Sunday, July 31, 2016

MedicalConspiracies- Blood pressure drugs appear to increase the risk of millions of people around the world developing osteoporosis

Blood pressure drugs appear to increase the risk of millions of people around the world developing osteoporosis as an unintended and up to now completely overlooked side effect

Bestseller drug may cause osteoporosis

January 31, 2013 - 06:06

The world's second-most common prescription drug, Plavix, may increase the risk of osteoporosis, new study reveals.

Certain types of blood pressure drugs appear to increase the risk of millions of people around the world developing osteoporosis as an unintended and up to now completely overlooked side effect of blood-thinning treatment with the drug clopidogrel. (Photo: santheo via photopin)

A comprehensive new study indicates that the world's most widely used drug to treat blood clots and heart disease has a serious and completely overlooked side effect.

The drug marketed as Plavix is prescribed to millions of people in numerous countries around the world because it is believed to work effectively without major side effects.

But now Danish researchers surprisingly conclude that the blood-thinning drug may increase the risk of patients developing osteoporosis – also known as brittle bone disease – and thus risk breaking e.g. their spine, hips or wrists.

"It appears that the risk of developing osteoporosis increases by around 50 percent, primarily for people who have been taking the drug for a year or longer," says Niklas Rye Jørgensen, chief physician at Glostrup Hospital.

"This is interesting because Plavix has been a 'blockbuster drug' for some years now, where it's been number one and two on the list of best-selling drugs in the world, so many people are affected. And the harmful effect may be quite considerable."

More than 300,000 participants

Together with Danish and international colleagues, Jørgensen has examined 77,000 Danish patients, who in the period 1998-2008 were treated with Plavix or other drugs which, like Plavix, contain the active substance clopidogrel.

The patent on Plavix expired in 2012, so now other pharmaceutical companies are free to sell their version of the drug, which used to be manufactured by pharmaceutical company Sanofi. (Photo: Trounce)

The researchers have via the Danish Civil Registration System found the number of osteoporosis cases among these patients and compared them with a control group of 230,000 Danes who did not take clopidogrel.

After having adjusted for other factors that may affect the risk of osteoporosis, the researchers were left with something that looks like a clear conclusion: patients on clopidogrel have a far greater incidence of broken hips and wrists as well as spinal collapse than those who have never taken clopidogrel.

The new study is published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

No proof that clopidogrel causes osteoporosis

Although the study indicates a significantly increased risk, Jørgensen notes that the study does not establish a clear cause. Factors not taken into account in the study include measurements of the patients' bones before and after taking clopidogrel, calcium contents in each individual and their lifestyles or physical condition. And who knows – perhaps patients on clipodogrel are generally frail people whose bones would break more easily even without taking the drug?

The research team therefore concludes that it is indeed likely that there's a correlation between clopidogrel and osteoporosis, but also that it's too early for any certainty.

"This provides us with some hypotheses around the link between clopidogrel and the risk of developing fractures, and we will continue working with these hypotheses. But more direct examinations of the potentially harmful effects of taking clopidogrel for the individual is a topic for upcoming studies," says Jørgensen.

Warning: do not stop taking the drug!
It's extremely important that patients keep taking the drug. Clopidogrel significantly reduces the risk of getting a new blood clot, especially for patients in life-long treatment following a brain clot. In my opinion, dropping the drug is far more damaging than if you develop osteoporosis, so they must for God's sake not stop taking it.
Niklas Rye Jørgensen

In the very same breath, the researcher sends out a strong warning to patients who believe that they now have to stop taking Plavix because they want to avoid the potentially great risk of developing osteoporosis.

"It's extremely important that patients keep taking the drug. Clopidogrel significantly reduces the risk of getting a new blood clot, especially for patients in lifelong treatment following a brain clot. In my opinion, dropping the drug is far more damaging than if you develop osteoporosis, so they must for God's sake not stop taking it."

Thorough experiments with Plavix coming up

The next step is to design an experiment that gives a reliable indication of how clopidogrel affects humans.

"We need set up a good old-fashioned clinical trial in which one group receives the drug while another does not. It has to be a parallel study conducted on the same type of patients, where we monitor their bone status over the year or two they're taking part in the study," says the researcher.

The problem, however, is that Plavix is the standard treatment for patients with blood clots and heart disease, so it's not responsible to ask a group to stay away from the treatment to see if they develop osteoporosis.

