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[size="3"][quote name='ramana' date='23 September 2011 - 01:20 AM' timestamp='1316720527' post='112973']

The chance of getting cancer from mosquito coils is much less than the chances of getting malaria from mosquito bites.



Ramana ji, from what I have been noticing in the last two-three decades, it is the public which has become the "clinical trials," and side-effects of products introduced into the market come out after years of release. For example, plastics containers we use for food/water, mobile phones, and the most atrocious of all, allopathic medicines.

Any info on the side-effects of post-coil inventions like the Good Knight liquid and the "hummer"? [/size]
[size="3"][url=""]Humble guava packs healthiest punch[/url] : TOI, Oct 12, 2011

Quote:The humble guava is the healthiest fruit for the human body, while the pineapple is at the bottom of this index. The first-of-its-kind research to evaluate the amount of natural antioxidant levels of 14 fresh fruits commonly consumed in India has come up with surprising revelations. Guava came in at the top, followed by the Indian plum. Mango, pomegranate, custard apple and apple are among the other fruits that offer the highest amount of antioxidants.

The study - conducted by Hyderabad's National Institute of Nutrition - found that pineapple, banana, papaya, water melon and grapes had the least amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants play a crucial role in preventing cellular damage - the common reason for aging, cancer and several degenerative diseases.

In a study published in the journal "Food Research International", lead author Dr D Sreeramulu from NIN's endocrinology and metabolism division found that the antioxidant activity ranged from as high as 496 mg/100 grams in guava to as low as 22 mg/100g in pineapple.

Sreeramulu told TOI, "The findings came as an eye-opener. We usually believe expensive fruits are the richest source of nutrition. But our extensive research shows that fruits that are rich in antioxidants help scavenge free radicals that destroy tissues." Modern lifestyles, he adds, lead to an excess of free radicals.

Fruit-rich diet cuts cell damage risk

A fruit-rich diet is linked to lower risk of chronic degenerative diseases, besides the added incentive of slowing aging. Adding to worldwide studies that show fruits are rich sources of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity (AOA), Dr Sreeramulu of the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad says even the commonly available guava can enrich the Indian diet.

Sreeramulu's study to determine the AOA and phenolic content of fresh fruits commonly consumed in India has provided an index of the healthiest fruits. The guava and Indian plum have pipped the pineapple in terms of antioxidant value.

"Dietary polyphenol intakes from fruits and vegetables are known to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and cancer. The present data will be useful to consumers to plan antioxidant rich diets and to the health professionals and nutritionists in estimating the daily intakes of phenolic antioxidants and their impact," he added.

"Current lifestyles cause over-production of free radicals. Free radicals are atoms that can start a chain reaction and cause damage when they react with important cellular components such as DNA or cell membrane. Cells may function poorly or die if this occurs," says Sreeramulu.

"Natural antioxidants protect from oxidative stress and associated diseases, and therefore, play an important role in healthcare. Fruits are important dietary sources of antioxidant polyphenols to humans. In recent times, natural antioxidants have attracted considerable interest among nutritionists, food manufacturers and consumers because of their presumed safety and potential therapeutic value."

Three samples of each variety of fresh fruit were purchased and edible portions were cut into small pieces and extracted with acidified aqueous methanol.

[size="3"][url=""]SANE Vax Inc. Discovers Potential Bio-hazard Contaminant in Merck’s Gardasil™ HPV 4 Vaccine[/url] : September 5, 2011

[indent][size="3"][quote name="Leslie Carol Botha"][size="4"]Gardasil victim found to have HPV DNA in her blood 2 Years Post-Vaccination[/size][size="4"]

13 different vaccine vials – 13 different lots of Gardasil from around the world tested

[size="4"]Results – 100% contamination with HPV Recombinant DNA.[/size]

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SANE Vax Inc. contracted with an independent lab to test for contamination and found HPV recombinant DNA (rDNA) in 13 vaccine vials. The Gardasil vials with different lot numbers were from New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Poland, France and three states in the U.S. 100% of the samples tested positive for the presence of the genetically modified HPV DNA.

Dr. Sin Hang Lee, a pathologist at the Milford Hospital pathology laboratory well-known for using cutting-edge DNA sequencing for molecular diagnoses, was initially contracted to examine a single sample of Gardasil for possible contamination. This sample tested positive for recombinant HPV-11 and HPV-18 residues, both of which were firmly attached to the aluminum adjuvant.

In a certified letter mailed to FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg on August 29, 2011, SANE Vax Inc. requested ‘the FDA investigate the extent of the HPV DNA contamination in the Gardasil HPV4 vaccine currently on the market and take appropriate actions to ensure public safety regarding future shipments.’.

Why Did SANE Vax Inc. Investigate Possible Gardasil Contamination?

The mother of a sexually naïve adolescent girl who developed acute onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis within 24 hours of her last injection of the Gardasil™ series contacted SANE Vax Inc. looking for more information.

In an effort to help her now very sick daughter the mother went to an MD practicing naturopath who conducted a toxicity test that eventually found HPV DNA in the girl’s blood. The significance of this finding is that it is highly unusual to find HPV DNA in the blood. HPV, if present in the body, exists in the epithelial (skin and mucosa) membranes. HPV or its DNA, by itself does not survive for any great length of time in the bloodstream. Why was the HPV DNA in her bloodstream two years post-vaccination?

Natural vs. Recombinant DNA

According to Dr. Lee, “‘Natural HPV DNA does not remain in the bloodstream for very long. However, the HPV DNA in Gardasil™ is not ‘natural’ DNA. It is a recombinant HPV DNA (rDNA) – genetically engineered – to be inserted into yeast cells for VLP (virus-like-particle) protein production. rDNA is known to behave differently from natural DNA. It may enter a human cell, especially in an inflammatory lesion caused by the effects of the aluminum adjuvant, via poorly understood mechanisms.

“Once a segment of recombinant DNA is inserted into a human cell, the consequences are hard to predict. It may be in the cell temporarily or stay there forever, with or without causing a mutation. Now the host cell contains human DNA as well as genetically engineered viral DNA.”

What is a Recombinant DNA Virus?

Recombinant DNA (rDNA) refers to novel DNA molecules engineered by joining natural or synthetic DNA segments to other DNA molecules so that they can replicate in a living cell. The possibility for these replicable forms of DNA as uncertain toxic substance or as environmental hazard has been a concern since rDNA technology was invented in 1973. Thus, rDNA is considered a potential biohazard, and NIH has mandated that research institutions monitor and regulate its use.

