If you’ve marked the donor box on your driver’s license you have done more than just give up your organs. You’ve given up your right to informed consent.
Doctors don’t have to tell you or your relatives what will happen to your body during an organ-harvest operation. Your rights are gone because you’re dead. Or are you?
The pharmaceutical industry is pushing the use of atypical antipsychotic drugs like Seroquel, Zyprexa and Abilify on patients with no disabling mental illness more often than ever before. Recent reports show that more than 20 percent of Americans are currently taking antipsychotics.
Norwegian researchers studying the results of studies conducted more than 40 years ago say there is convincing evidence that the powerful psychedelic LSD should be re-examined as an option for treatment against addiction and other mental conditions.
Being married, it turns out, can be good for your heart health. A new study that appear in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior this month finds that married adults who undergo heart surgery are three times as likely as single patients to survive the three months following the procedure.
Some States are considering legislation that would make it easier for parents to opt out their children from mandatory vaccinations via philosophical exemptions, according to the Immunization Action Coalition.
Most physicians come out of medical school brainwashed by Big Pharma into believing that drugs are the cure-all for diseases and that they have all necessary knowledge when it comes to battling disease. They hate to be challenged by knowledgeable patients who resist their “cures” and treatments — especially when it comes to vaccinations. And they hate having their money funnel flow slowed.
“As patients have become savvier and more willing to challenge doctors, physicians have become increasingly reluctant to deal with uncooperative patients,” said Arthur Caplan, a bioethics professor at the University of Pennsylvania recently told The Wall Street Journal. “In addition, doctors may feel financial pressure to see more patients and so have less time to contend with recalcitrant ones.”
The nanny state’s latest endeavor to save the American people from terrible blight: helping you to keep sand out of your shorts at the beach. A new study produced by the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that playing in the sand during a beach outing can make you sick.
The traditional medical establishment fears the mainstreaming of alternative medical practices so much that a group of doctors and scientists in Australia are asking the country’s university policy makers not to allow courses in alternative medicine to be offered.
Paula Deen, the Southern chef known for creating fat- and sugar-laden dishes, has sold her soul to the devil that is Big Pharma.
Deen now admits that she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago. But rather than use her bully pulpit to preach a lifestyle of making healthy eating choices, Deen is now promoting the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) manufactured by Novo Nordisk.
New cases of the H5N1 virus — or bird flu — are being reported more frequently throughout Asia and the Mideast. On Thursday, Vietnam confirmed its first human death resulting from the virus since April 2010. The fatality came just one day after neighboring Cambodia reported a bird flu death.