Financial ties between researchers and drug industry linked to positive trial results

Financial ties between researchers and companies that make the drugs they are studying are independently associated with positive trial results, suggesting bias in the evidence base, concludes a study published by The BMJ today. Relationships with industry are common among investigators of randomised clinical trials (RCTs) – raising concerns about the effect that financial ties may have on the evidence …

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Are you protected from pesticides?

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — If you think you’re protected against pesticide exposure by going organic, think again. Pesticides are so prevalent in our environment that they’re found in the air we breathe, according to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Life Extension, a pioneer in reporting the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies. Some, like DDT, linger in the …

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The power of maternal touch

Touch is habitual and can sometimes be involuntary for many people; a casual stroke to express affection, or a hug to offer comfort. However, a study by NUS Psychology researchers has revealed that touch is a significant factor in the social development of young children between four and six years. Conducted by a team supervised by NUS Psychology Associate Professor …

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Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn’t so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia. In Cell Reports on January 10, researchers who examined postmortem brain samples from 480 individuals ranging in age from 16 to 106 found that the state of someone’s glia is so consistent through …

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The Infectious Myth – David Stephan Part 2: The Trial – 01.10.17

In the second and concluding part of the discussion regarding the death of David Stephan’s son Ezekiel, he discusses the trial, and particularly the reasons why health authorities might want to go after him, a parent who doesn’t vaccinate, and the son of a man whose health supplement company won a war with Health Canada once it was shown to have benefits in people with psychiatric conditions often treated with pharmaceutical drugs.

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CDC EXPOSED: THEY ARE HIDING INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC THEY ARE MEANT TO PROTECT

The ever-controversial and often dangerously inept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been hiding some disturbing information from the public. USA Today requested laboratory incident reports from the agency under the Freedom of Information Act. It took nearly two years for the agency to release them to the news outlet, and many of the reports were heavily redacted. …

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Chris Exley – Strong Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

There has been a strong link between human exposure to aluminium and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease for half a century or more. However, without definite proof, there is still no consensus in the scientific community about the role of this known neurotoxin in this devastating brain disease. The latest research from my group, published in the Journal of Trace …

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Dr. Eowyn – New study finds link between child vaccination and autism – CENSORED

The much-maligned anti-vaccine movement is fueled, in good part, by parents’ suspicion that childhood vaccination causes autism. The clinical term is Autism Spectrum Disorder: a developmental disability that ranges from mild disabilities of speech and language impairments, to serious developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism. Read more

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Diabetes, heart disease, and back pain dominate US health care spending

Just 20 conditions make up more than half of all spending on health care in the United States, according to a new comprehensive financial analysis that examines spending by diseases and injuries. The most expensive condition, diabetes, totaled $101 billion in diagnoses and treatments, growing 36 times faster than the cost of ischemic heart disease, the number-one cause of death, …

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Erin Felding – Interview With Anti-Vaxxer – Must Read

Q: So you’re an anti-vaxxer now? A: Yes. Q: Don’t you worry about your child getting sick from vaccine preventable diseases? A: No, not really. I actually have less fear of many of those illnesses now that I’ve done my research. Q: But what about polio? A: Polio is asymptomatic in over 90% of cases. When symptoms do present, they’re …