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Health: How food manufacturers trick consumers with deceptive ingredients lists
The myth: Ingredients lists on food products are designed to inform consumers about what's contained in the product. The reality: ingredients lists are used by food manufacturers to deceive consumers and trick them into thinking products are...

Health: China executes top FDA official while the U.S. does nothing to counter corruption
What's interesting about China's execution of its top FDA official (Zheng Xiaoyu) for accepting bribes from drug companies is not that China executed a corrupt official, it's that such harsh actions demonstrate, in contrast, the complete lack of action...

Health: Free guide to pH balance and the health effects of acidic foods now available at NewsTarget.com
NewsTarget has published a free online guide entitled, "The pH Nutrition Guide to Acid / Alkaline Balance" by Jack Challem, the Nutrition Reporter. In this exclusive report, you'll learn one of the most important health secrets found in nutritional science...

Health: FDA tyranny to become law: HR.2900 analysis by Richards and Adams
On July 11, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2900, blocking debate on the law and preventing the introduction of any amendments that might have provided meaningful drug safety protections for consumers. This action demonstrates that the...

Health: This July 4th, declare your independence from America's failed health care system
Independence Day is a wonderful holiday. It's a time to remember the great success America's forefathers (and mothers) achieved in gaining freedom from tyrannical rule. This July 4th, whether you live in America or not, I encourage you to continue the...

Health: The false gods of scientific medicine revealed: It's a cult, not a science
Promoters of conventional medicine claim that all the drug marketing, FDA approvals, surgical procedures, chemotherapy and all other treatments are based on "hard science." The term "science" is invoked with hilarious frequency: Science journals, science...

Health: Nurses launch national "Scrubs for SiCKO" campaign to endorse universal health care following Michael Moore's film
Starting June 29th, the launch day of the SiCKO documentary, nurses, doctors and other health care practitioners are launching a national campaign to urge support for a shift to a universal health care system. They'll be handing out flyers and recruiting...

Health: Pet food revealed: Consumer Wellness Center posts nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients
The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center today posted a detailed nutritional review of 570 pet food ingredients commonly found in pet food products (both canned and dry). The list, created by a joint effort between pet food formulator Dr. Lisa Newman,...

Energy: Breaking a compact fluorescent light bulb could cost you $2,000 in toxic mercury cleanup
While large-scale marketing efforts tout cost savings of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), few are explaining the real cost -- to the environment and to individuals -- of broken or discarded CFLs. One consumer has learned that accidentally breaking...

Health: How your skin health reflects the health of your large intestine (and other holistic principles of wellness)
Did you know that the health of your large intestine is reflected in the health of your skin? Your large intestine and skin are organs that interact with the environment. They both absorb and emit chemicals, water, and other metabolic products. The large...

Health: "Miracle" weight loss drug Alli delivers more than you bargained for (diapers optional)
When people ask, "What can I do to lose weight?" what they're really asking is, "What can I do to lose weight that doesn't require exercise or giving up all the junk foods I eat?" When it comes to weight loss, consumers are looking for a magic bullet...

Health: Why Michael Moore's SiCKO is a health care documentary every American must see
America's disastrous health care system is heaving the country head-first into near-certain economic collapse. Just about everybody's either financially strained or going broke due to spiraling health care costs: the people, the employers, state governments...

Environment: Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30,000 pounds of mercury each year
A compact fluorescent light is a type of energy-saving bulb that fits into a standard light bulb socket or plugs into a small lighting fixture, and right now, compact fluorescents seem to be gaining in popularity. But did you know they can also be toxic...

Health: How the FDA is Becoming a Drug Company: Consumer Safety and Access to Natural Health Options Threatened
Under the false pretense of improved food and drug safety the FDA is re-inventing itself as a kingpin drug company. This charade has so far hoodwinked virtually all members of Congress. The Senate has already approved this FDA transformation. The House...

Health: Legislative effort targets school junk food, aims to upgrade nutritional guidelines
The Senate Agriculture Committee recently held a hearing on school nutrition that has inspired the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to keep driving toward national action that will help get junk food out of the public school...

