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Archive for February, 2011 :


Still No Labeling of GMOs in the U.S.
February 28th, 2011

The United States government is more concerned that it do not cause the GMO corporations to withdraw financial support, instead of working for the welfare of the consumers.


U.S. Still the Largest User of GMO Seeds
February 28th, 2011

The United States remains the largest user of genetically modified seeds, while Brazil posted the biggest growth, with plantings rising 19 per cent.


Canadian County Troubled by Invading Genetically Modified Bentgrass
February 28th, 2011

Genetically modified bentgrass continues to spread along waterways in Malheur County, and has gone far beyond where it is supposed to be.


GMOs – Be Concerned, Be Very Concerned
February 28th, 2011

The list of genetically modified food ingredients is growing at an alarming rate. And what’s even more disturbing is the fact the USDA seems to have sided with big business in allowing GMO foods to be sold without any labeling whatsoever.


USDA Washes Hands Off GMOs, Places Burden on Organic Growers
February 28th, 2011

In a somewhat recent interview with Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator for the USDA’s National Organic Program, he made a sort “shrug of the shoulders” reply to questions on GMO.


Cereal Company Enrolls in the Non-GMO Project
February 28th, 2011

Peace Cereal, a leading all-natural cereal brand in the U.S., enrolled in the Non-GMO Project´s Product Verification Program effective November, 2010.


Fungus Carry the “Weapon” to Defeat Malaria, Bug-Borne Diseases
February 28th, 2011

At last, people in Malaria infested places can now breathe some relief. A fungus holds the secret to combating malaria and other insect-borne diseases.


Scientists Discover Potential Chikungunya Cure
February 28th, 2011

An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of two new fully human monoclonal antibodies which could battle Chikungunya, a disease that currently has no available vaccine or specific treatment.


Newborn Heart Muscle Can Grow Back by Itself, Study Shows
February 26th, 2011

In a promising science-fiction-meets-real-world juxtaposition, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely.


Flies Carry Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria from Factory Farms
February 26th, 2011

What sort of antibiotic-resistant pathogens are growing on factory farms, along with all the cheap pork chops and chicken wings? And what level of threat do they pose to our health?


Vegan Diet Proven to be a Heart Healthy Life Choice
February 26th, 2011

We can all keep our hearts healthy by exercising and eating a wholesome vegan diet. Vegan foods are naturally cholesterol-free and have even been shown to reverse heart disease.


Livin’ La Vegan Loca
February 26th, 2011

Abstaining from animal products comes with an array of labels; terms like vegan, lacto-vegetarian and pescetarian which confuse the matter when searching for a diet that is healthy and has a positive impact on the environment.


Eating Vegan: The Fake Meat Dilemma
February 26th, 2011

Some point out that fake meats are also highly processed, but we seem to give those foods a “pass.” Fake meat is good as a transitional and as a sometimes food for those still “struggling” to get meat out of their system.


Mouse-Pig and Super-Fish Seek Approval for Human Consumption
February 26th, 2011

In Canada, the federal government is refusing to say whether it is close to approving genetically modified animals for human consumption. But if they do, you may never know it.


Forbes Writer: GMO Labeling Would Violate Corporate Speech Rights
February 26th, 2011

Forbes.com’s Glenn Lammi, general counsel for the right-wing, pro-business think tank the Washington Legal Foundation, goes on the attack against Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times op-ed column calling for the labeling of genetically engineered food.


Malta Disagrees with EU Decision on GMOs
February 26th, 2011

Malta was one of the seven member states opposing the move and voted against the EU Commission’s proposal allowing entry of GMOs. However, this was not enough to stop it because 19 member states voted in favor.


Opposed to GMOs
February 26th, 2011

Existing plants do not carry the burdens of proving they are safe and are ready to be used at any time unlike the GMO ones. Science should heed to the ecological principle: Nature knows best.


Mind Control by Cell Phone
February 26th, 2011

Electromagnetic signals from cell phones can change your brainwaves and behavior. But don’t break out the aluminum foil head shield just yet.


Another Voice: Cellphone Tower Caution is Sensible
February 26th, 2011

The Regional District of Nanaimo did the right thing by taking on the side of caution and refusing a cellphone tower on its property on Hammond Bay Road.


House Reps. Sided with Corporate Polluters Over Children and Health
February 26th, 2011

For the first time in the 40 year history of the Clean Air Act, a majority of the House of Representatives has voted to block EPA from implementing and enforcing standards to sharply reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions from a polluting industry.


Can Geoengineering Save the World from Global Warming?
February 26th, 2011

Is manipulating Earth’s environment to combat climate change a good idea and where, exactly, did the idea come from?


How Severe Can Climate Change Become?
February 26th, 2011

How severe can climate change become in a warming world? Worse than anything we’ve seen in written history, according to results of a study recently appearing in the journal Science.