All recombinant or genetically engineered DNAs are considered potential biohazards if injected intramuscularly into the body. Merck’s Gardasil™ HPV4 vaccine is administered intramuscularly – as are many other vaccines. However, Gardasil™ is the first vaccine found to be contaminated by a genetically engineered DNA used to manufacture virus-like particle proteins for the vaccine.

SANE Vax Inc. believes the FDA should have required Merck to test for, evaluate and quantify the risks of residual recombinant HPV DNA in Gardasilâ„¢ before granting approval for marketing the vaccine. SANE Vax Inc. believes the FDA should require every lot of Gardasilâ„¢ be tested for residual HPV DNA prior to shipment.

Gardasil Patient Product Insert Stated No Viral DNA’s in the Vaccine.

In fact, Merck’s Gardasil™ Patient Product Inserts stated that there is ‘no viral DNA’ in the Gardasil vaccine. That is until April 2011 – when the line was glaringly absent from U.S. product inserts.

The European Medicines Agency on line literature still states: ‘Gardasil is an adjuvanted non-infectious recombinant quadrivalent vaccine prepared from the highly purified virus-like particles (VLP’s) of the major capsid L1 protein of HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18. The VLP’s contain no viral DNA; they cannot infect cells, reproduce or cause the disease.’

SANE Vax Inc.’s research found that 100% of the 13 samples tested were contaminated with viral HPV DNA residue, including a synthetic construct for HPV11 major capsid protein L1 gene, a recombinant DNA genetically engineered specifically for manufacturing of the Gardasil vaccine. All DNA residue discovered was firmly attached to the insoluble aluminum adjuvant in the vaccine, requiring a new protocol for detection.

Dr. Lee firmly stated: “Based on medical literature and some of the FDA/Merck’s own publications, adventitious (coming from an outside source) DNA in an injectable protein-based vaccine may increase the risk of autoimmune disorders and gene mutation which may lead to malignancies.”

Merck, the FDA, CDC and the NCI Owe Medical Consumers Answers

SANE Vax Inc. wants to know how many adolescents who have suffered adverse reactions post Gardasil vaccination have HPV DNA in their blood. What are the medical ramifications should HPV DNA remain in the bloodstream for an extended period of time?

Does the aluminum adjuvant become the carrier for HPV DNA causing said DNA to remain in the blood and/or organs for an extended length of time?

Since viral DNA cannot replicate by itself (it needs a host cell) what happens if genetically engineered viral DNA enters a human host cell?

How will this now ‘genetically-engineered cell’ replicate? Will it mutate the host cell leading towards cancer?

How will genetically engineered cells affect the reproductive health of future generations?

How does the immune system react to the detection of a combination viral DNA and human DNA in what was once a ‘normal’ cell? Will the immune system fight the now genetically engineered human cell?

Medical consumers need to have these questions answered by Merck, the FDA, CDC, and NCI.

SANE Vax Inc.’s Position

SANE Vax Inc. believes the FDA and Merck should be transparent and tell medical consumers the potential health impacts the contaminant HPV DNA has brought upon the vaccinated children of the world. High rates of autoimmune disorders, 380 reports of abnormal pap tests, 137 reports of cervical dysplasia, and 41 reports of cervical cancer including Carcinoma in situ or Cervix carcinoma or Cervix carcinoma stage 0 or Cervix carcinoma stage I or Cervix carcinoma stage III 6 warrants an immediate investigation into Gardasil’s™ safety and efficacy.

SANE Vax Inc. believes the FDA and Merck should have tested, evaluated and quantified the risk of the residual recombinant HPV DNA in Gardasilâ„¢ before vaccine approval.

SANE Vax Inc. believes that both the FDA and Merck were at least negligent and perhaps fraudulent when claiming there was ‘no HPV (viral) DNA’ in the Gardasil™ vaccine.[/quote]

[/indent][size="3"]Correlate with what the Bill and Melinda Gates [color="#9932cc"]{"Eugenics"}[/color] Foundation was up to in India: [Image: icon_evil.gif]

[url=""]Centre halts HPV vaccine project;[/url][url=""] Brinda seeks impartial probe into HPV vaccine programme; Groups[/url][url=""] write to Azad on HPV vaccine trial[/url][/size]
[size="3"][url=""]ICMR guidelines violated in HPV project: Brinda[/url] : The Hindu, October 28, 2011

[size="3"][url=""]Vaccines Have Serious Side Effects - The Institute of Medicine Says So![/url]: September 27 2011

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[indent][size="3"] As I have long stated, and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) now admits:

"Vaccines are not free from side effects, or "adverse effects""

This admission came after a review of more than 1,000 vaccine studies, which was intended to assess the scientific evidence in the medical literature about specific adverse events associated with eight vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); varicella (chickenpox); influenza; hepatitis A; hepatitis B; HPV; diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DtaP); and meningococcal. The adverse events selected for IOM review were ones for which people had submitted vaccine injury claims to the federal [url=""]Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)[/url]. A convincing causal relationship was found for 14 adverse events and certain vaccines.

[/indent][size="3"]14 Dangerous Side Effects Linked to Vaccination, IOM Report Says

[indent][size="3"] In the first comprehensive safety review in nearly two decades, the Institute of Medicine found convincing scientic evidence for a causal relationship between certain vaccines and serious adverse health outcomes. This includes:

Chickenpox Vaccine

  • [size="3"]Vaccine strain varicella zoster infection after vaccination without other organ involvement;[/size]
  • [size="3"]Vaccine strain varicella zoster infection and subsequent infection resulting in pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis or hepatitis in individuals with demonstrated immunodeficiences;[/size]

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

  • [size="3"]Measles inclusion body encephalitis[/size]
  • [size="3"]Febrile seizures, a type of seizure that occurs in infants and young children in association with fever[/size]
  • [size="3"]Short-term joint pain (arthralgia) in children and women[/size]

Other findings revealed:

