Scientists discover that radiation causes breast cancer (gee, really?)

(NaturalNews) – Girls who undergo chest radiation as a cancer treatment are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer as little as eight years later, according to a study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Risk in women treated before puberty is not lower than that in those treated during adolescence, as suggested by some early studies,” they wrote.

The researchers reviewed the results of 12 prior studies that had looked at breast cancer risk in female survivors of childhood cancers. They found that patients who have undergone chest radiation as children suffer from an increased risk of breast cancer as little as eight years later. Continue reading

MSM: US breast cancer drug decision ‘marks start of death panels’

(Telegraph) – A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments.

Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has spread.

It costs $8,000 (£5,000) a month and is given to about 17,500 women in the US a year. The drug was initially approved after a study found that, by preventing blood flow to tumours, it extended the amount of time until the disease worsened by more than five months. However, two new studies have shown that the drug may not even extend life by an extra month. Read entire article

‘Fructose-Slurping’ Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business

(DailyFinance) – Soda and processed-food manufacturers have long insisted that all sugars are essentially the same. Yet, simultaneously they’re delicately backing away from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as one study after another links the corn-based sweetener to obesity and diabetes. While the market for HFCS declined by 9% in 2008, says Ken Roseboro of the Organic and Non-GMO Report, it was still used in 55% of all sweetened edibles in 2009.

New findings published this month in the journal Cancer Research by University of California Los Angeles researchers could further sour the public’s sentiment toward the super-sweet, super-cheap syrup and reduce its use even further. HFCS is 55% fructose and 42% glucose. The study found that pancreatic tumor cells metabolized fructose differently than glucose and that the cancer cells “readily metabolized fructose to increase proliferation.” In other words, as the headline reads, “Cancer cells slurp up fructose.” Read entire article

Chemicals in water supply near Chicago linked to cancer

(NaturalNews) – A report by the Chicago Tribune has revealed that officials in the village of Crestwood, just outside Chicago, have been secretly introducing tainted well water into the town water supply for years.

“I feel deceived,” village resident Tom Parkis said.

For years before the story broke, town residents had wondered if there might not be something wrong with their water. For example, Frank Caldario was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2009, at the age of 30. Continue reading

Video: High Fructose Death Syrup Linked to Pancreatic Cancer – Alex Jones Tv

High fructose corn syrup should be banned from the food supply. The latest evidence comes from a large study of 60, 524 participants over a 14 year period. Those who consumed on average 5 high fructose corn syrup sweetened sodas per week had nearly double the risk for developing deadly pancreatic cancer.

“The high levels of sugar in soft drinks may be increasing the level of insulin in the body, which we think contributes to pancreatic cancer cell growth,” said Mark Pereira, Ph.D., senior author on the study and associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Continue reading

MSM: Cancer cells feed on fructose, study finds

(MSNBC) – Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.

Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.

They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.

“These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation,” Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote. Read More Here

Video: CancerTRUTH – Jeff Rense & Ty Bollinger

FLASHBACK – March 31, 10 – (Rense) – Radio talk show icon Jeff Rense interviews Ty Bollinger, author of Cancer-Step Outside the Box (http://www.cancertruth.net) about alternative cancer treatments, medical marijuana, the medical mafia, and more. Continue reading

Scanning Accepted, Not Safe

(Infowars) – When you go to your local dentist’s office for a check-up, the first thing they will do is take you to have some x-rays done. During this procedure you are fitted with an x-ray apron to protect your vital organs from harmful radiation released when the image is captured. The radiologist will walk out of the room and activate the machine by a switch located on the other side of the door. This is done because radiation is dangerous, even the small amount used in common dental office imaging. Gamma and x-ray radiation is what’s called ionizing radiation; it penetrates the skin and has the ability to alter the make-up of atoms. Continue reading

Video: The Story of Cosmetics – New groundbreaking animation about the deadly chemicals in personal care products – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) A new animation video from The Story of Stuff Project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Free Range Studios deals a devastating blow to the chemical industry with a straightforward, hard-hitting and entertaining look at the toxicity of cosmetics and personal care products.

