Thursday, November 29, 2012

Korean PSY Gangnam Style in Singapore Saturday NIGHT FEVER FREE Showcase

Singapore, are you ready to Horse Dance=Gangnam Style?

Singapore is set to go Gangnam crazy this weekend. 
 
Singaporeans, are you ready to Gangnam Style?

Korean superstar Psy, whose real name is Park Jai-sang, will be in town this Saturday, 1 December, for a free one-hour public showcase at Marina Bay Sands' Event Plaza.

Wanna-bes will be able to learn from the 34-year-old master of the "horse dance" himself as he performs his smash hit together with kids from O School, a performing arts centre for youth that is the integrated resort's designated charity.

The first 4,000 fans can register for a free ticket by going to this Facebook page.

 Performance will start at 8pm on Saturday.

"Gangnam Style" recently surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby" as the most-watched YouTube video ever with over 800 million views and counting.

Question is, what will Psy be doing for the rest of the 55-minute showcase?

Entertainment News:







Wacky Korean singer makes YouTube history , CLICK FOR GANGNAM STYLE
YOUTUBES MOST VIEWED 








 2.  PARODY VERSION





3. Singaporean Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

4. Psy-Oppa Gangnam Style [Chipmunk]

5. Mr Bean Dances Gangnam Style

WATCH EMPOWER NETWORK VIDEO .

6. Gangnam Style Dancing Baby

Singapore Actress Jacelyn Tay : Gangnam Style almost cost me my life.
GANGNAM Style by Psy has proven to be a killer hit. No thanks to the catchy K-pop song. http://theinnozablog.blogspot.sg/2012/11/singapore-actress-jacelyn-tay-gangnam.html

Related stories:
1.South Korean rapper Psy arrives at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2012.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - South Korean rap star Psy's music video "Gangnam Style" on Saturday became the most watched item ever posted to YouTube with more than 800 million views, edging past Canadian teen star Justin Bieber's 2-year-old video for his song "Baby."

The milestone was the latest pop culture victory for Psy, 34, a portly rap singer known for his slicked-back hair and comic dance style who has become one of the most unlikely global stars of 2012.

Psy succeeded with a video that generated countless parodies and became a media sensation. He gained more fame outside his native country than the more polished singers in South Korea's so-called K-Pop style who have sought to win international audiences.

YouTube, in a post on its Trends blog, said "Gangnam Style" on Saturday surpassed the site's previous record holder, Bieber's 2010 music video "Baby," and by mid-day "Gangnam Style" had reached 805 million views, compared to 803 million for "Baby." Within a few hours, "Gangnam Style" had gone up to more than 809 million views.

"Gangnam Style" was first posted to YouTube in July, and by the following month it began to show huge popularity on YouTube with audiences outside of South Korea.
"It's been a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we've ever seen before," said the YouTube blog.

The blog also said the "velocity" of the video's popularity has been unprecedented for YouTube.

In his "Gangnam Style" video the outlandishly dressed, sunglass-wearing Psy raps in Korean and dances in the style of an upper-crust person riding an invisible horse.

The song is named after the affluent Gangnam District of Seoul and it mocks the rampant consumerism of that suburb. Psy, whose real name is Park Jai-sang, is no stranger to wealth as his father is chairman of a South Korean semiconductor company.

His parents sent him to business school in the United States but he confesses that he bought musical instruments with his tuition money. He later graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and won fame in South Korea with his 2001 debut album.

The viral success of "Gangnam Style" on YouTube also has translated into strong record sales. In late September, the song jumped to the top of the British pop charts and it also has sold well in other countries.

Popular parodies of the "Gangnam Style" video included one featuring the University of Oregon's duck mascot, and another done in the "Star Trek" language Klingon.

The official YouTube view count for Gangnam Style represents only the figure for the original video posted to the site, but copycat versions, parodies and videos by people commenting on the song have been posted to the site and elsewhere on the Web.

Counting all those different versions, "Gangnam Style" and its related videos have more than 2.2 billion views across the Internet, said Matt Fiorentino, spokesman for the online video tracking firm Visible Measures.

"Without the dance, I don't think it would have been as big as it is," Fiorentino said. "And the other thing is, Psy has a unique sense of humor which comes through in the video. He doesn't take himself too seriously."

SEOUL: Psy made his quirky debut in South Korea's K-pop industry back in 2001 but it wasn't until July that he began shooting to global fame with "Gangnam Style" -- now the most-watched video of all time on YouTube.

A rare sense of humour and irony distinguished the chubby rapper, now 34, from his peers in the manufactured world of K-pop and made him an unlikely worldwide success.
As of Sunday "Gangnam Style" -- whose wacky music and dance moves mock the hedonistic lifestyle of the upmarket southern Seoul neighbourhood -- had registered almost 814 million views in four months.

The video has inspired thousands of online imitations of Psy's famous horse-ride dance, and flash mobs of tens of thousands in Paris, Rome and Milan.
The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard's pop chart for seven weeks in a row after sweeping the charts in countries including Australia and Britain.
World figures swept up in the fever include UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama, who either tried out the dance or marvelled at its popularity.
Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, gained the ultimate showbiz accolade by teaming up with Madonna in the pop diva's concert and performing a special version of "Gangnam Style" with MC Hammer in the American Music Awards.

YouTube called the music video -- which Saturday overtook Justin Bieber's "Baby" in number of views -- "a massive hit at a global level unlike anything we've ever seen before".
Billboard.com noted it racked up the YouTube milestone in about four months compared to more than two years for "Baby", calling it "nothing short of a pop culture phenomenon".

Psy's dramatic rise has been viewed with a mixture of pride and surprise in his home country, whose music industry has long been dominated by prettified, highly-manufactured girl and boy bands.

Having taken Asia by storm over the past decade with bubblegum hooks and dance moves staged with military precision, K-pop in recent years has garnered a small but growing fan base among teenagers in parts of Europe and America.

But none has come close to the worldwide popularity of the homely Psy.

"Psy is right at the opposite of our typical K-pop stars who are extremely preened and whose every single move is strictly dictated by their agent," prominent music critic Kang Hun told AFP.

Humour, especially satire, is rare in the mainstream Korean music scene and that, coupled with Psy's embrace of his anti-pop idol looks, has set him apart.

