Saturday, 4 May 2013

Why does newborn have hard swollen nipples - breast lumps?

It's very common and normal for babies (boys and girls) to have mild or even impressively swollen, enlarged breasts and/or lumps under the nipple. They are almost always benign and due to exposure to maternal hormones in the womb.

Causes of Newborns' Enlarged Breasts and Lumps in Newborns

In the womb, babies are exposed to all of their mother's hormones. The same hormones that cause the mother's breasts to swell and milk glands to be stimulated can do the same to the baby's breasts.

These lumps and enlarged breasts in the baby may be quite noticeable at birth. They might even continue to grow after birth for a while. If you were to pinch them, some real breast milk may be expressed.

Over weeks, or sometimes even months, when there is no more exposure to the hormones, the breast tissue begins to shrink and eventually becomes quite flat. Occasionally a normal, small nubbing of tissue remains, but it doesn't grow or cause discomfort.

Tips for Concerned Parents

Sometimes overly worried parents touch and pinch the breasts so much that the area gets irritated. Leave them alone and let nature take its course in shrinking them.

When to Worry About Swollen Breasts or Lumps

In the rare case when the breasts look infected (swollen, red, tender, or have a discharge) and the baby has a fever, call your paediatric provider to check if an infection has set in.

WebMD Medical Reference

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The real cancer patient killer - “profiteering” pharmaceutical industry

The real cancer killer: rip-off drugs

London - An influential group of cancer experts has warned that the high prices charged by pharmaceutical companies for cancer drugs are effectively condemning patients to death.

The group of more than 100 leading cancer physicians from around the world, including nine from the UK, accuse the drug industry of “profiteering” and say they will now campaign to force drugs companies to cut their profit margins.

“What determines a morally justifiable price for a cancer drug?” the specialists ask. “A reasonable drug price should maintain healthy pharmaceutical industry profits without being viewed as 'profiteering'.”

Of the 12 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the US in 2012, 11 were priced above $100,000 (about R900 000) per patient per year. The price of existing drugs of proven effectiveness has been increased by up to threefold.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Can Regular Dancing Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Risk by 76 percent?

Some research suggests that regular dance classes can improve cognitive function and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

In 2003 Dr. Joe Verghese, associate professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx, conducted a research study comparing the effects of different types of physical and mental activities. He found that regular leisure activities and exercise decreased the risk of developing dementia, particularly ‘frequent dancing’. Dancing significantly reduced the risk of dementia.

The researchers studied cognitive activities such as reading books, writing for pleasure, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and playing musical instruments. And they also studied physical activities like playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, dancing, walking for exercise and doing housework.

Secret Documents Reveal Shocking Truth About Vaccines

Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have

1. Known the vaccines don’t work
2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
3. Known they are a hazard to children
4. Colluded to lie to the public
5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.

Educated parents can either get their children out of harm’s way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines – full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) – are a miracle of modern medicine.

Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Vitamin D - The nutrient that powers your immune system

April 26, 2013

Vitamin D can lower your risk of just about every disease under the sun -- so many conditions that it almost seems like an impossibly wild exaggeration.

Cancer? Vitamin D can tame just about any tumor.

Flu? Who needs a vaccine when you have vitamin D!

Diabetes? Vitamin D will help keep your blood sugar levels right where they need to be.

Heart disease? Once again, it's D to the rescue.

Death? Yep... even the Grim Reaper himself is no match for the sunshine vitamin -- because D can literally help you to live longer.

(It's true, as I explained last year, low levels of D can literally kill you.)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Gut flora accounts for up to 80% of immunity, not vaccinations

Paul Fassa
Natural Society
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:20 CDT

It's important for parents to at least consider the potential dangers and lack of necessity of vaccinations. Now some pediatricians are withholding treatment for children whose parents' have rejected all or some vaccinations - this simply isn't right. But it's important not to cave in to those pressures, and continue researching vaccines from multiple sources.

Vaccine Advocate Says Children Can Receive 10,000 Vaccines at Once

An example of, let's call it lunacy, from high places in the vaccine industry, Dr. Paul Offit once publicly remarked that children can safely receive 100,000 vaccines at once. He later changed that to 10,000. Unfortunately, this leading pediatrician who holds influential University and Clinical positions has media clout and has been interviewed often.

He has written publications refuting vaccination dangers and condemning those who refuse vaccinations for their children, even to the point of encouraging pediatricians to not provide care for children not vaccinated.

Fatal Auto-Immune Disorder Caused By Hepatitis B Vaccine

Today, newborn babies are injected with as many as 30+ vaccines before the age of 3. Within these vaccines is a number of ingredients that are anything but natural and have been shown to be unsafe.  Vaccines contain Mercury, Msg, Formaldehyde, Aluminum and are the cause of multiple diseases.

The hepatitis B vaccine has been linked to auto-immune disorders. An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders.

In 2001, a United States court sided with the estate of Tambra Harris who died as a result of an auto-immune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus, (SLE) which resulted from the vaccination. Despite all of the information available, the Hepatitis B vaccine has been approved for all U.S. infants at birth. A $475,000 payment was given after her death when the hepatitis vaccine was determined to cause her injury in the form of an SLE. Despite this case,  it is not enough to prevent the administration of the vaccine to infants nor is the danger risk disclosed to parents before hand.