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Nov 30 09:07

1 In 3 'Caravan' Migrants Are Sick, Some With Deadly Diseases

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com

Tijuana health officials have said that of those migrants in the caravan at the United States’ border with Mexico, about one third is being treated for health concerns. Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox, and some other serious health issues, Tijuana’s Health Department warned on Thursday morning.
A spokesman for the Tijuana Health Department told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If even ONE of these diseases starts to strike US citizens, there will be a catastrophic epidemic, because the entire US medical system, both at State and Federal Levels, don't have the resources at all, for dealing with this kind of pandemic.

Nov 30 08:54

Only 12 Percent of Adults Are Metabolically Healthy

The prevalence of metabolic health in adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ in the U.S. even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.

Knowledge about metabolism has been increasing yet something is missing. Perhaps indirect advice on metabolism through old wisdom that kept hundreds of generations of people slender and strong...

Nov 30 07:05

BAYER TO FIRE 12,000 - ONE OF EVERY TEN WORKERS - AFTER MONSANTO LEGAL TROUBLES

German pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant, Bayer, announced plans to cut 12,000 out of 118,200 jobs worldwide, or roughly 1 in 10 jobs, in hopes of cutting costs and regaining investor favor after a series of legal setbacks over its purchase of Monsanto earlier this year.

As the FT reports, the proposed reorganization include a plan to exit the market for animal health products, as well the company's Coppertone sun care and Dr. Scholl’s foot care product lines; Bayer also plans to sell the group’s 60% stake in service provider Currenta.

"Including the synergies expected from the acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer anticipates annual contributions of €2.6bn from 2022 on as a result of its planned efficiency and structural measures," the group said in a statement.

Werner Baumann, the Bayer chief executive, said: “With these measures, we are positioning Bayer optimally for the future as a life sciences company.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bayer has every right to be concerned.

When one merges with a corporation which consistently puts profit first; the heath of the end user is not even in the picture; and lies, blatantly about the product's safety when it knows better, there will be intense financial, and moral, implications surrounding that merger.

Nov 29 17:43

The Coldest And Snowiest November Ever? Here Is Why America’s Freakish Weather Is Only Going To Get Worse…

Considering the fact that we have been struggling to feed the planet while the weather has been good, what are things going to look like if the climate suddenly makes it much more difficult to grow crops during the years ahead?

Nov 29 12:03

‘Temples to colonial theft’: Western museums should return looted artifacts to where they belong

Is it possible to ‘loan’ something back to the person or place you stole it from? The British Museum in London, which houses one of the biggest permanent collections of world art and artifacts, certainly seems to think so.
Last week, responding to an emotional plea from the governor of Easter Island, the museum generously announced that it would consider “loaning” an 800-year-old statue back to the territory, which is now part of Chile.

The Hoa Hakananai’a was stolen — or “taken without permission” as The Guardian more delicately put it — in 1868 by the British HMS ‘Topaze’ and delivered to Queen Victoria. The museum itself uses even more sanitized language. Its online information page about the statue explains that it was “collected” during the frigate’s expedition to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and was “gifted” by the Queen to the museum a year later.

Nov 29 11:27

NASA Will Announce Its 1st Commercial Partners for the Return to the Moon Thursday

NASA has its sights set on the moon, and the agency has selected the first batch of commercial project proposals it will include on its journey back to our nearest neighbor, and then on to Mars.

The selected companies will be revealed Thursday (Nov. 29) during a news conference held at NASA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will lead the news conference. The event will begin at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT); you can watch it live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, or directly at the agency's website.

"Working with U.S. companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars," NASA officials wrote in a media alert.

Nov 29 10:01

Exclusive: Oxford University study links pregnancy drug Primodos to birth defects

Nov 29 09:51

Our Response To Food Depends On The Time We Eat It

By Mae Chan

The timings of our meals affect our ability to lose weight so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalised diet guides, experts have said.

Recent research has highlighted fundamental changes in our knowledge about the workings of the circadian clock and how it orchestrates our sleep-wake cycles, when we eat and even the times our bodies metabolize nutrients. Getting a good night's sleep often comes down to two things--stress and diet.

There is a powerful link between circadian rhythms and metabolism and it is quickly becoming a new avenue for understanding disorders of both systems, including jet lag, sleep disorders, obesity and diabetes...