  • [size="3"]Six types of vaccines -- MMR, varicella zoster (chickenpox), influenza, hepatitis B, meningococcal, and tetanus-containing vaccines -- are linked to anaphylaxis (severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction). The HPV vaccine was also linked to anaphylaxis in yeast-sensitive individuals.[/size]
  • [size="3"]Injection of any vaccine in general can lead to sudden fainting (syncope) and symptoms of deltoid bursitis, or shoulder inflammation[/size]
  • [size="3"]Two Canadian flu vaccines were linked to oculo-respiratory syndrome characterized by conjunctivitis, facial swelling, and mild respiratory symptoms.[/size]
  • [size="3"]Scientific research suggests that many people, who experience an adverse reaction to vaccines, have individual susceptibility that can make them at higher risk for experiencing acute and chronic health problems after vaccination due to biodiversity (genetic variations) within populations; age at the time of vaccination; immune deficiencies; coinciding infections/illnesses; and other environmental exposures, (such as toxins, traumas).[/size]

Too Little Evidence Available to Effectively Evaluate Most Side Effects

[indent][size="3"] Despite conclusive findings by IOM linking certain vaccines to brain inflammation, febrile seizures and potentially life-threatening infections like pneumonia and meningitis in susceptible individuals, most of the media headlines about the IOM’s 600-page report are spinning the reports conclusions and stating that “few adverse effects are caused by the vaccines reviewed in this report.”

The truth is that the IOM Committee came to this startling conclusion, which they admitted openly and that is:

[indent] [size="3"]"For the vast majority, (135 vaccine-adverse event pairs), the evidence is inadequate to accept or reject a causal relationship."

[/indent][size="3"] In other words, for the majority of side effects and health conditions that have occurred in conjunction with vaccinations, they simply have no idea whether the vaccine caused the problem or not. In fact, the IOM Committee warned that there should be no misinterpretation of the fact that they DO NOT KNOW whether or not more than 100 very serious reported health problems linked to the eight vaccines they studied are caused by those vaccines. In most cases, the Committee was unable to come to a conclusion because there are no or very few scientific studies investigating the reported vaccine-related adverse event or the studies, which are published in the medical literature, are methodologically flawed in some way.

And isn’t this precisely the problem? The current vaccination schedule is a one-size-fits-all approach that has never been proven safe!

As [url=""]Barbara Loe Fisher[/url], founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), stated:

[indent] [size="3"]"The truth is, nobody knows how many vaccine victims there are in America, how many of the 1 in 6 learning disabled children; or the 1 in 9 with asthma; or the 1 in 100 who develop autism; or the 1 in 450 who become diabetic, can trace their chronic inflammation, disease and disability back to vaccine reactions that have been dismissed by public health officials and doctors for the past century as just "a coincidence.""

[/indent][size="3"] Or, if they aren’t dismissed as coincidence, they are dismissed on the grounds that there’s not enough data available to establish a “causal relationship.” This is exactly the reason why unbiased vaccine safety studies are so desperately and urgently need.

[url=""]NVIC recently issued a statement[/url] regarding IOM's new report, noting this very fact:

[indent] [size="3"]"The [IOM] Committee was hampered by the same gaps in knowledge regarding vaccine adverse effects that hampered IOM Committees undertaking the same task in 1991 and 1994. For the majority of potential vaccine adverse effects reported to be associated with vaccines, this IOM Committee like those before, came to the conclusion that the biological mechanism and epidemiological evidence published in the medical literature is simply inadequate to accept or reject a causation finding.

This is a very important conclusion, because the current state of science holds no answers for parents and doctors, who for many years have reported multiple vaccine injuries to the government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).

Insufficient scientific evidence to make a call about whether certain vaccines do or do not cause a wide range of serious health conditions, such as encephalitis, encephalopathy, stroke, asthma, autism, SIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, lupus, and blood disorders, is problematical when these vaccines are mandated by law to be used by every child and recommended for many adults.

The Committee's clear acknowledgement that there is a lack of adequate scientific understanding about the way that vaccines act in the human body, including how, when, why and for whom they are harmful, is confirmation that more and higher quality vaccine safety science is urgently needed."

[/indent][/indent][size="3"]Why Are So Many Children Receiving Extra Vaccines?

[indent][size="3"] Adding insult to injury, a separate review by independent researchers looking at the 1999-2003 National Immunization Survey data found that nearly [url=""]10 percent of children aged 19-35 months have received extra vaccinations[/url] and the rate was highest for children who received vaccines at more than one facility or from more than one provider. This is the last thing that kids need, considering that just about every year one or more “new” vaccines are added to the already overloaded schedule.

As it stands, children are expected to get 48 doses of 14 vaccines by the time they’re just 6 years old – starting with the first vaccine given on the day of birth in the newborn nursery! By age 18, federal public health officials say they should have gotten a total of 69 doses of 16 vaccines.

This “prescription” is the same for every U.S. child, even though it’s well known that all children are not the same biologically – as the recent Institute of Medicine report clearly points out - and some children will not be able to survive the currently recommended vaccine schedule without suffering serious harm to their health. And if you take your child to multiple health care providers or facilities, the odds are high that they may be mistakenly given “extra” vaccines on top of the recommended schedule.

To avoid this, if you do decide to vaccinate, be sure you keep a detailed record of which vaccinations your child has received, and when – do not rely on your doctor’s office to do that for you. It is also a good idea to have your child’s vaccination history on hand in the event there is a vaccine reaction.

[/indent][size="3"]You Can View Common Vaccine Reactions Right Now

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A study explains the "Normalcy Bias", or the "Ostrich" syndrome, so common among the majority of the population.

[indent]Definition: [url=""]Ostrich Syndrome[/url]

Quote:Ostrich Syndrome is when people prefer to 'stick their heads in the sand', much as an ostrich does, rather than accept some uncomfortable facts. On wikis, especially liberal ones like Wikipedia, this is achieved by deleting such uncomfortable facts from articles or talk pages. [Image: icon_mrgreen.gif]

[/indent]Definition: [url=""]Normalcy bias[/url]

Quote:The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.


[url=""]Brain imaging reveals why we remain optimistic in the face of reality[/url]

Quote:For some people, the glass is always half full. Even when a football fan's team has lost ten matches in a row, he might still be convinced his team can reverse its run of bad luck. So why, in the face of clear evidence to suggest to the contrary, do some people remain so optimistic about the future?

In a study published today in Nature Neuroscience, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) show that people who are very optimistic about the outcome of events tend to learn only from information that reinforces their rose-tinted view of the world. This is related to 'faulty' function of their frontal lobes.

People's predictions of the future are often unrealistically optimistic. A problem that has puzzled scientists for decades is why human optimism is so pervasive, when reality continuously confronts us with information that challenges these biased beliefs.

