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Monday, 18 June

23:42

Using Manuka Honey as a Medicinal Superfood (when 80% is fake) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

manuka honeyRaw local honey is a seasonal food crafted by nature as bees get back to work on springtime blooms. And while its use as food is quite popular, honey is also very beneficial as medicine. Of all the 300 or so types on planet Earth, manuka honey is the best of the best for this purpose.

The post Using Manuka Honey as a Medicinal Superfood (when 80% is fake) appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.

21:17

A Grand Solar Minimum Would Barely Make A Dent In Human-Caused Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Health"

grand-solar-minimumSource Skeptical Science What The Science Says: Peer-reviewed research, physics, and math all tell us that a grand solar minimum would have no more than a 0.3C cooling effect, barely enough to put a dent in human-caused global warming. Climate Myth: A grand solar minimum could trigger another ice age "The sun is acting bizarrely

20:54

25 Awesome Tips For A Beautiful Life "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Emilyn Gil Life can be hard. Work can get stressful, your health can go downhill, and relationships can become frustrating. But despite all of these challenges, you can still find a way to live the positive life you deserve. 25 lifestyle tips that can bring beauty in your life. 1. Relax Its so easy... View Article

The post 25 Awesome Tips For A Beautiful Life appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

20:54

Medicare to Become Insolvent Sooner Than Expected, Time for An Overhaul "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze

A recent report circulating throughout the mainstream media regarding the coming insolvency of Medicare and Social Security has sent shockwaves through the United States with many of the Baby Boomer generation concerned that, after working and paying into the program their entire lives, they will be left with nothing when it finally comes time to stop working.

As the Associated Press reported,

Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Securitys financial problems cant be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class.

The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 three years earlier than previously forecast. Its giant trust fund for inpatient care wont be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting at that point.

The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 no change from the projection last year.

The warning serves as a reminder of major issues left to languish while Washington plunges deeper into partisan strife. Because of the de...

20:51

Cops Called By Alexa After It Hears A Man Allegedly Beating His Girlfriend "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Sara Wylie 28-year-old Eduardo Barros was at home with his girlfriend in and her daughter in Tijeras, New Mexico one evening when he became severely jealous about a text message she had received from another man.   Enraged, Barros acted on his strong emotions by confronting his girlfriend and the situation escalated to the point... View Article

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20:44

Turmeric Fat Burning Coffee Recipe "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Emilyn Gil Coffee is one of the worlds most popular drinks. In the United States alone, there are 154 million adults who drink coffee, and almost 50% of the entire United States population drinks at least one cup of coffee every day. Thats a whole lot of coffee! (1) While recent studies have shown... View Article

The post Turmeric Fat Burning Coffee Recipe appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.

20:18

Warning: This Antibiotic Will RUIN You! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Warning: This Antibiotic Will RUIN You! For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by PAUL FASSA A study published by Mayo Clinic found almost 70 percent of Americans are on at least one pharmaceutical. Antibiotics top the list, followed by antidepressants and pain killers. Fluoroquinolones (also called quinolone or just quin) are one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the USA. In 2011 a staggering 26.9 million []

Source: Warning: This Antibiotic Will RUIN You! Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

20:03

Mom Cleans Grill, Cooks Burgers, Then Son Nearly Dies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Mom Cleans Grill, Cooks Burgers, Then Son Nearly Dies For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

by Abbey Ryan Its summertime, and practically everyone is pulling out their grills and BBQs for some summer fun. Most of usif were sanitarytake the time to intricately clean off our grills from last years recipes, scrubbing off the dust and grime that collected during the idle winter months. But did you ever stop to think []

Source: Mom Cleans Grill, Cooks Burgers, Then Son Nearly Dies Learn more at REALfarmacy.com - Healthy News and Information.

19:41

200 Ordinary Medications Cause Depression and Suicidal Thoughts: Are YOU Taking One of Them? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Daisy Luther

It would be difficult to overlook the epidemic of depression that has struck the United States over the past decades. The CDC recently found that death by suicide was up more than 30% and the use of antidepressants has vaulted 65% in the past 15 years.

There are many different theories about this increase. Everything from Internet addiction to the Trump presidency to environmental causes has been blamed. Some believe its always been like this but that the stigma has lessened and more people are getting help.

But now theres one more possible cause that needs to be considered. New research has shown that more than 200 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, can increase the likelihood of depression and depressive symptoms. And when two or more of these drugs are combined, the potential for depression increases even more.

...

19:34

Studies Based on Three Continents Show Higher Than Recommended Doses of Vitamin D Prevents Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Joe Battaglia

Research utilizing combined data from 17 studies that included more than 12,000 people from the U.S., Europe, and Asia found that optimal levels of vitamin D for colon cancer prevention are higher than the current U.S. recommendation of 600 international units (IU) per day.

In the absence of Vitamin D from sunlight, disease increases more than 1000 percent. Experts suggest that the chances of getting vitamin D from your diet are very low.

...

19:07

FREE Online Detoxification Seminar Helps You Prevent and Overcome Serious Disease "IndyWatch Feed Health"

detox summit

Learn how to overcome chronic disease and illness by detoxing the body, when everything else has failed.

Health Impact News

The Detox Dialogues FREE Online Event will be held June 21 through June 28, 2018, featuring more than 20 detoxification experts teaching you how to detoxify your body and reverse disease.

Registration is FREE here.

Why You Should Attend This Event!

  •  Learn How To Effectively Remove Toxins From The Body: Long-term exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste) affects our metabolism, behavior, immune system, and leads to disease.
  •  Prevent Chronic Disease and Illness: Our bodies do have a built-in detox function to deal with these dangers, but those systems are constantly overloaded! Detoxing assists and improves what our bodies are trying to do naturally.
  •  Restore Your Body Back To Balance: When we overload our bodies with toxins and unhealthy foods, systems like the hormonal, endocrine, digestive and nervous system, dont work as well as they should and we get sick.
  •  Improve Quality Of Life: When the bodys systems are aligned, a shift also occurs with our mental and emotional states. We can deal with more when were clear and grounded. Depression may be eased and memory may be improved as a result of detoxification!
  • ...

