You’ve Got The Power To Liberate Yourself From Depression

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Suicide is not a solution to free yourself from the world’s problems

Everyone has wonderful hopes, dreams, and expectations of their future, but many times what we are looking for never come our way. Some of us have been robbed of our joy through the loss of a loved one and many feel lonely and hopeless when they find themselves in abusive homes and domestic violence.

In such a troubled world, it’s very easy to see the ailments of the society taking its toll on people. The high rate of unemployment and divorce, are also some of the causes leading to depression. It’s not surprised that psychologists have confirmed that the ailments of people can be traced from the homes and environment they were raised.

We understand that as human beings, we are bound to face difficulties in our lives, the important question is: How do we handle those problems we experience? According to World Federation for Mental Health, depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world.

Today, depression is estimated to affect 350 million people. The World Mental Health Survey conducted in 17 countries found that on average about 1 in 20 people reported having an episode of depression. But do you know that you have the power to overcome loneliness and depression?

Why some people easily succumbed to depression and others able to resist? The happy people we often meet on the street are not super humans. They are only happy because experience in life has taught them that happiness is yourself. Someone can make you unhappy, prevent your success, or do everything to hurt you, but so long as you are a living being, you have the power, desire, inspiration or everything it takes to liberate yourself from that misery, loneliness or depression.

Fear, anxiety, depression and loneliness can easily be prevented than you know. Instead of living on drugs and alcohol, which rather increase your psychological problems, there are some recommended steps which can keep one far from loneliness and depression. Reading interesting books as a hobby can capture your imagination to avoid depression.

If you love to stay at home, please cultivate the habit of taking a walk through the gardens, doing window shopping, joining social clubs. Going to the gym to exercise once or twice a week doesn’t only keep you fit but also psychologically healthy. You may have a hidden talent but you don’t know. Find out what you are very good at, follow it and start blogging to create your happiness.

Another important factor is financial matters, which often wear people down psychologically. When facing financial problems, you need a healthy mind to find your way out not a depressed mind.  I can’t do it, I’m not sure I can succeed, there is nothing left for me in life, are all ‘symptoms’ of depression. Take away the shackle off your body and free mind from the psychological chain damaging your health.

How Showing Compassion For Animals Can Improve Your Health

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The effects of compassion are far reaching and have been shown to have benefits for physical as well as psychological health. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that social support, when humans connect in a meaningful way with other people or animals, helps in the recovery from illness as well as promoting increased levels of mental and physical well-being.

Evidence from studies mentioned in the previous blog suggests that interventions can lead to reduced depressive symptoms and feelings of isolation, improvements in positive emotions, psychological well-being, hopefulness, optimism, social connection, life satisfaction, and, of specific interest to this paper –  compassion.

Such interventions have been found to also impact upon how people behave – increasing pro-social acts and decreasing anti-social behavior.

The Far-Reaching Benefits of Compassion

Furthermore, research by Sara Konrath at the University of Michigan and Stephanie Brown at Stony Brook University shows that a compassionate lifestyle might even increase our lifespan. The reverse is also true, and motivation appears to pay an important part.

It is not sufficient to simply do good deeds; one must do them for the right reason. Sara Konrath’s research also revealed that whilst people who were active in volunteering did live longer than their non-volunteering peers, the impact only happened if their reasons for volunteering were altruistic rather than self-serving.

Barbara Frederickson, Steve Cole and fellow researchers have demonstrated this on a cellular level.  They found high cellular inflammation levels in subjects whose happiness stemmed from a hedonistic lifestyle. Conversely, they found low inflammation levels in people whose lives were enriched by greater meaning and compassionate service to others, including non-human animals.

Full article: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/how-showing-compassion-for-animals-can-improve-your-health/

First Case Of Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus Reported

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Zika’s a particularly evil little virus that could cause microcephaly, a rare neurological condition that causes affected infants to be born with abnormally small heads. This week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced a recent case of sexually transmitted Zika reported  in the Dallas area.

“According to a Dallas County Health Department investigation, a person who recently traveled to an area with Zika virus transmission returned to the United States and developed Zika-like symptoms,” the CDC said in a statement. “The person later tested positive for Zika, along with their sexual partner, who had not traveled to the area.”

That said, reports of sexually transmitted Zika are rare, and experts say the most common form of transmission is via mosquito bites in South America, particularly Brazil, as well as in the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Cape Verde and certain Pacific islands (American Samoa, Samoa, Tonga).

