Pathetically Predictable: More Lies From the WHO - Wake-up Call

by Dr. Mercola

'The World Health Organization said on Thursday the H1N1 vaccine had been cleared of blame for 41 deaths which health authorities worldwide had investigated after suspicions they might have been caused by the inoculation.

"Although some investigations are still ongoing, the results of the completed investigations reported to WHO have ruled out that the pandemic vaccine is the cause of death," said Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO's top vaccine expert.'


Civil War can Affect Your Health!?

'According to an obscure report in the European Union Times (, “Russian Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin that US President Barack Obama has issued an order to his Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM) top leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to ‘begin immediately’ increasing his military forces to 1 million troops by January 30, 2010, in what these reports warn is an expected outbreak of civil war within the United States before the end of winter.'


Colorful Antioxidants May Curb Alzheimer’s

Findings in mice offer reason to accelerate research in people; Polyphenols from tea, coca, and colorful plant foods seen as potential allies against Alzheimer’s

by Craig Weatherby

'Some four million people in the US suffer from Alzheimer’s and the annual cost of their care is about $100 billion. Sadly, those numbers are expected to triple by 2050.
Given the strictly limited efficacy of current Alzheimer’s drugs, the search for lifestyle measures that could curb the disease is increasingly urgent.

Many epidemiological (population) studies find statistical links between diets high in polyphenol-rich foods and reduced rates of chronic diseases … including Alzheimer’s, cancers, and cardiovascular disease.'



'Dr. Langsjoen stated " The clinical experience with CoQ10 is nothing short of dramatic. It is reasonable to believe that the entire field of medicine should be reevaluated in light of this growing knowledge". Some patients at the U. of Texas with heart failure received CoQ10 but this therapy did not become adopted as a standard approach by conventional physicians. Dr. Folkers followed the course of 6 patients, who had cancer, who were taking CoQ10 for congestive heart failure until 1993. Four of them had lung cancer and 2 had breast cancer. All 6 experienced remissions of cancer thought to be due to CoQ10 therapy. Dr. Folkers recommended the use of 500 mg. of CoQ[10] daily in patients with malignancies.'


Are Food Stamps the Soup Lines of this Great Recession?

Bloomberg notes that, as of 2007:

In Missouri, about 100 percent who were eligible [for food stamps] that year took advantage of the program, the highest rate in the nation, followed by residents of Maine and Michigan, at 91 percent and 89 percent, respectively ...
Things have gotten much worse since 2007.


Does Death Exist? New Theory Says 'No'

'Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.

One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the "many-worlds" interpretation, states that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe (the 'multiverse'). A new scientific theory - called biocentrism - refines these ideas. There are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios.

All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them. Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling - the 'Who am I?'- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn't go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. But does this energy transcend from one world to the other?'


Beer May Prevent Prostate Cancer?

'TESTS have revealed that men who drink beer may reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer, say scientists.

Experiments have shown that xanthohumol, a compund derived from the hops in beer, blocks a chemical reaction that can lead to the development of cancer.

The disease is usually treated with drugs that act in a similar way.

Study leader Dr Clarissa Gerhausa, from the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, said: “We hope that one day we can demonstrate that xanthohumol prevents prostate cancer development, first in animal models and then in humans, but we are just at the beginning.”

Xanthohumol is a powerful antioxidant, known to have anti-cancer properties. It is also found in fruits and spices.

It was previously suggested that the compound could reduce the chances of females getting breast cancer.

Scientists now believe a similar reaction could affect men.

Further research involving rats results showed that xanthohumol reduced the effects of hormone signalling in prostate tissue.'

Original Article HERE

Elderly folk's unsteadiness may be caused by prescription drugs

'Elderly people can sometimes be more unsteady on their feet, and are more liable to fall. We all assume it’s because of their age, but new research has discovered it is just as likely to be a drug they’re taking.

The chief culprits are sedatives, often prescribed as a sleep aid, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety therapies such as valium.

In a re-analysis of major studies involving more than 79,000 participants, researchers have discovered that prescription drugs are often responsible for an elderly patient falling. Falling and related complications, such as hip fractures, are the fifth major cause of death in the West.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia, who carried out the research, are encouraging doctors to use non-drug approaches for the elderly, such as counselling, and less powerful drugs.'

(Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, 2009; 169: 1952-60).

Source HERE

"Are You Ready to Add More Spice to Your Life -- and Your Health*?"


Novartis Is Celebrating. Should We?

'On November 24, 2009, Novartis officially opened its first, large-scale vaccine manufacturing facility in the U.S. Located in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The project is a collaborative effort between Novartis and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which contributed $457M for the design, construction, and licensing of the facility.'

'All flu shots used in the U.S. are made from eggs, a time- and labor-intensive process. But the new plant will provide something different. Vaccines will be brewed from animal cells mixed with viruses in six 1,320 gallon fermenters which are owned by the U.S. government and the Department of HHS, as identified by a bright yellow, plastic plaque on the sides of the giant vats.'


Poland Braces Itself For Swine Flu Jab Asylum Seekers

'Poland is bracing itself for a flood of people fleeing forced vaccination and quarantine regimes, and a newly founded political party is reported to be planning to set up refugree camps across the country in the event that governments in the USA and Europe attempt to move over to forced vaccination programmes in spite of growing resistance among the general public.

'Inquiries about the possibility of staying in Poland in the event of a pandemic crackdown are coming in from the USA, Sweden and other countries.

'While the US, UK and European governments appear to have been forced to slow down mass swine flu jab programmes by the non cooperation of the general public, there are no signs of their abandoning their plans to give entire populations the jabs altogether.

'Many hotels
across Poland have already agreed to take in swine flu asylum seekers for a few weeks and are offering special rates. (
It seems special discounts do not apply to employees of pharma companies, the European drug regular EMEA, WHO, the Robert Koch Institute, the German Health Minister, Media such as ARD, RTL, Bild Zeitung, die Welt, Rheinische Post, FAZ, Focus, die Zeit, Frankfurther Rundschau and about 1,600 doctors who have been at the forefront of promoting the untested jab.)'

Original Article HERE

US Hospital Workers Fired For Refusing To Take Swine Flu Jab

PHILADELPHIA - December 4, 2009 (WPVI) -- 'This year, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia made it mandatory for employees to get the seasonal flu shot. There were some exemptions made for medical or religious reasons, but some employees were denied that exemption and because they wouldn't get the shot they lost their jobs.

"We're very concerned because this is our livelihood, this is our main source of income, my husband and I, we have a mortgage; we have 5 children," terminated employee Tyrika Cowlay said.

'Tyrika and her husband are among nine CHOP employees who as of today lost their jobs due to refusing to be vaccinated against the seasonal flu.

'They refused the vaccine based on religious beliefs. They are not the only ones.

"I'm just standing up for what I believe in and it's hard, it really is," terminated employee Khadijah Muhammad said.

'Officials at CHOP say some religious exemption requests were accepted, others were not.

'Rodney Bond, a CHOP employee of more than 30 years who is now terminated, says this is not fair'


Mushrooms: The Key to a Healthy Immune System

'It becomes more difficult than ever to stay healthy during flu season, and to effectively fight infections throughout the year. Eating a healthy diet and taking a multivitamin just doesn't seem to give enough protection any more. As our planet becomes more polluted, and the quality of our food deteriorates, we search for ways to get and stay healthy. Out of all the many immune-supporting supplements out there, I think that medicinal mushrooms are the key to vitality and wellness.

'Out of more than 100,000 species of fungi, over a dozen varieties have been used in China for more than 3,000 years to increase immunity, strengthen the lungs and other organs, and as a vital part of cancer therapy. They are included in traditional Chinese medicine and used extensively by acupuncturists under their scientific names.'


Profits, Not Science, Motivate Vaccine Mandates

'The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of individuals hand-picked by members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends which vaccines are administered to American children. Working mainly in secret, ACIP members frequently have financial links to vaccine manufacturers. Dependent on federal CDC funding, administrators of state vaccination programs follow CDC directives by influencing state legislators to mandate new vaccines. Federal vaccine funds can be denied to states that do not "vigorously enforce" mandatory vaccination laws.

