DEATH IS COMING Black death warning in NINE countries – amid fears PLAGUE could spread on flights from Madagascar

9C7E6CD8-32EA-45C2-871D-D5D2656A7D72PLAGUE warnings have been issued for NINE countries surrounding Madagascar amid fears the disease could spread via sea trade and flight routes. The outbreak is considered a much bigger threat to the region than in previous years because it has taken on its pneumonic form – meaning it is airborne and spread by sneezing and coughing…..Read More

Scientific Research Proves Sunlight Prevents Cancer

IMG_0313.JPGFor the same reason that the conventional energy industry has not harnessed the full potential of solar energy (its free!), sunlight and its indispensable byproduct in our skin: vitamin D, represents a serious threat to the medical establishment, whose questionable and aggressive promotion of vaccination and drug-based strategies in place of inexpensive, safe and effective vitamin D supplementation (or better, carefully meted out recreation and sunlight exposure) for immunity, has many questioning their motives. Vitamin D, after all, has a vital preventive role to play in hundreds of conditions, due to the fact that 1 in every 10 genes in the human body depends on adequate quantities of this gene-regulatory hormone to function optimally. In other words, the very genetic/epigenetic infrastructure of our health would fall apart without adequate levels……Read More

Cholera outbreak in Yemen kills 34 people, may spiral out of control

An acute outbreak of cholera-related cases in war-torn Yemen has claimed the lives of at least 34 people in the past two weeks with over 2,000 people still sick, WHO has said. Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders has warned that the outbreak could spiral out of control. “There have been 34 cholera-associated deaths and 2,022 cases of acute watery diarrhea in nine governorates, including Sana’a, during the period of April 27 to May 7,” a World Health Organization (WHO) official told AFP. Cholera, which causes severe dysentery and vomiting, can develop in areas with poor sanitation and is contracted by coming into contact with contaminated water sources. Yemen, described by the UN as the poorest country in the Arab region, has been torn apart by a civil war and continues to bleed from a Saudi-led bombardment. It’s been practically left without adequate infrastructure and health facilities as the conflict rages into its third year…..Read More

Australia’s first medicinal cannabis imported from Canada

IMG_0248The first commercial batches of medicinal cannabis have arrived in Australia from Canada. Cresco Pharma and Health House International have imported cannabis oil, which can be used to treat cancer and epilepsy. The medicinal cannabis, taken to Melbourne and Perth, was the first batch approved for patients.  Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said doctors would be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis with approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration. ‘Children suffering from epilepsy and patients dealing with side effects caused by cancer treatment are most likely to benefit from these products,’ he said in a statement…….Read More

 

Scientists stunned as common bacteria quickly transform into drug-resistant superbugs

imageFor years we have been warning of an impending medical catastrophe due to the over-prescribing and overuse of antibiotics. In fact, as we reported last year, hospitals are some of the most prolific breeding grounds for drug-resistant superbugs, killing more patients a year than measles. Now, scientists have captured the horror of superbug creation on video, which you can watch here, compliments of NPR. Researchers from Harvard Medical School filmed a horrifying experiment in which they created a bacteria that is 1,000 times more drug-resistant than their ancestors. The time-lapse video shows a white bacterial colony spreading across a large black petri dish with vertical bands of progressively higher doses of antibiotics. Read More

Antibiotics will soon stop working and cause major health treatments to be unsafe

imageUrgent action is needed to control the use of antibiotics before they cease to work, leaving a number of major conditions untreatable and causing “terrible human and economic cost”, a major study has warned. Resistance to antibiotics is growing at such an alarming rate that they risk losing effectiveness entirely meaning medical procedures such as caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy could soon become too dangerous to perform. Unless urgent action is taken, drug resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050, more than cancer kills currently, the report’s authors warn. Drug resistant infections are thought to be growing due to over-use of medicine such as antibiotics and anti-fungus treatments to treat minor conditions such as the common cold. With over-use, human immune systems build up resistance such the drugs meaning some conditions become incurable and so-called ‘superbugs’ such as MRSA develop. Read Article

Zika virus to spread through EUROPE this summer, warn top health experts

imageZika virus has been linked to severe birth defects in babies Health officials said the risk will be highest on the island of Madeira and the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea as the weather gets warmer. In its first assessment of the threat Zika poses to Europe, the World Health Organisation’s European office said the overall risk was small to moderate. A third of countries in Europe have a “moderate” risk of a Zika outbreak in news that will come as a blow to some holidaymakers, particularly those who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. While the UK is deemed to be “low” risk, global health chiefs have urged the authorities to be prepared. Officials should continue to be alert to detect imported cases early and provide public health advice to travellers. Read Article