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Baby born with 2 faces in India, diagnosed with craniofacial duplication

This baby -- with two faces, two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes -- was born about 30 miles east of New Delhi, India. She is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess.

This baby — with two faces, two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes — was born about 30 miles east of New Delhi, India. She is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. (AP PHOTO BY GURINDER OSAN)  Click here to find out more!

SAINI SUNPURA, India – A baby with two faces was born in a northern Indian village, where she is doing well and is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess, her father said Tuesday.

The baby, Lali, apparently has an extremely rare condition known as craniofacial duplication, where a single head has two faces. All of Lali’s facial features are duplicated except for her ears–she has two. Otherwise, she has two noses, two pairs of lips and two pairs of eyes.

“My daughter is fine–like any other child,” said Vinod Singh, 23, a poor farm worker.

Lali has caused a sensation in the dusty village of Saini Sunpura, 25 miles east of New Delhi. When she left the hospital, eight hours after a normal delivery on March 11, she was swarmed by villagers, said Sabir Ali, the director of Saifi Hospital.

“She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time,” Ali said.

Rural India is deeply superstitious and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, Singh told The Associated Press.

“She is the reincarnation of a goddess,” said Lakhi Chand, a 65-year-old farmer who came to see Lali from neighboring Haryana state.

“Lali is God’s gift to us,” said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. “She has brought fame to our village.”

Village chief Daulat Ram said he planned to build a temple to Durga in the village.

“I am writing to the state government to provide money to build the temple and help the parents look after their daughter,” Ram said.

Lali’s condition is often linked to serious health complications, but the doctor said she was doing well.

“She is leading a normal life with no breathing difficulties,” said Ali, adding that he saw no need for surgery.

Lali’s parents were married in February 2007. Lali is their first child.

Singh said he took his daughter to a hospital in New Delhi where doctors suggested a CT scan to determine whether her internal organs were normal, but Singh said he felt it was unnecessary.

“I don’t feel the need of that at this stage as my daughter is behaving like a normal child, posing no problems,” he said.

 

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(CNN) — U.S. health officials said Wednesday they have found a contaminant in a blood-thinning drug produced by Baxter Healthcare Corp. that has been linked to more than a dozen deaths in the United States.

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The drug can keep potentially life-threatening blood clots from forming in the veins, arteries, and lungs.

In early February, the Food and Drug Administration launched an investigation and then a recall of some forms of the product.

The scrutiny began after a spike in reports of health problems associated with heparin, a drug made by Baxter from pig intestines at plants in China and Wisconsin.

Though the cause of the problems has not been determined, FDA investigators found “a heparin-like compound — that is not heparin — present in some of the active pharmaceutical ingredients” in both facilities, said Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

The contaminant, which made up 5 percent to 20 percent of each sample tested, “reacts like heparin in some of the conventional tests used for heparin,” which explains why it was not picked up, she told reporters in a conference call.

No causal link between the contaminant and the adverse events has been established yet, Woodcock said.

She added that it was not clear whether the contaminant was added accidentally, as part of the processing or deliberately.

It also was not clear whether the contaminant was introduced in the company’s plant in Wisconsin or the one in China, Woodcock said.

Though she said the exact structure of the contaminant has not been identified, “it is similar to heparin glycans.” Glycans are polysaccharides, a complex class of carbohydrate.

She added it was unclear whether other heparin products used outside the United States might also contain the product.

Later this week, the agency will release recommendations on how manufacturers and regulators can screen for the contaminant, she said.

Last year, pet food made in China was found to be tainted with an ingredient that replaced more expensive protein and that initial tests did not identify as a contaminant. Asked if the heparin contamination could be a similar case, Woodcock said, “It’s possible.”

Doctors have used the blood-thinner for 60 years with “no history of any problems whatsoever,” said the FDA commissioner, Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach.

Its intravenous use can keep potentially life-threatening blood clots from forming in the veins, arteries and lungs.

Von Eschenbach said it would be “disingenuous” to expect the agency would be able to inspect “every institution in every case.”

Over the last fiscal year, the agency reported having inspected more than 1,000 foreign plants, a record.

