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  • Antibiotic resistance crisis in post-pandemic world

    05/14/2022 1:49:37 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Friday, May 13, 2022 | Dr. Sujata Sharma
    Antimicrobial resistance stewardship programs have to be prioritized, keeping the demands of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic in context On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a pandemic. Two years later, the shadow of the Covid pandemic is still looming over us. While the world is making valiant attempts to move into the post-pandemic phase, the situation is akin to “one step forward, two-step backward”, as new variants of this virus are still emerging. Covid-19 has taken center stage in every facet of life. Policymakers and medical personnel are still...
  • Researchers discover serious gene defect in Inuit populations (Inuit descendants may die from vaccines or viral infections - populations include Greenland, Canada and Alaska)

    04/30/2022 9:50:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 27 replies
    Medical Xpress / Aarhus University / Journal of Experimental Medicine ^ | Apr. 26, 2022 | Christopher J.A. Duncan et al
    A newly discovered gene defect among people of Inuit ancestry in Greenland, Canada and Alaska will possibly lead to screening of all newborn Inuits as they will otherwise be at risk of dying from child vaccines or simple viral infections. For several weeks, medical doctors at Rigshospitalet had difficulty diagnosing a very ill 22-month-old Greenlandic child. The child showed signs of meningitis, and there was also a suspicion of tuberculosis, which is relatively common in Greenland. The treatment did not work as intended and the child's condition was serious. "A whole genome sequencing was carried out and this revealed a...
  • Sex matters in biomedical research: Many conditions affect men and women differently

    04/29/2022 7:30:24 AM PDT · by devane617 · 26 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | 04/29/2022
    Biomedical research—a broad term covering studies on subjects ranging from cells to experimental animal models—is the starting point for understanding how diseases develop and how we might prevent or treat them. Once such studies have been performed successfully, similar tests can be carried out in humans. These clinical trials form the highest branch of biomedical research. Biomedical studies have traditionally used male animals and men as research subjects, and the knowledge we have obtained from this research has been applied to both sexes on the assumption that what works for males must also work for females. Until recently, these studies...
  • Treating COVID-19 With Antibiotics Leading to the Creation of More Superbugs

    04/26/2022 11:52:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Study Finds ^ | APRIL 25, 2022 | Chris Melore
    Antibiotics that are helping to treat patients with COVID-19 may actually be fueling a concerning rise in the number of superbugs infecting people worldwide. Researchers in the United States have found that cases of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections are going up in comparison to the last year before the coronavirus pandemic. Concerningly, drug resistant infections which develop while a patient is in the hospital are soaring during COVID, and these infections are affecting those with and without the virus. According to Dr. Karri Bauer and Dr. Vikas Gupta, approximately 1.2 million people died worldwide of an antibiotic-resistant infection in 2019. Estimates...
  • The Global Kidnapping of American Medicine

    04/25/2022 12:34:02 PM PDT · by elpadre · 10 replies
    americaoutloud.com ^ | April 25, 2022 | Peter Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin
    The terror campaigns, the bullying, the arbitrary and ever-changing orders coming from the World Health Organization (WHO) and our federal and state administrations have resulted in the destruction of a world-class system of American medical care. In the U.S., we were told that we needed to lockdown for two weeks, March of 2020, to protect our hospitals from being swamped with sick and dying COVID-19 patients. We were also told assertively that the new pandemic could cause up to 2.2 million deaths in the U.S. alone.1 That model was flawed at the outset. Author Neil Ferguson of the Imperial College...
  • Common dietary supplements could protect against COVID, common winter illnesses (Zinc picolinate, Taxifolin, and EGCG together provided most free zinc - up to 95% reduction in RNA viruses)

    04/13/2022 9:10:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 50 replies
    Medical Xpress / Tel Aviv University / Pharmaceuticals ^ | Apr. 13, 2022 | Topaz Kreiser et al
    Could dietary supplements become a healthy weapon against COVID-19? Experts have shown that common dietary supplements can protect against the coronavirus as well as several common winter illnesses. Prof. Gazit, who also heads TAU's Blavatnik Center for Drug Discovery, said: "To address the rapid changes of the virus, we decided to develop active vaccines made of safe and easily obtainable dietary supplements that would reduce the viral load in the body and cut down contagion. We have known for years that food supplements containing zinc can enhance immunity to severe, viral and chronic infections and their potentially grave consequences." The...
  • Critical vulnerabilities uncovered in hospital robots (steal creds and data, make robots harass staff and patients...)

