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Archive for March, 2011 :


Climate Change in the Arctic Could Trigger Diseases in Humans and Animals
March 27th, 2011

Climate change in the Arctic could change the balance of power between humans, animals and the germs or pathogens that make them both sick.


Worried Residents Air Concern Over Planned Cell Tower
March 23rd, 2011

Worried residents filled the Westwood High School auditorium to air their concern and opposition against erecting a cell tower at Temple Beth David.


Summit Residents Angry at Proposed Cell Phone Tower
March 23rd, 2011

“This tower is clearly of no benefit to us and furthermore will place our physical and mental well being in danger,” said one Princeton Street resident.


How to Minimize Exposure from Cell Phone Radiation
March 23rd, 2011

If you’re trying to figure out how to diminish whatever radiation might be generated by your cell, this may be your safety guide.


Ill-Effects from Long-Term Cell Phone Use Revealed
March 23rd, 2011

The most conclusive finding yet on the link between cellphones and cancer were presented in an overview of the studies by Indian scientists on long-term mobile phone use.


Lady Who Died of Brain Tumor Was A Frequent Cell Phone User
March 23rd, 2011

Mary Ann Roser relates that her friend who recently died of brain cancer was a frequent cellphone user, and how her cancer was in the temporal lobe, the area near where most people hold a cell phone while talking.


New Nanotech Tool for Alzheimer’s Inspired by Moth’s Antenna
March 23rd, 2011

University of Michigan researchers developed a better nanopore that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, by mimicking the structure of the silk moth’s antenna.


Task Force: City Should Stop Fluoridation
March 22nd, 2011

A task force commissioned to determine whether or not the city of Fairbanks, Alaska should end water fluoridation has made its recommendation: END fluoridation.


Phone Users’ Exposure to Radiation Injurious
March 22nd, 2011

An increasing number of health experts in developing nations are warning against exposure to electro-magnetic fields.


My Life Without A Cell Phone: An Amazing Tale Of Survival
March 22nd, 2011

Can’t imagine life without a cell phone? Maybe you should, life can be good without one.


Not All News About Japan is Bleak
March 21st, 2011

A woman and her grandson were found alive at their quake-wrecked home. The rescue offered Japan an uplifting piece of news in the middle of this terrible crisis they are facing.


The ‘Near-Miss’ Nuclear Accidents in the U.S. You Didn’t Know
March 18th, 2011

A watchdog group revealed that there had been several instances when the U.S. almost had a nuclear accident. The public was never informed. Should we care? Or is it better that we don’t know? Who’s to blame if it really did happen?


The Not-So-Likable Gadget: How iPod Pollutes The Air
March 18th, 2011

If you knew how forests in China were mined ruthlessly just to extract the needed materials to manufacture your most loved iPod, or how it contributed to glacial melting, dirty air, and the increasing incidence of respiratory disease in China, and in L.A., you wouldn’t love the iPod at all.


Japan Radiation Reaches California
March 18th, 2011

Trace amounts of radiation has reached Sacramento, according to an anonymous diplomat involved in the program to monitor radiation for the nuclear test ban treaty.


Best Democratic Decision: On-line Poll on Water Fluoridation
March 17th, 2011

The Independent candidate for Oxley, Richard McGovern, says an on-line poll to gauge the public’s mood on fluoridation of the water supply was ‘the best democratic decision’ to make.


Health Chief “Authorized” Company to Fluoridate Water Supply
March 17th, 2011

An anti-fluoride activist was disappointed to find out that the Department of Health chief “helped” a water company to fluoridate the water supply by extending its authority.


Winnipeg Lowers Its Water Fluoride Levels
March 17th, 2011

The City of Winnipeg has lowered fluoride levels in its drinking water to meet new provincial guidelines. But still not a reason to smile says Anti-Fluoride advocates.


Food Giants Continue to Trick Children Into Eating Junk Food
March 17th, 2011

In the age of satellite TV, the internet, and other technologies, one country’s standards may be insufficient to protect children from being exposed to junk food marketing.


Mid-Sized Farms Essential to Create Green Food System
March 17th, 2011

Grist’s Tom Philpott argues that reviving the health of mid-sized farms is a critical task if we’re going to create a just, fair, and green food system.


EC to Refer Poland to Court for Banning GMOs
March 17th, 2011

The European Commission has announced it will refer Poland to the Court of Justice for maintaining its ban on GM seeds. Here’s to hoping Poland does not give in and place its citizens’ health first.


EU Farm Ministers Undecided in Approving GM Crop Imports
March 17th, 2011

European Union farm ministers failed to reach a decision on Thursday on whether to grant import approval to three genetically modified (GM) crops. The public has long decided that they don’t want it. So, are the ministers waiting for “grease money”?


