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Oct 31 17:49

Surge in depression among teens: Mental illness rates are rising four times faster in young people than anyone else in the US, study finds

A Columbia University study found that Americans have become increasingly depressed over the last ten years, but teens are more at risk of psychological distress than other age groups over 12 years old.

Depression among teens rose at quadruple the rate of the general population from 2005 to 2015, according to the new research.

The study was based on an annual survey of more than 600,000 people over the age of 12 in the US.

The study found the most significant increases in rates of depressions among the youngest and oldest demographics, but rose most rapidly and dramatically among the youngest.

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Last year, data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health found 11.5 percent of teens reported having major depressive disorder in 2014. By 2015, according to the Columbia University data, 12.7 percent of teens were depressed.

Oct 31 17:31

Africa braced for epidemic of deadly airborne PLAGUE after it infects 1,300 people in Madagascar and map reveals the nine countries officials fear it will spread to next

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries.

More than 1,300 cases have now been reported in Madagascar, health chiefs have revealed, as nearby nations have been placed on high alert.

Two thirds of those are suspected to be pneumonic - described as the 'deadliest and most rapid form of plague', World Health Organization figures show.

The deadly disease is caused by the same bacteria that wiped out at least 50 million people in Europe in the 1300s.

However, the lethal form currently spreading is different to the bubonic strain which was behind history's Black Death. Pneumonic can spread through coughing and can kill within 24 hours.

Oct 31 17:28

Danish companies queue to grow cannabis

Companies have begun applying to Denmark's medicines regulator to grow cannabis plants ahead of the drug becoming legalised for medicinal purposes next year, it's reported.

Some 13 companies have already submitted applications for growing cannabis plants to the Laegemiddelstyrelsen, so that they can help treat Danes suffering from painful illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.

From January 2018, the drug becomes legalised as part of a four-year trial and patients in the country can obtain cannabis on prescription, the Copenhagen Post reports.

Oct 31 15:51

Iceland’s Biggest Volcano Is ‘Ready To Erupt’ As Europe Faces A Disaster

Iceland’s biggest volcano has been rocked by the strongest earthquake since it last erupted in 2014. With swarms of earthquakes occurring in the French Alps too, Europe is facing what could be one of the largest natural disasters in history.

Last week, the 6,591-foot tall Bardarbunga, a “powerful and versatile” volcano, was rattled by the four largest earthquakes since it last erupted in 2014. The earthquakes, measuring in magnitudes of 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7 on the Richter scale, struck the caldera region over several days last weekend. Another magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the 200km long and 25km wide volcanic system earlier last week and several tremors struck in September.

Oct 31 11:50

Video: ‘Toxic Fumes Burn Your Nose And Throat’ – West Virginia Residents On Smoke Danger

In the US, acrid smoke from a huge blaze continues to threaten the town of Parkersburg in West Virginia. Toxic cloud from burning debris has already been hanging over the area for a week.

Oct 31 11:48

AG Jeff Sessions Suggests Prosecutions For Marijuana Growers, Sellers And Users In Legalized States

By Aaron Kesel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Department of Justice may crack down on people who grow and sell marijuana, even in the 29 states that legalized the plant, echoing the drawn-out argument that it is still against federal law...

Oct 31 10:13

Explore Europa and mouse your way across the moon: Google Maps now lets you go to space

Google already lets you explore every part of Earth - and now it has expanded elsewhere in the universe.

The search giant has been working with NASA to include data from the Cassini mission, along with data from other missions.

The new addition allows users to explore twelve new worlds, including Saturn, its moons, Pluto and Venus.

Oct 31 08:51

Ashwagandha Root Supports Thyroid Hormone Levels

By Mae Chan

Ashwagandha has been used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years to help the body deal with stress. Extracts from Ashwagandha root helps normalize levels of serum thyroid hormones, suggests a new pilot study from India...

Oct 31 08:28

“Follow The Money”: Big Pharma Swindles Insurance, Medicare And Consumers

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Big Pharma ostensibly is having its sails trimmed—a little too late, but it’s about time!

The recent opioid scandal; ‘perennial’ prescription drug class action lawsuits, e.g., Vioxx, etc.; the ever-present vaccine fraud no one wants to ‘touch’; and now, the recent study “Influence of pharmaceutical marketing on Medicare prescriptions in the District of Columbia” published October 25, 2017 in PLOS/One wherein the following collusion-like activity on the part of both pharmaceutical makers and MDs is confirmed by following the money trail...

