Archive for May, 2010 :

A Common (GMO Modified) Food Causes Devastating Offspring Defects Says New Study
May 31st, 2010

The study, which was conducted by the Russian equivalent of the US National Association for Gene Security, is an eye-opener on the dangers of GMO foods.

Dangerous Bacterium Hits Phoenix Area
May 31st, 2010

A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been confirmed for the first time in Arizona this year, striking 10 patients in the Phoenix area.

Swedish Breakthrough To Unlock ‘Super Material’ Potential
May 31st, 2010

The cost of producing a renewable nano-based “super material” for the food packaging and processing sectors has been slashed thanks to the development of breakthrough technology, said research company Innventia.

Normal Human Problems Turned into Medical Conditions To Spike Healthcare Costs
May 31st, 2010

Mainstream medicine has a huge new growth industry underway — the “medicalization” of the human condition.

Debating How Much Weed Killer Is Safe in Your Water Glass
May 31st, 2010

An investigation by The New York Times has found that in some towns, concentrations of weed killer atrazine in drinking water have spiked, sometimes for longer than a month.

Domestic Detox: Extreme Home Cleaning
May 31st, 2010

Pollution, we’re learning, is personal. Each year brings reports of a new domestic horror, from the medical waste in the municipal water to the carcinogenic bacteria sprouting in your shower head.

Pollution Linked To High Blood Pressure
May 31st, 2010

Big-city air pollution may contribute to higher blood pressure levels being observed among city residents, as compared to people who live in less polluted areas, according to a team of German researchers.

FDA Warns of Fracture Risk With Popular Heartburn Drugs
May 31st, 2010

Blockbuster heartburn medications such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium will now carry a warning on their labels linking the drugs to a heightened risk for fractures, the U.S. FDA announced.

Free Speech About Science Act and Freedom of Health Speech
May 31st, 2010

A nonprofit organization has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech to natural health.

Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
May 31st, 2010

People with asthma who have low levels of vitamin D fare worse than those with high levels of the “sunshine” vitamin, a new study finds.

Risks of Sunscreen: New Report
May 31st, 2010

Since its first release in 1944, there are now more than 500 varieties of sunscreens. Aside from preventing sunburns, little else is known about the safety and efficacy of sunscreen lotions and sprays.

Replacing Animal-Based Remedies with Plants
May 31st, 2010

In many parts of the world, people rely on animal-derived products as important healthcare options. Unfortunately, such medicinal use can threaten species’ survival.

America’s Best & Worst “Health” Drinks
May 31st, 2010

What we drink is making us fat. Watching what you drink is just as important, if not more so, than watching what you eat, especially if you’re trying to shed belly fat.

Brushing Teeth Twice a Day, Helps Against Heart Disease
May 30th, 2010

Individuals who have poor oral hygiene have an increased risk of heart disease compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day, finds research published today on BMJ.com.

Roundup Ready = Death & Disease
May 29th, 2010

New research reveals disastrous ecological impacts of the world’s top herbicide and the genetically modified (GM) crops made tolerant to it.

Can Bacteria Make You Smarter?
May 28th, 2010

Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment, already believed to have antidepressant qualities, could increase learning behavior, according to a research.

Environmental Cancer Risks More Dangerous
May 27th, 2010

Household and workplace chemicals might contribute to a larger percentage of cancer deaths than previously thought, according to a presidential panel.

Study Finds High Level of Bacteria in Bottled Water in Canada
May 27th, 2010

A Montreal study finds heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

Sugary Drinks, Hypertension Linked
May 27th, 2010

Cutting back on sweetened beverages is associated with a considerable reduction in blood pressure levels and consequently the risk of developing various diseases.

9 Factors Affecting Your Metabolism
May 27th, 2010

In spite of all the information and all the prescriptions offered by modern diets, American people just keep getting fatter.

Pesticide Residue Exposure Linked to ADHD
May 26th, 2010

The only safe food for children is organic food. Children exposed to organophosphate pesticide residues found in fruit are at increased risk of developing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Could Humans Be Infected by ‘Computer Viruses?
May 26th, 2010

A scientist at the University of Reading has become the first person in the world to be infected by a computer virus.

Re-envisioning the City
May 23rd, 2010

More than half of the world’s population is urban, and cities often amplify many of the problems we face as a planet. Luckily, people are joining forces to re-imagine how we design and live in cities.

