Archive for November, 2015

Cops for Kids gets largest single donation in 15 year history


The Kelowna-based foundation says it will use donated funds to support ongoing requests from families who require transportation and accommodation support for a child’s medical treatment, medications, specialized therapies, learning tools and mobility aids.

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‘Ineffective, outdated and unethical’ – the case against antibiotic eye drops for newborns


Canadian pediatricians and midwives want changes to what they consider an ineffective medical treatment for newborn babies: antibiotic eye drops to guard against STIs from their mothers.

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California police find newborn — believed to be less than two days old — buried alive near bike path

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California police find newborn — believed to be less than two days old — buried alive near bike path

by The Associated Press

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP

COMPTON, Calif. — Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

The girl was believed to be only 24 to 36 hours old when she was found Friday afternoon near a creek that flows into the Los Angeles River, said Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the Sheriff’s Department’s special victim unit. He said she was listed in stable condition on Saturday.

“There’s indication that the child was born at a medical facility or a hospital,” he said.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP

Jaramilla said two deputies found the girl around 4 p.m. after people on the bike path heard her cries and called authorities.

“As they searched, deputies heard a baby’s muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path,” the sheriff’s sergeant said in a statement.

He added she was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch when deputies found her. They summoned Compton Fire Department paramedics who took her to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying her.

“Some parents of newborns can find themselves in difficult circumstances. Sadly, babies are sometimes harmed or abandoned by parents who feel that they’re not ready or able to raise a child,” Jaramilla said.

He added that anyone in such a situation should simply surrender their newborn to authorities, who will care for the child.

“A parent stuck in this difficult situation can safely surrender their baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County, no questions asked,” he said.

The Associated Press | November 30, 2015 at 8:06 am | Tags: Compton, Los Angeles County, SP | Categories: News, World | URL: http://wp.me/p2zm7z-415d

ADHD Drug Ritalin® Reviewed by the Cochrane Library

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ADHD Drug Ritalin® Reviewed by the Cochrane Library

ADHDBy Catherine J. Frompovich

This is a “heads up” and “take notice” recommendation for parents whose children routinely are taking the most frequently prescribed ADHD prescription drug Ritalin®.

Late in November of 2015, the prestigious Cochrane Library issued its report “Benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)”, which you may want to know about and consider seriously.

One of the conclusions the authors of that report came up with is that “Better designed trials are needed to assess the benefits of methylphenidate [Ritalin®].”

Rather than my parsing the report, I think it would be wise for parents of ADHD children, who have questions, to print that Cochrane report, study it carefully, and discuss it with your child’s managing physician who prescribed the drug.

Why do I say that? Well, under “Main Results,” the findings in Primary and Secondary Outcomes may be of particular interest to you, including the drug’s impacts relative to your child/children, especially “teacher-rated ADHD symptoms.”

Other Cochrane Library resources for children with attention and social interaction issues include:

Social skills training for children aged between 5 and 18 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Medications for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children with tics

I have one further comment: Check out the ingredients of the vaccines your children are being forced to receive, since they contain numerous toxic ingredients, which could be impacting your child’s/children’s behavioral problems. Here’s a website that lists most of the vaccine package inserts http://www.immunize.org/packageinserts/, which parents need to read, especially these sections: Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Reactions and then the Description, which lists ingredients, after which you probably will understand more about vaccines than you thought possible.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)


5 People Share The Sacrifices Their Parents Made For Them







“I have a dream that one day little black* boys and girls

will be holding hands with little White* boys and girls.”

 – Martin Luther King Jr., I Have A Dream




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“Then They Came For Me”


Then They Came For Me

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists,

and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—

and there was

no one left

to speak

for me.”

– Pastor Martin Niemoller, 1946

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UBC launching new study on effects of autism for families


Being a parent can be stressful at the best of times. Add in the extra demands created by the neuro-developmental disorder autism, and the stress levels facing a parent can be overwhelming.

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“Stop popping out babies like welfare queens”, but “PP kills black babies!!11”. Authoritarian conservatives, ya’ll. https://t.co/NOt2BguqRb

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November 26, 2015 at 03:22PM

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