Internationaal nieuws 26 juni 2015


Pilot program in pediatric long-term care facility halves topical antibiotic use

A pilot antibiotic stewardship program at a pediatric long-term care facility brought about a 59 percent decrease in use of a topical antibiotic and an 83 percent decrease in orders for antibiotics without proper documentation during a six-month period, according to a new study.

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Infection preventionists may spend more time collecting data than protecting patients

Collecting and reporting hospital infection data to federal health agencies takes more than five hours each day, at the expense of time needed to ensure that frontline healthcare personnel are adhering to basic infection prevention practices such as hand hygiene, according to a recent case study, to be presented on Saturday, June 27, at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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Drug discovery for Parkinson's disease - LCSB researchers grow neurons in 3-D

The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have now managed to grow the types of neurons affected starting from neuronal stem cells in a three-dimensional cell culture system.

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Are your emotional responses normal or abnormal?

We all feel emotion, we all get upset, can feel low, angry and overjoyed, but when do these emotional responses become something of a medical concern? When are these feelings inappropriate, too intense, or lasting too long? When is the emotional state you are in classed as depression?

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Redrawing language map of brain

For 140 years, scientists' understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. But now they have redrawn that brain map based on new research with individuals who have a rare form of dementia that affects language, Primary Progressive Aphasia. Northwestern scientists discovered language comprehension is in a different neighborhood, providing a more precise brain target for future therapies to restore language.

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Therapy affects the brain of people with Tourette syndrome

In addition to its effect on chronic tics, cognitive behavioral therapy can change the brain function of people with Tourette syndrome.

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Johns Hopkins scientists restore normal function in heart muscle cells of diabetic rats

Working with heart muscle cells from diabetic rats, scientists at Johns Hopkins have located what they say is the epicenter of mischief wreaked by too much blood sugar and used a sugar-gobbling enzyme to restore normal function in the glucose-damaged cells of animal heart muscles.

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Eating in the absence of hunger - A recipe for expanding waistline

QUT researcher Dr Stephanie Fay has found that snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods. Her findings have just been published in an international journal.

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Analyzing ocean mixing reveals insight on climate

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a computer model that clarifies the complex processes driving ocean mixing in the vast eddies that swirl across hundreds of miles of open ocean.

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Factors released following stem cell transplantation therapeutically impact serious burns

Using injections of MSCs, researchers treated rats modeled with severe burns. The MSCs accelerated healing, enhanced local blood supply, affected the immune system in a positive way, secreted beneficial growth factors with anti-inflammatory properties, and provided higher survival rates than in control animals. At 30 days after transplantation the MSC-treated animals presented more granulated tissue. At 60 days, the MSC-treated group showed a larger portion of healed area (90.81 percent) than the control group (76.11 percent).

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Norepinephrine aids brain in sorting complex auditory signals

In the Journal of Neuroscience this week, doctoral student Maaya Ikeda and her advisor, neuroscientist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report finding that the neuromodulator norepinephrine has an unexpected, direct action on auditory processing of complex signals, specifically bird songs in the zebra finch.

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Girls suffer more overuse injuries in teen sports

A new study from the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that teenage girls suffer more overuse injuries than boys in high school sports, particularly girls who run track or play field hockey or lacrosse.

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Reenergizing antibiotics in the war against infections

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering led by Wyss Core Faculty member James Collins, Ph.D., pinpoints a critical differentiator that separates the effects of bactericidal and bacteriostatic antibiotics: cellular respiration.

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Tiny particles in blood useful for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer, potentially at a stage amenable to surgical treatment, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Artifical neuron mimicks function of human cells

Scientists at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have managed to build a fully functional neuron by using organic bioelectronics. This artificial neuron contain no 'living' parts, but is capable of mimicking the function of a human nerve cell and communicate in the same way as our own neurons do.

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New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain

Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease or depression.

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Study reveals how our brains can form first impressions quickly

A study of how people can quickly spot animals by sight is helping uncover the workings of the human brain.

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Inflaming the drive for suicide

One American dies from suicide every 12.8 minutes, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There is consensus that if we could better predict who was at risk for suicide, then we could more effectively intervene to reduce this terrible burden on individuals, families and public health.

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Low-field synchronized transcranial magnetic stimulation effective for major depressive disorder

The results of a study assessing safety and efficacy of sTMS therapy with the NEST device in adult patients with Major Depressive Disorder have been published in the Elsevier journal Brain Stimulation and are now available online on Science Direct.

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Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

A digital map of the ageing brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests.

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Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells, could improve chemotherapy

In an unexpected finding, the Salk Institute and collaborators show how disabling telomere protection during cell division prompts cell death.

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Three Ebola virus variants identified in Guinea

Sequencing the genome of Ebola virus strains circulating in Guinea has allowed scientists at the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and in Paris, the CNRS and the University of Sydney to retrace the spread of the virus and monitor its evolution in the country where the outbreak started. Characterization of the genetic variations of the virus is crucial to ensure the continued efficacy of diagnostic tools and for the development of effective treatments and vaccines.

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Got acne? Lay off the B12

New UCLA research suggests that Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin, leading to pimples.

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Study examines cesarean section delivery and autism spectrum disorder

The initial results of a study suggested that children born by cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in further analysis of sibling pairs, implying the initial association was not causal and was more likely due to unknown genetic or environmental factors, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

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Women have up to a fourfold increase in risk of stillbirth following a previous stillbirth

Women who have experienced a stillbirth have up to a fourfold increased risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy compared to those who had an initial live birth, finds a new meta-analysis published in The BMJ this week.

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BMJ investigation examines bitter dispute over e-cigarettes in the public health community

An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals how the controversial concept of 'harm reduction', embraced enthusiastically by the tobacco industry, has sharply divided the public health community.

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As smoking declines, more are likely to quit

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are 'unable or unwilling to quit.' The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public health advocates, is based on the assumption that as smoking declines overall, only those who cannot quit will remain. A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found just the opposite.

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Could 'virtual reality' treat alcoholism?

A form of 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests.

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Rare neurons enable mental flexibility

OIST researchers identify the neurons that help adapt to changing environments.

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Smoking may impact survival after a breast cancer diagnosis

Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer.

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University of Iowa studies impact of marijuana on driving

A new study conducted at the University of Iowa's National Advanced Driving Simulator has found drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment.

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New Israeli grown superfood may be the future of the global diet

New Closed-System Plant Protein Will Ensure Supply Stability and Safety, Firm Says A new plant-protein source is coming to market, and it is grown using a closed-system technique that its supplier says ensures purity and the absence of pesticides and contaminants. Hinoman (Tel Aviv, Israel)

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How A Nazi Mass Murderer Became Executive For Vaccines In America

Fritz ter Meerbecame Chairman of the Board at Bayer in 1956 Fritz ter Meer, found guilty of slavery and mass murder at Auschwitz, served only seven years in prison and became Chairman of the Board at Bayer in 1 Fritz ter Meer, found guilty of

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What Killer Whales Can Teach Us -- It Might Surprise You

An excerpt from David Neiwerts new book, Of Orcas and Men - What Killer Whales Can Teach Us.

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Paleo Diet Only Makes Sense If You Don’t Understand Human Evolution

This diet fad is based on a bunch of pseudo-scientific rubbish.

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Glued to the Screen - Inside a 3rd Grade Classroom Where Kids Spend 75% of the Day on iPads

What digital learning looks like when third-graders use it all day in one suburban district.

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'Make work healthier' bosses told

Managers across England must "raise their game" to create happy, healthy workplaces, England's chief health advisers have warned.

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Mushroom 'helps keep fat off'

A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.

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Warning over drinking in pregnancy

One of the UK's leading experts in child health is calling for stronger warnings on alcohol to alert women to the dangers of drinking while pregnant.

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Are nurses the new doctors?

Are nurses the new doctors?

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Processed Food Losing Market Share to Fresh and Organic Alternatives

Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back? Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth hormones. Antibiotics. Gluten. Genetically modified organisms.

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New Pentagon manual declares journalists can be enemy combatants

The Pentagon’s new thick book of instructions for waging war the legal way says that terrorists also can be journalists. The description appears in a 1,176-page, richly footnoted “Department of Defense Law of War Manual” that tells commanders the right and wrong way to kill the enemy. It says it’s OK to shoot, explode, bomb, stab or cut the enemy. Surprise attacks and killing retreating troops also are permitted. But a U.S. warrior may not use poison or asphyxiating gases.

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Health minister 'deeply disappointed' in Vancouver's decision to license medical marijuana sales

Vancouver city council has voted to regulate and license the roughly 100 medical marijuana retailers, making it the first city in Canada to do so.

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Dalhousie's medical marijuana study to evaluate effect on arthritis

A study evaluating the effect of medical marijuana on arthritis is recruiting Halifax patients.

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Are DSM Psychiatric Disorders “Heritable”?

