|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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- The number of children being prescribed drugs for so-called behavioural disorders has soared to a record high, causing alarm that children are being unnecessarily "drugged into submission".
- Forget tougher punishments and hiring more police. The solution to crime and violence is on your dinner plate.
- The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules on human testing, which the agency said last week would categorically protect children and pregnant women from pesticide testing, include numerous exemptions, such as one that specifically allows testing of children who have been "abused and neglected."
- With a growing body of evidence mounting, National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers conceded today that intravenous vitamin C may be an effective treatment for cancer. Last year the same researchers reported a similar study but the news media failed to publish it.
- MSG Hides Behind 25+ Names, Such As "Natural Flavouring" - MSG Is Also In Your Favorite Coffee Shops And Drive-Ups
- The United States is losing ground in education, as peers across the globe zoom by with bigger gains in student achievement and school graduations, a study shows.
- ...the British team suggests a reverse scenario: The remains of humans infected with classic CJD were fed to cattle, which became ill with a bovine version of the human disease, known as BSE or mad-cow disease. The remains of the animals would have been rendered and mixed into new batches of feed, infecting more animals. Eventually, a new version of the disease, vCJD, passed back into humans.
- The highly regarded women's health chief at the Food and Drug Administration resigned Wednesday in protest of her agency's refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception.
- Eleven EPA employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people. The unions acted following revelations of an apparent cover-up of evidence from Harvard School of Dental Medicine linking fluoridation with elevated risk of a fatal bone cancer in young boys.
- Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known - that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil.
- Commonly used modern antidepressants can cause adults as well as children to attempt suicide, a new study says.
- Eating a diet rich in brightly coloured fruit and vegetables could help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders, according to a new study.
- It becomes plain that indiscriminate and reflexive pill-popping antacid abuse only provides a continuous flow of revenues for Doctors and Drug Companies.
- Instead of protecting us, the government aligns itself with the dairy lobby.
- The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.
- Tell me, again, just why the United Nations is so concerned about nutritional supplements
- This is an excellent pioneering paper out of Perth, Australia, which for the first time suggests that BACTERIA may play a role in prostate cancer.
- A new study by Harvard University and the National Institute of Mental Health (search) claims that 46 percent of all Americans will, at some point in their lives, develop a mental disorder.
- Derivatives of the active compound in cannabis -- cannabinoids -- may have the potential for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, UK researchers report.
- Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage.
- Researchers say two malignancies are appearing in dramatic numbers among people under 40 despite public health efforts on wearing sunscreen, protective clothing
- The Bush administration wants to send women seeking abortions for health reasons to the courthouse, not the doctor.
- The apparent mishandling of a potentially hazardous radioactive substance by an employee of the University of California-run Los Alamos National Laboratory has resulted in contamination of sites in four states
- Conceding there's no way to know what life will be like in a million years, the Environmental Protection Agency nevertheless proposed limits Tuesday on how much radiation a person should be exposed to from a nuclear waste dump in that distant time.
- Cannabis is proven to be a fairly harmless drug -- so why is the American right still waging a massive war on weed?
- Concerns have been raised following the case of an American child who developed learning difficulties after eating a portion of tuna a day. Doctors who conducted blood tests concluded the child was suffering from mercury poisoning.
- Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains.
- I was just utterly shocked to have recently discovered another FDA first degree murder! When I studied chemistry forty plus years ago, they were using a fairly benign bleaching agent to bleach white flour. Now it comes out they have started using alloxan! Alloxan is a poison, the most famous spinner up of super oxide free radicals known to science!
- Overweight Risk Soars 41% With Each Daily Can of Diet Soft Drink
- In a recent scientific study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technion, a possible link between microwave radiation, similar to the type found in cellular phones, and different kinds of damage to the visual system was found. At least one kind of damage seems to accumulate over time and not heal, challenging the common view and leading the researchers to the assertion that the duration of exposure is not less important than the intensity of the irradiation. The researchers also emphasized that existing exposure guidelines for microwave radiation might have to change.
- Michael Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day.
- In their public statements, officials within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are always claiming that researchers and scientists who conduct studies not funded by drug companies or the government are making unfounded claims about a link between thimerosal-laced vaccines and autism, and other neurological disorders, which they claim could lead to reduced vaccine coverage, resulting in preventable outbreaks of disease affecting the entire planet. I say cut the crap
- According to the groundbreaking 2003 medical report Death by Medicine, by Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, 783,936 people in the United States die every year from conventional medicine mistakes. That's the equivalent of six jumbo jet crashes a day for an entire year. But where is the media attention for this tragedy? Where is the government support for stopping these medical mistakes before they happen?
- Astronomers have discovered an object in our solar system that is larger than Pluto. They are calling it the 10th planet, but already that claim is contested.
- Increasingly, drug companies aren't just selling cures. They're also marketing disease.
- Researchers Identify Chemical Behind Broccoli's Cancer-Fighting Effects
- A government-convened panel that was intended to discuss ways to limit marketing junk food to kids instead became an enormous PR opportunity for the junk food industry.
- Anniversary of the first atomic bomb testing brings back memories to residents
- NEUROSURGEON SAYS BAN TOXIN FROM SCHOOLS!
