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  • Almost 1 in 5 hysterectomies are 'unnecessary,' study finds

    07/06/2024 5:01:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    In the US, hysterectomy is the second most commonly performed surgery among women after cesarean section; around 1 in 3 will undergo the procedure by the age of 60. But according to a new study, 1 in 5 women in the US may not need to. Around 68% of hysterectomies for benign conditions are done to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Rates of hysterectomy in the US are falling, with one study reporting a 36.4% reduction in the number of hysterectomies carried out between 2003 and 2010. Still, more than 400,000 hysterectomies are carried out in the...
  • Chimpanzees Self-Medicate With Healing Plants

    06/21/2024 12:59:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | June 21, 2024 | Abdul Moeed
    Scientists have found that wild chimpanzees use plants with healing properties to treat themselves. They conducted their research in Uganda’s forests, carefully observing injured or sick animals to determine if they were using plants as medicine. When they noticed an injured chimp eating a specific plant, they collected samples for analysis. They discovered that many of these plants have properties that fight bacteria. The researchers, who shared their discoveries in the journal PLOS One, believe that studying chimpanzees could lead to the development of additional medications. Dr. Elodie Freymann, the lead researcher from the University of Oxford, highlighted the challenge...
  • Never Trust A Doctor Under 30: DEI Is Going to Kill You

    The Left’s march through Western institutions in the forms of DEI/CRT, “social justice”, and all manner of woo-woo wokeism has consequences. Let’s take schools of medicine for $200, Alex. One of the premier medical schools, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, is failing. Up to half of UCLA medical students now fail basic tests of medical competence. Whistleblowers say affirmative action, illegal in California since 1996, is to blame. ... “One professor said that a student in the operating room could not identify a major artery when asked, then berated the professor for putting her on the spot. Another said...
  • AstraZeneca recalls Covid vaccine amid side effects storm

    05/08/2024 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, May 9, 2024 | Archana Jyoti
    New Delhi -- Months after admitting in a UK court that its COVID-19 vaccine, which is being sold as Covishield in India, may have a potential rare blood clot side effect known as Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS), pharma giant AstraZeneca has recalled the jab made in collaboration with Oxford University. The British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company faces lawsuits from more than 50 alleged victims and their families who claim fatalities or permanent brain injuries following vaccination during Covid pandemic. The company's COVID-19 vaccine is being sold as Vaxzevria in Europe. AstraZeneca had in February this year admitted in the court...
  • New vaccine may be effective against all coronaviruses

    05/06/2024 8:59:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 100 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Press Trust of India
    London -- A team of scientists from the world’s leading universities have developed a new all-in-one vaccine that they hope can protect humans against a broad range of coronaviruses, including ones that are yet to emerge. The research published in ‘Nature Nanotechnology’ on Monday is based on a new approach to vaccine development called “proactive vaccinology”, where scientists build a vaccine before the disease-causing pathogen even emerges, which has shown promising results in mice. The study by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the UK and Caltech in the US says the vaccine works by training the body’s immune...
  • What Marijuana Reclassification Means for the US

    05/01/2024 9:27:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 43 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1 May, 2024 | Newsmax
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is moving toward reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. The Justice Department proposal would recognize the medical uses of cannabis, but wouldn't legalize it for recreational use. The proposal would move marijuana from the “Schedule I” group to the less tightly regulated “Schedule III."... ...The proposal must be reviewed by... a potentially lengthy process... ...Schedule I put it on par, legally, with heroin, LSD, quaaludes and ecstasy, among others... Schedule III drugs — which include ketamine, anabolic steroids and some acetaminophen-codeine combinations — are still controlled substances... ...this move from Schedule I to Schedule...
  • ‘Miracle:’ Turning Point event adult attendee thanks Dr. Carson for saving her life as a baby