Narrated by Annie Leonard, who also narrated the hugely popular Story of Stuff animations, this new cosmetics animation takes aim at the toxic cosmetics industry, exposing how many popular brand-name products contain cancer causing chemicals. Continue reading

Pharmacists give themselves cancer from dispensing toxic chemotherapy chemicals – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) One of the side effects of chemotherapy is, ironically, cancer. The cancer doctors don’t say much about it, but it’s printed right on the chemo drug warning labels (in small print, of course). If you go into a cancer treatment clinic with one type of cancer, and you allow yourself to be injected with chemotherapy chemicals, you will often develop a second type of cancer as a result. Your oncologist will often claim to have successfully treated your first cancer even while you develop a second or third cancer directly caused by the chemo used to treat the original cancer.

There’s nothing like cancer-causing chemotherapy to boost repeat business, huh? Continue reading

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(FoodOnline) – Coming soon from Cargill: Genetically-modified omega-3 oils

Cargill To Introduce Industry-First Healthy Oil Innovation, Clear Valley® Omega-3 Oil Made From Canola And Flax Seed, At IFT Food Expo Read More Here

(MailOnline) – The toxic truth about mega-farms: Chemical fumes, distressed animals and poisoned locals driven from their homes and worse

So what kind of ghastly chemical plant did the Brouses live next door to in Minnesota? in fact, the facility that was slowly poisoning this hapless family (and thousands like them across America) was a dairy farm. Not, however, a dairy farm as you might imagine, with cows chewing the cud or roaming freely in the fields.

This one was called a CAFO – a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation – a ‘mega-farm’ where cows by the thousand live on concrete and rarely get to see the sun, where they never actually graze, where their lives are shortened from round-the-clock milking. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Conventional prostate cancer treatments increase risk of blood clots by 250 percent

A recent study published in The Lancet Oncology has found that men with prostate cancer are twice as likely as healthy men to suffer a blood clot, and those with the disease who undergo certain conventional treatments are at an even greater risk. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Busted: Wyeth Used Ghostwriters To Place Over 40 “Scientific” Articles In Medical Journals

Documents unsealed as part of a lawsuit against drug giant Wyeth Pharmaceuticals reveal that the company used ghostwriters to prepare at least 40 medical journal articles promoting the use of its hormone-replacement drug Prempro. Read More Here

(WashExam) – Drug lobby showers money on its hero Harry Reid

No scalp would be as treasured by Republicans this fall as that of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits. Read More Here

Cancer cells killed by chemotherapy may cause cancer to spread

(NaturalNews) – Chemotherapy is known to come with a long list of side effects — from debilitating nausea and hair loss to extreme fatigue — and in many cases, it does not cure or even stop cancer from progressing. But what if chemotherapy does something no one has realized before during all the decades it has been in use? What if chemo actually encourages cancer to spread throughout the body, the process known as metastasis?

Researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center and UAB Department of Chemistry have just been awarded a $805,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program to see if the answer to those questions is “yes”. The study is investigating the very real possibility that dead cancer cells left over after chemotherapy spark cancer to spread to other parts of the body. Continue reading

Some Big Lies of Science – Dr. Denis G. Rancourt

“[T]he majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.”– Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture (Literature), 2005

(ActivistTeacher) – The maintenance of the hierarchical structures that control our lives depends on Pinter’s “vast tapestry of lies upon which we feed.” Therefore the main institutions that embed us into the hierarchy, such as schools, universities, and mass media and entertainment corporations, have a primary function to create and maintain this tapestry. This includes establishment scientists and all service intellectuals in charge of “interpreting” reality.

In fact, the scientists and “experts” define reality in order to bring it into conformation with the always-adapting dominant mental tapestry of the moment. They also invent and build new branches of the tapestry that serve specific power groups by providing new avenues of exploitation. These high priests are rewarded with high class status. Continue reading

FDA declares war on ozone generators; seizes inventory

(NaturalNews) – Declaring ozone generators an unapproved and untested medical device, the FDA seized the inventory of a California manufacturer on January 29.

“The seized devices are potentially harmful to public health,” said the agency’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, Michael Chappell. “The agency will take action to protect the public from FDA-regulated products that are in violation of the law.”

