Researchers Urge Caution In Prescribing ADHD Drug: Ritalin May Not Treat Symptoms


A team of health experts warned via a new Cochrane Review that physicians should take caution in prescribing the drug methylphenidate, commonly known for its brand name Ritalin, to patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder because despite the drug's health benefits, it may also cause harmful side-effects.

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Germ-Killing Bathroom Sprays Appear to Weaken Fertility


Some products impact sperm production and ovulation in mice


Common ingredients in the cleaning sprays for your kitchen and bathroom make mice less fertile, suggesting the compounds could do the same to humans, according to a new study.

Health researchers are concerned about specific chemicals used in cleaners—including popular brands like Lysol, Clorox and Simple Green—called quaternary ammonium compounds, used to kill microorganisms. Recent laboratory work from Virginia Tech University scientists found that when mice are exposed, both males and females have some unsettling impacts, such as weaker sperm and decreased ovulation.

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Update on Medical Practices That Should Be Questioned in 2015.


Abstract

Importance:

Overuse of medical care, consisting primarily of overdiagnosis and overtreatment, is a common clinical problem.

Objectives:

To identify and highlight articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse, and to review these articles and interpret them for their importance to clinical medicine.

Evidence Review:

A structured review of English-language articles in PubMed published in 2014 and a review of tables of contents of relevant journals to identify potential articles that related to medical overuse in adults.

Findings:

We reviewed 910 articles, of which 440 addressed medical overuse. Of these, 104 were deemed most relevant based on the presentation of original data, quality of methods, magnitude of clinical effect, and number of patients potentially affected. The 10 most influential articles were selected by author consensus using the same criteria. Findings included lack of benefit for screening pelvic examinations (positive predictive value <5%), carotid artery screening (no reduction in stroke), and thyroid ultrasonography (15-fold increase in thyroid cancer). The harms of cancer screening included unnecessary surgery and complications. Head computed tomography was an overused diagnostic test (clinically significant findings in 4% [7 of 172] of head computed tomographic scans). Overtreatment included acetaminophen for low back pain, perioperative aspirin use, medications to increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level, stenting for renal artery stenosis, and prolonged opioid use after surgery (use >90 days in 3% [1229 of 39 140] of patients).

Conclusions and Relevance:

Many common medical practices should be reconsidered. It is anticipated that our review will promote reflection on these 10 articles and lead to questioning of other non-evidence-based practices.

Suore: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26551354

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At top U.S. hospital, almost 50 percent of surgeries have drug-related error

Nearly half of all surgeries at one of the nation's top hospitals involve some kind of medication error or unintended drug side effect, a rate likely to be found at other U.S. hospitals, researchers said.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that 124 of the 277 operations they watched in 2013-2014 included at least one medication error or drug-related incident that harmed a patient. Among the most frequently observed errors were mistakes in labeling, incorrect dosages and medications that should have been given but were not.

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High-dose Intravenous Vitamin C as a Successful Treatment of Viral Infections


Do you know that injections of mega doses of vitamin C were successfully used in treating polio, diphtheria, herpes zoster (shingles), herpes simplex, chicken pox, influenza, measles, mumps, and viral pneumonia in the middle of the 20th century? Most of these treatments are described in the book “Injectable Vitamin C: Effective Treatment for Viral and Other Diseases.” This book is a tribute to and acknowledgment of the important thinking and work of Dr. Fred R. Klenner and other physicians and researchers who worked in medicine from the 1930s to the 1970s. They made the pioneering efforts on the medical use of injectable vitamin C in the treatment of viral infection. One of the first studies in the inactivation of poliomyelitis virus in an in vitro setting using crystalline vitamin C (ascorbic acid) was designed by C. W. Jungeblut, MD in 1935.

In 1949, Dr. Klenner reported successful treatment of polio, diphtheria, herpes zoster, herpes simplex, chicken pox, influenza, measles, mumps, and viral pneumonia with injections of large doses of vitamin C. “The results,” he wrote, “which we have reported in virus diseases using vitamin C as the antibiotic may seem fantastic.”


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Drug overdose leads car crashes and firearms in U.S. cause of death

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced results from the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which finds that drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms. In 2013, over 46,000 people in the United States died from drug overdose and more than half of those were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin.

“Sadly this report confirms what we’ve known for some time: drug abuse is ending too many lives while destroying families and communities,” Acting Administrator Rosenberg said. “We must stop drug abuse before it begins by teaching young people at an even earlier age about its many dangers and horrors. Law enforcement must continue to have the tools it needs to attack criminal groups who facilitate drug addiction. More Americans need treatment options so they can move forward living drug-free lives. We cannot continue to accept these lives lost without serious future action.”

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EcoWatch

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | November 1, 2015

Finally, courageous Atlanta CBS reporter Ben Swann tells the truth about the Center for Disease Control (CDC) whistleblower, the most censored story of the millennium. CDC’s senior vaccine safety scientist, Dr. William Thompson, has confessed that the CDC vaccine division has been concealing the link between certain vaccines and brain injuries including tics and autism, particularly in African-American children.

Watch Swann’s coverage here:


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Childcare centre can exclude unvaccinated children after Queensland laws passed   


CHILDCARE centres will be able to exclude unvaccinated children from next year after both sides of State Parliament uniting today to pass “no jab, no play” laws for Queensland.

The move is part of a drive by the government to increase the rate of immunisation in Queensland from its current 91 per cent rate to 95 per cent in a bid to achieve “herd immunity”.

It is estimated that up to 35,000 Queensland children aged five years and under are not properly immunised.

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California Has Stepped In It: Mandating Vaccines Would Create A Forced Human Experiment In Genetically Engineering Human Beings

California is on the verge of setting up a forced human experiment for the biotech industry: the genetic engineering of human beings through mandated GMO-vaccines. The Congress and various states around the country are on the same path, all having suddenly had bills introduced by legislators highly paid by and acting on behalf of the biotech/pharmaceutical industry which is pushing for the removal of all exemptions to its GMO vaccines. Some of the legal and genetic issues involved are evident in this article. None of those issues have been addressed by any state legislature or by the Congress.

GMO-Vaccines Making Siblings of Millions of Children, Teens and College Students: Who Can They Safely Have Children With In The Future? It's without doubt that GMO-vaccines are genetically modifying human beings because human DNA is being contaminated by GMO insect DNA and other DNA. That being so, it is without a doubt that the use of GMO-vaccines (recombinant DNA vaccines) is a monumental but undeclared human experiment on the human species. That being so, mandating GMO-vaccines creates a forced human experiment. All human experiments in the state of California must meet certain legal requirements or face jail and penalties for failing to do so.
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Many Antidepressant Studies Found Tainted by Pharma Company Influence

A review of studies that assess clinical antidepressants shows hidden conflicts of interest and financial ties to corporate drugmakers

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