 

Health: The sunscreen myth: How sunscreen products actually promote cancer
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. The sunscreen industry makes money by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer...

Health: The Sunscreen Myth (comic)
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. The sunscreen industry makes money by selling lotion products that actually contain cancer...

Health: Influenza virus samples, vaccine patents and corporate lies
In this article, I'm going to explain the real story behind the big international push to get Indonesia and other Asian countries to "share" their H5N1 influenza samples with the rest of the world. As you may know, countries like Australia, the United...

Health: Consumers' use of pharmaceuticals, personal care products polluting rivers and oceans with toxic chemicals
Our water supply is becoming increasingly contaminated -- and not just by big factories dumping pollutants into the rivers. It is consumers, often unwittingly, who are poisoning rivers and oceans by sending potentially toxic chemicals down the drain....

Technology: NiMH battery charger showdown: Maha Energy MH-C9000 WizardOne vs. La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower
If you're searching for high-end NiMH battery chargers, you'll find the number of contending products is few. Only two consumer-level battery chargers are competing for the top slot: the La Crosse Technology BC-900 AlphaPower Battery Charger and the Powerex...

Health: Canadian Cancer Society announces national program to prevent cancer using vitamin D
Canada has done what the U.S. refuses to do: Protect the health of its people through a national program of encouraging vitamin D supplementation. While U.S. cancer groups like the American Cancer Society stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the benefits...

Health: Adventures of Vita-Man (comic)
This cartoon attempts to portray the destruction of food nutrients by microwave ovens. Microwaving food alters its molecular structure in ways that modern scientists still don't completely understand. The effects on the human body are simply not understood...

Health: Organ transplant industry pushes for legal right to buy and sell body parts on the global market
The World Health Organization (WHO) held its second Global Consultation on Transplantation recently in Rotterdam. The WHO addressed the global shortage of human organs available for transplantation as well as a trend toward "transplant tourism" -- the...

 

Health: New research shows vitamin D slashes risk of cancers by 77 percent; cancer industry refuses to support cancer prevention
Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer...

Health: FDA warns over dangerous products from China while ignoring dangerous products from the U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration has been gleefully warning us about the dangers of China-made food and personal care products recently. Why gleefully? Because announcing the discovery of toxic chemicals in products made by other countries (especially...

Health: Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to heart defects in newborns
Vitamin B12 deficiency in women near the time of conception increases the risk of having babies with congenital heart defects, according to researchers participating in the Dutch HAVEN study, an ongoing study designed to examine the relationship between...

Health: If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods
Here's an important tip for those of you who are either currently engaged in an exercise program or are considering beginning one. It's a simple tip, but one that many people, unfortunately, forget. When we exercise, we use up more nutrients than if we...

Technology: Incandescent lighting fast becoming history as states push for more energy efficient technology
Fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights are rapidly coming to replace the incandescent bulbs perfected by Thomas Edison in the late 1800s, as state governments encourage a switch for the sake of energy conservation. In California and New Jersey...

Health: Raw, "empowered" chocolate products launched by Empowered Foods; full review of sensational product line
You've never had chocolate like this before. Of all the chocolate products I've ever tried (and I've eaten a lot of them because, of course, it's my job), nothing compares to the raw, "empowered" chocolate superfood bars and products made by a small raw...

Health: Vitamin K reduces calcification of arteries by 37 percent; blood thinner medications cause calcification
A study has found vitamin K not only blocks new arterial calcium buildup but can also reduce existing levels of calcification by 37 percent. Researchers at Maastricht University published their findings in the April 1st issue of Blood, the journal of...

 

Health: Mediterranean diet makes allergies vanish in children
Researchers studying children in Greece found that those who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and olive oil experience less respiratory allergies and asthma than other children. Dr. Paul Cullinan of Britain's Royal Brompton Hospital...

