Researchers find nearly 1 out of 5 people are misdiagnosed with MS and receive potentially dangerous treatment for years

Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty tissue that surrounds the nerves. This leads to nerve damage, which affects communication between the nerves and the brain. People with MS may experience symptoms, including numbness or weakness in the limbs, tremors, and lack of coordination. However, some of the symptoms have similarities to other debilitating conditions, including stroke and migraine. MS and stroke are very different conditions, but they both harm the brain. Some of the symptoms they share include attention issues, dizziness, numbness in the limbs, slurring, visual impairment, and difficulty in walking. MS and migraine attacks also have some symptoms in common, including dizziness and vision impairment....

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Nearly half of honey tested contains mostly rice syrup, wheat syrup or sugar beet syrup

Honey makers are secretly "watering" down their honey with cheap syrups that have been impossible to detect until now. A new testing method has revealed nearly half of the honey sold in Australia, one of the world's largest exporters of honey, is diluted with cheap sweeteners like rice syrup, wheat syrup and sugar beet syrup. 12 out of 28 honey samples taken from grocery stores around the country and tested in a reputable lab in Germany turned out to be mostly some form of cheap sugar syrup, not honey. The scary thing is, all of these honey brands had passed the official government purity tests. That's because honey manufacturers have become more skilled at flying under the testing radar, researchers explain. ...

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Let there be light: Low-level laser therapy

Science fiction medicine doesn't get much better than what's offered onboard Star Trek's USS Enterprise. Beamed up to the ship with a gaping phaser wound, the patient is sent to sickbay, where "Bones" McCoy directs a handheld device emitting a ray of light onto the injury. It shrinks and vanishes in seconds, leaving not even the trace of a scar. It may not work so fast or so perfectly, but the technology of light medicine is already with us. Called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), it has been used by some cutting-edge practitioners for decades, and the field is advancing at lightning speed. ...

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Brooklyn firmly in the grip of measles madness as four more schools are closed, judge refuses to lift vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge has sided with New York health officials to uphold a mandatory measles vaccinations order, dismissing a lawsuit from a group of parents who claimed the city had overstepped its authority. Judge Lawrence Knipel on Thursday refused parents' request to lift the vaccination order that was imposed last week to stem a severe measles outbreak. "A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire," Knipel wrote in his ruling as quoted by Gothamist. "Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion." On the same day, the city announced that it was closing four more schools and issuing three civil summons for parents who had failed to comply with the mandate. As of Thursday, the New York Department of Health had recorded 359 cases of measles since the outbreak began in...

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Mysterious E. coli outbreak spreads to five states – media barely covers it because there’s no vaccine to push on people

As an E. coli outbreak ravages across state lines, the media has largely been silent. Reports on this plague of food-borne illness are few and far between, even though over 100 people have already been infected. Where are the warnings and the public outcry? When even one child has measles, there is a media frenzy about vaccination and the alleged health apocalypse that will soon strike if we don't fall in line, roll up our sleeves and get injected. The CDC isn't even suggesting that people limit their ground beef consumption - even though investigators believe it to be the source of infection. Both illnesses can be contagious - and only one of them is being spread through a contaminated food supply. Instead of even giving the E. coli outbreak the time of day, it appears the pro-vaccine media has...

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Sugary drinks tied to shorter life span

"The optimal intake of these drinks is zero," said one expert. "They have no health benefits." Drinking sugary beverages is associated with a slightly increased risk for early death, a new study has found. Researchers used data from two large continuing health studies begun in the 1980s that include more than 118,000 men and women. Among many other health, behavioral and diet characteristics, the researchers collected data about their consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, including noncarbonated fruit punches, lemonades and other sugary fruit drinks. ...

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SOTT FOCUS: Glyphosate Use is Far Worse Than We Could Imagine

As new studies continue to point to a direct link between the widely-used glyphosate herbicide and various forms of cancer, the agribusiness lobby fights ferociously to ignore or discredit evidence of human and other damage. A second US court jury case just ruled that Monsanto, now a part of the German Bayer AG, must pay $ 81 million in damages to plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer. The ruling and a line-up of another 11,000 pending cases in US courts going after the effects of glyphosate, have hit Bayer AG hard with the company announcing several thousand layoffs as its stock price plunges. In a trial in San Francisco the jury was unanimous in their verdict that Monsanto Roundup weed-killer, based on glyphosate, had been responsible for Hardeman's cancer. His attorneys stated, "It is clear from Monsanto's actions...

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Half of Western Australian health workers refuse flu vaccination

As health officials prepare to promote flu season jabs for West Australians, new figures show only half of all health workers caring for our sickest patients get vaccinated. Department of Health figures show that 50.4 per cent of nurses, doctors and other health workers were vaccinated last year against the deadly influenza virus. That figure was only 4.8 per cent higher than in 2017 despite an effort by health bosses to increase the rate through an initiative to force workers to "actively decline" vaccinations. The new rules meant that any workers refusing to be vaccinated had to explain why they were declining. ...

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New evidence shows dandelion root causes cancer cells to ‘destroy themselves’

Here in North America it seems as though we have become obsessed with the idea of having a lush, perfectly green yard to show off to our neighbors. But what we likely don't realize is that we could be killing off something that has not only some amazing medicinal uses, but also the potential to kill cancer cells. Researchers from the University of Windsor, Canada have been given over $200,000 in grant money to perform an elaborate study on the effects of using dandelion roots to treat cancer. The leaves, flowers, and roots of dandelions have long been used in traditional medicine to treat digestive issues and urinary tract infections, and also to cleanse the liver. The dandelion is actually loaded with vitamins and minerals such as: A, C, D, E and B complex, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese,...

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The WHO uses common sense and withdraws its support for plant based planetary health diet

The World Health Organization has backed out of sponsoring an event promoting a radical diet that drastically cuts back on meat. The UN body planned to support the launch event of the scientific group behind the controversial 'planetary health diet', dismissed as 'nanny-state' madness. Scientists say its adoption is vital to feed the world's booming population without destroying the environment and would improve the health of millions. But the WHO stopped sponsoring the event following criticism there is 'no scientific justification' for everyone in the world to adopt a standard diet. The British Medical Journal first reported the WHO had dropped out of the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health event in Switzerland. ...

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