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Aug 14 15:21

Revealed: Experts warned two years ago that 50-year-old 'uneven' Genoa bridge should be demolished because no one would pay for its 'exorbitant' maintenance - as Transport Minister says those responsible for 35 deaths 'will have to pay'

The motorway bridge which collapsed in Genoa, Italy, killing at least 35 people had been the subject of a series of 'exorbitant' maintenance works and had been causing issues for decades, it has emerged.

Engineering experts had warned that it would have been more cost effective to knock the bridge down than to continue to repair the 'uneven' construction.

The Morandi Bridge, built in 1967, was a main thoroughfare connecting the A10 and A7 highways and had therefore been heavily trafficked for more than 50 years.

Tuesday morning was no different, and dozens of cars fell several hundred feet when a 260ft section of the concrete bridge collapsed shortly after 11.30am.

Aug 14 13:00

Bayer Stock Nosedives After Jury Finds Monsanto Guilty of Covering Up Cancer Risks

For those who’ve for years been fighting Monsanto, affectionately known as the world’s most evil corporation, a San Francisco jury’s decision last Friday to fine the company $289 million is earth-shattering news. Apparently financial markets and analysts agree.

Aug 14 11:57

Experts Bribed to Lie for Corporate Predators

It’s longstanding practice. Corporate predators bribe organizations, scientists, academics, and other experts to lie about the safety of their products.

When hazardous to human health, they need endorsements from experts, willing to sacrifice their integrity for a big payday.

The Organic Authority reports “the truth behind America’s food supply and consumer products industries – pulling back the curtain on how America’s food is grown and processed.”

Earlier it reported how Monsanto (now Bayer after both companies merged) bribes academics to claim hazardous to human health GMOs are safe.

Aug 14 11:56

99% of modern scientific papers are nothing more than politically-motivated pseudoscience, warns science pioneer

“People just don’t do it,” Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong told Brietbart.com after making the shocking claim that less that one percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method. “I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field…were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method.” In particular, Armstrong talked about the proactive “alarmism” some scientists encourage regarding man-made climate change. He argued that scientists are more politically motivated or perhaps too focused on their own career advancement to want to publish accurate data.

Aug 14 11:01

Why You Need Transdermal Magnesium!

By Neenah Payne

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health by Dr. Mark Sircus explains why magnesium is so important for everyone and why applying magnesium through the skin (transdermally) is the most effective way to use it...

Aug 14 10:07

The Anxiety Epidemic, Antidepressants, and CBD Part III Cannabis: the Essential Relief of Being Connected

By Susan Boskey

Modern society is so far down the rabbit-hole that we can easily forget who we are. Anxiety sets in when we want to measure up to standards of “the good life”...

Aug 14 09:59

How your daily prescription pills could be draining your body of vital vitamins (and what you can do about it!)

Around half of us now take prescription pills daily, with a quarter on three different types, and millions of pensioners taking five a day on average.

What many people may not realise is that their medication — while combatting chronic and even life-threatening conditions — could also be depriving them of vital minerals and vitamins, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, depression, loss of sex drive and muscle pains.

They can even cause crumbly bones, as Julie Sharp discovered (see box below) — she has severe asthma, and at 32, she’s also just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. This is a condition usually associated with old age, but the high-dose oral steroids she needs for her asthma affected the absorption of vital bone minerals including calcium and vitamin D.

Aug 14 09:46

Flying Badass: Fossils of 200-Million-Year-Old Pterosaurus Found in US

Pterosaurs, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power, emerged more than 200 million years ago and lorded over primeval skies until a giant meteorite slammed into Earth more than 65 million years ago wiping out land-dwelling dinosaurs and most other forms of life.

Aug 14 08:34

24/7 Work Emails Are Making Your Entire Life Worse

Researchers want you to rethink your relationship with tech because "personal relationships and home life suffer for those always tied to their work emails.

Aug 13 23:28

Kiwi breakthrough could help us better understand universe

A Kiwi physics experiment has managed to do what decades of international research hasn't - and its findings could help us better understand our universe.

At the core of the breakthrough was the theory called the standard model of particle physics, which helped us understand the fundamental forces holding everything in the universe in place.

While considered the most accurate scientific theory known to humankind, scientists still knew the model couldn't fully explain some cosmological mysteries - notably dark matter and dark energy.

For that reason, scientists were constantly testing the model by manipulating and controlling matter at the atomic level, and looking for effects that could not be explained by the model directly.

Dr Maarten Hoogerland, of the University of Auckland and the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, chose to focus on the helium atom - the second most simple atom after hydrogen.

Aug 13 11:36

TOXIC LEGACY Poisonous dust from 9/11 attack has given almost 10,000 New Yorkers cancer

NEARLY 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke resulting from 9/11.

With the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related.

Aug 13 11:01

Britain's Biggest Home Improvement Chain May Dump Monsanto's "Roundup" After Cancer Lawsuit

One of the UK's largest home improvement chains, Homebase, is considering dropping Monsanto's Roundup line of weedkiller products amid growing concern over their use, after a California jury awarded dying former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging Roundup caused his advanced stage cancer.

Aug 13 10:33

Wake Up, Opportunity! Engineers Have an Awesome Playlist for NASA's Sleeping Mars Rover

Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 61 days now, after the space agency's Opportunity rover lost power during a Martian dust storm — but they've started greeting each new Martian day the rover may call with a themed song.

On Aug. 4 — Opportunity's 5,165th day on Mars — the rover was still asleep. But mission staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, hoped to inspire the robot to turn back on by playing Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in the control room, beginning of a new tradition to wait out the storm.

"Morale has been a little shaky," Michael Staab, an engineer for the program at JPL who helped initiate the themed daily wake-up song for the humans waiting for Opportunity's long and nerve-wracking nap to end, told Space.com. "This is the first time she [Opportunity] has stopped talking to us and not resumed communication when we expected."

Aug 13 10:18

FDA knew doctors were misusing powerful opioids, researchers say

A Johns Hopkins team used the FDA's own documents to show that the agency knew there was a problem but did not act.

Aug 13 10:03

Excess Vitamin D: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

By Rosanne Lindsay

Vitamin D’s reputation as a potent cancer fighter is mainstream news. A lack of vitamin D is also reported to be behind increased rates of infections, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and autoimmune disorders. Models and studies have most of us convinced that excess vitamin D intake could reduce cancer deaths by 75 percent. Why else would the government add vitamin D2 to fortify food? Meanwhile, as cancer rates rise, we are urged to cover up with sunscreen against the sun which nature intended as the truest source of vitamin D. Why the contradiction?...

Aug 13 08:40

California Super Volcano Found with 240 CUBIC MILES of Magma Swirling Underneath

The amount of magma in the Long Valley Caldera is so large it could support an eruption equivalent to the massive one which occurred 767,000 years ago, which released 140 cubic miles of material into the atmosphere.

By comparison, the 1980 Mount St Helens eruption resulted in the release of 0.29 cubic miles.

While the Long Valley Caldera is unlikely to blow anytime soon, the report, written by scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the University of California, and the University of Rhode Island, said: “We can conclude the mid-crustal reservoir is still melt-rich.

Aug 13 08:39

Mike Adams, Natural News 8-11-18… “Monsanto hit with $290 million cancer liability ruling in Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide trial”

A San Francisco jury found Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) liable for the glyphosate-induced cancer of Dewayne Johnson, who is dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson sprayed glyphosate 20-30 times per year on public school grounds (near children, no less), and he was twice “doused” with glyphosate due to malfunctioning equipment.

Monsanto — which has been responsible for the mass chemical poisoning of our world going back more than 40 years — hid scientific evidence proving glyphosate caused cancer, pretending that glyphosate was as “safe as salt.”

“This jury found Monsanto acted with malice and oppression because they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with reckless disregard for human life,” said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., founder of the World Mercury Project. “This should send a strong message to the boardroom of Monsanto.”

