But only one is already approved in the United States

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Three already existing drugs may offer pregnant women and their developing fetuses protection against the damaging effects of Zika virus, a new multicenter study reports.

Researchers identified these three potential Zika treatments in the laboratory by screening 6,000 different compounds that included already-approved drugs and clinical trial drug candidates.

“We specifically in this screen tried to take advantage of compounds that are already FDA-approved or in some stage of clinical development,” said study co-author Emily Lee. She’s a graduate student of molecular biology at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

One of the drugs, sold as Niclosamide, is already on the market as a treatment for tapeworm. But it appears to also have antiviral properties that inhibit Zika from replicating, the researchers reported.

Another antiviral drug potentially effective against Zika is PHA-690509. This is a medication that is currently in development that works by interfering with gene expression, the study authors said.

And finally, investigators identified a third medication awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval that doesn’t directly act against Zika, but may be able to protect the brain cells of developing fetuses against viral damage. The drug, Emricasan, inhibits a natural process that causes programmed cell death.

“This compound wouldn’t necessarily be good for treating infections by itself, because it can’t stop the infection, but maybe we can use it to buy time and protect the cells against the infection,” Lee said.

Zika virus is mainly spread via mosquito bites. Infection poses significant risks to pregnant women, because it can cause a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in babies born with undersized heads and underdeveloped brains.

The virus is currently being actively transmitted in two areas of metropolitan Miami, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Zika has achieved epidemic status in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, and is widespread throughout Central and South America.

The new drug research moved at breakneck pace, identifying the three compounds in a couple of months thanks to a large-scale collaboration between the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Florida State University, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, Emory University in Atlanta, and Zhejiang University in China, Lee said.

Researchers already have started testing the drugs in mice, but much work needs to be done before they’ll be available to humans, Lee noted.

For example, researchers have to test in mice and primates whether the drugs are effective at all against Zika in living creatures, and whether they are safe to take during pregnancy, she explained.

“It could be very fast, or it could take a long time,” Lee said of the process. “If that works really well in mice, with no problems, it would be much easier to move it into primates right away and then into clinical trials right away. But if there are any problems, it could extend the process out.”

Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja said the “possible repurposing of existing compounds that may be already in use for another indication is an important part of developing a rapid response to an emerging infectious disease outbreak such as Zika.”

According to Adalja, a senior associate with the UPMC Center for Health Security in Baltimore, “This new data is very promising and may lead to effective antiviral therapies against Zika. However, it will be equally important to develop a concept for how these drugs could be used.”

Most people with Zika don’t have any symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and are unlikely to realize they’re infected, according to the CDC.

“It is extremely difficult to effectively intervene on asymptomatic patients given that they have no symptoms and thus no signal that they are harboring the virus,” Adalja said.

Lee suggested that if the antiviral drugs prove effective, public health officials might choose to deploy them in areas with active Zika infection.

“If people are being used as reservoirs for the virus, we might want to start proactively treating populations where Zika is in circulation, to stop the circulation,” she said.

However, she warned people against buying Niclosamide, the only one of the three drugs already on the market, for off-label use against Zika at this point.

“Even if we think it’s going to work, we don’t want to take a chance with people,” Lee said. “We just don’t know enough about it yet. Wait and see what our groups come up with.”

“If people are being used as reservoirs for the virus, we might want to start proactively treating populations where Zika is in circulation, to stop the circulation,” she said.

However, she warned people against buying Niclosamide, the only one of the three drugs already on the market, for off-label use against Zika at this point.

“Even if we think it’s going to work, we don’t want to take a chance with people,” Lee said. “We just don’t know enough about it yet. Wait and see what our groups come up with.”

The study was published Aug. 29 in Nature Medicine.

The truth about Chemotherapy (click to watch the video)

I believe what he says is 100% True! I have friends who have cured themselves from Cancer and both using the same method and the first thing they did was stop all Chemotherapy! The one in particular who I talked to and he told me about the method and how to do it is a friend who had Cancer around his Heart. A form of
Angiosarcoma of the heart. At the moment I am trying to talk him into doing a Video interview to explain exactly what he had, what went on between the Doctors and himself and the process of making the Marijuana Oil and how he took it and how long it took. He was only given Months to live without Chemo when in fact using this method in months he cured his cancer completely. I am sure he will do this video I am just not sure when. SO if you are interested in hearing how he cured his cancer with this method then sign up to get notified when the Interview will take place.

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Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine?

Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you’ll believe they can do everything from sharpen focus to enhance memory, attention span, and brain function.
But do they really work? There’s no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add “smart” foods and drinks to your diet.

Brain Food

Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine?

Caffeine Can Make You More Alert

There’s no magic bullet to boost IQ or make you smarter — but certain substances, like caffeine, can energize you and help you concentrate. Found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medications, caffeine gives you that unmistakable wake-up buzz, though the effects are short-term. And more is often less: Overdo it on caffeine and it can make you jittery and uncomfortable

Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

Caffeine Can Make You More Alert

Sugar Can Enhance Alertness

Sugar is your brain’s preferred fuel source — not table sugar, but glucose, which your body processes from the sugars and carbs you eat. That’s why a glass of something sweet to drink can offer a short-term boost to memory, thinking, and mental ability.
Have too much, though, and memory can be impaired — along with the rest of you. Go easy on the sugar so it can enhance memory without packing on the pounds

Sugar Can Enhance Alertness

Sugar Can Enhance Alertness

Eat Breakfast to Fuel Your Brain

Tempted to skip breakfast? Studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat it tend to perform better than those who don’t. Foods at the top of researchers’ brain-fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy, and fruits. Just don’t overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.