Scientists Reveal Glyphosate Poisons Crops and Soil
May 22nd, 2010

Scientists go public on devastating ecological impacts of Roundup Ready cropping systems while USDA keeps mum

‘Autism Diet’ May Not Improve Symptoms
May 21st, 2010

The so-called autism diet does not appear to improve the symptoms of children with the group of neuro-developmental disorders known as autism spectrum disorder or ASD, according to a new study.

Over the Counter DNA Tests Can Cause More Harm Than Good
May 21st, 2010

There’s a huge push to market over-the-counter genetic tests. But the faulty tests can cause more harm than good.

Can Global Warming Give You Kidney Stones?
May 19th, 2010

Yes, and a whole bunch of other ailments—and therein lies a major problem for the health insurance industry.

Summit: “Environmental Disaster No One’s Heard Of?”
May 18th, 2010

At issue is nitrogen pollution from fertilizers and other sources that can affect both water and air quality, and has associations with possible health issues.

Long-lasting Sensory Loss in WTC Workers
May 18th, 2010

The Monell Center and partner institutions reported that workers exposed to the mixture of toxic airborne chemicals after 9/11 had a decreased ability to detect odors and irritants two years after the exposure.

Burgers, Fries May Worsen Asthma, Study Finds
May 18th, 2010

High-fat meals that have become common in westernized countries may have another side effect beyond bulging waistlines. They also may worsen asthma attacks, a new study finds.

Another Bogus Cell Phone Safety Study Published
May 17th, 2010

The cell phone industry has published its latest piece of propaganda declaring that cell phones don’t really cause brain tumors, unless one uses a cell phone a lot and for a long period of time. This was done to counter the hundreds of independent studies that have proven that cell phones are extremely hazardous and do indeed cause brain tumors.

GMOs = Depopulation
May 13th, 2010

Russian scientists have proven that genetically modified soy causes sterility in lab animals. Other types of genetically modified crops have shown the same results.

Childhood Peanut Allergies Triple
May 13th, 2010

Results of a nationwide telephone survey have shown that the rate of peanut allergies in children more than tripled from 1997 to 2008.

U.S. Schools Adding Fresh Food Without Busting Budgets
May 8th, 2010

Thousands of U.S. public school districts are teaming up with local farmers to put more fresh fruits and vegetables on lunchroom menus, without breaking budgets or getting any help from celebrity chefs.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Early Death
May 8th, 2010

People who get less than six hours sleep per night have an increased risk of dying prematurely, researchers said on Wednesday.

Roller Coasters Can Cause Ear Injury, Study Says
May 8th, 2010

Roller coasters keep getting faster, taller and wilder. But the thrills could be accompanied by more ear injuries, according to a study.

Bullies Target Obese Kids
May 7th, 2010

For kids, a few extra pounds may invite trouble from the schoolyard bully.

FDA Investigating E. coli at Ariz. Lettuce Farm
May 7th, 2010

Food and Drug Administration investigators are looking at a farm in Yuma, Arizona, as a possible source of a widespread E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce.

Military Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
May 7th, 2010

The U.S. military uses medical technology that is denied to the public, such as 30 year-old photo-chemical tissue welding – used in staged alien abductions.

Chemistry Of Cooking
May 7th, 2010

A biochemist and cook explains that cooking is all about chemistry and knowing some facts can help chefs understand why recipes go wrong.

Dark Chocolate Protects Against Strokes
May 6th, 2010

A substance in dark chocolate may reduce brain damage caused by strokes.

Curing Cancer with Fried Chicken?
May 3rd, 2010

KFC’s “Buckets for the Cure” campaign has met with some skepticism because of the way KFC is raising the money.

Can You Master Your Own Epigenetics?
May 3rd, 2010

Some authors say you can apply the new science of epigenetics to improve your life right now. Epigenetics researchers say it’s probably too early to be certain.

Brown Rice Prevents Hi-Blood Pressure, Lowers Heart Attack Risk
May 3rd, 2010

Scientist have found that brown rice contains a natural compound that appears to guard against high blood pressure and heart disease.

Is Your Body Contaminated with Pesticides?
May 3rd, 2010

More than 1.2 billion pounds of pesticides are used in the United States and multiple studies show that they are finding their way into the bodies of the average person.

Is the Drug Your Doctor Prescribed Really Good for You?
May 3rd, 2010

Many medicines are nearly identical, and a lot of newer drugs might not be as effective as older, established ones. Also, some doctors might be under the sway of the pharmaceutical companies.

Eco-Labels On Products Are Often Just Lies
May 3rd, 2010

Many “green” or “socially responsible” claims made on product labels are meaningless or deceptive, even when accompanied by a certification seal.

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