Guarding Against Risks of Cell Phones
February 25th, 2011

When neuro-oncologist Stephanie Wagner sees patients with brain tumors, they often ask, “Why did I get this?” Then, the next question is, “Was it my cell phone?”


Consumer Confidence in Organic Products at Risk Due to GMOs
February 24th, 2011

Confidence on organic foods could easily be shaken if the consumer begins to believe it’s tainted by genetically engineered crops.


The Truth About Frankenfoods
February 24th, 2011

From Flavr Savr tomatoes to Roundup Ready Soybeans, genetically modified foods are being manufactured and unleashed on an unsuspecting public whether we are ready for them or not.


Could You Be Drinking Your Way to Diabetes?
February 24th, 2011

When you’re thirsty, do you reach for a glass of water? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. Instead, you may find yourself reaching for a sugary sweet soda.


Junk Food Tax: Fighting Obesity One Penny at a Time
February 24th, 2011

A California lawmaker is targeting the obesity epidemic by proposing a penny-an-ounce tax on soda and other sweetened drinks. That’s good, but why not expand it to tax all junk food?


Experimental Cancer Drugs: Killing Far More People than Helping
February 24th, 2011

Experimental cancer drugs harm far more people than they help, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University Medical Center and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Diet: High Fiber to Combat Death and Disease
February 24th, 2011

A study of almost 400,000 people aged 50 to 71 has found a strong link between a high-fiber diet and a longer life


Heart Disease Risk Reduced by Olive Oil and Greens
February 24th, 2011

So, our mothers were right after all, when as young kids, they told us to eat our vegetables. If you stuck to it through the years, then you have a better chance of a long life.


Why Most Americans Are Deficient In this Vital Vitamin
February 24th, 2011

When it comes to optimum health, most of us are deficient in one key vitamin that can help unlock the mystery of many common ailments.


Internet Secret Society Feeds Eating Disorders
February 24th, 2011

Confronting a family member with an eating disorder can be a helpless and heartbreaking situation for families. A society on the Internet is dedicated to thwarting any recovery from this dangerous and possibly fatal behavior.


Farm-Raised Kids are Less Prone to Asthma
February 24th, 2011

Children raised on farms don’t suffer from asthma as much as their city- and suburb-dwelling counterparts, according to a paper published online Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.


Meditation Beats Dance for Harmonizing Body and Mind
February 24th, 2011

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, suggests that professional ballet and modern dancers are not as emotionally in sync with their bodies as are people who regularly practice meditation.


Emergency! New Pathogen Found in Roundup Ready GM Crops?
February 24th, 2011

USDA senior scientist sends “emergency” warning to US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on a new plant pathogen in Roundup Ready GM soybean and corn that may be responsible for high rates of infertility and spontaneous abortions in livestock.


Internet: Used to Hijack Medical Science for Fear and Profit
February 24th, 2011

The Web can empower people with quality medical information that can help them make informed decisions. But it can also be a breeding ground for sinisteria and health misinformation.


Researchers Convince People They Have Three Arms
February 24th, 2011

The results show that, “the body representation can easily be updated to incorporate an additional limb,” offering future possibilities for a stroke patient paralyzed on one side of the body.


Researchers Seeking Cure for Forgetfulness
February 23rd, 2011

Researchers say people are becoming increasingly absent-minded due to information overload.


Berries and Grapes Improve Memory and Brain Health
February 23rd, 2011

Blueberries and grape seed extract show great potential in the fight against brain aging and cognitive decline.


Finally, Vegan Diet is Getting Its Due
February 23rd, 2011

The just-released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans puts a long-overdue emphasis on vegetarian and vegan foods and how they can tackle the obesity crisis.


Cocoa For Your Gut and Your Heart
February 23rd, 2011

The daily consumption of cocoa for 4-weeks significantly increased levels of bifidobacterial and lactobacilli in the gut.


Genetically-Modified Maize Threatens Crunchy Snack Chips
February 23rd, 2011

A new type of genetically-modified maize intended for ethanol biofuel production has won approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Vaccine Makers Shielded from Lawsuits: US Supreme Court
February 23rd, 2011

Vaccine makers are protected from lawsuits, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, dashing the hopes of a US couple who had sought monetary damages after their daughter fell ill after a round of routine childhood inoculations.


San Carlos Commission Approves Controversial Cell Tower
February 23rd, 2011

San Carlos planning commissioners on Tuesday night gave the go-ahead to T-Mobile’s proposal to erect a 50-foot-tall cell phone tower despite getting an earful from residents.


Cell Phones Cause Brain-Activity Changes
February 23rd, 2011

Researchers from the National Institute of Health have found that less than an hour of cellphone use can speed up brain activity in the area closest to the phone antenna.


