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The real saboteurs are the Tory Brexiters destroying the NHS | Owen Jones

Who are the real saboteurs? Is it those who want Brexit to be properly scrutinised by parliament to prevent a disastrous deal which could wreck the economy and shred social provision? Those were, after all, the saboteurs who needed crushing according to the Daily Mail when Theresa May called her calamitous snap election. Or are the real saboteurs those who – through bigotry, twisted ideological zealotry and outright stupidity – are damaging the fabric of the public services we all depend on?

Britain’s National Health Service is propped up by 12,000 doctors from the European Economic Area. Without them, our most treasured national institution – which brings us into the world, mends us when we are sick or injured, cares for us in our final moments – would collapse. So it should be of some concern to us, to put it mildly, that nearly half of them are considering leaving the country, and a fifth have already made actual plans to do so.

What a twisted irony. The leave campaigners made a calculated decision to win the EU referendum with a toxic mixture of lies and bigotry. One of the most striking falsehoods was an extra £350m a week for the NHS after we left: instead it’s being emptied out of desperately needed doctors.

And can you blame them for wanting to leave? We’ve now had years of vitriolic scapegoating of immigrants to deflect responsibility from the banks, the tax-dodgers, the unaccountable corporations, the poverty-paying employers, the rip-off landlords, the neoliberal politicians, and all the other vested interests who have unleashed misery and insecurity upon this country. The positive contribution of immigrants was all but banished from public discussion. The campaign reached a crescendo during the referendum, with immigrants variously portrayed as potential criminals, rapists, murderers and terrorists, validating every bigot in Britain and resulting in a surge in hate crimes on the streets. I wonder why European doctors don’t feel particularly welcome right now?

This is about the worst possible time to haemorrhage doctors. The NHS is enduring the longest squeeze in its funding as a proportion of GDP since its foundation; it’s being fragmented by marketisation and privatisation; it’s under growing pressure because of decimated social care budgets while citizens continue to live longer. Plunging morale – because of privatisation, staff shortages and cuts – is affecting all doctors, regardless of where they’re born: a recent study suggested two-thirds are considering leaving. The consequence? We’re having to look abroad for more doctors. This is a recurring irony of Conservative rule. After the first five years of the coalition government, drastic cuts to nurse training places led the NHS to look for one in four nurses abroad.

How have we allowed the bigots and xenophobes of our unhinged tabloid press and political elite to inflict so much damage? Rather than making our live-saving foreign doctors feel unwelcome, surely we should be focusing on how we can tax the booming wealthy individuals and big businesses so we can invest more in our NHS? It should be abundantly clear who the real saboteurs are. They have already inflicted incalculable damage to our social fabric, our public services, our economy, and our international standing. The question is: how do we prevent them from inflicting even more damage?

Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist

The real saboteurs are the Tory Brexiters destroying the NHS | Owen Jones

Who are the real saboteurs? Is it those who want Brexit to be properly scrutinised by parliament to prevent a disastrous deal which could wreck the economy and shred social provision? Those were, after all, the saboteurs who needed crushing according to the Daily Mail when Theresa May called her calamitous snap election. Or are the real saboteurs those who – through bigotry, twisted ideological zealotry and outright stupidity – are damaging the fabric of the public services we all depend on?

Britain’s National Health Service is propped up by 12,000 doctors from the European Economic Area. Without them, our most treasured national institution – which brings us into the world, mends us when we are sick or injured, cares for us in our final moments – would collapse. So it should be of some concern to us, to put it mildly, that nearly half of them are considering leaving the country, and a fifth have already made actual plans to do so.

What a twisted irony. The leave campaigners made a calculated decision to win the EU referendum with a toxic mixture of lies and bigotry. One of the most striking falsehoods was an extra £350m a week for the NHS after we left: instead it’s being emptied out of desperately needed doctors.

And can you blame them for wanting to leave? We’ve now had years of vitriolic scapegoating of immigrants to deflect responsibility from the banks, the tax-dodgers, the unaccountable corporations, the poverty-paying employers, the rip-off landlords, the neoliberal politicians, and all the other vested interests who have unleashed misery and insecurity upon this country. The positive contribution of immigrants was all but banished from public discussion. The campaign reached a crescendo during the referendum, with immigrants variously portrayed as potential criminals, rapists, murderers and terrorists, validating every bigot in Britain and resulting in a surge in hate crimes on the streets. I wonder why European doctors don’t feel particularly welcome right now?

