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Submitted by: Varsha Rathod, M.D.

If your blood vessels were laid end-to-end, they would extend approximately 60,000 miles! This is a long way to travel without coming across bumps in the road. These bumps are plaque build-up, clots that form in the arteries, and chronic damage from smoldering inflammation of the blood vessel wall. Inflammation can result from high insulin (type II Diabetes and pre-Diabetes), dental infections, smoking, stress, and other chronic infections.

Traditional medicine offers solutions such as bypass surgery and angioplasty after your blood vessels become blocked. These procedures are usually temporary and have not conclusively been shown to prevent heart problems, or extend life, and may be associated with serious side effects. A landmark study shows that angioplasty, at an average cost of $40,000 per patient, was no better than medical management!* Medical management consists of drugs, diet, and exercise. At Preventive Medicine I take a wholistic approach to medical management. Taking a wholistic approach to your heart means preventing those bumps in the road from forming as well as opening existing blockages. I use EDTA Chelation Therapy in conjunction with supplements, diet, stress reduction, and exercise.

EDTA Chelation is a non-surgical, intravenous method to restoring normal vascular and cellular function. Chelation removes toxic metals and calcium from soft tissues, inhibits free radical damage, promotes circulation in existing arteries, and encourages new blood flow. The whole body benefits from these results, not just blocked arteries. There are many hypotheses on how EDTA works. EDTA can stabilize enzymes that can break down plaque. It can also decrease free radicals which damage artery walls. Free radical damage can lead to plaque formation.

I evaluate each patient based on his/her condition to determine if Chelation could be beneficial. Chelation therapy is administered intravenously (IV) in our office. The American College for the Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) estimates that more than 500,000 people have undergone Chelation therapy safely using the ACAM protocol. Side effects are mild and can include low blood sugar, fatigue, and headache.

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Chelation treatments can also be used for preventive measures. This may be beneficial especially for those who have a family history of heart disease, stroke, circulatory problems, suffer from diabetes, or other chronic illness. Remember, disease manifests after you notice symptoms of disease. Recognizing and addressing those symptoms makes all the difference when taking a pro-active approach to your health. Varsha Rathod, M.D.

Reference: Study Performed By: Heart Institute of the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Circulation. 2007 Mar 6;115(9):1082-9

Additional Readings: Bypassing Bypass Surgery, Questions from the Heart

Wholistic Heart Health

Did you know that according to the American Heart Association heart disease is the largest killer of men and women in the United States? Someone dies every minute from a coronary event. Researchers continue to search for the best means to predict, prevent, and treat this killer. Emphasis is often placed on the common risk factors most people are familiar with such as cigarette smoking, high blood cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. However, you cant always rely on these factors as sole predictors. For instance, high cholesterol is a risk factor in heart disease, but not all heart attack patients have high cholesterol levels.

Some physicians have started to recognize that valuable diagnostic information may be gleaned from measuring levels of homocysteine and C-reactive protein in the blood. Elevated levels of these two markers indicate inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Inflammation is believed to cause significant damage and plaque formation in the arteries.

Homocysteine is an amino acid found naturally in the body. High levels of homocysteine damage the arterial walls and cause inflammation. Levels of homocysteine will rise when there are nutritional deficiencies of vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid. Supplementation with these vitamins is known to lower homocysteine levels.

The other marker, C-reactive protein, indicates the presence of excessive inflammation in the circulatory system. Various research studies have noted a correlation between high levels of C-reactive protein and an increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Inflammation can be reduced by eating a heart-healthy diet consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, walnuts, flaxseeds and fish, while avoiding hydrogenated oils (margarine, shortening) as well as saturated fats from meat and dairy products. This diet is the same one recommended for patients struggling with insulin resistance and diabetes.

Maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and managing heart disease has multiple components. Dr. Varsha Rathod at Preventive Medicine uses tools provided by conventional and alternative medicine to treat her patients. Our patients feel empowered to embark on lifestyle changes by undergoing nutritional counseling and identifying stress reduction approaches that work for them. Many patients also come to Preventive Medicine for IV chelation treatments. Chelation is FDA approved for the treatment of heavy metal toxicity and is currently being studied as a means to prevent the progression of heart disease. It is believed that Chelation Therapy stabilizes multiple enzymes involved in the formation of plaque.

