Pregnancy More Dangerous Than Risk Of Stroke? And Are The “Taliban Smarter Than We Are When It Comes To Eugenics?
Contraceptive pill, ring tied to higher stroke risk
to examine the risks of hormone-based birth control has
concluded the contraceptives carry a small risk of stroke and
heart attack, depending on the method and type of hormone used.But the risk for individual women remains extremely low,
particularly in younger women, a team of Danish researchers
reported on We dnesday.
Their findings, published in the New England Journal of
Medicine, suggest a higher risk of stroke in particular for
women using vaginal rings, and possibly hormonal skin patches –
though the second finding was based on a smaller group of women
and could have been due to chance.
Other factors — such as the belief that a patch or a ring
might be safer for women thought to be at risk of stroke — may
explain the higher rate of stroke in that group, said Dr. James
Simon, a women’s health researcher at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who was not involved in the
doctors prescribe birth control, noting that the risks seen in
the study pale in comparison with the risks of stroke, heart
attack or death faced by women who get pregnant.
Busted: Biotech Leader ‘Syngenta’ Charged Over Covering Up Animal Deaths from GM Corn
By Anthony Gucciardi
Contributed and Originally Appeared on NaturalSociety
In a riveting victory against genetically modified creations, a major biotech company known as Syngenta has been criminally charged for denying knowledge that its GM Bt corn actually kills livestock.
What’s more is not only did the company deny this fact, but they did so in a civil court case that ended back in 2007.
The charges were finally issued after a long legal struggle against the mega corp initiated by a German farmer named Gottfried Gloeckner whose dairy cattle died after eating the Bt toxin and coming down with a ‘mysterious’ illness.
Grown on his own farm from 1997 to 2002, the cows on the farm were all being fed exclusively on Syngenta’s Bt 176 corn by the year 2000. It was around this time that the mysterious illnesses began to emerge among the cattle population.
Syngenta paid Gloeckner 40,000 euros in an effort to silence the farmer, however a civil lawsuit was brought upon the company. Amazingly, 2 cows ate genetically modified maize (now banned in Poland over serious concerns) and died.
During the civil lawsuit, however, Syngenta refused to admit that its GM corn was responsible. In fact, they went as far as to claim having no knowledge whatsoever of harm.
The case was dismissed and Gloeckner, the farmer who launched the suit, was left thousands of euros in debt. And that’s not all; Gloeckner continued to lose many cows as a result of Syngenta’s modified Bt corn.
After halting the use of GM feed in 2002, Gloeckner attempted a full investigation with the Robert Koch Institute and Syngenta involved. The data of this investigation is still unavailable to the public, and only examined one cow.
In 2009, however, the Gloeckner teamed up with a German action group known as Bündnis Aktion Gen-Klage and to ultimately bring Syngenta to the criminal court.
Using the testimony of another farmer whose cows died after eating Syngenta product, Gloeckner and the team have charged the biotech giant for the death of over 65 cows, withholding knowledge of the death-link, and holding the corporation liable for not registering the cattle deaths.
The team is even charging Hans-Theo Jahmann, the German head of Syngenta , personally over the withholding of knowledge.
The charges bring to light just how far large biotechnology companies will go to conceal evidence linking their genetically modified products to serious harm.
Monsanto, for example, has even threatened to sue the entire state of Vermont if they attempt to label its genetically modified ingredients. Why are they so afraid of the consumer knowing what they are putting in their mouths?
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U.S. approves new meningitis vaccine for children
by Anna Yukhananov
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved a new children’s vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline PLC that targets two common causes of bacterial meningitis, which can be fatal.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the vaccine, MenHibrix, is meant for children aged six weeks to 18 months and combines vaccines for meningococcal disease and Hib disease. The diseases are common causes of the infection.
The FDA had rejected MenHibrix twice before, in 2010 and 2011, but GlaxoSmithKline said it had resolved regulators’ questions about the vaccine’s potency and efficacy.
Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection of the thin lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can cause severe brain damage and is fatal in 50 percent of cases if untreated.
About 4,100 cases of bacterial meningitis occurred in the United States each year from 2003 to 2007 – the most recent data available – and 500 people died from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infants are at highest risk.
The FDA said the disease can progress rapidly in children who are not vaccinated, causing death or serious long-term health effects such as blindness, mental retardation or amputations. But early symptoms can be hard to tell apart from other illnesses common in children.
Dr. Karen Midthun, director of the FDA’s center for biologics, said Menhibrix is the first meningococcal vaccine that can be given to children as young as six weeks.
“(Meningitis) is one of those diseases that although not common, when it occurs it’s absolutely devastating and horrible,” said Dr. Len Friedland, vice president of clinical and medical affairs for Glaxo in North America.
“It presents to the doctor when a child just looks ill, and within 18 to 24 hours, they’re on the deathbed in the hospital. … To be able to have a vaccine to prevent meningitis is really a great day,” he said.
