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There's been a story in a UK tabloid (that I won't name), and @BBCRadio4 of all places; that #rocket #salad causes #cancer due to high levels of #nitrates in the leaves. Here's my take, and what's wrong with the thinking behind it.

A thread.

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It's true, #rocket #leaves are hyperaccumulators of #nitrates ; this isn't anything new. It's been known for a long time. Other crops with high nitrate content include #spinach and #watercress

2/12
Nitrate content varies according to where the #crop is grown, and is closely tied to the soil #plants are grown in, and the amount of #light they receive. Rocket leaves grown in #winter have higher nitrate content than those grown in #summer

3/12
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#Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the 🌎🌍🌏.

approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year bit.ly/2NeFF8B

#InternationalChildhoodCancerDay
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho The most common categories of childhood #cancers include:

🔴 Leukemias
🔴 Brain cancers
🔴 Lymphomas
🔴 Solid tumours, such as neuroblastoma and Wilms tumour.

bit.ly/2NeFF8B #InternationalChildhoodCancerDay
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho Most childhood #cancers can be cured with generic medicines and other forms of treatments including surgery and radiotherapy bit.ly/2NeFF8B
#InternationalChildhoodCancerDay
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(1/n) Delighted to share our work using #scRNAseq to explore the intersection between regeneration, development and #immune recognition in #cancer #metastasis online @NatureMedicine @sloan_kettering @WeillCornell @scell_papers @dana_peer @LabMassague
nature.com/articles/s4159…
@NatureMedicine @sloan_kettering @WeillCornell @scell_papers @dana_peer @LabMassague (2/n) human primary #lungcancer is characterized by the emergence of regenerative cell types, typically seen in response to lung injury, but showing striking lineage promiscuity (identity confused!)
@NatureMedicine @sloan_kettering @WeillCornell @scell_papers @dana_peer @LabMassague (3/n) #metastasis exhibits a continuum of more primitive stem to epithelial progenitor states – driven in large part by key embryonic and lung-specifying transcription factors, SOX2 and SOX9.
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The EW Vax Smackdown Series

The Most Destructive Vax Ever: MMR

A Tweet Series By EW

Somebody should have warned the Trojans. Beware of gifts bearing Greeks.
- David Gerrold, A Matter 4 Men

There are poisons that blind u, & poisons that open your 👀s.

- August Strindberg

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As of this writing, per the Vax Adverse Events Reporting (VAERS) database set up by the federal government, there have been 481 💀s & 98,874 acute reactions to some combo of MMR (M alone, MR alone, R alone, etc). Per a federal study, less than 1% of vax reactions r reported..

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healthit.ahrq.gov/sites/default/…

The provaxxers will say but we had many more measles 💀s annually when the MMR vax debuted in 1971. Stand alone measles, mumps, & rubella vax’s had been previously licensed in 1963, 1967, & 1969 respectively.

So let’s investigate these claims.

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Cataloguing #Cancer: The day after #WorldCancerDay2020, @nature @naturepub publishes 22 papers w/ majorl new insights from whole genome sequencing. The cover & my v brief summary of the papers; also @NatureGenet @NatureComms @NatureBiotech @nresearchnews
nature.com/collections/af…
@nature @Naturepub @NatureGenet @NatureComms @NatureBiotech @nresearchnews "The future of cancer #genomics lies in the clinic"
An even better summary of these papers and the requisite next steps in the @nature editorial nature.com/articles/d4158…
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This #WorldCancerDay find out how we help facilitate and regulate cancer research in the UK.
Our Research Ethics Committees (RECs) review and approve around 6,000 studies every year, many related to cancer. hra.nhs.uk/about-us/commi…
Richard Stephens is entering his third decade working as a patient advocate and ensuring patients are involved in the design of cancer trials. Read his blog: hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-…
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It's #WorldCancerDay

DYK: In 2018, over 18 MILLION people around 🌏🌍🌎 had #cancer, and 10 MILLION people died from the disease.

bit.ly/37VHVuP

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre On #WorldCancerDay, WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from #cancer over the next ten years bit.ly/37VHVuP

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are proven interventions to beat #cancer:

🚭controlling tobacco use

💉vaccinating against hepatitis B to prevent liver cancer

💉vaccinating against HPV to eliminate cervical cancer

🩺 screening & treatment

💊access to palliative care

bit.ly/37VHVuP
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Part 1 - Optimal Nutrition Vs Vaccines 2 Protect Against Infectious Disease

The topic of vax’s is an entirely reductive 1. Whether ur pro- or anti-vax, it’s likely u fall into the trap 2 argue 4 or against vax’s like it’s the only game in town.

