Archive for November, 2011
Colorado’s Boulder County was the latest health freedom hotspot to stand up against Monsanto and genetically modified produce, with town advisory committees announcing plans to phase out GMO crops on open space in pursuit of sustainable and ethical farming practices.
Although the findings cannot yet be fully utilized by humans, scientists have unlocked the key to limb regeneration — vitamins. After three decades of research, scientists have finally discovered how some animals can regenerate amputated limbs or damaged organs.
Taking just a little ‘too much’ Tylenol over the course of days or weeks can be even more deadly than massive overdose, according to new research. Instead of instant effects associated with the overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol), death from lower doses may not be recognized due to a lack of concrete side effects.
Thanksgiving is, aptly named and recognized as a time to give gratitude, appreciation, and rightful merits. A time to recognize what you should be thankful for, and why. With the world in a state of disarray, it’s hard to recognize what you should be giving thanks for in the first place. It seems as though the world continuously produces hardship, pain and challenge. From all sides, it’s almost as though a malevolent force bears down on humankind, oppressing and inhibiting our ability to live life to our fullest potential.
It was announced on Tuesday that Merck will pay upwards of $950 million as a means of resolving investigations carried out regarding the company’s marketing tactics of their painkiller Vioxx. The corrupt, profit-driven company is planning to pay $321.6 million in criminal fines while the remaining $628.4 million goes toward a civil settlement agreement. Merck will also be pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge due to false advertising and deceptive marketing tactics by marketing Vioxx as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis – all without FDA approval.
New research from Harvard University has found that eating canned soup can spike your urinary BPA levels by 1,200 percent compared to fresh soap. Described as “one of the first to quantify BPA levels in humans after ingestion of canned foods,” the study examines the volume in which cancer-causing BPA contaminates canned goods across the world. The research appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association November issue. BPA of course has been linked to countless diseases, including breast cancer and fertility defects that can lead to infertility.
Health and radiation experts are now admitting that the Fukushima disaster is contributing to an unknown number of deaths as a result of increasing cancer rates around the globe. They are also stating that these deaths will be ‘hidden’ from the public eye due to a lack of accurate identification when it comes to targeting Fukushima-related cancer deaths. Of course the scientific experts are focusing primarily on the evacuation zone radiation and surrounding areas.
It turns out that much of the population is spending almost 2000 times more for water than they normally would. A typical price of bottled water is $3.79 per gallon while a typical cost of tap water is $0.002 per gallon. The bottled water industry seems to have successfully turned a nearly free resource into a commodity, selling it for about a 1900% markup from what you’re paying at home. People are virtually throwing money away, all in the name of “purity”.
Young children in foster care are being given antipsychotics just as frequently as children considered to be the most mentally disabled, according to a new report. It seems that foster children are being dosed up with powerful antipsychotic drugs traditionally given to schizophrenics, the same drugs that even mainstream health official are now speaking out against. The report, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, examined how often young children in foster care are given two antipsychotic drugs at once.