When Research Is Questioned, Who Can Be Trusted?

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In each of these recent medical news reports, there is need for concern that the truth about research has not been told. Because of lack of truth about medical research, many lives are placed at risk. Most people are happy to invest money and time in research. And don't mind their tax dollars being used for finding cures, but what angers me and others, is this nonsense that's going on in some research. When we have researchers lying about their findings and misleading doctors, who depend upon their knowledge to provide patients with the best possible treatments, we should not excuse such behavior.

Listed below, are two medical news reports, that I have read within the last month or so. I have labeled them as, Case #1 and Case #2.

Since the information in Case # 2, has come out, some in the medical profession, are speaking negative  about this report, and are not willing to accept it. They are charging ahead to downplay this report. And continues to promote prostate cancer screening as before, using the same methods.

 A few days ago, someone called our home, and said, they did a prostate cancer screening test on blood that was drawn from my husband 16 days ago, and that he was at high risk for prostate cancer. She said, they had arranged an appointment for him to see the urologist he saw a few days ago, when he had his blood drawn. None of this information was true. My husband had never seen the urologist she named. Neither had he ever been at that facility. Using scare tactics, to get people to get tests, are shameful and pathetic. 

Having worked with some of the very best doctors in Urology, I knew something strange was going on. And I let her know it. Lying and using patients insurance companies, to get money, seems to be a reason behind some of our researchers motives as well as some others in the medical profession. This is inexcusable, for people to lie as this individual did.  

Who can patients believe when researchers and doctors are in conflict with one another?

Case #1 
New Discovery Shakes the Foundation of Cancer Research
Date: October 15, 2011
Posted by a medical source

The Office of Research Integrity at the U.S. Department of Health, reportedly, found that a Boston University cancer scientist fabricated his findings.  According to this report, this scientist has been ordered to retract the two journals he published  in the year of 2009. It is believed that those scientists who based their work on his findings, could now be in possession of 10 years of worthless studies.
Noted, in a commentary health source report.

The source of this information further stated, “It seems fairly evident that the cancer industrial complex is a highly lucrative, well-oiled system that tends to support funding expensive drug treatments that don't address the cause of the problem, and have yet to make a significant dent in the decrease of the overall cancer rate in the US despite investing hundreds of billions of dollars. Much of the support comes from flawed and biased "research" studies that support the use of expensive drugs as detailed in the featured articles.”

Case #2
Panel advises against prostate cancer screening
Date: October 08, 2011
Posted by news source
Media: News Report

 A government panel warned publicly, that prostate cancer screening do more harm than good. They informed, healthy men should no longer receive the tests as part of routine cancer screening.’
New recommendation:   advice healthy  men of all ages to avoid getting the routine cancer screening.

"We have been long concerned, and it has been apparent for some years, that some supporters of prostate cancer screening have overstated, exaggerated and in some cases misled men about the evidence supporting its effectiveness," said the physician of American Cancer Society in a statement. "We need balanced, truthful information to be made widely available to physicians and patients when making important health decisions."
Noted this news source.

The task force reportedly, analyzed all the previous research on  Prostate cancer screening, including five major studies, to evaluate whether routine screening reduces deaths from prostate cancer. The conclusion: There's little if any mortality benefit.
But there is harm from routine screening:  impotence, incontinence, infections, even death that can come from the biopsies, surgery and radiation, (the task force leader reportedly informed)

A  large number of men over 50 have had at least one PSA blood test, believing that that finding cancer In its early stage would lead to a cure. According to this report.

"This is not true," a medical professional, who heads a task force at a college was quoted saying.  According to my source of information, this medical professional informed, "We have put a huge amount of time, effort and energy into PSA screening and that time, effort and energy, that passion, should be going into finding a better test instead of using a test that doesn't work." 
In conclusion, the head of the task force was quoted saying the following:

The recommendation only means that doctors shouldn't bring up the option for healthy men. If a man asks for a PSA test and wants it after being informed of the evidence, he should receive it.  Further stating,  Panel advises against prostate cancer screening symptoms.

Too much PSA, or prostate-specific antigen, in the blood only sometimes signals prostate cancer is brewing. It also can mean a benign enlarged prostate or an infection. Worse, screening often detects small tumors that will prove too slow-growing to be deadly. And there's no sure way to tell in advance who needs aggressive therapy.

