• Fixing One Problematic Drug With Another: Aspirin Kills And Disables Seniors And Modern Medicine Proposes Another Deadly Drug To Prevent Its Fatal Side Effects

    Posted June 17, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Aspirin kills.  That is the news headline blasted around the world this week.  [Daily Mail June 14, 2017]  This fact was already known but it appears disease classification errors were hiding 38% of the aspirin-induced brain hemorrhages and gastric bleeding episodes from reviewers (were they intentionally covering this up?).  For senior adults over age 75 the risk of an aspirin-related death or disabling bleeding event is as likely as the stroke prevention it promises!

    Super-seniors are at the greatest risk.  The risk for major bleeding or fatal events associated with aspirin use was 0.5 percent in under-65s, rising to 1.5 percent for those aged 75-84 and nearly 4.1 percent for over-85s. [The Lancet June 13, 2017]

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  • Despite Positive Antibody Response, Vaccination Fails To Prevent The Flu

    Posted June 8, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Immunologists and public health authorities are going to have to re-think the idea of mass flu vaccination in a growing population of obese Americans.  A striking study shows flu vaccination did increase antibody titers (concentration) among healthy and obese individuals, but that failed to protect obese individuals from the flu.  In fact, obese vaccinated individuals were twice as likely to get the flu compared to healthy vaccinated individuals.  Given over 100 million Americans elect to get a flu shot annually and a third of the adult population is obese, vaccination programs appear to be counterproductive. [Daily Mail June 7, 2017]

    Immunologists identified an impaired T-cell response as the cause of the problem.  The study was published in the International Journal of Obesity.

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  • Modern Medicine Has Done It Again

    Posted May 31, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Modern medicine has done it again.  Long-term use of drugs called bisphosphanates designed to prevent bone loss with advancing age have now been associated with higher risk of any clinical fracture. Researchers say: “These results add to concerns about the benefit of very long-term bisphosphonate use.”  [Journal American Geriatrics Society May 29, 2017]

    Historically a bisphosphonate (Fosamax) caused its manufacturer to pay $27.7 million in a settlement over bone deterioration in the jaw among 1200 people in 2013. [Reuters Dec 9, 2013]

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  • Striking Differences In Health Outcomes Between Vaccinated & Unvaccinated Children Reported For The First Time

    Posted May 11, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    The first study comparing the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated children has been published. Mothers of home-schooled children were surveyed. A population of 405 vaccinated versus 261 unvaccinated children were compared. Here is what the survey revealed.

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  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Men Left To Figure It Out For Themselves

    Posted April 19, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new statement on screening for prostate cancer that virtually eliminates any sanctions against doctors who perform needless prostate cancer treatment.

    As background, in 2012 the same task force advised against PSA tests. Now a U-turn: instead physicians abrogate their responsibility to instruct patients by saying they have no specific advice on the topic of PSA tests and men can decide treatment options, including no treatment (active surveillance) on their own.

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  • Modern Medicine Snubs Garlic’s Allicin While It Continues To Astound In Human Studies

    Posted April 5, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    The active principal in garlic, allicin, is being put to the test in human research studies and it is producing health benefits unparalleled by any prescription drug.

    Is any drug known that simultaneously reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease by 64%, high blood pressure by 26% and chronic kidney disease by 32%?  A recently published study says habitual consumption of fresh uncooked garlic does.  The remarkable report documenting this attracts no news headlines.  [Journal Hypertension March 17, 2017]

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  • Don’t Let Modern Medicine Bury You In Your Grave Just Yet!

    Posted February 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Getting behind the curtains on the stage of modern medicine like I do, one gets the distinct impression that people are just being allowed to die on time for the benefit of life insurance companies and/or to fulfill covert population control agendas.

    Modern medicine prescribes replacement thyroid, estrogen, and insulin but fails to prescribe another important hormone, leaving millions of senior Americans with a weak immune system and vulnerability to infection and cancer. The only proposed remedies are stem cell injections or organ transplants that are expensive and impractical since replacement of this hormone would be universal among adults over age 60.

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  • Mindless Medicine

    Posted May 11, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    How does American medicine shed itself of practices that are no longer backed by science and deal with patient fears and at the same time deal with government efforts to produce more jobs in the healthcare sector?

    How does American medicine shed itself of practices now invalidated by science? With Medicare facing a $23 trillion shortfall there certainly are no funds for extraneous medical tests and treatments that science no longer substantiates.

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  • Will Big Pharma Ever Give Up On This Experimental Cholesterol Drug?

    Posted March 20, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    How many more negative studies before Big Pharma abandons research on a class of cholesterol altering drugs that has been nothing but problematic?

    Over 8 years ago a major pharmaceutical company’s foray into a new class of cholesterol drugs that raise HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the so-called good cholesterol that shuttles cholesterol from the arteries back to the liver, was terminated because raised the risk of heart problems and death. Over $800 million had been spent to research and develop this drug at that time. [Nature Reviews Drug Discovery March 2011]

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  • Alice In Cholesterol-Land

    Posted March 5, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    We are now living in the post-cholesterol era of modern medicine. Despite the dethronement of the 40+year paradigm that saturated fat consumption and elevated levels of circulating cholesterol are the primary causes of obesity and coronary artery disease, it is business as usual in the ranks of physicians.

    This was not a misdirection corrected by new evidence. It was a complete fabrication from its beginning as a recent review revealed there was no supporting scientific evidence for dietary fat and cholesterol guidelines issued in 1977 and 1983. [Open Heart Jan 29, 2015] Other sources have already noted that saturated fat primarily raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol but this blood fat does not significantly increase the risk for cardiovascular disease [Applied Physiology Nutrition Metabolism Dec 2014]

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