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Archive for October, 2011 :


Rich Diversity of Life in Unpolluted Soils
October 31st, 2011

Soil that hasn’t been polluted hosts an amazing diversity of life and it is vital that humans turn their attention to the underground to better understand life above ground.


Washing Machines Cause ‘Microplastic’ Pollution
October 31st, 2011

A new study published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Environmental Science & Technology has found that, when washed, such garments release high amounts of “microplastic” fibers that end up polluting the world’s oceans.


Iron Supplements Cause More Harm Than Good
October 31st, 2011

For the last several decades, iron supplements have been routinely handed out like candy. Because iron is a basic requirement for cell growth and longevity, it is often assumed that people should supplement with extra iron. However, this faulty belief may carry serious health risks.


Three-Eyed Fish Caught Outside a Nuclear Power Plant
October 31st, 2011

A group of fishermen caught a three-eyed ‘blinky’ fish in a lake near a nuclear power plant in Argentina.


Could The Mind Actually Heal the Body?
October 29th, 2011

Why would patients with similar disease and similar interventions respond differently?


“Flu Vaccines are 60% Effective!” A BIG Lie.
October 29th, 2011

Comprehensive and shocking vaccine study reveals influenza vaccines only prevent the flu in 1.5 out of 100 adults (not 60% as you’ve been told).


Rapidly Inflating Volcano Creates Growing Mystery
October 27th, 2011

A volcano is Bolivia is expanding rapidly, as are volcanos in other parts of the world.


Yoga Benefits for Low Back Pain
October 27th, 2011

Small trials suggest that yoga may have benefits for a chronic low back pain, a common problem lacking highly effective treatment options.


Invention Secrecy on the Rise
October 26th, 2011

During fiscal year 2011, there were 143 new secrecy orders imposed on patent applications.


Scientists Find Evidence That Hypnotic Trances Are Real
October 26th, 2011

Researchers have found evidence for the existence of a hypnotic state — the key was in the glazed staring eyes.


Soda Consumption Linked to Teen Violence, Study Finds
October 26th, 2011

A new study has found that teenagers who consume high amounts of sugary soda appear to be more prone towards violence than teenagers who consume less or no sugary soda.


Vitamin B-based Treatment May Permanently Cure Vision-Robbing Eye Disease
October 26th, 2011

One of 2,000 people in the U.S. is diagnosed each year with keratoconus, a vision-robbing disease usually first spotted during the teenage years.


U.S. Winter May Be Coldest in Decade
October 25th, 2011

The coming U.S. winter may be the coldest in more than 10 years, Commodity Weather Group LLC said in its seasonal forecast.


Tiny World ‘Snow White’ Has Water Ice and Maybe Atmosphere
October 25th, 2011

A mysterious little world nicknamed “Snow White” is covered in ice and may sport the wispy remnants of an atmosphere, a new study of a dwarf planet that lies outside Neptune has found.


Student Out to Prove Psychic Activity Exists
October 24th, 2011

A Canadian University student is demonstrating the reality of remote viewing.


Rapidly Inflating Volcano Creates Growing Mystery
October 24th, 2011

Satellite data reveal that the region is inflating by 1 to 2 centimeters per year and had been doing so for at least 20 years.


Spice Up Broccoli For More Anti-Cancer Benefits
October 24th, 2011

Ample and well-established research has confirmed that consuming broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is a great way to help prevent cancer.


Gender Disparities on Road Safety Signs
October 24th, 2011

Women are more likely to sustain injuries in an auto accident because safety features are designed more with men in mind, a study said Thursday.


Single Embryo Study on In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
October 24th, 2011

Transferring one embryo into women during in vitro fertilization (IVF) doesn’t lower their chances of giving birth but it does mean fewer women give birth to twins, with all the attendant health risks, a study said.


Learn the Adverse Effects of Malaria Vaccine
October 24th, 2011

An experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline halved the risk of African children getting malaria in a major clinical trial, making it likely to become the world’s first shot against the deadly disease.


