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  • Surprise, Surprise, Surprise: Capitalism in Medicine Trounces Socialism

    06/06/2020 6:11:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | June 6, 2020 | Howard Sachs
    Socialism or capitalism for health care? We know that leftists root for the former. They are fools to do so. I've been practicing medicine for over 30 years under various economic systems. The V.A. I worked at is almost a liberty- free, hard-left system, with doctors and patients grinding through the day under piles of government laws regarding when, where, how much, and who will get medical care. The waste and inefficiencies are in plain sight there. Its socialist organization is why thousands of our precious veterans have died prematurely or suffered intolerable waits for the expensive and generally mediocre...
  • Hundreds of medical students and staff stage die-in at UNM (NM snowflakes on the march)

    06/05/2020 10:28:00 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 4, 2020 | Anthony Jackson
    Future health care workers at the University of New Mexico are fighting two enemies on the same battlefield: racism and COVID-19. Around 200 medical students and staff staged a die-in Thursday afternoon at the Health Sciences Library to bring attention to racial disparities within the medical community and to honor George Floyd, the man killed in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. Several of the demonstrators lay face down on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the length of time a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck, killing him. Others kneeled. Some prayed. Alexis...
  • Researchers develop 'poisoned arrow' to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    06/03/2020 8:24:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 6/3/20 | Princeton University
    Researchers develop 'poisoned arrow' to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria by Princeton University A team of Princeton researchers led by Prof. Zemer Gitai have found an antibiotic that can simultaneously puncture bacterial walls and destroy folate within their cells -- taking out even monstrous bacteria with the effectiveness of a poisoned arrow -- while proving immune to antibiotic resistance. Credit: Matilda Luk, Princeton University Office of Communications Poison is lethal all on its own—as are arrows—but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A weapon that simultaneously attacks from within and without can take down even the strongest opponents,...
  • Gin and Tonic with a Twist: Homemade Quinine is Miraculous, NIH Scientists Testing HCQ on Cancer

    05/23/2020 4:33:31 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 78 replies
    Quartermaster News ^ | May 18, 2020 | Josiah Ross
    Scientists published on the National Institute of Health website reported on three-dozen clinical trials underway, testing the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine — HQC — to treat cancer. In fact, HCQ is being tested on brain tumors, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, but also diabetes and arthritis, as well as Lupus and other maladies where it was already known to be an effective treatment. It’s also been found safe enough to be used by pregnant women. And what’s even more eye-opening, never mind getting a prescription for this cheap generic drug, the active ingredient, otherwise known as Quinine, what’s in tonic water, you...
  • Top Medical Body ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine

    05/23/2020 2:09:35 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    NDTV ^ | May 23, 2020 | Press Trust of India
    Top Medical Body ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine The revised advisory issued by the ICMR on Friday, however, cautioned that the intake of the medicine should not instill a sense of false security. Press Trust of India NDTV May 23, 2020 New Delhi:  A revised government advisory has recommended use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities. As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also...
  • Knowledge Is Power: What Medicine Is Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic

    05/22/2020 7:11:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/22/2020 | Keith Jackson
    With every great health care challenge, there is knowledge to be gained. We are only months into this pandemic, and we have been forced to recognize once again how humbling it is to try to fight nature. We have managed to dampen the lethal potential of viruses, primarily through vaccines, only in the past few lifetimes. Great scourges of the past such as smallpox and polio have been reduced to only a historical footnote. Yet we are shut down. The Spanish Flu of 1918 prompted some of the greatest medical advances in human history. It was associated with the advent...
  • Stop Fear-Mongering: Kids Are Safer From Covid-19 Than Everyone Else

    05/21/2020 9:22:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Phil Kerpen
    The coronavirus news for kids has been overwhelmingly positive, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is feeding fear by raising a tenuously connected specter of Kawasaki disease for children. Just when COVID death rates are declining and recovery appears around the corner in most states, the latest fear is that children are getting sick and are at risk of dying. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of those prominently pushing this inaccurate idea. He has emerged as the COVID-19 antihero due to his catastrophic policy of forcing nursing homes to accept infectious patients, which led to a surge in deaths. He...
  • Stanford University Doctor speaks out, says ‘you are mistaken’ if you believe COVID-19 lockdowns increase safety

    05/17/2020 7:35:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    LifeZette. ^ | MAY 17, 2020 | POLIZETTE STAFF
    Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, just defied the liberal media to speak out and say that people are “mistaken” if they actually think coronavirus lockdown policies are keeping people safe from COVID-19. Bhattacharya, who recently led the largest COVID-19 antibody study in the U.S., carried out tests on staff members of 27 Major League Baseball teams to figure out how much coronavirus has already spread. Based on the results of this and prior research of his, Bhattacharya has concluded that lockdowns are not a good thing and may even be causing further harm. “I think...
  • Texas Pharmacy Board Backs Down on Coronavirus Medicine Restrictions

    05/17/2020 1:56:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies ^ | May 14, 2020 | Robert Montoya
    The Texas pharmacy board changed its guidance so that physicians are no longer required to provide a written diagnosis when prescribing hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus patients. After outrage from grassroots Texans, state bureaucrats backed down on requiring physicians to submit a written diagnosis when prescribing a drug claimed to have had very positive results treating the Chinese coronavirus.As previously reported, Dr. Ivette Lozano claimed she hit a brick wall from the Texas Board of Pharmacy when trying to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus patients at her clinic. Lozano also said she believed such a requirement was a violation of the Health Insurance...
  • LA Times Sold To Billionaire Doctor — And Fake-News Protester

