Month: June 2000

Breasts – Educated and Innate

By Madeline Behrendt, D.C.

Breasts. Reflecting the beauty of the human form, breasts are celebrated, revered, painted, written about and envied by artists and other mortals, they carry the name to identify an entire class, Mammalia. Innate has organized breasts to express uniqueness, and there is healthy variation in size, shape and sensitivity…even within one woman.

Aesthetic yes, but breasts are also functional, they provide food and comfort to our young, they reflect the rhythm of our monthly cycles and pregnancy, and visibly signal a girl’s ascent into puberty. Innate smiled, and the world has been smiling ever since.

Innate smiled. What has Educated done with our breasts and what happens to them “when we go where we ought not to be”?
Reports on the Symptom/Disease/Prevention culture:

1) John R. Lee, M.D. notes that because of the way statistics are compiled, a woman may be counted as a breast cancer survivor, but actually have died. Which points to:

2) Early Detection…Early Detection creates the opportunity for “survivor” statistics to be healthier, but does that confirm:

3) Greater success in extending life? – sadly, no, many reports indicate there is no correlation between Early Detection and greater life extension – so is there any success addressing risks and prevention…

4) 80% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have none of the identified risk factors, beyond being female, yet…

5) A woman’s candidacy for “preventive” measures relies on the shaky premise of risk factors that don’t match profiles….leading to choices from a “prevention” menu of…

6) Elective “preventive” double mastectomy, studies show that women experiencing this trauma still die from breast cancer….gene tests, which have led to lawsuits because of their inaccuracy…tamoxifen, a drug recently officially listed as a human carcinogen.

Who’s smiling now?

As part of the “Well Baby Visit When You Are 40” check-up, tests such as bone scans, vaccine booster shots and mammograms are promoted. Mammograms are x-rays of the breast, they do not diagnose cancer (only a biopsy can), their assumed value is in detecting areas of the breast that have increased density, density which may reflect normal breast tissue for that woman or be a sign of cancer. Mammograms do not prevent cancer, and cannot reduce the incidence of cancer, in fact it is acknowledged that women can develop breast cancer due to radiation exposure from mammograms.

Mammograms are a huge business, aggressively marketed; they are emotionally linked to everything female. This past Mother’s Day, I received many offers to send my loved ones a mammogram in lieu of flowers. Mammograms are also a huge controversy, and more and more the press is reporting on this and new companies are sprouting up created off their limitations.

Although the Symptom/Disease/Prevention culture may present itself as “elite”, it is a model affected by liability and litigation. A leading women’s medical doctor who wrote “Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”, explains that her medical malpractice insurers want doctors to push mammograms due to the m.d.’s responsibility. Yet, a cover story in USA TODAY (12/31/99) reports that when the tests are taken and liability then falls on the radiologists -mammograms are the leading cause of malpractice claims in the category of “errors of diagnosis”, to the extent that the trend is for radiologists to chose another area.

To increase the chance of accuracy, a computer model at Harvard recently was used to determine the best screening interval, predicting results could increase by increasing the frequency of mammograms screenings to every 3 months. Does that mean that between 40 and 50 an individual woman would need to have 40 mammograms to be effective?

From USA TODAY, it also quotes a specialist from the University of California at San Francisco who “quips” “We lose money on every case, but we make up for it in volume.”

While the Symptom/Disease/Prevention culture tumbles about liability, timing and volume, what about our lives?

Some women may fear not getting a mammogram, as there is an assumed security in the ritual, is this security a state of mind, or a state of reality?
…reports on the possibilities:

1) The result is negative and the test is accurate.
2) The result is positive and the test is accurate.
3) The test gives a false positive (8 out of 10 positives are false), no cancer is present
4) Breast cancer is present, but the test does not detect it ((up to 2/3 of tumors missed by a radiologist can be seen in retrospect)

Mammogram results are so notorious, businesses are now being created based on what is missed, recently, Whoopi Goldberg was promoting such a project: imammogram.com. This service allows your original mammogram to be evaluated digitally, referred to as a “closer look”, which helps detect up to an additional 21%. This is sent back to your radiologist to read, all for a fee in addition to the cost of the original mammogram.

