Medical Contradictions

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IMVA
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD
Director International Medical Veritas Association


Marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half, a 2007 Harvard Medical School study shows.[i] The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies. Smoking a joint is equivalent to 20 cigarettes in terms of lung cancer risk, scientists in New Zealand have found, reporting one year later, as they warned of an "epidemic" of lung cancers linked to cannabis.

Talking about wind shear medical science, you are looking above into the eye of a black hole. Outside the hole you have one team of scientists saying:

This is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), inhibits EGF-induced growth and migration in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines. Lung cancers that over-express EGFR are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy. THC that targets cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 is similar in function to endocannabinoids, which are cannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body and activate these receptors.

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DailyMail
By JENNY HOPE
February 4, 2008

Dangerous drugs are being prescribed to sedate thousands of Alzheimer's sufferers in care homes, campaigners claimed yesterday.

An official inquiry will be told today that the use of the so-called "chemical cosh" has serious side effects and can even lead to premature death.

The campaigners say that dementia patients with behavioural problems are being "killed" to make life easier for staff looking after them.

The antipsychotic drugs at the centre of the claims are not licensed for the treatment of Alzheimer's and instead are prescribed to control agitation, delusions, sleep disturbance and aggression.

Growing concern about the misuse of antipsychotic drugs has led to the inquiry by the all-party parliamentary group on dementia.

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A Swedish governmental Medical Evaluation Agency (SBU) has recommended in a recent report that the National Board of Health and Welfare review its strategy of prevention of cervical cancer. The widespread use of human papilloma virus vaccines, promoted by the manufacturers in a public advertising campaign, is about to add costs to an already strained cancer prevention budget while the effectiveness of vaccinations cannot be evaluated for two or three decades, the daily paper Dagens Nyheter reports.

Headlined "Hyped cancer vaccine betrays womens' health", the article says that advertising built public pressure to add Gardasil to the child vaccination schedule and has built up exaggerated hopes that cannot be confirmed by an analysis of the scientific data.

SBU, the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care, is very much an "establishment" governmental agency doing cost benefit evaluations of therapies based strictly on Evidence Based Medicine.

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Lilly in Settlement Talks With U.S.

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The New York Times
January 30, 2008
By ALEX BERENSON

Eli Lilly and federal prosecutors are discussing a settlement of a civil and criminal investigation into the company’s marketing of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa that could result in Lilly’s paying more than $1 billion to federal and state governments.

If a deal is reached, the fine would be the largest ever paid by a drug company for breaking the federal laws that govern how drug makers can promote their medicines.

Several people involved in the investigation confirmed the settlement discussions. They insisted on anonymity because they have not been authorized to talk about the negotiations.

Zyprexa has serious side effects and is approved only to treat people with schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder. But documents from Lilly show that between 2000 and 2003, Lilly encouraged doctors to prescribe Zyprexa to people with age-related dementia, as well as people with mild bipolar disorder who had previously been diagnosed only as depressed.

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Sensor Deprivation

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The New York Times
January 30, 2008
By STEVEN CHILLRUD, GREG O’MULLAN and WADE McGILLIS

AT the suggestion of the federal Department of Homeland Security, New York City Council members have drafted legislation requiring anyone who has or uses a detector that measures chemical, biological or radioactive agents to get a license from the Police Department.

The purpose of the bill is to reduce unwarranted anxiety and damage from false alarms of terrorist attacks. Proponents say police officers need to know where detectors are and make sure they’re reliable. But the bill, which appears to be the first of its kind in the country and a model for other cities, could stifle the collection of environmental information vital to the public good.

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The Day Monsanto Falls

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The Day Monsanto falls...

by Jesaka Irwin

The Day Monsanto goes down will be a victorious day for Humanity... Will we converge in the streets as though World War III has ended... Or like the Funeral for Princess Di? Or will we allow the media to sugar coat it or simply ignore it and fall back asleep in our unawareness of what a triumphant victory it will actually be for the future of Humanity.

These Chemical Corporations have incited violent revolutions in other countries... People shot in the streets trying to protect thier food supply and individual health rights as their families are poisoned by the spraying and thieir crops destroyed. Yet we sit here and consume our slow death with great ease and acceptance. Believing that Humanity is actually benefiting and please show me a scientific document that proves we are living longer and healthier than we did before the Industrial Age?

While the small farmer disintegrates... our only hope in economic catastrophe wiped out by some mad scientist that has stumbled on the fact that controlling the food supply is the most solid way to control the World.

I am sorry but humanity has not evolved beyond its inherent nature to control the world that has been in existence and has created the most catastrophic realities since the beginning of time... do not pretend that somehow suddenly after 50 years since the last blatant holocaust that somehow people of power have suddenly stopped having these tendencies... I promise you they have simply become more clever.

Does no one notice how they have tried to patent such simple things like Turmeric, and Rooibos... and what about our genetic make up... our miracle genes that make us smart or disease resistant. Owned by the biotech industry or even worse the Pharmacuetical industry... Things not even native to the great America, things not invented but belonging to nature and humanity. Things that impede science and research and your ability to have a real cure or breakthrough.

Does no one care that while they destroy mother nature's natural evolution they are buying up native seed until nothing will be left but their inferior products. Welcome to the age of dependence and fear... the most powerful tools of control.

Does no one have the slightest bit of concern to look into the scientific research that shows the negative health effects, the antibiotic resistance, the ability to mutate dormant viruses, and most of all the ability to infiltrate human DNA? No, we continue to eat the soy... Oh you healthy Vegetarians you if you only knew. Poisoned by our own ignorance - we accept death like a means of attention getting. Does it really not affect us so we don't have to worry about it? Tell me then... what illnesses are your families dying from... can one of you claim immaculate health through your whole genetic line? Your parents' generation the blindest of all accepting their cancers and taking blame when the rise is due to serious changes in our food and environment... do you think we are benefited by the fact that it is also a major industry for profit making.

