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|8/7/2013 - The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria are so poorly written, vague and subjective that we all qualify for a variety of mental diagnoses, depending on the spin we use to describe our situation - or the spin in the mind of the one doing the diagnosis.
In fact, many doctors absolutely qualify.
|8/2/2013 - In today's current medical arena, the mass consumption of useless surgeries and medications is growing at alarming rates. A new study by Dr. Bruce Landon from the Harvard Medical School shows that many doctors today are ignoring back pain self care guidelines and are instead sending patients through...|
|7/21/2013 - Ever find yourself sitting at the doctor's office, for eons, and notice those guys in the suits with the briefcases? They don't look sick. They look busy and important. They are the pharmaceutical companies' drug reps, come to stalk and bribe your doctor into prescribing you some toxic chemicals to...|
|7/11/2013 - I've warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA.
|6/20/2013 - In some places across the US, high-cost health insurance coverage is being discarded altogether. The looming Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate seems to be inspiring constructive disobedience. Yes, doctors are now "outsmarting" this government mandated health care system and moving towards...|
|6/15/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg thinks medical marijuana is a hoax, but as far as I know he's never been to medical school, which is obvious based on the results of a new survey that found more than three-quarters of physicians would prescribe it to their patients if they could.
|6/10/2013 - - Although the exact prevalence is not known, estimates suggest Peyronie's disease may affect at least 3% of adult men. A common symptom of this disease is erectile disfunction, but the condition is characterized by growth of plaque that causes the penis to curve, narrow, or shorten. Recently, researchers...|
|6/2/2013 - If you are looking for more reasons to educate yourself and take more responsibility for your health, look no further than the latest discovery about how doctors spend their time.
The New York Times is reporting that new internists spend an average of eight minutes per patient.
Worse, they are...|
|5/28/2013 - Who ever said doctors are evil? Are they just ignorant of the facts about natural remedies and food borne disease, or do they just like that $400,000 yearly income, that three-story home, that vacation home, those three new cars and that swimming pool in their backyard all too much to give it up?
|5/20/2013 - Just a few short years ago, Plantation, Fla.-based bankruptcy attorney David Langley did not have even one doctor as a client. But in the years that have followed, Langley has processed at least six bankruptcy cases involving physicians, and is currently working on two bankruptcy cases involving an...|
|5/20/2013 - There are more holistic doctors to choose from than ever before. From naturopaths to MDs practicing integrative medicine, the expanded array of choice opens up a variety of holistic health options. As with any profession, there are some doctors who love their work and provide service above and beyond...|
|5/15/2013 - In a New York Times op-ed explaining her decision to have both of her breasts surgically removed even though she doesn't have breast cancer, Angelina Jolie cited risk numbers as key to her decision. She said that doctors told her she had an "87% risk of breast cancer." Her solution? Undergo three months...|
|4/26/2013 - According to live tweets and images sent from ophthalmologist Dr. Kris Held, nearly all doctors had walked out in protest and disgust of Obamacare implementation talks at a prominent national health care meeting. Typically, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Government Relations...|
|4/22/2013 - Millions of Americans have somehow been hoodwinked into the delusion that, once "Obamacare" is fully implemented in 2014, high-quality healthcare will be available for everyone, and the world will live happily ever after. But the truth of the matter is that there simply will not be enough primary care...|
|4/8/2013 - State-sponsored euthanasia ought to shock and outrage every compassionate, sensible human being, but unfortunately there are still too many people willing to trust government-run healthcare managed by faceless bean counters.
Great Britain's National Health Service is often held up by progressives,...|
|2/27/2013 - From the late 1990s to now, more and more statistical evidence regarding death and injury from medical interventions, known as iatrogenic deaths and injuries, have been exposed.
The rate of iatrogenic deaths is quite high, higher than traffic fatalities, heart attacks, and cancer deaths. And there...|
|2/25/2013 - First question: How many hundreds of thousands of doctors in America prescribe useless, toxic pharmaceuticals that keep you coming back to them for more, with different versions of the same sickness? This is health basics 101: How many MDs, surgeons and oncologists use barbaric methods to treat "acid"...|
|2/11/2013 - In a new study that helps illuminate why a good doctor-patient relationship is so important, researchers have found that doctors' brains respond to patients' experiences the same way they would respond to their own. The study was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth...|
|2/1/2013 - The removal of antiquated regulations designed to increase doctor profits could end doctor shortages in half of U.S. states, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Virginia.
