Category Archives: Health Care

Surgical Robot “Spirals Out Of Control”, Kills Man As Docs Sipped Lattes

(NaturalNews) In the name of scientific “progress,” Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital in the United Kingdom recently tried to pioneer the use of a surgical robot that it tasked with repairing a patient’s damaged heart valve, only to have the machine go completely bonkers and ultimately kill the man on the operating table.

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According to reports, this first-time-use robot not only physically assaulted a living medic while attempting to conduct its programmed surgery, but also implanted stitches into the patient’s heart in a manner that physicians present during the fiasco described as not being in “an organized fashion.”

A situation that can only be described as total chaos, with human surgeons, doctors, and nurses having to scream at each other in order to overcome the “tinny” sound coming from the robot as they were trying to control it, the attempted surgery ended up being nothing short of a complete failure. And in the end, retired music teacher and conductor, Stephen Pettitt, the guinea pig patient in this medical experiment, ultimately lost his life.

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Lead surgeon admits that he was ill-prepared to operate the surgical robot, having skipped multiple training sessions

During a hearing that followed this catastrophe, lead surgeon Sukumaran Nair admitted that he lacked proper experience in controlling and using the surgical robot, stating that he was “running before he could walk.” In other words, it was truly a case of medical negligence and malpractice on steroids.

As later revealed by the U.K.’s Daily Mail Online, Nair not only missed a critical training session in Paris that would have taught him how to properly use the surgical robot, but he also wasn’t present for another training sessions that later took place at his own hospital, claiming that he was busy with another surgery at the time.

While supervisory experts were supposed to have been present for this surgery-gone-wrong, which should have prevented this type of nightmare from ever even occurring, they, too, were reportedly missing when things started to hit the fan.

Overseeing proctors were sipping lattes while surgical robot punctured patient’s aortic septum, splashing blood all over robot camera…

According to Thasee Pillay, Nair’s assisting surgeon, these overseeing proctors had apparently “gone to the coffee shop” right in the middle of the procedure, which prevented them from being able to take the reins once it became clear that Pettitt’s life was at risk from the surgical robot going rogue. Pillay also stated that he had no idea that these overseers were planning on not staying throughout the entirety of the surgery.

“I had no idea of their timescale and that they were not staying for the duration,” he’s quoted as saying.

“The proctors leaving was a crucial moment. The loss of that vital assistance was a major blow at a critical time.”

At one point during the botched surgery, the surgical robot actually punctured Pettitt’s intra aortic septum, resulting in so much blood being splattered on its camera that doctors could no longer see what the robot was doing.

Nair stated during the follow-up hearing that he couldn’t effectively communicate with Pillay via the robot’s microphone system as this was happening because the sound was largely inaudible.

“We were not far apart, but Mr. Nair’s voice comes through a microphone and it is tinny,” he stated. “The acoustics were not very good.”

“There were times when I raised my voice. One was when the sutures were not being placed in an organized fashion and were criss-crossed.”

After the surgical robot improperly installed the stitches, they had to be removed and replaced by the real-life doctors who were still present, extending the surgical time and further putting Pettitt’s life at risk.

Nair later admitted that he never even informed Pettitt that there was an increased risk of complications or death from this test procedure, which represents the first time that a surgical robot has ever been used to try to perform a mitral valve repair.

Source: ZeroHedge

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‘Mini Ice Age’ Looms As NASA Scientist Warns Lack Of Sunspots Could Bring Record Cold

“The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age,” wrote Dr. Tony Phillips just six weeks ago, on September 27, 2018.  The lack of sunspots on our sun could bring about record cold temperatures, and perhaps even a mini ice age. 

Our sun was not expected to head into a solar minimum until around 2020, but it appears to be heading in that direction a little early which could prove to be bad news for warm weather lovers.

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But a prolonged solar minimum could mean a “mini ice age. The last time there was a prolonged solar minimum, it did, in fact, lead to a mini ice-age which was scientifically known as the Maunder minimum

SHTFplan.com’s Mac Slavo writes that sunspots have been absent for most of 2018 and Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding, says Phillips, the editor of spaceweather.com.

 “The bad news,” according to Phillips, is:

“It also delays the natural decay of space junk, resulting in a more cluttered environment around Earth.”

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“It could happen in a matter of months,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center on the cold snap that may be coming.

 “If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold,” says Mlynczak. “We’re not there quite yet,” he said. However, “months” is not all that far away.

Data from NASA’s TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) satellite shows that the thermosphere (the uppermost layer of air around our planet) is cooling and shrinking, literally decreasing the radius of the atmosphere. This reduction of solar activity could result in a global cooling phase. 

