Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event – Let’s Connect!

Wednesday 28th of May – join our NEW social media event taking place at the Full Moon – via #EAv – and give a boost to your social networking! #FullMoonEngageMe #SocialMedia #SocialNetworking

How did I get the Idea of this New SoMe Event?

Click to join – for FREE – Empire Avenue at anytime – before and after the first #FullMoonEngageMe Social Media Event.

Of course I was inspired by the enthusiasm and success generated over the years by the [X]PendaPalooza events on Empire Avenue.
I think they brought lots of extra fun in the game. The Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event should not conflict with [X]PendaPalooza and EAv players should see some major differences soon.

#FullMoonEngageMe Vs Xpenda : the Differences

  • I am sure there will be lots of buys too with #FullMoonEngageMe , but I hope the reasons to join  will be more to make new valuable connections rather than build portfolio wealth and share price higher value ([X]PendaPalooza is a buy-frenzy. EAv players get a massive boost on share price. That’s why some rush to be in very early).
  • Participants will also post in a thread – but – instead of just adding your ticker link, you will be recommended to add few words sounding a bit more “creative“… It can be one of your jokes or favourite quotes, it can be something about you, it can be anything of interest for the other participants…
  • Since the best way to connect on Empire Avenue is by becoming a shareholder, we will ask participants to invest at least 5-10 shares in ALL participants (and not to focus on the best stocks only… remember the goal is to engage…).
  • We will ask anyone joining the #FullMoonEngageMe to follow each other on EAv (green button under the profile image).
  • We hope you’ll take this opportunity to also connect some other networks (personally I plan to send friend/contact requests for Facebook and Linkedin to ALL participants).
  • The community admins plan to help – via missions – more especially those in need of support (more details later). We hope that the event will help some people feel a bit better in the unlikely event some find themselves slightly struggling with the platform.
  • While [X]PendaPalooza usually lasts 24 hours only , #FullMoonEngageMe will last few days, starting on the full moon day until the next Monday. The SoMe event will always take place in the same community, at a predictable date, every four weeks. Therefore we he hope to meet regularly with the same people AND also with some new faces in order to help the whole EAv community grow.

Please use this post comment section to ask any question about the event and/or share any suggestion…
Stay tuned for more information – more posts with more details soon !

You can join – for FREE – Empire Avenue at anytime – before and after the first FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event.
You can use this link – with no strings attached – to get some extra “eaves” at start! See you soon 🙂

Pesticides – DDT – Rachel Carson – Silent Spring

Historical clips on DDT, Rachel Carson and science explaining why humans pollute. The chemical structure of DDT is very similar to DES

One should notice that the chemical structure of DDT is very similar to Diethylstilbestrol (DES), the synthetic estrogen which was contraindicated by the FDA (1971) because it caused cervical cancer – adenocarcinoma of the vagina – in the daughters of women given DES during pregnancy.


Lobbyists keeping You hooked on Vitamins while MegaVitamins have consistently been shown to do Harm

The lesson is clear: Don’t fool with Mother Nature

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Is the vitamins cult one of the biggest scam of the century? by @DrPaulOffit

During the past 20 years – when studies showing the uselessness of multivitamins and the potential harms of megavitamins have been performed – more and more Americans have taken vitamins and supplements.”

” ... Since 1992, studies of multivitamins have failed to show benefits and megavitamins have shown a paradoxical increased risk of cancer and heart disease…  … The lesson is clear: don’t fool with Mother Nature. ”

Read How Lobbyists Will Keep You Hooked on Vitamins,
by Dr Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 12.21.13

Molecular Feminization of Mouse Seminal Vesicle by Prenatal Exposure to DiEthylStilbestrol

Feminization of the male mouse reproductive tract after prenatal exposure to DES

1994 Study Abstract

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Feminization of the male mouse reproductive tract after prenatal exposure to Diethylstilbestrol.

