(NaturalNews) – The emerging field of nanotechnology is currently gaining a lot of attention across many industries. Nanotechnology allows scientists to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to create unique materials and even micro-scale devices, and this is leading to a wide range of applications in clothing, textiles, electronics and even food and medicine.
Sounds great, right? Except for the fact that, like genetic modification of food crops, nanotechnology tampers with Mother Nature in a way that’s largely untested for safety. And here’s something really bizarre: The pharmaceutical industry may soon begin using nanotechnology to encode drug tablets and capsules with brand and tracking data that you swallow as part of the pill. Continue reading →
(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