Great so now they can starve, get slaughtered in some absurd war, or otherwise live a miserable longer life. Way to go

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After South Africa rolled out large-scale antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs for people with HIV infection during the early 2000s, life expectancy in 1 rural community increased sharply and treatment was proven cost-effective, according to new research in today’s Science.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston analyzed data in household surveillance surveys collected between 2000 and 2011 in a district of KwaZulu-Natal that is one of the poorest in South Africa. Some 29% of adults in the community have HIV infection, and more than half of all deaths there were HIV-related a decade ago.

In 2004, however, South Africa launched public ART programs with the goal of treating everyone who met certain disease-stage criteria. The first patients in KwaZulu-Natal were enrolled in September of that year. By July 2011, 13.8% of community residents aged 15 years or older sought care in the program and 7.4% in…

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E.J. Bron

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Van links naar rechts: Josef Mengele, Hans van den Broek en Dries van Agt: frisse, jeugdige idealisten
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“Kijk, als je dat zegt, ben je, met de kennis die je móét hebben als je die posities hebt bekleed, een antisemitische rat. En, klootzak Hans van den Broek, klaag me gerust aan. Make my day!Make my year!Make my decennium!  Dat geldt natuurlijk ook voor jou, antisemitische gifslang Dries van Agt!”

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The Muslim Issue

Muslim problems in France never end. Monthly riots, weekly arsons, daily rapes and assaults. The ideology of Mohammed is seen on a daily basis. Women cannot walk in peace in French cities anymore from muslim stalking. The Muslim crime wave, like elsewhere, is massive in comparison to their total percentage. Deja vu. It’s the same wherever you go in Europe where Muslims have been allowed.

A recent poll showed that 32% of French people share the ideas of the “far-right” National Front party. 54% of French people felt the French government had been allowed to give too much freedom to Muslims to force Islam on their society. Although Muslim problems have been festering and growing in the country ever since Charles de Galles invited a free flow of Muslim immigrants into the country with a Euro-Arab collaboration treaty in 1973.  The current day attitude is ignored to the actual problems…

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By Stacy M. Carter, PhD, MPH, and Helen L. Walls, PhD, MPH

the jama forum-logo may 11 2012Last month, JAMA published a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and all-cause mortality. The researchers, led by Katherine M. Flegal, PhD, of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that people who are categorized as being mildly obese according to their BMI had no increased risk of dying prematurely, and overweight people a slightly reduced risk of dying prematurely, compared with their normal-weight counterparts—a finding supported by previous studies.

In an accompanying editorial, 2 researchers said that the findings highlighted the limitations of increased BMI as an indicator of unhealthiness. Early coverage of the study in the mass media was restrained, emphasizing the authors’ main messages. Response in social media such as Twitter ranged from excited acceptance to confusion and voicing of familiar critiques, such as the limitations…

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This annoying article cropped up and irritated the hell out of me. Why?
Because Autism is a catchall for anybody with autistic symptoms, so is so diverse it’s totally impossible to say if ANY treatment effectively prevents/heals/lessens TRUE autism.
True Autism being a genetic neurological disorder, and DSM defined Autism being whomever passes the DSM autism test.
As with most definitions in the DSM, whichever version, the relation between the tests for the definition are wholly based on the assumption that the definition is correct in the first place.
Which is a remarkable circular (lack of)logic since the DSM contains mostly observationally based selfconfirming definitions. There is no objective way to determine if they hold water.

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A child’s risk of developing autistic disorder appears to be reduced when women take folic acid around the time of conception through early pregnancy. The findings appear today in JAMA.

Supplementation with folic acid around the time of conception has been found to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in children, such as spina bifida, and emerging evidence also suggests that such supplementation is associated with reduced risk of other disorders related to impaired development of the nervous system, including autism spectrum disorders.

To test the association, researchers sampled data for 85 176 children born in 2002 to 2008 who were enrolled in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and followed up through March 31, 2012. Mothers were asked about folic acid intake from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy, defined as the first day of the last menstrual period before conception. By…

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Wind power has been proven to be a disaster


In Germany at high wind electricity has a negative price, they have to pay their neighbors to please take the overload of their grid.

Windmill Boom Cuts Electricity Prices in Europe

However at low wind they have to buy electricity at spotprices and crank up coalfired powerstations on standby to produce power.

It’s all completely absurd.

Nice, especially if you have sunk 140 billion euro’s in your windfarms and now have to pay to get the electricity taken of your hands. Not exactly the smartest investment in the world.

Even more grating when your neighbors start to refuse to accept your electricity:
Poland closes border for German Electricity

Its a total mess, considering that Germany is in big trouble with their ambitious windprogram Germany’s Offshore Fiasco: North Sea Wind Offensive Plagued by Problems but they know where to get their money anyway, just up the price nationally German renewable surcharge to rise by 47 percent so just like Denmark Denmarks problem with wind they are now subsidizing the electricity of their neighbors by taxing their citizens and industry.

The concept of variable energy generation has been conclusively proven to be unworkable. In 10 to 20 years the generators need replacing, but with no revenue coming in they can’t even pay the original investment without supercharging the price rendering their economies incapable to compete with the many nations less obsessed with unreal doom-scenario’s.

Back to the drawing board.