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Feb 24 11:06

"What Just Hit Us?" - Bay Area Rattled By Unusual Quake Swarm, Trains Delayed

Following "strained" magma chamber concerns at Yellowstone, Bay Area residents have grown increasingly concerned this week as a swarm of well over 50 earthquakes has struck in recent days...

Culminating in at least 32 quakes in the last 24 hours as large as magnitude 3.6 which struck the East Bay town of Danville around 3pmET today.

Feb 24 10:52

Parkland School - Student Admits to Drills on day of Shooting

I have uploaded this video for preservation for the American people. I found this looking around youtube and want to get it to more viewers for information purposes and immediate research. Please download immediatly and share on all mediums. As you know we deal in pro-active, state of the art research and synchronicity. Many of our uploads are for effect. We give you the evidence at crucial times to help you protect your family from lies and deception. The fight is real! It is upto US! Use this video to awaken all the people you can to the truth. God Bless. (Original Video) Florida school shooting student admits to "drills" on day of shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LcVc... #Parkland #ParklandShooting

Feb 24 10:17

CDC OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR HANDLING ZIKA AND EBOLA EMERGENCIES MYSTERIOUSLY GOES MISSING

35-year-old Timothy Cunningham, a high ranking employee with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been missing for nearly two weeks. Cunningham went home from work claiming he was sick on February 12 and has not been seen or heard from since.

According to the CDC, Cunningham is a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a commander in the Public Health Service who was responsible for responding to and supervising emergency situations with the Ebola virus and the Zika virus.

Last week, the Atlanta Police Department issued a missing persons notice through their Facebook page, and since it has received nearly 2,000 shares, but still no leads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that this is a very sang foid evaluation, but I have to wonder what he may have found out about the diseases he was tasked with preventing, that the CDC didn't want to get out.

Unfortunately, I believe that the chances of seeing this guy alive, with a reasonable explanation of why he was out of communication, are zero to none.

Feb 24 10:17

CDC OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR HANDLING ZIKA AND EBOLA EMERGENCIES MYSTERIOUSLY GOES MISSING

35-year-old Timothy Cunningham, a high ranking employee with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been missing for nearly two weeks. Cunningham went home from work claiming he was sick on February 12 and has not been seen or heard from since.

According to the CDC, Cunningham is a graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a commander in the Public Health Service who was responsible for responding to and supervising emergency situations with the Ebola virus and the Zika virus.

Last week, the Atlanta Police Department issued a missing persons notice through their Facebook page, and since it has received nearly 2,000 shares, but still no leads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know that this is a very sang foid evaluation, but I have to wonder what he may have found out about the diseases he was tasked with preventing, that the CDC didn't want to get out.

Unfortunately, I believe that the chances of seeing this guy alive, with a reasonable explanation of why he was out of communication, are zero to none.

Feb 24 10:12

SEOUL DEFIES WTO RULING, VOWS TO KEEP BAN ON JAPAN'S FUKUSHIMA SEAFOOD

South Korea vows to maintain its restrictions on Japanese seafood imports and appeal the WTO’s ruling against additional radiation tests and bans on fishery products introduced in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
In 2015, Tokyo filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging South Korea’s import bans that were introduced on certain fish caught in Japanese waters over fears of radiation following the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima power plant in March 2011. In its official complaint, Japan also challenged additional testing and certification requirements placed by Seoul on Japanese fish caught from eight prefectures near Fukushima.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh, REALLY?!?!?

I think that Robert Azevedo, Chair of the WTO, and his close family should be required to eat Fukushima Fish for at least one year, 2 nights every week straight, and see how it affects their health!!

It's always the people whose health is not generally affected by radiated food, making the rules about who is compelled to eat that food. South Koreans officials are absolutely within their rights to refuse food they believe to be unsafe for their people.

Go... SOUTH KOREA!!

I wish the US government was as robust in keeping its citizens the hell away from all GMO products, which can cause sickness, and even death, ultimately.

But of course, Big Ag and Big Pharma are such generous contributors come re-election time, they don't dare!!

Feb 24 09:42

Florida School shooting with Wolfgang Halbig

Wolfgang Halbig is the man who drew up the safety plan for the high school in Broward.
He is livid!