According to an FDA press release, Auburn, Calif. manufacturer Applied Ozone Systems has promoted its devices for the treatment of a variety of health conditions including cancer, AIDS, herpes and hepatitis. The use of ozone machines as medical devices has not received FDA approval, however, making it illegal for the company to market them for those uses. Continue reading

Study shows how radiation causes breast cancer

(NaturalNews) – It’s well-established that exposure to ionizing radiation can trigger mutations and other genetic damage and cause normal cells to become malignant. So it seems amazing how mainstream medicine frequently dismisses the idea that medical imaging tests from mammograms to CT scans could play much of a role in causing breast cancer. Take this example from the web site for Cornell University’s Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors: Continue reading

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(LondonGuardian) – Report condemns swine flu experts’ ties to big pharma

Scientists who drew up the key World Health Organisation guidelines advising governments to stockpile drugs in the event of a flu pandemic had previously been paid by drug companies which stood to profit, according to a report out today.

An investigation by the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the not-for-profit reporting unit, shows that WHO guidance issued in 2004 was authored by three scientists who had previously received payment for other work from Roche, which makes Tamiflu, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), manufacturer of Relenza. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – FDA defeated in federal court over censorship of truthful health claims – Mike Adams

Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional supplement company when it censored truthful, scientifically-backed claims about how selenium can help reduce the risk of cancer. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Big Pharma blackmails Greece; halts medicine supply over cash demands – Mike Adams

In the midst of runaway economic problem in Greece, the pharmaceutical industry has decided to blackmail the nation and halt shipments of medicines to Greece until it agrees to pay full price for the drugs. In order to cut costs during its severe debt crisis, Greece had announced it would pay drug companies 25 percent less for their products, but this loss of profit was enough to convince several pharmaceutical companies supplying key drugs to the country to initiate their own medical blockade where they simply refuse to deliver any more medicines. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Cancer will kill 13.2 million a year by 2030: U.N.

Cancer will kill more than 13.2 million people a year by 2030, almost double the number who died from the disease in 2008, the United Nations’ cancer research agency said on Tuesday. Read More Here

Nine meals from anarchy: What the coming food collapse means for civilization

(NaturalNews) – A growing reliance on imported food and other necessities is making First World nations such as the United Kingdom increasingly vulnerable to social collapse, warns Andrew Simms, policy director of the “think-and-do tank” of the New Economic Foundation, writing in The Guardian.

“Events are revealing that many of the things we take for granted, like bank accounts, fuel and food, are vulnerable,” he writes. “If we value civilization, the litmus test for economic success should not be short-term profitability, but resilience in the face of climatic extremes and resource shortages.” Read More Here

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(NaturalNews) – California county sues Glaxo for false advertising of Avandia drug

Recent reports revealing the dangers of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) diabetes drug, Avandia, have not gone unnoticed. Santa Clara County in Northern California recently filed a lawsuit against the drug giant for suppressing evidence that the drug increases heart attack risk. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Charlotte Gerson, Howard Straus join NaturalNews Talk Hour to reveal ways to defeat cancer – Mike Adams – Read More Here

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(SeattleTimes) – Airport body scanners raise radiation concerns

The experts said they fear that the scanners may expose the skin to high doses of X-rays that could increase the risk of cancer and other health problems, particularly among people with weak immune systems. Read More Here

(Time) – Foxconn Suicides: iPhone and iPad Factory Under Scrutiny – Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Congress Decides Herbal Supplements are Bad

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some supplement sellers made illegal claims that their products can cure cancer and other diseases, investigators found. Read More Here

(Ning) – FDA Warns of Bone Fracture with Heartburn Drugs

Federal health regulators are warning doctors and patients that popular heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – British Medical Council Bars Doctor Who Linked Vaccine With Autism

A doctor whose research and public statements caused widespread alarm that a common childhood vaccine could cause autism was banned on Monday from practicing medicine in his native Britain for ethical lapses, including conducting invasive medical procedures on children that they did not need. Read More Here

(Rense) – Psych Drugs Killing US Military Vets In Their Sleep (Published in the Marine Corps Times)

Psychotropic Drug-Induced Sudden Deaths in Iraq War Veterans – Deadly Combination of Seroquel, Paxil and Klonopin Involved Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Support the Free Speech About Science Act and restore freedom of health speech – Mike Adams

The Alliance for Natural Health, a nonprofit organization committed to protecting access to natural and integrative medicine, has recently come up with a Congressional bill designed to stop government censorship of truthful, scientific health claims about natural foods and herbs, and restore free speech to natural health. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Green tea blocks lung cancer

Drinking at least a cup of green tea a day may significantly decrease a person’s risk of lung cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Shan Medical University in Taiwan. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Common herbicide used on U.S. crops castrates male frogs

