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Leid Stories – Memorial Day: A Deep-Rooted History Long Forgotten – 05.30.16

Leid Stories observes Memorial Day recalling its deep roots in Civil War history.

Our guide through the sociohistorical minefield is Dr. David W. Blight, professor of American history at Yale University and director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition.

VIDEO: A southern world view: The old South and proslavery ideology

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The Gary Null Show – 01.25.16

Sin Hang Lee, M.D. is a graduate from Wuhan Medical College in China. After completing a residency-fellowship at Cornell-New York Hospital and Memorial Hospital for Cancer, Dr. Lee was certified by the American Board of Pathology and obtained his FRCP degree. He has served and taught on the faculties of McGill University and Yale University from 1968-2004 while practicing hospital-based pathology. Dr. Lee is currently the director of Milford Molecular Diagnostics in Milford, Connecticut. During the past 10 years, he developed the Sanger sequencing-based testing methods for HPV, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Lyme disease borreliae and Ebola virus implementable in community hospitals. More recently, Dr. Lee has been addressing the anomalies over the safety of the HPV vaccine and recently received confirmatory evidence through a Freedom of Information Act that there has been a coverup about the vaccine’s dangers among high ranking medical officials.

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John W. Whitehead – The Right To Tell The Government To Go to Hell: Free Speech In An Age Of Government Bullies, Corporate Censors And Compliant Citizens

Free speech is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who are easily offended, readily intimidated or who need everything wrapped in a neat and tidy bow. Free speech is often messy, foul-mouthed, obscene, intolerant, undignified, insensitive, cantankerous, bawdy and volatile. Unfortunately, our appreciation for a robust freedom of speech has worn thin over the years. …

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Glenn Greenwald – Those Demanding Free Speech Limits to Fight ISIS Pose a Greater Threat to US Than ISIS

n 2006 – years before ISIS replaced Al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain – Newt Gingrich gave a speech in New Hampshire in which, as he put it afterward, he “called for a serious debate about the First Amendment and how terrorists are abusing our rights–using them as they once used passenger jets–to threaten and kill Americans.” In that speech, Gingrich argued: Either before we …

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It’s All About Food – Michelle McMacken, MD, Medical Weight-Loss Program – 12.29.15

Part II: Michelle McMacken, MD, Medical Weight-Loss Program with Plant-Based Nutrition

Michelle McMacken, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, she has more than ten years’ experience practicing primary care, directing a medical weight-loss program, and teaching doctors-in-training at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. McMacken is an enthusiastic supporter of plant-based nutrition and is committed to educating patients and doctors about the power of healthy eating and lifestyle modification. She has a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University.

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Mary S. Holland – The Legality of Censoring Speech on Vaccines & Autism

In a recent guest column, Professors James G. Hodge, Jr. and Doug Campos-Outcalt explore ways to limit presidential candidates’ speech about a link between vaccines and autism. Noting recent comments by Trump, Carson and Paul associating vaccines and autism, the authors decry the politicians’ “free pass” to “spread such public health lies.” They even suggest that the candidates’ statements are …

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Infectious Myth – News Roundup – 11.17.15

In Episode 80 David updates us on vaccine problems, the problematic military malaria medication mefloquine (Lariam), the (in)justice system, Facilitated Communications and sexual assault. He discusses a case of a sports star who appears to have gone unpunished for a vicious assault, while another star was convicted in the public eye before the evidence point out it was a false allegation of rape. Colorado high school students drop their pants for each other. Who is a victim, who is a pedophile, and who is just a teenager exploring their sexuality? Yale students go into a tizzy when a professor says they are adults. Mizzu students fire their president, and then try to fire the press. And Amherst students want their president to apologize for all the wrongs in world history.

For a list of resources for further exploration of these stories see http://theinfectiousmyth.com/PRN-TIM/80.html

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The Gary Null Show – 09.25.15

Prof. Lisa Miller is a professor of clinical psychology and the Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is also the founder of the Spirituality Mind-Body Institute at Columbia and the co-editor in chief of the journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice published by the American Psychological Association. For the past 20 years Prof. Miller has been conducting scientific research on the integration of spirituality with mental health and wellness, and has published almost 100 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. She has degrees from Yale University and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa is the author of the recent book “The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving” which is accumulation of many years of research providing a sound basis supporting the important role spirituality play in human development. Her website is LisaMillerPhd.com

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Could Earthworms Save the Climate? – Anastasia Pantsios

We know that earthworms are good for our gardens. When you turn over a spade full of rich soil and find it packed with the wiggly creatures, you know that your garden is going to grow strong and healthy. Vermicomposting—using worms to consume food scraps and turn them—has justifiably become all the rage. But now it appears earthworms can do more than just …

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MUSCLE SUPPLEMENTS LINKED TO CANCER RISK

A new study links taking muscle-building supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or androstenedione, with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Moreover, says study senior author Tongzhang Zheng, the associated testicular germ cell cancer risk was especially high among men who started using supplements before age 25, those who used multiple supplements, and those who used them for years. …