19:06

CBS: Opioid crisis fueled by drug industry and Congress "IndyWatch Feed Health"

According to former DEA agent turned whistleblower, Joe Rannazzisi, the DEAs ability to keep opioids off U.S. streets was derailed by Congress, lobbyists, and a drug distribution industry that shipped, almost unchecked, hundreds of millions of pills to rogue pharmacies and pain clinics providing the rocket fuel for a crisis that, over the last two []

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18:43

American Children Terrorized by CPS While Lawmakers Cry About Border Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Michael Chambers Belle

Belle crying to go home with her father during a supervised visit. (Image courtesy of Michael Chambers) Source.

BY MEGAN FOX
PJMedia

Americans are in an uproar about illegal immigrant parents and children separated at the border. The level of hysteria surrounding this topic has reached a fever pitch with senators like Chuck Schumer mugging distraught for the cameras at every opportunity.

While the shrill voices shriek loudly about the rights of Mexicans and other assorted border jumpers, American parental rights are being stripped from them, unconstitutionally, every single day. (Chuck Schumer has yet to freak out about it on national television.)

American parents have lost their due process and Fourth Amendment rights, and most of them dont even know it. Most anyone who has been visited by Child Protective Services can testify to the absolute terror that the state can inflict on a family for very little or no reason at all.

Right now in the state of Mississippi, Michael Chambers is missing his little girl, Belle. When Belle was around two years old her mother abandoned her in the care of her grandmother. Chambers took custody of her after that.

Lacking resources and the ability to track down his ex to serve her with custody papers, Chambers just took care of his daughter like a father should. Like many single parents, personal disputes often result in one parent harassing the other through any means possible.

Belles mother would occasionally call Chambers and shortly after the calls CPS would show up knocking on his door. The social workers where he lived understood the nature of the calls but when he moved to Warren county, things changed....

18:19

American Children Terrorized by CPS While Lawmakers Cry About Border Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Michael Chambers Belle

Belle crying to go home with her father during a supervised visit. (Image courtesy of Michael Chambers) Source.

BY MEGAN FOX
PJMedia

Americans are in an uproar about illegal immigrant parents and children separated at the border. The level of hysteria surrounding this topic has reached a fever pitch with senators like Chuck Schumer mugging distraught for the cameras at every opportunity.

While the shrill voices shriek loudly about the rights of Mexicans and other assorted border jumpers, American parental rights are being stripped from them, unconstitutionally, every single day. (Chuck Schumer has yet to freak out about it on national television.)

American parents have lost their due process and Fourth Amendment rights, and most of them dont even know it. Most anyone who has been visited by Child Protective Services can testify to the absolute terror that the state can inflict on a family for very little or no reason at all.

Right now in the state of Mississippi, Michael Chambers is missing his little girl, Belle. When Belle was around two years old her mother abandoned her in the care of her grandmother. Chambers took custody of her after that.

Lacking resources and the ability to track down his ex to serve her with custody papers, Chambers just took care of his daughter like a father should. Like many single parents, personal disputes often result in one parent harassing the other through any means possible.

Belles mother would occasionally call Chambers and shortly after the calls CPS would show up knocking on his door. The social workers where he lived understood the nature of the calls but when he moved to Warren county, things changed....

17:57

Dissolves plaque in your arteries, drink it daily "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola High-quality teas green tea in particular contain polyphenol antioxidants recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties. Polyphenols can account for up to 30 percent of the dry leaf weight of green tea. Within the group of polyphenols are flavonoids, which contain catechins. One of the most powerful catechins is []

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17:30

Century Old Grocery Store Just Surpassed Whole Foods For Vegetarian Fare "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Century Old Grocery Store Just Surpassed Whole Foods For Vegetarian Fare

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

A regional grocery chain named Vons has beat out Whole Foods as the grocery chain topped the list of stores where vegetarians and customers seeking meat alternatives shop. More surprising, Vons is a 115-year-old grocery chain that has a kind of cult following in Southern California and Nevada.

So what do we make of this and what does it mean for Whole Foods and other large health food store chains like Trader Joes who also lost...

17:29

Irish Bumblebee Populations Hit Record 6-Year Low, Threatened With Extinction "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

As bee populations continue to decline the world over, even more bad news is headed our way. According to numbers recorded in 2017, Irish bumblebee populations were at the lowest level since monitoring began six years earlier.

The results indicated a relative marked loss in critical native bee species.

The decline in the bee populations were confirmed by All Ireland Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme which is coordinated by Dr. Tomas Murray, National Biodiversity Data Centre Senior ecologist in Waterford County.

Ireland has 21 different species of bumblebee, all of which are vital in the pollination process for both crops and wild plants. The findings mentioned above were based upon the past six years of monitoring at over 100 sites and focusing on eight of the most common Irish bumblebee species.

...

17:29

Are you really you when youre hungry? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jennifer MacCormack, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

When does hungry become hangry?

Have you ever been grumpy, only to realize that youre hungry?

Feeling hangry has become a meme, even used in ads. But how does it work, psychologically? Snickers meme

Many people feel more irritable, annoyed, or negative when hungry an experience colloquially called being hangry. The idea that hunger affects our feelings and behaviors is widespread from advertisements to memes and merchandise. But surprisingly little research investigates how feeling hungry transforms into feeling hangry.

Psychologists have traditionally thought of hunger and emotions as separate, with hunger and other physical states as basic drives with different physiological and neural underpinnings from emotions. But growing scientific evidence suggests that your physical states can shape your emotions and cognition in surprising ways.