A key psychiatric genetic concept is heritability. The concept was originally developed as a tool to help predict the results of selective breeding programs of farm animals,1 but has been extended in the past few decades as an indicator of the strength or magnitude of genetic influences on various psychiatric disorders and behavioral characteristics. Numerical heritability estimates have been a mainstay of the field of behavioral genetics, but here I would like to focus on problems with the heritability concept in psychiatry, while keeping in mind that most of the points made here and by previous critics apply to the use of heritability estimates in all areas of human behavior. Full Article →

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The Mind and Body Connection - The Correlation between Stress and Inflammation

The research examining the ways in which depressive/anxious behaviors correlate with markers of inflammation has been conducted outside of psychiatry, although a few psychiatrists have contributed. The causal role that inflammation plays in producing depression and anxiety has many implications. Many reports of depression preceding dementia, heart disease, strokes, cancer have been published in samples of persons who were not taking antidepressants. The common factor in all of these conditions is inflammatory processes. Full Article →

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The Twisted Truth on GMOs

The muzzling of government scientists isnt stopping the questions about GMO safety.

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In new energy era, what counts as 'oil'?

The next century of oil will likely be very different from the last, Gordon writes. This shifting petroleum paradigm is confounded by outdated myths.

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GM wheat no more pest-resistant than ordinary crops, trial shows

GM wheat designed to repel aphids is no more effective at repelling the bugs than standard varieties a major field trial has revealed.

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Beyond organic - promoting Indonesia’s indigenous farming cultures

A traditional approach to agriculture has helped Indonesian farming communities grow diverse crops and compete in global markets.

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Eat less red meat and cycle more for your and the planet's health

Experts say lifestyle changes can cut emissions and diseases globally as a major study shows climate change is undermining five decades of progress in health.

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'My children are suffering but what can I do?' Delhi's polluted air, by the people who live there.

A family living in the middle of an eight-lane motorway, an autorickshaw driver struggling to breathe, a young woman who can’t wait to leave.

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Corruption is killing children in Angola

Western governments are buddying up to this fabulously corrupt, oil-rich country, while ignoring its abysmal record on child mortality.

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Glyphosate debate in Marin, California, heats up.

Proponents of using glyphosate say that it's the most effective way to control non-native plants.

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Brazilian indigenous leader to address UN council in effort to stop dam.

The Brazilian government has violated its own constitution and international law by developing hydroelectric power plants in the Amazon, according to an indigenous leader due to address the 29th United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday afternoon.

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Quiet, please! Researchers worry urban noise may be linked to belly fat, stroke, even death.

The sounds of urban life may give you a headache, but could they also make your belly fatter, cause premature aging and lead to stroke?

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Sperm is being ruined by cheese, shower curtains and sunscreen.

Chemicals called phthalates found in plastics can be breathed in, consumed or absorbed through the skin of a pregnant woman, inhibiting testosterone production in male foetuses, leading to sons with low sperm counts.

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Who is Looking Out for the Health of America’s Children? House Chemicals Bill Favors Industry Over Families

The bill passed by the House of Representatives today to update the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 falls short of what’s necessary to ensure that everyday chemicals are safe, EWG said.

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Dow Crop Chemical Labeled "Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans"

The decision by an organization of the world’s leading cancer experts to classify the herbicide 2,4-D as a possible carcinogen underscores the risk posed by the U.S. government’s recent approval of 2,4-D for use on genetically engineered, or GMO, crops, EWG said in a statement.

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Food Equals Mood

During the low-carb cruise, I interviewed Dr. Ann Childers about how diet affects mood and mental health.

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Antioxidants help obesity, diabetes mellitus

Scientists from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., Canada published a review in Medical Principles and Practice to suggest antioxidants...

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Tell Costco - Say NO to GE salmon

Thanks to thousands of people like you, a growing number of major grocery store chains have made commitments to reject genetically engineered (GE) salmon.

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Understanding the International Day of Yoga in light of Transcendental Meditation

On 21 June, the International Day of Yoga, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's worldwide Transcendental Meditation organization celebrated the deeper reality of what Yoga (union) is--the unity of life that is available on every level of the body, mind, consciousness, society, and even world peace. This is in contrast to how Yoga is understood these days, which is mainly in terms of the body, physical postures, exercises, or asanas. Maharishi has explained that the process of unifying starts from the field of Unity, which is our own transcendental Self, silent and blissful, deep inside every one of us. Yoga in its ultimate form, Transcendental Meditation, allows every individual to transcend all differences. It is a science and technology of health, balance, peace, and supreme unity in diversity.

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Rothamsted’s GMO aphid-repellent wheat trial a £1 million failure

Agroecological solution to aphids in wheat already exists.

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Has Yale University finally found a cure for vitiligo?

A common arthritis drug which is already prescribed on the NHS appears to stop the loss or pigmentation caused by vitiligo

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Viagra 'may raise the risk of skin cancer by 30 per cent'

Scientists found a small increased risk of developing skin cancer for men who were prescribed erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra.

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Economic slavery for all

(NaturalNews) While America was distracted by a contrived, pre-planned Confederate flag distraction, the U.S. Congress forfeited the entire economic future of the country by quietly passing so-called "fast-track authority" which will allow President Obama to approve the TPP "free...

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Monsanto's airborne pesticide drones coming soon - FAA approves unmanned, poison-spraying helicopters

(NaturalNews) The federal government has granted its approval for a new unmanned pesticide drone that reports indicate will soon start dumping chemical herbicides and other crop-related substances from the sky.The helicopters, designed by Yamaha Corp. U.S.A., have an empty weight...

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Studies show that coffee can boost brain function, burn fat and more

(NaturalNews) Few beverages divide the natural health world quite like coffee. For every one expert who proclaims that coffee is one of the healthiest drinks we can consume, there seems to be at least one other expert who proclaims the exact opposite: that quitting coffee is a prerequisite...

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Autoimmune epidemic in USA skyrockets - We are destroying our gut microbes and wondering what is wrong

(NaturalNews) Online health boards and blogs are exploding with thousands of "threads" and panicky forums of mostly women who are pleading for help with autoimmune "epidemic" symptoms like fatigue, joint pain and hair loss. But it may not be what's wrong with THEM, it's what's wrong...

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Tattoos linked to chronic health problems; dyes, chemicals can cause long-term allergies and infections, warn scientists

(NaturalNews) It's somewhat amusing when health-conscious folks try to defend tattoos, all the while ignoring the fact that everything from the needle itself to the ink being injected is a potential health hazard. A recent study found that most tattooed people who develop some kind...

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Study proves lemon eucalyptus essential oil is better mosquito repellent than DEET

(NaturalNews) Parasitic infections like malaria are serious business, especially in countries like Mexico, Venezuela, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, where mosquitoes transmit the deadly disease at will. There are an estimated 3.4 billion people who live in an area that has a high...

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The six healing sounds - the last three

(NaturalNews) In this article we're going to cover the last three of the "six healing sounds". To read the first article which details the first three of these sounds, click here http://www.naturalnews.comToday we're far more familiar with the concepts of sounds, sound waves and...

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Same corporations that manufacture vaccines are killing half a million people annually with deadly psychiatric drugs

(NaturalNews) Psychiatric medications are not only useless, but they're responsible for killing at least 500,000 people aged 65 years and older every single year. This is the shocking conclusion of a new meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that challenges...

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Trans fats in junk food impair brain function, cause memory loss

(NaturalNews) It's no secret that eating junk foods contributes to weight gain and can lead to health complications, but new information about dietary trans fats (dTFA) -- which exist in most junk foods -- shows that consumption of such items is also destroying people's minds. Specifically...

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The 3 most common EMF 'hot spots' that are ruining your health

(NaturalNews) EMFs are very difficult to avoid in the modern world. Aside from living on a power-free island, they are going to find us, and we need to do our best to negate the harmful consequences. However, there are some places that are much worse than others that contribute the...

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Therapy Affects the Brain of People with Tourette Syndrome

In addition to its effect on chronic tics, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can change the brain function of people with Tourette syndrome.

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Decision to Remove Artificial Ingredients a Challenge, Says Iowa State Professor

Several major food companies plan to remove artificial ingredients from their products within the next few years. It's a move that will be a challenge for the industry and likely increase costs, says an Iowa State University professor.

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WHO Classifies 2,4-D, Lindane and DDT Herbicides as Cancer Hazards

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, has evaluated the carcinogenicity of the insecticides gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane) and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D).

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Is Mexicos War against Big Soda Working?

In Mexico soda giants are facing an increasingly challenging environment.

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Monsanto May Occupy the White House - a Vote for Hillary Is a Vote for More GMOs, RoundUp, and Glyphosates

Something truly terrible has happened in America.

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Dr. Wakefield Reveals Truth about Scientifically Supported Vaccine-Autism-Inflammatory Bowel Disease Connection

Gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield recently had the opportunity to speak at an "Ignite the Truth" event in Dana Point, California, about his well-known case study identifying novel inflammatory bowel disease as an outcome in some children who receive the MMR vaccine.

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Special Report - The War on Big Food

Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives.

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Whats Killing the Babies of Vernal, Utah? A Fracking Boomtown

Every night, Donna Young goes to bed with her pistol, a .45 Taurus Judge with laser attachment.

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Early exposure may ward off some allergies, new research suggests

Allergies have been on the rise in recent decades. But new research suggests our attempts to protect children from developing allergies or having severe reactions may have actually made things worse.

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Ben Goldacre writes in the BMJ - How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it

The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for answers in the wrong places.

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Food in the Age of Biofuels

For several years, advocates of biofuels as a weapon in the fight against climate change have faced off against those who view them as a threat to food supplies.

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A Healthy, Climate-Friendly Diet

The single biggest driver of environmental degradation and resource stress today is our changing diet, which is not particularly conducive to human health, either. Just as governments have worked to discourage smoking, so must they encourage citizens to eat a balanced diet – for the sake of their health and that of our planet.

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End in sight for diabetes injections as scientists develop smart patch

A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics

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Self-management techniques helping people manage suicidal thoughts

Self-management techniques need to be more widely acknowledged by mental health professionals as an option to help people who felt suicidal and better support provided to help them develop their own self-management strategies, according to new University of Otago research.

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Does Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Cause More Harm Than Good?

We could stop almost all psychotropic drug use without deleterious effect, says Peter C Gøtzsche, questioning trial designs that underplay harms and overplay benefits.

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Senate Passes TPP ‘Fast-Tracking’ That Could Make GMO Labeling Illegal

It is a sad day in the fight against Monsanto, GMO labeling, and the future of the planet. The Senate has adopted a law that would give ‘fast-track’ ability for the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a highly secretive bill…

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Big Pharma - How They Manipulate American Medical Doctors

The pharmaceutical companies are an amoral bunch. They’re not a benevolent association. So they are highly unlikely to donate large amounts of money without strings attached. Once one is dancing with the devil, you don’t always get to call the…

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How the brain combines information across sensory modalities

(Phys.org)—Visual information is dense, and researchers have long theorized that when visual stimuli are confusing or ambiguous, the brain must apply additional contextual information in order to interpret it. A group of Korean researchers became interested in one source of visual confusion called binocular rivalry as a means of studying how the brain provides additional context to confusing visual information. They have published the results of their study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Family trees could pin down why racehorses are getting faster

Scientists have confirmed a pattern that many inveterate racing fans may have suspected for years: British horses are getting faster. But whether that is down to breeding techniques or other factors is less certain. The researchers suggest that one way to find out would be to carry out a detailed analysis of thoroughbred pedigrees to examine whether speediness is inherited.

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Neuroscientist investigates how our social lives affect our brains

Want a healthy brain? Get a little help from your friends.

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Study finds a good appetizer could make your main course less enjoyable

A good or mediocre appetizer has the potential to significantly change how the main course is enjoyed, according to one Drexel food science professor.

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Environment takes big hit from water-intensive marijuana cultivation

The debate over the legalization of marijuana has focused primarily on questions of law, policy and health. But a new paper co-authored by UC Berkeley researchers shines a spotlight on the environment as an underappreciated victim of the plant's growing popularity as a cash crop.

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Dynamic Duos - How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

Adding eggs to salads helps us absorb the beneficial pigments like beta carotene in the raw vegetables, a new study finds.

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Serious Adverse Reaction to Gardasil Double in Denmark

From SaneVax, a site founded by parents of girls injured by Gardasil and thrust into the vaccine safety debate.

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From Field To Fork

Science and technology play an important role in ensuring food security in Asia, says Professor Paul Teng, senior fellow at the Center for Non-Traditional Security Studies in Singapore.

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Recalling Positive Memories Overrides Depression

Optogenetic techniques have revealed that the triggering of positive memories can mitigate the effects of stressful depression, at least in mice.

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Emotional Brains “Physically Different” From Rational Ones

Different types of empathy are reflected in differences in brain white matter distribution, scientists report.

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Life Lessons Kids Learn From Having Pets

Pets have so much to offer families — love, joy and a lifetime of fun memories.

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How I Got Rid of Menopause Symptoms Entirely

A year ago, I set a goal of losing 25 pounds in three months time. To be honest, my ego made that goal.

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How to Keep Prediabetes From Turning Into Diabetes

In just one decade, the number of people with diabetes has more than doubled. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2050, one out of every three of us may have diabetes. What’s the big deal? Well, the “consequences of diabetes are legion.” Diabetes is the number one cause of adult-onset blindness, […]

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Which Type of Music is Best for Increasing Productivity?

When you have a strict deadline, is it best to lock yourself in a silent room?

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How Texting Actually Affects Your Body

How much time do you spend texting? According to Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of cell phone users text on a regular basis. A typical 18-24 year old sends/receives an average of 50 texts every single day. While older adults are likely to send a few less, there’s no debate: we text a lot. […]

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Can Echinacea Rival Tamiflu as Flu Treatment?

Echinacea is an herb that has long been the subject of controversy concerning its healing abilities, especially involving the upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu. Now a new comparative study published in Current Therapeutic Research suggests that Echinacea is as effective against flu viruses as oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu.

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Fibromyalgia drug studies influenced by conflicts of interest

A new report indicates that there is growing concern about conflicts of interest and fibromyalgia drug studies. Researchers found that most of the studies had at least one financial conflict of interest (FCOI), and many were sponsored by drug companies.

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Asthma and Atopic March Syndrome caused by GMOs? Science says ‘No’

Anti-GMO activists have lumped together a lot of allergic reactions into a syndrome caused by GMOs. Asthma shows how wrong they are, and the danger of avoiding addressing the real culprits.

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Is the infinite universe of Internet pornography a danger, or an asset to sexuality?

‘The widespread use of internet porn is one of the fastest-moving global experiments ever unconsciously conducted,’ the U.S. science writer Gary Wilson told a TEDx audience in 2012. For the first time ever, Wilson explained, we can track how ever-growing exposure to pornography affects sexual practices, appetites and trends. Wilson – who is neither a […]

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Juice diets are eroding enamel due to sugar and acid as dental damage is 'soaring'

Dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye, of London Smiling, warns juices are causing chipped and broken teeth because many people don't realise they are rubbing sugar inside their mouths.

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Vitamin B12 triggers spots and acne breakouts, study reveals

Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles found the essential vitamin found in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, alters the activity of bacteria on the skin, triggering unsightly pimples.

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'Fitness foods' may encourage people to eat more and exercise less

Giving a product some kind of health or fitness branding meant more of it was eaten, according to a study published in the Journal of Marketing Research.

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Fungi used in Chinese medicine 'alters gut bacteria' and could be used to treat obesity

Scientists at Chang Gung University in Taiwan found gandoderma lucidum, commonly known as reishi, helps reduce body weight and risk of type 2 diabetes, by altering the bacteria in the gut.

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Why having a baby can give you OCD

After the birth of her daughter Scarlet in August 2012, Gini Wilde, 37, from Huddersfield, couldn't quite believe how happy she was.

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Taking cocaine 'increases risk of catching HIV'

Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles found cocaine changes the way specific immune cells act, making them more susceptible to the virus.

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50 everyday chemicals that can mix to raise cancer risk

New research has revealed that 50 everyday chemicals 'might lie behind the global cancer epidemic', said scientists. Previous studies may have underestimated the potential danger.

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Blast of oxygen helps heal diabetic ulcers

A small device that pumps out pure oxygen is being tested as a treatment for foot wounds - a common problem in diabetes.

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Millions of smokers AND ex-smokers may have undiagnosed lung diseases

Scientists from National Jewish Health, in Denver, Colorado, found 55 per cent of people dubbed 'disease-free' by tests for lung disease actually did have respiratory impairments.

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Could fast food make you moody?

Trans fats, found in some fast foods and baked goods, may affect emotional wellbeing - and reducing the amount you eat could improve your mood, suggests a U.S. study.

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Fidgeting May Benefit Children With A.D.H.D.

Instead of telling children with hyperactivity and attention problems to sit still, perhaps we should encourage them to wriggle at will.

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Pollution May Age the Brain

Exposure to air pollution may hasten brain aging, a new study has found.

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Woohoo! Act That Could Ban Cosmetic Testing on Animals in the U.S. One Step Closer to Reality!

The BeCrueltyFree USA campaign, led by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), is working with a bipartisan group of legislators to make the U.S. the next cruelty-free marketplace.

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Dolphins in Peru are Being Killed for Shark Bait. Here’s What You Can Do to Stop it!

For years, the country of Peru has outlawed the killing of dolphins. And for years, a number of Peruvian fishermen have ignored these laws, often selling dolphin meat in fish markets.

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'Achoo reflex' is caused by brain's sensitivity to brightness, expert reveals

Cognitive scientist Dr Jason Goldman from Los Angeles explained 'photic sneezing' has been referenced since 3rd century BC and studies link the phenomenon to specific genes.

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What your brain looks like when you think you’re about to DIE

Led by Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute, the study found a single trauma can heighten memories and skew perceptions for years after the event.

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New Research Warns Of Catastrophic Food Shortages Due To Unchecked Climate Change

New research finds that, absent major changes, humanity risks a catastrophic collapse in its ability to feed itself by mid-century.

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Breathe in. Breathe out. But breathe efficiently

That most basic of human processes can be improved upon, so we get more out of it.