Many state medical boards have a policy that in order to get a state license, foreign-educated...|
|1/31/2013 - Everyone agrees the Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy. Lots of people subsequently exploited the deaths of those children to push a political agenda of disarming Americans by claiming "guns kill people."
But compared to what? Swimming pools kill people. Horseback riding kills people. And yes, even...|
|1/22/2013 - Nearly 40 percent of all physicians regularly give in to patient requests to prescribe a brand-name drug, even when an equally effective generic substitute is available, according to a survey conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine...|
|1/16/2013 - If you needed another reason to avoid visiting a doctor, Obama just gave you a new one: as part of Obama's 23 executive orders announced today, doctors will be transformed into gun control snitches who are ordered by Obama to ask patients about guns they might have at home.
Here's the doublespeak...|
|1/16/2013 - As promised, President Obama has issued 23 executive orders as part of his campaign to disarm the American people and strip them of their Second Amendment rights. These executive orders include things like turning doctors into police state snitches by order them to "ask patients about their guns."
|1/8/2013 - I wrote the following article almost 40 years ago in my third year of medical school. It was published in The Tupper Times, Dalhousie Medical School, December 1976. I think the only reason I wasn't kicked out of med school was because nobody was around for the Christmas holidays when it was published!
|11/27/2012 - Are you uncertain about your medical condition? Have a few questions for your doctor? Well, if so, you might want to bring extra money with you the next time you go in for a visit. Or better yet, ask your doctor's receptionist before you go in: "Will I be charged for asking questions?"
|11/21/2012 - With all the outcry by politicians and the public over skyrocketing healthcare costs, maybe it's time to take a look at how some doctors are running up patients' bills for unneeded tests. A new study just published in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication, concludes...|
|11/18/2012 - The future of chemotherapy treatment for cancer appears to be moving towards a more targeted poisoning approach rather than a systemic one, which may actually be shown in time to cause the same amount of harm as existing chemotherapy treatments. For the very first time, doctors in the U.K. have administered...|
|11/1/2012 - The next time you visit your primary care physician for a physical, you may want to consider inquiring as to whether or not you will be billed extra for asking too many questions during your checkup. This is what happened recently to Susan Krantz of Minnetonka, Minnesota, who was reportedly charged...|
|10/28/2012 - The face of government-run socialized medicine just keeps getting uglier in Britain, where as many as 3,000 doctors are set to place many thousands more patients on so-called "death registers" where they are ultimately denied treatment - all to save a buck.
Or in this case, a pound.
|10/8/2012 - Western medicine has finally come around to the idea that prevention really is the best medicine when it comes to avoiding disease and staying healthy. The only problem; however, is that the type of prevention the conventional, corporate-driven healthcare model has adopted involves encouraging patients...|
|10/6/2012 - A recent study headed by Dr. Jeroen Ludikhuize at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam determined that a majority of inner hospital crisis situations could have been avoided with closer attention to obvious patient deterioration.
Crisis situations studied were unplanned ICU (intensive care unit)...|
|9/21/2012 - Big Pharma drug reps were once a fixture in doctor's offices and hospitals but their influence on American doctors has waned significantly over the past decade. More and more physicians eschew face-to-face contact with drug reps in favor of seeking information about new medications online through pharma-sponsored...|
|9/16/2012 - A New Zealand dairy farmer who overcame life-threatening pneumonia using intravenous vitamin C injections is staging a protest at the hospital that wanted to kill him rather than administer the unconventional treatment. On September 15 from 12-2 p.m., Allan Smith will protest Auckland Hospital's continued...|
|9/16/2012 - Know anyone taking prescription drugs? The odds are enormous you do. And it's likely they are taking drugs they don't need because their doctors are too quick to fall under the influence of Big Pharma's aggressive drug sales reps.
