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Newer Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Posted in birth control, Birth Control Dangers, Yaz with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2011 by saynsumthn

Health Buzz: Newer Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Blood Clots
By Angela Haupt
Posted: April 22, 2011

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORTS / HEALTH:

Studies: Newer Birth Control Pills Increase Risk of Blood Clots

Newer forms of birth control pills that are made with the hormone drospirenone may increase the risk of serious blood clots, new research suggests.

Women who take drospirenone-containing pills, such as Bayer’s best-selling Yasmin, are two to three times more likely to develop a clot than those using older oral contraceptives that contain the hormone levonorgestrel.

Those findings appear in two studies published today in the British Medical Journal.

Exactly why drospirenone is linked with a greater likelihood of blood clots is unclear, and the researchers said overall risk remains low. In one of the studies, women taking the newer pill had a 2.3 times greater risk of a blood clot—which translates to 30.8 cases per 100,000 women, compared to 12.5 cases per 100,000 among those taking levonorgestrel. “If I have a patient coming in tomorrow starting on birth control, I might not reach for the Yasmin product,” Steven Goldstein, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center, told HealthDay. “But I definitely would not take anybody off Yasmin who’s been on it six months or a year and is doing well. I would not throw these pills out based on this.”

Discovery Channel gunman had an encounter with pro-life protesters outside Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion, Eugenics, Planned Parenthood, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Video: Pro-Life Group Recalls Eerie Run-In with Discovery Channel Gunman

By Kathleen Gilbert

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The crazed eco-extremist who flung himself into the national spotlight yesterday after taking three hostages at the Discovery Channel headquarters is no stranger to the pro-life community in the nation’s capital.

Newly unearthed footage shows an unsettling 2009 confrontation between pro-lifers and a man who they say they have identified as James J. Lee, 43, who was destined to be gunned down by police a year later, after acting on his extreme dedication to “stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies.”
The drama began to unfold about around 1 pm. yesterday, when Lee entered the Silver Springs building with a gun and what appeared to be pipe bombs strapped to himself; he confirmed to a CNN producer who called the office building that he was in possession of at least one explosive.

After approximately four hours of negotiations, Lee pointed a handgun at one of his hostages, at which point he was shot and killed by police snipers. The hostages and others in the building were not harmed during the hours-long showdown with police. As stated in a manifesto published online, Lee hoped to force the Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel (TLC) to “stop all shows glorifying human birthing.” Instead the stations should air shows geared toward halting the overpopulation of “parasitic human infants” in order to save the planet from global warming and pollution. Lee was likely targeting TLC programming such as “19 and Counting” and “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” both of which follow the daily lives of large families.

TLC is owned by Discovery Communications, which also operates the Discovery Channel.

According to MSNBC, Lee credited his “awakening” to former Vice President Al Gore’s 2006 movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which blamed man-made pollution for global warming.

Last year, Lee’s passion for suppressing the human race brought him to the steps of the Planned Parenthood building in Washington, D.C., where members of the American Life League were holding a protest against the dangers of the birth control pill.

In a video of the encounter, filmed by Lee himself, and uploaded to his Youtube account, Lee takes issue with the group’s “religious” aspect, and criticized Biblical faith as “unsustainable.” “You can’t say that we can breed as many children as I want, and that the earth is unlimited – the earth is limited. You can’t just say we got to fill the earth, have all these children, and nevermind all the other creatures. That’s what the Bible says,” the man told the group.

“See, personally I don’t care if you humans destroy yourselves with your stupid wars. But, you can’t destroy the natural world. The atomic bomb hurts other creatures … Why don’t you guys just slice yourselves with knives instead of something, but please don’t hurt the wildlife like that, there’s only so many of them,” he continued.
“Animals are wonderful creatures … they live sustainable lives. They mean no harm …. But humans are really environmentally destructive and we gotta stop breeding or something.”

Katie Walker, communications director with the American Life League, told LifeSiteNews.com that, during the confrontation, she noticed the man’s strange sense of disconnection from the human race.

“I was very struck by his disconnection with rational thought and his absolute disdain for human beings’ lives,” said Walker.

Walker said that “one of the main things that freaked us out at the time” was Lee’s referral to the pro-life witnesses as “you human beings.”
“He did not count himself one of the human race,” she said.

The young pro-life leader said she felt “shock” when she identified the Discovery Channel gunman as the same man she met outside Planned Parenthood – yet, she says, at the time of their encounter, she was “not too terribly surprised” at his disturbing philosophy.

“After all, when you stand in front of Planned Parenthood, you become very used to talking to people who don’t believe in the sanctity of human beings’ lives,” said Walker. “His views on human beings’ lives are simply the logical end of the views espoused by many in the pro-abortion movement.”

Katie Couric and Eugenics the reincarnation of Margaret Sanger, not enough minorities on the pill

Posted in Abortion, birth control, Black Babies, Black Women, Eugenics, Maafa21, Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Racism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Woman dies from blood clot linked to birth control

Posted in birth control, Birth Control Dangers with tags , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

Bank worker died of blood clot linked to Pill

4-9-2010 UK Telegraph

A bank worker who took the Pill for ten years was killed by a blood clot thought to have been caused by the contraceptive drug.

Jenna Morris, of Poulton, Wirral, died after a deep vein thrombosis developed in her legs and spread to her lungs.