Cerebral haemorrhage patients can help blood clot patients

With a little luck, the solution to this problem may well be found within the walls of Glostrup Hospital. Here they do not only treat patients with brain clots, but also those with cerebral haemorrhages.


Osteoporosis (Greek for 'porous bones') is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered.

Source: Wikipedia

These two patient groups are quite similar, but whereas a brain clot is treated with blood-thinning drugs, treating a cerebral haemorrhage with such drugs would only make matters worse. This is why patients with cerebral haemorrhage are never given clopidogrel.

Comparing the bones and the contents of e.g. calcium and minerals, along with each individual's risk of developing osteoporosis in these two similar patient groups, might lead to conclusive answers about whether or not clopidogrel damages human bones. This would also make it easier to come up with recommendations on how to avoid the unpleasant side effect.

The researchers are currently applying for funding for the follow-up study. If successful, Jørgensen and his colleagues expect to come up with a clearer conclusion within a couple of years.

MedicalConspiracies- Medications that can Cause Bone Loss, Falls and/or Fractures

Medications that can Cause Bone Loss, Falls and/or Fractures

Synthetic Glucocorticoids (e.g. prednisone)

Glucocorticoids are produced naturally by the body as cortisol or cortisone, and are necessary for normal metabolism, growth and responding to physical stresses such as infection, injury and inflammation. However, high levels of glucocorticoids (both natural and synthetic) are associated with reduced activity of the bone-forming cells and increased activity of the cells that break down bone, which may result in bone loss. Synthetic glucocorticoids (e.g. prednisone, dexamethasone) are widely used in a variety of conditions because they are very effective anti-inflammatory drugs. Hydrocortisone and cortisone acetate are used to treat individuals who are deficient in cortisone.  

 Glucocorticoids are taken in a number of different ways. Bone damage more commonly results from the long-term use of glucocorticoid pills, such as prednisone, when taken at a dose of 7.5 mg (or more) daily for 3 (or more) months (these do not have to be consecutive) in the previous year. Glucocorticoid joint injections, inhalers, skin creams or eye drops have not been shown to increase the risk of osteoporosis. If treatment with glucocorticoid pills such as prednisone is required, bone health should be carefully monitored.

Breast Cancer Drugs

Aromatase inhibitors anastrozole (Arimidex®), letrozole (Femara®) and exemestane (Aromasin®) are used in the treatment of breast cancer. They prevent estrogen production, which results in extremely low blood levels of estrogen. These drugs have been shown to cause bone loss, and some studies have also shown increased risk of fractures, particularly at the spine and wrist. 

Prostate Cancer Drugs

Androgen deprivation therapy is a type of treatment for prostate cancer in which the source of male sex hormone is removed. Androgen deprivation therapy has been associated with reduced bone mineral density, which is greatest during the first year of therapy in men aged 50 years and older. This results in an increased risk of fractures.

"Heartburn" Drugs

Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prevacid®, Losec®, Pantoloc®, Tecta®, Pariet ® and Nexium®, are drugs that are used to treat acid-related diseases such as reflux, heartburn and ulcers. These drugs reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Long-term use (several years) of proton pump inhibitors, particularly at high doses, has been associated with an increased hip fracture risk in older adults. This may be due to less calcium absorption from foods in the presence of lower stomach acid.  


When used for contraception, the long-term use of injectable Depo-Provera has been shown to result in a significant reduction in bone mineral density. Most of this bone loss is reversible after the drug is discontinued.

 Excessive Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Normal thyroid hormone blood levels maintain good bone health. In individuals who are on thyroid replacement therapy (Synthroid®, Eltroxin®), the dose needs to be monitored to ensure that the blood levels of thyroid hormone stay in the normal range. Monitoring is especially important in older adults because the dose required may decrease with age. Excessive thyroid replacement in older adults has been associated with abnormal heart rhythms and muscle weakness, both of which increase the risk of falls and fractures. Excessive thyroid hormone replacement can also reduce bone mineral density and bone quality, which may also lead to fractures. 

 Anti-seizure and Mood-altering Drugs

The anti-seizure drugs carbamazepine (Tegretol®) and phenytoin (Dilantin®) have been associated with a reduction in bone density and this is believed to be due to low vitamin D and decreased intestinal absorption of calcium. Drugs that act on the central nervous system can cause falls by causing drowsiness, confusion, a drop in blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms or a change in the normal functioning of the nerves and/or muscles of the body. Examples are some antidepressants, some types of sleep aids such as benzodiazepines and some antipsychotic medications. The risk of falling increases as more of these medications are taken, particularly during the start or the sudden discontinuation of these drugs. Antidepressants and sleep aids have also been associated with an increased risk of hip fractures during the first few weeks of starting these drugs.

