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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mother Defends Baby Against Heinous Hospital Abuse

Mother Defends Baby Against Heinous Hospital Abuse

6 Essential Oils for Psoriatic Arthritis Worth Trying

1. Lavender

Lavender is a powerhouse in the essential oil world. Not only is it considered to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualitiesTrusted Source, but it can also boost your mood and reduce anxiety. These are all symptoms you may experience with PsA.

2. Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is known for having many medical benefits, including treating colds and respiratory infections. It can also be effective for pain relief and reducing inflammation.
In a 2003 studyTrusted Source, researchers tested various eucalyptus essential oils on rats, and found that they offered pain relief and decreased inflammation.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric is linked to its ability to calm and prevent inflammationTrusted Source in the body. Turmeric comes in many forms. You may consider using the spice in your cooking or taking it as a supplement, but it’s also available as an essential oil.

4. Ginger

Ginger essential oil may also help with inflammation. In a 2016 study looking at rheumatoid arthritis, another condition that causes swelling in the joints, ginger essential oil prevented chronic joint inflammation.

5. Cinnamon

A 2008 study examined the use of indigenous cinnamon essential oil on inflammation. The study concluded that cinnamon essential oil is effective in its anti-inflammatory activities and therefore should be considered for use in natural health products.

6. Bergamot

Bergamot is another essential oil that has the potential to impact your moodTrusted Source and reduce inflammation and pain.
As an added benefit, bergamot’s citrus scent is pleasant. Keep in mind that citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so cover your skin if you use it topically and plan to head outside.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Interesting Facts about Tetnus and the Vaccine

What Happened When I Refused My Tetanus Vaccine

Tetanus Vaccine Facts

sodium phosphate, peptone, bovine extract (U.S. sourced), formaldehyde,
ammonium sulfate, , aluminum potassium sulfate,thimerosal (trace),
gelatin, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), modified Mueller and Miller medium,
modified Stainer-Scholte medium
Thimerosal has been linked the permanent brain damage even in small doses.
Tetanus has shown a fatality of about 10% in reported cases. Although this number is considered high, if you remember from my story, I was told I was going to die in 3 days had I not taken the vaccine. While I knew he was most likely using fear tactics, many people would have simply opted in at this point.

Can you get tetanus from rust?
Rust is the oxidation product of iron. Oxidation is a form of chemical burning. You are familiar with this – this is what chlorine does to your swimming pool. It oxidizes germs, meaning it kills them. Rust is not infectious for anything, including tetanus. Yes, I said rust does not cause tetanus, and reading in the dark won’t ruin your eyes. So much for medical myths.
The concern is getting dirt in the wound, which may contain clostridia tetani spores. If these spores find a friendly environment in your wound, you can get tetanus. These spores don’t like a lot of oxygen, so wounds that have a lot of dead tissue, like road rash, are perfect for growing clostridia tetani. These spores also like wounds in the foot because the foot is a long way from the heart, so it doesn’t have the best blood flow.
There is the rusty nail connection. The nail was lying in the dirt, thus the rust. When you stepped on it, some dirt may have been pushed into the hole in your foot. Dirt in a foot wound is a good set up for tetanus. You could get tetanus from a plastic nail as long as dirt got into the wound.
How do you avoid getting tetanus?
The most common wound that is the source of tetanus in the U.S. is rose thorn wounds. You are gardening, so you have dirty hands, a rose thorn pokes you, and what self-respecting gardener worries about a rose thorn prick? You don’t even wash your hands. You just keep gardening. Perhaps not too surprising this can be the source of tetanus.

More Info:
Tetanus shots needed every 30 years, not every 10, say researchers

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Union President: Record number of Border Patrol agents calling in sick, CDC needs to step in


A record number of Border Patrol agents are calling in sick and others are showing up to work sick because they are out of sick time, the head of the local Border Patrol union tells ABC-7. 
“I believe this is probably the record, you know, Border Patrol-wide, since ever, of agents calling in sick,” said Carlos Favela, president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 1929.
Favela said the trend started at the same time as the surge of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. in late 2018. Newly-released figures from the Department of Homeland Security reveal Border Patrol agents encountered 109,144 migrants in April 2019, the highest since 2007. The figure includes more than 58,000 migrant parents and children and 8,800 unaccompanied children taken into custody, according to Homeland Security. 
Favela said agents are filing reports with the union, saying they came into contact with undocumented immigrants infected with the H1N1 virus and diseases like chicken pox and Legionnaires’.
The union is having a hard time getting “evidence and documentation” from the U.S. Border Patrol that would allow it to formulate a plan to protect agents, Favela said, adding that also makes it more difficult to pinpoint how widespread the problem is.
The union is now calling on the Centers for Disease Control to step in and investigate.  It is also demanding better protection for agents, better health screening procedures conducted by doctors, not nurses, and new facilities where sick immigrants can be quarantined.