Aug 12 17:46

Monsanto was Just Fined $289 Million by San Francisco Jury for Failing to Warn of Known Cancer Risk

In an incredible victory for plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a San Francisco jury just found agrochemical and seed giant Monsanto guilty of failing to adequately warn that it’s products Roundup and Ranger may cause cancer when used in a reasonable and expectable manner.

Aug 12 11:30

Vegans Vs Omnivores

Aug 12 09:06

Trump EPA Allowing ASBESTOS Back into Manufacturing

Aug 12 08:45

Vaccine Corruption Exposed To Washington State Board of Health

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Bernadette Pajer, co-president of Informed Choice Washington, made the most exceptional presentation before the Washington State Board of Health regarding fully informed medical consent and choice, full-disclosure regarding vaccine science and ingredients, plus Big Pharma’s apparently illegal tactics that deprive citizens of their inherent and indisputable rights to self-determination regarding their health, their children’s health and vaccines/vaccinations.

Ms. Pajer’s presentation needs to be studied, and even replicated...

Aug 11 23:23

Police Using Mouth Swab Tests For Stoned Driving Despite Admitting They’re Inaccurate

It is strange that there is such an obsession with busting people for driving with cannabis in their system, especially in states where it is recognized as a medicine that people can get a prescription for. Every single day millions of people drive around with drugs like Xanax and Percocet in their systems and no one thinks twice about it.

Aug 11 09:01

School groundsman, 46, with weeks to live, is awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma - and says cash will support his wife, who works two jobs, and children when he dies

Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller.

After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.

Specifically, in eight weeks of proceedings, the jury was left convinced that Monsanto's product caused Johnson's cancer.

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Johnson thanked his legal team, his wife, Araceli, and their two sons.

'It’s taken a lot of prayer, I’ve taken energy from a lot of people. I’m glad to be here to help. Hopefully this thing will start to get the attention it needs. This case is way bigger than me,' he said.

Aug 11 09:00

Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout

Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290 million for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that the product might cause cancer.

While observers predicted thousands of potential future claims against the company in the wake of Monsanto's defeat, Bayer -- which recently acquired the US giant -- said the California ruling went against scientific evidence.

"On the basis of scientific conclusions, the views of worldwide regulatory authorities and the decades-long practical experience with glyphosate use, Bayer is convinced that glyphosate is safe and does not cause cancer," the company said in a statement.

Aug 11 08:41

'They will f*ck up': Company involved in Flint water crisis bids to serve largest city in Africa

Activists are concerned that Veolia, the company linked with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, is on the shortlist to manage two-thirds of water system in Lagos, Nigeria, where many children die from water-borne diseases.
"I feel Veolia is a snake, and they slithered over to Lagos to try to increase their profit margins," Nayyirah Shariff, director at Flint Rising activist group, told BuzzFeed News. "They have a history of poisoning black communities in the US, and they should not be poisoning the largest African city on the continent."

The campaigner said she was "shocked and extremely angry" when she found out that the French-owned water management company is among the three bidders for the Adiyan II project in the Nigerian capital, Lagos, which is the seventh largest city in the world.

Aug 10 16:05

Monsanto “Taken To The Cleaners” In Jury Verdict Dwayne Johnson v. Monsanto

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The Media Relations personnel of the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC emailed me at 6:20 PM Friday, August 10th, the verdict rendered by the jury in the 8-week trial whereby “the jury found unanimously that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused Mr. Johnson to develop NHL, and that Monsanto failed to warn of this severe health hazard. Importantly, the jury also found that Monsanto acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct.”...

Aug 10 15:01

Internet Causes Sleep Deprivation, and Not Just in Teens, Study Shows

One of the main finding of this study showed that Internet access reduces both sleep duration and sleep satisfaction.

Aug 10 14:59

What Would a Monsanto-Bayer Merger Really Grow?

A megamerger between two of the world’s biggest agricultural corporations looms on the horizon. The seed and pesticide giant Monsanto is inching closer to uniting with the German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer—a consolidation that could spell disaster for farmers, pollinators, and affordable, healthy food. Here’s why the Monsanto-Bayer merger is a toxic relationship.

