Jul 21 08:38


Santa Barbara, CA – Illustrating the growing American police state, the city of Santa Barbara has passed a law that prohibits bars, restaurants, and other food service businesses from distributing plastic straws to their patrons under penalty of jail time and hefty fines. The Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed what is likely the most punitive ban on plastic straws in the country—but restaurants will still be able to legally give out straws to customers that request them.

Jul 20 13:59

The secret behind fake bipolar disease in children

Columbia University researchers found a 40-fold rise in office visits among youth diagnosed with bipolar disorder between 1994-95 and 2002-3.”

In 1995, a new wind began blowing across the psychiatric landscape. The public wasn’t aware of it. But among professionals, it was big, very big:

Children, including the very young, could, for the first time, legitimately be diagnosed with bipolar disease (aka manic depression).

The impetus for this “revelation” was a 1995 report, “Is Your Child Bipolar?” written by two doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, Janet Wozniak and Joseph Biederman.

Biederman would go on to become the target of internal investigations at Harvard and Mass General—did the pharmaceutical money he took influence his judgment in deciding bipolar was a real disorder among children? The charges against him were ultimately reduced to a few light slaps on the wrist; he retained his prestigious position.

Jul 20 11:51

Claim: WiFi radiation from Fitbits can cause rashes, illnesses, and blood sugar fluctuations

These fitness trackers are worn as bracelets to keep track of the number of steps that people take in a day, how much sleep they get, how many calories they burn and other metrics depending on the model.

However, they accomplish this using Wi-Fi radiation, which may have very serious health effects such as disfiguring rashes and blood sugar fluctuations that promote weight gain. Making matters worse is the fact that the devices are worn directly against the skin. Cell phone instruction manuals warn people to keep their phones at least an inch away from their bodies at all times because of the radiation dangers, so it’s easy to imagine why wearing these trackers against your wrist at all hours is a bad idea.

Jul 20 10:25

AP Photos: Weeks later, Hawaii volcano gushes on

A tour boat accident has drawn renewed attention to Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, but for Big Island residents the erupting lava has been an ever-present force for more than two months.

Molten rock is blasting from one last eruption site, a large cinder cone in a hard-hit neighborhood where new volcanic cracks first opened on May 3. It’s sending huge volumes of lava snaking to the ocean miles away.

Jul 20 08:57

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.

She discovered that when exposed to THC, tumor cells not only ceased to multiply and proliferate but also destroyed themselves, both in lab tests and animal trials.

A Harvard study from 2007, which remains the most comprehensive ever released on THC’s potential to combat tumors, also found that in just three weeks, doses of THC were able to cut lung cancer tumor growth in half in mice subjects and were able to reduce cancer lesions by even more.

Jul 20 08:29

Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 important scientific papers parents and pediatricians need to be aware of

Vaccines: Are they safe? Are they effective? To help answer those questions is Neil Z. Miller, a medical research journalist, and director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute.

Miller has investigated vaccines for three decades and written several books on the subject, including “Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?,” “Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners” and, most recently, “Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers.”

Jul 20 07:50

Cannabis may boost the immune system and fight cancer, scientists claim

Studies suggest chemicals called phytocannabinoids could stop cancer cells multiplying and spreading, block the blood supply to tumours, and reduce cancer's ability to survive chemotherapy.

THC – the chemical which gives people a high when they smoke the drug – and others like it could be beneficial, researchers say.

The new research review admits cannabis has 'anti-cancer effects' and says more research needs to be done in real patients to confirm the findings.

Jul 20 06:59

Research finds that MSG is dangerous to liver health

MSG is a common flavor enhancer, and many people swear that certain foods simply don’t taste the same without it. That better taste, however, comes with a price as MSG is known to cause a variety of health problems. Research shows it’s particularly dangerous for the health of your liver.

In a study published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, Japanese researchers found a connection between this toxic ingredient and liver inflammation. They found that MSG induces obesity and diabetes by causing liver inflammation and the accumulation of fats in mice. Another study involving some of the same researchers that was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that MSG was a critical factor in obesity, even among people who ate a calorie-restricted diet.

