Friday, June 02, 2023


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce

Coronavirus May Be Spread by Money Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Mar. 2, 2020 that dirty banknotes may be spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus because the virus can survive on surfaces for several days, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.1 “Yes, it’s possible,” said a WHO spokesperson. “We know that money changes hands frequently and can pick up all […]

Doctors Avoid Hand Washing Despite Evidence It is Best Way to Reduce Infections

hands hovering

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been urging everyone to thoroughly and frequently wash their hands since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in China, highlighting the long recognized practice of hand washing as a tried and true infection control measure.1 A little known fact is that among all health care providers, […]

Maternal Mortality Up Among Black Women in the U.S.

African-American woman in thought

Story Highlights The incidence of maternal mortality, either during childbirth or during the postpartum period is increasing in the U.S., especially among black women. Differences in education, access to quality healthcare, and financial resources contribute to but do not explain the racial disparities in pregnancy and childbirth mortality. Some of the other probable causes include […]

Malnutrition in America

overweight boy holding broccoli

Opinion | While the news is full of stories of malnutrition elsewhere in the world, many people don’t realize that malnutrition is a problem in the United States, as well. Malnutrition is the condition that develops when the body is deprived of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.1 […]

Flu Shot Fails to Protect Seniors and May Increase Miscarriages

elderly woman holding cane

Opinion | Flu season is creeping up on us again and there are widespread calls to get your annual flu shot, despite the fact that, year after year, this strategy turns out to have an abysmal rate of effectiveness across the board. One group that consistently turns out to draw the short end of the stick […]

The Dose Makes the Poison in Pet Vaccines

dog staring down vaccine

Story Highlights Almost all states in the U.S. require certain core vaccines for companion animals including dogs, cats and ferrets, with many expected to be repeated annually. Vaccine dosages are given on a one-size-fits-all basis, so that Chihuahua puppies and full grown Mastiffs receive the same amount of vaccine. Despite data showing that small breeds […]

Comparing the Health of Children in Japan and America

Japanese children walking to school

Story Highlights Japanese children are recognized as among the healthiest in the world, while American children compare poorly, despite the U.S. spending more than any other country on health care. Japan’s vaccine policy is non-compulsory, with vaccines considered either “routine” or “voluntary” but never forced. High rates of adverse events following MMR and HPV vaccinations […]

FDA Approves Medical Device to Treat Children With ADHD

boy with ADHD

Story Highlights The FDA recently approved a medical device known as called Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System (eTNS) for treating children diagnosed with ADHD. The methodology of the clinical trial used to test the safety and efficacy of the electrical nerve stimulation device was flawed, which has raised concerns about safety. There are glaring […]

Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Creating a Shingles Epidemic?

varicella vaccine

Many of you reading this probably remember having chickenpox as a child. You were likely tired, feverish and had an itchy rash, which subsequently cleared up, leaving you with lifelong natural immunity. Getting chickenpox was so common it was a rite of passage of sorts, which virtually all school-age children experienced. Today chickenpox has become […]

The Era of Overmedication

hand reaching for the pill container

Story Highlights A 2017 survey revealed that over half of the American population takes prescription drugs, with four drugs being the average. Polypharmacy (taking multiple drugs) poses numerous risks to patients, one of which includes adverse effects from drug-to-drug interactions. Receiving multiple vaccines simultaneously also presents potential risks to patients from unknown vaccine-to-vaccine interactions. If […]

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