Mobile Phones Can Damage Your Brain
February 22nd, 2011

It is time to recognize the dangers of using modern communication technology. Take away your own prejudices and love of technology and answer this question: Why are more and more people in their 30s and 40s being diagnosed with dementia?


Warning Signs, Towers Greet Mt. Woodson Hikers
February 22nd, 2011

The summit of Mount Woodson, a popular North County hiking and rock climbing destination, comes with more than a view of the Pacific Ocean and coastal hills. It comes with a warning.


An Invisible Hazard
February 22nd, 2011

A major issue around the world since the late 1970s, radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can build up inside homes.


One Size Does Not Fit All
February 22nd, 2011

One size does not fit all when it comes to SmartMeters. It seems that neither PG&E nor the PUC cares where the SmartMeters were installed.


Report Warns of Wireless Radiation Risks
February 22nd, 2011

A report in a U.S. journal says there are possible biological hazards and risks of genetic damage from unchecked proliferation of wireless technologies.


Mobile Phone Radiations Health Risk – Government Agrees
February 22nd, 2011

Cell phone radiations could be harmful even to butterflies, bees, insects and sparrows; and not just human being cells and biological mechanisms.


BC Hydro Smart Meters Coming in the Next Year
February 22nd, 2011

By 2012, every residential and commercial customer of BC Hydro in the province will be using a “smart meter” to calculate their water usage. But this new brand of technology has some residents worried.


NDP GMO Bill Defeated
February 22nd, 2011

New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko MP (BC Southern Interior) chastised the Harper Conservatives and their Liberal counterparts for defeating his genetically modified organisms bill in the House of Commons.


OCA in Grassroots Fight to Stop GMO Takeover
February 22nd, 2011

A grassroots campaign currently underway by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is seeking to essentially “overrule” the Obama Administration’s decision last month that lifted the ban on genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa.


Anti-GMO Activists Destroy Bt Eggplants
February 22nd, 2011

Anti-genetically modified (GM) crops activists have destroyed experimental GM eggplants being studied by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).


U.S. Geo-Engineering Budget Exceeds Billions
February 22nd, 2011

Geoengineering has now been defined as: “the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change.” – The Royal Society 2009


Monsanto Shifts ALL Liability to Farmers
February 22nd, 2011

Farmers who plant Monsanto’s GM crops probably don’t realize what they bargain for when they sign the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement contract.


Campaign to Boycott Land O’Lakes Starts
February 22nd, 2011

Land O’Lakes stands to make a fortune from polluting our food supply with untested and unlabeled GMOs.


The Chinese People Say “NO” to GE Rice
February 22nd, 2011

“We don’t want GE rice!” is the clear message that has rung loud and clear in China.


Making Music With the Sun
February 21st, 2011

The sun. We haven’t seen much of it these past few months, but with Craig Colorusso’s help we can hear it.


Organic Farms Show Way to Beat GMO
February 21st, 2011

Organic farming uses concoctions made from juices of certain plants that are known to fight pests and insects, particularly fruit and shoot borers (FSBs)—the main worry of eggplant farmers.


Greenpeace Hungary Demonstrates for GMO Ban
February 21st, 2011

Hungarian Greenpeace activists on Thursday added a collection of signatures to a European campaign to collect one million signatures for a petition against easing EU rules on producing genetically modified organisms (GMO).


EU Commission to Form Pro-GMO Policy
February 21st, 2011

The European Union Commission, at the behest of lobbyists from the biotechnology, food, and animal feed industries, is proposing to undo a long-held “zero-tolerance” policy that protects the European food supply from contamination by genetically-modified organisms (GMO).


A Genetically Modified Debate on Food Allergies
February 21st, 2011

Food allergies in children under 18 years old have risen, according to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But the increase in genetically modified foods that Americans consume on a regular basis has not been reported.


Warning: Dangerous New Pathogen and Monsanto’s Roundup
February 21st, 2011

A plant pathologist warned the USDA of a new, self-replicating, micro-fungal virus-sized organism which may be causing spontaneous abortions in livestock, sudden death syndrome in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready soy, and wilt in Monsanto’s RR corn.


Its Official, Cell Phone Radiation is Deadly
February 21st, 2011

The results are out and they are not pleasing at all. It has been found that radiation from mobile towers pose grave health risks including memory loss, lack of concentration and digestive disturbances.


The Phone’s On Hold
February 21st, 2011

A growing number of parents are perplexed on how they want to restrict their children’s use of cellphones and the internet. However, they don’t want to deprive their children of technology and popular culture. How should parents balance their children’s health and emotional security with modern life?


85 percent of US Adults Own Cellphone: Survey
February 21st, 2011

Mobile phones are the most popular gadget among adult Americans followed by computers, digital music players, game consoles and electronic book readers, according to a new survey.


