September 2020 / 31 posts found

Trump administration cuts funding for coronavirus researcher, jeopardizing possible COVID-19 cure – 60 MInutes – CBS News

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Peter Daszak is a scientist whose work is helping in the search for a COVID-19 cure. So why did the president just cancel Daszak’s funding? It’s the kind of politics which might seem ill-advised in a health crisis. President Trump is blaming China’s government for the pandemic. The outbreak was first detected in the city of Wuhan. The administration has said, at times, the virus is man-made or that, if it’s natural, it must have leaked out of a Chinese government lab. Both the White House and the Chinese Communist Party have been less than honest. And so, in China, […]

Maternal Immune Activation Leading to Autism | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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690views Maternal Immune Activation Leading to Autism The hunt for autism’s trigger continues.  The reason for its long continuance likely lies in that it is not one homogenous disease, but a mixture of different triggers culminating in a similar pattern of brain dysfunction and life disruption. The role of the immune system probably runs second only to genetics in terms of research intensity.  The focus of such immune related research often looks at the affected child’s immunity, but these researchers considered whether the mom’s immunity during pregnancy could play a role in causing autism. Researchers from University of California at […]

Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness — ProPublica

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Is the United States Prepared for COVID-19? ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions. As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified information about […]

Human biohacking: an exciting prospect, but only for the rich? | ZDNet

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The business and effects of biohacking Human augmentation can describe many things. Hearing aids, pacemakers, and prosthetics are already in use, but in the future, we could be using the term for implants that improve cognitive abilities; chips that connect us to our smart devices, or bionic eyes that can restore lost sight, and more.  When it comes to future applications, countries worldwide are pushing ahead with the development of new technologies which could result in enhancements to the human body.  See also: Michigan tackles compulsory microchip implants for employees with new bill For example, Japan has recently set $1 billion […]

Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March – CBS News

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Canada reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday for the first time in six months. The last time the country reported no new deaths from the virus on March 15, at the start of lockdowns in North America due to the pandemic, Reuters reports. As of Friday evening, over 6 million people had been tested for COVID-19 in Canada, 2.1% of which came back positive. Some 702 new cases were reported on Friday, but no new deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported.  According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec reported one new death on September […]

Seven states doing surprisingly little to curb spread of coronavirus

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Rachel Maddow reports that according to the National Governors Association, seven states have not issued any state-wide mandates about the size of gatherings, restaurants and bars, or closing schools to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.March 19, 2020 This content was originally published here.

All About The Blood Type Diet: A Functional Medicine Perspective | Dr. Will Cole

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What is the blood type diet? The basic theory behind the diet is that our blood type creates differences in our physiology that are substantial enough to warrant adjustments in lifestyle. For example, on his website D’Adamo describes Type O as the “oldest of the blood types” writing that those with type O blood display traits like “exceptional strength, a lean physique, and a productive mind” but also an “overactive fight or flight response reminiscent of early survival instincts.” He then goes on to say that type A blood types entered the genetic landscape at the time of animal domestication […]

Congressional investigation finds over $1 billion in coronavirus aid fraud

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Over $1 billion in emergency coronavirus aid relief went to companies that “double dipped” and received multiple Paycheck Protection Program loans in violation of the program’s rules, according to a preliminary analysis released Tuesday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Congressional investigators identified multiple areas of potential waste and fraud in the program, often referred to as PPP, which was part of the $2 trillion CARES Act. The program offered qualifying small businesses up to $10 million in emergency and forgivable loans to shore up their payrolls and meet basic expenses due to business impacts from the […]

Experimental type 1 diabetes vaccine causes improvement in small study

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n experimental therapy for type 1 diabetes, widely derided by mainstream diabetes researchers, lowered blood sugar levels to near normal, a small, ongoing trial found. Patients in the trial, whose blood sugar levels have remained near normal for five to eight years, take about one-third less insulin than they did before, reducing their risk of hypoglycemia, in which insulin lowers blood sugar to dangerously low levels. The experimental treatment, a decades-old generic vaccine for tuberculosis called bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), seems to alter both cellular metabolism and the immune system, said Dr. Denise Faustman of Massachusetts General Hospital, senior author of […]

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Now Linked to More Than 250,000 Coronavirus Cases

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The inevitable fallout from last month’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event that packed nearly 500,000 people into a small town in South Dakota, is becoming clear, and the emerging picture is grim.  According to a new study, which tracked anonymized cellphone data from the rally, over 250,000 coronavirus cases have now been tied to the 10-day event, one of the largest to be held since the start of the pandemic. It drew motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country, many of whom were seen without face coverings inside crowded bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments.  The explosion in cases, the […]