"Seeing the glass as half full rather than half empty can be a positive thing – it can lower stress and anxiety and be good for our health and well-being," explains Dr Tali Sharot. "But it can also mean that we are less likely to take precautionary action, such as practising safe sex or saving for retirement. So why don't we learn from cautionary information?"

In this new study, Dr Sharot and Professor Ray Dolan from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, together with Christoph Korn from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain have shown that our failure to alter optimistic predictions when presented with conflicting information is due to errors in how we process the information in our brains.

Nineteen volunteers were presented with a series of negative life events, such as car theft or Parkinson's disease, whilst lying in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner, which measures activity in the brain. They were asked to estimate the probability that this event would happen to them in the future. After a short pause, the volunteers were told the average probability of this event to occur. In total, the participants saw eighty such events.

After the scanning sessions, the participants were asked once again to estimate the probability of each event occurring to them. They were also asked to fill in a questionnaire measuring their level of optimism.

The researchers found that people did, in fact, update their estimates based on the information given, but only if the information was better than expected. For example if they had predicted that their likelihood of suffering from cancer was 40%, but the average likelihood was 30%, they might adjust their estimate to 32%. If the information was worse than expected – for example, if they had estimated 10% – then they tended to adjust their estimate much less, as if ignoring the data.

The results of the brain scans suggested why this might be the case. All participants showed increased activity in the frontal lobes of the brain when the information given was better than expected, this activity actively processed the information to recalculate an estimate. However, when the information was worse than estimated, the more optimistic a participant was (according to the personality questionnaire), the less efficiently activity in these frontal regions coded for it, suggesting they were disregarding the evidence presented to them.

Dr Sharot adds: "Our study suggests that we pick and choose the information that we listen to. The more optimistic we are, the less likely we are to be influenced by negative information about the future. This can have benefits for our mental health, but there are obvious downsides. Many experts believe the financial crisis in 2008 was precipitated by analysts overestimating the performance of their assets even in the face of clear evidence to the contrary."

'Understanding the brain' is one of the Wellcome Trust's key strategic challenges. At the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, clinicians and scientists study higher cognitive function to understand how thought and perception arise from brain activity, and how such processes break down in neurological and psychiatric disease.

Commenting on the study, Dr John Williams, Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust, said: "Being optimistic must clearly have some benefits, but is it always helpful and why do some people have a less rosy outlook on life? Understanding how some people always manage to remain optimistic could provide useful insights into happens when our brains do not function properly."

More information: Tali Sharot, Christoph Korn & Raymond Dolan. How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality. Nature Neuroscience; e-pub 9 October 2011.

[/indent]The neuroscience study (advance online publication) of Sharot et al, referred to in the above article, is available here: [size="4"][url=""]How unrealistic optimism is maintained in the face of reality[/url][/size] (pdf)
[url=""]Five-in-one vaccine to be launched in 2 states next month[/url] : TOI, Nov 18, 2011

Quote:The much awaited five-in-one vaccine will be rolled out from December.

To begin with, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which have high routine immunization coverage rate, will use the pentavalent vaccine in their universal immunization drive.

Six other states - Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh - have expressed their interest to use the five-in-one vaccine. The ministry will take a final call on allowing these states to roll out pentavalent vaccine over the next few months.

Union health secretary P K Pradhan said the GAVI Alliance - a Geneva-based public-private partnership aimed at improving health in the world's poorest countries - is supplying the pentavalent vaccine to India for free.

"Gavi is giving us vaccines worth Rs 765 crore for three years for 10 states. The consignment will arrive by the end of next month. However, we are first rolling it out in two states. We will decide on the request of the other six states by analyzing their capability to handle adverse effects of vaccination. [color="#9932cc"]{Sure..sure.... indian kids up for clinical trials like what the Gates foundation did with the HPV vaccines}[/color] Most of these states have high routine immunization rates. India will bear the expense for procuring the pentavalent vaccine after three years," Pradhan said.

The introduction of a pentavalent vaccine was recommended by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) on June 16, 2008. The pentavalent vaccine will reduce chances of dropout, will need no additional cold chain space and the number of syringes used will dip as well. India plans to vaccinate 16 lakh children in these two states in the first year.

The five-in-one vaccine will have diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus ( DPT), Hepatitis B and HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B - the bacterial microorganism that causes several serious childhood illnesses like meningitis and pneumonia). Children will also get their oral polio doses as part of the routine immunization programme.

"We are bringing to India the liquid pentavalent vaccine, which are readymade. It will be a 10-dose package which will prove cheaper since it will require less storage space, lesser volume of cold chain and reduced transportation cost. All children attending the RI rounds will get the pentavalent shot at 6, 10 and 14 weeks. For the first year, we will require over 50 lakh doses," a ministry official said.

"HIB will prevent pneumonia among children. In the under-five mortality, 20% are caused by pneumonia. And one-third of the pneumonia mortality is caused by HIB. The vaccine vials will reach us by end-June, it will be rolled out shortly after that," he added.
Along with the first HIN1 swine flu outbreak at a military installation at Fort Dix, the following is also quite suspicious:

1. [url=""]Polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS: some key writings[/url]


Killer zoonoses for some reasons always a way of "breaking out" in the "third world".

NRI Indian children are currently being investigated for immunologic insights into the so-called hygiene hypothesis, wherein altered allergen exposure (e.g., less exposure to previously common helminths, pinworms, etc.) unfavorably modulates the immune system resulting in everything from atypical food allergies to autism. Although it appears to be purely medical related at the moment, "future abuses" are not hard to imagine. Compounding the problem is the fact that detailed (and race-specific) genetic susceptibility information can be acquired from something as simple as bone marrow registry.

On a lighter note, for the intellectual gluttons amongst us always keen to extrapolate to the "social world", the hygiene hypothesis confirms that there is no such thing as a parasite in the natural world. Moral justification achieved for the heathens at last, let's breathe easier and sleep sounder now. Jai ho.

A post I made on BRF two years back on 13 Dec 2009:


According to statistics, 36,000 people die in US yearly due to regular flu. If the current trend of swine flu deaths (approx 2400 in 8 months) in US is extrapolated to a year, with some extras thrown in, it will come to less than 4,000.

According to WHO's report, about 8,000 deaths have occurred worldwide in about 8 months. Also, according to their data, 300,000 - 500,000 people worldwide die every year from regular flu.