'Conversely, the CDC offers financial bounties to state departments of health for each "fully vaccinated" child. In a recent year, the Ohio Department of Health received $1 million in such CDC bonus payments.

'At CDC national immunization conferences, Merck and other vaccine manufacturers wine and dine thousands of attendees who make their living promoting and administering vaccines.'


Cranberries Benefit Much More Than Just Your Urinary Tract

'There are also some reports in the literature for other health conditions. For example, researchers from Ohio State University and the Blueberry and Cranberry Research Center at Rutgers University reported that a proanthocyanidin-rich cranberry extract was found to inhibit the growth and spread of human oesophageal adenocarcinoma (a cancer in glandular tissue) cells.'


Spices may boost breast health

'Compounds found in spices may reduce the risk of breast cancer formation by stopping the growth of the stem cells that spawn the tumours, says a new study.

'Researchers from the University of Michigan report that curcumin, found in turmeric, and piperine, found in black peppers, decreased the number of stem cells while having no effect on normal differentiated cells.

'The researchers used doses equivalent to 20 times to potency of what could be consumed through the diet – however, such potencies are possible from dietary supplements, said the researchers. Because the research is in vitro and relatively preliminary, the Michigan-based researchers cautioned against taking adding curcumin or piperine supplements to their diet at this time.'


Mega Corruption Scandal At The WHO

The WHO gets more money from private pharma and
related industry sources than from governments

'The man with the nickname “Dr Flu”, Professor Albert Osterhaus, of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam Holland has been named by Dutch media researchers as the person at the center of the worldwide Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza A 2009 pandemic hysteria. Not only is Osterhaus the connecting person in an international network that has been described as the Pharma Mafia, he is THE key advisor to WHO on influenza and is intimately positioned to personally profit from the billions of euros in vaccines allegedly aimed at H1N1.

'Earlier this year the Second Chamber of the Netherlands Parliament undertook an investigation into alleged conflicts of interest and financial improprieties of the well-known Dr. Osterhaus. Outside of Holland and the Dutch media, the only note of the sensational investigation into Osterhaus’ business affairs came in a tiny note in the respected British magazine, Science.'

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New Study Confirms: Garlic is Powerful Medicine For Your Heart

'It may not be the best thing for your breath, but garlic sure does help your heart. The idea of using garlic medicinally is not a new idea. Garlic bulbs were used in China and India as blood thinners and they were also used to treat cervical cancer and dysentery. Also, our March 2009 article, Grow Heart Health, listed garlic as an herbal mainstay for heart health. However, a new study has learned more about this powerful herb.'


Millions in U.S. Drink Dirty Water, Records Show

by Charles Duhigg

New York Times

'More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data.

'That law requires communities to deliver safe tap water to local residents. But since 2004, the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria often found in sewage.'

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Damage Caused by Swine Flu Jab Suppressed in USA

'"I would like to share this...but due to American HIPAA Laws I have to be very vague...I know of a middle aged man who has became ill after receiving the Swine Flu Vaccine. He developed Guillain-Barre syndrome and is now intubated in an Intensive Care Unit in Tennessee. I continue to see patients of all ages come in to the Emergency Room with nausea, vomiting, headaches, Bell's Palsy, and chest pain after receiving the Swine Flu Vaccine...It usually takes 2-4 days after the poisonous vaccine for side effects to begin," emails a medical professional from the USA.'


By Jon Rappoport

On July 26, 2000, the US medical community received a titanic shock to the system, when one of its most respected and honored public-health experts, Dr. Barbara Starfield, revealed her findings on healthcare in America.

The landmark Starfield study, “Is US health really the best in the world?”, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, came to the following conclusions:

Every year in the US there are:

12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;

7,000 deaths from medication errors in hospitals;

20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;

80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;

106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.

The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.

This makes the medical system the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer.

The Starfield study is the most explosive revelation about modern healthcare in America ever published. The credentials of its author and the journal in which it appeared are, within the highest medical circles, impeccable.

Yet, on the heels of Starfield’s astonishing findings, although media reporting was extensive, it soon dwindled. No major newspaper or television network mounted an ongoing “Medicalgate” investigation. Neither the US Department of Justice nor federal health agencies undertook prolonged remedial action.