    04/13/2022 12:49:40 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Apr 13, 2022 | Charlie Osborne
    The robots zip around hospitals delivering medicine and other supplies. Vendor Aethon has patched five critical vulnerabilities in hospital robots used to deliver medical supplies. The world of health-related cybersecurity issues is still relatively untouched. In recent years, we've seen the impact of ransomware outbreaks in hospitals; software vulnerabilities including those that could, in theory, stop a pacemaker from working, and countless patient data leaks at providers worldwide. However, unless there's a clear-cut financial benefit, many cyberattackers will ignore medical devices in favor of hitting businesses likely to provide them with illicit revenue. This doesn't mean that vendors, or defenders,...
  • Former Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught found guilty in woman's death after accidentally injecting her with wrong drug

    04/08/2022 2:57:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 29, 2022
    A former Tennessee nurse has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a patient who was accidentally given the wrong medication, a jury found. RaDonda Vaught, 37, was also found guilty Friday of gross neglect of an impaired adult in a case that has fixed the attention of patient safety advocates and nurses' organizations around the country. Vaught injected the paralyzing drug vecuronium into 75-year-old Charlene Murphey instead of the sedative Versed on Dec. 26, 2017. Vaught freely admitted to making several errors with the medication that day, but her defense attorney argued the nurse was...
  • Shanghai Residents Struggle To Obtain Food & Medicine As Citywide Lockdown Continues

    03/30/2022 7:49:12 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 3-30-2022 | Frank Fang via The Epoch Times
    For many living in Shanghai, the city’s tough quarantine measures are proving to be unbearable as they struggle to cope with life without enough basic necessities such as food and medication. Wan Wenying, 56, a resident of Shanghai’s Baoshan district, told The Epoch Times on March 29 that she was short on food after local officials refused to help her. “Our building was sealed off yesterday but our residential compound has been sealed off for four days,” Wan said, adding that residents in her building had been required to take nucleic acid tests to see if they were infected with...
  • Opinion: To combat health disparities, diversify medicine

    03/27/2022 11:13:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 27, 2022 | By DR. JOY HOWELL
    COVID-19 has laid bare stark health care disparities between Black and Hispanics and their white counterparts. According to the CDC, these communities have borne the brunt of the pandemic, with cases and deaths nationally exceeding their share of the population. Here in New York, as a physician working for Weill Cornell Medicine, I witnessed this firsthand. On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where Weill Cornell Medicine is located, mortality rates from COVID-19 were lower than in other parts of the city, particularly upper Manhattan and the Bronx, historically under-resourced areas where the population is largely Black and Hispanic. In...
  • Woman in Cambridge is diagnosed with deadly 'eye-bleeding fever' after returning from Central Asia — becoming first British case since 2014

    03/25/2022 4:36:48 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2022 | Emily Craig
    A case of the deadly Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has been spotted in a woman in England who recently returned from Central Asia. The unidentified woman was diagnosed with the tickborne disease at Cambridge University Hospitals and has been moved to a specialist unit in London. She becomes only the third confirmed British case of CCHF, which can cause mood swings, confusion and bleeding in the eyes. Health chiefs insist the risk to public health is low, as the disease usually transmits through bites from ticks not present in the UK and person to person spread is rare. It is...
  • New intervention decreases cesarean rate and improves maternal blood loss (Patient evaluations every 60-75 minutes during labor reduced Cesareans by 60%)

    03/23/2022 2:23:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    New research from Boston Medical Center suggests that hourly patient evaluation and documentation of the birthing plan in the second stage of labor decreases the second-stage of labor duration, the rate of cesarean sections, maternal blood loss, and rates of hemorrhage and transfusion. Published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, the team identify hourly second stage documentation as a uniquely non-medical intervention performed proactively before delivery. Current interventions to reduce blood loss are typically done reactively post-delivery and there have been no proven interventions to decrease cesarean rates. Patients with hourly evaluation and documentation had a likelihood of...
  • Doctors fighting racial health disparities face threats, harassment

    03/20/2022 11:57:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 20, 2022 | By Tyler Kingkade
    Dr. Aletha Maybank joined the American Medical Association as its first chief health equity officer in 2019, determined to fight racial disparities in medicine. That work grew more urgent in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic exposed deadly inequities in health care, and as George Floyd’s murder turned the country’s attention to the pervasiveness of systemic racism. The AMA issued a statement decrying racism as an urgent threat to public health, and Maybank focused on the organization’s efforts to “dismantle racist and discriminatory policies and practices across all of health care.” That included supporting training for medical workers on implicit bias,...
  • US Pediatric Hospital Cancels Puberty Blocking Trans Treatments After TX Called It 'Child Abuse'

