Junk food-addicted rats chose to starve themselves rather than eat healthy food

(NaturalNews) – A diet including unlimited amounts of junk food can cause rats to become so addicted to the unhealthy diet that they will starve themselves rather than go back to eating healthy food, researchers have discovered.

In a series of studies conducted over the course of three years and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Scripps Florida scientists Paul Johnson and Paul Kenny have shown that rats’ response to unlimited junk food closely parallels well-known patterns of drug addiction — even down to the changes in brain chemistry.

“What we have are these core features of addiction, and these animals are hitting each one of these features,” Kenny said.

In their first study, the researchers fed rats on either a balanced diet or on the same diet plus unlimited access to junk foods purchased at a local supermarket, including processed meats and cakes. Within a short time period, the rats on the junk food diet began to eat compulsively and quickly became overweight. Continue reading

MSM: It was never suicide, says Dr Kelly’s cousin as family finally breaks silence

(DailyMail) – A close relative of Dr David Kelly broke the family’s silence yesterday to voice fears that he was murdered.  Wendy Wearmouth said she found it ‘incredibly unlikely’ that he committed suicide and suggested he was assassinated.  She said that committing suicide would have been ‘totally against his whole way of being’. Read More Here

Draft Law Revives Practice of Soviets

(NYTimes) – The lower house of the Russian Parliament passed a draft law on Friday allowing the country’s intelligence service to officially warn citizens that their activities could lead to a future violation of the law, reviving a Soviet-era K.G.B. practice that was often used against dissidents. The president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, is expected to sign it into law shortly.

The legislation was proposed during the tense weeks after two suicide bombers attacked the Moscow subway, and its stated goal was to stanch the growth of radicalism among young Russians. But rights advocates and opposition parties have warned that the expanded powers could be used to silence critics of the government. In a letter made public on Thursday, 20 leading human rights activists condemned the legislation as a blow to “the cornerstone principles of the law: the presumption of innocence and legal certainty.” Read entire article

Health News

(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

18 veterans kill themselves every day: report

(RawStory) – The suicide rate among war veterans is extraordinary, new data reveals.

Thirty try to commit suicide each day, on average, reports the Army Times. Eighteen succeed, roughly five of whom receive medical care from Veterans Affairs, rated one of the best health programs in the country. Continue reading

MSM: FDNY teams with Marines to stage mock suicide bomb, poison gas attacks

(NYDailyNews) – They staged the unthinkable.

The city’s fire department teamed up with Marines Thursday morning to respond to simultaneous mock suicide bomber and poison gas attacks.

An FDNY team raced around the mangled shell of an MTA bus, herding wounded “victims” to a triage area as real fire burned in the street. Read More Here

A Sign of Empire Pathology – More US military personnel have taken their OWN lives than have died in action

(GlobalResearch) – Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed newsworthy to report. Last year alone, more than 330 serving members of the US armed forces committed suicide – more than the 320 killed in Afghanistan and the 150 who fell in Iraq (see wsws.org). Continue reading

Oddities in the Nancy Schaefer “Suicide” Case

(Infowars) – On Friday, former Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband were found dead in their home in Habersham County. Even before a GBI investigation could be initiated, media outlets began pronouncing that their death was a “murder-suicide” and shut off most public comment posting on their web sites. The “murder suicide” theory implies that Sen. Schaefer’s husband shot her and then killed himself (or vice versa). Both Habersham County and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began investigating the case as a “murder suicide” rather than the more obvious “murder made to look like suicide”. Like so many people, I have known former Sen. Nancy Schaefer for 15 years and spoken to several people who know her better than I do. They believe that the “murder suicide” theory is highly unlikely for any one of the following reasons: Continue reading

Video: Jesse Ventura – I Will Never Commit Suicide

(PaulWatson) – Former Governor goes on record in response to numerous suspicious deaths in recent years of individuals who have posed a threat to the status quo Continue reading

Video: John Avlon – Conspiracy Theorists Are Potential “Suicide Warriors” & Are Mentally Disturbed

(CNN) – This John Avlon is quite a piece of work.  He is a neocon.  Look at his record – http://www.campaignmoney.com/politica…Continue reading

Obama, the war president – Helen Thomas

(TimesUnion) – President Barack Obama does have a foreign policy. It’s called war.
The President has not defined any real difference between his hawkish approach to international issues and that of his predecessor, former President George W. Bush.
Where’s the change we can believe in? Continue reading