Feb 23, 2018 Wolfgang Halbig draws no comparisons to the Sandy Hook incident, but rather explores with John B. the inexplicable antics of the authorities in an effort to explain why people died in the Florida Parkland campus shooting of February 14. Was Cruz the lone gunman, or not?

Feb 24 08:38

Florida School shooting with Wolfgang Halbig - #CTM Ep 889

Feb 23, 2018 Wolfgang Halbig draws no comparisons to the Sandy Hook incident, but rather explores with John B. the inexplicable antics of the authorities in an effort to explain why people died in the Florida Parkland campus shooting of February 14. Was Cruz the lone gunman, or not?

Feb 24 02:40

If You Drool In Your Sleep, You’re A Very Lucky Person! Here’s Why!

Sleeping is an incredibly important process for a healthy body.

Feb 23 21:22

Sheriff-tied political committee accepts money from convicted felon Scott Israel booster convicted in tax evasion, gun cases

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - A political committee supporting Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel has raised $96,000 so far, much of it at an April fundraiser for Israel at developer and garbage company owner Ron Bergeron's ranch.

One of those leading the money list is developer Yoram Izhak, who is listed on campaign filings for "Citizens for Effective Law Enforcement" as giving $5,000 personally, with another $15,000 coming from companies listed at the building he owns in North Miami.

But what may be troubling for Broward County's top cop is that Izhak is also a convicted felon who was indicted 10 years ago in a massive organized crime case.

The crime ring was known as "The Corporation" or the "Cuban Mafia" and was allegedly involved in cocaine trafficking, arson, gambling and murder.

Feb 23 21:15

When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption.

Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary of $78,489. The person who got that job was the husband of Israel's campaign manager.

Feb 23 20:27

Breaking!: A report released Friday claims four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while the attack was occurring.

Sheriff Israel is finished!

Now CNN reports that the Coral Springs police officers claim three other Broward County deputies were outside the school but failed to go inside as well. They quote “Coral Springs sources” who said the three “deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles” when Coral Springs officers arrived. They said “not one of [the deputies] had gone into the school.”

The sources indicate other Broward County deputies arrived on scene, and two of those new arrivals joined with Coral Springs officers and entered the building.

The sources said, “Coral Springs police were stunned and upset that the four original Broward County Sheriff’s deputies who were first on the scene did not appear to join them as they entered the school.”

Feb 23 17:16

University of Canterbury students create world-first 3D-printed titanium engine

New Zealand has laid claim to an engineering world first - a 3D-printed titanium engine designed and built by a group of students at the University of Canterbury.

The feat of ingenuity was unveiled on Friday morning and will be used in the 2018 Shell Asia Eco-marathon in Singapore in March.

The University of Canterbury Eco-marathon team won the Design Award for their entry in last years' race - a 100 per cent recyclable car made of vacuum-formed thermoplastic, also a world-first.

The engine, which runs on ethanol, will be used in the re-used car body and the new and improved entry will come up against over 100 teams from tertiary institutes around the Asia-Pacific region.

University of Canterbury Eco-marathon student team leader Robbie Murray says that the team had worked extremely hard to produce the vehicle with the new engine.

Feb 23 14:43

Country vs country: Canada and United States compared: Crime stats

Total crimes per 1000 80.25
Ranked 10th. 94% more than United States 41.29
Ranked 22nd.

Feb 23 13:07

Ancient ‘dark-skinned’ Briton Cheddar Man find may not be true

A Briton who lived 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. At least, that’s what dozens of news stories published this month – including our own – stated as fact. But one of the geneticists who performed the research says the conclusion is less certain, and according to others we are not even close to knowing the skin colour of any ancient human.

The skeleton of Cheddar Man was discovered in 1903 in a cave in south-west England where it had lain for 10,000 years. …

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More politically-skewed "science."

Feb 23 12:59

Scott Adams: Can Humans and Computers Mate and Have Babies?

Read Songs from Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke!

Feb 23 11:10

‘Americans leave behind scorched earth’: US refuses to clean up ‘carcinogenic’ waste at Azores base

After housing an airbase on Portugal’s Atlantic island of Terceira for 75 years, the US is scaling down its presence. Locals demand it cleans up the toxic pollution scientists say is causing cancer – but Washington doesn’t agree.

