A recent study provides evidence that some oncologists prescribe chemotherapy based on their financial reward rather than the medical needs of their patients. This is a continuation of the "Chemotherapy Concession," which came to public light a decade ago. It is a system, unique in the medical world, whereby oncologists can buy drugs at deep discount and then dispense them at the higher, Medicare rate in their offices. In effect, participating oncologists run a kind of pharmacy as a side business (although it is rarely identified as such to the patients).
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia breakthrough: <[censored]> halts cancer progression in majority of patientsPosted June 27th, 2010 by admin
(NaturalNews) According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a form of cancer that causes the number of white blood cells called B lymphocytes, or B cells, to increase abnormally. Eventually, the cancerous cells can move through the blood to the liver, spleen, and other organs. When CLL spreads, it is usually treated with an arsenal of side effect-laden chemotherapies.
But new research has revealed a natural substance -- an extract of green tea -- may have the ability to put the brakes on CLL.
A potentially groundbreaking study has shown that a nutritional supplement was effective in treating patients with hepatitis C who do not respond to standard antiviral therapy. The research, published in the June 7, 2010 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology, was conducted by doctors at the National Institute of Gastroenterology in Havana, Cuba.
Rock and roll legend, Gregg Allman, is recovering after successfully undergoing liver transplant surgery this week in Florida. The 62 year-old picker and crooner was said to be "groggy but awake" following the Wednesday morning surgery. Gregg Allman, who was diagnosed with
Hepatitis C in 2007, received his liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. He had been on a waitiing list for several years.
Rockville-based Human Genome Sciences said Monday that it doubts that federal regulators will approve its treatment for chronic hepatitis C after the drug received an unfavorable preliminary review from the Food and Drug Administration.
National Heartburn Alliance tells us that more than 25 million Americans
on a daily basis, and for the majority of them, acid-blocking drugs
proton pump inhibitors
(PPIs) are the answer.
But thanks to an analysis of several recent studies, mainstream medicine may be on the verge of realizing what natural health practitioners have been saying for years—that prolonged use of PPIs comes with a laundry list of side effects that can take a serious toll on your health.
If you think Medline and Wikipedia are biased, take a look through your newspapers and magazines. For example, have you noticed how the news media are quick to publish negative allegations about vitamin E, but slow to present the positive side?
Here's a check to see if this is so: Have you seen any articles on the effectiveness of vitamin E therapy reported in your daily newspaper?
Lee Prokaska It is virtually impossible to put an accurate and true dollar value on a loved one lost. But when a mechanism is set up to try to do that, when responsibility is accepted by government, it is unacceptable for families to lose yet again by failing to receive the full compensation
The Hamilton Spectator Canada
(Jun 3, 2010)
It is virtually impossible to put an accurate and true dollar value on a loved one lost.
But when a mechanism is set up to try to do that, when responsibility is accepted by government, it is unacceptable for families to lose yet again by failing to receive the full compensation they deserve.
People with hepatitis C have formed a group to sue the government and drugmakers for damages over their infection during mass vaccinations even though they have no clear evidence, such as medical charts.