Aug 10 13:26

Blue Light Is Making Us Blind, Say Researchers

University of Toledo researchers made a shocking discovery that the “blue light” emanating from our smartphones and other screens is literally doing permanent damage to our vision. Here's what you can do to stop it.

Aug 10 09:31

Monsanto may soon face “FLOOD” of lawsuits from cancer victims of Roundup herbicide

Monsanto, the maker of the world’s most popular weed killer Roundup, could soon be facing an unrelenting flood of lawsuits from people who got cancer from their product.

On Tuesday, a federal judge decided to allow three expert witnesses to give their testimony pertaining to Roundup’s carcinogenicity. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria ruled that the three experts could testify, and he even went so far as to say that their opinions were not “junk science.” The judge will be presiding over more than 400 of the lawsuits against Monsanto.

In his opinion, Chhabria wrote: “So long as an opinion is premised on reliable scientific principles, it should not be excluded by the trial judge; instead the weaknesses in an unpersuasive expert opinion can be exposed at trial, through cross-examination or testimony by opposing experts.”

Aug 10 09:11

Huge surge in the rate of opioid-addicted pregnant women: CDC data reveal the number QUADRUPLED in 15 years

In the first-of-its-kind study, the CDC used data from the US Department of Health and Human Service's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to look at hospital discharge data.

In 1999, they found that only 1.5 of every 1,000 women going to a hospital to deliver depended on or abused opioids.

By 2014, the latest year that data is available, the rate had spiked by 333 percent to 6.5 per 1,000 women - translating to almost 25,000 deliveries nationwide that year.

Aug 10 09:10

Blue light DOES affect your vision: Study reveals how cellphones and other gadgets wear down your retina over time

We all know that the blue light that emits from our smartphones isn't good for our eyes, but a new study has discovered just how much damage it can cause.

Researchers say that this light is absorbed by vital molecules in our retina and triggers the production of a toxic chemical that kill cells.

This damage can lead to large blind spots in our vision that are the hallmark of macular degeneration, a disease that leads to blindness.

Aug 10 09:08

An antidepressant is poisoning Americans: CDC warns against unapproved product used widely around the world

Tianeptine was made to treat the depression and is prescribed in Europe, Asia and Latin America, but it may have effects like those of opioids and remains unapproved in the US and the UK.

Aug 09 11:48

Court: EPA violated law on harmful pesticide, orders ban

A federal appeals court says the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos (clor-PEER-i-fos) on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.

Aug 09 10:31

Hawaii volcano activity slows, may be entering a pause, USGS says

After months of spewing hot lava into residential neighborhoods and into the sea, it appears that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano may be taking a pause after a slowdown in activity since the weekend.

The U.S. Geological Survey said in a series of updates since Sunday that there was been a "significant reduction" in lava from fissure 8, which fed a channelized lava flow that reached the Pacific Ocean.

"It is common for eruptions to wax and wane or pause completely," the USGS said Tuesday. "A return to high levels of lava discharge or new outbreaks in the area of active fissures could occur at any time."

Aug 09 10:26

First Monsanto-Roundup Cancer Trial Goes To Jury In San Francisco

In a historic first, a California Jury is now deliberating whether Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave a school groundskeeper terminal cancer, after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.

Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across the United States who claim Monsanto’s glyphosate-containing herbicides, including the widely-used Roundup, cause cancer. His case, the first to go to trial, began in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California four weeks ago. -Reuters

On Tuesday, Johnson's attorney Brent Wisner urged jurors to hold Monsanto liable and slap them with a verdict that would "actually change the world" - after arguing that Monsanto knew about glyphosate's risks of cancer, but decided to ignore and bury the information.