 Blood Pressure Medication

Recent studies have shown that some of the common drugs used to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of falls and fractures in older adults. This occurs during the first few weeks of treatment because of a drop in blood pressure. Some of these drugs have also been associated with an increased risk of hip fracture when the drug is started. These drugs are important for reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke, but in order to prevent falls, caution should be taken when first starting them.


Diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix®), are commonly used to treat the fluid retention and swelling caused by heart failure. They work by increasing urination and they also promote calcium excretion from the kidneys. As a result, they have been associated with reduced bone mineral density at the hip. They have also been associated with an increased risk of hip fracture within the first 7 days of starting treatment in older adults, which is likely due to an increase in falls.

 Prostate Drugs

Alpha adrenergic blockers such as tamsulosin (Flomax®) are commonly used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate or BPH) in men. Older adults are more susceptible to the side effects of these drugs, which may include dizziness, weakness, changes in blood pressure and falling. As a result, older men are at increased risk of hip fracture in the first month after starting an alpha adrenergic blocker.

 Other Drugs

There are other drugs that have limited scientific evidence for affecting fracture risk. These include:

1. The use of acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol®) for a period of at least 3 years (dose uncertain) compared to non-users has been associated with an increased risk of fracture.

2. Narcotic and opioid medications used for pain, such as morphine, have been associated with an increased risk of fracture secondary to falling due to the effects on the central nervous system, which may lead to dizziness or changes in balance.

3. Aluminum-containing antacids such as Maalox®, Mylanta®, Amphogel®, Gelusil® and Rolaids® are often taken for the treatment of heartburn. These over-the-counter medications may inhibit phosphate absorption from the intestine, which may reduce bone mineral density. In patients with impaired renal function, the aluminum may impair bone mineralization and this may be associated with fractures.

4. Thiazolidinediones such as rosiglitazone (Avandia®) and pioglitazone (Actos®) are drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes. In men and women aged 40 years and older who were started on these drugs, there was an increased risk of fracture and this risk increased with longer duration of thiazolidinedione use (4 years or more).

5. Antirejection/immuosuppressive therapy such as cyclosporine (Neoral®) and tacrolimus (Prograf®) used after organ transplant may increase bone loss.

6. Heparin is a blood thinner. When used for a short period of time the effect on the skeleton is minimal, but with long-term use it may reduce bone density.

7. Some cancer chemotherapy drugs may cause ovarian failure in women, resulting in premature menopause, or testicular failure in men, resulting in low testosterone levels, both of which lead to bone loss. In addition, some cancer treatments include glucocorticoid therapy that may further increase bone loss.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MedicalConspiracies- Download books and patents of Nikola Tesla

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Friday, July 29, 2016

MedicalConspiracies- CNN: Cockroach milk is the new protein drink and all the rage

CNN: Cockroach milk is the new protein drink and all the rage


From CNN

How about a little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates.

Yes, it's really true. CNN says "Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar.
Don't expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section, however, at least not for now."

This beetle cockroach gives birth to live young instead of laying eggs. A team of researchers from India, Japan, France, Canada, and the NIH here in the U.S.  discovered that the mother's milk secretions are quite impressive and a "fantastic" source of nutrition, as they contain "all the essential amino acids". To quote one author of the study, which ran in the journal IUCrJ, "The crystals are like a complete food — they have proteins, fats, and sugars."

The researchers also added that they  are "very stable," and the nutrients are released at a slow and steady flow, much like human milk is. It is being considered to be an "ideal protein supplement". Best of all, if you are interested in this bug milk smoothie, researchers have found a way to express the proteins and grow them with a yeast based system. They are then stored in large batches. Therefore, no bugs are harmed in the process. .

This reminds me of all the times I have seen Bear Grylls munching on a variety of bugs when he is in survival mode. Most of us have heard him explain to us how the bugs he is munching on provide him with nutrients and protein. Now we have the validation through science. I can tell you personally, I will not be seeking out this superfood. However, if just a small amount can provide a decent amount of nutrients, my guess is that there are many parts of the world that could benefit greatly from this discovery.