And swine flu is classified as a pandemic!!

In fact, the Department of Health in US had declared a nationwide emergency in April 2009 when there were only 4 cases reported and 0 deaths. In May, WHO changed the definition of pandemic to remove the phrase "enormous numbers of deaths and illnesses" to bring the swine flu into the "pandemic" category. CDC stopped testing for swine flu in the US in July because they realised that it was not epidemic.

Meanwhie, International media goes out and creates the panic worldwide, and national media followed suit. (Heck I went out and bought twenty sets of surgeon masks myself!!). Media doesn't report yearly data on deaths due to regular flu, and so the comparatively much lower swine flu deaths being reported came as a shocker to people.

At a lower level, two things can be considered. (1) There is an obvious pharmaceutical connection. The big pharma stand to make millions from vaccines. (2) Also, for health agencies like WHO and CDC, positive budget justification is inversely proportional to a healthy populace, and so pandemics increase their importance.

Reports of side-effects of the swine flu vaccines on those taking them have started surfacing.

A followup post I made on BRF on 11 Jun 2010:


[url=""]British Medical Journal -- WHO and the pandemic flu "conspiracies"[/url]

[url=""]ABC News -- World Health Organization Scientists Linked to Swine Flu Vaccine Makers[/url]

[url=""]The Washington Post -- Reports accuse WHO of exaggerating H1N1 threat, possible ties to drug makers[/url]

Swine flu's initial outbreak on a military installation is simply to amazing to be believed, and then the US President gets photographed taking his swine flu shot like a good citizen. They could not have been merely testing on military recruits otherwise it would never have been reported with the usual official hysteria. So big pharma does indeed seem the only explanation. Alot of side benefits would accrue as well: a test run for another event? Testing citizen's gullibility?

I also do not believe in the prior Chinese 1920's epidemic theory. Does the literature on that epidemic hold up?

Btw, wikileaks exposed pharma initimidation tactics in Nigeria: if the pharma companies are so uncompromisingly ruthless, one can just imagine the thought process of their regular business walas
Dhu ji, it all ties in with the NWO and its banking-military-industrial-pharma-agro complex, and one of its devious aims of population reduction. Hope you have watched the Dr. Rima Laibow vids in the "New World Order" thread.

Also, I have not probably posted here the following interview of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny on Gardasil Vaccine (for HPV). Do watch.

[url=""]Gardasil Vaccine, Injection of Death!: Dr. Sherri Tenpenny Reports 1/2[/url]

[url=""]Gardasil Vaccine, Injection of Death!: Dr. Sherri Tenpenny Reports 2/2[/url]

I am not up on the Chinese 1920's epidemic theory -- will look it up. Suffice it to say that transhumanism (politically correct coined term for eugenics which got a bad name after Adolf) is long in the tooth, and did NOT disappear with Hitler. And the modus-operandi has taken the form of soft kill / slow kill (through the pharma and the food industries) especially of the "racially inferior" humans. And, of course, they also make money in the process of elimination.
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Along with the first HIN1 swine flu outbreak at a military installation at Fort Dix, the following is also quite suspicious:

1. [url=""]Polio vaccines and the origin of AIDS: some key writings[/url]

2. [url=""][/url]

Killer zoonoses for some reasons always a way of "breaking out" in the "third world".



HIV, it appears (from what I know till now), is a race specific bio weapon. It affects blacks, browns and whites in decreasing order of likelihood. Among the whites, it is mostly among those whose immune system is compromised, such as the gay groups which are heavy into drugs.

Here's a cloaked article from the mainstream media:

[url=""]Genetic Trait Boosts AIDS Risks in Blacks[/url]

Of course, it does not mention that it was deliberately introduced in Africa, the world's biggest human clinical trials lab. In that continent, there is the added bonus of elimination of blacks.
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George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck (March 29, 1894 - November 9, 1957), was the president of Merck & Co. from 1925 to 1950.

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Born in New York and raised in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, he attended Harvard College, graduating in 1915. World War I prevented him from pursuing an advanced degree in Germany; instead, he joined his father at the company. He was made president of the company in 1925, shortly before his father's death. During the interwar years, he oversaw Merck's involvement in the development of synthetic vitamins, sulfas, antibiotics, and hormones. During World War II, he led the War Research Service, which initiated the U.S. biological weapons program. Merck was on the cover of Time magazine on August 18, 1952, illustrating a story about the American drug industry. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in West Orange, New Jersey.[1][2]

In 1951, Merck donated 3100 acres of forest and farmland to be used for public use. This tract of land is in Rupert, Vermont. After his death, the area was renamed the Merck Forest and Farmland Foundation which seeks to educate about sustainable farming and forest agriculture. It is a popular destination for hikers and campers.[3]

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1. ^ Bachrach, Fabian (November 10, 1957). "George W. Merck Dies At Age Of 63; Head Of Pharmaceutical Firm Won Medal Of Merit For Work As U.S. Adviser". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-02. "George Wilhelm Merck, chairman of Merck Co., Inc., manufacturing chemists of Rahway, died today of a cerebral hemorrhage that he had suffered at his home in Llewellyn Park here. He was taken to Orange Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His age was 63."

2. ^ "Died". Time magazine. November 18, 1957. "George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck, 63, towering (6 ft. 5 in.) chairman (since 1949) and longtime president (1925-50) of Merck & Co., Inc., the mass-producing drug and chemicals manufacturer that was launched as a pharmacy in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668 by his ancestors; of a cerebral hemorrhage; in West Orange, N.J. Devoted to company activities, with an exuberant capacity for work, Merck directed the Government's wartime research on biological warfare, built his company mostly on good will ("Medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits")."

3. ^ Merck Forest and Farm Center: Visitor Center Map
Vaccination: The inside story

Professor Dr BM Hegde

Our primary effort should be to strengthen the immune system to keep the population healthy. Many of the infectious diseases give life-long immunity after the first attack. This should be harnessed in children instead of trying to vaccinate a child for every mild childhood infection that would otherwise make the child immune for the rest of the child’s life

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear"—George Orwell

Vaccination comes from the root vacca, the cow. This is a misnomer as cow pox virus was not the one used in regular small pox vaccination, as was originally thought. The recent revelation that the cow pox and smallpox are genetically two distinct viruses proves the point. The only one disease that mankind has so far been able to eradicate from this globe, smallpox, was successfully conquered using the Indian system of vaccination which existed here for “times out of mind.” This Indian system of vaccination was shown to be 90% effective in protecting the population from smallpox while the unvaccinated segment of the population had 90% death rate in any epidemic, by a great physician-scientist, TZ Holwell, FRS, FRCP (London). Holwell was in India as a part of a team of twenty scientists, all Fellows of the Royal Society, sent here by the East India Company in the eighteenth century to study Indian science and technology, which were in their peak at that time compared to the West. Holwell was a distinguished physician in addition and was a Fellow of the London Royal College.