Consider these statistics: almost half of all Americans are currently...|
|8/31/2012 - The health risks associated with radiation exposure, whether it comes from cancer treatments or medical imaging scans, are much more significant than most people probably think. The latest published data on radiation exposure suggests that roughly 25,000 Americans develop cancer every year as a result...|
|8/31/2012 - Imagine being admitted to the hospital and told that you need to have a stent surgically installed in your body to treat a blocked artery, only to later learn after the surgery that you were just fine, and that your doctor was simply trying to generate more profits for the hospital system. This is precisely...|
|8/29/2012 - In recent years, more and more doctors have started warning their patients to avoid genetically modified foods and the results are paying off. Jeffrey Smith now tells us that thousands of doctors are reporting the elimination of disease simply when patients cut genetically modified foods out of their...|
|8/15/2012 - Prozac. Cialis. Cymbalta. If you have a television or read magazines, you've heard of their drugs. Eli Lilly, out of Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of their patented chemicals, which are used to suppress the symptoms of disease in the human body. Founded by a chemist in the...|
|8/6/2012 - Proper nutrition is vital for maintaining good health and warding off illness. Nutrition can also play a pivotal role in healing illness of all kinds, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer - the three leading illnesses which cause deaths. It is thus shocking that our doctors - whom most people...|
|7/27/2012 - A huge movement for natural health is underway and it is impacting the largest of all athletic events. Several USA National governing bodies that represent Olympic groups and have traditionally been dominated by conventional medicine and government based nutritional recommendations have embraced a group...|
|7/18/2012 - Two of the most influential alternative media organizations on the 'net -- InfoWars.com and NaturalNews.com -- have blown the lid wide open on Big Pharma's massive bribery network. Through exclusive interviews with pharma insiders, InfoWars and NaturalNews have done what the mainstream media refuses...|
|6/17/2012 - Is your doc on the Big Pharma payroll? Federal whistleblower lawsuits have charged that drug companies reward cash to doctors who dole out prescriptions for their drugs. Big Pharma companies such as Merck and Eli Lilly have disclosed $258 million in payments nationwide in 2009 and the first half of...|
|5/30/2012 - Anti-depressants are the third most commonly prescribed drug in the United States. A study published in the journal Health Affairs analyzes trends between the years 1996-2007 and suggests that many Americans have come to expect mental health care from their family doctor. Ten percent of doctor visits...|
|5/30/2012 - In an age when the nation's healthcare costs are out of control and policymakers are trying to find ways to reduce burdens on an already over-taxed healthcare system, an investigation in New York City has found that abuse of prescription anxiety drugs is rising fast, placing an added load on the city's...|
|5/15/2012 - Health freedom champions Dr. Nick Gonzales and Suzanne Somers guest star on the Robert Scott Bell Show to talk about what they're doing to spread the truth about serious issues like cancer that the media has been trying to censor and keep from the public. Suzanne Somers is a famous health advocate and...|
|5/15/2012 - A new review compiled by the U.K.'s General Medical Council (GMC) expresses concern over the alarming number of medication errors caused by general practitioners (GPs) in the U.K. According to the data, as many as 20 percent of patients taking prescription drugs have been victims of at least one medication...|
|5/12/2012 - Dr. Rashid Buttar guest-stars on the Robert Scott Bell Show to talk about Dr. Paul Offit, the devout vaccine entusiast who has probably ? in Dr. Buttar's words ? singlehandedly poisoned and killed literally millions of children worldwide. Dr. Buttar and Robert also cover important, breaking news regarding...|
|5/8/2012 - The government-run healthcare programs Medicare and Medicaid are wrought with fraud, a fact that was once again made apparent in the latest string of busts carried out by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). According to Reuters, 107 individuals -- many of whom are doctors and nurses -- were recently...|
|4/21/2012 - Two years to the day after CSL's Fluvax was banned for use in children under the age of 5, news has emerged that Australian doctors are continuing to administer this shot to infants and toddlers despite the fact that there are four other vaccines that are licensed for use in this age group.
|4/11/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that giving eight-week-old babies several doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) before and after the barrage of recommended childhood vaccines they typically receive will help them to sleep better, and improve vaccine efficacy. And because many...|
|4/11/2012 - Do you ever go to the doctor and feel their poking and prodding is just a little over the top? Patients often wonder if they really need to be bombarded with a slew of tests at the doctor's office, and a panel of medical professionals says they are absolutely right: many tests are unnecessary and may...|
|3/19/2012 - One of the major pitfalls of government-run universal health care is long waiting lists for patients who require involved procedures, a situation that often devolves into a "black market" of medical care where patients willing and able to fork over large cash sums are able to move to the front of the...|
|3/11/2012 - California's pending bill, AB 2109, would require parents exercising a non-medical vaccine exemption for their children to get a health care practitioner's signature on a form signifying that the doctor has given the parent vaccine risk-benefit information, and to provide a separate statement signed...|
|2/25/2012 - Demand for raw milk is off the charts all across the country, which is presumably why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conveniently decided to release a new raw milk hit-piece recently, which was carefully designed to scare people away from drinking it. Filled with lies, distortions,...|
|2/18/2012 - Parents who refuse to allow their children to be forcibly injected with cocktails of toxic adjuvants, chemical preservatives, and live viral materials are increasingly being told by mainstream medical quacks that they are no longer welcome as their patients. Convinced that their own personal opinions...|
|2/1/2012 - Memorizing board certification test questions and relaying them to other doctors soon to take the test themselves has become common practice among radiology doctors seeking to become board certified. But the American Board of Radiology (ABR), as well as a number of educational institutions, are cracking...|
|1/13/2012 9:54:57 AM - Doctors used to think that if they drained a sick person's blood it would purge the "evil" infection or disease right out of the body, but all that did was make the ill person much weaker, unable to fight off whatever was invading their body, and the patient was then highly likely to lose the battle...|
|11/22/2011 - There are still many individuals in modern society, including doctors, that cling to the notion that if medical authorities say it is good for you, then it must be. And this blind allegiance to Western medicine has created a climate of intolerance towards those that refuse vaccinations, for instance,...|
|11/3/2011 - Treating cancer patients, who are suffering excruciating side effects from radiation and chemotherapy, is emotionally draining. But wouldn't you think someone who chose the profession of oncology would know this in advance and would have a lot of compassion for his or her patients? It turns out, that's...|
|10/16/2011 - Two doctors from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard's teaching hospital, have taken an unusual step for the medical profession. These courageous physicians are speaking out about today's healthcare system which emphasizes money over individualized patient care.