Nov 29 09:30

‘We’ve never really seen anything like this’: US suicide rates hit 50-year peak

The suicide rate in 2017 was the highest in 50 years reaching roughly 47,000 cases (up from just below 45,000 the previous year).

“We’ve never really seen anything like this,” said Robert Anderson, who oversees CDC death statistics. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US for the tenth year in a row.

Increases have been prominent among the female population despite the fact that most people who die by suicide are still male. The female suicide rate rose by 53 percent between 1999 and 2017, with a 26 percent increase for men during the same period.

Nov 28 16:26

HALF of America's HR departments say opioids have affected their workforce, study finds

Nearly half of US businesses say that the opioid epidemic is affecting their offices and work sites, a new study suggests.

Nearly one in three Americans knows someone struggling with an opioid addiction. That person might be a friend, a family member, or a co-worker.

The addiction crisis is not isolated to the shadows and most vulnerable populations in the US. It is widespread and increasingly affecting homes and workplaces alike.

A survey by The Hartford, an insurance company, found that in addition to the half of companies not already feeling the effects of opioid addiction another third expect that they will in the future.

Nov 28 16:23

Big Muck! Investigation finds FAECES on every McDonald's touchscreen unit as fast food chain comes under scrutiny for 'not using strong enough disinfectant'

Samples were taken eight stores - six in London and two in Birmingham - all of which were contaminated with coliforms, found in humans faeces.

Diners who use the machines, which have been rolled out at restaurants across the UK, head to the server to pick up their food.

Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matawele said that, although the screens are cleaned, it is clearly not rigorous enough.

'These bacteria can be on touchscreen machines for days on end', he said.

Nov 28 16:20

Rise in Americans getting therapy and antidepressants - driven by people with the LEAST mental health distress

More and more Americans are getting mental health care - and drugs - but the ones utilizing these services most are the ones that need it least, new research reveals.

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found what seemed, at first, like good news: more Americans are seeking out mental health care and fewer are reporting intense psychological distress.

But the problem is that this increasing mental health care is perhaps being given disproportionately to those that public health officials are less concerned about.

Meanwhile, more drugs are being prescribed, especially to groups who are not in particularly serious psychological distress.

Nov 28 16:15

Chemotherapy revealed as toxic poison for every living cell in the human body: Mitochondrial dysfunction warning from researchers

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology lambastes chemotherapy for causing mitochondrial dysfunction in patients’ muscles. This is not some simple side effect. This is a direct debilitating effect inflicted on patients, a condition that causes fatigue, weakness, oxidative stress, and muscle wasting in patients. The research, conducted at the University of Vermont, finds that breast cancer patients are harmed by the chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin and paclitaxel. These are the so-called medications that are commonly used post-surgery in breast cancer patients.

The mitochondria are the energy center of the cells. Cancer treatment should maximize the energy production of cells, not restrict it. Maximizing mitochondrial energy production is one of the keys for a healthy cancer recovery. Breast cancer drugs are literally creating the conditions for future cancers to develop and take hold.

Nov 28 16:13

EMF radiation found to affect memory in young people

To gauge any changes in the participants’ mental performance, the researchers had them take a series of computerized cognitive tests. Here, they found that cell phone use and the resulting RF-EMF exposure resulted in “a negative effect on the development of figural memory performance in adolescents.”

Figural memory is a right-brain function that pertains to the ability of the brain to remember images. It was found that impairments in figural memory correlated with the amount of exposure to RF-EMF. Moreover, the impairment was more pronounced in individuals who used their phones on the right side of their head.

Nov 28 14:36

Beware of GMO Potatoes

The first-generation GE Innate® potato, developed by J.R. Simplot Co. and branded simply as White Russet™, was approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Nov 28 12:43

Pharma company 'KNEW vaginal mesh implant would leave women in pain': Emails reveal executives were warned it could twist patients' nerves before it hit the market, report claims

Johnson & Johnson sold a faulty vaginal mesh implant that left tens of thousands of women in agony despite knowing the risks before it hit the market, a new report claims.

Internal emails seen by the Guardian show executives at the pharmaceutical company had been briefed on the product's flaws - namely that it could turn extremely rigid, inflict serious pain, and could be near impossible to remove.

In May 2004, before the product was launched, a member of staff warned others that the mesh could turn 'hard as a rock' and could bend like a 'folded potato chip' after implantation, while another said its capacity to shrink 'may lead to pain'.

And yet, months later, the device was launched and promoted, and over the next seven years tens of thousands of women unwittingly followed their doctors' advice to undergo the operation which would change their lives.

Nov 28 12:32

No ‘colonizing’ or ‘frontiers’: Snowflakes alarmed by linguistic aspects of NASA Mars probe

It is currently unclear what impact using the world ‘colonization’ will have on Mars’ minorities.

So far, some have argued that the following words should be banned: colonizing, settlement, frontier, and… exploring. If you can’t use the word ‘exploring’ to explain how NASA is ‘searching a previously unsearched new planet,’ then who even knows what terminology is snowflake-safe.

Nov 27 23:10

More Evidence: Cancer “Commits Suicide By Eating Itself” After Exposure To Cannabis

Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, first reported in 1998 that TetraHydroCannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, induces tumor cell suicide while leaving healthy non-tumor cells alone.

Nov 27 23:01

Why Cannabinoids Appear to Cure so many Illnesses

The reason why cannabinoids appear to "cure" so many illnesses is because prior to prohibition they were part of the human food chain. Dairy cows ate feral hemp, which was rich in CBD and passed the CBDs to humans through their milk.

Pigs, chickens and other livestock were also fed hemp and the CBDs were in their meat and eggs.

The endocannabinoids naturally found in human breast milk, which are vital for proper human development, have virtually identical effects as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Amazingly, the mechanism at work after smoking or eating cannabis, when adults get the “munchies, is essentially the same as what causes breastfeeding babies to seek protein-rich milk.

Nov 27 19:15

ISHI, THE LAST YAHI

ISHI, THE LAST YAHI begins in 1492 when there were more than ten million Native Americans in North America. By 1910, their numbers had been reduced to fewer than 300,000. In California, massacres of Indians in the 1860s and 1870s had nearly exterminated the Native peoples in the state. Therefore the sudden appearance in northern California in 1911 of Ishi, "the last wild Indian in North America," stunned the nation. For more than 40 years, Ishi had lived in hiding with a tiny band of survivors. When he walked into the white man's world, he was the last Yahi Indian alive.

Nov 27 17:59

Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies

By G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore

The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it’s apparently entered the realm of reality: On Nov. 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited. The goal may have been noble: to use CRISPR to alter their genes to include a variant protective against transmission of HIV. But the announcement – yet to be verified – has quickly become mired in a deluge of scientific and ethical criticism of He as a reckless researcher who overstepped well-established boundaries...

Nov 27 17:33

Could superbugs on the International Space Station mutate into a new breed of 'supercharged' killer?

Researchers who discovered superbugs were living aboard the International Space Station have called for urgent research into how space affects their development.

Scientists at NASA discovered that five different varieties of Enterobacter were found in the ISS's toilet and exercise area.

Previous studies have shown that when exposed to conditions in space, bacterial mutation can become 'supercharged' as they adapt to their new environment.

NASA experts have called for urgent research into the bugs.

Nov 27 10:38

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies' as scientists continue to condemn 'irresponsible' researchers who claim to have edited the DNA of twins to give them immunity to HIV

More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month as 'crazy' and unethical.

In an open letter circulating online, the scientists said the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit the genes of human embryos was risky, unjustified and harmed the reputation and development of the biomedical community in China.

The Southern University of Science and Technology, where He Jiankuiholds an associate professorship, said it had been unaware of the research project and that Dr He had been on leave without pay since February.

China's National Health Commission added that it was 'highly concerned' and had ordered provincial health officials 'to immediately investigate and clarify the matter'.

Nov 27 10:33

A selfie on Mars: NASA's InSight spacecraft sends stunning image back to Earth after surviving a supersonic plunge and landing safely on the red planet

A Nasa satellite orbiting the red planet relayed images of the $1 billion (£0.78 billion) spacecraft from its landing site, known as Elysium Planitia, back to Earth at 8:30pm EST (1:30am GMT) on Monday.