For Failure to Comply with GMO Ban, EC has Criticized Bulgaria
March 17th, 2011

For failure to comply with rules and regulations pertaining to the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) ban, the European Commission has criticized Bulgaria and threatened that it has two months to come to heel or face the European Court of Justice.


Koffi Anan’s AGRA Cautioned Dar es Salaam from Using GMOs
March 17th, 2011

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) warned Dar es Salaam on its plan to use GMOs or genetically engineered seeds, and encouraged instead the use of local high breed seeds.


Honolulu Hotel Serves Sumptous Cuisine Without the GMO
March 17th, 2011

Hotel in Hawaii breaks monotonous line of cuisines served in hotels by offering “GMO-free cuisine.”


There’s The Rub — Japan’s History of Nuclear Cover-ups
March 16th, 2011

A documentary filmmaker who has spent much of his career focusing on the Japanese nuclear industry says the country has a long history of cover-ups.


Emotions Boiling Over Water Fluoridation
March 16th, 2011

People were angry during the public consultation last week with regards to the fluoridation issue in Yanchep.


Warning: Don’t Mix Fluoridated Water and Infant Formula
March 16th, 2011

A recent press release issued by the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation is warning parents and caregivers about mixing fluoridated water with infant formula.


Judge’s Rule to Allow Water Fluoridation Angers Residents
March 16th, 2011

Local residents in Southampton are angry after a judge gave a water fluoridation scheme the green light.


The Attack of the Cloned Meat & Milk
March 16th, 2011

Milk and meat from ‘cloned’ animals’ offspring could soon be on sale without any labels, the European consumer group BEUC warns. The European Commission (EC) is threatening to force through the proposal backed by the British Government.


Chemist Says Risks of Fluoride in Water is Real
March 16th, 2011

An author and chemist discussed the science behind fluoride in water at the Colgate Bookstore at Colgate University last week.


Cell-phone Radiation Affects the Brain’s Glucose Metabolism
March 16th, 2011

Does using a cell phone have an effect on the brain? According to a 2011 study titled “Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism,” the answer is ABSOLUTELY.


Bird Deaths in Southern India Tied to Cell Phone Radiation
March 16th, 2011

Cell phone radiation is leading to bird deaths and a decrease in their population in the Dharmapuri region of India’s Tamil Nadu state.


Cellphone: Worse Than Giving Cigarette to a Child
March 16th, 2011

A medical doctor pointed out in a video that regardless of how strongly anyone feels about being able to use cell phones and wireless technology, there is a price to be paid. And it’s none else but our body’s health that suffers.


Malta Makes A Stand Against GMOs
March 16th, 2011

Malta has taken up a commendable stand against the latest move to introduce genetically modified organisms in theEuropean food chain.


UN Report: Trash Chemicals, Yes to Sustainable Agri Techniques
March 16th, 2011

A UN official has issued a report stating that the future of sustainable development does not lie in chemical ag, but rather in sustainable agricultural techniques.


WB Pushing Flawed Insurance Program for Ghana, Poor Countries
March 16th, 2011

A major health insurance program in Ghana that the World Bank is pushing as a success model for other developing countries is severely flawed and not working for most Ghanaians, according to Oxfam and Ghanaian NGOs’ report.


Stop Businesses That Abuse Animals by Going Vegan
March 16th, 2011

College student, Amelia Jensen, suggests that one way people can help in stopping the killing of animals by the meat industry and other businesses that make money out of animal abuse, is by going vegetarian.


Watch Out! You May Be Within A Radiation Radius
March 15th, 2011

A website depicts environmental radiation levels across the USA. This is the first web site where the average citizen (or anyone in the world) can see what radiation levels are anywhere in the USA at any time. Look closely, you may be within a radiation radius.


41% of Facebook Users Total IDiots
March 14th, 2011

Facebook and MySpace are easy places for criminals to get personal info. used for identity theft.


The Evil Plot to Sicken and Then Treat Humanity for Obscene Profits
March 14th, 2011

We are witnessing corporate-government seizure of the means by which humans survive and thrive. Major corporations, backed by government, are causing cancer and other diseases with their toxic products.


Getting Rid of Fluoride from Our Water
March 14th, 2011

The government’s sudden change of mind ignores the ample evidence showing that most of the damage wreaked by fluoride isn’t of the dental nature, but is instead found deep within the body, in our bones and organs.


Get Rid of Toxic Metals in Your Water by Using Bananas
March 14th, 2011

A team of researchers has found that minced banana peels can clean pollution from river water, such as lead and copper.


