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No One Is Talking About a Mysterious Illness That Is Paralyzing Children

An illness that causes permanent paralysis in children is making the rounds in the US and medical experts are completely at a loss as to what is causing it, how to prevent it, or how to treat it.

What is Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

AFM, Acute Flaccid Myelitis isn’t something that most people have heard of, but there has been a rise in cases this year, markedly between April and July and health care experts are predicting a further rise later in the fall.…

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When a Doctor Illegally Put the “HOME” Back Into Nursing Homes, Death Rates Plummeted

 

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”

Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Thinking about aging conjures unpleasant imagery of becoming weak and frail, losing our autonomy, and being placed in a nursing home to live out the remainder of our days alone.

Self-described “Nursing Home Abolitionist” Dr. Bill Thomas has been working on changing that, and his ideas and philosophy are reforming the traditional long-term care model.…

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Are Scented Candles and Cleaning Products Causing Deadly Air Pollution in Your Home?

A report just released by the World Health Organization confirms that deaths from air pollution are on the rise:

A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits. Some 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can be just as deadly.

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Here’s How Industry-Funded “Research” Is Making Us Sick and Fat

A scathing new study has put artificial sweeteners under the spotlight and is supporting what health writers have been saying for years.

The researchers have found that most of the previous studies into the sweeteners touting their alleged “health advantages” over using sugar as a sweetener, were written or sponsored by the companies that produce the products.

A trio of researchers from John Hopkins University in Maryland, the University of California San Francisco, and Australia’s University of Sydney took an extensive look at 31 past reviews on the potential weight loss effects of artificial sweeteners.

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No One Seems To Know Why There Are So Many Mumps Outbreaks Happening

There’s a new mumps outbreak in Northern Arkansas, and closely behind it, people who believe in forced vaccination are crying out for more the heads of the unvaccinated…but this time around, 90% of the kids affected are fully vaccinated.

Mumps outbreaks are on the rise, and everyone would like to blame parents who opt out of childhood vaccinations or use a modified schedule.…

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Cover-Up: That Sinkhole in Florida Is Far Worse Than Officials Are Admitting

By now, you may have heard some murmurs about another sinkhole in Florida, and that it might be leaking radioactive particles into some body of water or another.

The information out there is vague. Sinkholes are not an uncommon phenomenon in Florida. It doesn’t seem like a huge deal, the way the media is brushing it off. “Oh, just another sinkhole.”

THIS IS A HUGE DEAL.

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Would You Rather Risk Getting Zika or Be Sprayed With Toxic Pesticides?

In the worst real life game of “Would You Rather” ever, many Florida residents would far prefer to risk contracting the Zika virus than to be sprayed like a bug.

This week, protesters showed up in gas masks to let the Miami Beach City Commission know how they really feel about aerial spraying of Naled in their neighborhoods.

Things got kind of heated.…

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Coincidence: Kansas Kids Mysteriously Ill…In the Same Town as the Forthcoming DHS Bio-Safety Level 4 Lab

Manhattan, Kansas is in the news due to a mysterious illness sweeping through schools and making hundreds of children ill.  Natural Blaze reports:

Symptoms include the necessity to go home due to stomach issues like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. At first, officials thought it was norovirus (highly contagious stomach flu). Indeed, the media reports and officials were certain it was norovirus and a major outbreak had practically downed a Nevada school last year.

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Is the Big One Coming? FEMA Increases Earthquake Preparedness Activities

It’s no secret that the West Coast is waiting for The Big One. From fictionalized versions like the movie San Andreas (which, although full of dramatic special effects and creative license, still had a few things to teach us) to unsettling novels like Cascadia, which is all the more alarming for its scientific accuracy, everyone is imagining that the worst could be headed the way of Washington, Oregon, and California.…

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Why Did Dozens of Dead Birds Fall From the Sky In Boston?

Thursday morning, residents in Boston witnessed a bizarre and disturbing event that sounds like something out of a Hitchcock movie: 47 dead birds fell from the sky over their neighborhood for no obvious reason.

And it wasn’t just dead birds…

Investigators are working to determine the cause, and whether the deaths of two cats in the neighborhood could be related. A third cat was also affected, reports necn.com.…

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