Energy: Clean energy legislation would require U.S. to shift to 20 percent renewable energy by 2020
The Union of Concerned Scientists has praised the introduction of a House bill that will move the world toward energy independence. With efforts to lessen the nation's reliance on foreign oil, energy bills could soon be voted down in favor of alternative...

Health: Pharmaceutical Terrorism (comic)
Pharmaceuticals are now being consumed and flushed down the toilet in such huge quantities that they've become a threat to the environment. The synthetic chemicals that make up modern medicines end up in the toilet in two different ways: 1) By passing...

Health: Hydrolyzed milk proteins found to actually decrease eczema in infants
Infant formulas containing proteins that have been hydrolyzed have been found to decrease a child's risk of developing eczema by at least 33 percent compared with formulas containing unprocessed milk proteins, according to a 3-year German study published...

Health: Jay Robb launches The Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox Diet
Detoxifying the body is a huge business -- there are hundreds of books, supplements, and kits that make up the multi-million dollar industry. A new solution from Jay Robb, founder of the company best known for its protein products, promises a unique solution...

Health: Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes
A glucosamine-like dietary supplement has been found to suppress the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus, according to University of California, Irvine health sciences researchers. In studies...

Health: Revolutionary laundry soap product grows on trees, replaces laundry detergent with eco-friendly solution
I've discovered an amazing new product that replaces commercial laundry detergents with a natural soap that literally grows on trees! This is a very big deal because the laundry room is one of the most toxic rooms in the home of a typical consumer. Commercial...

Health: China sentences ex-head of FDA to death over drug company bribes
The penalty in China is death, in America it's business as usual. Zheng Xiaoyu, the former head of China's FDA, was sentenced to death for accepting $832,000 in drug company bribes and for dereliction of duty. Like China, our country is in the middle...

Health: Food and Drug Administration anagrams and word games (satire)
Anagrams can be fun to play with. They're word scrambles where you take the letters of a word or phrase and mix them up (without adding or taking away letters) to make new and interesting phrases. For example, the name "William Shakespeare" can be scrambled...

Health: Dietary fats reduce effectiveness of antioxidants like vitamin C
The anti-cancer benefits of vitamin C can be dramatically reduced by intake of dietary fats, according to a new study conducted at the University of Glasgow. The results of the study, which simulated what happens in the human stomach, were presented earlier...

Technology: Apple Computer gets failing grade on toxic chemicals, e-waste recycling
Apple Inc. has been ranked worst among 14 leading electronics manufacturers in a new Greenpeace survey that evaluated companies based on their use of toxic chemicals and commitment to recycling obsolete products. Toxic waste arising from...

Health: Read between the lines on the FDA's CAM Guidelines
If you've been following the debate over the FDA's new CAM Guidelines (click here for latest update) that threaten to destroy natural medicine by regulating herbs, supplements and even vegetable juices...

Environment: Air pollution of cities more dangerous to health than living near Chernobyl radiation zone
Living with a smoker or in a major city places a person at greater risk of early death than living in the radioactive exclusion zone around Chernobyl, according to a study conducted by scientists at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in...

Health: Product review: Power Immune anti-viral tincture from Fitura
Nearly three years ago, I recommended an anti-viral tincture product from a small company that has since closed its doors. It was one of my favorite herbal tincture products: A combination of twelve proven anti-viral herbs like cat's claw, olive leaf...

Energy: Automakers, Bush administration push flex-fuel cars while ignoring electric vehicles
President Bush joined with representatives of Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler earlier this year to highlight "flex-fuel" vehicles that are capable of running on either conventional gasoline or high-ethanol blends...

Health: Preview of seven amazing new natural health products to be featured on NewsTarget
It seems that natural health products just keep getting increasingly advanced. As new product samples keep arriving at the NewsTarget officers, we're discovering amazing natural health products from some of the most innovative companies in natural health...

Health: Low-cost vitamin D supplement blocks tuberculosis (TB) for six weeks after a single dose
Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Their findings came from a study that identified an extraordinarily high...