If you are interested in a wholistic approach to heart health please call Preventive Medicine at 314-997-5403, our staff would be happy to assist you.

About the Author: About the Author: Dr. Varsha Rathod is a Board Certified Rheumatologist and Internist. Preventive Medicine has focused on a combination of traditional and holistic medicine since 1967. For more information about alternative solutions, visit

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Morning-after pill to be made available to 17-year-olds, U.S. federal judge rules

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A federal judge ruled Monday that the controversial morning-after pill Plan B must be made available without a prescription to girls as young as 17, citing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) willingness to concede to the Bush administration’s conservative influences by setting the age limit to 18 in 2006.

Plan B, available in the United States since 1999, consists of two pills designed to prevent conception and must be taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse. Only since 2006 has it been available without a prescription, following lobbying from the World Health Organization and American Medical Association. Currently the drug is only available without a prescription to women over the age of 18.

The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Center for Reproductive Rights. In the ruling, the judge blasted the FDA for giving in to “political considerations” and delaying approval of the new age limit.

Susan F. Wood, former director of women’s health at the FDA, resigned in 2005 in protest over the agency’s handling of the drug.

“What happened with Plan B demonstrated that the agency was off track, and was not being allowed to do its job properly,” she said.

The Family Research Council, a conservative organization, said the judge had given in to “political ideology promoting sexual license for teens.”

The FDA says it is reviewing the ruling, which it has thirty days to comply with.

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Canada’s Health Minister will attempt to stop Americans from buying prescription drugs in bulk

Saturday, July 2, 2005

Ujjal Dosanjh, Canada’s Minister of Health, has set out a plan to stop U.S. cities and states from purchasing drugs in bulk from Canadian suppliers. The plan is being criticized as potentially destroying a number of mail order and internet-based pharmacies operating in Canada that ship prescription drugs to the United States. It is said the result may simply cause orders to shift to suppliers in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, as well as possibly Mexico.

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Reasons Why Students Choose To Study In Usa

Submitted by: Jeel Adam

Learning is a continuous process it never stops. You learn something or the other at every step of our life. It s a beautiful experience to choose the option of study abroad. And foreign students studying in the USA universities gain far-fetched experience, which is an education in itself. Aside from UK, USA is one of the preferred choices for higher education amongst students worldwide.

Many of you might be thinking why to study abroad? Here are some reasons to study in USA: Multilingual and Multicultural Environment: studying abroad gives you a golden opportunity to be a part of the multicultural background and also learning new foreign languages. It gives you an actually experience of living in different cultures and its origin. Makes you more technology savvy: The education system in abroad happens to be different than that prevails in India. It lays a lot of emphasis on the practical aspects of education thus making the students technology savvy and more practical. Value Of degree: A foreign degree enhances your chances of employment and gives you the returns on your investments. This is one good reason why you should not take it as an expense but an investment.

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USA has the most higher learning institutions in the world, and a large number of them are world class learning institutions. Attaining a qualification degree from any of these leading overseas education universities can guarantee you a solid foundation for the future, as employers worldwide are sure to have heard of their credentials. It is always seen that international degree holding students gain high respect and dignity. The degree will automatically open up new horizons for a successful career in internationally popularized companies.

Careers and options in overseas helps you make a good brightened future. USA consists multicultural population, world s largest economy, less than 5% unemployment ratio, largest number of MNC, Highly Technical and flexible education system, String links between education institutions and corporate world, the unique OPT feature providing stay back options, more than 300 courses to select and last but not the least it has a very well developed and well maintained education system. It is suggestible that you conduct a proper research about the universities and facilities and all the related aspects. You can have a complete research on the Internet as well.

