Archive for 2012
Both wings of the government have been found in bed with Big Pharma, and now a new decision by the federal appeals court will make it even more difficult for them to mind the marketing and sales of pharmaceuticals. A conviction of a sales representative for promoting off-label use of a prescription drug was thrown out. Now it may be even easier for Big Pharma to sell drugs.
Scientists were hoping to learn exactly how omega-3 fats boost memory when they undertook the latest research project published in the Public Library of Science (PLoS). But they were unable to solve the mystery. They did find, however, that these essential fats have clear effects on the short-term memory of healthy adults – a positive effect.
In our Big Pharma culture where pharmaceutical drugs are not just the norm but fully embraced as badges to display to the public, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with one designer to create a ‘designer’ bag laced with major Big Pharma prescription pills.
There is no question that pesticides are linked to numerous health complications; the research shows it time and time again. In a recent study, researchers found that dichlorophenol-containing pesticides may be partly to blame for the rising cases of food allergies. The lead author of the study, Elina Jerschow, notes that these pesticides can ‘weaken food tolerance’.
Is butter bad for you? Sweet, salty butter has become a decadent treat for many people, something that some have shunned for years for fear of the vilified “saturated fat”. But now that the hype of margarine has been sufficiently shattered, we can take a more honest look at butter.
Energy drinks are particularly popular amongst teenagers who are lured in by expert marketing tactics. In fact, statistics indicate that between 30 to 50% of adolescents drink some form of energy drink on a regular basis. The safety of these energy boosting concoctions has been and continues to be questioned, with negative effects of energy drinks always being revealed.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity host of the Dr. Oz program which appeals to individuals who are actually into alternative health in varying degrees, has recently declared that GMO foods are actually the same as organic.
Have you heard of the massive sinkholes popping up around the nation? Flammable craters spanning acres wide and leaking radiation, monster sinkholes described as ‘apocalyptic’ have forced residents out of homes.
Are you living a stressful life? Although long unrecognized as being a factor in quality of health, it is now widely accepted and proven that stress plays a pivotal role. Research is continuously being conducted in the realm of stress and it’s implications on the body, with one study performed earlier this year finding that stress may actually cause important parts of the brain to shrink.
You may soon have yet another reason to avoid most conventional food items. Conventional food may soon be zapped with MicroZap’s ‘microwave zap’ technology which sterilizes the food throgh microwave radiation.