Health: U.S. Senators financially enslave Americans as Indentured Servants to Big Pharma
The facts found in the report are almost as astonishing as the source of the report itself: USA Today, a mainstream media giant in the United States, has revealed the apparent financial conflict of interest by U.S. Senators who voted against the infamous...

Health: U.S. Senate attempts damage control as House braces for onslaught
(Understanding the Threat to Dietary Supplements -- Part 2, by Byron Richards) Senators were taken off guard by the public outrage over the passing of bill S.1082 with language that can be used to seriously harass dietary supplements by enabling...

Health: Why health freedom will ultimately overcome Big Pharma mischief and FDA corruption (opinion)
Do you find yourself frustrated with the lack of progress in the fight for consumer rights against Big Pharma and the FDA? Take comfort, my friends, in knowing that even though we did not achieve the victory we wanted in this latest legislative effort...

Society: Whole Foods, funny math and the five dollar avocado (satire)
I love Whole Foods grocery stores. I can't seem to leave the place without spending at least two hundred dollars on health food. Interestingly, that's only about one bag full of groceries from a typical Whole Foods store. The last time I visited, I...

Health: Greenboasting by the auto makers (comic)
Did you ever notice that car companies like to TALK about being green, but practically no one is taking any real action to introduce green cars (electric cars) to the marketplace? And some companies are actually working AGAINST the greening of automobiles...

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, many people are now asking themselves: "Should I go the conventional route of chemotherapy, or should I avoid the harm of conventional medicine and choose naturopathic medicine instead?"

 

If you (or anyone you know) has recently been diagnosed with any kind of cancer, you'll likely find great value in today's feature article. It's an honest, independent exploration of crucial questions that people need to be asking themselves before deciding on any treatment for cancer. For example, did you know that chemotherapy causes permanent brain damage, liver damage and heart damage? Did you know that even when chemotherapy shrinks tumors, it does nothing to kill the tumor stem cells that can regrow the entire tumor?

 

Read the story below to learn even more. And do it *before* you make any major decisions about cancer treatment. Remember: Chemotherapy is not reversible! It's important to know your options before making major decisions that can permanently alter your health. 

 

Health: After a cancer diagnosis: Crucial questions to consider about chemotherapy vs. naturopathic cancer treatments
It is widely known that an increasing number of consumers are turning to alternative medicine for treatment for diseases like cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease and so on. What are generally not known are the circumstances under which many consumers...

Health: Light therapy stops tooth loss in dental patients with periodontal disease
A light-activated germ killer slowed the progression of periodontal disease in rats over the short-term, according to a study conducted by researchers at Sao Paulo State University and published in the Journal of Periodontology. Researchers hope...

 

Health: FDA, Inc.? Food and Drug Administration to enter drug business under new "Revitalization Act"
NewsTarget is reprinting, with permission, an article published today by Byron Richards, author of Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA’s Betrayal of America. In this...

Health: FDA's attempts to slip its CAM Guidelines under the radar fail; deadline for public comment extended to May 29
Following widespread criticism by the public over proposed CAM Guidelines that the agency tried to slip under the radar (see below), the Food and Drug Administration has now extended the deadline for public comment to May 29. (It was previously April...

Health: The top five cancer-causing foods
Ever wonder which foods should be strongly avoided by those at high risk for cancer? We can begin identifying cancer-causing foods once we know which ingredients in our food cause cancer. Some of those ingredients are food additives and chemicals used...

Health: Cosmetics products routinely formulated with cancer-causing chemicals
An environmental coalition known as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is pressuring the U.S. government to institute regulations on the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and other personal care products. Studies have found that toxic chemicals are regularly...

Environment: Winter of 2007 was warmest in history, conclude NOAA scientists
This past winter was the warmest ever recorded, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have announced. From December 2006 to February 2007 -- the Northern Hemisphere winter as defined by meteorologists --combined global...

Health: Product review: The Pilates Allegro Reformer is a phenomenal machine for strength, flexibility and coordination training
The popularity of Pilates has skyrocketed over the last ten years. For those that haven't heard much about it, Pilates is an exercise system originally created by Joseph Pilates that focuses on core strength while also emphasizing flexibility and strength...

