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'Increase in neurological deaths'

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Alliance for Natural Health International news item:
    Had a very quick look at the article, which is here. I couldn't find any mention of total deaths, which might tell us whether an increase in death from one cause could be at least partly due to a reduction in deaths from other causes, but it may be there somewhere. I thought it seemed a rather strange article.
     
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  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

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    The quote you give is enough to see that this is a 'strange article'. They do not seem to understand genetics much. And Surgical Neurology International sounds a bit like Lampshade Collectors Weekly.

    There seem to be a spate of articles like this - saying neurological disease is increasing. I agree that the likely explanation (in as much as there is an explanation that tells us something interesting) is that heart attacks and cancer have eased off so there is more time to get neurological. I think these may be electromagnetic radiation enthusiasts (or anti-enthusiasts).

    But what may be good news is that neurological disease seems to be terribly trendy at the moment. And within that I get the distinct impression that ME/CFS is a potential hot topic in that it is a new (to the researchers) and more mysterious problem that people can write about having run out of new things to say about other diseases. The momentum may not be quite a tidal wave as yet but it looks promising. If there is enough interest to get those Japanese PET scan studies repeated things might go viral (so to speak, but probably metaphorically).
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Maybe we should get a picture of them printed on a t-shirt (only half-joking).
     
  4. Gijs

    Gijs Senior Member

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    This PET scan study will be repeated by some groups, if confirmed - i think it will- ME is getting in a flow :) It also will change te paradigm about encefalitis. ME is not a classic encefalits.
     
  5. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Great mag! ;)

    Maybe they are trying to 'big up' neuro deaths to obtain more work chopping up people's brains. :eek:
     
  6. Woolie

    Woolie Senior Member

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    This article is hilarious! Well, of course neurological deaths are on the rise. You gotta die of something. More people are surviving early age killers like heart disease, living into a old age where they're more vulnerable to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
     
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