Birth: Study of Horses Shows Importance of the Big Squeeze

Another reason to avoid cesareans (when possible) and immediate swaddling.   Babies need natural births and their mothers’ body for about a zillion reasons.

On a thoroughbred ranch in Vacaville, a 3-week-old foal gallops close to its mother. Their bond seems natural, but it didn’t start out that way.

When the foal was born, it completely ignored its mother and refused to nurse.

University of California, Davis veterinary specialist John Madigan intervened moments after the birth with a novel treatment he calls “the squeeze.” It’s attracting attention from researchers studying autism in children, who see a possible parallel between Madigan’s work with horses and a similar technique – called kangaroo care – that’s often used on pre-term infants.

“The phenomenon that Madigan has observed in foals is interesting and dramatic,” said David Stevenson, professor of pediatrics at Stanford University.

Over the past five years, a dozen foals at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville have been born with neonatal maladjustment syndrome, or NMS, in which they are emotionally detached from their mothers. In each case, horse farm owner Ellen Jackson called Madigan, a UCD veterinary professor and specialist in equine and comparative neurology.

First identified in the 1950s, neonatal maladjustment syndrome affects roughly 5 percent of newborn horses.

“When these horses are born, they will walk to a corner and just stand there,” said Jackson, who has owned her farm for 25 years.

To counteract the condition, Madigan ties a soft rope harness around the foal’s body and gently squeezes it to increase pressure. The squeeze causes the foal to drop over and go to sleep.

After several minutes, the pressure is released and the foal awakens. Madigan said that in all cases where he has intervened with a foal with NMS, the foal has shed its detached behavior and run to its mother to interact and feed.

“We’ve had a dramatic improvement in 12 foals,” he said.

The squeeze technique is part of body of research that Madigan and others at UC Davis are pursuing to see if there’s a connection between high levels of neurosteroids in the blood and the later development of autism. Madigan said the foals born with NMS he has studied had high levels of neurosteroids in their blood, whereas foals that readily interacted with their mothers had normal neurosteroid levels. ….

Madigan said he believes that neurosteroids are a crucial factor in a horse making a successful transition from birth to consciousness. He was the lead researcher on a 2011 study in which healthy foals given neurosteroids began displaying a lack of affinity for their mothers and a decreased response to stimuli.

High neurosteroid levels in the womb protect the mother by keeping babies asleep and lessening physical activity – like galloping – that could hurt her. ….

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/03/08/259031/study-of-baby-horses-behavior.html

 

Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout

It has been more than five months since an Italian court in Milan awarded compensation to the family of a young boy who developed autism from a six-in-one hexavalent vaccine manufactured by corrupt British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and the U.S. media is still nowhere to be found in reporting on this breakthrough ruling.

On September 24, 2014, Italy’s version of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program agreed that GSK’s “INFANRIX Hexa” vaccine for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis and haemophilus influenza type B induced permanent autism and brain damage in the previously healthy child, whose name has been kept private for safety.

The vaccine, which contains multiple antigens, thimerosal (mercury), multiple forms of aluminum, formaldehyde, recombinant (genetically modified) viral components and various chemical preservatives,[PDF] demonstrably caused the young boy to regress into autism shortly after he received all three doses of the vaccine, prompting his family to petition the case before Italy’s Ministry of Health.

When the Ministry rejected it, the family proceeded to file a lawsuit, which is no longer an option in the U.S. thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that exempts drug companies from legal liability when their products harm, permanently disfigure or kill people.

After listening to expert medical testimony, the Italian court remarkably concluded that the boy suffered permanent harm as a result of the vaccine, and particularly its neurotoxic mercury and aluminum components.

Confidential GSK report reveals that INFANRIX Hexa causes brain damage, anal leakage, autism and more

Also presented as evidence was a 1,271-page confidential GSK report revealing that the drug giant knew full well from human clinical trials that INFANRIX Hexa causes autism, but the company chose to release the vaccine anyway. At least five known cases of autism arising from the jab are listed in the report on page 626…

At the conclusion of this damning report, GSK admits that INFANRIX Hexa can cause a wide range of deadly illnesses but insists that its risk-benefit profile “continues to be favourable.” Listed among INFANRIX Hexa’s adverse events are:

• Anemia hemolytic autoimmune disease (premature destruction of red blood cells)
• Thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count)
• Thrombocytopenia purpura (blood clots in small blood vessels)
• Autoimmune thrombocytopenia (immune system destroys blood platelets)
• Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (excessive bruising or bleeding from lack of platelets)
• Hemolytic anemia (red blood cells destroyed and removed from bloodstream prematurely)
• Cyanosis (skin discoloration caused by lack of oxygen at skin’s surface)
• Injection site nodules, abscesses and injection site abscesses
• Kawasaki’s disease (inflammation of arteries)
• Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
• Encephalopathy (abnormal brain function)
• Hematochezia (passage of blood through the anus)
• Allergic reactions (including anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions)
• Death

Italian courts also found MMR vaccine causes autism…

http://www.naturalnews.com/048888_vaccine_adverse_events_autism_INFANRIX_Hexa.html