All in all, it seemed that those parties who could have taken effective steps to correct this mind-boggling situation preferred to ignore it.

On December 6-7, 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield by email.

What has been the level and tenor of the response to your findings, since 2000?

My papers on the benefits of primary care have been widely used, including in Congressional testimony and reports. However, the findings on the relatively poor health in the US have received almost no attention. The American public appears to have been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health, and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the ‘best health in the world’.

In the medical research community, have your medically-caused mortality statistics been debated, or have these figures been accepted, albeit with some degree of shame?

The findings have been accepted by those who study them. There has been only one detractor, a former medical school dean, who has received a lot of attention for claiming that the US health system is the best there is and we need more of it. He has a vested interest in medical schools and teaching hospitals (they are his constituency). They, of course, would like an even greater share of the pie than they now have, for training more specialists. (Of course, the problem is that we train specialists—at great public cost---who then do not practice up to their training---they spend half of their time doing work that should be done in primary care and don’t do it as well.)

Have health agencies of the federal government consulted with you on ways to mitigate the effects of the US medical system?


Since the FDA approves every medical drug given to the American people, and certifies it as safe and effective, how can that agency remain calm about the fact that these medicines are causing 106,000 deaths per year?

Even though there will always be adverse events that cannot be anticipated, the fact is that more and more unsafe drugs are being approved for use. Many people attribute that to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is (for the past ten years or so) required to pay the FDA for reviews---which puts the FDA into a untenable position of working for the industry it is regulating. There is a large literature on this.

Aren't your 2000 findings a severe indictment of the FDA and its standard practices?

They are an indictment of the US health care industry: insurance companies, specialty and disease-oriented medical academia, the pharmaceutical and device manufacturing industries, all of which contribute heavily to re-election campaigns of members of Congress. The problem is that we do not have a government that is free of influence of vested interests. Alas, [it] is a general problem of our society—which clearly unbalances democracy.

Can you offer an opinion about how the FDA can be so mortally wrong about so many drugs?

Yes, it cannot divest itself from vested interests. (Again, [there is] a large literature about this, mostly unrecognized by the people because the industry-supported media give it no attention.

Would it be correct to say that, when your JAMA study was published in 2000, it caused a momentary stir and was thereafter ignored by the medical community and by pharmaceutical companies?

Are you sure it was a momentary stir? I still get at least one email a day asking for a reprint---ten years later! The problem is that its message is obscured by those that do not want any change in the US health care system.

Do medical schools in the US, and intern/residency programs in hospitals, offer significant "primary care" physician training and education?

NO. Some of the most prestigious medical teaching institutions do not even have family physician training programs [or] family medicine departments. The federal support for teaching institutions greatly favors specialist residencies, because it is calculated on the basis of hospital beds. [Dr. Starfield has done extensive research showing that family doctors, who deliver primary care—as opposed to armies of specialists—produce better outcomes for patients.]

Are you aware of any systematic efforts, since your 2000 JAMA study was published, to remedy the main categories of medically caused deaths in the US?

No systematic efforts; however, there have been a lot of studies. Most of them indicate higher rates [of death] than I calculated.

What was your personal reaction when you reached the conclusion that the US medical system was the third leading cause of death in the US?

I had previously done studies on international comparisons and knew that there were serious deficits in the US health care system, most notably in lack of universal coverage and a very poor primary care infrastructure. So I wasn’t surprised.

Has anyone from the FDA, since 2000, contacted you about the statistical findings in your JAMA paper?

NO. Please remember that the problem is not only that some drugs are dangerous but that many drugs are overused or inappropriately used. The US public does not seem to recognize that inappropriate care is dangerous---more does not mean better. The problem is NOT mainly with the FDA but with population expectations.

… Some drugs are downright dangerous; they may be prescribed according to regulations but they are dangerous.

Concerning the national health plan before Congress—if the bill is passed, and it is business as usual after that, and medical care continues to be delivered in the same fashion, isn’t it logical to assume that the 225,000 deaths per year will rise?

Probably---but the balance is not clear. Certainly, those who are not insured now and will get help with financing will probably be marginally better off overall.

Did your 2000 JAMA study sail through peer review, or was there some opposition to publishing it?

