(NaturalNews) – It’s always amusing to see how quickly consumers can be worked up into a false fear frenzy by health authorities. We saw it last year with the overhyped H1N1 swine flu scare which was fanned into a flaming fear fest by WHO advisors on the take from vaccine manufacturers. Now we’re getting a new round of fear-mongering from many of the same sources who are warning us about salmonella contaminated eggs.
According to mainstream news sources, a massive 380-million-egg recall has been announced, and these eggs are all so incredibly dangerous that you have to immediately remove them from your refrigerator and take them back to the store where you bought them so that they can be properly destroyed. This is all backed up by phrases like, “It’s not worth the risk,” and claims that if people eat the eggs, they are taking “too much of a chance.”
(LATimes) – AquaBounty is seeking FDA approval for a genetically engineered fish that reaches market weight in half the usual time. Some in the industry are leery.
With a global population pressing against food supplies and vast areas of the ocean swept clean of fish, tiny AquaBounty Technologies Inc. of Waltham, Mass., says it can help feed the world.
The firm has developed genetically engineered salmon that reach market weight in half the usual time. What’s more, it hopes to avoid the pollution, disease and other problems associated with saltwater fish farms by having its salmon raised in inland facilities.
The Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve what would be the nation’s first commercial genetically modified food animal. Full article here
(RussiaToday) – Police raided the Rawsome Foods organic grocery store with guns drawn in search of “raw-foods”. George Hemminger (George4Title) said the battle over organic foods is heating up because large agricultural businesses and corporations feel threatened by local co-ops and have hijacked the FDA and other government regulatory agencies. Continue reading →
(CCHRINT) – 20 million children are taking psychiatric drugs, and parents, legislators and the general public are not being given the documented risks from international drug regulatory agencies and medical journals. CCHR has created a one of a kind psychiatric drug database containing all international warnings and studies on psychiatric drugs in an easy to search online database. People can search for drugs like Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Seroquel (any brand name drug) or by drug class such as antidepressant, antipsychotic or stimulant. They can also search all adverse reactions to psychiatric drugs that have been reported to the U.S. FDA between 2004-2008. Continue reading →
(ActivistPost) – The objectivism of the scientific method seems to have been hijacked by corporations who often pay for scientists to support their products, as well as politicians who move through the revolving door between the private and public sector. Even worse is that sometimes the consumer protection agencies themselves are complicit.
The trust placed by consumers in scientific studies and Federal oversight committees has been violated in service to profit so that products are allowed to enter the marketplace with reduced safety standards. The synthetic chemicals we encounter on a daily basis in our food, water, and environment are increasingly shown to be disastrous to our physical and mental well-being. Volumes can be written — indeed have been written — by experts in both mainstream and alternative medicine who have documented the sleight of hand used to hoodwink consumers and threaten our health. The categories below are worth deeper investigation as prime examples of what we might face as a species if this chemical bombardment continues. Continue reading →
(BMJ) – Video: WHO and the Pandemic Flu “Conspiracies” – Deborah Cohen and Philip Carter
Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing. These conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as “conspiracy theories.” Deborah Cohenand and Philip Carter investigate – View More Here
(ABC) – Kids Think Food Tastes Better From Cartooned Packages
Study Finds Junk-Food Marketing Changes the Tastes of Kids as Young as Age 4 Read More Here
(NYTimes) – Dispute Over Pesticide for California Strawberries Has Implications Beyond State
In a report and in public testimony Thursday before the State Senate Food and Agriculture Committee, members of the review committee said the state’s decision to approve the new pesticide, methyl iodide, was made using inadequate, flawed and improperly conducted scientific research. Read More Here
(WPost) – After more than 30 years, FDA has yet to issue final regulations for sunscreens – Read More Here
(NYDaily) – 85 per cent of childrens’ drinks contain lead exceeding federal limits for young kids
Both organic and conventional juices were among the lead-tainted products, according to the Environmental Law Foundation, a Bay Area-based environmental nonprofit that used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified lab to test 400 samples of 150 products marketed to kids. Read More Here
(Canada) – Arctic bird poop loaded with environmental poisons, biologists say
The seabirds’ cocktail is not a particularly healthy mix for the birds or the land they nest on, a team of biologists from the Canadian Wildlife Service and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., determined.