Intelligence Community Sets Precedent for Exterminating U.S. Citizens

In the spring of 2009 the Department of Homeland Security published their Domestic Extremism Lexicon. This document expanded the scope of the DHS mission from hunting islamic suicide bombers an mass murderers to targeting American Anti-Abortionists, Tax Protesters, Constitutionalists and any other enemy of the state. This in itself was shocking enough but when combined with DHS’s  Project Endgame is clear that the policy of the Department of Homeland Security is to round up illegal immigrants and “potential terrorists” / domestic extremists and lock them up in detention camps built by Halliburton subsidiary KBR. Continue reading

Suicide And The Soldier – Gary G. Kohls, MD

Nine years ago, the Cheney/Bush/Rove/Rumsfeld administration started, by a series of treasonous lies, its so-called endless wars on the nebulous “terrorism”, much of which was provoked by decades of anti-Muslim/pro-Israeli US foreign policies. According to the US Department of Defense more US military personnel have taken their own lives since 2001 than have been killed in action (KIA) in either Iraq or Afghanistan. In 2009 alone, more than 330 active servicemen and women have committed suicide – more than those KIAs in Afghanistan and Iraq. And this number doesn’t count the veterans who have killed themselves following their discharge. Continue reading

A Sign of Empire Pathology – More US military personnel have taken their OWN lives than have died in action

Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed newsworthy to report. Last year alone, more than 330 serving members of the US armed forces committed suicide – more than the 320 killed in Afghanistan and the 150 who fell in Iraq (see wsws.org). Continue reading

Suicide Claims More US Military Lives Than Afghan War

American military personnel are continuing to take their own lives in unprecedented numbers, as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq wars drag on. By late November, at least 334 members of the armed forces had committed suicide in 2009, more than the 319 who were killed in Afghanistan or the 150 who died in Iraq. While a final figure is not available, the toll of military suicides last year was the worst since records began to be kept in 1980. Continue reading

MSM: Afgan Attacker Was CIA Informant

(ABC) – The suicide bomber who killed at least six Central Intelligence Agency officers in a base along the Afghan-Pakistan border on Wednesday was a regular CIA informant who had visited the same base multiple times in the past, according to someone close to the base’s security director. Continue reading

US To Begin Drugging Water Supplies To Pacify Restless Population

An ominous report circulating in the Kremlin today is warning that the United States is preparing to execute a plan to begin the mass drugging of their citizens so as to achieve a ‘higher level of control’ over them as their elite rulers fear their Nation is close to erupting into civil war as their slide into the economic abyss continues unabated. Continue reading

MSM: Virtual quests lead to real love and death for World of Warcraft fans

(Times) – When it began it was just a computer game. Now it is seen as a cultural force that sparks love affairs, breaks marriages and creates “sweat shops” to satisfy a black market in virtual goods. Continue reading

We Are All War Criminals

Our nation is still recovering from the November 5, 2009, shootings at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas.  We are waiting for some sense of normalcy to return after such a shocking event.  How unbelievable it is for this tragedy to occur; after all, our occupations had been going so well until this point.  Just ask the Iraqi people.  Wait, scratch that.  Ok, ask the Afghan people.  Nevermind.  Just ask U.S. veterans.  Oh boy.  If we ask the people who are living the horrors, then maybe what happened at Ft. Hood isn’t so shocking at all.  What is surprising is that we haven’t seen more of the same. Continue reading

U.S. Army Underreporting Suicides, Says GI Advocacy Group

(DahrJamail) – According to a soldiers’ advocacy group at Fort Hood, the U.S. base where an army psychiatrist has been charged with killing 13 people and wounding 30 in a Nov. 5 rampage, the official suicide figures provided by the Army are “definitely” too low. Continue reading

Amalgam Virgo: Document Reveals Details of Military Exercise Involving Suicide Pilot Three Months before 9/11

New details of a NORAD exercise called Amalgam Virgo 01-02 have been found in a document at the National Archives. The exercise involved a suicide pilot attacking a military installation in the US. It was run in early June 2001, just three months before 9/11. Continue reading

US Denies Involvement in Iran Suicide Attack

Amid accusations of having played a role in a deadly suicide bombing in southeast Iran, the United States moves to deny any involvement in the terrorist attack.