Outcry Doesn’t Stop Cell Tower
February 21st, 2011

Despite protests from parents and residents, a cellphone tower disguised to resemble a pine tree is one step closer to breaking ground blocks away from an elementary school.


Residents Declare Victory in Cellphone Tower Squabble
February 21st, 2011

A group of North Vancouver residents may have been successful in their fight against a proposal to erect a cellphone tower in their neighbourhood.


Climate Projections Show Health Impacts Possible Within 30 Years
February 21st, 2011

A panel of scientists unveiled how climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean, coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems, projecting impacts to be felt within 30 years.


Reverse Genetics Allow Scientists to Slow Spread of Rubella Virus
February 21st, 2011

Scientists have identified the gene that allows the Rubella virus to block cell death and reverse engineered a mutant gene that slows the virus’s spread.


Arctic Food Subsidy Defended by Ottawa
February 21st, 2011

The federal government is defending its changes to the way food prices are subsidized in remote northern communities, after photographs revealed $29 cheese spread and $77 breaded chicken in a Nunavut hamlet.


Health Fears Over Microwave Devices Outside Schools
February 20th, 2011

Concerned parents are outraged that they have not been consulted about proposals for the installation of microwave antennae at their children’s schools.


Study Links Premature Baldness to Prostate Cancer Risk
February 20th, 2011

A new study has found a link between premature baldness, and an increased risk of prostate cancer later in life.


Get Out of My Way, You Jerk!
February 20th, 2011

Researchers study ‘Sidewalk Rage,’ seeking insights on anger’s origins and coping techniques.


Scheduled Deliveries Raise Risks for Mothers, Bad for Newborns
February 20th, 2011

Inducing labor without a medical reason is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss and an extended length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide any benefit for the newborn.


Birth Size Linked to Mental Health Problems Later in Life
February 20th, 2011

Scientists have discovered the first evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta. The finding could shed new light on the causes of mental health problems in later life.


Scientists Bioengineer a Protein to Fight Leukemia
February 20th, 2011

Scientists at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles today announced a breakthrough discovery in understanding how the body fights leukemia.


Asthma Tied to Bacterial Communities in the Airway
February 20th, 2011

Asthma may have a surprising relationship with the composition of the species of bacteria that inhabit bronchial airways, a finding that could suggest new treatment or even potential cures for the common inflammatory disease, according to a new UCSF-led study.


America’s Silent Killing Fields 2011
February 19th, 2011

America’s silent killers are deadly, and do not discriminate. They target anybody, regardless. They poison livestock, pets, and wildlife, and the people behind them deny complicity in the carnage. Who or what are these silent, deadly killers?


It’s Time Man Stopped to Consider Earth’s Health
February 19th, 2011

What’s Good for Man may wreck the planet, and with the mushrooming expansion of humans numbers, increasingly seems likely to.


Could Eating Bugs Help Slow Climate Change?
February 19th, 2011

Scientists think that eating insects, a practice that’s common place in most developing nations, could be one way to ease food insecurity and slow the negative effects of climate change.


Why Aren’t G.M.O. Foods Labeled?
February 18th, 2011

If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.’s — genetically modified organisms — you’re out of luck.


USDA Says Americans Need More Sugar…and More GMOs
February 18th, 2011

Why is the USDA resorting to the hasty approval of a genetically engineered crop to ensure that the U.S. sugar supply remains abundant?


Labeling GMOs Does Not Increase Food Costs
February 18th, 2011

Prof. Chris Viljoen from the GMO Testing Laboratory at the University of the Free State in South Africa recently wrote a piece in BusinessDay countering false claims that mandatory labeling requirements for genetically-modified foods increase food costs.


The Case for Labeling GMOs
February 18th, 2011

With the USDA’s recent flurry of green lights for genetically modified crops — evidently at the urging of the White House — the Obama administration should brace itself for a big push on the labeling question.


The Myth of GMO and Organic Coexistence
February 18th, 2011

There have been several victories against GMOs. But last week a ruling made clear that things were again moving in the wrong direction.


GMO Analysis Part of Food Security
February 18th, 2011

What we are asking for is an analysis. That seems like a perfectly reasonable and responsible way to approach any introduction of new technology.


Canada Rejects Stronger Export Rules for GMOs
February 18th, 2011

Canadian MPs voted on February 9th to reject stronger export rules for crops of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).


Let’s Not Stop at Salmon
February 18th, 2011

The war against GMOs leaned slightly favorably on the anti-GMO side with the banning of the frankenfish. However, it’s just one of the GMO monster’s tentacles. So, let’s not stop at salmon.


“GMO Free Zone” Contemplated by Croatia and Austria
February 18th, 2011

Representatives of the Croatian Parliament’s Environmental Protection Committee met with their Austrian counterparts in Vienna on Tuesday to discuss the establishment of a GMO-free zone in Alpe-Adria region.