This is about the worst possible time to haemorrhage doctors. The NHS is enduring the longest squeeze in its funding as a proportion of GDP since its foundation; it’s being fragmented by marketisation and privatisation; it’s under growing pressure because of decimated social care budgets while citizens continue to live longer. Plunging morale – because of privatisation, staff shortages and cuts – is affecting all doctors, regardless of where they’re born: a recent study suggested two-thirds are considering leaving. The consequence? We’re having to look abroad for more doctors. This is a recurring irony of Conservative rule. After the first five years of the coalition government, drastic cuts to nurse training places led the NHS to look for one in four nurses abroad.

How have we allowed the bigots and xenophobes of our unhinged tabloid press and political elite to inflict so much damage? Rather than making our live-saving foreign doctors feel unwelcome, surely we should be focusing on how we can tax the booming wealthy individuals and big businesses so we can invest more in our NHS? It should be abundantly clear who the real saboteurs are. They have already inflicted incalculable damage to our social fabric, our public services, our economy, and our international standing. The question is: how do we prevent them from inflicting even more damage?

Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist

The real saboteurs are the Brexiters destroying the NHS | Owen Jones

Who are the real saboteurs? Is it those who want Brexit to be properly scrutinised by parliament to prevent a disastrous deal which could wreck the economy and shred social provision? Those were, after all, the saboteurs who needed crushing according to the Daily Mail when Theresa May called her calamitous snap election. Or are the real saboteurs those who – through bigotry, twisted ideological zealotry and outright stupidity – are damaging the fabric of the public services we all depend on?

Britain’s National Health Service is propped up by 12,000 doctors from the European Economic Area. Without them, our most treasured national institution – which brings us into the world, mends us when we are sick or injured, cares for us in our final moments – would collapse. So it should be of some concern to us, to put it mildly, that nearly half of them are considering leaving the country, and a fifth have already made actual plans to do so.

What a twisted irony. The leave campaigners made a calculated decision to win the EU referendum with a toxic mixture of lies and bigotry. One of the most striking falsehoods was an extra £350m a week for the NHS after we left: instead it’s being emptied out of desperately needed doctors.

And can you blame them for wanting to leave? We’ve now had years of vitriolic scapegoating of immigrants to deflect responsibility from the banks, the tax-dodgers, the unaccountable corporations, the poverty-paying employers, the rip-off landlords, the neoliberal politicians, and all the other vested interests who have unleashed misery and insecurity upon this country. The positive contribution of immigrants was all but banished from public discussion. The campaign reached a crescendo during the referendum, with immigrants variously portrayed as potential criminals, rapists, murderers and terrorists, validating every bigot in Britain and resulting in a surge in hate crimes on the streets. I wonder why European doctors don’t feel particularly welcome right now?

This is about the worst possible time to haemorrhage doctors. The NHS is enduring the longest squeeze in its funding as a proportion of GDP since its foundation; it’s being fragmented by marketisation and privatisation; it’s under growing pressure because of decimated social care budgets while citizens continue to live longer. Plunging morale – because of privatisation, staff shortages and cuts – is affecting all doctors, regardless of where they’re born: a recent study suggested two-thirds are considering leaving. The consequence? We’re having to look abroad for more doctors. This is a recurring irony of Conservative rule. After the first five years of the coalition government, drastic cuts to nurse training places led the NHS to look for one in four nurses abroad.

How have we allowed the bigots and xenophobes of our unhinged tabloid press and political elite to inflict so much damage? Rather than making our live-saving foreign doctors feel unwelcome, surely we should be focusing on how we can tax the booming wealthy individuals and big businesses so we can invest more in our NHS? It should be abundantly clear who the real saboteurs are. They have already inflicted incalculable damage to our social fabric, our public services, our economy, and our international standing. The question is: how do we prevent them from inflicting even more damage?

Owen Jones is a Guardian columnist

Study: Frankincense Essential Oil Superior to Chemotherapy in Destroying Cancer Cells

What is frankincense?

