Wednesday, 23 January 2013

'Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business' - Part 1

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski has cured hundreds of people of brain cancer over the past three decades from his Houston, TX clinic. The State of Texas tried and failed once and the Federal Government tried twice to convict him of any wrongdoing, with several of his grateful patients as witnesses testifying that the doctor cured them of cancers previously thought to be incurable.

Why has the government been trying to imprison a doctor who has cured hundreds of cancer patients, many of whom are still in remission 10 years after treatment?

The director of this film, Eric Merola suspects that it is because when his "Antineoplastons" therapies are approved for pubic use, it will allow a single scientist (Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski) to hold the exclusive license to manufacture and sell these medicines on the open market - before they become generic - leaving Big Pharma out of the game of profiting from the most effective, gene-targeted cancer treatment the world has ever seen.

Shortly after the release of this documentary about his work; his many triumphs both with cancer patients and with the State and Federal legal authorities - a film that is as infuriating as it is inspiring - Burzynski was once again sued by the State of Texas - but last November, the State of Texas lost again!

Look out for the soon-to-be-released Part 2 of this amazing saga. In the meantime, here is one of the most inspiring stories most of us will ever see.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

SA needs 14 351 doctors, 44 780 nurses

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal is facing a chronic shortage of doctors, with 49 percent of public health jobs not filled, a survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

According to the survey - due to be published this week - the province also has a 26 percent vacancy rate for nurses.

Countrywide, 56 percent of doctor posts are vacant (14 351) and 46 percent (44 780) of nursing jobs unfilled.

Health experts on Monday said the figures were a concern and said more needed to be done to train people.

The figures are based on a Human Resources for Health Strategy for the Health Sector document compiled by the Health Department based on its own assessment of needs.