Oct 31 07:56

Navy sailor, pregnant wife shot while trying to buy phone using OfferUp app

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- A Navy sailor and his pregnant wife were in the hospital Monday after being shot multiple times while trying to buy a cellphone through an app used to buy and sell personal items called OfferUp.

The young couple, who didn't want WTKR to use their last name, were just starting their lives together.

Oct 31 07:33

Rose McGowan facing arrest warrant for alleged drug possession

An arrest warrant was issued Monday for actress Rose McGowan for alleged felony possession of a controlled substance on a flight earlier this year, police said.

McGowan, who has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, faces a felony charge after police said an investigation revealed that her personal belongings left behind on a United flight back in January tested positive for narcotics.

McGowan claimed Monday in a tweet that the warrant was an attempt to “silence” her.

Oct 30 17:25

5 Weird Mood Hacks Sure to Quickly Lift You Up

By Heather Callaghan, Editor

Some of us face depression like it’s a daily face of life. For some it’s a vague, but indiscriminating heaviness that comes and goes like a dark cloud. Some use metaphors to describe their feelings like a black hole – for others it’s a “pit of despair” and still others feel as though they are drowning.

This one article isn’t going to solve all that, but we’d like to point out that most psychology-based articles on the subject will merely reiterate the need for treatment (drugs, psycho-therapy) and not offer a solution. Those things are everyone’s choice – but what can you do RIGHT NOW if you are sinking in quicksand? We would like to offer a few ideas...

Oct 30 15:02

Opioid Killer: Pharma Billionaire Accused Of Illegal Drug Distrubution Scheme

A billionaire founder of a drug company has been arrested for his alleged role in persuading doctors to mis-prescribe patients an opioid painkiller.

Oct 30 12:34

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spreads In Michigan, No Stopping This ‘Regional Epidemic’

A recent hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan has now sickened 457 people. That’s 14 times more than last year, and officials are having a difficult time stopping the spread of the virus.

Of the 457 known cases, 18 people have died and 370 have been hospitalized. But this outbreak is puzzling health officials as the complicated nature of the regional epidemic continues to baffle so many in the medical community. The outbreak is overly complicated. There’s no single source such as food contamination and many groups of people are at risk, including homeless people, drug users, and now terrifyingly; people who are neither. There are even more cases than normal among men who have sex with men increasing the spread of the virus.

Oct 30 10:00

Warnings of ‘GLOBAL OUTBREAK’ of Black Death as PLAGUE continues to spread

Some 1,300 cases of the pneumonic plague, which is transmitted by air, have now been confirmed.

An estimated 50 million lives were lost as a result of the Black Death epidemic of the 1300s.

And now the deadly disease has spread into more African countries after taking root in Madagascar.

Countries affected include South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros, the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why have the roads in and out of Madagascar, as well as the airport, not been closed, to prevent further contaigon from this outbreak?!?

This is a real puzzlement to me.

Oct 30 09:09

Living in a Car on $800 a Month

Trillions to kill people and nothing for Americans. The USA is a failed state.

Today we meet Dee, who is living in her car on $800 a month. She tried renting an apartment but found it impossible. After paying rent, she had so little money left over her quality of life was tragically low. But, by living in her car, all that money is available for her to live and thrive on so she isn't just surviving and enduring life. She's done a brilliant job of making the car livable by taking out some seats, let's see how...

Oct 30 08:31

MSG and aspartame are the two leading causes of central nervous system damage in the United States

Excitotoxins, as they are appropriately named, are supposed to enhance flavor and excite your taste buds, but this "class" of chemicals overstimulate neuron receptors, which are what allow brain cells to communicate with each other. This causes a firing of impulses at such a rapid rate that they become completely exhausted, and several hours later, these depleted neurons die. This is true cell death, and the parts of the brain that are specifically targeted by excitotoxins are the hypothalamus and temporal lobes, which not only control behavior, emotions, and sleep cycles, but you guessed it, immunity.

Oct 30 08:26

Iran to launch Dousti Satellite by year end

The head of Iranian Space Agency said Sharif University’s Dousti satellite is ready for launch and voiced optimism that it will be launched by the end of the year.

