Statins soon to be over-the-counter drugs in the UK
12 May 2004
Source: Mediacal News Today
UK patients will soon be able to get their cholesterol-lowering statins over-the-counter (OTC) at the local pharmacy (no prescription needed). Currently only patients who have a high risk of cardiac disease get the prescription for statins in the UK.
A paper presented by Poul Moeller to the 25th World Congress of the International Society for Fat Research in Bordeaux, 12 - 15 October 2003. Moeller is a retired food chemist. He explains that toxic mercury in tooth fillings is one of the principal sources of oxidative stress on the organism of a great majority of people, increasing our need for antioxidant nutrients. Mercury also causes degeneration of brain neurons, as an educational film of the University of Calgary shows.
The insidious consequences of constant pollution of our biological "environment" and how the chemical industry in collusion with psychiatry is deflecting responsibility away from the poisons and the poisoners, are discussed in Skewed - Martin Walker's latest book.
Vegetable chemical fights cancer
BBC News - 10 May, 2004
Scientists have found evidence to suggest that vegetables like cabbage and sprouts may fight colon cancer.
Experts at the Institute of Food Research have discovered that a chemical called AITC is released when brassica vegetables are prepared.
This chemical can kill colon cancer cells and is able to stop the disease from spreading.
The scientists said eating these vegetables two to three times a week could protect against the disease.
Antioxidants and Lower Asthma Risk for Kids Later in Life
Source: Medical News Today - 10 May 2004
Based on data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), a study from researchers at Cornell University suggests children who are exposed to increased doses of serum antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, and selenium, have a lower risk of developing asthma later in life.
Essential Measures To Stop The AIDS Epidemic
Source: British Medical Journal - 5 February 2004
Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati,
Toxicologist and Pathologist
Toxi-Health International, 150 Bloom Dr., Dixon, California 95620, USA
The AIDS establishment and the pharmaceutical companies have spent the last twenty-three years and billions of dollars searching for cures for AIDS but they have made zero progress. On the contrary, their recommendations for treatments given to AIDS patients and HIV-positive individuals have led to the poisoning of millions of people around the world with toxic chemicals (AZT, protease inhibitors, and other toxic antiretroviral drugs, and corticosteroids).
Cold Fusion Heating Up?
Though their work is dismissed by most physicists, a determined cadre of scientists is still chasing after what could be an energy jackpot—and their experiments are producing heat and nuclear byproducts that can't be otherwise explained.
By Jeff Hecht
Source: Tecnology Review (April 23, 2004)
Fifteen years after the first controversial claims hit the headlines, cold fusion refuses to die. A small cadre of die-hard advocates argues that experiments now produce consistent results. The physics establishment continues to scoff, but some scientists who have been watching the field carefully are convinced something real is happening. And now the U.S. Department of Energy has decided that recent results justify a fresh look at cold fusion.
FACTS AND FACTOIDS: An Information Sheet for Patients
by i MD PhD FRCP(C)
Fact: Something that has really occurred or is the case: hence a datum of experience, as distinct from conclusions. Loosely defined, something that is alleged to be, or might be a "fact."
Factoid: A factoid is a fact that never existed before it appeared in print, but has been reprinted ever since. It is truly launched if it first appears in a reputable medical journal like the Journal of the American Medical Association and republished in the New York Times which gives it international stature. A factoid, using simple Anglo Saxon terminology, is a lie, and like many lies and misconceptions, once it has been published develops a life of its own and is reprinted over and over, from textbook to textbook. The best example is the lie (factoid) that vitamin C causes kidney stones.
Immunization Debate Rolls On
By BETHENY HOLSTEIN
Source: The Intelligencer - May 08, 2004
While National Infant Immunization Week came to a close at the beginning of this month, the debate over the safety of vaccines and their status as mandatory continues to gather steam among parents, doctors and scholars around the world.
National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children 2 years old or younger. This year the event's theme was "Vaccination: An Act of Love. Love Them, Protect Them, Immunize Them."
However, not all parents believe that vaccination is what they want for their children or that they should be forced to immunize their children for entry into school. One such parent is Wheeling's Linda Grindley.
Thimerosal Debate Could Affect Flu Shot Supply
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL -- Madison Rolfsen, 7, greets visitors to her home with an unself-conscious wave, a gap-toothed smile, a soft-spoken "Hi."
Her large blue eyes peek shyly upward at the adults in the room. She seems to blend in with the other kids in her upscale Ponte Vedra Beach neighborhood.