"Both of my parents died of cancer. My mum of breast cancer and my dad with a different kind of cancer. When I was 33 I was diagnosed with breast cancer," Madail Avila, one of 55,000 residents of the Azores’ second most-populous island, tells Ruptly. "It is a very big coincidence that there are so many cases of cancer within the same family and in the same geographical area as well, as all these cases are geographically located in the same area."

Feb 23 11:08

Vaccine Skepticism In Australia Now Punishable By 10 Years In Jail

Australian nurses and midwives who dare to speak out against the dangers of vaccinations on social media or in person will be prosecuted, the Australian government has warned, urging members of the public to report vaccine skeptics to the authorities.

Medical professional face a jail sentence of 10 years for expressing doubt about the effectiveness of vaccinations or urging further studies into vaccine safety. Opponents of the new law claim free speech and scientific integrity is under attack in Australia by a government that has been bought and paid for by Big Pharma.

Feb 23 10:57

Big Pharma's War On Our Children: 1 Million Kids Under Age 6 On Psychiatric Drugs

One in six Americans overall regularly take some type of medication in this category. However, children are now being swept up in Big Pharma’s desire to make money, not improve health. Mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights is drawing attention to the concerning fact that more than a million kids younger than six in our nation are currently taking these psychiatric drugs.

According to Natural News, around half of these children are four to five years old and an incredible 274,804 of them are younger than a year old. That’s right: babies are being given psychiatric drugs. The number rises for toddlers aged two to three, with 370,778 kids in this category taking psychiatric drugs overall. If this isn’t horrifying to you, congratulations on your brainwashing.

Data from IMS Health shows that the drug situation only gets worse as kids get older, with 4,130,340 kids aged 6 to 12 taking some type of psychiatric drug.

Feb 23 10:56

Beijing To New York In 2 Hours: Chinese Researchers Reveal Hypersonic Plane

The era of hypersonic tech has arrived. Unbeknownst too many, a race for hypersonic aircraft and weapons has flourished among global superpowers (China, Russia, and the United States), who realize that the first to possess these technologies will revolutionize their civilian and military programs.

In Beijing's bid for the first place, Chinese researchers have revealed a novel design for an ultra-fast plane they say will be able to take dozens of people and tonnes of cargo - "anything from flowers to bombs, and likewise, passengers could be tourists or military special forces" - from Beijing to New York in about two hours.

Feb 23 10:52

Oregon’s ‘School Exclusion Day’ Bans Unvaccinated Kids From Schools

Today is school exclusion day in Oregon. The public school district will be banning children from attending their classes if they are not fully vaccinated.

The word they are looking for here is “segregation.” But Oregonians are calling it “School Exclusion Day.” As noted by the state’s Health Authority, “parents must provide schools, child care facilities with kids’ vaccine records”. If their “records on file show missing immunizations”, their “children will not be able to attend school or child care” from this date forth.

According to Newsweek, today’s the day that, you won’t be given an education if you’re a child in Oregon and you don’t have a suite of vaccinations (including MMR, Polio, Hepatitis B, and more.) Similar enforcement initiatives are in operation in other states, from Texas to Illinois.

Feb 23 10:51

NASA’s $1 Billion Rocket Launching Tower is Bending

NASA’s massive, billion-dollar-plus mobile launcher used for the space agency’s Space Launch System is leaning, the agency has confirmed.

Fortunately, the tower's experience of "some deflection" does not require corrective action, NASA officials told NASASpaceFlight.com.

"NASA's mobile launcher is structurally sound, built to specifications and does not require a design change or modifications," a spokesperson said Thursday. "As expected, the mobile launcher is not perfectly still."

Feb 23 10:19

Seattle author mistakes Norwegian flag for Confederate flag, alerts local newspaper

When a New York Times bestselling author noticed a blue-and-red flag flying near her home, she tipped off the local newspaper to report a "Confederate flag." But there was just one little problem – it was a Norwegian flag.