Frankincense is a fragrant plant resin that comes from the Boswelllia sacra tree found across Africa and the Arabian peninsula. It’s been used for centuries as a folk medicine, largely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease-causing inflammation, boost immunity, and prevent dangerous infections.

Cancer Cells that Don’t Respond to Chemotherapy are Destroy by Frankincense Oil

In the latest research, scientists have demonstrated the ability of frankincense to combat cancer cells in late-stage cancer. The compound known as AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) is credited with many of the known benefits of the resin, including its positive effects on cancer elimination, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. And the evidence suggests that frankincense isn’t just a supplemental treatment to go along with chemotherapy and radiation; in some cases, it may actually be preferential as a replacement.

After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro, we have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells. Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.

The reason for this is that frankincense shows demonstrable effectiveness in a few areas where chemotherapy isn’t all that effective, particularly with regards to ovarian cancer.

How to use Frankincense Essential Oil?

Frankincense essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil, or add it to your favorite all-natural lotions or creams for topical application.

Other Benefits & Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

-Stress Relieving Bath-Soak
-Natural Household Cleaner
-Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Fighter
-Relieve the symptoms of gout
-Stress and anxiety management
-Relieves Symptoms of Indigestion
-Natural Cold or Flu Medicine
-Reduce Swelling from Insect Bites
-Helps Relieve Inflammation and Pain
-Wound Healing and Infection Prevention
-Remove moles, skin tags, and warts

Additional Sources:

 https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/frankincense-and-cancer/

http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/frankincense-essential-oil-could-be-superior-to-chemotherapy-in-destroying-cancer-cells/?t=HHL

 https://draxe.com/frankincense-oil-cancer/

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Eating the muscle of a creature is a health destroying habit

Right now you are probably saying that you don’t eat muscles. Well, muscle is a euphemism for flesh, or for anything that had a face or a mother.

When you eat meat or flesh, you are eating the dead carcasses of dead cattle, dead pigs and hogs, dead sheep, dead lambs, dead chickens, dead turkeys, dead fish, and every other creature that has been murdered so it could be put on your plate.

The cows for example, which are vegetarian by nature, are fed the ground up remains of the dead, dying, decaying and diseased cows that are unfit to be killed so you can eat them.

Not only that but they are fed GMOs, growth hormones, antibiotics, and other contaminated grains unfit for human consumption.

The fish are polluted with mercury, toxic wastes that make their way to the ocean, radiation, fluoride, PCBs and oil spill pollutants.

And the poultry is ok to sell, according to the FDA and USDA, as long you can’t see the doo doo through the clear wrap.

That being the case, allow me to give you more yummy info about eating flesh.

Meat is full of toxic chemicals and decaying cell nuclei, contains poisons from the dead animal cell tissue, biological waste and by-products. The meat of dead animal carcasses is full of pesticides from their food sources, and is passed on to you when you eat them.

The blood in the muscles of dead carcasses that you eat is clogged with toxic poisons, animal wastes and impurities.

Pesticide poison residue, percentage wise, is highest in dead meat, dead poultry and dead fish, and is loaded with poison, unhealthy additives and sickening chemicals.

Meat becomes putrefied filth in the human body and should be outlawed for human consumption.

Eating dead poultry is a health hazard. Most dead poultry meat is loaded with the chemical stilbestrol, and can cause cysts, tumors, cancers, fibroids, excessive menstrual pain and bleeding, as well as impotency and sterility.

Maybe if you visited a slaughter house and could at least handle the smell, it might provide incentive to stop consuming it.

Most of the meat producers perpetuate deliberate fraud on the American people by selling their hormone-induced fat for high protein, and chemically doctored putrefying, filthy, putrid, over-ripe black meats, so that the stink of the dead carcasses can be deodorized and then the meat is colored so that it appears fresh and pleasing.

Understand, that the nature of a dead body is to rot and stink. So, how come when you go to the market to by flesh, it is all rosey red and you don’t get bowled over by the horrific stench?

Meats and meat products cannot be completely digested. Because of this your kidneys and other eliminative organs get over worked, which allows uric acid deposits to settle in the body tissues and joints, which causes chronic disease.

