Health Alerts

If you don’t mind, I am going to keep a running tabulation on all the drugs that harm, while passing the info on to you all.

Meningitis Cases Are Linked to Steroid Injections in Spine
Published: October 2, 2012


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    How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research

    I am going to present the url I used to get started.

    I just expanded the fermenting from there. It is probably a good idea to do something.

    Everyday, you MUST (!!!) do something to prevent cancer.

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  2. alteration:
    oh, I did a repeat, doing it because I didn’t quite understand just how this works. So sorry.

    yet another amendment:
    I will put this here so it isn’t such a grand waste of space.

    Public Release: 14-Mar-2016,
    Many cancer survivors experience financial burdens

    Health and quality of life negatively affected

    It is just so much better if you prevent cancer, … doing something to prevent every single day.

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  3. Alcohol is a drug, right? Well, tonight I am using it as one.

    my recipe for the best martini:

    Get a container 2/3rds filled with ice. Add a few drops of Jagermeister (umlaut omitted). Add gin, not top shelf as top shelf is too attention-getting and will mask the flavor I will next add to this recipe). Let the gin set in ice for a minute. In your drinking vessel, add two nasturtiums, preferable one yellow and one orange. Pour the gin, straining out the ice, over the nasturtiums, one minute setting for flower flavor, and then serve.

    William Burroughs owned a martini bar here. I think Jim, his last lover, owns it now. It is still in existence. Met him, Jim, but he didn’t make note of me. But the bar doesn’t have this recipe. I made it up. I love gin. My body loves juniper berries, raw, topical and oral, and in gin. Need to slow down so I can sleep. Alcohol used to depress. Go figure.

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  4. This is not an alert. But it is an upcoming health issue:

    Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

    The implications and possibilities of this are massive if you imagine just right. Imagine botht he good and bad. If it can be used for wrong reasons, you know it is OUR OWN government that will do it.

    Dick Cheney living to be 200 years old is NOT at all a desirable concept.

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  5. Articles:

    New dust-sized implants can track everything in your body
    by Chuck Bednar

    UK doctors complete first ever double hand transplant
    by Brett Smith

    This one comes with a personal story. In nursing school clinicals, I was taking care of a man who had an injury where he had two hands one minute and the next minute they were gone, a railroad employee accident. Can’t tell you how many mistakes I made with him, like handing him his pills while he reached for them, setting up his bath only to find that he couldn’t do it himself. Just crazy to try and have no hands, and to care for someone who didn’t have hands. I keep looking for him to be one of the new double transplant experiments.

    Of course you all have seen the article about flossing not proven to be effective. What else are they, the ADA, lying to us about?

    There is one more article that I want you all to see and know. But I cannot find it just now.

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  6. Just in case your memory isn’t that good!
    Pfizer guilty of Fraud!!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009
    Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History

    Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

    WASHINGTON – American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. (hereinafter together “Pfizer”) have agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice, to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced today.”

    The Truth About the Drug Companies Lecture – Dr. Marcia Angell

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  7. Sorry I was so late getting this out.

    I have been bitching about fluoroquinolones for years now. On my medical records, I have it listed as allergy because there is no place for drug preferences.

    Clueless FDA finally found a clue!

    Imagine, you go to the Dr. for a minor infection, follow the druge regimen and become disabled due to taking the antibiotic. I sure do wonder about how many people had this happen, how much disability this drug created.

    It melts cartilage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 26, 2016
    FDA: Updated Warnings for Antibiotic Class

    The association of serious side effects has led to a revision of fluoroquinolone guidelines
    The association of serious side effects has led to a revision of fluoroquinolone guidelines

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved changes to the drug labeling for fluoroquinolone antibacterials for systemic use. This class of drugs has been associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system (CNS) that can simultaneously occur in the patient.

    Currently available fluoroquinolones include: Avelox (moxifloxacin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin extended-release), Factive (gemifloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), and Ofloxacin.

    end of quote

    Rant: Big Pharms lobby our Congressmen. They demand changes to the law, legislation to protect them from excessive law suits. They profile our Dr.s. They buy out competition and disappear drugs or treatment processes that really work to protect their interest. This country is way, way out of whack. Fire them all, the MFs.