MedicalConspiracies- CNN: Breaking: Feds Going Door To Door Collecting Urine Samples “checking for ZIKA”

CNN: Breaking: Feds Going Door To Door Collecting Urine Samples "checking for ZIKA"


From CNN

For the Zika Virus "Local, state and federal health officials are  going door-to-door  to ask residents for urine samples and other information in an effort to determine how many people may be infected Additional cases are anticipated.

It is possible that someone could have Zika without knowing, since 80% of those infected have no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes, and they can last from a few days to about a week.
There is no treatment or vaccine for Zika. None of these four unidentified patients, which include a woman and three men, has needed hospitalization.
Folks, you read this correctly. The feds and other local authorities are going DOOR TO DOOR to private residences asking (demanding?) urine samples.

What if a resident does not comply?  What else are they testing for? Would you comply? I can tell you right now I am not giving any local or federal agent my urine. If arrest were the alternative then let them arrest me. I have nothing to hide, but no way would I submit to such a test if the feds showed up at my door.Some experts I'm speaking with are saying their asking for urine under the guise of "Zika virus" when it is, in fact, for something much more sinister. This is very disturbing to me.

As CNN clearly states; the few people with the oh so scary (alleged!) Zika virus have NOT EVEN REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION.
What's funny to me is George Orwell's book 1984 was off. I don't mean that he wrote it a few year's too early. I mean that I don't think Orwell could have ever predicted things would become so maddening. Having read his book a few times I think it might be a walk in the park compared to the real 1984 we are beginning to endure.

If the door to door demand for urine samples continue – we might have to take a little vacation (I could use one) from our home in Florida.

This might really go unprecedented.  If anyone knows of another time the feds and local authorities went door to door asking for you to hand over your own urine- let me know.

Welcome to 1984 x 2, my friends.
Source CNN (Because you can't make this Sh** up!)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016



MedicalConspiracies- Real Footage of CERN Portal Opening UFO Spotted Entering 4th Dimension

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MedicalConspiracies- World's worst zoo? Sign to shut it down

At this zoo, animals are forced to live in prison-like conditions in a gigantic shopping mall.

Help Shut Down This Horrific Mall Zoo!

Dear Myra,

At the Grandview Aquarium, housed inside a mall in Guangzhou, China, the animals could hardly look worse. The exhibits, which are sad concrete simulations of habitat (and look more like painted basements), are dank and cramped, and the animals display extreme distress and malnutrition.

This zoo should not exist. Please sign the petition to shut down this awful place and send the animals to sanctuaries.

Care2 member Ayla started a petition when she read an article about this zoo. She writes:

"These poor animals will never see the light of day, never breathe fresh air, never be able to interact according to their nature, and are trapped with no stimuli whatsoever."

The zoo even has a two polar-brown bear hybrids who just appear to be always looking for a way out. Other exhibits include six young belugas, five young walruses, at least one wolf and a whale shark.

When we see animals in these kinds of horrible conditions, we need to speak out. Eventually we can live in a world where animals are not exploited in this way for human entertainment. Please sign the petition today.

Thank you,

  Emily L.
The Care2 Petitions Team


MedicalConspiracies- Watch "I’m a Physicist At CERN We’ve Done Something We Shouldn’t Have Done part one" on YouTube

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Monday, July 25, 2016

MedicalConspiracies- Hawaii Moves One Step Closer to Declaring Sovereignty from U.S. Government

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Hawaii Moves One Step Closer to Declaring Sovereignty from U.S. Government

Honolulu, HI — This week, Native Hawaiians initiated an historical election that may grant them sovereignty from the United States and the state of Hawaii, itself, after well over a century of colonial rule. More than 95,000 indigenous people will elect delegates to a constitutional convention, scheduled for this winter, when they will work to create a government that serves and represents Native Hawaiians — the only group of indigenous people in the United States currently restricted from forming their own government.

In the 19th century, European and American missionaries and traders began settling in Hawaii. They quickly formed a political movement and succeeded in transferring power from the king to his cabinet and the legislature. Though they drafted a new constitution limiting the king's control, they also limited the voting rights of Asians and Native Hawaiians while granting that right to wealthy non-citizens.

When the king died and his sister, Queen Liliuokalani, assumed the throne, she attempted to restore power to the monarchy and return voting rights to those who had been excluded by the white settlers. White businessmen disapproved of her intentions and formed the Committee of Safety, which sought to overthrow the Queen and have Hawaii annexed by the U.S. On January 16, 1893, backed by a  militia and 162 U.S. marines, the Committee achieved its goal. The Queen surrendered, and in 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States.