    04/28/2024 12:35:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 8, 2024 | Matt Lamb
    A married woman with kids thanked Dr. Ben Carson at a Texas A&M university event last night for saving her life decades earlier. Dr. Carson, a former pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center who later served in the Trump administration as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, spoke at the Turning Point USA event. “God truly had his hands in this miracle,” Sara Bowker said. She was born with craniosynostosis, a condition where the skull improperly fuses together, according to Bowker. “You gave me the opportunity to graduate high school, college, and start graduate school, play competitive sports,...
  • Vaccinations urged amid spread of whooping cough on Hawaii Island

    04/25/2024 3:08:29 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | April 24, 2024 | HNN Staff
    The state has confirmed an additional case of pertussis — or whooping cough — on Hawaii Island amid an outbreak that has so far sickened 11 since March. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state has confirmed an additional case of pertussis — or whooping cough — on Hawaii Island amid an outbreak that has so far sickened 11 since March. Several of the recent cases have been in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. Officials said the cases indicate “community spread” of pertussis on Hawaii Island. Because of that, the state Health Department is strongly recommending that parents stay up...
  • The new age of quantum technology

    04/18/2024 6:40:51 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, April 18, 2024 | Biju Dharmapalan
    Opinion The scientific community celebrated April 14 as World Quantum Day to raise awareness of quantum science’s impact across diverse fields The world of science is on the cusp of a transformative era driven by the burgeoning field of quantum technology. Quantum science is founded on several key principles that underpin the behaviour of particles and systems at the quantum scale. The term “quantum scale” refers to the realm of physics that deals with phenomena occurring at very small scales, typically at the level of atoms, subatomic particles and fundamental particles. It encompasses the principles of quantum mechanics, which govern...
  • DISPARATE IMPACT THINKING IS DESTROYING OUR CIVILIZATION

    04/10/2024 3:02:06 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 55 replies
    IMPRIMIS ^ | FEBRUARY 2024 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The American Medical Association today insists that medicine is characterized by white supremacy.
  • FDA Settles Lawsuit over Ivermectin Social Media Posts

    03/22/2024 9:21:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Paul Bond
    The FDA has agreed to delete and never republish several social-media posts suggesting that ivermectin, a drug that some doctors used to treat COVID-19, is for animals and not humans. While the FDA still does not approve of using ivermectin to treat COVID, it settled Thursday a lawsuit brought by three doctors who sued it, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services and its secretary, Xavier Becerra, and FDA secretary Robert Califf. All parties have settled. The lawsuit, filed on June 2, 2022, was brought by doctors Mary Talley Bowden, Paul Marik and Robert Apter, each of...
  • Clyburn: ‘Food Prices Are Up,’ But Medicine Is Down

    02/28/2024 6:32:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/28/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “Cuomo,” Biden Campaign Co-Chair Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) acknowledged that “food prices are up” under President Joe Biden, but the price of medicine is down, there are jobs being created, and infrastructure improvements. While discussing the campaign, host Chris Cuomo said, “The counterargument is, no, I’m getting killed at the grocery store, Congressman, I’m getting killed at the grocery store on Biden’s watch. I’m getting killed with inflation. And, on the culture side, half your party is crazy. And I feel that so much that I believe I can pick off some of these black...
  • Doctor Mistakenly Accused of Shouting Racist Slurs at Woman

    02/27/2024 1:29:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    MEDPAGE TODAY ^ | February 27, 2024 | Kristina Fiore
    — Being the target of social media misinformation "can happen to anybody"Dartmouth Health otolaryngologist Andrew Spector, MD, was in the operating room Friday afternoon when he started getting urgent calls and texts from an administrator. Between cases, he called her back, and she told him people were calling and emailing Dartmouth Health about a TikTok video where a man driving a Toyota yells racist slurs at a woman. Social media had decided it was Spector behind the wheel of that vehicle -- even though it wasn't. "It's not me in the video," Spector told MedPage Today in an interview. "This...
  • Avoid Taking Ibuprofen With This Common Medication At All Costs