Health officials warned pregnant women to avoid or postpone travel to those areas.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health says pregnant women who have traveled to those regions and who have “symptoms suggestive of Zika virus infection during or within two weeks of travel” should get tested.

“The most important messages concern people who may be traveling to locations in the world where Zika virus outbreaks are currently occurring, and advising them on measures they need to take to protect their own health and prevent bringing the disease back here to Los Angeles County,” the county’s interim health officer, Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, said yesterday.

The CDC says avoiding sexual contact with potential Zika patients probably is wise.

“Based on what we know now, the best way to avoid Zika virus infection is to prevent mosquito bites AND to avoid exposure to semen from someone who has been exposed to Zika virus or has been ill from Zika virus infection,” the CDC says.

There has been one case of Zika reported in L.A. And given our pathways to Latin America, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if there are more. That case, reported in November, involved a girl who had traveled to El Salvador late last year and later recovered.

It sounds like you shouldn’t be too afraid. But you should definitely be aware. For the latest info on the virus, go here.

RUSSIA IS DEVELOPING ZIKA VIRUS VACCINE ON PUTIN’S ORDERS

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Original article published in NEWSWEEK BY ON 1/29/16 AT 6:01 PM

Russia is working on a vaccine to combat the Zika virus, even though the country is not at risk of contamination, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova has told state news agency RIA Novosti.

The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes across the Americas and in areas in Africa near the equator. Symptoms are mild and infections can be sometimes difficult to detect, however it can have severe effects on pregnant women and their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern on Thursday, claiming the virus was “spreading explosively” after cases were reported in South America and the U.S..

Russian scientists are currently working on  completing a patent on their first quick diagnosis method for the virus, a patent on which is planned to be completed by March. According to Skvortsova, Russia is working on the vaccine on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request.

“We know that such an epidemic does not threaten us… We do not have the natural fauna that would carry the infection,” the health minister said.

However, she highlighted that the project is going ahead for two reasons. Firstly, Russia is pursuing the development of “a full inventory of vaccines” and, secondly, it is also planning to ship the vaccine abroad in order to combat the spread of Zika globally.

Recently, Putin also boasted that Russia had developed two treatments to combat the Ebola virus, that devastated west Africa since summer 2014. He described one of the two vaccines as “100 percent effective”, although public tests have not taken place as Russia is not publically known to have had registered cases of Ebola.

http://europe.newsweek.com/russia-developing-zika-virus-vaccine-421136?

Brave Doctors Speak Out Against Dangers Of Vaccines

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Medical crime is pharmaceutical business: Healthy happy children don’t need dubious or contaminated vaccines.

The following doctors were not satisfied with all the lies, propaganda and half-truths surrounding vaccines.

Article originally published by YourNewsWire.Com

Having done their own research, they were all prepared to speak out about what they found.

Investmentwatchblog.com reports:

Nancy Banks, M.D.

Dr. Banks earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She also earned an MBA in finance from Pace university. She completed her internship and residency at Saint Luke’s Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center. She is a board certified ObGyn.

If you look at the ingredients of vaccines you’ll find that they have mercury, and they have aluminum and the vaccines are polluted with other kinds of viruses and the vaccines are grown, sometimes on human tissue. So these are vaccines that have elements that are neurotoxic and then of course they have other elements that can set up autoimmune reactions. So those are the kinds of things that we’re seeing in the children; we are seeing autoimmune reactions.

Toni Bark, M.D.

Dr. Bark has earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois, and her M.D. from Rush Medical School. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Illinois. After directing the Pediatric Emergency Room at Michael Reese Hospital, she began her study of homeopathic medicine. She has also earned a masters degree in healthcare emergency management from Boston University. In 2012 she became Vice President of the American Institute of Homeopathy. A highly educated physician, she has done the research.

…The kids that come to me from other practices and are fully vaccinated often are the kids, well they are the kids in my practice with asthma, panic disorders, OCD, PANDAS [pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections], autism, Asperger’s. My kids who never have been vaccinated in my practice, I don’t see those issues. I don’t have one child who was not vaccinated who also has asthma or food allergies or Asperger’s or autism or Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.

Meryl Nass, M.D., ABIM

Meryl Nass is no stranger to research. She earned a B.S. in biology from MIT. She worked as a lab technician for two years in the Immunology Department at John Curtin School of Medical Research. She earned her medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School and the University of Mississippi Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Afterwards, she worked as an emergency room physician for 14 years. She also taught internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She currently works as an internist and hospital list at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor Maine.