Potential Vaccine Against Malaria Developed
October 24th, 2011

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes are being grown and dissected in a laboratory to develop a potential vaccine against them.


Alzheimer’s Patients Can Now Take a Walk with GPS Shoes
October 24th, 2011

A new GPS shoes will be introduced in the US specifically for the alzheimer’s patients.


Bacterium Linked to Bowel Cancer
October 24th, 2011

A type of bacterium known to cause dental decay and skin ulcers may also be linked to bowel cancer, scientists suspect.


Rare Mutation Leaves People Without Fingerprints
October 23rd, 2011

In 2007, a Swiss woman in her late 20s had an unusually hard time crossing the U.S. border when the agents scanned her hands, they discovered something shocking: she had no fingerprints.


Organs From Pigs to be Used for Human Transplants
October 22nd, 2011

Are pigs about to migrate from the dinner table to the operating table?


Non-Invasive Treatment for Glue Ear Disorder
October 22nd, 2011

Scientists have identified a potential new treatment for “glue ear” – a common hearing disorder in children – that uses existing cancer drugs.


Bogus Study Concludes Cellphones Don’t Cause Brain Tumors
October 22nd, 2011

Further research has been published suggesting there is no link between mobile phones and brain cancer.


List of Organic and GMO-Free Cereal and Granola Brands
October 22nd, 2011

A report from Cornucopia Institute cites the healthiest brands of granola and cereals.


A Closer Look on Infant Acid Reflux Treatment
October 22nd, 2011

Babies may be treated with acid reflux drugs they don’t need, which might raise their risk for nutritional deficiencies or allergies.


New Study Says Global Warming Is Real
October 21st, 2011

An independent study of global temperature records has reaffirmed previous conclusions by climate scientists that global warming is real.


Revealed – the Capitalist Network that Runs the World
October 21st, 2011

A mere 1318 Corporations rule the world.


10 Problems You Get From Computer and How to Deal with It
October 20th, 2011

Your computer may be your lifeline to all things work and social, but it can be hazardous to your health at the same time. From toxic dust to sperm health, your PC is more of a danger than you ever thought possible.


Homeopathic Prevention of Colds and Flu
October 20th, 2011

Catching a cold? Homeopathic medicines can help prevent a cold as well as treat the symptoms and are available in most health food stores or online.


Organic Farming Outperforms the Conventional Way
October 20th, 2011

Organic farming outperforms conventional in yields, economic viability, conservation, and health.


Glucose Levels Affects Mental Focus
October 20th, 2011

Glucose levels affect willpower, decision-making and mental focus.


Long Term Unemployment Can Trigger Mental Health Problems
October 20th, 2011

Jobless people may tend to have more mental health issues.


Hypertension May Increase Risk of Birth Defects
October 20th, 2011

Blood pressure drugs may lower pregnant women’s blood pressure, but they don’t reduce babies’ heightened risk of birth defects.


Latest Trend in Managing Candida
October 20th, 2011

It takes a good doctor to diagnose Candidiasis correctly, and patients need to be actively participating in treating the disease.


Eat Less Meat to Save the Planet
October 20th, 2011

With the coming of our seven billionth population, how do we feed everyone and save our home?


Now You Can See Through Solid Walls
October 20th, 2011

Researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab have developed new radar technology that provides real-time video of what’s going on behind solid walls.


Choco Loco for Your Blood
October 19th, 2011

Next time, when you reach for that bar of Hershey’s, know that it only takes a bite or two of chocolate to get the benefits.


Resveratrol in Microbial Attacks
October 19th, 2011

Miracle nutrient resveratrol is synthesized by grapes in response to fungal attacks.


Looking at Sick People Gives Your Immune System a Boost
October 19th, 2011

According to a University of British Columbia study, looking at sick people can boost your immune system. (Hanging around them does not.)


Microbes Found Preadapted for Life in Space
October 19th, 2011

Microbes born on Earth are already pre-adapted for journeying through space, living in space, and not just surviving but flourishing in radioactive environments where they are continually exposed to radiation by ions similar to what might be encountered in a nebular cloud.


