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Kung Flu virus • Sun 2020 Sep 13, 3:21pm

Friend sent me this -- think it counts as a COVID death?

Posted on A♠ by: Lizzy at September 12, 2020 11:14 AM

Be sure to read it to the end!
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Muldoon, A♠ • Thu 2020 Sep 10, 1:15pm

…By changing the case definition and the testing strategy, Colorado began comparing apples to rutabagas.

We need to stop testing asymptomatic people, or at the very least stop using these results as the basis for public policy.…

Dr. Muldoon explains how counting cases makes it look like there was a second wave, when there really wasn't. Recommended read!
Chris Melore, StudyFinds • Fri 2020 Sep 4, 10:32am

A groundbreaking discovery in Australia is giving new meaning to the term natural remedy. Using hundreds of honeybees, a new study reveals the venom in these insects’ stingers quickly kills breast cancer cells.

Dr. Ciara Duffy says honeybee venom destroys multiple types of breast cancer, even the hard to treat triple-negative variety.…

Not only would this be great news about breast cancer, I can imagine it being extrapolated to other cancers.
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Brian C. Joondeph, M.D., American Thinker • Fri 2020 Sep 4, 10:11am

…The CDC summarized it succinctly, “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned.”

What this means is that those at lower risk, younger and healthier, are extremely unlikely to die from the Chinese flu, and shutting down the economy to protect the healthy makes little sense, unless economic destruction is the ultimate goal.

Not surprisingly, this revision received little attention…

The NY Times found, “Up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus.” Yet lockdowns of businesses and schools continue based on these wildly inaccurate numbers.

Is this purposeful or incompetent? I suggest the former.…

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@Rayleneamber, Twitter • Mon 2020 Aug 31, 2:33pm

This week the CDC quietly updated the Covid number to admit that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths recorded actually died from Covid.
9,210 deaths.
The other 94% had 2 to 3 other serious illnesses and the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age; 90% in nursing homes.…

Hank Berrien, Daily Wire • Tue 2018 Jun 5, 8:17pm

…a 49-year-old woman whose breast cancer had metastasized through her body so far that she was planning her own death has been completely cured by treatment that used her own immune cells to destroy the cancer cells. …has now been cancer-free for two years after the treatment…

Alex, Weird Universe • Sun 2018 Mar 4, 12:11pm

…a buildup of cement-like ear cerumen. Lacking access to professional equipment for its removal, ingenuity was required. A child's Super Soaker Max-D 5000 proved to be the solution… filled with body-temperature water and then mildly pressurized using the blue hand-pump.…

Actually better in some ways than "standard ear-syringing equipment."
Melanie Dadourian, Fox News • Sat 2018 Mar 3, 9:22am

A Parkinson’s patient lived an incredible moment when doctors were able to stop the severe tremors she had endured for the last seven years.

Surgeons in India were able to cut into the woman’s brain while she was awake and destroy a key pathway, instantly stopping the involuntary movements.…

"These tremors do not respond very well to medicines, so to get the precise 'spot' during surgery is 'critical' to get near-perfect results…”

Wow. Just, wow. (Don't know why they'd put the little quotes around "spot" and "critical.")
Chriss W Street, Breitbart • Tue 2018 Feb 6, 10:32am

Stanford University researchers have reported 97 percent laboratory success eliminating metastasized tumors in mice by injecting vaccines directly into tumors to activate T cells.…

Fuzzy Slippers, Legal Insurrection • Sat 2016 Dec 17, 5:03pm

The Ohio doctor who invented the Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96.…

Links to NY Daily News
Uncle Palpatine, Ace of Spades • Sat 2016 Sep 17, 9:51am

…shave with an.old fashioned safety razor and use Cremo, or a your soap.mug. world of difference, and hell. Clean face with water.and witch hazel after. Clean and.smooth and perfect. Wash your.neck and then clean with.alcohol and witch hazel.before putting on your shirt. No more ring around the collar.

