5G Technology: Why Should We Expect a Shift from RF-Induced Brain Cancers to Skin Cancers?

A new study discusses the possible health hazards of 5G that are largely going underreported in the mainstream media Continue reading

Trojan Horse of Measles — More Vaccines With the Mandate

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  • New York’s bill A2371 was pushed through the state legislature in June and eliminated the religious exemption to vaccination in one day, with no public hearings and, soon after, New York state health department officials eliminated the ability of doctors to grant medical exemptions to school children, too
  • The bill’s sponsors justified removing the religious exemption by bringing up the more than 800 cases of measles reported in New York City from September 2018 to June 2019, although reportedly no schoolchildren with religious vaccine exemptions had developed the disease
  • Measles continues to be a Trojan Horse for increasing vaccine mandates and eliminating vaccine exemptions, but mandatory vaccination laws built around measles fearmongering aren’t aimed only at measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination
  • Now, another new vaccine bill has been introduced in New York, S298/A2912, which proposes to require children to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to attend public school or daycare
  • MMR and HPV vaccines, along with annual flu shots, are only a few in a long list of current and future vaccines you and your children may be mandated to get if things continue the way they’re going

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How Do We Stop Our Dangerous Addiction to Plastic?

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  • A number of chemicals found in plastic products are known to act as endocrine disruptors. Some of the most pervasive and well-known include phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA)
  • As the harms of BPA have become more widely known, many companies have started replacing it with other chemicals. However, these replacement chemicals also have no safety record, and as time goes on, we’re finding they’re just as hazardous as BPA
  • A recent study showed that 97.5% of children and adolescents had detectable levels of BPA in their urine; 87.8% had BPS; and 55.2% had BPF. All three chemicals correlated with an increased risk for obesity, even after the researchers controlled for caloric intake
  • A scientific review found BPB has endocrine disruptive effects; it affected reproductive function, damaging sperm and lowering egg production, lowered testosterone production and had estrogenic activity, “similar to or greater than BPA”
  • For the second year in a row, The Coca-Cola Co. was found to be the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic trash. Coca-Cola is responsible for more plastic litter than the next top three polluters combined

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Suicide and Murder — Side Effects of Medication

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  • 1 in 6 Americans between the ages of 18 and 85 were on psychiatric drugs in 2013, most of them antidepressants. The highest rates of depression are reported among 18- to 25-year-olds. Suicide rates are at an all-time high as well, rising 31% between 2001 and 2017
  • While antidepressants are routinely used as a first-line treatment for depression, studies show their effectiveness is on par with placebo, while serious side effects are often ignored or hidden
  • Violence, including suicide and homicide, is a serious side effect of at least 25 different psychiatric drugs, some of which are now given to young children, toddlers and even babies
  • The proportion of adults taking at least one drug where suicide is a potential side effect hit 23.5% as of 2013; 38.4% of American adults were in 2014 on one or more medications that can cause depression as a side effect
  • Eli Lilly paid victims of Paxil-induced violence to shield damaging data about another drug that could have influenced the jury’s determination about Lilly’s responsibility in a 1989 mass-shooting

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Cancer Patients Get Rare Blood Infection After Nurse Dilutes Opioids with Tap Water

Half a dozen cancer patients in New York developed a rare infection after they received injectable opioids that a nurse had diluted with tap water, according to a new report. Continue reading

Top Nine Tips for Coping With Social Anxiety

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  • Social anxiety disorder, formerly known as social phobia, affects 7.1% of U.S. adults in any given year, while an estimated 12.1% of U.S. adults will experience the disorder at some point during their lives
  • Social mishap exposure practice is a technique that may help; it puts you in the very situations you fear most — such as singing in a public place — in order to help reinforce the notion that nothing catastrophic will happen as a result
  • Engaging in acts of kindness, such as doing a roommate’s dishes, was found to reduce the desire to avoid social situations in students with high levels of social anxiety
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques, eating fermented foods, aromatherapy, ashwagandha, healthy breathing techniques and avoiding EMFs may also help to lessen anxiety naturally

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The Opioid Crisis — A Case of Mass Homicide?

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  • The inappropriate treatment approach to back pain and post-surgical pain from tonsillectomies and wisdom teeth removal are driving forces behind the opioid epidemic
  • Insurance claims data reveal 60% of children between the ages of 1 and 18 with private insurance fill one or more opioid prescriptions after surgical tonsil removal. Dentists wrote 18.1 million prescriptions for opioids in 2017
  • Research shows opioids (including morphine, Vicodin, oxycodone and fentanyl) fail to control moderate to severe pain any better than over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen
  • The American College of Physicians’ guideline for low back pain call for the use of heat, massage, acupuncture or chiropractic adjustments as first-line treatments. When drugs are desired, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or muscle relaxants should be used
  • While clinical practice guidelines call for nonpharmacological intervention for back pain, most insurance plans avoid paying for such treatments, favoring opioid treatment instead

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Women Workers Are at Greater Risk of Suicide or Overdose When Suffering a Lost-Time Injury

Researchers can’t say with certainty why women who are injured at work are more prone to commit suicide or suffer a drug overdose.

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Ballooning Diabetes Rates Highlight the High Cost of Cheap Food

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A three-year old girl, weighing in at 77 pounds, is one of the youngest persons ever diagnosed with type 2 diabetes Continue reading

Heroin Use Surging Among Women and Middle-Class Americans Who Fell into the Prescription Painkiller Trap

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Lethal heroin overdoses nearly quadrupled between 2000 and 2013 in the US

The largest increases are seen in groups that have had historically low rates of heroin use but high rates of painkiller use, Continue reading

Female Viagra

More than 17 years after the FDA approved Pfizer’s Viagra, the first drug to treat low sexual desire in women has won approval from U.S. health regulators. Addyi (flibanserin), produced by privately-held Sprout Pharmaceuticals, will only be available through certified health care professionals and pharmacies due to its safety issues. Continue reading

Splenda Contaminates 65% of Breastmilk Sampled, Gov. Study Finds

A concerning new study finds that most of the breast milk samples tested contained artificial sweeteners. Why has this never been discovered until now and what are the implications to our most vulnerable populations?  Continue reading

Connecticut Law Requires Prescription Opioid Checks

Connecticut is the latest state to require that health care providers obtain information about patients from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing controlled substances. Continue reading

Antidepressants Causing Birth Defects and Are Found in Water Supplies

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Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of birth defects Continue reading