    If you have an illness, it is time to save yourself, the authentic company, not the imitation:

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  8. If you are depressed, make a major life change. That will shock you out of it.
    AND … Psychology Today had an article in the mid-90’s that stated that it was normal to have 10 down days a month. Anyway, the recent releases on antidepressants.

    the Fluoro is the culprit in these drugs. But hey, dope America, and then complain because Americans just are not thinking right.

    quoted from here on out.

    October 14, 2016 by Pam Harrison | Medscape
    SSRIs Disrupt Sleep in the Elderly, May Contribute to Dementia
    Antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can significantly disrupt sleep architecture in elderly patients and may contribute to early signs of neurodegeneration that can progress to dementia, new research shows.

    “We take into account other side effects of antidepressants, including weight gain and sexual side effects, but we are less concerned about sleep, especially when we use the SSRIs,” Muhammad Tahir, MD, psychiatry resident, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, told Medscape Medical News.

    “But the SSRIs increase sleep latency in the elderly and decrease REM [rapid eye movement] sleep duration and are also associated with REM sleep behavioral disorders, including nightmares,” he added.

    “So our literature review suggests that we should be careful about using SSRIs in the elderly population and not underestimate the effectiveness of psychotherapy and other holistic care approaches for the elderly,” Dr Tahir said.

    The study was presented here at the Institute of Psychiatric Services (IPS): The Mental Health Services 2016 Conference.

    The literature review included 10 studies published within the past 5 years. The studies included systemic reviews, retrospective studies, and prospective studies, and patients had to be at least 50 years of age and receiving an antidepressant, largely an SSRI, for the treatment of depression.

    Analyses revealed that not only did the SSRIs in particular change sleep architecture in older patients, they also appeared to increase the risk for REM behavioral disorders.

    REM sleep behavioral disorders are characterized by normal brain activity, but the body is agitated and is not sleeping. This may be an early sign of neurodegeneration, said Dr Tahir.

    Changes in the sleep architecture brought on by antidepressant therapy may result in agitation, Dr Tahir noted, which may prompt further treatment with further side effects.

    Unfortunately, there is little evidence to support the use of any treatment other than the SSRIs for depression in the elderly.

    Both the tricyclic antidepressants and the monoamine oxidase inhibitors are associated with too many side effects, especially in the elderly, and are generally not used in older patients.

    Benzodiazepines in turn are associated with an increased risk for falls and again are inappropriate for use in the elderly.

    Dr Tahir suggested that psychiatrists screen their elderly patients for any signs and symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders and, if an SSRI is prescribed, ask detailed questions about sleep quality on all follow-up visits.

    SSRI Dosing Important

    Commenting on the findings for Medscape Medical News, Peter Yellowlees, MD, professor of psychiatry, University of California, Davis, said the analysis, though interesting, does not include information on the doses of the SSRIs used in the studies that were included for review.

    “In the elderly, these doses should be a maximum of half of the usual dose prescribed for younger patients,” Dr Yellowlees observed.

    As for the possible association between SSRI use and neurodegenerative disease, Dr Yellowlees also noted that SSRIs are not necessarily causative.

    “Rather, it may simply be that in the early stages of these diseases, depression and agitation are more common, and hence antidepressants are more commonly prescribed,” he noted.

    In fact, the same association has been reported between the benzodiazepines and neurodegenerative disease that has been reported in the new study with respect to SSRIs, Dr Yellowlees pointed out.

    “The jury is definitely out on the connection between degenerative disorders and medications, but in my view, there is not a lot of evidence to suggest that there is a causative link, although there does seem to be an association,” Dr Yellowlees suggested.

    “The key issue here is that depression in the elderly is common and can be debilitating and is very treatable with both medications in lower doses than usually prescribed in younger patients along with behavioral interventions.”

    Dr Tahir and Dr Yellowlees have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Institute of Psychiatric Services (IPS): The Mental Health Services 2016 Conference. Abstract 14. Presented October 7, 2016.

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