Feb 23 09:49

Marijuana amnesty boxes set up at airport in Las Vegas

People catching a flight at the airport in Las Vegas can now get rid of any leftover weed before taking to the skies thanks to metal receptacles installed outside the facility.

Feb 23 09:34

Removing MSG From Diet As Effective For Pain As Painkillers – Study

The best natural pain relief might be what you remove from your cabinet, not add to it. “Results demonstrated that when study participants cut monosodium glutamate from their diets, their symptoms...

Feb 23 09:05

Hunt to set out steps to reduce drug errors linked to over 23,000 deaths

The health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt will today outline to a patient safety conference in London the steps the NHS is taking to reduce the millions of dispensing errors that could be causing as many as 23,000 deaths in England each year.

Researchers from York, Manchester and Sheffield universities estimate that 270 million drug errors are being made annually by GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes and although most do not cause serious harm, 712 deaths potentially rising to over 23,000 may have been the result of mistakes.

Errors included patients being given the wrong medication, incorrect doses being dispensed and delays in medication being administered.

Ban GPs, pharmacists, hospitals and care homes!

Feb 23 08:02

'Dark-Skinned' Cheddar Man Was Just A Wild Guess

Cheddar man's "dark skin" was widely reported as a fact but it turns out it was just a wild guess, according to a new report from the New Scientist.

Feb 23 07:46

Angry Orchard’s Rose Hard Cider Is A Millennial Pink Instagram Daydream

It’s been a real concentrated effort on behalf of twenty- and thirtysomethings across the globe

Feb 22 19:44

Archie Bunker's Editorial on Gun Control

Poltical Science.Carrol O'Conner must be rolling in his grave.

From the "All in the Family" Season 3 premiere, entitled (appropriately) "Archie and the Editorial." It aired over 40 years ago.

Feb 22 19:29

Studies Show Treating Depression with SSRI Drugs May Sabotage Your Well-being

Awareness Junkie

When Prozac came out in 1988, it was supposed to make everyone happier. What really happened is the opposite!

Feb 22 14:36

Programmed Assassins Used in Mind Control Image of Original Declassified CIA Document

CIA Document Mori ID: 190691, page 1
Title: Hypnotic Experimentation and Research
Date: 10 February 1954

To check the veracity of this document, order it directly from the CIA as an individual document, or as part of the three CD set of declassified CIA mind control documents. Ordering instructions available here.

Feb 22 13:34

42 Million Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers in U.S. Over Last Three Decades

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate over 42 million babies have been born in the United States to unmarried mothers throughout the past 30 years.

Feb 22 13:07

Reality Check: FDA's Disinformation Campaign on Kratom

Feb 22 12:26

Curry ingredient turmeric is MORE effective than paracetamol or ibuprofen at easing painful injuries, study finds

After less than three weeks, taking a key component of the Indian staple spice, known as curcumin, eases injured rugby players' discomfort just as much paracetamol or ibuprofen, but without their side effects, a study found.

Those opting for medication over the curry ingredient are four times more likely to suffer gastro-related complications, the research adds.

Study author Dr Francesco Di Pierro from the Milan-based pharmaceutical company Velleja Research, said: 'This study suggests the naturally-derived, curcumin-based product could represent a promising safe, analgesic remedy in painful osteo-muscular conditions associated with intense, high impact, physical activities.'

The researchers believe curcumin may also benefit sufferers of inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis patients, without causing the complications associated with many existing treatments.

Feb 22 10:13

Is The NTP Rat Study Already Obsolete By Design?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences issued a News Release February 2, 2018 titled "High Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Linked to Tumor Activity in Male Rats" referring to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study in rodents exposed to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) or what is known as microwave technology used by cell phones.

Since the NTP report is not finalized, I do not wish to comment about any preliminary findings...

Nevertheless, at this juncture, I find some information in the February 2, 2018 News Release that sparks a special questioning and interest with regard to frequencies used in the NTP rodent study...

Feb 22 09:46

Google has developed a way to predict your risk of a heart attack just by scanning your eye

A new system created by Verily and Google AI researchers can use photographs of the retina to predict risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
The system works about as well as presently used predictive methods and is far less invasive.
In a recent study, researchers could see what the artificial intelligence software was paying attention to as it studied the eye.