Your middle and lower digestive tracts, when elongated, measure around thirty feet. Since you cannot chew the muscle so it blends with the saliva, like what happens with plant-based foods, you swallow it.

It will sit in your body for between four and seven days before you can finally crap it out. Where do you think all those poisons and pollutants go?

By replacing flesh protein in your diet with protein from plant sources, you reduce toxin levels in your body, reduce illness, sickness and disease and live a longer, healthier, happier life.

If you think that flesh is the richest source of protein, dream on. Plants rank much higher in quality and quantity and they provide more than twice the amount of vitamins and minerals than flesh.

A high protein diet of flesh usually causes a decided increase in your appetite, adding unwanted excess weight and is also responsible for damaging, poisonous residues settling in the tissues.

On top of that, excessive protein in the diet from flesh sources definitely causes constipation, over-acidity, body poisoning and reduced strength, which brings about arthritis, heart trouble, kidney malfunction, and so much more.

Except for vitamin B-12, a person can receive all vital nutrients from vegetables and fruits. For vitamin B-12, nutritional yeast flakes, fresh bee pollen and organic sulfur crystals fulfill that.

So, a plant-based diet including peas, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, will provide you with all the food nutrients essential to vibrant health.

The good, clean, highest form of protein that we should be eating is fed to livestock. Then we wind up eating the poisoned, colored, chemicalized, hormonized, putrid, rotting flesh of the dead carcasses.

And yet people wonder why they become ill, sick and diseased.

Muscles are used to build your body strength. If it works for you and it works for the animals, why eat it?

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Study: Frankincense Essential Oil Superior to Chemotherapy in Destroying Cancer Cells

What is frankincense?

Frankincense is a fragrant plant resin that comes from the Boswelllia sacra tree found across Africa and the Arabian peninsula. It’s been used for centuries as a folk medicine, largely because of its anti-inflammatory properties. The oil of frankincense has been used for thousands of years to treat and prevent disease-causing inflammation, boost immunity, and prevent dangerous infections.

Cancer Cells that Don’t Respond to Chemotherapy are Destroy by Frankincense Oil

In the latest research, scientists have demonstrated the ability of frankincense to combat cancer cells in late-stage cancer. The compound known as AKBA (acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid) is credited with many of the known benefits of the resin, including its positive effects on cancer elimination, including breast, colon, and prostate cancers. And the evidence suggests that frankincense isn’t just a supplemental treatment to go along with chemotherapy and radiation; in some cases it may actually be preferential as a replacement.

After a year of studying the AKBA compound with ovarian cancer cell lines in vitro, we have been able to show it is effective at killing the cancer cells. Frankincense is taken by many people with no known side effects. This finding has enormous potential to be taken to a clinical trial in the future and developed into an additional treatment for ovarian cancer.

The reason for this is that frankincense shows demonstrable effectiveness in a few areas where chemotherapy isn’t all that effective, particularly with regards to ovarian cancer.

How to use Frankincense Essential Oil?

Frankincense essential oil can be diluted in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil, or add it to your favorite all-natural lotions or creams for topical application.

Other Benefits & Uses of Frankincense Essential Oil

-Stress Relieving Bath-Soak
-Natural Household Cleaner
-Anti-Aging & Wrinkle Fighter
-Relieve the symptoms of gout
-Stress and anxiety management
-Relieves Symptoms of Indigestion
-Natural Cold or Flu Medicine
-Reduce Swelling from Insect Bites
-Helps Relieve Inflammation and Pain
-Wound Healing and Infection Prevention
-Remove moles, skin tags, and warts

Additional Sources:

 https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/frankincense-and-cancer/

http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/frankincense-essential-oil-could-be-superior-to-chemotherapy-in-destroying-cancer-cells/?t=HHL

 https://draxe.com/frankincense-oil-cancer/

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I am 16 and the training technique is destroying my well being

Breathe in. Breathe out.

The strings that hold you collectively are loosening. You feel what’s going on in your physique without currently being ready to management it. Your breathing speeds up. Each sense heightened, your total body shakes. Pins and needles are operating marathons up and down your limbs. It hurts. Everything is as well near. Also loud. And then you shut down.

