The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of all developed nations and has been steadily rising since the 1990s. By definition, maternal mortality includes women who die during pregnancy, childbirth, or 42 days after birth during the postpartum period. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deemed this climbing maternal mortality rate a public health crisis and the Biden administration has announced a call to action to improve health outcomes. Read more.
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A new report from Friends of the Earth explores the potential implications of this novel use of genetic engineering, something that is fundamentally different from the genetically engineered (GE) crops that have been the center of debate for decades. Microbes can share genetic material with each other far more readily than crops and can travel great distances on the wind. The genetic modifications released inside GE microbes could move across species and geographic boundaries with unforeseen and potentially irreparable consequences. Read more.
Billions were sunk into the Human Genome Project and the promise of precision treatments personalised to the individual. Now many believe the money might have been better spent on public health interventions. Read more.
Glyphosate has been found in samples taken from all but one of a group of Irish volunteers tested for the controversial weedkiller. The exercise has deepened fears that the chemical is more widespread than ever and becoming increasingly difficult to avoid. Read more.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer acknowledged the carcinogenicity of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. This made lawsuits on behalf of Roundup exposed cancer victims possible and resulted in billion-dollar jury awards. Shamefully, the IARC decision didn’t influence the Environmental Protection Agency, but Bayer (which now owns Monsanto) said that, to limit liability, by 2023 it would stop selling glyphosate-based herbicides to consumers, limiting sales to farmers and pesticide professionals. Read more.
Antioxidant nutrients prevent and reverse cancer. That is a true statement, research-verified time and time again. Most of the following protocols, papers and articles are authored by physicians. They will be of considerable interest to those skeptical of the vitamin-bashing going on in the mass media and medical journals alike. Remember that the major financial support for the media (and medical journals) is pharmaceutical advertising. Read more.
Of course not, but that doesn’t stop the pharma-backed hit pieces from attacking this critical supplement. Action Alert! Did you know that one person dies every 33 seconds from cardiovascular disease? It is a public health outrage that such a preventable disease is the leading cause of death in the US, but rather than help people manage these risks with common-sense supplements, the authors of a new study think you should throw away your fish oil. Huh? Read more.
Biden has declared he will begin negotiations with respective Pharma companies over the cost of 10 drugs obtained thru Medicare. One such drug is Stelara which costs $25,497.12 every 8 weeks or $152,982.72 per year. Currently, if you are insured, your cost is $5 per dose out of pocket. However, Stelara does not give this discount to those on Medicare, Medicaid, or VA benefits. Read more.
We tend to think of fractures as merely the consequence of weak bones. DEXA bone density tests yield an estimate of the 10 year likelihood of a major fracture. We pump patients full of medications to forestall their bone loss, but it’s falls that actually precipitate most fractures. Read more.
Over the last decade, there has been an ever-increasing trend of doctors, in private hospitals, to put patients through a long list of unnecessary lab tests and the prescription of costly drugs. This nexus between doctors, pharma companies and chemists (pharmacists) has been growing out of proportion. As a result, the patients remain at the receiving end – the paying end – increasing the expenditure on healthcare by the general public exponentially. Read more.