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Inflammation may be main driver of autism, find scientists

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A new study led by Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that high numbers of an inflammatory protein are found in the brains of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Inflammation may be main driver behind autism, a new study suggests.

Researchers compared the brains of eight children with the developmental disorder and eight children without it.

They found the parts of the autistic children's brains that are crucial to working memory and attention - areas that are impaired in people who have autism - had unusually high levels of a molecule known to trigger inflammation.

Comment: Immune dysfunction and brain inflammation... now what could cause something like that in children?

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Evil Rays

Woman who used laptop on lap gets tumor in leg - coincidence or toxic electromagnetic radiation?

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The Telecom Industry
has been warning their investors about liability from their devices and transmitters for many years - but not the public. This still seems to be okay with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) (see 1, 2, 3, 4), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and many elected officials despite the peer-reviewed and published research confirming that exposure to all sources of Electromagnetic Radiation or "Electrosmog" is harmful.

Some research says that exposure increases cancer risk. Some says that it definitely causes cancer. Some says that it can cause all kinds of other undesirable, disabling, and sometimes fatal health conditions.

Despite this - it's more common to see adults and children carrying, holding, or wearing (see 1, 2) electronic and wireless devices directly against their bodies. The media as well as advertising campaigns depict these devices against bodies as normal too - even for kids. Unfortunately "common" or "normal" doesn't mean safe. Many doctors are not taking this into consideration when diagnosing and treating patients despite exposure warnings from the American Academy of Pediatrics and other health experts (see 1, 2).

Many people also aren't aware that there are instructions in the "fine print" of manuals not to carry, hold, or wear wireless devices against the body. They usually are NOT easy to find. That's why the City of Berkley, CA fought for an ordinance for simple printed warnings to be provided with the sale of cell phones. Seems reasonable, doesn't it?

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Food is freedom: How Washington's food subsidies have skewed diet recommendations - and helped make Americans fat and sick

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Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about - even though they are the most expensive subsidy Washington doles out.

All told, the U.S. government spends $20 billion annually on farm subsidies, with approximately 39 percent of all farms receiving some sort of subsidy. For comparison, the oil industry gets about $4.6 billion annually and annual housing subsidies total another $15 billion. A significant portion of this $20 billion goes not to your local family farm, but to Big Aggie.

(Note that this $20 billion annual farm subsidy figure doesn't take into account the 30+ years of ethanol subsidies to the corn industry nor export subsidies to U.S. farmers issued by the USDA.)

The government never properly explains why this is. Certainly small farmers are growing their crops at enormous risk. However, it's not clear that agriculture is any different than other high-risk industries - especially because the United States is blessed with some of the most fertile farmland in the world, and a highly skilled labor force.

Subsidies don't just cost taxpayers, an expense that might properly be justified by showing a return on investment. Subsidies also provide powerful disincentives against innovation, as well as cost effectiveness and diversification of land use.

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Objective:Health #33 - Society Is Degenerating

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de·​gen·​er·​ate - to sink into a low intellectual or moral state.

Witnessing the current state of society and comparing it to even a decade ago, one can't help but notice a clear degenerative path, seemingly toward disintegration. Things that would seem deplorable in the past now seem to be becoming more and more acceptable, even normal.

Aborted fetuses sold off organ by organ like car parts, sick and twisted sexual fetishes being collectively celebrated, cannibalism suggested as a solution to climate change, girls as young a eleven legally allowed to go topless in Colorado - it seems there's no end to this collective slide into perversion and depravity.

Join us for this episode of Objective:Health, where we talk about degeneracy - humanity's increasingly low intellectual and moral state.


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Plant-based diets risk 'dumbing down' the next generation, nutritionist warns

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A vegan diet may "dumb down" future kids, a nutritional expert has warned.

Writing in the health journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, Dr. Emma Derbyshire says a plant-based diet lacks choline — a key nutrient for mental development. It is mainly found in beef, eggs, dairy, fish and chicken.

According to Derbyshire, studies suggest low levels in pregnancy can harm the fetus and raise the child's risk of memory and brainpower problems.

Comment: Choline is just the beginning. The vegan diet, no matter how much it's supplemented, is woefully deficient in a number of micro and macro nutrients leading to degenerating health. Adults choosing to malnourish themselves is one thing - forcing it on children is criminal.

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Alarm Clock

Vaping-related illnesses surge dramatically in 46 U.S. states

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Federal health agencies continue to investigate why some people who vape are developing serious lung illnesses.
The number of vaping-related lung injuries has soared in the last week, up to 805 from 530, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Forty-six states and one territory, the U.S. Virgin Islands, have been affected. Twelve people in 10 states — California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Oregon — have now died.

"This is something pulmonary critical care physicians are experiencing across the country right now," said Albert Rizzo, the chief medical officer of the American Lung Association, on September 24 during congressional testimony on the outbreak before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Comment: The sudden increase in vaping-related illnesses is quite shocking. Could it be due to the mainstream coverage which is encouraging those affected to come forward? Or, is the data being fabricated for some nefarious purpose? Alternatively, it could be that a particularly toxic batch of vape liquid has recently been released and is wreaking havoc, although, without more information, it's hard to tell. Whatever the cause in the sudden spike of reports, it's probably wise to skip the vape and stick with the real stuff!

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E-cigarettes have been in wide use for years, while these cases have cropped up only recently. It therefore seems likely that the agents responsible for the symptoms are relatively new.

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One possible culprit, identified in most samples of cannabis extracts tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and health officials in New York, is vitamin E acetate, an oil-based nutritional supplement that may be dangerous when inhaled. "Legally sold nicotine based e-cigs are not harmless," former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter last week.
And:
That hype creates the demand for a political response, and the cycle culminates in the assumption of new state powers to curb the supposed threat. And though the danger is eventually exposed as chimerical, the new governmental intrusion into public lives is very real and persists long after the panic has dissipated.

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If the threat posed by vaping is limited to adulterated and unlicensed marijuana products, as the available evidence seems to suggest, a rational response to the problem would be two-fold. First, curb the distribution of those products through tailored legislation and policing — not a blanket assault on the vaping industry. Second, reduce the incentives to engage in the black market by licensing and regulating safe products
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Biohazard

Tsunami linked to spread of deadly fungal disease C. gattii - study

Cryptococcus
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This photomicrograph depicts Cryptococcus neoformans using a light India ink staining preparation.
The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 and the tsunamis it spawned may have washed a tropical fungus ashore, leading to a subsequent outbreak of often-fatal infections among people in coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest, according to a paper co-authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.

In the paper, to publish Oct. 1 in the journal mBio, the co-authors confront the mystery of the Cryptococcus gattii outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. The outbreak, involving at least several hundred known cases, has been ongoing since 1999, with cases still occurring in humans and wildlife. It has long puzzled epidemiologists because the fungal subtypes isolated from the vast majority of infected patients resemble subtypes normally seen in Brazil and nearby areas of South America.

Comment: There are a number of factors to consider here before any solid conclusion can be made, such as: the relatively recent explosion in infectious diseases worldwide, the adaptation or 'evolution' of organisms, natural disasters, nuclear testing and the changing climate: See also: Remembering the great Alaskan earthquake and tsunami: Alaska, March 1964

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Bacon

'Eat less red meat', scientists said. Now some believe that was bad advice

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The health effects of red meat consumption are detectable only in the largest groups, researchers concluded, and advice to individuals to cut back may not be justified by available data.
The evidence is too weak to justify telling individuals to eat less beef and pork, according to new research. The findings "erode public trust," critics said.

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.

But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock of almost all dietary guidelines, is not backed by good scientific evidence.

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Time to stop the war on meat! Livestock production can be good for the environment

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This magnificent piece of beef is no longer mere dinner. Instead it has become a pawn in the gathering war on meat
Last night, I ate a steak. Very good it was too. A plump, exquisitely marbled slab of sirloin, beautifully seasoned and cooked blushing pink. It had come from Martin Player, a proper Cardiff butcher, who takes his meat, as well as the animal's welfare, very seriously indeed. Just like any other decent butcher.

Grass-fed, fully traceable and properly hung, it was a paean to not just fine flavour, but first- class farming practice too. Sensible, sustainable agriculture, where the welfare of the animal is every bit as important as its impact upon the environment.

Yet this magnificent piece of beef is no longer mere dinner. Instead it has become a pawn in the gathering war on meat: a hysterical, ill-informed, one-size-fits-all assault that demonises farmers, butchers and consumers alike. A weapon, if you like, of grass destruction.

Take the decision made by the University of Cambridge catering service to remove beef and lamb from its menus to cut food-related carbon emissions. The head of the service, Nick White, claimed this was because 'sustainability is extremely important to our students and staff' and scientists have claimed beef and lamb produce most farm greenhouse gasses.

Comment: Don't let vegetarian environmentalists shame you for eating meat. Science is on your side


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Objective:Health #32 - ITN - Fast Food Makes You Blind | Woman Cries Crystals | 5G Rebellion

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Welcome to another installment of 'In the News' (ITN), where your humble hosts at Objective:Health take a look at the headlines in health that are getting traction.

On this show we talk about a UK teen who ate nothing but processed food until he went deaf and blind! Also in the UK, students at a posh school are coming home hungry as the school enforces a vegetarian diet for all.

We also talk about an Armenian woman who cries solid crystals, Canadian teens swearing off having babies until the government 'does something' about climate change and the Swiss rally to prevent widespread implementation of 5G networks (God bless the Swiss!) and more.

Join us for a rousing discussion, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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