Public school teachers in Los Angeles, California went on strike last month to demand better conditions for students in their schools. Not only were teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District asking for a pay increase but also demanded smaller class sizes, more counselors, more librarians and a full-time nurse in every school.1 Such […]
On Dec. 10, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a record 158 confirmed cases of the polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 36 states. The number surpassed the previous record of 149 confirmed cases in 39 states in 2016.1 As of Dec. 21, 2018, confirmed cases of AFM […]
Health officials have still been unable to find definitive answers to the cause and treatment for acute transverse myelitis (ATM)— paralytic condition associated with inflammation in the spinal cord. Historically, the first ATM cases were described in 1882, but the term “acute transverse myelitis” was not used until 1948.1 Now, the estimated incidence is approximately 1,400 […]
On Nov. 19, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the creation of the Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Task Force aimed at looking for the cause of AFM—a mysterious polio-like illness that involves inflammation of the spinal cord and primarily paralyzes healthy children—and improving treatment and outcomes for individuals suffering with AFM. […]
Story Highlights A new experimental “vaccine” for celiac disease is ready to be tested in a clinical trial. The “vaccine”, which is type of immunotherapy, is said to work like allergy shots. Allergy shots currently on the market have side effects and contain ingredients such as aluminum and phenol, which can be toxic for humans. […]
According to the American Cancer Society, after accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and four. Although pediatrics cancers account for less than one percent of all cancers diagnosed each year, the number of children diagnosed with cancer has been rising steadily over the last few decades. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)…
A report released by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in April 2018 revealed that in 2014, one in 59 eight-year-old children across 11 communities in the United States were identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This latest official CDC estimate for prevalence of ASD among children is higher than for the years 2010 and 2012, when one in 68 children the same age were identified by CDC officials as having ASD.
A study published in the journal Surgical Neurology International in 2015 highlighted a growing trend in the onset of dementia among people under 65 years of age. The study, authored by Colin Pritchard and Emily Rosenorn-Lanng of Bournemouth University in England, found that dementia and other neurological diseases…
In an article in The Vaccine Reaction titled “Why are Americans So Sick?” journalist Rishma Parpia noted that the United States is experiencing an epidemic of autoimmune diseases. She listed several autoimmune diseases associated with chronic inflammation in the body…
In the early 1900s, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in the United States. Tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal disease caused 30 percent of the deaths. However, by the end of the twentieth century, death from chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and stroke replaced deaths from infectious diseases.