In an article just published...|
|10/12/2011 - Treating cancer is BIG business in America -- in fact, it's a $200 billion a year business. Yet 98 percent of conventional cancer treatments not only FAIL miserably, but are also almost guaranteed to make cancer patients sicker.
What's worse: The powers are suppressing natural cancer cures that could...|
|10/4/2011 - The significance and credibility of the American Medical Association (AMA), an organization that allegedly backs physician interests and the promotion of public health, is quickly deteriorating. It is a fact that a mere 17 percent of US doctors are even members in the group anymore. Droves of current...|
|9/10/2011 - Super models aren't exactly known for their healthy habits. But while some may resort to street drugs or diet pills to stay thin, other models know that if their body is going to keep working for them, they need to invest in their health. Miranda Kerr attributes her sexy curves and luminous skin to...|
|9/1/2011 8:32:39 PM - Pharmaceutical firms in the United States are shelling out massive funds for doctors travel and entertainment expenses in hopes of boosting sales of new drugs. More than 160,000 doctors have received related payments in 2011 already.
The big push includes free samples, hospital detailing, journal...|
|9/1/2011 - U.S. government medical researchers, including those from the National Institute of Health (NIH), engaged in heinous crimes through secret medical experiments on Guatemalan medical experiments, concluded an investigative report commissioned by President Obama. The report concluded that:
|8/26/2011 - The primary purpose of this article is to encourage a stronger commitment from doctors and parents to consider using safer medical care for infants and children FIRST before resorting to more dangerous treatments. One would hope and assume that doctors and parents would have a natural inclination to...|
|8/24/2011 - Alternative cancer treatment have grown into a powerful movement that is catching on quickly all over the world. It is a movement which will finally reveal the ignorance of conventional treatments, by showing how cancer is ALREADY curable right now with knowledge.
Marcus Freudenmann and his wife...|
|8/20/2011 - Doctors treating an otherwise healthy Indian farmer, who was recently admitted to a hospital near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in India, were shocked to discover that the man, identified as "Ryalu," had a lot more than simple digestive problems in his pain-stricken abdomen. According to The Telegraph, Ryalu's...|
|8/3/2011 - Alternative cancer treatment has grown into a powerful movement that is catching on quickly all over the world -- a movement which will finally reveal the ignorance of conventional treatments by showing how cancer is ALREADY curable right now: not with medicine or drugs, but with knowledge.
|7/24/2011 - If you are like the average American, you have led a life filled with Western medical policies, procedures, drugs and quick-fixes. As one of the biggest businesses in the United States, modern medicine may be costing you more than just a high insurance premium each month.
According to Harvey Bigelsen,...|
|7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...|
|6/25/2011 - Increasingly, if you're not a healthy person already, more and more doctors are shying away from you. In a profession where the axiom, "Do No Harm" is supposed to reign supreme, some physicians are saying "Don't Come to Me" instead, especially for patients who are obese.
