FDA: Drugs used as puberty blockers in youth linked to thousands of adult deaths

The Food & Drug Administration has recorded thousands of deaths associated with Lupron, a puberty-blocking drug that is routinely used to treat prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women. Adverse complications related to its use include breast disorders, malignant neoplasms, and psychiatric and nervous disorders.

Lupron — and other drugs in its class — significantly alters the hormone levels in the body and has been documented to contribute to blood clots and other cardiovascular complications, as well as brittle bones and faulty joints.

Between 2012 and June 30 of this year, the FDA documented 40,764 adverse reactions suffered by patients who took Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron), which is used as a hormone blocker. More than 25,500 reactions logged from 2014-2019 were considered “serious,” including 6,370 deaths.

Lupron is being prescribed off-label for use in children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria despite the lack of formal FDA approval for that purpose…

https://www.christianpost.com/news/drugs-used-as-puberty-blockers-in-youth-linked-to-thousands-of-adult-deaths-fda-shows.html

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Syria says US, Turkish troops must withdraw ‘immediately’

Syria has demanded the immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from its territories and stated that it reserves the right to take action if they remain inside the country.

“The United States and Turkey maintain an illegal military presence in northern Syria,” Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday.

“Any foreign forces operating in our territories without our authorisation are occupying forces and should withdraw immediately,” he said.

Syria’s devastating eight-year civil war has drawn numerous foreign militaries and thousands of foreign fighters battling for power.

While most of the country has been retaken by the government, armed rebels still hold Idlib in the northwest, and the oil-rich northeast, which is held by US-backed Kurdish groups.

“Tens of thousands of foreign terrorist fighters have been brought to Syria from more than 100 countries with the support and cover of states that are known to all,” he added.

The Syrian minister added that these countries were using “terrorism” as a “tool to impose their insidious agendas on the people and governments that reject their external dictates”.

The war has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since 2011, triggering an unprecedented refugee crisis….

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/syria-turkish-troops-withdraw-immediately-190928180239705.html

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The Reason The Elite Hate Trump So Much…

Have you ever wondered why the elite hate Donald Trump so much? There have certainly been many politicians throughout the years that have been disliked, but with Trump there is a hatred that is so intense that it almost seems tangible at times. During the campaign, they went to extraordinary lengths to destroy him, but it didn’t work. And now that he is president, the attacks against him have been absolutely relentless. So why is there so much animosity toward Trump? Is it just because he is not a member of their club?

The truth, of course, is that it runs much deeper than that. Ultimately, the elite hate Trump because he is opposed to their demonic one world agenda. Many among the elite are referred to as “globalists” because their eventual goal is to unite the whole world under a single planetary system. Continue reading The Reason The Elite Hate Trump So Much…

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Right to Know: A Historical Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Information has taken on a whole new meaning in the digital age, a time when sensitive data is either too easily accessible or not accessible enough. This issue of access to information encompasses fundamental human rights – specifically the freedom of speech as well as the right to privacy. Because it’s a primary means of maintaining transparency and accountability within government policies and decision-making in both the United States and around the globe, information is more valuable than ever to both government agencies and our individual lives. This guide takes an in-depth look at FOIA history and the importance of exercising your right to know.

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Overlooked Eugenic connection in Asthmatic African American Children

“Eugenics” implies intent, which is difficult to prove. However the alternative is that the left hand of medicine doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.   Let me put it this way: it’s inconceivable that a sizable fraction of medical researchers are not aware of this issue.   Who is minding the store?

African Americans suffer asthma more often and more severely than Caucasian patients. However, clinical trials that have shaped treatment guidelines have included few African Americans. A new report demonstrates a shortcoming of that history. Researchers at National Jewish Health and their colleagues around the nation in the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute’s AsthmaNet report that African American children respond differently than African American adults and Caucasian adults and children to step-up therapies for inadequately controlled asthma.

“Asthma is a tremendously variable disease,” said Michael Wechsler, MD, professor of medicine at National Jewish Health and first author on the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “We need to more closely study subgroups of asthma patients, especially those disproportionately burdened by disease, such as African Americans.”…

More adult African Americans responded better to adding long-acting beta agonists (49 percent) versus increasing inhaled steroids alone (28 percent). Caucasians have shown a similar response in previous trials.

However, even numbers of African American children responded better to increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroids along (46 percent) and adding long-acting beta agonists (46 percent).

“These results indicate that asthma treatment guidelines do not necessarily apply to African American children and that physicians should consider alternatives,” said Dr. Wechsler. “We need to do a better job of understanding how different subgroups respond to asthma treatment.”

The researchers also looked at several biological and genetic factors to determine if any could predict treatment response. However, they did not find that any biomarkers or percentage of African American ancestry was associated treatment response.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190927135119.htm

­­­Each day, eleven Americans die from asthma. The death rate for children under 19 years of age has increased by 80% percent since 1980. More females die of asthma than males, with women accounting for 65% of all asthma deaths. African-Americans are three times more likely to die from asthma than Caucasians.

If you or your child has asthma, you should take adequate amounts of vitamin D because so much scientific evidence shows it will help. The evidence that vitamin D will help childhood asthma is stronger than for adult asthma, but both adult and childhood asthmatics should take adequate daily doses of vitamin D. Children often respond in several months, but it may take several years for adult asthmatics to respond. It is crucial that asthmatics take high enough doses of vitamin D, as low doses, such as 1,000 or 2,000 IU/day, may not give as strong a treatment effect. In addition, it is important to continue supplementing with vitamin D on an ongoing basis; if you stop, your vitamin D levels will fall, and your asthma may flare up.

The most recent clinical trial of vitamin D and asthma, published in the highly respected journal, Chest (Alansari et al, 2017) found vitamin D reduced flare ups of asthma by a whopping 300% in children, while a much larger study found a vitamin D like compound reduced asthma flare up by 74% in children. In adults, another 2017 study (Ali et al, 2017, Ann Allergy Astma Immunol.) found that a vitamin D drug significantly reduced asthma severity and improved tests of lung function. Another 2018 study found vitamin D reduced respiratory events but not until the second year of treatment (Lee 2018 Blood Adv.).

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Choline supplementation may combat Alzheimer’s disease

Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) looked into whether this nutrient could alleviate the effects of Alzheimer’s.

Earlier this year, Velazquez and colleagues found transgenerational benefits of AD-like symptoms in mice whose mothers were supplemented with choline. The latest work expands this line of research by exploring the effects of choline administered in adulthood rather than in fetal mice.

The study focuses on female mice bred to develop AD-like symptoms. Given the higher prevalence of AD in human females, the study sought to establish the findings in female mice. Results showed that when these mice are given high choline in their diet throughout life, they exhibit improvements in spatial memory, compared with those receiving a normal choline regimen.

Notably, findings published in July 2019 from a group in China found benefits of lifelong choline supplementation in male mice with AD-like symptoms. “Our results nicely replicate findings by this group in females,” Velazquez says….

Choline acts to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease in at least two ways, both of which are explored in the new study. First, choline blocks the production of amyloid-beta plaques. Amyloid-beta plaques are the hallmark pathology observed in Alzheimer’s disease.

Secondly, choline supplementation reduces the activation of microglia. Over-activation of microglia causes brain inflammation and can eventually lead to neuronal death, thereby compromising cognitive function. Choline supplementation reduces the activation of microglia, offering further protection from the ravages of AD….

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