Enzyme That Causes Cells to Die, Also Drives Death Away
March 14th, 2011

An enzyme viewed as an executioner, because it can push cells to commit suicide, may actually short circuit a second form of cell death, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered.


People Who Relate to Their Racial Identity Are Happier: Study
March 14th, 2011

African American people who identify more strongly with their racial identity are generally happier, according to a study led by psychology researchers at Michigan State University.


Mysterious “Flu-like” Outbreak Hits Sanikiluaq
March 14th, 2011

Many people in Sanikiluaq had no idea what caused a disease outbreak that led to more than 100 residents getting sick earlier this winter.


Climate Change Presents New Health Risks in the Arctic
March 14th, 2011

Climate change presents new risks for food care, sanitation and wellbeing in the Arctic, but little research has been done in remote villages experiencing some of the biggest temperature swings.


Microwave Radiation Affects the Heart
March 11th, 2011

Scientific research shows that microwave radiation can cause serious heart problems.


PG&E Violates Precautionary Principle with Smart Meters
March 10th, 2011

The installation of microwave transmitting meters in California poses a serious health hazard.


Why So Many Americans Hate Obama
March 10th, 2011

Many Americans despise Obama and it isn’t because of his skin color. In reality, Obama isn’t the problem, we are the problem.


Half of Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Wrong
March 10th, 2011

Up to half of elderly people are being mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


ADD Drugs Cause Parkinson’s
March 10th, 2011

New research shows that the drugs commonly prescribed for ADD/ADHD can cause Parkinson’s disease.


Proven Cancer Cure Banned in Europe
March 10th, 2011

The cancer blocking herb thunder god vine and most other herbs and traditional medicines will no longer be available in the EU starting May 1.


Greenville Water System Decides to Reduce Flourides in Water
March 9th, 2011

Although not really a major victory, but Greenville Water System’s decision to reduce the amount of fluoride in its drinking water is still a welcome development in the fight to eradicate flouridation of water.


Public Health and Safety Defeated by Bill’s Approval
March 9th, 2011

In a move that is clearly another defeat for public health and safety, Arkansas state representatives voted 56-35 in favor of a bill requiring fluoride added to public drinking water.


Cellphones, Other Electronic Gadgets Cause Sleeplessness
March 7th, 2011

In a recent poll, out today, 95% of the 1,508 people surveyed reported using some type of electronic device — such as a cellphone, computer, video game or TV, is the culprit behind their sleeplessness.


Agriculture Critic Vows to Fight GMO Alfalfa, Pressure Govt.
March 7th, 2011

New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), believes stopping Monsanto from registering its GMO alfalfa, already approved by Canada’s Health and Environment agencies, a top priority.


More to Join 180,000 EU Farmers Rejecting GM Food
March 7th, 2011

Greenpeace handed over a 180,000-signature petition calling on the EU executive to stop the authorisation of GM rice made by German pharmaeutical giant Bayer.


Prior Destroy GMO Beets Order Nullified by California Court
March 7th, 2011

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a previous ruling to destroy the genetically modified sugar beets, ruling in favor of Monsanto and the USDA, to the utter disgust of anti-GMO advocates.


Consumers Won’t Know About Cloned Meat
March 6th, 2011

Consumers within the EU will not get any information about cloned animal products like milk and meat, despite a high level of consumer rejection of cloning of animals for food production.


Italian Town Receives Cancer Risk Compensation from Vatican Radio
March 3rd, 2011

Italy’s supreme Court has ordered Vatican Radio to compensate a small town near Rome following claims that children there were at a higher risk of cancer because of the broadcaster’s high-powered transmitters.


The New Silent Epidemic, You May Already Have It
March 3rd, 2011

There’s an epidemic sweeping across America. The odds are that there’s 1-in-3, and chances are you’ve already been hit.


Unapproved Cold, Cough Drugs Removed from Market
March 3rd, 2011

This time, the FDA probably did good by removing from the market hundreds of unapproved cold, cough, and allergy drugs that were already available and sold for decades. So, what took them so long?


Aerosol Effect from Flushed Toilets Contaminate Toothbrushes
March 3rd, 2011

It may not be the water droplets from the toilet bowl, but the particles traveling from a flushed toilet will contaminate exposed toothbrushes, by what researches call as the “aerosol effect.”


GM-gene ‘Escape’ Route Discovered
March 3rd, 2011

Since GMOs existed, scientists thought that other are contaminated because of GM-genes that “escape” into the environment. However, this was proven untrue by a recent discovery.


No Rest Yet for the Fight Over Mexican Maize
March 3rd, 2011

In spite of some good news for the Mexican agriculture and biodiversity, the consequences of recent frosts in northern states and the aggressive propaganda of the industry is still putting at risk Mexico’s basic grain.