GMO vs Organic, Who Gives A Damn?
February 18th, 2011

The food that we eat is regulated by the Feds, they are very careful to ensure that nothing bad enters our tummies. You just have to switch on your TV to see that in action! This is the picture that the average American is shown. But is it an accurate one?


Fluoridation: The Scam of the Century
February 18th, 2011

The question posed to the CDC, the EPA, and the Public Health officials of “why then do we have to ingest flouride?” NEVER gets answered.


Send Kids Outside Reduces Their Risk of Nearsightedness
February 18th, 2011

Studies show that children who spend more time outdoors are less at risk for developing myopia.


Do the Chemicals That Turn Soda Brown Also Cause Cancer?
February 18th, 2011

Soda is not good for you. The high-calorie, sugary drinks have been linked to obesity and a host of other health problems.


Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Kids
February 18th, 2011

A new report warns that popular energy drinks are being overused and not adequately studied. The ubiquitous beverages can be dangerous to children and teenagers; children should not drink them.


New Guidelines Would Make School Lunches Healthier
February 18th, 2011

School cafeterias would have to hold the fries — and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables — under the government’s plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students’ meals in 15 years.


More Bad News About Bread
February 18th, 2011

Most bread lists Malted Barley Flour as an ingredient, typically the second one–which means it’s the second most prevalent ingredient. Translated? There’s a bunch of it in there, and it’s bad stuff.


Food Poisoning Prevention Worth Paying for, Consumers Say
February 18th, 2011

In the wake of a growing number of widespread foodborne illness outbreaks, a new study indicates that consumers are willing to pay more to reduce their chances of suffering from food poisoning.


WHO Cell Phone Research Urge Precautions in Using Cell Phones
February 18th, 2011

A report by two leaders of the World Health Organization’s Interphone study, the largest research study to date on cell phone risks, warn that people should be careful in how they use cell phones now while additional research is carried out by WHO and others.


Oregon Bill Requires Cell Phone Warning Labels
February 18th, 2011

Oregon state Sen. Chip Shields with four Senate co-sponsors and two representatives introduced a bill on Feb. 7, requiring retailers to apply warning labels on “cell phones and packaging.”


Bethlehem Residents Protest Cell Tower
February 18th, 2011

A small group of protestors began tackling a towering dilemma in their Bethlehem community Sunday afternoon.


Wilmette Park District Nixes Cellular Tower
February 18th, 2011

An audience of parents, neighborhood residents and other cell tower opponents erupted into cheers when Wilmette Park District commissioners voted overwhelmingly to end talks with AT&T representatives aimed at placing a cell tower at Centennial Park.


Cell Tower Can’t Be Ignored
February 18th, 2011

Delta’s community planning director Tom Leathem, who is eyeing cell towers for Tsaw, is relying only on Federal Health Canada guidelines that are based on antiquated exposure levels. More current scientific research has proven that the lower levels is causing the damage.


The Disturbing Reality of Trauma-Based Mind Control
February 18th, 2011

Anyone sincerely searching for truth will undoubtedly come up against the area of deliberate trauma-based mind control. At first it may seem like “conspiracy theory on steroids”, but investigating the subject further, it becomes a dark, stark reality that cannot be shaken.


Boy Without a Cerebellum Baffles Doctors
February 18th, 2011

Doctors are scrambling for answers to the amazing case of a boy who is completely missing his cerebellum — the part of the brain that controls motor skills, balance and emotions.


Child Soldier Trauma in Uganda Shares Similarities with N. Ireland
February 17th, 2011

Psychology students at Queen’s University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.


Human DNA Found in Gonorrhea Bacteria
February 17th, 2011

Now medical researchers at Northwestern University have found human DNA in the gonorrhea genome.


Supermarket Chicken Harbours Superbugs
February 17th, 2011

Factory chicken farms are breeding dangerous super-bacteria which are resistent to anti-biotics.


Not as Old as You Think
February 16th, 2011

When one hears the word Yoga, it automatically registers as an ancient knowledge from India. But recently, there are claims that Yoga, is not as old as most of us think, nor very Hindu either.


Lavender Oil Has Potent Antifungal Effect
February 16th, 2011

Scientist in Portugal have confirmed what Herbalist have long known – lavender is an effective anti-fungal.


America’s Legacy of Mutagenic War
February 15th, 2011

A series of disturbing reports from Iraq and Vietnam (backed up by a horrific collection of videos) have exposed a hidden legacy of war — weapons that continue to create victims years after the conflict has ended.


Calgary to End Water Fluoridation
February 15th, 2011

After much heated debate from both sides, the Calgary city council voted 10 – 3 to stop adding the hazardous chemical byproduct of the aluminum and phosphate fertilizer industries to the city’s drinking water.