Health: Had weight loss surgery? Take your vitamins to prevent dangerous nutritional deficiencies
A rare but serious complication arising from weight loss surgery can be easily prevented by taking vitamin supplements after the operation, according to a study published in the journal "Neurology." The brain condition, known as a Wernicke encephalopathy...

Health: Training for FDA raids (comic)
As is detailed in articles I've written on this topic (click here to see the latest), the FDA has spearheaded many armed raids against natural medicine clinics, vitamin companies and even pet stores...

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Hardly anyone is reporting this, but the shooter in the Virginia Tech rampage was taking anti-
depressant drugs. And guess what? So were the shooters at Colombine High eight years ago.

 

In fact, there seems to be quite a pattern linking the consumption of antidepressant drugs
and extreme violence against others. Today's feature story explores these links and cites an
alarming study that documents numerous similar episodes of people going berserk after
taking SSRI drugs:

 

Health: Are antidepressant drugs an accomplice in the Virginia Tech shootings?
(opinion)

The Chicago Tribune reports that Cho Seung Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 fellow students in a shooting rampage, was taking antidepressant drugs. This is not the first time a school shooting rampage has been linked to antidepressants. The...

Health: The top herbs and supplements for wound healing and post-surgical recovery
Is it any wonder everyone wants to get out of the hospital as soon as they've arrived?
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are dangerously common; new viruses surface with frightening regularity. Horror stories of Staph infections and amputations can make the...

 

Health: Americans fed up with drug industry influence, FDA corruption, reveals remarkable Consumer Reports survey
More than four out of five Americans think drug companies have too much influence over
the Food and Drug Administration, and 84 percent believe that advertisements for prescription drugs with safety concerns should be outlawed, reveals a...

Also, over the weekend I posted a review of last week's whirlwind of news about the FDA. It includes
questions and answers about the health freedom, NewsTarget and our editorial plans for this year:

 

Health: The week in review: Questions and answers on health freedom, the FDA and more
I wanted to publish a personal thank you to all the readers and supporters who have read and responded to this week's articles on health freedom, the FDA, the covert attacks on NewsTarget and natural medicine in general. You are a sharp group of thoughtful...


Health: Well-funded criminals attack NewsTarget, health freedom groups with covert disruption campaigns
Top health freedom consumer advocacy groups in the United States are being clandestinely targeted by organized disruption campaigns and "black PR" efforts. The apparent purpose of these campaigns is to discredit, disrupt and censor their natural health...

To your health,

Health: Cornucopia Institute reveals agribusiness conspiracy to mislead consumers over almonds
The Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes honest food and sustainable farming practices, has revealed details of the USDA's conspiracy with agribusiness interests to mislead consumers over the sterilization of almonds. A press...

Health: Omega-3 fatty acids boost bone density in men
The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in young men is linked to "peak bone mass" or bone mineral density, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study found that 22-year-old men with the highest levels...

Health: Almond Board of California changes its story following NewsTarget article
Following NewsTarget's original story about the Almond Board of California launching plans to falsely label pasteurized almonds as raw, the organization changed its story in emails being sent to consumers...

 

Health: Food Scam: Almond Board of California to falsely label pasteurized almonds as "raw"
The Almond Board of California, which oversees virtually 100 percent of the almonds grown and consumed in the United States and Canada, is now implementing plans to pasteurize all almonds at temperatures up to 158 degrees (F) and yet have them intentionally...

Health: Hershey's launches new antioxidant chocolate products with emphasis on health
The Hershey Company has announced that it is adding two new products to its "goodness chocolate portfolio" of antioxidant-rich chocolate. The company has established special labeling for its new line, touting high levels of flavanols that occur naturally...

Health: Phosphoric acid in sodas nearly as damaging to teeth as battery acid
According to a report published in the March / April edition of General Dentistry, phosphoric acid in soda causes tooth enamel erosion, even with minimal exposure. While some consumers may believe that sugar is the only culprit of soda's adverse effects...

 

Health: Animals are smarter than humans when it comes to feeding their children (opinion)
Humans are the only species on the planet who actually go out of their way to feed their children crap. All other animals instinctly seek out the best nutrition they can find. Birds find grubs, worms and insects to feed their young, honeybees painstakingly...

Health: Grocery list experiment shows that making mental shopping lists doesn't always lead to healthier purchases
Contrary to the advice given by legions of nutritionists and diet guides, making a shopping list may actually increase a shopper's chance of selecting unhealthier food options. According to a study conducted at Duke University and published in the "Journal...

Health: Chinese Cosmetic Surgery (comic)
There's not really a particular opinion statement being made by this cartoon; it's simply a funny thing to imagine. Have you ever seen funny signs for doctors or chiropractors? "Back surgery center, Dr. Thomas Payne" or "Chiropractic Care with Dr. Popwell...

Health: The top five nutrients for healthy skin
The skin is one of the most powerful indicators of health. Wrinkles, dry or oily skin, acne, and inflammation all are signs of poor internal health, often brought on by consuming unhealthful foods and avoiding skin-healthy nutrients. To treat skin problems...

Health: Children routinely prescribed adult medications never approved for use in children
According to a new study published in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, few medications are actually studied in children or specifically approved for that age group. Despite this, a continuing practice among...

Health: Dr. Bronner's launches fair trade organic olive oil, reaches organic products milestone
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps announced that the company has reached a milestone in its goal to use 95 percent raw materials that are both organic and fair trade certified. In February the company received shipment of its first order of 80 metric tons of...

Health: Obesity found to turn off appetite suppressant hormone
Obesity may cause the body to have trouble deciding when to stop eating, according to a study conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and published in "Cell Metabolism." Researchers found that obese mice became desensitized to...

Health: Exercise shown to powerfully decrease cigarette cravings
Even mild exercise can help stave off cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms as well as decrease a smoker's chance of reaching for a cigarette, according to a study published in the journal "Addiction." Researchers from the University of Exeter and...

 

Health: Interview: Organic Consumers Association's Ronnie Cummins tells the truth about organic milk that isn't
With consumer demand for organic products continuing to grow, more large corporations are entering the organic market. To maximize profits, some of these companies don't follow organic standards but still label products as organic. For example, Horizon...

Health: Mangosteen superfruit juice more than just a fad, says XanGo
In its "Flavors and Ingredients Outlook 2007" report, market research company Packaged Facts stated that consumers will continue this year to focus on health and wellness. One anticipated area of emphasis is juices made from exotic fruits such as pomegranate...

Health: Canned foods found to contain dangerously high level of toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA)
A new study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group found the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in over 50 percent of the name-brand canned goods tested. In some cases, a single serving was enough to expose a woman or infant to BPA levels that...

Health: Medication prices skyrocket for senior citizens
Almost 200 of the brand-name prescription drugs most commonly used by seniors rose in price at nearly twice the rate of inflation last year, according to a report by the seniors' lobby group AARP (formerly known as the American Association Of Retired...

 

 

Health: NewsTarget readers making waves across the natural health, natural living markets (opinion)
I must be the luckiest journalist working today. Why? Because I have the distinct honor of writing for an expanding group of readers that has become the most highly regarded audience in the natural health community. That's not mere puffery, either. Let...

Energy: Termites may hold the answer to cheap, efficient ethanol fuel production
Scientists and several companies are currently experimenting with using termites to convert wood, corn stalks and other plant waste into ethanol in an effective and economic way. The hope is that through the study of a termite's unique digestive processes...

Health: Olive leaf juice functions as natural antioxidant to help preserve foods, frying oils
The juice of olive leaves could make an effective antioxidant to help frying oils last longer, new research from Cairo University states. It works by reducing the production of peroxides in the oil, thereby slowing the oxidation of the oil and making...

Health: Fed-up doctor says health industry turns healthy people into sick patients
A new book from veteran physician Dr. Nortin Hadler of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill questions the health scares propagated to the public by the health care system. Entitled "The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health...

Health: San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban plastic grocery bags
San Francisco's city council has voted to become the first U.S. city to ban large supermarkets from using plastic bags made from petroleum products. The legislation, approved today by the city's Board of Supervisors, is on its way to San Francisco Mayor...

Health: Cold medicines harm children's health, charge pediatric doctors
The Commissioner of Health for Baltimore, MD and 15 leading pediatric experts have petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop drug makers from marketing their products to young children. According to this distinguished group, over-the-counter...

Health: FDA vision test (comic)
Of all the cartoons we've ever done on the FDA, this is the one that people seem to like the best. It addresses the issue of FDA conflicts of interest. The Food and Drug Administration, an agency that suffers under the hallucination that it protects the...

 

 

Health: The secret history of Big Pharma's role in creating and marketing heroin, LSD, meth, Ecstasy and speed
Most consumers think that street drugs are in an entirely different class than prescription drugs, and they believe that pharmaceutical companies would never manufacture or sell street drugs. But guess what? As you'll read here, drug companies actually...

Health: Omega-3 fatty acids found to restructure brain matter tied to positive mood and emotions
Intake of omega-3 fatty acids is correlated with a better mood and more positive outlook, and may contribute to improving the structure of the areas of the brain associated with emotions, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American...

Health: Sick patients used as human guinea pigs in GM foods experiment
Patients have been fed genetically modified (GM) Russet Burbank potatoes in an experiment to determine their nutritional effects on the human body. Developed by Monsanto, a multinational biotech company, the potatoes, modified to resist Colorado beetles...

Health: Painkillers found to cause hypertension
The three most commonly used medicines in the United States - the painkillers acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin - were found to increase the risk of high blood pressure in middle-aged men in a new study published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine...

Health: The Plastic Bag Ban (comic)
In late March, 2007, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban the use of plastic bags by grocery stores. For the record, I'm in favor of the San Francisco bag ban. It's the right decision. Given that plastic bags take 1000 years to decompose in...

Health: Product review: IQAir HealthPro air purifier is a robust, high-end air filter for home or office
It's bad enough that we have to suffer with many different sorts of pollution outdoors in our everyday life, but when this sort of contamination invades our homes, what we're often breathing can hardly be called fresh air any longer. Even though it may...

Energy: Solar energy powers water treatment plant in California
A municipal water treatment plant in La Mesa, Calif., near San Diego, has installed enough solar panels to generate 20 percent of the electricity that it uses. The move is part of a greater effort by local city governments to produce more energy from...

Health: Coffee myth busted: morning cups offer no boost in mental alertness
New research presented to the British Nutrition Foundation shows that regular consumption of coffee does not affect a person's alertness. University of Bristol researchers have carried out a review of previous studies into the effects of caffeine, and...

Health: Whole-grain breakfast cereal slashes heart attack risk by 22 percent
(ConsumerWellness.org) According to a 25-year study of the health and eating habits of more than 10,000 doctors, those who ate whole-grain cereals for breakfast had a significantly lower chance of developing heart failure than those who did not eat such...

Technology: Breakthrough anti-reflection coating could mean advances in optics, LED lighting and lenses
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created a new optical coating that enables greater control over the basic properties of light. The world's first material that reflects virtually no light can eliminate unwanted reflections...

Health: "Trans fat free" Girl Scout cookies still contain hydrogenated oils, trans fatty acids
For those who love their Thin Mints, note this: while cookies sold by the Girl Scouts have been reformulated to reduce the amount of trans fats, the cookies still contain the health-impacting fat, although levels are below the threshold that requires...


Technology: Review: Tesla Motors pioneers all-electric performance sports car
Just when you thought the electric car had been killed, Tesla Motors (www.teslamotors.com) has made its presence known as a newborn to the automobile market and as a provocative car company that develops and manufactures electric cars with...