Prior studies show that hunger itself can influence mood, likely because it activates many of the same bodily systems, like the autonomic nervous system and hormones, that are involved in emotion. For example, when youre hungry, your body releases a host of hormones including cortisol and adrenaline, often associated with stress. The result is th...

17:29

11 Tips to Get Rid of Dust Mites Naturally "IndyWatch Feed Health"

11 Tips to Get Rid of Dust Mites Naturally

By 

Dust mites are small mites that feed on dead skin and mold. They are all over your home and lurking everywhere. Since these mites are responsible for many allergic reactions due to their bites and feces, you should try to clean your home often to get rid of dust mites.

So, if you have allergies to dust mites, read on to know how to get rid of dust mites naturally.

How to Know If You Have Them

You need to know that everyone has dust mites in their homes. And, you wont get rid of all the dust mites as its pretty much impossible.

That said, there are ways to reduce their numbers. This will help to reduce the coughing, sneezing, itching, and other allergic reactions associated with dust mites.

How to Get Rid of Dust Mites Naturally

Here are some suggestions for natural ways to get rid of dust mites.

1. Wash and Vacuum Your Bedding

Your bed is a breeding ground for dust mites for two reasons. First off, your bed tends to be a dark, warm, and humid place that provides a good home for dust mites. Secondly, people shed their skins cells at night usually in their beds, which give the dust mites a ready source of food.

So, cleaning your bed area is a great idea to reduce dust mites.

Washing and drying your sheets at 140F (60C) can help reduce dust mites...

17:26

Mom cleans grill, cooks burgers, and son nearly dies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Abbey Ryan Its summertime, and practically everyone is pulling out their grills and BBQs for some summer fun. Most of usif were sanitarytake the time to intricately clean off our grills from last years recipes, scrubbing off the dust and grime that collected during the idle winter months. But did you ever stop to []

The post Mom cleans grill, cooks burgers, and son nearly dies appeared first on Health Nut News.

17:10

Botoxs ugly side effects run deeper than skin, alter mind & numb emotion "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Posted on:  Thursday, June 7th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder (Note from Erin: Ive never had botox but would never judge anyone who does. However, since I started using my amazing, organic CBD Skin Serum Ive not felt better about my skin.) Millions around the world have, and no doubt will continue to []

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16:27

Famous anti-vaccine site just announces their founder may have been murdered. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Note from Erin: Im in disbelief right now. I was friends with Erwin and miss talking to him already. We had such a great relationship with Vaccine Information Network, they have endlessly supported me and shared my work from the very beginning. In fact, below is one of the stories of mine that they shared.) []

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15:43

Rajasthan: Release additional budget for safe drinking water: CM Vasundhara Raje "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has demanded NITI Aayog to release additional budget for Rajasthan to tide through scarcity of safe drinking water. She also repeated her demand of declaring Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP), a national project which envisaged to meet the water needs of 13 districts.

Raje was addressing the 4th NITI Aayog Governing Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Speaking during the meeting, she said that the Central Water Commission has already given in-principle approval to the feasibility report of ERPC project.

With a national project status, implementation of the ERCP would speed up, she said.

She further added that along with scarcity, the quality of water which is available is a big issue in Rajasthan. Of all fluoride-affected habitations in the country, 53% are in Rajasthan. Thus, in view of the financial constraints of the state, the centre should share the cost of surface drinking water projects in fluoride-affected areas on 50-50% basis, she said.

Raje said that land-holding limit of 2 hectares for agriculture input subsidy under SDRF norms should be relaxed for Rajasthan because in several districts of the state, crop production was low, even if the land holdings were big. Also, the large tracks of agriculture lands are infertile.

Therefore, considering these special geographical conditions, the SDRF norms should be suitably amended to raise the limit of land-holding to 5 hectares for agriculture input subsidy,said Raje.

Some Suggestions

Raje further suggested for launch of a nationwide campaign for environment conservation to celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. She said that a Pan India Environmental Programme may be initiated akin to the Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan.

*Original article online at http://www.dnaindia.com/jaipur/report-release-additional-budget-for-safe-drinking-water-cm-vasundhara-raje-2626493

15:41

Charleston, SC In Fear Over Rising Vaccine Exemptions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Vaccine safety is back in the news (as if it ever really left). Tattoo artist, Kat Von D, announced on Instagram that she favored a natural birth process for her upcoming delivery, which included skipping...

The post Charleston, SC In Fear Over Rising Vaccine Exemptions appeared first on Vaxxter.

15:32

CNN: Hes dying of cancer. Now, hes the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Dewayne Johnson, 46, is the first of hundreds of cancer patients to see his case against one of the most corrupt and dangerous chemical giants on the planet, Monsanto, go to trial. And for Johnson, time is critical. Doctors didnt expect to see him live this long; currently, lesions cover as much as 80% of his []

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14:52

How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death "IndyWatch Feed Health"

How Turmeric Can Save the Aging Brain From Dementia and Premature Death

Presently, there are no pharmaceutical interventions that effectively slow, and certainly not reverse, age-related cerebrovascular pathologies linked to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and stroke. A new study on turmeric extract, however, indicates that a natural curative agent already exists and is close to the everyday consumer as their spice rack. 

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14:00

Journal holds firm on decision not to retract Macchiarini paper, despite outside pressure "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Earlier this year, the president of the Karolinska Institute, Ole Petter Ottersen, contacted the journal Respiration, saying KI had conducted an investigation and determined that a 2015 paper co-authored by once-lauded surgeon Paolo Macchiarini had been tainted by misconduct. Please retract the paper, Ottersen said. When the journal said no opting to publish correspondence Continue reading Journal holds firm on decision not to retract Macchiarini paper, despite outside pressure

12:02

APA Letter on the Separation of Families "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The American Psychological Association has issued a letter to President Trump to express its strong opposition to the Administrations new policy of separating immigrant parents and children who are detained while crossing the border.

