ABC expands medical coverage, hires CDC doctor
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione, Ap Medical Writer – 1 hr 14 mins ago
ABC News has hired a top government doctor as part of an expansion of its medical coverage.
Dr. Richard Besser, who was acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when the swine flu epidemic began, will join the network as senior health and medical editor.
ABC also promoted its longtime health commentator Dr. Timothy Johnson to chief medical editor. Johnson is a regular on "Good Morning America," "Nightline" and "20/20."
Besser, a pediatrician, plans to report on obesity, swine flu and other public health issues for multiple programs starting in September.
Yesterday morning I was working out and happened to flip the background noise machine known as TV on to The View.
I really if ever watch daytime TV or much TV for any reason. It is sort of the tool I use to hear the health propaganda spewed out by mainstream media. After all I have to keep my ear to the ground you know.
Oh, Baba Wawa, shame on you and your panel, along with ABC for the junque spewed out by your MD guest, hawking your sponsor's product during their segment.
Proctor & Gamble's Crest toothpaste to allegedly re-mineralize your tooth enamel with stannous (tin) fluoride is a sponsor of The View.
Yesterday (16 July) everyone in the audience went home with a tube of this new Crest toothpaste after hearing the spiel on how you need it to protect tooth enamel.
Fluoride does not protect your teeth or your bones (bisphosphonate drugs like P & Gs Actonel) and it has very serious toxic and poisonous side effects. Read more here...
This segment was an explicit example of how TV is used to promote corporate agendas and health misinformation.
Humans who swallowed large amounts of inorganic tin in research studies suffered stomach aches, anemia, and liver and kidney problems. Studies with inorganic tin in animals have shown similar effects to those observed in humans. There is no evidence that inorganic tin compounds affect reproductive functions, produce birth defects, or cause genetic changes. Inorganic tin compounds are not known to cause cancer.
Inhalation (breathing in), oral (eating or drinking), or dermal exposure (skin contact) to some organotin compounds has been shown to cause harmful effects in humans, but the main effect will depend on the particular organotin compound. There have been reports of skin and eye irritation, respiratory irritation, gastrointestinal effects, and neurological problems in humans exposed for a short period of time to high amounts of certain organotin compounds. Some neurological problems have persisted for years after the poisoning occurred. Lethal cases have been reported following ingestion of very high amounts. Studies in animals have shown that certain organotins mainly affect the immune system, but a different type primarily affects the nervous system. Yet, there are some organotins that exhibit very low toxicity. Exposure of pregnant rats and mice to some organotin compounds has reduced fertility and caused stillbirth, but scientists still are not sure whether this occurs only with doses that are also toxic to the mother. Some animal studies also suggested that reproductive organs of males may be affected. There are no studies of cancer in humans exposed to organotin compounds. Studies of a few organotins in animals suggest that some organotin compounds can produce cancer. On the basis of no data in humans and questionable data from a study in rats, EPA has determined that one specific organotin, tributyltin oxide, is not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity; that is, it is not known whether or not it causes cancer in humans.
from NHN December 2007
ABC Fails Listeners on Health Topics
F is for failure. And this is exactly the grade ABC News and Charles Gibson get for their ridiculous report about yoghurt.
Yoghurt is replete with health promoting bacteria and it has been recognized for hundreds of years for this very reason. If you rely on mainstream media to inform you on this topic you really are left out in the cold.
Of course now that Kraft Foods and General Mills are in the over priced trendy nutrafood market now of course this becomes the focal point for getting air time on the networks or in print or electronic media.
Real yoghurt, the kind I know and have eaten for a bit over half a century isn't in a cute little container containing synthetic ingredients, high fructose corn syrup or aspartame or sucralose. It doesn't even have a marketing campaign to make women believe it support "The Race for the Cure".
The kind of real yoghurt I know and love is the same kind known to give the Hunza and Bulgarians world wide recognition for their health and longevity.
Its also the kind that is scientifically proven to be is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12. Yoghurt strengthens and stabilizes the immune system.
It also fights the damage caused by antibiotics - I've been teaching this for at least 20 years - and helps prevent secondary infections.
Do your self a favor, look for only high quality and preferably organic whole milk or low fat yoghurt. You might have to look in the health food section of your store or at a health food store. Use fresh fruit, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder or more natural substances to add flavor if you need to.
Don't waste your money on those grocery stores or or highly marketed products because that isn't yoghurt.
And you can donate to our Women's Health Education program instead of buying pink lids. General Mills won't support our work because we don't support their fake foods.