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Feb 13 10:14

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna.

"If the health insurer is making decisions to deny coverage without a physician actually ever reviewing medical records, that's of significant concern to me as insurance commissioner in California -- and potentially a violation of law," he said.

Aetna, the nation's third-largest insurance provider with 23.1 million customers, told CNN it looked forward to "explaining our clinical review process" to the commissioner.

Feb 13 10:02

Diseases with Unknown Etiology Trace Back to Mass Vaccination Against Influenza in 1976

Because the studies in Pubmed include all sorts of journals studying all sorts of things, the actual number is not as important as the trend. The signature is undeniable. Something changed dramatically in 1976. To the skeptic: the increase is greater if one does not correct for total publications.

What changed was national mass vaccination against influenza.

Feb 13 10:01

Volcano 'as powerful as Yellowstone' MELTS ice beneath Antarctica

Experts working at the South Pole have found evidence to support a theory that a gigantic geothermal heat source may be lurking beneath the surface – and it could be as devastating as the Yellowstone volcano.

Scientists first theorised the ice was melting due to a volcano when they noticed a breathing effect was visible on Antarctica's Marie Byrd Land in the west of the icy continent.

The volcano itself is not a new discovery, but the new research suggests it could be aiding global warming and could be why the ice sheet collapsed 11,000 years ago in a previous example of rapid climate change.

Hélène Seroussi of Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said: "I thought it was crazy. I didn't see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it.”

Feb 13 09:22

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.

Feb 13 07:20

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT SOME OF THE MOST INTELLIGENT AND DEEP THINKING INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE FAIL TO BE HAPPY?

They may have a loving life partner, family and be successful in their job; yet, there is something that occasionally makes them feel alone, sad and discouraged. As Ernest Hemingway said, “happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

Feb 13 07:18

Donald Trump's NASA budget includes a Mars mission and a return trip to the moon

The Donald Trump administration on Monday announced the 2019 budget estimate for NASA and as it appears, the US is all set to return to the moon and will also be aiming to send humans to Mars.

Nearly half of the proposed $19.9 billion budget – $10.5 billion – is earmarked for "an innovative and sustainable campaign of exploration and lead the return of humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations," according to a NASA overview.

Feb 13 07:17

Parasitic worms known to infect only cattle extracted out of US woman's eye

A tiny worm species till now only seen in cattle has been found inside the eye of a US woman for the first time.

Abby Beckley from Oregon has become the first person worldwide known to have had an eye infestation by the worm, that is spread by flies that feed on eyeball lubrication.

Scientists at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extracted 14 translucent parasitic worms of the species Thelazia gulosa, all less than half an inch (1.27 cm) long, from the 26-year-old woman's eye over a 20-day period before her symptoms dissipated.

Feb 13 01:46

How people die from the flu

Every flu season is a deadly flu season. Though this year may feel worse than usual—and may end up being deadlier—it’s also a grave reminder that influenza always kills people. We’re just sometimes more aware of it.

Feb 12 23:40

Poacher eaten by lions he was hunting in South Africa

Big cat poacher is mauled to death and EATEN by the pride of lions he was hunting with only his head remaining at South African game reserve.

Feb 12 22:38

Change These 5 Habits and Prevent 80% of Heart Attacks

Heart attack or Myocardial infarction occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart doesn’t get oxygen.

Feb 12 20:25

5 Ugly Truths of Hair products which will make you regret after buying them this 2018. – DOCTOR Advised.

Hair is really most of the most concerned and discussed problem present days. Years before, when there was no pollution and also when there were no
chemical treatments to our hair

Feb 12 19:31

Hundreds of Scientists Tell the World That the GMO and Cancer Link is Real

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Anytime a peer-reviewed publication reveals something startling that could literally shut down an entire industry, it seems to be retracted. This is a big problem

Feb 12 10:05

Hawaii Has A Major S*** Hole Problem

Hawaii is struggling to find more sanitary ways to dispose of human waste after years of putting sewage into open holes in the ground.

The state’s five islands have more than 88,000 “cesspools,” Hawaii’s Department of Health determined in a recent report. The cesspools put 53 million gallons of sewage into ground and surface water.

The 2017 legislative session passed a law requiring all cesspools to be replaced with better sewer systems by 2050, but that might not be fast enough.

“We found that sewage is leaking into the ocean, and we swim in it,” Peter Hackstedde, president of Puako Community Association on the main island, told The Wall Street Journal.