That’s because, in addition to pesticides, the seabirds are loaded with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead, which they pick up from the foods they eat. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – WHO to tax your internet usage to fund vaccines in third-world countries – Mike Adams
Yes, you read that right – WHO wants every person in the world to help pay for drugs that make Big Pharma even richer. Read More Here
(June 23) – Video: Medical Report – Fluoride Blinded, Crippled Indian Children – Alex Jones Tv
Growing awareness of mass medication of public with deadly neurotoxin leads to establishment backlash Continue reading →
(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 →
(AlexHigginsBlog) – The Amount Of Neurotoxin Pesticide Corexit Sprayed By BP Tops 1 Million Gallons
But what most people don’t know is that the active ingredient of the toxic chemical dispersant, which is up to 60% by volume, being sprayed by BP to fight the Gulf oil spill is a is a neurotoxin pesticide that is acutely toxic to both human and aquatic life, causes cancer, causes damage to internal organs such as the liver and kidneys simply by absorbing it through the skin and may cause reproductive side effects. Read More Here
(CNSNews) – Poll: 60 Percent of Americans Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill
Down three points from last week, this is the second straight week the polling company has found support at or above 60 percent for a repeal of the bill that will reform the national health care system Read More Here
(GalvNews) – BP: 500,000 pounds of emissions released
At BP’s Texas City refinery, more than 400 pounds a day of benzene — 40 times the state reportable levels — was released during a 40-day period while a subunit of the refinery’s ultracracker unit was offline, according to a company filing with the state’s environmental agency Friday. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Antidepressants during pregnancy cause alarming 68 percent increased risk of miscarriage
Back in 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that exposure to the antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva) in the first trimester of pregnancy might increase the risk for birth defects, especially heart problems. Did this halt the widespread prescribing of paroxetine and other antidepressants for pregnant women? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Hospital tried to silence whistleblower; up to 1,000 patients may have died from negligence
A hospital trust where conditions were so bad that more than 1,000 patients may have died due to negligence actively tried to stop employees from raising concerns about patient safety, according to an inquiry conducted by the British Health Department. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Meat, fish protein linked to women’s bowel disease – Read More Here
(DailyMail) – Minister: Britain will open the door to Frankenstein food
Genetically modified crops were last night given enthusiastic backing by the Environment Secretary.
Caroline Spelman shocked colleagues by suggesting that the coalition government will take a more pro-GM stance than its Labour predecessor. Read More Here
(Guardian) – GM lobby helped draw up crucial report on Britain’s food supplies
Email trail shows how biotech group helped watchdog to draw up analysis of GM crops … and prompted two advisers to quit Read More Here
(AFP) – Scientists claim to have identified stem cells that spread cancer
Hong Kong scientists say they have identified the cancer stem cells responsible for the spread of colorectal cancer to other organs and believe the find will revolutionize treatment. Read More Here
(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
(Mercola) – Barbara Loe Fisher is the founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, http://www.NVIC.org, which is, unquestionably, the best resource for vaccine safety and efficacy information on the Internet. Continue reading →
See Also: (NaturalNews) – Obama’s USDA to deceive Americans over GM crops –Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Municipalities all across America are currently dripping fluoride chemicals into their public water supply, dosing over a hundred million Americans with a chemical that they claim “prevents cavities.”
What’s interesting here is that this biological effect of “preventing cavities” is a medical claim, according to the FDA. And as such, making this claim instantly and automatically transforms fluoride into a “drug” under currently FDA regulations. Continue reading →
(NYTimes) – F.D.A. Weighs Penalties in Drug Recall
The Johnson & Johnson unit that recalled millions of bottles of liquid children’s Tylenol and other pediatric medicines last month may face criminal penalties, product seizures or other sanctions, an official from the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. Read More Here
(MyWayNews) – Uncertainty over Medicare pay sets doctors on edge
For the third time this year, Congress is scrambling to stave off a hefty pay cut to doctors treating Medicare patients – even as the Obama administration mails out a glossy brochure to reassure seniors the health care program is on solid ground.