The dangers associated with pesticide and herbicide use have been receiving increased attention in the media these days. Everything from their contamination of local water supplies to their residue on food has been making headlines. But a new study has found that one popular weed killer is actually causing a certain species of frog to turn from male to female. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Study reveals huge overdiagnosis of cancer causing unnecessary treatment and suffering

Just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests the overdiagnosis of cancer is nothing less than a large and growing problem in the US. Study authors H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., and William Black, M.D., of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, conclude it’s time for this phenomenon to be faced head-on with the development of clinical and research strategies to quantify, recognize, and deal with cancer overdiagnosis. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Drug companies intentionally leave out required side effects information on drug ads

The FDA has sent warning letters to four pharmaceutical companies citing them for omitting and minimizing information about risks and exaggerating potential benefits in material promoting their drugs. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Doctor beats swine flu with vitamin D and elderberries

A former family practitioner in Canada says she cured herself of the H1N1 swine flu by taking supplements of vitamin D and elderberries. Read More Here

(May 26) – Video: Rob Jacobson Reports About Apple’s I-Pad Chinese Labor Suicide Scandal on Alex Jones Tv

Infowars video editor/camera man calls into report a story about a chinese worker who killed himself inside an Apple I-Pad work plant in china. Continue reading

MSM: Study – Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer

(AOLNews) – Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today.

AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies. Read More Here

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(OrganicConsumers) – Monsanto Plant Shut Down by Activists in Europe

Since 6 o’clock this morning, 50 persons of the action group ‘Roundup Monsanto’ are blocking both gates of the Monsanto seed company near Rotterdam. ‘Roundup Monsanto’ wants Monsanto to back out of the seed market, and demands an end to patents on seeds and living organisms. Monsanto and other agro-chemical multinationals are lobbying the Dutch government and the EU for legislative changes that would make it easier for large companies to take control of the seed market and food production. Read More Here

(WSJ) – No, You Can’t Keep Your Health Plan

President Obama guaranteed Americans that after health reform became law they could keep their insurance plans and their doctors. It’s clear that this promise cannot be kept. Insurers and physicians are already reshaping their businesses as a result of Mr. Obama’s plan. Read More Here

(NewsAU) – ‘Naked’ scanners may increase cancer risk

US scientists are warning that radiation from controversial full-body airport scanners has been dangerously underestimated and could lead to an increased risk of skin cancer – particularly in children. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Processed meat raises risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer – Mike Adams

A new study published in the journal Circulation reveals that eating processed meat products significantly raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Previous research has linked processed meats to cancer as well. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – BPA plastics chemical damages intestines, study shows

The widespread toxin bisphenol-A (BPA) damages the intestines and may lead to a painful condition known as leaky gut syndrome, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Agronomic Research researchers in Toulouse, France, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Lawsuit seeks to ban genetically modified sugar beets

A group of Oregon farmers are seeking an injunction against this year’s planting of Monsanto’s genetically engineered sugar beets. The groups of organic farmers, food safety advocates and conservationists, is seeking to persuade a judge to ban the crop until the USDA provides a proper environmental impact statement proving that the crops are safe and that they will not cross-contaminate nearby fields. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Breast cancer breakthrough: broccoli component zaps cells that fuel tumor growth

University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists say they’ve found a compound that could help prevent and potentially treat breast cancer. It’s not a drug or a new radiation treatment but a natural component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts. And it has the remarkable ability to target cancer stem cells — the specific cells responsible for fueling the growth of cancerous breast tumors. Read More Here

Video: American Water System Full of Drugs

Medication Pollution Spreads: Water Supply of 24 U.S. Cities Found Contaminated with Pharmaceuticals Continue reading

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(NYTimes) – Researchers Ponder a Hurricane Hitting the Oil-Slicked Gulf of Mexico

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins June 1, and scientists tracking the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are beginning to think about what would happen if a storm hit the growing slick. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Now independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry

Psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and, in it, they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, many of these disorders are merely differences in personality and behavior among people. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Landmark study set to show potential dangers of heavy mobile phone use

Prolonged mobile phone use could be linked to a type of cancer, the largest investigation of its kind will show next week. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Jenny McCarthy how she cured her sons Autism caused by VACCINATIONS! – Video Link Here

