Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality: 2009, 282 children died of the flu, luckily, last year ‘only’ 18 died. The number varies wildly across the years. I was nearly a casualty of the infamous 1968-1969 Hong Kong flu epidemic which killed tens of thousands of people. Today, we have vaccinations which strive, imperfectly, to minimize flu deaths. But then there is cancer. The Scourge of the Nuclear Age. My husband has undergone yet more cancer tests, this time, his skin. For he was exposed to toxins in the film laboratory he worked in.
Local hospitals note surge in flu-like cases, mirroring national trend – Tampa Bay Times: The flu is surging. This year’s flu shots happened to be a good hit and prevents the flu but unfortunately, too few people take advantage of this. Already, six children have died this year from flu complications. It is never too late to get the vaccinations and I highly recommend this.
On to other healthcare news: always, there are frauds out there who love to introduce this or that miracle magical food cure for cancer. Cancers all have the same generic name but they are a wide variety of diseases with a very broad spectrum of causes including genetic causes. The Holy Grail of faith healers is to find some sort of magic water or food that will ‘cure’ this disease. People hate the modern cures because this hurts, it is nasty business, killing cancers just like when our bodies fight viral germs, this leads to significant damage from high fevers.
So here is the latest and I believe, one of the more insane magic food cancer cures to hit the internet’s ‘woo’ medical believers: Soursop Fruit 100 Fold Stronger At Killing Cancer Than Chemotherapy – Waking Times : Waking Times
It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.
I was totally skeptical when reading the breathless news so I looked up the data on this magic fruit: Annona muricata – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The compound annonacin contained in the seeds of soursop is a neurotoxin and it seems to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disease. The only group of people known to be affected live on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and the problem presumably occurs with the consumption of plants containing annonacin. The disorder is a so-called tauopathy associated with a pathologic accumulation of tau protein in the brain. Experimental results demonstrated for the first time that the plant neurotoxin annonacin is responsible for this accumulation.
Eating this Apple of Eternal Life causes ALZHEIMERS. You go insane. Some magic food cure! Why not fix the cancer by eating cyanide? The entire appeal of magic food cures is that you feel great while claiming the cancer has gone away (nope, it simply doesn’t show any symptoms for a while until it is too late!).
Immediately, at the Waking Times site, readers were saying they couldn’t wait to digest this poisonous food. A fool and their poison fruits are seldom parted. Till death do they finally part.
Here are some good thoughts about cancer research and cures from Science-Based Medicine » Everything we eat causes cancer…sort of
Since cancer is disease (or, I should say, cancers are diseases) that many, if not most, people consider to be the scariest, naturally we worry about whether certain foods or food ingredients increase our risk of cancer.
Thus was born the field of nutritional epidemiology, a prolific field with thousands of publications annually. Seemingly, each and every one of these thousands of publications gets a news story associated with it, because the media love a good “food X causes cancer” or “food Y causes heart disease” story, particularly before the holidays.
As a consequence, consumers are bombarded with what I like to call the latest health risk of the week, in which, in turn, various foods, food ingredients, or environmental “toxins” are blamed and exonerated for a panoply of health problems, ranging from the minor to the big three, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
It’s no wonder that consumers are confused, reacting either with serial alarm at each new “revelatory” study or with a shrug of the shoulders as each new alarm joins other alarms to produce a tinnitus-like background drone. Unfortunately, this cacophony of alarm also provides lots of ammunition to quacks, cranks, and crackpots to tout their many and varied diets that, they promise, will cut your risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease to near zero—but only if adhered to with monk-like determination and self-denial. (Yes, I’m talking about you, Dean Ornish, among others.)
This brings me to some important news: Superfoods can make cancer MORE likely, says pioneer of DNA study | Mail Online
Writing in a journal published by the Royal Society, the 84-year-old Nobel laureate stated that antioxidants ‘may have caused more cancers than they have prevented’.
‘For as long as I have been focused on the curing of cancer, well-intentioned individuals have been consuming antioxidative nutritional supplements as cancer preventatives, if not actual therapies,’ he said.
‘In light of recent data strongly hinting that much of late-stage cancer’s untreatability may arise from its possession of too many antioxidants, the time has come to seriously ask whether antioxidant use much more likely causes than prevents cancer.’
Several things we can do to minimize cancers: avoid too much sun exposure especially if you are a pale person who evolved this skin color from thousands of years in Ice Age northern conditions…and stop the nuclear pollution which directly causes all sorts of cancers…and stop chemical poisoning of our water, soil and air. No magic food can undo what these forces cause when they change our natural, healthy cell creation process into an out of control machine.
Now, no surprise to me knowing now how insane the anti-vaccination community is, comes this bizarre book: Melanie’s Marvellous Measles
After two days of 105 fever, I now have total immunity to the Hong Kong flu virus. Yippee. It nearly killed me. I lost most of my hair, I went insane, it took me three months to relearn how to read simple sentences, I didn’t know who I was or where I was taken to be cured. I looked at a painting I did before the disease and asked the doctor, ‘Who did that? I love the picture’.
Children die of the measles and the associated diseases from that child killing virus. WHO | Measles
Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. In 1980, before widespread vaccination, measles caused an estimated 2.6 million deaths each year.
It remains one of the leading causes of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. An estimated 139 300 people died from measles in 2010 – mostly children under the age of five.
How serious is measles?
Measles can be a serious disease, with 30% of reported cases experiencing one or more complications. Death from measles occurred in approximately 2 per 1,000 reported cases in the United States from 1985 through 1992. Complications from measles are more common among very young children (younger than five years) and adults (older than 20 years).
What are possible complications from measles?
Diarrhea is the most common complication of measles (occurring in 8% of cases), especially in young children. Ear infections occur in 7% of reported cases. Pneumonia, occurring in 6% of reported cases, accounts for 60% of measles-related deaths. Approximately one out of one thousand cases will develop acute encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. This serious complication can lead to permanent brain damage.
Vaccination News Is Very Good | Culture of Life News: Years ago, I did this cartoon about the Germ life forms wanting to stop the immunization programs. Alas, our own evil empire CIA has done epic work in making vaccinations impossible in Afghanistan and Pakistan. We see from the CDC report that measles can cause brain damage (from the fever). I can testify to how dangerous that is.
Why do humans want to assist germs in colonizing our bodies? I feared the insane parts of the anti-vaccinationist community would try to make getting measles and mumps a ‘fun and healthy’ thing to do. And they are doing this. Oh, goodies! My child can get a dangerous disease that might kill them! Better than being tweaked by some doctor pricking their arm!
Some more very scary news: “Incurable” gonorrhea hits North American shores – CBS News I remember the sexual revolution. This happened because of vaccinations and anti bacterial medical interventions made sex diseases curable or prevented these. Well, since then, the Germanic Empire has regrouped and retaliated and are sending forth tuberculous germs that can’t be stopped and now gonorrhea. Soon, syphilis. And many more that don’t have vaccinations to prevent them!
We have to try harder to find vaccination-type prevention methods for these deadly, dangerous diseases. Melanie’s marvelous gonorrhea is the next book? I hope not. This is very scary for sex diseases not only damage fetuses and babies as well as adults, it also causes brain damage. And there is no magic food or magic breathing schemes nor any sort of mystical hand waving cures for any of these deadly diseases.
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