Eat Breakfast to Fuel Your Brain

Eat Breakfast to Fuel Your Brain

Fish Really is Brain Food

A protein source linked to a great brain boost is fish — rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are key for brain health. These healthy fats have amazing brain power: A diet with higher levels of them has been linked to lower dementia and stroke risks and slower mental decline; plus, they may play a vital role in enhancing memory, especially as we get older.
For brain and heart health, eat two servings of fish weekly

Fish Really is Brain Food

Fish Really is Brain Food

Add a Daily Dose of Nuts and Chocolate

Nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which has been linked in some studies to less cognitive decline as you age. Dark chocolate also has other powerful antioxidant properties, and it contains natural stimulants like caffeine, which can enhance focus.
Enjoy up to an ounce a day of nuts and dark chocolate to get all the benefits you need with a minimum of excess calories, fat, or sugar.

Add a Daily Dose of Nuts and Chocolate

Add a Daily Dose of Nuts and Chocolate

Add Avocados and Whole Grains

Every organ in the body depends on blood flow, especially the heart and brain. A diet high in whole grains and fruits like avocados can cut the risk of heart disease and lower bad cholesterol. This reduces your risk of plaque buildup and enhances blood flow, offering a simple, tasty way to fire up brain cells.
Whole grains, like popcorn and whole wheat, also contribute dietary fiber and vitamin E. Though avocados have fat, it’s the good-for-you, monounsaturated fat that helps with healthy blood flow.

Add Avocados and Whole Grains

Add Avocados and Whole Grains

Blueberries Are Super Nutritious

Research in animals shows that blueberries may help protect the brain from the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Studies also show that diets rich in blueberries improved both the learning and muscle function of aging rats, making them mentally equal to much younger rats.

Blueberries Are Super Nutritious

Blueberries Are Super Nutritious

Benefits of a Healthy Diet

It may sound trite but it’s true: If your diet lacks essential nutrients, it can hurt your ability to concentrate. Eating too much or too little can also interfere with your focus. A heavy meal may make you feel tired, while too few calories can result in distracting hunger pangs.
Benefit your brain: Strive for a well-balanced diet full of a wide variety of healthy foods.

Benefits of a Healthy Diet

Benefits of a Healthy Diet

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements?

Store shelves groan with supplements claiming to boost health. Although many of the reports on the brain-boosting power of supplements like vitamins B, C, E, beta-carotene, and magnesium are promising, a supplement is only useful to people whose diets are lacking in that specific nutrient.
Some researchers are cautiously optimistic about ginseng, ginkgo, and vitamin, mineral, and herb combinations and their impact on the brain, but more proof is still needed.
Check with your doctor.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements?

Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements?

Get Ready for a Big Day

Want to power up your ability to concentrate? Start with a meal of 100% fruit juice, a whole-grain bagel with salmon, and a cup of coffee. In addition to eating a well-balanced meal, experts also offer this advice:

Get a good night’s sleep.
Stay hydrated.
Exercise to help sharpen thinking.
Meditate to clear thinking and relax.

Get Ready for a Big Day

Get Ready for a Big Day

Have many of you ever heard of the Golden Ratio or PHI? Not PI but PHI. In the golden ratio, a + b is to a as a is to b. Well it is a Mathematical Equation but it exist in Nature including the Human Body so much that I think it
should be included here. Here is a picture i am sure a lot of you have seen many times.



Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ is said to illustrate the golden ratio.

In 1509, Luca Pacioli wrote a book that refers to the number as the “Divine Proportion,” which was illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci later called this sectio aurea or the Golden section. The Golden ratio was used to achieve balance and beauty in many Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Da Vinci himself used the Golden ratio to define all of the proportions in his Last Supper, including the dimensions of the table and the proportions of the walls and backgrounds. The Golden ratio also appears in da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man and the Mona Lisa. Other artists who employed the Golden ratio include Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Seurat, and Salvador Dali.

The Golden Ratio

In the golden ratio, a + b is to a as a is to b.

The Golden ratio is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the smaller part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. It is often symbolized using phi, after the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet. In an equation form, it looks like this:

a/b = (a+b)/a = 1.6180339887498948420 …

As with pi (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter), the digits go on and on, theoretically into infinity. Phi is usually rounded off to 1.618. This number has been discovered and rediscovered many times, which is why it has so many names — the Golden mean, the Golden section, divine proportion, etc. Historically, the number can be seen in the architecture of many ancient creations, like the Great Pyramids and the Parthenon. In the Great Pyramid of Giza, the length of each side of the base is 756 feet with a height of 481 feet. The ratio of the base to the height is roughly 1.5717, which is close to the Golden ratio.

The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza

Phidias (500 B.C. – 432 B.C.) was a Greek sculptor and mathematician who is thought to have applied phi to the design of sculptures for the Parthenon. Plato (428 B.C. – 347 B.C.) considered the Golden ratio to be the most universally binding of mathematical relationships. Later, Euclid (365 B.C. – 300 B.C.) linked the Golden ratio to the construction of a pentagram.