In essence, mammograms are an imperfect screening tool, they do not prevent or detect cancer, their reliability is impaired, they do not increase long term survival, their adopted security is not deliverable, and doctor liability is a factor in why they are recommended.

This evidence is not to be interpreted as being against the fight on breast cancer. Simply, their performance invites review, as women demand that those who profit from putting their hands on our bodies honor us, and we ask for more accurate, less toxic choices.

Breast cancer does need to be addressed, and from the standpoint of screenings, there are many respected medical doctors who confidently recommend to women monthly breast self-exams and regular exams by a professional, they do not push mammograms. And men?

It’s summertime, and as our lives spill outdoors and the masses bolt to the beach and cineplex, the original badass “Shaft” returns, in interviews Richard Roundtreee speaks very touchingly of his experience with breast cancer. Breast cancer for men is a quiet, but growing problem…for more details see A.W.E. June newsletter.

Educated attempts to manipulate Innate are only as smart as Innate allows them to be. What does Innate ask of us?

That it be allowed to flow free of interference and that insult from stress and unnatural living be reduced in any way we have a choice.

The Chiropractic Textbook describes that our bodies accumulate survival values, and the cycle of construction and destruction always applies. When there is successful adaptation, there is no interruption in Innate’s program, when there is a failure of adaptation or unusual adaptation to adverse conditions, this can result in injury, a set-back which must be regained with the loss of time and effort.

These conditions of constructive and destructive survival values have an important bearing on the next act of the tissue cell: whether or not it falls behind in the “race of life.” In modern living, our internal environment has experienced many stresses from our external environment, including the excess of hormonal chemicals that are present in many areas including food sources and pesticides.

With hormonal insult how could we not expect to see hormonal changes in sperm count, and hormonal changes, including cancer for women and men?

The Chiropractic Textbook also describes a tumor as one cell too many, that Innate can attempt to “kick them out” but is prevented from by subluxations which caused them in the first place, and so “fences off” as they are functionless. Simply, subluxations must be addressed so that the body may increase it’s ability to respond and adapt as it faces stress.

So much attention is put on what may go wrong with our bodies; we are drenched with a world that tells us to be fearful, as it depends on our fear for profit. That culture is like germs, constantly all around us, it’s important to develop a great information immune system that supports health, boosts our response and reflects our responsibility.

We have resources that honor the subluxation-based community on topics regarding children’s health, vaccines and antibiotics, etc. For information on constructive and destructive survival values related to breast health i.e. reducing excess environmental estrogen and addressing lifestyle factors (from night light to dry cleaning) see A WOMAN’S EXPERIENCE/A.W.E. – Volume 3: Breast Health.

Not all the world lives in fear. Subluxation-based chiropractic celebrates the maximum potential of the human experience, celebrates life and honors what we know to be true.

I absolutely celebrate what Innate has organized; the body is magical in the way that it works. While my care of it has not always done Innate justice, as I know better, I do better.

And that’s why I choose chiropractic.

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Dr. Madeline Behrendt is the author of A Woman’s Experience/A.W.E.(TM) Reports On Women’s Health Topics and can be reached at [email protected].

planetc1.com-news @ 8:50 am | Article ID: 961602601

Your Kind Words are Appreciated

I wanted to share some of the wonderful things you have been saying during the past year. These e-mails of inspiration always seem to come at just the right time. – Thank You!

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Love and Light,
Dan & Kristin Ribley

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I use your web site every day (yes, every day) for news, quotes, and audio. I am especially grateful for the audio because I love to hear the voices of the people that I love and adore. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I hope to see you soon! Lots of love,

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I just felt compelled to write to tell you thank you for your work in putting this together and maintaining it so well. All Chiropractors need to experience this site. I will do my best to spread the word.

Thank you again
Yours in Health,

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In Chiropractic,

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Be Well
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Family Chiropractors Essential Chiropractic Center

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Dear Michael,

Just a short note to let you know that you’re truly appreciated. I absolutely love getting my Planet Chiropractic e-mails. This allows me to stay up to date on all the latest news stuff and allows me the opportunity to disseminate vital information to my practice members. I recently had some “stinking thinking” going on and clicked onto your site and then dove right into the audio interviews. It was amazing how just listening to some fellow warriors that I could get my head back on straight and couldn’t wait to get back in the trenches on Monday morning. Thanks again for doing such a great job with this website and most of all for being a truly great CHIROPRACTOR!

my innate blesses your innate,

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Thank you to everyone who has made this past year such an increadible experience. I love and appreciate all of you!