Exposure to estrogens during critical stages of development has been reported to cause irreversible changes in estrogen target tissues such as the reproductive tract. In fact, recent studies using mice describe prenatal estrogen exposure resulting in the expression of the major estrogen-inducible uterine secretory protein, lactoferrin (LF), by the seminal vesicles of the male offspring. Thus, we have studied the role of estrogens in abnormal and normal gene expression in the developing male reproductive tract using LF and seminal vesicle secretory protein IV (SVS IV), an androgen-regulated murine seminal vesicle secretory protein, as markers. Lactoferrin and SVS IV protein and mRNA expression were studied in histological samples by using the techniques of in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC). Seminal vesicle secretory protein IV was expressed in all (100%) epithelial cells of the control seminal vesicle, but this protein was decreased by castration. However, LF expression was undetectable by ISH or IHC in control seminal vesicle epithelium. Lactoferrin was inducible in 2% of the seminal vesicle epithelial cells from adult castrated mice treated with estradiol 17 beta (E2; 20 micrograms/kg/day for 3 days), indicating that a small percentage of the seminal vesicle cells could be induced to secrete LF after modification of the endocrine environment. Prenatal DES treatment (100 micrograms./kg. maternal body weight on days 9 through 16 of gestation) resulted in the male offspring exhibiting constitutive expression of LF in 5% of the seminal vesicle epithelial cells, while expression of the androgen-regulated protein SVS IV was slightly decreased. The maximal contrast between LF and SVS IV expression was observed in prenatally DES-treated mice that were subsequently castrated as adults and further treated with E2; LF was detected in 40% of the epithelial cells in these mice. Double immunostaining techniques revealed that epithelial cells which were making LF had ceased production of SVS IV. Since a large percentage of the epithelial cells in the intact prenatal DES exposed male was capable of expressing the normal gene product, SVS IV, it was concluded that DES treatment during prenatal development appears to imprint or induce estrogenic sensitivity in the adult seminal vesicle, causing increased production of LF. The results suggest that this altered protein response may be an example of atypical gene expression in male reproductive tract tissues following hormonal manipulation early in development.

  • Molecular feminization of mouse seminal vesicle by prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol: altered expression of messenger RNA, NCBI, PMID: 8158792, 1994 May;151(5):1370-8.
More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Urgence médicale : un service référent dans les cancers de l’enfant est menacé de fermeture!

Video par “Ma Vérité” publiée le 11 Oct 2013

A Garches, le service d’oncologie pédiatrique de Nicole Delépine est menacé de fermeture. Pour de nombreux enfants, il est la seule possibilité d’être soignés

Signez la pétition !

” A tous ! Si vous ne voulez pas qu’un jour cette unité exemplaire disparaisse, il faut tous nous mobiliser et obtenir en peu de temps un grand nombre de signatures qui seront transmise à la Ministre de la Santé. Envoyer vos témoignages personnels aux associations Amétist et Regarde la vie ou au Docteur Delèpine via leurs sites qui seront joints à la pétition au ministre. C’est plus largement la liberté de choix thérapeutique que nous devons défendre ! Merci pour eux, pour nous, pour tous ! “

Christelle Mathillon, Céline Servant, les associations Regarde la Vie et Amétist.  Cliquez pour Signer sur AVAAZ.org Pétitions Citoyennes

Plus d’informations – Ametist.org

Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event – The Reasons

More reasons why this monthly event was created

Yesterday I announced launching soon a NEW SoMe event:
the first EAv Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event,
starting Wednesday 28th of May.

More reasons why the event was created

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Click to join – for FREE – Empire Avenue at anytime – before and after the first FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event.

After joining Empire avenue (EAv), you become involved as a social stock with lots of benefits.
Your stock appears in the “Recently Listed” section, you attract lots of virtual investors who often leave a friendly message on your EAv wall. This is fun, buzzing and exciting. After seven days, your “Fresh Face” status expires, meaning there is even more fun, buzz and excitement… Then, after a couple weeks, it can become quiet for some, even too quiet… some people might start thinking : what was the point of all this, what is this all about?
The SoMe event should help people in meeting some of the most active EAv players happy to share their own tips (about their use of the platform, sharing similar interests, etc.).