Feb 12 10:03

10 Ways Technology Is Changing Healthcare

Technology and humans hand-in-hand for a better healthcare

I honestly believe that this is the only way forward. Technology can only aid and improve our lives, if we stand on its shoulder and if we are always (at least) two steps ahead it. But if we adhere to this rule, the cooperation between people and technology could result in amazing achievements.

Feb 12 08:23

Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster spotted 'zooming' in space

As Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster that was sent to an orbit around Mars took a different trajectory well beyond its destination, a space observatory in Arizona, US caught it 'zooming' in space.

The car with a dummy driver dubbed 'Starman' was tied to the Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX and was originally intended to be inserted into an orbit that would fly closer to Mars but the third engine burn of the Falcon Heavy upper stage "exceeded" that orbit, sending the car into deep space, Elon Musk had said earlier this week.

Feb 12 07:25

Types of Cancer Treatment

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. When you need treatment for cancer, you have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. But, talking with your doctor and learning about the types of treatment you may have can help you feel more in control.

Feb 12 07:03

Top 10 Cancer Causing Foods: Understanding what Causes Cancer

You know the seriousness of cancer. You know the toll it takes mentally, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and physically. It causes stress in your own mind and body as well as in your relationships with friends and family. Cancer treatments can make it hard to do the things you’ve always done as a human being, a parent, or an employee.

Feb 12 04:56

The World’s First Human Head Transplant Has Been Carried Out

Sergio Canavero is a controversial neurosurgeon who has made headlines by claiming to have performed the world’s first human head transplant. The transplant took a total of 18 hours and involved successful connection of the nerves, spine, and blood vessels of two people.

Feb 11 22:09

7 Early Symptoms Of Cancer We Should Never Ever Ignore

The human body is an extremely complex structure with millions of different functions. We can of course not keep track of everything that's happening inside our body, good or bad.

Feb 11 18:38

Big Pharma is Developing Drugs in Edible, QR Code Form

Waking Times

The next generation of big brother pharmaceuticals is on its way.

Feb 11 18:36

OUTED: DuPont Covered Up the Health Risks of Teflon

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DuPont’s toxic legacy has left a trail around the United States — with some of the most visible harm taking place in the Midwest and along the Mississippi River. The after-effects of teflon production are so profound that a whole region of the country is dubbed “Cancer Alley.”

Feb 11 11:34

A Plea for Cannabis in Hospitals

Recreational cannabis is officially legal in the state of California. This milestone makes California the world’s largest legal cannabis market, allowing anyone over the age of twenty-one years to purchase cannabis in select retail shops. Valued at $7 billion, the California cannabis market is buzzing with new brands and products that are normalizing use and inspiring more people to try cannabis for the first time.

Feb 11 09:43

List Of Shampoo Brands That Can Cause Cancer Is Here. Is Your Favorite Included?

With all the news and current events sprouting all over the world, there is one thing which was realized: nothing is perfectly safe to consume. Mind you, this is a very serious realization because these revelations will greatly affect the entire world’s lifestyles and all those stuff.

Feb 11 09:41

Cancer In The Stomach Develops Silently. These Are The First Signs! It Is Important That You Be Attentive!

All you need to do in order to prevent stomach cancer is recognize the symptoms on time. This isn’t an easy job – they often resemble the flu or a viral infection. Leaving the symptoms untreated can lead to the development of stomach cancer which progresses slow, but is deadly in the later stages. The most common type of stomach cancer is adenocarcinoma, which is responsible for more than 90% of the cases.

Feb 11 09:09

Scientists Discover Huge Amounts of Aluminum In The Brains of Deceased Autistic People

Although aluminum’s apologists have tried to shroud the metal’s risks in manufactured controversy, a growing number of reports by researchers in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Israel, the U.S.and elsewhere has furnished substantive evidence linking aluminum to neuropathology, including the epidemics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Feb 11 08:52

Scientists Have Found A Drug That Regrows Teeth, And It Could Leave Dentists Without Work

The dental fillings that we all probably hate going to the dentist to get taken care of may soon be a part of history!

A new discovery about a drug called Tideglusib might replace fillings for cavity repair. Developed for and trialed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism, allowing the tooth to repair cavities and heal itself.