Aug 09 10:17

Trump administration moves to open 1.6 million acres to fracking, drilling in California

Ending a five-year moratorium, the Trump administration Wednesday took a first step toward opening 1.6 million acres of California public land to fracking and conventional oil drilling, triggering alarm bells among environmentalists.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it’s considering new oil and natural gas leases on BLM-managed lands in Fresno, San Luis Obispo and six other San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast counties. Meanwhile, activists in San Luis Obispo are pushing a ballot measure this fall to ban fracking and new oil exploration in the county.

Aug 09 09:24

‘Pressure to work in pain.’ A quarter of Mass. opioid deaths are in construction

Relying on skill and strength to raise up skyscrapers and spruce up homes, construction workers routinely face difficult and dangerous working conditions. Now a Massachusetts study has identified an overlooked hazard linked to their jobs: fatal opioid overdoses.

The report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that nearly a quarter of overdose deaths in a five-year period occurred among people, mostly men, who work in construction. Farmers and fishermen also had higher-than-average rates of overdose deaths.

The common factor: Workplace injuries occur frequently in these occupations.

Aug 08 15:55

Vaccine Rights

BREAKING NEWS: NC BAR SUES VACCINE RIGHTS ATTORNEY IN CLASSIC WITCH HUNT!

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Aug 08 15:49

SMART METERS RAISE HEALTH, PRIVACY AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONCERNS

Smart meters monitor home energy usage in minute detail in real time. The devices transmit data to the utility company where it gets stored in databases. Anybody with access to the data can download it for analysts. Without specific criteria limiting access to the data, these devices create significant privacy issues. Smart meters can also be used to remotely limit power usage during peak hours.

Aug 08 11:13

Monsanto Glyphosate Cancer Trial Update: Biased Judge? Key Evidence Not Allowed

In a recent update, Mr. Kennedy reported on some of the actions of Judge Bolanos that seemed to suggest that the judge could be potentially biased in favor of Monsanto by not allowing some key evidence, some of which seems to contradict what another judge, Judge Curtis Karnow, seemed to rule was admissible in pre-trial hearings.

Aug 08 10:43

In Photos: The 2018 California Wildfires as Seen from Space

Dangerous, deadly and destructive wildfires have churned through California in the summer of 2018. Here are some dramatic views of these blazes from high above as seen by astronauts and cosmonauts in space. In this image: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev posted four photos of the California wildfires, as seen from the International Space Station, on Twitter on Aug. 7, 2018.

Aug 08 09:39

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become 'world's biggest piece of marine debris', critics say

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Boyan Slat's idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, remote, open ocean.

However, six years on Mr Slat's organisation The Ocean Cleanup is about to test a 120-metre section, ahead of deploying the first 600-metre system to the Northern Pacific Ocean later this year.

Aug 08 08:43

Roundup is accused of causing cancer in America and is being banned across Europe: So could Britain's most popular garden spray be killing more than your weeds?

We eat it in our food and spray it on our gardens and allotments. It is all over our parks and farmers’ crops.

Roundup is the UK’s most widely used weedkiller and globally the most popular in history.

When the U.S. company Monsanto launched the product in 1974, its marketing men proclaimed it to be a technological breakthrough that killed almost every weed without harming humans or the environment.

But since the Nineties, the safety of Roundup — and its active ingredient glyphosate — has been challenged by studies that suggest that the weedkiller is linked to serious conditions including liver and kidney disease, infertility, birth abnormalities and cancer.

Aug 08 07:45

Farmer Converts 40,000 Acres Into Largest Organic Farm In Canada

In what could possibly be the world’s largest agricultural feat, Canadian farmer Travis Heide is in the process of converting his 40,000-acre farm entirely to organic.

Heide’s farm is large enough to produce 2,200,000 bushels of wheat per year. Although he has been mostly quiet about his transition to organic, his company Organics Canada Ltd. is set to boom as he will begin producing oats, lentils, peas, wheat and hemp all organically.

Currently, the farm is half-organic and half-conventionally grown, but by 2020 Travis plans to convert his entire farm to organic.

Aug 08 07:43

Medicare inches forward on drug prices

The Trump administration is making another incremental move toward lower drug prices, opening up a new part of Medicare to well-established competitive pressures.

The big picture: "Step therapy" allows insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to set up a system under which patients have to start with a cheaper drug first, switching to a higher-cost alternative only if they need to.

Step therapy is common in private insurance and in Medicare’s coverage for the kinds of drugs you pick up at a pharmacy.
Now, the administration is allowing the use of step therapy for some drugs that are administered at a doctor’s office — which are some of the most expensive drugs on the market.

Aug 08 06:12

Italy relaxes its laws on mandatory childhood vaccinations, as scientists brand the move 'self-destructive'

Italy is relaxing its child vaccination laws, leaving scientific and medical communities worldwide baffled and appalled.

The populist Italian government made an amendment to a law which requires all parents to prove their child has had 10 obligatory vaccinations, including polio, measles, and chickenpox, among others.

Under the new law, parents will be able to offer verbal confirmation of the completed immunisations without being required to provide concrete evidence.

Aug 07 18:27

Glyphosate use SUSPENDED in Brazil as cancer concerns take center stage

A federal judge in Brasilia has ruled that any new products that use the chemical in its formulation cannot be registered there, and existing registrations will be suspended in the next 30 days while the government takes a closer look at the toxicology. The fungicide thiram and the insecticide abamectin will also be subject to this decision.

Aug 07 18:25

Fascinating new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D eases sunburn by reducing redness, swelling, and inflammation

A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center induced experimental sunburns to 20 volunteers through an ultraviolet lamp. After that, the research team gave the participants either placebo or different high doses of vitamin D in the amounts of 50,000 international units (IU), 100,000 IU, or 200,000 IU. The vitamin D was distributed within an hour of the development of the sunburns.

The team monitored the participants at 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, and after one week using different methods, such as skin biopsies.

The results revealed that participants who received 200,000 IU, the highest dosage of vitamin D used in the study, experienced long-lasting benefits. These included the decrease of skin inflammation 48 hours after the burn, as well as the reduction of the reddening of the skin. In addition, the vitamin D dosage increased the activity of skin-repairing genes.

Aug 07 18:21

Restore your bladder, LOSE YOUR MIND: Oxybutynin bladder drug found to drastically increase the risk of dementia

A team of international health experts pooled data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and examined 1,968 patients. Researchers found that people who took the pill for more than three years had a 54 percent increased risk of developing dementia within a decade compared with those who did not take the medication. Data also showed that oxybutynin-use has increased by 31 percent in five years in the U.K. The study also revealed that some 1.7 million oxybutynin prescriptions were issued in the U.K. in 2015 alone. Oxybutynin accounted for 26 percent of all medications prescribed for urinary incontinence in the same year, according to the researchers.

Aug 07 16:41

Want To Stop Roundup Spraying? Then Tell Congress To Do Just That

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Have you ever wanted to tell off someone in high places about something you really didn’t like? Well, you now have a chance to do so regarding the dangerous agricultural herbicide Roundup®.

The Organic Consumers Organization’s lobbying arm Citizens Regeneration Lobby is a 501(c)(4) organization, which has an online petition that allows consumers to tell their individual members of Congress what they think about Roundup®...

Aug 07 16:02

French Oncologist Analysis of Gardasil Vaccine Finds Higher Rates of Cervical Cancer Associated with High Vaccination Rates

A medical doctor in France, Dr. Gérard Delépine, an oncologist, has published an analysis of the HPV vaccine Gardasil on the independent news site, Agora Vox, showing how increased rates of Gardasil vaccinations are actually correlated with a higher rate of cervical cancer.

The analysis was published as an Open letter to parliamentarians, and to all citizens in response to a recent meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and “thirty leaders of the world’s largest pharmaceutical groups,” and to the call among some politicians to make the HPV vaccine Gardasil mandatory in France.

Pointing out that Gardasil only targets 2 to 5% of the 200 known strains of the human papillomavirus, Dr. Delépine explains that there is no evidence that Gardasil protects against cancer.

Instead of reducing the risk of invasive cancer of the cervix, HPV vaccines keep it at a high level or increase it!

Aug 07 09:05

10 Terrifying Dangers Of Our Sun That Have Scientists Worried

The Sun has an immense impact on every facet of life on our planet. As the hot, glowing ball of gas that sits in the center of our solar system, it influences all life on Earth and plays a major role in existing conditions on our neighboring planets as well.[1] The Sun has been worshiped by many cultures as a god, and for good reason. Without the intense energy and heat provided by it, life could not exist.

But the Sun also holds many secrets—and some of them are quite dangerous. In fact, a handful have our scientists legitimately worried! Here are ten rather terrifying dangers of our Sun that have some scientists more than a little bit concerned.

Aug 07 08:49

TOBACCO – A FORGOTTEN HEALING PLANT

The popularity of tobacco is likely owed to nicotine, one of its potent ingredients. Nicotine is an alkaloid that in lesser doses produces a relaxing and stimulating effect, and increases the level of dopamine and serotonin, which probably accounts for its addictive properties. In higher doses it can be harmful. Even though labeled addictive, its benefits seem to outweigh the risks. In fact, it seems to have no more health risks than caffeine.

The confusion about nicotine comes from anti-smoking activists who equate nicotine and smoking. Nicotine is an anti-inflammatory agent and has been shown, among other things to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s, as well as delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease.

Aug 06 15:12

Antidepressants in Britain's water systems are causing mating problems for starlings: Females are more likely to be ignored or attacked by males because the drugs make them lethargic

Female starlings who have ingested antidepressants in Britain's water systems are more likely to be ignored or attacked by males.

Researchers say worms and other insects are passing the drugs on to the birds after picking them up at sewage works - a popular feeding ground for starlings.

The contaminants may make females less attractive to males because they make the birds more lethargic, researchers said.

They problem means males are less likely to sing to contaminated females, and could be killing off one of Britain's best loved native songbirds.

Aug 06 12:48

Toxic red tide is making Floridians sick — and angry

In South Florida this summer, one ecological scourge has piled on top of another.

First came the red tide, a flotilla of microorganisms that dyed the sea rust and eventually stretched out along 100 miles of the Gulf Coast. Oxygen-starved fish, eels, dolphins and turtles littered beaches, in numbers too vast to count. In one marina, so many fish went belly up that they appeared to pave a walkway across the water.

Aug 06 11:19

Kilauea Eruption: Lava output from Fissure 8 and Kilauea summit quakes lessen

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that earthquakes have reduced at Kilauea summit and the lava flow from Fissure 8 has no movement in the channel.

Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile marker are advised to stay on the pavement, be alert for changing roadway conditions, and drive with caution. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should proceed with extreme caution.

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Looks like this eruption may finally be coming to an end!

Aug 06 10:49

Category 4 Hector churning westward in Central Pacific

Hurricane Hector is still a powerful Category 4 storm as it continues moving westward across the Central Pacific.

The latest forecast at 5 a.m. Monday said the hurricane intensified slightly, packing maximum sustained winds of 145 mph with higher gusts. The storm was moving west at 15 mph.

According to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the center of the storm was located about 930 miles east of Hilo or 1,135 miles east-southeast of Honolulu.

Forecasters said Hector will move in the west-northwest direction through Tuesday, followed by a westward motion Tuesday evening through Friday.

Forecasters also noted that hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 100 miles.

Aug 06 10:25

At least 91 dead after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesian resort islands of Bali, Lombok

At least 91 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia's resort islands of Bali and Lombok on Sunday, causing people to rush out of homes, hotels and restaurants.

Another 200 were injured, Indonesian authorities said. The number of victims is expected to increase, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the head of Indonesia's disaster management department.

Hundreds of people have been taken to local hospitals and thousands of homes have been damaged, said Arifin Muhammad Hadi, head of disaster management of the Indonesian Red Cross Society.

The deadly quake was 31 kilometers (19 miles) deep and struck near Loloan on the north end of Lombok. It was also felt on Bali to the west.

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