Why Caesarean deliveries in US are higher for Black than White women, 2.2m live in maternity care deserts
President Joe Biden’s budget for fiscal year 2024 includes $471 million in funding to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity rates, expand maternal health initiatives in rural communities, and implicit bias training and other initiatives. It also requires states to provide continuous Medicaid coverage for 12 months postpartum, to eliminate gaps in health insurance. It also includes $1.9 billion in funding for women and child health programs.
Racism in medicine: ‘Father of gynaecology’ performed torturous surgical experiments on Black slaves in 1840s without anaesthesia
Until Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Black families were mostly barred from well-funded white hospitals and often received limited, poor or inhumane medical treatment. Black-led clinics and doctors worked hard to fill in the gaps, but even after the new protections, hospitals once reserved for Black families remained under-resourced, and Black women didn’t get the same support regularly available for white women.
Research: Doctors in US don’t take Black women pregnancy seriously, so they’re more likely to die than Whites during labour
To be Black anywhere in America is to experience higher rates of chronic ailments like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and, most recently, Covid-19. Black Americans have less access to adequate medical care; their life expectancy is shorter.
Obesity industry: How Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Media and Big People make a killing from overweight
FAIR reported that every doctor interviewed by “60 Minutes” for its segment on obesity had received money from Novo Nordisk, maker of the drugs effectively being advertised on the show. None of the doctors mentioned the serious side-effects associated with the drugs, Novo Nordisk’s massive profits from the drugs or the lobbying the drugmaker is doing to get insurance to pay for weight-loss drugs.
In-demand Danish baby industry thrives because sperm donors are vetted vigorously for genetic abnormalities
Julie Paulli Budtz, director of brand and communications at the European Sperm Bank said: “In the past, the recipients and later the children didn’t get any information about the donor, but now we give a full description of him, his interests and his family.”
Pandemic of a different nature: Developed countries led by UK report ‘excess deaths’
Official UK statistics also showed that in the week ending April 21, 2023, the number of deaths exceeded the five-year average by 22.1 per cent (2,540 excess deaths), while in the week ending April 28, the excess figure was 12.9 per cent (1,569 excess deaths). Only 3.8 per cent of deaths during this period mentioned Covid-19 in the death certificates.
How sugar creates junk brains: Bingeing on sweets and sweetened beverages for as little as six weeks can make you ‘stupid’
A BBC documentary The Truth About Sugar, revealed one serving of Pad Thai noodles has nearly 9.5 teaspoons of sugar; a package of sweet and sour chicken with rice has 12.5 teaspoons; and a serving of dry bran flakes, a breakfast that many think is a healthier choice, has 3 teaspoons.
Novo Nordisk fuels fierce Big Pharma race as rivals jostle for $100 billion porky weight-loss drug market
Over 650 million adults worldwide are obese, more than triple the rate in 1975, and roughly another 1.3 billion are overweight, exacerbating conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, according to the World Health Organization.
Vaccine genocide: ‘In public health, it’s important to be honest, Pfizer should have reported declining vaccine efficacy’
Pfizer contracted Acuitas Therapeutics to conduct animal studies, which found LNPs from Covid-19 shots rapidly travelled to other areas, including the brain, eyes, heart, ovaries and other organs… A number of neurological injuries have been reported following Covid-19 shots, including ischemic stroke, Bell’s palsy, tinnitus and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Beauty and the beast: How US and UK health officials promoted and hawked death wrapped in Covid vaccines
US and UK Secretly Agreed to Hide Vaccine Reactions. In the days leading up to the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, US and UK health officials entered into a “mutual confidentiality agreement” to keep vaccine adverse events under wraps.