(DiscoveryNews) – Gulf Wildlife ‘Dead Zone’ Keeps Growing

Experts who assessed the Exxon Valdez disaster describe how the Gulf oil spill could affect birds, reptiles, shrimp, fish and other wildlife. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Dispersants Might Be INCREASING Damage From Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here

(GodLikeProductions) – Genetically modified crops failing worldwide

The Green Revolution — a misleading name applied by PR firms to the onset of globalized, chemical-intensive, industrial agriculture that is anything but friendly to the environment — is coming unraveled around the world, bringing devastation to farmers from the plains of China to the plains of America. Read More Here

(DailyKos) – Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

“A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto’s seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation’s presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Rense) – Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD

What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how your children’s nervous systems formed during development so that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties?

What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could permanently damage a critical part of the brain known to control hormones so that later in life your child might have endocrine problems? How would you feel? Read More Here

(Reuters) – Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion) – Mike Adams

The “most retarded science journal of the year” award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who is apparently completely clueless about human nutrition and the toxicity of aspartame. Read More Here

(MiamiHerald) – Prescription drugs bust nets 135 arrests

A pharmacy might sell a single dose of oxycodone at $1 per pill, will on the streets it’s up to $30 a pill. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Can Pesticides Cause ADHD?

Study Says Pesticide May Contribute to ADHD, But More Research Needed Read More Here

Licensed To Kill: Andrew Witty Stars In Pharmakeia Royale

(HealthWyze) – GlaxoSmithKline has just started to settle lawsuits, because their diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks.  This minor complication would be resolved in a criminal court on murder charges if any of us mere mortals gave people drugs which killed them, but GlaxoSmithKline has a license to kill.  They like to call it F.D.A. approval, but we know what it is.  It’s somewhat coincidental that their cancer drugs cause diabetes, and then the diabetes drugs cause heart disease.  The corporate agenda is unmistakable.

The F.D.A. recommended that Avandia be removed from the market after it caused a “substantial excess number” of heart attacks and heart failure.  How many heart attacks are acceptable?  How many have to die before their deaths are counted as a ‘excess’?  How many deaths before their license to kill is revoked?

Reuters reports that Avandia is no longer a big product for GlaxoSmithKline, as the patent on the drug will run out in just two years.  It is convenient that the public is notified of the danger only as the patent expires.  That will teach those generic drug manufacturers to ride the gravy train!  You see, drug companies don’t make decisions on which drug is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ based upon efficacy or safety.  The decisions are made based solely upon profit-making ability.  Avandia has become a P.R. problem, and it’s not making that much money anyway.  They might as well kill those generic manufacturers while bailing out of the Avandia market.

In its first-quarter financial report last month, Glaxo increased the reserves budgeted for legal matters by 210 million pounds ($325 million), some of which is expected to go towards settling Avandia cases.

— Reuters – Continue reading

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(NaturalNews) – FDA finally sued over its illegal suppression of raw milk – Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Bodies of pregnant women polluted with chemicals found in consumer products

Every pregnant woman’s body is probably contaminated with multiple toxic substances, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Washington Toxics Coalition, the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center and the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition. Read More Here

(MailOnline) – NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ child-calming drugs soars by 60% to £31m

NHS spending on ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity has soared by two-thirds to £31million in just four years, new figures revealed yesterday.
Nearly 750,000 prescriptions are now being doled out every year for Ritalin and similar drugs – most of them to children.
The surge triggered concerns that children are being unnecessarily drugged as poor discipline is increasingly seen as a medical issue.
Teachers warned today that prescribing calming drugs was often cheaper and easier than ‘talking cures’ and parenting support. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Terminal cancer patients spend final days suffering from radiation therapy that does nothing

A new analysis just published in the journal Cancer concludes that a significant proportion of terminally ill cancer patients spend most of their final days and weeks subjected to grueling radiation therapy (radiotherapy). What makes this extra heartbreaking and downright outrageous is that irradiating dying cancer patients does absolutely nothing for the vast majority — except to cause more end-of-life suffering and to keep countless people in the hospital, instead of allowing them to die at home. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Third of plants and animals ‘at risk of extinction’

Population growth, pollution and the spread of Western-style consumption are also blamed for hitting plant and animal populations. Read More Here