Jul 19 21:20

Overlooked source of toxic BPA enters the human body within seconds

A recent study of store receipt effects by Stockholm University and University of Alberta has determined that BPA is absorbed through the skin when we handle the register paper. The study also showed that bisphenol A absorbed through the skin tends to stay within the body considerably longer than BPA that is ingested in food.

Jul 19 18:37

What Happened To Informed Consent?

By Rosanne Lindsay

Can people live in a free society without informed consent?

Most people would say no. Informed consent infers that at every fork in the road you have a choice. Most Americans want choice, right?


In 2010, Obamacare forced American citizens to purchase medical insurance–a federal mandate under the Affordable Care Act. The law requires that every American who does not buy health insurance pay a penalty. By law, decisions have been taken away from patients, such as choosing a doctor, with other decisions being forced upon them. Did the people revolt?


Jul 19 10:47

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing.

Jul 19 08:45

Commodities trading giant Vitol strikes deal to turn coal waste into oil, that could lower costs to $10 a barrel

Vitol and coal company Peabody are putting about £8million each into London-based start-up Arq fuels, which has discovered how to extract particles of hydrocarbons from waste at coal mines and convert them into a liquid that can be combined with fuel or crude oil.

The coal industry throws away more than a billion tons of waste each year, equivalent to about 5million barrels of oil per day.

As well as investing in Arq, Vitol will blend the result, called Arq Fuel, into its products.

The first Arq Fuel is due to be available in 2019.

Jul 19 08:35

The Secret Behind Fake Bipolar Disease in Children

In 1995, a new wind began blowing across the psychiatric landscape. The public wasn’t aware of it. But among professionals, it was big, very big. Children, including the very young, could, for the first time, legitimately be diagnosed with bipolar disease (aka manic depression).

Jul 19 08:33

Why I am Afraid of Global Cooling

This is what I’ve been worried about for several years now as I’ve seen cracks spread in the global warming consensus.

Jul 19 08:29

Witnesses warned about ASBESTOS after massive steam pipe explosion in rush hour Manhattan leaves a gaping CRATER in the middle of Fifth Avenue

A steam pipe exploded in Manhattan on Thursday morning as millions of commuters made their way to work, leaving an enormous hole on Fifth Avenue and sparking concerns of asbestos exposure.

The blast happened at 6.40am between 21st and 22nd street outside the retailer Club Monaco. It was first categorized as a 2 alarm incident but it rose to being a 3 alarm within an hour of the explosion.

There were no injuries as a result of the blast but it sent dirty water, steam and smoke spewing into the air and pouring down the busy street.

Con Edison, which looks after the steam pipe system across New York City, is now testing the air and steam for asbestos or other contaminant and anyone who may have been exposed is being told to shower immediately and bag their clothing.

The FDNY has set up a red decontamination tent in the area to hose down anyone who was showered with debris.

They expect to know whether there is asbestos in the air by noon.

Jul 19 08:29

Health Basics QUIZ: Which kills more Americans, cancer or chemotherapy?

On average, chemotherapy fails more than 97 percent of the cancer victims who’ve been prescribed this mainstream “medicine.” Wait, what? How is that mainstream, and why? If this factual information is shocking you to the core right now, we’re going to have to wait a minute or two for you to recover, before we inform you about how many Americans have already died from chemotherapy.

Seventy-five percent of physicians and oncologists REFUSE chemotherapy for themselves and their loved ones, knowing the ensuing misery and failure rate

Jul 19 08:12

Blue Origin launches, lands New Shepard spaceship

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched a New Shepard spaceship from its launch site in west Texas on Wednesday.

The rocket's booster and capsule were successfully recovered back at its launch site. This specific booster used has been now recovered for the third time, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company says.

The New Shepard rocket, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in Van Horn, West Texas and is the sixth successful launching and landing.

Jul 18 19:49

Gardasil Vaccine in Denmark: Serious Adverse Reactions Now Number 1 in 500 Girls

Health Rapporteur Liselott Blixt of the Danish People’s Party was one of the people who led the effort to get the HPV vaccine Gardasil introduced in Denmark in 2008. She now wants it abolished. She states:

The fact that we have so many, perhaps up to 5,000 young women who suddenly become so sick must have the consequence that we simply stop the vaccine. I was the first who said a big ‘yes’ to it, but now I will also be the first to abolish it, because we politicians must take responsibility for ensuring that we have adopted it. Not least in light of the fact that we do not actually have any treatment options to offer the most sick.