Around 1200, mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci discovered the unique properties of the Fibonacci sequence. This sequence ties directly into the Golden ratio because if you take any two successive Fibonacci numbers, their ratio is very close to the Golden ratio. As the numbers get higher, the ratio becomes even closer to 1.618. For example, the ratio of 3 to 5 is 1.666. But the ratio of 13 to 21 is 1.625. Getting even higher, the ratio of 144 to 233 is 1.618. These numbers are all successive numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.

These numbers can be applied to the proportions of a rectangle, called the Golden rectangle. This is known as one of the most visually satisfying of all geometric forms – hence, the appearance of the Golden ratio in art. The Golden rectangle is also related to the Golden spiral, which is created by making adjacent squares of Fibonacci dimensions.

The term “phi” was coined by American mathematician Mark Barr in the 1900s. Phi has continued to appear in mathematics and physics, including the 1970s Penrose Tiles, which allowed surfaces to be tiled in five-fold symmetry. In the 1980s, phi appeared in quasi crystals, a then-newly discovered form of matter.

Phi is more than an obscure term found in mathematics and physics. It appears around us in our daily lives, even in our aesthetic views. Studies have shown that when test subjects view random faces, the ones they deem most attractive are those with solid parallels to the Golden ratio. Faces judged as the most attractive show Golden ratio proportions between the width of the face and the width of the eyes, nose, and eyebrows. The test subjects weren’t mathematicians or physicists familiar with phi — they were just average people, and the Golden ratio elicited an instinctual reaction.

The Golden ratio also appears in all forms of nature and science. Some unexpected places include:

Flower petals: The number of petals on some flowers follows the Fibonacci sequence. It is believed that in the Darwinian processes, each petal is placed to allow for the best possible exposure to sunlight and other factors.

Seed heads: The seeds of a flower are often produced at the center and migrate outward to fill the space. For example, sunflowers follow this pattern.

Pinecones: The spiral pattern of the seed pods spiral upward in opposite directions. The number of steps the spirals take tend to match Fibonacci numbers.

Tree branches: The way tree branches form or split is an example of the Fibonacci sequence. Root systems and algae exhibit this formation pattern.

Shells: Many shells, including snail shells and nautilus shells, are perfect examples of the Golden spiral.

Spiral galaxies: The Milky Way has a number of spiral arms, each of which has a logarithmic spiral of roughly 12 degrees. The shape of the spiral is identical to the Golden spiral, and the Golden rectangle can be drawn over any spiral galaxy.

Hurricanes: Much like shells, hurricanes often display the Golden spiral.

Fingers: The length of our fingers, each section from the tip of the base to the wrist is larger than the preceding one by roughly the ratio of phi.

Animal bodies: The measurement of the human navel to the floor and the top of the head to the navel is the Golden ratio. But we are not the only examples of the Golden ratio in the animal kingdom; dolphins, starfish, sand dollars, sea urchins, ants and honeybees also exhibit the proportion.

DNA molecules: A DNA molecule measures 34 angstroms by 21 angstroms at each full cycle of the double helix spiral. In the Fibonacci series, 34 and 21 are successive numbers.

The Face Golden Ratio

The Face Golden Ratio

Human Golden Ratio

Human Golden Ratio

mona-lisa-golden ratio

mona-lisa-golden ratio



Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio

I don’t usually promote anything on my sites unless I use, test or have researched the product. Now I am a Coffee Freak! I love coffee and spend a lot of money on various coffees, brewing methods, etc.

Trying to save a little money and still get what I wanted, which is to brew one cup at a time when I want, so I was buying Keurig machine replica’s. I went through 3 replica machines from various popular brands in the last year. I figured they were a good brand so should make a good machine. Not one of them held up or had the simple options that the Keurig machine has. Very cheap mechanisms which after just a little time broke! Then a few months ago someone gave me The Keurig 2.0 K200 machine for a gift. I can honestly tell you that I will never buy another replica to try to save money. This machine is the basic Keurig machine and you can also buy the Carafe to go with this machine if you want to brew pots for company. It also brews hot water for soups or cereals or the such and Hot Cocoa and more. The coffee it brews tastes so fresh and is just the right temperature. What I do is put my sugar in the cup, put my milk in the cup and put it on the Keurig. From the time I press the button to full cup of coffee is 49 seconds! Nice freshly brewed coffee at the perfect temperature. It will brew cups in 4,6,8 and 10 ounce cups and also the full Carafe. I liked it so much I checked reviews on this machine and everyone who had one loved it! while there were negative reviews on the bigger machines and models there were nothing but good reviews on this machine. The lowest star rating was 4 with the rest I saw of 5 stars. The price in Canada is around $89.00 Canadian. Thats a great price for a great little machine. So if you need to buy a coffee enthusiast a machine for Christmas you could not go wrong with the Keurig 2.0 K200. Just check the reviews! If your interested then click the link below for another special they have on this machine for Christmas.