There are many study overseas consultants who help in preparing an educational plan for the students and their parents. These plans guide them about the procedures to gain admission in institutions abroad. These consultants assist the students at every step till they reach their destination of choice. International studies degree holds high value all over the world and successful degree holders can easily get placements in reputed organizations. This it would be a smart decision that we select a good overseas education consultancy showing the right career path to students based on their level of competency and interest. Even the Internet can assist you with the minutest query. You just need to choose the best option and best university to get the best results.

Careers N Options India s leading overseas education consultant is trust worthy, effective and expert education consultant for Foreign Education, Study Abroad, Overseas Education, and Study in U.S.A.

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FBI document reviews symbols used by pedophiles

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


In an exclusive report, Wikinews has obtained an internal FBI document from Wikileaks detailing symbols used by organized pedophiles to identify one another.

Wikileaks obtained the document via Spanish “childhood erotica” networks. According to Wikileaks, the unclassified parts of the document were only briefly published by the Ann Arbor, Michigan police department in a newsletter, which was later removed from the internet.

The document, which is titled Symbols and Logos Used by Pedophiles to Identify Sexual Preferences states that “pedophiles, to include those who sexually abuse children as well as those who produce, distribute, and trade child pornography, are using various types of identification logos or symbols to recognize one another and distinguish their sexual preferences.”

According to the FBI, there are at least three groups that pedophiles can use to identify what age and or gender they prefer such as “boylove, girllove and childlove.” Most of the logos have been found to be printed on coins, necklace charms and rings.

The first logo, ‘The BoyLover logo’ (BLogo) “is a small blue spiral-shaped triangle surrounded by a larger triangle, whereby the small triangle represents a small boy and the larger triangle represents an adult man. A variation of the BLogo is the Little Boy Lover logo (LBLogo), which also embodies a small spiral-shaped triangle within a larger triangle; however, the corners of the LBLogo are rounded to resemble a scribbling by a young child,” said the document.

The second logo, ‘The GirlLover logo’ (GLogo) is “a small heart surrounded by a larger heart, which symbolizes a relationship between an adult male or female and minor girl,” the document stated.

The last logo, ‘The ChildLover logo’ (CLogo), “resembles a butterfly and represents non-preferential gender child abusers,” added the document.

It is not known how the document came to be in the hands of Spanish childhood erotica enthusiasts. The logos were found during raids on computers and other items related to pedophile investigations.

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Wikinews interviews 2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor Candidate Wayne Tseng

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

2020 Melbourne Lord Mayor candidate Wayne Tseng answered some questions about his campaign for the upcoming election from Wikinews. The Lord Mayor election in the Australian city is scheduled to take place this week.

Tseng runs a firm called eTranslate, which helps software developers to make the software available to the users. In the candidate’s questionnaire, Tseng said eTranslate had led to him working with all three tiers of the government. He previously belonged to the Australian Liberal Party, but has left since then, to run for mayorship as an independent candidate.

Tseng is of Chinese descent, having moved to Australia with his parents from Vietnam. Graduated in Brisbane, Tseng received his PhD in Melbourne and has been living in the city, he told Wikinews. Tseng also formed Chinese Precinct Chamber of Commerce, an organisation responsible for many “community bond building initiatives”, the Lord Mayor candidate told Wikinews.

Tseng discussed his plans for leading Melbourne, recovering from COVID-19, and “Democracy 2.0” to ensure concerns of minorities in the city were also heard. Tseng also focused on the importance of the multi-culture aspect and talked about making Melbourne the capital of the aboriginals. Tseng also explained why he thinks Melbourne is poised to be a world city by 2030.

Tseng’s deputy Lord Mayor candidate Gricol Yang is a Commercial Banker and works for ANZ Banking Group.

Currently, Sally Capp is the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the Victorian capital. Capp was elected as an interim Lord Mayor in mid-2018 after the former Lord Mayor Robert Doyle resigned from his position after sexual assault allegations. Doyle served as the Lord Mayor of Melbourne for almost a decade since 2008.

