Friday, December 2, 2016

Some for You

While I write up a new Alzheimer's hypothesis.   I knew the old one was wrong the moment I published it...

Sugar And Your Health: How The Sugar Industry Influenced Scientific Research
They  made you think eating fat makes you fat.

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium reduces effects of obesity and diabetes
Thanks Finland!

Aspirin regimen for older adults has long-term benefits
Aspirin is anti-microbial.   Salicylates improve your mucous membranes' infection fighting abilities.

Zika in fetal brain tissue responds to a popular antibiotic
The scientists screened 2,177 FDA-approved drugs for their ability to block Zika infection of brain cells cultured in the lab, and identified several that did, including azithromycin, a widely used antibiotic.

If high-school kids in Australia can replicate a $750 drug for $2, why is it still so expensive to buy?
For the record, Martin Shkreli did not research or develop a damn thing.  He's a soulless vampire.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Booyah!

Gram-negative bacteria may influence Alzheimer's disease pathology
For the first time, researchers have found higher levels of Gram-negative bacteria antigens in brain samples from late-onset Alzheimer's disease patients. Compared to controls, patients with Alzheimer's had much higher levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E coli K99 pili protein. In addition, The UC Davis team also found LPS molecules congregated with amyloid plaques, which have been linked to Alzheimer's pathology and progression.
Dance-dance-dance!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Good Info

What is glossopharyngeal neuralgia?
Neuralgia is severe pain caused by injury or damage to a nerve. The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth (IX) cranial nerve, which arises from the brainstem inside the skull. It supplies sensation to the back of the throat and tongue and portions of the ear (Fig. 1).

When the glossopharyngeal nerve becomes irritated, an attack of intense electric shock-like pain is felt in the back of the throat, tongue, tonsil or ear. You may initially experience short, mild attacks, with periods of remission. But neuralgia can progress, causing longer, frequent attacks of searing pain.

About 10% of people also have potentially life-threatening episodes of heart irregularities caused by involvement of the nearby Vagus nerve, the tenth (X) cranial nerve. These symptoms are:
  • slow pulse
  • sudden drop in blood pressure
  • fainting (syncope)
  • seizures
Sound familiar?
There are apparently all kinds of surgical procedures they will try on patients to alleviate this.
But I am guessing a whole lot of it is due to infectious activity in the mouth.

Brain Eating Zombie of the Day

Frank Bures

Is PMS Real?
Or is it just a figment of our menstruation-fearing culture?
Yeah Frank- STFU.   You're a freakin maniac.  What makes you think your obsessive search for aberrant behavior and bizarre customs is in any way relevant to this syndrome?

This phenomenon is easily explained by white women eating extremely high carb diets.

You are the definition of a Self-Unaware White Man.  You believe your own Bullshit.
Seek Reality.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Plug into the Matrix

Google’s DeepMind agrees new deal to share NHS patient data
Google’s DeepMind has announced a five-year agreement with a UK National Health Service (NHS) trust that will give it access to patient data to develop and deploy its healthcare app, Streams.
Yeah, Google has already teamed up with Glaxo-Smith-Klein to monitor your organs with implants.

Must See This

It's undeniable.

Watch Medical Marijuana's effect on Parkinson's
Aided by a fellow Parkinson's patient and marijuana advocate, Larry tries medical marijuana for the first time. With a few drops of cannabis oil under his tongue, Larry's severe dyskinesia (uncontrolled movements), loss of voice, and tremors are calmed within in minutes! We didn't even edit the footage because the results were so startling. Please share this to help educate the public. This isn't about politics, people need to see how medical marijuana works on very real patients with very real problems!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Reality Based Trigger Alert

Why We're Living in the Age of Fear
This is the safest time in human history. So why are we all so afraid?
...
If someone opens fire at a concert you're attending, you experience fear. But if you're at a concert and you're worried that a shooting attack could occur there, that's anxiety.
The biological difference, says LeDoux, is the worry and nervousness that we label as anxiety originate not in the amygdala, but predominantly in a small area of the stria terminalis – the pathway connecting the amygdala to the hypothalamus – known as the bed nucleus. It is this area that researchers believe is hyperactivated during generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety.
This may seem like a small distinction. But in actuality, it is everything. Because where fear is about a danger that seems certain, anxiety is, in LeDoux's words, "an experience of uncertainty."

And guess what disinhibits your Stria Terminalis?   Systemic EndotoxinImpaired breathing.
Anxiety is a symptom of illness.
Which is common in the elderly.

Yeah, this guy probably could have used that information.
Author dies after diagnosing himself with ‘Post-Trump Stress Disorder’

(I have thought about this since I was a small child.
This is how I described my screamwalking nightmares:  "Nothing to fear.  Just fear itself.")