Jul 18 19:40

Common blood pressure drug banned over fears it raises cancer risk: US regulators recall Chinese product which may have been contaminated since 2012

An investigation has shown that, due to a change in manufacturing techniques, an organic chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine - also used in rocket fuel - has trickled into the supply.

Long-term exposure is known to drastically increase the risk of cancer, as well as inducing symptoms like headaches and fevers.

The move by the US Food and Drug Administration comes two weeks after the UK recalled the drug, valsartan, which has been widely prescribed across the world for 15 years.

Jul 18 19:30

Flu jab given to millions offered NO protection against the killer 'Aussie' strain, admit public health officials

The flu vaccine offered no protection against the killer 'Aussie' strain, official data suggests.

Public Health England today admitted the vaccine, given to millions over the winter, had 'no significant effectiveness’ in preventing people from being struck down by H3N2.

Jul 18 18:35


To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies pitching “lifestyle” data and salespeople touting jargony phrases like “social determinants of health.” But dig deeper and the implications of what they’re selling might give many patients pause: A future in which everything you do — the things you buy, the food you eat, the time you spend watching TV — may help determine how much you pay for health insurance.

Jul 18 15:35

Newly-discovered plastic that HEALS cracks when exposed to certain light could extend the life cycle of satellites

A new type of plastic that can heal itself when damaged could mean satellites will be able to stay in orbit for longer, scientists have revealed.

The polymer heals cracks when exposed to certain light by converting from a rigid structure to a much softer, malleable substance.

Under certain conditions, the plastic used by researchers could become up to ten times softer and more dynamic.

Such plastics could also be used to coat vehicles on Earth, including cars, giving them the ability to heal after being involved in crashes.

Jul 18 15:34

Rock fissure sparks URGENT closure at Grand Teton National Park, just 60 miles from Yellowstone supervolcano

A fissure has opened up in Grand Teton National Park just 60 miles (100km) from the Yellowstone volcano, prompting officials to immediately close the area.

Experts have detected expanding cracks in the rock buttress, which is being closely monitored by geologists for movement.

It is not known how the fissure opened but the area, which sits over the Yellowstone supervolcano, has been urgently shut down due to 'elevated potential for rockfall'.

While it hasn't blown its top for more than 600,000 years, scientists are working to better understand Yellowstone in the hopes of predicting the next eruption.

Jul 18 09:39

How the sun's rotation affects lightning activity: Records dating back to the 1700s reveal new clues on the nature of storms

Researchers in Japan have turned to detailed logs kept by farm families and government officials hundreds of years ago, looking for mentions of thunder and lightning events.

The study shows this activity lined up with the time it takes sunspots to make a complete rotation, suggesting the cycle plays a ‘very important role,’ in daily weather.

‘It is well known that long-term – centennial to millennial-scale – variations of solar activity influences terrestrial climate,’ said Hiroko Miyahara, first author on the paper and an associate professor of Humanities and Sciences/Museum Careers.

‘However, it is not well established whether the sun influences the daily or monthly weather.’

Jul 18 09:37

Sharpest images of Neptune ever seen are captured after scientists upgrade the most powerful telescope on Earth with laser guidance technology

Neptune has been revealed in never-before-seen detail.

The most distant planet from the sun was captured in astonishing detail after experts used lasers to upgrade the world's most powerful land-based telescope to capture the most intimate portrait of the breathtaking blue orb to date.

The technique corrects for the effects of atmospheric turbulence above the observatory, based in the deserts of northern Chile.

Experts from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) captured the shot using its Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Jul 18 09:33

Is Your Meat Making You Manic?

Is a “snap into a Slim Jim” likely to make you snap?

Scientists now believe that beef jerky, hot dogs and other processed meats are causing manic…

Jul 18 09:22

Can Artificial Intelligence Compete With Real Doctors?

In the race for world dominance in advanced technology, Chinese artificial intelligence is also taking on its own doctors, with a new system claiming to diagnose brain tumors faster and more accurately than human physicians.

