Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is caused by a faulty gene that leads to progressive muscle weakness

May 14, 3017 – Researchers at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) have demonstrated that a drug originally targeted unsuccessfully to treat cancer may have new life as a potential treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

The candidate drug, SU9516, represents a different kind of approach for treating DMD, a degenerative muscle disease that usually begins in childhood and has no known cure. It is caused by a faulty gene that leads to progressive muscle weakness, with death often occurring around age 25. Rather than trying to fix or replace the broken gene, SU9516 ramps up the muscle repair process, helping reinforce muscle structure. Continue reading “Researchers aim to repurpose former experimental cancer therapy to treat muscular dystrophy”

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Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly

(NaturalNews by: ) The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect that in recent years authorities have been erroneously blaming on the Zika virus.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offered up clear evidence at the time showing that the combination jab can cause not only brain damage in young children, but also heart problems, meningitis, and epilepsy. Epidemiological evidence from human case studies showed that within weeks or even days of getting the Tdap shot, children developed infantile spasms and other common symptoms of microcephaly directly related to the vaccine. Continue reading “Government document confirms vaccine link to microcephaly”

Fruits and Veggies May Help Slow Progression of ALS

Fresh-picked tomatoes, cucumbers and other summer garden vegetables are displayed for sale at a farmers market in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Fresh-picked tomatoes, cucumbers and other summer garden vegetables are displayed for sale at a farmers market in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore | Posted Nov 3, 2016 11:32 AM CDT | Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – “It appears that nutrition plays a role both in triggering the disease and why it progresses.” So says the lead researcher of a study out of Columbia University that per a press release is “among the first” to look at the interplay between diet and ALS near the time of diagnosis.

Progression of the severe neurological disorder—which is characterized by atrophy, then paralysis, and ultimately respiratory failure—is typically quick, with the median survival range just 20 to 48 months. But in terms of its progress, new research published in the journal JAMA Neurology finds that fruits and vegetables high in antioxidant nutrients and carotenoids are linked to higher ALS function. Continue reading “Fruits and Veggies May Help Slow Progression of ALS”

11 Reasons Why Flu Shots Are More Dangerous Than the Flu Itself

Image credit: Flickr/Blake Patterson
Image credit: Flickr/Blake Patterson

If you know anyone considering a flu shot this year, show them this. The verdict is out on flu shots. Many medical experts now agree it is more important to protect yourself and your family from the flu vaccine than the flu itself.

Every year the pharmaceutical industry, medical experts and the mainstream media work hard to convince us to get vaccinated against the flu. What we don’t hear, are cases about the adverse reactions or about the toxic chemicals being injected into us.

1. The flu shot actually makes you sick to begin with

Have you ever noticed how vaccinated children get sick almost immediately following a vaccination? This is because the flu virus is introduced into their bodies. So rather than immunize, the flu shot actually only sensitizes the body against the virus. And the fact that it causes individuals to get ill following a shot indicates immunosuppression (i.e. lowering of the immunity). Continue Reading>>>

4 adaptogens to defeat chronic stress and support adrenal health

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(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that according to American Psychological Association, stress is linked to 6 of the leading causes of death? Even with this startling statistic, the majority of doctor’s visits are spent talking about medicinal treatments as opposed to uncovering stress as the root cause. Without addressing stress as a root cause of illness, and adrenal fatigue, chronic disease will continue to be on the rise.

The great news is that by taking your health into your own hands, there are natural remedies – like adaptogenic herbs – that can be used to defeat chronic stress and support adrenal health. Taking control of your chronic stress is critical for overall health, and may be the answer to slowing down the aging process, and preventing premature death.

How chronic stress can cause disease symptoms
Fact: 75-90% of doctor’s visits are directly related to to stress. Yes, that means that going to the doctor for your frequent headaches, inability to sleep, or acute anxiety may all stem from chronic stress issues. Unfortunately, more often than not, medications are the only thing being prescribed. These medications are used to put a band aide on the symptoms you are experiencing, as opposed to discussing how stress may be a trigger. Continue reading “4 adaptogens to defeat chronic stress and support adrenal health”