Vit.E Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer? More Junk Science from JAMA
October 19th, 2011

Study questions vitamin E safety.


New Mystery On Mars’ Forgotten Plains
October 19th, 2011

One of the supposedly best understood and least interesting landscapes on Mars is hiding something that could rewrite the planet’s history. Or not.


General Mills Selling ‘Fruit’ Snacks That Contain No Fruit
October 19th, 2011

CSPI to file lawsuit against General Mills for selling ‘fruit’ snacks that contain no fruit.


A Ginger Hope for Colon Cancer Prevention
October 19th, 2011

Ginger may help prevent colon cancer by reducing markers of colon inflammation.


Allergies Fight Brain Tumors
October 19th, 2011

Subjects with somewhat elevated levels of antibodies produced to fight allergens were less likely to go on to develop brain tumors, according to a new study. The study adds to evidence from prior studies, but some questions still remain.


AIDS Total Cure
October 18th, 2011

Beyond the drug cocktail. 
Beyond a vaccine. Scientists are 
talking about total cure. 



World’s Biggest Virus Discovered in Ocean Depths Near Chile
October 17th, 2011

Megavirus nudges out Mimivirus, the former heavyweight champion of the viral world.


Warm Ocean Water Keeps Hurricanes at Bay, Study Finds
October 17th, 2011

Hurricanes are more likely to miss the United States when there is a huge swath of warm water in the Atlantic Ocean, reveals a new study of recent hurricane trends.


Genetic Code of World’s Oldest Person May Reveal Recipe for Long Life
October 17th, 2011

Studying the genetics of centenarians could reveal a recipe for a long life, with scientists finding coveted genes are major players.


One in Six Mobile Phones Contain E Coli
October 17th, 2011

Reseachers say 16% of UK mobile devices and users’ hands contaminated with faecal bacteria due to poor personal hygiene.


Electric Cars with Drive-Charge Electric Motors Can Get the World Off Oil
October 17th, 2011

The number of people who are now converting their gasoline fueled vehicles to electric is growing steadily. Not just in Canada but around the World.


Plants Take in More CO2 than Thought, Study Finds
October 17th, 2011

Scientists might be able to predict climate change with more accuracy after discovering that plants consume carbon dioxide 25 percent faster than previously thought.


Time Reversal: A Simple Particle Could Reveal New Physics
October 17th, 2011

A deuteron is a simple atomic nucleus, or the core of an atom. Its simplicity makes it one of the best objects for experiments in nuclear physics.


Celiac Disease Rising
October 16th, 2011

5 times as many people have the disease than did in the 1950’s.


Obama Playing Safe on Organic Issues
October 16th, 2011

Leaders from the organics industry and the genetically-modified-foods lobby are tangling in Washington over whether GMOs should be labeled as such. Eve Conant on the debate over “Frankenfoods.”


Solution to Food Crisis, Study
October 16th, 2011

A study suggests eating less meat solves the global hunger and food crisis.


Brave Dentists Speak Out Against Water Fluoridation
October 14th, 2011

Not all dentists are fooled by the fluoride mafia and increasing numbers are standing up to to the deliberate poisoning of the water supply by water fluoridation.


Mobile Apps That Can Help the Health Conscious
October 14th, 2011

US spend about 10 percent more time on apps than they do on a web browser. D. Mercola shares some of his favorite apps he uses to help him find healthy options.


Concerned with Your Love Handles? You Should Be
October 13th, 2011

When you think of body fat you most likely think of cellulite and love handles (subcutaneous fat), but there’s another type of fat in your body that is much less visible and actually far more dangerous.


The New Medicine
October 13th, 2011

Steve Jobs’ death is talked a lot and let’s see how he dealt with it through alternative means and conventional ways.


Would a Resource-Based Economy Promote the Fullest Human Potential?
October 13th, 2011

The Venus Project realizes the significance of the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together movements and offers a positive solution for their grievances.