BioMind, developed by Beijing’s Tiantan Hospital and its AI research center for neurological disorders, has told Chinese media that the new system has correctly diagnosed 87 percent of 225 cases in only 15 minutes. That compares to only a 66-percent accuracy rate for the same by a team of 15 senior physicians.

Jul 18 07:16


The whole world knows the story of Flint by now. The famously depressed city in Michigan, where the majority of residents are African American, shifted its drinking-water source to a local river in 2014 in order to save money. Residents’ complaints about the terrible-smelling murky water that began spewing from their taps were largely ignored. As it turned out, they were being poisoned by lead contamination from years of industrial-waste dumping. Eventually, a state of emergency was declared.

But Flint is not alone. Across the country, for example, there’s another impoverished community you might have heard of — this one near the golden shores of Southern California. Watts, located on a mere 2.1 square miles in South Central Los Angeles, isn’t suffering the immediate effects observed in Flint. Not yet. But the causes of pollution recently detected under a 58-year-old housing project — and the reluctance of officials to address the situation — are much the same.

Jul 18 07:13

Humans reached North America 6,500 years EARLIER than first thought: Discovery of 150,000 'unique' stone tools suggest humans already lived on the continent 20,000 years ago

For decades, researchers believed early humans first settled in the Western Hemisphere around 13,500 years ago.

However, the discovery of 150,000 'unique' stone tools northwest of Austin, Texas, now suggests humans were living on the continent as far back as 20,000 years ago.

The latest research pushes back the earliest human habitation of North America back by almost 6,500 years.

It also suggests the previously-discovered 'Clovis artefacts' were not the first prehistoric tools on the continent.

Jul 17 20:34

NZ scientist calls out 'unnecessary' US skeleton study

A New Zealand scientist has joined criticism of a US analysis of human remains that had become famous for their alien-like appearance.

A skeleton, nicknamed Ata, was discovered more than a decade ago in an abandoned town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, and began drawing headlines after it found a permanent home in Spain.

That owed to its angular, elongated skull and sunken, slanted eye sockets - something the internet predictably suggested could be other-worldly.

Misguided conspiracy theorists went as far as claiming Ata was evidence of a UFO cover-up.

In fact, analysis of the six-inch specimen pointed to a mother's tragedy in the recent past.

Jul 17 15:31

Official Canadian Data Show That There Is More Autism in Regions Where Vaccine Coverage Is Highest

Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continue to soar worldwide, with average prevalence estimated to be around 1.5% in developed countries. This estimate appears to be spot-on for Canada, which reported in March 2018 that autism (as of 2015) affected 1 in 66 children and youth (1.52%). These numbers place Canada among the “top ten” for autism among North American, European and Asian countries.

Jul 17 10:31

New Fissure Near Yellowstone Supervolcano Causes Teton National Park Closure

A 100-foot-long fissure near the Yellowstone supervolcano has prompted the closure of parts of Teton National Park. Coupled with the Steamboat geyser’s newly active status, fears of an eruption at the Yellowstone caldera are increasing.

Teton National Park has issued a statement regarding the newly opened up fissure, according to WoodTV. “The Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas are currently closed due to elevated potential for rockfall. The area was closed to protect human safety on July 10 after expanding cracks in a rock buttress were detected. It is unknown how long the closure will be in effect. Geologists are monitoring the buttress for movement and have initiated a risk assessment for the area.”

Jul 17 09:57

Robert Kennedy Jr. launches first lawsuit of thousands against Monsanto alleging herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has filed the first of what he termed “several thousand” lawsuits against agri-giant Monsanto, alleging that its widely-used herbicide Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Jurors in San Francisco heard hours of scientific data about the chemical’s link to the disease, which has a high survival rate after five years, but which can cause others to become terminally ill.

Kennedy, who is also the chairman of the World Mercury Project, said in a recent interview with Del Bigtree, host of The HighWire show, said gardeners, agricultural workers, farmers and others who are exposed regularly to Roundup are most at risk.

Jul 17 09:00

US government exposed: for 30 years, it broke the law on vaccine safety Jul16

For 30 years, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) broke the law regarding vaccine safety, and no one noticed or cared.

Then two men came along and discovered the scandal: Robert F Kennedy, Jr. (twitter), head of the World Mercury Project, and Del Bigtree (twitter 1, twitter 2, FB, web), the producer of the film Vaxxed. They filed papers in court, and they won their case.