Taliban ban anti-polio drive in Pakistan tribal area
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — Pakistani militants in a Taliban and Al-Qaeda infested tribal region Saturday banned anti-polio vaccination teams, to protest US drone strikes saying the attacks were killing civilians.
“Anti-polio vaccination teams will not be allowed to administer polio drops among children in North Waziristan,” local warlord Gul Bahadur said in a statement.
Bahadur, who is allied with Afghan Taliban fighting US-led troops across the border, said the ban will remain effective until the US stops drone attacks in the tribal region.
“On the one hand they are killing innocent women, children and old people in drone attacks and on the other they are spending millions on vaccination campaign,” the statement distributed in the region’s main town Miranshah said.
It said “the day and night US drone flights in Waziristan are causing mental illness in the local population which is more dangerous than polio.”
Residents said people would respond to the call as Bahadur commands influence in the region.
Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, known as a hotbed of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants, is witnessing increasing drone strikes amid a stalemate in US-Pakistan talks to end a blockade on NATO supplies crossing into Afghanistan.
Pakistan shut NATO supply lines in anger over US air strikes on a border post on November 26 that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
The statement, citing the case of Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi jailed for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden, also slammed the immunisation campaign saying that it may be used for espionage purposes.
How Technology Has Made Global Polio Eradication Impossible
Ten years ago, a group of scientists working at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbioloy at SUNY, Stony Brook, described for the first time the de novo chemical synthesis of polio virus, which they confirmed was fully infectious.
This discovery, when reported in newspapers around the globe in July of 2002, created a great deal of controversy, which Eckard Wimmer, one of the key scientists involved in the project, described thusly:
This unexpected news struck a raw nerve among lay people and scientists alike. The work was condemned as dangerous and irresponsible, scorned as a stunt and perceived as a challenge to divine power. It was also hailed as a milestone in biology. What really happened?[i]
What did really happen?
Beyond the fact, as obvious as it is disturbing, that polio can now be recreated by anyone (friend or enemy) with the technology capable of doing so, the goal of vaccinating polio into extinction through global and universal vaccination campaigns has now been proven absolutely impossible to accomplish.
While not discussed openly until ten years later, in a seminal work published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, authored by Neetu Vashisht and Jacob Pliyel titled, “Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on,” the global polio eradication campaign is revealed in all its inglorious and ignoble duplicity to be founded upon nothing more than pseudo-science:
The charade about polio eradication and the great savings it will bring has persisted to date. It is a paradox, that while the director general of WHO, Margret Chan, and Bill Gates are trying to muster support for polio eradication (22) it has been known to the scientific community, for over 10 years, that eradication of polio is impossible. This is because in 2002 scientists had synthesised a chemical called poliovirus in a test-tube with the empirical formula C332,652H492,388N98,245O131,196P7,501S2,340. It has been demonstrated that by positioning the atoms in sequence, a particle can emerge with all the properties required for its proliferation and survival in nature (23, 24). Wimmer writes that the test-tube synthesis of poliovirus has wiped out any possibility of eradicating poliovirus in the future. Poliovirus cannot be declared extinct because the sequence of its genome is known and modern biotechnology allows it to be resurrected at any time in vitro. Man can thus never let down his guard against poliovirus. Indeed the 18-year-old global eradication campaign for polioviruses will have to be continued in some format forever. The long promised “infinite” monetary benefits from ceasing to vaccinate against poliovirus will never be achieved (24). The attraction that ‘eradication’ has for policy makers will vanish once this truth is widely known.[ii]
Not unlike the purportedly “endless war on terrorism,” the global polio eradication campaign will never end, requiring an infinite number of vaccines to be used in the future against an infectious agent which biotechnology itself has guaranteed will never fully disappear.
Given this fact, can you believe that in Jan. of 2012, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative claimed ‘mission accomplished’ in India, with no reports of wild-type polio infection in the 2011, at the very same time that over 47,000 cases of polio-like “acute flaccid paralysis” were reported in 2011 in children by The National Polio Surveillance Programme (TNPSP) in heavily vaccinated populations (as often as one vaccine per month!)?
TNPSP claimed that these cases of acute flaccid paralysis, conveniently renamed “non-polio acute flaccid paralysis” to avoid connecting them to the polio vaccines, were “mild cases,” and “…of little consequence.”
Neetu Vashisht and Jacob Pliyel report otherwise:
[I]n 2005, a fifth of the cases of non-polio AFP in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) were followed up after 60 days. 35.2% were found to have residual paralysis and 8.5% had died (making the total of residual paralysis or death – 43.7%) (28). Sathyamala examined data from the following year and showed that children who were identified with non-polio AFP were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection (27).