Holwell stayed on for twenty years in Bengal to study the Indian system of vaccination prospectively, probably using the so called gold standard of medical science today, the randomized controlled studies (RCTs), unbeknownst to him at that time, to get at the truth. Indian vaccination was practised by the Gurus from the great universities of India in Banaras, Nalanda and Taxila annually well before the epidemics started in summer. They used naturally attenuated smallpox virus from the previous year’s epidemic. Natural attenuation consisted of keeping the smallpox pus in chamois leather pouches for a year! The graphic details of the vaccination methods using some of the most sophisticated methods of inoculation as also the results of the 20 years prospective observation are available in Holwell’s original paper presented to the president and Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of London. This document is available even today inside a glass case in the main library of the Royal College in Regent’s Park in London. That could also be accessed online. That report was later presented to the king to make Indian system to be used universally by a Decree of the King.

Edward Jenner’s infamous experiment on his errand boy, James Phipps, aged thirteen, using some of the crudest methods would be considered a criminal act today. Norma Thelms, a cow maid, casually told Jenner, a family doctor in London, that she is immune to smallpox as she suffered from cow pox. Using that pretext Jenner injected cow pox pus into his orphan errand boy who later came down with a near fatal cow pox attack. After James survived by the skin of his teeth, Jenner injected James with live small pox pus from a patient to test his hypothesis. Providentially, as luck would have it, James did not come down with smallpox. That is the proof positive of cow pox vaccination! Unfortunately, distorted history still harps on Jenner as the father of smallpox vaccination. Truth is bitter.

Be that as it may, let us turn our attention to infectious diseases against many of which we claim to have effective vaccines! The list of vaccines grows by the day, thanks to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines, with the whole population as their potential clients, are a trillion dollar industry pushed by some of the top business tycoons on the Forbes list. A child in the US today gets about 20 vaccines before it starts to walk and talk! A gold mine indeed! We claim that we have conquered many fatal infectious diseases because of our interventions. The truth is otherwise! Most of these diseases were on the wane long before the medical science came on the scene. Plague disappeared from Europe by the end of 18th century before any intervention or antibiotics came on the scene, diphtheria death rate plummeted well before anti-diphtheritic serum was made available, tuberculosis deaths had significantly come down long before streptomycin or BCG were discovered.

Affluence with good food and better standards of living coupled with good sanitation had made infectious diseases come down both in Europe since the Second World War and in the US after the 1930s depression abated. Medical intervention had very little to do with the decline. Another biological reason was that most of these diseases are but dynamic ones with their own cycles of waxing and waning. Man claims credit when nature comes to his help. One could only shudder to think that any of the deadly diseases could rear their head at any time in the future when the environment suits them. Give one example of plague. Plague disappeared from Europe when Europe became a degree cooler making it difficult for the rattus rattus (black rat) to survive, replaced by rattus novigenous (white rat). The latter cannot harbor pasturella pestis, the plague germ. If Europe becomes a degree warmer in future, plague might reappear in spite of medical efforts to stop it!

It was Louis Pasteur that wrote that the “soil is more important than the seed” years ago. That golden statement was missed by the medical scientists for ages. The body’s immune system is what keeps us alive and not medical science or the vaccines and drugs. It was a thinking American physician, Theobald Smith, who wrote in 1915 that “any disease might be directly related to the virulence of the germ but is definitely inversely related to the resistance of the host.” How true but forgotten by the medical world until in 1981 a peculiar pneumonia killed two homosexuals in the West. Our attention to the immune system got a shot in the arm only after that. Our primary effort should be to strengthen the immune system to keep the population healthy. That precisely is the essence (bija mantra) of Ayurveda, a great system of medical care. Many of the infectious diseases give life-long immunity after the first attack. This should be harnessed in those non-fatal diseases in children instead of trying to vaccinate a child for every mild childhood infection that would otherwise make the child immune for the rest of the child’s life. A good example is chicken pox, a mild infection in children.

The same in an adult could be a serious malady and could even be fatal. I had a bitter experience myself with virulent chicken pox when I was thirty years old. Even my enemy, if there is one, should not get chickenpox as an adult. With childhood chicken pox vaccination we might be making more adults get chicken pox as the latest research shows that vaccination does not give life-long immunity in chicken pox. May be this applies to many other minor illnesses in children.

It is time to understand the difference in immune response of natural infection vis-à-vis vaccine produced inflammation. There are about 150 genes in the long arm of the 9th chromosome that look after the immune response to infections. The response of the immune system to a natural infection is a very healthy attempt to overcome the infection and stop it when feasible, failing which at least to contain it to a milder form. In the unlikely event of the immune system failing to do either, the victim dies with the germ inside, killing the latter as well in the bargain—teleologically good for the herd. In the ordinary course the immune response to a natural infection gives the patient a full blown life-long immune cover against that particular germ. Every vaccine produces inflammation of a milder degree in most organs of the body including the brain. It is the latter that sometimes suffers a bit more in vaccine-produced inflammations that could be risky.

However, the vaccine-produced inflammation is a very poor cousin of the natural infection. The immune response here, many times, is only short lived, and depends on the nutritional state of the recipient always. Poor children, the majority in the world, with 46.4% of children in India suffering from malnutrition, are risky candidates for vaccinations as they do not produce enough antibodies in response to vaccination since they do not have enough raw materials (serum proteins) to produce antibodies to vaccines. In fact, certain vaccines like the live oral polio vaccine in such malnourished children could provoke the attenuated live virus to mutate to produce a deadly live virus to infect the recipient and other children in the vicinity! Such epidemics have been reported lately from Haiti, Dominican Islands and the Barbados. There have been nearly 27,000 vaccine-related polio deaths in India until 2007!