You’re having a panic assault.

This isn’t an post about why far more awareness is needed about mental wellness troubles or how an remarkable method waved my anxiety away. Individuals articles and books exist, and they express individuals topics much better than I ever could.

This is an post about how our training system is ruining younger people’s lives. No person is listening to the teachers who say it, so possibly somebody will listen to me.

My name is Orli and I’m almost sixteen. When I was younger and I loved to play grown-ups, I dreamed of being 16 – of going to bed when I wished and having my very own money to devote on fairy wings (it hit me tough when I realised that no person dressed up as princess fairies when they received older).

I in no way dreamed I would be like this. It was a shock when I got to secondary college and realized the implications of the marking scheme: you succeed – and you fit in – or you fail. Out of the blue, the creativity I’d brought to all my school projects wasn’t accepted anymore. Rather I had to memorise information and statistics. That was when I realised that my long term would be primarily based on a set of criteria designed by examination boards – and that was when I started having panic attacks. The terror brought on by the thought of failing left me unable to sit virtually all of my GCSE mock exams.

Our training program is flawed. It is creating younger folks to come to feel the sort of strain that shouldn’t be imposed on anyone, of any age. In a 2007 Unicef review rating children’s wellbeing in 21 created countries, Britain came out last.

The system is teaching people that your greatest is not very good sufficient, that you must continually consider tougher and that 1 poor consequence makes you a failure. Achievement is measured by how properly you bear in mind the criteria on a provided day. How can we justify placing the health of young children on the line for an examination board’s definition of achievement? The most essential achievement a man or woman must aim for is getting comfortable in their skin, protected in the knowledge they can live their lifestyle and define achievement on their very own terms.

Associated: How pupil electrical power makes colleges a lot more open about psychological well being issues

Next yr the government’s new GCSEs and A-levels get impact and the grading switch from letters to numbers is not the only thing that will alter. The introduction of a single last exam in area of a number of modules implies college students will now only have 1 likelihood. One particular set of answers will mark the variation between accomplishment and failure.

How can it make sense for us to be deemed responsible sufficient, at sixteen, to make choices that form the rest of our lives when we’re not responsible sufficient to vote for the men and women making these selections?

The way to make positive the following generation is educated as ideal it can be is not to shove exam papers in their faces, it is to allow them breathe, to create a relaxed and enriching surroundings for understanding. Our training technique is producing a generation of broken younger grownups, wound up by a crucial in the back and dropped when they are deemed unfit. It is creating a generation of fearful young individuals who will by no means be daring adequate to consider initiative and find out new issues simply because they’ve been taught that good results is a location that only has one route.

When I appear back on my panic attacks, I want to shake myself – I’ve let a group of politicians with a rigid definition of achievement do this to me. Practically nothing is so essential that it is really worth risking your overall health more than, not even the piece of paper you get, age sixteen, to inform you regardless of whether or not you are very good enough.

Relevant: Secret pupil: 6 factors I’d by no means dare inform my instructor

If you’re a younger particular person who can empathise with this report, I want to tell you that there are a wonderful a lot of of us, and it will get far better. To the politicians, my message is simply this: if you want the nation’s long term generations to be totally free of the crippling anxieties and worry of failure entrenched by the present technique, you have the electrical power to adjust it.

Ultimately I have 3 phrases that’ll make me sound like the whiny 5-yr-outdated I wish I even now was: this is not fair.

I am 16 and the education method is destroying my well being

Breathe in. Breathe out.

The strings that hold you together are loosening. You really feel what’s going on in your body without being ready to handle it. Your breathing speeds up. Every sense heightened, your whole physique shakes. Pins and needles are working marathons up and down your limbs. It hurts. Everything is as well near. As well loud. And then you shut down.

You are obtaining a panic assault.

This isn’t an write-up about why more awareness is essential about mental wellness problems or how an remarkable strategy waved my nervousness away. These posts and books exist, and they express these subjects far better than I ever could.

This is an article about how our training system is ruining younger people’s lives. No one is listening to the teachers who say it, so perhaps a person will listen to me.

