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To Clone or Not to Clone: Scientists Create ‘Human’ from Stem Cells? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 19, 2014   Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), a privately funded biotech corporation, has reported a successful cloning of male human cells from samples from a 35 year old and 75 year old; and now have used DNA from infants to drive home the point that humans can be easily cloned . These samples were injected into a human egg that was “stripped of its DNA.” Robert Lanza, lead author and senior chief scientist at the ACT said: “There are many diseases, whether it’s diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, that…

One Scientist Genetically Engineers Bird Flu to Prove a Point Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 14, 2014   Media is reporting that “a few years ago, a researcher took the deadly bird flu, turned it into a highly contagious deadly bird flu, and then tried to publish how he did it.” In 2012, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison revealed in a conference how he created a hybrid bird flu that could spread by exposure to coughing and sneezing. Kawaoka discovered 4 genetic mutations that allowed the virus to spread between test animals such as ferrets while they were kept only in…

Shocking Study Shows Tamiflu Does Not Have Any Effect on Swine Flu Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 12, 2014   Researchers for the Cochrane Collaboration have discovered that Tamiflu has no effect in preventing children from succumbing to influenza. In adults, Tamiflu was shown to reduce symptoms of influenza; however “no proof people taking Tamiflu were less likely to be hospitalized or suffer serious flu complications.” The Cochrane researchers issued a “joint call to government and health policy decision makers the world over asking, in light of the latest findings from the Cochrane Review, would you make the same recommendations today, choosing to stockpile Tamiflu?” Tamiflu…

Scientists Can Grow Human Body Parts in Labs ‘Like Making a Cake’ Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 9, 2014   Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have devised a reliable way of taking stem cells and creating human body parts such as noses, ears, blood vessels and others in a futuristic custom-made organs kind of system. Researchers believe that in the future, making body parts will replace transpants to ensure that people get the medical help they need without the possibility of the body rejecting the organ – because it is made from genetic material that is compatible with the patient. Alexander Seifalian, lead author…

Guinea Locals Fear Doctors Without Borders Spreading Deadly Ebola World News

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 5, 2014   The staff from Doctors Without Borders (DWB) have had their Ebola virus treatment center shut down by “young individuals from the local community.” Tim Shenk, press officer for DWB told media that “similar reactions have happened in the past within populations unfamiliar with the disease.” Another spokesperson said that DWB has “evacuated all our staff and closed the treatment center. We have the full support of the local leaders and we’re working with the authorities to try and resolve this problem as quickly as possible so…

Gates, World Bank & Drug Corps Collaborate to Fight Neglected Diseases Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 4, 2014   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the World Bank (WB) and other have committed $240 million to fight against tropical diseases and bring access to treatments to under-developed nations (UDNs). Investments include: • BMGF $50 million • WB $120 million • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) $50 million Gates explained : “I think we’ll be able to raise the money. It’s kind of like vaccines – you’d feel awful if you didn’t raise the money. “[But], it may take us a few years to get…

Suspended Animation is Within Our Grasp Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 31, 2014   At a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, doctors will experiment with a process on 10 patients that will suspend them between life and death. These first human Guinea pigs could lead to medical advancements in suspended animation while allow medical professionals to save the lives of patients with gunshot or stab wounds. Samuel Tisherman, surgeon at Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital is heading this research trial that is pioneering the procedure called “emergency preservation and resuscitation” (EPR). Tisherman explained: “We have patients coming in from bad trauma who have…

The Manipulation Behind the Latest CDC Autism Study EXPOSED Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 29, 2014 The Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that 1 out of 88 children in the US are autistic which a 30% increase in diagnoses with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2012. It was found that 8 year old children were mostly likely to receive a diagnosis of autism; based on data compiled from school and medical records from children that “met the criteria for autism even if they hadn’t been formally diagnosed.” The CDC is expected to “announce a new initiative to check the increase…