The singer, well known at home for his humorous and explosive stage performances, has long been a somewhat provocative figure in Korea.

He was once convicted in Seoul of smoking marijuana. Several of his earlier songs and music videos were banned for those aged under 18 because of what state censors deemed to be overly sexual lyrics or bad language.

In 2007 Psy was forced to serve a second period of compulsory military service after it was revealed that he had continued with his showbiz interests during his first two-year stint.

"Psy has long had very freewheeling, humorous and even provocative elements in his songs which are utterly lacking in most young K-pop idols," Kang said.

"I think 'Gangnam Style' is a pinnacle of such a humourous, non-serious bad-boy style of his. And apparently people around the world can relate to his self-deprecating sense of humour."
Psy himself says he invites laughter and not ridicule.

"My motto is to be funny, but not stupid," he once said in an interview with Yonhap news agency.

It remains to be seen if "Gangnam Style" will prove anything more than a one-hit wonder. Psy is set to release a new album in English and Korean early next year which will be distributed globally.

But even if it takes off, it will be hard to replicate the success of "Gangnam Style", said Han Koo-Hyun, the head of the Korean Wave Research Institute.

"His next song will be able to rack up at least hundreds of millions of views due to the popularity of 'Gangnam Style' but will never be more popular than 'Gangnam Style', said Han.

"This is too huge a success to accomplish twice."





 K-pop sensation Psy (C) performs the "Gangnam Style" dance with 
Mark Webber (L) and Sebastian Vettel before the start of the Korean Grand Prix on October 14. 
Psy admitted that he was staggered by his new-found global fame
 as he brought his signature horse dance to his home grand prix on Sunday.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

4,250% Increase in Fetal Deaths Reported to VAERS After Flu Shot Given to Pregnant Women

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An increase of fetal deaths were reported to VAERS after pregnant women were given flu vaccines.



You are moments away from finding out what happened
when pregnant women were given this vaccine would 
"protect" their child. Instead, it likely did the 
exact opposite...

Just a warning - this information is disturbing and
I do NOT recommend you read this if you anger easily.

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Editor of VacTruth.com 

Documentation received from the National Coalition of 
Organized Women (NCOW) states that between 2009 and 
2010 the mercury-laden combined flu vaccinations have 
increased Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems 
(VAERS) fetal death reports by 4,250 percent in 
pregnant women. Eileen Dannemann, NCOW’s director, 
made abundantly clear that despite these figures 
being known to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 
the multiple-strain, inactivated flu vaccine contain-
ing mercury (Thimerosal) has once again been recomme-
nded to pregnant women as a safe vaccination this 
season.
Outraged by the CDC’s total disregard for human life,
Ms. Dannemann accused the CDC of ‘willful misconduct,
’ saying that they are responsible for causing the 
deaths of thousands of unborn babies. She stated that 
the CDC deliberately misled the nation’s obstetrician
s and gynecologists and colluded with the American 
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) to mis-
lead the public by advertising the flu vaccine as a 
safe vaccine for pregnant women when they knew fully 
well that it was causing a massive spike in fetal 
deaths.
In a letter to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Ms. Dannemann 
wrote:
“Not only did the CDC fail to disclose the 
spiraling spike in fetal death reports in real 
time during the 2009 pandemic season as to cut 
the fetal losses, but also we have documented by 
transcript Dr. Marie McCormick, chairperson of 
the Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group 
(VSRAWG) on September 3, 2010, denying any 
adverse events in the pregnant population during 
the 2009 Pandemic season.” [1]

HIDING LIFE-OR-DEATH EVIDENCE

Because the H1N1 pandemic vaccine had never been test
-ed on the pregnant population, and to lessen the 
intensity of fears of the unknown risks, Dr. Marie

McCormick of the CDC was employed to keep track of 
all adverse events during the 2009 pandemic season, 
including those adverse events in the pregnant 
population. Dr. McCormick was responsible for sending 
monthly reports to the Secretary of the Health and 
Human Services (HHS), citing any suspicious adverse 
events.

According to Ms. Dannemann, NCOW has been unable to 
obtain access to these monthly reports. After sending
a Freedom of Information Act request to the CDC, she 
was told that she may have to wait 36 months to 
access what should be published public reports.

The Mercola letter continues:
“The Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines 
(ACCV) and CDC were confronted with the VAERS 
data from NCOW on September 3,2010,in Washington, 
D.C., and then again by conference call on 
September 10, and then again in Atlanta, Georgia,
 on October 28, 2010. On both September 3 and 
September 10, Dr. Marie McCormick clearly denied 
that there were any adverse events for pregnant 
women from the 2009 flu vaccine.”

THE DOCTOR’S VERSION OF CONCEAL 

AND CARRY

To emphasize their point, on October 28, 2010, NCOW 
requested that Dr. Rene Tocco present their data at 
the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC’s 
Dr. Shimabakuru gave a presentation on significant 
adverse reactions to the H1N1 vaccine, such as cases 
of Guillane-Barre Syndrome, which appeared to have 
risen three percent, claiming it as an insignificant 
signal.

No mention at all was made of adverse events related
to pregnant women.

Unfortunately for Dr. Shimabakuru, his attempts to 
pull the wool over the eyes of the audience were 
foiled when he was challenged by a member of the 
audience asking if the vaccine caused adverse events 
in pregnancy. Feeling cornered, he reluctantly looked 
in his bag and sheepishly presented a slide that 
corroborated the NCOW data, confirming that the CDC 
knew of the spike in fetal deaths in the fall of 2010
.[2]

So, why did Dr. Shimabkauru have a slide containing 
compromising evidence in his bag? Why did he decide 
to hide the slide? Surely, if he had prepared a slide 
outlining this crucial data, it would have made sense 
to include the slide in his presentation. After all, 
a 4,250 percent increase in fetal deaths is far more 
significant that a three percent increase in Guillane
-Barre Syndrome.
Ms. Dannemann believes that the existence of this 
slide, along with the omission of it in his present-
ation, confirms that the CDC knew of the spike in 
fetal deaths by the fall of 2010 and was attempting 
by any means possible not to make it public.
Outlining a catalog of events, Ms. Dannemann believes 
the CDC’s continual cover ups puts the lives of 
pregnant women and their unborn children in serious 
jeopardy. She maintained:
“Continuing the vaccine program without notifying 
the public or the healthcare practitioners of the 
VAERS miscarriage/stillbirth incoming data was 
clearly a purposeful decision. The CDC, aware of 
their own incoming stream of early vaccine 
adverse events reports, clearly decided to allow 

the obstetricians to continue, unwittingly, 
murdering and damaging the unborn so that the CDC
’s blunder of recommending the double-dose vacci-
nation of pregnant women could be kept under the 
radar.”