The 21.3 percent cut will take effect June 1 unless Congress intervenes in the next few days. Recurring uncertainty over Medicare fees is making doctors take a hard look at their participation in a program considered a bedrock of middle-class retirement security. Read More Here
(C4L) – What’s Really Wrong with the Health Care Industry
On May 3, 2010, I gave a talk to a class of students studying public health policy at the University of Washington. I began the talk by asking the students how many of them believed that the current healthcare system in America was flawed; everyone in the class raised their hand. I then asked how many of them believed that the recently passed healthcare legislation, supported by President Obama, was a step in the right direction in reforming America’s healthcare system. Once again, everyone raised their hand. Read More Here
(WPost) – Virginia Tech professor uncovered truth about lead in D.C. water
It happened for Marc Edwards, a lean, intense Virginia Tech environmental engineering professor. Drawing on what he called his own “world-class stubbornness,” he mounted a six-year campaign that succeeded last week in forcing the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to admit that it had misled the public about the risk of lead in the District’s drinking water. Read More Here
(HealthWyzeReport) – Special Investigative Report: L-tryptophan, Lactic Acid, Prozac and Naturally Treating Depression the Holistic Way
In the fall of 1989, the F.D.A. banned L-tryptophan sales, claiming that it caused a rare and deadly flu-like condition known as Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome. Of course, the F.D.A. allegation was not true, which follows the usual pattern regarding herbs and supplements. L-tryptophan is a naturally occurring amino acid that is already found in foods, after all. In other words, all of us would be in serious trouble if the F.D.A. cronies had been telling the truth, unless we could find a way to survive without eating food. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Bill Gates funds covert vaccine nanotechnology – Mike Adams
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining a reputation for funding technologies designed to roll out mass sterilization and vaccination programs around the world. One of the programs recently funded by the foundation is a sterilization program that would use sharp blasts of ultrasound directed against a man’s scrotum to render him infertile for six months. It might accurately be called a “temporary castration” technology. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Low levels of vitamin D make asthma worse
Asthmatics with low levels of vitamin D may suffer more severely from the disease than patients with sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a study conducted by researchers from National Jewish Health in Denver and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Normal human problems are turned into medical conditions, spiking healthcare costs
Mainstream medicine has a huge new growth industry underway — the “medicalization” of the human condition. That’s the conclusion of a study headed by Brandeis University sociologist Peter Conrad that was just published in the journal Social Science and Medicine. The report, the first study of its kind, documents that over the last several decades, numerous common problems — many of which are simply due to being human — have been newly defined as medical disorders that supposedly need prescription drugs and other costly treatments. Read More Here
(Reuters) – Vitamin K linked to lower diabetes risk
Researchers found that among more than 38,000 Dutch adults they followed for a decade, those who got the most vitamin K in their diets were about 20 percent less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes during the study period. Read More Here
(EWG) – Not Se Sexy: Hidden Chemicals in Perfume and Cologne
A rose may be a rose. But that rose-like fragrance in your perfume may be something else entirely, concocted from any number of the fragrance industry’s 3,100 stock chemical ingredients, the blend of which is almost always kept hidden from the consumer. Read More Here
(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
(NaturalNews) – Rotavirus vaccines are commonly given to children, and this year’s batch of vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are contaminated with a pig virus, the FDA recently discovered. So the FDA called a meeting to determine whether injecting a pig virus into the bodies of young children might be some sort of problem requiring a recall of the vaccines. Continue reading →
(WorldNetDaily) – Attorneys for the federal government have argued in a lawsuit pending in federal court in Iowa that individuals have no “fundamental right” to obtain what food they choose.
The brief was filed April 26 in support of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the interstate sale of raw milk.
“There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds,” states the document signed by U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose, assistant Martha Fagg and Roger Gural, trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Continue reading →
(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.
(HealthWyzeReport) – Over the past week, the Codex Alimentarius Commission has discussed the labeling of genetically modified foods at a conference in Quebec, Canada. They decreed that they would make a decision within the year. The question is, what bearing does this have on the United States, or Canada?
There should be no place in the civilized world for a product regulatory committee which is above public questioning and pressure, and whose representatives were never appointed by the people. In fact, the founders of America would be rolling in their graves, if they knew that a superordinate agency had been created that could flippantly bypass the decisions made by the American government, and the people. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), an organization whose mission includes “defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods”, recently filed a lawsuit against the FDA for its ban on interstate sales of raw milk. The suit alleges that such a restriction is a direct violation of the United States Constitution. Nevertheless, the suit led to a surprisingly cold response from the FDA about its views on food freedom (and freedoms in general). Continue reading →
(EHP) – An Inkling of Suspicion: Prenatal Exposure to PBDEs and Neurodevelopmental Impairment
A longitudinal cohort study of more than 150 U.S. children conducted over 7 years associates prenatal exposure to higher concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants with lower scores on tests of neurodevelopment [EHP 118:712–719; Herbstman et al.]. This is the second recent epidemiologic study to link PBDEs with evidence of adverse effects on brain development, although differences in methodology between this and the other study [EHP 117:1953–1958; Roze et al.] make direct comparisons difficult. Read More Here
(CompletePatient) – The Food Rights Firestorm Spreads: Is Big Dairy Helping Regulators Use MA As Test to Bust Raw Milk Buying Clubs?