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When it comes to climate change not all opinions are valid, scientists say

While featuring all sides of an issue is a hallmark of good journalism, many in the scientific community feel that the media should do a better job of separating facts from opinions.

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Manning up - men may overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened

Societal norms dictating that men should be masculine are powerful. A new study finds that men who believe they fall short of those ideals might reassert their masculinity in small but significant ways.

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Two cultures, same risk for cognitive impairment

Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline link compares across cultures.

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Model could help counteract poisoning from popular painkiller

New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol and many other medicines. Duke University researchers have developed a mathematical model of acetaminophen metabolism based on data from rats. The findings suggest that giving patients glutamine -- a common amino acid in the body -- alongside the standard antidote for acetaminophen overdose could prevent liver damage and boost the body's ability to recover.

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Researchers successfully target 'Achilles' heel' of MERS virus

Researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the virus and could lead the way to better treatments for those infected.The team identified molecules that inhibit an enzyme essential to MERS virus replication, and also discovered a characteristic of the enzyme that is very different from other coronaviruses.

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Cell that replenishes heart muscle found by UT Southwestern researchers

Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a new cell lineage-tracing technique they devised.

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Heart patients can stop blood thinners when undergoing elective surgery

Patients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a 'bridge' therapy, according to research led by Duke Medicine.

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Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins

Researchers from the University of Valencia (Spain) have analyzed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. Only for heavy beer drinkers -- who drink more than a liter a day -- the contribution of this commodity to the daily intake is not negligible, approaching or even exceeding the safety levels.

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Stress in pet cats -- how it manifests and how to manage it

A variety of day-to-day events -- from conflicts with other cats to changes in their daily routine -- can cause cats to become stressed. This can trigger a number of behavioral changes and be detrimental to their welfare.

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Cardiac device wearers should keep distance from smartphones

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, reveals research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2015 by Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany.

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Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung imaging, walking and quality-of-life tests. Many of those people likely have the earliest stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an incurable progressive disease that is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State have created the first 'smart insulin patch' that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.

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Stress hormones could undermine breast cancer therapy

Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant.

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Relationship seen across studies between cyberbullying, depression

The median percentage of children and adolescents who reported being bullied online was 23 percent and there appears to be a consistent relationship between cyberbullying and reports of depression in a review of social media studies, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

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Smoking around your toddler could be just as bad as smoking while pregnant

Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte Justine Research Centre.

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Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting shows that access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the amount of sleep humans get each night.

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New biomarker identified in women with mental illness

Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report identifying a biological marker: the over-production of specific genes that could be a diagnostic indicator of mental illness in female psychiatric patients.

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Study shows sleep disturbances are common and influenced by race and ethnicity

A new study suggests that sleep disturbances and undiagnosed sleep apnea are common among middle-aged and older adults in the US, and these sleep problems occur more frequently among racial/ethnic minorities.

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Study links heartbeat to female libido

Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Scientists identify amino acid that stops seizures in mice

An amino acid whose role in the body has been all but a mystery appears to act as a potent seizure inhibitor in mice, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins.

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Seriously, Stop Refrigerating These Foods

Just stop it. If you’re like a lot of people on the internet, you’re probably tired of people, governments, and disembodied voices telling you what to do. And to be fair, a lot of the things you shouldn’t put in your icebox are pretty self-evident.

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How exercise can make you pile on the pounds: Are you keeping fit but still not getting any slimmer? Here are the surprising reasons why

Last month an article claimed exercise ‘does not promote weight loss’ Studies also show that it is ‘unlikely to result in short-term weight loss’ But why isn’t your gym regime giving you the results you’re looking for? Ever spent hours pounding away on a treadmill,

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18 Foods You Don't Need to Buy Organic

Buying organic helps keep pesticides out of your diet, but it can also keep money out of your wallet.

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Messing With Our Food Quality - More Evidence of Obama's Disinformation on the TPP

The far-reaching effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will effect country-of-origin labels.

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Doctors 'bullied' over safety fears

Hospital doctors face being "bullied and harassed" if they raise concerns about patient safety, the British Medical Association claims.

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Shell neurons of the master circadian clock coordinate the phase of tissue clocks throughout the brain and body

Overall, our results reveal that body clocks receive time-of-day cues specifically from the SCN shell, which may be an adaptive design principle that serves to maintain system-level phase relationships in a changing environment.

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FDA FTC mull homeopathy's future

Both the UK and Australian governments have issued reports describing homeopathy as bunk, and now the US Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission are holding hearings on the regulation of high-priced sugar-pills. In the USA, homeopathy benefits from a unique regulatory regime that allows its "remedies" to be marketed as having health benefits without the normal testing regimes other alleged medicines must face before they are allowed to make similar claims.

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Dolphin death prompts ban on factory fishing trawlers in NSW-Victoria zone

The Australian fisheries management authority closes small ocean zone after 95-metre Geelong Star reports its ninth dolphin kill since mid-April.

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Europe’s trade fears - Chlorine chicken, secret courts.

Hormone-treated beef, Corporate America gobbling up smaller firms, and a secret court favoring big companies.

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Harmful toxic used in baby clothes should be banned, advocates say.

An advocacy and research organisation, the Environmental Working Group, is hoping to educate the public about the toxin antimony, push manufacturers to stop using it and ensure that the federal government adheres to its oversight responsibilities.

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Hawaii becomes first US state to raise smoking age to 21.

Hawaii's governor on Friday signed a bill raising the legal smoking age statewide to 21, the first U.S. state to do so.

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High carcinogen readings near Air Force base groundwater.

A search for new sources of water by the Rio Linda-Elverta Community Water District has found that wells closest to the former McClellan Air Force Base have the highest levels of hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, a known carcinogen.

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Watchdog Groups, Scientists Warn Policymakers on Risks of Fish High in Mercury

Health, environmental justice and consumer watchdog groups are joining independent research scientists to warn policymakers about the serious, if unintended, health risks posed by misguided government advice that could encourage pregnant women to eat unsafe amounts of mercury-laden tuna.

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End in sight for diabetes injections as scientists develop smart patch

A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics

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How celeb Jessica Alba built an eco-friendly empire selling non-toxic household essentials

(NaturalNews) Famous for her natural beauty and superb acting skills that have allowed her to star in a multitude of diverse roles, native Californian Jessica Alba is anything but ordinary. While you might recognizer her from a number of popular films including Sin City, Fantastic...

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Aluminum contamination implicated in dementia and bee deaths

(NaturalNews) An insect form of Alzheimer's disease caused by aluminum contamination may be one of the causes behind an ongoing decline in populations of bees and other pollinators, according to a study conducted by researchers from the universities of Keele and Sussex and published...

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Monsanto may occupy the White House - A vote for Hillary is a vote for more GMOs, RoundUp, and glyphosates

(NaturalNews) Something truly terrible has happened in America. It didn't take place overnight, and the truth is that what went wrong happened so gradually -- so incrementally -- that most people didn't see it coming until it was too late.But I'm getting ahead of myself. I want...

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Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil boosts bone health, study

(NaturalNews) Bone health is not something that most people think about until it becomes an issue, which usually happens later in life. While men and women can both suffer from weakening of the bones, it is a particular issue for women, especially after they hit menopause. This is...

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Obama's secret TPP scheme will criminalize saving seeds, push biotech patent monopolies

(NaturalNews) The hidden details of a treasonous new "trade" agreement currently being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other countries in secret continue to be leaked, with new evidence pointing to the further erosion of national food sovereignty under the sinister plan. The so...

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Anti-fluoride activists receive roaring applause after presenting powerful testimony to Austin Public Utilities Commission

(NaturalNews) The presentation of more than 50 pages worth of scientific reviews and studies detailing the adverse health impacts of water fluoridation wasn't enough to persuade the Public Utilities Commission to urge Austin City Council to stop the controversial practice.On Wednesday...

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Help fund the Roundup class action lawsuit to stop Monsanto's false labeling of this deadly poison!

(NaturalNews) Three residents of Los Angeles have filed a class action lawsuit against the Monsanto Company for false and misleading advertising. Monsanto's Roundup herbicide currently bears the claim "Glyphosate targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets" (italics...

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Drug Companies Donated Millions to California Lawmakers before Vaccine Debate

A subplot to the vociferous debate over the student vaccination bill moving through California’s Capitol is opponents’ allegations that the effort reflects the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.

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New Study Reveals Likely Fracking Contamination of Water across Large Area of Texas

A new peer-reviewed study reveals potential groundwater contamination in the Barnett Shale, a geological formation that underlies 17 counties in North Texas, including Denton County.

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Covert filming 'should be banned from care homes as spycams puts nurses off'

Head of Royal College of Nursing says covert filming leaves staff feeling like they are 'under microscope' and could drive them out of jobs

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Revealed - How to lose weight - drink plenty of red wine

Research shows that resveratrol, an ingredient fround in grapes, berries and red wine can help turn flab into calorie-burning 'brown' fat.

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Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, BMA warn

British Medical Association call for stricter Government advice and "more explicit" warnings of the risks of alcohol to developing babies

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Britain’s Tory Government’s Betrayal of Scotland on Renewable Energy

The Scottish National Party has said that Prime Minister David Cameron must explain why he misled voters during the referendum campaign in Scotland regarding the UK government’s position on renewable energy.