The 3 WORST Mistakes You Must AVOID
If You Want to Slow The Aging Process

(And the one unique trick that boosts your anti-aging hormones
so you can look & feel 10 years younger…)


According to science, there’s a difference between chronological age and biological age, which means you can be 50 years old and literally have a body of a 40 year old. I’m sure you’ve met someone that not only looks 10 years younger, but has boundless energy and stamina. That being said, I’m sure you’ve seen the exact opposite as well, someone that looks and acts much too OLD for their actual age.

So what’s the deal? Is it genetics? I know it sounds like the most reasonable answer. But genetics have very little to do with how fast or slow you age. Believe it or not, YOU have way more control over the aging process than you think.

Seriously, it’s not science fiction… you CAN slow your aging process, BUT only if you know what to do.

…And I’m not talking about having to take anti-aging pills or hormone supplements. Nope. This is much safer and more effective. It’s something you can do on your own.

There are countless men and women who have cracked the code on aging and have literally slowed down their biological clock to a crawl. And I’ll show you all the effective anti-aging tips and tricks in just a minute, but first let’s look at what happens as you age…

Your metabolism slows down to a snail’s pace as you age. This makes burning fat and losing weight next to impossible.
The hormones responsible for all of your youth-like qualities such as healthy skin tone, strong lean muscle, robust energy and insatiable sex drive, start declining more and more each year that goes by. And if you’re not proactive, your youth enhancing hormone levels may drop so low that there is no turning back.
Aging makes your bones weaker and more brittle by robbing your body of vital minerals that are essential for strong bones. This is why so many elderly people suffer from hip fractures that can lead to even more serious medical complications.
It’s not just your physical qualities that get negatively affected by aging…your brain suffers as well. Your memory, your ability to solve problems, and your decision making skills all start to decline and worsen each year.
And here’s the real kicker: After 40, your biological age starts to speed up and age faster than your chronological age! In fact, for every year that passes you can age up to 6 months extra. That means when you turn 42, your body is essentially turning 43…if you keep this up, at 48 your body could be as old as 52!!
These are the harsh facts, but it’s the truth. However, it doesn’t need to be this way. YOU have the power to slow aging and prolong your youth. When you apply my anti-aging strategies, you’ll be able to REVERSE the aging process by greatly slowing down your biological aging well below your chronological aging.

Here’s what you can expect when you use some of my anti-aging strategies:

You’ll re-ignite your metabolism, reprogramming your body so you can readily start burning fat right away.
You’ll reboot your endocrine system, creating a resurgence of youth enhancing hormones so can get infinitely more energy—and replace flab with lean, strong muscle while boosting your sex drive
You’ll fortify your body by regaining bone density and building a solid foundation.
Boost your brain power, enhancing memory and improving your cognitive function making you as sharp as a tack
You’ll dramatically decelerate your body’s aging process. So, your biological age will age slower than your chronological age—making you look and feel younger each year that passes.
Now I need to warn you… what you’re going to read next is probably going to go against everything you’ve ever heard before. BUT that’s because very few people actually know how to slow their aging process.

Think about the so-called “experts” giving you anti-aging tips… what do they look like? If they don’t look 10 – 15 years younger than their actual age, do you really think they have the right knowledge?

Look, I’m not one to judge by looks alone, but as far as anti-aging is concerned I’m taking advice from people that look the part and live the part…

Now, here are the 3 WORST mistakes you must AVOID if you want to slow the aging process and increase your metabolism to burn fat, boost your youth enhancing hormones to get more energy & stamina, and build a lean, strong, healthy body:

1. Cardio


Too many people think that cardio is the answer to everything related to weight-loss and fat-loss. And although cardio can be helpful (if done properly), it does nothing to slow the aging process. In fact, it does the exact opposite!. Doing long frequent cardio sessions will break down your muscles and increase the production of free radicals. These free radicals are nasty little things that damage the cells in your body and accelerate aging.

Don’t worry if you’re concerned about your heart health. There is a much more effective way to improve your cardiovascular health, which I’ll cover in just a minute. And here’s the best part: it takes only 1/3 the time of a conventional cardio workout AND it also triggers your youth enhancing hormones instead of those nasty free radicals that age you faster!

2. A Low-Fat Diet


It’s hard to believe that “low-fat” is still a dietary recommendation

because science has proven that fat is not the cause of weight gain or heart disease.

In fact, since the introduction of the fat-free diet, the world has gotten more fat and sick than it has ever been before.

Fat is not the enemy. Fat does NOT make you fat. In fact, fat is an absolute must if you want your body to look and feel younger! Why? Because healthy fats are an essential source of good cholesterol, which is KEY to producing the hormones that enhance your youthful qualities. (Not all cholesterol is bad, by the way — good cholesterol is a crucial component of healthy skin tissue, making your skin more supple, glowing, and youthful). If you’re following a low-fat diet, you’re depriving your body of the nutrients it needs to slow aging and keep your youth.

3. Yoga


Yoga has been around for thousands of years and it’s still around after all this time because it’s very effective for things like improving your inner consciousness, mind-body connection and spiritual health. However, it should NOT be considered an effective form of exercise. Sure, some movements are difficult and physically challenging. BUT strictly physiologically speaking, yoga lacks the necessary components to stimulate your body to build lean muscle, burn fat and most importantly… trigger your youth-enhancing hormones to help slow aging. Yoga can improve your flexibility and calm your mind, but it will NOT stimulate your “youth” hormones.