My name is Orli and I’m nearly sixteen. When I was younger and I loved to play grown-ups, I dreamed of becoming 16 – of going to bed when I desired and having my personal money to spend on fairy wings (it hit me hard when I realised that nobody dressed up as princess fairies when they acquired older).

I by no means dreamed I would be like this. It was a shock when I got to secondary school and learned the implications of the marking scheme: you be successful – and you fit in – or you fail. All of a sudden, the creativity I’d brought to all my school projects wasn’t accepted any longer. Alternatively I had to memorise facts and statistics. That was when I realised that my potential would be based on a set of criteria designed by exam boards – and that was when I started getting panic attacks. The terror brought on by the idea of failing left me unable to sit virtually all of my GCSE mock exams.

Our schooling technique is flawed. It is causing youthful individuals to really feel the variety of strain that shouldn’t be imposed on anyone, of any age. In a 2007 Unicef study rating children’s wellbeing in 21 developed countries, Britain came out final.

The technique is educating individuals that your greatest is not great adequate, that you have to constantly try more difficult and that a single poor consequence makes you a failure. Good results is measured by how effectively you don’t forget the criteria on a provided day. How can we justify placing the health of young children on the line for an exam board’s definition of achievement? The most critical achievement a person should aim for is becoming relaxed in their skin, protected in the information they can dwell their life and define good results on their personal terms.

Connected: How pupil power tends to make schools more open about psychological overall health troubles

Subsequent 12 months the government’s new GCSEs and A-ranges consider impact and the grading switch from letters to numbers is not the only issue that will change. The introduction of a single ultimate exam in area of several modules implies students will now only have one particular possibility. 1 set of solutions will mark the variation among achievement and failure.

How can it make sense for us to be deemed accountable adequate, at sixteen, to make selections that form the rest of our lives when we’re not accountable sufficient to vote for the people creating these decisions?

The way to make certain the following generation is educated as greatest it can be is not to shove examination papers in their faces, it is to allow them breathe, to create a relaxed and enriching environment for learning. Our training method is producing a generation of broken youthful grownups, wound up by a important in the back and dropped when they are deemed unfit. It is generating a generation of fearful younger individuals who will by no means be bold adequate to get initiative and learn new things since they’ve been taught that good results is a location that only has one particular route.

When I look back on my panic attacks, I want to shake myself – I’ve let a group of politicians with a rigid definition of success do this to me. Nothing is so important that it’s really worth risking your overall health over, not even the piece of paper you get, age sixteen, to inform you whether or not or not you’re good adequate.

Connected: Secret student: six issues I’d in no way dare tell my teacher

If you are a youthful individual who can empathise with this report, I want to tell you that there are a wonderful numerous of us, and it will get greater. To the politicians, my message is merely this: if you want the nation’s long term generations to be cost-free of the crippling anxieties and concern of failure entrenched by the existing technique, you have the energy to adjust it.

In the end I have 3 words that’ll make me sound like the whiny 5-year-old I want I still was: this isn’t fair.

Destroying the final samples of smallpox virus could show short-sighted

I confess that, even though I am a middle-aged mom in a pretty normal household, I am not the world’s ideal housekeeper. It is not uncommon, in a unusual turning of sofa cushions, for me to locate a number of leaky biros and a modest fortune in pocket change. I am quite sure I have discovered total mutant foods groups while defrosting my freezer.

So I felt some sympathy when it was announced that last week staff at the Nationwide Institutes for Health in Bethesda, Maryland, had identified some vials of variola from the 1950s in an unused element of an previous retailer room. It truly is easily done.

The only issue with this generational episode of forgetfulness is that variola is otherwise recognized as smallpox, the notoriously lethal illness that was declared in 1980 to have been eradicated in the wild. The NIH immediately contacted the Centers for Disease Manage and Prevention, and the vials have been securely transported to the CDC secure facility in Atlanta for testing on Monday.

It has because been confirmed that the vials do without a doubt incorporate smallpox DNA, but it will get an additional two weeks ahead of analysts discover regardless of whether the virus within is even now viable. The vials will then be destroyed in the presence of officials from the Globe Wellness Organisation.

The CDC assures in its press release that employees had been highly unlikely to have been exposed, but the discovery will be a fear to anybody concerned about the risk of biological terrorism. And although in this case the vials do not seem to have posed any risk to workers, in the previous scientists have died as a outcome of smallpox stored in laboratories for the purposes of scientific analysis.

