25
Apr 17

How does DTP affect Mortality from Other Causes?

A recent study published in E Bio Medicine, grabbed  data of a group of infants vaccinated with DTP and/or Oral Polio from 3 to 5 months of age. Vaccines were given out every three months, making it possible to grab data based on birth date, rather than health state of the infants, eliminating a significant source of bias that results from not vaccinating babies who are ill.
DTP protects infants from the diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, but might be increasing mortality from other causes. Oral polio vaccine did not make  things worse, but might have mitigated the problem, according to the data from this study, carried out from cases collected in the 1980s in an urban area of Guinea-Bissau.
This calls for more collection of data on how vaccines affect mortality from other causes than the diseases being prevented.
Check it out HERE.


02
Jul 16

Bugs R Us: imported STDs

Obama had already removed HIV from the list of 8 communicable diseases that could impede immigration. Three more STDs which are now  on the welcome mat are:
-granuloma inguinale, (donovanosis) which is caused by Klebsiella granulomatis, an infection which locally destroys tissue as it spreads.
-lymphogranuloma venerium (Climatic bubo) caused by serotypes L1, L2, L2a or L3 of Chlamydia trachomatis. One end result of this disease is genital elephantiasis.
-Chancroid, (soft chancre) caused by Hemophilus ducreyi, which can cause swelling and rupture of inguinal lymph nodes. Only this latter one is monitored by the CDC.

The above three sexually transmitted infections have been fairly rare in the U.S. but are expected to rise precipitously in frequency due to Obama’s welcome mat.


29
Jun 16

Government Health Care Incompetence on Display (Again)

Washington State has been persecuting  Stormans, a family owned pharmacy business, whose employees oppose dispensing the morning after pill on the grounds that it can kill humans early in development.  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a hearing of their case, leaving them with the option of complying with Washington’s coercive, totalitarian stance towards those who try to practice health care, or run a business in accordance with their consciences, or losing their livelihood.

Since 2011, when the research was published showing that Plan B doesn’t work for average sized American women (due to their size), more states have been trying to coerce the dispensing of this bogus drug. This underscores government incompetence in the field of health care. When Plan B does work, it can operate by post fertilization mechanisms – killing the early embryo, and killing is killing, ‘no matter how small’. Research shows that it doesn’t work to delay or stop ovulation during the women’s most fertile day of the cycle, (after the luteal peak). Yes, if you’re small enough for Plan B (levonorgestrel)  to work, it can be an embryo killer (abortive).

Silver lining: The supremes at least didn’t rule that pharmacists in all 50 states have to dispense Plan B, which could have happened with this nutty court.  The Stormans could close down and bring up a business elsewhere, if they haven’t already been drained of the financial means to do so, by the onerous, and unjust state.   Unfortunately the state of Illinois, as well as the  federal government are currently  attempting to legislate that pharmacists must practice incompetently with respect to the dispensing of birth control to patients.

Here’s a related commentary, as well as the research pinpointing why Plan B is such a huge fail in America.

 


08
Jun 16

Sen Cory Booker Puts Medical Incompetence on Display With Bill to Force Pharmacists to Dispense Birth Control

Senate Bill 2960 has been introduced to the 114th Congress by Sen Cory Booker, (D) New Jersey, to force pharmacists to dispense all drugs and devices approved by the FDA to “prevent pregnancy”.   Many of these drugs work by multiple mechanisms, and a section of the bill forbids  informing patients of the possible abortive mechanisms, labeling this as deceptive.  Another section of the bill invites patients to sue the pharmacist who does not give them birth control.   Clinical reasons for refusing to dispense are supposedly allowed, but pharmacists will need to be prepared to  pay lawyers, court costs,  fines, and argue these reasons out in a courtroom.  A desire to avoid dispensing drugs which can act by abortive mechanisms, is not considered a valid reason for refusing to dispense birth control.

The morning after pills are addressed in this bill as drugs which must be dispensed, although they are ineffective in half of American women, who are too big for the dose to work, and poorly effective in additional portions of the female population. If they do stop pregnancy, this is more likely to be accomplished by mechanisms which occur after fertilization than beforehand.

Interestingly,  Sen. Booker’s bill seems to allow  that if a pharmacy does not stock any birth control in the normal course of business, it is not required to distribute the drugs.  Conversely, if your pharmacy has some birth control pills, you would be expected to dispense these AND the fairly useless, morning after pills.

Lawsuits will abound if this bill passes, as its medical and regulatory basis is very poor, its constitutional basis is absent, and it leaves pharmacists liable to legal repercussions, even if they adhere to the letter of the law.  Displaying  medical and legal incompetence along with Cory Booker are Senators Baldwin, Blumenthal, Boxer, Brown, Feinstein, Franken, Gillibrand, Hirono, Kaine, Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murray, Sanders, Shaheen, Warren, Whitehouse, and Wyden.

Pharmacists, check out S. 2960, and see if you think it’s time to leave retail pharmacy to the robots.