I’d like to personally thank the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for articulating its food-rights policy. I know, I don’t usually have nice things to say about the FDA, but I’m feeling appreciative because the agency has made it so much easier to explain the food-rights struggle to large numbers of people. Just to re-cap, the agency’s position, as articulated in its response to the suit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (described in my previous post), is three-fold:
–There’s no absolute right to any raw unprocessed food, unless the FDA says it’s okay;
–There’s no right to good health, except as approved by the FDA.
–There’s no right for citizens to contract privately for their food. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Recalled children’s Tylenol products were knowingly contaminated, says FDA – Mike Adams
The other day I wrote a story about the massive recall by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, of its infants’ and children’s line of Tylenol products. An FDA inspection report found these drugs to be contaminated with dangerous bacteria (they did not disclose the actual type) as well as “foreign materials” that were visible as “dark or black specks”. But a recent story published by USA Today has revealed that McNeil actually knew about the bacterial contamination and kept shipping the products anyway. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – New research shows grapes reduce risk for heart disease and diabetes
The millions of Americans with heart disease and type 2 diabetes didn’t develop these diseases out of the blue. Their disorders are the result of a cascade of problems including high blood pressure, insulin resistance, abdominal fat and other symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Now University of Michigan (U-M) scientists say they’ve found something that could help put the brakes on this downward spiral of ill health. It’s not a new drug but a delicious and easy lifestyle change: just eat grapes. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Drug side effects “neglected, restricted, distorted and silenced” by drug companies
New research shows that information on potentially lethal side effects of the blockbuster painkiller Vioxx was “neglected, restricted, distorted and silenced” by pharmaceutical giant Merck, writes London-based physician and author John Briffa in The Epoch Times. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord talks about the global censorship of health information and “state-sponsored drug monopolies.” Find out why the FTC and FDA want to censor the health information you need to know. Continue reading →
(TheGlobe&Mail) – Health Canada received nearly 30,000 reports of adverse reactions to drugs and other health products from Canadians last year, a substantial 35-per-cent increase from the previous year. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one of the most insidious: While no one was looking, he injected amendment language into the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173) that would expand the powers of the FTC (not the FDA, but the FTC) to terrorize nutritional supplement companies by greatly expanding the power of the FTC to make its own laws that target dietary supplement companies. Continue reading →
(TheAtlantic) – If you were hoping there might be some change in the U.S. government’s official position on genetically modified and genetically engineered (GM/GE) foods under the Obama administration, tough luck. Continue reading →
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
(Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
(NaturalNews) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued new restrictions for four popular long-acting asthma drugs. Novartis AG’s Foradil, GlaxoSmithKline’s Serevent and Advair, and AstraZeneca’s Symbicort, all contain an ingredient that relaxes airway muscles in the lungs which can cause asthma-related death. If not accompanied by other asthma drugs to offset this life-threatening side effect, the consequences could be fatal. Continue reading →
(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
(NaturalNews) – Elderly patients being executed with medicines in UK hospitals
Concern is growing that the United Kingdom’s Liverpool Care Pathway, intended to ease the comfort of patients whose death is inevitable, is being misused to railroad elderly patients onto a path toward early death. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Leading heart surgeon calls for ban on butter
A British heart surgeon has issued a call for a ban on butter, citing excessive consumption of saturated fats which he believes has rapidly increased the number of heart disease cases in the Great Britain. Dr. Shyam Kolvekar expressed concern that people as young as 30 years old are now getting heart bypass surgery, an issue that he believes could be remedied by switching from butter to margarine or other “healthy” spreads. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Pharma Planning to Dump Experimental and Controversial Vaccines in Public Schools
The golden calf of public health was smashed in this recent flu season as many in the United States outright rejected the H1N1 vaccine. Pharmaceutical companies are now holding the bag, as millions of doses of the vaccine are rotting on shelves or being discarded as hazardous waste. Or are they? The manufacturer may find it more cost effective to dump them into the arms of our public school systems. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Psych doctor wrote 1,000 prescriptions a week for psychotropic drugs.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is reporting that a Miami psychiatrist has prescribed nearly 14 million pills to Medicaid patients since 2004. According to the report, Fernando Mendez-Villamil wrote about 285,000 prescriptions in just six years with a total taxpayer cost of $43 million. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – New field of nutrigenomics reveals how what you eat now can prevent future disease
Kansas State University (K-State) researchers have joined a growing number of scientists who say a relatively new medical field known as nutrigenomics could change the future of public health forever. How? By tailoring strategies to prevent diseases before they can happen — diseases that might otherwise be in a person’s future because of his or her genetic makeup. Read More Here
(NYTimes) – F.D.A. Says Millions Got Unapproved Heart Pills
Doctors in the United States wrote more than four million prescriptions last year for nitroglycerin tablets, heart drugs placed under the tongue to reduce the chest pain angina or to stop a heart attack.