    02/07/2018 9:30:43 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 02/07/18
    Is it time to Make Los Angeles Great Again? After almost two decades of corporate ownership, the Los Angeles Times will revert back to private control — under an owner with professed skepticism about journalism. Billionaire doctor and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong will cough up nearly $600 million to take full control of the paper, a figure that dwarfs what Jeff Bezos paid for the Washington Post a few years back:
  • How Becoming A Partisan Weapon Will Destroy Medicine

    05/12/2020 6:46:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 12, 2020 | Gregg Schmedes
    Our country is in trouble. Mutually exclusive worldviews now hinder the quest for scientific truth. The accelerated politicization of medicine has me more concerned than ever. In the past year, it seems politics will leave no rock unturned. Every aspect of our lives is becoming politicized. The NBA. The NFL. Nike. Thanksgiving. Now medicine. This is even more dangerous than it first appears. Recently, an online video by ER doctors Daniel Erickson and Artin Massihi went viral. They expressed views that differed from the presiding media narrative on COVID-19. Swiftly, the video was censored by YouTube, and their own professional...
  • Devastated Kara Keough says she was 'begging God to save my baby' when her home birth went wrong and reveals son McCoy died six days later after suffering severe brain damage

    05/11/2020 11:05:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2020 | Staff
    Kara Keough Bosworth has shared her devastating account of the loss of her son McCoy Casey at just six days of age. In her first interview since McCoy passed on April 12, the former Real Housewives Of Orange County star explained that she delivered at home amid fears about the coronavirus epidemic, but suffered a rare complication when her 11lbs4 son got stuck in the birth canal. Talking to Good Morning America, Kara said she was 'literally begging God to save my baby' as she fought 'a Herculean effort' for nine minutes to push out her son with the help...
  • Venom as a cure? Drugmakers see intriguing prospects in treating cancer, diabetes, pain.

    05/09/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 46 replies
    LMTonline ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Erin Blakemore
    Could snake or insect venom yield the next big treatment for diabetes or cancer? Researchers think so - and they're spending lots of time with compounds found in the venom of animals such as scorpions, snakes and snails in the hopes they'll yield new drugs. In a feature for the journal PNAS, Amy McDermott explores the trend, and its fascinating history.
  • Dear Media: Abortion Is Not Medicine

    04/30/2020 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 30, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    By its very definition, medicine saves lives by treating or preventing diseases. But now, some in the media are distorting its meaning to include abortion – the ending of another’s life. On April 28, The New York Times published a piece examining, “Abortion by Telemedicine.” In the story, health and science writer Pam Belluck cited several women who obtained abortions through TelAbortion, a telemedicine program that provides video consultations with abortion providers so that pregnant women can take abortion pills on their own without having to visit an actual clinic. Both TelAbortion – and Belluck – recognized the pills that...
  • Saturday Smile

    04/25/2020 11:46:37 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies
    email | 4/25/2020 | unknown
    Billy was having trouble in school. His teacher constantly yelled at him, "You're driving me crazy, Billy! Can't you learn anything?" Billy's mother met with his teacher at fall conferences. The teacher told her Billy was a disaster, getting the lowest marks of any of her students . She had never had such an unmotivated and ignorant boy in her teaching career. Billy's mom, shocked at the feedback, withdrew her son, moving from Detroit to Cleveland. 25 years later, the teacher was diagnosed with severe cardiac disease and she needed a special heart surgeon . Her doctors advised open heart...
  • On disinfecting body inside

    04/24/2020 12:16:14 PM PDT · by mvonfr · 93 replies
    Right now everyone is making fun of Trump's comments about disinfecting from the inside. What goes unnoticed is that he actually may be right. Just like chloroquine it is a very old med, and generally forgotten -- nonprofitable. Two differences with chloroquine are: (1) it is actually known to be safe (2) it is easy to understand why it works -- it actually kills viruses. The med is Methenamine and it goes back to 1859. Some articles call it an antibiotic -- well, if so, it is the first one! More appropriate name would be anti-infective: it kills both bacteria...
  • Coronavirus cure: When will we have a drug to treat it? How far are we from life-saving medicines?

    04/21/2020 8:37:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/21/2020 | James Gallagher
    More than 150,000 people have died with Covid-19, but there are still no drugs proven to help doctors treat the disease. So how far are we from these life-saving medicines?What work is being done to find treatments? More than 150 different drugs are being researched around the world. Most are existing drugs that are being trialled against the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Solidarity trial aimed at assessing the most promising treatmentsThe UK says its Recovery trial is the the world's biggest, with more than 5,000 patients already taking partAnd multiple research centres around the world...
  • Israeli scientist awarded US patent for coronavirus vaccine

    04/21/2020 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/20
    Tel Aviv University researcher has just received a patent from the USPTO for his innovative vaccine design for the corona family... Video
  • When Will Politicians Pay Attention To The People Quarantine Kills?

    04/20/2020 8:38:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2020 | Steven F. Solga
    Our leaders are making decisions based on training, experience, intelligence, and wisdom, and they have our best interests in mind. But this does not mean they are always correct. I had a patient once with a liver lesion. At the community hospital where I worked, I reviewed her MRI with the radiologist carefully and we concluded it was a possible liver cancer. Unfortunately, I shared her care with a university hospital. In their opinion, the lesion was definitely cancer and they so informed her. She promptly drank herself to death. Of course, it could be argued that the university care...
  • What I Learned From Nursing My Husband Through COVID-19

    04/19/2020 8:52:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 19, 2020 | Martha Campbell
    If you or your loved one has just had a diagnosis of COVID-19, your chances of surviving the illness will depend on your ability to gather your resources, make a plan, and adapt. As told to her daughter, Carrie Severino. This article is personal information, not medical advice. Please consult your doctor with any health questions and decisions.The past two weeks have been a rollercoaster as my husband and I celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary, learned we were both COVID-positive, spent multiple nights we thought could be our last ones together, and finally received a surreal email from the Kent...