A few doctors in Florida...|
|6/8/2011 - Outrageous new "counter-terrorism" measures being proposed in the UK are receiving a public relations backlash because of their extreme, fascist overtones. The UK government's "Prevent" program, which allegedly aims to protect against terrorism, is being reformulated to recruit doctors to both spy on...|
|6/3/2011 - When it comes to advertising, are doctors really immune? Every year, millions of dollars are spent by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in attempts to win over physicians. All-expense-paid trips to Hawaii, season tickets to sporting events, lavish dinners, expensive wine, T-shirts,...|
|5/29/2011 - Standard protocol for many conventional doctors seems to be something along the lines of, when in doubt, just prescribe an antibiotic. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that US doctors are literally handing out antibiotics like candy by needlessly prescribing about one million...|
|5/26/2011 - Psychiatrists working for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, entrusted with the health of children in state custody, accepted thousands of dollars from drug companies. While earning huge fees as speakers for manufacturers of anti-psychotic pills, the doctors also wrote prescriptions for psychiatric...|
|5/25/2011 - Today's doctors-in-training are learning how to think critically and clearly about the need for -- and potential dangers of -- any drugs they prescribe. And surgeons only operate if they are physically and mentally able to make sure they will not be putting their patient in any danger, right? Unfortunately,...|
|5/14/2011 - A new bill that recently passed the Florida state legislature will make it illegal for doctors to interrogate patients about whether or not they own firearms. If signed into law by Governor Rick Scott, House Bill 155 will make Florida the first US state to protect the privacy of its patients who exercise...|
|5/13/2011 - A new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that complementary and alternative medicine treatments, also known as CAM, are becoming much more mainstream than they used to be. Physicians are increasingly referring their patients to get mind-body therapies like yoga, tai...|
|4/21/2011 5:01:37 PM - The general public doesn't realize there is an ongoing war for the control of our bodies. Allopathic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry demand a monopoly on treating disease and will stop at nothing to achieve that end.
I know this to be true because I've been portrayed a so-called victim of...|
|4/12/2011 - Hopefully, this will never happen to you, but consider this scene: you've been diagnosed with a life threatening condition like colon cancer. So you sit down in your doctor's office to discuss your medical options with your physician and it turns out there are a couple of treatments.
|4/9/2011 - Several new studies out of Massachusetts suggest that medical patients often misinterpret what their doctors tell them and opt for drug and surgery treatments without understanding the risks involved. But the same reports indicate that people tend to choose standard interventions they think will cure...|
|4/3/2011 - For those still contemplating whether or not the radiation emitted from airport naked body scanners is serious enough to avoid, you may be interested to know that many doctors routinely "opt out" and choose the full-body pat down instead because they recognize the inherent dangers associated with any...|
|4/1/2011 - The overall rise in the number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs being dispensed to children has been a major cause of concern among some medical groups, particularly as such drugs are now being prescribed to children under the age of six. In the UK, National Health Service (NHS)...|
|3/22/2011 - Japan has been reporting for several days that much of the raw milk being produced in the Fukushima province is now radioactive. This raises today's quiz question: If the FDA were operating in Japan, what would they do about this raw, radioactive milk?
Answer: They would seize it because it's RAW,...|
|2/20/2011 - If you're an eighth grader and you show up to school with a fake doctor's note excusing your suspicious absence the day before, you would probably face detention or some other punishment, including a possible investigation for truancy. But if you're a teacher and you call in "sick" with a fake doctor's...|
|2/7/2011 - The mainstream media is suddenly reporting on the idea that dogs can sniff out cancer in human beings. This concept is no surprise to NaturalNews readers, of course, as we've talked about this before, but until now the idea that cancer patients could be detected by smelling them was considered pure...|
|1/30/2011 - Warning: Explicit language. We apologize for the extremely explicit nature of this story, but we feel that publishing this truth, no matter how repulsive, is in the public interest and serves the greater purpose of informing patients about what can happen to them while under sedation at hospitals. Do...|
|1/30/2011 - Being found guilty of criminal activity or professional misconduct might ordinarily result in curtailed opportunities and income, but such has not been the case with hundreds of disciplined doctors on the payrolls of Big Pharma. Doctors who've been sanctioned, fined, suspended and even convicted of...|
|1/4/2011 - Here's another one of those stories about mainstream medical practices that sounds like it couldn't be true -- but it is. According to an editorial just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, there are currently regulations in place to restrict the work hours of doctors in training -- but...|
|1/3/2011 - According to one survey, more than 8 out of 10 mainstream cancer doctors prescribe experimental drugs - most likely due to the low success rate of conventional cancer treatments for most cancers. Now, a new study has found that far more patients are harmed than are helped by such experimental drugs....|
|12/26/2010 - A new Consumer Reports survey has found that the vast majority of patients on prescription drug medications believe that drug companies have too much influence over their doctors. Roughly half of those interviewed believe that their doctors are so influenced by Big Pharma that they would deliberately...|
|12/20/2010 - In an independent review published in a peer-reviewed medical journal (see below), a popular herbal immune supplement called "ImmunoFlu Remedy" was found to fraudulently marketed as a "flu prevention supplement." Its makers claim that if you take the supplement, you won't get the flu and won't miss...|
|12/14/2010 - Dr William Hamman is a prestigious cardiologist with high-ranking posts at universities and hospitals. He led teamwork training sessions at the American College of Cardiology and was recognized and supported by the American Medical Association. He received millions of dollars in medical grants and even...|
|11/21/2010 - The social networking site Facebook is causing a new wave of physical and mental health problems, say researchers from Italy. According to their analysis, scientists say that Facebook has become "a new source of psychological stress" that is capable of inducing asthma attacks, particularly in those...|
|11/11/2010 - One out of three doctors who become aware that a colleague may be "impaired or incompetent" fail to report their concerns to authorities, according to a survey conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
|11/10/2010 - The cozy relationship between doctors and drug companies has received a lot of attention recently as numerous reports have exposed widespread corruption between the two groups. But a new study has found that, despite making promises to clean up their act, many doctors continue to accept gifts and cash...|
|10/30/2010 - When Congress cuts Medicare reimbursements to doctors, doctors may simply respond by ordering treatments for more patients, according to study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the journal Health Affairs.