Feb 10 23:45

7 Signs and symptoms of not drinking enough water! Must Read!

The most important benefit of water is its role as an reactant, meaning that many reactions and processes within the body require water.
The purpose of this article is to raise the general awareness on the importance of water.
Remember that juices, tea, energy drinks, coffee, and caffeinated drinks should not be used as water substitutes. They sure are liquids, but it is just not the same as pure water. Moreover, energy drinks and coffee contain caffeine, and caffeine dehydrates the body.

Feb 10 16:42

Report Reveals Harmful Chemicals in Feminine Hygiene Products AND Which Companies Still Use Them

Waking Times

Women are unknowingly exposed to numerous possible chemicals in feminine hygiene products.

Feb 10 12:46

FDA TRIES TO KILL FOIA ON ALTER OF GMOS

In a surprising turn of events, a U.S. federal court has ruled in favor of the public interest. Even more surprising, the court ruled against the FDA which has been pushing the approval of GE salmon for human consumption.

The approval of the GE salmon, which is made from the DNA of Pacific Chinook Salmon, Atlantic Salmon and Deepwater Ocean Eel Pout, took place in 2015. However, the battle has been raging long before and after that date. The FDA, while launching a jihad against natural supplements and kratom, became the first government agency in the world to approve a GM animal for commercial sale and consumption.

Feb 10 09:20

WHY THE CDC LIES ABOUT ITS FLUORIDATION DATA

The Centers for Disease Control operates a website called “My Water’s Fluoride.” On the home page it states: “It is important to know the level of fluoride in your drinking water. My Water’s Fluoride (MWF) allows consumers to learn about the fluoride level in their drinking water.” However, the fluoride levels seen on the website are often false. If a water system is adding fluoride to the tap water, a practice known as fluoridation, this website automatically assigns it a “default” fluoride level of 0.70mg/L regardless of what actual testing shows or what fluoride level the water system is trying to achieve.

Feb 10 09:11

Carolina’s Laura Mersini-Houghton shows that black holes do not exist

But now Mersini-Houghton describes an entirely new scenario. She and Hawking both agree that as a star collapses under its own gravity, it produces Hawking radiation. However, in her new work, Mersini-Houghton shows that by giving off this radiation, the star also sheds mass. So much so that as it shrinks it no longer has the density to become a black hole.

Before a black hole can form, the dying star swells one last time and then explodes. A singularity never forms and neither does an event horizon. The take home message of her work is clear: there is no such thing as a black hole.

Many physicists and astronomers believe that our universe originated from a singularity that began expanding with the Big Bang. However, if singularities do not exist, then physicists have to rethink their ideas of the Big Bang and whether it ever happened.

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Feb 10 08:58

Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera

Since the Kobe Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) was established in 2015, it has carried out three survey voyages to the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands. Based on these voyages, researchers have confirmed that a giant lava dome was created after the caldera-forming supereruption 7300 years ago. The dome is in the world's largest class of post-caldera volcano, with a volume of over 32 cubic kilometers. The composition of this lava dome is different from the magma that caused the giant caldera to erupt - it shows the same chemical characteristics as the current post-caldera volcano on the nearby Satsuma Iwo-jima Island. It is possible that currently a giant magma buildup may exist under the Kikai Caldera.

These findings were published in the online edition of Scientific Reports on February 9.

Feb 10 08:01

Report Finds Widespread Human Rights Violations in Nursing Homes

In its first-ever nursing home report, Human Rights Watch slams the "massive" nonconsensual drugging of residents, enabled by a government enforcement system that coddles violators. The report is a comprehensive overview of the reasons for, and outcomes of, the terrible overuse of psychotropic drugs as chemical restraints to sedate and subdue residents.

Feb 10 01:11

Yemenis destroy Saudi-led missile system in Ta'izz with ballistic missile: Report

The Yemeni army, supported by allied fighters from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, has managed to successfully destroy a missile system run by Saudi Arabia’s mercenary forces in Yemen’s southwestern province of Ta'izz, a report says.

Feb 10 01:04

Air force bombs Iranian targets in Syria in response to border breach, meeting heavy anti-aircraft fire; F-16 crashes in Israeli territory, one pilot seriously injured

Shaul Pinkerfeld, a security officer at Kibbutz Harduf, told Walla news: “A little bit after 6 a.m. we heard explosions. We woke up and understood that there was a plane or the remains of a plane on fire near the kibbutz entrance.