03
Jun 16

Bugs R Us: STD edition

Bummer.  Another Drug Shortage.  This time Bicillin L-A, the top drug used to inject sufferers of syphilis who come into the ER, is in shortage.   It’s  particularly important for pregnant ladies infected with the little corkscrew Treponema pallidum, as babies being born with the bug is the absolute WORST. Yes, it seems amazing that benzathine penicillin still works on syphilis after all of these years, and wouldn’t it figure that somehow Pfizer can’t make enough to meet demand.  A ‘manufacturing delay’ is cited.

How about that Zika virus??  Now it is claimed that it can be a sexually transmitted disease, passed by just about any kind of sex.

Listen up.  HIV isn’t impressive enough to chill people down just a little bit with with their risk taking behavior. Do you think they’ll care about Zika virus?  Naaaaah.  No one is going to give up SEX for that, however there is one bicyclist Teejay Van Garderen, who has decided to stay home from the summer Olympics in  Brazil this summer because his wife is pregnant, and he doesn’t want to risk transmission.

 

 


27
Apr 16

Media Slip Reveals When Human Life Begins

This is WORSE than when Hillary said that the “unborn human being doesn’t have constitutional rights”, and the aborto-nauts freaked out over the terminology.

This Telegraph UK article is gaga over research showing what happens when sperm enzyme acts on the membrane of the oocyte.   This had not been seen using human eggs in the past.  A pretty fluorescence is visible as zinc ions exit the membrane during what would be the beginning of sperm penetration.

All over the article is reference to the BEGINNING OF LIFE.  So there should be a screen shot of this before it disappears, after the aborto-nauts throw another hissie fit.

WHEN LIFE BEGINS, FLASH OF LIGHT

WHEN LIFE BEGINS, FLASH OF LIGHT

Unfortunately the main thing coming out of this research is a plan to use the intensity of the flash to evaluate which test tube embryos to keep and which to toss out.


07
Apr 16

Prime Minister Beata Szysdlo Stands up for Life

Beata Szysdlo, the Prime Minister of Poland calls for a total ban on abortion. This is a first step towards world peace, which requires the basic intent to protect innocent human life.

Progress!

Progress!

Peace begins at home.


05
Feb 16

CDC Suggests that Sexual Abstinence is Possible!

NEWS FLASH!  The CDC is recommending sexual abstinence for a specific group of pregnant women.  You won’t believe your eyes, but here it is, in a quote from a Feb 3, 2016 press release:

“Until more is known, CDC continues to recommend that pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant take the following precautions:

Pregnant women should consider postponing travel to the areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor or other healthcare professional first and strictly follow steps to avoid mosquito bites during the trip. Until we know more, if your male sexual partner has traveled to or lives in an area with active Zika virus transmission, you should abstain from sex or use condoms the right way every time you have vaginal, anal, and oral sex for the duration of the pregnancy.”

Mind you, the causal link between Zika virus and microcephaly has not actually been established, but this doesn’t stop the latest media hysteria.  Lefties are using this latest  wave of fear to push (late term) abortion into South America.  (It could be that they need more body parts for whatever research or industrial, or energy producing purposes.)  But isn’t it odd that suddenly ABSTINENCE is considered to be possible??


25
Jan 16

At LA Times, They Wonder What Causes the Increase in STDs

On the left coast, it’s a mystery……. how are more people getting STDs?  Apparently the City of Angels  is now crawling.  Reporter Soumya Karlamangla, of the Los Angeles Times  is thinking that the dating apps, so effective for arranging quickies, might have something to do with it.

It’s easy.  More people will do it with anyone, anywhere, particularly in whacky Los Angeles.  STD testing kits are touted as a means to prevent the spread, but it’s one thing to get your home test for “buggs”, and another thing to obtain effective treatment.   Either venture, the purchase of the test, and seeking the treatment, has both cost and stigma attached, and it has long been noted  that those testing positive may not return for the cure.  Additionally many of the STDs  are never cured, and often last much longer than  marriages.

Consider the possibility that mutual STD tests might become a part of foreplay for a new couple, who  want to make sure that they have matching infections.  The medically literate sometimes like to use the euphemism “STI” instead, since sexually transmitted INFECTION somehow seems gentler to them than sexually transmitted DISEASE.

Pondering the accelerating spread of STDs,  it’s sort of understandable  that  so many of the Japanese simply don’t want to bother with sex anymore.  That society is  literally starting to check out of life.

Hey!  How about sticking with one partner?


30
Sep 15

Cincinnati Hospital Loses Remains of Deceased Baby.

A pair of twins born at University of Cincinnati Hospital have been separated at birth.  On September 14, he little girl was stillborn, and the little boy lived only an hour.  Unfortunately his body has gone missing at the hospital, and searches (including a 3 day search of Rumpke’s landfill this past weekend) have proven fruitless.  No criminal charges have been filed.