It was rejected by the first journal that I sent it to, on the grounds that ‘it would not be interesting to readers’!

Do the 106,000 deaths from medical drugs only involve drugs prescribed to patients in hospitals, or does this statistic also cover people prescribed drugs who are not in-patients in hospitals?

I tried to include everything in my estimates. Since the commentary was written, many more dangerous drugs have been added to the marketplace.

106,000 people die as a result of CORRECTLY prescribed medicines. I believe that was your point in your 2000 study. Overuse of a drug or inappropriate use of a drug would not fall under the category of "correctly prescribed." Therefore, people who die after "overuse" or "inappropriate use" would be IN ADDITION TO the 106,000 and would fall into another or other categories.

‘Appropriate’ means that it is not counter to regulations. That does not mean that the drugs do not have adverse effects.

Some comments from the interviewer:

I’m aware there are reports, outside the mainstream, which conclude far more than 225,000 people in the US die every year as a result of medical treatment. For example, see the work of Carolyn Dean, Trueman Tuck, Gary Null, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio, Dorothy Smith.

This interview with Dr. Starfield reveals that, even when an author has unassailable credentials within the medical-research establishment, the findings can result in no changes made to the system.

Yes, many persons and organizations within the medical system contribute to the annual death totals of patients, and media silence and public ignorance are certainly major factors, but the FDA is the assigned gatekeeper, when it comes to the safety of medical drugs. The buck stops there. If those drugs the FDA is certifying as safe are killing, like clockwork, 106,000 people a year, the Agency must be held accountable. The American people must understand that.

As for the other 119,000 people killed every year as a result of hospital treatment, this horror has to be laid at the doors of those institutions. Further, to the degree that hospitals are regulated and financed by state and federal governments, the relevant health agencies assume culpability.

It is astounding, as well, that the US Department of Justice has failed to weigh in on Starfield’s findings. If 225,000 medically caused deaths per year is not a crime by the Dept. of Justice’s standards, then what is?

To my knowledge, not one person in America has been fired from a job or even censured as result of these medically caused deaths.

Dr. Starfield’s findings have been available for nine years. She has changed the perception of the medical landscape forever. In a half-sane nation, she would be accorded a degree of recognition that would, by comparison, make the considerable list of her awards pale. And significant and swift action would have been taken to punish the perpetrators of these crimes and reform the system from its foundations.

In these times, medical schools continue turning out a preponderance of specialists who then devote themselves to promoting the complexities of human illness and massive drug treatment. Whatever the shortcomings of family doctors, their tradition speaks to less treatment, more common sense, and a proper reliance on the immune systems of patients.

The pharmaceutical giants stand back and carve up the populace into “promising markets.” They seek new disease labels and new profits from more and more toxic drugs. They do whatever they can—legally or illegally—to influence doctors in their prescribing habits. Some drug studies which show negative results are buried. FDA panels are filled with doctors who have drug-company ties. Legislators are incessantly lobbied and supported with pharma campaign monies.

Nutrition, the cornerstone of good health, is ignored or devalued by most physicians. Meanwhile, the FDA continues to attack nutritional supplements, even though the overall safety record of these nutrients is good, whereas, once again, the medical drugs the FDA certifies as safe are killing 106,000 Americans per year.

Physicians are trained to pay exclusive homage to peer-reviewed published drug studies. These doctors unfailingly ignore the fact that, if medical drugs are killing a million Americans per decade, the studies on which those drugs are based must be fraudulent or, at the very least, massively incompetent. In other words, the whole literature is suspect, unreliable, and impenetrable.

At the same time, without evidence, doctors off-handedly tout their work with great confidence. Some years ago, a resident at a major New York hospital harangued me about the primacy of controlled studies. She boasted, in passing, that the hospital’s heart-bypass surgery team was considered the best in the city, and one of the best in the country. I asked her for a reference. Was her statement a combination of folk-wisdom and rumor, or was there a proper study that confirmed her opinion? A bit chagrined, she admitted it was hearsay. I was sure she would repeat her tune, however, many times.

Claiming evidence where there is none, and denying the evidence that the medical system does great harm, are apparently part of the weave of the modern Hippocratic Oath.