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Farmer Suicides in Rainfed Areas of India Correlate with Genetically Modified Bt Cotton Adoption

New study deconstructs hype around GM Bt cotton; shows widespread problems with the technology.

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Johnson & Johnson Has a Dirty Secret About Microbeads

Instead of moving to safe, natural alternatives, Johnson & Johnson wants to...

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Alcohol-related injuries in young women skyrocket, study finds

The number of women presenting at emergency departments with alcohol-related injuries is increasing at an alarming rate, a new national study has found.

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Why I Don’t Buy Almond Milk

I am one of the 65 percent of the world population that has trouble digesting lactose.

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3 Simple Acne Spot Treatments You Can Make At Home

Clean, blemish-free skin is something everyone desires. Clear skin makes you feel bright and confident, but there are days when acne rears its ugly head and all of a sudden that confidence goes down the drain. So, we learn to manage it. But it’s no secret that skincare products are often full of chemicals and terribly […]

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Journal of Obesity Study Reveals the Trick to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off

Did you know that most dieters regain 40 percent of their lost weight in the first year after weight loss; and, eventually wind up regaining everything they lost within five years? A new study published in the Journal of Obesity reveals to dieters the trick to losing the weight and how to keep from regaining it.

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'Agent Orange' legacy haunts new generation in WA's Kimberley

A weed-spraying program that used toxic chemicals linked to Agent Orange continues to haunt families in Western Australia's Kimberley.

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Six ways being tired can damage your life

The number of Australians with sleep disorders is soaring, and scientists are finding that lack of sleep affects people in profound ways.

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Seaweed extract could be used to fight bowel disorders, scientists say

Tasmanian research has found a seaweed extract could be the key to combating inflammatory bowel disorders.

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How eating cheese and munching on kale can help beat PMS

It's easy to treat the symptoms of PMS naturally with a combination of dietary changes, supplements and herbs, says nutritionist Rick Hay.

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Smoking is 'clearly linked' to prostate cancer

Those who continue to smoke after being diagnosed are less likely to survive treatment - and even those who have quit have reduced odds for 10 years after kicking the habit, say Swiss scientists.

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People with pacemakers are warned not to keep smartphones in their top pocket,

Electromagnetic waves from smartphones can be misinterpreted as a heart signal by a pacemaker, causing it to stop, scientists from the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, Munich, found.

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Grace Lavinia reveals the real reason we need carbs in our diet

Grace Lavinia says wse need carbs for energy - and weight loss.

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Children in England are in the worst shape they have EVER been

The year-on-year fall in children's fitness levels is now declining at the rate of 9 per cent - twice the global average of 4 per cent, say University of Essex researchers.

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Pollution May Age the Brain

Exposure to air pollution may hasten brain aging, a new study has found.

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Amazing Video Reveals The Hidden Water in Meat and Dairy

When you take into account how much water is needed in the meat and dairy industries to grow the feed for animals, hydrate them, and keep both factory farms and slaughter facilities clean, we're looking at two incredibly thirsty operations.

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Teenage brains are wired to be impatient, Max Planck Institute claim

Led by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, the study found that teenagers reacted more to immediate rewards.

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Is YOUR cat stressed? Study reveals how to get your pet purring again

A group of vets at the Autonomous University of Barcelona have reviewed the scientific evidence for ways of identifying and reducing stress in cats. Signs include hiding (stock image shown).

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How lack of the vitamin D isn’t a killer

SCIENTISTS have challenged the belief that vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine can cause increased heart disease and deaths in winter.

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Moffitt researchers discover mechanism leading to BRAF inhibitor resistance in melanoma

The development of targeted therapies has significantly improved the survival of melanoma patients over the last decade; however, patients often relapse because many therapies do not kill all of the tumor cells, and the remaining cells adapt to treatment and become resistant. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have discovered a novel mechanism that can lead melanoma cells to develop resistance to drugs that target the protein BRAF.

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Latina women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer need more stress management tools

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, recently published a study about the attitudes and cultural perspectives of Latinas undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The article also discusses their cancer experiences and the ways they manage stress associated with cancer.

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Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep

New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting shows that access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the amount of sleep humans get each night.

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New biomarker identified in women with mental illness

Psychiatric disorders can be difficult to diagnose because clinicians must rely upon interpreted clues, such as a patient's behaviors and feelings. For the first time, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report identifying a biological marker: the over-production of specific genes that could be a diagnostic indicator of mental illness in female psychiatric patients.

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Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes uncontrolled proliferation of intestinal cells. Surprisingly, they also discovered that AIM2 influences the microbiota -- the population of gut bacteria -- apparently fostering the proliferation of 'good' bacteria that can protect against colon cancer.

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Study shows sleep disturbances are common and influenced by race and ethnicity

A new study suggests that sleep disturbances and undiagnosed sleep apnea are common among middle-aged and older adults in the US, and these sleep problems occur more frequently among racial/ethnic minorities.

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Study links heartbeat to female libido

Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from the University of Texas at Austin.

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PrEP is not linked to greater risk for depression

A new paper out of the iPrEx study--a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender women who have sex with men -- reported no link between taking Truvada for oral PrEP and experiencing depression.

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Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are highly susceptible to early onset Alzheimer's disease later in life.

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Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).

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Highly educated women stop smoking if the cost goes up

Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette packets, as revealed by a study that has analyzed, for the first time, the generation differences among female smokers, a group which, despite policy measures, has not stopped growing.

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Children with good memories are better liars, research shows

Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered.

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UCLA chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

UCLA chemists have developed a major improvement to capture and retain energy from sunlight, where the stored energy can last dramatically longer than current solar technology allows -- up to several weeks, instead of the microseconds found in today's rooftop solar panels.

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UCLA research offers more evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection

New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.

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Disabling infection-fighting immune response speeds up wound healing in diabetes

One of the body's tools for fighting off infection in a wound may actually slow down the healing process, according to new research published online in Nature Medicine on June 15, 2015. The researchers showed that they can speed up wound healing in diabetic mice by preventing immune cells called neutrophils from producing structures called NETs, which trap and kill bacteria.

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WSU scientists turn white fat into obesity-fighting beige fat

Washington State University scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. In the study, mice were fed a high fat diet. Those receiving resveratrol in amounts equivalent to 12 ounces of fruit per day for humans gained about 40 percent less weight than control mice.

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Stress in low-income families can affect children's learning

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.

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Jet contrails affect surface temperatures

High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on the ground and affect local climate, according to a team of Penn State geographers.

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Better switchgrass, better biofuel

Switchgrass is an excellent candidate for biofuel production. However, growing and processing switchgrass is barely profitable. It lacks qualities, such as high biomass yield, needed to maximize biofuel production. To breed switchgrass that has the optimal combination of traits, the researchers tried evaluating plants using the Smith-Hazel Selection Index. This index allowed the researchers to estimate and combine information on multiple traits. It also looked at the economic value of each trait, which further maximizes the rating.

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UPitt researchers find link between neighborhood quality and cellular aging

Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise, and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do not, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. The findings were published online today in PLOS ONE.

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Researchers find a potential target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes

Researchers from the Laboratory of Cancer Metabolism at IDIBELL, led by Sara Kozma, have shown in animal models that inhibition of S6K1 protein may be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes. The study has been published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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MRSA contamination found in supermarket sausages and minced pork

A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the 'superbug' bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK. However, researchers stress that this does not pose a significant immediate risk to the public.

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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe

Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and northern Germany will rise by up to about 1.5 meters in this century.

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Brain receptor found to significantly affect cocaine addiction

By manipulating the activity of Activin receptors -- receptors found in the brain -- researchers were able to increase or decrease cocaine-taking and relapse behavior in animal models. The study focused, specifically, on Activin receptors in regions of the brain that are involved in pleasure and reward.

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Ancient dental plaque reveals healthy eating and respiratory irritants 400,000 years ago

New research conducted by archaeologists from the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with members of Tel Aviv University, reveals striking insights into the living conditions and dietary choices of those who lived during the Middle Pleistocene some 300,000-400,000 years ago.

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Scientists shows AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system activity necessary to stop HIV infection. The findings could provide key information for the development of an effective AIDS vaccine.

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Safeguarding against chlamydia

Researchers have created a vaccine that generates two waves of protective immune cells needed to eliminate chlamydial infection.

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Pope Francis - nations that block illegal immigration should seek God’s forgiveness

The hits, they just keep on coming. In his Wednesday audience today, Pope Francis called for “respect for migrants” and stated that those who seek to curb illegal immigration should seek God’s forgiveness.

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Get Rid Of Tiny Warts With Only One Ingredient

The warts are benign lumps on the skin that look like a small soft balloons that hang on the skin.

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Home Remedies For Scar Removal

When the skin is injured, a fibrous tissue, also known as scar tissue, forms over the wound in order to repair and protect it.

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International policy and advisory response regarding children's exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF).

Radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure regulations/guidelines generally only consider acute effects, and not chronic, low exposures.