"Hospitals and doctors will respond to changes in how they are...|
|10/29/2010 - There are many alternative ways to treat back and neck pain apart from drugs that studies have shown to be effective. But many doctors continue to prescribe drug treatments to their patients anyway, according to new research out of Duke University and the University of North Carolina (UNC).
|10/24/2010 - A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals a shocking trend in the medical industry that is putting countless patients at needless risk. According to Dr. Jeannie Callum and her colleagues from the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, doctors often order dangerous...|
|10/20/2010 - A new report conducted by ProPublica, Consumer Reports, and National Public Radio (NPR) digs even deeper down the rabbit hole of drug company fraud, exposing rampant off-label prescribing, drug company-funded speaking engagements, and illegal monetary and gift compensation programs -- all designed to...|
|10/12/2010 - Most of us think of melatonin supplements as simply a sleep aid, but what is not talked about much is the fact that melatonin is actually a quite powerful antioxidant. It is SO powerful and so safe that several studies have been done giving melatonin to extremely ill newborn babies, arguably the most...|
|10/11/2010 - America is a nation of widespread health and nutritional illiteracy. And I'm not just talking about the knowledge gaps of health consumers, either. It's the doctors and health "experts" who have astonishing gaps in knowledge that should be considered basic health information in any first-world nation.
|10/6/2010 - Three Namibian women have filed a lawsuit against the country's government, claiming they were sterilized at state-run hospitals without their informed consent after being diagnosed with HIV.
"HIV-positive women are holding the health system accountable for the wrongs done to them," said Veronica...|
|10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...|
|9/29/2010 - According to surveys of British hospitals, one in six doctors will be addicted to alcohol or illegal drugs at some point during their medical career. A full third of junior male doctors and one in five junior female doctors admit to having used cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy or hallucinogenic drugs.
|9/28/2010 - A new report challenges many of the popular theories surrounding how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) came to become a worldwide pandemic, infecting more than 33 million people as of 2008. According to researchers from the Universite de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Can., early 20th century French colonial...|
|9/3/2010 - Growing awareness about the prevalence and risks of vitamin D deficiency is leading more and more doctors to test their patients' blood levels of the vitamin.
"Upwards of 70 percent of American adults are vitamin D deficient or insufficient," said cardiologist James O'Keefe of St. Luke's Mid-America...|
|8/8/2010 - Prescription drug abuse is emerging as the new face of the U.S. drug problem, with unscrupulous pharmacists and doctors taking the place of street pushers or other stereotypical visions of the "drug dealer."
Southern Ohio has emerged as a major supplier of illegal prescription drugs, with 74,000-person...|
|8/3/2010 - Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Although he works right in the heart of mainstream academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Pronovost is taking an unusual and even heroic step and speaking out about...|
|7/27/2010 - Rattled by years of war and conflict, the capital city of Iraq is seeing a shift in medical protocol, according to a recent study. Because there has been a shortage of certain pharmaceutical drugs in Baghdad throughout the past decade, many doctors there have begun to successfully use acupuncture treatments...|
|6/27/2010 - An obese doctor comes home to his wife at dinner time carrying yet another bag full of drive-through junk food from a local restaurant.
Worried about his health, his wife asks, "Don't you realize all that junk food you keep eating is destroying your entire body?"