The successful transfer confirmed that InSight's solar panels, known as solar arrays, have now successfully opened, meaning it is able to collect sunlight and recharge its batteries each day.

Nov 27 09:17

Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

By Susan Boskey

Until recently chemotherapy and radiation have been considered the only game in town for someone to attempt to beat cancer. This, despite the fact that such treatments are poisons destroying the health of the immune system and its vital healing function while killing cancer cells — definitely counter-intuitive.

Fortunately, cancer patients have gained the scientific seal of approval when it comes to using cannabis for symptom management of chemotherapy and radiation therapies...

Nov 26 19:06

The acne drug that can steal young men’s virility: Tens of thousands are prescribed Roaccutane for their skin. But now there’s disturbing evidence of an embarrassing side-effect for men like Ed that can last for years — and leave them suicidal

Dermatologists say isotretinoin has transformed the lives of countless thousands of teenagers — its success is borne out by a dramatic rise in prescriptions, with numbers for Roaccutane alone, made by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, rising from 6,522 a year in 2006 to 48,997 in 2016.

While many have clearly benefited from the drug, it has also been increasingly associated with reports of serious psychiatric side-effects, ranging from anxiety and panic attacks to depression and suicide.

These potential risks have been well publicised, but now evidence is emerging that isotretinoin may also be responsible for a hidden epidemic of permanent sexual dysfunction, that continues long after the drug is stopped, depriving young men of the chance to have normal relationships.

Nov 26 16:28

Plastic scooped up by giant floating pipe designed to clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is spilling BACK into the ocean, team reveals

The radical project to clean up the Pacific Ocean using a 2,000-foot-long floating pipe has already run into some challenges.

After four weeks attempting to tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Ocean Cleanup team has confirmed their device is scooping up plastic and is mostly ‘behaving as predicted.’

But unfortunately, some of that plastic is spilling back out into the ocean not long after it’s caught.

Ocean Cleanup is now working to understand what’s causing the problem, and modify the system so it can better retain the floating waste.

Nov 26 16:27

Humans and Neanderthals were frequent lovers: DNA tests show the two species interbred 'many times' over 35,000 years

Early humans had sex with Neanderthals and other primitive cousins far more often than thought, according to a new study.

DNA tests on ancient remains show that the two species interbred at 'multiple points in time' over the course of the 35,000 years they shared the plains of Eurasia.

Researchers said the crossbreeding began shortly after humans came into contact with Neanderthals after they began to pour out of Africa around 75,000 years ago.

Previous studies have shown that around two per cent of our DNA is made up of Neanderthal genes, passed down when they mated with our ancestors.

Nov 26 12:57

InSight has touched down on Mars!

A tense wait in the Nasa control room as the person in charge provides updates on InSight’s descent.

“Altitude 600m, 400m, 300m, 200m, 80m, 60m, 50m, 37m, 30m, 20m, 17m,” she says. A moment later: touchdown.

High fives, fist bumps and hugs in the control room.

Nov 26 12:39

Homeopathy 101: How autoimmune disorders begin and how to treat them holistically

Most people recognize that the immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself against harmful invaders, whether they be toxins, pathogens, or some other damaging substance. There’s also autoimmunity, which is when the immune system goes awry and actually starts to attack itself.

Nov 26 12:10

Senator promotes flu shot, receives it, gets sick and dies age 47, mainstream media playing dumb…

If he had had flu they would have blamed his death on flu, but after a vaccine makes you sick everybody is trained to act as if it is not possible.

Nov 26 12:02

NASA's InSight lander will touch down on Mars today

After seven months of traveling through space, the NASA InSight lander will land on Mars and begin its permanent residence on Monday. The spacecraft is expected to land at 3 pm EST.

InSight, or Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is going to explore a part of Mars that we know the least about: its deep interior. It launched May 5. InSight will spend two years investigating the interior where the building blocks below the planet's surface that recorded its history.

When it lands, InSight will have cruised 301,223,981 miles at a top speed of 6,200 mph, while being followed by two cube satellites. The suitcase-size spacecraft, called MarCO, are the first cube satellites to fly into deep space. MarCO will try to share data about InSight when it enters the Martian atmosphere for the landing.