Michael Dorausch, D.C.
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planetc1.com-news @ 8:25 am | Article ID: 961601132

Principals of the Principle

By Dr. Stew Bittman

In speaking with many of you in the last few weeks, a common theme emerged. We embark on a spiritual path, and at first, perhaps for a long time, things seem worse. We gain awareness, and become aware that we still often make the same bad choices, and as a result feel guilty and beat ourselves up. We struggle with finding a balance, determining our priorities, keeping our focus, detaching from what we know in our hearts is not important.

As we bounce back and forth between our past conditioning and our newfound awareness, our practices bounce up and down. We exult in our up weeks, and mourn our down ones. Our thoughts still get wrapped up in our external environment, and we find ourselves saying, “cancel-cancel” constantly. We still look to the world for our joy, and are often disappointed. We still bring our old selves along. My message to you is “keep the faith and be gentle with yourself.”

We went to visit Sig (Sigafoose) last weekend. He’s doing great and it was well worth the trip. My cheeks are still sore from all the grinning and laughing. It was about midnight on Saturday night, and the alarm was set for 4 a.m. so we could make our 5:30 flight back home. We had gotten only a couple of hours sleep on the plane the night before. My mind was racing, as I lay in bed, wide-awake.

I began to repeat my mantra: “Creator, open and fill my heart. I see you in every face. I choose love and know your grace.” Nearly immediately, I sank into the most intense spiritual experience of my life. There was no past or future, no good or bad, no me, no time, no separation, no duality. There was only Spirit, Love. Everything was one thing, not really connected, just one seamless whole. It was all a cosmic, divine soup of energy. I knew that my senses, my thoughts, and my experience merely shaped the soup into my idea of reality.

I knew that none of it was real. I knew that I could manifest anything I wanted from the soup. Tears began to stream down my cheeks. I opened my eyes, and to my surprise, nothing changed. I looked around the room and saw God. Part of my mind still wanted to label God as different things like lamps and telephones and pictures on the wall. But I had no attachment to these illusions. Then I looked over at my sleeping wife and daughter, and again saw God. I realized that Hillary and Ari and I were aspects of Spirit, manifested by Spirit in order to express and to experience. I was Spirit looking at Spirit. I knew that we as a family had been sharing our little corner of the soup for eons.

I’m not sure how long I laid there, but at some point a little voice, coming from what seemed like very far away, suggested, “maybe you better get some sleep”. I was very reluctant to do that, or anything else for that matter, not wanting to interrupt my pure state of being. I consciously made a choice to “return” to my body, my identity, my me-ness.

The next thing I knew, “I’ve Gotta Be Me” was playing on the alarm clock radio. No, I thought to myself, I don’t have to be me, but I choose to be. I choose to be me. I choose to express my gifts and talents and mission and purpose. I choose to give myself away. I choose to love everyone and everything. I choose to serve, knowing that’s why I’m here. I choose to remember what I learned last night, to be diligent to that experience, and to never look at myself or at anything in the same way again.

Enlightenment is a matter of grace. And doing the work. It’s a matter of remembering, and forgetting. It’s a journey, and a blessing. We’re all on different paths, and they’re all “right.” Let’s not become attached to the path or to the view from it. Let’s keep our hearts and our eyes peeled for Spirit. And walk in faith, knowing that as chiropractors, we make the soup more delicious for all.

planetc1.com-news @ 8:06 am | Article ID: 961599990

Critical Mass Has Jumped The Fence

It seems as though a day does not go by that we do not see news regarding vaccination awareness, vaccination injury, or changes in vaccination policy.

Although many of us have been following this news for several years now, a change has occurred just recently that is sure to pour fuel into this already heated fire.

The change comes from the media and the way they cover vaccine related news. Just a few months ago, newspapers, news commentaries, and corporate news websites always seemed to include info such as “a small fanatical group claims…” or “even though vaccination is medicine’s greatest success…”

The media is in the eyeball business, they want you to read their stuff. For years they played to the dollars of the medical community to push their topics and ideas, but a new day has dawned. Why do business with the joker when you can deal directly with the kings and queens?