"That's not my concern," the doctor...|
|6/22/2010 - If you plan on going to a teaching hospital for a test or elective procedure, here's a warning that could save your life: Stay away from the hospital in July. The reason? According to a new study headed by Dr. David Phillips and Gwendolyn Barker from the University of California, San Diego, fatal medication...|
|6/8/2010 - Doctors suffer in secret from a wide range of physical and mental health problems including addiction, according to the findings of a new health program in the United Kingdom.
The Practitioner Health Program (PHP) was set up in response to concerns that health professionals were self-medicating or...|
|5/10/2010 - Medicare issued as much as $92 million in payments between 2000 and 2007 for medical procedures or devices ordered under the names of doctors who had already died, according to a 2008 Senate committee report.
Prescriptions written in the names of deceased doctors are only one of the fraudulent techniques...|
|4/22/2010 - If you are an American, you probably assume that this is a free country. So if you agree to undergo imaging tests -- which cost you or your insurance company hundreds and even thousands of dollars and may subject you to radiation -- you have every right to see the results.
After all, it's your body,...|
|4/14/2010 - Now that health reform relying on monopolized pharmaceutical medicine has become the law of the land across America, the mainstream media is reporting on a sudden shortage of doctors. The nearly one million doctors who already treat a sick, diseased population is no longer enough, it seems, and medical...|
|3/5/2010 - In one quarter of all cases where doctors in the United Kingdom conclude that a patient will never recover, the family of the patient is not informed, according to the National Care of the Dying Audit, conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute and the Royal College of Physicians.
|3/3/2010 - In the first Paxil birth defect trial against GlaxoSmithKline, much of evidence focused on the doctors on Glaxo's payroll involved in the corruption of the medical literature and seminars given to promote the off label use of Paxil with pregnant and nursing mothers.
On October 13, 2009, the trial...|
|2/2/2010 - Mainstream medicine assures us that their drugs are more effective than nature and that they have been scientifically proven to be both effective and safe. What mainstream medicine does not tell us is how they have rigged studies, withheld evidence of harm and paid doctors to prescribe their drugs.
|1/20/2010 - A study commissioned by the lead hospital accrediting agency in the United States found that doctors and nurses fail to wash their hands with alarming frequency, contributing to the 247 deaths caused each day by preventable hospital infections.
The Joint Commission, which accredits hospitals, nursing...|
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|12/2/2009 - Resounding evidence proving the effectiveness of vitamin D in slowing the onset of breast, colon, and other cancers is convincing a growing body of doctors and physicians to utilize the sunshine vitamin in their arsenal of cancer treatment weapons.
In the last several years, numerous epidemiological...|
|11/20/2009 - Three doctors and six nurses from the town of Grudziadz, Poland, are being investigated on charges that they recruited 350 homeless people into a clinical trial of a vaccine for the H5N1 flu virus without informing them what the study was really about.
Twenty-one people died during the course of...|
|11/19/2009 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report indicting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for allowing health professionals convicted of crimes to perform research for the agency and to supervise patients' safety during clinical trials.
The FDA is required by...|
|10/16/2009 - Accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies creates a subtle but potent pressure upon doctors to serve that company's interests, according a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Blood pressure researcher Bruce Psaty of the University of Washington writes that...|
|10/16/2009 - Vaccine mythology remains rampant in both western medicine and the mainstream media. To hear the vaccination zealots say it, vaccines are backed by "good science," they've been "proven effective" and they're "perfectly safe."
Oh really? Where's all that good science? As it turns out, there's isn't...|
|9/28/2009 - Previously secret documents that surfaced at a Vioxx court case in April of this year reveal pharmaceutical giant Merck maintained a "hit list" of doctors to be "neutralized" for speaking out against Vioxx. Although this story was reported on NaturalNews and other sites in April, Merck's involvement...|
|9/10/2009 - Usually, the presence of a condition called macrocytic anemia is what makes doctors suspect and begin to look for vitamin B12 Deficiency. But macrocytic anemia is the result of years of vitamin B12 deficiency. This means that until a doctor is willing to even LOOK FOR the easily correctable problem...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|8/14/2009 - Homeopathy had an amazingly high cure rate in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic in the USA. Just recently, during the 2009 Mexican Flu outbreak, a small group of Mexico City homeopathic doctors have revealed that homeopathy is up to the task again. This is good news considering that many over the counter...|
|7/31/2009 - The American Medical Association and a number of state medical associations have filed class action lawsuits against a number of health insurance companies, accusing them of engaging in price fixing in order to underpay doctors and increase the charges paid by patients.
