American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Attack Home Births


by Judy Cohain, CNM

Abstract:  In 2009, while 99.3% of US women delivered in hospital, 0.7% delivered at home. In response to this slight rise in homebirths, The American Journal of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AJOG) issued a warning to all doctors and midwives to refuse to attend homebirth under all circumstances.  In the absence of respected […]

Video Highlights from First Congressional Hearing on Autism in 10 Years

Lawmakers Look into Federal Response to Rising Rates of Autism
The House Oversight Committee Hearing on Autism was held in Washington D.C. on November 29, 2012

Health Impact News Editor Comments: Earlier this year it was announced that autism rates had reached 1 out of every 88 children in the United States. Congress finally held hearings on […]

Statin Drugs Linked To Worsening Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

by Sayer Ji

New research flies in the face of a new theory that statin drugs, used to lower cholesterol, may be of value in those suffering from osteoarthritis. To the contrary, statin drugs are likely contributing to the epidemic of knee osteoarthritis in exposed populations.

Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis is quite common in people older than 40 […]

Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity on GMOs from Federal Law During Lame Duck Congress?

Congress Is Back. And So Is Monsanto’s Sneak Attack.
by Organic Consumer Association

With the elections over, Congress has returned for a lame duck session to clear its plate of post-Thanksgiving legislative leftovers. Not surprisingly, Monsanto is back, too, pushing a rider to the FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations Bill that if passed, would grant the biotech […]

Serious Chicken Pox Outbreak in Indiana is Among Vaccinated Children

Health Impact News

Vigo County of Indiana is currently experiencing the country’s largest outbreak of Chicken Pox, with 92 cases so far. Out of these 92 cases, only 3 were never vaccinated. That means this may be the nation’s first case of a serious Chicken Pox outbreak among children who were actually vaccinated for Chicken […]

Let’s End the Prescription Drug Death Epidemic

By Dr. Mercola

Deaths from prescription drug overdoses have been called the “silent epidemic” for years, and now, with one American dying every 19 minutes from an accidental prescription drug overdose,1 it’s being described as “the biggest man-made epidemic in the United States.”2
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and CNN’s chief […]

The Futility of Pharma-based Alzheimer’s Research

by Alliance for Natural Health

Behind a dangerous new test approved by the FDA is a new drug by the same company. Meanwhile, new research offers better natural solutions.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test from Eli Lilly & Co that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that have […]

Avoid Secondary Herpes Infections with Coconut Oil

by Dr. Miguel Gonzalez, MD 

Herpes helped with Coconut Oil

Herpes infections or simply Herpes, medically known as herpes simplex virus or HSV, is a common virus and is often unrecognized. An estimated 80% of American adults have had the oral infection (causing cold sores on the mouth and lips) with herpes and as many as 1 […]

NIH Vaccine Chief Leaves Government to Work for Pharmaceutical Industry

By Dr. Mercola

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actually the second-highest funding source for drug studies (first is the drug companies, themselves). Many assume NIH-funded studies are unbiased, but NIH accepts a great deal of money from Big Pharma and is deeply enmeshed with the industry,

The revolving door between government and the pharmaceutical […]

Pests Adapt to GMOs Requiring More Pesticides for GM Crops

Those bugs 'are going to outsmart us' - As nature adapts to chemicals and genetically engineered seeds, farmers face new threats.