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Rare antibiotic found that fights superbugs

Scientists say bacteria from soil in South Africa make a potent antibiotic that destroys some of the most dangerous superbugs - ones that kill 8,000 people each year in Canadian hospitals alone.

The antibiotic was used on mice and successfully fought the superbugs - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) - according to Jun Wang of Merck Research Laboratories in New Jersey and his colleagues.

Attention

Study Shows Americans Sicker Than English

Chicago - White, middle-aged Americans - even those who are rich - are far less healthy than their peers in England, according to stunning new research that erases misconceptions and has experts scratching their heads.

Americans had higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, lung disease and cancer - findings that held true no matter what income or education level.

Those dismal results are despite the fact that U.S. health care spending is double what England spends on each of its citizens.

Pills

The myth of 'mood stabilising' drugs

It starts with a vibrant woman dancing late into the night. "Your doctor never sees you like this," a voice-over says. The screen cuts to a shrunken, glum figure: "This is who your doctor sees." Next we see the woman in active shopping mode. "That is why so many people with bipolar disorder are being treated for depression and aren't getting any better - because depression is only half the story." We see the woman again depressed, looking at bills that have arrived in the post, then cut to her energetically painting her apartment. "That fast-talking, energetic, quick-tempered, up-all-night you," says the voice-over, "probably never shows up in the doctor's office."

Arrow Down

Holland Sweetener Company to exit from aspartame business

Holland Sweetener Company VoF (HSC) has today announced its decision to withdraw from the aspartame business, including Twinsweet. HSC is a 50/50 joint venture between Royal DSM N.V. (the Netherlands) and Tosoh Corporation (Japan). The company will terminate its activities at the end of 2006 and as a consequence will discontinue the production of aspartame in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Comment: Gee, you don't suppose that all these excuses cover up the fact that these guys suddenly became aware of their potential liability after the Ramazzini Study in Italy showed aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen, peer reviewed by 7 world experts; not to mention the studies by the original manufacturer, Searle, which also showed cancer?

Betty Martini, Founder Mission Possible International, (www.wnho.net) tells us:

For years FDA and the manufacturers have tried to prevent independent studies, and Gregory Gordon who did the original UPI Investigation once wrote an article on this.

http://www.dorway.com/upipaper.txt and http://www.dorway.com/upipart2.html

And the studies keep coming.

One in Greece shows neurological problems and memory loss. Bottom line Alzheimers.

http://www.wnho.net/new_greek_aspartame_studies.htm

Another in Liverpool shows aspartame interaction:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/toxic/msg010306.cfm

Actually aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines:

http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm

Dr. Ralph Walton's research showed 92% of all independent peer reviewed studies show the problems aspartame causes:

http://www.dorway.com/peerrev.html

Now the FDA is obligated to recall aspartame and invoke the Delaney Amendment which says if a product produces cancer in animals it cannot be put in food. Their own FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress this should have been done in the beginning.

http://www.wnho.net/cancer_study_obligates_recall.htm

Aspartame should never have been approved, and how Don Rumsfeld got it approved when the FDA said no is told by James Turner, Atty, in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. Here is the clip:

http://www.soundandfury.tv/pages/Rumsfeld2.html


Cell Phone

Swedish researchers find link between cell phones and brain tumors

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That's the message from the Swedish National Institute for Working Life, which has just completed a massive study on the cancer risks from cell phone use. Their results, which appear in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health (one of my favorite sources of light reading), suggests that heavy cell phone users do in fact raise their risk for tumors, especially on the side of the head they use most often.

Health

Dana Reeve death draws attention to lung cancer

The death of Dana Reeve, widow of Superman actor Christopher Reeve, has drawn new attention to a disease the kills around 19,000 Canadians every year.

Reeve passed away Monday at the age of 44. She had been battling lung cancer despite never having smoked, nor having been exposed to second-hand smoke.

Health

Study: Lifting Weights Slims Down Belly

Dallas -- By just lifting weights twice a week for an hour, women can battle the buildup of tummy fat that often takes hold with aging, a new study suggests. And they didn't even diet.

The study focused on intra-abdominal fat, the deep fat that wraps itself around organs and is the most unhealthy because it's linked with heart disease.

Health

Destination detox

spa building in Bad Ems
© BBC
The health centre boasts more than 10,000 satisfied customers
Caroline Wyatt checks into a German spa which offers a taste of Eastern asceticism and a minimalistic menu.

There is nothing, it seems, that European women would rather spend a great deal of money on than getting away from it all at a spa or health farm and as correspondent Caroline Wyatt discovers, the bill is often as painful as the rather intrusive treatments.

The brochure had a photo of a luxurious hotel, and all the buzzwords: revitalising, rejuvenating.

A detox. Well, I was not sure about a detox.

I like to tox, and I think my liver and kidneys do an admirable job, considering the challenges.

Apparently, the Maharishi Ayurveda spa offered daily full-body massages, with hot oil dribbled over the entire body, rubbed in by two people simultaneously.

I booked straightaway.

Magnify

The Age of Senescence

Senescent cells not only exist in vivo but also accumulate in aging tissue. Cultured, these nonreplicating cells are far from inert. They produce a plethora of unpleasant proteins that can, among other things, destroy the structural integrity of the tissue that surrounds them.

It was hormones that drew Judith Campisi to study science: her own hormones, that is. I went to an all-girl Catholic high school, she laughs, and I decided I'd had enough of the girls. I wanted to be where the boys were, and the boys were in the sciences. But it was the excitement of lab life that kept her there. Science is always challenging, it's never dull, says Campisi, now a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley Labs and the Buck Institute for Age Research.

Attention

Soldiers Face Debilitating Diseases

They served their time in the military in places like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and more recently, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Most returned in good health.

But an NBC 30 investigation has found that for some soldiers, their service has meant a long and debilitating death sentence with mysterious diseases.

"I have good days, I have bad days," said M. Sterry, of New Haven. "There were eight of us that served together. Six of my friends are dead."

She looks healthy, but Sterry is a very sick woman who has no idea how much longer she will live.