Feb 22 08:55

Are Consensus Science “Gold Standard Peer Reviews” Fraudulent BS Science?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

“We conclude that penises are not best understood as the male sexual organ, or as a male reproductive organ, but instead as an enacted social construct that is both damaging and problematic for society and future generations… and is the conceptual driver behind much of climate change.”

The above is an ingenious spoof proving fraudulent ‘science’ actually is “peer reviewed” and published; it’s something that goes on in most, if not all, the sciences! ...

Feb 22 04:25

Faulty inhalers ‘could put lives at risk’, warns charity

Almost 5,000 asthma inhalers are recalled as charity warns faulty devices ‘could put lives at risk’

Feb 22 03:43

Mom Melts Away 41 lbs Of Fat By Drinking A Delicious African Red Tea

Proven to Stop Hunger Cravings in Their Tracks
& Help You Melt Away up to 1 Pound of FAT
PER DAY!

Feb 21 23:10

Flashback: Could antidepressants really cause brain damage? Experts reveal the pills don't work for most people and could even cause PERMANENT harm

According to the ten expert authors, drugs such as SSRIs and the heavyweight tranquillisers known as anti-psychotics, not only are no better than a placebo for most people, but some raise the risk of suicide in children and adults.

They also lower libido and could cause a deeply unpleasant muscular condition called tardive dyskinesia.

Furthermore, they claim the drugs are capable of inflicting long-term damage that lasts even when the patient has stopped taking them.

Research on animals has found that antidepressants can shrink the connections between brain cells and that these don't grow back after the drugs are stopped.

Feb 21 19:34

Taoist Master Explains How Negative Chi Affects Us and Why Turning Inward is So Important Today

Waking Times
With so much going on, it’s more important than ever to conserve your chi.

Feb 21 19:29

Renewables Now Contribute Nearly One-Fifth of U.S. Electricity Generation

Awareness Junkie

Renewable energy now makes up 18 percent of total electrical generation in the U.S., roughly double the amount a decade ago, a new report shows.

Feb 21 16:11

Poop map shows scale of San Francisco's human tragedy

By Stan Schroeder and Chris Taylor
Nov 21, 2014

It's common knowledge that San Francisco has a serious homelessness problem. Estimates of the size of the city's streetbound population vary between 6,000 and 10,000, depending on the source. But that population, largely confined to a few nonresidential downtown neighborhoods, can too easily become invisible to most residents.

One thing isn't invisible, however: the problem of human poop on sidewalks. Since the city slashed funding for Parks and Recreation in 2009, there's a distinct shortage of working public bathrooms. And that led to a spike in reports of public pooping to the city's 311 help line.

Feb 21 16:00

36 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs

At least 36 school shootings and/or school-related acts of violence have been committed by those taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs resulting in 172 wounded and 80 killed (in other school shootings, information about their drug use was never made public—neither confirming or refuting if they were under the influence of prescribed drugs). The most important fact about this list, is that these are only cases where the information about their psychiatric drug use was made public.

Feb 21 14:51

CDC ALLEGES KRATOM IS CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA, MSM BLOWS IT UP

Yesterday, the CDC announced that they believe an outbreak of at least 28 cases of salmnella infection in 20 US states has been linked to kratom products. Immediately, astonishingly fast in fact every mainstream outlet you could think of from CNN to Time picked up the story.

Feb 21 14:47

Alcohol Related Crimes

Alcohol plays a large role in criminal activities and violence. Excessive drinking has the ability to lower inhibitions, impair a person’s judgement and increase the risk of aggressive behaviors. Because of this, alcohol-related violence and crime rates are on the rise throughout the country.

On average, roughly 40 percent of inmates who are incarcerated for violent offenses were under the influence of alcohol during the time of their crime. Many of these criminals had an estimated blood alcohol content (BAC) level of more than three times the legal limit at the time of their arrest.

Homicide

Alcohol is involved in more homicides across the United States compared to other substances, like heroin and cocaine. In fact, about 40 percent of convicted murderers had used alcohol before or during the crime.

Feb 21 14:46

HOW MUCH MONEY IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT MAKING BY KEEPING CANNABIS ILLEGAL?