The current policy calls for children to be removed from their parents and placed for an often indeterminate period of time in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Decades of psychological research have determined that it is in the best interest of the child and the family to keep families together. Families fleeing their homes to seek sanctuary in the United States are already under a tremendous amount of stress. Sudden and unexpected family separation, such as separating families at the border, can add to that stress, leading to emotional trauma in children. Research also suggests that the longer that parents and children are separated, the greater the reported symptoms of anxiety and depression are for children. Adverse childhood experiences, such as parent-child separation, are important social determinants of mental disorders. For children, traumatic events can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders that can cause long lasting effects. Furthermore, immigration policies, such as separating families at the border, can also adversely impact those immigrants who are already in the United States. They can suffer from feelings of stigmatization, social exclusion, anger, and hopelessness, as well as fear for the future.

Letter

12:01

The Psychological Effects of Being Separated From Your Child "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From The Cut: Since this past October, as the New York Times recently reported, the number of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S. border (a policy that chief of staff John Kelly has called a tough deterrent) has swelled into the hundreds more than 700, to be more specific, including more than 100 children younger than 4 years old.

The figure cited by the Times was from this past April; by now, that number has likely climbed even higher. Some of the parents of those children have already been deported, leaving behind kids who remain in U.S. detention centers; others remain in custody, starved for information on their childrens whereabouts. Most of those parents dont know when, if ever, theyll see their children again a situation that sets these parents up for myriad forms of psychological and emotional suffering, both immediate and long-term.

Article 

11:22

The protection effect and mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in rat brain with traumatic injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Acta Cir Bras. 2018 Apr ;33(4):341-353. PMID: 29768537 Abstract Title:  The protection effect and mechanism of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in rat brain with traumatic injury. Abstract:  PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcome.METHODS: The modified Marmarou's weight drop device was used to generate non-lethal moderate TBI rat model, and further developed in vitro astrocytes culturing system. Then, we analyzed the expression changes of interested genes and protein by quantitative PCR and western blot.RESULTS: Multiple HBO treatments significantly reduced the expression of apoptosis promoting genes, such as c-fos, c-jun, Bax and weakened the activation of Caspase-3 in model rats. On the contrary, HBOT alleviated the decrease of anti-apoptosis gene Bcl-2 and promoted the expression of neurotrophic factors (NTFs), such as NGF, BDNF, GDNF and NT-3 in vivo. As a consequent, the neuropathogenesis was remarkably relied with HBOT. Astrocytes from TBI brain or those cultured with 21% O2 density expressed higher NTFs than that of corresponding controls, from sham brain and cultured with 7% O2, respectively. The NTFs expression was the highest in astrocytes form TBI brain and cultured with 21% O2, suggesting a synergistic effect existed between TBI and the following HBO treatment in astrocytes.CONCLUSION: Our findings provided evidence for the clinical usage of HBO treating brain damages.

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11:05

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as adjunctive strategy in treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Med Gas Res. 2018 Jan-Mar;8(1):24-28. Epub 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29770193 Abstract Title:  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as adjunctive strategy in treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. Abstract:  Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common type of malignant intracranial tumor in adults. Tumor tissue hypoxia, high mitotic rate, and rapid tumor spread account for its poor prognosis. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may improve the sensitivity of radio-chemotherapy by increasing oxygen tension within the hypoxic regions of the neoplastic tissue. This review summarizes the research of HBOT applications within the context of experimental and clinical GBM. Limited clinical trials and preclinical studies suggest that radiotherapy immediately after HBOT enhances the effects of radiotherapy in some aspects. HBOT also is able to strengthen the anti-tumor effect of chemotherapy when applied together. Overall, HBOT is well tolerated in the GBM patients and does not significantly increase toxicity. However, HBOT applied by itself as curative strategy against GBM is controversial in preclinical studies and has not been evaluated rigorously in GBM patients. In addition to HBOT favorably managing the therapeutic resistance of GBM, future research needs to focus on the multimodal or cocktail approaches to treatment, as well as molecular strategies targeting GBM stem cells.

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10:59

Studies Based on Three Continents Show Higher Than Recommended Doses of Vitamin D Prevents Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Research utilizing combined data from 17 studies that included more than 12,000 people from the U.S., Europe, and Asia found that optimal levels of vitamin D for colon cancer prevention are higher than the current U.S. recommendation of 600 international units (IU) per day.

10:42

Hyperbaric oxygen can induce angiogenesis and recover erectile function. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Impot Res. 2018 May 18. Epub 2018 May 18. PMID: 29773856 Abstract Title:  Hyperbaric oxygen can induce angiogenesis and recover erectile function. Abstract:  Erectile dysfunction (ED) is caused by microvascular or macrovascular insufficiency in the majority of patients. Recent studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can induce angiogenesis in different body organs. The effect of HBOT on the non-surgery-related ED has not been investigated yet. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effects of HBOT on sexual function and penile vascular bed in non-surgical ED patients. A prospective analysis of patients suffering from chronic ED treated with 40 daily HBOT sessions. Clinical efficacy was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire (IIEF) and a global efficacy question (GEQ). The effect on the penile vascular bed was evaluated by perfusion MRI. Thirty men (mean age of 59.21.4) suffering from ED for 4.20.6 years completed the protocol. HBOT significantly improved all IIEF domains by 15-88% (p

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10:36

A graviola extract showed significant antiulcer activity against lesions induced by absolute ethanol, acidified ethanol or indomethacin. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Saudi J Biol Sci. 2018 May ;25(4):609-621. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PMID: 29736140 Abstract Title:  Antiulcerogenic activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of leaves ofLinnaeus in mice. Abstract:  Linnaeus, popularly known as"graviola"and also called soursop, is a species typical of countries with a tropical climate, and it is used in folk medicine as an anticancer, analgesic and antispasmodic agent. The aim of the present study was to validate the gastroprotective activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of the leaves of(HEAM) and to investigate the underlying mechanisms of action for this effect. Gastric lesions were induced in mice by absolute ethanol, acidified ethanol or indomethacin. Before, the animals were pretreated with saline, omeprazole or HEAM orally at doses of 50-400 mg/kg. To determine the mechanism of action of the extract, we investigated, using specific inhibitors, the involvement of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandins (PGEs), ATP-dependent Kchannels and2-noradrenergic receptors. HEAM showed significant antiulcer activity against lesions induced by absolute ethanol, acidified ethanol or indomethacin, which was mediated by endogenous gastric prostaglandins.

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10:15

A review of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for spinal cord ischaemia after complex aortic repair. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2018 Jun 8. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29882580 Abstract Title:  Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for spinal cord ischaemia after complex aortic repair - a retrospective review. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Complex aortic repair (CAR) carries high rates of debilitating postoperative complications, including spinal cord injury. The rate of spinal cord deficits post-CAR is approximately 10%, with permanent paraplegia in 2.9% and paraparesis in 2.4% of patients. Treatment options are limited. Rescue therapies include optimization of spinal cord perfusion and oxygen delivery by mean arterial pressure augmentation (>90 mm Hg), cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and preservation of adequate haemoglobin concentration (>100 g L). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been described in several case reports as part of the multimodal treatment for spinal cord ischemia. HBOT has been used in our centre as adjunct rescue treatment for patients with spinal cord injury post-CAR that were refractory to traditional medical management, and we aimed to retrospectively review these cases.METHODS: After Research Ethics Board approval, we performed a retrospective review of all post-CAR patients who developed spinal cord injury with severe motor deficit and were treated with HBOT at our institution since 2013.RESULTS: Seven patients with spinal cord injury after CAR were treated with HBOT in addition to traditional rescue therapies. Five patients showed varying degrees of recovery, with two displaying full recovery. One developed oxygen-induced seizure, medically treated. No other HBOT-related complications were noted.CONCLUSIONS: Our retrospective study shows a potential benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on neurological outcome in patients who developed spinal cord injury after CAR. Prospective research is needed to understand the role, efficacy, benefits and risks of HBOT in this setting.

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09:55

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a relatively safe and potentially efficacious treatment option for inflammatory bowel disease patients. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jun ;39(11):1266-75. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PMID: 24738651 Abstract Title:  Systematic review: The safety and efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) provides 100% oxygen under pressure, which increases tissue oxygen levels, relieves hypoxia and alters inflammatory pathways. Although there is experience using HBOT in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the safety and overall efficacy of HBOT in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is unknown.AIM: To quantify the safety and efficacy of HBOT for Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). The rate of adverse events with HBOT for IBD was compared to the expected rate of adverse events with HBOT.METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Collaboration and Web of Knowledge were systematically searched using the PRISMA standards for systematic reviews. Seventeen studies involving 613 patients (286 CD, 327 UC) were included.RESULTS: The overall response rate was 86% (85% CD, 88% UC). The overall response rate for perineal CD was 88% (18/40 complete healing, 17/40 partial healing). Of the 40 UC patients with endoscopic follow-up reported, the overall response rate to HBOT was 100%. During the 8924 treatments, there were a total of nine adverse events, six of which were serious. The rate of adverse events with HBOT in IBD is lower than that seen when utilising HBOT for other indications (P 

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09:07

Dose-response relation between exercise duration and cognition. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Jan ;47(1):159-65. PMID: 24870572 Abstract Title:  Dose-response relation between exercise duration and cognition. Abstract:  PURPOSE: The study aimed to provide evidence-based recommendations for the prescription of a single session of exercise to improve cognitive performance. In particular, the purpose was to determine the dose-response relation between exercise duration and cognitive performance for a moderate-intensity session of aerobic exercise.METHODS: Twenty-six healthy young men participated in a reading control treatment and three exercise treatments presented in a random order. The exercise treatments were designed on the basis of the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines and consisted of a 5-min warm-up, a 5-min cooldown, and cycling at moderate intensity (approximately 65% HR reserve) for 10, 20, or 45 min. The Stroop test was administrated after completion of each assigned treatment.RESULTS: Exercise at moderate intensity for 20 min resulted in significantly better cognitive performance, as assessed by shorter response time and higher accuracy. This result was found regardless of the type of cognitive function assessed. In addition, a curvilinear dose-response relation between exercise duration and cognitive performance was observed.CONCLUSIONS: An exercise session consisting of a 5-min warm-up, 20 min of moderate-intensity exercise, and a 5-min cooldown improves cognition, whereas shorter or longer durations of moderate exercise have negligible benefits. This study provides the foundation for the prescription of a single session of moderate exercise to facilitate cognitive function in healthy younger adults.

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08:48

This suggests that it may no longer be necessary to administer tetanus booster vaccinations every 10 years. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Clin Infect Dis. 2016 May 1 ;62(9):1111-1118. Epub 2016 Mar 21. PMID: 27060790 Abstract Title:  Durability of Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxins: A Cross-sectional Analysis. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Many adult immunization schedules recommend that tetanus and diphtheria vaccination be performed every 10 years. In light of current epidemiological trends of disease incidence and rates of vaccine-associated adverse events, the 10-year revaccination schedule has come into question.METHODS: We performed cross-sectional analysis of serum antibody titers in 546 adult subjects stratified by age or sex. All serological results were converted to international units after calibration with international serum standards.RESULTS: Approximately 97% of the population was seropositive to tetanus and diphtheria as defined by a protective serum antibody titer of0.01 IU/mL. Mean antibody titers were 3.6 and 0.35 IU/mL against tetanus and diphtheria, respectively. Antibody responses to tetanus declined with an estimated half-life of 14 years (95% confidence interval, 11-17 years), whereas antibody responses to diphtheria were more long-lived and declinedwith an estimated half-life of 27 years (18-51 years). Mathematical models combining antibody magnitude and duration predict that 95% of the population will remain protected against tetanus and diphtheria for 30 years without requiring further booster vaccination.CONCLUSIONS: These studies demonstrate that durable levels of protective antitoxin immunity exist in the majority of vaccinated individuals. Together, this suggests that it may no longer be necessary to administer booster vaccinations every 10 years and that the current adult vaccination schedule for tetanus and diphtheria should be revisited.

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08:15

Watch the documentary Pink Ribbons. Learn the Truth! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

I was fortunate enough to star in the documentary The Truth About Cancer and discuss the Pink Ribbons scam. But long before TTAC was the documentary, Pink Ribbons. (I used to be a model for Estee Lauder, and you can learn all about that in the documentary!)  

The post Watch the documentary Pink Ribbons. Learn the Truth! appeared first on Health Nut News.

07:33

Swollen Cheek: Causes and Treatments for Swelling on One Side of Face "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A swollen cheek could be a result of a tooth abscess, allergic reaction, or infection. Swelling on one side of your face can make your cheeks look puffy, cause your neck to swell, and even close your eye. Usually, a swollen cheek is nothing to worry about and the swelling should go down when you get plenty of rest. However, cheek swelling on one side or both sides could be a serious medical condition.

Treating facial swelling on one side of the face usually involves using ice to bring down the swelling. If a tooth infection has caused a swollen cheek and cheekbone pain, your dentist may need to treat the problem or even have to extract the tooth. Swelling on one side of the face along with redness, a sore cheek, and a fever may need medical attention to treat a bacterial infection.

Of course, a swollen cheek on one side of your face will make you very self-conscious.

In this article, I will examine what medical literature says about the reasons for facial swelling and inflammation. You will also find out what to do if one of your cheeks is swollen and you have other symptoms.

Symptoms of Swollen Face on One Side

It would be unusual if you have a swollen, puffy cheek without any other accompanying symptoms. Even if you cant remember eating something that has caused an allergic reaction, the swollen cheek may be sore, itchy or tingling.

Some of the symptoms that can accompany swelling on one side of your face can include:

  • Cheekbone pain if your sinuses are inflamed or you have toothache
  • Swollen gums
  • Red patchy skin in cases of a bacterial infection
  • Nasal congestion or wheezing in cases of an allergic reaction
  • Neck swelling along with a swollen cheek due to a viral infection
  • Facial itching or hives
  • Lumps on your neck due to enlarged lymph nodes

Causes of Swollen Cheek or Swollen Face on One Side

What does it mean if you have a swollen cheek or you notice puffiness on just one side of your face? Here are the most likely causes.

Insect bite

An insect bite on the left side of your face or right side can cause your cheek to swell. Some people have worse reactions to bug bites and can experience severe facial swelling.

Dr. Charles Patrick Davis on eMedicineHealth says that swelling in the injured area is common after a spider bite, wasp or bee sting, or...

06:01

New Pentavalent Rotavirus Vaccine Shows Little Efficacy Against Diarrhea "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Letter to the Editor New pentavalent rotavirus vaccine shows little efficacy against diarrhea Lalit Kumar drlalitnarwat@gmail.com Jacob Puliyel Department of Pediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Delhi 110054, India Corresponding author. Keywords: Rotarix; Bovine human-reassortant pentavalent vaccine; Serum Institute of India Rotavirus...

02:28

ALERT: Kelloggs Cereal Recall Due to Salmonella "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Daisy Luther

The FDA has warned of a multi-state salmonella outbreak that has been traced back to a popular Kelloggs cereal. So far, the outbreak has affected 73 people in 31 states.

The outbreak has been traced back to Honey Smacks cereal and is not only in the United States, but may potentially affect shipments that have been delivered to Aruba/Curaao/Saint Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), the Bahamas, Barbados, Tortola (British Virgin Islands), Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Tahiti (French Polynesia).

Here are the Honey Smacks affected by the voluntary recall:

The BEST if Used By Date can be found on the top of the cereal box, and the UPC code can be found on the bottom of the box.

Description (Retail) UPC Code Size BEST If Used By Date
Honey Smacks (with limited distribution outside the U.S.) 3800039103 15.3 oz JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019
Honey Smacks 3800014810 23 oz  JUN 14, 2018 through JUN 14, 2019

Kellogg is asking that people who purchased potentially affected product discard it and contact the company for a full refund. Consumers seeking more...

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02:01

Pain in Left Armpit: Common Causes of Pain Under Left Armpit "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pain in the left armpit (also called axilla) can have a number of causes that can range from a simple sore pulled muscle to enlarged lymph nodes. Because we use our arms so much during the day, pain under the left armpit can affect daily activities. Many people are concerned about left armpit pain because they may worry it is connected to their heart. Or, that a painful lump in the left armpit could be a sign of cancer.

The armpit skin is very sensitive, and shaving, skin infections, or armpit rashes can easily flare-up and cause irritation. Also, an ingrown hair can cause a painful lump in the armpit, or a viral infection can result in swollen lymph nodes. Thankfully, most causes of sore armpits are harmless and the pain and discomfort go away when the underlying issue is resolved.

There are also many muscles, nerves, and ligaments in your armpits that keep your arms flexible and strong. Straining muscles in the armpit or suffering from nerve pain can cause throbbing aches or shooting pains down an arm or across your chest.

In this article, I will look at what it can mean when it hurts under your left armpit. In many cases, you will also find helpful home remedies to reduce aches and pain in your left armpit. You will also learn when the symptoms of underarm pain on the left side could indicate that there could be something more serious going on.

The Symptoms of Pain in Left Armpit

Pain under the left armpit is usually accompanied by other symptoms that can help diagnose the root cause of the pain.

For example, a viral infection can cause you to have a fever, a runny nose, and enlarge nodes in the armpit that may be sore. An inflammatory skin condition like eczema or psoriasis will cause an itchy red armpit rash that becomes sore with chaffing.

Other symptoms of pain in the left armpit can include:

  • Pain, weakness, or tingling down the left arm due to damaged muscle or nerve
  • Redness, small red sore bumps, and skin irritation caused by waxing or shaving
  • Large painful nodules that ooze pus-like discharge
  • A cyst or enlarged lymph node that may or may not be painful
  • Shooting, electric-like pains that go down the left arm or across to the left chest
  • Swelling of the upper arm and shoulders
  • Burning sensation in the chest caused by acid reflux

Of course, it is...

00:36

The Scores are Falling! The IQ Scores are Falling! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We're called Henny Penny when we discuss vaccine injury. It's not possibly true that the skies fell on our kids. But there's no denying that IQ scores have been dropping. The reasons are as chicken and little as ever. Anything...

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17:28

Is Psychosis Natural? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The physiological process of psychosis is ecologically purposeful. Not good nor bad, but part of what Nature does trying to grow.

17:02

Difficult Fathers Day for Dads Who Lost Their Children to Corrupt Child Protection System "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fathers collage

Some of the fathers who lost their children wrongly to Child Protection Services that Health Impact News has covered.

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

It is Fathers Day. The day that we honor dads. The holiday began decades ago as a day to celebrate the strong, heroic, protective men who inspire, encourage, and push us to be the best we can be.

Most of us have a beautiful, nostalgic image of what today is supposed to be like, but for too many of our readers, that image is a painful reminder of what could be, what should be but isnt.

Children and parents are being separated by the hundreds of thousands in the United States. There are many fathers who want nothing more than to be with their children today, but a judge or a social worker has decided that they cant be.

If they had done something wrong, the bitter separation might be somewhat easier to bear, but many dads today are in a situation that was created by a false allegation or by asking for a second medical opinion. They wanted to protect their children and give their best, but people who see their children as little more than dollar signs have stolen that basic human right from them.

We say in our culture that we value fathers, but attitudes in our courts, media, and entertainment reflect otherwise.

Fatherhood is the noblest calling that a man can have. It is the opportunity to impact and shape the lives of those who follow in his footsteps, as he provides for, protects, and comforts his children.

To a young child, a dad is bigger than life, even better than Superman. To the child who is now an adult, father is still the person who we turn to when life doesnt make sense or we need strong arms to guide or comfort us.

The presence of a childs father in ones life impacts that child in countless significant ways, and the impact is lifelong. The absence of a father also makes a profound impact in a childs life.

The very concept of fatherhood, once celebrated and embraced on all levels of society, has been shattered and the role of father...

16:50

Difficult Fathers Day for Dads Who Lost Their Children to Corrupt Child Protection System "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Fathers collage

Some of the fathers who lost their children wrongly to Child Protection Services that Health Impact News has covered.

by Terri LaPoint
Health Impact News

It is Fathers Day. The day that we honor dads. The holiday began decades ago as a day to celebrate the strong, heroic, protective men who inspire, encourage, and push us to be the best we can be.

Most of us have a beautiful, nostalgic image of what today is supposed to be like, but for too many of our readers, that image is a painful reminder of what could be, what should be but isnt.

Children and parents are being separated by the hundreds of thousands in the United States. There are many fathers who want nothing more than to be with their children today, but a judge or a social worker has decided that they cant be.

If they had done something wrong, the bitter separation might be somewhat easier to bear, but many dads today are in a situation that was created by a false allegation or by asking for a second medical opinion. They wanted to protect their children and give their best, but people who see their children as little more than dollar signs have stolen that basic human right from them.

We say in our culture that we value fathers, but attitudes in our courts, media, and entertainment reflect otherwise.

Fatherhood is the noblest calling that a man can have. It is the opportunity to impact and shape the lives of those who follow in his footsteps, as he provides for, protects, and comforts his children.

To a young child, a dad is bigger than life, even better than Superman. To the child who is now an adult, father is still the person who we turn to when life doesnt make sense or we need strong arms to guide or comfort us.

The presence of a childs father in ones life impacts that child in countless significant ways, and the impact is lifelong. The absence of a father also makes a profound impact in a childs life.

The very concept of fatherhood, once celebrated and embraced on all levels of society, has been shattered and the role of father has...

16:43

Nine Herbs to Detox the Liver and Protect the Body From Toxins and Pollutants "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Nine Herbs to Detox the Liver and Protect the Body From Toxins and Pollutants For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

Imagine a fish tank with a motorized water filter. If the filter is clogged with toxins from the tank, the entire tank becomes filled with the same contaminants. In our system, the filter is the liver, the tank is the body, and the fish that has to live in it is you. Thankfully, a number []

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15:55

As I Lay Dying.. LA Times Writers Last Words Will Make You Question Entire Breast Cancer Industry "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Laurie Becklund, who passed away from breast cancer this year. PHOTO: Medicinex.Stanford.edu

 

 

 

15:52

Meet the scientific sleuths: A dozen whove had an impact on the scientific literature "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Over the years, we have written about a number of the sleuths who, on their own time and often at great risks to their careers or finances, have looked for issues in the scientific literature. Heres a sampling: Elisabeth Eagle Eyes Bik showed that one in 25 papers she examined had evidence of inappropriate image manipulation. Continue reading Meet the scientific sleuths: A dozen whove had an impact on the scientific literature

15:36

Delhi: Thirsty forever, Sangam Vihar angry that water woes still persist "IndyWatch Feed Health"

NEW DELHI: Sangam Vihar, one of the biggest unauthorised colonies in the capital, is facing a major water crisis this summer. The scarcity of water is forcing many residents to use illegal borewells or a makeshift motor, often leading to disputes and even scuffles. On Thursday night, such a dispute killed a resident.

When TOI visited the colony, it found widespread use of private tankers, with the houses and the narrow lanes filled with small tanks to store water. Many houses actually have more water tanks than furniture.

The residents are miffed with the government. They claimed they had been victims of false promises made during the election campaigns. People here keep fighting each other over water. It is normal, but people killing each other for drawing water is not acceptable. The government should do something about the crisis before another such incident takes place, said Deepak Kumar, a resident.

Residents said they thought that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would be able to resolve the issues that no other government could; but their hope had been dashed now. The supply comes here once or twice in a month and, in dire times, residents have to use makeshift motors to draw water.

Gangaram, a resident of Sangam Vihar G-block, said Now we feel hopeless even with AAP. The supply water comes once or twice in a month and we rely mostly on private tankers. They charge Rs 500-Rs 2,000 depending on the demand. Residents even pay as much as Rs 1,500 for a small one, he added. Gyan Singh, another resident, said he had booked a tanker from Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on June 12 but had not received any response yet.

Residents claimed that in February, DJB vice-chairman Dinesh Mohaniya had assured them that the government would start work to lay pipelines. Four months have passed but nothing has happened, said Ishrat Khan, a resident.

Locals also pointed out that even the quality of the water that they get is really bad and excessive fluoride adds to their woes. The bottom of every tank in the colony has a layer of fluoride. It is not fit for any purpose but we have no other option. For drinking, we buy water cans but for other purposes, we use supply water. People often get sick or complain about skin infection, said resident Vijay Singh.

The DJB vice-chairman, however, claimed that the board had sanctioned a plan of Rs 95 crore for laying pipelines in Sangam Vihar but no work could be carried out as the Supreme Court had objected to the plan as the area came under the ridge area. We are trying to find a solution. Right now, we are trying our best to supply water through borewells and tankers, said Mohaniya.

Mohaniya said the issue could be regularised if SC allowed the work or the co...

13:16

Why Fathers Day is Mother's Day for This Autism Dad "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Chuck Hancock Five years ago on Father's Day, my mother died. Mary Hancock had broken her arm several weeks before her death, and her health just started to go downhill. The medical professionals had trouble managing her pain. I...

12:01

Mentally Ill Students Say Universities are Leaving Them Behind "IndyWatch Feed Health"

When Stanford student Emily W. attempted suicide in 2013, a representative of the elite California university told her she was a liability, and people like you tend not to succeed, or words to that effect before revoking her housing and forcing her to take a leave of absence, according to a complaint filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

The suit, filed by the Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), seeks class-action status for students like Emily affected by what DRA calls discriminatory policies and practices that have made it hard for them to thrive at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. It could have big implications for the way universities handle mental health crises and students in need of support in the future.

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02:29

Dads Who Go Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Cathy Jameson I saw one of the sweetest videos a little over a week ago. You may have seen it, too. A dad jumped on stage to help his young ballerina daughter. Plagued with stage fright, she was in...

01:03

Special Forces Father "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dara Berger My husband is no where near perfect, but one thing I can say is he is an amazing father and sometimes it actually takes my breath away. On most days I find myself barking at my husband...

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17:54

Republican State Convention in San Antonio supports banning fluoridation in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The following was passed at the Republican State Convention in San Antonio that ended today:

245. Fluoride in Water Supply: The Republican Party of Texas supports banning the fluoridation of the Texas water supply.

See http://fluoridealert.org/wp-content/uploads/tx-gop.platform.june_.2018.pdf

Friday, 15 June

15:47

Toxic Secrets: The town that 3M built where kids are dying of cancer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Katie Jurek was 19 years old when she was told the osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, had returned. She could amputate her leg or die within three months.

For the teenager with a contagious smile, love of fashion and a determined streak from the state of Minnesota in Americas upper mid-west, it was an agonising choice.

They told us immediately that it was terminal. When her type of cancer recurs you simply cant survive it, Lynn Poferl recalled of her daughter, who was first diagnosed at 16. She amputated and most people would think thats an easy decision, but it really wasnt.

It was the best thing she could have done. Katie, who had been bed-ridden, regained her mobility. The surgery bought her two years to return to college and travel the world.

We decided as a family were going to do whatever we can to create as many memories as possible, Ms Poferl said.She loved to travel so thats what we did. She was going to live to live, not live to die.

Her death, aged 20 in 2007, was devastating for former classmates from Tartan Senior High School in Oakdale. It was not the first time and would not be the last the grieving students had to bury one of their own.

Within seven years, another four teenagers died from cancer, all battling the disease while attending Tartan.

The fear that cancer is stalking their children has left some of Oakdales parents saddened and bewildered. Were bombarded with it, said one mother, Kristi Schaut, who lost her daughter to leukaemia in 2007.

A Fairfax Media investigation in Minnesota has uncovered a further 16 cancer survivors who have attended Tartan Senior High School since 2002, all diagnosed during their primary, middle or high school years, or within 10 years of graduating.

It brings the tally to at least 21 cases in 15 years, and its a revelation with huge significance half a world away in Australia, starting with Williamtown, near Newcastle.

Residents of Williamtowns Cabbage Tree Road also feel they have had more than their fair share of cancer. Last year, a Fairfax Media investigation exposed 50 cases in 15 years on a five-kilometre stretch of hobby farms and acreages.

And the situations bear another striking similarity: the two communities, on either side of the world, have both been heavily polluted with toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl [PFAS] chemicals, historically manufactured by chemical giant 3M.

Now Fairfax Media ca...

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