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Vaccine Nazis and Big Pharma are having a bad science year. As more and more non-industry-funded studies are conducted regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, Big Pharma and its storm troopers are proven more and more to have been bullying and propagandizing the general public to inject harmful and largely useless substances into their bodies for decades.
Recently, I wrote an article regarding a study that was conducted in 2016 demonstrating that aluminum adjuvants in vaccines caused neuroinflammation and autoimmune reactions as well as subsequent behavioral changes in mice.
Now, however, a study conducted in April, 2018 entitled Is exposure to aluminium adjuvants associated with social impairments in mice? A pilot study, and published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, has demonstrated a link between aluminum adjuvants and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
An interesting piece, addressing what was a great controversy, with people hotly on one side or another, as male physicians encroached on the world of childbirth. Additional information and sources under the image. Click for full size.
The text reads:
A Man-Mid-Wife, or a newly discoverd animal, not Known in Buffons time; for a more full description or this monster, see, an ingenious book, lately published, price 3/6 entitled Man-Midwifery dissected, containing a variety of well-authenticated cases elucidating this animals Propensities to cruelty & indecency sold by the publisher of this Print who has presented the author with the above [illustration] for the Frontispiece to his Book.
From the same source:
This etching illustrated a book criticizing (male) physician birth attendantsman midwivestodays obstetricians. The etching shows a figure that is male on one side, female on the other. The male half stands on a plain wood floor next to a large mortar and pestle, holding an instrument labeled a lever in his hand, which is pressed against his thigh. The background seems to be a shop, with shelves lined with vials, bottles, and frightening looking instruments labeled forceps, boring scissors, and blunt book.
In contrast, the female half of the figure stands in a homey room on a decoratively carpeted floor; in her outstretched hand she holds a small cup. Behind her, a fire burns in a grate.
The polls have narrowed so much that a result once nearly taken for granted now hangs in the balance; the media are under fierce attack for bias; and questions are swirling about foreign influence and online ads. As Ireland heads into the last week of campaigning for its historic referendum on abortion, the long shadow of two recent surprise election results - the Brexit referendum across the Irish sea, and Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 US presidential poll - is hanging over Irish voters. They will decide on Friday whether to repeal an amendment dating back to the 1980s that enshrined in the constitution a near-total ban on abortion. The controls are the strictest in any western democracy, meaning that the battle has been closely watched by anti-abortion activists across the world. The campaign began with a clear lead for the Yes campaigners, who support a repeal. But in a country where tradition and the church still have strong influence, the No camp has gained ground. Now the final result is expected to hinge on the one in five voters still undecided.
Fertility numbers are on a drastic decline worldwide, at least according to the latest CDC stats. The stats show that fertility and birth rate are on the decline not only in Europe but also in the United...
The post CDC Says Birth Rates Have Drastically Declined In US and Europe appeared first on Vaxxter.
In this piece for Medscape, Jodi S. Cohen chronicles the research malpractice case of child psychiatrist Mani Pavuluri, who put vulnerable children at serious risk in a clinical trial. Pavuluri violated research rules by testing the powerful drug lithium on children younger than 13, failed to properly alert parents of the studys risks, and falsified data to cover up the misconduct.
Pavuluris study, which began in 2009 and was shut down in 2013, was designed to use imaging to look at how the brains of adolescents with bipolar disorder function during a manic state, and then again after eight weeks of treatment with lithium. The hope was that the results would provide new information to help identify the disease earlier, lead to treatment and potentially even reverse how the disorder affects the brain.
But Pavuluri, a professor of psychiatry, strayed from the approved guidelines and abandoned safety precautions written into the study protocol, according to a November letter from NIMH to UIC in which the agency said it had determined there was wrongdoing and demanded the repayment.
In all, 89 of the 103 subjects enrolled in the study 86 percent did not meet the eligibility criteria to participate, records show. Among other violations, Pavuluri:
Pavuluri isnt solely at fault, according to NIMH. The agency determined that the universitys institutional review board, known as an IRB, a faculty panel responsible for reviewing research involving human subjects, conducted an insufficient initial assessment of Pavuluris research plans. The board didnt even have a copy of her research protocol at its initial review.
Officials documented other oversight shortcomings as well.
These are clearly egregious problems that occurred, said Michael Carome, a former senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections...