Slow Death - the biggest earner for the 20th Century.

What does it take for humanity to wake up and make a stand. Privatising everything... people die of thirst with a water plant next to them because their right to water has become some corporation's private interest as the Country itself tries to seek creative ways to free itself from the extortion. Dependence again. I begin to pray for the second coming and I am not even denominational as I start to wonder that that is the only hope for humanity.

I love the "NOW" but by ignoring our future what does that mean for our children, our children's children? We have a hundred years of escalating issues mounting year after year... and what is being done... Silenced voices fighting a war for us when simply our participation can catalyse the whole reality of truth. Can change the whole institution. Can manifest that golden age so many meditate on. We are brainwashed and brain dead. Letting them convince us that we are powerless. Following the pied piper into a consumerist matrix of every man for himself. My motivations too are myself and my family... and extend out to the whole of humanity... as their future is humanity's future... Maybe thats why they are discouraging us from having children... because without them we are inherently selfish... Focused only on Image and aquisition... No awareness of how empty and unhappy we are... cause we can just accept that is another of our flaws and eat the poison to remedy that too...
Eliminating the need to face our own demons and do the inner work necessary to transcend those negative emotions that are generally linked to a flawed reality where we are manipulated to live against our nature.

Forever aware of how our reality begins to resemble science fiction from the fourties I wonder when it will begin to resemble current day science fiction... and we notice less and less or simply disbelieve that it is actually part of the real reality because we watched it last week on The X Files... or in the latest made for TV movie. We can no longer distinguish the difference between the two. What a great triumph for the master minds... All marketing based on the clever awakening in the birth of PR... that we can be totally molded by our selfish desires... and we try to believe that somehow we are a superior species. Simply superior because some clever idiot figured out how to prey on our stupidity maybe.

WAKE UP AND SAVE YOURSELVES! I guess death is the greatest escape.

Jesaka Irwin 2007

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The Air Car Preps for Market

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Redcar X220
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Air Car Preps for Market
Some still question the vehicle's chances of success, despite a boost from India.
By Tyler Hamilton
http://www.technologyreview.com/

A French-designed car that's propelled by compressed air and claims speeds of more than 60 miles per hour is expected to go into commercial production as early as this summer, although skeptics of the technology aren't holding their breath.

Using compressed air, they argue, may mean zero tailpipe emissions, but it's unlikely to provide enough range or speed to appeal to the masses, particularly in North America. "Compressed air does not contain much energy--that's the killer," says Larry Rinek, senior research analyst for automotive technologies at consultancy Frost & Sullivan. "This is more a nice garage project for a Popular Science subscriber."

But the dream lives on. Motor Development International (MDI), based near Nice, France, has developed several prototypes of its Compressed Air Technology (CAT) car since its first engine was created 14 years ago. Now company founder Guy Negre, an aeronautics engineer who developed a high-performance racing engine for Formula 1 in the late 1980s, is counting on India's largest carmaker, Tata Motors, to bring his highly anticipated Air Car to market later this year.

The Air Car was supposed to hit the streets years ago, but its release always seems just around the corner. MDI announced in 2002 that the cars would be used to replace taxis in Mexico City, but nothing resulted.

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Life cycle of ADHD

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Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2008
By Melissa Healy, Staff Writer

Does medication make a difference in the long run for kids suffering from the disorder? New research suggests it doesn't.

Doctors and parents have long been left to guess at which children with a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, will go on to become adults with significant attention problems, how well they will navigate the challenges of adulthood and whether early recognition of -- and medication for -- their condition will make any difference in the trajectory of their lives.

Now a series of studies following 457 Finnish children from birth to ages 16 to 18 offers a glimpse of how the primary symptoms of ADHD typically evolve. At the same time, the studies raise provocative questions about the long-term effect of treating those symptoms with medication.

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Dental Mercury Use Banned in Norway, Sweden and Denmark Because Composites Are Adequate Replacements

Published on Jan 3, 2008 - 7:06:49 AM
By: Mercury Policy Project

Norway recently announced a ban on the use of mercury, including dental amalgam, that took effect on January 1, 2008. Sweden announced a similar ban and dentists in Denmark will no longer be allowed to use mercury in fillings after April 1, 2008.

"These bans clearly indicate that amalgam is no longer needed. There are viable non-mercury filling substitutes that are used everyday in the US," said Michael Bender, director of the Mercury Policy Project. "By eliminating amalgam use, which is 50% mercury, we can reduce mercury pollution much more efficiently than end-of-the-pipeline solutions."

In a prepared statement, Norwegian Minister of the Environment Erik Solheim said that the reason for the ban is the risk that mercury from products may constitute in the environment. "Mercury is among the most dangerous environmental toxins. Satisfactory alternatives to mercury in products are available, and it is therefore fitting to introduce a ban," said Solheim.

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Sott.net
Stan Cox
CounterPunch
January 27, 2008

A paper published January 17 in a prestigious medical journal demonstrated in the starkest of terms how pharmaceutical companies tend to publish research that's favorable to their products and leave unfavorable results tucked away in their files. It's a problem that everyone outside the industry already recognizes, but the results of this most recent study should really set off alarms.

Led by Dr. Erick Turner of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and published in the New England Journal of Medicine [1], the study took the results of 74 Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-registered trials of antidepressant medications (trials done by the companies that developed the drugs) and compared them with the results that the drug companies published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The study involved 12 antidepressants approved between 1987 and 2004.

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