Florida Dad Wrongfully Convicted for Shaking Baby and Served 20+ Years of a 70 Year Sentence Featured on CNN

On February 17, 2018, CNN aired a Special Report titled "Broken Bones, Shattered Lives" which featured the story of James Duncan, who was convicted of child abuse for shaking his son who was an infant at the time. He has served over 20 years of a 70 year conviction for a crime he claims never happened. A Florida appeals court has agreed to re-try the case. CNN's Jean Casarez interviewed James' ex-wife and two sons (now adults) for the report, and they all maintain that James is innocent. Jean Casarez also interviewed Dr. David Ayoub, a radiologist and expert on infantile rickets who stated: "It's a bad diagnosis." He said he believes Kody had infantile rickets, a disease of early life in which bones do not mineralize properly. Ayoub said it led Kody to develop metabolic bone disease, causing his bones to be very fragile. When Jean Casarez asked Dr. Ayoub how many parents he thought might be incarcerated today wrongfully on charges of Child Abuse for shaking their child, he replied "In the tens of thousands."

Cardiologist: Millions of People Taking Statin Drugs Will Continue to Have Far Greater Chance of Harm than Benefit

Two recent articles published in the UK mainstream hard copy and online newspaper Express revealed there’s something wrong with cholesterol-lowering statin drug prescription policies, quoting several doctors who claim statins cause more harm than benefit. Dr. Rita Redberg, a cardiologist professor at the San Francisco Medical Center, states: “Unfortunately, until all data is available and discussed with patients, millions of people taking these [statin] drugs will continue to have far greater chance of harm than benefit.” Dr. Rita Redberg's name might be familiar to our readers, because she appeared in an Australian two-part TV news documentary that has often been featured in several Health Impact News articles. Both parts were connected thematically and produced by Dr. Maryanne Demasi, Ph.D. And it was Dr. Demasi’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) article and study review that the Express article was reporting rather favorably with quotes from other doctors supporting her findings. The article’s focus was on the controversy it had ignited regarding the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Death Certificate Clerk Reveals How Cause of Death Reporting is Subjective and CDC Statistics are Not Reliable When Making Public Health Decisions

In our recently published article on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) we referenced how the CDC and WHO list 130 official ways for an infant to die according to official categories of death, but adverse reactions to vaccines is not one of them. Joy Fritz is a Death Certificate Clerk, and she recently published some of her observations in the field of death recording on Facebook. Joy relates how she and her husband were concerned about the severity of the flu season as was being reported in the media, and that she "started reading the FDA package inserts for different flu immunization options to get informed on which immunizations might be safest for our <1 year old and 6 year old." She states that she wanted to make an informed decision for her family, and that "What I ultimately wanted to compare was the risk of death." She learned that public records on influenza deaths stated that there were no deaths related to adverse reactions to flu medications or flu shots. However, being in the field of death recording, she dug deeper, and has presented her research and experience to the public. She writes: "Our current system for capturing mortality rates can and does provide a mostly uninvestigated and inaccurate picture of what causes a death. The process for creating and registering causes of death for public records is a complicated, convoluted, politicized, completely open to both ignorance and the manipulations of personal, professional, and governmental interests. I'm the one creating these statistics and I offer you this: If you take one thing away from this, take away a healthier skepticism about even the most accepted mainstream, nationally reported, CDC or other ‘scientific’ statistics." I am thankful that Joy reached out to us here at Health Impact News and encouraged us to share her perspective to our readership.

What Are The Real Causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? Why Are Vaccines Excluded?