Breast Cancer & the Effective Marketing of the Angelina Jolie Effect Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 24, 2014   Thanks to the Angelina Jolie Effect (AJE) an estimated 800 women will have a double mastectomy as a preventative measure without having been diagnosed with breast cancer. Gareth Evans, professor of cancer genetics for Manchester University (MU) lead a study praised Jolie’s “brave decision” in having preventative surgery to remove both of her breasts. Evans claims that the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are “connected with increased risk of ovarian cancer.” However, the professor quantifies his statements: “The risk associated with the genes isn’t simply an exact…

Doctor Explains: ADHD Only Exists to Make Money for Big Pharma Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 18, 2014   Richard Saul, behavioral neurologist at Castle and Connolly Best Doctor in Chicago, does not believe that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exists. Saul explains: “I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can’t live without stimulants is no solution.” According to a new report , the number of adults taking a pharmacological drug for ADHD has risen to 53% in the young 20-somethings. Saul…

‘Early Access’ Scheme Could Turn Patients into Guinea Pigs for Drug Corps Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 15, 2014   The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have approved the Early Access to Medicines (EAM) scheme that will give patients access to experimental drugs not approved by a governmental regulatory body. This plan benefits pharmaceutical corporations who have been patiently waiting for MHRA to approve this scheme to introduce unlicensed medicine to the general population in the UK. The MHRA asked for publications going as far back as 2012 to justify their plan to release unregulated medicines onto millions of UK citizens with the…

NY Hospital Says Don’t Worry: 4000 Patients Exposed to HIV & Hepatitis Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 15, 2014   South Nassau Communities Hospital (SNCH) in New York mailed more than 4,000 letters to patients who were potentially exposed to HIV and Hepatitis while staying at their facility. The method of potential contraction would have been insulin received via injection with an insulin pen that may have been contaminated, according to questioning officials. SNCH claimed those insulin pens contain more than one dose and could have been administered to more than one patient; thereby possibly transmitting HIV and Hepatitis to patients. Officials stated that these single…

Obamacare: Cancer Treatments to Be Value-Based Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 12, 2014   The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published a report regarding cancer rates that are expected to increase by 45% in the next 15 years with an average of 2.3 million cases annually. The ASCO is asking that Congress “fix Medicare’s flawed physician payment system before an expected spike in demand for cancer treatment hits the US healthcare system.” Right now for consideration on Capitol Hill is a bill that would “repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula.” New revisions such as this would “end…

Study: Vitamin D Increases Survival Rates in Breast Cancer Patients Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 8, 2014   Cediic Garland, professor at the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine (DFPM) collaborated with researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) to conduct a study on vitamin D and its effects on breast cancer. The findings are staggering. According to the study, breast cancer patients who had vitamin D in their bloodstream were 2times as likely to survive the cancer. Garland explained: “Vitamin D metabolites increase communication between cells by switching on a protein that blocks aggressive cell division. As long as vitamin…

Is ADHD the Cause of Teenage Obesity? Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 6, 2014 Researchers from the School of Public Health at Imperial College released a study that claims children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese by the time they are teenagers. This assertion is based on 6,934 children in Finland who were between 8 and 16 years of age and assessed for symptoms of ADHD. According to the findings “children who were less inclined to take part in physically active play as 8 year-olds were more likely to have inattention as teenagers. Binge…

FDA Increases Access to Morning After Pill for Teenagers Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 3, 2014   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have made it even easier for teenagers to get a hold of the morning after pill (MAP); the genetic version of the Plan B One-Step (PBOS) sold over the counter without age restrictions. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals (TP) has been given until 2017 to benefit direct sales before the generic version of their product is introduced to the public. Last May, the FDA approved PBOS, the morning after pill, to be purchased by 14 year olds without prescription. This announcement…

500 Products That Contain Cancer Causing Ingredient Approved by FDA Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent March 1, 2014   The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released a report detailing the food corporations and products that contain azodicarbonamide (ADA) – a chemical used to make yoga mats. Recently, Subway publically stated (after media exposure) they were no longer using ADA in their products. ADA can still be found in products sold by: • McDonald’s • Burger King, • Arby’s, • Wendy’s, • Starbucks and • Jack in the Box • Chick-fil-A • Dunkin’ Donuts. The EWG stated that “consumers take steps to avoid the industrial additive…