- Hybrid automobiles can be made even more environmentally friendly by the addition of solar cells.
- US chemicals giant DuPont is facing a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to warn consumers about the health hazards of Teflon non-stick coatings.
- The Pentagon has alarmed some US scientists by proposing new restrictions on access to sensitive technology by foreign researchers.
- The compound that makes curry yellow could help fight skin cancer, US researchers say
- Harvard University is investigating an allegation that a dentistry professor downplayed research showing an increased risk of bone cancer for boys who drink fluoridated tap water.
The European Food Safety Authority is reviewing "as a matter of high priority" the results of a large new study into aspartame, the artificial sweetener consumed by millions of people worldwide and used in more than 6,000 food and drink products.
- Controversial new European laws which could outlaw thousands of vitamin and mineral supplements were upheld by European Court judges.
- Allegations of misconduct by U.S. researchers reached record highs last year as the Department of Health and Human Services received 274 complaints — 50 percent higher than 2003 and the most since 1989 when the federal government established a program to deal with scientific misconduct. Research suggests this is but a small fraction of all the incidents of fabrication, falsification and plagiarism.
- I am starting to believe that this is only found in GM foods, not just potatoes, but all of the GM's. It is produced when high heat is used to cook them. Since potatoes are more likely to have the heat treatment, they are not mentioning other foods.
- A quarter of U.S. women say they're skipping doctor visits and delaying or skipping on buying prescribed drugs because they can't afford them.
- Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant widely used during the Vietnam War by US forces, is associated with diabetes found in American veterans, a Pentagon study said.
- The inequalities that mark American life maintain their hold through age and even death, a new study shows.
- Medical journals are an immoral marketing tool for drug companies, a former editor of the `British Medical Journal' says, and medical journalism isn't about the truth
- "Big Pharma" won a major victory in Rome, Italy today. Vitamins and minerals, for over-the-counter sale will be phased out, almost completely, in every country on Planet Earth.
What they should know about the aspartame connection
- Higher risks linked to antidepressants
- Prince Charles gave an enthusiastic endorsement last week to the Gerson Therapy, which eschews chemotherapy in favour of 13 fruit juices a day, coffee enemas and weekly injections of vitamins.
- Any five of these 100 inconsistencies are grounds for a major overhaul of the Aids paradigm. They expose the misrepresentation, fraud, pseudo-science and hype that underpins the drugs and therapies used in Aids treatment today. The persistence of AIDS dogma is truly astonishing, in the face of so many specific scientific flaws
- A controversial chemical used by DuPont Co. to make the nonstick substance Teflon poses more of a cancer risk than indicated in a draft assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency, an independent review board has found
- The finding by the National Academy of Sciences panel is viewed as critical because it is likely to significantly influence what radiation levels government agencies will allow at abandoned nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons production facilities and elsewhere.
- Swiss researchers have developed the world's most economical car that could circle the globe on only eight litres of fuel.
- The delay in confirming the United States' second case of mad cow disease seems to underscore what critics of the agency have said for a long time: that there are serious and systemic problems in the way the Agriculture Department tests animals for mad cow
- Many farmers want to grow this 5000 year old long fiber plant that has been turned into thousands of products since being domesticated by the ancient Chinese. That is their heresy. The enforcer is the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Washington, DC, which has placed industrial hemp on its proscribed list next to marijuana.
- Six million children could be saved each year if poor countries spent just $1.23 (68p) per head of their population on basic healthcare such as immunisations.
- National Institutes Of Health Officials Plan Trial On 100 Children
- The American Civil Liberties Union charged Tuesday that the Bush administration is placing science under siege by overzealously tightening restrictions on information, individuals and technology in the name of homeland security.
- More than 1,200 military personnel who received the anthrax vaccine before going to Iraq have developed serious illnesses.
- A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings.
- Morning sickness might have evolved to ensure pregnant women do not digest too much unhealthy food, say scientists.
- We are on the verge of a welfare disaster in this country. Eighty percent of autistic children are under the age of 17. In a few short years, the states are going to be forced to provide support for an overwhelming number of disabled autistic adults. “The costs will be in the trillions.”
- A major study has found fresh evidence of a link between red and processed meat and bowel cancer, scientists say.
- ...the US must put in place a REAL "fire-wall feed ban" that would stop the current feeding of billions of pounds of blood, meat, bone meal, animal fat and poultry feces to cattle in the US. These on-going feed practices amplify and spread mad cow disease.
- Forty stories tall, with twirling arms as long as several semis, at least 243 wind towers would be scattered over 50 square miles in what the wind industry says will be the most productive land-based wind farm on Earth. Farmers who toil to make $50,000 in a good year could rent their land to developers and add half that much--guaranteed--by watching the wind blow.
- Despite calls for more transparency after revelations about the side effects of ibuprofen, the FDA has withheld 28 pages of information on a new wave of painkillers
- Increasing numbers of young American children are showing signs of serious malnourishment, fueled by a greater prevalence of hunger in the United States, while, paradoxically, two-thirds of the US population is either overweight or obese.
- A cow has tested positive for mad cow disease in the United States, agriculture officials said, opening the door to possible changes in testing procedures in the US beef industry.