|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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- An extensive research study confirms what advocates have been saying for over fifty years: children of gay and lesbian parents are doing just fine.
- The federal government has the power to prevent sick patients from smoking home-grown marijuana that a doctor recommended to relieve their chronic pain, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the medical marijuana movement.
- A good case can be made that marijuana prohibition costs too much -- in money, but also in ruined lives and harm done to society.
- In addition to autism, Thimerosal has now been linked to a host of developmental disorders including Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and, ironically, the pharmaceutical industry is now making money hand over fist off drugs prescribed to treat children with these disorders.
- Public concern about the safety of high voltage power lines will be heightened today by a study showing children living within 200 metres of the overhead electricity cables have a 70 per cent increased risk of developing leukaemia.
- Pesticides and other man-made chemicals may lower male fertility for at least four generations, according to new research.
- Americans guzzle 65 billion gallons of fuel a year and lately we have been paying a pretty penny at the pump. Now we introduce you to a new way to save on those gasoline dollars.
- Drug companies' marketing efforts may sometimes be more subtle than pens emblazoned with their product's name or full-page ads in leading medical journals. Some journal editors say they regularly receive submissions that appear to be written by the drugmakers' marketing machines, not the scientists whose names appear as authors.
- Wind power could generate enough electricity to support the world's energy needs several times over, according to a new map of global wind speeds that scientists say is the first of its kind.
- A scientist and former inspector for the U.S. Agriculture Department says he's willing to take a lie detector test to back his claim that his government is covering up mad cow disease in U.S. cattle.
- The way the experiment worked was as follows, drugs that weren't yet considered safe enough for the general H.I.V. positive population were used on these kids. If the kids H.I.V. levels went down after taking the drugs, then they could then sell the drugs to the general population and take credit for healing sick kids. If the children died during the experiments, since they were H.I.V. positive before the experiments were performed, the deaths could either be written off as the H.I.V.naturally progressing to A.I.D.S., "Blood poisoning", "Pneumonia", or numerous other explanations.
- The chance of developing a malignant brain tumor was roughly eight times higher for cell phone users in the Swedish countryside than in urban areas. The risk of developing any brain tumor was four times higher for country dwellers using mobile phones for five years or more, compared with those who did not use the devices.
- Mobile phones emit microwaves. If microwave or pulsed low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) do turn out to be carcinogenic, even if we backdate it five years, we should not be expecting to see much in the way of induced cancers for another ten years.
- If you are wondering why Americans are losing the wars on cancer, heart disease and diabetes, you might look at the funding sources of the major public health groups.
- The Google Maps satellite map of Magnolia Park, Florida shows a clear view of an unusual object floating above 39th Street in the town. The shadow on the object is similar to the shadows on the ground, meaning that it is in the atmosphere relatively close to the surface, probably no higher than 20,000 feet.
- A company largely owned by the Saudi government has spent more than $1.5 million since 1998 lobbying Congress to shield the chemical industry from liability for damages caused by MTBE, a potentially cancer-causing gasoline additive that has seeped into water supplies across New England, according to federal documents. The chemical additive is widely used, particularly in the Northeast, to help gasoline burn more efficiently and meet standards set by the Clean Air Act. But when it gets into drinking water, MTBE is suspected of causing cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- In an unprecedented action, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UNICEF), and an AIDS activist group that promotes drug therapy in South Africa, joined forces in opposing vitamin therapy that exceeds the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), and in particular vitamin C in doses they describe as being "far beyond safe levels."
- US researchers have devised a simple robot that can make copies of itself from spare parts.
- Chemicals in oral contraceptives and food containers harm the development of baby mice and US experts are concerned about the effects in humans.
- Splenda/sucralose is being used as a replacement for Aspartame. It is a chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon. Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature's Doberman attack dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric acid.
- The number of new cancer cases is growing twice as fast as population in Canada: as of now, 44% of Canadian men and 38% of Canadian women will be affected during their lifetimes. The Canadian Cancer Society recently highlighted the urgency of establishing prevention policies. Yet its recommendations refer only to the adoption of "healthy" individual behaviors (regular physical activity, better diet, life without tobacco), as though no external factor had any influence on people's health
- No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with MSG when they are first born. They even have a title for the race of fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats."
- Compounds found in plastic food packaging could be possible cancer-causing agents, according to a worrying new study from the US
- Broccoli and red chili peppers may help fight cancer by slowing the growth of cancerous tumor cells. They may be especially helpful in hard-to-treat cancers such as pancreatic and ovarian cancer.
- Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death – a provocative new study suggests that it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer.
- About 130 million Americans swallow, inject, inhale, infuse, spray, and pat on prescribed medication every month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates. Americans buy much more medicine per person than any other country.
- Today, roughly 75 percent of U.S. processed foods, boxed cereals, other grain products, frozen dinners, cooking oils and more ? contain some genetically modified, or GM, ingredients, said Stephanie Childs of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.