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Vaccines are not only the most divisive issue of our times, it also tends to dominate the health conversation wrt infectious diseases. How did micronutrients get pushed aside?

Well it may have something to do w/food & supplements not being “patentable”.

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The supplement industry is a multi-billion $ biz whereas the pharma/vax industry is a trillion $ biz. Big Pharma dominates ad budgets, politicians in Congress & has successfully established group think wrt vax’s & infectious disease.

I’ve never been a fan of group think.

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[Alerta Hilo, 16 tuits]

Ya que a los fachos cursis e ignorantes les gusta hacer comparaciones entre #Chile y #Francia, vamos a hablar del tema, aunque nunca he querido hacerlo, pero chucha, se lo buscaron:
Vivo en este país, desde hace más de 9 años consecutivos, región Parisina
Lo que me puede dar cierto peso, a la hora de hablar de diferencias sociales y estructurales, no?
1.- la voz del pueblo se escucha, y el gobierno hace negociaciones, puesto que el pueblo es consciente de su poder al estar unidos. La extrema derecha es irrisoria #Huelgas #Francia
Entonces, si alguna reforma es necesaria, se levanta una huelga (#grève). Está en el adn de esta sociedad, así es que NO SON TAN SOLO LOS SÁBADOS, tonto del hoyo @patricionavia
El actual gobierno es uno de los más autoritarios que se han conocido en la democracia francesa actual
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Following up on the facial photo #AI exposé by @kashhill in today's @nytimes, the urgent need for federal privacy law transcends just identity. There's also potential invasion of #health privacy. Some examples:
1. @binah_ai, featured at @CES fastcompany.com/90448834/algor… @RuthReader
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The 5G Framework: GWEN Towers | Cell Towers | Base Stations

GWEN transmitters have many different functions, including controlling the weather, mind, behavior and mood control of the populace.

They are also used to send synthetic telepathy disguised as infrasound to those
victims of US government mind-control implants.
GWEN (Ground Wave Emergency Network) transmitters, placed across the USA, allow specific frequencies to be tailored to the geomagnetic-field strength in each area, allowing the magnetic field to be altered.

They operate in the
VLF range, with transmissions between VLF 150 and 175 KHz. They also emit UHF waves of 225 - 400 MHz.

The VLF signals travel by waves that hug the ground rather than radiate into the sky. A GWEN station transmits up to a 300-mile radius, the signal dropping off sharply over
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The cost of State capture

In 2019 alone, it was reported that the government could not account for approximately Sh731 billion. #StateCaptureKE @IBP_Kenya
@IEAKenya
@AfriCOG
@TISAKenya @TIKenya

nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/dot…
By Luis Franceschi @dailynation

The crippling state capture scandals we have discussed in the previous weeks do not happen only in Kenya. #StateCaptureKE

nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/dot…
Goldenberg and Anglo Leasing were locally assembled, but external interests are also at play as we learnt from our study of the Standard Gauge Railway. #StateCaptureKE #SGR #Angloleasing #Goldenberg
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Cheering the reduction in US #cancer deaths but 2 concerns:
1. Here we are in the information age and the mortality data are from 2017? Other data are from 2015.
2. The overall reduction since 1975 is
200 ->150/100,000 (relative 25%). For 42 yrs of work?
acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.33…
@AmericanCancer Starting from 1975 is the best case scenario (exploits the "bump").
Data go back to 1958 and the absolute reduction is 190-> 150/ 100,000 people. That's a reduction in death of 4 per 10,000 in 59 years.
Very small cf progress in heart disease, which still has a long way to go.
@AmericanCancer This simple graph illustrates the point well (the predominant benefit was noted in men)
from wsj.com/articles/u-s-c… by @Brabbott42
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The #ACA/#Obamacare has been law for a decade. It is not and has never been insurance. It provides for the healthcare marketplace where people can shop their states' private insurance companies for affordable plans. It also provides tax credit subsidies for those plans.
The #ACA also expanded #Medicaid to cover more low income people. And created coverage for the #Medicare "donut hole." The law also stipulates that being female must be covered (it was not before the ACA) and that women must not pay more than men for the same plan, like before.
The #ACA also requires insurers to cover #PreExistingConditions like #cancer or #diabetes. The ACA charged the states with providing access to health insurance for low income people via #Medicaid.
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Part 1 - Optimal Nutrition Vs Vaccines 2 Protect Against Infectious Disease

