Tag: World Health Organization

Up to 100 children die from tainted measles vaccine – Syrian ambassador to UN ” the immunisation of children continues “

18 September 2014 UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM Some 100 children have died in the Syrian opposition-controlled areas of the north-western Idlib province where the UN measles vaccination campaign was held, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari said on Wednesday. Earlier media reports suggested 40 children died following measles […]

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – The BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism report that was covered up

Conflicts of Interest – A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning – The secrecy of the committee is also fuelling conspiracy […]

AIDS guidelines for children may not improve death rates but may improve treatment access ( Yes, you read that right )

Contact: Fiona Godwin medicinepress@plos.org Public Library of Science Recent changes to World Health Organization guidelines for starting anti-AIDS drugs (antiretroviral therapy—ART)  in young children are unlikely to improve death rates but may increase the numbers of children receiving ART by simplifying access to treatment,  according to a study […]

Study finds vitamin C can kill drug-resistant TB

Contact: Kim Newman sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu 718-430-3101 Albert Einstein College of Medicine May 21, 2013 — (Bronx, NY) — In a striking, unexpected discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding suggests […]

Herbal defluoridation of drinking water

Contact: Albert Ang press@inderscience.com Inderscience Publishers Researchers in India have developed a filter system based on a medicinal herb, which they say can quickly and easily remove “fluoride” from drinking water. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of […]

CIA Vaccine Hoax Condemned By Public Health Deans

  William McGuinness william.mcguinness@huffingtonpost.com Posted: 01/10/2013  5:41 pm EST  |  Updated: 01/10/2013  6:32 pm EST University public health schools’ deans say health workers should be off limits. Public health school deans from prominent colleges and universities across the country have signed a letter condemning a hoax the Central Intelligence Agency […]

146th Health Research Report 11 JAN 2013

    In this issue: 1. Foodborne Illness Could Have Sinister Causes : Medications being intentionally added 2. Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles 3. Sublingual immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for peanut allergy 4. Hold the diet soda? Sweetened drinks linked to depression, coffee tied to lower risk 5. Disappearing bacterium […]

Foodborne Illness Could Have Sinister Causes : Medications being intentionally added

Contact: Angela Collom acollom@acponline.org 215-351-2653 American College of Physicians   Observation Article: Foodborne Illness Could Have Sinister Causes Doctors should consider the intentional addition of medicine to food as a potential cause of foodborne disease outbreaks. The World Health Organization suggests possible sources of foodborne disease outbreaks are […]

Brain and nervous system damaged by low-level exposure to organophosphate pesticides

Contact: Dave Weston d.weston@ucl.ac.uk 44-020-310-83844 University College London Scientists have found that low-level exposure to organophosphates (OPs) produces lasting decrements in neurological and cognitive function. Memory and information processing speed are affected to a greater degree than other cognitive functions such as language. The systematic review of the […]

A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Laura Gallagher l.gallagher@imperial.ac.uk 44-020-759-48432 Imperial College London Polio research gives new insight into tackling vaccine-derived poliovirus A vaccine-derived strain of poliovirus that has spread in recent years is serious but it can be tackled with an existing vaccine, according to a new […]

WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – FULL report from the BMJ and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism 2010

2010 report posted for filing Conflicts of Interest WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ, Philip Carter, journalist, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London dcohen@bmj.com Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical […]

Activating the ‘mind’s eye’ — sounds, instead of eyesight can be alternative vision ( can actually “see” and describe objects and even identify letters and words )

Contact: Jerry Barach jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Nov. 7, 2012 — Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly its functional specialization, making sight restoration later in […]

CDC Wants Safety Threat Information on Goose Flu

WASHINGTON (CN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request information and comments to questions on a highly contagious “goose” variant of avian influenza H5N1 viruses. The viruses contain a hemagglutinin from the Goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage. The CDC, among other questions, asks about “their potential to pose a […]

Plant-Based Diets Can Remedy Chronic Diseases

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 63 percent of the deaths that occurred in 2008 were attributed to non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity—for which poor diets are contributing factors. Yet people that live in societies that eat healthy, […]

Ebola antibody treatment, produced in plants, protects monkeys from lethal disease: Even 48 hours after exposure

Contact: Caree Vander Linden caree.vanderlinden@us.army.mil US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases   A new Ebola virus study resulting from a widespread scientific collaboration has shown promising preliminary results, preventing disease in infected nonhuman primates using monoclonal antibodies. In this week’s online edition of the Proceedings of […]

Questions of ethics and quality cloud globalization of clinical trials: Same drug in different populations could produce markedly different results

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michelle Gailiun michelle.gailiun@duke.edu 919-724-5343 Duke University Medical Center DURHAM, N.C. – Top-tier U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies are moving their clinical trials overseas at warp speed, raising questions about ethics, quality control, and even the scientific value of their findings for people back in […]

The pandemic potential of H9N2 avian influenza viruses

Re-Post for Filing 2008 Contact: Beth Cavanaugh bcavana@umd.edu Public Library of Science Since their introduction into land-based birds in 1988, H9N2 avian influenza A viruses have caused multiple human infections and become endemic in domestic poultry in Eurasia. This particular influenza subtype has been evolving and acquiring characteristics […]

Pacifiers may have emotional consequences for boys

Contact: Paula Niedenthal niedenthal@wisc.edu 608-890-4379 University of Wisconsin-Madison MADISON — Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy. Three experiments by a team of researchers led by psychologists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison tie […]