Health: Hybrid hard drives to offer cleaner, greener and faster data storage
A new hybrid hard drive has been developed by Samsung Electronics which promises a power-saving technology revolution. Samsung claims that their hybrid unit will speed up computer boot times and consume 70-90% less power than traditional hard drive units...

Environment: Asian pollution levels impact severity of Pacific storms
Spiking air pollution in Asia, driven by rapid industrialization and urbanization, has changed the atmosphere over the North Pacific enough to cause stronger-than-usual thunderstorms in the winter and may even have wider effects on the global climate...

Health: Feeding the young (comic)
Humans are the only species on the planet who actually go out of their way to feed their children crap. All other animals instinctly seek out the best nutrition they can find. Birds find grubs, worms and insects to feed their young, honeybees painstakingly...

Health: Grassroots organization POWA launches campaign to outlaw fluoridation of municipal water supplies
Whenever a faucet is turned on, the question looms as to the safety of the water that flows out of it. The practice of water fluoridation is a controversial issue which affects families around the world. The Union of Concerned Scientists has called for...

 

Health: Prominent psychiatrist admits psychiatric diagnoses are not based on science
(CCHR.org) Growing public scrutiny over people being drugged for normal behavior in addition increasing international warnings on the deadly side effects of psychiatric drugs has forced one of the leading architects of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

Health: Coke, Pepsi to push marketing of "healthy" carbonated beverages
In an effort to make up for slumping sales of both sugared and diet soda, both Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo will soon be introducing carbonated drinks fortified with vitamins and minerals. Diet Coke Plus and Pepsi's Tava will be marketed as "sparkling beverages...

Health: Black soy beans found to reduce diabetes risk
Black soy beans, attributed to being a possible way to fight obesity and lowering cholesterol, also reduces the risk of diabetes, a new South Korean study says. The study, conducted by researchers at Hanyang University of Seoul, had groups of rats on...

Health: Cosmetic surgery patients regret not learning more before undergoing procedures, study suggests
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that patients need to do more research before undergoing plastic surgery. The conclusion was based on the results of a poll of 617 cosmetic or reconstructive surgery patients which revealed a large...

Health: Mercury in seafood? How about the mercury in your mouth! (opinion)
American consumers, it seems, are frequently warned about the mercury content of seafood. Even the FDA now warns pregnant women not to eat seafood due to its mercury content. But did you ever wonder about the health effects of all the mercury being...

Health: Born Free baby bottles win "Best New Infant Health Product" award at Natural Products Expo West 2007
The Born Free company (www.NewBornFree.com) has received the "Best New Infant Health Product" award from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, following the Natural Products Expo West 2007 trade show in Anaheim, California. In this review, the Health...

Technology: Archeologists discover ancient solar observatory in Peru
In the coastal desert of Peru, a team of archeologists from Yale University and the University of Leicester have found what they believe is the oldest solar observatory in the hemisphere to have alignments covering the entire solar year. Their findings...

Health: Petroleum-based cosmetics and skin care products found to contain cancer-causing chemical 1,4-dioxane
A recent study by the non-profit Environmental Working Group showed that many cosmetic products -- including more than half of all baby soaps -- contained a carcinogenic chemical. Internal studies in the cosmetics industry show that many of their products...

Health: Pomegranate leaf extract shows promise as appetite suppressant in animal experiments
(ConsumerWellness.org) In an experiment on mice, pomegranate leaf extract was found to reduce fat absorption and suppress appetite in obese mice, according to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity. The extract did not affect...

Health: Genetically modified rice may pack more antioxidants
(ConsumerWellness.org) Rice genetically engineered to produce more flavonoids was found to have higher antioxidant activity than unmodified rice, in a joint German-Indian study published in Metabolic Engineering. The rice was specifically engineered...

Health: When pharmacists tell the truth (comic)
When it comes to pharmaceuticals, the term "side effects" is commonly used and generally understood to indicate something undesirable. But what many people don't realize is that all the effects are side effects. In other words, if you ingest a...
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