Marijuana has only been illegal for about 1% of its entire history. Unfortunately, it comprises the last 100 years or so and the American Government, along with many others around the world, continues to resist calls to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances under the 1970 act.

Feb 21 14:19

The US Military has killed,maimed and made homeless more than 20 million people since the Vietnam war ended.

War Crimes in America

The US military has killed, maimed and made homeless well over 20,000,000 people since the Vietnam War.

Let's bring the Vietnam War home...

Enough dead bodies to line up, head placed to feet, around the perimeter of Louisiana.[2]

Meanwhile all of New York City, and Chicago are refugeed.

Three Atlantas are filled with war orphans.

And 317 elementary schools are filled with children deformed from Agent Orange, unexploded cluster bombs, and landmines.

Our nation admits these are war crimes of the highest degree.[1]John Kerry, Secretary of State: "[the Vietnam War] was contrary to the laws of the Geneva Convention, and ordered as established policies from the top down." "The men who ordered this are war criminals."

Feb 21 14:14

Was My Lai just one of many massacres in Vietnam War?

For the caller claiming to be a Vietnam vet and that the US did not commit war crimes in Vietnam!

In 1968 US soldiers murdered several hundred Vietnamese civilians in the single most infamous incident of the Vietnam War. The My Lai massacre is often held to have been an aberration but investigative journalist Nick Turse has uncovered evidence that war crimes were committed by the US military on a far bigger scale.

Feb 21 13:43

The oldest living US veteran, age 108, credits drinking whiskey and smoking a dozen cigars every day for his long life

Richard Overton, the oldest living United States veteran at 108 years old, credits his longevity to two things.

First there's his 'medicine' - the tablespoon of whiskey he adds to his morning coffee, which he claims keeps his muscles tender.

Then there's the dozen or so cigars he smokes - but doesn't inhale - everyday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My maternal Grandfather was the same way. Lived to be just shy of a hundred.

Feb 21 13:34

WHY I TOOK A GUN TO SCHOOL…

On April 10, 2001, almost two years to the day from the Columbine massacre, Corey walked into his honors English class in Eastern Washington state and held 24 classmates hostage by standing there with his gun in his hand for 20 minutes. After about eight months on Paxil for Social Anxiety Disorder his doctor was switching him from the antidepressant Paxil to another antidepressant, Effexor. That morning Corey was not feeling well after having been taken over a three week period to the maximum adult dose of Effexor. So he told his parents he felt he should go back to bed and would head for classes later. That is the last Corey remembers until he woke up and found himself incarcerated in juvenile detention…

Feb 21 10:25

21 Shocking Weed Facts That Will Make You Say “OMG”

The momentum of the cannabis movement continues to shock the world. Every week, new statistics are released that show surging support for cannabis reform and tout the herb’s medical benefits. To sum up the best of the best, we’ve created a list of 21 of the most eye-opening weed facts.

Feb 21 09:46

Newborn survival rates in US only slightly better than in Sri Lanka

The risk of dying as a newborn in the US is only slightly lower than the risk for babies in Sri Lanka and Ukraine, according to Unicef.

A report by the UN children’s agency found that five newborn babies die around the world every minute – a total of about 2.6 million a year. The figure was described as “alarmingly high”, not least because 80% of the deaths were from preventable causes.

A million babies draw their last breath the same day they took their first. A further 2.6 million are stillborn worldwide, said the report, entitled .

The risk of dying as a newborn, which is closely linked to a country’s income level, varies enormously by place. Babies born in Japan, Singapore and Iceland stand the best chance of survival, while those in Pakistan, Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds, said the report, which looks at the 10 most dangerous places to be born.

Feb 21 09:38

Anti-bacterial kitchen sprays and wipes are a waste of money, claims TV doctor as experiment reveals poisonous bugs return within an hour

Anti-bacterial kitchen sprays and wipes may be a waste of money, according to TV doctor Michael Mosley.

He found potentially-harmful bacteria that can cause agonising food poisoning reappear on kitchen counters just one hour after disinfecting surfaces.

After 12 hours, 'dramatic' amounts of bacteria and fungi colonise worktops, according to research published on the BBC's Trust Me I'm a Doctor.

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