Through whatever mediums were used in the past, the world has figured out that there is some sort of issue associated with vaccines. Not everyone is quite sure what the issue is but you can count on the media to be there to deliver the goods.

Just yesterday we reported on an article we titled: Kids Contract Smallpox From Discarded Vaccine. When I first noticed the headlines, I thought it was a misprint since in March we reported that “the only known remaining stock of smallpox, had been kept in secure labs in Russia and at the CDC in Atlanta” according to a news report. (Is that what they wanted you to think.)

Here’s what yesterdays news headlines looked like from different sources:

Yahoo: Russian Germ Warfare Antidote Gives Kids Smallpox
FOX News: Russian germ warfare antidote gives kids smallpox
L.A. Times: Smallpox Ampuls Sicken 8 Children
CNN News: Eight children hospitalized in Russian smallpox scare
CNN News: Russian children sick after contact with smallpox vaccine
Yahoo’s Health News: Russian Germ Warfare Antidote Gives Kids Smallpox
USA Today: Kids Ill After Smallpox Exposure
Nando Health/Science: Eight children hospitalized after playing with discarded smallpox vaccine

(all of these articles are available by using our search page and choosing “outside-in news.” Use terms such as “smallpox” or “germ warfare.”)

So eight kids in Russia get sick and it hits nearly every major news feed on the planet including Reuters and associated press. Do you think that the media is aware of what’s going on?

Be sure to read the differences in reporting from Reuters and the Associated press. One quotes a health official stating that there “was no risk of the children catching smallpox.” What?

Children getting diseases from vaccines that are supposed to prevent the diseases they were created for? Bizarre, outlandish, unthinkable, impossible, or just another part of today’s news?

planetc1.com-news @ 10:57 am | Article ID: 961523821

Michigan Making Headlines – Ritalin Update

From The Wellness Report
and The Michigan Chiropractic Council

Back in April of 1998 the Wellness Report featured information about Michigan ranking third in the nation for Ritalin use – 56% higher than the national average. The October 1998 issue told about the children, newborn through age 3, identified in a study of the Michigan Medicaid program who were diagnosed with ADHD and given Ritalin and various other psychotropic medications.

ritalin 10mg novartis(photo: Ritalin 10 mg prescription medication — credit: ADHD CENTER via Flickr)

Michigan has made national headlines again, and again it is not good news. On March 21, fourteen year-old Matthew Smith collapsed at his Michigan home while playing with his skateboard. He was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at the hospital, a death that Oakland County Medical Examiner Ljubisa Dragovic attributed to the boy’s 10 years of Ritalin use.

Matthew died officially of a heart attack, caused by changes in the small blood vessels that supply the heart muscle – changes which would occur gradually over time, and just aren’t seen in the younger population. Two other deaths have been reported in Ritalin users (one in Ohio and one in Texas).

The Nation Taking Notice
Michigan’s headlines have made the press and the medical community take notice of the trends in prescriptions for our nation’s youth. A recent Journal of the American Medical Association study found a three-fold increase in Ritalin prescriptions by doctors for 2 to 4 year-olds from 1991-1995.

The same study found a doubled use of antidepressants such as Prozac in children in the same time period. Another study found that 30% of those children taking an antidepressant (for depression, school phobia, bed wetting or eating disorders) were also taking Ritalin, presumably for ADHD. When they analyzed all Ritalin users, they found that 8% were also taking an antidepressant.

These findings are in addition to the trends showing a sharp increase in use of both types of these drugs by children from 1990-1998. By 1998, 10% of US children aged 6 to 14 years were on Ritalin or other stimulants, as were 1% of preschoolers 1 to 5 years. For the antidepressants (SSRIs like Prozac), 2% of school-aged children and .1% of preschoolers had prescriptions for the drug. Dr. Jerry Rushton of the University of Michigan stated, “I think the safety of these medications – in the young child especially – is not known, and when you take them in combination it’s a whole new level of safety concern.”

One to Watch
A class-action lawsuit has been recently filed against the makers of Ritalin and the support group CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), for charges of fraud and conspiracy from 1955 to 1995.

