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  • The Flimsy Evidence Behind the CDC’s Push to Vaccinate Children

    07/20/2021 3:53:41 PM PDT · by rxsid · 25 replies ^ | 07.20.2021 | Marty Makary - MD/MPH Johns Hopkins
    The Flimsy Evidence Behind the CDC’s Push to Vaccinate Children A tremendous number of government and private policies affecting kids are based on one number: 335. That is how many children under 18 have died with a Covid diagnosis code in their record, according to the CDC....Without these data, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decided in May that the benefits of two-dose vaccination outweigh the risks for all kids 12 to 15. I’ve written hundreds of peer-reviewed medical studies, and I can think of no journal editor who would accept the claim that 335 deaths resulted from a...
  • Avocado Discovery May Point to Better Leukemia Treatment

    05/26/2021 6:48:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | MAY 22, 2021
    A compound in avocados may ultimately offer a route to better leukemia treatment, says a new University of Guelph study. The compound targets an enzyme that scientists have identified for the first time as being critical to cancer cell growth, said Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Department of Food Science. Published recently in the journal Blood, the study focused on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is the most devastating form of leukemia. Most cases occur in people over age 65, and fewer than 10 per cent of patients survive five years after diagnosis. Leukemia cells have higher amounts of an enzyme called...
  • From Mice to Men: Potential New Target Discovered for Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    05/20/2021 6:43:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 2 replies ^ | MAY 20, 2021 | ALPHAMED PRESS
    Bone marrow failure due to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a significant factor behind the disease’s high rate of morbidity and mortality. Previous studies in mice suggest that AML cells inhibit healthy hematopoietic (blood) stem and progenitor cells (HSPC). A study released in STEM CELLS adds to this extent of knowledge by showing how secreted cell factors, in particular a protein called transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1), leads to a breakdown in the production of healthy blood cells (a process called hematopoiesis) in humans. The study’s findings indicate that blocking TGFβ1 could improve hematopoiesis in AML patients. Although AML...
  • After Fully-Vaccinated Father Dies of COVID-19, Family Hopes Story Raises Awareness

    05/04/2021 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 50 replies
    Newsbreak ^ | 5/3/2021 | NBC Chicago
    After Fully-Vaccinated Father Dies of COVID-19, Family Hopes Story Raises Awareness A suburban Chicago family who lost their fully vaccinated father to COVID-19 said they hope his story can help others with certain pre-existing conditions and immune deficiencies as they say his unexpected passing left them with a major "what if." Alan Sporn, owner and president of Spornette International and an outgoing father of four who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2019, had been taking added precautions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, despite not yet requiring treatment for his cancer. "We were very careful when we visited him, always...
  • People With Blood Cancer May Not Be Optimally Protected After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination [leukemia ]

    04/16/2021 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | APRIL 16, 2021 | By AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY
    Two new studies published in Blood suggest that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine may have reduced efficacy in individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and multiple myeloma, two types of blood cancer. According to researchers, these studies could help inform the ideal time for vaccination of these populations. Study suggests two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is less effective for people with CLL as compared to healthy controls. The first study reports that people with CLL had markedly lower immune response rates to the two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine than healthy individuals of the same age. Because clinical trials of these vaccines did not include...
  • Clinical trial shows combination therapy with vitamin A is safe for patients with pancreatic cancer (and some leukemias)

    11/10/2020 11:23:46 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 7 replies
    Nature Communications/Queen Mary, University of London/MedicalXPress ^ | Sep 25, 2020 | Hemant M. Kocher et al./Joel Winston
    A treatment combination involving the addition of a form of vitamin A to the current standard treatment regimen for pancreatic cancer is safe for patients, according to an early phase clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London. Following the encouraging results of this phase I trial (STARPAC), published today in Nature Communications, a second clinical trial called STARPAC2 will now investigate whether the addition of this form of vitamin A, called ATRA, to standard chemotherapy can enhance the efficacy of treatment in patients with pancreatic cancer. STARPAC was launched following research conducted by Professor Kocher's laboratory, which found...
  • Hope Instead of Despair

    07/05/2020 7:18:20 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 13 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | July 5, 2020 | Vanity , Frnewsjunkie
    This is a vanity. It's personal and from the heart. I don't post news stories very often... have been on here for 10 years... Writing this for a Sunday thank you for Free Republic and for every Trump voter! I hope this is permissible … on a Sunday when we all could use some hope for this world and our lives.... I have 4 sons and a daughter... all adults and loved very much. I lost my husband on a Saturday before Mother's Day 4 years ago. Sudden death taking a nap. A few months later my second born son...
  • 20-year-old coronavirus victim was told ‘no need to worry’ by doctors

    03/19/2020 10:56:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 19, 2020 | Lee Brown
    The tragic 20-year-old soccer coach who is one of the youngest known coronavirus victims had been sent home twice while seeking help — told by his doctor that there was “no need to worry,” according to his family. Spanish youth coach Francisco Garcia — who would have turned 21 in October — initially thought he had a common cold when he fell ill on March 6, his stepfather, Juan Fernandez, told the Sun. “He had a sore throat but he didn’t have a temperature,” Fernandez said, with his stepson seeing his doctor in Malaga three days later.
  • Soccer Coach Francisco Garcia Dies From Coronavirus at Age 21