Rick Wells, NewsOn6 • Thu 2016 Sep 1, 6:30pm

Tulsa …Lindley was at work operating a saw, and, in an instant, his hand was severed at the wrist.

"Six surgeons and 14 hours - they had it back on and I was home in six days," he said.

The scarring's beginning to fade, but the damage was severe; the wrist had to be re-built, there were skin grafts and all blood vessels and nerves had to be re-attached.

But all the work is paying off.

…Slowly re-opening the pathways from his brain to his hand, and it is working. Rhinehart said the progress is miraculous.

…What he's working hardest at is holding a drumstick. Lindley was a drummer with lots of bands over the years. He loved it, and his goal is to play again…

Ian Johnston, Independent (UK) • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 1:09am

In an astonishing breakthrough, patients left paralysed by severe spinal cord injuries have recovered the ability to move their legs after training with an exoskeleton linked to their brain – with one even able to walk using two crutches.

Scientists developed the Walk Again Project, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, thinking that they could enable paraplegics to move about using the exoskeleton controlled by their thoughts.

But they were surprised to discover that during the training, the eight patients all started to regain the sense of touch and movement below the injury to their spine.… researchers now believe that a few nerves survived and these were reactivated by the training, which may have rewired circuits in the brain.…

CBC News / AP • Tue 2016 Aug 2, 7:00pm

It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.

Except there's little proof that flossing works.…

One study review in 2011 did credit floss with a slight reduction in gum inflammation… However, the reviewers ranked the evidence as "very unreliable.…"

Terry Turner, Good News Network • Thu 2016 Jul 7, 11:31am

…This type of treatment is called “precision medicine” because it uses the patient’s genetic information to help target a precise molecule in cancer cells. … Allison took two pills each day for two months and when she went back for a brain scan, doctors there couldn't find any trace of the cancer.…

Beth Mole, Ars Technica • Wed 2016 Jun 29, 2:24pm

Two types of experimental Zika vaccines, a DNA vaccine and an inactivated virus vaccine, were each able to completely protect mice with one dose, researchers report Tuesday in Nature.…

Good News Network • Tue 2016 May 24, 11:45am

For patients with a deadly skin cancer who previously had few treatment options, a drug that will boost their immune systems has shown great promise.

After 655 patients with advanced melanoma received the drug pembrolizumab, a new study showed 15% of people in the trial had no sign of cancer three years later, achieving total remission.…

Neo-Neocon • Sat 2016 Apr 16, 7:03pm

… hot air hand dryers… Time-consuming, don’t really dry your hands thoroughly—and now I discover that they throw a bunch of viruses into the air, particularly one of the newer designs called the Dyson…

I first encounterd Dysons on a recent trip to Chicago. Seemed to me like they were much better than the other kind, stronger and faster-drying. Not sure about this germ problem.
Nathan Thompson, Examiner-Enterprise • Mon 2015 Nov 30, 10:37pm

A Bartlesville girl is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of her younger sister, thanks to actions she took after taking a baby-sitting course at Jane Phillips Medical Center.…

Russell Mills, KRMG • Wed 2015 Aug 5, 8:10pm

…CrowdMed founder Jared Heyman tells KRMG about 15,000 medical detectives help patients whose doctors can't give them a diagnosis.

"If you're a patient, and you've been suffering for months, or often years, with some kind of unresolved medical condition, and you've often seen several doctors and had all these tests run, and nobody can figure out what's going on, we provide a place where you can submit your case online," Heyman said.

"We've proven that using this crowdsourcing approach, we can solve many, many cases that individual doctors could not, and relatively quickly and inexpensively," he added.