Since this report, there have been those who continue to want these tests done, and voicing  their support for them.
This report, leaves us with doubt about what is truth and what is false reporting on the findings of the researchers.  Should doctors be trusted to ignore the advice of the panel when they warn against using treatments that are harmful? When research is questioned, who can be trusted?

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Get Into Physical Fitness Before The Holidays!

Little Chicky by Ellen Jean Barrier

The Little Chicky video is designed and performed by Ellen Jean Barrier as a workout exercise aide to increase energy and strengthen the heart, and increase circulation in the upper and lower body extremities. It also, has illustrations and instructions techniques for relaxing exercises.

Dance and Have Fun While Burning Calories, Increase Circulation and Strengthen Your Body and learn techniques to Relax with Little Chicky


Little Chicky!
Shake your tail feather   (Move your hips left- to- right, and shake your body)
Little Chicky!  (STOP)
Spread your wings little chicky (Spread your arms out. Move your hips left- to- right and shake your body)
Fold your wings little chicky (Place a hand on top of the other and bring the tips of the thumbs together, and shake your body)
Come up little chicky (Take several steps forward, and shake your body)
Move back little chicky (Take several steps backward, and shake your body)
To the left little chicky (Take several steps to your left, and shake your body)
To the right little chicky (Take several steps to your right, and shake your body)

It is best to get into physical fitness, long before a holiday. Some will wait until a few days after the holiday,  to jog or try and lift a few weights. This is not a wise thing to do. It can cause the body to reject the pressure that is being put upon it, and resist. Why?

The heart, muscles, and joints, are not in the proper condition. And neither is the mental status, of such an individual. It's like getting in a vehicle and immediately, placing your foot on the gas pedal and pressing it to the floor. You will lose control and hurt yourself or someone else.

Those who don't take proper care of their health, causes damage to their body, which results in very poor health. When  sickness occurs, those who need family assistance, causes others to spend time caring for them. That often results in sacrificing time from a job or other important activities, in their lives, that they are forced to neglect. And if the sick person, doesn't have enough medical coverage, or none, others will have to pay for their medical expenses.

Eating the proper foods, drinking lots of water, fruit juices, and exercising on a regular basic throughout the year, is the best way to accomplish physical fitness, before the holidays.

written by  Ellen J. Barrier

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Hypertension, can be a major threat to an individual's health, if it is uncontrolled. It can cause stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. Having the knowledge to understand hypertension and other health factors, can help one to better care for their health. Listed below, is some very helpful information that can be used in a daily plan:

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We must use the knowledge God has given us and realize that when we fail to eat the proper foods,  and to take care of our bodies, we put ourselves at risk to endanger our health.  In chapter eight, Nutrition: God's Way for Mankind, lists the proper foods to eat, and the kinds of exercises to do to relieve tension, and calm the nerves, and to tone the body.

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As, I noted in a recent article I wrote, our attitude has an overall influence on our health. Healthy bone marrow is very necessary for good health. Bone marrow contributes to our lymphatic system and circulatory system- thereby, resulting in a healthy immune system. An unhealthy attitude places stress on the body systems, because it doesn't allow the mind to relax in a peaceful manner. If the mind is not relaxed, it causes the body to become tense and uncomfortable.

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Gout is a metabolic disease. The symptoms are acute, and are those of arthritis. They are noted as inflammation of the joints. This disease usually begins in the knee or foot. Some Biblical Scholars believed that King Asa suffered from a serious illness of gout. He received medical treatment for the disease, but later it took his life. It was said that his affliction was in his foot.

According to studies, Several different metabolic normalities may cause
Hyperuricemia. Excessive uric acid in blood and deposits of urates of sodium in and around joints are noted. It is recommended that those who suffers from gout, should drink plenty of fluids to prevent their urine from becoming concentrated.

Should be well balanced and devoid of Purine-rich food.
Purines forms uric acid when broken down in the body. They are the end products of nucleoprotein digestion.
Compound: caffeine, adenine, guanine, xanthine, and uric acid.

* Massage and radiant energy is offered to provide some relief. A cradle to place over the feet for the bed cover to rest upon is also recommended. Painful joints can be wrapped in cotton and feet elevated on a soft pillow is also recommended to relieve some of the pain.
Medication should be prescribed by a qualified physician.

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Type 2 - Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. With this particular form of diabetes, the body either resists the effects of insulin or it doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. In other words, the body isn't properly metabolizing the sugar (glucose) that is needed for fuel.

Insulin is a hormone, that regulates the movement of sugar in the cells. In Type 2 Diabetes, the body is either resisting the effects of the insulin or it is simply not producing enough. If this condition is not treated, it can become a life-threatening situation.