“We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives,” State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement. “Reports of alleged US involvement are completely false”.’   Read more…

Take a look at the article linked below where the United States in 2007 admitted it is funding Iranian ‘Terrorist groups’ to commit atrocities and stoke chaos in Iran with a view to overthrowing the government.   See here…

Ahmadinejad Vows to Avenge Revolutionary Guard Suicide Bombing

At least 29 people, including senior military officers and tribal leaders, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a meeting of the elite Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran on Sunday, the interior ministry said. Continue reading

Top Commanders Killed In Iran Suicide Attack

At least two senior Revolutionary Guard commanders are among dozens of people killed in a suicide bombing in Iran, the country’s state media has said. Continue reading

Video: Max Keiser On JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Fraud

Max Keiser in his prime, discussing whether the crisis is over: “The bankers on Wall Street are the equivalent of suicide bombers in other countries. They threaten to blow themselves up and blow up the economy in exchange for huge bailout money.” Continue reading

Obama Demands Children Spend More Time in State Indoctrination Centers

It’s not enough the government has its hooks in America’s children most of the year. Now Obama wants to do away with summer vacation and have children spend more time in the government’s indoctrination centers. Continue reading

The Economic Fallacy Of ‘Too Big Too Fail’

The onset of the financial implosion two years ago brought with it an ongoing dialogue about the ‘Too Big To Fail’ (TBTF) doctrine of government intervention into the financial sector. According to TBTF, some financial institutions, such as major insurers like AIG or large money-center banks like Citi and BofA, are deemed to be too large and too centrally interconnected in the US and world financial systems and economies to be allowed to be recognized as insolvent and taken through bankruptcy resolution. Continue reading

A Nation on Mind Altering Drugs: Antidepressants Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in US

(NaturalNews) – As NaturalNews has reported in detail (http://www.naturalnews.com/antidepr…), antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) and the growing list of similar selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drugs (SSRIs) not only can have numerous side effects from nausea to headaches — but they’ve also been linked to horrendous problems including suicide in teens, sudden death in women (http://www.naturalnews.com/025811.html) and even murders. Continue reading

Four Apparent Suicides/Deaths in 48 Hours – CEO-Financiers-Fundraiser

Rockefeller & Co’s CEO committed suicide: report
(Reuters) – James McDonald, chief executive officer of investment management firm Rockefeller & Co, committed suicide on Sunday in Massachusetts, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. – Read More

Newport Beach financier Danny Pang dies at 42
(LATimes) – Newport Beach financier Danny Pang died early Saturday at a local hospital, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. The cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy is planned for Sunday, said Larry Esslinger, supervising deputy coroner. – Read More

Financier Finn Casperson dead in apparent suicide
(Inquisitr) – Ex-CEO of Beneficial Corp. Finn H.W. Casperson was found dead in an apparent suicide behind an office building in Westerly, Rhode Island. – Read More

Dying Blagojevich fundraiser said he overdosed, mayor says
(CNN) – Police are investigating the death of the former chief fundraiser for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as a “death-suicide,” an Illinois mayor said Sunday. – Read More

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“We don’t want your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to trash the planet” The Federal Reserve, 2009 – Robert Singer

(Robert Singer) – Having trouble understanding the events since the October 2008 financial crisis?
Any of this sound familiar:
* · Banks hoarding their TARP funds
* · Gas prices going up when they should be going down
* · Automobile dealerships closed without regard to profitability
* · Health Care reform: The Kevorkian is out of jail early Continue reading

Army on track to surpass 2008 suicide numbers

(ArmyTimes) – As many as 12 soldiers killed themselves in July, the Army announced today, and the service remains on course to setting a record for suicides in a single year. Continue reading

MSM: Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds

(Reuters) – Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday. Continue reading

Prepare to Disengage

During the Vietnam War, GI dissent was both documented and nurtured by a slew of underground GI newspapers. Papers like “Up Against the Bulkhead,” “Harass the Brass” and “About Face” were mimeographed and passed from base to base, hand to hand. These bold, clever, ragtag papers gave voice to the soldiers’ rage against the injustices of the military and offered advice on everything from filing for conscientious-objector status to organizing anti-war protests. Continue reading

PTSD Ignored on Active Duty

(Truthout) – Neglect, mistreatment and abuse are the norm for active-duty soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading

MSM: Israel troops speak out on Gaza war

(Aljazeera) – Some troops fighting in Israel’s war on Gaza were urged by their commanders to shoot first rather than worry about killing civilians, a document from an Israeli activist group shows. Continue reading

UK weapons inspector who was found dead was writing expose: paper

British weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly was writing an expose about his work with anthrax and his warnings that Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction at the time of his death in July 2003, according to a report published in a British newspaper. Continue reading

Taliban defectors: US, Israel funding militants

Two militants’ leaders who defected from notorious Taliban chief in Pakistan have revealed that their comrade was pursuing a US-Israeli agenda across the country. Continue reading