The federal government apologized for its colonization of the island and its natives in 1993, but that failed to improve conditions for many indigenous people. According to a government report, Native Hawaiians suffer higher rates of poverty and unemployment than the rest of the population and are underrepresented in business ownership and education. Further, Native Hawaiians "are the racial group with the highest proportion of risk factors leading to illness, disability, and premature death" — a problem compounded by a lack of access to healthcare.

These stark conditions, as well as the state's imperial history, have led many Native Hawaiians to seek sovereignty from the United States government.

In 2011, Hawaii passed a law to recognize Native Hawaiians as the first people of Hawaii. That bill also established the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to "assemble a list of qualified and interested Native Hawaiian voters" — a move that gave infrastructure to the current push for self-determination.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright ruled to allow the vote, which will not be administered by the state. The month-long election will select 40 delegates to attend a constitutional convention in February. Though delegates will not be elected to any public office, they will be instrumental in deciding how Native Hawaiians will rule themselves. At the eight-week convention scheduled for February, the elected delegates will decide whether or not they want to create a new Native Hawaiian government. If a Native government is formed, delegates will also decide whether to establish a "government-to-government" relationship with the U.S. or seek total independence.

One of the members of the commission, Native Hawaiian Robin Danner, expressed optimism for the new vote:

"For the first time in over a hundred years, there will be a definitive voice on Native Hawaiian issues," she said. "A definitive and recognized government to speak for our culture, our people, our issues, instead of county or state government attempting to have a subcommittee within their agencies or structures to mouthpiece the value of native viewpoints, which has not worked well at all."

However, the process has not been without opposition. In August, two non-native Hawaiians (sponsored by Judicial Watch) sued to stop the vote, claiming it was racially discriminatory — and therefore unconstitutional — because only Native Hawaiians would be allowed to participate. Two Native Hawaiians also joined the suit to protest that their names were added to voter rolls without their consent. Then, two additional Native Hawaiians joined to voice general opposition to the proposed process of attaining self-determination.

Kellii Akina, one of the plaintiffs, said it was "wrong for the state government to use public resources in order to promote a racially discriminatory process." She added, "What's really at stake here is not only the constitution of the United States but also the aloha spirit."

Nevertheless, the case resulted in Judge Seabright's decision last month to allow the vote. Judicial Watch has sincefiled an injunction in an attempt to halt the election.

Criticism also came from an unlikely corner: Walter Ritte, a delegate candidate who dropped out of the race last Wednesday, expressed the concerns of many Natives that the government is too involved in the process. For example, though the election is administered privately, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided $2.6 million to fund it — evoking protests from plaintiffs in the August suit. Further, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, which has played an instrumental role in the push for the vote, is after all, a government entity.

Witte argued the proposed path to sovereignty would simply facilitate "continuation of the U.S. goal to illegally occupy the Hawaiian Islands."

"If you're going to plant a seed that is not pono [righteous],"  he said, "then you're going to harvest something that is not pono." He called the election "a fake pathway to nationhood and its disillusioned vision of sovereignty," encouraging voters to remove themselves from the rolls.

Independent nonprofit Na'i Aupuni, which has campaigned in favor of the vote, quickly responded to Ritte's criticisms that the proposed path to sovereignty was counterproductive:

"Na`i Aupuni encourages Native Hawaiians to voice their opinion on the Na`i Aupuni process because the voters and delegate candidates should hear all voices.

"However, the fact that some Native Hawaiians protest because they are concerned that their desired outcome will not be accepted emphasizes the need for a Native Hawaiian convention. Without a process to vote in leaders who can advocate among each other to find a consensus, the Native Hawaiian community will never proceed forward in unity," a statement read.

As Danner, who works for the government-created commission, expressed, "Being native in the United States is like living a cycle of grief. Because being native in the United States is to have lost something powerful. First, you're depressed. Then you're angry. Then there is some acceptance and then you get to a point where you say, 'What am I going to do about it?' As a people I think we are at the stage where we are ready to do something about it."

These divisions highlight a common conflict in American political life that echoes the "lesser of two evils" dilemma: should Hawaiians wait for a purer movement devoid of government influence to seek sovereignty, delaying the process and extending the suppression of their right to form a government? Or should they seize the state-sponsored opportunity they have been offered for the sake of expediency and resolution?

Assuming Judicial Watch's appeal fails and the vote continues, it appears Hawaiians are one step closer to determining their fate — whether they like it or not.

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