Friday, November 25, 2016

Oh My

Now that's some good data:

Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin
Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases.
 Please note the crucial words:  "Followed By"

Mental symptoms can come BEFORE the epithelial symptoms.   Your nerves are affected at the same time as the rest of you.
It's a real phenomenon of a real illness.

Odds and Ends

Zika is no longer an emergency – it’s worse than that, says WHO
Zika virus no longer represents a public health emergency, the World Health Organisation announced on Friday. On the face of it, this sounds like good news. But this is not a downgrading of the threat of the virus – if anything, it’s an upgrading, says Christian Lindmeier of the WHO.
The emergency status was used when little was known about Zika virus, and an urgent response was required from funders and researchers to learn more. “Today, we are in a very different situation,” Peter Salama, head of the WHO’s health emergencies programme, told a press briefing on Tuesday. Now that we know that Zika causes brain damage in fetuses and newborns, and that it is spreading, we need a long term approach. “It’s critical that we recognise that Zika virus will continue to spread,” he says. “And we need to continue to be able to respond.”

Fracking Cause Earthquakes
Critics of fracking often cite increased earthquakes as one of the many dangers the natural gas extraction method poses to communities and regions. It’s a contentious issue — natural gas proponents and oil companies say it just ain’t true — but new research published Thursday finds that clusters of earthquakes in western Canada are indeed caused by fracking.

Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder

Key Alzheimer's drug fails memory test, Eli Lilly shares plunge
Twenty years of research shows clearly that breaking up amyloid plaques is not the answer.  You have to prevent them.

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS
They contain maltodextrin-  an allergen.  go figure.

Baby’s White Streak in Hair Keeps Family’s 200-Year Heritage Alive

Students have trouble judging the credibility of information online, researchers find
Back in the day, librarians taught these skills to middle schoolers.
I guess that's so last-century.

Why diet drinks with aspartame may actually help make you fatter

Worrying traces of resistant bacteria in air
Polluted city air has now been identified as a possible means of transmission for resistant bacteria. Researchers have shown that air samples from Beijing contain DNA from genes that make bacteria resistant to the most powerful antibiotics we have.

It's Not Rocket Science

The enormous pop-up clinic trying to bridge America’s health divide
Dr Joe Smiddy, one of the long-time volunteer doctors on site, has seen similar scenarios play out for patients here, time and again: “Once they lose their teeth, or they have unsightly teeth, they lose part of their own marketability. They have trouble finding a job,” he says. “Course, when they lose their job, they lose any healthcare they might have had. And then you can have substance issues where people are self‑medicating with tobacco and street drugs for what is real pain and real anxiety.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Narcolepsy Day!

Argue.
Eat inappropriate things.
Nap.

This year, I am giving thanks for Gina and Christina.   My Heroes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This is Why

Woman dies in jail after not having $500 to pay court
New details have emerged in the Defenders investigation of a woman who died while serving a 30-day sentence in the Macomb County Jail.
Jennifer Meyers, 37, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for being behind on her child-support payments. The Defenders have learned Meyers was being held behind bars as part of a policy called "pay or stay" that puts people who can't afford to pay court fines in jail until they can....
Meyers' 30-day sentence ended up being a life sentence after she was escorted into the Macomb County Jail and died from sepsis 12 days later.

Because sickness creates poverty.
There are large amounts of actively bacteremic people who are barely surviving as it is.
If you don't know that,  shit like this happens.

(But if you're rich and chronically infected, you can fly around in a gold plated airplane and get elected to "lead" the free world...)

Silliness

Sorry, I am cleaning the house...  here, have some holiday fun.

Irish People Taste Test Thanksgiving Food


Behold the Stomach-Bursting Glory of the 20-Pound Gummi Turkey

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Strike That, Reverse It

Sexism may be harmful to men's mental health
Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
... "The masculine norms of playboy and power over women are the norms most closely associated with sexist attitudes," said Wong. "The robust association between conformity to these two norms and negative mental health-related outcomes underscores the idea that sexism is not merely a social injustice, but may also have a detrimental effect on the mental health of those who embrace such attitudes."
Honestly, can nobody think logically anymore?
This works the other way around.  Mental illness is a symptom of physical dysfunction.   People who are sick get stressed and cranky.   And want to avoid people.

More specifically:  An active immune response creates Panic Induced Outsider Aggression.

A lot of men just choose women as the enemy.   Others use skin color and religion, etc.

See Also:  Trump Administration

Monday, November 21, 2016

Plausible Deniability is the Refuge of Sociopaths

“President-elect Trump has continued to denounce racism of any kind and he [got] elected because he will be a leader for every American,” Bryan Lanza, a spokesman for the Trump-Pence Transition said in a statement, according to CNN.
“To think otherwise is a complete misrepresentation of the movement that united Americans from all backgrounds.”

Having other people cover your ass is a sign of a Second-Rate Sociopath.

Here's a racist with some cognitive integrity:
The white flight of Derek Black