Now let us take a look at the other side of the coin. With more than twenty vaccines given to a child, many of them in clusters, they might even confuse the 150 genes in the 9th chromosome resulting in, on rare occasions, the genes producing auto anti-bodies that might attack the body’s own cells resulting in the deadly auto-immune diseases dreaded by the father of immunology, Paul Ehrlich, in his own words as “horror auto-toxicus.” A study of African Americans, most of whom are of East African origin, shows that they have much higher prevalence of autoimmune diseases in the US compared to the Caucasians. Curiously, in East Africa the natives have hardly any auto-immune disease. What could be the possible reasons? One possibility is that in Africa the 150 genes in the 9th chromosome are kept busy all the time by numerous bacterial, parasitic and other infections that the genes have to be on their toes all the time on duty. Whereas in the US, African Americans have such sterile surroundings, thanks to the antiseptic industry that the genes might be lazing away doing nothing. If such genes are artificially tickled with vaccines could they, possibly, produce many auto antibodies in the bargain? Horror autotoxicus indeed!

"What Jenner discovered, though hardly original in its general principle, was that it pays far better to scare 100% of the fools in the world—the vast majority—into buying vaccine than it does to treat the small minority who really get smallpox and who cannot afford to pay anything. It was indeed a very great discovery—worth thousands of millions. That is why this kind of blackmail is still kept going"--Dr Hadwin

(Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Chairman of the State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for Cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at
[url=""]DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at "cancer establishments"[/url]
Quote: James Watson, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, lit into targets large and small. On government officials who oversee cancer research, he wrote in a paper published on Tuesday in the journal Open Biology, "We now have no general of influence, much less power ... leading our country's War on Cancer."

On the $100 million U.S. project to determine the DNA changes that drive nine forms of cancer: It is "not likely to produce the truly breakthrough drugs that we now so desperately need," Watson argued. On the idea that antioxidants such as those in colorful berries fight cancer: [size="6"]"The time has come to seriously ask whether antioxidant use much more likely causes than prevents cancer."[/size]
[url="http://"]Deadly 5-in-1 Vaccine Kills At Least Eight Infants[/url]

Quote:In a press release issued on November 12, 2013, the human rights organization Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) stated that between September and October 2013, eight infants had died and many more had been seriously injured after they had received the pentavalent (5-in-1) vaccination.

PUDR reported that the pentavalent vaccine, given to infants to protect them from diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, pneumonia-meningitis (Hib) and hepatitis B, had been introduced to Jammu and Kashmir, in India, as part of the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) in February 2013.

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Threat from superbugs has only increased with time. And it's actually getting so bad now that - as per other news - governments are slowly deciding that some action must be taken and are less relaxed about the timeframe in which this is to be accomplished.

Quote:Apocalypse Alert: Scientists Warned of Rising Superbugs that Potentially Could Wipe-out Humanity

By Erik Pineda | December 6, 2014 2:15 PM EST

Apocalypse or the end of days will not come in the form of a nuclear showdown between Russia and the U.S or an alien attack. Extinction of the human race could start anytime soon as scientists point to the alarming rise of superbugs.

Emerging superbugs or smart bacteria that defeats even the most lethal antibiotics could lead to a deadly plague or mass deaths. In such scenario, even the most common infection could kill as the world nears "a post-antibiotic era," according to a report by Business Insider.

And these efficient killers are already upon us.

Wholesale deaths

In the same report, 58,000 of infant deaths in India last year have been blamed to bacterial infections that caught medical doctors by surprise as many of the cases involved health conditions that previously have responded to antibiotics.

But what really scared health officials is that majority of the "of the babies referred to us have multi-drug resistant infections," the report added.

Also in 2013, hundreds of thousands of Americans succumbed to the fatal assault of "nightmare bacteria" that antibiotics failed to neutralise.

Among the diseases that scientists believed have developed strains against antibiotics are the sexually-transmitted gonorrhoea and tuberculosis, the latter initially believed as already extinguished decades ago.

As the bacteria appears to have become smarter, health officials in the United Kingdom warned of dire consequences if the bacteria advancement is not hacked away soon.

Superbugs on a wild rampage will lead to an apocalyptic scenario - humans dying by the thousands or at a much higher rate - a UK official told Business Insider.

Horrible living condition

Unsurprisingly, the rapid spread of bacteria is blamed on subpar living situations in places like the numerous and sprawling slums in India where access to clean water and toilet is close to non-existent. As a result, infectious diseases are common that doctors address by pointing patients to a convenient but dangerous shortcut - the use and abuse of antibiotics.

Needless to say, the tactic makes the patients eventually resistant to antibiotics, leaving them susceptible to the deadlier onslaught of a more potent strain.

Misuse of antibiotics

And the problem is not exclusive to India as the same report pointed to American culpability too. The United States is being blamed for antibiotic use and abuse that in most cases are unnecessary and many other nations do the same.

If the situation continues, humans can only expect the bleakest of possibilities.

One of which is the onset of infection during a routine surgery, say appendectomy, that could prove fatal just because doctors don't have the antibiotic to keep the bacteria at bay, Business Insider said on its report.

That easily could translate to human deaths of apocalyptic proportions.

More curious is what is reduced above to Indian infant mortality "statistics". Other news on India shows that all of a sudden its water and soil are all teeming with superbugs.

Conspiracy theorising at this point isn't baseless paranoia, since the number 1 policy of the west regarding India, Africa, China, and Asia in general is to contain their population sizes. And - as Dhu's posts somewhere on IF had shown - the UN never felt twangs of remorse when the west introduced gender determination of unborn infants and when this directly resulted - as was official western intention - that many female children were aborted in both China and India. That just shows western pretences at mourning over infanticide in India for the playacting it is: when it's exactly what the west wanted and has long encouraged.

Speaking of western pretences at "caring", so was that slumdog movie: the west is seriously afraid of the growing population of India's slums - dark poor peoples eating away the fast diminishing food sources. The west would sterilise India's slums if they could. Oh wait, the west already tried that, again enlisting Indian christo-governmental help, as even recorded in documentaries.

About this from the above report:

Quote:Among the diseases that scientists believed have developed strains against antibiotics are the sexually-transmitted gonorrhoea and tuberculosis, the latter initially believed as already extinguished decades ago.

Past time for humanity to stop complacently depending on anti-biotics since it's losing its effectiveness against long-standing mass-killers. Need desperately to devise new treatments for bacteria-induced diseases. The following older news on a treatment for TB seemed promising, though bacteria certainly have an evolutionary advantage and most solutions could end up being merely temporary - like the era of anti-biotics is turning out to be.

