Browsing: Medical/Health

‘Donald Trump’s revised American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the Republican’s replacement for Obamacare – would leave 23 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found.

The number is a slight reduction from the 24 million Americans who were forecast to lose insurance under a previous version of the bill. This version of the bill will also reduce the federal deficit by $32 billion less than the previous draft.

The AHCA has been the centre of fierce political debate since the CBO released their first estimate in March. The claim that millions of Americans could lose coverage was one reason the bill was pulled from a House vote that month, and forced into rushed revisions.’

Read more: Trump’s newest healthcare bill will cause 23 million to lose insurance, says CBO

‘Amid the seemingly constant bad news about rising international tensions and the crushing police/surveillance state at home, one bright spot remains. Cannabis decriminalization keeps on sweeping the U.S. – as, according to polls, almost no one believes cannabis should be illegal.

It is well known that the war on drugs serves no purpose but to enrich and empower the police state and the corporatocracy. On the other hand, cannabis legalization has provided tremendous benefits to the people.

Medical cannabis is proving to successfully treat an ever-growing number of physical and mental ailments, without the side harmful side-effects of pharmaceutical products. While it is not a panacea, medical cannabis is giving life to children where before they were expected to die, allowing children to finally stop having debilitating seizures, and allowing war veterans to find treatment for PTSD where none other exists, to name just a few.’

Read more: State Supreme Court Justice Just Called For The Release Of All Those In Prison For Cannabis

”The drug industry buys the professors first, then chiefs of department, then the other chief physicians and so on. They don’t buy junior doctors.’ –Dr Peter Gøtzsche

Big Pharma drugs kill around 200,000 Americans every year – half of them die while doing what their doctors told them. Sadly, the side effects and medical errors combine to cause the 3rd leading cause of death in America.

Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD is a Danish medical researcher and the author of Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare.

In this video interview courtesy of Dr. John McDougall, he exposes how the pharmaceutical companies stealthily act as an organized crime ring unbeknownst to the consumer.’

‘The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the electroshock therapy (ECT) device to remain on the market without requiring clinical studies proving safety and efficacy, and is considering the American Psychiatric Association’s written proposal to expand ECT’s use on the general public, including on children.

According to the FDA’s mission statement, the FDA “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety” and “efficacy” of medical products, including “medical devices” (the ECT device included).

Due to the documented risks attributed to ECT, we are calling on the FDA to prohibit its use.’

Read more: Psychiatric Association Wants FDA to Expand Electroshock Used on Children and Elderly

‘North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency. The Conversation

While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem, opioid users are not the only ones at risk. Public health officials in BC are warning that fentanyl has been detected in many drugs circulating on the illicit market, including crack cocaine.

The possibility of opioid overdose is an unusual new threat for people who use crack, which is a stimulant. Its consumption, either through smoking or injection, is not necessarily deadly.’

Read more: How Smoking Weed Can Help Ease the Crack Epidemic

‘A rattled Theresa May is facing damaging accusations of dishonesty after her humiliating U-turn on “dementia tax” left the Conservative election campaign in disarray.

In an evasive TV interview, the Prime Minister was asked three times why she was not being “honest” about her decision to agree to a cap on care costs – four days after her manifesto ruled it out.

Today marked the first time that the Prime Minister’s character has become an issue in the election campaign, raising its head after the Tory lead narrowed to single digits in several polls.’

Read more: Theresa May accused of dishonesty over ‘dementia tax’ U-turn amid campaign disarray

President Donald Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programmes that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net.

For Medicaid, the state-federal programme that provides healthcare to low-income Americans, Trump’s budget plan would follow through on a bill passed by House Republicans to cut more than $800 billion over 10 years. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that this could cut off Medicaid benefits for about 10 million people over the next decade.’

Read more: Donald Trump budget to include huge Medicaid healthcare cuts for America’s poorest

‘Critical thinkers and knowledgeable readers who have no ulterior motivation to blindly promote current over-vaccination agendas will agree that the Somali parents who have witnessed the devastating epidemic of Autistic Spectrum Disorders decimate so many of their children since coming to Minnesota, made a wise choice in refusing MMR vaccinations.

The Somali community has seen an alarming incidence of ASD (currently 1 out of every 32 of their children are afflicted, the worst prevalence rate in any Minnesota demographic group, even exceeding the 1 out of 48 among the fully vaccinated white male children in Minnesota). Recall that concurrent with the alarming epidemic of ASD was a dramatic increase in live virus vaccines, mercury-containing vaccine and aluminum-containing vaccines. The incidence of ASD before 1986 (when the vaccine industry was exempted from liability for vaccine deaths or injuries) was 1 in every 10,000 Minnesotan children and the rate went to 1 out of 68 by the time the number of antigens injected routinely into Minnesotan children went from a dozen or so to upwards of 80!

Something more than coincidence is at work. As noted vaccine researcher Dr Christopher Shaw has stated: “Parents refusing to vaccinate according to the recommended CDC schedule are supported by the science.”’

Read more: The Somali Measles Outbreak In Minnesota And How The Medical Establishment Has Deceived Us

‘News outlets are reporting a new Ebola outbreak in Africa. Here is a quick summary of the basic mainstream story—

The Huffington Post cites a World Health Organization (WHO) statement: four people are believed to have died from Ebola in the Congo.

There are 37 more “suspected cases.”

Discussions are underway about using an “experimental vaccine” in the Congo.

WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak an epidemic.

There is an effort to find 400 people believed to have come into contact with the “suspected cases.” Residents in the affected area of the Congo, the remote Bas-Uele province, are fleeing in fear.

That’s it so far.

I’ve been around the block on the Ebola story a dozen times. Here are the issues the press isn’t reporting—’

Read more: New Ebola Outbreak, Or Is It A Hoax?