Since the agency issued its report that 19 deaths had been linked to the drug since January 1, 2007, it has received word of another 27 deaths, “but many of those do not fit our definition of this type of event,” Woodcock said.

In all, the FDA has received 785 heparin-linked reports of adverse events — including difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, excessive sweating and plummeting blood pressure that can lead to life-threatening shock.

“They’re continuing to come in fairly rapidly because there has been a lot of reporting of this,” she said.

In a written statement, Baxter said its tests have suggested “that the root cause may be associated with the crude heparin, sourced from China, or from the subsequent processing of that product before it reaches Baxter.”

Meanwhile, Scientific Protein Laboratories LLC, which supplies the company with the active pharmaceutical ingredients, issued a statement saying it is working with the FDA, Baxter and outside experts to identify the cause of the adverse events.

“Thus far, no conclusions have been reached about the root cause,” it said.

“It is premature to conclude that the heparin active pharmaceutical ingredient sourced from China and provided by SPL to Baxter is responsible for these adverse events.”

It said that its voluntary recall of suspect product was being made as a precaution. 

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This week ‘s men topic is on Potbelly. How do you like your gut? Some women like men with guts and some do not. The question to ask yourself other than attraction is, Do you feel health with your big potbelly?  

More on Mens Page…….

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March 02 2008

In Africa Zambia Aloe Vera plant is used for burns, and in some cases has proved to speed up the healing of minor burns. The liquid from aloe Vera leaf is applied on burns.

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Here is what Dr Daniel Lozano M.D of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network Says:

“The Most Important thing is to stop the burning process by running cool water over the Injury” Says Burn surgeon Daniel Lozano M.D of Lehigh Valley and Health Network” 

Clean and dry the area, then cover it.  

 Depending on the size, depth and location of the burn, you may need a professional care. Get to a hospital with a specialized burn center if it covers an entire body. For those in areas that have hospitals.

The degree is another factor. First and smaller second-degree burns can be treated at home. “Use an over- the counter antibiotic cream like Neosporin to keep the burn moist,” Lozano says. 

First Aid Guide lines for burns

1. If you witness someone on fire, get him to “stop, drop and roll” Once frames are out, cool the burns with water, and then remove burned clothes. “You’ll also want to remove jewelry or boots before swelling occurs,” Dr Lozano says.

2. if it is chemical burn, flush the site with cool water for 20-30 minutes.

3. If you suspect an electrical burn, see if a victim is still in contact with the electrical source. If so, use a stick, card-board or item made of plastic to move the live wire away from the victim and call for help. If you cant tell call for help do not touch the victim as you do not want to get shocked too.

4. the larger or deeper the burn, the more likely the victim may go into shock. Lay him down with his head slightly lower than his shoulders and elevate his legs.

5. Stay away from home remedies. “Using butter, oil, toothpaste or an aloe plant can lead to infection” Lozano saysAlso do not use ice on large burns. It lowers the body temperature and can cause shock or damage the skin.

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By Belliah K Theise

March 01 2008

“Not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same excercise. What food we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type.” Says Dr Peter D’Adamo.

According to Dr Peter, He explains which foods,spices,teas and condiments help someone of your blood type maintain optimal health and idea weight. In additions,one need to know which vitamins and suppliments to take or to avoid.

What is your blood type?

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I am so speechless –

The report from Pfizer confirms my concerns. This is why I am crying for help. Zambian women have been abused for a long time.

This is not a one person’s mess, it is the world mess. It is not too late to correct our mistakes. The so called melting pot is no longer a melting pot.

There is just evil in every corner of the world. How about the future of Zambian children and the women?

My advice to Zambian people is: 

The last thing you should think of is violent.

You now know about the drug. Learn to say no thank you. Drug companies always blame consumers. What breaks my heart is sending a drug that has problems to a country that has one of the highest rates of HIV/ AIDS.

Please women need a break. One day you will need just one egg from the woman to create your future. What is amazing is, no one takes money to the grave. Wait until God whacks this world. He will start from the lab that created HIV virus.