Here is the issue in a nutshell: In 1986, a law, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, was passed. It insanely excused vaccine makers from legal liability stemming from unsafe vaccines and the injuries they cause. Buried in the law was a provision ordering the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to update Congress, every two years, on its efforts to improve vaccine safety.

Kennedy and Bigtree thought it would be very interesting to read these HHS reports—all 16 of them. So they filed a Freedom of Information Act request, and then…nothing. No replies.

Jul 17 08:58

Scientists Think NASA Caused A Mars ‘Proof Of Life’ Anomaly 40 Years Ago

To conduct the study, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research on June 20, the team reviewed the data from Viking landers to check if anything was overlooked. After all, the team also strongly believed that all terrestrial living things should contain organic material, meaning the Viking landers should have discovered something in 1976.

In 2008, the spacecraft Phoenix found a salt in the Martian soil. This salt, called perchlorate, is rare on Earth but is used to make fireworks because it explodes when exposed to high temperatures.

In 2014, Mars Curiosity found organic molecules on Mars. One of the materials discovered was chlorobenzene: a molecule that is created when carbon materials are burned with perchlorate.

Jul 17 08:55

Company Hikes Price Of "Cadillac" Ambien Nasal Spray By 800% As Drug Companies Defy Trump

While Pfizer and several drugmakers have loudly touted their decision to roll back some price hikes on popular drugs following pressure from President Trump and the rollout of a new California law designed to discourage drug companies from raising prices, others have continued hiking prices of thousands of drugs. According to Raymond James & Associates drug companies have raised prices 3,653 times on 1,045 different drugs so far this year (drug companies often do one round of price hikes in January and another in the early summer). And according to the Wall Street Journal, the biggest price increases have been reserved for so-called "Cadillac" drugs like a new spray form of the sleeping medication Ambien.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Drug companies do this

a: Because they can, and

b: Drug companies spend a lot of money on Presidential campaigns, so they know that the final "slap", once they have raised prices through the roof, will generally be quite mild.

Jul 17 08:51

The tide is turning: Big Pharma billionaire arrested, charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors

I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived.

“Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today.

Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone.

Jul 17 08:16

FLASHBACK - Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think we may have found the reason IQ scores are declining.

Jul 17 08:15

AP Investigation: Doctors Keep Licenses Despite Sex Abuse

An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving.

Even when doctors are disciplined, their punishment often consists of a short suspension paired with therapy that treats sexually abusive behavior as a symptom of an illness or addiction.

The investigation finds that decades of complaints that the physician disciplinary system is too lenient have led to little change in the practices of state medical boards.

Jul 17 08:06


It’s a problem that keeps getting deeper.

Much of New Jersey’s water infrastructure system is so old and corroded that contamination in many areas is getting worse and worse.

State Sen. Bob Smith, D-Middlesex, is pushing a plan to gradually overhaul the system without incurring more state debt.

Jul 17 07:19

911: The impossible Cell Phone calls

I chat to Frederick C. Blackburn (also known as blackbird9) who studied engineering and then became an electrical engineer and had a career in IT. He had a Top Secret clearance in the USA. He gave lectures to: Military and Naval Intelligence personnel as well as NSA, CIA and FBI personnel about cell phone and other technology.

We discuss his specialist knowledge with regard to cell phones and why the cell phone technology of 911 did not allow cell phone calls to be received from people in planes. On 911 there were between 15-40 alleged cell phone calls from people on aircraft before the planes crashed into the Twin Towers or elsewhere. Frederick explains why those phone calls were impossible. 911 changed his life because he realised immediately that the collapsing towers as well as the cell phone calls were utterly impossible.

Jul 16 15:41

Safety fears over revolutionary gene-editing tool: Crispr causes unwanted mutations in DNA that may prove dangerous and have been 'seriously underestimated', warn researchers

Scientists have warned the genetic damage caused by the Crispr/Cas9 technology - known as Crispr - have been 'seriously underestimated before now'.

They have uncovered evidence the gene-editing tool causes unwanted mutations that may prove dangerous - and is 'much less safe' than once thought.