    03/10/2022 11:22:59 AM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    CBN News ^ | 03.08.22 | Steve Warren
    The nation's largest pediatric hospital has announced it has stopped transgender therapies for kids. The move comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the state's child welfare agency to investigate reports of gender-change treatments for children as abuse. Texas Children's Hospital, located in Houston, announced that its decision to stop such hormone-related prescription therapies was made after it reviewed Abbott's order. The governor's order came after Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton released a non-binding legal opinion last month labeling certain gender-change treatments as "child abuse." As CBN News reported, Paxton released a formal opinion saying performing certain "sex-change" procedures on...
  • Putin Receives Nobel Prize In Medicine For Ending COVID Pandemic

    03/06/2022 2:49:20 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    SWITZERLAND—After serious deliberations deep inside the super-secret Nobel Prize Compound in Switzerland or wherever, the Nobel committee of medicine deciders have awarded the coveted Nobel Prize in Medicine to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for singlehandedly ending the COVID pandemic practically overnight. News of the swift and nearly-miraculous end to a years-long pandemic came at a serendipitous moment for members of a certain American political party. “While Putin should receive credit for ending this pandemic, President Biden also deserves praise for ending the pandemic and fulfilling yet another campaign promise like all of the other campaign promises he totally keeps fulfilling,”...
  • How a 19th-Century Breakthrough Could Revolutionize COVID-19 Diagnosis

    03/03/2022 7:08:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    https://www.sciencealert.com ^ | March 3, 2022 | NAEEM RAMZAN, ET AL
    It sounds simple, but to treat someone you suspect has COVID, you need to confirm they are actually infected with the coronavirus. In the UK, it is easy to take this for granted – we've had a reliable detection method for diagnosing infected patients widely available since early on in the pandemic. This allowed for people to be treated and cared for promptly, saving lives. The main technique for identifying whether someone has COVID is called reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing – or RT-PCR. This process can tell whether the coronavirus's genetic material is present in a sample taken...
  • ‘Pay to Slay’: Hillary's Connection to Foreign Crime Family

    11/02/2016 12:21:30 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 5 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | Oct. 27, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    “It makes no difference if they are criminals, flesh peddlers, and smut dealers that are exploiting American and Ecuadorian people for profit. For Clinton, if you have enough money, anything goes. This is just another reason why her brand of corruption must not be allowed into the White House.”
  • Dr. Shankara Chetty: Severe Covid Illness Is Due to An Allergic Reaction to The Spike Protein

    02/22/2022 5:05:07 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 30 replies
    Daily Expose ^ | 02/22/2022 | Rhoda Wilson
    Dr. Chetty is a medical practitioner in South Africa who has a background in genetics, advanced biology, microbiology and biochemistry. And so, “I investigate everything, and I make sure that I fall back on the knowledge I’ve gained in those years of tertiary education and don’t really believe things too easily … with the controversy around hydroxychloroquine, with the PCR test being used as a diagnostic tool, with the word that there is asymptomatic spread, I had a very healthy suspicion for what I was being told. So, with the knowledge that I had, I decided that I’m going to...
  • Poison Control officials warn about acetaminophen overdose

    02/17/2022 4:13:53 PM PST · by devane617 · 36 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 02/17/2022
    Poisonings are the number one cause of unintentional death in the United States. According to Florida Poison Control, the top form of poisoning in the state right now is analgesics– pain medicines. “One that we’re seeing a huge spike in right now is acetaminophen,” Florida Poison Control Media Specialist Mike McCormick said. “You may know, that’s the active ingredient in Tylenol.” Many people take Tylenol, and officials said that is fine. It gets dangerous, though, when you pair it with another medicine containing acetaminophen. “They’re taking the cough and cold, and they’re taking a maximum dose of acetaminophen, and when...
  • Dr. Mary Talley Bowden: After Over a Million Jabbed, Why Is Methodist Hospital Refusing to Release Adverse Reaction Data?

    02/15/2022 12:58:15 PM PST · by Scarlett156 · 63 replies
    NOQ Report / video on Rumble ^ | 15 February 2022 | JD Rucker / Midnight Sentinel
    Who ever thought we’d reach a moment in American history when doctors were forced to get permission from government to prescribe safe and effective drugs to their ailing patients? It never crossed my mind until the powers-that-be started playing their hand in 2020, doubling-down in 2021, and advancing medical tyranny beyond lunacy in 2022. I had an excellent discussion with Dr. Mary Talley Bowden on the topic during the latest episode of The Midnight Sentinel. She’s a wealth of information about the dynamics between hospitals and patients. But she’s one of very few doctors who are speaking out against vaxx-pushing...