Life & Death by Medicine: The Science & Politics of the Vaccine Wars

02 Infectious Disease, 04 Education, 07 Health, 07 Other Atrocities, Politics of Science & Science of Politics, Power Behind-the-Scenes/Special Interests, Videos/Movies/Documentaries

For a look into the vaccine conflict, see Frontline’s “The Vaccine War“. For counter-vaccine viewpoints, hosts white papers, articles, opinion pieces, scholarly reports from scientists, physicians, activists, who are offering constructive challenges to the belief of the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Gary Null Speaking Out at the NYS Assembly Hearing | 10-13-2009 | (part 1 of 3)

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New Low Cost + Extremely Portable Water Filter – OsmoPure

01 Poverty, 02 Infectious Disease, 03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Health, 12 Water, Gift Intelligence, Peace Intelligence, Technologies

MassChallenge has awarded OsmoPure, an NCIIA E-Team, one of its four $100,000 prizes. See announcement.

OsmoPure, from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, is developing a low-cost water purification device for developing countries based on simple membrane filtration technology. The team showcased the invention at NCIIA’s student innovation showcase in San Francisco earlier this year.

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Community Collaboration Soot-Busting Dirty Diesel for “Freight Transport Justice”

03 Environmental Degradation, 05 Energy, 07 Health, Strategy
link to 111 pg report

Pacific Institute’s Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice (CSSJ) Program has produced Gearing Up for Action: A Curriculum Guide for Freight Transport Justice (pdf), an important advocacy tool to build the power and capacity of  communities to participate in decision making around freight transport  issues. The guide contains popular-education-style activities that CSSJ developed and piloted in partnership with community groups and  coalitions including the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project  and the “Ditching Dirty Diesel” Collaborative.This  user-friendly curriculum guide is designed to help communities  grappling with freight transport issues share their experiences, explore  the root causes of freight transport impacts, identify those  responsible for dealing with these causes, and develop a plan for  advocacy to advance their solutions.

Reference: The Secret Life (True Cost) of Beef

01 Agriculture, 03 Economy, 05 Energy, 07 Health, 11 Society, 12 Water, Civil Society, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence


INFORM launches third video in “The Secret Life” series

(New York City) INFORM, Inc., the educational and advocacy nonprofit that raises environmental consciousness through visual media, has just launched “The Secret Life of Beef,” an engaging and enlightening six-minute video. The video increases awareness about the environmental impacts of industrial beef production, illustrates how it contributes to global warming, and offers more sustainable alternatives.

Americans consume over twenty-eight billion pounds of beef a year, one of the highest per capita rates in the world, yet few beef eaters are aware of the connection between their dietary choices and the environmental damage caused by beef production.

  • Livestock production produces one-fifth of all global greenhouse gases, more than all transportation sources combined
  • It takes seven pounds of grain and 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of hamburger
  • Seventy percent of all antibiotic use in the U.S. is used in livestock production

“The Secret Life of Beef” tells its story through academic experts, grass-fed beef farmers, chefs, sustainable butchers, educators, and restaurant owners. It also offers more eco-friendly alternatives to the heavy meat consuming habits of most Americans—from going meatless one day a week to purchasing grass-fed beef.

  • If every American went meatless one day a week, it would be equivalent to taking eight million cars off the road.
  • The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is to reduce your overall beef consumption.

For a preview viewing of “The Secret Life of Beef,” visit:

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2010 Reference Core Clinical Collection: Essential overviews of globally important diseases

02 Infectious Disease, 07 Health, Research resources

Access the entire collection anytime for $50.00. Or purchase seminars individually for $19.95.

Acute hepatitis C
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Acute myeloid leukaemia
Acute myocardial infarction
Acute pancreatitis
Acute renal failure
Adult epilepsy
Advances in leishmaniasis
Age-related macular degeneration
Alcohol-use disorders
Alzheimer’s disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Asthma in older adults
Atrial fibrillation: strategies to control, combat, and cure
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
Bipolar disorder-focus on bipolar II
disorder and mixed depression

Bladder cancer
Cerebral palsy
Chagas disease
Childhood obesity
Chronic kidney disease: the global challenge
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Chronic myeloid leukaemia
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Coeliac disease
Colorectal cancer
Community-acquired pneumonia
Crohn’s disease
Cushing’s syndrome
Cutaneous melanoma
Cystic fibrosis
Deep vein thrombosis
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Down’s syndrome
Early breast cancer
Eating disorders
Endometrial cancer
Epilepsy in children
Essential hypertension
Gastric cancer
Heart failure
Hepatitis B virus infection
Hepatocellular carcinoma
HIV/AIDS epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment

Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Human African trypanosomiasis
Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer
Human schistosomiasis

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Infective endocarditis
Inflammatory bowel disease: cause and immunobiology
Inflammatory bowel disease: clinical aspects and established and evolving therapies
Liver cirrhosis
Malaria in children
Management of atrial fibrillation
Management of severe asthma in children
Maternal and neonatal tetanus
Measles: not just another viral exanthem
Multiple myeloma
Multiple sclerosis
New drugs for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Parkinson’s disease
Pathogenesis and management of pain in osteoarthritis
Peptic ulcer disease
Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell arteritis
Primary biliary cirrhosis
Primary open-angle glaucoma
Prostate cancer
Rabies and other lyssavirus diseases
Recent developments and current controversies in depression
Renal cell carcinoma
Rheumatoid arthritis
Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli and haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Sickle-cell disease
Small-cell lung cancer
Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic sclerosis: hypothesis-driven treatment strategies

Testicular germ-cell cancer
The metabolic syndrome
The muscular dystrophies

Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes: principles of pathogenesis and therapy
Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
Ulcerative colitis

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2010 Reference: HEALTH–The Price of Excess (PWC)

07 Health, Analysis, Budgets & Funding, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Methods & Process, Reform, Waste (materials, food, etc)
Free with Registration Online

EXCERPT:  Our research found that wasteful spending in the health system has been calculated at up to $1.2 trillion of the $2.2 trillion spent in the United States, more than half of all health spending. Defensive medicine, such as redundant, inappropriate or unnecessary tests and procedures, was identified as the biggest area of excess, followed by inefficient healthcare administration and the cost of care necessitated by conditions such as obesity, which can be considered preventable by lifestyle changes.

Phi Beta Iota: PriceWaterhouse Coopers hit it out of the park with this study, and we are even more pleased that after we pointed out the unreadability of the orange print/gray scale text as originally posted, they have now posted a solid black very readable version.  It is free with registration and we urge all who have an interest of any sort in Health to get this document, print it, and send this link on to others.  It is “Ref A” for our forthcoming Sense-Making Summit ’11: Public Health.

2010 Reference: HEALTH Facebook Pages

07 Health, Blog Wisdom, Fact Sheets

Accreditation Commission for Health Care

Action for Mental Health

Adventist Health

African American Health Council of Southeastern CT

Alaska Native Tribal Health Statewide Recruiting

Alliance for Natural Health

Ambassadors for Sustained Health

American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living

American Health Lawyers Association

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