The lawsuits, targeting insurance...|
|7/1/2009 - I've often asserted that doctors exploit people for personal profit, prescribing drugs and procedures that are medically unnecessary while raking in millions from health insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid. This week, Miami doctor Roberto Rodriguez was sentenced to eight years in prison -- and...|
|6/12/2009 - This article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2007, but given the recent passage of a "tobacco control bill" by the U.S. Senate, it deserves repeating. Read this article to learn some rather shocking information about the history of collaboration between Big Tobacco and the American Medical Association.
|6/10/2009 - According to an article in The Australian by Milanda Rout, the folks at Merck are threatening the livelihoods of doctors who dare to have negative opinions about its drugs. Apparently, this fact was revealed in a very interesting e-mail that surfaced in a federal courtroom in Melbourne during a class...|
|6/5/2009 - Half of general practitioners and rheumatologists regularly prescribe their patients drugs just to produce a psychological effect, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and published in the British Medical Journal.
Rheumatologists treat disorders of...|
|6/3/2009 - Countless U.S. doctors regularly give away free drug samples provided by the pharmaceutical industry to their patients. It's a practice that may simply seem, at first glance, like an altruistic way to help sick people save money. However, two academics have written a report just published in PLoS Medicinethat...|
|5/26/2009 - If there's one thing that cancer doctors and health authorities can't stand, it's being wrong. And in the case of 13-year-old Daniel Hauser, the cancer doctors insist that unless the boy submits to chemotherapy as a "treatment" for Hodgkin's Lymphoma, he will almost certainly die.
But there's a problem...|
|4/29/2009 - A growing number of doctors are seeking to reign in the growing popularity of Web sites that allow patients to rate the service they receive.
North Carolina neurosurgeon Jeffrey Segal has started a business, Medical Justice, that supplies standardized waiver agreements that bar patients from posting...|
|4/19/2009 - A study conducted by 2 doctors in the University of Alberta Hospital suggests that real doctors are influenced by medical techniques they've seen performed by TV doctors. Drs. Peter Bindley and Craig Needham performed the study to find out why so many medical students were using a faulty technique to...|
|4/7/2009 - Psychiatric doctors in Canada are now claiming that psychiatric drugs promote weight loss! Yep, the weight loss gimmick has now been invoked by the psychiatric industry, which is grasping for more ridiculous reasons to put more kids and teenagers on their dangerous prescription medications.
|2/19/2009 - Specialist Brandon Neely, a member of the U.S. Army, witnessed horrifying events at Guantanamo Bay: Beatings, sexual abuse, prisoner humiliation, forced medication, torture... and many of these acts were carried out by American doctors and medical personnel.
In December of 2008, Spc. Brandon Neely...|
|2/13/2009 - Based on the findings of a new study conducted on a small number of patients, vaccine advocates are now recommending that mothers act to vaccinate their infants as early as the second trimester of pregnancy.
"Immunize the mother and you protect the infant," researcher Mark Steinhoff said.
|2/11/2009 - Conventional medical doctors around the world (and the drug companies that support them) want all children to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, HPV, chicken pox and literally over a hundred other diseases. Bill Gates even supports the effort to "eradicate" disease from our planet by vaccinating...|
|2/4/2009 - It has been revealed that an Emory University psychiatrist concealed half a million dollars that he was paid by GlaxoSmithKline while conducting research on the company's drugs, supporting allegations that such failure by doctors to report conflict-of-interest is widespread.
An investigation by Sen....|
|1/22/2009 - Last year, I met a small, frail woman in Los Angeles who approached me after a speech I gave on nutritional cures. In a weak, crackled voice, she told me my speech was all wrong. There were no cures for diabetes or cancer, she said, and I was wrong to give people even a hint of hope at reversing disease.
|1/5/2009 - Primary care doctors are failing to adequately inform their patients that regular exercise can significantly decrease their risk of colon cancer, according to a survey conducted by researchers from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Cheltenham, Pa., and published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.
|1/3/2009 - Medicare is launching a new incentive program that will pay a bonus to doctors who use electronic prescribing systems rather than traditional written prescriptions.
According to research from the Institute of Medicine, pharmacists in the United States make more than 150 million phone calls each year...|
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|12/30/2008 - Vaccinations are modern medicine's most-favored form of quackery. Even while the bulk of the evidence shows vaccines and flu shots ultimately harm more people than they help, they continue to be pushed by doctors, drug companies and state health authorities. Now you can add pediatricians to that list.
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