The suit alleges that the pharmaceutical company aided in the creation and perpetuation of the diagnosis ADHD; that it financially supports organizations (like CHADD) that promote and support the implementation of such diagnosis and the use of Ritalin; that they promote Ritalin as the drug of choice among those diagnosed with ADHD; and have generally misled the public as to the significant health risks involved with taking the drug.

Those health risks include, but are not limited to: rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, unusual or irregular heart beat (arrhythmia), heart attack, psychosis, hallucinations, depression, worsening of ADHD symptoms, confusion, hostility, cognitive impairment, nervous habits and jerky movements (tics), nausea, vomiting, abnormal liver function tests, growth problems, weight loss, blurred vision, headaches, involuntary discharge of urine, and withdrawal/rebound symptoms. The press release likens the pattern of practice and improper conduct to asbestos corporate defendants and tobacco companies in other cases.

Interesting Points
Most of the medical profession claims that ADHD is not over-diagnosed. They claim that more children are being diagnosed because we’ve gotten so much better at spotting it.

The interesting thing is that American Academy of Pediatrics re-vamped diagnostic guidelines for ADHD in May of this year. Did they create these new guidelines because we were already so good at diagnosing, or because they saw a problem with these trends?

All of the assessments in the guidelines are subjective, since there are no diagnostic tests proven to be positive indicators. This means parents’, teachers’, and doctors’ perceptions determine the fate of these children. Most health-care professionals balk at the claims that Ritalin is unsafe, yet lawmakers are being urged to fund research into childhood behavioral problems and ways to treat them.

If Ritalin were really that safe, why would it matter how many children were on it? One of the things they plan on addressing is labeling these prescriptions with dosage information for children (currently there are no formal dosage guidelines).

And as far as the Ritalin/antidepressant mixing, it’s interesting to note that the symptoms treated by antidepressants can all be found on Ritalin’s side-effect list.

Do these children need help? Why not start with a healthy nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments would give these kids a chance at coping with life subluxation-free.

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The Wellness Report is compiled and distributed by Dr. Teri Stockwell and Melanie Cruse.

planetc1.com-news @ 9:35 am | Article ID: 961518923

Kids Contract Smallpox From Discarded Vaccine

From Fox News.com comes the article, “Russian germ warfare antidote gives kids smallpox”

According to the article, “at least eight children in Russia’s Far East have contracted a mild form of smallpox from discarded vaccine ampoules which a local clinic kept in case of germ warfare attack.”

The article goes on to state that smallpox, “has been officially eradicated worldwide.”

According to the article, the children’s lives were not put at danger from the infection and the infection could not spread to others although television reports stated, “the young boys and girls’s faces were likely to be scarred for life.”

Interesting that the title read “germ warfare antidote” when in reality the children contracted small pox as a direct result of being exposed to a smallpox vaccine.

Fox News: Russian germ warfare antidote gives kids smallpox

planetc1.com-news @ 7:13 am | Article ID: 961424014

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – IMPORTANT

The following is forwarded from Dr. Terry A. Rondberg

From: Terry A. Rondberg, D.C., President, World Chiropractic Alliance
To: All WCA members and subluxation-based doctors

The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has just released its first “Strategic Plan” and the verbiage sounds as if it was written by medical doctors or the most medically oriented chiropractors in the profession.

That very well may have been the case since the only chiropractors listed as members of the NCCAM Council are Drs. Dana Lawrence and Bill Meeker.

Chiropractic is referred to as “chiropractic therapy” and the word “subluxation” doesn’t even appear in the Plan’s listing of areas which the NCCAM is investigating.

According to Stephen E. Straus, M.D., NCCAM director, the NCCAM is “providing the opportunity to comment on this draft before it is finalized… thus completing the first step in an ongoing planning process.”

The deadline for comments is June 21.

Below is a sample letter explaining to Dr. Straus and the NCCAM why it is so important for subluxation-based chiropractic to be equally represented on the Council.

Please go right now to http://nccam.nih.gov/nccam/strategic/ Use the link on the bottom of Dr. Straus’ message to leave your comments. If you like, you may use your “copy” and “paste” commands to excerpt portions of the sample letter into your own message to Dr. Straus.

