Archive for 2011
It sounds like something out of a bizarre science fiction comic book. Scientists have weaponized the H5N1 bird flu virus, and are actually considering releasing the research. The experiments, which involved mutating the virus a total of 5 times, made the strain highly contagious between ferrets — the very animal model used to study human flu infection. Of course many scientists are now warning that if such research was made public it could result in the construction of deadly bioweapons.
There is no doubt that the western diet holds most of the weight regarding the escalating obesity epidemic we are facing today. Ingesting overly large portions of foods containing fat-promoting ingredients coupled with an inactive lifestyle is the perfect recipe for a gigantic disaster.
In this radio interview conducted by Jason Junker and syndicated on local stations within the United States, Anthony Gucciardi speaks on the many dangers of the Gardasil vaccine and how Merck has been caught bribing key California legislators in order to ram through the controversial Gardasil bill. The bill, of course, allows for girls as young as 12 to receive the HPV shot without any form of parental consent.
Soy has been pushed as a popular health food for a very long time. Used by vegetarians and vegans as an alternative to meats, and applied to a score of other health foods, soy foods have been popularized and commercialized as one of the ultimate health foods. However, around 95% of soy can actually be damaging to your health.
The European Union has decided to ban all X-ray scanners from EU airports in order to protect the health and safety of EU citizens, yet the TSA still claims that the scanners are completely safe. The ban comes after the recent media outburst regarding the 1998 report that linked the X-ray scanners to cancer.
A new campaign has been launched by an organization known as the GAVI Alliance to vaccinate up to 2 million women and girls with either GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix or Merck’s Gardasil by the year 2015. Of course these two HPV shots have been shown to be very dangerous, with Gardasil linked to death, countless adverse reactions, and Cervarix recently ousted as similarly threatening.
Smoking is not a cheap venture in any way, shape or form. But it seems that the price tag on a pack of cigarettes hardly deters anyone from partaking in the activity while at the same time economic complaints are being greatly voiced. Although the price tag of a single pack of cigarettes may not be intimidating enough for those experiencing the relaxing effects from smoking maybe a look at overall cost would make somewhat of an impact.
After reports as far back as 1998 surfaced revealed that the TSA’s X-ray scanners could be causing around 100 cases of cancer per year conservatively, the TSA announced that it would be launching an ‘independent’ study over the safety of the machines.
Every parent loves having plastic containers and plastic bottles around for their children. Plastic containers can be extremely useful as they don’t weight much and can’t break into a hundred pieces if dropped or slammed. While the convenience plastic containers provide is quite tempting, many parents are unaware that this convenience actually comes with a health-impacting price, especially for young children.
Following a long line of reports finding pharmaceutical drugs to be deadlier than traffic accidents and many illegal drugs, it has now come out that many asthma drugs are actually killing more patients than asthma itself. It may be hard for you to believe, but many popular asthma drugs like Symbicort, Advair Diskus, Serevent Diskus, Dulera and Foradil actually warn customers on their labels that they cause an increased “risk of death from asthma problems.”