It’s touted as a miracle cure for malaria, cancer and even autism. But despite containing potentially poisonous chemicals, MMS – miracle mineral solution – is still widely available. Just one of what is thought to be 1,000 unfounded and unproven treatments for autism on the market, it’s sold as drops to be added to water, or the basis for enemas. LINDSAY BRUCE investigated the sinister world of autism cures – and in particular this chlorine dioxide solution – branded as a ‘cleansing water’ to families dealing with autism. It only took one email posing as a parent desperate for help and within minutes I was directed to a supplier of hydrochloric acid and sodium chlorite which would be the ‘magic’ ingredients of an hourly drink set to rid my child of autism. Ordered from controversial organisation, Genesis 2 church of health and healing in America, at the cost of around £35 including postage, it only took a few days to … [Read more...] about Probe reveals horrors of solution touted as a cure for cancer and autism
File photo of the gold statue of the figure of justice, holding scales and a sword. Photo: Clara Molden/PA Wire Archant Changes in police policy and an overall fall in crime has seen an 87pc drop in the number of youngsters entering the criminal justice system, according to statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). In 2007, 1,793 children aged between 10 and 17 were convicted or cautioned by police for the first time - but by 2017 there were just 250. The data is taken from a national police database and records a young person’s first caution or conviction but does not include repeat offenders. According to a 2016 report on first-time entrants by the MoJ, police forces have shifted their focus away from low-level crimes which are more likely to be committed by children. “In 2002, a target was introduced to increase the number and reduce the gap between the numbers of crimes recorded by the police and those for which a perpetrator is identified,” the report … [Read more...] about “Prevention is better than cure”
Two brothers that suffer from a rare condition that will eventually turn their bones black and attack their joints, could be denied access to new treatments because of Brexit, their father has warned. Julien and Daniel Sireau were born with a condition called alkaptonuria – also known as black bone disease or AKU. The extremely rare genetic condition affecting around one person in every 250,000. “We found out a few months after Julien’s birth, when we saw his nappies were going red-black,” their father, Nick Sireau, told The Independent. Read more One in five EU doctors make plans to leave NHS because of withdrawal Brexit is ‘biggest threat’ to the future of the NHS, say 100 MPs, MEPs Patient access to clinical trials ‘at risk’ after Brexit “We called in a doctor who tested for blood, didn’t find any and said it was down to my … [Read more...] about Brexit could harm my sons’ access to treatment for rare ‘black bone’ disease, says father who quit job to find cure
“I don’t like saying I’m a clown!” laughs Gareth Ellis, aka Bippo, “It’s got such a bad stigma to it, but that’s what I am!” As the ‘Greatest Sillyman Tour’ arrives in Leighton-Linslade, its star performer comes prepared to face a broad spectrum of opinions.He mostly hopes he’ll be facing rounds of applause from the Bipsters - his fans - following the success of last year’s Pages Park show, but after an angry phone call prompted a painted tear, Gareth is offering townsfolk an opportunity like no other...“I want to cure Leighton Buzzard of any clown phobia,” he explains. “I had one woman ring up and say ‘my daughter has just seen your picture on Facebook and she’s screaming!’ - I felt like asking, ‘what’s your daughter doing on Facebook?’“I’ve also had some people messaging saying they are scared of clowns and have phobias! And I shouldn’t do a … [Read more...] about ‘I want to cure any clown phobia in Leighton-Linslade’
First characterised in 1872 by the American physician George Huntington, the disease is one of the cruellest, coldest killers on Earth. It’s caused by a mutation of the HTT gene, which creates a toxic protein that gradually destroys vast tracts of the brain, eventually removing all the person’s mental faculties. This mutated gene is dominant, meaning that only one of your two copies of HTT needs to be faulty for you to have Huntington’s. If one of your parents has the disease, there’s a 50 per cent chance of you inheriting it. For those who know they are at risk, life has always been an agonising waiting game. There is no cure, and symptoms on average begin in the mid-40s (it then usually takes about 15 years to kill). Indeed, for more than 100 years after the disease was characterised, those at 50:50 risk of inheriting it had no way of ending the uncertainty until the symptoms started. It was only around 50 years ago that the condition began to emerge into the … [Read more...] about How close are we to a cure for Huntington’s?