COLLABORATION AND CORRUPTION

Despite evidence that the CDC knew of the 4,250 
percent increase in fetal death reports in 2009/2010,
in order to ensure the continuance of the vaccine 
program for pregnant women, the CDC published a study 
in AJOG authored by Dr. Pedro Moro of the CDC in the 
fall of 2010. The study articulated that there were 
only 23 miscarriages caused by the single flu vaccine
 in 19 years between 1990 – 2009, an average of 1.2 
miscarriages per year. This study formed the basis 
of a CDC worldwide publicity campaign that the flu 
shot was safe for pregnant women by willfully and 
strategically excluding the 2009 pandemic data, which 
was available to them. 

Ms. Dannemann said:
“Both the CDC and AJOG were well aware of the fact
that physicians and the public were awaiting the 
results of the 2009 H1N1 untested vaccine on 
pregnant women, amid solid assurances to the 
public at the beginning of the pandemic season 
 that the CDC was on top of collecting any adverse
 reactions to the vaccine by establishing the 
Vaccine Safety Risk Assessment Working Group 
 chaired by Dr. Marie Mc Cormick (VSRAWG).”
Ms. Dannemann stated that by including the 2008/2009 
flu season’s data but excluding the available 2009 
data from the 2009/2010 flu season in the study 
published in AJOG, Dr. Moro was able to give the 
impression that the 2009/2010 pandemic season was 
covered in the data, which of course it was not. 
Ms. Dannemann believes that this was a deliberate 
act on his part because he was aware of the fetal 
death spike in the 2009/2010 data at the time of 
preparing the study and purposely excluded the 2009 
pandemic data from the study to hide this fact.
In the fall of 2010, just in time for the new flu 
season, media outlets all over the world publicized 
the AJOG, peer-reviewed CDC/Dr. Moro study as adamant
 proof that the flu shot is safe for pregnant women.
 The NCOW documents prove at the same time as widely 
publicizing advice that all pregnant women required 
the combined flu vaccination, the CDC was busy organ-
izing ten non-profit organizations, to sign a joint 
letter to urge obstetricians and gynecologists to 
continue to vaccinate their pregnant patients.
One of the organizations to sign the letter was The 
 March of Dimes [3] who urged health care providers 
to recommend the flu vaccine to pregnant women and 
those who expect to become pregnant. 

They wrote the following recommendation to all medical 
professionals:
“Advice from a healthcare provider plays an impor-
tant role in a pregnant and postpartum woman’s de-
cision to get vaccinated against seasonal 
influenza. The American Academy of Family Physici-
ans (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), 
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologis-
ts (The College), 
 American Medical Association (AMA), 
American Nurses Association (ANA), 
American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 
Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and 
Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), March of Dimes, and 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
are asking for your help in urging your pregnant 
and postpartum patients to get vaccinated against 
seasonal influenza.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 
(ACIP) recommends that pregnant and postpartum 
women receive the seasonal influenza vaccine this 
year, even if they received 2009 H1N1 or seasonal 
influenza vaccine last year. Lack of awareness of 
the benefits of vaccination and concerns about 
vaccine safety are common barriers to influenza 
 vaccination of pregnant and postpartum women.”
Representatives from all ten organizations signed the 
letter.

March of Dimes Document

WHAT THE CDC FAILED 

TO TELL PREGNANT MOMS

This year, on September 27, 2012, the Human and Environmental Toxicology Journal (HET) published Dr. Gary Goldman’s study that 
confirms NCOWs data, a 4,250 percent increase in the 
number of miscarriages and stillbirths reported to 
VAERS in the 2009/2010 flu season. [4] 

The study points out an astounding fact that no one 
saw until the publishing of the Goldman study in HET: 
the CDC had recommended the double-dosing of the 
 pregnant population with the seasonal flu vaccine 
with mercury and the untested H1N1 vaccine with 
mercury.

In his abstract, Goldman said:
“The aim of this study was to compare the number 
of inactivated-influenza vaccine–related spontan-
eous abortion and stillbirth (SB) reports in the 
 Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) 
database during three consecutive flu seasons 
beginning 2008/2009 and assess the relative fetal
death reports associated with the two-vaccine 
2009/2010 season.”

The facts that Goldman exposed are extremely disturb-
ing. He highlights the fact that the safety and 
effectiveness of the A-H1N1 had never been establish-
ed in pregnant women and that the combination of two
different influenza vaccines had never been tested on
pregnant women at all.

Even more worrisome is the fact that the A-H1N1 
vaccine inserts from the various manufacturers 
contained this warning:
“It is also not known whether these vaccines can 
cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant 
women or can affect reproduction capacity.’’  
(emphasis added)
Dr. Goldman also pointed out that the developing 
fetus is indirectly exposed to mercury when thimerosal
-containing vaccines are administered to a pregnant 
woman. He outlined a study written by A.R. Gasset, 
M. Itoi, Y. Ischii and R.M. Ramer who examined what 
happened after rabbits were vaccinated with thimerosal
–containing radioactive mercury. Goldman stated that 
from one hour post-injection to six hours post-inject-
ion, the level of radioactive mercury in the blood 
dropped over 75 percent. Yet from two hours post-inje-
ction to six hours post-injection, there were signifi-
cantly increased radioactivity levels in the fetal 
brain, liver, and kidney.

Dr. Goldman concluded that because the rates of mis-
carriage reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events 
Reporting System (VAERS) for the single flu vaccine 
were relatively low, health care providers developed
a false sense of security that flu vaccines administ-
ered during pregnancy were safe.  Goldman explained 
that just because a single vaccine has been tested 
and considered to be relatively safe, this does not 
mean that vaccinating pregnant women with two or more 
Thimerosal containing vaccines will be safe for them 
or their unborn babies. Overall, Goldman firmly 
believes that the VAERS grossly underestimates the 
true rates of miscarriage and other adverse events 
encountered in the US population. Remember, it is 
estimated that  less than a tenth of true adverse re-
actions are reported to the VAERS with a one percent 
reporting rate for serious adverse events, including 
death, according to a study led by former FDA 
Commissioner Dr. David A. Kessler. [5]

As seen in the Goldman study, with the return to a 
single flu shot, the flu vaccine-related reports of 
fetal loss have returned to a significantly lower 
level compared to the high level of fetal loss reports
 in the two-dose 2009/2010 flu season. However, higher 
than background flu shot vaccine-related fetal losses 
continue to be reported to the VAERS.

