REGULATORS – AGAIN – ARE NOT PROTECTING THE PUBLIC!
As with Big Pharma and Big Agra, Big Wireless has captured our government.
Most Americans are unaware that in 1996 Congress passed legislation that exempted the wireless industry from liability for the harm this ever expanding industry causes all living things. When asking why the public is not being made aware of this pending catastrophe, just note the number of wireless commercials on TV everyday. No one in the media will expose the problem and risk losing massive amounts of advertising dollars.
This documentary is one of the most important ones you will ever watch!!
Type 2 diabetes, a serious disease (especially if left untreated) that can result in amputations and lifelong complications, can usually be prevented through healthy diet and exercise, and that’s exactly what needs to happen, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. The number of people with the condition has quadrupled in less than 40 years, with approximately 422 million people now suffering from the ailment.
The researchers behind the WHO study, released last year, shows one of the largest of diabetes trends to date. The agency notes how the aging population and increasing levels of obesity make the disease “a defining issue for global public health.”
Majid Ezzati, a professor at Imperial College London who led the WHO research, said:
“Obesity is the most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes and our attempts to control rising rates of obesity have so far not proved successful.”
The study used data from 4.4 million adults in various regions of the world to estimate the prevalence of age-adjusted diabetes for 200 countries.
Researchers discovered that between 1980 and 2014, more men than women developed diabetes, and rates of the disease rose significantly in many low- and middle-income nations, including China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, and Mexico.
Shockingly, no significant decrease in diabetes was observed in any country.
“If we are to make any headway in halting the rise in diabetes, we need to rethink our daily lives: to eat healthily, be physically active, and avoid excessive weight gain.”
Other findings of the study include:
Northwestern Europe has the lowest rates of diabetes among both adult sexes, with age-adjusted prevalence lower than 4% among women, and about 5-6% among men in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Pacific Island nations saw the largest increase in diabetes rates, followed by the Middle East and North Africa, in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Half of the adults with diabetes in 2014 lived in 5 countries – China, India, the United States, Brazil, and Indonesia.
Rates of diabetes more than doubled for men in India and China between 1980 and 2014. 
Nearly a quarter of adults in 2010 (18 and older) were classified as “insufficiently physically active.”
84% of female adolescents and 78% of male adolescents fall under the category of “insufficiently physically active.”
In 2014, nearly 1 in 4 adults was overweight, and more than 1 in 10 were obese. 
The WHO said in its Global Diabetes Report that a “whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach” is needed to tackle diabetes, which racks up an estimated $827 billion annually in patient care and medicine.
Some of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes are not modifiable, such as genetics, ethnicity, and age. But these risk factors do not mean an individual will go on to develop the disease. Each person can modify his or her diet and eating habits, and physical activity level to help fend off the disease.
“At the individual level, intensive interventions to improve diet and physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk.”
In the report, the WHO calls on government sectors to “systematically consider the health impact of policies in trade, agriculture, finance, transport, education and urban planning — recognizing that health is enhanced or obstructed as a result of policies in these and other areas.”
Dr. Etienne Krug, of the WHO, said:
“Diabetes is a silent disease, but it is on an unrelenting march that we need to stop. We can stop it, we know what needs to be done, but we cannot let it evolve like it does because it has a huge impact on people’s health, on families, and on society.” 
The yellow fever outbreak currently sweeping the jungles of Brazil could be the next Zika virus in the United States, health officials say. The Latin American country has seen an increase in the disease over the past few weeks in some of its rural areas. 
Health officials with the Pan American Health Organization have confirmed 371 cases of yellow fever, including 241 deaths. The group is investigating hundreds of other potential cases.
In a recently-published letter found in the New England Journal of Medicine, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and colleague Catharine Paules, M.D., say that number of cases is unusual in the course of a year.
The fear is that yellow fever could spread to Brazilian cities for the first time in decades because the areas currently affected by the outbreak are so close to urban areas, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. 