What To Do Next

If you want to reverse the aging process, you need to know HOW to trigger your youth-enhancing hormones to slough away old, dead cells while elevating your metabolic process so you can burn away stubborn, flabby fat and replace it with lean, toned muscle.

The answer is metabolic training. Don’t worry, it’s not as technical as it sounds. Let me explain…

Metabolic training involves doing certain types of exercises that involve your entire body, so you can activate as many muscles as you can in a short amount of time. It’s completely different from doing traditional isolated body building exercises (like biceps curls or leg curls) where you’re only using one muscle at a time. This form of exercise takes way too long and doesn’t stimulate enough muscle fibers to increase your fat-burning and youth-enhancing hormones.

Here’s the key: the more muscles you’re able to activate at the same time, the more you’ll be able to trigger your youth-enhancing hormones. This is why using exercises that involve your entire body (upper body and lower body) at the same time is crucial.

That’s not all…there’s a particular way you want perform these exercises, because doing so will trigger your most effective fat burning hormones, so you can burn off your old excess fat that’s been hanging around way too long.

And here’s the best part… you can replace your flabby body parts with lean, toned muscle by simply following these exercise protocols, because not only do they trigger your youth-enhancing hormones and fat-burning hormones—they also boosts your testosterone. Testosterone is your ultimate lean-muscle building—hormone

for BOTH men and women.

And much like other hormones, your testosterone levels naturally start to decline after the age of 40, which is why it’s so difficult to gain lean muscle and maintain that youthful body tone as you get older.

Turning back the clock is easy when you know HOW to trigger the right hormones in your body. And I’ll show you the specifics behind this easy, insanely effective method on the next page. Soon you’ll be able to trigger your youth enhancing hormones, along with your fat-burning and lean-muscle building hormones so you can defy the aging process and look and feel 10 years younger!

Is Pot Safe
Health Regulation
June 20, 2015
Is Pot Safe? Five Year Study Completed

Marijuana Plant

Marijuana Plant


After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state.
Nor can the same officials present to the public any supporting evidence behind a 2013 study that claims the deaths of 62 kids were “associated” with marijuana.

The study was brought into prominence this week after anti-legalization activist Sheila Polk, the four-term Yavapai County Attorney, used it to prop up her point that marijuana is dangerous.

“Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died,” reads the headline on Polk’s widely-published June 15 op-ed.

The op-ed received an avalanche of criticism from anti-prohibition advocates to liberal Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini.

To find out what health officials really know about the subject of marijuana’s alleged danger to kids, New Times checked in with the Arizona Department of Health Services, which publishes the Annual Child Fatality Review that Polk mentions in her article.

It turns out the state DHS has been publishing this information about deaths associated with marijuana for years, but few noticed until Polk’s prominent, politicized use of it.

Polk wrote: “According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in a study that examines all deaths in Arizona of children under the age of 18, a disturbing number of child deaths resulted from substance use. Guess which substance was the most prevalent?

Not alcohol, not methamphetamine (although they were close seconds), but marijuana. In 2013, marijuana use was associated with the tragic and needless deaths of 62 children in Arizona.”

True to form, Polk is only half-right — and she’s putting her money on the part that’s half-wrong. The “point” of mentioning the “62 kids” stat, she writes, is that “prevention, not legalization, remains the best model for addressing drug abuse.”

Yet the state DHS agrees she’s incorrect to write that the study reported child deaths “resulted from” marijuana.

Holly Ward, a spokeswoman for the agency, conferred with DHS officials for this article and confirmed that the DHS has no evidence that marijuana is the “cause” of any death in Arizona.

The study does report “causes” of death, like poisoning, firearms, suicide, drownings, suffocation, etc. No specific substance is listed as a cause of death in the Child Fatality Report.

But because overdoses from heroin, cocaine or prescription drugs are listed as causes in other DHS literature, we asked if marijuana was listed as a cause of death anywhere by DHS. The answer, Ward said, is “no.”

Polk gets the wording right in the sentence that says pot “was associated” with 62 deaths in the study. But there are significant caveats to that correlation which Polk, ever the propagandist, didn’t bother to point out in her article.

DHS officials tell New Times that they can’t show the public a single example of how any of the 62 deaths were considered to be “associated” with marijuana. Patient privacy laws prohibit even the most generic information about the cases from being released to the public.

“By statute, we cannot give you the background information,” Ward says.

But if the public can’t learn the truth about how marijuana might have been associated with any death, it’s impossible to learn how such an association might contribute to a death. Preventing deaths is the whole point of the study, ostensibly.

In fact, there is good reason to think the associations are made loosely.

The data behind the annual study is compiled by about a dozen different teams of local health officials around the state, says Mary Ellen Cunningham, chief of the agency’s Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health, which oversees the study.

The teams use the same basic criteria to determine whether a death is “associated” with a substance like marijuana, though differences in how the criteria is applied by the individuals on the team are possible, Cunningham says.

In each of the cases examined, varying supporting documents may be used — in some cases a police report may be available, while in other cases it won’t be. That hodge-podge of information is sent to the state DHS to be compiled for the Child Fatality Report.