Furthermore, the Goldman study recommends that the 
babies who survived the deadly double dose in utero 
be monitored:
“In addition, because of the order of magnitude 
increase in fetal-loss report rates, from 6.8 
fetal loss reports per million pregnant women 
vaccinated in the single-dose 2008/2009 season to
77.8 in the two-dose 2009/2010 season, further 
long term studies are needed to assess adverse 
outcomes in the surviving children. Additional 
research concerning potential synergistic risk 
factors associated with the administration of 
Thimerosal-containing vaccines is warranted, 
and the exposure-effect association should be 
verified in further toxicological and case-
control studies.” (emphasis added)
Aside from fetal deaths, the CDC initiative to 
increase uptake of vaccines in pregnant women 
continues to fuel the increases in the levels of 
neurodevelopmental, developmental, behavioral 
abnormalities, and chronic illness in the surviving 
children. Due to omitting reports of fetal deaths, the
 CDC enjoys success in increasing the uptake and 
number of vaccines in the pregnant population. The 
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) 
is now recommending not only the flu shot (with 
mercury) but also the Tdap vaccine.

CONCLUSION

The work of NCOW and Dr. Goldman has proven that 
potential lives are being destroyed before they are 
even old enough to draw their first breath. Developing 
fetuses who are fortunate enough to survive the 
onslaught of vaccinations now being recommended to 
pregnant women then need to play a form of Russian 
Roulette from the day they are born, because their 
caring parents followed the advice they were given by
professionals who have been deliberately misguided.
Eileen Dannemann and her team have proven with their 
remarkable work that both public and professionals 
alike are being lied to and deceived by organizations 

put in place by the government to sanction our 
vaccination programs. In my opinion, this is genocide 
and the sooner people realize that all vaccines come 
with an element of risk and begin to research the 
dangers for themselves, the sooner these insane 
experiments will end.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Eileen Dannemann and Dr. Paul 
King for asking VacTruth.com to report on their very 
important work.
Eileen Dannemann is the director of the National 
 Coalition of Organized Women and the founder of the 
student vaccine liberation Army 
www.VaccineLiberationArmy.com. 
Dr. Gary Goldman and Dr. Paul G. King, vaccine 
consultant to NCOW, have provided to the public a 
most important study.


Referencesfficial transcript

  1. OCDC’s Dr. Marie McCormick 
    denies miscarriages, Sept. 3, 2010 ACCV. 
    See page 37.
  2. Influenza Vaccine Safety Monitoring (slide 20).
    CDC’s Dr. Tom Shimabukuro confirms NCOW data ,
     Oct. 28, 2010 ACIP
  3. Letter from March of Dimes, inlcuded in this 
    article.
  4. Dr Gary Goldman Comparison of VAERS fetal-loss
    reports during three consecutive influenza 
    seasons: Was there a synergistic fetal 
    toxicity associated with the two-vaccine 
    2009/2010 season?
    http://het.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/09/12/0960327112455067.abstract?rss=1 (abstract
     only)
  5. Kessler, D.A. The Working Group. Natanblut, 
    S. Kennedy, D. Lazar, E. Rheinstein, P. et al.
    Introducing MedWatch: A New Approach to 
    Reporting Medication and Device Adverse 
    Effects and Product Problems. JAMA 1993 June 
    2. 269 (21): 2765-2768.

Larry 'JR Ewing' Hagman dead at 81


Larry 'JR Ewing' Hagman dead at 81

Larry Hagman dead at 81, portrayed notorious TV villain J.R. Ewing




 LOS ANGELES - Larry Hagman, whose predatory oil baron J.R. Ewing on television's long-running nighttime soap opera "Dallas'' became a symbol for 1980s greed and coaxed forth a Texas-sized gusher of TV ratings, has died. He was 81.

Hagman, who returned as J.R. in a new edition of "Dallas'' this year, passed away Friday,23 November 2012, afternoon due to complications from his battle with cancer, according to a statement from the family provided to The Associated Press by Warner Bros., producer of "Dallas.''

"Larry was back in his beloved hometown of Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved the most,'' the family said. "Larry's family and closest friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday.''

Hagman was diagnosed in 1992 with cirrhosis of the liver and acknowledged that he had drank heavily for years. In 1995, a malignant tumor was discovered on his liver and he underwent a transplant.

Years before "Dallas,'' Hagman had gained TV fame as a nice guy with the fluffy 1965-70 NBC comedy "I Dream of Jeannie", in which he played Capt. Tony Nelson, an astronaut whose life is disrupted when he finds a comely genie, portrayed by Barbara Eden, and takes her home to live with him.

He also starred in two short-lived sitcoms, "The Good Life'' (NBC, 1971-72) and "Here We Go Again'' (ABC, 1973). His film work included well-regarded performances in "The Group,'' "Harry and Tonto'' and "Primary Colors.''

But it was Hagman's masterful portrayal of the charmingly loathsome J.R. that brought him his greatest stardom. The CBS serial drama about the Ewing clan and those in their orbit aired from April 1978 to May 1991.

The "Who shot J.R.?'' story twist, in which Hagman's character was nearly murdered in a cliffhanger episode, fueled international speculation and millions of dollars in betting-parlour wagers. It also helped give the series a ratings record for the time.

When the answer was revealed in a November 1980 episode, an average 41 million viewers tuned in to make "Dallas'' the second most-watched entertainment show of all time, trailing only the "MASH'' finale in 1983 with 50 million viewers.

It was J.R.'s sister-in-law, Kristin (Mary Crosby) who plugged him- he had made her pregnant, then threatened to frame her as a prostitute unless she left town - but others had equal motivation.

Hagman played Ewing as a bottomless well of corruption with a charming grin: a business cheat and a faithless husband who tried to get his alcoholic wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), institutionalized.