Empire Avenue is somehow much more complex that it seems; it is easy for any user to get confused on what is best to do…
For example, some will tell you how to Put Empire Avenue on Steroids , describe their 7 Pillars Of Your Empire Avenue Success , share their 5 steps for a successful start on Empire Avenue or their Empire Avenue Beginners Guide… While I think there is no really wrong way, each method suggested above will impact the time you spend on the platform, impact your connections and perhaps your image too… so it is easy to get a bit lost… Connecting and chatting with other players helps build trust and find out what might suit you best at the time.
I hope the event will help addressing that point too, would you like to.

On EAv, you receive – virtual – daily earnings from your “eaves” investments – assuming you login at least once every 30 days.
The Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event should be an extra motivation for non regular EAv users to login more often and/or to make new valuable connections – easily and quickly.

The actual limits of [X]PendaPalooza and the idea to have something similar and different at the same time, but on a much more regular and predictable basis.

Please use this post comment section to ask any question about the event.
Stay tuned for more information – more posts with more details soon !
You can join – for FREE – Empire Avenue at anytime – before and after the first FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event.
You can use this link – with no strings attached – to get some extra “eaves” at start! See you soon 🙂

Health, United States, 2013

Includes a Special Feature on Prescription Drugs

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CDC works 24/7 to save lives, reduce disease, and improve #globalhealth around the world. @CDCGlobal

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics 2013 report includes a special section on prescription drugs:

  • About half of all Americans in 2007-2010 reported taking one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days. Use increased with age; 1 in 4 children took one or more prescription drugs in the past 30 days compared to 9 in 10 adults aged 65 and over.
  • Cardiovascular agents (used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney disease) and cholesterol-lowering drugs were two of the most commonly used classes of prescription drugs among adults aged 18-64 years and 65 and over in 2007-2010. Nearly 18 percent (17.7) of adults aged 18-64 took at least one cardiovascular agent in the past 30 days.
  • The use of cholesterol-lowering drugs among those aged 18-64 has increased more than six-fold since 1988-1994, due in part to the introduction and acceptance of statin drugs to lower cholesterol.
  • Other commonly used prescription drugs among adults aged 18-64 years were analgesics to relieve pain and antidepressants.
  • The prescribing of antibiotics during medical visits for cold symptoms declined 39 percent between 1995-1996 and 2009-2010.
  • Among adults aged 65 and over, 70.2 percent took at least one cardiovascular agent and 46.7 percent took a cholesterol-lowering drug in the past 30 days in 2007-2010. The use of cholesterol-lowering drugs in this age group has increased more than seven-fold since 1988-1994.
  • Other commonly used prescription drugs among those aged 65 and older included analgesics, blood thinners and diabetes medications.
  • In 2012, adults aged 18-64 years who were uninsured for all or part of the past year were more than four times as likely to report not getting needed prescription drugs due to cost as adults who were insured for the whole year (22.4 percent compared to 5.0 percent).
  • The use of antidepressants among adults aged 18 and over increased more than four-fold, from 2.4 percent to 10.8 percent between 1988-1994 and 2007-2010.
  • Drug poisoning deaths involving opioid analgesics among those aged 15 and over more than tripled in the past decade, from 1.9 deaths per 100,000 population in 1999-2000 to 6.6 in 2009-2010.

Full Moon Engage Me Social Media Event #EAv #FullMoonEngageMe #SocialNetworking

Wednesday 28th of May – join our NEW social media event taking place at the Full Moon – via #EAv – and give a boost to your social networking! #FullMoonEngageMe #SocialMedia #SocialNetworking

Launching a NEW Social Media Event

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Join our NEW social media event taking place at the Full Moon – via EAv – and give a boost to your social networking!