Speaking at the 23th Iranian International Press and News Agencies Exhibition, head of Iranian space agency Mohsen Bahrami said “Sharif University’s satellite named Dousti (Friendship) is scheduled for launch and we plan to send it to space by the end of the year.”

Launching a satellite has a difficult procedure so it is not possible to decide the exact time of launch, Bahrami added.

Oct 29 19:34

The Story Of Incredible Willpower (14 pics)

37-year-old Sara Backstrom from Sweden had weight problems since she was 8 years old. Her situation got worse after she gave birth to her son at the age of 19. She kept piling on the kilograms as she turned to fast-food and ended up weighing 146 kg. But one embarrassing incident in particular pushed her to turn her life around. When she was at a garden store, she sat down on a camping chair and it snapped underneath her. That was a moment when she knew she had to lose weight.

Oct 29 09:39

Las Vegas Shooting Witness, Who Described Multiple Gunmen, Found Dead

The CIA does the dirty deed. The FBI covers it up. The witnesses are dropping like flies!

Danny Contreras, an eyewitness Las Vegas shooting survivor who publicly claimed there were multiple shooters involved in the attack, has been found dead in an empty house in Las Vegas with multiple gunshot wounds.

His body was found in a vacant home in the northeastern valley after a neighbor heard a man groaning inside the building and called 911. Police say Contreras was dead when they arrived at the 5800 block of East Carey Avenue, near North Nellis Boulevard.

Oct 29 07:55

Boeing bets on pilotless planes

Boeing is preparing for a future that involves pilotless commercial airplanes. The biggest challenges, though, are more likely to be societal than technological.

The aerospace giant announced Oct. 5 that it plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a company in Manassas, Va., with products that include a robotic co-pilot and software that can sense landing strips. On Oct. 19 HorizonX, Boeing's venture-capital arm, revealed an investment in Pittsburgh-based drone startup Near Earth Autonomy.? Both moves come four months after Mike Sinnett, vice president of product development, said at the Paris Air Show that Boeing planned to test autonomous flying technology in a cockpit simulator this year and in an airplane in 2018.

Oct 28 10:05

Bangladesh Considers Sterilization to Curb Rohingya Refugee Population

Bangladesh is considering sterilizing the Rohingya refugee population after health officials proposed the move to the government Friday.

Supporters of the plan call for vasectomies for Rohingya men and tubectomies for women, saying “sterilization of the males is the best way to control the population,” according to Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, who heads a health service near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.

“If a man is sterilized, he cannot father a child even if he marries four or five times,” he added.

The idea was put forward shortly after rights activists working in refugee camps said Rohingya women believe that pregnancy protects them from rape and other attacks from Myanmar's security forces.

“Some of them told us that if a woman was pregnant, she had less chance of being targeted by the military or attackers,” AFP reported the activists as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to politely point out to Health Service Manager Pintu Kanti Bhattacharjee, that forced sterilzations would be another form of slow-mo genocide against the Rohingya people.

But then, that would be the point, wouldn't it?!?

And what would happen to the people who would not consent to having the procedure done?!? Would they be rounded up in camps, and offered the choice between forcible sterilization or death?!?!?

And BTW: has a Burmese-language version of "Mein Kampf" just come out?!? And I ask this, because this is precisely the kind of "racial hygiene" Hitler would have advocated against "the others" !!

I would also like to politely suggest to Mr. Bhattacharjee, that the optics of such a move against the Rohingyas, if the Myanmar government goes ahead with this plan, will be perceived by the rest of the world as a crime against humanity, and rightly so.

Oct 28 07:57

Here It Is Again - Paddock Was Arms Dealer And Deal Went BAD

Analysts continue to be amazed by the many links between the CIA and Stephen Paddock—and who have documented that Paddock was a CIA arms pilot delivering thousands of weapons to a Mexican drug cartel between 2006-2011 in what is now known as " Operation Fast and Furious"

According to a source in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:: “The LVMPD knows the motive behind the attack, but the FBI will not allow us to release the motive because it implicates the FBI in illegal arms deals and supplying arms to ISIS terrorists within U.S. borders.

Oct 28 07:42

JFK Files: The Truth Behind the Farce

by Clifford Shack
(henrymakow.com)

The American people have been promised the release of all the classified documents on the JFK assassination. It ain't never going to happen.

But that's ok. Just connect the dots. Those of us who have, know, that solving the whodunit aspect of the assassination is just the beginning. The real, meaty story lies in the motive. Since the assassination 54 years ago, millions of published research hours allow us to piece the story together in the context of that time.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the basics of the case. Those with a minimal degree of understanding know that the CIA was clearly behind the assassination. Most of the guys involved in planning the assassination lived blocks away from Kennedy when he lived in McClean, Virginia.

Oct 27 22:45

Mueller Russia probe reportedly nets first charges

The first charges have been filed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, reports said Friday evening.

Oct 27 19:33

Anti-togetherness: The Virtues of Disunity

A Truth Not Welcome: People do not like being with those different from themselves . Sometimes, briefly, we find it interesting, as in traveling, but for extended periods, no. This distaste pervades society, often unnoticed, with consequences.

Instances of untogetherness:

Oct 27 19:14

Marshfield man locked in beer cooler overnight drinks beer, arrested

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
A Marshfield man is behind bars after police say he was locked inside a beer cooler at a convenience store, had several drinks, and then fled.

According to the police report, Van Ert drank an 18 ounce bottle of Icehouse Beer and three cans of Four Loko. He also fell over a stack of 30 pack Busch Light Cans.

Oct 27 10:47

The Plague Is AIRBORNE And It’s Spreading Because People Are Literally ‘Dancing With Corpses’

The plague that’s airborne and has killed at least 124 people in Madagascar is now blamed on “dancing with corpses.” This is the time of year when the dead are wrapped in sheets and paraded through the streets while others dance around the bodies.

The local tradition is said to be one of the major causes of the spread of this disease. Since it’s airborne, anyone coming close to the corpse of a person who has died of the black death could themselves, catch the infection. Health officials suspect it’s no coincidence that the outbreak coincides with the time of year when families customarily exhume the remains of dead relatives, wrap them in a sheet, and dance with them through the streets in a sacred ritual, AFP reports.

Oct 27 10:26

Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble for Its New Weedkiller

Dicamba, an old weedkiller that is being used in new ways, has thrust Bradley and a half-dozen other university weed scientists into the unfamiliar role of whistleblower, confronting what they believe are misleading and scientifically unfounded claims by one of the country's biggest seed and pesticide companies: Monsanto.

"It's not comfortable. I'm like anybody else, I don't like [it when] people are unhappy with me," says Mike Owen, a weed specialist at Iowa State University. Then he chuckles. "But sometimes, like John Wayne said, a man's got to do what a man's got to do!"

"Certainly, there's not a weed scientist in any of these states who would back down, who would change their story," says Aaron Hager, at the University of Illinois.

Oct 27 08:15

New report claims opioids killed more Americans last year than the entire Vietnam War… worst is yet to come

The Vietnam War is supposed to have caused the death of 58,200 Americans in 19 years and six months. The death toll from opioid overdose last year topped that number at 64,070.

According to data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statistics in August 2017 showed that drug overdose deaths increased by 21 percent in just one year from 52,404 in 2015, and the fatality rate doubled from the numbers that were recorded 10 years ago; three quarters of those deaths were caused by opioid overdose.

Oct 27 07:51

Sterilised silk from moths could repair damaged spinal cords by producing material which acts as a 'scaffold', claim scientists who have hailed the findings as 'exciting'

Silk could help repair damaged spinal cords by producing material which acts as a 'scaffold', scientists claim.

A team of British researchers found cleaned, sterilised silk from a breed of moths had properties well suited to spinal repair.

A modified version of the lightweight material could support nerve growth across damaged regions, they believe.

Oct 27 07:49

Beware trick-or-treating in California! Study reveals thousands of candy brands have been reported for containing LEAD

In California, 96.3 percent of lead warnings issued for imported food products between 2001 and 2014 were for candies, the UCSF study reports.

In the US, it's estimated that more than 1 million children have lead poisoning. The contamination can cause brain and nervous system damage, developmental, learning and behavioral delays, and hearing and speech problems.

Lead poisoning can cause symptoms like nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and hyperactivity. But these symptoms - which are not dissimilar to familiar signs of a child who has had too much candy - often go unnoticed and diagnosed.

Oct 27 07:37

Billionaire drug mogul is charged with racketeering and corruption after company he founded 'pushed powerful opioid-based painkiller spray to patients who didn't have cancer'

Insys Therapeutics, an opioid medication maker, has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.

In the new indictment, Kapoor, of Phoenix, Arizona, and the other defendants are accused of offering bribes to doctors to write large numbers of prescriptions for the fentanyl-based Subsys pain medication that is only approved by the FDA for used by cancer patients with severe nerve pain.

Most of the people who received Subsys prescriptions did not have cancer.

Oct 27 07:35

Nearly 50% of people develop their food allergies AFTER age 17, study says

A report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has found that 45 percent of people experience the onset of at least one food allergy after the age of 17.

In fact more than 35 percent of allergies to many types of seafood - including shrimp, crab and lobster - do not appear until after age 17.

The study also found black, Asian and Hispanic adults are more at-risk for developing certain allergies than white adults.

Oct 27 07:33

'I thought it was the end of the world': Enormous glowing ball over northern Siberia sparks UFO fears, while others suggest that Putin is behind it

  • Firstly, it may just be that a vivid display of the Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - was underway
  • Or it may the trace of the Topol rocket which was launched by the Russian military around the time
  • Oct 26 16:54

    Can Mushrooms Make You Feel Fuller Longer?

    A study tried to determine if mushrooms could be the most nutritional replacement for heavier foods if necessary...

    Oct 26 12:47

    Health Ranger: Why independent science TERRIFIES the food and supplement industries (but shouldn’t)

    What you are witnessing in all this is the “democratization of science.” It is a decentralized revolution in food transparency, and the movement is rapidly proliferating. In addition to the Consumer Wellness Center (where I serve as the executive director) now analyzing and publishing food analysis results, another non-profit group called the Clean Label Project is also conducting laboratory analysis of products. The Organic Consumers Association, Cornucopia and the Environmental Working Group are also engaged in lab analysis of foods and personal care products, and I’m personally aware of at least two more similar projects coming online in 2018.

    Four years ago, we were called “conspiracy theorists” for exposing lead in rice protein… now we’re the pioneers of new science

    Oct 26 11:27

    The Pneumonic Plague Is Spreading: Warnings Issued to 9 Countries

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    Madagascar isn’t getting this epidemic of the pneumonic plague under control as everyone had hoped. In fact, the opposite seems to be true.

    Less than two weeks ago, there were 200 infections and 33 deaths. As of today, those numbers have increased dramatically to more than 1300 infections and 124 deaths. And according to many infectious disease experts, the outbreak has not yet reached its peak. It’s urgent that we stay up-to-date on this epidemic so that we can be prepared if it goes worldwide.

    Oct 26 10:17

    TWO-THIRDS OF US BABY FOODS TEST POSITIVE FOR ARSENIC, MANY CONTAIN LEAD & CADMIUM – STUDY

    Some 65 percent of baby food products in the US – including four out of five baby formulas – contain traces of the toxin arsenic, a new study has found, but officials say there is little they can do to remove substances that could harm developing infants.
    The Clean Label Project study of 530 baby products also found that 36 percent of the products contained lead, 58 percent cadmium and 10 percent acrylamide. While most samples contained only trace amounts of the toxins, some exceeded the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations by up to six times.

    The transparent labeling advocacy group said that Gerber, Enfamil, Plum Organics and Sprout – market-leading brands – produced some of the most contaminated baby foods.

    “The baby industry needs to do a better job in protecting America’s most vulnerable population,” Jaclyn Brown, the executive director of the Clean Label Project, told USA Today.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    The FDA is completely compromised on this issue, and should be collectively sacked for allowing these poisons into baby food.

    Recommendations for clean food, free of these poisons, should be compulsory, period, end of discussion, and the CEO of the first baby food manufacturer flouting strict guidelines, should be doing hard jail time, for allowing it to happen.

    Oct 26 10:16

    Federal OSHA And Microwave Industry Employees Safety Regulations

    By Catherine J. Frompovich

    It must be noted OSHA needs to update its website to include AMI Smart Meters that operate using microwaves and radio (RF) transmitters, called ZigBee radio modules (wireless electronics), which operate/function using radiofrequencies. Therefore, there are double radiation whammies emitted by AMI Smart Meters! ...

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