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The effects of prenatal long-duration exposure to 900-MHz electromagnetic field on the 21-day-old newborn male rat liver.

The study results show that a 900-MHz EMF applied in the prenatal period caused oxidative stress and pathological alterations in the liver in the postnatal period.

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Bio-identical Hormones are Neither Safe nor Identical

Many of the effects that hormones have on the body have been elucidated, but hundreds of new effects (good and bad) are being discovered all the time.

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Huge Number of Nutritional Experts May Be Bought off by the Big Junk Food Companies

Reports paint a scary picture of how food corporations collude to manipulate information in order to increase profits.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Communications Private

This is the latest in a series we've done about how to protect your privacy.

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Environmental Movement Is Achieving Cleaner Air in Key States

States with strong green voices perform better on cutting emissions whereas those with climate skeptic views fare poorly.

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It’s Not About Mental Illness - The Big Lie That Always Follows Mass Shootings By White Males

Blaming mental illness is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism.

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Why Jamie Dimon Is One of the Biggest Economic Polluters in America

Too-big-to-fail bankers blow toxic fumes that harm us all. Can we stop them?

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92-Year-Old Blind Texas Woman Arrested For Peaceful Protest Against Fracking

Violet Palmer and her son were protesting HB 40, a law which effectively nullified her town’s voter-approved fracking ban.

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Children with good memory 'lie better'

Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies and covering them up, say child psychology researchers.

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Magnetic stimulation for stress urinary incontinence

There is currently a lack of randomized, sham-controlled trials that are adequately powered, using validated outcomes, to allow for firm recommendations on the use of magnetic stimulation for stress urinary incontinence.

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Belgian Doctors Are Euthanizing Patients Without Their Consent

A study published this month in the Journal of Medical Ethics examined the “deliberate” euthanasia of patients in Belgium without their explicit, voluntary consent as required by law.

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The Four Horses Asses of the TPP Apocalypse

Congress members are often pressured in how to vote by the moneyed interests that buy their television ads, which in turn persuade the media to “cover” them nicely and dumb people to vote for them.

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What happens to our language in our old age

McMaster professor Karin Humphreys and a team of graduate and undergraduate psychology students have been visiting nursing and retirement homes, conducting experiments on seniors' ability to retrieve and recall words.

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A mom's outrage - Child cancer patient's 'sweet face' used for genetic testing firm's promo

A Vancouver-area mother and blogger is outraged that a biomedical company used a family photo of her daughter to advertise prenatal tests for Down syndrome without her permission.

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Electroshock Survivors Taught Me Eight Lessons in International Protests

Last month almost 30 grassroot protests of electroshock were held in nine countries around the world.

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The Sweet Truth About Maple Syrup

Certified Organic Production Surpasses Conventional on Several Scores.

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Ontario Restricts Use of Pesticides Blamed for Decline of Bee Populations

The Ontario government has unveiled North America’s first agricultural restrictions on a widely used class of pesticides blamed for the decline in bees and other pollinators.

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Arctic drilling - Activists detained while protesting Shell oil rig

Two dozen protestors were temporarily detained by the US Coast Guard for violating the safety zone around a massive Arctic drilling rig operated by oil giant Shell.

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Superbugs and factory farming | Letter from Ben Martin, Animal Aid

It’s no surprise that pork products in UK supermarkets have been found to contain MRSA.

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The scare over MRSA in pork shows responsible farming isn’t a luxury

The discovery of the superbug due to massive overuse of antibiotics on farms means we have a clear choice.

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The people v. the coal baron.

Don Blankenship always knew exactly what he wanted during the years he ran Massey Energy, once the sixth-largest coal company in the United States.

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Frustrated Republicans argue pope should leave science to scientists who deny climate change.

In response to a 184-page papal encyclical that urges immediate action to address the environmental and social consequences of global warming, a coalition of frustrated Republican leaders issued statements Thursday arguing that Pope Francis should leave scientific matters to scientists who deny climate change.

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Bees feeding on fungicide-dosed flowers develop health issues, studies say.

While insecticides are a known deadly threat, two studies find that bees exposed to fungicides are smaller, sickly and declining in ‘chemical cocktail’ farmlands.

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Belgium and Bulgaria in the EU dock over poor air quality.

EU regulators are referring Belgium and Bulgaria to the bloc's top court over the quality of their air, which poses a major risk to health, the European Commission said on Thursday.

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Statins Don’t Cause Memory Loss? Are These Researchers Drunk?

Like most people, I’ve long assumed whiskey can have a negative impact on memory.

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Yoga asanas may benefit heart health as much as aerobics

Yoga asanas could be as good for the heart as cycling or brisk walking, and easier to tolerate for older people and those with health challenges, according to a new review of existing research.

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Farmer suicides in rainfed areas of India correlate with Bt cotton adoption

New study deconstructs hype around GM Bt cotton; shows widespread problems with the technology.

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100,000 German beekeepers call for GMO cultivation ban

Beekeepers on collision course with GMO cultivation opt-out law.

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Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned

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Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Nasa Administrator Major Charles Frank Bolden Jr said that alien life does exist, but it is not being kept secret in Area 51.

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Five day 'fasting' diet slows down ageing and may add years to life

The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) improves longevity while cutting the risk of cancer and diabetes by half, scientists have found.

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It's already too late to save humanity... our mass extinction is inescapable, says prominent scientist... population out of control

(NaturalNews) Professor Frank Fenner says humanity is finished. It's already too late to save ourselves from the suicidal future we've created where the ecosystem can no longer support human life. "We're going to become extinct," the scientist says. "Whatever we do now is too late...

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Barbaric practice of vaccination is modern-day version of bloodletting

(NaturalNews) Throughout history, there have been plenty of examples of quack medicine that after being accepted and institutionalized for a time was later exposed as a fraud. A perfect example of this is the heinous practice of bloodletting, one of the longest running traditions...

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Studies show diet soda is linked to belly fat, type 2 diabetes and obesity

(NaturalNews) While most people who drink diet soda probably know it isn't the healthiest choice, they still may be under the mistaken impression that it will keep their weight down. Scientific studies emphasize this is not true.This was made clear in a recent study published...

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Government emails reveal Fukushima radiation could cause thryoid cancer to skyrocket in Americans

(NaturalNews) Censored and heavily redacted emails[PDF] from U.S. government scientists and officials reveal that there were major concerns among American policymakers shortly after the devastating Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 that there would be...

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Carrageenan and your gut microflora

(NaturalNews) Carrageenan is a "natural" food additive derived from red seaweed and processed with a chemical to neutralize its acidity. Introduced to the food industry in the 1930s, carrageenan is a popular ingredient added to foods as a thickening agent to improve the texture and...

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Liar, Liar, Working Memory on Fire

For the first time, researchers from the University of North Florida and the University of Sheffield, U.K., have discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies.

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African Civil Society Slams Monsanto Junk GM Maize Deal

Non-governmental and farmer organisations from South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya and Uganda strongly condemn the go-ahead given by the South African GMO authorities for Monsanto to commercially sell its genetically modified (GM) "drought tolerant" maize seed for cultivation in South Africa.

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Monsanto - You Can Run But You Cant Hide!

Monsanto is trying to buy up fellow poison-maker Syngenta, in a scheme that involves relocating to London, and giving the merged company a brand new name.

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New Study Reveals Likely Fracking Contamination of Water across Large Area of Texas

A new peer-reviewed study reveals potential groundwater contamination in the Barnett Shale, a geological formation that underlies 17 counties in North Texas, including Denton County.

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GMO Seralini – Contaminated Lab Feed Invalidates Commercialization of Chemicals and GMOs – New Study

Laboratory rats are frequently used for testing chemicals and genetically modified (GMO) foods, as the last step before commercialization in order to determine effects on mammalian health and predict risk in humans.

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Wasting Food in a Hungry World

Hunger is a complex problem, exacerbated by financial pressure, volatile commodity prices, natural disasters, and civil wars. Simple policies like investing in improved infrastructure and agricultural research in developing countries – not anti-wastage campaigns in rich countries – are the most efficient ways to fight malnutrition.

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Many psoriasis patients have undiagnosed arthritis

(Reuters Health) – Up to 15 percent of people with psoriasis have undiagnosed arthritis that’s related to the chronic itchy skin condition, according to a new review.

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In utero DDT exposure tied to increased breast cancer risk

(Reuters Health) - Adult daughters of women exposed to the once-common pesticide DDT during pregnancy may have an increased risk for developing breast cancer, a study suggests.

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Dose of sunshine can boost women's chances of conceiving a baby by third

Scientists find sunny weather means women who are trying for a baby are much more likely to succeed when skies are blue

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MRSA superbug found in supermarket sausages and mince

A strain of MRSA from continental Europe has been found in sausages, bacon and mince sold in British supermarkets.

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Nanoparticles Enable Remote Control Brains Via Magnetic Field

A couple of years ago, a story emerged about scientists working on Smart Dust nanoparticles that could be employed as sensor networks for a range of security and environmental applications.

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The Human Aversion to “Doing the Right Thing”

Does anyone want to make the world a better place? Do you know anyone who does? Have you known of anyone who has?

