morgan said. “I thought it was my inner ears sickness that I had. I got up to use the bathroom and I realized I couldn’t walk. My legs were like rubber. My hands were totally numb.” His wife Monique rushed him to the emergency room. Morgan was put into a medically induced coma for five days, they said. He then spent 23 days at Centennial Hills Hospital.
Principal bans candy canes, says “J” shape stands for Jesus An elementary school principal was put on administrative leave after she told teachers not to use candy canes in their decorations because the “J” shape stands for Jesus. Fox News reports that Jennifer Sinclair sent teachers a memo listing what was and was not acceptable in classrooms. On the unacceptable list:
- Christmas trees
- Green and red items
- Candy canes
Her memo reportedly specified that: “Historically, the shape is a ‘J’ for Jesus. The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection. This would also include different colored candy canes.”
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