Starting at the next full moon – Wednesday 28th of May – a group of social media enthusiasts will launch a new event called FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event. The FREE event, which is open to anyone, will last until the next Monday (following the full moon day – for the people joining slightly later) and – if proven successful – will take place each month and start at each next full moon day. The goal of this new social media event is simply to meet and interact with active and friendly social media fans in order to grow your social media networks with real people from various backgrounds, cultures, interests and talents.

Super Charge your Social Networking

We all now know the relevance of social media (SoMe)… therefore:

  • what’s the point of creating great content if your “tools” (platforms used to spread your message) are limited?
  • what’s the point of having a large base of followers if they don’t engage and/or help you spread your message a step further?
  • this SoMe event aims to facilitating meeting top engagers, regularly and on a date which is easy to remember  🙂

Here comes Empire Avenue

Empire Avenue (EAv) is a social media platform which can have lots of purposes. You will find many social media “SuperEngagers” and/or producing mind blowing content easily approachable via EAv. As an example, let me show you Reg‘s pictures on Facebook, Kamal‘s SEO posts on Google+, June‘s interests on Twitter, Terri‘s graphics on Instagram and E J Jay presence on Linkedin – all found in a blink of an eye via Empire Avenue…

  • EAv players joining the event will add their link in a special pinpost in the EAv Gangstas community (free open access – 1,835 members).
  • Eligible (more information in a next post) EAv players will be offered to join the FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event community (invitation required) and will receive extra help and support from the community admins.
Initial feedback received
  • Chris Fleury – “I love your idea and am always impressed with your enthusiasm and energy“.
  • Ellen J. Harris – “I like the idea to help people increase their visibility and grow their profile”.
  • Gerrit Bes – “Learning from the history, Full Moon is the best timing to Engage LOL“.
  • Lynn O’Connell – “Full moon is clever and like that it falls midweek to pick things up at a different time“.
  • Sunish Sebastian – “Sounds like a plan … Dom … I think it is a huge goal.”
More information
  • #FullMoonEngageMe SoMe Event – Let’s Connect.
  • #FullMoonEngageMe SoMe Event – The FAQs.
  • #FullMoonEngageMe SoMe Event – The Leaders
  • #FullMoonEngageMe SoMe Event – The Reasons.
  • Please use the comment section to ask any question about the event.
  • You can join – for FREE – Empire Avenue at anytime – before and after the first FullMoon EngageMe Social Media Event. You can use this link – with no strings attached – to get some extra “eaves” at start ! See you soon 🙂

National Women’s Health Week: BreastFeeding infographic

Why Breastfeeding is important – download the guide

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Read Your Guide to Breastfeeding.
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National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on womens’s health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.

The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 10, and is celebrated until May 16, 2015

What steps can I take for better health?
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Engineered Measles Virus Therapy produced Remission of Disseminated Cancer

A Cancer Vaccine Soon?

Dr. Stephen Russell, the Richard O. Jacobson Professor of Molecular Medicine and a Consultant in Hematology from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in an article appearing online ahead of print and in the July 2014 print issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, announces a breakthrough in cancer treatment where one infusion of an engineered measles virus therapy produced long-term and significant remission of drug refractory myeloma.


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@MayoProceedings Breaking News:
Measles Vaccine cures Woman Of Cancer

MV-NIS is an engineered measles virus that is selectively destructive to myeloma plasma cells and can be monitored by noninvasive radioiodine imaging of NIS gene expression. Two measles-seronegative patients with relapsing drug-refractory myeloma and multiple glucose-avid plasmacytomas were treated by intravenous infusion of 1011 TCID50 (50% tissue culture infectious dose) infectious units of MV-NIS. Both patients responded to therapy with M protein reduction and resolution of bone marrow plasmacytosis. Further, one patient experienced durable complete remission at all disease sites. Tumor targeting was clearly documented by NIS-mediated radioiodine uptake in virus-infected plasmacytomas. Toxicities resolved within the first week after therapy. Oncolytic viruses offer a promising new modality for the targeted infection and destruction of disseminated cancer.

Sources and Press Articles – Mayo Clinic Proceedings