U.S. FDA Kidnapped the Seller of an Effective Anti-Cancer Herbal Product
February 15th, 2011

There’s a claim that Greg Caton, a herbalist, was allegedly illegally kidnapped in Ecuador and brought back to the USA to be punished for daring to sell an anti-cancer product that really worked. Caton was a threat to the cancer industry, and the FDA wanted to make an example out of him.


Chinese Companies Mass Producing Fake Rice Out of Plastic
February 15th, 2011

Because we have no real growth, we have no real economy, we have no real industry, we only have fake stuff. Fake stimulus, fake money printing, fake GDP growth, fake goods, and now, fake food.


Mystery Virus Struck Visitors Who Attended a Fundraiser
February 15th, 2011

L.A. County health officials are investigating a possible respiratory infection outbreak after dozens of illnesses are reported by people who attended a recent fundraiser.


High Cholesterol is NOT a Disease
February 15th, 2011

Statins do lower cholesterol, but there’s no evidence that they do anything to protect you against heart disease. High cholesterol is NOT a DISEASE! For most people it’s not even a problem! In fact, driving cholesterol levels too low–THAT’S a real problem.


A Higher Fiber Diet May Lead to Longer Life
February 15th, 2011

We all know we should eat more fiber. Here’s some incentive: Eating more of it could help you live longer, but the kind of fiber you eat may be key.


Experts Seek to Change Confusing Medication Labels
February 15th, 2011

In a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.


Yale Researchers Look At Cause Of Premature Deliveries
February 15th, 2011

Yale University researchers believe that excessive formation of calcium deposits could be linked to some premature births.


Dissatisfied? Find True Freedom
February 15th, 2011

Happily-ever-after stories are eternally relevant because they describe the journey to individuation, the process of becoming a whole, integrated individual.


6 Foods That Weaken Bones
February 15th, 2011

Some foods actually leach the minerals right out of the bone, or they block the bone’s ability to regrow.


Do You Have Hypomania?
February 15th, 2011

If in the late hours of the night you still find yourself not a bit sleepy and is feeling “energetic” instead, you could possibly have “hypomania.” No idea what it is? Let’s ask the doctor.


Fixodent Denture Cream Named in Zinc Poisoning Lawsuits
February 15th, 2011

Fixodent denture cream has been associated with severe nerve damage, and even neuropathy. Proctor & Gamble, the maker of Fixodent, had been named in lawsuits alleging that zinc in the product caused users to suffer debilitating injuries.


6 Steps to a Vegan Diet
February 15th, 2011

You may like the idea of eating leaner and cleaner, but becoming a full-fledged vegan can be daunting. Jesse Miner, a vegan personal chef in San Francisco, offers the baby steps approach instead.


Dedicated Vegans Think Honey is NOT ‘the Bees Knees’
February 15th, 2011

Most people just shrug their shoulders of the fact that vegans exclude ALL animal-derived products from their meals, but when honey is included in the list, new questions understandably emerge.


Welding Fumes and Safety
February 15th, 2011

A new alloy promises to lessen welders’ risk of breathing toxic fumes on the job.


Michelle Obama Ignores Sarah Palin’s ‘Dessert’ Remarks
February 15th, 2011

Why the negative reactions to Obama’s anti-obesity campaign? Are critics’ concerns justified or are they just full of empty calories?


Metal Toxins in LED Products
February 14th, 2011

A new study from the University of California (UC) Irvine shows that LED bulbs contain lead, arsenic, and a dozen more potentially hazardous substances.


Cemex to Pay $1.4 Million for US Clean Air Act Violations
February 14th, 2011

The U.S. EPA and the Justice Department announced that Cemex, Inc., one of the largest U.S. producers of Portland cement, has agreed to pay a $1.4 million penalty for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant in Fairborn, Ohio.


Gene Mutations Linked to High Blood Pressure
February 14th, 2011

Yale University researchers have identified two novel genetic mutations that can trigger hypertension in up to a third of patients suffering from a common cause of severe high blood pressure.


Offspring Rats Given Folic Acid Develop More Breast Cancer
February 14th, 2011

The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats, according to a new study.


Pro-GM Science Community Is Its Own Worst Enemy
February 12th, 2011

Attempts by the GM science community to “educate” the public of the supposedly benefits of the franken foods are doomed to failure. Lord Robert Winston said, “Scientists must listen to public fears, and respond to the concerns of ordinary people.”


Putting Trees on Farms Fundamental to Future Agricultural Development
February 12th, 2011

Growing trees on farms can provide farmers with food, income, fodder and medicines, as well as enriching the soil and conserving water.


Group Plans to Beam Free Internet Across the Globe from Space
February 12th, 2011

The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world. Uh-oh, there goes the brain-fryer.


Virus, Parasite May Combine to Increase Harm to Humans
February 12th, 2011

A parasite and a virus may be teaming up in a way that increases the parasite’s ability to harm humans.


