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Death by Measles??
 By Dr. Gifford Jones   --Medical News

How would you react if your unvaccinated child or grandchild died from measles? No doubt your response would be one of agonizing grief. What you wouldn’t know is that this personal tragedy did not have to happen in 2014. Unfortunately, I bet not one doctor in a thousand knows how Dr. Frederick Klenner successfully treated this viral infection over 60 years ago.



Pharma firms turn attention to hearing loss
 By American Chemical Society   --Medical News

Hearing loss affects 36 million Americans to some degree, often leaving them feeling isolated, but it has received little attention from the pharmaceutical industry — until now. Small firms have brought a handful of potential therapies to the development pipeline, and pharmaceutical heavyweights are taking notice, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society.



Promising agents burst through ‘superbug’ defenses to fight antibiotic resistance
 By American Chemical Society   --Medical News

In the fight against “superbugs,” scientists have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off. The report on the promising agents called metallopolymers appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.







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Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke
 By American Chemical Society

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone is having a stroke and what kind. Their report appears in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.



Top 10 Israeli advances in autism
 By Guest Column

In recent years Israel has become a major hub for studies on autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that is today the second most prevalent among children.



Why do we get allergies? The science of springtime sniffling and sneezing (video)
 By American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON,  — Spring has sprung, and with it comes blooming flowers, shorts and t-shirts and, for the millions who suffer from allergies, a runny nose, puffy eyes and general misery. In the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) latest Reactions video, we explain the science behind the allergies that spoil spring for so many people.







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How Safe Are Your Drugs?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

Have you ever wondered about the safety of drugs that you’ve purchased? Are you concerned that they have in the bottle what’s indicated on the package? Or worried that they contain dangerous substances that shouldn’t be present? So is there any way to be sure we’re getting what we pay for?



Israeli mom’s invention gets cerebral palsy kids walking
 By Guest Column

A Jerusalem child named Rotem was the inspiration for an invention that allows mobility-challenged little ones to experience walking, while tethered to an adult.



‘3D’ test could reduce reliance on animals for testing asthma and allergy medications
 By American Chemical Society

To determine whether new medicines are safe and effective for humans, researchers must first test them in animals, which is costly and time-consuming, as well as ethically challenging. In a study published in ACS’ journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they’ve developed a simple, “3D” laboratory method to test asthma and allergy medications that mimics what happens in the body, which could help reduce the need for animal testing.



A Scientific Way To Stop Killing Yourself with Cigarettes
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

How can the war in Vietnam now be saving lives?  During the Vietnam conflict U.S. soldiers were given free cheap cigarettes, but they were harsh to smoke. To decrease the harshness, soldiers applied glycerine gel to one end of the cigarette which trapped harmful tar. This has pioneered a life-saving idea called “NicoBloc”.



Forget Cholesterol Numbers. How’s Your Mitochondria?
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

“You’re so like your mother, you have so much energy!” friends have said to me. I admit energy-wise they’re right. My father preferred to sit in his chair analyzing mathematical problems, while mother was high octane gas. She never stopped running around. But I didn’t know why I inherited her energy until I read a report in the Nutrition Action Health Letter about mitochondria. So, here’s how you can increase your energy level.



‘Astonishing’ new cancer drug could extend the lives of terminally-ill patients
 By News on the Net
  • The pill is taken daily and blocks protein which causes cancerous cells
  • Patients at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon, first in the world to try it
  • Terminally ill man ‘fighting fit’ a year after he was told he had months to live


They Tried To Hang Me In 1981
 By Dr. Gifford Jones

What had I done so wrong 33 years ago? I had written a column about the health hazards of excessive amounts of sugar. The Canadian Sugar Institute asked   The College of Physicians and Surgeons to discipline me for making false charges. It was only after many hours of testimony that democracy prevailed. The College decided that, as a journalist, I had the right to a personal opinion. So is the linking of sugar to heart disease a new idea?




















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