Feb 10 01:01

Israeli media admits F-16 jet fell down over Galilee, its pilots injured

Occupied Jerusalem, SANA- Media of the Israeli enemy on Saturday admitted that F-16 jet fell down over Galilee and that its pilots were injured.

Feb 10 00:58

Second major confrontation between Syria, Israel ongoing in Damascus

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – For the second time today, the Israeli Air Force and Syrian Air Defense are battling one another within in the souwthwestern countryside of Damascus.

Feb 10 00:52

Army air defense confronts new Israeli aggression on military base in central area, hits more than one aircraft

Damascus, SANA-The army air defense confronted a new Israeli aggression on a military base in the central area and hit more than one aircraft.

Feb 10 00:46

Israeli F-16 fighter jet shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed after Syria responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation in its territory. Syria says its military base came under Israeli fire, and it hit multiple aircraft in response.

Feb 09 21:03

World Epilepsy Day: All you need to know about the disease

Approximately 50 million people currently live with epilepsy worldwide. According to the WHO, epilepsy accounts for about 0.5% of the global burden of disease. Even though it is one of the world’s oldest recognized conditions, fear and misunderstanding have created a social stigma around it that continues to be manifested as discrimination against people with the disorder.

Feb 09 15:48

When Prepping Becomes Survival – Overlooked Skills And Equipment For Extreme Emergencies

By Kevin Samson

It is an interesting phenomenon that very often people perceive prepping and survival as completely different categories; readers might even have seen that distinction on various websites they’ve browsed. That perception can create gaps in various emergency situations, however...

Overall, I personally like the term “Self Sufficiency” to describe an adaptive mindset that is best for any short-term emergency or longer-term disaster scenarios. To illustrate this approach and what is often required of the human beings that endure such hardship, let’s reflect on two recent events that highlight the importance of having the skills and equipment from both prepper and survivalist camps in order to best ensure our safety, especially when unexpected details can evade even the most judicious among us...

Feb 09 12:18

5 Cannabis Research Findings that Should’ve Been on the Front Page

Waking Times

Here are five examples of cannabis research that warrant our attention.

Feb 09 12:10

GLYPHOSATE IN L.A. RIVER CAUSES CONTROVERSY, LAWMAKER RESPONDS

Glyphosate poisoning of the L.A. river has become so bad and such a contentious issue that a congressman from the area has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop using the weedkiller.

Over the last few years, the use of glyphosate to control weeds and other vegetation around the L.A. river has become controversial, with many concerned over the links to cancer, birth defects and reproductive issues.

The EPA claims that glyphosate is not carcinogenic but pretty much everyone else disagrees and it is likely that the EPA would approve agent orange for use as a fertilizer if Monsanto ramped up its lobbying efforts just a little more.

Representative Adam Schiff of Burbank wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the agency to stop using glyphosate and look toward using safer alternatives.

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You have to wonder with what Monsanto bribed or threatened the decision-makers at the FDA with, to claim that "glyphosate is not carcinogenic."

I would like to invite everyone who believes that everything the FDA tells us is absolutely true, to look at the following article:

Scientist Attacked for Proving GMO Dangers Wins Defamation Suit in French Court

The article goes on to state:

"Remember Professor Giles-Eric Seralini and his research team at the University of Caan in France? They provided pictures of rats fed Monsanto GMO corn saturated with Roundup weed killer. That’s why the corn is genetically modified, to survive the most dangerous herbicide on the planet.

Their study discovered that rats fed GMOs developed tumors and died prematurely. But that wasn’t the purpose of their study. It was set up to examine the long term toxicity potential of eating Monsanto’s GMO corn along with the inherent exposure to Roundup."

Seralini and his team are among my pantheon of heroes from the Scientific Community, for having had the "male attributes" to continue with this study, and take it to its logical conclusion.

Of course, Monsanto attempted a "hit job" on Seralini's reseach and credibility
( read: character assassination by pressuring a respected medical journal to redact Seralini's research), he and his team came out vindicated.

And House Representative Schiff, even though I deplore your Trump-bashing in Congress, and the utter nonsense you have spewed with which to attempt to verbally assassinate this President, you are welcome to use this information in your dialogue with the Army Corps of Engineers.

I remember Burbank very fondly, and in THIS instance, believe you are doing the absolute right thing.

Feb 09 11:07

ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND TEACHER/STUDENT SEX: IS THERE A CONNECTION?

Winston Churchill never hesitated to expose evil where he saw it-no matter how unpopular his comments were. When questioned about his aggressive comments, he responded, "If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time-a tremendous whack... The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is."

Feb 09 11:03

The Sun Will Be Dimmer By 2050

Physicist Dan Lubin, from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and colleagues predicted a significant probability of a grand minimum occurring in the near future because of the downward sunspot pattern they observed in recent solar cycles that resembles those in the past grand minimum events.

Feb 09 10:05

Influenza potentially made stronger by vaccines

The flu season has been in full swing for a few months. The seasonal disease has mutated over the years, and professionals say it has been made stronger as medicine continues to process vaccines.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) this season’s flu is widespread in 49 states, Wisconsin and Minnesota are covered in high levels of the flu.

“I believe that the low effective rate of the vaccine this year is due to the mutations that the virus made in the processing of the vaccine itself,” said Anna Treague, nurse for Public Health. “That is at least part of the reason that influenza cases are so widespread this year.”

Feb 09 09:54

Blue whale-sized 'hazardous' asteroid that was only spotted on Sunday will skim past Earth TODAY at less than one-fifth the distance between our planet and the moon

The space rock, called 2018 CB, is set to blaze past at just one-fifth of the distance between our planet and the moon.

The space agency describes asteroids as 'hazardous' if they come within 4,600,000 miles (7,403,00km) of our planet and this space rock will fly just 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) away.

According to Nasa the asteroid will pass by at around 17:30 EST (22:30 GMT) today.

Feb 09 08:15

Ebola virus can persist in human reproductive organs: Study

A study conducted on macaques revealed that the deadly Ebola virus has the potential to infect human reproductive organs.

The Ebola outbreak that took West Africa by storm from 2013-2016 was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history and resulted in major loss of life and socio-economic disruption in the region, mainly in the countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Feb 09 08:07

NASA's New Horizons creates history, captures farthest images by any spacecraft

Recently, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars and managed to capture record-breaking images in the Kuiper Belt.

By capturing the farthest images from Earth by a spacecraft, New Horizons has made history and surpassed the Voyager 1's record of capturing an image when it was 6.06 billion km away from Earth.

Feb 09 07:56

Breakthrough: In a world's first, human eggs grown to maturity in lab

In a massive breakthrough that paves the way for advancement in fertility treatments, scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab.

The announcement was made in a study published on Friday, which stated that a new method to grow eggs from very early stage egg cells obtained from ovary tissue was developed by researchers in New York and Edinburgh and were grown to the point at which they could be fertilized.

Feb 09 07:40

Elon Musk's red Roadster is now officially a celestial object: NASA adds the orbiting sports car and 'space-suit wearing mannequin' to the log of objects in the solar system (and reveals it's also towing sci-fi novels and a toy Tesla)

Musk’s Roadster can now be found through the online Horizons tool from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab.

Feb 08 20:44

Diet rich in fruits and veggies may help halt spread of breast cancer

Numerous studies have often noted properties in certain foods that can help prevent, fight and curb cancer and its potential risks.

This highlights the importance of a proper diet, especially during the course of cancer treatment.

Now, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have suggested a diet that can help halt the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer.

Feb 08 18:32

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snaps image from 3.8 BILLION miles away from Earth in record-breaking observation of objects at the edge of our solar system

On December 5, New Horizons captured an image said to be the farthest from Earth ever taken, at a staggering 3.79 billion miles away.

And, just hours later, it beat its own record.

According to NASA, the remarkable false-color images sent back by New Horizons are also the closest-ever images captured of objects in the Kuiper Belt.

Feb 08 16:31

'Unhealthy' treats that are GOOD for you: From steak to beer to donuts, nutritionists reveal the six 'bad' things you can embrace guilt-free

In a desperate bid to get a beach-ready body, many of us cut out our favorite indulgences, be it alcohol, meat or delicious sweet treats.

And yet, after a few weeks of 'dieting', we're miserable - and sometimes no slimmer than before.

According to nutritionists, that's hardly surprising: depriving yourself of joy is never going to lead to your best physical and mental health, and in many cases some of our ideas about 'good' and 'bad' food is based on flawed science.

Speaking to Daily Mail Online, two nutritionists insist we can still eat our favorite foods and maintain a healthy diet.

Here, we break down which 'bad' foods can enhance our diets, and provide many health and nutritional benefits.

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