Health & Wellness
You mean AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) didn't come from a green monkey that bit a black African on the ass? Are you lying to us again, Uncle Sam? I think so.
In fact, on July 29, 1969, only days after the Department of Defense (DOD) asked for $10 million
from Congress to fund the development of a "synthetic biological agent, an agent that does not naturally exist and for which no natural immunity could have been acquired . . ." on that day, the chairman of the Republican Task Force on Earth Resources and Population, the Honorable George H. W. Bush, U.S. Representative from Texas, 7th District (1967 - 71), stressed the pressing need for population control activities to fend off "a growing Third World crisis."
Chicago - The federal government's new advice to doctors for helping smokers quit recommends the drug Chantix, which has recently been linked with depression and suicidal behavior. The new guidelines mention the psychiatric risks but also say the popular Pfizer Inc. drug is the most effective at helping people get off cigarettes.
Safety debate over public water treatments heats up with release of shocking new studies
| Water treatment plant
WASHINGTON - From Pennsylvania to Nebraska and from Europe to New Zealand, there is growing and fierce opposition to plans to fluoridate public drinking water, fueled by a battery of shocking new studies that seriously question a practice routine among U.S. municipalities for nearly the last 50 years.
Mon, 05 May 2008 18:30 CDT
Arrests. Prison time. Public Shame.
You'd think on-line predators would think twice about trying to entice children to meet them for sex. That's not the case.
"They're thinking that, 'Nah, I'm not going to get caught,'" said Chris Duque.
Korean food makers have decided to import a total of 1.2 million tons of genetically modified corn by the end of this year, including the 57,000 tons they imported on May 1. Until now, food producers have used unmodified corn as key ingredients to make starch and starch sugar, which are used to create the sweet flavors in cookies and soft drinks. But from now on, they are going to use GMO corn. As a result, supermarket shelves will be piled high with products such as cookies, bread, soft drinks and ice cream that contain primary ingredients made from GMO crops, which are still controversial for their safety. This is something parents are extremely concerned about. Environmental groups said they will boycott products made by food makers using GMO crops.
Federal health officials warned Thursday that the United States could be on the verge of a major outbreak of measles.
The official tally of measles cases between Jan. 1 and April 25 was 64, the highest in recent years, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
That count doesn't include Washington state, where eight cases were reported this week. Those cases stemmed from an international church conference in suburban Seattle in March, according to the state health department.
Most of the cases have been traced to outbreaks overseas and are mainly in children who were not vaccinated for religious or other reasons or were too young, according to the CDC. Since measles vaccinations began in the early 1960s, cases have dramatically declined in the U.S.
Comment: Which presents the bigger risk? Measles? or the vaccine? If increasing numbers of people are choosing NOT to be vaccinated, despite the extreme establishment resistance encountered in doing so, what is the reason?
Are you one of the 9 out of 10 Americans opposed to unlabeled GM foods?
This guide will help you determine which products are made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so you can make healthier non-GMO brand buying choices. GMOs are made by transferring genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses, or animals, into the DNA of other species, such as corn.
Though most industrialized countries require labeling of GMOs, the U.S. does not. 9 out of 10 Americans want genetically modified (GM) foods to be labeled. Most people say they would avoid brands if labeled as GM.
Electricity has become an integral part of our lives, with electromagnetic fields (EMFs) all around us. Electricity certainly makes our lives easier in many ways. Is it possible that electricity is also making our lives shorter?
Most experts agree that some limited exposure to EMFs is not a threat. We can feel reasonably safe using a toaster, for example. The problem comes when we are chronically exposed to large does of EMFs such as encountered when living near power lines or sleeping in the room where the power enters the house. Unfortunately, this type of chronic exposure to EMFs applies to millions of Americans.
Tony Arranaga ABC15.com
Tue, 06 May 2008 14:40 CDT
Health officials in the Valley, and across the nation, are preparing for a new medical superbug that could become the country's next big public health threat.
The Centers for Disease Control website says several states have reported increased rates of clostridium difficile-associated disease, noting more severe disease and an increased number in deaths.