He said there's been a "mixed reaction" from physicians.…

Kemberlee Kaye, Legal Insurrection • Sat 2015 Aug 1, 4:35pm

An eight-year-old boy is the first pediatric recipient of a double hand transplant. When he was only two-years-old, a life threatening infection lead to the amputation of both hands and feet. He also received a kidney transplant from his mother.…

Michelle Malkin • Fri 2015 Jul 31, 6:07pm

…With more barbaric video of the Planned Butcherhood racket undoubtedly yet to come, it is worth pausing from this avalanche of evil to remind the nation that there are thousands of miracle workers in the health care industry who value life and honor their professional oath to first do no harm.
I know this firsthand as the proud daughter of a neonatologist who dedicated his life to using his medical training to save lives, not destroy them. Nowhere is the sanctity of life more vividly illustrated than in a NICU. A father in Texas wrote me with his own personal story…

Harriet Alexander & Phoebe Weston, The Telegraph • Sat 2015 Jul 25, 6:30am

Scientists across Africa are celebrating the news that the world's first vaccine against malaria has been approved by the European Medicines Agency. The vaccine, named Mosquirix, was given the green light on Friday after more than 30 years of research, detailed in 230,000 pages of data. It now means that the vaccine will be examined by the World Health Organisation and, if approved, could be administered to children across Africa within the next few years.… [Video: Auto-run]

Kelly Ogle, News 9 • Fri 2015 Jul 17, 3:00pm

…Finally, after a month of tests, they discovered he has a rare auto-immune disease called transverse myelitis, that attacks the spinal cord. Integris neurologist Dr. Farhat Husain says the disease affects eight out of one million people. So rare, many doctors don't catch it.

"Doctors who are not used to seeing the patients with transverse myelitis may misdiagnose it as neuropathy and they sometimes think it is arthritis," said Husain.

Once patients get the correct diagnosis, Husain says it is treatable, but getting full mobility back isn't guaranteed. …

Fox43 • Mon 2015 May 11, 11:38pm

Oklahoma City …Milot loves music, and loves playing the mandolin — and that came in handy during his surgery. Dr. Sughrue had Milot play the mandoline as part of a process to determine how his brain was functioning.

Dr. Sughrue was able to remove 99% of the tumor — and because of the aggressive attack, Milot is hopeful that his chemotherapy will knock out the rest of the mass.…

Breitbart / UPI • Thu 2015 Apr 23, 6:20pm

…In a recent study, scientists explored the breathing disorder… Their work highlighted the body’s calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) as the main culprit in triggering asthma symptoms… research models showed CaSR went into overdrive when asthmatic tissue was irritated by external stimuli. …research also demonstrated the impressive effectiveness of a class of drugs known as calcilytics, which manipulate CaSR and in lab experiments reversed asthma symptoms….

Zilla of the Resistance • Thu 2015 Apr 16, 11:19pm

If you have Adrenal Insufficiency and also suffer from Lyme Disease and/or other tick borne illnesses, you should know that Rifampin can be dangerous to you and can make you VERY VERY SICK and maybe even kill you if you are not careful and you may still feel freaking horrible weeks after stopping it. … you will feel worse than you can imagine it was possible to feel even if your life had previously been filled daily with physical weakness and chronic relentless soul crushing pain. … I just thought you should know. I sure wish I had known in advance.

CBS Sacramento • Tue 2014 Jun 17, 8:21pm

California is currently experiencing a whooping cough epidemic… more than 800 new cases of pertussis… reported in the last two weeks. …3,458 cases of whooping cough… as of June 10 – more cases than were reported in all of 2013… [No mention of the unvaccinated Americans or the influx of diseased illegal immigrants flooding So Cal.]

Dan Buettner, NY Times Mag • Thu 2012 Nov 15, 10:34am

…in 1976… Moraitis had lung cancer.… nine months to live. He was in his mid-60s. …decided… to return to Ikaria, where he could be buried with his ancestors in a cemetery shaded by oak trees that overlooked the Aegean Sea. … Today, three and a half decades later, he’s 97 years old… says he’s 102 — and cancer-free. He never went through chemotherapy, took drugs or sought therapy of any sort. All he did was move home to Ikaria. …