Like the Zika virus, yellow fever is spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. History has shown that Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and other mosquito-borne illnesses can morph into full-blown epidemics through populations lacking preexisting immunity, which describes the United States.
It was reported last week that Rio de Janeiro state intends to vaccinate its entire population against yellow fever. These diseases could easily spread beyond Brazil via global travel, Fauci and Paules write.  
“In an era of frequent international travel, any marked increase in domestic cases in Brazil raises the possibility of travel related cases and local transmission in regions where yellow fever is not endemic.” 
Fortunately, the authors write, there is currently no evidence that human-to-human transmission has occurred through Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in urban areas of Brazil.
The two admit it’s “highly unlikely” the continental U.S. will have to contend with a yellow fever outbreak, but “it is possible that travel-related cases of yellow fever could occur, with brief periods of local transmission in warmer regions such as the Gulf Coast states, where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are prevalent.”
U.S. territories – including Puerto Rico, which was affected by the Zika outbreak last year – could also be at risk.
Fauci and Paules say doctors in the U.S. should be vigilant in asking patients for recent travel history, and be suspicious of yellow fever if the outbreak spreads to urban areas of Brazil.
“As with all potentially reemerging infectious diseases, public health awareness and preparedness are essential to prevent a resurgence of this historical threat.”
The authors of the letter say yellow fever would be difficult for doctors in the U.S. to identify, because they’ve never had to contend with the virus before. Yellow fever is typically suspected based on clinical presentation and confirmed later, as definitive diagnosis requires testing available only in specialized laboratories.
There are few medical conditions marijuana can’t help, including nausea. But reports of a new marijuana-related illness are on the rise, characterized by cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting. 
The illness, deemed cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, is an illness acquired by people who, well, smoke a lot of weed. It is linked to heavy, prolonged cannabis use. The only remedy appears to be a hot shower, and it has become the key warning sign for physicians trying to diagnose the syndrome. In fact, many CHS patients have a compulsive need to shower. 
Vomiting cycles typically last about 30 minutes, but can resume if the person starts smoking marijuana again.
Physicians say people come into the emergency room sometimes 3 or 4 times before finally being correctly diagnosed, because the symptoms so closely resemble stomach bugs. 
Emergency rooms in Colorado have seen a steady rise in puking pot users in recent years, according to Dr. Kenneth Heard, an ER doctor in the state, who said:
“It is certainly something that, before legalization, we almost never saw. Now we are seeing it quite frequently.”
Denver physician Dr. Eric Lavona said:
“These folks are really suffering. People can get pretty sick.”
Heard and a team of doctors documented this rise in CHS cases in a 2015 paper published in Academic Emergency Medicine. They looked at 120,000 patient visits – half of which were studied in 2008 to 2009 (the “pre-liberalization” period of marijuana) and the other from 2010 to 2011. The team discovered that the number of patients exhibiting cyclical vomiting doubled in that time frame. 
Cases of CHS have also been reported in other states where pot has been legalized, including the District of Columbia. 
Doctors are getting fairly good at diagnosing CHS in states where marijuana is legal, but patients in states without legalization would be hard-pressed to get a correct diagnosis. Doctors in those states are more likely to diagnose patients with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, which has nearly identical symptoms.
A correct diagnosis is important, though, because CHS can cause kidney failure in extreme cases. But the good news is stopping cannabis use ends symptoms within days. 
“Patients are given IV fluids and medication to resolve the vomiting and help with the pain. But the treatment really is to stop using marijuana, or at least cut back severely, and that’s really the only way to make it better.”
It is unknown how many people have CHS, because the syndrome was only discovered 10 years ago.
“The science behind it is not clear. The most likely cause is that people using marijuana frequently and in high doses have changes in the receptors in their bodies, and those receptors become dysregulated in some way, and it starts causing pain.”
It’s something to keep in mind when you’re packing that third or fourth bowl.