"I know what I want on J.R.'s tombstone,'' Hagman said in 1988. ``It should say: `Here lies upright citizen J.R. Ewing. This is the only deal he ever lost.'''

In 2006, Hagman did a guest shot on FX's drama series "Nip/Tuck,'' playing a macho business mogul. He also got new exposure in recent years with the DVD releases of "I Dream of Jeannie'' and "Dallas.''

As a youngster, Hagman gained a reputation for mischief-making as he was bumped from one private school to another. He made a stab at New York theater in the early 1950s, then served in the Air Force from 1952-56 in England.


While there, he met and married young Swedish designer Maj Axelsson. The couple had two children, Preston and Heidi, and were longtime residents of the Malibu beach colony that is home to many celebrities.

He called his 2001 memoir ``Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales about My Life.''

"I didn't put anything in that I thought was going to hurt someone or compromise them in any way,'' he told The Associated Press at the time.

After his transplant, he became an advocate for organ donation and volunteered at a hospital to help frightened patients.

"I counsel, encourage, meet them when they come in for their operations, and after,'' he said in 1996. "I try to offer some solace, like `Don't be afraid, it will be a little uncomfortable for a brief time, but you'll be OK.' ``

He also was an anti-smoking activist who took part in "Great American Smoke-Out'' campaigns. - AP
In this dated Aug 21, 2012 filed photo shows US actor Larry Hagman arrives on the red carpet to attend the launch of the new 10-part series of US television show Dallas in London. Hagman, died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81. -- PHOTO: AFP
In this dated Aug 21, 2012 filed photo shows US actor Larry Hagman arrives on the red carpet to attend the launch of the new 10-part series of US television show Dallas in London. Hagman, died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81. -- PHOTO: AFP
(REUTERS) - Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of Dallas, died on Friday, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was 81.

Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his battle with throat cancer, the newspaper said, quoting a statement from his family. He had suffered from liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver in the 1990s after decades of drinking.

Hagman's mother was stage and movie star Mary Martin and he became a star himself in 1965 on I Dream of Jeannie, a popular television sitcom in which he played Major Anthony Nelson, an astronaut who discovers a beautiful genie in a bottle.

Dallas, which made its premiere on the CBS network in 1978, made Hagman a superstar. The show quickly became one of the network's top-rated programs, built an international following and inspired a spin-off, imitators and a revival in 2012.

J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption.


 

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  • St. Louis County, Missouri hospital employees are required to get a flu shot, or they will become ineligible for a raise in 2013, as well as face corrective action in the form of a written warning.
  • In Switzerland, some health care workers are not only personally refusing to get vaccinated for the flu, but they’re reluctant to offer the vaccine to their patients either, due to lack of effectiveness data and side effect concerns.
  • The flu vaccine is, at best, only effective against influenza A and B, which represents only about 10 percent of all circulating viruses. This means that even if you get a flu shot, and it happens to be effective for you, you’re still completely vulnerable to 90 percent of the flu-like viruses that are circulating in your area…
  • State health department officials are increasingly joining with medical trade association lobbyists in many states to severely restrict or eliminate medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions for not only health care workers but all children and their parents.By Dr. Mercola
    An employee of Mercy Hospital in West St. Louis County, Missouri recently spoke with CNN about her frustrations surrounding their flu shot policy.1
    Employees are required to get a flu shot, or they will become ineligible for a raise in 2013, as well as face corrective action in the form of a written warning.
    Despite being happy with her job otherwise, this particular employee noted well-founded fears over proven adverse reactions linked to the shot, and feels her personal freedoms are being violated.
    It's a sentiment echoed not only across the United States, but also around the globe, as health care workers are increasingly being asked to get a flu shot against their will – or forfeit their jobs.

    Health Care Workers Are Refusing Flu Shots and Are Hesitant to Offer Them

    In Switzerland, some health care workers are not only personally refusing to get vaccinated for the flu, but they're reluctant to offer the vaccine to their patients either. Teaching hospitals in Geneva, Switzerland led a study last year that found many health care workers viewed the seasonal flu as "a benign disease not really requiring any special [prevention] effort."
    Others believe the risks and lack of proven effectiveness raise questions over the flu shot recommendations. As Swissinfo reported:2
    "Pascal B├╝chler is a homeopathic physician in Yverdon-les-Bains and a member of a group that offers "nuanced and critical" thoughts on vaccines.
    'I'm certainly not a dogmatic anti-vaccinist,' he says. 'But vaccines against seasonal flu have been shown to be ineffective for elderly people, who are also the greatest risk group.'
    A Swiss-German gynecologist explained to swissinfo.ch that he refuses to vaccinate pregnant women against influenza, as ordered by the Federal Office of Public Health, 'because we cannot rule out the risk of resulting fetal abnormalities.'"

    A Needle in a Haystack...

    Even if you were to overlook the risk of side effects, which I'll discuss below, getting a flu shot to prevent the flu is very much like finding a needle in a haystack. There are over 200 viruses that cause influenza and influenza-like illnesses. Both produce the same symptoms, such as fever, aches and pains, headache, cough and runny nose, so the only way a physician can tell what is actually the flu and what is another viral illness is with laboratory testing.
    The flu vaccine is, at best, only effective against influenza A and B, which represents only about 10 percent of all circulating viruses.3 This means that even if in the best case scenario you get a flu shot, and it happens to be effective for you, you're still completely vulnerable to 90 percent of the flu-like viruses that are circulating in your area...
    If you happen to come down with symptoms of the flu, it's actually far more likely that you have a flu-like illness than the actual "flu" for which the flu shot is designed against. And that doesn't even mean you're definitely protected against all flu viruses.