In some areas of India, such as the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which receive “pulse rounds” of oral polio vaccines nearly every month, the “non-polio” cases of “non-polio acute flaccid paralysis” are 25- and 35-fold higher than international norms.[iii]
In other words, polio, once lauded as the prime example of the irrefutable success of vaccines in conquering infirmity and death itself, can no longer be used to promote the vaccine agenda. In fact, polio has transmogrified from a so-called “vaccine-preventable disease” to a vaccine-caused disease, with twice the lethality of the natural infection; moreover, the biotechnology field which made possible vaccines, has now created the means to ensure that infectious agents like polio and smallpox persist into eternity.
From one of the creators of manmade polio virus itself, Eckard Wimmer:
However, a different question arises: does the test-tube synthesis negate efforts to eradicate poliovirus? The conceptual answer to this is yes. Poliovirus cannot be declared extinct because the sequence of its genome is known and modern biotechnology allows it to be resurrected at any time in vitro. This is true for all viruses, including smallpox. Indeed, the global eradication campaign for polioviruses, now in its eighteenth year, has proven much more difficult than anticipated. Apart from the resilience of circulating wild-type viruses, major problems have emerged as a result of intrinsic properties of the OPV. It has the propensity to escape its designated role as a protecting immunogen by circulating in poorly immunized populations, thereby evolving into highly neurovirulent poliovirus strains after recombination with other enteroviruses (Kew et al, 2005; P. Jiang, J.A.J. Faase, A.E. Gorbalenya and E. Wimmer, unpublished data). This independent occurrence in different parts of the world causes yearly outbreaks of poliomyelitis. In addition, immune-deficient persons receiving the OPV can develop persistent infections, shedding highly neurovirulent poliovirus for years (MacLennan et al, 2004). The known number of persistently infected persons is small and the actual number of poliovirus shedders cannot be determined at the present time. But persistently infected individuals pose a serious health threat once vaccination has been terminated. These complications have led a panel of experts to recommend the development of novel anti-polio drugs for the control of poliomyelitis (National Research Council, 2006).
Ultimately, the case of polio underscores the need for a sea change in the way we look at so-called “vaccine preventable” diseases as a whole. In most people with a healthy immune system, a poliovirus infection does not even generate symptoms. Only rarely does the infection produce minor symptoms, e.g. sore throat, fever, gastrointestinal disturbances, and influenza-like illness. In only 3% of infections does virus gain entry to the central nervous system, and then, in only 1-5 in 1000 cases does the infection progress to paralytic disease.
Due to the fact that polio spreads through the fecal-oral route (i.e. the virus is transmitted from the stool of an infected person to the mouth of another person through a contaminated object, e.g. utensil) focusing on hygiene, sanitation and proper nutrition (to support innate immunity) is a logical way to prevent transmission in the first place, as well as reducing morbidity associated with an infection when it does occur.
Instead, a large portion of the world’s vaccines are given to the third world as “charity,” when the underlying conditions of economic impoverishment, poor nutrition, chemical exposures, and socio-political unrest are never addressed. You simply can’t vaccinate people out of these conditions, and as India’s new epidemic of vaccine-induced polio cases clearly demonstrates, the “cure” may be far worse than the disease itself.
[i] The test-tube synthesis of a chemical called poliovirus. The simple synthesis of a virus has far-reaching societal implications. EMBO Rep. 2006 Jul ;7 Spec No:S3-9. PMID: 16819446 FULL FREE TEXT
[ii] Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on. Indian J Med Ethics. 2012 Apr-Jun;9(2):114-7. PMID: 22591873
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MMR vaccine kills another baby in Belgium
by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) The combination measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, which both the U.S. government and health authorities insist is completely safe for young children, has killed yet another child in the European nation of Belgium. Christina England over at VacTruth.com reports that Xandro Sanspuer, an 18-month-old boy from Renaix, Belgium, died recently after receiving the MMR vaccine from Kind & Gezin (K&G) Child and Family Health Center.
Young Xandro was still recovering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a condition that causes respiratory tract infections, when a doctor at K&G advised Xandro’s parents to have him vaccinated with MMR. Concerned about his son’s health, Xandro’s father Cedric explained to the doctor that Xandro was still gravely ill but recovering from the RSV infection, and requested that he first be thoroughly examined before the MMR vaccine even be considered.
The doctor reportedly complied with Cedric’s request, but insisted upon examination that because Xandro’s chest appeared to be clear, it was safe to administer the MMR vaccine. Not long after receiving the vaccine, however, young Xandro reportedly suffered cardiac arrest, which resulted in his rapid death. And based on the timing of events, Xandro’s parents say the cause of death was most definitely the MMR vaccine.
Officials from K&G quickly denied that the MMR vaccine was responsible, but said they would conduct a thorough investigation. In the meantime, the group is callously urging parents not to “worry unnecessarily about vaccinations,” according to reports. And Belgian authorities are also now reiterating their denial of a link between MMR and Xandro’s death, insisting that the child died of “natural causes.”
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