April 27th, 2008

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Vaccines, Mercury and Conflict of Interest

The following vaccines still contain 25 mcg of mercury per 0.5 ml:
DTwP
DT (diphtheria and tetanus) multi-dose vial
Tetanus
Several brands of the 2006/2007 influenza formulas
Meningococcal multi-dose vial

From this excellent post by Joseph Mercola, in which he names names of a few pro-vaccine experts who have considerable financial investments riding on vaccine sales:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/04/26/vaccine-autism-question-divides-parents-scientists.aspx?source=nl
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PAIN and Neuropathy

Pain =
--a feeling of distress, suffering, or agony,
--an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony
--has physical and emotional components
--emotions have strong effects on physical perception
--algophobia = an irrational dread of pain
--depression etc strongly associated with inadequately treated pain
--also "pain" = painful uterine contraction occurring in childbirth.
--from the Latin "poena" meaning a fine, a penalty
--acute or nociceptive pain vs neuropathic pain
--nociceptive and neuropathic pain are caused by different neuro–physiological processes, and therefore tend to respond to different treatment modalities
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