    Major Medical Journal Questions Flu Drug Tamiflu's Effectiveness

    Tamiflu is one of two drugs (the other is Relenza) that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for treating the flu. The drug has also been included in a list of "essential medicines" put out by the World Health Organization (WHO).
    The CDC claims Tamiflu can shorten the duration of flu symptoms and lower your risk of complications and hospitalization, but a British Medical Journal (BMJ) open data campaign is calling on Roche, the drug's maker, to release full clinical trial reports to prove it.4
    In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) conducted a major review of available data and found no evidence Tamiflu can prevent healthy people with flu from suffering complications such as pneumonia.5 Tamiflu may shorten the bout of illness by a meager day or so, the investigators said, but it was impossible to know whether it prevents severe disease, because the published data was insufficient. In October 2012, BMJ editor in chief Fiona Godlee sent a letter to Roche board member John Bell,6 noting that the findings in their 2009 report could not be relied upon because:
    • Eight of the 10 Tamiflu trials upon which its effectiveness claims were based were never published
    • The two that had been published were funded by Roche and authored by Roche employees and Roche-paid external experts
    She further noted:
    "The Cochrane reviewers now know that there are at least 123 trials of Tamiflu and that the majority (60%) of patient data from Roche Phase 3 completed trials remain unpublished. There are concerns on a number of fronts: the likely overstating of effectiveness and the apparent under-reporting of potentially serious adverse effects."
    Roche made a promise to release full clinical trial reports in 2009, but has yet to do so, hence BMJ's most recent request for the full data. Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency is investigating Roche for improper reporting of side effects, including deaths, related to Tamiflu and 18 other drugs.7 Side effects of Tamiflu include convulsions, delirium and delusions. Deaths in children and adults have been reported, as have neuropsychological effects such as altered behavior and nightmares. Other rare side effects such as toxic epidermal necrolysis and blindness have also been reported.

    You Might be Surprised by the Science Surrounding Flu Shots' (Lack of) Effectiveness

    The evidence against flu vaccines is rapidly mounting as well. Most people simply assume that flu shots "work," but even a cursory review of the science shows otherwise. A review published earlier this year, for instance, found that the elderly, in particular, do not appear to receive measureable value from the flu shot,8 which is the same conclusion reached by several previous studies. According to the authors:
    "Influenza vaccines can provide moderate protection against virologically confirmed influenza, but such protection is greatly reduced or absent in some seasons. Evidence for protection in adults aged 65 years or older is lacking."
    In essence, if you're a senior, you're taking a health risk for a theoretical health benefit that can't be confirmed and, if you're a healthy adult, it's truly a shot in the dark. Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines also didn't offer much protection to children over the age of 7, while the effectiveness of inactivated flu vaccine for children under 2 has also been questioned.9 In the latter study, only one study on flu vaccine in children under 2 could be found, despite the fact that it is now a standard recommendation. The author noted:10
    "It was surprising to find only one study of inactivated vaccine in children under two years, given current recommendations to vaccinate healthy children from six months old in the USA and Canada."
    Further, the notion that giving health care workers the flu shot will protect hospital patients from the flu is another unproven case of wishful thinking. A Cochrane Database Review—which is the gold standard for assessing the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of commonly used medical interventions – concluded:11
    "There is no credible evidence that vaccination of healthy people under the age of 60, who are HCWs [health care workers] caring for the elderly, affects influenza complications in those cared for."
    As for the general adult population, Cochrane published the following bombshell conclusion last year:12
    "Influenza vaccines have a modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost. There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission. WARNING: This review includes 15 out of 36 trials funded by industry (four had no funding declaration). An earlier systematic review of 274 influenza vaccine studies published up to 2007 found industry funded studies were published in more prestigious journals and cited more than other studies independently from methodological quality and size. Studies funded from public sources were significantly less likely to report conclusions favorable to the vaccines.
    The review demonstrated that reliable scientific evidence confirming that influenza vaccines are effective is thin and there is plenty of reason to suspect that there may be a manipulation of conclusions when the studies are funded by drug companies. The content and conclusions of this review should be interpreted in light of this finding."

    No One is Exempt From Flu Shot Risks

    Forcing a health care worker to receive a flu shot or face disciplinary action is not only an assault to their personal freedom, especially given the startling lack of proven effectiveness, but it's also a potential risk to their health.
    While infants and young children are at greatest risk, NO ONE is exempt from the potential serious complications of vaccination, one of which is Guillaine-Barre syndrome (GBS). In the video above, Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), interviews a Connecticut artist and her mother, a former professor of nursing, who developed GBS after getting a seasonal flu shot in 2008 and today is permanently disabled with total body paralysis.
    This family has chosen to share their heartbreaking story to help those who have had the same experience feel less alone, and to educate others about what it means to be vaccine injured. What happened to this family is a poignant reminder of just how important it is to make well-informed decisions about vaccinations.
    The inactivated influenza vaccine has been associated with development of GBS since 1976, when an inactivated "swine flu" shot given to millions of healthy Americans caused GBS in several hundred previously healthy Americans and there were 30 deaths.13
    Not to mention, research published in the Journal of Virology14 in November of last year also confirmed that the seasonal flu vaccine may actually weaken children's immune systems and increase their chances of getting sick from influenza viruses not included in the vaccine, which is to say all but three! And in September, the Canadian press broke the story that new research confirms initial findings that the flu vaccine appeared to actually increase people's risk of getting sick with H1N1 "swine flu," and cause more serious bouts of illness to boot.

    Your Right to Choose is Under Attack

    It is not only health care workers who are being pressured into making a health care decision they oftentimes don't agree with...
    In the states of Connecticut and New Jersey, mandates are already in place that force parents to give their 6-month-old babies a flu vaccine or be banned from daycare. And state health department officials are increasingly joining with medical trade association lobbyists in many states to severely restrict or eliminate medical, religious and conscientious belief vaccine exemptions for all children and their parents, notes Barbara Loe Fisher.
    The partnership between government health agencies and big Pharma, based on ideology, profit-making and bad science, is moving closer and closer to discriminating against those who want to exercise their right to informed consent and abstaining from participating in an ever-expanding vaccine schedule. This is a pressing issue for health care workers in the immediacy, but it's one that is quickly snowballing into the general population as well.

    Is Diabetes Triggered by the Flu Virus?

    Although most cases of diabetes (type 2) are caused by diet and lifestyle choices that cause your cells to become insulin resistant, some cases of diabetes (type 1) occur when the immune system destroys pancreatic cells needed to produce insulin.
    Because type 1 diabetes often seems to "appear" after an infection, it's been suggested a virus may trigger the disease, and cause the immune dysfunction that leads to diabetes. Now researchers have determined that the flu virus may play a role in causing both pancreatitis and diabetes in humans and animals.15 The press is using this as another scare-tactic for why you should get the flu shot... but rest assured, there is another way.

