Ultraviolet Light Robot Kills Ebola in Two Minutes; Why Doesn’t Every Hospital Have One of These?

xenexWhile vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there’s already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, Continue reading

Today’s Slimy Huckster

SNAKEOILFor years Big Pharma has been trying to convince us that they’re opening new frontiers in medical treatment — but a new study has me more convinced than ever that frontier medicine is exactly what these drug pushers have in mind.

You see, if you lived in a frontier town 150 years ago, a couple times a year you’d be treated to the sound of a colorfully decorated wagon rolling into town. At the reins would be a carnival barker with cases of a miracle potion that could cure everything that ails you — Continue reading

Are Researchers Hiding the Truth on Breast Cancer Treatment?

Breast cancer: Those words have the ability to send a chill up your spine unlike any other two words in the English language.

It’s rare to meet a person whose life hasn’t been touched in some way by this terrible disease. According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every eight American women Continue reading

The Last Antibiotic: Drug Companies Run out of Weapons Against the Very Same Superbugs they Helped Create

antibioticsThe age of antibiotics is over. It’s history. There are no more patented chemical antibiotics in the pipeline. The drug companies have all but abandoned antibiotics research, leaving humanity to suffer the fate of a wave of drug-resistant bacteria — superbugs — that the drug companies actually helped create.

The industry is down Continue reading

Chronic Acid Reflux Can Lead to Cancer

If you want a real solution to acid reflux indigestion, don’t follow the conventional wisdom of conventional physicians. While drug companies and mainstream doctors maintain that acid reflux, acid indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) result from too much stomach acid, they’ve got the situation backwards: Reflux results from too little stomach acid, not too much.

Still, Big Pharma and its accomplices continue to sell us counter-productive prescription and over-the-counter antacids and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). In the long run, these alleged remedies worsen the situation.

Too Little Too Late

Acid reflux results from having too little hydrochloric acid (HCl), the “good” stomach acid. When the stomach does not produce enough HCl, foods cannot be digested properly. This causes indigestion, as food sits in the stomach far too long. The longer that food lingers, the more stomach acid is necessary to break it down. This stagnant situation leads to prolonged acid reflux.

Americans are in the habit of reaching for quick-relief tablets when experiencing pain and illness. In the case of acid indigestion, Continue reading

Impact of the New Health Law on the Digital Health Industry

This month’s newsletter is part 2 of a three-part series examining the new healthcare law’s impact on the technology sector. This month, we focus on the health insurer side. In the final Issue, we will look into the medical device industry to analyze its exposure and upside under the new health law.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”), passed in the spring of 2010, has some favorable provisions for health insurers. The law, after its full enactment in 2014, will require near universal coverage,  Continue reading