A chart from Page 42 of the Child Fatality Review
Overall, the teams studied 811 child fatalities from 2013. Sixteen percent of the deaths were from “natural” causes like cancer. Another 7 percent of deaths were from an undetermined cause. Accidents were responsible for about 50 percent of the deaths. Officials found only 38 percent were “preventable.”

If that holds true for marijuana-associate deaths, than only 24 were “preventable” — implying the bulk of them would have happened with or without the association of marijuana or other substances.

On page 40 of the 2013 study, the definition of “associated” in this context is explained:

“Although substance use is a known risk factor in child fatalities, it is important to remember the term associated is used because it is not always clear if or how the substance use had a direct or contributing effect on the fatality incident.“The CFR program defines substance use as associated with a child’s death if the child, the child’s parent, caretaker and/or if the person responsible for the death, during or about the time of the incident leading to the death, used or abused substances, including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and/or alcohol.”

The disclaimer means that the state DHS is not going as far to say that marijuana was a contributing factor — either as a direct or indirect cause — in any of the 62 marijuana-associated deaths.

Another disclaimer in the study states that “more than one substance may have been associated with a single death.” That, Cunningham agrees, means that it’s possible all of the 62 marijuana-associated deaths were also associated with alcohol or other drugs.

Yet lumping two or more substances into these “associated” statistics results in bias against marijuana, which does not cause toxic overdoses like alcohol and the other drugs. Cunningham acknowledged that substances that were a “cause” of death were also noted as substances “associated” in deaths in this part of the study.

To give a hypothetical example, if a teenager died from ingesting too much meth or alcohol yet also had THC in their blood, that would count in the study as a marijuana-associated death as well as a meth- and alcohol-related death.

THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is known to be detectable in people for days or weeks after its last use, unlike far-more dangerous drugs that can result in outright death from overdose. That would also tend to skew the results of the study, clearly.

Not to say that nothing could count as a marijuana-associated death. If a toddler dies in a pool while mom is smoking marijuana in a back bedroom, losing track of time, that could be an association that even legalization advocates might acknowledge as valid.

How many of the 62 associations are strong, how many are weak, how many involve multiple substances with true overdose potential, how many were preventable, or any specific info about the associations in any of the cases — those are things the state DHS cannot tell the public due to privacy laws.

“Safe pot?”

The 2013 Child Fatality Review doesn’t actually answer that question.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

57 year old looks 35 again! (without botox or surgery!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 – How do Hollywood starlets look so radiant and youthful well into thier 40’s, 50’s, and even 60’s? Is it always expensive botox and dangerous plastic surgery? According to Dr Oz, the answer is NO! So if they aren’t all using surgery to stay looking great, what is their secret? Keep reading, it’s excitingly effective, safe, and cheap!

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A few weeks ago on the Dr Oz Show, he shared the secret he has been giving celebrity clients who want to look 10 to 15 years younger fast, but are scared of the potential risks of surgery or botox. We were so suprised by how shockingly simple, cheap, and effective his technique was, we had to test it ourself and write a feature article on the results! Read on…

“Countless aging celebs admit they avoided surgery and look 20 years younger thanks to Dr Oz simple advice.”

The Best Skin Solution You’ve Never Heard Of

Dr Oz had always kept this wrinkle secret reserved for his high paying celebrity clients until recently. He had to let his fans know because he was tired of hearing the countless stories of his viewers throwing away thousands of dollars on expensive anti aging products or dangerous surgical procedures that make big promises and often do far more harm than good. As a result, a few weeks ago he shared the simple solution he had previously only shared with his celeb clients to everyone watching his TV Show!

He actually discovered this anti aging miracle when multiple celebrity friends and clients were constantly reaching out to him hoping for a solution to look younger to prolong their career without going in for surgery.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

“I looked 15 years younger in literally 2 weeks! Dr Oz literally saved my acting career.”

Dr Oz on his show he said he was thrilled when after months and months of pain staking tests and research, his team came across 2 products that when combined literally took 10 to 20 years off women’s appearance in just a month. More shockingly it is safe, and costs next to nothing! The two products were revealed to be Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

“This is the anti aging miracle of the decade as far as I’m concerned.” Martha Stewart, 73″

So what is it?

2 Key Ingredients For Anti Aging:

1. Vitamin C
2. Hyaluronic Acid

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

These are both natural ingredients that work together to erase wrinkles and fine lines at the cellular level – below the surface of the skin – which is why they’re so effective.

Vitamin C, The Fountain of Youth:

The first piece of the anti aging puzzle discovered was Vitamin C.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

“Vitamin C is the secret to cheat your age”. – Dr Oz

Vitamin C penetrates deep into damaged skin and stimulates new collagen – a protein which makes skin appear plump and firm. It’s all the rage in beauty circles, much in part because of a 2009 study stating, applying non-prescription Vitamin C to your skin caused a 60% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Dr Oz said this is why Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream is so effective. It was one of the few products on the market that had Vitamin C in the right consistency and dosage.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Hyaluronic Acid:

He said the second piece, when combined properly with Vitamin C, literally makes your face look two decades younger in weeks! Hyaluronic Acid works by binding to moisture. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent natural skin plumper. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin repair and regenerate itself after suffering from dryness, environmental stresses, or irritation. He said one of, if not the only products you can buy over the counter with an effective concentration of Hyaluronic Acid was found in Revival Advanced Eye Serum.