The topic of vax’s is an entirely reductive 1. Whether ur pro- or anti-vax, it’s likely u fall into the trap 2 argue 4 or against vax’s like it’s the only game in town.

1
Vaccines are not only the most divisive issue of our times, it also tends to dominate the health conversation wrt infectious diseases. How did micronutrients get pushed aside?

Well it may have something to do w/food & supplements not being “patentable”.

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The supplement industry is a multi-billion $ biz whereas the pharma/vax industry is a trillion $ biz. Big Pharma dominates ad budgets, politicians in Congress & has successfully established group think wrt vax’s & infectious disease.

I’ve never been a fan of group think.

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I didn't get it together to do a thread 📌📌📌 on what I did over the past decade so here's the capsule version: a ton of reporting--a few thousand articles, columns & series--of which I am really proud. I published 13 books, half of which won awards: so humbling & thrilling.
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I covered the most exciting & inclusive Democratic Convention in history in my own city. There were more women, POC & #LGBT speakers than ever, as well as the 1st trans woman speaker & several #disabled speakers for the first woman nominee, #HillaryClinton. It was thrilling.
2/
The most important thing I did in this decade, though, was survive. I survived a brutal rape near the beginning of the decade, two collapsed lungs, a pulmonary embolism, seven #cancer surgeries and a life-threatening bleed that paralyzed me a month after the DNC.
3/
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Wanted to share earlier...but couldn't quite. I recieved an amazing present this week. Mom always manages to find extremely thoughtful gifts-a skill I wish I had. This picture is of me and my Dad. Ironically, I had just shaved my head for #Cancer (THREAD) 1/
Last spring, Dad was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He went through chemo with flying colors-even helping to design his own birthday present, a garden statue, in September. 2/
He is an adventurer, and a homebody, if that is even possible. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he was a #community leader and a silent snow angel for his elderly neighbours. 3/
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#cancer, #fuckcancer

This is my mom at about 17 (she's in the back) with her brother and sister. My mom always loved this photo. She struggled with her weight and self image her whole life and said this was the only photo where she felt "hot."

(Thread, 1/?)
But she had sadly misplaced it, maybe during her move to Michigan.

She missed it too, especially as her health began to decline. I caught her looking for it a few times. She even asked if I had seen it.

(2/?)
Years later, I suddenly found a digital copy while looking through an old album.

I ordered a print and wrote an excerpt from the Counting Crows song "Hard Candy" on the back.

(3/?)
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A stern warning about the risk of #cancer associated with alcohol
by @theNCI's @Bill_Klein_NCI @pbjacobsen
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/… @JAMA_current w/ the curious trade-off of less heart attacks thelancet.com/action/showPdf… @TheLancet 1/x
But 👇
@theNCI @Bill_Klein_NCI @pbjacobsen @JAMA_current @TheLancet 1. All this work relies on observational studies with drink diaries and shaky recall, and, at best, associations (not causality)
2. The naïve assumption is that all humans are equally responsive to #diet and beverage intake, which is reductionist and flawed 2/x
@theNCI @Bill_Klein_NCI @pbjacobsen @JAMA_current @TheLancet 3. We know the major predisposition genes for #cancer and can sequence these inexpensively to identify people who are at risk for both the monogenic types (#BRCA, Lynch syndrome, etc) and common, polygenic types (risk scores for breast, prostate, colon cancer. 3/x
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Let me tell you my 7-Tweet #metastatic #cancer life stage story: I was diagnosed days after turning 50--neither young (tho my oncologist called me young for my diagnosis) nor old. I had children, a husband, plans, a life. My kids were pre-teen and teenagers. 1/
There was nothing (nothing! no books, no support groups, I was too old for YSC and I didn't fit well with the older group either). Just yesterday at #SABCS19, the evening educational program about #metastaticBC over the lifespan excluded anyone who had been a parent of teens...2/
during her diagnosis. This is my #cancer. Teens are trying to sort themselves, to find their place in the world; in short, to separate from their parents. If you think a mom (or dad) getting a Stage IV diagnosis while kids are teenagers doesn't ef up their growth, I'm here 3/
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Hospitals can go to hell. Cancer was defeated: Poor #BreastCancer Patient & Herbalist.