CF Light Bulbs’ Mercury Content, a Serious Health Hazard
February 11th, 2011

f broken indoors, compact fluorescent (CF) light bulbs release 20 times the maximum acceptable mercury concentration into the air, according to a study.


Ex-CIA Staffer Alleges Agency Coverup in Toxin Exposure Case
February 11th, 2011

A former CIA security officer is alleging that the agency is unjustifiably invoking a “state secrets” claim to cover up evidence that he and his family suffered illnesses as a result of exposure to environmental contamination at an agency facility.


Abducted vs Adopted: For 1.5M of U.S. Adoptees, What’s the Difference?
February 11th, 2011

Adoptees — their story will never make headlines in the U.S. or internationally. Despite the fact that nearly 60% of American’s are impacted, directly and indirectly, by the fall out of adoption and adoption policy.


AAP Plays Down Probiotics Health Benefit for Children
February 11th, 2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges evidence of health benefits of probiotics for children, but plays it down by emphasizing that the science is not yet strong enough to recommend many uses.


Meditation Class Helps Lower Violence at AL Prison
February 11th, 2011

Despite a history of violence at the W.E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, the prison has become the model for a meditation program that officials say helps inmates learn the self control and social skills they never got in the outside world.


Mexico Rejects Monsanto’s GMO Corn
February 11th, 2011

Mexican officials seem to have more common sense than American officials, with their continued denouncement of Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) corn.


Is Bacon a Gateway Meat for Vegetarians?
February 11th, 2011

NPR recently ran a story about bacon being a “gateway meat” for vegetarians. The story was more of an extended mockery of vegetarianism than a real examination of the phenomenon.


Supermarket Chicken Harbours Superbugs
February 11th, 2011

Chicken bought at major supermarkets across Canada is frequently contaminated with superbugs — bacteria that many antibiotics cannot kill — an investigation has found.


Specific Jobs Cause Excessive Lung Cancer Deaths in Women
February 11th, 2011

Women employed in certain occupations in the United States face a higher risk of dying from lung cancer, report researchers in the American Journal of Independent Medicine.


Vital Role of Antioxidants for Optimum Health and Longevity
February 11th, 2011

After insuring the basic nutritional needs through having healthy organic food and whole food supplements, the body must then have adequate anti-oxidants to achieve optimum health and longevity.


The Real Vegan Challenge Won’t Be Televised
February 11th, 2011

Last week, Oprah, and almost 400 of her staff, went vegan. The show documented her “vegan challenge,” while showing where meat products come from. Here’s another “challenge” that’s surely won’t be televised.


Pineapple is More Than Just a Summer Fruit
February 11th, 2011

Pineapple is used for many things, ranging from wine-making to being used for medicinal purposes.


Top Ten Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes
February 11th, 2011

With Valentine’s Day so commercialized, chances are good that you’ll find restaurants jam-packed with couples having a romantic dinner. And most certainly, you’ll find meat or dairy products on every menu, unless you’re in a specialty vegan restaurant.


Natural Supplements to Fight the Common Cold
February 11th, 2011

The jury is still out on whether or not many of the supplements offer any real benefits, but there are a few tried and true supplements that can help to alleviate the symptoms of the common cold.


Pesticides Inhibit Proper Childhood Development
February 11th, 2011

Mothers exposed to high levels of pesticides bear children with lower intelligence levels than children born to mothers not exposed, says a new study published online in the journal Pediatrics.


The Many Wonderful Health Benefits of Black Cumin
February 11th, 2011

Black cumin (Nigella sativa) have remarkable healing and health properties that make it one of the most powerful medicinal plants known to man.


Vitamin C For Stronger Joints
February 10th, 2011

Vitamin C is needed to make collagen, the most abundant protein in your body. Collagen is the basis for your skin, bones, teeth, blood vessels, eyes, heart … essentially all parts of your body.


Fruits and Veggies May Not Lower Kids’ Allergy Risk
February 10th, 2011

Eating more fruits and vegetables may not protect children from developing allergies, according to a large Swedish study that questions earlier hints of benefit.


Scientists Recreate Heart Defect in a Lab Dish
February 10th, 2011

Using skin cells taken from children with a rare heart defect, U.S. researchers have created beating heart cells in the lab with the same heart defect, allowing researchers to test new drugs in human cells instead of mice.


A Natural Calming, Cooling, Weight Loss Accelerator
February 10th, 2011

Numerous double-blind studies have shown that the amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan (“5-HTP”) is highly effective in easing anxiety and depression, and may be a valuable weight loss tool as well.


Lack of Sleep is a Heart Attack Time Bomb
February 10th, 2011

Sleeping for less than six hours a night greatly increases the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, a study has found.


