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Sunday April 8th, 2007
Food additives linked to child aggression posted 04/08/2007, 1:33 AM (Herald Sun)
[Category: Health]
POPULAR food additives, preservatives and colours make children aggressive and disruptive, a ground-breaking experiment has found.

A New South Wales school that went additive-free for two weeks reported significant behaviour changes in students.

Sue Dengate, who runs the Food Intolerance Network and organised the project at Palmers Island Primary School, said the results were surprising.

"It was amazing. The children were more co-operative, the siblin
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Monday March 26th, 2007

Flu drug warning after two child deaths posted 03/26/2007, 1:38 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
The anti-flu drug that has been stockpiled by the Department of Health for a future epidemic has been given a new pack warning after reports of teenagers falling to their deaths from tower blocks.

Japan uses more than 60 per cent of the world's supply of Tamiflu

It has been reported that two 14-year-olds in Japan died in separate incidents while taking the antiviral drug Tamiflu.

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA
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Sunday March 18th, 2007



GMO corn causes liver, kidney problems in rats: study posted 03/18/2007, 3:10 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
PARIS (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, saying on Tuesday that rats fed on one version developed liver and kidney problems.

Greenpeace said a study it had commissioned that was published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Technology showed rats fed for 90 days on Monsanto's MON863 maize showed "signs of toxicity" in the liver and kidneys.

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Are Common Chemicals Feeding Obesity Epidemic? posted 03/18/2007, 3:05 AM (HealthDay Reporter)
[Category: Health]
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals commonly found in soap and plastics could be fueling the obesity epidemic by contributing to abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in men, a new study suggests.

The chemicals, known as phthalates, have already been implicated in male reproductive problems including low sperm counts and low testosterone levels. However, it's too soon to know whether they are actually causing these health problems, cautioned
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Thursday March 15th, 2007

Strong Suspicions of Toxicity in One GMO Corn posted 03/15/2007, 12:51 AM (Le Monde)
[Category: Health]
Allowed to go on the market in France and Europe, MON 863, a transgenic corn invented by Monsanto, has been at the center of a controversy over its innocuousness for over two years (April 23rd, 2004, Le Monde). These debates could resume after the March 13th publication in "Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology" of a study suggesting this genetically modified organism (GMO) is toxic to the liver and kidneys.

According to this work, consumption of MON 863 corn
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Related: Who Controls the Food Controls the People


Saturday March 10th, 2007



Arsenic's use in chicken feed troubles health advocates posted 03/10/2007, 3:41 PM (Baltimore Sun)
[Category: Health]
POCOMOKE CITY - Carole Morison steps into a vast metal building where 27,200 chicks cluster in darkness around feeding machines. Pipes pump a gray, gravelly mush into round steel bowls.

Along with the corn, fat and protein being snapped up by the young birds is Roxarsone - a feed additive made from arsenic. Perdue Farms requires Morison to feed it to her chickens to fatten them and fight parasites.

"It's very disturbing to me that people are being exposed to this ar
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Thursday March 1st, 2007

Call to add fluoride to bottle water posted 03/01/2007, 7:58 PM (The Age)
[Category: Health]
BOTTLED water may soon contain added fluoride amid rising concerns about childhood tooth decay.

Consumer, health and industry groups were united yesterday in calls for the national food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, to overturn its ban on added fluoride. Only naturally occurring fluoride is allowed in bottled water.

Two months ago Prime Minister John Howard described the increase in tooth decay as a national tragedy and called for parents to give
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Wednesday February 28th, 2007

The Really Big Lie About Autism posted 02/28/2007, 5:41 PM (Anne McElroy Dachel)
[Category: Health]
About six months ago I wrote an OpEd piece called "The Really Big Lie About Autism" in which I described the persistent yet illogical claim that all the autistic kids filling speech therapy sessions, classrooms, and even whole schools, are the result of "better diagnosing and greater awareness" on the part of doctors. In other words, autism has always been ... (more)


Sunday February 25th, 2007

The Plot Against Mexican Corn: Big Biotech is Forcing Farmers to Buy GMO Seeds posted 02/25/2007, 6:56 AM (Counter Punch)
[Category: Health]
The "diableros" (hand truck hostlers) from Lagunilla market clustered around La Lupita's Ricos Tacos in the rough and tumble barrio of Tepito were not smiling. "Yesterday these cost me six pesos. Today, it's eight. Tomorrow, who knows, ten?" complained Rodrigo Aldama, 28, pointing at the three greasy tacos on his paper plate, "Vitamin T is rich man's food now." Vitamin T, a staple of urban diet here, includes tacos, tostadas, tamales, tortillas,... (more)


No. 1 Milk Company Says "No" to Clones posted 02/25/2007, 6:52 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Milk from cloned cows is not welcome at the nation's biggest milk company.

Although the government has approved meat and milk from cloned animals while it conducts further studies, Dean Foods Co. of Dallas said Thursday that its customers and consumers don't want milk from cloned animals. The $10 billion company owns Land O'Lakes and Horizon Organic, among dozens of other brands.

"Numerous surveys have shown that Americans are not interested in
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Friday February 23rd, 2007


Natural contraception 'effective' posted 02/23/2007, 8:24 AM (BBC)
[Category: Health]
A natural family planning method is as effective as the contraceptive pill, German research suggests.

The symptothermal method (STM) assesses fertility levels during the monthly cycle by measuring body temperature, and observing cervical secretions.

The Human Reproduction study found using STM correctly led to a rate of 0.4 pregnancies per 100 women per year.

UK experts said natural family planning was effective - provided it was taught properly and c
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Wednesday February 21st, 2007

Half of women 'would think of having plastic surgery' posted 02/21/2007, 2:31 AM (Manchester Evening News)
[Category: Health]
HALF of British women - including some as young as 17 - would consider plastic surgery, says a new survey.

Almost a third (31 per cent) of women who are size 12 also think they are overweight or fat, according to the poll of almost 25,000 people.

Among those who are a size 14 - still below the average of a size 16 - 66 per cent think they are overweight or fat.

And almost half (43 per cent) of all women questioned said they had skipped a meal to try a
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GM Grapevines & Toxic Wines posted 02/21/2007, 2:30 AM (ISIS)
[Category: Health]
Synthetic genes, toxins and cyanide gas are some of what to expect from wines on your dinner table Prof. Joe Cummins and Dr. Mae-Wan Ho ... (more)


Tuesday February 20th, 2007

They Want You to Eat Cloned Meat--And They Don't Want You to Know It posted 02/20/2007, 12:37 AM (Pete Shanks)
[Category: Health]
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is close to letting into our food supply meat and milk from cloned livestock and their offspring. This is a really bad idea, and worth complaining about; they have asked for comments. An easy way to send them in is by going to the site set up by the True Food Network. The final decision will not be made until the beginning of April.

The FDA claims that cloned meat and milk are safe, in fact so muc
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Children's TV 'is linked to cancer, autism, dementia' posted 02/20/2007, 12:35 AM (The Scotsman)
[Category: Health]
Key quote
"It is the number of hours and the age at which they start which produces the biological effects. It is because of the medium, not the message, that these effects are occurring." - DR ARIC SIGMAN

Story in full
IT HAS long been blamed for creating a nation of couch potatoes. But a new report today claims that Britain's love affair with television is causing far more damage - both physically and psychologically - than previously thought.

The
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Sunday February 18th, 2007

Suppressed report shows cancer link to GM potatoes posted 02/18/2007, 2:35 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Health]
Campaigners against genetically modified crops in Britain last are calling for trials of GM potatoes this spring to be halted after releasing more evidence of links with cancers in laboratory rats.

UK Greenpeace activists said the findings, obtained from Russian trials after an eight-year court battle with the biotech industry, vindicated research by Dr Arpad Pusztai, whose work was criticised by the Royal Society and the Netherlands State Institute for Q
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Effects of genetically engineered alfalfa cultivate a debate posted 02/18/2007, 2:34 AM (USA Today)
[Category: Health]
SAN FRANCISCO — The government was premature in deregulating production of alfalfa that is genetically engineered to resist a weed-killing herbicide, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture should not have acted as it did in 2005 without assessing the environmental effect of crops genetically modified to resist the herbicide Roundup, ruled U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer of the Northern District of California. The suit against the USDA was file
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Fake drug, fake illness -- and people believe it! posted 02/18/2007, 2:26 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A media exhibit featuring a campaign for a fake drug to treat a fictitious illness is causing a stir because some people think the illness is real.

Australian artist Justine Cooper created the marketing campaign for a non-existent drug called Havidol for Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder (DSACDAD), which she also invented.

But the multi-media exhibit at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York, which includes a Web s
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Making teens start school in the morning is 'cruel', brain doctor claims posted 02/18/2007, 2:23 AM (This is London)
[Category: Health]
Teenage pupils should start school in the afternoon because making them turn up in the morning is "cruel", a top brain doctor has claimed.

Professor Russell Foster said teens would acheive more if they were allowed to have a lie-in and not start their classes until the afternoon.

The Oxford University neuroscientist said grumpy teenagers like Harry Enfield's comic creation Kevin follow different sleep patterns from adults - making them more alert in the afternoon th
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Furor on Rush to Require Cervical Cancer Vaccine posted 02/18/2007, 2:20 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Health]
Racing to embrace a new vaccine, at least 20 states are considering mandatory inoculation of young girls against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

But a roaring backlash has some health experts worried that the proponents, including the vaccine’s maker, Merck, have pushed too far too fast, potentially undermining eventual prospects for the broadest possible immunization.

Groups wary of drug industry motives find them
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Saturday February 10th, 2007

When Healing Becomes a Crime posted 02/10/2007, 12:52 PM (D. Saul Weiner)
[Category: Health]
Harry Hoxsey claimed to cure cancer using herbal remedies, and thousands of patients swore that he healed them. His Texas clinic became the world’s largest privately owned cancer center with branches in seventeen states, and the value of its therapeutic treatments was upheld by two federal courts. Even his arch-nemesis, the AMA, admitted his treatment was effective against some forms of cancer. But the medical establishment refused an investigatio... (more)


Hospital tools put kids in HIV risk posted 02/10/2007, 12:23 PM (The Australian)
[Category: Health]
ALMOST 100 children may have been infected with HIV or hepatitis as a result of being treated at Canberra Hospital with surgical instruments that had not been sterilised.
Health authorities are searching for patients who had a colon biopsy at the hospital between 1987 and mid-October last year.

The patients, all under the age of three at the time, would have had the biopsy to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease, which affects the colon and can cause severe constipation.
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Tuesday February 6th, 2007

Why You Should Avoid Taking Vaccines posted 02/06/2007, 11:34 PM (Dr. James Howenstine, MD.)
[Category: Health]
Dr. James R. Shannon, former director of the National institute of health declared, "the only safe vaccine is one that is never used."

Cowpox vaccine was believed able to immunize people against smallpox. At the time this vaccine was introduced, there was already a decline in the number of cases of smallpox. Japan introduced compulsory vaccination in 1872. In 1892 there were 165,774 cases of smallpox with 29,979 deaths despite the vaccination program. A stringent compulsory smallp
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Monday February 5th, 2007

Cloneburgers Won't Come With Warnings posted 02/05/2007, 4:13 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON - Cloneburgers won't come with warnings. When the government approves food from cloned animals, expected in the next year, the Food and Drug Administration doesn't plan special labels. Government scientists have found no difference between clones and conventional cows, pigs or goats.

However, shoppers won't be completely in the dark. To help them sort through meat and dairy products, one signal is the round, green USDA organic seal, says Caren Wilcox, who hea
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Saturday February 3rd, 2007

Erectile Dysfunction Hits 18M Men, Report Says posted 02/03/2007, 9:03 AM (WGAL)
[Category: Health]
More than 18 million men in the United States, about 18 percent of them, are affected by erectile dysfunction, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The prevalence of problems was strongly linked with age, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and a lack of physical activity, the researchers said in a news release.

They also said that increased physical activity and measures to prevent cardiovascular disease may als
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Monday January 29th, 2007

Chlorine in the bathwater is linked to cancer posted 01/29/2007, 4:41 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Health]
Low levels of chlorine in tap water used for bathing can almost double the risk of bladder cancer, a study claims.

Scientists found chemical by-products from mains water containing the disinfectant can be absorbed through the skin in the bath or shower and accumulate in the bladder.

Swimming in public pools can also present a risk because chlorine levels are much higher.

The risk is caused by chemical by-products called THMs which are produced when ch
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Saturday January 27th, 2007

Mobile phone use 'linked to tumour' posted 01/27/2007, 4:47 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
Long-term users of mobile phones are significantly more likely to develop a certain type of brain tumour on the side of the head where they hold their handsets, according to new research.

A large-scale study found that those who had regularly used mobiles for longer than 10 years were almost 40 per cent more likely to develop nervous system tumours called gliomas near to where they hold their phones.

The new research, to be published later this year in the Internati
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Tuesday January 23rd, 2007

Cell phones as harmful as cigarettes? posted 01/23/2007, 7:59 PM (The Courier-Mail)
[Category: Health]
MOBILE phones could turn out to be as damaging to health as cigarettes, a world expert says.

British expert Professor Lawrie Challis made the observation as he prepares to undertake a mass study of long-term phone users amid fears they are at greater risk of brain cancer. Prof Challis will monitor more than 200,000 volunteers for at least five years to check for signs of an increase in diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. The chairman of Britain's government-funde
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US farming watchdog accuses Wal-Mart of mis-selling posted 01/23/2007, 7:47 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Health]
Wal-Mart, the controversial retailing giant, is under investigation in the US over allegations it is trying to pass off non-organic foods as organic.

It has been accused of using misleading labelling that is "tantamount to consumer fraud" by an organic farming watchdog, the Cornucopia Institute. The body has handed its complaints to the US Department of Agriculture (Usda).

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is also conducting an
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Sunday January 21st, 2007

Pro-Lifers Ready to Kick-Off Rallies for Life posted 01/21/2007, 7:27 PM (The Gospel Herald)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON – Pro-lifers across the nation are ready to tell Congress, the media, and American citizens ”No to abortion!”

From coast to coast, grassroots campaigns are being organized to protest abortion. Tens of thousands of participants are expected to show their support for the sanctity of human life starting Saturday.

The Third Annual Walk for Life West Coast will take place on Saturday with an expected 20,000 people to gather in San Francisco. Organizers of the
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Friday January 12th, 2007

FDA runs protection racket for Big Pharma posted 01/12/2007, 12:21 PM (Evelyn Pringle)
[Category: Health]
Why would Americans trust the FDA to regulate the pharmaceutical industry? Since the Bush administration took office the FDA has become the industry's partner in crime.

The most notorious protection scheme put in place by the FDA and Big Pharma is the preemption policy that bans private lawsuits against drug companies in state courts once a drug and its label have been approved by the FDA.

On January 18, 2006, the FDA issued new rules for the labeling of prescriptio
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Splenda 'Explodes Internally' Says Chemist - McNeil Nutritionals Not Happy posted 01/12/2007, 12:06 PM (Rense.com)
[Category: Health]
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Tuesday January 9th, 2007

Genetic Engineering of Foods: Is Fish Protein In Your Ice Cream? posted 01/09/2007, 2:12 AM (WCPO.com)
[Category: Health]
The fat and calories in ice cream have many of us doing without the double dips, but scientists are looking to a little-known fish to pull your diet out of the deep freeze.

You may have seen it on store shelves: new low-fat ice cream with all the flavor of the real stuff.

But a University of Cincinnati researcher says to stay away from the sweet treat- that flavor may bring with it some unintended consequences.

As manufacturers strive for that rich an
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Sunday January 7th, 2007

Can Diet Soda Make You Gain Weight? posted 01/07/2007, 2:17 AM (CBS News)
[Category: Health]
(CBS) For many people there's only one real reason to drink diet soda.

"Because it's got no calories and, yeah, you try to watch your weight," says Raymond Tomczak.

But, as The Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Emily Senay reports, some experts are now saying diet soda may be doing the exact opposite: making them gain weight.

Epidemiologist Sharon Fowler, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, presented research data on
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Friday January 5th, 2007

Dental Experts: Too Much Fluoride Is Bad For Babies posted 01/05/2007, 3:28 AM (The Boston Channel)
[Category: Health]
BOSTON -- Dental experts are warning that too much fluoride could be a bad thing for babies.

NewsCenter 5's Liz Brunner reported Wednesday that if you're a parent, you may have noticed Nursery Water. It's fluoridated water and bottled for babies. It's marketed as a way to help prevent tooth decay.

Dental experts said there's no doubt that fluoride is the best way to fight cavities, but they warned that parents should not be giving any fluoridated water to infants un
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Tuesday January 2nd, 2007

'Frankenstein farming' fears posted 01/02/2007, 8:25 PM (Herald Sun)
[Category: Health]
CONSUMER groups have warned of "Frankenstein farming" after US food chiefs declared meat and milk from cloned animals safe to eat.

The US Food and Drug Administration concluded cloned animals were no different from conventional livestock and food from them will not need to be labelled as such.

But the UK Food Commission, Britain's independent food watchdog, condemned the proposal as "a giant step in the wrong direction".

If the FDA fully approves clon
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Health fears lead schools to dismantle wireless networks posted 01/02/2007, 8:24 PM (The Times)
[Category: Health]
  • Radiation levels blamed for illnesses
  • Teacher became too sick to work

    Parents and teachers are forcing some schools to dismantle wireless computer networks amid fears that they could damage children’s health. More schools are putting transmitters in classrooms to give pupils wireless access from laptops to the school computer network and the internet.

    But many parents and some scientists fear that low levels
    ... (more)


  • Friday December 29th, 2006

    US to approve cloned meat posted 12/29/2006, 4:18 AM (The Register)
    [Category: Health]
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will declare today that meat from cloned animals is safe to eat. A safety assessment released on Thursday is expected to approve the entry of products from genetically identical cattle and other livestock into the human food chain.

    The FDA indicated which way the wind was blowing back in 2005. Now an article published by its scientists in the journal Theriogenology dated January 1 forms the scientific basis of the a
    ... (more)


    Wednesday December 27th, 2006

    Meat and milk from cloning are safe, labeling unnecessary, 2 FDA scientists say posted 12/27/2006, 3:52 AM (Los Angeles Times)
    [Category: Health]
    A long-awaited study by federal scientists concludes that meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring is safe to eat and should be allowed to enter the food supply without any special labeling.

    The finding is a strong signal that the Food and Drug Administration will endorse the use of cloning technology for cattle, goats and pigs when it publishes a key safety assessment intended to clear the way for formal approval of the products. That assessment is expected next week
    ... (more)


    Parasite 'turns women into sex kittens' posted 12/27/2006, 3:03 AM (news.com.au)
    [Category: Health]
    A COMMON parasite can increase a women's attractiveness to the opposite sex but also make men more stupid, an Australian researcher says.

    About 40 per cent of the world's population is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, including about eight million Australians.

    Human infection generally occurs when people eat raw or undercooked meat that has cysts containing the parasite, or accidentally ingest some of the parasite's eggs excreted by an infected cat.

    T
    ... (more)


    Sunday December 24th, 2006

    Water bottles leak chemical posted 12/24/2006, 1:47 AM (Canadian Press)
    [Category: Health]
    OTTAWA–A study of bottled water has found concentrations of potentially harmful antimony increase the longer water is stored in a certain plastic.

    A Canadian scientist now working in Germany tested 132 brands of bottled water from 28 countries in containers made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). About 20 came from Canada.

    William Shotyk of the University of Heidelberg found that concentration of chemicals such as antimony increases the longer the water sits in PE
    ... (more)


    SKorea says traces of toxic chemical found in US beef posted 12/24/2006, 1:47 AM (AFP)
    [Category: Health]
    SEOUL (XFN-ASIA) - South Korean officials, who have blocked three US beef shipments since officially lifting a ban on imports, said they found traces of dioxin in one of the shipments.

    The chemical, that may harm human immune systems and cause cancer, was found in a package among a 10.2-tonne shipment that arrived early this year, a spokesman for the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service said.

    The government agency said the dioxin level stood at 6.26 p
    ... (more)


    Friday December 15th, 2006

    U.S. Breast Cancer Rates Fall posted 12/15/2006, 12:49 AM (Associated Press)
    [Category: Health]
    In a startling turnaround, breast cancer rates in the United States dropped dramatically in 2003, and experts said they believe it is because many women stopped taking hormone pills.

    The 7.2 percent decline came a year after a big federal study linked menopause hormones to a higher risk of breast cancer, heart disease and other problems. Within months, millions of women stopped taking the pills.

    A new analysis of federal cancer statistics, presented Thursday at a br
    ... (more)


    High IQ link to being vegetarian posted 12/15/2006, 12:47 AM (BBC)
    [Category: Health]
    Intelligent children are more likely to become vegetarians later in life, a study says.

    A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10.

    Researchers said it could explain why people with higher IQ were healthier as a vegetarian diet was linked to lower heart disease and obesity rates.

    The study of 8,179 was reported in the British Medical Journal.

    Twenty ye
    ... (more)


    Tuesday December 12th, 2006

    Vegetables nearly as dangerous as under-cooked meat, study says posted 12/12/2006, 10:39 PM (Scripps Howard News Service)
    [Category: Health]
    Fresh raw vegetables like lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and green onions were responsible for the illness or deaths of nearly 19,000 people nationwide over a five-year period.

    Vegetables are nearly as dangerous as under-cooked meat when it comes to transmitting deadly food illnesses like E. coli, salmonella and hepatitis, according to a study of federal outbreak records by Scripps.

    Beef, chicken, pork and their byproducts were responsible for nearly 22,600 deaths o
    ... (more)
    This is a smokescreen to highly regulate veggies


    Call for worldwide use of cervical cancer vaccines posted 12/12/2006, 10:38 PM (Reuters)
    [Category: Health]
    LONDON (Reuters) - International health experts called on Tuesday for rapid worldwide access to promising but expensive cervical cancer vaccines that have the potential to save a quarter of a million lives a year.

    Merck & Co. Inc.'s recently launched Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Cervarix, which is expected to be approved next year, protect women against human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes most cases of the disease.

    They are likely to be embraced
    ... (more)
    Related: Vaccination: The Hidden Truth


    Monday December 11th, 2006

    EPA uses nanotech regulation ploy to target colloidal silver while ignoring all other nanotech particles posted 12/11/2006, 10:27 PM (NewsTarget)
    [Category: Health]
    Nanomaterials -- products and materials changed or created at the atomic and molecular level -- are quickly gaining popularity for their multitude of uses, and while the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to regulate popular nanosilver antibacterial products, ostensibly to protect consumers, critics say the move is a thinly veiled attempt to solely regulate nanosilver as a health supplement.

    Nanosilver is used to kill harmful bacteria in food storage containers, shoe lin
    ... (more)


    CSPI threatens lawsuit against Coca-Cola for "fraudulent" weight loss claims over Enviga beverage posted 12/11/2006, 10:23 PM (NewsTarget)
    [Category: Health]
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has decided to serve notice on Coca-Cola and Nestlé -- the companies behind the beverage Enviga -- stating that both companies are marketing the drink using calorie-burning and weight loss claims that are fraudulent.

    The CSPI group -- based in Washington in the U.S. -- is watchdog group that has taken legal action against companies such as KFC and PepsiCo over labeling and health issues in the past. This new lawsuit with Coca-Co
    ... (more)


    Sunday December 10th, 2006

    Bill would ban 'mercury vaccine' posted 12/10/2006, 11:45 PM (Lawrence Journal-World)
    [Category: Health]
    The first bill in the legislative hopper for the 2007 session is one near and dear to Lawrence's Linda Weinmaster and a number of parents across the state.

    Senate Bill 1 would ban the use of mercury-based thimerosal in childhood vaccines.

    "I'm somewhat optimistic that it will pass this session," Weinmaster said. "We're going to give it our best try."

    Weinmaster and many others claim that thimerosal, which is used as a preservative in some vaccines, ha
    ... (more)


    Friday December 8th, 2006

    EPA May Drop Lead Air Pollution Limits posted 12/08/2006, 11:14 PM (Associated Press)
    [Category: Health]
    The Bush administration is considering doing away with health standards that cut lead from gasoline, widely regarded as one of the nation's biggest clean-air accomplishments. Battery makers, lead smelters, refiners all have lobbied the administration to do away with the Clean Air Act limits.

    A preliminary staff review released by the Environmental Protection Agency this week acknowledged the possibility of dropping the health standards for lead air pollution. The agency says revok
    ... (more)


    Plastics 'poisoning world's seas' posted 12/08/2006, 11:01 PM (BBC)
    [Category: Health]
    Microscopic particles of plastic could be poisoning the oceans, according to a British team of researchers.

    They report that small plastic pellets called "mermaids' tears", which are the result of industry and domestic waste, have spread across the world's seas.

    The scientists had previously found the debris on UK beaches and in European waters; now they have replicated the finding on four continents.

    Scientists are worried that these fragments can ge
    ... (more)


    Sunday December 3rd, 2006

    Results of Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassay on Sprague-Dawley Rats Exposed to Aspartame Administered in Feed posted 12/03/2006, 6:02 AM (Blackwell Synergy)
    [Category: Health]
    The results of this mega-experiment indicate that Aspartame, in the tested experimental conditions, is a multipotential carcinogenic agent.... (more)


    Saturday December 2nd, 2006

    Negative results of drug trials routinely suppressed posted 12/02/2006, 3:42 AM (NewsTarget)
    [Category: Health]
    Researchers rarely publish negative research results in mainstream medical journals, and even purposely suppress results that fail to prove links between diseases and drugs or genes, according to the Wall Street Journal's Sharon Begley.

    To combat scientists' reluctance to publish negative results, new medical journals that are solely dedicated to the publication of negative study results are gaining popularity, with more like-minded journals constantly joining the ranks.
    ... (more)


    Onions, garlic linked to lower cancer risks posted 12/02/2006, 3:34 AM (Reuters Health)
    [Category: Health]
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who flavor their diets with plenty of onions and garlic might have lower odds of several types of cancer, a new study suggests.

    In an analysis of eight studies from Italy and Switzerland, researchers found that older adults with the highest onion and garlic intakes had the lowest risks of a number of cancers -- including colon, ovarian and throat cancers.

    The findings, which appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, are
    ... (more)


    Friday December 1st, 2006

    Wave of raw sewage escapes treatment: Billions of litres dumped into Great Lakes annually from Canada, U.S., report says posted 12/01/2006, 3:55 AM (Globe and Mail)
    [Category: Health]
    TORONTO -- The first comprehensive look at the amount of raw sewage flowing into the Great Lakes from cities in Canada and the United States has found that billions of litres are being dumped untreated every year into the sources of drinking water for communities on both sides of the border.

    The largest discharges came from big cities such as Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto, where antiquated sewage treatment systems are regularly overwhelmed when it rains and their contents swept u
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    Thursday November 30th, 2006

    USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Rice Contaminating Food Supply posted 11/30/2006, 3:05 AM (Center for Food Safety)
    [Category: Health]
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today granted marketing approval of a genetically-engineered (GE) rice variety following its illegal contamination of the food supply and rice exports, first announced three months ago. The controversial decision was taken despite the insistence of its developer, Bayer CropScience, that it dropped plans to commercialize the variety, known as LibertyLink601 (LL601), five years ago.

    "With this decision, USDA is telling agricultural biotechno
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    Tuesday November 28th, 2006

    Laser eye ops could ruin sight posted 11/28/2006, 4:12 AM (New Zealand Herald)
    [Category: Health]
    Concern has been raised about the long-term effects of laser eye surgery after a new study has shown that tens of thousands of Kiwis are likely to suffer defective vision from the surgery in their later years.

    Studies from Otago and Oxford Universities have shown that laser surgery for short-sightedness could cause haze, glare and blurred vision as people reach their 60s and 70s.

    Given that around 25,000 New Zealanders have had the surgery, Otago University head
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    Sunday November 26th, 2006

    What's in a Flu Shot? posted 11/26/2006, 4:18 AM (Google Video)
    [Category: Health]


    Sunday November 19th, 2006

    We're Drinking What? posted 11/19/2006, 7:43 PM (Counter Punch)
    [Category: Health]
    Look at photos of the gigantic udders on rBST treated dairy cows and it's not hard to imagine the artificial hormone's role in increasing U.S. rates of breast and prostate cancer, precocious puberty and obesity.

    But U.S. milk producers and agricultural officials continue to say Monsanto's Posilac, which has been used unlabeled in much of the U.S. public milk supply since 1994, is safe. [1]

    Even as they jump all over each other to ban it.
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