Prevnar was licensed with a big clinical trial conducted at Kaiser in Northern California with 38,000 children. Half received the Prevnar 7 vaccine, and half received an experimental vaccine for Neisseria meningitidis type C – type C meningococcal vaccine.Now, that seemed a little odd to me. I mean…the control was another vaccine. That’s a problem. But that’s pretty common, because you don’t really know what the side effect profile is if you compare one vaccine to another, because each causes side effects. You don’t have an inert placebo for comparison.

…Children don’t usually die suddenly when they’re healthy; and you have to find a reason for that. There are certainly lots of teenage girls who have died relatively suddenly after Gardasil or developed severe neurological reactions.

Jack Wolfson, D.O.

Dr. Wolfson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois. Afterwards he earned D.O. at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in cardiology. Before meeting his future wife, Heather, he began to realize that conventional medicine was not preventing disease or curing disease, but merely treating the symptoms. Heather, a chiropractor, brought him into the world of holistic healing. He and Heather are now married with two kids, and neither of them are unvaccinated..

A prestigious journal reported that men who had measles and mumps as children suffered 29% less heart attacks and 17% less strokes! Women with a history of both infections had a 17% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and 21% lower risk of stroke. The journal Atherosclerosis recently published these shocking findings in the June 2015 issue (1).

By my calculations, natural infection with the measles and mumps will prevent millions of heart attacks and strokes. Why is this information not all over the TV and Internet? I will tell you why. Because mainstream media is in bed with Big Pharma who pay their bills. The politicians are slaves to their corporate masters. Our children should be exposed to every virus and bacteria for which a vaccine exists.

Lee Hieb, M.D.

Dr. Hieb received her undergraduate from Grinell College and the University of Iowa. She earned her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She did her orthopedic surgical residency with the U.S. Navy. She is a former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and she frequently speaks out against the perils of government-run health care. She ran for Governor in 2014 as a libertarian. Unfortunately, she lost the election.

Since 2005 (and even before that), there have been no deaths in the U.S. from measles, but there have been 86 deaths from MMR vaccine – 68 of them in children under 3 years old. And there were nearly 2,000 disabled, per the aforementioned VAERS data.

In countries which use BCG vaccinations against tuberculosis, the incidence of Type I diabetes in children under 14 is nearly double.

As reported in Lancet in 1995, inflammatory bowel disease (i.e. Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis) is 13 times more prevalent in persons vaccinated for measles.

…In 1982 William Torch, a prolific researcher and publisher on Neurologic topics, presented a paper (later published) at the American Academy of Neurology reviewing SIDS deaths. He reported that in 100 consecutive cases, 70 percent of SIDS deaths occurred within three weeks of pertussis vaccination.

A Historical Look At The First Report of Lassa, An Ebola like Virus As Biological Warfare Product Against Africa

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By Johan van Dongen and Joel Savage

Lassa fever, an arena-virus, is an acute viral illness that typically occurs in blacks in West Africa. But why? The illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria, according to the Center for Diseases Control. But again why? How trustworthy is the CDC?

Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is an acute viral hemorhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. Lassa fever is a member of the Arenaviridae virusfamily. Similar to Ebola clinical cases of the disease had been known for over a decade but had not been connected with a viral pathogen. The infection is endemic in West African countries, resulting in 300,000 -500,000 cases annually, causing approximately 5,000 deaths each year. Outbreaks of the disease have been observed in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra leone, Guinea and the Central African Republic.

History of Lassa Fever

There are seven exotic diseases of concern. Three of these, the most unpredictable are Lassa fever, Marburg-virus and Ebola virus diseases. In this article the epidemiologic and bio-warfare aspects of these diseases are discussed, with particular emphasis on exportation from their indigenous areas in Africa and on the occurrence of secondary cases. Any of these conditions fore instance could be brought into Canada, the United States of America, Belgium or the Netherlands either by aero-medical evacuation or inadvertently.

Between 1972 and 1978 there were seven occasions when Canada could have been involved with handling cases of Lassa fever an Ebola like virus. The Government of Canada has purchased several containment bed and transit isolators. These units, with filtered air under negative pressure, accommodate infectious patients being transported and cared for without contaminating medical attendants or the environment. In casu quo under Ebola laboratory conditions.

The latest Lassa Fever patient

A New Jersey patient traveled from Liberia to Morocco to JFK International Airport on May 17th, 2015. The patient did not have a fever on departure from Liberia and did not report symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or bleeding during the flight, according to the CDC.