Nov 26 11:40

Exclusive: Chinese Scientists Are Creating CISPR Babies

According to Chinese medical documents posted online this month, a team at the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples in an effort to create the first gene-edited babies. They planned to eliminate a gene called CCR5 in hopes of rendering the offspring resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera.

Nov 26 11:34

The Inversion Agenda

We are now living in the last stage of a plan to invert the individual and society from natural order. The plan will be deemed a success when most human beings on the planet live inverted to their biology and nature, and come to believe that an inverted reality has always been a normal state of affairs.

The elites are performing the inversion to weaken man to such an extent that their rule will never be threatened. In effect, they are creating a permanent slave class that will be as incapable of overthrowing their masters as a herd of cows is incapable of killing the farmer who owns them, even though those cows descended from powerful bulls that could only be handled with specialized training or weapons. There is no better way to weaken humans than to take away their natural strengths, pit them against each other through a multitude of invented identities, and convince them that strength can only come in hedonistic pleasure that focuses around food, entertainment, and sodomy.

Nov 26 10:46

BEX ALERT - Reggie Bush pushes disinformation about vaccines in Twitter 'conversation'

Now enjoying retirement following an 11-year NFL career, Reggie Bush took to Twitter on Sunday with a question he wanted his 2.88 million followers to answer: Do they believe this extremely anti-vaccine video he just found?

Claiming that he had been reading and watching videos on vaccinations and their “dangers,” the 33-year-old linked to a video of a retired nurse castigating a CDC panel over their vaccine regulations and pushing the widely debunked theory that vaccines cause autism. The video has since been deleted for violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.

Nov 26 09:30

Jumping the Global Warming Shark

So it’s truly time to put this global warming nonsense to bed. -- It is, like so many other cultural issues we are dealing with right now, just another aspect of a mass solipsistic descent into madness induced by a century of Marxism decrying the wealth created by access to cheap, abundant energy and the dislocation we experienced thanks to rapid industrialization a century ago. -- This is just more Original Sin doctrine to control people by their ‘betters’ who live lives of such wealth the term ‘conspicuous consumption’ seems the grossest of understatement.

Nov 25 17:56

Medical myth busted: Cancer is primarily a metabolic disorder, NOT a genetic disease

Essentially, the researchers found that cancer develops because cancerous cells utilize energy in a different way to normal, healthy cells.

Robert Nagourney, M.D., the study’s lead author, explained, “This suggests that cancer is not a genetic disease arising solely from mutations as we have all been taught, but instead a metabolic condition that develops under the stress of cellular nutrient deprivation.” He added, “Cells that cannot generate enough energy due to lack of oxygen, sugars or proteins, common to many cancers, use altered metabolic pathways to ensure their survival. Unfortunately these cancer cells’ success comes at the expense of the host patient.”

Nov 25 09:18

12 Anti-Aging Herbs and Nutrients

Research in the European medical journal Inflammation Research found that alpha lipoic acid not only protects the cells and tissues against free radical damage linked to aging, it also prevents the destruction of the cellular energy centers, known as mitochondria, which tend to become damaged as we age. Preventing damage to these critical cellular components helps to ensure adequate energy for cellular and tissue repair over time.

Nov 24 01:54

Navy changes sleeping policies on aircraft carriers after fatal collisions

All Navy sailors working aboard aircraft carriers are now being given the chance to get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep per 24-hour period after a change in policy in the wake of two fatal collisions that killed 17 crew members in the Pacific Fleet in summer 2017. Fatigue or ineffective management of sleep were found to be contributing factors in all of the incidents. That's led the Navy to look at sleep's impact on readiness. [Poster's note: it took 17 men dying & 4 separate Naval ship crashes for the government to realize that people need sleep?]

Nov 23 15:37

The Planned Obsolescence of Health Under the 5G Grid

When your stuff is designed to break down, that’s ‘planned obsolescence.’ In fourteen short years, we have gone from 2G wifi (2004) to 5G, from flip phone to smart phone. By design. Are we smarter? Healthier?

Nov 23 15:36

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Threatens Grave Destruction of the Amazon and Genocide for Indigenous Tribes

Brazil’s recently elected president, Jair Bolsonaro, is often referred to as Brazil’s Donald Trump because he represents what many consider to be the far-right ideologies of nationalism, corporatism, and indifference toward the environment, culture and the poor.

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