    02/27/2024 12:40:35 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Health Digest ^ | February 26, 2024 | Beth Bradford
    Ibuprofen works wonders for your headaches, joint pain, muscle aches, and menstrual cramps, so it's probably no surprise that it's the second most common over-the-counter (OTC) drug behind paracetamol (Tylenol), according to a 2023 article https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36876700/ in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. You might get a prescription for ibuprofen if you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis to reduce the pain and swelling from these conditions. Ibuprofen might also be used for psoriatic arthritis, arthritis of the spine, and gouty arthritis. Like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ibuprofen works by blocking an enzyme that makes prostaglandins that cause...
  • Young workers' injuries rise after recreational marijuana sales made legal

    02/25/2024 10:41:06 AM PST · by devane617 · 27 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | 02/25/2024
    After states legalize the sale of weed for recreational use, on-the-job injuries rise among younger workers, new research shows. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics for 2006 through 2020 show that legal "recreational marijuana sales were associated with a 10% increase in workplace injuries among individuals aged 20 to 34 years," the study authors concluded. They note that prior research involving older workers did not show this effect. In fact, older workers' injury rates typically decline after recreational weed is made legal in their state, perhaps because older folk are only using their marijuana to ease pain. In contrast, the rise...
  • Neuralink First Human Patient Reportedly Makes ‘Full Recovery’, Musk Says Patient Can Control Computer Mouse With Thoughts

    02/22/2024 4:22:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 2/21/24 | Danielle
    The first human patient for Neuralink implanted with a brain chip appears to have made a ‘full recovery,’ according to Elon Musk. “Progress is good and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with neural effects that we are aware of,” Musk said in a Spaces event on X, according to the Daily Mail. “Patient is able to move a mouse around the screen by just thinking,” he reportedly added.
  • Disease X: Is World Ready for the Next Pandemic?

    02/07/2024 3:00:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The National ^ | Jan 19, 2024 | Daniel Bardsley
    A pathogen that is not yet known to cause disease in people could begin infecting humans in vast numbers, say expertsIt is just over four years since the novel coronavirus – which came to be known as Covid-19 – first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The rapid outbreak of the disease sparked a pandemic, claiming millions of lives and devastating economies the world over. Now experts are working to prevent a future global health crisis by sharpening their focus on an as yet unknown threat, often termed as Disease X. At a World Economic Forum discussion in Davos...
  • Candida Auris Unleashed: A Silent Menace with a 60% Fatality Rate Spreads Rapidly Across the US

    02/06/2024 5:25:37 AM PST · by davikkm · 91 replies
    In the shadows of the ongoing health challenges, a silent but deadly adversary is swiftly making its presence known across the United States: Candida auris. This rare and drug-resistant fungal infection, marked by a chilling 60% fatality rate, is sending shockwaves through the healthcare community due to its rapid spread and defiance against traditional antifungal treatments. Recent reports confirm its arrival in Washington State, underscoring the urgent need for proactive measures. With a death rate as high as 60%, Candida auris has become a formidable adversary in the realm of infectious diseases.
  • Globalists Will Use Carbon Controls to Stop You From Growing Your Own Food

    02/02/2024 5:35:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Discern Report ^ | February 2, 2024 | Brandon Smith
    In early 2020 in the midst of the covid lockdowns, blue states run by leftist governors pursued mandates with extreme prejudice. In red states like Montana, after the first month or two most of us simply ignored the restrictions and went on with life as usual. It was clear that covid was not the threat federal authorities made it out to be. However, in states like Michigan the vice was squeezed tighter and tighter under the direction of shady leaders like Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer used covid as an opportunity to institute some bizarre limitations on the public, including a mandate...
  • Thread about well-funded coalition working to bring trans-movement to S. Dakota a DISTURBING must-read

    01/05/2023 3:53:37 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 19 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1/5/2023 | Sam J.
    Ultimately, they want to take down red America – duh. This thread from Nate Hochman is very long, very disturbing, and a total must-read. Yeah, we know, the words ‘MUST-READ-thread’ can sound sorta clickbaity but this time around, it’s just us being honest. It’s easy to take a red state for granted because in a red state you can typically make some general assumptions, especially a red state like South Dakota. Except folks, that’s not always the case. Grab a snack, get comfy, and take a gander at this: A powerful, well-funded coalition is working to bring the transgender movement...