“The thermosphere always cools off during Solar Minimum. It’s one of the most important ways the solar cycle affects our planet,” said Mlynczak, according to The New American

The new NASA findings are in line with studies released by UC-San Diego and Northumbria University in Great Britain last year, both of which predict a Grand Solar Minimum in coming decades due to low sunspot activity.

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Both studies predicted sun activity similar to the Maunder Minimum of the mid-17th to early 18th centuries, which coincided to a time known as the Little Ice Age, during which temperatures were much lower than those of today.

For some simple tips and tricks on how to prepare for a solar minimum, read this article here.

It isn’t difficult to prepare for the solar minimum and a much cooler climate.  But it will take some time and getting used to.  Give yourself ample opportunity to gather enough supplies and make sure you keep your mittens handy!

Source: ZeroHedge

Neural Implants Can Be Remotely Hacked And Controlled By People With Bad Intent, Scientists Warn

Brain implants used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be hacked by cyber attackers and used to control people, scientists claim.

A report by the Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group and cyber security company Kaspersky claims that people’s memories could be exploited by hackers and has called on cyber security companies, manufacturers and healthcare companies to develop new technology to stop them.

Academics have previously warned that brain implants could prevent patients from “speaking or moving, cause irreversible damage to their brain, or even worse, be life-threatening”. They claimed that hackers could overload or disable the system, and could damage people’s brains.

Not a real problem, if there is not a massive network with tentacles everywhere, wanting to control everything, and the resources and manpower to hack anything anyone happens to have around or in them. The most maddening thing about the Cabal is how we are at this cusp of a magical, high tech society, and yet if you partake of the magic, you are allowing the Cabal the power to destroy you at will. We are so close to a stratospheric rise of humanity’s skills and ability, and yet to grab that golden ring, we have to accept totalitarianism and total loss of all freedom and control over our destiny.

Source: Anonymous Conservative

Young Blood Could Be The Solution For Elderly Elite To Live Longer And Healthier

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  • Professor Linda Partridge argues humanity is close to tools prolonging health
  • Previous research found blood from young mice helps rejuvenate older ones  
  • US clinical trial Ambrosia, is already offering teenage blood to elderly customers at a cost of $8,000 for 2.5 liters

Blood taken from a young person may help revitalize failing health in the elderly, following studies on young mice. 

Professor Linda Partridge from UCL’s Institute of Healthy Ageing has drawn from the research into humans and animals and argued that humanity is close gaining the tools to prolong health. 

Her argument in the journal Nature comes amid a Harvard University company announcing that it would be investing millions to explore treatment based on the idea that the blood of young animals can help the older ones.

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Professor Partridge told The Telegraph: ‘I would say ageing is the emperor of all diseases.

‘There’s been all this fantastic research in animals. It’s just crazy.

‘We’re really beginning to understand how malleable ageing is. Now we need to push to translate this into humans.’ 

Research conducted in the area has already found that when blood from a young mouse is transfused into one when ill health it can help maintain vitality.

In 2014, researchers at Stanford University led by neuroscientist Tony Wyss-Coray, found that blood infusions from the young mice reversed cognitive and neurological impairments seen in the older mice.

This research is now looking into how humans may benefit from the animal studies.

A US clinical trial called Ambrosia, is already offering teenage blood to elderly customers at a cost of $8,000 for 2.5 liters and this week  saw another programmer called Elvian announce it had a $5.5 million investment backing to conduct research in the field.

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It’s scientists, Harvard biologists, are exploring whether a blood protein called GDFII is the key ingredient. 

While it is too early to tell whether either company could benefit its customers, Professor Partridge said other forms of intervention were necessary with diseases of ageing threatening to bankrupt health services.

However, blood is not the only thing that can be taken by the elderly to keep their health, with Professor Partridge also suggesting the bacteria taken from a young person’s gut may help the poor functioning ‘microbiomes’ in the elderly.  

Source: by Bhvishya Patel | Daily Mail

 

California Passes Ban on Any Short-Term Health Insurance That Cost Less Than Obamacare

The Democrat-controlled California legislature urged Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday to sign a ban on bargain-priced short-term health insurance plans sponsored by the Trump administration for being cheaper than Obamacare.

The legislature passed SB 910 on August 21 to prevent what the bill’s author, Sen. Edward Hernandez (D-Montebello), referred to in a tweet as “junk” healthcare. Hernandez urged Gov. Brown to sign the bill to prevent going back to a time when insured patients could be denied care and be forced into financial ruin.

The Trump administration rescinded a rule in late July issued during the Obama years that extended short-duration health insurance policies from three months to 364 days. Trump also allowed insurers the right to offer short-term health plans that are automatically renewable up to 3 years.

Obama restricted the term of short-term insurance, and required every adult to buy coverage, to force healthy young consumers to buy expensive Obamacare comprehensive policies to subsidize the cost of insurance for older and sicker consumers with pre-existing health conditions.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued the new rule to offer an affordable option for limited coverage due to skyrocketing prices for Obamacare.