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

“What Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid do is get rid of all the old, dead layers of skin and help your skin generate fresh new ones. Our tests show that you can erase almost 10 to 20 years off your face in less than 14 days. But the key is to choose the creams and serums that contain the highest and purest quality ingredients, since they’re not all the same. The only two we found during our research was Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum. This is what my wife uses. This is what I recommend to all my celebrity clients.” – Dr Oz

“How do I do it?”

It’s actually very simple. You simply use both products before bed. Dr Oz states, “The trick is to combine Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum. These two products both contain high concentrations of pure Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid in just the right concentrations. His team also discovered that they contain all sorts of anti-oxidants, an ingredient called Dermaxyl (also known as facelift in a jar) and Ester-C (the active anti-aging compound in Vitamin C).

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Getting older is rough for an actress. I feel like a new woman!” Goldie Hawn, 68

We Decided to Put it to the Test!

As excited as we were after the show and after getting a flood of letters, we wanted to try it for ourself before we wrote this feature piece praising it. We decided to take a volunteer from someone in our office. Let me introduce Brenda Wright, a 57 year old mother of 3 who jumped at the chance to test this combo. Here is her story…

Brenda’s Story & 14 Day Results:

Brenda is a 57 year old mother of 3 from here in Chicago. Like most women her age, the years have started to give her unwanted lines and wrinkles. Brenda said she volunteered because she is so frustrated that nothing she has tried seems to work. She was even considered highly risky and very expensive facelift procedure. This was somewhat of a last resort for her.

We had her track her progress for a 14 day test. Here are the results:
Day 1:

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

After the first day of using Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum together, I was surprised at how wonderful they both made my skin feel. It felt like every last pore on my face was being tightened and pulled by a gigantic vacuum cleaner.

I don’t know how else to describe it! I could feel a warm tingling sensation on my cheeks, around my eyes, and on my forehead. I looked in the mirror and saw that my face looked a bit rosy – the result of revitalizing blood rushing to the surface of my skin to renew my face.
After both products were absorbed into my skin, my face looked firmer and had a beautiful glow to it.
DAY 5:

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Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

After five days of using Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum, I was shocked at the drastic results.

The lines, dark spots, and wrinkles – without question – were visibly reduced in size right before my eyes!

I was astonished by the results, and literally felt 15 years younger again. It was like watching all my wrinkles and fine lines vanish right off!
DAY 14:

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Doctor OZ anti wrinkle cream

After 14 days, not only had all my doubts and scepticism absolutely vanished – SO DID MY WRINKLES!

The lines, dark spots, and wrinkles – without question – were visibly reduced in size right before my eyes!

I was astonished by the results, and literally felt 15 years younger again. It was like watching all my wrinkles and fine lines vanish right off!

The lines on my forehead, the loose, sagging skin on my neck, my crows’ feet – even the age spots on my face had COMPLETELY disappeared. I’ve never felt or seen anything tighten my skin with this kind of force before, no matter how expensive the product!

After the 2 weeks, my skin not only stayed that way, it actually improved every day until it became as beautiful and radiant as it was 20 years ago. By this point, all my friends and family were shocked. They couldn’t believe the difference, and were convinced I was lying about not getting botox!

The Verdict:

Brenda was able to virtually remove 90% of all her wrinkles and problem areas because she combined Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum. It tightened her face and neck, removing all signs of sagging, aging, and dehydrated skin.

Will This Work For You?

There are plenty of skincare gimmicks out there, and most of them are ridiculously expensive. With so many options it’s only natural for you to be skeptical about the results, and so we don’t want to promise our readers anything, we simply want to challenge you to do what Dr Oz recommended on the show: try it for yourself!

Remember, you need to use both Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum in combination for best results.

For your convenience, I have provided the links to the exact products Dr Oz recommended. As of the writing of this article they are still offering Free Trials of both Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum. Use the links below and you will get the lowest possible shipping price as well.

Free Trial Links: COMING!

Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream

Revival Advanced Eye Serum

“I love my new skin and I love what I see in the mirror. I’ve tried dozens of products and treatments but none worked better than Revival Anti Wrinkle Cream and Revival Advanced Eye Serum. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
Beatrice King
San Diego, California

“The only thing is that I wish I could have watched Dr Oz show earlier! The results were so shocking I couldn’t believe it’s my face. I look 20 years younger and I feel giddy like a school girl.”
Amanda Michaels
Saratoga, Florida

“It’s simply amazing. I can’t believe how quickly I saw results. Real results! I literally saw results after the first day. I can’t thank you enough, I have my youthful face back”
Francesca Gonzalez
Dallas, Texas


Why? Going through the menopausal stage means having bothersome mood disturbances including crying jags, fatigue, depression and other distressing symptoms-do you wish there’s a way to stop this once and for all? Would you believe if you are told that overcoming menopause is not that hard? Would you believe that in just a few days you can conquer over menopausal stage? Are you willing to be told on how to be free from all these inconvenient feelings of a woman’s stage in life? If you do, then you are doing the right choice Do not waste any more time. The second stage is peri-menopause which are the years immediately preceding menopause. This development also happens to a number of female vertebrate species. This stage can bring up new health due to reduced production of female hormone called estrogen and progesterone. It cannot be prevented from happening.