Quote:Soup-up your immune cells to tackle drug-resistant TB

19:35 09 January 2014 by Debora MacKenzie

Sixteen people in Belarus have been cured of tuberculosis after having their own immune cells multiplied outside their bodies, and given back to them. Before treatment, their infections resisted many TB drugs, so the approach offers hope that such immune tricks might replace the antibiotics that are losing their power against bacteria. But harnessing the immune system will not be easy.

About a third of the world's population is infected with the TB-causing bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). Most infections are kept in check by the immune system, but every year active disease develops in 8.6 million people, and 1.3 million people die – a toll for one infection that is second only to HIV.

Since 1990, the spread of TB has slowed, and death rates halved because of antibiotics that, if taken for long enough, kill off the bacteria. But the bacteria are evolving resistance. At any given time, around half a million infections worldwide resist two important TB drugs, and some resist almost every drug we have. Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust, a UK health research foundation, singled out drug-resistant TB when he repeated alarms this week about the "apocalyptic" threat of antibiotic resistance.

Calming effect

In theory, heightening the body's own immune defences could be used alongside or even instead of using antibiotics to kill off TB bacteria. The problem is knowing which immune reaction to tweak: some of the body's immune reactions to TB damage and inflame lung tissue more than they fight infection, says Markus Maeurer of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

However, there are cells in the body that can calm inflammation and boost helpful immune reactions. These mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are stem cells found in bone marrow, and they are already used to treat some autoimmune diseases, so Maeurer wondered whether boosting their production would be beneficial for people with TB.

To find out, his team took MSCs from 30 people with drug-resistant TB in Belarus, one of the countries hardest-hit by resistant TB. They multiplied the MSCs outside the body, then injected them back into their owners' blood.

The procedure caused no ill effects. The participants kept taking their TB medication during and after the trial. Within 18 months, there was no evidence of TB infection in 16 of the 30 people, compared with only five in a similar group of 30 participants that received no MSCs. "We also saw improvements of the lung lesions on X-ray" and in some immune reactions after MSCs treatment, says Maeurer.

Tipping the balance

The trial was designed to assess the safety of boosting people's MSCs rather than the technique's effect on the patients' disease. A larger double-blind, placebo-controlled study is still needed to do that, but Maeurer says the preliminary results are encouraging – especially because those who received MSCs were originally sicker than the group that didn't.

The people's own MSCs damped the inflammation that was paralysing the immune system and damaging the lung, and turned suppressed immune reactions back on, Maeurer says. He is now planning a larger trial.

"I am somewhat sceptical," says Robert Wilkinson of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, who wrote a comment that accompanied the report of Maeurer's work this week. "The changes in immune response are very modest indeed." Moreover, even if it works, he says MSC therapy is beyond the capabilities of clinics in countries, such as South Africa, where resistant TB is a problem.

Maeurer counters that multiplying MSCs is a simple procedure – and with full treatment for drug-resistant TB costing $180,000 per patient, the extra cost of using MSCs in combination with existing TB drugs could quickly pay for itself by reducing the time the drugs are needed for. Drugs that mimic MSCs might also be possible, as could testing to see if individual infections will respond to this approach.

Journal reference: The Lancet, DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70234-0 and DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70295-9

Grief. 180 grand for the long-term dose of heavy anti-biotics. But how much is this new MSC treatment then? No wonder the "3rd world" is dying.

I nearly died just looking at that figure.

The Indian govt should provide this new treatment free and make it widely available. India is hard hit with TB.

An even earlier report, not about a cure but something that helps in recovery:

And BBC(?) news mentioned how scientists trying to neutralise TB bacteria by turning off some genes ended up making the test colony totally resistant to any known drug. (Way to go, scientists. Anything else they should tell us about?) Let's hope these strains of our bacterial cousins don't escape the lab, let alone fall into the wrong hands (like the population control freaks of the west who only ever direct their population control efforts at the "3rd world". Never mind that the west stole the Americas, genocided its natives, and then proceeded to multiply out of control there. The world's European population size is unnatural, right? Europeans were restricted to Europe in the beginning. And if it wasn't for their illegal commandeering of others' land - coupled with genocide of the local peoples - European population figures wouldn't be so unnaturally huge right now, disproportionate to their original presence on the planet. <- And the west always needs to be reminded of that when it screeches in alarm - as it has repeatedly done - that "dark people" are growing out of control, despite this being in the latter's *own* homelands.)

[Barely on topic: NewScientist had an interesting article (somewhere this year I think) about how TB bacteria have long co-evolved with humans in an ... interesting relationship, one that was not always detrimental to humanity but borderline symbiotic almost.]

The main news was:

Quote:Apocalypse Alert: Scientists Warned of Rising Superbugs that Potentially Could Wipe-out Humanity

By Erik Pineda | December 6, 2014 2:15 PM EST


In the same report, 58,000 of infant deaths in India last year have been blamed to bacterial infections that caught medical doctors by surprise as many of the cases involved health conditions that previously have responded to antibiotics.

Soup-up your immune cells to tackle drug-resistant TB

19:35 09 January 2014 by Debora MacKenzie
Those who have any relatives or know anyone with type 2 diabetes who find it hard to keep under control could try the following suggestion:


Quote:How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

Jason Fung

Published on Dec 10, 2013

Diabetes is a curable disease. As a dietary disease, it demands a dietary treatment. The principles are outlined here.

A comment explains the key point

Quote: Lars Fosdal Shared on Google+ · 2 months ago

Treating the cause, instead of treating the symptoms.

by changing how and what you eat. To speed up the process, this guy recommends fasting - and his arguments sound reasonable to me - as long as you are otherwise healthy.

Rajeev Srinivasan did mention that diabetes has become an epidemic in India (can't remember if it's supposed to be type 1 or 2). IIRC something that our population has become genetically prone to. He mentioned something about how this has become the case ever since colonialism (or did he say that it was since the islamaniac invasions, can't remember), and may be tied to the famines that the christoislamic genocidal maniacs inflicted on the Hindu population.

If it only became an epidemic in recent centuries, maybe it's because there's less adherence to our traditional fasts?

Moral: must do everything one can to avoid diabetes.

Because the very mention of fasting only makes me hungry, don't know about others.

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