We trust major healthcare organizations to hold our well-being in the highest regard, but with bogus claims of epidemics becoming commonplace, it's clear that their real interest is in the dollar as usual.
When the wintry flu season strikes do you crave a comforting cup of hot cocoa? It could be your body’s innate wisdom at work.
AMERICANS are highly distracted. They won't recall the efficacy of the flu vaccine from year to year. That's why Sanjay Gupta can go on the news and remind us that his 30% estimate (likely an overestimate) of how well the flu vaccine works is not like past years, the good old days in which the vaccine was 60-70% effective, and not bat an eye
Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. So, do the theoretical benefits really outweigh the known harms?
Last Wednesday the Colorado Board of Health approved a plan that would mandate 90 percent of workers in the health care setting receive flu shots, and would be phased in within 3 years. While the decision sparked a major debate regarding civil rights at the state Capitol, little attention was paid to the question of whether flu shots are effective or not.
There are facts regarding the history of measles that almost never reach the light of day. Here are 14 things you may not have been told by public health officials, your doctor, or the media.
The Flu Vaccine Does Nothing: Listen to the Science, Not the Media
New research from Japan and China have confirmed that certain medicinal herbs and their constituents have the ability to directly inhibit influenza as well as stimulate the body's own immune system in order to counteract the flu virus.
Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and pharmaceutical companies mount an aggressive campaign in the mainstream media to persuade Americans to get their flu shots
Spices, herbs and foods have been used to ward off upper respiratory infections since time immemorial. Today, we have the weight of science confirming some of the these time-tested drug alternatives to cold and flu.
The "Healthy People 2020" initiative's goal is vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine by 2020. What does the science, law and evidence say about this vaccine?
Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk?
Andrographis has the potential to replace a whole host of pharmaceutical drugs, and to improve autoimmune disorders, cancer, metabolic disease, and infection
Having a "hot body" has more benefits than ever before, thanks to new scientific findings on the role that elevated body temperature plays in helping fight infections and ward-off disease
In the barrage of information you come across daily online, how do you know what's true and what's nothing more than hearsay, gossip or all-out lies?
Our current system for capturing mortality rates can and does provide a mostly uninvestigated and inaccurate picture of what causes a death. The process is a complicated, convoluted, and politicized one. It is open to both ignorance and the manipulations of personal, professional, and governmental interests. And it drives health care decisions. Think about the recent flu season when every major media outlet provided us with live updates on the accruing death toll. But was it the flu?
Recently Big Pharma’s Tamiflu was exposed as ineffective against the flu. But researchers have discovered that natural ginseng extract may succeed where patented synthetic chemicals have failed.
Fresh fetal tissue is "absolutely essential" for new vaccine research and development, scientist tells congressional hearing
The flu shot does not discriminate: children, the elderly, and everyone in between can suffer detreimental effects from this dangerous vaccine.
It’s a particularly nasty flu season, right – what should we do??
As a country and a society, we’ve never been anywhere close to “herd immunity” through vaccination, but where are all the epidemics? That doesn’t keep vaccine makers from using herd immunity as a weapon to guilt and scare parents. Why are we allowing “mythology to trump science”?
While the traditional medical establishment calls for the removal of “broken” or “defective” body parts, a watershed study on the long-term effects of tonsillectomy and adenoid removal calls into question the propriety of this surgery, performed on nearly half-a-million children in the United States each year
The pharmaceutical industry is now the most distrusted and poorly regarded industry in the U.S. A mere 27% have a “totally positive” view of the drug industry, while 58% have a “totally negative” view
A Facebook "Fact-Checker" feature purports to identify misinformation about vaccines while itself blatantly lying to the public about vaccine safety