Researchers from the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Jouy en Josas, France, found an interesting alternative to fight Influenza. They have discovered that Naproxen, also known as Aleve, has antiviral properties against influenza. The medication binds to a nucleoprotein of the virus preventing it from being able to replicate. It also has other properties that reduce viral load in cells and make it a better option than other anti-inflammatory drugs. Researchers are hoping naproxen can become a widely used remedy for the influenza virus.
The Federal US Court has ruled in a case stating that the Hepatitis B vaccine caused a patient to develop chronic fatigue syndrome. The patient was awarded a considerable sum along with lifetime payments for healthcare! This ruling has sent a nation-wide warning for those who have yet to receive the Merck VARIVAX Hepatitis B vaccination. The drug warnings on the label include fatigue/weakness, multiple sclerosis, lupus, etc. The decision to receive a vaccination is not to be taken lightly for it can completely change your life, and you have every right to refuse the vaccination!
Read about it here, and don’t forget to click on the links to other diseases caused by the hepatitis B vaccine and to the original posting with the case details!
Engineers at the Virginia Military Institute have developed a robot that is able to lure in and kill ticks! The least successful trial wiped out 75% of ticks on a wildlife preserve trail, while more successful trials were able to wipe out ticks altogether. This is an exciting new way for pest control without spraying harsh and dangerous chemicals. The next they hope to achieve is to market the machine and sell it to companies for commercial use. Read how the machine actually works in the full article here!
Gluten is a protein found in grains and used widely in processed foods. As foods become more processed, there are proteins that were not existing in the original plants previous generations have consumed. As a result, there are many individuals who may be sensitive or intolerant of gluten but do not know it!
This article covers what gluten is and why it is seen so largely in our diet. Dr. Myers discusses how gluten affects our gut when we consume it, and how it can cause intestinal issues such as intestinal permeability and inflammation. If you suspect you may have gluten sensitivity, she also has some recommendations on the steps to take.
For those of you who were unable to attend Dr. Snell’s presentation on the CPET and it’s use for the assessment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, here are the videos of the talk!
Dr. Snell explains how the test works and how its results can be used as hard evidence for CFS and disability. The information presented is truly educational and we hope you learn from it as much as we have!
If you would like to have the CPET done, please contact our office to set this up!
If you missed the radio talkshow with Dr. Bhakta on May 21st, you can access it here! Parents have called in with questions about PANDAS, and a amazing panel of doctors including Dr. Bhakta took time to answer those questions!
Also, check out RadioPANDAS most recent show about summer flares. Dr. Bhakta, Dr. Trifletti, and Dr. Rabinowitz discuss the matter and answers parents’ questions!