As we have previously reported at Health Impact News, in spite of the fact that the U.S. spends more on "healthcare" than any other nation in the world, our infant mortality rates are among the highest, especially when compared to developed, wealthier nations. The most recent study was published in January of 2018 in the journal Health Affairs and compared the mortality rate of children in 19 wealthy, Western countries, where the U.S. came in last. It is also well-known that American babies receive more doses of vaccines than any other nation. And yet, government health agencies refuse to even consider if vaccines are part of the problem. Within the U.S., the state with the highest infant mortality rate, Mississippi, also (coincidentally??) has the highest vaccination rates in the U.S. Neil Miller, a medical research journalist and the Director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute, wrote in 2014 that while there are 130 official ways for an infant to die according to official categories of death, sanctioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as published in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), vaccines are not one of them: "There are 130 official ways for an infant to die. When a baby dies, coroners must choose from among these 130 categories. The official causes of death include nearly every imaginable — and tragic — possibility. However, there is NO category for infant deaths caused by vaccines." According to the CDC, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) remains one of the leading causes of death among infants in the U.S., claiming 3,700 deaths in 2015. Dr. Viera Scheibner is one of the few scientists and researchers who has investigated SIDS and a possible link to vaccines, and she presents her research here on Health Impact News.

California Christian Homeschool Family Torn Apart as Children are Medically Kidnapped, Forced into Public School, and Mother is Forced out of Family Home

When the Daugherty family decided to visit Seattle, Washington, for a 4 day whale watching trip to celebrate their son's 10th birthday, they had no idea that a trip to the emergency room would turn into a nightmare that would rip their family apart. They were more than a thousand miles from home and from their own doctors, when chronically ill Zachary began running a fever and showing signs of an infection. When his parents took him to the emergency room at Seattle Children's Hospital, they blindly walked into a web of controversy involving some of the most notorious Child Abuse Specialist doctors in the country, with connections to Medical Kidnap stories we have published spanning from Boston to Arizona, California, and Washington. California parents Kevin and Erin Daugherty learned that the conflict between Boston area doctors involved with the notorious Justina Pelletier case didn't stay in Boston. It has spread all the way from the East Coast to the West Coast of America. Their son Zachary has been caught in the crossfire of differing philosophies of different doctors. Orange County CPS in California has now seized custody of Zachary and his sister Zoe as well, and these formerly homeschooled children are now forced to attend public school. The children are only allowed to see their mother on supervised visits 4 hours per week, as the state has forced the mother to move out of the family home and separate from her husband against their will.

Study: Antioxidants in Virgin Coconut Oil Counteract Environmental Pollutants and Improve Cardiovascular Health

A new study published in Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine sheds further light on how coconut oil, virgin coconut oil in particular, enhances cardiovascular health, in direct contradiction to the U.S. government claims that coconut oil leads to heart disease. As is to be expected, much of the research published in peer-reviewed journals showing that coconut oil enhances heart health in recent years has been conducted outside the U.S., in tropical cultures where coconuts grow. These countries are finding out for themselves that they have been misled by U.S. policy that condemns their native diets which includes coconuts and coconut oil. This current study conducted in Nigeria looked at the pathogenic role of cadmium (Cd) and its exposure in the induction of dyslipidemia implicated in the development and increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases, and explored whether polyphenolics isolated from virgin coconut oil (VCO) could prevent Cd-induced dyslipidemia. The researchers concluded: "The co-administration of VCO polyphenol with Cd remarkably restored lipid profile and cardiovascular risk ratios and stabilized antioxidant defense systems comparable to control group. This is the first study presenting that polyphenols isolated from VCO prevent Cd-induced lipid abnormalities and cardiovascular risk ratios by improving antioxidant defense systems."

Are Many Modern Diseases Linked to the Failed Mass Swine Flu Vaccination in 1976?

Crohn’s. Lupus. Autism. ADHD. Food allergies. Celiac disease. Sjögren’s syndrome. Polymyalgia rheumatica. Multiple sclerosis. Anklyosing spondylitis. Type 1 diabetes. Vasculitis. Peripheral neuropathy. The list goes on, and on, and on. We are being increasingly diagnosed with these conditions and diseases of unknown origin, and science has very little to say – why would autoimmune diseases and mysterious diseases of inflammation be so prevalent? When did this increase start? Something changed dramatically in 1976. What changed was national mass vaccination against influenza.

