Health Supreme by Sepp Hasslberger



August 15, 2010

WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic Over - Health Supreme NewsGrabs Sunday, 15 August 2010

WHO Declares End to H1N1 Pandemic
Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan, MD, MPH, has declared an end to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, following the advice of an emergency committee convened to address the issue.

It is about time this declaration was made. In reality, there should not have been a pandemic declaration to begin with - H1N1 was never anything but a mild affliction that did not infect a great number of people.

WHO Identifies Conflicted Pandemic Panel Members
Now that the World Health Organization has officially declared that the swine flu pandemic is over (see this), the agency has finally released the names of the scientific advisors who helped with pandemic decisions and their declared conflicts of interest, such as paid work for drugmakers.


Swine flu advisers' ties to drug firms: Five WHO experts linked with vaccine producers
Five of the 15 specialists who sat on the emergency committee had received funding from pharmaceutical giants, or were linked to them through their research.

The revelation will prompt speculation that the 'pandemic' was wildly overestimated and largely fuelled by the drugs industry who stood to benefit from the panic.

FDA Avandia Expert on Glaxo Payroll
The Health Sciences Institute picked up on a really choice quote from this same physician,

'“I think it would be a disaster to remove a useful agent like that. I don’t care what the controlled clinical trials show.”

Then–apparently realizing what he’d just blurted out–he added, “Well, I do but I don’t think it’s knock down complete.”

Wow! That’s pretty candid… Don’t show me the data! I already made up my mind!'

AstraZeneca Settles 4,000 Seroquel Lawsuits
AstraZeneca is only the latest big drugmaker to strike settlments with a large number of plaintiffs in ongoing product-liability litigation. Recently, GlaxoSmithKline has done the same concerning lawsuits filed over its Avandia diabetes med and Paxil antidepressant (see here and here). The goal, of course, is to dispense with the litigation before associated costs spiral upwards and further distract managers, all of which combines to unhinge investors if court battles are lost and no end appears in sight.

With billions made from those drugs every year, the costs of settlements like this are just part of the cost of doing business. Dirty business, if you hurt your patients, and then pay off those few that actually get a lawyer and sue.

Drug Companies Face Federal Inquiries
At least a dozen major drug and device makers are under investigation by federal prosecutors and securities regulators in a broadening inquiry of bribery allegations as to whether the companies may have made payments to foreign doctors and health officials.

In previous investigations, federal officials have charged that many of these kinds of payments were made to encourage doctors to order their products.

BMJ ‘limiting’ analysis of calcium studies ‘finds’ cardiovascular risk
Two decades after nutritional experts began to avoid supplemental calcium (paticularly inorganic calcium carbonate) given in isolation, as a treatment for conditions such as osteoporosis, in favour of more synergistic combinations of the range of essential nutrients needed for bone formation (which include adequate intakes of zinc, magnesium, manganese, boron, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin K2, folates and Vitamin B6); a British Medical Journal (BMJ) meta-analysis has finally brought into question, the pharma-favoured calcium treatment!

Female Infants Growing Breasts: Disaster From Hormones in Milk Production
According to the official Chinese Daily newspaper, medical tests performed on the babies found levels of estrogens circulating in their bloodstreams that are as high as those found in most adult women. These babies are between four and 15 months old. And the evidence is overwhelming that the milk formula they have been fed is responsible.

Synutra, the company that makes the baby formula consumed by these babies, says it's not their fault.

The writer of the article asks: "If this problem appears in the U.S., who will be held responsible? The retailers? The importers? The Chinese producers? Will anyone be called to account? "

Well, apparently it's not a problem of "if". The US has its own problems of premature puberty in girls as young as 7 or 8 years. No one has looked into the food they get, like the Chinese did. In the US the question the article brings up is why are African American and Latino American kids more affected... (See Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?)

Fluoride Could be Contributing to Early Puberty, Studies Show
The medical and public health community is shocked by the news that young American girls are reaching puberty at ages as young as 7 years. However, according to Paul Connett, PhD, Director of the Fluoride Action Network, "If fluoride's dangers had not been taken off the scientific radar screen by the US Public Health Service when it prematurely endorsed fluoridation in 1950, maybe key warning signals would not have been ignored for over 50 years."

Acetaminophen use in adolescents linked to doubled risk of asthma
New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen (Tylenol) to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with a 50 percent increase in the risk of asthma.

Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds
Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

So much for that "high fructose corn syrup" that is sweetening a majority of soft drinks and many other foods today.

Of course all sugars of the refined variety are highly problematic for our health. If it's not cancer, they cause all kinds of other havoc with our cells.

Check out Sugar Blues: Alcoholism, Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Rethinking statins: A wonder drug or 'false hope'?
"There's a conspiracy of false hope," says Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Abramson, who has co-written several critiques of statins' rise, including one published in June in the Archives of Internal Medicine. "The public wants an easy way to prevent heart disease, doctors want to reduce their patients' risk of heart disease and drug companies want to maximize the number of people taking their pills to boost their sales and profits."

There are several warnings about statin drugs on this site. Start here and follow links (or do a site search): Lipitor: Side Effects And Natural Remedy

Statins and Heart Failure
(Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs)
A paper titled simply "Lovastatin decreases coenzyme Q levels in humans" states unequivocally in the abstract: "It is established that Coenzyme Q10 is indispensable for cardiac function." The heart is a muscle, and hence it is subject to all the same laws of physics as the skeletal muscles. It faces the same problem of fuel deficiency due to the various effects statins have on metabolism.

An article published in 2004 provides a plausible theory for the process by which muscle cells in the heart become dysfunctional with old age, leading ultimately to heart failure. The argument blends perfectly with the logical deductions associated with the mechanism by which statins damage cells, and leads to the unavoidable conclusion that statins make you age at an accelerated pace.

Why antidepressants are simply a confidence trick: A leading psychologist claims taking sugar pills would work just as well
They are not much better than sugar pills, they have nasty side - effects, such as sexual dysfunction, and they increase young people's risk of suicide.

New research shows they don't even work on the brain in the way we thought they did.

Association between number of cell phone contracts and brain tumor incidence in nineteen U.S. States
The very linear relationship between cell phone usage and brain tumor incidence is disturbing and certainly needs further epidemiological evaluation. In the meantime, it would be prudent to limit exposure to all sources of electro-magnetic radiation.

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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Sunday August 15 2010
updated on Thursday January 26 2017

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