But the majority of the drugs sold had not been approved for sale, nor had their safety and effectiveness been vetted, by the Food and Drug Administration. Read More Here
(AOLNews) – New Studies Fan Flames of Corn Syrup Debate
Anyone who’s watched television this year has likely seen well-meaning but clueless high-fructose corn syrup opponents stymied when their down-to-earth friend challenges them about why they’re so opposed to a natural, harmless product.
The TV ads are part of a campaign by the Corn Refiners Association to improve the faltering image of one of America’s favorite sweeteners against claims that it is chemically different from table sugar and linked to rising obesity rates. A new study from Princeton that links high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to obesity may give the silent partner a few talking points. Read More Here
The boxes of Jell-O Cranberry Gelatin Dessert actually contain Sugar Free Jell-O Cranberry Gelatin Dessert that contains aspartame, and the boxes do not bear the warning statement for phenylketonurics. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – GM crops cause liver and kidney damage – E. Huff
A report published in the International Journal of Microbiology has verified once again that Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) crops are causing severe health problems. A legal challenge issued against Monsanto forced the multi-national agriculture giant to release raw data revealing that animals fed its patented GM corn suffered liver and kidney damage within just three months. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Pfizer Hid Evidence That HRT Causes Cancer – David Gutierrez
A Philadelphia jury has found drug giant Pfizer Inc. guilty of deliberately ignoring evidence that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drug Prempro increased women’s risk of breast cancer, ordering it to pay unspecified damages to defendant Connie Barton. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) has introduced a new bill called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) of 2010 (S. 3002), that, if enacted, would severely curtail free access to dietary supplements. Cosponsored by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the bill would essentially give the FDA full control over the supplement industry. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Even as Toyota now finds itself the target of an increasingly hyped-up inquisition about “public safety,” skeptical consumers are asking the commonsense question: If public safety is so important, then why isn’t Congress asking about the dangers of Big Pharma’s deadly drugs? Continue reading →
(Infowars) – A bill recently introduced to the U.S. Senate, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (S. 3002), by Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan is possibly the most direct assault on natural health freedom we have seen for some time. If passed into law, this bill would require all dietary supplement manufacturers, distributors, and holders all the way down to the retail store level to be comprehensively registered. It would also allow for the arbitrary banning of nutritional supplements by the FDA and the introduction of deceitful reporting of adverse events related to them. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee. (http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpr…) Continue reading →
(AlterNet) – While researchers and scientists investigate the cause of our diabetes, obesity, asthma and ADHD epidemics, they should ask why the FDA approved a livestock drug banned in 160 nations and responsible for hyperactivity, muscle breakdown and 10 percent mortality in pigs, according to angry farmers who phoned the manufacturer. Read More Here
A Monsanto official told the New York Times that the corporation should not have to take responsibility for the safety of its food products.
“Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food,” said Phil Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications. “Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”
The ‘war on terror’ has become nameless since our administration changed. But it is the same war, it has the same goals and it is as unwinnable as it always was. But certainly there are other ways of conquering the planet, says Washington. Read More Here
(NaturalNews) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has never met a chemical it didn’t like. The organization is a chemical advocacy group whose members include all the largest chemical producers such as Monsanto, Bayer, Merck, Chevron, DuPont and many more. It’s like a Who’s Who of companies whose products pollute the world, in my opinion. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – 2009 has been a crazy year for health and medicine. It was the year that Congress rammed through a mandatory health “reform” bill that violates the U.S. Constitution in forcing all Americans to buy government-mandated products and services from greedy corporations. Although it hasn’t been signed into law yet, the very fact that it has been passed by both the House and the Senate is alarming: America is just one signature away from becoming a medical dictatorship. Continue reading →