Mega Vitamin C IV Therapy Being Used to Cure Sepsis and Flu Infections While Mainstream Medicine Opposes It

There's a doctor in Virginia who is trying to promote IV mega-dose vitamin C for intensive care units (ICU) by lecturing to ICU doctors throughout the nation. Dr. Paul Marik was the head of the Norfolk General Hospital's ICU. In January of 2016, out of desperation, he decided to try IV mega-dose vitamin C on a middle-aged woman dying from septic shock in his unit. His IV “cocktail” consisted of vitamin C, thiamine (vitamin B1), and hydrocortisone. Her turn-around and recovery were so unexpectedly rapid and complete that he continued using that cocktail for sepsis victims with a very high success rate. Septic shock is a common occurrence in ICUs, but can occur elsewhere and from different triggers. The mortality rate of septic shock victims is around 50 percent, but the numbers are more surprising. According to IV vitamin C advocate, Dr. Alpha "Berry" Fowler, an ICU head in another hospital, sepsis cases result in septic shock and 826 deaths per day in the USA. As usual, there’s resistance to Dr. Marik’s proselytizing for IV mega-dose vitamin C use on septic shock victims and Dr. Fowler’s research efforts to prove its efficacy and safety, ranging from conservative and official to disrespectful and vitriolic. One of the very few MDs who courageously applied Dr. Marik’s cocktails for sepsis to ICU patients successfully was compelled to quit when hospital surgeons raised concerns over the treatment.

Mass Sterilization of Millions of African Girls through Tetanus Vaccine Scandal Broadens as Kenyan Laboratory Attacked

In September of 2017 APA News in Kenya reported that at least 500,000 young girls and women may be infertile, following a tetanus vaccine administered by the government in 2014 and 2015: “Today, we can confirm to the country that the Catholic Church was right. Hundreds of thousands of our girls and women, aged between 14 and 49, from the fastest growing populations in the country will not have children, because of the state-sponsored sterilization that was sold to the country as tetanus vaccination,” Odinga declared. Odinga further charged that they accessed the analysis from four highly-regarded institutions, such as agriQ Quest Ltd, the Nairobi Hospital Laboratories, the University of Nairobi and Lancet Kenya. According to a growing number of reports, Agriq-Quest Ltd, the Nairobi based testing laboratory appointed by the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the Catholic Health Commission to carry out analysis on selected vials of the tetanus toxoid vaccines to determine whether or not they contained the anti-fertility hormone hCG, have had their license suspended. Interestingly, the allegation that their license was suspended came a full two years after they had presented their findings, and representatives from the laboratory have told Health Impact News that their license is still intact. “Our license was not suspended. We continue to run the laboratory. We feel we were right in our analysis and that the vaccines were contaminated with beta hCG. No kind of intimidation will hide this and take this scientific fact away. What happened was a systematic scheme to destroy the credibility of the laboratory and cast doubt on the tests since they did not have the capacity to challenge the science and method that was used to analyze the vaccines."

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Attacked for Statement About Vaccine Safety

Dr. Patricia McManus, the executive director of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, was recently named as the Interim Health Commissioner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by an overwhelming majority of the City Council. The vote was 13 to 1 in her favor. She replaced former Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker in mid-January, who was apparently forced to resign because the Milwaukee Health Department allegedly "failed to ensure adequate notification of thousands of families whose children tested positive for elevated lead levels in their blood." The City Council had rejected Mayor Tom Barrett's choice to serve as Interim Health Commissioner and chose Dr. McManus instead. Dr. Patricia McManus has served for almost 30 years as the director of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, and holds bachelor and master's degrees in Nursing, as well as a Ph.D in Urban Studies - Health Systems. When asked why she was taking the job as Interim Health Commissioner she reportedly stated: "I love what I do at the Black Health Coalition. I listen to my community too, they asked me to do this. I'm not taking a loyalty oath to [Mayor Barrett] or to the council. It's to the community, that's how I see myself." However, after appearing on a local radio talk show recently, she has come under attack for not taking the extremist position on vaccines, and reportedly stated that the "science is still out" on the link between vaccines and autism. Dr. McManus has since made it clear that she is NOT anti-vaccine, as she stated: "My daughter received all of her immunizations as a child, and all of my grandchildren continue to do so as well." As a result of this one comment made on a radio talk show, however, some aldermen have now come out against her, and have suggested that the Mayor should veto her appointment.