by Isabelle Z., Natural News:
Italy’s controversial new measure that requires young students to get vaccines against 12 common illnesses is not going over too well with the people, who have taken to the streets to protest the rule.
In May, officials ruled that kids will not be allowed to enroll in state-run schools until they’ve gotten the vaccines for measles, chicken pox, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus and polio. Parents who send non-vaccinated kids to schools or even child care facilities will be given steep fines, and repeat offenders could even lose custody of their children. The parents will have to present proof of vaccinations each school year.
by Susan Jones, CNSnews:
The more time conservatives have to consider the Republican health care bill, the less they will like it, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Sunday.
He spoke after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will delay a vote on the bill, until Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.
McConnell needs McCain’s “yes” vote if the bill is to have any chance of passing.
Sen. Paul said he’s a firm “no.”
by Joe Jarvis, The Daily Bell:
Did you know that doctors and scientists can be corrupt or simply wrong?
People seem to give doctors and scientists the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their findings and opinions on things like global warming, genetically modified organisms, pesticides, chemicals, and how unhealthy certain foods and habits are.
But like any other humans, scientists and doctors are, well, human. They can be misguided, confused, corrupt, and stubbornly opinionated.
by S.D. Wells, Natural News:
Modern science and Western medicine can certainly save your life in certain situations, and nobody should take for granted the fact that thousands of American doctors and surgeons save lives every day in hospitals and emergency care facilities. Without hospitals, many life-threatening situations would have much worse odds of survival, especially if you are getting broken bones mended, deep wounds sewn up, having a baby, or emergency surgery for internal bleeding. The scariest part of visiting a hospital, though, is not the problem you checked in to get fixed, but ten other life-threatening “serial killers” that stalk and infect their “prey,” often killing the poorly “defended” patients, who recently checked in, but may never check out again.
We like to think U.S. hospitals are the top in the world regarding technology and safety, but what if you found out that all the advanced technology and doctor expertise in the world is useless when safety gets thrown out the window, and health hazards are coming at you right and left, crippling your immunity and threatening every organ in your body? Most people believe that a hospital is where they should go to be saved from their injuries and sicknesses, but in actuality, the odds of dying in a hospital are far greater than anyone would ever think.
by Isabelle Z, Natural News:
If you suffer from migraines or know someone who does, you’ll be familiar with the particular brand of debilitating pain that sets this type of headache apart from ordinary headaches. It might even be so strong that you have no choice but to put your life on hold until it passes. You might think that nothing works to help abate this excruciating pain. It’s true that migraines can be difficult to treat, but are you sure you’ve tried everything?
One often-overlooked treatment for migraines has just been shown in a study to work even better than migraine drugs: Cannabinoids. A study found that pills that contain these chemicals can reduce migraine pain by as much as 43.5 percent. Not only did it alleviate migraines, but it also helped curb stomach aches and muscle pain.
The study looked at 79 people who regularly suffer from cluster headaches and migraines. Some participants were given oral doses of two cannabis compounds each day for three months. The first compound, THC, is known for creating the psychological effects of cannabis, while the second compound, cannabidiol (CBD) has several therapeutic benefits including its antioxidant ability.