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Bringing Medicine to Third World Countries

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big pharma uses third world countries to test their drugs on. They do this because it is cheaper and they have far more latitude in taking risks with those people who agree to participating in the clinical trials. The WHO should step up to the plate to monitor these experiments, but so far this has not happened. When people are harmed by the trials, this process...

Canadians Recommend Fewer Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care now recommends mammograms every three years, no self breast examinations, and no clinical breast exams. They believe these procedures cause too many needless biopsies, mental anguish, and over treatment. This also leads to massive overtreatment of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) which is only life-threatening...

Chelation Therapy, Does it Work? with Ellie Hynote, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
At last there is a long term NIH-funded study to determine whether or not chelation therapy works for people with coronary heart disease. Controversy and political pressure are affecting whether or not the study will be completed.              

Choosing the Right Probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Choosing the right probiotic is not an easy task. Few are studied in clinical trials, so it is difficult to know which ones will work best. One product, VSL #3) is considered a medical food by the FDA and has been studied in 80 clinical trials and delivers up to 900 million live microbes with a diverse combination of friendly flora that includes various...

Diet Soda Addiction

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
Can People become addicted to Diet Soda?  While controversial, research has shown that some people can become addicted to diet soda.  Using fMRI's, scientists can see that the aspartame affects the pleasure centers of the brain, much like sugar does. Some people will actually "chain drink" diet soda and can go through withdrawals when...

Ethical Issues in Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers found a clinical trial with neurontin was a seeding trial used by Big Pharma to promote the drug and increase prescriptions. Seeding trials are not illegal but are unethical because they offer no research. They took advantage of 2700 patients and 772 investigators to complete the publication. These people gained nothing for...

Exercise Helps Congestive Heart Failure

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Moderate exercise helps ease depression in patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) and is also associated with a small reduction in death and hospitalizations. Even the failing heart can be strengthened by exercise as measured by peak oxygen consumption and longer duration of exercise that is done carefully under the supervision of a qualified...

Falsifying a Resume, Is it Common Among Research Physicians?

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
There is big money and prestige in medical research and examples are cited. About 1.5% of researchers anonymously admitted falsifying data. The clinical consequences are serious.

Founding Health Medicine: The Story

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Health Medicine is integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care. It began in 1992, has been defined since then, and is now available in clinical practice in some areas. The history of the Health Medicine Forum and Healing Circles is shared.          

How Many Influenza Deaths in Children were there in 2010?

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
The CDC reported there were 115 deaths in kids under the age o 18 in the year 2010. A closer look reveals that half of these deaths (58) were in kids who were immunocompromised, so the vaccine would not likely have been of any benefit. Of those who died, about 1/3 were immunized, which means that the vaccine did no good. Now we're down to 38 kids under the...

Hypothyroidism with Normal Blood Tests

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hyptothyroidism can exist when blood tests for thyroid function are normal, and this is not uncommon. The diagnosis can be made on the basis of a clinical picture that shows the symptoms of hypothyroidism, low body temperature, and a test called a BioEnergy Test that measures our metabolic rate. This test is described.              

Is Medicine Good Science?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
It is assumed that medical research and practice are basesd on good science? Studies in major peer reviewed journals report that about 15% of medicine is based on solid science. We also have good data showing that very little research is based on solid science. Many examples are given. Conflicts of interest and economic greed are common.          

IV Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The story on whether or not intravenous vitamin C works has been ongoing for more than 40 years, when Linus Pauling began studing this treatment. The clinical trials that have been completed are controversial and have led to arguing. Studies on oral vitamin C show it does not work. However, intravenous treatment vitamin C leads to much higher levels...

Mental Health Drug Research Biased

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, presentations at the American Psychiatric Association only include research that is supports drugs studied in research. Of 278 studies presented over the past 2 years, 195 were supported by big pharma and 83 from other sources. Among those funded by the industry, none presented showed a negative...

Overdiagnosing Hypothyroidism?

submitted by: admin on 06/13/2024
We cannot rely solely on blood tests to access thyroid function; they miss too many people with hypothyroidism. Measuring the basal metabolic test is the gold standard to diagnose hypothyroidism.

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Cortisol Levels

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD often leads to prolonged cortisol levels that eventually can lead to adrenal failure and low cortisol levels. Severe physical and emotional traumas lead to serious psychological problems such as flashbacks, panic attacks, insomnia, phobias, etc. At times these symptoms can be subclinical.

Psoriasis

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
This is a good basic overview of the cause, clinical findings, and treatment of this chronic illness.

Public Disclosure of Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
A lack of openness about designs and results of clinical trials, coupled with inadequate oversight of off-label use of drugs and adaverse events, puts consumers of health products at risk. There is also the aspect that government sponsored clinical trials are paid for by the public, yet they must purchase the information when results are published in medical...

Qigong with Tom Rogers

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Tom Rogers, president of the Qigong Institute gives a wonderful interview describing what qigong is, how it works, and what it does. He reviews some of the scientific studies validating its value. He also explains that qigong is a moving meditation that pays attention to the breath. Tom relates to the emerging field of epigenetics that emphasizes how...

Should Medical Research Forego Placebo Testing?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial re-opened debate on whether it is ethical to conduct placebo-controlled studies because it puts those in the placebo group at the disadvantage of not being in the treatment arm. One could make the point that placebo is not really necessary because all that needs to be done is to see if patients...

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