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Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Question

Flu season is rapidly approaching and, with it, constant reminders to get vaccinated. This despite the fact that mounting research suggests this approach to flu prevention may be ill advised for long-term health, and doesn’t actually work in the first place. In January 2015, U.S. government officials admitted that, in most years, flu shots are, at best, 50 to 60 …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 08.25.16

Joanna Moncrieff MD is a stellar British psychiatrist, a combination of scientist, clinician and caring human being too rarely seen in our profession. All of her books are worth reading. She talks to us about progress in the treatment of people labelled “schizophrenic” and how the British psychiatric establishment is responding to new information about drug-induced brain damage. You will get in on the ground floor of the study she is leading in Great Britain to try carefully withdrawing so-called schizophrenic patients from their antipsychotic drugs, which is an important event in our field. Join us!

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Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen – How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

Some dads are very involved in the lives of their children—while other fathers neglect, ignore, or even abuse their kids. That’s a fact. Are there biological factors that could help explain why some fathers are more nurturing than others? That’s the question being explored by Emory University anthropologist James Rilling in a series of innovative studies that are documenting how differences in …

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A Strange Birth Defect is on the Rise in the United States, Says the CDC

A strange birth defect is on the rise in the United States, and scientists are at a loss to explain it. Gastroschisis is a birth defect that causes a baby’s intestines to protrude outside of his/her body, through a hole in the abdominal wall beside the belly button. Sometimes this hole is very small, but it can also be quite large, and other organs such as …

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Marco Cáceres – WHO Wants to Market Vaccines Like Burgers and Soda

On August 18, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a press release from Geneva, Switzerland titled “Vaccine hesitancy: A growing challenge for immunization programmes.”1 The focus of the release was  to highlight views expressed by public health officials in a special edition of the journal Vaccine, which was “guest-edited” and published by the WHO.1 Foremost among the views was the continuing …

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Gary G. Kohls, MD – Big Pharma’s Nefarious Control of Health Care and The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Everybody should be aware by now of the large amount of control that for-profit multinational corporations have over both state and federal legislative bodies and most of our congressional and presidential politicians (except for Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein). But they also have a lot of control over the major media, the “defense” spending priorities at the Pentagon, America’ educational …

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JOSEPH SORRENTINO – Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility

To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, “ate up with cancer,” while others died from various lung and kidney diseases. When the former workers mention their own diseases, it’s clear, …

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The Subversive Power of the Kiss

In Western cultures, we mark the beginning of romantic entanglement by touching lips. Few actions are as fraught with anxiety and symbolism as that first kiss—and it’s no exaggeration to say that some kisses feel like life or death. Indeed, a kiss can kill, in the most medical, un-romantic, non-metaphorical sense. Sticking your tongue in the mouth of another person …

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Is Zika Virus Or The Tdap Vaccine Causing Birth Defects In Brazil?

The Zika virus has been known to infect people in Africa, South and Central America and Asia for more than 70 years without causing any birth defects. The Brazilian government declared an emergency in December after 2,400 babieswere found to be born with shrunken heads and brain defects believed to be linked to mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The number of …