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Lineup coming together for Manchester United charity match

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Manchester United will be taking on eleven of the top players in Europe in a celebration match next Tuesday at Old Trafford, and the lineup for the European XI is coming together nicely. The game is a UEFA-Manchester United collaboration created to commemorate not only the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, but also the 50th anniversary of Manchester United entering into European club competitions. Funds raised in the match will go to support the Manchester United Foundation, which works with local charities as well as UNICEF to aid children in need. Italian Marcello Lippi will be in charge of coaching the European XI side, and his assistant will be Andy Roxburgh. Confirmed players have slowly been filing into the team, but with current Manchester United on-loan striker Henrik Larsson confirmed, the XI is now complete.

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Criminal Law How Serious Are Avos (New South Wales)

By Frank Egan – LAC Lawyers

There is a strong desire on the part of the legislature to reduce the incidence of, and provide protection to, the victims of domestic violence. Apprehended violence orders and bail are the main vehicles chosen to provide this protection. These provisions are fundamentally in aid of the prosecution.

Domestic Violence

Apprehended Violence

Apprehended Violence Orders (‘AVO’) are preventative and intended to provide protection against apprehended breaches of the law. A typical order will also prohibit a person from conduct that is less than criminal such as harassing and intimidating the person in need of protection (‘PINOP’) and stop the defendant attending places frequented by the PINOP. A knowing contravention of an order is a criminal offence punishable by up to two years imprisonment.

AVOs fall into two catgegories. Apprehended domestic violence orders (ADVOs); and Apprehended personal violence orders (APVOs). The defining characteristic is the relationship between the PINOP and the defendant. If you are in a domestic relationship with the one you fear you get an ADVO, whilst everyone else gets an APVO. There is no great difference once an order is in place and the process is broadly similar.

ADVOs are commonly applied for and obtained in response to an allegation of domestic violence. Frequently the parties will continue to live together or resume cohabitation at some stage during the proceedings. Proceedings for an ADVO will run in tandem with criminal prosecutions generally for assault or malicious damage. The police will apply for the ADVO on behalf of the PINOP. The PINOP will also generally be the main prosecution witness for the criminal charge.

Legislative Recognition of Domestic Violence

The NSW Crimes Act 1900 contains definitions of what are ‘domestic violence offences’ and ‘personal violence offences’.

A Domestic Violence Offence may arise from any of the following categories:

1 marriage relationship:

2 de facto relationship; 3 intimate personal relationship; 4 living or has lived in the same household; 5 dependent relationship involving paid or unpaid care; are related. 6 The Making of the Interim Order

The usual scenario where the criminal justice system intervenes in a ‘domestic’ is where there is an altercation in the home (usually involving a large amount of alcohol), there is a notification, the police attend and the perpetrator is arrested and charged with a personal violence offence and an interim telephone ADVO is made for the protection of the victim.

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The Crimes Act deals with the making of telephone interim orders and is the reason why your partner will get charged rather than told to behave him or herself. The Act severely restricts the discretion of the police when dealing with allegations of domestic violence, and provides a capacity for police officers to apply by telephone for apprehended violence orders.

If the attending police officer declines to make an telephone interim order in the face of an allegation of a domestic violence offence, the police officer must provide written reason as to why an order wasn’t applied for.

Where the police do not get a telephone interim order the Act requires a magistrate to make an interim apprehended violence order when a person is accused of a domestic violence offence. The court can decline to make the order if it is satisfied that an order is not required, however its reasons must be given.


Bail is generally about whether or not the accused will attend court on the next occasion. In making a determination as to bail the court is required to take into account various matters.

There are a number of provisions relating to bail that are relevant to situations involving domestic violence. The Bail Act removes the presumption in favour of bail for certain domestic violence offences and the offence of contravening an apprehended domestic violence order. This applies to accused persons with a ‘history of violence’ or violence to another person in the past or who has a failure to comply with bail conditions. An accused will have a ‘history of violence’ if the accused has been found guilty within the last 10 years of a personal violence offence or an offence of contravening an apprehended violence order by an act of violence. The Act states that bail should only be granted in exceptional circumstances to a person in respect of a ‘serious personal violence offence’ if the applicant is a repeat offender. This provision will apply to extreme examples of domestic violence.