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The Polio Vaccine - A Global Scourge Still Threatening Humanity

During the past several months as a slew of draconian vaccine bills have been aggressively pushed upon state legislators to legally enforce vaccination against Americans freedom of choice.

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In Historic Ruling, Bush Officials Can Be Sued for Post-9/11 Roundups

A historic ruling on Wednesday may allow post-9/11 torture victims in the U.S. to seek damages from high-level Bush administration officials.

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This Land Was Made for You and Me … And Fracking?

For most people, the image of a fracking rig is probably not the first thing that...

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5 Reasons Why Vitaminwater Might Be Just as Bad for You as Coke

Though Vitaminwater contains added vitamins and minerals, it's...

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UN steps closer to treaty for protecting ocean life

The United Nations took a step closer Friday toward crafting a major treaty that would protect marine life beyond territorial waters by passing a resolution at the General Assembly.

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Supercomputers surprisingly link DNA crosses to cancer

Supercomputers have helped scientists find a surprising link between cross-shaped (or cruciform) pieces of DNA and human cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin).

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Alcohol-related injuries in young women skyrocket, study finds

The number of women presenting at emergency departments with alcohol-related injuries is increasing at an alarming rate, a new national study has found.

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Transparent fish give hope for motor neuron disease

Dr Nicholas Cole is the keeper of thousands of transparent fish that glow with pretty blobs of fluorescent green, evidence they carry a human gene that causes "a true bastard of a disease".

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Is the multi-million dollar campaign for a female viagra just pink wash?

It's taken drug companies more than a decade to come up with a female version of the "little blue pill", but by August women who've lost interest in sex may have access to their own version of viagra.

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Bipartisan political support for medicinal cannabis no guarantee for patients

Surveys show nearly three quarters of the population wants the nation's drug laws to change, and politicians across the political spectrum from the Prime Minister down are lining up to agree with them. So what's stopping thousands of sick and dying Australians from getting legal access to cannabis medication? Scott Hannaford meets those pushing hard for change.

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Tweaking Circadian Rhythms With Small Molecule Drugs

Synthetic chemistry has enabled researchers to develop small molecule drugs which target regulators of the circadian cycle.

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How to Get People to Eat Healthy? Accentuate the Positive!

Cornell University recently published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics indicating that healthy eating education and policies are most effective when framed in positive terms.

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Who Should Avoid Gluten?

Until only a few years ago, almost the whole of the scientific world maintained that the wheat protein gluten would provoke negative effects only in people with rare conditions such as celiac disease or wheat allergies. But by the early part of 2013, it was largely becoming accepted that some non-celiac patients could suffer from […]

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8 Reasons You’re Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Insomnia is usually thought of as a disorder that makes it difficult for people to fall asleep. But it’s not only FALLING asleep that can be an issue for people with insomnia; in fact, many people with insomnia have very little trouble getting asleep, they just wake up in the middle of the night and […]

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5 Foods That Can Be Surprisingly Inflammatory

Just because a food is generally regarded as healthy, that doesn’t mean it is necessarily the right choice for YOU. Here are 5 foods that are often considered smart choices that may actually contribute to bodily inflammation. Peanuts. Organic or not, peanuts can contain fungus and mold — which produce aflatoxins, a known carcinogen. These toxins […]

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Partners and Spouses Have Double Diabetes Risk

Spouses or live-in partners of people newly diagnosed with diabetes twice as likely to develop diabetes.

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Gene therapy treatment for bowel cancer may be on the horizon

Bowel cancer’s origins can often be traced back to just a single faulty gene - APC – short for adenomatous polyposis coli.

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DDT found to dramatically raise breast cancer risk in women exposed while in womb

Women exposed in the womb to high levels of the pesticide DDT have a nearly fourfold increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to new results of research conducted on California mothers and daughters for more than half a century. The legacy of the insecticide, so ubiquitous that most people still carry traces of it in their bodies, continues […]

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Mitochondrial medicine - Pushing the limits of resuscitation

Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell. Along with understanding the role of mitochondria in causing damage to the body due to the return of blood circulation after it has been cut off comes the potential for using the knowledge in clinical applications.

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Mega Injections of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

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Stunning Graphics Highlight the Animal Victims of Our Reckless Consumption Habits

Human consumption habits are driving the extinction of many animal species. Find out how you're impacting animals and how to stop!

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Where do Dogs for the Meat Trade Come From? Turns Out Most are Stolen From Rural Homes

A four-year investigation into the dog meat industry, published by Animals Asia, has uncovered no evidence of any large-scale breeding facilities in the country, supporting long-standing claims that the vast majority of so-called “meat dogs” are in fact stolen companion animals and strays.

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Honeybees could be used at airports to detect narcotics instead of sniffer dogs

A German study found honeybees (shown) could detect heroin. The bees were conditioned to fly away from the odour of narcotics. They could be used at airport security checks to detect drugs.

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Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found In Drinking Water Near Texas Fracking Sites

A new study raises concerns over Texas' fracking boom.

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The Controversy Over The Health Effects Of Fasting During Ramadan

By shrinking the size of our portions to something much more manageable, we can change our eating habits.

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EU approves Monsanto frankenstein soy

In delivering its scientific opinion, the EFSA GMO Panel took into account application EFSA-GMO-NL-2012-108, additional information provided by the applicant, scientific comments submitted by the Member States and relevant scientific publications. In conclusion, the EFSA GMO Panel is of the opinion that the two-event stack soybean MON 87708 × MON 89788, as described in this application, is as safe as its non-GM comparator and non-GM soybean reference varieties with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment in the context of its scope.

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Short-term high-fructose diet may yield higher post-meal liver fat, de novo lipogenesis

Among healthy men on a weight maintenance diet, the short-term consumption of a high-fructose diet may yield increased levels of hepatic post-meal de novo lipogenesis and liver fat, according to recent findings.

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Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging

Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.

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Sugar ain't sugar - fructose makes you hungrier than glucose, study finds

While the standard line is that ‘sugar is sugar’, new research has shown that glucose and fructose can have different effects on hunger and satiety.

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What is the “true” agenda of the Archon, Anunnaki, & Draco

The real goals of the ruling CABAL are far “darker” — and more evil than most people can conceive of, because it goes both “OFF WORLD” and then literally “transmogrifies” into a long term and “OVER REACHING AGENDA” which has very little to do with the somewhat trite notion of elites ruling the world!

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Cell Phones and WiFi are a "Serious Public Health Issue" - Canadian Parliamentary Report

Cancer, infertility, and learning disabilities might be caused by our cell phones and WiFi, according to a new Parliamentary report.

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Everything goes into the grids

What we are experiencing here on Earth is an individual life that is part of a greater and more connected life – and it is our MIND that does everything here while we are on Earth – not our body.

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Xylitol Side Effects

Xylitol is a natural sweetener derived from plants. Though it contains a sugar alcohol, this is different from the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.

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Cannabis Oil Treatments Are Helping Children With Seizures

Cannabis oil can save your child's life. In some states, however, it can also land you in jail.

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of 6-Week Chlorella vulgaris supplementation in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

This pilot exploratory trial provides the first clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of adjunctive therapy with CVE in improving physical and cognitive symptoms of depression as well as anxiety symptoms in patients who are receiving standard antidepressant therapy.

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Secrets in Plain Sight Miniseries

Secrets In Plain Sight is an awe inspiring exploration of great art, architecture, and urban design which skillfully unveils an unlikely intersection of geometry, politics, numerical philosophy, religious mysticism, new physics, music, astronomy, and world history.

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The beneficial effects of the herbal medicine Di-huang-yin-zi (DHYZ) on patients with ischemic stroke

DHYZ showed good efficacy, safety and tolerability in patients affected by ischemic stroke. We conclude that DHYZ may be a useful therapeutic option in patients with ischemic stroke.

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3 Mineral Waters That Can Remove Aluminum from the Brain

There has been a dramatic increase in neurological diseases linked to aluminum toxicity.

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Fukushima is not under control. Fukushima is out of control.

In the radiation management area, "the eating and drinking and even rolling up their sleeves" are prohibited.

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US Veterans Call On Drone Operators to Refuse Orders

Joint statement signed by 45 US military veterans urges drone operators to follow their consciences and say ‘no’ to surveillance and assassination missions.

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Monsanto Supplied US And Israel With Chemical Weapons According To Declassified Documents

Recently declassified documents reveal that Monsanto has provided both the Israeli and US militaries with white phosphorus as early as 2009.

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CIA Authority on Treatment of Detainees May Break Rules

New government documents reveal that the CIA's director has unfettered authority to determine the limits of "human experimentation" on in-house and contracted medical research, the Guardian reported.

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What You Eat Should Depend on This!

Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman discusses how different blood types should have different focuses on diet and exercise. Find out what diets fit best with what blood types as well as exercise and other factors.

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Split estate - Lance Astrella

Lance Astrella is a veteran oil and gas lawyer who spent the first 20 years of his career representing the industry. In the last decade, this former insider has found himself on the other side of the fence, fighting industry on behalf of consumers, municipalities, landowners and citizens in an effort to balance the need for domestic fossil fuel with environmental sustainability.