Drink Beer to Lose Weight and Fight Diabetes?
February 10th, 2011

It’s not exactly a beer-based diet. A new study finds that people who enjoy a couple of brews a day (or night) as part of a healthy lifestyle aren’t more likely to gain weight, and may even lose a few pounds.


Taking Back Happiness
February 10th, 2011

Anti-Facebook supporters uses new research to argue that Facebook is making us less happy by encouraging us to compare our lives to the staged Hallmark moments of friends’ newsfeeds.


Concerns About Cellphone Towers Not Being Heard
February 10th, 2011

Residents in British Colombia are trying to stop the erection of a cell phone tower next to a school.


Scientists Urge Halt of Wireless Rollout
February 10th, 2011

Scientists who study radio frequency radiation from wireless technologies have issued a scientific statement warning that exposures may be harming the development of children and pregnant women, at levels now commonly found in the environment.


Author to Discuss Dangers of Cell Phone, Microwave Radiation
February 10th, 2011

The author is the keynote speaker at a four-day gathering arranged by St. Patrick Hospital and affiliated organizations. The conference touches on both scientific and spiritual responses to modern health issues.


The Seedier Side of Alfalfa Contamination
February 10th, 2011

Alfalfa is particularly prone to contamination because it is a perennial plant (a plant that lives for more than 2 years) that can be cross pollinated by insects that travel long distances and alfalfa seeds can lie dormant in the ground for 10 to 20 years.


Brain’s ‘Radio Stations’ Have Much to Tell Scientists
February 10th, 2011

Like listeners adjusting a high-tech radio, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have tuned in to precise frequencies of brain activity to unleash new insights into how the brain works.


Microsponges from Seaweed May Save Lives
February 10th, 2011

Microsponges derived from seaweed may help diagnose heart disease, cancers, HIV and other diseases quickly and at far lower cost than current clinical methods.


Firefly Protein Leads to Improved Detection of Blood Clots
February 10th, 2011

Now, scientists and doctors can better detect blood clots, thanks to a protein from the fireflies for shedding the light.


H1N1 Spreads Like Cooties Through a School’s Social Networks
February 9th, 2011

A town, identified only as “a semirural community in Pennsylvania,” provides researchers their best glimpse yet: every H1N1 flu case that was reported in an elementary school, were supplemented by details as fine-grained as classroom seating charts.


What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Immortal Micro-Organisms
February 9th, 2011

Pentagon’s advanced research arm, DARPA, brings synthetic biology to a new level of creepiness. They say we need not worry because they’ll just implement a nice kill-switch, and everything will be fine. But would it really?


Pope Can No Longer Donate Organs: Vatican
February 9th, 2011

Pope Benedict has a soft spot in his heart for organ donations but his body parts can’t be donated to save lives after he dies, the Vatican says.


The Environmental Causes of Cancer
February 8th, 2011

At last – the idea that most cancer is caused by environmental factors is becoming mainstream.


Alcatel-Lucent Shrinks Cell Tower
February 8th, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent found a way to shrink the cell site tower. Does this mean we won’t have to worry with the microwaves frying our brains and growing tumors because of it?


Even After Court Said No, USDA Still Allows GMO Sugar Beets
February 8th, 2011

Why is the USDA once again putting biotechnology before human safety?


Recalling Memories While Asleep Helps Lock Them in Place
February 8th, 2011

Some memories get locked into our brains, persisting for decades. Others slip out by the next day. Researchers have found that the process of recalling a memory actually contributes to this process.


Cancer is a Nutritional and Environmental Disease
February 7th, 2011

Columbia University School of Public Health reports that 95% of cancer is caused by diet and environmental toxicity. Now, you can read this and wonder why it takes so long for the mainstream to inform us.


Exercise Reverses Brain Volume Loss in the Elderly
February 7th, 2011

Several different forms of mental exertion seem to provide a bit of reserve that helps hold off the forgetfulness that frequently appears in the elderly, and may limit the impact of age-related dementia.


Calgary May End Water Fluoridation
February 7th, 2011

Calgray joins a number of other communities waking up to stupidity of water fluoridation.


Think Again Before Getting a Flu Shot
February 4th, 2011

The facts reveal that flu shots do no good at all and may do harm.


CDC Opens Arctic Medical Lab
February 2nd, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has opened a $2.3 million Arctic Investigations Program laboratory at the Alaska Native Medical Center campus in Anchorage.


The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto
February 1st, 2011

A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite has decided to sell-out to Monsanto, dragging with them the genuine organic growers. No betrayal here, because they’ve been on GMO’s side ever since.


Tumor Risk to the Young from Using Mobile Phones
February 1st, 2011

Children who use mobiles could be up to five times more likely to develop a brain tumor than adults, experts claim.


South Carolina Scientist Works to Grow Meat in Lab
February 1st, 2011

Aside from the “yuck” factor, what consequences would this do to our health? And where does this “god-playing” ultimately lead to?


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