His temperature was taken on arrival in the U.S. and he did not have a fever at that time. One day later on May 18th, the patient went to an undisclosed hospital in New Jersey with symptoms of a sore throat, fever and tiredness, according to the CDC.

According to the hospital, he was asked on May 18th about his travel history and he did not indicate travel to West Africa. The patient was sent home the same day and on May 21st returned to the hospital when symptoms worsened, according to the CDC.

The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) has been used routinely in serological studies with such arena-viruses

The first scientific publication about the Lassa virus, an Ebola like virus, is written by C. Armstrong in 1934; “Experimental lymphotropic chorio meningitis of monkeys and mice produced by a Lassa virus encountered in studies of the 1933 St. Louis Enchephalitis Epidemic, Public Health Rep. 49: 1019 -1027 (1934).

The mentioned scientific plaque reduction neutralization tests (PRNT) in 1933, used in the forties of the last century and long time before the first outbreak in 1969 in Lassa, Nigeria, to us was the first indication that the biological warfare scene did experiments in Africa in order to look for a biological warfare product.

Nowadays Lassa fever is an acute and sometimes severe viral hemorrhagic illness endemic in West Africa. One important question regarding Lassa fever is the duration of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody after infection. We were able to locate three people who worked in Nigeria dating back to the 1940’s, two of whom were integrally involved in the early outbreaks and investigations of Lassa fever in the late 1960’s, including the person from whom Lassa virus was first isolated. Two persons had high titer of Lassa virus-specific IgG antibody over 40 years after infection, indicating the potential for long-term duration of these antibodies. One person was likely infected in 1952, 17 years before the first recognized outbreak.

Background of Lassa virus

Though first described in 1934 and later in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the virus causing Lassa disease was not publicly and officially identified until 1969. The virus is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the virus family Arenaviridae.  . Normally about 80% of people who become infected with Lassa virus have no symptoms. One in five infections result in severe bleeding disease, where the virus affects several organs such as the liver, spleen and kidneys.

It is said that normally Lassa fever is a zoonotic disease, meaning that humans become infected from contact with infected animals. The animal reservoir, or host, of Lassa virus is a rodent of the genus Mastomys, commonly known as the “multimammate rat.” Mastomys rats infected with Lassa virus do not become ill, but they can shed the virus in their urine and faeces.

But these rats were infected by scientists, such as Cooper in 1961 and many others before in laboratory models and then set free in the the environment of for instance Lassa, Nigeria, to be precise on blacks in Africa, in order to look after the effects.

Because the clinical course of the disease is so variable, detection of the disease in affected patients has been difficult and that’s why it can be used as a biological warfare agent. However, when presence of the disease is confirmed in a community, prompt isolation of affected patients, good infection protection and control practices and rigorous contact tracing can stop outbreaks.

NOTES:

Ebola like viruses existed long before the first outbreaks in laboratory condition.

  • The first scientific publication about the Lassa virus is written by C. Armstrong in 1934.
  • The first official Ebola like outbreak appears At Marburg University in 1967 in Germany.
  • Though first described in 1934 and later in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the virus causing Lassa disease was not publicly identified until 1969.
  • Mastomys, commonly known as the “multimammate rat.” Mastomys rats infected with Lassa virus do not become ill, but they can shed the virus in their urine and faeces.
  • Because the clinical course of the disease is so variable, detection of the disease in affected patients has been difficult and that’s why it can be used as a biological warfare agent.
  • When presence of the disease is confirmed in a community, prompt isolation of affected patients, good infection protection and control practices and rigorous contact tracing can stop outbreaks.

The Lassa virus plaque assay satisfied the criteria proposed by Cooper in 1961 for determining satisfactory plaque technique

The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) has been used routinely in serological studies with such arenaviruses as Junin, Machupo, and Parana. However, difficulties have been encountered in using the PRNT for Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus LCM, while conflicting views have been expressed about the reliability and efficacy of the test with Lassa virus. They therefore investigated and evaluated the plaque assay for Lassa virus. In addition, the suitability of the PRNT for determining the potency of a serum and its efficacy in passive immunization for the treatment of Lassa fever was also investigated.

Questions:

How long can Center for Diseases Control and World Health Organization continue to fool the world and Africans? How is it possible that the Lassa virus known in the thirties, forties and fifties in laboratory circumstances, be officially known after outbreak in 1969 in Lassa town in Nigeria?