Each one of us will be judged. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah, Remember Noah’s Ark, go back to history. We all come from one tree, and that is what makes us equal. Can you imagine the earth without women? 

Think about that, the earth with one color. That would have been so boring. The earth looks beautiful with so many colors, and that is why all colors should live. If you can not stand that … pack your bags and go to another planet. 

Do your home work before you wipe out Zambian women? The hint is Zambia is a country of immigrants on a small scale.

Half members of my immediate family are Zambians, Americans, Italians, British, Scottish, Germans, Zimbabweans, and I think Congolese too. That is how my blood is connected to the entire world.

British went were there was money. Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) had the mines. My grand mother was left behind because she was born from a half black woman. Zambian people took in that child, and the child grew up a Zambian without parents. As usual Zambians are wonderful people that respect life, by then, not now.   

My Plea to Pfizer.

For heaven’s sake Zambia should get good drugs.

This country has helped a lot of neighboring countries that are fighting, refugees camps are set up in Zambia. I also rescued some refuges from Congo; they can tell the experiences of being a refugee. 

At least Zambia needs real help, it time Zambia gets real help. Bring HIV and Food supplements, vitamins drugs to save the nation. I refuse to make my mother country a ladder for other people, and when it comes to Zambians seeking help, we are on the bottom of the list, because of the understanding that Zambians are ignorant and dull, as per remarks of the Zambian Health Minister, who I also question his integrity, of putting down his own people, when he as a qualified Minister could not detect other side effects of the drug. If he was that smart, why depend on South Africa. He did not need South Africa to conduct other tests. I did my own  research in two days, After the same Minister went to the media to address the nation about the drug. If I did not read the minister and the consulate article, I would have not known about it. I went on and did my own research, and find out more side effects, on the same drug. Basically I did the Health Minister’s job. He was supposed to do that, before giving the drug to women. The search engine is easy to use. On that note, I need to know why the Zambian Health Minister can not be fired too. If I did not read his article of withdraw of the drug, I would have not known so much about other side effects. Why should the minister go so aggressively to prosecute the technician who did a wrong test, when himself did not alert women about the Black box warning by FDA and the drug company. At least, my sister and friends were not told, at the time it was given to them. So who is to blame here. Drug companies are ruthless, not only did they betray the American government, the drug company has betrayed me as woman. Up to now my sister has severe complications, due to the drug.

There will be no one left. At least spare the youth for the future. By the way I found the example of a pregnancy test with water very mocking and insulting. Zambia’s education system is poor with only two major state universities.

In a middle of the road that goes from Ndola to Kitwe, there is a tree that has been saved for history. Were slaves were sold. Under that tree came our fore fathers that went to build the world. Just like Zambia was a British colony.

America was a British Colony. The first settlers went to America in 1607. And colonized 13 states. Then back and forth to Africa to capture slaves to build all the wealth…

I just get shocked when I see humans behave the way they do towards other humans.

