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Tending the wounds of war
 By Guest Column   --Medical News

After describing the medical condition of each IDF soldier he has come to know personally, Prof. Jochanan Peiser turns his head to wipe away a tear from under his glasses.



Death In The Electronic Age
 By Dr. Gifford Jones   --Medical News

Do you want to die at an early age? I doubt that many people would be willing to say “Yes” to this question. But a report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says this is going to happen unless North Americans learn about the dangers of the electronic age. Fortunately there is a solution. But are people willing to accept the advice?



The statinization of society
 By Patrick D Hahn   --Medical News

Part 1: A $29-billion-dollar-a-year industry
Part 2: The selling of a disease
Part 3: The statinization of society

In 2011, the Cochrane Collaboration published a meta-analysis, or a study of studies, on the effectiveness of statins for primary prevention of CVD. They concluded that 223 people with no previous history of CVD would have to be treated with statins for three years in order to avert one death. Even that figure was an exaggeration, since the meta-analysis included studies in which as many as 10 percent of participants did have a previous history of CVD. The authors concluded “Only limited evidence showed that primary prevention with statins may be cost effective and improve patient quality of life. Caution should be taken in prescribing statins for primary prevention among people at low cardiovascular risk.”







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The selling of a disease
 By Patrick D Hahn

The selling of a disease

Part 1: A $29-billion-dollar-a-year industry
Part 2: The selling of a disease
Part 3: The statinization of society

When he was nearing the end of his career, Henry Gadsden, then-CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, gave an interview to Fortune magazine in which he said that he regretted that he couldn’t sell drugs to healthy people. He said his dream was to be able to peddle his company’s wares to everybody, like chewing gum giant Wrigley’s.



Is It ADHD, or a Problem With The Eye?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

“I’ve just seen two images of the same person on the TV screen” my aging Mother complained years ago. She had developed double vision (DV). But what causes DV? And how many children suffering from attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are being needlessly medicated when the trouble is in their eye?



Ignore the Fearmongering: Illegal Immigrants Crossing Border Won’t Bring Ebola
 By Heritage Foundation







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On the trail of an Ebola cure
 By Guest Column

As the most severe Ebola epidemic on record spreads through central Africa, infecting and killing hundreds of citizens and foreign aid workers, and raising the specter of outbreaks all over the world, an Israeli research team is working with survivors to develop antibodies against the lethal virus.



Dr. Ben Carson: Mistake to Bring Ebola Patients to US
 By News on the Net



Saudi Arabia tests man suspected of having Ebola
 By News on the Net



It’s the deadliest strain, says the man who discovered Ebola
 By News on the Net

The scientist who discovered the Ebola virus from a blood sample of a dying Catholic nun way back in 1976 in Congo warns that the latest outbreak is caused by the deadliest strain of the virus - 9 out of 10 infected will die from it. In an exclusive interview to TOI’s Kounteya Sinha, professor Peter Piot, who was 27-years-old when he made the discovery and is now the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine says the present outbreak is the largest and the longest ever and could soon see it spread across the world including India.



Is Too Much Causing Autoimmune Disease?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

What comes crashing down with excessive salt? Dr Stephen Havas, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Maryland says, “The number of deaths from excess salt is equivalent to a commuter jet crashing every day in the U.S.” During a recent visit to the Harvard Medical School, I also learned that too much salt may be causing autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease and psoriasis.



New wound-closure tech helping to heal
 By Guest Column

Some of the soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge are benefiting from a brand-new Israeli technology to close open wounds quickly and temporarily prior to further evaluation and treatment.



Burnout 101 for Caregivers
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

Here’s a possible Trivial Pursuit question, “What’s the fastest growing unpaid profession in North America?” I admit I wouldn’t have known the answer. But, according to the “Family Caregiver Alliance”, more than 65.7 million Americans, that’s 29 percent of the population, provide care to a family member, loved one or friend who is ill, disabled or aged. But when does such labour of love trigger burnout anger in the caregiver?




















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