The Heritage Foundation’s Doug Badger said in a research paper that limited duration health plans “offer broader choices of providers and lower premiums for people in good health than Obamacare policies.” He added that that the short-term policies were “offering a lifeboat enabling them to escape Obamacare’s sinking ship.”

Covered California, the Golden State’s Obamacare exchange, announced in July that the cost of health coverage for 2019 would rise by 8.7 percent. Although that is over 4 times the 2 percent U.S. inflation rate in 2017, the spike in health insurance premiums for the state-run marketplace was 12.5 percent in 2017.

The 2018 healthcare monthly premium for a single consumer purchasing a mid-level Silver policy on Covered California’s exchange was about $400 in Southern California and $500 in Northern California. That compares to the advertised price for a short-term policy of $91 per month.

Currently there are only about 10,000 Californians that are enrolled in 90-day short-term healthcare plans, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. But with the Trump administration ending the “individual mandate” penalty for failing to buy health insurance equivalent to Obamacare, the number enrolling in short-term policies may spike higher.

California has the authority to regulate healthcare within its borders, but as the Sacramento Bee reported, it would be the first state to pass legislation specifically banning short-term healthcare policies.

Source: by Chriss W. Street | Breitbart

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Turn State Universities into Abortion Clinics

The California State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would require all University of California and California State University campus health centers to distribute drugs that induce abortion.

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SB 320, introduced by state Sen. Connie Leyva (D-Chino), requires all community colleges and public universities to provide abortifacient (genocide) drugs, based on the notion that abortion (killing pre-born) is the equivalent of medical care and “is a constitutional right and an integral part of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care.”

Planned Parenthood celebrated the vote:

Pro-life Students for Life of America (SFLA), however, calls California lawmakers’ vote to put abortion-inducing drugs on college campuses “a tragic misuse of school resources that will ultimately be used in ways that harm women.”

“California politicians put the interests of the abortion industry ahead of the needs of both students and the colleges and universities with this shortsighted vote today,” said Kristan Hawkins, SFLA president in a press statement. “Women will face deadly risk from the RU 486 drugs and the schools will be forced to deal with huge costs and complications. But abortion vendors come out strong, as they can collect consulting fees without facing the risk of distributing the drugs.”

Others have warned the state could be opening itself up to major complications for both students and the university system with the mandate.

“Remember the time when even those who supported abortion could admit that it was such a grave option that it should be ‘rare?’” wrote Lila Rose, president of pro-life group Live Action, in an op-ed at the Washington Examiner. “Now they want to make it as available as Tylenol.”

Pro-life leaders say the abortion industry, with Planned Parenthood leading the way, has lied about the dangers of drug-induced abortion.

“Planned Parenthood’s website describes the medication abortion as ‘kind of like having a really heavy, crampy period,’” said Rose, adding:

This is not true. The reality is, the procedure is gruesome. Students who take the abortion pill will find themselves in communal dormitory bathrooms in labor, expelling their pre born child alone – often in severe pain and with heavily bleeding for days – with no direct medical supervision on hand. This is the reality of taking RU-486.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency has “received reports of serious adverse events in women who took Mifeprex,” the brand name of RU-486.

FDA notes:

As of December 31, 2017, there were reports of 22 deaths of women associated with Mifeprex since the product was approved in September 200, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal.

Some California State University (CSU) officials have expressed concern about the potential costs for liability insurance, safety, training, and the need for 24-hour telephone availability for medical emergencies associated with drug abortions on campus.

“Currently our CSU health centers offer basic health services, however, the administration of medications still requires a level of expertise that our health center staff may not have,” Toni Molle, a spokeswoman for the CSU chancellor’s office, told CBS News.

“Schools should be focused on educating the next generation, not ensuring that it’s easy to end the lives of future generations,” said Hawkins. “We call on Governor Jerry Brown to put the safety of women and the pre-born ahead of this abortion industry push to get on college campuses and to veto SB 320.”

Source: by Dr. Susan Berry | Breitbart

Blue Light And Blindness (video)

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What Is Blue Light?

Red, green and blue are added together in various ways to reproduce an array of colors for human eyes to create a colorful visual. Blue light is the shortest and most intensive wavelength in the color spectrum. It is able to penetrate to the macular part of the retina. Prolonged exposure to the blue light can cause eye disease or even blindness. According to World Health Organization (WHO), prolonged exposure to the blue light is the leading cause for visual impairment. Macular degeneration has outranked the cataract to be the number one reason for vision loss.

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How Does The Blue Light Cause Harm?

The blue light from the digital devices can cause injury to the retina causing macular degeneration and resulting in blurred vision, distorted image, reduced vision, leading to blindness.