Hormonal imbalance is a major health issue. It makes sleeping very uncomfortable because of heavy night sweats that you can barely understand why you have them, having a hard time to focus yourself on things you usually do, daily routinely activities become harder to finish than usual, unexplainable weight loss or weight gain, un-pretty bloating sensations and gaseous pass, severe uncontrollable mood swings, unclear reasons of sudden burst of crying, diminishing self-esteem. Vaginal dryness, urinary problems and fatigue are due to lower level of estrogen.


You must learn how to feel and become aware of what is happening in your body. However, simple remedies suggested are:taking Vitamins E and calcium supplement, eating soy products, drinking black cohash and Korean ginseng (both herbs) and acupuncture. Try it now and you will not regret it ever. Just follow the easy guidelines you are about to read. Supportive spouses, parents, children, relatives, friends and social environment can shorten or lengthen the way to success. Sense the different reasons or factors that aggravate the hormones. This is an easy step-by-step process of healing yourself. How can the occurrences of hot flashes and night sweats be controlled? All women suffer from these unpleasant symptoms before, during and after the menopause. There are arguments for and against Bio identical hormone therapy (BHRT) and Traditional hormone replacement therapy. It scares you and it makes you worry about it. You would have the one test you can take at home that will determine if you are going through menopause or not.

Menopause Natural, At-Home Menopause Relief Based on 25 Years Experience.


Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, accounting for more than 25 % of all cancer cases in North American females. Risk factors vary based on a combination of family genetic history, personal lifestyle choices and the quality of your daily environment. 5 – 10% of all breast cancers are linked to genetic factors. The most important thing is to always pay attention to your body and stay informed about signs, symptoms and risk factors for cancer. As we age, it is normal for changes to occur in the body and it is even more important to become sensitive to and tuned into your body’s form, function and feeling.

If anything seems out of the ordinary, speak to your doctor about what you are experiencing and explain your family history. The more informed you are earlier about your health and the risks and signs of cancer, the more meaningful your visit with a physician and your course of treatment will be.

1. Change in Shape and Size
Other change in breast shape or size may be a sign of breast cancer. Cancer can lead to the deformation of the overall shape or size of the breast. Many women notice it when their bras start to fit differently, or just in the overall appearance of them on a daily basis.

2. Lump in the Breast
The most common first sign is a lump on the breast. 80% of breast cancers are first detected with a lump which is often felt by the woman or her doctor upon physical examination. Lumps can also be detected by mammogram, sometimes found through this method way before a lump is felt. The lump often stays permanently and does not shrink with menstruation. They typically don’t cause pain, but always have these checked out.

Breast Cancer

Breast Exam

3. Breast Pain
Breast pain (known as mastalgia) is more common with breast cancer which has spread to other body parts (known as invasive breast cancer). It may be experienced first as tenderness leading to more painful episodes as it progresses. Painful breasts however, may occur for any number of non-cancer-related reasons, such as hormone fluctuations caused by menstruation and use of the birth control pill.

4. Armpit (axilla) Lump
A lump here can mean that the breast cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit. The lump may be tender, however as with a breast lump, there is often no accompanying pain. These lumps located under the arm can come or go, as each patient is different.


Armpit Lump

5. Nipple Differences
Breast cancer sufferers commonly have pretty noticeable changes with their nipples. They can start to point in different directions, they can become inverted, the shape and size of them can change, and some even notice discharge or crusting begin to form. Even though some females are embarrassed to even speak of these changes to their doctor, it’s something you must get over to get the screenings you need to rule out any cancerous growth.

6. Bone Pains
Bone pain may seem like a strange reaction to breast cancer, but it’s usually secondary cancer in the bones that results in the soreness. Bones become weak for patients, and add a much higher risk of breaking. This is called “Pathological Fractures” and sadly, happens quite a bit.

7. Nausea
If you have already begun treatment and are experiencing nausea and even vomiting, this can be as a result of many cancer treatment medications. Talk it over with your medical provider as often changing dosages, or medications, or even adding drugs such as “Zofran” can greatly help these symptoms dissipate.

8. Loss of Appetite
Many patients loose the desire to consume foods of any sort while coping with a cancer treatment, and even prior to their initial diagnosis. Not eating proper meals and using supplemental shakes is popular for any undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Just aim for getting some form of nutrients in each day, and advise your specialist this is an issue for you to get on a feasible plan.

9. Weight Loss
Obviously, if thousands of women are reporting they have a significant decrease in the desire to eat anything, there is bound to be some notable weight loss. Always try to keep an eye on your eating habits, and if you feel this decrease in hunger has gone on for days, you have to try to consume something before you develop dehydration or even faint.

10. Skin Changes
Often there can be changes developing in the skin such as dimpling, puckers, redness, itching, or a yellowish or jaundice appearance are all reported side effects. Lots of ladies also start to show signs of rashes that resemble eczema, but it is actually something called “Paget’s Disease” and specific to cancer patients.

In its early stages, breast cancer is often as elusive as it is common. Getting to know your body, and how it feels and functions when you are healthy is the first important step towards beating it before it starts or spreads. Regular home examinations and close attention to any pre-existing risk factors within your family history also goes a long way to early detection.

Skin Changes

Skin Changes

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