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SLIFF BUZZ 2015: 3 GEMS

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Cancer, Care, Corporations, Death, Doc, Dollars, Eco, Film, Food, Hispanic, History, Human Rights, Native, Peace, Popular, Review, Sci/Nat, Spectacle, STL |

The best St. Louis International Film Festival in memory! Three of my favorite films: “In Transit” – The last of the great direct cinema documentary filmmakers, the recently deceased Albert Maysles (Salesman, Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens, Running Fence…)… an eloquent love letter to humanity.
With a rarely seen fragility and gentleness, this tour de force of a film allows us to sense how precious each life is. Each individual’s aspirations and vulnerability is magically brought to light: one of the most touching film experience at this festival! — “The Fool/Durak” – … In the midst of the squalor of a small Russian town, through its understated acting and gritty realism, a suspense as worthy as that of a James Bond film, slowly but surely, takes shape. How institutions and the self-serving individuals that populate them can hold onto their morally bankrupt power… — “Embrace of the Serpent” – By following their actual diaries, this sumptuous and sensual film – some would call it an hallucinatory trip – pays tribute to two explorers and their guides as they venture into unknown regions of Colombia. One of the most astonishing and luminous film at the St. Louis International Film Festival! […]

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Claude Bourguignon: Les Pieds sur Terre (Well-Grounded Arguments Against Agrobusiness & More)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Afri, Cancer, Death, Doc, Eco, France, Health, World |

“Now we could teach schoolchildren how the planet is going to die, not as a probability, but as the history of the future” – Marguerite Duras — Claude Bourguignon interviews et avec Pierre Rabhi et Lydia Bourguignon — Alerte à Babylone + “Maintenant on pourrait presque enseigner aux enfants dans les écoles comment la planète va mourir, non pas comme une probabilité mais comme l’histoire du futur. On leur dirait qu’on a découvert des feux, des brasiers, des fusions, que l’homme avait allumé et qu’il était incapable d’arrêter. Que c’était comme ça, qu’il y avait des sortes d’incendie qu’on ne pouvait plus arrêter du tout. Le capitalisme a fait son choix : plutôt ça que de perdre son règne.” Entretien avec Marguerite DURAS, Le Matin, 4 juin 1986 […]

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Aspirin/Willow Bark Against Cancer?

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Cancer, Death, Health, Sci/Nat, Women |

… We don’t know exactly why it appears to work in fighting cancer. Aspirin reduces inflammation, and that may play a role in inhibiting the growth of tumors — perhaps by slowing the development of new blood vessels that nourish them, or by fighting old cells that keep growing when they should be dying off. It may also inhibit estrogen production, and we know that estrogen fuels the growth of most (but not all) breast cancers. If we could prove that aspirin were an effective treatment in a clinical trial, it would have major implications, especially for low-income patients. Modern hormonal treatments, used after surgery to try to prevent cancer from recurring, last a standard five years and can cost between $1,200 and $2,300 a year. But not everyone who needs them is actually taking them. Higher co-pays reduce the number of women who fill their prescriptions, according to a 2011 study. … It won’t take much to find out. A randomized study of approximately 3,000 women with Stage 2 and 3 breast cancer, lasting five years, would cost around $10 million. (We wouldn’t study women with Stage 1 disease because they have such a high survival rate already, nor women with Stage 4 cancer, because there is not enough evidence that aspirin would help when the disease has advanced that far.) … in the case of breast cancer, the most simple of drugs may be the next great weapon. Michelle Holmes and Wendy Chen are physicians and faculty members at Harvard Medical School. […]

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Sauvez Les Enfants du Dr. Beat Richner (Beatocello) – [Save his Children!]

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Asia, Cancer, Care, Death, France, Health, Music, Peace, Politics, Sci/Nat, Time, Youth | 4 comments

Every year he saves 100 000 lives – Jährlich rettet er 100 000 Leben – Chaque année il sauve 100 000 vies. Son credo : «développer une médecine de riche pour les pays pauvres»/His credo: «develop rich medicine for poor countries» – over 80% of all pediatric health care in Cambodia is provided by his hospitals.

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Cancer & Ayurveda

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Asia, Cancer, Care, Death, Doc, Film, Food, France, Health, Humor, Mystery, Popular, Sci/Nat, Shoah | 3 comments

[film has enough English to be understood by English speakers] Mon Médecin Indien (My Indian Doctor) – avec Marinella Banfi, patiente et écrivain de ce film, et l’éminent cancérologue, le Dr. Thomas Tursz… et Ritodgata Mahasthita, moine philosophe, Dr. Vaidyan Gangadharan Nair médecin ayurvédique, directeur de l’hôpital CNS (Chikitsalayam) dans le Kerala, Professeur Vasudevan Nair, Botaniste et Herboriste et sur cette page, beaucoup de réponses sur la relation entre le cancer et la médecine ayurvédique. […]

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