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FDA Adds Warning About Heart Inflammation to COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning about the risk of developing heart inflammation to information about the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA announced earlier this month that it would add the warning after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had reported that more cases of heart inflammation—either

Chinese Scientist Who Shipped Deadly Pathogens to Wuhan Held 2 Patents

Commentary “The high-profile scientist who was fired from Canada’s top infectious disease lab collaborated with Chinese government scientists on inventions registered in Beijing, but closely related to her federal job,” reports National Post reporter Tom Blackwell. Xiangguo Qiu was “a long-time federal civil servant when the patents were registered in 2017 and 2019 for innovations related to

Footage of Bats Kept in Wuhan Lab Fuels Scrutiny Over Its Research

Official Chinese state-approved footage from years ago showing bats being kept at the Wuhan Institute of Virology has further fueled scrutiny of the research being conducted at the secretive facility. A 2017 promotional video featured on the website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a top Chinese state-run research institute that administers the Wuhan lab, showed live bats held

CDC Finds More Cases of Heart Inflammation Than Expected in Vaccinated Young Males

More than 1,200 cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults following Pfizer’s or Moderna’s COVID vaccine have been reported to health authorities in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on June 23. The bulk of the reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a passive reporting system

WHO Alters COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations, No Longer Says Children ‘Should Not Be Vaccinated’

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week altered its recommendations on COVID-19 vaccinations, softening language that once warned against vaccinating children. The health body’s web page offering vaccine advice for the public on June 22 stated clearly, “children should not be vaccinated for the moment.” “There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to

New Study Links Ivermectin to ‘Large Reductions’ in COVID-19 Deaths

The use of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin could lead to “large reductions” in COVID-19 deaths and may have a “significant impact” on the pandemic globally, according to a recent pre-print review based on peer-reviewed studies. For the study (pdf), published June 17 in the American Journal of Therapeutics, a group of scientists reviewed the clinical trial use of ivermectin, which

Singapore Becomes Latest Country to Cast Doubt on China’s COVID-19 Vaccines

Singaporean health officials have publicly expressed concerns about significant risk reported with vaccines from China following hundreds of Indonesian health workers testing positive for COVID-19 last week despite being fully vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine. Singapore is the latest country to cast doubt on the vaccine. Dozens of the more than 350 doctors and health workers in Indonesia infected with COVID-19 despite

The Lancet Updates Letter That Dubbed COVID-19 Lab Leak a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Medical journal The Lancet on June 21 updated a statement that it published in 2020 dubbing the hypothesis that COVID-19 may have originated from a lab in Wuhan, China, as a “conspiracy theory” as the possibility gains wider recognition. During the onset of the pandemic, the “lab leak” theory was disputed in a statement published by

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

Like many people over the age of 60, I sometimes lose my keys or forget the names of favorite films. When I do, it makes me wonder: Is this the beginning of cognitive decline? Or, worse, am I fated to follow in the footsteps of my mother, who died of Lewy body dementia in her

The Way of Openness

It’s human nature to desire comfort and security. Unfortunately, that tendency is what causes most of our problems.We humans tend to not like uncertainty, discomfort, fear, instability, drastic change, or chaos. That’s natural and understandable. But our habit of running toward secure and comfortable choices can lead to some fairly common difficulties. Procrastination is one

Spread of COVID-19 Variants Around the World Could Be Seen as ‘Next Pandemic’: Taiwan Health Official

The continuous mutation of the CCP virus, with multiple variants circulating around the world, could be described as the “next pandemic,” a top Taiwanese health official has warned. Wu Chung-hsiun, President of Taiwan’s Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) and Director of the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Promotion Office of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA),

An Orchestrated Hoax

Commentary It can now be said publicly: The massive public campaign to convince and even compel the world to accept the idea that SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arose naturally from a meat market in Wuhan was a hoax. The gory details are contained in a bombshell investigative report in the magazine Vanity Fair.

Good Things Can Happen When Your Gut Is Happy

There is an ever-expanding pool of research indicating that your gut health can influence how you think, feel, and function. But if you want the mental and emotional benefits of a healthy gut, you have to give your gut what it needs. The magic that fuels your gut’s psychological impact is bugs—tiny little microorganisms that

Scientist Who Emailed Fauci About COVID-19 Being ‘Potentially Engineered’ Deactivates Account

A scientist who emailed top U.S. infectious diseases official Dr. Anthony Fauci about the possibility of COVID-19 being engineered in a laboratory abruptly deactivated his Twitter account over the past weekend. Kristian Andersen, a virologist at California’s Scripps Research Institute, emailed Fauci in January 2020 about the possibility of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus being engineered, according to documents

Massive Testing, Partial Lockdown in China’s Guangzhou City as COVID-19 Surges

As COVID-19 outbreaks continue to worsen in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, there are signs that the local situation is much worse than Chinese authorities have admitted. Chen Xi (a pseudonym), a resident in Guangzhou’s Panyu district, says panic has set in among residents in his neighborhood of Guangzhou, a port city in southern

Walking Off High Blood Sugar

Many people spend much of their day sitting, which can cause a range of health problems and worsen certain health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes. Research shows that sitting too much can cause problems with blood sugar levels—making it even more important for those with Type 2 diabetes to get plenty of physical activity into their

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