Unfortunately, Medical Science have not discovered a cure for Type 2 Diabetes. However, they have provided somethings that can help those who have this condition, to live a healthy life style, if they use them.

Things Those with Type 2 Diabetes Can Do:

1   Get Medical Care
2. Take Diabetes Medication or Insulin
3.  Follow their Food Guide
4.  Exercise

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Spread & Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are diseases that can be transmitted  to other human beings by Sexual behavior (anal, oral or vaginal) an infected person can spread the infection to others without actually showing signs of the disease.  
Other Names for Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
Venereal  Disease (VD) 

A sexually transmitted disease (STD), also known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), or venereal disease (VD), is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission through sexual behavior.

Diseases & Related Conditions:
          Bacterial Vaginosis - an infection which symptoms include an odorous vaginal discharge. The vaginal odor may be fish like, and grey in color.

1    Chlamydia - Chlamydia is a silent sexually transmitted disease, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacterium. The disease can  affect about three quarters of women and half of men without them knowing they have it.  Parts of the  body  infected:  rectum, urethra, eyes, liver, throat and lungs. In worst cases, it can cause infertility.

        Gonorrhea- a disease affecting the sex organs that is passed on by sexual contact.

    Hepatitis Viral - a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

 Viral hepatitis, is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected. About 80,000 new infections occur each year.

Herpes (Genital) – a sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes simplex virus. It affect the genital and anal regions with painful blisters.
There is no cure for herpes. Treatment can reduce symptoms and decrease the risk of transmission through sexual contact.

HIV/AIDS & STDs: (C.D.C Report)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection- More than 100 types of HPV exist, more than 40 of which can infect the genital area. Most HPV infections are asymptomatic, unrecognized, or subclinical. Oncogenic, or high-risk HPV types (e.g., HPV types 16 and 18), are the cause of cervical cancers. These HPV types are also associated with other anogenital cancers in men and women, including penile, vulvar, vaginal, and anal cancer, as well a subset of oropharyngeal cancers (404). Nononcogenic, or low-risk HPV types (e.g., HPV types 6 and 11), are the cause of genital warts and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. Asymptomatic genital HPV infection is common and usually self-limited; it is estimated that more than 50% of sexually active persons become infected at least once in their lifetime (405). Persistent oncogenic HPV infection is the strongest risk factor for development of precancers and cancers.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - PID occurs when certain bacteria, such as chlamydia or gonorrhea, move upward from a woman's vagina or cervix (opening to the uterus) into her reproductive organs.

 Syphilis- Signs and symptoms of syphilis include a firm, round, small, and painless sore on the genitals, anus, or mouth, or a rash on the body, especially on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Syphilis is easy to cure in its early stages.

Trichomoniasis-The infection often has no symptoms although women are more likely than men to get symptoms. You may notice an unusual genital discharge.
Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is easy to cure.
Without treatment, trichomoniasis can increase a person’s risk of acquiring HIV.

Other Transmittable Diseases:
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) -  LGV (Lymphogranuloma venereum) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The visual signs include genital papule(s) (e.g., raised surface or bumps) and or ulcers, and swelling of the lymph glands in the genital area.  LGV may also produce rectal ulcers, bleeding, pain, and discharge, especially among those who practice receptive anal intercourse.
Pubic Lice Infestation   ("crab") - Pubic lice infestations  are usually spread through sexual contact.
Pubic lice typically are found attached to hair in the pubic area but sometimes are found on coarse hair elsewhere on the body; eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, mustache, chest, armpits, etc.
Scabies - The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash. The scabies mite usually is spread by direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with a person who has scabies.

Scabies can spread rapidly under crowded conditions where close body contact is frequent. Institutions such as nursing homes, extended-care facilities, and prisons are often sites of scabies outbreaks.

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Sicknesses and Diseases

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The Cause of Sicknesses and  Diseases  
From: The Price We Must Pay For Our Father's Sins: Part 2
Filled with Medical knowledge from the study of Microbiology and Scriptures from the Bible, that identifies the cause of both sicknesses and diseases.  The reader will also discover how sicknesses and diseases entered into the world, and how germs enter into the body; types of infectious diseases and their symptoms.

Title: The Price We Must Pay for Our Father's Sins
Copyright© 1997
ISBN: 978-0-979403-1-3
Authors: George C. Barrier Sr., & Ellen J. Barrier
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