A medical photographer at the University of Birmingham, Janet Parker, was killed by anthrax in 1978. It is thought the virus travelled through air ducts from a smallpox laboratory to her darkroom on the floor over. Her mother also contracted the ailment, but survived.

This week’s announcement will no doubt embarrass the CDC which, just three weeks ago, had to admit that 75 scientists in three laboratories had been accidentally exposed to dwell, rather than inactivated, anthrax samples sent out from its Atlanta facility.

The WHO programme to eradicate smallpox was a brilliant instance of steadfastness, surveillance and human ingenuity. It has been estimated that 300 million folks died of smallpox in the 20th century alone. By means of the late 1960s and early 1970s, an global team of wellness employees – underneath the advice of the brilliant American physiologist and epidemiologist Donald Ainslie Henderson – adopted a method that could only be described as “good old-fashioned shoe leather detective work”.

They travelled the planet and visited local communities asking people if they had witnessed cases of smallpox, and when they located 1 working a system of ring vaccination (vaccinating absolutely everyone who had contact with the situation) to avoid the virus from spreading.

Extremely, they succeeded. The final naturally acquired case of smallpox was in a Somalian cook named Ali Maow Maalin in October 1977. The group waited for new cases to seem. And waited. But none came. Smallpox was officially declared eradicated three years later. Maalin survived, but died last yr after dedicating the remainder of his daily life to the eradication of another major killer – polio.

Which is not to say that the smallpox virus has been wiped from the face of the planet, even enabling for likelihood finds like last week’s. There are two safe facilities that still hold samples of the virus – the aforementioned CDC facility in Atlanta, and one particular at the Russian State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology in Koltsovo (an intriguing reflection of the cold war nonetheless raging when the virus was declared eradicated). These samples had been scheduled to be destroyed in 1993 but they nevertheless exist and there is some debate about what must take place to them.

Numerous created nations, led by the USA, argue that there is nonetheless a lot study to be accomplished and that the current vaccine needs to be refined to operate better in people with compromised immune methods (this kind of as those with HIV). Nevertheless developing nations, with so a lot far more to lose from a new outbreak, argue that the risk outweighs the advantage.

The guy who did so considerably to destroy smallpox, Donald Henderson, has stated that he thinks it is time for the virus to be destroyed and that all productive investigation on it has been completed. We sequenced the smallpox genome in 1994 and if we need to, the argument runs, we can carry it back for more investigation.

But there can be no doubt that recreating the virus from scratch would be hugely controversial – scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison not too long ago provoked a storm of criticism when they recreated the deadly Spanish influenza virus that killed millions in the aftermath of the very first world war, utilizing fragments of avian flu viruses discovered in wild ducks. The researchers claimed the virus could inform influenza vaccine advancement.

The query will often be “does the danger of accidental release outweigh the rewards of analysis, or the other way around?” And, as with so several decisions in healthcare investigation, the solution is not clearcut.

But although we wonder what on earth to do with the official stocks of smallpox, maybe we must also wonder what the following workplace move or clearout of an old laboratory room will carry. Final week’s incident displays that smallpox could even now pop up from time to time. And if we cannot ensure it has been wiped out elsewhere, why wipe out our own extremely secure, managed supply?

Any (rare) accidents at managed amenities could be ringfenced right away and their impact minimised. If something, the destruction of the vials identified on one July will be evidence that we truly are quite risk-free from one more epidemic.

The greatest growth in the world of infectious illnesses considering that the eradication of smallpox has been the physical appearance of HIV, a totally new kind of human immune deficiency, and we don’t know what else could be close to the corner. So destroying the smallpox virus for excellent – effectively closing down a entire avenue of vaccine investigation – could be a terrible notion.

In the meantime, I have a freezer to defrost.

Are Prescription Medicines Destroying Your Brain?

Prescription medicines cause above one hundred,000 deaths per 12 months and result in one more 1.five million men and women to experience side effects so serious they should be hospitalized. Shockingly, adverse drug reactions are now the fourth leading trigger of death in the US. (one)

This is in part due to the dilemma of “polypharmacy” — the taking of several drugs at when that interact in damaging and at times sudden ways.

