RADFORD, Va. - A Radford man who operates a 'holistic and alternative health service' is facing dozens of charges for practicing without a license.
Martin Riding, 66, was arrested Monday on 64 direct indictments handed down by a grand jury.
Officials say the charges stem from incidents involving multiple victims from December 2016 to February 2019.
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Posted 15 July 2019 - 1052 AM
Posted 13 August 2019 - 1110 AM
Not quackery but an example of capitalist medicine in action:
Ebola no longer ‘incurable,’ scientists say, after discovery of two highly effective drugs
Two experimental Ebola treatments significantly increase survival rates for those infected with a disease often considered a death sentence, scientists announced Monday, providing fresh hope for containing an outbreak that has ravaged eastern Congo.
The drugs, tested in a nearly nine-month clinical trial, have performed so well that health professionals will now administer them to every patient in Congo.
“It’s the first example that a therapeutic intervention can have a dramatic effect on decreasing the mortality of the Ebola virus disease,” Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview.
Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, a Congolese doctor who has spent his career researching Ebola treatments and oversaw the trial on the ground, said in a conference call Monday that he “could not have imagined” that such a day would come.
“From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” he said.
But in a place where suspicion of health workers and violent conflict are widespread, finding effective medical therapies is only half the battle, experts say. The two antibody-based treatments, REGN-EB3 and mAb-114, work by blocking a critical protein in the Ebola virus. Patients receive them once, intravenously, and “ideally, as soon as possible” after infection, Fauci said.
They saved about 90 percent of patients with low levels of infection, according to preliminary data released from the trial. Across all levels of infection, patients who received REGN-EB3 had a mortality rate of 29 percent, while those treated with mAb-114 had a mortality rate of 34 percent. The average mortality rate for Ebola has been about 50 percent, according to the WHO.
Posted 14 August 2019 - 0524 AM
Wasn't there a cure for ebola already, that had the limitation to not work properly in bodies with high melanin content? Good that there now is one that can help anyone.
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