Archive for June, 2012

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Fueled by the War on Drugs, Says Commission

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Fueled by the War on Drugs, Says Commission

June 30, 2012 | by

It’s rare to find an entire commission of esteemed global leaders willing to say such a thing. This week, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report calling on countries of the world to not only reevaluate their approach but dramatically shift the way they handle drug offenses. The failing drug war fueling the HIV/AIDs epidemic is just one reason to reevaluate how things are done.

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Kids Playing Sports and Active Young Teens Healthier, Happier

Kids Playing Sports and Active Young Teens Healthier, Happier

June 30, 2012 | by

Some of us remember being picked last for dogeball in gym while others remember being voted MVP on the varsity soccer team. Chances are, no matter how well we performed, we felt both healthier and happier if we were active during those treacherous middle school years. Some findings support this claim, showing that kids playing sports and active teens may be healthier and happy than those who are inactive.

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Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in US – The World’s First

Genetically Modified Babies ‘Created’ in US – The World’s First

June 29, 2012 | by

In a developing story, the Daily Mail is now reporting that the very first (admitted) group of genetically modified babies have been ‘created’ in the United States. The scientists involved reportedly announced the result on the night of June 27th, stating that 30 babies were born using genetic modification techniques.

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Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Are Destroying Your Water

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Are Destroying Your Water

June 29, 2012 | by

Think you know what pharmaceuticals you ingest everyday? Think again. Several decades worth of research, most recently and notoriously an April 2008 AP Investigation, has confirmed the pervasive presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in our nation’s water supply. Lesser known sources of water pollution, these drugs include antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones.

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Cancer Cell Growth Stopped and Reversed by Green Tea

Cancer Cell Growth Stopped and Reversed by Green Tea

June 29, 2012 | by

Scientists have found that the active ingredient in green tea can lead to a regression in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a type of cancer that causes the bone marrow to make too many lymphocytes (white blood cells). Although the research showing how green tea can fight cancer cell growth was published a few years ago, it seems to have been swept under the rug.

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Herbal Sleep Remedies to Help Treat Insomnia, Sleep Apnea

Herbal Sleep Remedies to Help Treat Insomnia, Sleep Apnea

June 29, 2012 | by

Over half of all Americans suffer from some type sleep impending disorder. Whether it be sleep apnea, narcolepsy or delayed sleep syndrome, the bottom line is that we are a nation without rest. With sleeplessness reaching epidemic proportions, many people are sick and tired of being tired, with most individuals willing to try anything for just a few hours of shut-eye. But instead of turning to harmful sleep medication, consider trying simple and effective herbal sleep remedies.

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Heart Disease Causes Includes Antidepressant Use

Heart Disease Causes Includes Antidepressant Use

June 29, 2012 | by

A University College London study involving nearly 15,000 people in Scotland linked old-style antidepressants with 35% increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This research showing that antidepressants may be among important risk factors for heart disease should be known by everyone using these medications.

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Causes of Water Pollution – GMO Farming, Glyphosate Big Contributors

Causes of Water Pollution – GMO Farming, Glyphosate Big Contributors

June 28, 2012 | by

Water pollution and air pollution has been and continues to be a serious issue in many nations. Both of these pollution types are successfully bringing down the health of not only humans, but also animals, plant life, and the ecosystem as a whole. While the causes of water pollution and causes of air pollution are many, research is actually pointing a straight finger at GMO farming and chemicals like glyphosate for being important culprits.

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Report: Nature May Soon Overcome Monsanto as ‘Super Rootworms’ Destroy Crops

Report: Nature May Soon Overcome Monsanto as ‘Super Rootworms’ Destroy Crops

June 28, 2012 | by

What will be the end of Monsanto? Could it be lawsuits, new legislation, or perhaps even a tiny insect that is less than 0.10 mm in length. A new report reveals that rootworms may ultimately be what ends Monsanto’s crops, despite the biotech giant’s rampant success within the United States legislative system.

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Causes of Alzheimer’s Includes Stress – Study May Show for First Time

Causes of Alzheimer’s Includes Stress – Study May Show for First Time

June 28, 2012 | by

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and is the sixth leading cause of death. But unlike heart disease, stroke, and other leading causes, no link has been established between Alzheimer’s disease and stress. But one study out of the U.K. hopes to discover if stress is among the many causes of Alzheimer’s.

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