mortality

  1. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) may be the cause of fatal lung damage in COVID-19

    Yet another study, which demonstrates that there is virtually no disease (acute of chronic, infections or not) where the infamous LPS does not play a causative role. As it turns out, the often fatal inflammatory reaction (cytokine storm) that usually kills patients with COVID-19 in ICU, is...
  2. haidut

    Nine out of ten COVID-19 deaths may be due to vitamin D deficiency

    A remarkable claim in this study, but not really surprising to people who have been studying the vitamin D effects on the immune system. While the study was observational, as the authors explain, the correlation between vitamin D insufficiency and COVID-19 mortality was so high that the authors...
  3. haidut

    Cortisol may drive COVID-19 mortality

    The reason I decided to do a post on this study is that over the last several months, various public health authority bodies around the world have adopted "treatment protocols" for COVID-19 hospitalized patients, and virtually all such protocols contain a potent synthetic glucocorticoid such as...
  4. haidut

    Endotoxin behind the mortality of Black Death and 1918 Flu pandemics

    As many of my readers know, many/most people dying from COVID-19 develop either sepsis and/or respiratory failure. Endotoxin (LPS) is now a known cause behind both of these conditions, as a virus by itself has no known mechanism of causing a cytokine storm. As much as I revile the term...
  5. Jam

    Mortality From Coronavirus Disease 2019 Increases With Unsaturated Fat and May Be Reduced by Early Calcium and Albumin Supplementation

    Mortality From Coronavirus Disease 2019 Increases With Unsaturated Fat and May Be Reduced by Early Calcium and Albumin Supplementation What You Need to Know Background and context While most COVID-19 patients clear the infection, some develop severe disease with organ failure. Based on patterns...
  6. haidut

    No Excess Deaths In Sweden In 2020 Compared To The Last 10 Years

    If that does not make people think twice about what they hear (or don't, when it comes to Sweden) on TV, then I don't know what will. Sweden: death rate 2010-2020 | Statista And here is a nice graphic already posted on Reddit and generating a lot of controversy there, showing daily new COVID-19...
  7. Giraffe

    Increased Mortality After The Introduction Of Diphtheria–Tetanus–Pertussis Vaccine

    Evidence of Increase in Mortality After the Introduction of Diphtheria–Tetanus–Pertussis Vaccine to Children Aged 6–35 Months in Guinea-Bissau: A Time for Reflection? "Bandim Health Project (BHP) has followed an urban community in the capital of Guinea-Bissau with a demographic surveillance...
  8. haidut

    Obesity "paradox" Strikes Again - Protection Against COVID-19

    I suspect this one will not go down will with the "lean is always good" crowd, which consists predominantly of members of the medical profession. Aside from all the health risks of obesity for pretty much any chronic disease, the news over the last 6 months have been replete with warning from...
  9. haidut

    CNN: Covid-19 Death Rate Is Under 1% For Everyone But People Over 70

    ...and that <1% death rate is actually about 0.17% on average for everybody except those people over 70. Bottom line - COVID-19 is now confirmed to be less lethal than the flu, according to the govt's own numbers (which are probably biased in favor of making COVID-19 look more deadly than it...
  10. tankasnowgod

    All Cause Mortality During COVID 19 Is Likely Signature Of Mass Homicide By Government Response

    This report by DG Rancourt is excellent. He points out some interesting things looking at All Cause Mortality during the so called COVID 19 "Pandemic." (PDF) All-cause mortality during COVID-19: No plague and a likely signature of mass homicide by government response "The latest data of...
  11. haidut

    DHT Is Negatively Associated With Death From Prostate Cancer

    Just a quick study that, despite being epidemiological, raises serious questions about the validity of the "androgen-driven" hypothesis of prostate cancer. If the assumption is that DHT is the primary driver of prostate cancer it is hard to come up with any plausible explanation of how the...
  12. Mauritio

    Vitamin D Levels Appear To Play Role In COVID-19 Mortality Rates

    Vitamin D deficiency might play a big role in covid 19 survival . Researchers found a significant correlation between vitamin d levels in infected patients and survival rates . The interesting thing is that vitamin D doesnt invoke an immune response ,but it protects from an overactive immune...
  13. BearWithMe

    Fitlered Coffee Decreases All-cause Mortality, Unfiltered Not

    Coffee consumption and mortality from cardiovascular diseases and total mortality: Does the brewing method matter? Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate whether the coffee brewing method is associated with any death and cardiovascular mortality, beyond the contribution from major...
  14. haidut

    Mortality Rate Of COVID-19 Is 0.5%, Much Lower Than CDC / WHO Claims

    I try very hard to stay away from politically charged discussions but thought I'd share the studies below, which are arguably more reliable than the countless "professional opinions" thrown left and right by health "experts" all over mainstream media. The fact that WHO and CDC chose to fuel the...
  15. haidut

    Millennials Will Likely Die Earlier Than Gen X Due To Poor(er) Health

    This study is perhaps the pearl in the crown of at least 20 studies that have come out over the 2-3 years. It finally states what has been abundantly clear from those prior studies in individual diseases. Namely, there are no young / healthy people any more. Both the Generation X (Gen X) and...
  16. haidut

    Avoiding Sunlight May Be As Bad For Health As Smoking A Pack A Day

    As most readers of this blog know, the current recommendations of the American Dermatology Association (ADA) call for pretty much no sun exposure of any skin areas unless those areas have been "protected" by sunscreen. The same recommendation applies to tanning beds and makes not distinction of...
  17. haidut

    Endotoxin (LPS) Linked To Lower Survival In Cancer

    Another study about endotoxin, this time linking higher sensitivity to endotoxin to lower survival chance for people with lymphoma. While the study below looked at only one cancer, there are multiple studies with other cancer that have found similar link. Endotoxin and cancer go hand in hand...
  18. haidut

    Heart Failure Deaths On The Rise In Younger US Adults

    The bad news for younger Americans just keep on coming. In addition to lethal cancers, diabetes, stroke, CVD, infertility, etc now we can add yet another "old man" disease to the list of banes inflicting the "young". The "Young" Have Now Become The Old Heart failure is a condition traditionally...
  19. haidut

    The War On Cancer Is A Bust - No Real Progress And Actually A Regress

    Mark Twain often repeated a phrase that virtually everybody knows today - "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics". In the age of epidemiology, Big Data, and the rule of chance/entropy, the 3 components of that phrase have largely merged and now most statistical claims can be safely assumed...
  20. haidut

    Vitamin E Lowers Mortality, Transplantation Need In Liver Disease Patients

    Good study on the protective effects of vitamin E on progression of the liver disease known as NASH, which usually leads to cirrhosis and eventually a need for liver transplant. It is nice to see Big Pharma opening up to treatment with vitamins, but it is probably due to the failure of their...
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