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Woman dies of rabies after bite from puppy she rescued


An animal lover died after being bitten by a puppy she rescued that was infected with rabies, according to reports.
Birgitte Kallestad passed away Monday — more than two months after taking in the dog she found roaming the streets of the Philippines, the family said in a statement reported by the Daily Mail.
“Our dear Birgitte loved animals,” her family said. “Our fear is that this will happen to others who have a warm heart like her.”
The 24-year-old Norwegian was on vacation with her pals and riding mopeds when they came across the pooch.
Kallestad scooped the stray up and placed it in her basket to take back to her resort.
The group bathed and played with the dog — unaware that it was carrying the deadly but treatable viral disease.
The family said everyone sustained minor bites and scratches and that Kallestad, who worked at a hospital in Norway, treated the tiny cuts she sustained.
But soon after returning home, she became sick and was hospitalized several times — as doctors scrambled to figure out what was wrong. She died eight days after being admitted into the hospital where she worked.

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Diabetes drug may cause infection that destroys genitals, study warns


A certain type of drug used to treat diabetes may help manage the disease, but a new study advises physicians to look for troubling signs of a dangerous flesh-eating infection in patients taking that drug—one that could even kill. Per USA Today, the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined ties between sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, used in Type 2 diabetes treatment, and a genital infection called Fournier gangrene, an “extremely rare but life-threatening” disorder, per the Food and Drug Administration, which looked at 55 cases of patients with the infection.
All of those patients had taken SGLT2 inhibitors between March 2013 and January of this year, and they all became “severely ill,” with a release noting there were hospitalizations, surgeries, and other complications involved. Three patients died of Fournier gangrene.
In comparison, when researchers looked at patients who took other types of antiglycemic agents over a span of 35 years, they had just 19 Fournier gangrene cases over that entire period, with two deaths noted. The FDA warned last year about symptoms of the disease, including “tenderness, redness, or swelling of the genitals or the area from the genitals back to the rectum,” as well as a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit and “a general feeling of being unwell.”

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Thursday, May 9, 2019



Newborn flatlined immediately after receiving first round of shots

Darren from Canada called in to describe for Alex the horrific experience his son had when he flatlined after receiving his first round of vaccines.
Alex and Darren also discuss how well Darren’s son is doing now and solutions for parents who may have gone through a similar situation.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

West Wing Reads: First Lady Melania Trump Announces Expansion of Her ‘Be Best’ Initiative with Focus on Child Welfare and Drug Abuse

First Lady Melania Trump Announces Expansion of Her ‘Be Best’ Initiative with Focus on Child Welfare and Drug Abuse

“First Lady Melania Trump marked the anniversary of her ‘Be Best’ campaign on Tuesday by announcing the expansion of the initiative and another international trip,” Andrew O’Reilly reports for Fox News.

The First Lady’s “Be Best” initiative “will now include children of all ages, not just babies born dependent on opioids and other addictive substances, and young mothers. The social media pillar will broaden to add online safety to the emphasis on bullying and good citizenship online.”

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🎬 First Lady: “Be Best” has one goal—to educate children and parents
Today, President Donald J. Trump travels to Panama City, Florida, where he will receive a briefing on ongoing recovery efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, the News Herald reports. “The eye of Hurricane Michael passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base, leaving the structures devastated and the base’s capabilities compromised”—but the U.S. Air Force intends to rebuild Tyndall into a “base of the future” once Congressional Democrats stop obstructing the funding.  
“House Democrats are escalating their campaign against the Trump Administration with complaints that its resistance to Congressional requests for documents is a threat to democracy . . . The real offense against the Constitution here is by Democrats,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The current pseudo-impeachment is a fraud on the Constitution and the American public.”
“President Trump on Sunday announced additional incoming tariffs on China, reminding Beijing that its days of negotiating with weak counterparts are over, at least as far as it concerns the United States,” Christian Whiton writes in Fox Business. “Rather than cave in or walk away, Trump has cranked up the pressure on China . . . Either they shape up or face the consequences of more economic pain, as they help fill the coffers of the U.S. Treasury through higher tariffs.”
“The Department of Veterans Affairs is achieving record levels of transparency, which is a vital step to improving care for veterans at VA nursing home facilities,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie writes in The Hill. “These unprecedented improvements, and the many strides we are making to hold ourselves accountable and put our Veterans first, are all part of enacting President Trump’s promise to correct the problems of the past.”

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A Drug Meant for Alzheimer’s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth

Goodbye, cavities. So long, fillings and dental drills. You may soon be replaced by a tooth-growing drug.

Researchers at King's College released a study today stating they've discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or injuries. The study was published this week in Scientific Reports.

Researchers realized that an experimental Alzheimer's drug called Tideglusib had the side effect of encouraging dentin growth, which is the bony part of the tooth made of calcified tissue. It makes up most of the tooth, just above the pulp but under the hard enamel.

The simplicity of the method means it could be used in a variety of dental settings and could be rolled out relatively easy, said study author Paul Sharpe, of King's College London in a release. Tideglusib, used in clinical trials as a neurological drug as a way to encourage brain cell growth, encouraged the tooth to generate more stem cells and grow dentin over the exposed area, according to the report.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 2nd, 2019.]