I felt an unearthly pain as knife cut through me, I heard myself scream, twisted & stretched, I saw a coffin & was told I died

Pls RT

cc @projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria
#ChokeCancer
@projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria @segalink @AishaYesufu @MrFixNigeria @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Realomosexy @aproko_doctor @DrZobo @BBCAfrica @PRESIDO_GLORIA This is a compelling story of a young Nigerian Mum who was unemployed and was diagnosed with #BreastCancer, she could not afford cancer treatment & connected to a Herbalist in Jos. Please & please, READ, Retweet and Share. Thousands of lives could be saved. #ChokeCancer
@projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria @segalink @AishaYesufu @MrFixNigeria @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Realomosexy @aproko_doctor @DrZobo @BBCAfrica @PRESIDO_GLORIA MY OTHER STORY( herbalist experience)
November 2018 was not funny. I noticed a small lump was under my skin and it had grown in size. I was worried. After a scan, it was highly suspicious! A local reoccurrence!
#ChokeCancer
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Our new paper is on biorxiv! "Predicting master transcription factors from pan-cancer expression data" biorxiv.org/content/10.110…. We set out to find master TFs in ovarian cancer, and went on quite a journey... A few highlights in the thread 1/
Prioritizing candidate MTFs without ChIP-seq data is tough, so we developed a gene expression-based approach which we loving called the Cancer Core Transcription factor Specificity (CaCTS) algorithm 🌵. (We then decorated the lab in cactuses) /2
Using CaCTS we identified candidate MTFs for 34 major tumor types and 140 molecular/histologic subtypes.

Candidate MTFs tend to be associated with super-enhancers, and many are lineage-specific essential genes - woo CaCTS works! 3/
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Il n’y a pas que le #glyphosate dans la vie, mais c’est quand même un dossier qui fait parler tous les jours, ou presque, depuis une trentaine de mois. On fait un tour d’horizon de l’actualité ? Entre pisseurs volontaires, procès, études, pub… C’est le #thread du mercredi ⤵️⤵️⤵️
Bon, je m’épargne le résumé de épisodes précédents… @usinenouvelle le fait très bien.
usinenouvelle.com/article/ou-en-…
@usinenouvelle Donc depuis la survenue des pisseurs volontaires, certains agriculteurs se sont fait tester avec une méthode différente, et prétendument plus précise, de celle utilisée par le laboratoire désormais célèbre Biocheck dont la probité est sujette à caution. agriculture-environnement.fr/2019/02/21/bio…
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"Advances in science and technology are opening up new horizons in public health that were considered science fiction not so very long ago"

-@DrTedros #Innov4Health #HealthForAll
@DrTedros @WIPO @wto @WTODGAZEVEDO "CRISPR tools enable us edit the human genome, potentially transforming the treatment of #cancer.
Robotic surgery is improving precision & making complex procedures easier.
3-D printing means orthotics & prosthetics can be tailored precisely to the individual"
-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WIPO @wto @WTODGAZEVEDO "Virtual reality is being used to train #HealthWorkers.
Wireless brain sensors are giving us new insights into our most important but most mysterious organ.
Telemedicine & mobile health are helping us deliver care in people’s homes, instead of in hospitals & clinics"

-@DrTedros
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