Thanks a trillion,

With a very big disappointment

Belliah K Theise

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Editor

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Zambian women demand for further investigation on Depo- provera contraceptive injection drug.
As a Zambian woman, I am not convinced  that this drug is 100% safe. 
According to the studies and research, this drug not only speeds the growth of virus and other STDs deseases, it also results in significant loss of bone density, and that the loss is greater the longer the drug is administered. Reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 17, 2004 Document number T04-50. ( Black Box Warning)
I am not here to accuse Anyone, on behalf of Zambian women, I seek further investigation on Depo-provera contraceptive injection.
I am here to make a plea on behalf of every  woman on this earth.We women deserve life. We are not monkeys or rats.
The demand for further investigation is due to the research that I did on my own, as I am concerned being a mother of two girls and have sisters who have been on this drug since 2006.
I lost one of my sisters who had a very weired growth on the neck and genitals.  Doctors in Zambia dioganized it as cancer.
The study that was done on March 2,2003 at McMaster University in Canada stated that  “the findings suggest that women who use Depo-provera might be particulary susceptible to developing genital herpes when exposed to the virus.”
Kaushic who conducted the study was also not convinced when the drug company spokesperson defended the drug.
“Kaushic noted that the new findings add to past research suggesting that Depo- provera can increase the risk of other STDs, including chlamydia.
After this study LifeSiteNews.com issued a warning in Newyork, on September 8, 2004 Titled ‘Family Planning’ groups spreading AIDS in Africa with Depo Provera, New study warns” the warning also stated: “From 1994-2000, USAID provided 41,967,200 units of Depo -Provera into developing world.”
In 2004 The U.S Agency for Development(USAID) identified Repositioning Family planning as a priority for its work in Africa.
According to the ACQUIRE project report- “Case studies were undertaken in three countries that have been successful in increasing contraceptive use and reducing fertility-Ghana,Malawi,and Zambia- so that lessons learned can be used to guide strategy development and identify key investment.”
A three- person team conducted interviews and site visits in Zambia from February 14 to February 25,2005,interviewing 31 key informats and holding group discussions with community volunteers.”
We need further investigations to make sure the drug does not speed up the virus. Since USAID’s intentions was to help Zambia women to reduce their fetility, They can still revisit the drug and demand for another study. In the mean time, Zambian women can use other measures like condoms and different contraceptive pills.
We need someone to prove that the research that was done in 2003 and 2004 were wrong. We need to know why it was donated to Zambia in 2005, after  the study and FDA had issued a black Box warning against it stating that Dep-provera was not 100% safe.
I have lost half members of my family. I just need further investigation for the future generation. We women are not looking for compasation. We are  not interested in anybody s money, we need life. That is all I am asking for, on behalf of women, not only in Zambia, but every woman on this earth, since it seems we are the target of experiments.

For God’s sake Zambia needs medication to reduce the growth of virus, not to speed it up.

With the history of what happened in Libya when the medical workers, who in May 2004 were sentenced to death on charges of intentionally infecting hundres of Libyan children with H.I.V, were freed and  international incident was averted, in eyes of Africans the medical workers release appears to be the latest episode in a health care nightmare in which white and Western- trained doctors and nurses have harmed Africans- and have gone unpunished” ( article by Harriet A Washington – Why Africa Fears Western Medicine-published: July 31,2007)

As a Zambian woman, I am not convinced that Depo provera Contraceptive injection is 100% safe for a woman who has a virus in the body. It may not transmit AIDS, but it reduces the immunity system in woman’s body, and speeds up HIV virus.

Just like Zambian women many American women have complained after using the drug, and no body is listening. What is wrong with you people. I do not want to mention the drug company that makes that drug, for security reasons, FDA report states that the drug company is aware of side effects of loss of bone density.

Do you think the drug that contributes to the loss of bone density will be good for a country with high rate of women infected with HIV virus. Life expectant in Zambia is 32 – 33 years. Who will be left in zambia in the next 50 years if all women are put on the slow puncture drug?

I have worked as a consultant and done a lot of research on drugs and by-products. I know what I am talking about.I know every law firm that represents this big companies, and all this bolonies.  This injectable drug do have side effects.

My sister is six feet under. This is not about potential investiment opportunity, this is life at stake.This is not some sort of a joke  So why can’t leader s come up with a better solution to solve a problem? Please Investigate further, and give us a feed back. We are not here to sue each other, we are here to save lives. AIDS has affected the entire world, any drug that speeds HIV virus process should be removed from the market.

 It is like money has taken over the world. There are still many monkeys and animals that can be used for experiments. Please give a woman a break.

Please can some one start listening to the horses mouth, instead of a drug company that is looking to maximise its profits?
It is like the world has put women on death row. For heaven sake, A woman is an asset to the world. Why can’t the world listen to the cry of women. We women deserve life.

Yes Depo provera does not transmit Aids,

My Concern is, does it speed up the virus or reduces Immunity system? We woman of Zambia demand further investigations . Please we beg you. This drug may be good for a developed country with millions of hospitals and proper medication, Vitamins, immunity booster, but not for a country like Zambia.

We need HIV medicine not something that can speed up the virus in the body.

Thanks

Belliah K Theise

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Editor

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