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Archive for the Month of August, 2005.
Viewing Science / Health NEWS articles 1 through 25 of 25.


August 2, 2005

Statistics prove prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists - According to the groundbreaking 2003 medical report Death by Medicine, by Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, 783,936 people in the United States die every year from conventional medicine mistakes. That's the equivalent of six jumbo jet crashes a day for an entire year. But where is the media attention for this tragedy? Where is the government support for stopping these medical mistakes before they happen?
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August 3, 2005

FDA & CDC smear respected independent scientists and researchers - In their public statements, officials within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are always claiming that researchers and scientists who conduct studies not funded by drug companies or the government are making unfounded claims about a link between thimerosal-laced vaccines and autism, and other neurological disorders, which they claim could lead to reduced vaccine coverage, resulting in preventable outbreaks of disease affecting the entire planet. I say cut the crap
(1130 views)


August 7, 2005

Michael Fox, Parkinson's, And Aspartame - Michael Fox, Star of Spin City, Family Ties and many movies, suffers from Parkinson's Disease and once asked how a 30 year old man would get this old man's disease. Michael Fox has also been a Diet Pepsi spokesman and informants say he is addicted drinking many a day.
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CELL PHONE RADIATION MAY CAUSE VISUAL DAMAGE - In a recent scientific study conducted by a team of researchers from the Technion, a possible link between microwave radiation, similar to the type found in cellular phones, and different kinds of damage to the visual system was found. At least one kind of damage seems to accumulate over time and not heal, challenging the common view and leading the researchers to the assertion that the duration of exposure is not less important than the intensity of the irradiation. The researchers also emphasized that existing exposure guidelines for microwave radiation might have to change.
(1165 views)


August 8, 2005

Drink More Diet Soda, Gain More Weight? - Overweight Risk Soars 41% With Each Daily Can of Diet Soft Drink
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White Flour and Alloxan! - I was just utterly shocked to have recently discovered another FDA first degree murder! When I studied chemistry forty plus years ago, they were using a fairly benign bleaching agent to bleach white flour. Now it comes out they have started using alloxan! Alloxan is a poison, the most famous spinner up of super oxide free radicals known to science!
(996 views)

'Thoughts read' via brain scans - Scientists say they have been able to monitor people's thoughts via scans of their brains.
(964 views)

Fears over health risk to children of mercury in tuna - Concerns have been raised following the case of an American child who developed learning difficulties after eating a portion of tuna a day. Doctors who conducted blood tests concluded the child was suffering from mercury poisoning.
(844 views)


August 9, 2005

Bad Medicine? - Cannabis is proven to be a fairly harmless drug -- so why is the American right still waging a massive war on weed?
(820 views)


August 10, 2005

EPA Proposing Radiation Exposure Limits - Conceding there's no way to know what life will be like in a million years, the Environmental Protection Agency nevertheless proposed limits Tuesday on how much radiation a person should be exposed to from a nuclear waste dump in that distant time.
(758 views)


August 11, 2005

Error at lab spreads nuclear material: Contamination from Los Alamos found in 4 states - The apparent mishandling of a potentially hazardous radioactive substance by an employee of the University of California-run Los Alamos National Laboratory has resulted in contamination of sites in four states
(846 views)


August 12, 2005

Tell It To The Judge - The Bush administration wants to send women seeking abortions for health reasons to the courthouse, not the doctor.
(913 views)


August 14, 2005

Skin cancer hits young - Researchers say two malignancies are appearing in dramatic numbers among people under 40 despite public health efforts on wearing sunscreen, protective clothing
(853 views)

Experimental Hybrid Cars Get Up to 250 Mpg - Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage.
(727 views)

Cannabis-based drugs might relieve bowel disease - Derivatives of the active compound in cannabis -- cannabinoids -- may have the potential for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, UK researchers report.
(1126 views)

Are Half of All Americans Mentally Ill? - A new study by Harvard University and the National Institute of Mental Health (search) claims that 46 percent of all Americans will, at some point in their lives, develop a mental disorder.
(1006 views)


August 15, 2005

New Paper Points To Bacteria - Prostate Cancer Link - This is an excellent pioneering paper out of Perth, Australia, which for the first time suggests that BACTERIA may play a role in prostate cancer.
(2323 views)


August 16, 2005

The vitamin police - Tell me, again, just why the United Nations is so concerned about nutritional supplements
(873 views)


August 17, 2005

Junk Food Nation: Who's to Blame for Childhood Obesity? - The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.
(737 views)


August 18, 2005

Got Milk? You've Got Problems - Instead of protecting us, the government aligns itself with the dairy lobby.
(863 views)


August 20, 2005

The Evil Antacid Myth - It becomes plain that indiscriminate and reflexive pill-popping antacid abuse only provides a continuous flow of revenues for Doctors and Drug Companies.
(3194 views)


August 21, 2005

"Bright fruits can hit arthritis" - Eating a diet rich in brightly coloured fruit and vegetables could help reduce the risk of developing inflammatory disorders, according to a new study.
(939 views)


August 25, 2005

New Study Links Antidepressants To Suicide In Adults - Commonly used modern antidepressants can cause adults as well as children to attempt suicide, a new study says.
(771 views)


August 27, 2005

Olive oil proven to be pain reliever - Scientists have just found out what gourmets have always known - that there is something special about fresh extra-virgin olive oil.
(1134 views)

EPA Unions Call for Nationwide Moratorium on Fluoridation, Congressional Hearing on Adverse Effects, Youth Cancer Cover Up - Eleven EPA employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals of the Civil Service have called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people. The unions acted following revelations of an apparent cover-up of evidence from Harvard School of Dental Medicine linking fluoridation with elevated risk of a fatal bone cancer in young boys.
(813 views)


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