Maine Faces Clear and Impending Danger from Pesticides and GMOs
March 3rd, 2011

Maine is facing two intertwined issues that are in danger of striking anytime. How the bees are taken care of and how the people would let up from using pesticides and how they grow their alfalfa will hold the answer.


Should We Let the “Free Market” Decide?
March 3rd, 2011

A recent poll showed 87 percent of Americans don’t want GMO foods in their plate. Can there be a “free market” when taxpayer subsidies are used to shore up a product which consumers don’t want to buy?


USDA “Silenced” GM Leak, But Was Exposed in Rice Trial
March 3rd, 2011

The rice trial has exposed the ugly truth about how the USDA “silenced” the issue of GM leak to supposedly “clean” rice shipped to Europe in 2006 and thereafter.


Animal Miscarriages Due to Roundup Ready GMO Crops — Study
March 3rd, 2011

While we are still holding our breath because of the ill-effects that Roundup Ready GMO crops bring, here comes along another reason to throw it all to the bin.


S.Africa is Succumbing Deeper in GMO Quagmire
March 3rd, 2011

South Africa uses food shortage as an excuse to produce more GMO crops on an area that has significantly increased in size since last year’s. This, while neighboring Zimbabwe and Zambia has successfully avoided GMOs.


Call It What It Is: An Enviro-Pig Is A Mouse Pig
March 3rd, 2011

Clearly intended to dis-inform and trick the consumers, franken producers has labeled a genetically engineered mouse-pig as “EnviroPig,” when there is no trace of it being environment friendly.


Study Reveals Who Are Most In Danger from Cellphone Radiation
March 3rd, 2011

Study reveals that of all people, the children and pregnant women are most susceptible to electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones and other devices using wireless technologies.


Organic Food — How Do We Define It?
March 2nd, 2011

The recent “surrender” of organic businesses to GMO companies has raised the debate on what foods or product can really be called organic.


No GMO Eggplants, Says Agriculture Chief
March 2nd, 2011

The Philippines’ Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala expressed objections to the commercial production of genetically modified eggplants that were being tested in various sites in the country.


Small Farmers Lose Protection Against GMOs from House Bill’s Defeat
March 2nd, 2011

A bill that would protect small farmers from liability over inadvertent presence of genetically-modified crops failed to pass the House Monday. The bill failed after two votes by the full House.


Roundtable Group Sets Criteria to Ensure Non-GMO Products
March 2nd, 2011

The Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) group is setting a criteria for their soy products to ensure Non-GMO products only are shipped to Europe. This move by RTRS is seen as a threat by palm oil producers.


Harmless Bacteria Turned Deadly When It “Drank” Scientist’s Blood
March 2nd, 2011

Post mortem reveals top researcher died from plague due to an unknown iron disorder that turned harmless bacteria into a deadly virus.


Men Dominate Heart Device Studies
March 2nd, 2011

Cardiovascular device development remains skewed against women, with too few trials adequately addressing gender despite long-standing requirements by the FDA, researchers found.


Court to Decide Whether Feeding the Homeless Is Legal or Not
March 1st, 2011

Lawyers will debate before a panel of judges in Atlanta on Tuesday whether sharing food with the needy is a constitutional right or not, in a possible culmination of a years-long battle over Orlando’s handling of the homeless.


Happy Children Are Most Likely to Become Happy Adults
March 1st, 2011

For the first time, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing have analysed the link between a positive adolescence and well-being in midlife.


Achieving Healthy Eating Habits Need Planning and Imaging
March 1st, 2011

If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to both make an action plan and visualize yourself carrying it out, according to McGill researchers.


Modern Back Pain Turn to Ancient Bones for Cure
March 1st, 2011

The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain. It is the first time old bones have been used in this way.


Dirty Air Deadlier than Cocaine
March 1st, 2011

Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion, scientists said.


Sugary Soft Drink Raises Risk of High Blood Pressure
March 1st, 2011

Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning.


Warning: Kissing Your Dog May Be Dangerous to Your Health
March 1st, 2011

This may surely break the hearts of dog lovers and owners. But this is a very good reason for them to avoid kissing their pets. As the worn out, yet still wise, saying goes: it is better to be safe than sorry.


Nose Spray that Protects from Alzheimer’s and Stroke
March 1st, 2011

Researchers developed a vaccine that promises to protect against both Alzheimer’s and stroke. The vaccine is delivered via a nasal spray.


Reduce Cancer Risk with Higher Vitamin D Intake
March 1st, 2011

Markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought.


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