Talc is cancer producing & infants die from baby powder toxicity in the lungs

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For years, pediatricians have warned parents against using “talc” found in baby powders and other fragranced products used in the consumer healthcare industry due to its toxicity in the lungs or even to forms of cancer. Companies are negligent that market baby powders consisting of talc.  How would a consumer know not to buy a baby powder containing talc or one without containing cornstarch? That was a multi-million dollar slap in the face (including punitive damages levied) a monetary judgement against manufacturer Johnson & Johnson by a plaintiff in an ovarian cancer case.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002719.htm

Talcum Powder Lawsuit

HPV down: Is this a victory?

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My editorial:

Please note that this attached article raises important questions that need to be addressed in more detail. We clearly need to know about the patient population and from where (ie health departments, private gynecology offices, jails) the study obtained their patients. Did the authors in this study compare similar populations for both their pre-vaccine and post- vaccine assessments?  How did they choose their study variables and parameters and how did they statistically evaluate comparisons? I will make it clear that there is NO surrogate for an HPV cancer associated DIAGNOSIS with this study and a well designed study to claim that HPV vaccines cause cervical cancer rate reduction is UNKNOWN at this time. On the other hand, we DO have scientific proof that successful cervical pap smear screening decreases the rates of cervical cancer. This article at best addressed HPV-specific viral strains and compared them pre and post vaccine introduction by some unknown “test”.  We need additional well designed studies proving “safety” of these vaccines in both the short and long term due to global concerns post-marketing from physicians who claim their patients have suffered neurological and autoimmune conditions from the HPV vaccine. In my opinion, the debate surrounding the safety and its low vaccination rates will NEVER be settled until we get more answers.  We must remain cautious until we obtain this necessary data in the interest of our children.Writings are my own and not advice. #HPVvaccines #HPV

Jeffrey A. Hirschfield, MD CPI

The link for the yesterday HPV vaccine article

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/22/health/hpv-vaccine-teen-girls-effective/index.html

 

HPV Down: Is This a Victory?

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Please note that this attached article raises important questions that need to be addressed in more detail. We clearly need to know about the patient population and from where (ie health departments, private gynecology offices, jails) the study obtained their patients. Did the authors in this study compare similar populations for both their pre and post- vaccine assessments?  How did they choose their study variables and parameters and how did they statistically evaluate comparisons? I will make it clear that there is NO surrogate for an HPV cancer associated DIAGNOSIS with this study and a well designed study to claim that HPV vaccines cause cervical cancer rate reduction is UNKNOWN at this time. On the other hand, we DO have scientific proof that successful cervical pap smear screening decreases the rates of cervical cancer. This article at best addressed HPV-specific viral strains and compared them pre and post vaccine introduction by some unknown “test”.  We need additional well designed studies proving “safety” of these vaccines in both the short and long term due to global concerns post-marketing from physicians who claim their patients have suffered neurological and autoimmune conditions from the HPV vaccine. In my opinion, the debate surrounding the safety and its low vaccination rates will NEVER be settled until we get more answers.  We must remain cautious until we obtain this necessary data in the interest of our children.Writings are my own and not advice. #HPVvaccines #HPV

Jeffrey A. Hirschfield, MD CPI

Note: The linked article’s editor below is Sanjay Gupta, MD, a highly esteemed and respected physician!

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Vaccines/56317

 

HPV vaccines: are they safe? Do they protect patients against Cervical Cancer? Japan’s policies, must read!

http://ahrp.org/japan-establishes-guidelines-special-clinics-to-treat-hpv-vaccine-injuries/

Zika virus- What can I do to prevent this disease and symptoms to look for should I become infected?

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Most importantly, determine if cases in your hometown occurred as this is related to your current risk of infection. If you are planning to travel, check for updates at the CDC.gov website since you should consider your travel plans based on this information. Mosquito control as well as family home pest measures will help decrease the rate of Zika infections from infected mosquito bites.

If you are pregnant, consider that the Zika infection in you that is usually mild and short-lived can cause harm your unborn child. Please review the links for more detailed information about the Zika virus and how to take precautions.

The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Symptoms typically begin 2 to 7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika will get sick. For people who get sick, the illness is usually mild. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected.

Seek medical attention if you have any of the mentioned Zika symptoms for a completed medical evaluation to determine potential causes along with any necessary treatments recommended.

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/united-states.html

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-insect-repellent-right-you