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» The POST set up this HEALTH & WELLNESS Page to alert the public of any new medical proceedure or product that has been discovered or one that's become outdated. As well we want the public to know when one of these products or proceedures may not benefit them as good as the company would want you to believe. If you come across a product that may have some issues or side effects, please let the POST know : A.L."LUCKY" Lucketta : Editor
(Jan 30 2013) - So Where Are the Bodies?
U.S.A. -- The new annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows ZERO DEATHS from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, vitamin D, or vitamin E ... to quote Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD: "No one dies from vitamins." The Orthomolecular Medicine News Service invites submission of specific scientific evidence conclusively demonstrating death caused by a vitamin. Association is not causation; allegation is not proof. If there were such proof, the media would have had it all over their front pages. If vitamin supplements are allegedly so "dangerous," then where are the bodies ?
(Aug 30 2012) - The last antibiotic : Th Drug companies have run out
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The age of antibiotics is over. It's history. There are no more patented chemical antibiotics in the pipeline. The drug companies have all but abandoned antibiotics research, leaving humanity to suffer the fate of a wave of drug-resistant bacteria -- superbugs -- that the drug companies actually helped create.
The industry is down to one last-ditch chemical: colistin, a toxic bug-killing chemical discovered in 1949. It kills superbugs, but it also causes kidney damage. So if you're infected with a superbug in a hospital, you can choose to either die from an infection, or die from the cure ... There's a lot of that going on in medicine these days, it seems ... Nearly all antibiotics are now obsolete.
(Sep 30 2011) - Cancer Feeds on Fructose, America's #1 Source of Calories
U.S.A. -- High-fructose corn syrup is the primary source of calories in the United States. In addition to containing mercury, a known carcinogen, cancer cells actually feed on high-fructose corn syrup after it is metabolized by the liver. A new study, published in the Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, examined the link between refined sugar and cancer. The results add further evidence to the reports of many health experts and scientific studies that have drawn the connection between excess sugar consumption and the development of cancer.
(Sep 27 2011) - Olive oil and nuts in diet - Control heart disease
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) More vindication for a natural Mediterranean-style diet, including plenty of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and nuts, was revealed in an advanced study published by the prestigious journal Atherosclerosis. Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities of dietary EVOO and a variety of different species of nuts is more effective in managing and preventing a heart event than traditional drug therapy.
(Sep 17 2011) - Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S.
U.S.A. -- Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most major causes of preventable death are declining, drugs are an exception. The death toll has doubled in the last decade, now claiming a life every 14 minutes.
(Jun 21 2011) - New Study: Fluoride Can Damage the Brain - Avoid Use in Children
NEW YORK -- "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc.
The research team reports, "It's important to be aware of this serious problem & avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride, particularly in children as they're more susceptible to the toxic effects of fluoride." (1) "Fluoride can be toxic by ingesting one part per million (ppm), and the effects are not immediate, as they can take 20 years or more to become evident," they write.
(Feb 25 2011) - WATER SECRETS
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) This essay takes us to the door to the secrets of life, secrets to water, and secrets of light, color, and perception. Water plays a leading role in living processes, as everyone knows, but what is secret is the fact that water mediates the interaction between radiant energy and physical existence by allowing itself to be structured by light energy along an incredibly broad front of the electromagnetic spectrum. Water is light sensitive as we are light sensitive ...
(Jan 28 2011) - Monsanto's Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The following article reveals the devastating and unprecedented impact that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide is having on the health of our soil, plants, animals, and human population. On top of this perfect storm, the USDA now wants to approve Roundup Ready alfalfa, which will exacerbate this calamity. Please tell USDA Secretary Vilsack not to approve Monsanto's alfalfa today.
(Dec 31 2010) - More than 25% of children on chronic prescription medications
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The rate of prescription drug use among children and teens continues to rise, with a new report from Medco Health Solutions Inc. saying that at least a quarter of all U.S. children are now regularly taking pharmaceutical drugs. And according to the report, many of these drugs were originally intended for adults, and carry with them unknown side effects for long-term use in young people.
(Dec 08 2010) - Deadly Medicine
U.S.A. -- Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas-on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese-in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn't reach, and "mistakes" can end up in pauper's graves? The authors investigate the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, and the U.S. Government's failure to rein in a lethal profit machine.
(Dec 03 2010) - TSA body scanners could cause breast cancer and sperm mutations
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The news about the potential health dangers of the TSA's naked body scanners just keeps getting worse. An increasing number of doctors and scientists are going public with their warnings about the health implications of subjecting yourself to naked body scanners. These include Dr Russell Blaylock (see below) as well as several professors from the University of California who are experts in X-ray imaging.
(Oct 31 2010) - Mad Soy Disease Strikes Brazil
BRAZIL -- They call it "mad soy disease" in Brazil, where it has been spreading from the north, causing yield losses of up to 40 percent, most notably in the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Goias. Like its namesake, mad cow disease, it is incurable [1, 2, 3]. This is the latest GMO fiasco to surface since our report on the meltdown in the USA  (GM Crops Facing Meltdown in the USA, SiS 46), China  (GM-Spin Meltdown in China, SiS 47), and Argentina  (Argentina’s Roundup Human Tragedy, SiS 48).
(Oct 28 2010) - Sodas linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes ...
U.S.A. -- A new study has found that regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. According to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers, the study provides empirical evidence that intake of sugary beverages should be limited to reduce risk of these conditions. The findings showed that drinking one to two sugary drinks per day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by 26% and the risk of metabolic syndrome by 20% compared with those who consumed less than one sugary drink per month. Drinking one 12-ounce serving per day increased the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 15%.
(Oct 21 2010) - ADA study confirms dangers of fluoridated water ...
U.S.A. -- Advocates of fluoridated water insist that the chemical additive is good for teeth, but actual science routinely shows otherwise, including a new study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association confirming fluoride as a toxic substance that actually destroys teeth, particularly those of developing young children and babies.
When people are exposed to excessive levels of fluoride through sources like drinking water, foods and beverages and even swallowed toothpaste, it often results in a condition known as dental fluorosis. The internal uptake of fluoride into teeth over time causes their enamel to become mottled and discolored, the end result being damaged teeth that have essentially rotted from the inside out.
(Mar 15 2010) - Vitamin D better than vaccines at preventing flu, report claims
U.K. -- The risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccine.
Only one in ten children, aged six to 15 years, taking the sunshine vitamin in a clinical trial came down with flu compared with one in five given a dummy tablet. Mitsuyoshi Urashima, the Japanese doctor who led the trial, told The Times that vitamin D was more effective than vaccines in preventing flu.
(Feb 25 2010) - Which Smart Phones Emit the Most Radiation ?
U.S.A. -- (Care2.com)
The health effects of cell phone radiation is a growing concern which is why many cell phone users have been consulting a Cell Phone Radiation Guide to figure out which phones let them keep talking and texting while limiting radiation as much as possible. That report was put together by Environmental Working Group last September and this year, the environmental health nonprofit has come out with an update to cover the new, most-popular cell phones of 2010.
The bad news: Some of the most-hyped phones that have gotten raves from tech experts also give off quite a bit of radiation. Motorola�s Droid, Blackberry Bold 9700, LG Chocolate Touch and HTC Nexus One by Google are among the flashy phones to avoid because all four �are pushing the edge of radiofrequency radiation safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission,� according to EWG.
(Feb 20 2010) - Senate report links diabetes drug Avandia to heart attacks :
WASH D.C. -- (CNN.com)
The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released Saturday. The 334-page report by the Senate Finance Committee also criticized the Food and Drug Administration, saying that the federal agency that regulates food, tobacco and medications overlooked or overrode safety concerns found by its staff.
"Americans have a right to know there are serious health risks associated with Avandia and GlaxoSmithKline had a responsibility to tell them," said U.S. Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat and committee chairman. "Patients trust drug companies with their health and their lives and GlaxoSmithKline abused that trust."
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