The police will be likely to refuse to grant police bail in circumstances where an accused is a repeat offender or on bail. A bail application in front of a magistrate will be necessary and this will mean a longer stay in custody.

A fundamental condition of bail is to be of good behaviour for the duration of the bail. Conditional bail can have conditions similar to any interim order. Accordingly, misbehaving whilst on bail can constitute a contravention of the interim order. Any breach of bail can cause the bail to be reconsidered. In practice the accused will be arrested, refused police bail and brought before a magistrate to have a bail determination made.


The main prosecution witness often gets less enthusiastic about the prosecution as domestic tranquillity re-establishes itself. The continuance of the prosecution is a question for the police.

An absence of reliable evidence does not deter the NSW police from continuing with a prosecution. The NSW police will not discontinue a prosecution concerning domestic violence on the basis that the principal witness does not want the matter to proceed. Despite this prosecutions proceed in these circumstances with the accused pleading not guilty, the matter is then listed for hearing and proceeds to hearing even though it may fall over at this stage.

Something that can and does occur is that if the victim attends and gives evidence which contradicts the earlier statement provided, the witness is declared an unfavourable witness. The victim is then attacked by the police prosecutor and accused of perjury. Not a very nice result.

Police will sometimes arrest the witness and almost always bring him/her to court.

There is a qualified spousal privilege which applies to a person who, when required to give evidence, is the ‘spouse, de facto spouse, parent or child of a defendant’. The objection needs to come from the witness and generally should be made when the witness is called to give evidence. Theoretically any person who is the sole witness to a minor domestic assault and in a relationship with the accused should not be excused from giving evidence.

Sentencing Considerations

Common assault is punishable by two years imprisonment. A person who knowingly contravenes a prohibition or restriction specified in an order is also guilty of an offence that carries a maximum of two years imprisonment. The two offences can be constituted by identical facts. Contravention of an order will generally be considered a more serious offence as it involves the addition element of a breach of a court order. Offenders are routinely imprisoned for serious or repeated contraventions of orders.

One of the reasons why contravention of an order is a serious offence is that offenders will frequently be recalcitrant. A plea of guilty must be taken into account. The utilitarian value of a plea should be assessed in the range of 10-25%. This is before other considerations such as contrition are taken into account. A discount of 25% is fairly common for a plea of guilty.

Alcohol may aggravate an offence as it demonstrates recklessness, or mitigate as it shows that an offence is out of character. The courts have made it clear that a domestic context does not excuse an offence or make it less serious. That is, ‘violent acts in domestic situations must be treated with real seriousness’.

The Court of Criminal Appeal has stated ‘Domestic violence is a problem of considerable proportions in this community and the courts must be strong to ensure that it is adequately punished.’

A suspended sentence under section 12 of the Crime (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 should be approached with care. Once a section 12 bond is breached the best that an offender can do is periodic detention. Frequently such bonds are for durations that are longer than what would be the appropriate sentence of imprisonment.

A crime committed in the home is treated as seriously as a crime committed in a public place against a stranger. Don’t forget that it is an offence to contravene any term of an AVO which carries a maximum penalty of 50 penalty units and/or two years imprisonment.

Should you become the subject of a TIO (telephone interim order) do not delay – call LAC Lawyers for an urgent appointment before the matter proceeds to properly protect yourself in these circumstances.

It is important to keep the following points in mind.

– An AVO remains in force for the period specified by the courts, otherwise for six months.

– An application may be made to the court to vary or revoke an AVO where it is appropriate to do so.

– A defendant may appeal to the District Court against an AVO made in either the Local Court or Children’s Court but this must be done within 28 days of the lower court’s decision.

– An AVO can affect employment opportunities, the ability to maintain various licences including a firearm’s licence or permit, restrictions on personal freedom including communication and movement and may conflict with Orders made by the Family Law Court.

About the Author: Frank Egan is the Chief Executive Officer of LAC Criminal Lawyers Sydney and has over 27 years of experience as a lawyer.


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