Critics fear Crispr may be used to 'snip' damaging genes from children before they are born, such as those that cause Huntington's disease or blindness.

Others remain concerned it could create 'designer babies' by allowing parents to choose their hair colour, height or even traits such as intelligence.

The study adds to the worries, as scientists found Crispr can introduce hundreds of potentially harmful mutations that standard tests may not spot.

Some trials have made similar findings, with a study last month claiming the tool could cause cancer by making cells less able to repair DNA damage.

Jul 16 15:26

Listeria outbreak leads to another frozen sweetcorn product being re-called - after watchdogs issued a warning over 50 items due to contamination fears

The Food Standards Agency has issued another warning over frozen vegetables that may be contaminated with listeria.

Lidl's Frozen Green Grocer’s Supersweet Corn, with best before dates until July 2020, has now been recalled following a food poisoning alert.

It comes after watchdogs named 50 frozen products that have been taken off shelves over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria.

They include items sold by the country's leading supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Aldi.

Jul 16 13:22

Hawaii volcano: Lava bomb flies through roof of tour boat, injures at least 13

At least 13 people on a tour boat in Hawaii were injured after a volcanic explosion sent a lava bomb flying through the roof of the vessel.

According to the Hawaii County Fire Department, the incident occurred early Monday morning. A lava bomb punctured the roof of the boat, leaving a large gaping hole in the vessel and damaging one of the boat's railings.

Jul 16 11:27


Jul 16 09:50

Scientists developed Worlds first 3D color X ray on human body

Hereafter say no to Black and white X rays, see the World’s First 3d Color X-ray of a human bodies.The scientists who made it possible Phil and Anthony Butler were the scientists behind this breakthrough technology.MARS Bio imaging (their own Company) was linked with the Universities of Otago and Canterbury which helped to develop this MARS spectral scanner.

Jul 16 09:40

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognised "compulsive sexual behaviour" as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse.

The contentious term "sex addiction" has been around for decades but experts disagree over whether the condition exists.

In the latest update of its catalogue of diseases and injuries around the world, the WHO takes a step towards legitimising the concept, by acknowledging "compulsive sexual behaviour disorder", or CSBD, as a mental illness.

But the UN health body stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviours like substance abuse or gambling, insisting more research is needed before describing the disorder as an addiction.

Jul 16 09:09

This Solar Purifier Creates Its Own Disinfectant From Water And Sunlight you have a life-or-death decision to make… Do I drink the water or not? Is it clean?

Stanford Engineering reports on this new innovation which may eliminate water fears forever...

Jul 16 06:43

SELCO: What You Need to Know About Survival Caches

Selco shares what you need to know about survival caches including what to put in them, where to hide them, and how to remember where they are.

Jul 15 11:23

One Way To Increase Your Beneficial Bacteria Without Any Food

By Karen Foster

It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what’s inside your gut healthier, according to a new study by San Francisco State University...

Jul 15 10:30

Volcanic update: Small lava island forms off Kapoho, Hawaii

A tiny new island of lava has formed on the northernmost part of the ocean entry. During this morning’s overflight, HVO’s field crew noticed the island was oozing lava similar to the lava oozing from the broad flow front along the coastline.

Jul 15 10:22

Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava ISLAND emerges at SEA oozing lava as crater EXPLODES

THE Hawaii volcano eruption has caused a lava island to form in the sea just off the coast of the Big Island, as the Mount Kilauea crater exploded with the force of a 5.2 magnitude earthquake.

Jul 15 08:36

New Blood Test Predicts Autism With High Accuracy

A New Blood test can predict autism in children with high accuracy .An early diagnosis of autism can improve a child’s overall development . Children and adults with autism have a wide range of abilities. Therefore, the disease is now termed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism symptoms , Autism causes are clearly defined in this article.

Jul 14 23:25

Our lost giant: reconstructing the fearsome Haast's eagle

With a wingspan reaching as wide as 3m and huge claws that could crush bone, the Haast's eagle was one of the most fearsome creatures ever to stalk New Zealand's prehistoric wilderness.

The largest eagle known to have existed anywhere, its demise quickly followed that of its much-larger prey, the moa, which was hunted to extinction by early Maori settlers around 1400AD.