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Occupational Lead Exposure and Associations with Selected Cancers

Our findings, though limited by small numbers of cases, suggest that lead is associated with risk of several cancers in women and men.

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Associations of Pregnancy Outcomes and PM2.5 in a National Canadian Study

This study based on approximately 3 million births across Canada and employing PM2.5 estimates from a national spatiotemporal model provides further evidence linking PM2.5 and pregnancy outcomes.

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Effects of Laser Printer–Emitted Engineered Nanoparticles on Cytotoxicity, Chemokine Expression, Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA Methylation, and DNA Damage

The in vitro findings here suggest that laser printer-emitted engineered nanoparticles may be deleterious to lung cells, and provide preliminary evidence of epigenetic modifications that might translate to pulmonary disorders.

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Use of a Cumulative Exposure Index to Estimate the Impact of Tap-Water Lead Concentration on Blood Lead Levels in 1- to 5-Year-Old Children

In children aged 1 to 5 years, BPb was significantly associated with water lead concentration with an increase starting at a cumulative lead exposure of ? 0.7 µg Pb/kg of body weight. In this age group, an increase of 1 µg/l in water lead would result in an increase of 35% of BPb after 150 days of exposure.

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Fructose May Lead To Enlarged, Sicker Hearts

Fructose powers a molecular machine that can lead to cardiac muscle buildup and heart failure, say researchers.

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Is there vitamin D deficiency in children in a sunny Mediterranean city?

In Valencia, Spain, 25-hydroxivitamin D levels lower than 30ng/mL were found in a quarter of the children younger than two years. Our results emphasize the importance of vitamin D prophylaxis during the first year of life, even in sunny Mediterranean regions.

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7 lies about red meat the food industry wants you to believe

In 2005, the USDA rolled out a new food pyramid reducing red meat’s place in a healthy diet.

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A tiny device implanted under the skin will now help battle Parkinson’s disease

The statistics for Parkinson’s disease is scary. It affects 1 out of every 100 over the age of 60 years.

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After Monsanto's Roundup Called Probable Carcinogen, is Dow's Defoliant Next?

If the scientists at the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer thought Monsanto's Roundup weed killer was harmful, then there's at least a good chance they find the chemical 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, more commonly known as 2,4-D, from Dow Chemical to be just as bad.

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America being governed by corporations

I am reminded of the calming advice of David Nicklaus a couple of weeks back that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was nothing really to worry about, dismissing anxiety about secret trade courts that can overrule national sovereignty.

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Anti-inflammatory effects of astaxanthin in the human gingival keratinocyte line NDUSD-1

These results suggest that astaxanthin could be useful for improving chronic inflammation such as that associated with oral lichen planus.

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Daily Vitamin D and Calcium Stave Off Bone Loss

Patients with HIV infection who take antiretroviral therapy (ART) can also reduce antiretroviral therapy-related bone loss by 50% by taking daily high-dose vitamin D and calcium supplements, according to a 48-week study.

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Association of lyme disease and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type - Is it inflammation mediated?

Lyme disease has been reported to be associated with various psychiatric presentations. Borreliaburgdorferi (Bb) can present with symptoms similar to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Australian scientists believe high-fiber diet combats asthma

Australian researchers specializing in respiratory illnesses are investigating a theory that a high- fiber diet can help asthma sufferers.

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Behind blue eyes - the association between eye colour and deep infiltrating endometriosis

There are two possible explanations for our findings. Both may have intriguing implications for future research on endometriosis. Firstly, genes involved in the control of iris colour transmission may lie in a region with a strong pattern of linkage disequilibrium with genes involved in the invasiveness of endometriosis. Alternatively, blue eye colour could be considered an indicator of a photo-sensitive phenotype resulting in limited exposure to sunlight and UVB radiation. Limited sunlight exposure is associated with reduced circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, an element that has recently been linked to endometriosis development.

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Curcumin Alleviates Neuropathic Pain

The management of neuropathic pain is still a major challenge because of its unresponsiveness to most common treatments. Curcumin has been reported to play an active role in the treatment of various neurological disorders, such as neuropathic pain.

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Can glutathione make us live healthier for longer?

If we can slow down the activity of free radicals in our bodies we should be able to live a lot longer.

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Kardemom en maagkanker

These results suggest that cardamom has the potential to become a pivotal chemopreventive agent against forestomach cancer.

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Cleaner air would save two million lives a year

Cleaner air worldwide would save two million lives a year and not only in the most polluted countries, a study found.

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Clinical Trial in San Diego – African Sleeping Sickness treatment could treat autism

A new study to test whether African Sleeping Sickness treatment suramin can treat autism is about to be completed at the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine.

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Coenzyme Q10 protects against acute consequences of experimental myocardial infarction in rats

Coenzyme Q10 protects against the acute sequelae of myocardial infarction. It profoundly reduced infarct area, inflammation and oxidative stress while normalizing LV hemodynamics post MI.

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Considering Knee Surgery? Read This First

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful, a new analysis suggests.

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Intradiscal pressure and inflammation

The goal of spinal decompression therapy is just as it implies—to relieve the spine from compression.

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Corporate-media bedfellows

One reason corporations get away with running roughshod over us is that America's mass-market media have been thoroughly corporatized — both in structure and mindset.

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Fukushima So Fragile It Can Turn Globally Catastrophic At A Moment’s Notice

Gov’t Officials Admits Fukushima Should Be Declared Uninhabitable.

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100 legal sites to download literature

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.

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Aluminum Poisoning of Humanity From Geoengineering, The First Science Publication Goes Live

Now we have another weapon in our arsenal to fight back against the ongoing climate engineering insanity, acknowledgment of the atmospheric spraying in a science publication.

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Has Gelatin Always Been a Big Deal?

Over the centuries, gelatin has been used for treating health conditions from digestive problems to bone and muscle weaknesses.

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Government lifts restrictions on marijuana research!

Medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states. Surveys have shown that 85 to 95 percent of Americans are in favor of medical marijuana, and approximately 60 percent support legalizing marijuana.

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Active substances in cannabis help mitigate symptoms of mental disorders

Cannabis has come under intense scientific focus during recent years, as more and more clinical reports show that the herb can have far-reaching, positive effects on human health.

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Google’s research team is working to develop a non-invasive cancer and heart attack detector

Google is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising, technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. However, most of its profits come from AdWords.

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Dragon’s Blood benefits womens health issues

For many people around the world, Dragon’s Blood may be something new. For indigenous tribes of South America, this medicine is routine and even expected. In many South American Countries, Dragon’s Blood is used to help solve many common day female related health concerns.

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8 Year Old Listens To Crystals to Clear Negative Energy

This 8 year old boy is wise beyond his years. He listens to crystals to clear negative energy. See how he contributes to the universal consciousness of our planet. He explains it with great detail and seems to have quite the connect with these crystals.

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Diabetic diet may help autism

Autism symptoms can be reduced in an animal model with low glycemic index diets, similar to those diabetics follow to control blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

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Diets rich in animal proteins increase risk of stone formation

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) offers five simple steps that doctors can encourage their patients to follow to avoid suffering kidney stones.

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Estimation of TiO2 nanoparticle-induced genotoxicity persistence and possible chronic gastritis-induction in mice

These findings could be attributed to the persistent accumulation of nano-TiO2 at the tested doses at all three time points. Based on these findings, we conclude that the administration of nano-TiO2, even at low doses, leads to persistent accumulation of nano-TiO2 in mice, resulting in persistent inflammation, apoptosis and oxidative stress, ultimately leading to the induction of chronic gastritis.

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For arthritis relief, studies say nuts and seeds are an ideal snack

In the medical journal Circulation, a study revealed that participants with lower levels of vitamin B6, found abundantly in most nuts, tended to have elevated levels of CRP — a well known marker of inflammation.

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Fructose stimulates brain's reward system to a lesser degree than glucose

The MRI image clearly shows how the brain's reward, or limbic, system behaves differently when administered a placebo (top) or one of two types of sugar, glucose (center) and fructose (bottom).

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Bill Gates Builds Doomsday Bunker Disguised As ‘SeedBank’

Bill Gates isn’t short of cash, that’s a given, nor is his intelligence, having developed Microsoft at the tender age of 14. So what is this million dollar ‘seedbank’ he is building in Svalbard, a remote island in the Arctic Ocean. Is doomsday approaching?

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Representations of Value in the Brain - An Embarrassment of Riches?

Over the past two decades, neuroscientists have increasingly turned their attention to the question of how the brain implements decisions between differently valued options. This emerging field, called neuroeconomics, has made quick progress in identifying a plethora of brain areas that track or are modulated by reward value.

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Brain Signature Predicts Negative Emotion in Individuals

Emotions are central to our daily lives and are at the root of disorders such as anxiety, depression, drug abuse, and cardiovascular disease. The importance of understanding the emotional brain has motivated hundreds of neuroimaging studies in healthy humans and patients with psychological disorders. But there has been a pressing need to identify neural signatures that predict emotional experiences in individuals in order to translate brain-imaging data into clinical applications.

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