Before she collapsed Miss Morris complained of shooting pains in her legs and within hours her mother Christine found her daughter’s body at her home in Merseyside.

A post mortem revealed she died of a blood clot, possibly caused by the contraceptive pills which she had been taking since she was a teenager.

Her devastated family today paid tribute to their “beautiful pink princess”.

Just weeks before the tragedy she had been signed-off work with ill health by her doctor who diagnosed kidney stones and prescribed a course of antibiotics.

Miss Morris’ sister Suzanne said: “I’m still in shock. I still cannot believe what happened. I keep thinking it is a terrible dream.

“Jenna was originally told she had kidney stones. She was due to go for a scan but it would not have detected the blood clot, which we were told was possibly caused by the contraceptive pill.

“People should be aware because it could happen to anyone. Jenna was our beautiful pink princess and a fantastic sister. I miss her so much.”

At the time of her death Jenna was planning a wedding to her fiance, Luke Hawson. who proposed to her on her 28th birthday in November last year.

An inquest into Jenna’s death has been opened and adjourned.

Lynn Hearton, Helpline and Information Services Manager, at sexual health charity FPA said: “The pill is an extremely safe method of contraception and fortunately reactions with women developing blood clots are rare.

“However there is a small risk which is highest in the first year of use. So the normal advice for women who have: previously had a blood clot, who are smokers over the age of 35 or who have mobility problems is that they should not use the pill.

“This is why it’s important to discuss your medical history with whoever prescribes your contraception and if anybody is worried, don’t stop using your pill, just seek advice from your health professional or FPA.“

Researchers work on memory-erasing drugs

Posted in Abortion, Alex Jones, New World Order, RU-486, Tomorrow's Children, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2009 by saynsumthn

Researchers work on memory-erasing drugs

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Researchers work on memory-erasing drugs
Thursday, November 19, 2009

AP– (11/19/09) — Taking a pill could wipe away all of your painful memories.

HealthFirst reporter Leslie Toldo tells us about research that sounds like a sci-fi movie plot.

There is proof it can be done. The real question is, would you really want to do it?

The answer isn’t as easy as you might think.

These pictures, medals and pins are reminders of a time war veteran Allen Megginson would rather forget. “I think that no matter how much time passes, it’s really not going to ease the pain any.”

Megginson fought in the Iraq War. What he saw and experienced are now memories that haunt him every day. “Sometimes the wounds that hurt the most are the ones you can’t see.”

What if Megginson could forget those horrible memories? After decades of research, neuroscientist Dr. Andre Fenton and colleagues have discovered what they call the memory molecule. “This is the first physical identification of a molecule that is definitively important for storing memory,” Fenton claimed.

In a lab experiment, Fenton manipulated that molecule in the brains of rats. The animals were put on a turntable. One area delivered a mild shock to the foot. But when researchers injected a drug called zip into their brains, watch how the rats go straight to the spot that shocked them. They forgot what they had learned.

“We could always see that the animals could no longer remember to avoid that particular place.”

While this research is in animals, investigators from Harvard are studying whether another drug called propranolol can weaken the emotional response to memories in humans. But medical ethicist Felicia Cohn, Ph.D. says there are real concerns about editing memory

“You start changing somebody’s memories, you can raise the question of whether or not you’re changing their identity in some fundamental way.”
Even Megginson says he wouldn’t want to take a drug to help him forget. “I may have these bad memories, but they make me the person I am today.”

Researchers are also studying the effects of certain painkillers, anti-nausea drugs and the abortion drug RU486 for memory blocking in animals.

BACKGROUND: According to the National Institute of Mental Health, posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that some people get after seeing or living through a dangerous event. The intense fear triggers split-second changes in the body to defend against danger. In PTSD, this reaction is changed or damaged. People with PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are no longer in danger. Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. War veterans and survivors of physical and sexual abuse are commonly diagnosed with the disorder. Not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people develop PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or is harmed. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.

ERASING MEMORIES?
It sounds like science fiction, but some researchers are studying whether certain drugs can erase or dim bad memories. The possibility of memory blocking has some ethicists concerned. Felicia Cohn, Ph.D., director of medical ethics at the University of California, Irvine, says erasing memories may be erasing someone’s identity. “If you start changing somebody’s memories, you can raise the question of whether or not you’re changing their identity in some fundamental way,” Cohn told Ivanhoe. She says even bad memories teach us important lessons. “Whether it means we become more protective with our children or we lock our doors more often at night, or you know, even subtle behavior changes can really make a big difference in the way we live,” Cohn said.

ZIP: Researchers in Brooklyn are studying the drug known as “ZIP” in animals. They conducted an experiment where they put the animals on a turntable. One region of the table delivered a mild foot shock, so the animals learned to stay away from that area. After the researchers injected ZIP into their brains, the rats went straight to the spot that shocked them, meaning they forgot what they had learned.

PROPRANOLOL: Researchers from Harvard and elsewhere have been studying whether the drug propranolol can dim the emotional response to memories in people with PTSD. In one preliminary trial, investigators found the pill “significantly reduced physiological responses” in the patients. Researchers say the drug works by influencing the reconsolidation of memories, which is the shaping of already-formed — or consolidated — memories. In another recent study involving the drug, researchers trained 60 people to associate a picture of a spider with an electric shock. After the conditioning, students who were given propranolol before seeing the picture were not startled, while the other students were.