New York doctors researching for long-term solution for ear infections
Doctors in the Rochester Regional Health Network in New York are taking on a new look at a long-time problem.
In a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors are studying ear infection-causing bacteria to gather data in an effort to help the CDC develop a new vaccine….
Problem reaction solution: treating the consequences of formula feeding with a new vaccine. Of course it would be far cheaper and more merciful to just let babies do what all other primates do: breast feed. But these rocket scientists seem to think they know everything about everything. Literally. Their egos know no bounds, consistent with medical cult indoctrination.
Soon they’ll market a vaccine for questioning authority as their credibility implodes. Why not if they can dress it up in the appropriate PR? And there’s no artificial trails in the sky and AQ attacked us on 9/11 and your TV loves you and the government is busy spreading peace and freedom around the world. Gag.
Of course every good solution creates a new problem, demonstrating the endless business opportunities available under the disaster capitalism model:
Study: Ear infection profile shows change after pneumococcal vaccine introduction
Ear infections in young children have declined over the past decade since pneumococcal conjugate vaccines were introduced, and though infections from Streptococcus pneumoniae—the main cause of such infections—have dropped, other pathogens have stepped in as the main sources, researchers reported yesterday.
The findings, from a longitudinal study published yesterday in an early online issue of Pediatrics, provide one of the first glimpses of the epidemiology of acute otitis media (AOM) since the 1980s, before pneumococcal conjugate 7 and 13 vaccines were introduced. Since then, experts have tightened the clinical definition of and changed treatment guidance for AOM, the most common condition treated with antibiotics, a concern given rising antibiotic resistance levels.
According to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) estimates, more than 5 million AOM infections occur each year in US children, resulting in 30 million doctor visits and 10 million antibiotic prescriptions….
They could simply redefine AOM to be any ear infection which is not caused by lack of breast feeding. Given the ignorance of BF by most doctors, this is already happening by default. Redefinition worked great for the polio vaccine. Problem solved, medicine triumphs again. Where’s my medical diploma?
Just to point out the glaringly obvious: “mammal” means breast feeding babies. It is extremely abnormal for mammals to not breast feed. Mammalian babies of other species DIE without their mothers milk. Sorry, mammals are just made that way. I realize there are problems sometimes, especially resulting from pathologized birth. (A whole different can of worms http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2018/08/wtf-theyre-teaching-about-birth-in-medical-school/ ) But having a baby implies breast feeding, regardless of the medical normalization and marketing ( https://banthebags.org/48/ ) of expensive and toxic ( http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2012/10/omg-aluminum-contamination-in-baby-formula/ ) baby junk food and mother deprivation. When mom can’t do it wet nurses are available, much to the chagrin of the fuud industry. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2017/12/wet-nursing-human-breast-milk-classified-ads/
This is just more medical torture. (literally, ear aches can be torturous). It starts with birth. Let that sink in. Medical child abuse is a major crisis (and a major cash cow) in this country.
AbstractHuman milk provides infants with antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory agents that contribute to optimal immune system function. The act of breastfeeding allows important bacterial and hormonal interactions between the mother and baby and impacts the mouth, tongue, swallow, and eustachian tubes. Previous meta-analyses have shown that lack of breastfeeding and less intensive patterns of breastfeeding are associated with increased risk of acute otitis media, one of the most common infections of childhood. A review of epidemiologic studies indicates that the introduction of infant formula in the first 6 months of life is associated with increased incidence of acute otitis media in early-childhood. More recent research raises the issues of how long this increased risk persists, and whether lack of breastfeeding is associated with diagnosis of otitis media with effusion. However, many studies suffer from lack of study of younger populations and imprecise definitions of infant feeding patterns. These findings suggest that measures of the association between breastfeeding history and otitis media risk are sensitive to the definition of breastfeeding used; future research is needed with more precise and consistent definitions of feeding, with attention to distinctions between direct breastfeeding and human milk feeding by bottle.
But the ultimate insult is that vaccination itself is associated with AOM:
…. Acute illness
Vaccinated children (N=405), combining the partially and fully vaccinated, were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have had chickenpox (7.9% vs. 25.3%, p <0.001; Odds Ratio = 0.26, 95% Confidence Interval: 0.2, 0.4) and whooping cough (pertussis) (2.5% vs. 8.4%, p <0.001; OR 0.3, 95% CI: 0.1, 0.6), and less likely, but not significantly so, to have had rubella (0.3% vs. 1.9%, p = 0.04; OR 0.1, 95% CI: 0.01, 1.1). However, the vaccinated were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with otitis media (19.8% vs. 5.8%, p <0.001; OR 3.8, 95% CI: 2.1, 6.6) and pneumonia (6.4% vs. 1.2%, p = 0.001; OR 5.9, 95% CI: 1.8, 19.7). No significant differences were seen with regard to hepatitis A or B, high fever in the past 6 months, measles, mumps, meningitis (viral or bacterial), influenza, or rotavirus (Table 2).
… Chronic illness
Vaccinated children were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with the following: allergic rhinitis (10.4% vs. 0.4%, p <0.001; OR 30.1, 95% CI: 4.1, 219.3), other allergies (22.2% vs. 6.9%, p <0.001; OR 3.9, 95% CI: 2.3, 6.6), eczema/atopic dermatitis (9.5% vs. 3.6%, p = 0.035; OR 2.9, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.1), a learning disability (5.7% vs. 1.2%, p = 0.003; OR 5.2, 95% CI: 1.6, 17.4), ADHD (4.7% vs. 1.0%, p = 0.013; OR 4.2, 95% CI: 1.2, 14.5), ASD (4.7% vs. 1.0%, p = 0.013; OR 4.2, 95% CI: 1.2, 14.5), any neurodevelopmental disorder (i.e., learning disability, ADHD or ASD) (10.5% vs. 3.1%, p <0.001; OR 3.7, 95% CI: 1.7, 7.9) and any chronic illness (44.0% vs. 25.0%, p <0.001; OR 2.4, 95% CI: 1.7, 3.3). No significant differences were observed with regard to cancer, chronic fatigue, conduct disorder, Crohn’s disease, depression, Types 1 or 2 diabetes, encephalopathy, epilepsy, hearing loss, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, seizures, Tourette’s syndrome, or services received under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Table 3)….
Partial versus full vaccination
Partially vaccinated children had an intermediate position between the fully vaccinated and unvaccinated in regard to several but not all health outcomes. For instance, as shown in Table 4, the partially vaccinated had an intermediate (apparently detrimental) position in terms of allergic rhinitis, ADHD, eczema, and learning disability….
And finally the mass vitamin D deficiency caused by the FDA’s ridiculous RDA for it. We are being milked.
New research has found that low vitamin D levels in children are associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal and ear infections.
New data presented at the 2013 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy says vitamin D can help with recurrent ear infections.
Researchers were curious to see if vitamin D reduced the incidence of ear infections in children with four or more ear infections a year.