BellyBelly is committed to providing parents and professionals with evidence-based information about pregnancy, birth and parenting. We want parents to be empowered. At times, some subjects are difficult to discuss, but they remain an important part of preparing for and going through the parenting experience. This article contains descriptions of intimate partner violence; discretion is advised as it might be difficult for some to read. A woman gives birth. She rests, she has her six week checkup, and then shes ready for sex. This is how the narrative goes, right? Unfortunately, this isnt always the reality.
In recent days, health experts in two countries have spoken out about the need for significant improvement in postpartum care for women. In the US, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) says pregnancy care should extend beyond birth and into the three months immediately afterwards. And in the UK, a group of ministers and peers has called for all mothers in England to have an assessment of their emotional and mental health carried out six weeks after birth. Why this interest in the post birth mother? For decades, women in most western cultures have given birth and been expected to get on with it.
When I first set foot inside a playgroup, I was terrified. I didnt know anybody, I didnt like singing nursery rhymes, and I hadnt slept in weeks. But I needed to get out of the house, so I stumbled into the brightly coloured, headache-inducing world of playgroups. They can be lonely places if you dont know anyone. Now I am a seasoned expert on the playground circuit in my neighbourhood. I know which groups have the best snacks, I know which ones can be cliquey, and I know which ones go above and beyond when it comes to the craft corner. Despite this expert knowledge and years of experience, I still find playgroup a somewhat stressful place to be. Why? Because I take my toddler with me and Im pretty sure shes bullying me.
It feels rather fitting to have spotted this new systematic review and meta-analysis in the same week that we are running our Group B Strep Explored online course! Freely availably in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the paper by Bell et al (2018) reviews the effectiveness of intrapartum vaginal chlorhexidine in the reduction of maternal and neonatal colonisation and infectious morbidity. They did not find any effect, but note that this may be due to the limitations of the studies and suggest that there is ample justification to carry out further research.
Heres the abstract and link if youd like to look more closely: What is the result of vaginal cleansing with chlorhexidine during labour on maternal and neonatal infections? A systematic review of randomised trials with meta-analysis.
Background: Infection with vaginal microorganisms during labour can lead to maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The objective of this systematic review is to review the effectiveness of intrapartum vaginal chlorhexidine in the reduction of maternal and neonatal colonisation and infectious morbidity.
Methods: Search strategy Eight databases were searched for articles published in any language from inception to October 2016. Selection criteria Randomised controlled trials were included. Data Collection and analysis Publications were assessed for inclusion. Data were extracted and assessed for risk of bias. Relative risks from individual studies were pooled using a random effects model and the heterogeneity of treatme...
By Dr. Mercola
The importance of fiber to your diet is nothing new. The dietary fiber you get from foods such as nuts and seaweed, for example, acts as a food source for your gut microbiota, helping your beneficial bacteria do their jobs. This involves breaking down complex foods, providing your body with nutrients and helping you feel full.
Most people eat nuts because they are a convenient snack. While almonds and cashews are popular choices, you now have a new reason to choose walnuts. A study at the University of Illinois underscores the value of walnuts not only because they are a healthy fat and good source of fiber, but also because of the specific ways they may benefit your gut microbiome.
Similarly, research out of Stanford University involving seaweed takes gut bacteria to the next level in that scientists have identified a means of manipulating bacterial strains for potential therapeutic use. Both bodies of research underscore the need for optimizing your gut, which I consider to be one of the most important factors in your overall health and well-being. I say that because 70 to 80 percent of your immune system resides within your digestive tract.
If you routinely eat nuts but overlook walnuts, you may be missing out. According to PreventDisease.com walnuts have some impressive health benefits:1
Around 30% of women in Australia, and well over 60% of US women have epidurals during labour. Some of these report suffering from epidural headaches. Epidurals are given during labour for a number of reasons, including the need to rest after a long labour. Some women have them because they have been induced, or they are not coping well with labour pain. A spinal block is less commonly used during labour as the anaesthetic is a once-off injection. Spinal blocks are more likely to be used during a c-section, when a general anaesthetic isnt an option or unnecessary. Find out more in Spinal Or Epidural Blocks - What's The Difference?.
The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we dont count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience, like that demonstrated by teachers around the country this year. If we do not stand up we will enter a new dark age.