Spanish Blood Test Can Tell When You’ll Die. Maybe.
October 12th, 2011

A small Spanish biological research company was deluged with queries after reports that its blood test could predict the age you would die. Well, can it?


Thermograph: Detecting Inflammation
October 12th, 2011

Dr. Joseph Mercola talks about a new diagnostic tool for preventing chronic diseases.


Eating Certain Foods Alters Expression of Heart Disease Genes
October 12th, 2011

No, we aren’t talking about some gene zapping drug or high tech genetic medical therapy. Instead, you simply need to eat a lot of raw natural fruit and veggies.


Vitamin D Better than Fluoride at Cavity Prevention
October 12th, 2011

Preventing cavities through sunlight exposure and vitamin D3 supplementation is a very simple and effective method.


Eating Meat Destroys the Earth
October 12th, 2011

Global meat production and consumption rises, with devastating consequences for people, animals and the planet.


Low Carb, High Fat is the Better Option for Obesity
October 12th, 2011

Conventional advice has focused on low-fat diets for weight loss and heart disease prevention, but again and again, researchers are now confirming that refined carbohydrates from sugars and grains is the primary culprit behind skyrocketing obesity rates, along with related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


Human Crisis Linked to Climate Change, Study Suggests
October 12th, 2011

Historically, changes in climate have not only been tied to increased food prices, but also economic crises, social upset and wars, new research suggests.


Military Seeks Sensor to Gauge Brain’s Reaction to Stories
October 12th, 2011

The DARPA program, titled “Narrative Networks,” bases itself on the idea that human brains physically change so as to fit new information into coherent narratives.


Daily Ginger Dose May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer
October 12th, 2011

Eating ginger may reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer, but don’t go stocking up on ginger root just yet — more research is still needed.


Raining Meteorites May Have Led to Earth’s Primordial Life
October 12th, 2011

Huge meteorites may not deserve the bad rap they’ve gotten as life-ending agents of destruction, scientists say. In fact, cataclysmic collisions in space may have set the stage for the rise of life on Earth, scientists say.


Snoring? Don’t Take it for Granted
October 11th, 2011

If you or your close ones snore regularly, it is time you stop considering it a minor problem and seek medical help.


Prenatal Exercise is Good for the Babies Especially
October 11th, 2011

Working out during pregnancy will reduce the chances of unborn baby developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, later in life, says a new study.


Olive Oil Mends Your Heart
October 11th, 2011

Olive oil might be preferable than drugs for heart ailments.


Oriental Medicine Integrated in Conventional Hospital Setting
October 11th, 2011

Acupuncture, Yoga and Myotherapy are among the integrated modalities at St. Luke’s Hospital in Philippines.


Vitamins May Increase Women’s Risk of Dying, Research Finds
October 11th, 2011

A new study shows that for women, a healthy diet might be a better way to stave off diseases than supplements.


Mobile Phone Users Suffering From ‘Text Neck’
October 10th, 2011

A new condition dubbed “text neck” is on the rise due to the amount of time people spend hunched over their mobile phone and tablet computer screens, chiropractors have warned.


BPA Levels in Humans Far Higher than Previously Thought
October 10th, 2011

New studies reveal that levels of BPA are massively higher in humans than previously assumed, causing major concern for what has been downplayed by the packaging industry as a false alarm.


Prozac Turns Teen a Murderer
October 10th, 2011

Prozac turned teen into murderer – Judge bases opinion on testimony of psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD that the antidepressant caused a stimulant-like syndrome leading to manic-like behavior, suicidality and violence.


Dealing with Pancreatic Cancer
October 10th, 2011

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously lethal — there are almost as many deaths from it each year as there are new cases. The deaths this week of Apple founder Steve Jobs and Nobelist Ralph Steinman bring unusual attention to this less-well-known type of cancer.


Robotic Hand for the Paralyzed
October 10th, 2011

Giving a high-five. Rubbing his girlfriend’s hand. Such ordinary acts — but a milestone for a paralyzed man.