Answer:

Because it is a secret biological warfare product developed by the Nazis. Later, after the Second World War, the biological warfare product Ebola, was improved under the guidance of Nazi scientists in the United States of America as described in: “Aids and Ebola the greatest crime in medical history against mankind” amazon.com.

The domination of man to subdue others and greed, have caused much destruction in this world. People don’t care about the truth any longer, but we should always remember that when the rain falls, it doesn’t fall on one man’s roof, every health catastrophe or pandemic could easily spread to every part of this world, through terrorism when it falls into wrong hands. What happened on September 11 unexpectedly, should be a lesson for the media to start unfolding the truth about the origins of  Aids and Ebola and bring those responsible to face justice.

Ebola Beyond Sierra Leone: A Nightmare might be unfolding in Mano River Basin

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An Ebola victim being carried away in Liberia.

If anyone thinks the Ebola Outbreak in Mano River basin is something that is a trifle, please let me confidently state to them that the ongoing disaster is far from being something to put on back-burner. This is a time for all residents therein to unite and step-up our guard!
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic has now officially informed journalists on what many had suspected was the fearful realisation that the new outbreak of Ebola in Liberia with an index case of a 17 years old schoolboy, was not really ‘new’ after all. The outbreak never really ended in Liberia.

WHO Spokesman has now confirmed that genetic studies of the virus in the ‘latest’ outbreak in Liberia is identical to the one that used to kill in Liberia few months back and which is the same virus that continues to kill in both Sierra Leone and Guinea.

However, none (I repeat, NONE) of the Liberians now with new Ebola infection in Liberia ever travelled to Sierra Leone or Guinea. It means the virus has been right inside Liberia quietly all this time.

The WHO Spokesman is now saying the infection of the 17 years old boy was likely acquired from a ‘non-identified transmission within the community’ or from ‘a survivor still carrying the infection in other body fluids long after the blood tested negative for the virus’.

There is also an other possibility (so fearful to contemplate) that the virus has now modified itself so much so that it can delay the onset of symptoms in those it infects.

What do I mean by ‘delay the onset of symptoms’? Let me explain. Viruses can exist for stated periods in humans before they start manifesting sickness in the infected human. For example, the HIV virus can exist for years in a person before it causes the manifestation of clinical signs of HIV-AIDS.

Now, prior to this Outbreak, Ebola was known to manifest symptoms within 2 to 21 days of infection. This particular MRU outbreak had an average of 9 days between infection and symptoms.

So, if, as is now suspected to be scenario for ‘new index case’ of a teenage boy in Liberia, this MRU Ebola virus is now with the ability to exist for more than 21 days in a human before it manifests symptoms of Ebola sickness, then I can easily say we have a major situation on our hands in the MRU basin.

Add to this, the huge number of survivors living in MRU basin as possible carriers of the dreadful Ebola virus in body fluids like male semen or in placenta of foetus in wombs, we might have a serious nightmare unfolding in the Mano River Union basin.

Honestly, this is the time to rally around our various leaderships and do whatever we can to give undiluted support to the three Presidents. In Sierra Leone, the country is still under a State of Emergency that was declared by President Koroma NOT to deliberately subdue our political discourse but to subdue Ebola.

Let us put aside Politics for a while and re-focus our attention on combating Ebola. The alternative to ending the Ebola Outbreak in MRU basin is too fearsome to contemplate…. Too fearful to imagine.

The writer

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The writer Dr. Sylvia Blyden and the president of Sierra Leone, Bah Koroma
The author is a trained medical doctor with an amazing versatility that makes her hold her own in many disciplines. Also a major Publisher and news journalist, Doctor Sylvia Blyden is a politician who has worked for the Sierra Leone Government as the first, and so far the only woman, to be ever appointed with Cabinet Rank to the Office of the President when she served as the Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to President Koroma for a period of two years.
           She gracefully resigned her position in October 2014. Doctor Sylvia Blyden, a member of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) of Sierra Leone, remains to be one of the most trusted allies of the Sierra Leone President and she was part of his presidential delegation to the UN High level Ebola Recovery Summit held from July 9th to 10th in New York during which two days period, she served as an Adviser to His Excellency the President.
             As far as the current Ebola Outbreak is concerned, Dr. Blyden is noted as the very first Sierra Leonean to raise an alarm in May 2014 over unexplained strange deaths in Kissi chiefdoms of Eastern Sierra Leone; the deaths turned out to be from Ebola – just as she had expressed suspicion. To date, the good Doctor has continued to be an irrepressible voice in the fight against Ebola.