The Democratic Party, which helped build our system of inverted totalitarianism, is once again held up by many on the left as the savior. Yet the party steadfastly refuses to address the social inequality that led to the election of Trump and the insurgency by Bernie Sanders. It is deaf, dumb and blind to the very real economic suffering that plagues over half the country. It will not fight to pay workers a living wage. It will not defy the pharmaceutical and insurance industries to provide Medicare for all. It will not curb the voracious appetite of the military that is disemboweling the country and promoting the prosecution of futile and costly foreign wars. It will not restore our lost civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom from government surveillance, and due process. It will not get corporate and dark money out of politics. It will not demilitarize our police and reform a prison system that has 25 percent of the worlds prisoners although the United States has only 5 percent of the worlds population. It plays to the margins, especially in election seasons, refusing to address substantive political and social problems and instead focusing on narrow cultural issues like gay rights, abortion and gun control in our peculiar species of anti-politics.
This is a doomed tactic, but one that is understandable. The leadership of the party, the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Tom Perez, are creations of corporate America. In an open and democratic political process, one not dominated by party elites and corporate money, these people would not hold political power. They know this. They would rather implode the entire system than give up their positions of privilege. And that, I fear, is what will happen....
A request to have a question regarding fluoride in Owen Sounds drinking water on the municipal election ballot has been denied.
The city announced Friday that a petition requesting that the ballot for the 2018 municipal election include a question about the removal of fluoride from the citys drinking water did not meet a requirement that it contain 10 per cent of electors in the city.
Sandra Barker, a member of the group that had gathered the signatures and submitted the petition, said she was disappointed with the citys finding and was left confused as to how they didnt get the required signatures.
We did everything we possibly could to make sure, Barker said. The proportions dont make any sense.
In the news release issued on Friday it stated that a petition had been submitted to clerk Briana Bloomfield prior to the May 1 deadline.
In accordance with the Fluoridation Act, the petition must be signed by at least 10 per cent of electors in the municipality and certified as sufficient by the clerk.
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation provided Bloomfield with current elector information for Owen Sound, in order to certify each name. With the current number of electors in Owen Sound pegged at 15,884, the petition would require the signatures of 1,589.
Barker said she had been told by city officials that more than 900 signatures from their petition had to be removed for various reasons.
The original petition had over 2,200 signatures, but Barker herself went through and eliminated those that she felt wouldnt qualify, such as duplicates, those who lived outside the city and those who left details out such as their address. She said they were careful when going door-to-door to ensure that those signing the petition were of voting age and were eligible to vote in the city.
That still left her with close to 2,100 signatures, about 600 more than were required. With the 900 the city removed, they ended up being about 275 short of the required 1,589.
Barker said she trusts Bloomfield, but feels there must be a problem somewhere. Bloomfield could not immediately be reached for comment.
In the news release from the city it said the clerk could not certify the petition as it did not meet the 10 per cent requirement.
The petition had the required number of names but many were disqualified as duplicates, non-residents, incomplete or illegible submissions, individuals with unconfirmed citizenship or unconfirmed birth dates and names not found, it said in the news release. The City Clerk is unable to accept further submissions because the May 1, 2018 deadline...
An Arkansas midwife is facing disciplinary action for respecting her homebirth clients wish not to have vaginal exams during pregnancy. Mary Alexander works in the US state of Arkansas as a lay midwife (an uncertified or unlicensed midwife who has informal education, rather than formal education). She is under fire for not abandoning her pregnant client who made an informed decision to refuse vaginal exams that were medically unnecessary.
Being a parent isnt always easy either. I have found, over the past seven years, this has been even more apparent as a parent of three small children who include my oldest child, Freddie. Freddie has an extremely rare De Novo Genetic condition called TUBA 1A. We only received this diagnosis after more than four years via a genetic testing study. Up until this point, we had no answers at all.
We found out at my 20 week scan that his brain wasnt developing as expected and that was the start of an awful lot of heartache and stress. Each week we would go to the hospital for scans and tests. None of them ever gave us any answers. The Doctors could only tell us what it wasnt and not what it was. Due to the ever increasing list of issues presenting themselves with his irregular brain development, we were advised that we could still go to panel to decide if it was appropriate to terminate the pregnancy, up to 39 weeks.
Freddie was born spontaneously as 35 weeks.
The US birth-rate continued to plummet last year, with births falling in nearly all groups, and a one-year dropoff in overall fertility not seen since 2010; the US fertility rate is at its lowest level in recorded history.
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