    How to Stay Flu-Free, Naturally

    Fortunately, avoiding a serious case of the flu doesn't require a flu vaccination. By following these simple guidelines, you can help keep your immune system in optimal working order so that you're far less likely to acquire the infection to begin with or, if you do get sick with the flu, you are better prepared to move through it without complications and soon return to good health.
    • Optimize your vitamin D levels. As I've previously reported, optimizing your vitamin D levels is one of the absolute best strategies for avoiding infections of ALL kinds, and vitamin D deficiency may actually be the true culprit behind the seasonality of the flu – not the flu virus itself. This is probably the single most important and least expensive action you can take. Regularly monitor your vitamin D levels to confirm your levels are within the therapeutic range of 50-70 ng/ml.
    • Ideally, you'll want to get all your vitamin D from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed, but as a last resort you can take an oral vitamin D3 supplement. According to the latest review by Carole Baggerly (Grassrootshealth.org), adults need about 8,000 IU's a day.
    • Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a healthy immune system is one of the most important keys to fighting off viruses and other illness. Be aware that sugar (typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup) is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice.
    • Optimize Your Gut Flora. The best way to do this is avoid apply the step above by avoiding sugars, processed foods and most grains, and replacing them with healthy fats and taking regular amounts of fermented foods, which can radically improve the function of your immune system
    • Get Enough Rest. Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you're tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu. Be sure to check out my article Guide to a Good Night's Sleep for some great tips to help you get quality rest.
    • Have Effective Tools to Address Stress. We all face some stress every day, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness. If you feel that stress is taking a toll on your health, consider using an energy psychology tool such as the Emotional Freedom Technique, which is remarkably effective in relieving stress associated with all kinds of events, from work to family to trauma.
    • Get Regular Exercise. When you exercise, you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it spreads. Be sure to incorporate high-intensity interval exercises like Peak Fitness into your routine.
    • Take a Good Source of Animal-Based Omega-3 Fats. Increase your intake of healthy and essential fats like the omega-3 found in krill oil, which is crucial for maintaining health. It is also vitally important to avoid damaged omega-6 oils that are trans fats and in processed foods as it will seriously damage your immune response.
    • Wash Your Hands. Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don't use antibacterial soap for this – antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. Instead, identify a simple chemical-free soap that you can switch your family to.
    • Tried and True Hygiene Measures. In addition to washing your hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. If possible, avoid close contact with those, who are sick and, if you are sick, avoid close contact with those who are well.
    • Use Natural Antibiotics. Examples include oil of oregano and garlic. These work like broad-spectrum antibiotics against bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in your body. And unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, they do not appear to lead to resistance.
    • Avoid Hospitals. I'd recommend you stay away from hospitals unless you're having an emergency and need expert medical care, as hospitals are prime breeding grounds for infections of all kinds. The best place to get plenty of rest and recover from illness that is not life threatening is usually in the comfort of your own home.

    Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Vaccine Exemptions

    With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it's critical to protect your right to informed consent and to abstain from vaccinating by exercising vaccine exemptions in state public health laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and the leaders in your community.
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 WHY DO CANCER TREATMENTS SOMETIMES FAIL? (PAGES 188-190)
(a) Drug resistance or the growth of cancer in the face of ongoing or recently completed treatments represents the main barrier to cure for many cancers
 (b) The root cause of a cancer relapse lies in the fact that cancer is not an accumulation of exactly the same cells but rather a mixture of cells with differing properties.
(c) Drug resistance may be present in an untreated cancer or emerge in responseto therapy
(e)   Several types of cancer have been found to contain a very small population of cancer stem cells, which are believed to be responsible for continually replenishing the pool of cells in a tumour. It turns out that an additional property of these cancer stem cells is their natural resistance to chemotherapy and other cancer treatment.

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THE AUTHOR:Dr. Richard C. Frank, MD,an oncologist, is the Director of Cancer Research, Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, and Medical Director, Mid-Fairfield Hospice, Wilton, CT.USA

WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT:  As expected, the whole book is devoted mainly to describing the virtues of conventional treatment of the various types of cancers via surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapies and hormone therapies. However in the chapter on How Cancer Grows and Cancer Treatments at Work”,Dr. Frank gives an explanation as to why chemotherapy may not work for you. We summarize the main points below:-

CANCER CAN GROW UNPREDICTABLY (pages 124-126)

a)      Although cancer appears to develop in an organized fashion when viewed from the outside, if we were to go inside a tumour with a little magnifying glass and monitor the movement of cells and the integrity of DNA; we would see a much more chaotic situation.

b)      As a cancer develops and grows, the DNA that guides it along is prone to change…. as a cancer grows, its genetic makeup becomes diversified, which leads to a diversity of cell types within it…. cancer is not a collection of identical cells.

c)       The tendency of a cancer to generate cells with different capabilities explains many of the dreadful aspects of cancer that patients find so hard to grapple with:

  • Why it can spread from one location to another,
  • Why it stops responding to a treatment that was working,
  • Why it can return when it was in remission
The reason is that every cancer, whether it arises in the lung, breast, prostate, bone marrow, or elsewhere, contains different populations of cells that have distinct properties.

d)      A cancerous tumour does not contain billions of identical clones. Cancer could never develop in this way because it must avoid the immune system’s attack on it, live in areas of low oxygen tension, and compete with the rest of the body for vital nutrients.

e)      Inside any tumour are cells that are living and cells that have died. There are cancer cells capable of reproducing many others, called cancer stem cells, and cells completely devoid of this capacity. Cancer’s diversity is generated early. By the time it is diagnosed, some cells may already be capable of metastasizing and others may be able to withstand a particular cancer treatment. This is the basis of cancer’s resistance to treatment i.e. chemotherapy (see section “Why Do Cancer Treatments Sometimes Fail?”).

f)       When new cancer cells are generated inside a tumour, some will be hearty enough to survive and others will not be. If some cells survive the treatment, then it is mainly because their DNA contains the necessary alterations that help them resist the chemotherapy drug; this population of cells will then expand, and the compositions of the cancer will again change. (page 126)

g)      …. when a cancer returns after being declared in complete remission, it is because a few cells were different enough to stay alive after a treatment killed nearly all the other cells; this difference could have been present from the start of treatment or it could have developed as a response to it. Whichever occurred, it is cancer’s ability to diversify and adapt its DNA that enables it to survive. (page 126)

WHY DO CANCER TREATMENTS SOMETIMES FAIL? (PAGES 188-190)

(a) Drug resistance or the growth of cancer in the face of ongoing or recently completed treatments represents the main barrier to cure for many cancers…. (page 188). In many instances, oncologists cannot specify why a person’s cancer develops treatment resistance…. treatment resistance is probably the most complicated area of oncology. (page 189).