Most Britons Reject Swine Flu Vaccine

by Dr. Mercola

'The massive swine flu vaccination propaganda push seems to be falling on deaf ears, or perhaps more accurately, is being squelched by informed people making the wise, common sense decision to avoid becoming an H1N1 vaccine guinea pig.

'Echoing the majority of Britons who have decided to skip the swine flu vaccine, nearly 7 out of 10 Americans in the 18-29 age bracket said they will not get the H1N1 vaccine, according to an ABC News-Washington Post poll on October 22. Ditto for 62 percent of those aged 30-64, and 53 percent of seniors, aged 65 and over.

'But this doesn’t mean the hard-sell vaccine push is over. Far from it.'


The Empire Strikes Back: When Economics and Medicine Meet


by Mark Sircus, AC. OMD

'James Quinn, a senior director of strategic planning for a major university is saying, “There is precious little time left, as the howling blizzard gains strength. You will need to hunker down for a long hard winter. Build close relationships, protect your family at all costs, don’t trust government officials, don’t expect the government to honor any fiscal promises, don’t trust the mainstream media, learn to live locally, buy a gun, buy some gold and silver, and be prepared to fight for the truth.”'


Top 12 Foods for Healthy Immune Response

by Dr. Mercola

'The 2009 flu season is upon us.

'Staying well while those around you sniffle and sneeze requires that you extract as much nutrition from your diet as you can, loading up on the foods that pack the biggest nutritional punch.

'Avoiding processed foods, grains and sugar will go a long way toward strengthening your immune system. However, you can do even more by selecting foods that are loaded with specific immune boosting nutrients.


Dark Chocolate May Offer Protection Against DNA Damage

Consumption of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate may protect DNA from oxidative damage, preventing artery hardening and heart disease, says a new study.

Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, Italian researcher report that consumption of dark chocolate containing 860 milligrams of polyphenols, and 58 milligrams of epicatechin, led to a 20 per cent reduction in DNA damage two hours after consumption.

The study adds to an ever growing body of science supporting the cardiovascular benefits of polyphenol-rich chocolate.


Tamiflu Boosts H1N1 Virus Infectivity In Vitro

Roche’s antiviral treatment Oseltamivir (Tamilfu) for the H1N1 swine flu boosts H1N1 virus infectivity in vitro according to a study published this autumn in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 387, Issue 2, 18 September 2009, Pages 405-408.

Antivirals Like Tamiflu
Boost H1N1 Virus Infectivity

'A study conducted by the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) boosts H1N1 viral infection.

'The study presented in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications showed that tests from two wild 2009 H1N1 virus strains, A/California/07/09 and A/Sichuan/1/09, as well as a seasonal flu virus, A/Baoan/51/2008, confirmed these findings.

'Antivirals have been found to consistently cause pneumonia and respiratory failure.

'The WHO reports that populations are increasingly becoming resistant to antivirals such as Tamiflu for the current H1N1 pandemic virus.

'Numerous reports and studies have already linked Tamiflu to dozens of deaths worldwide in apparently very health children. The British Medical Journal reported that children with seasonal flu should not be given Tamiflu because harmful side effects may outweigh relatively meager benefits. Yet antivirals are one of the primary tools used by Longini and Halloran to prevent a pandemic. On the contrary, antivirals would only accelerate it.

'Tamiflu and other antivirals lower body temperatures. They make people (who can still transmit the virus) asymptomatic for longer periods and can therefore be expected to facilitate and contribute to the spread of a pandemic. If populations begin taking Tamiflu as a preventive measure, it could potentially cause the reverse of the intended effect, causing an explosion of viral transmission.'

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Vegetarian low protein diet could be key to long life

'Reducing consumption of a protein found in fish and meat could slow the ageing process and increase life expectancy, according to the research.

'Scientists have long believed that an ultra low calorie diet - aproximately 60 per cent of normal levels - can lead to greater longevity.

'But now a team of British researchers have discovered that the key to the effect is a reduction in a specific protein and not the total number of calories.

'That means that by reducing foods that contain the protein - such as meat, fish and certain nuts people should live longer wiuthout the need to cut down on meals.'