Each medication carries the chance of side results. When far more than one particular drug at a time is taken, the dangers boost exponentially. When you take into account that the regular 65-yr-previous requires five drugs (2), you can think about how widespread the problem of polypharmacy is.

Armon Neel is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist who has devoted his job to guiding health experts and older adults in the proper use of medication. He writes AARP’s “Ask the Pharmacist” column.

In his book, Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?, he contends that as many as 3 out of four Alzheimer’s instances could be induced by drug interactions. This is a stunning indictment!

He factors out that polypharmacy becomes a greater concern as you expand older. Not only are seniors taking a lot more medicines, but the ones they take are not dealt with by the body as well as when they had been younger.

Livers and kidneys no longer operate as efficiently and have a more difficult time breaking down and getting rid of medication from the system. This is why some people who have been on a drug for many years might suddenly find it leads to side effects as they age.

A lot of drugs can lead to a false-constructive diagnosis for dementia or Alzheimer’s. 1 way typical mechanism for this is the reduction in the brain’s level of acetylcholine, the primary neurotransmitter involved with memory and finding out. This can lead to signs that resemble dementia like psychological confusion, delirium, blurred vision, memory loss, and hallucinations.

Here are three of the worst-offending categories of medicines to view out for:

  • If you take a drug that commences with “anti”, this kind of as antihistamines, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antibiotics, antispasmodics, or antihypertensives, it is likely that it will have an effect on your acetylcholine ranges, and your brain perform.
  • Sleeping drugs are notorious for creating memory reduction. Ambien so typically induces memory loss that some have coined it “the amnesia drug”. There are much better methods to get to rest!
  • Possibly the single worst group of drugs for your brain would be the statin medicines, which are used to lower cholesterol amounts. These medication trigger memory loss so frequently that they are now necessary to state they can cause memory loss on the label.

One more scary side result of statins is that they can lead to diabetes. Dr. Stephen Sinatra, founder of Heart MD Institute, cites the alarming statistic that 48% of ladies who take these medications turn into diabetic.

We’ve been brainwashed to believe that reduced cholesterol is a marker of good overall health, but this turns out to not be real.

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the best-offering book Grain Brain, points out that minimal cholesterol degree increases the chance of suicide, depression, and dementia. The threat of dementia is diminished by 70% in these with high cholesterol. You go through that appropriate – high cholesterol decreases chance of dementia.

Dr. Duane Graveline, a healthcare physician and NASA astronaut, wrote an eye-opening account of the dangers of 1 popular statin drug in Lipitor Thief of Memory. He seasoned two bouts of severe memory loss diagnosed as transient worldwide amnesia (TGA). Ultimately, this was traced to his taking Lipitor.

He is now on a various kind of mission — to warn of the perils of cholesterol decreasing medicines. You can uncover more than 250 posts on cholesterol, statin medication, and their side results on his site SpaceDoc.com.

Fortunately, drug-induced dementia can usually be reversed just by stopping the offending medicine. So if you or somebody you adore takes medications and suspects they may possibly be triggering cognitive troubles, here are some actions Armon Neel suggests you can take:

  • Consider stock of what you are taking. Create down each medication, dosage, and when you started taking it.
  • Speak to your physician about what you are taking, how significantly you are taking, and why you are taking it. If you have more than a single doctor, have this conversation with every single.
  • Ask if there are any non-drug approaches you can take as an alternative. Find out the consequences of stopping any medicine. If there are any prescription drugs that can be eradicated, examine a plan for getting off them and adhere to the strategy.
  • You should usually get all your prescription drugs filled by the same pharmacy. Speak to your pharmacist about your regime to make certain there are no recognized interactions.
  • Read Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? Reviewers on Amazon get in touch with it “a daily life saver”.

Not sure if your medicines are creating cognitive problems? Here’s a listing of the top 20 medications that can result in memory reduction.

ABOUT THE Writer:

Deane Alban is the co-founder of BeBrainFit.com, along with her husband Dr. Patrick Alban. With each other they’ll present how to keep your brain youthful, healthy, and completely-working for existence.

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