Now a top international scientist and Kiwi collaborators hope to shed more light on the lost giant, in an innovative study that could help conserve those endangered predatory birds that remain today.

Professor Andrei Zinoviev, of Tver State University in Russia, will work alongside Dr Paul Scofield of Canterbury Museum and Massey University's Dr Daniel Thomas to digitally reconstruct the powerful muscles, tendons and bones of the eagle's hind limb.

Jul 14 11:17

Krakatau volcano (Indonesia): continuous intense explosions heard 42 km away, off scale seismicity

Our Indonesian volcano expedition leader Andi has sent us the below video of the current seismicity of Anak Krakatau: "Krakatau is going crazy ...100 times explosion a day ... very loud could be heard untill Carita 42 km away"

Jul 14 11:01

Breaking News: FedGov Admits it DOES NOT Track Vaccine safety; NEVER Reported to Congress as Required by law

Childhood vaccines are dangerous and the ONE government agency required to track vaccine safety, admitted in court this week they have completely failed to do so since 1987.

In a staggering admission in federal court, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted . . .

that under Title 42, United States Code, 300aa-27(c), it is required to report every two years to Congress about vaccine safety, adverse reactions, and other aspects of vaccinations in the United States, but it has completely failed to do so since 1987.

The admission came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit brought by Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), which wanted to see the bi-annual reports required to be sent to Congress by HHS since 1987.

Jul 14 10:46

New York health officials say recreational marijuana should be LEGAL: Report says the drug does more good than harm (and could earn the state $700 MILLION in taxes)

New York's Department of Health has endorsed legalizing recreational use of marijuana in a highly-anticipated report about the drug's harms and benefits.

The report, published on Friday morning, finds that 'positive effects of a regulated marijuana market in NYS outweigh the potential negative impacts'.

Currently, marijuana is only permitted for medical use in New York - though New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered police to stop arresting people for smoking it, and to issue a warning instead.

A move to legalize the drug state-wide would add weight to the cannabis industry's bid to operate freely nationwide - and would be something of a jackpot for New York.

Jul 14 10:44

Pence family's failed gas stations cost taxpayers $20M+

Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build an empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the "front row of the American dream."

The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana — and, to a smaller extent, Kentucky and Illinois — are still on the hook for millions of dollars to clean up more than 85 contaminated sites across the three states, including underground tanks that leaked toxic chemicals into soil, streams and wells.

Indiana alone has spent at least $21 million on the cleanup thus far, or an average of about $500,000 per site, according to an analysis of records by The Associated Press. And the work is nowhere near complete.

Jul 14 10:43

K?lauea Volcano: How Long Will Current Eruption Last?

A U.S. Geological Survey report to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on June 29, 2018, addressed time frames of activity for K?lauea Volcano’s summit and Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ).

The question of how long this current might this last is of concern to everyone—especially, of course, Big Island residents in the line of Pele’s fire, those affected by the regularly exploding summit and residents and visitors suffering from the effects of volcanic gases and ash.

The report explains that the continuing deflation of K?lauea’s summit storage system is occurring in response to the release of magma to the LERZ at a higher rate than the reservoir is being resupplied from its deep mantle source.

If summit magma is predominantly feeding eruptive activity in the LERZ rather than filling storage space in the crater, then summit activity could cease soon after the LERZ eruption ends.

Jul 14 10:42

SpaceX Crewed Capsule Preps for Test Flight in Florida

Crew Dragon, SpaceX's capsule designed to carry astronauts into space, arrived in Florida this week. There, the spacecraft will continue preparations for its first test flight, which could take place in August.

The move comes after the capsule completed a series of tests with NASA at the agency's Plum Brook Station in Ohio. The details of those tests haven't been discussed publicly, but the evaluations made use of the facility's thermal vacuum chamber.

That chamber is critically important to NASA's confidence in the capsule, because the location is "the world's only facility capable of testing full-scale upper-stage launch vehicles and rocket engines under simulated high-altitude conditions," according to a NASA statement.

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Scientists found on new research 400mg of Caffeine a Day Means a Longer Life

Don’t Panic!! If you are drinking too much Coffee a day, a new study found (400mg of caffeine) that means 4 to 6 cup coffee per day will enrich your health.