But PLEASE, don’t delay. If we are to have any input into the membership or Strategic Plan of the NCCAM, we must FLOOD Dr. Straus with comments. He must be made to realize that thousands of doctors around the country — and hundreds of thousands of their patients — do not feel represented by Drs. Meeker and Lawrence.

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Sample Letter:

Dear Dr. Straus:

There are two major schools of thought in the chiropractic profession. The first considers chiropractic to be a limited medical specialty for the treatment of certain musculoskeletal disorders.

Proponents of this position embrace a broad array of therapeutic interventions including manipulation and physical therapy modalities. This necessarily encroaches on the practice of medicine and physical therapy.

The second school of thought is committed to positioning chiropractic as a separate and distinct discipline in the healing arts, which does not duplicate existing medical services. It is directed toward the correction of vertebral subluxations, which interfere with the function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed upon wellness and quality-of-life issues, rather than the treatment of specific medical conditions.

The current focus of chiropractic involvement in the NCCAM appears to emphasize manipulation as a treatment modality rather than chiropractic as a unique school of thought. Subluxation correction is not synonymous with manipulative therapy.

The following specific suggestions are made:

1. Broaden the composition of the Advisory Council to include chiropractors who embrace the subluxation-centered wellness model.

2. Develop projects that examine the effects of vertebral subluxation correction on wellness and quality-of-life issues.

3. Utilize objective outcome assessments to determine the presence and correction of vertebral subluxations in all chiropractic research programs which involve clinical interventions.

4. Involve a broader array of chiropractic institutions than those currently listed, to include those which espouse the subluxation-centered wellness model.

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Thank you to Dr. Rondberg for taking the time to address this important issue.
Here is the link again:
http://nccam.nih.gov/nccam/strategic/

planetc1.com-news @ 10:01 am | Article ID: 961174864

MD’s Question Anti-Bacterial Soaps

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

From Yahoo News comes an article titled “Doctor’s Group Questions Anti-Bacterial Soaps”

According to the article, the American Medical Association stated, “antibacterial soaps may be no more effective against germs than common soap, and could contribute to the threat posed by drug-resistant bacterial strains.”

The AMA has asked governmental agencies to find out whether antibacterial products “might contribute to the health threat created by excessive use of antibiotics” according to the article.

On antibacterial soaps and products, the AMA had this to say: “There’s no evidence that they do any good and there’s reason to suspect that they could contribute to a problem” according to the article. That problem would be the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which has had much news coverage lately.

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (a trade group) had lobbied against the AMA “having any position on antibacterial products” as was stated in the article.

The article included a statement from the trade group, “the public should not be deterred from using antibacterial products.”

In a blow to the AMA, the trade group also stated the following:

“The AMA’s action was based on ‘untested scientific theory’ that personal-care products may cause antibiotic resistance, and the group instead blamed what it said were 50 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics that doctors write each year.”

Untested scientific theory? Isn’t that the method quacks use? And don’t forget, “50 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics that doctors write each year.”

While we would not recommend the use of antibacterial anything, it will be interesting to watch this blame game progress.

Yahoo News: Doctor’s Group Questions Anti-Bacterial Soaps
(original Yahoo! link dead, new link available above)

planetc1.com-news @ 9:06 pm | Article ID: 961128389

Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Onset of Diabetes

Link forwarded by PROVE (Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education)

From MY WebMD comes an article titled: “Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Onset of Diabetes”

Notice it does not say: may be linked, could be linked, thought to be linked, as we used to see in the past. After you get to the site the title adds… “But Larger Studies Are Needed to Know if Risk Is Real.”

The article focuses on research done in Italy regarding the Hepatitis B Vaccine and suggests that “children who get the hepatitis B vaccine are at greater risk for developing type 1 disease than those who have never been vaccinated.”

The article includes comments from Marion Rewers, MD and the final sentence in the article is rather interesting, it reads:

“Rewers has not been involved with the development of any vaccine and has no ties to any company that manufactures vaccines.”

This is also something new we are beginning to see regularly in vaccine and drug related articles.

My WebMD: Hepatitis B Vaccine Linked to Onset of Diabetes

planetc1.com-news @ 10:01 am | Article ID: 961088519