NPR science correspondent and author of the new book,“Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions,” Richard Harris has shined a light on the many issues that plague the world of scientific research — and he’s exposed a dark industry secret: Many studies are actually totally worthless junk. According to Harris, thousands of breast cancer studies are totally useless because they were conducted using the wrong type of cells. Rather than using breast cancer cells, researchers had been using wrongly identified cells that were actually melanoma cancer cells — meaning thousands of papers had investigated and experimented with the wrong disease.
“It’s impossible to know how much this sloppy use of the wrong cells has set back research into breast cancer,” Harris stated. But breast cancer studies are not the only ones that are affected by this dilemma — virtually every area of scientific research is plagued by the malady of junk studies with findings that cannot be replicated. (more…)
(The Best Years in Life) Being told you’re cancer-free by your doctor is certainly a reason for celebration. However, rather than declaring victory over cancer, such news should be viewed with cautious optimism. Unfortunately, a mainstream prognosis of being cancer-free often does not mean that the cancer is completely gone. Regardless of whether the cancer is actually gone or not, mainstream cancer treatments often ensure that cancer will return and may be harder to beat than ever.
Conventional treatments often create dangerous cancer stem cells and often only eliminate the weakest cancer cells – leaving behind more potent cancer cells to multiply and roar back with a vengeance. In addition, conventional cancer treatments fail to address and eliminate the root causes that enabled cancer to gain a foothold in the first place. Further, the two main forms of mainstream cancer treatments – chemotherapy and radiation – usually severely impair our immune systems, which are our vital natural first lines of defense for beating and avoiding cancer.
“…a new study by patient safety researchers provides some context…Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday [‘Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US,’ 03 May 2016], shows that ‘medical errors’ in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”
You gotta meet Margaret*. I changed her name to protect her privacy. She recently emailed me to vent against Western Medicine’s push to get everyone hooked on drugs and stab kids with risky, ineffective vaccines! Interestingly enough, she has seen medicine from an angle that most people aren’t privy too.
Margaret is a pharmacist. With a Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, and over two decades working in the field of pharmacy, she’s seen firsthand how “guideline-driven” medicine has artificially forced every patient into the same clinical box, thereby hooking them on drugs. The result is that “Doctors don’t THINK anymore — they just do what they’re told, which is to put people on meds. So many people in medicine (doctors, nurses, pharmacists) don’t really question anything,” says Margaret. “They’re so busy that they just do what the ‘guidelines’ say to do, rather than look at individuals and what makes sense.”
Is this why brain supplements are suddenly under attack? Action Alerts!
Does the FDA want to clear away competition for the new drug?
This wouldn’t be the first time this has happened. Just as the first SSRI anti-depressant drug was coming out, the agency banned the amino acid tryptophan. The SSRIs prevented the body from removing serotonin. Tryptophan is used by the body to make serotonin, so the natural supplement was seen as unwanted competition for the drug. The agency used a bad batch of the tryptophan made in Japan as its rather flimsy excuse. Years later, when SSRIs had made billions for drug companies, the agency allowed tryptophan again, but only in a more expensive formulation.
Recently, CTV reported that data from a clinical trial was misrepresented, and now the research community is renewing their resolve to have the true findings of thousands of abandoned or misrepresented studies published.
The study in question was a 2011 osteoporosis study performed at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. In the study, researchers had concluded that nitroglycerin can help osteoporosis. However, recent findings have proven that data for the study was systematically manipulated. The head researcher, Dr. Sophie Jamal, has since resigned her clinical privileges and stepped down as research director at the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health. The CTV article goes on to list several other studies that have provided false or misleading results.
Shocking information has surfaced that once again reinforces Big Pharma’s greed and do-anything-to-sell approaches. After a review of pharma giant SmithKline Beecham’s (now GlaxoSmithKline) popular 2001 study that touted the adolescent antidepressant Paxil as effective, it was found that the drug wasn’t safe after all. Nevertheless, the greedy show must go on, right?
In 1991, Scott Cooper, a former sales rep for vaccine maker Merck & Co., refused to vaccinate his son. After he and his wife thoroughly researched vaccine safety and effectiveness they discovered that vaccines are NOT safe or effective and decided not to vaccinate their son. Contrary to popular opinion and Big Pharma propaganda, according to Scott their son was healthier than his vaccinated peers throughout childhood.
“If you believe what you are told by the AMA and the CDC and your doctor, you’re not doing enough research.” – Scott Cooper
For 25 years, Dr. Hardin B. Jones was studying cancer patients and came to a horrifying conclusion!
Cancer Industry is as much as it attempts to deny just that: only an industry! Doctors , pharmaceutical companies , hospitals , and other key stakeholders of the industry profit every time a patient agrees to conventional treatment , which usually involves injecting chemotherapy toxins into the body , blasting the body with ionizing radiation or cutting off parts of the body and in some barbaric cases combination of all three . It is little known that the science is covering or ignoring this, despite the fact that the medical industry claims, chemotherapy just does not work in the fight against cancer .