    03/16/2020 5:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A 21-year-old Spanish soccer coach was killed by the coronavirus while also battling leukemia, according to a report. Francisco Garcia, a youth team coach at Malaga club Atletico Portada Alta, only received his cancer diagnosis after going to the hospital with symptoms of the virus, the Independent reported. The coach had been advised to seek medical help after he began experiencing trouble breathing, Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy reported.
  • When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

    12/08/2019 4:33:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2019 | Heather Murphy
    After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case. Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev., learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. It had all been replaced by the DNA of his donor, a German man he had exchanged just a handful of messages with. He’d been encouraged to test his blood by a colleague at the Sheriff’s Office, where he worked. She had an inkling this might happen. It’s the goal...
  • Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage (Greg Craig)

    03/18/2019 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Katie Benner
    A decision about whether to prosecute Mr. Craig, who was White House counsel for President Barack Obama during his first year in office, is expected in the coming weeks, people familiar with the case said. The investigation centers on whether Mr. Craig should have disclosed work he did in 2012 — while he was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — on behalf of the Russia-aligned government of Viktor F. Yanukovych, then the president of Ukraine. The work was steered to Mr. Craig by Paul Manafort, who was then a political consultant collecting millions of dollars from...
  • Mystery Illness Traced to Ritual Primarily Practiced by Certain Muslims

    03/15/2019 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 13, 2019 | AP Respots
    <p>Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection.</p> <p>Researchers said Wednesday they were initially puzzled how 10 British Muslim men had become infected with a little-known virus because the men hadn’t taken risks usually associated with the disease.</p>
  • Leftists Pack Bob McNair Obit with Snark

    11/26/2018 8:00:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, passed away on Friday, I believe. I only met him one time on the golf course. I didn’t know him at all. He had been battling melanoma and I think leukemia for 20 years. Two or three years ago they thought that he had gone into remission and was cancer free. But he succumbed to the disease. He was 81. He was a genuinely self-made guy. He was born in Tampa and arrived in Houston with 700 bucks in his pocket. This is a true story. He got to Houston during...
  • Prayer Request For My Brother

    02/25/2018 2:07:31 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 52 replies
    02/25/2018 | Rckyracoco
    My brother(in Texas)was diagnosed last week with(Mantle Cell?)Lymphoma...
  • Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers

    01/16/2018 2:30:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Anne Trafton, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive. The new peptide targets a protein called Mcl-1, which helps cancer cells avoid the cellular suicide that is usually induced by DNA damage. By blocking Mcl-1, the peptide can force cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death. "Some cancer cells are very dependent on Mcl-1, which is the last line of defense keeping the cell from dying. It's a very attractive target," says Amy Keating, an MIT professor of biology...
  • TCM Hospital in Nanjing Cures Leukemia

    01/14/2018 7:03:16 PM PST · by libh8er · 31 replies
    The Nanjinger ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Renée Gray
    The Nanjing government has released an article that states a patient suffering from recurrent Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (otherwise known as ALL) has been cured following CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptors) therapy at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Through genetic engineering, the patient’s T cells (the lymphoid stem cell, which is derived from bone marrow) were regenerated, “wiping out the tumour through the immune system”. The patient, a Mr. Zhang, had already endured two rounds of chemotherapy before, he says, the therapy “pulled me back from the jaws of death”. The 49 year old Zhang had caught a...
  • Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC'

    01/03/2018 6:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Updated: 04:33 EST, 3 January 2018 | By Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent
    A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric. The cancer, which has an...
  • FDA approves Novartis' 'breakthrough' leukemia drug — with a price tag of $475k

    08/31/2017 9:33:02 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    Beckers Hospital Review ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alia Paavola
    The FDA approved Novartis' revolutionary CAR-T cell leukemia therapy, which uses patients' genetically modified immune cells to fight the disease — at the cost of $475,000 per treatment, according to STAT. The drug, Kymriah, is the first CAR-T therapy to come before the FDA and was approved for the treatment of patients up to 25 years old with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A clinical trial of the leukemia drug deemed a "breakthrough" by physicians revealed 83 percent of patients treated with CAR-T cell therapy have gone into remission. While the price tag of $475,000 per treatment seems staggering, it is...
  • Long-distance Space Travel Boosts Risk of Leukemia

    03/08/2017 7:07:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | Wed, 03/08/2017 | Seth Augenstein
    Humanity is planning its forays out to reach Mars over the next few decades. Such trips would have to traverse an average 140 million miles of vacuum, and take about three years, roundtrip. But the health effects of space are only becoming better understood now. Cancer risks could be seriously increased by the exposure to radiation out in the void, according to a new study published in the journal Leukemia. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found a double-whammy effect: the radiation not only caused mutations in key cells, but also weakened immune response – meaning the body would not...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...