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Key vitamin deficiency linked to tripled risk of dementia: study

Lack of folate, also called vitamin B-9, may triple the risk of developing dementia in old age, according to a study published Tuesday.

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Schizophrenia Traced to Mother's Stress in Early Pregnancy

The first-trimester death of a mother's close relative may be associated with the child's eventual development of schizophrenia, according to a national registry.

The adjusted relative risk that a child would develop schizophrenia after age 10 was 1.67 (95% CI 1.02 to 2.73) when the mother's husband, parent, or other close relative of the mother died during the first trimester, found Preben Bo Mortensen, M.D., of the University of Aarhus, and colleagues.

But family members' deaths at other times did not increase the relative risk; nor did illness in the family at any point in pregnancy, the investigators reported in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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Plastic Bottles Release Potentially Harmful Chemicals (Bisphenol A) After Contact With Hot Liquids

When it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, it's not whether the container is new or old but the liquid's temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists.

Scott Belcher, PhD, and his team found when the same new and used polycarbonate drinking bottles were exposed to boiling hot water, BPA, an environmental estrogen, was released 55 times more rapidly than before exposure to hot water.

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Scott Belcher, PhD, tested polycarbonate plastic bottles like these for Bisphenol A.

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Fluoride: Commie Plot or Capitalist Ploy?

Cows crawled around the pasture on their bellies, inching along like giant snails. So crippled by bone disease they could not stand up, this was the only way they could graze. Some died kneeling, after giving birth to stunted calves. Others kept on crawling until, no longer able to chew because their teeth had crumbled down to the nerves, they began to starve....(1)

These were the cattle of the Mohawk Indians on the New York-Canadian St. Regis Reservation during the period 1960-75, when industrial pollution devastated the herd and along with it, the Mohawks' way of life. Crops and trees withered, birds and bees fled from this remnant of land the Mohawk still call Akwesasne, "the land where the partridge drums." Today, nets cast into the St. Lawrence River by Mohawk fishers bring up ulcerated fish with spinal deformities. Mohawk children, too, have shown signs of damage to bones and teeth.(2)

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Video: Parents Warned Against Fluoride In Water

It's a health warning all parents should know about. Fluoride is added to the tap water in most water districts in Tennessee. The American Dental Association says this prevents tooth decay, but this month an advisory was added to their website. It warns parents not to mix fluoridated water with their baby's formula.

Fluoride is added to our water to help strengthen our teeth and prevent cavities, but some are saying it may do more harm than good. Fluoride can be a poisonous substance when it is in the body in certain amounts. Health researcher Dan Stockin worries that severe dental fluorosis is a warning to a deeper danger.

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Fluorine Compounds Make you Stupid - Why is the Government not merely allowing, but promoting them?



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Human Experimental Mice


Reading today's story: UK Minister orders fluoride to be added to water reminded us that some years ago we had a discussion here at SOTT about Prozac. Someone mentioned the technical name of the compound and it was noted that it was similar to Fluoride. So, several members of the group started looking at this issue and, yes, sure enough, the same poison that is being used to dumb us down in so many other ways, is being given to people as a prescription for any number of psychological problems. I guess that the Powers that Be figure if you are made stupid enough, you won't have brains enough to be depressed. This material was compiled for Signs of the Times by mgt and we have updated some of the old links. It's still shocking.



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Symptoms of Fluoride Poisoning - Click image to enlarge and read and weep...


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Mind tricks: Six ways to explore your brain

1 Seeing isn't believing

TAKE a moment to observe the world around you. Scan the horizon with your eyes. Tilt your head back and listen. You're probably getting the impression that your senses are doing a fine job of capturing everything that is going on. Yet that is all it is: an impression.

Despite the fact that your visual system seems to provide you with a continuous widescreen movie, most of the time it is only gathering information from a tiny patch of the visual field. The rest of the time it isn't even doing that. Somehow from this sporadic input it conjures up a seamless visual experience.

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Chemicals in baby products raise concern

Baby shampoos, lotions and powders may expose infants to chemicals that have been linked with possible reproductive problems, a small study suggests.

The chemicals, called phthalates, are found in many ordinary products including cosmetics, toys, vinyl flooring and medical supplies. They are used to stabilize fragrances and make plastics flexible.

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UK Minister orders fluoride to be added to water

ALAN JOHNSON, the health secretary, will this week tell health chiefs in areas of England with the highest rates of tooth decay to add fluoride to the water supply to improve the dental health of poor children.

Comment: Look at the SOTT's article for more details on Fluoride agenda

Fluorine Compounds Make you Stupid.
Why is the Government not merely allowing, but promoting them?



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Breakdown Of Kidney's Ability To Clean Its Own Filters Likely Causes Disease

The kidney actively cleans its most selective filter to keep it from clogging with blood proteins, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveal in a new study.

Researchers showed that breakdown of this self-cleaning feature can make kidneys more vulnerable to dysfunction and disease.

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With a key protein disabled, a pair of kidney filtering units can't keep antibodies, which are red in this image, from building up in the filter. Scientists now think inability to keep these filters clear may be an important contributor to kidney damage.