Health News Headlines for June 16, 2015 (VI)
Health News Headlines
US legislators vote to hide more food information from citizens: “Free trade” means “shut up and eat your mystery meat”
Bowing to trade retaliation pressure from the Mexican and Canadian governments, the House voted just days ago to overturn an American law requiring labels denoting country of origin on packages of beef, pork and poultry.
In May, the globalist-centric World Trade Organization tossed out a U.S. appeal, ruling instead that the labeling that required information stating where animals were born, raised and slaughtered is somehow discriminatory against the two U.S. neighbors. Both of those governments have vowed to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions in tariffs on American goods if the U.S. law is not overturned.
In response, the House voted 300-131 to repeal labels informing consumers about what country their meat was born and raised and slaughtered in, such as, “Born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States.”
Hospitals are marking up treatments by 1,000 percent to rake in massive, obscene profits from the sick and dying
Many people today are leery of hospitals, often hesitant even to receive care for something as minor as a common cold. With constantly changing insurance hassles, record mix-ups and patients sometimes left feeling worse than when they arrived, it’s understandable. Then there’s the issue of your finances. According to a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs, if you were financially stable before heading to the hospital, chances are, you won’t be after leaving.
The study, conducted by experts from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and from Washington & Lee University who analyzed Medicare cost reports, found that many hospitals in the United States are charging unbelievably exorbitant fees. This isn’t anything minor, either. They noted that 50 hospitals in the country are marking up their medical services to the tune of over 1,000 percent above and beyond actual costs. It’s hitting the uninsured and out-of-network people the most, along with those covered by auto and worker’s compensation insurance.(1)
Mercola: Video Debate Illuminates Successful Rebuttals of Claims Made by Fluoride Proponents – Vid (46:29) (12:09)
A number of towns and districts across the US and Canada have successfully put an end to the fluoridation of communal water supplies, and the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) is tirelessly working to make that a reality for every community, not just in the US but around the world.
Fluoride is a toxic drug, the dangers of which far outweigh any benefit it might have to your teeth.
The rising aging population9 and increasing health care costs should raise concerns of the possible influx of newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease cases. Through better prevention strategies, both nutritional and social, and through better public policy opportunities for improved institutional, community, and at home-care, the threatening problem of an overwhelming amount of new Alzheimer’s disease patients from here until 2050 can be significantly reduced.
For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes, but as a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the ways in which the use of honey as shown benefit include: antibacterial/antifungal properties, athletic performance enhancer, source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, soothing of coughs, wound management, and skin care, just to name a few.
Let’s examine a few of the claims about the potential benefits of honey.