(SFGate) – Caveat eater: Strawberries are about to get more toxic

Ever wondered exactly how powerful the biggest corporate lobbies are? In Washington, note that Republicans support suspected terrorists’ “right” to purchase guns, even while maintaining that no other part of the U.S. Constitution or the Geneva Conventions apply to them. And in Sacramento, a pesticide so cancer-causing that it’s often used specifically to create cancer in rats for medical experiments was just proposed for approval for use on the state’s strawberry crop. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Psychiatric Drugs Cause Rapid Weight Gain in Kids

A new study has confirmed that atypical antipsychotic drugs can cause rapid weight gain in younger patients, as well as increasing levels of triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in their blood.
“We are very much afraid that this will lead to diabetes and metabolic syndrome,” researcher Christoph Correll said. Read More Here

Presidential cancer advisors find courage to warn about environmental risks of cancer chemicals – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) – When a government panel of experts finds the courage to tell the truth about cancer, it’s an event so rare that it becomes newsworthy. Late last week, a report from the President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) broke ranks with the sick-care cancer establishment and dared to say something that natural health advocates have been warning about for decades: That Americans are “bombarded” with cancer-causing chemicals and radiation, and if we hope to reduce cancer rates, we must eliminate cancer-causing chemicals in foods, medicines, personal care products and our work and home environments. Continue reading

Want some cancer with that burger? Eating meat linked to bladder cancer

(NaturalNews) – No one wants cancer served up with their steak or hamburger. But that’s just what you may be getting. As NaturalNews has previously reported, numerous studies have linked meat consumption with cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/024966_i…). Now comes evidence from scientists at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center that eating meat frequently, especially meat that is well done or cooked at high temperatures, significantly raises the risk of developing bladder cancer. Continue reading

Government Report Says Global Warming May Cause Cancer, Mental Illness

(CNSNews) – A new government report says global warming could lead to an increase in both cancer and mental illness worldwide, and it calls for more federally funded research to determine how that might happen.

The report, A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change, was published by the Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health – a combination of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NIH, State Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Agriculture, the EPA, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The report’s overall thrust is for more federally funded research to investigate the alleged links between global warming and public health, including the potentially negative effects from warming and the potentially negative side-effect of green technologies. Read entire article

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(HeraldScotland) – Scientists make cancer cells vanish

Scottish scientists have made cancer tumours vanish within 10 days by sending DNA to seek and destroy the cells. Read More Here

(DailyCaller) – Raw Milk Crackdown – Read More Here

(TimesOnline) – Doctors sterilise Uzbek women by stealth

WHEN her baby died soon after delivery, Gulbahor Zavidova, 28, a poor farmer’s wife, longed to be pregnant again. After months of trying she and her husband visited a doctor who told her she could never have another child because she had been sterilised. Read More Here

(CNSNews) – Support for Repeal of Health-Care Reform Law Increases After One Month

A new national poll shows support for repealing President Obama’s health care reform law has not abated in the month since its passage, and actually ticked up.
“Support for repeal of the recently-passed national health care plan remains strong as most voters believe the law will increase the cost of care, hurt quality and push the federal budget deficit even higher,” said the new release from the polling firm Rasmussen Reports. Read More Here

(TasmanTimes) – Australian problems with government healthcare

Recently it has been announced that the Australian federal government would like to use 30% of the states GST to finance healthcare. Of what we see in the media, the whole process looks a bit dictatorial. There has been a lot of talk between Chairman Rudd and the Premiers, but not much consideration for other federal and state MP’s and the Australian people. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Big Brother to track your medication compliance with electronic transmitters in pills – Mike Adams

Now that the U.S. government has achieved its monopoly over health care, new technologies are in the works that will allow the government to remotely monitor and track whether ordinary citizens are complying with taking medications prescribed by conventional doctors. One new technology described at the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging allows “pills to be electronically outfitted with transmitters” which would track the patient’s compliance with medications and broadcast that information back to government health care enforcers who check for “compliance and efficacy.” Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Vitamin D reduces diabetes risk by 43 percent – is there anything this vitamin can’t do?