(b) The root cause of a cancer relapse lies in the fact that cancer is not an accumulation of exactly the same cells but rather a mixture of cells with differing properties. Some may have sensitivity to certain drugs and be killed by them, whereas others are resistant to those drugs. The resistant population will survive treatment and in time be detected as a cancer relapse. (page 189)

(c) Drug resistance may be present in an untreated cancer or emerge in response to therapy…. the innate adaptability of cancer cells and how they can sometimes outwit an effective therapy by altering their DNA or other molecules. This property explains the acquisition of resistance during a cancer’s growth. (pages 189-190)

(d)   Chemotherapy may lose its effectiveness when cancer cells activate a protein that pumps the drugs out as soon as they enter the cells; targeted therapies may lose their ability to control their targets when those receptors and signalling proteins mutate and morph into different shapes; hormone therapies may stop controlling cancer growth when estrogen or androgen receptors undergo a shape change or get massively overproduced, overwhelming the drugs meant to neutralize them. (page 190)

(e)   Several types of cancer have been found to contain a very small population of cancer stem cells, which are believed to be responsible for continually replenishing the pool of cells in a tumour. It turns out that an additional property of these cancer stem cells is their natural resistance to chemotherapy and other cancer treatment.

(f)     Some chemotherapy drugs (as well as radiation therapy) may contribute to (or directly cause) the development of new cancers many years after treatment (page 174). And it has been known for decades that chemotherapy alone cannot eradicate the advanced stages of the most common cancers (page 175).
TARGETED THERAPIES: (PAGES 175-180)

The current hot trend is to offer targeted drugs like Erbitux (for colorectal, head and neck cancers), Rituxan (for lymphoma), Herceptin (for breast cancer), Tarceva(for lung cancer), Sutent (for kidney cancer) and etc. Once in the bloodstream, they act like heat-seeking missiles, locating cancer cells wherever they lurk and gripping onto them via one specific receptor target (among thousands of receptors) that projects from the outer surface of the cells. The result is that the receptors stop transmitting growth signals inside the cells (page 177).

(a) Are targeted therapies “magic bullets”?
According to Dr Frank …..” although targeted therapies were developed with the hope that they would be magic bullets that would neatly eradicate cancer through selective targeting of one critical molecule, in general they have fallen short of this lofty goal. No cancer is considered curable by treatment through a targeted therapy alone… (page 180) The reason for the muted success of targeted therapies is that most cancers are caused not by one genetic derangement but by several; no one target functions as an Achilles heel. “(page 180)

(b) Do targeted therapies cause side effects?
“Like any other drug taken for any purpose, unintended effects may occur with these medications. Generally speaking, targeted therapies are easier to tolerate – less hair-loss, smaller declines in blood counts, less nausea… still, substantial side effects may occur with some targeted therapies, and they tend to increase the toxicities of chemotherapy when used in combination.” (page 182)

Finally, angiogenesis inhibitors (like Avastin, Sutent, Nexavar, Thalomid) constrict blood vessels not only inside tumours but also in other parts of the body. As a result, they often cause some degree of high blood pressure and are associated with an increased risk for kidney damage, bleeding, stroke and coronary artery blockage. (page 183)

In conclusion, we quote two very relevant statements by Dr. Frank:-
i.      Efforts to blast away metastatic cancers with mega doses of chemotherapy have fallen short because they do not root it out but rather cause more harm than good: the cancer is still present and the patient is sicker than ever. (page 143)
ii.      Even though billions of dollars are invested in cancer research every year, most new drugs in the research pipeline will extend life rather than the silver bullets that pierce the heart of cancer. (page 145)

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME WORDS OF ADVICE BY DR FRANK ON NUTRITIONAL pages 102-110.

Although the whole book is about conventional cancer medicine, Dr Frank did make some notable comments/advice on diet and cancer (not the”eat anything you like” type).

 We summarise the main points as follows:-

a)      …the contribution of diet…to the development of cancer is so large that if behaviours could be changed, many cancers could be avoided altogether(and many oncologists will be without jobs).  Almost 30 years and a great deal of research later, the link between poor nutritional habits…and the development of cancer have been solidified…

b)      A large and ever-growing number of studies indicate…..cancers are highly influenced by one’s pattern for living: a diet high in red meat and animal fats and low in fruits and vegetables…contributes an unhealthy pattern for living that often leads to major illness.

c)       Diet can promote or inhibit the formation of cancer…through:-
(i)      The presence of carcinogens in food (which can be natural constituents or man-made additives);
(ii)     The generation of carcinogens by cooking…when foods are smoked, fried, or grilled, polycyclic hydrocarbons are produced;
(iii)    The increased exposure of the body to carcinogens by a diet low in fiber, which slows down bowel movement;
(iv)    ”over-nutrition” or excess body weight.

d)      Excess body fat promotes the development of cancer because it leads to two important changes in the body’s chemistryLpage 109)
(i)      The development of the insulin resistance syndrome or metabolic syndrome; and
(ii)     The increased production of estrogen.

e)      More fat, more estrogen, more breast cancer.  The ovaries are the main source of estrogen production in menstruating women.  When ovarian function ceases upon menopause, estrogen is still produced in the female body, although in lesser amounts.  In post-menopausal women, fat becomes the main estrogen factory, with higher body weights correlating with higher estrogen levels…and estrogen stimulates the growth of the breast and uterus. Just as the normal cells in these tissues multiply in response to estrogen, so do (most) cancers derived from them.(page 109)

f)       The connection between fat and breast cancer is in part caused by the fact that fat contains an enzyme called aromatase that increases estrogen production.  So even after menopause, when the ovaries have ceased producing estrogen, the hormone still gets made in the body.  That’s why a class of medicines called aromatase inhibitors (AIs)…. blocks aromatase from working and thereby drastically reduces the levels of estrogen in the bloodstream.  Examples of AIs are femara (Letrozole), anastrazole (Arimidex)(page 110)

Note: This book was published in april 2009. Isbn no: 978-0-300-1510-2