Conscious Patient While Undergoing Surgery
October 10th, 2011

A patient was kept awake during a very delicate brain surgery for the purpose of keeping track on the condition.


Swine Flu Vaccine Causes Chronic Nervous System Disorders
October 10th, 2011

Narcolepsy isn’t the only side effect now admitted to be caused by swine flu vaccines: 76 of the 79 children also suffered hallucinations and “paralyzing physical collapses,” say Finnish researchers.


Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.
October 10th, 2011

Another La Nina in the Pacific Ocean will make it a cold and snowy winter in most parts of the country.


FBI to Launch Nationwide Facial Recognition Service
October 10th, 2011

The FBI by mid-January will activate a nationwide facial recognition service in select states that will allow local police to identify unknown subjects in photos.


US to Stop Medical Marijuana
October 8th, 2011

Legal Marijuana Industry in California is to be stopped by the Obama Administration.


World’s Largest Telescope Underway to Spot Aliens
October 7th, 2011

British scientists have taken on the leading role in building critical scientific instruments for the world’s biggest optical telescope worth 1 billion pounds which will hunt for life in other galaxies.


Steve Jobs Chose Chemo
October 7th, 2011

Steve Jobs had made a legacy in the world thru Apple. Combating his illness for all those years, he chose chemotherapy as one approach.


Less Invasive Surgery for Women
October 6th, 2011

The number of women having hysterectomies has plummeted in recent years, but the advent of keyhole surgery might make them a more attractive option.


Part II: Color Me Tan
October 6th, 2011

People who visit tanning salons could be at risk of developing skin cancer even if they do not burn, a study has found.


For the Sake of Vanity
October 6th, 2011

Cosmetic surgery in Britain is on the rise despite the cost and pain of having a major operation.


Fewer Drug Addicts
October 6th, 2011

The number of heroin and crack addicts needing treatment fell by almost 10,000 over the last two years, figures showed today.


What Could Be the Best Employers’ Ingenuity
October 6th, 2011

Stress is number one cause of long-term absence from work for first time, figures show, as the pressure of recession takes its toll.


Organic Uncooked Food Have Stronger Energy Fields
October 6th, 2011

Raw organic foods have stronger ‘energy field’ than cooked or pasteurized conventional foods.


Flu Shots are Poison
October 5th, 2011

Flu shots contain more than 250 times the EPA’s safety limit for mercury.


Eating Eggs and Prostate Cancer
October 5th, 2011

A new study that followed tens of thousands of men shows that consuming eggs considerably increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer.


Pill That Can Wipe Away Bad Memories?
October 5th, 2011

Scientists unfold the secrets of how the brain handles stress.


A Deep-Space Home for Astronauts
October 5th, 2011

NASA is building a living and working space for astronauts traveling to the moon, Mars, or an asteroid.


It Must Be the Chicken More Than the Apple Juice
October 4th, 2011

Levels of arsenic in chicken are far higher than in apple juice.


It Must Not be the Melons, It Must be the Meat
October 4th, 2011

Listeria must have been from deli meats and not from melons.


Coffee Kicks Out Depression on Women
October 4th, 2011

Women who drink three or four cups of coffee a day may be less prone to depression, a study finds.


Health Attitude Matters in Surviving Cancer
October 4th, 2011

Researchers have found that cancer fatalism — the belief that if you have cancer, it will kill you — is linked to lower rates of colorectal cancer screening (fecal tests) among less wealthy people in England.


Injectables May Precipitate HIV Infection
October 4th, 2011

HIV transmission rates may be increased by hormone contraceptive use, a study suggests.


Orexin Hormone Helps Lose Weight
October 4th, 2011

Orexin, a hormone in the brain is linked to losing and maintaining weight as study suggests.


A Very Nobel Death
October 4th, 2011

Scientist with pancreatic cancer extended his life with his own discovery on immunotherapy, awarded with a Nobel prize in medicine after death.


Climate Change’s Surprising Effect: Incredible Shrinking Animals
October 4th, 2011

Melting ice, outbreaks of disease, more intense storms and more forest fires are just some of the effects scientists say will accompany human-caused climate change.