A team from Warwick Medical School in the U.K. has found that people who maintain healthy vitamin D levels are 43 percent less likely to get heart disease or diabetes. After evaluating 28 different studies conducted on nearly 100,000 people, researchers concluded that people who eat oily fish two or three times a week and five servings of fruits and vegetables a day are able to achieve healthy levels of vitamin D. Read More Here

(TopNews) – Despite Detrimental Side Effects of Adderall, FDA Advises Not to Stop Giving the Drug to Patients

According to the medication guide for Adderall XR, the medicine has detrimental side effects. These include heart related troubles such as sudden death in patients, who have heart problems or heart defects. It can also result in heart attacks and strokes in adults, an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Read More Here

(CNN) – Killer fungus seen in Pacific Northwest

A rare but life-threatening tropical fungus that causes lung infections in both people and animals has been seen in the Pacific Northwest and could spread, researchers are reporting. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Omega 3s may help cut colon cancer risk

People who eat plenty of fish oil and other omega-3 fatty acids could cut their risk of colon cancer, new research hints. Read More Here

Vitamin D Lowers Cancer Risk

(EpochTimes) – There’s an old adage in medicine: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I couldn’t agree more. The problem with a lot of truly preventive medicine is that there’s not much money in it. Continue reading

Video: Fight the Derivatives Cancer with a Wall Street Sales Tax, Plus Bans on Hedge Funds, Credit Default Swaps, and Synthetic CDOs

(WebsterTarpley) – The Obama administration has been posturing this week about the life and death issue of Wall Street reform. Obama’s predicament is that of a Wall Street puppet who has been put into the White House thanks among other things to almost $1 million of contributions from the infamous Goldman Sachs – but who now needs to make a show of fighting his own Wall Street patrons for political reasons. Of course, Obama’s health-care reform was largely a bailout of insurance companies, which are themselves a key part of Wall Street. But Obama is now pretending to quarrel with Wall Street to shore up his waning credibility, partly because many House Democrats are desperately seeking anti-banker, economic populist street creds in order to avoid defeat in November. So far, the results have been largely feckless and inadequate. Continue reading

Monsanto named in 50 cancer lawsuits

(WVRecord) – Fifty recently filed lawsuits allege Monsanto and related companies are responsible for causing cancer.

Each of the complaints, filed Aug. 3 in Putnam Circuit Court, say Monsanto and its successor companies caused cancer by exposing the plaintiffs to dioxins/furans contamination of the air and property in and around Nitro. The cases mention the “negligent and otherwise unlawful release of dioxin from defendants’ waste disposal practices on properties … located in and about Nitro, West Virginia.” Continue reading

If mainstream medicine really works, why are Americans so unhealthy? – Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) – Did you ever wonder why such an alarmingly high percentage of Americans are obese, diabetic, depressed and suffering from cancer, heart disease, kidney disorders and skin problems? Now consider the fact that Americans pay more per capita for health care than any other nation in the world. Americans pay the highest prices, by far, for medications, medical imaging scans, blood work, surgeries, chemotherapy and hospital stays. And yet what does America have to show for it? The most universally diseased population in the world — and a nation on the verge of bankruptcy caused in part by mainstream medicine. Continue reading

MSM: Gender-bending chemicals ‘triggering early puberty in girls and putting them at risk of diabetes and cancer’

(DailyMail) – Gender-bending chemicals used in food cans, shower curtains and toys may be triggering early puberty in girls – and putting them at greater risk of cancer and diabetes, researchers say.

A study has found evidence that three classes of hormone-mimicking chemicals disrupt the bodies of girls approaching adolescence. Continue reading

Health News

(NaturalNews) – New study: Breast cancer deaths lower in areas without mammograms

A 2005 study concluded that a push in Denmark to screen large numbers of women for breast cancer with mammography had reduced breast cancer deaths in Copenhagen by a whopping 25 percent. Sounds like proof that regular mammograms are truly life-savers, right? Wrong. Scientists from the Nordic Cochrane Center in Copenhagen and the Folkehelseinstituttet in Oslo have re-examined this pro-mammogram study along with additional data and come up with an entirely different conclusion. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Expectant mothers reduce diabetes risk in newborns by eating more vegetables

Women who eat more vegetables while pregnant significantly reduce their children’s risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Linkoping University in Sweden, and published in the journal Pediatric Diabetes. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Nestle says drops palm oil supplier after report

Nestle, the world’s biggest food group, said it had stopped buying palm oil from Indonesia’s Sinar Mas due to concerns about rainforest destruction, following a similar move by consumer goods firm Unilever.

