Category: Pharmaceutical – Medical Devices

What those guys are doing to make Universal Culling, oh excuse me Health Care a more efficient process….

Findings suggest that a targeted round of vaccination among young people should instead be considered to limit local outbreaks of whooping cough

Public Release: 5-Feb-2016 “The strategy of routinely vaccinating adolescents to prevent future disease did not prevent the 2014 epidemic” Kaiser Permanente study finds effectiveness of routine Tdap booster wanes in adolescents   Kaiser Permanente OAKLAND, Calif., February 5, 2016 — A new study from Kaiser Permanente’s Vaccine Study […]

Electromagnetic fields Amplify Pain

Cell Phone Tower’s Amplify Pain We review the recent study “ Energy from cellphone towers amplify pain in amputees “ in which researchers provide evidence that Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain. • Anthropogenic Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain in an Amputation Model DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144268 Electromagnetic fields […]

The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016 The brain communicates on several channels Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption The human brain ‘fires’ on different channels: nerve cells are active in alpha, beta and gamma channels with different frequencies. This ensures that information can be exchanged between differing brain areas — also, in opposite directions, without […]

Allegations of Scientific Misconduct by GACVS/WHO/CDC Representatives et al

An open-letter of complaint to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan chanm@who.int Cc:        The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, www-admin@nhlw.go.jp              Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, shiozaki@y-shiozaki.or.jp              Thomas Frieden, Director CDC, tomfrieden@cdc.gov  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, The […]

Parents accused of shaking their baby to death by ‘medic who branded herself TV’s Dr House’ clear their name and now file lawsuit against hospital for ‘series of fatal blunders’

Sara and Padraig Keenan claim daughter Lana died after ‘medical errors’ Couple were then wrongly accused of child abuse leading to her death Doctor branded herself as TV’s Dr House claimed they’d shaken infant Parents were barred from seeing daughter as she lay dying in hospital Social workers […]

Brain waves may be spread by weak electrical field

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016   Mechanism tied to waves associated with epilepsy Case Western Reserve University Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with […]

Scary movies can curdle blood

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015   BMJ Watching horror, or ‘bloodcurdling,’ movies is associated with an increase in the clotting protein, blood coagulant factor VIII, finds a small study in The BMJ Christmas issue this week. The results suggest that using the term ‘bloodcurdling’ to describe feeling extreme fear is […]

Flu vaccine may cause inflammation in the elderly

“Within one week of flu vaccination, young individuals showed high levels of antibody-producing B cells, whereas the elderly showed high levels of immune cells called monocytes, which elicit inflammatory responses in the body.” Public Release: 15-Dec-2015 Why the flu vaccine is less effective in the elderly Cell Press […]

Altered microbiome burns fewer calories

Public Release: 14-Dec-2015   . “It would be 29 pounds of fat gained every year for an average human.” Study links changes in gut bacteria to lower resting metabolic rate and weight gain in mice University of Iowa Health Care The link between the gut microbiome and obesity […]

Cannabis increases the noise in your brain ( delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol )

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015   New findings published in Biological Psychiatry Elsevier Philadelphia, PA, December 3, 2015 – Several studies have demonstrated that the primary active constituent of cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (?9-THC), induces transient psychosis-like effects in healthy subjects similar to those observed in schizophrenia. However, the mechanisms underlying these […]

Chemotherapy can cause tumor evolution

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015   National Research Tomsk State University Russian scientists have found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer can stimulate evolution of the tumor. The results of the research conducted by Nicholay Litvyakov, D.Sc. at Cancer Research Institute, Head of the Tumor Virology Laboratory, and […]

COX-2 drugs may also worsen hypertension and edema

Public Release: 12-Nov-2015 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs Vanderbilt University Medical Center It’s been about a decade since the promise of COX-2 inhibitors — drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers — […]

Judge OKs Controversial Drug in Animal Feed

“Studies of direct human consumption of ractopamine linked it to tachycardia (fast heartbeat), tremors and raised blood pressure.” By NICHOLAS IOVINO      SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge dismissed two lawsuits claiming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unlawfully approved a hazardous drug for animal feeds.     Lead […]

Common antibiotics increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac death

Public Release: 9-Nov-2015   Meta-analysis examines link between macrolide antibiotics and cardiovascular risk American College of Cardiology WASHINGTON (Nov. 9, 2015) – Macrolides–a group of commonly used antibiotics for bacterial infections like pneumonia, bronchitis, and some sexually transmitted diseases–are associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk […]