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Thursday September 6th, 2007
Experts suggest a link between the use of deodorants and breast cancer posted 09/06/2007, 3:23 AM (The Scotsman)
[Category: Health]
NEW research has suggested a potential link between the use of deodorants and breast cancer.

A study at Keele University looked at tumour samples from 17 breast cancer patients, measuring levels of aluminium - which is used as an antiperspirant in most deodorants - in the tissue.

The researchers found the patients had "significantly higher" levels of aluminium in the underarm region of the breast where the products were used than in ot
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Wednesday August 8th, 2007

Monsanto Goes GMO-Free - in its Cafeteria posted 08/08/2007, 7:22 PM ( Ode Magazine)
[Category: Health]
UNITED KINGDOM. From now on, staff at the British headquarters of biotech giant Monsanto will be eating only non-genetically modified products on their lunch breaks. Foods containing genetically modified soy and corn are no longer available in the company cafeteria. Granada Food Services, which manages the canteen, is said to be concerned about health risks. Monsanto's press department contends the action was not the result of a boycott initiated by worried employees of theU.S. multinational.

Orange to remove mobile mast from 'tower of doom', where cancer rate has soared posted 08/08/2007, 7:20 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Health]
A mobile phone company is to remove a mast from a block of flats after seven residents were struck down by cancer.

Three have died and another four have battled the disease since two masts were erected on the roof of the five-storey block which has become known locally as the Tower of Doom.

The cancer rate on the top floor - where residents of five of the eight flats have been affected and the three who died all lived - is 20 per cent, ten times the national average
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Monday August 6th, 2007

Hiroshima health effects linger posted 08/06/2007, 6:06 AM (BBC)
[Category: Health]
Imagine what it is like to know that as a child you were doused in radioactive fallout.

It fell on your clothes and on your skin. It was in the water you drank, the scraps of food you could find. It entered the fabric of the buildings you were sheltering in.

What hidden damage was done in your earliest days?

For those who were in Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 it is a fear they live with constantly.

This is not history for them. It is an ev
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Saturday August 4th, 2007

Foot and mouth returns posted 08/04/2007, 2:14 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Health]
An immediate national ban on the movement of all cattle, pigs, sheep and goats was imposed last night after foot and mouth disease was confirmed in cattle at a farm near Guildford, Surrey. Gordon Brown cut short his holiday on hearing the news and was involved in a conference call with Cobra, the government's civil emergencies committee.

A cordon was thrown round the farm and vets moved in to slaughter the affected animals. All farmers were urged by the chi
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Wednesday August 1st, 2007

Doctor charged in transplant inquiry posted 08/01/2007, 7:34 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Health]
LOS ANGELES - A surgeon was charged Monday with prescribing excessive drugs to a comatose, disabled patient to hasten his death and harvest his organs for transplantation.

Prosecutors in San Luis Obispo County said Dr. Hootan Roozrokh, 33, of San Francisco, gave a harmful drug and prescribed excessive doses of morphine and a sedative to 26-year-old Ruben Navarro, who died in 2006.

He was taken in a coma to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, 150 miles n
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Sunday July 29th, 2007

Killing Organics: What does"organic" really mean? posted 07/29/2007, 2:14 PM (MSNBC)
[Category: Health]
You know organic has gone mainstream when Wal-Mart starts selling it. In fact, organic products are the fastest growing segment of the agricultural market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says organic sales jumped 22 percent last year. A growing number of people are willing to pay a premium price to eat what they consider to be superior products and to support farming techniques that are better for the land.

But what does “organic” really mean? According to USDA regulations, a
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Aquafina source is same as for tap posted 07/29/2007, 2:14 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Health]
NEW YORK - So you thought that water in your Aquafina bottle came from some far-away spring bubbling deep in a glen? Try the same place as the water in your tap.

PepsiCo Inc. is the latest company to offer some clarity about the source of its top-selling bottled water as it announced on Friday it would change the label on Aquafina water bottles to spell out that the drink comes from the same source as tap water.

A group called Corporate Accountability Inte
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Tuesday July 24th, 2007

Doctor's studies links dairy to cancer risk posted 07/24/2007, 11:00 PM (The Sun News)
[Category: Health]
The last thing you want to wear into Dr. Robert Bibb's dermatology office is a dark tan and a milk mustache.

"A tan is the body's response to damage," said Bibb, who suspected that ultraviolet A rays were more than innocent bystanders to sun damage years before it became popular knowledge. Now, dairy products and their link to hormonally sensitive cancers is on his radar. While dermatologists routinely advise patients to get their vitamin D from dietary sources instead of sunlight
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Sunday July 22nd, 2007

OxyContin Maker, Execs Fined $634.5M posted 07/22/2007, 11:17 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Health]
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- Purdue Pharma L.P., the maker of OxyContin, and three of its executives were ordered Friday to pay a $634.5 million fine for misleading the public about the painkiller's risk of addiction.

U.S. District Judge James Jones levied the fine on Purdue, its top lawyer and former president and former chief medical officer after a hearing that lasted about three-and-a-half hours. The hearing included statements by numerous people who said their lives were changed for
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OxyContin is nothing more than government approved heroin.

Tuesday July 10th, 2007

New fear over MMR link with rising autism posted 07/10/2007, 4:44 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
A new study claims that almost double the number of children could have autism as previously thought.

An unpublished piece of research by Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre (ARC) found that as many as one in 58 children could suffer from the condition, which can affect speech, understanding and communication.

If the figure was accurate it would mean 210,000 children under 16 across Britain could have some form of autism.
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Wednesday July 4th, 2007

Genetically engineered rice gets into the U.S. food supply posted 07/04/2007, 5:01 AM (Fortune)
[Category: Health]
(Fortune Magazine) -- Back in the spring of 2001, a 64-year-old Texas rice farmer named Jacko Garrett watched a fleet of 18-wheelers haul away truckloads of rice that he had grown with great care. "It just bothers me so bad," Garrett said. "I'm sitting here trying to find food to feed people, and I've got to bury five million pounds of rice." No one likes to waste food, but for Garrett, who runs a charity that collects rice for the needy, the pain was especially acute.

Garrett's r
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Thursday June 28th, 2007

Aspartame linked to cancer: study posted 06/28/2007, 2:02 AM (Sydney Morning Herald)
[Category: Health]
The US Food and Drug Administration says there is no need for an urgent review of the safety of aspartame, despite a new study showing the sweetener may cause cancer.

A US consumer group has called for the review after Italian researchers published a new study that showed aspartame - widely used in soft drinks - might cause leukaemia, lymphoma and breast cancer in rats.

"This is the second study by the same lab showing that aspartame causes cancer in rats," Centre f
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Friday June 22nd, 2007

Body absorbs 5lb of make-up chemicals a year posted 06/22/2007, 6:26 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
Women who use make-up on a daily basis are absorbing almost 5lb of chemicals a year into their bodies, it is claimed.

Many use more than 20 different beauty products a day striving to look their best while nine out of 10 apply make-up which is past its use by date.

Dependence on cosmetics and toiletries means that a cocktail of 4lb 6oz of chemicals a year is absorbed into the body through the skin.

Some synthetic compounds involved have been linked to
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Wednesday June 20th, 2007

Getting Lost in the Great Indoors posted 06/20/2007, 3:51 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Health]
Linda Pelzman appreciates the beauty of the outdoor world, sometimes pulling her children into the yard to gaze at a full moon or peer into a dense fog. An educator and founder of a summer camp, she only wishes her enthusiasm was fully shared.

On a recent nature walk near her home in Gaithersburg, her younger son, 6, was unimpressed, pleading, "I just want to go back to civilization." Her older son, at 13, has made it clear he prefers PlayStation.

"Kids don't think
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Thursday June 14th, 2007

Marines drank tainted water for 30 years: CDC posted 06/14/2007, 1:33 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As many as 75,000 people may have drunk water contaminated by dry cleaning fluid at the U.S. Marine base at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

The contamination lasted for 30 years until the affected wells were closed. Marines and their families drank the contaminated water during base assignments of an average of 2 years, the CDC said.

The water was polluted with tetrachloroeth
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Thursday May 31st, 2007

Pesticides 'up Parkinson's risk' posted 05/31/2007, 5:39 AM (BBC)
[Category: Health]
Exposure to pesticides could lead to an increased risk of contracting Parkinson's disease, a study has found.

Researchers discovered that high levels of exposure increased the risk by 39%, while even low levels raised it by 9%.

However, the Aberdeen University researchers stressed that the overall risk of developing the disease remained small.

In the UK, one person in 500 develops the incurable degenerative brain
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Monday May 28th, 2007

Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health posted 05/28/2007, 7:49 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Health]
A new health scare erupted over soft drinks last night amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.

The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.

The findings could have serio
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Friday May 25th, 2007

FDA approves pill that stops periods; is womanhood a disease? posted 05/25/2007, 11:16 PM (NewsTarget)
[Category: Health]
Conventional medicine has, for decades, preyed upon the "symptoms of womanhood" and attempted to transform every female activity from childbirth to menstruation into a disease requiring chemical treatment. Today, the FDA approved Lybrel, a daily pill for women that stops periods... forever.

The concept behind such a pill is based on the false idea that menstruation is a disease requiring a medical fix. Most sane people would agree that menstruation is, in fact, a natural biologica
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Government knew of HIV risk from imported blood posted 05/25/2007, 11:08 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Health]
The government's advisers on medicine knew that patients were at risk of contracting Aids from imported blood products as early as 1983, but ruled against a ban because of fears it would cause a shortage of supply.

Minutes obtained by the Guardian of a meeting held on July 13 1983 reveal that the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) knew that "patients who repeatedly receive blood clotting-factor concentrates appear to be at risk" of Aids.

... (more)

Tuesday May 22nd, 2007

The classroom 'cancer risk' of wi-fi internet posted 05/22/2007, 3:41 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Health]
Britain's top health watchdog has called for an inquiry into the use of wireless Internet networks in schools because of concerns they could be exposing children to the risk of cancer.

The demand came after it was revealed that classroom "wi-fi" networks give off three times as much radiation as a typical mobile phone mast.

Guidelines from the Health Protection Agency already state that masts should not be sited near schools because of a possi
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Saturday May 19th, 2007

Chromium in drinking water causes cancer: U.S. agency posted 05/19/2007, 5:16 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Health]
A type of chromium highlighted in the film "Erin Brockovich" causes cancer in lab animals when they drink it in water, and it could be harmful to people, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday.

Hexavalent chromium, also called chromium 6, already has been shown to cause lung cancer when inhaled and is controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency as well as by states.

It is best known as the contaminant exposed by campaigne
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Thursday May 17th, 2007

The Battle to Ban Toxic Toys posted 05/17/2007, 5:47 AM (E Magazine)
[Category: Health]
"Phthalates" (pronounced THA-lates) are found in everything from cosmetics to IV bags to children's toys. Environmentalists and environmentally minded legislators are beginning to worry about long-term exposure to the chemical compounds.

Specifically, they worry about diisononyl phthalate or DINP, a plasticizer commonly used in soft vinyl products made for babies, such as bath books, rubber ducks and teething rings as well as bisphenol A (BPA), a building block for polycarbona
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Wednesday May 16th, 2007

Nestlé 'bypasses' baby milk code posted 05/16/2007, 12:00 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Health]
Thirty years after a boycott of Nestlé products was launched to highlight its unethical marketing of baby formula in developing countries, baby formula manufacturers are still failing in their responsibilities towards the world's poorest mothers and babies, Save the Children claims today.

It says around 1.4 million children die each year of illnesses such as diarrhoea that could have been prevented if they were being breastfed. But - despite the dangers of mixing infant formula wi
... (more)

Wednesday May 9th, 2007

TV toddlers 'become aggressive' posted 05/09/2007, 11:24 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Health]
Toddlers who watch too much television can become aggressive and suffer from poor attention span, a survey claims.

The report discovered that an increasing number of children are watching television at a younger age and that nearly half of children in the study were regular viewers of television, video or DVDs by the age of three months.

The figure jumps to 90 per cent of two year olds, according to researchers who say parents are ignoring the health warnings.
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New fears over additives in children's food posted 05/09/2007, 11:19 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Health]
Food safety experts have advised parents to eliminate a series of additives from their children's diet while they await the publication of a new study that is understood to link these ingredients to behaviour problems in youngsters.

The latest scientific research into the effect of food additives on children's behaviour is thought to raise fresh doubts about the safety of controversial food colourings and a preservative widely used in sweets, drinks and processed foods in the UK.
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Friday April 27th, 2007

TV ads boost eating of obese children by 130% posted 04/27/2007, 5:28 AM (The Scotsman)
[Category: Health]
OVERWEIGHT and obese children increase the amount of food they eat by more than 130 per cent after watching food adverts on TV, a study revealed yesterday.

Researchers at Liverpool University showed a group of 60 children a cartoon along with TV adverts for either food or toys.

The youngsters were then offered a selection of low-fat savoury snacks, crisps, grapes, chocolate and jelly sweets. The team found calorie intake was higher in the group which watched the f
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Thursday April 12th, 2007

I'd always been pro-abortion..until the day I became a mother posted 04/12/2007, 4:13 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Health]
One liberal broadcaster describes her startling change of heart over one of the most emotionally charged issues of our times, abortion.

When I discovered I was pregnant in February 2005, after several weeks of heavy drinking and flying to and from the U.S. for work, I was 38 and in a settled relationship. And, despite my nonideal lifestyle, our baby was planned.

So far, so straightforward. What was unplanned, for me, were all the questions that
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Related: Women demand tougher laws to curb abortions: Ultrasound images 'of a 23-week-old foetus smiling and grimacing, have made people change their views'

Monsanto's GM corn MON863 shows kidney, liver toxicity in animal studies posted 04/12/2007, 4:11 AM (News Target)
[Category: Health]
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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.

... (more)

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
... (more)

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.

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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
... (more)

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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