Nestle’s announcement came after Greenpeace released a report on Wednesday which looked into how the company was sourcing palm oil. Read More Here

(BBC) – Anti-psychotic drugs link to pneumonia warning

The use of anti-psychotic drugs in the elderly doubles the risk of potentially fatal pneumonia, say Dutch researchers. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Radiation ups risk of breast cancer in young women

Women treated with chest radiation for cancers in childhood or adolescence are at increased risk for breast cancer at a young age, and their risk does not appear to plateau over time, according to a new study. Read More Here

(Reuters) – Prescription drug overdoses on the rise in U.S.

More and more Americans are landing in the hospital due to poisoning by powerful prescription painkillers, sedatives and tranquilizers, according to a report released today. City-living middle-aged women seem particularly vulnerable. Read More Here

Health News

(GazetteOnline) – Fluoride to stay in Iowa City water – Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Smokers have lower IQs

A cigarette dangling lazily from the mouth was once the telltale sign of an intellectual, but new evidence suggests it may have signalled quite the opposite Read More Here

(BiologicalDiversity) – Obama Puts Pesticide Pusher in Charge of Agricultural Trade Relations

Sidestepping a stalled Senate confirmation vote, yesterday President Obama recess-appointed Islam Siddiqui to be chief agricultural negotiator in the office of the U.S. trade representative. Dr. Siddiqui’s nomination was held up in the Senate and was opposed by the Center for Biological Diversity and more than 80 other environmental, small-farm, and consumer groups. More than 90,000 concerned citizens contacted the White House and Senate to oppose the nomination. Siddiqui is a former pesticide lobbyist and is currently vice president of science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America, a biotech and pesticide trade group that lobbies to weaken environmental laws. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Diabetes drug linked to kidney problems, but FDA keeps it on the market anyway

Three days after approving the Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals drug Byetta as a stand-alone treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the FDA announced that the drug has been linked to kidney damage. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – HRT drugs shown to cause asthma

A new study out of France has revealed that women who undergo oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a heightened risk of developing asthma for the first time. Several previous studies have also indicated that the oestrogen hormone increases a woman’s risk of developing asthma. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Ibuprofen and Other NSAIDs Kill 2,500 a Year in the UK

As many as 2,500 people per year die in the United Kingdom each year from stomach bleeding, a well-known side effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – AIDS vaccines stop working after a few months, shocked researchers discover

An experimental new AIDS vaccine is proving to be effective for only a very short time, according to researchers who have been finding it difficult to explain whether or not the drug is actually useful. Dr. Nelson Michael, a colonel at the Walter Reed Army Research Institute of Research in Maryland, and his team observed only a minor, temporal benefit in patients who took the vaccine, followed by a decline in efficacy. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Scientists Say F.D.A. Ignored Radiation Warnings

Urgent warnings by government experts about the risks of routinely using powerful CT scans to screen patients for colon cancer were brushed aside by the Food and Drug Administration, according to agency documents and interviews with agency scientists. Read More Here

Researchers discover papaya is effective against breast, pancreas and other cancers

(NaturalNews) – Originally native to southern Mexico and now cultivated in many tropical countries (including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam and Sri Lanka), the papaya plant has been touted by traditional healers for centuries as a source of powerful medicine. Not only is papaya fruit delicious and loaded with vitamins and phytochemicals, but other parts of the plant have been used historically to treat health problems, too. Now University of Florida (UF) researcher Dr. Nam Dang and his colleagues in Japan have announced new evidence that the papaya fights cancer cells. In fact, they discovered that an extract made from dried papaya leaves produced a dramatic anti-cancer effect against a broad range of tumors grown in the laboratory — including cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas. Continue reading

Depleted Uranium: A War Crime Within a War Crime

(Uruknet) – As if destroying a country and its culture ain’t bad enough, how about destroying its future, its children? I want to scream it from the rooftops! We are complicit in crimes of such enormity that I find it difficult to find the words to describe how I feel about this crime committed in my name! In the name of the ‘civilized’ world? Continue reading

Flashback: Fluoride in dog food found to cause cancer

(Examiner) – The Environmental Working Group was commissioned to do an independent laboratory test of popular dog foods. The study found each major national brands of all puppy and adult dog food contain high levels of fluoride. The Environmental Protection Agency has found that high levels of fluoride are associated with bone cancer in young boys in a study done by scientists at Harvard University. In all the brands of dog food tested all were found to contain bone meal and animal byproducts. It is believed that these ingredients are the source of fluoride contamination. Read More Here