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China's longest river "cancerous" with pollution

BEIJING - China's longest river is "cancerous" with pollution and rapidly dying, threatening drinking water supplies in 186 cities along its banks, state media said on Tuesday.

Chinese environmental experts fear worsening pollution could kill the Yangtze river within five years, Xinhua news agency said, calling for an urgent clean-up.

Wine

Artifically sweet cocktails speed alcohol absorption

Los Angeles -- Alcoholic drinks made with artificial sweeteners lead to a high rate of alcohol absorption, resulting in a greater blood alcohol peak and concentration than from drinks made with sugar-based mixers.

The reason, Australian investigators told attendees here at Digestive Disease Week 2006, is the accelerated emptying of the stomach caused by artificial sweetening agents.

Beer

Cancer-Causing Benzene Found in Drinks

Washington- A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

The companies that make the drinks have been alerted and either have reformulated their products or plan to do so, the FDA said. Government health officials maintain there is no safety concern, an opinion not shared by at least one environmental group.

Bug

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.