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CDC Admits Flu Shots Fail Half the Time

Americans have never been big fans of flu shots. During the 2009 “swine flu” influenza A pandemic, only about 40 percent of adults bothered to roll up their sleeves. In the 2014-2015 flu season, flu vaccine rates were still just 47 percent for adults but…

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

Science Says Antioxidant Foods Are Protective

One of the tools which can help our immune system be as strong and resilient as possible, as well as avoid use of unnecessary pharmaceutical products, is our diet. Since the 1990s, foods “high in antioxidants” have been promoted as super foods that will do…


ACOG Says Forcing Treatment on Pregnant Women is Unethical

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Ethics released a new “Committee Opinion” this month that outlines what doctors should do when a woman refuses the treatment recommended to her by an obstetrician. A desire to protect the health and safety of the…


U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Unusually High and Rising

Part of a new study recently published as an article in the British medical journal, The Lancet, finds that the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the United States has gone up by 64 percent since 1990 and is now higher than most "high-income" countries. Part…


CDC Blocks Whistleblower William Thompson from Testifying in Vaccine Injury Case

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thomas Frieden, MD, reportedly has blocked a request by Morgan & Morgan law firm attorneys Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to allow CDC senior vaccine safety scientist and whistleblower, William Thompson,…

How the FDA Controls the Media

How the FDA Controls the Media

Embargoes have been used in journalism since the 1920s. It's a deal between journalists and their sources, which gives the journalist access to a story on the condition that it's not published before a certain date and time. Some institutions, including the U.S. Food and…


The Changing Role of Pediatricians

As soon as they know a baby is on the way, one of the preparatory tasks most first-time parents go through is finding a pediatrician. Using a separate pediatrician for children instead of relying on the family doctor is actually a relatively new idea. As…