Humans Are Still Evolving, Study Says
October 4th, 2011

New research suggests that even in relatively modern societies, humans are still changing and evolving in response to the environment.


Grape Seed Extract Emerges as Anti-Cancer Powerhouse
October 4th, 2011

A polyphenol contained in grape seeds is resveratrol, which may interfere with cancer cell growth and proliferation, as well as induce apoptosis, among a variety of potential chemopreventive effects.


Contraception Increases Risk of HIV Infection in Women
October 4th, 2011

Hormonal contraception may make it easier for HIV to spread between heterosexual sex partners, according to a new study conducted in Africa.


Like Humans, Abused Baby Birds Grow Into Bullies
October 4th, 2011

Much like humans, birds that are abused as tots are more likely to become abusers later on, a new study finds.


Research Says Eating Walnuts Improves Critical Thinking
October 4th, 2011

Walnuts have long been known to influence the brain and in the natural health world, they’re known as a key brain food.


HPV Conquers Throat
October 4th, 2011

A prolonged sore throat once was considered a cancer worry mainly for smokers and drinkers. Today there’s another risk: A sexually transmitted virus is fueling a rise in oral cancer.


Yoga Poses for Certain Problems
October 4th, 2011

A writer and yoga teacher shares yoga poses for corresponding medical conditions and its research.


Twitter Knows Your Mood
October 3rd, 2011

Global truths: people are happier on weekends, grumpier as workday drags. Twitter mirrors mood changes.


What Embarrassment Positively Denotes
October 3rd, 2011

Experiments show you’re more trustworthy and generous if you feel embarrassment.


Laughter Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients
October 3rd, 2011

Humor therapy eased agitation as much as drugs, without the side effects, in Australian study.


Alcohol and Living Solo
October 3rd, 2011

A new study has found that living alone may raise the risk for alcohol-related death.


Therapeutic Singing for Stroke Patients
October 3rd, 2011

More study needed to see if rhythm and formulaic phrases could lead to improved speech therapies.


Breast Cancer on Men
October 3rd, 2011

Awareness of male breast cancer is low and most men do not even know they are at risk despite an increase in cases, reveals new research from the University of Leeds.


Anesthesia Causes Learning Disabilities in Infants and Toddlers
October 3rd, 2011

Scientists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester have found a strong association between children undergoing surgery requiring general anesthesia before they are 2 years old and learning disabilities later in childhood.


Unprecedented Ozone Hole Opens Over Canadian Arctic
October 3rd, 2011

The discovery of the “unprecedented” hole comes as the Canadian government is moving to cut its ozone monitoring network.


Are Motorcycles Greener Than Cars?
October 3rd, 2011

‘Mythbusters’ on the move to test if motorcycles are greener than cars.


Encryption of Messages Via E. coli
October 3rd, 2011

Scientists encrypted a secret message into genetically-engineered E. coli bacteria using a method that one day may be useful for preventing counterfeiting or covert communications.


Sun’s ‘Superstorms’ Could Doom Satellites
October 2nd, 2011

Magnetic storms set off by the sun could pose a bigger threat than thought to weather, communication, military and other satellites close to Earth.


Let Maggots Do the Work
October 2nd, 2011

Maggots seem to help heal wounds.


Adventurer Can See Again with Experimental Drug
October 1st, 2011

Trial sees encouraging improvements, albeit in a small number of patients, in those with inherited blindness.


Early to Bed and Early to Rise Makes a Kid Leaner
October 1st, 2011

Early to bed and early to rise” appears to have helped a cross-section of early-bird Australian youths keep slimmer and more physically active than their night-owl peers, even though both groups got the same amount of sleep.


Magic Mushrooms’ Magic
October 1st, 2011

A single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” was enough to bring about a measureable personality change lasting at least a year in nearly 60 percent of the 51 participants in a new study, according to the Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted it.


Utilitarian Philosopher or Con Artist? Or Both?
October 1st, 2011

A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits.