Dangerous widespread seafood fraud across the United States.
Fraud in food labeling across the board. Not only fish!!
These are just a few of the most disturbing highlights from the OCEANA study:
- More than half (59%) of the 46 fish types tested had mislabeling.
- Only 7 of 120 red snapper samples (6%!) collected nationwide were actually red snapper.
- 84% of white tuna samples were actually escolar, “a species that can cause serious digestive [...]
A provider of “realistic” shooting targets to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies has created a line of “non-traditional threat” targets that include pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds and elderly American gun owners.
Law Enforcement Targets, Inc. is a 21-year designer and full service provider of training targets for the DHS, the Justice Department and thousands of law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
The company’s website offers a line [...]
Attention pregnant women: put down your cellphone.
Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers say.
Dr. Hugh Taylor, a medical professor and chief of Yale’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, co-authored a recent study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies.
‘We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply put a cellphone on top of the [...]
November 3, 2012
Pharmaceutical companies regularly embellish the benefits and downplay the dangers of anti-depressants, and all medications for that matter—but this time, their profits could be inadvertently endangering and even killing unborn infants. Senior doctors know it and are finally raising their voices.
Tufts University School of Medicine’s Dr. Adam Urato decries the practice of prescribing SSRIs to pregnant women. “Study after study shows increased rates of newborn complications in [...]
A comparison of fetal-loss reports in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) during three consecutive influenza seasons shows there was a synergistic toxicity causing spontaneous abortions (SAB) and stiillbirths (SB) following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations of pandemic and influenza vaccines administered to pregnant women.
An overwhelming majority of pregnant women who visit the doctor’s office are now refusing the flu vaccine over fears it will harm [...]
A parasite found in cats is tampering with people’s brains and driving them to suicide, research suggests.
Scientists have shown that men and women infected with a bug that breeds in cats’ stomachs and worms into people’s brains are seven times more likely to attempt suicide than others.
They say that Toxoplasma gondii may tinker with the delicate chemistry of the brain and screening people for it could help identify those at [...]
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSDC) – Pregnant women have used natural remedies such as a teaspoon of ginger or a mint to help battle morning sickness. But now, one medical professional believes you can add oral sex to that list.
According to Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-Albany, the best way to cure morning sickness during pregnancy is sperm.
But not just any sperm, it should be the sperm of the person who got you pregnant.
Switzerland has given the green light for a new prenatal test for Down’s syndrome amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions, a Swiss newspaper reported Sunday.
Testing will be available in the country from mid-August following a decision by Swissmedic, the national agency for therapeutic products, the Neue Zuercher Zeitung am Sonntag reported.
The test, developed by life sciences company LifeCodexx, involves screening pregnant women’s blood samples for the [...]
The southern African nation of Botswana has one of the highest rates of HIV in the world. Nearly 25 percent of all adults in the country are infected with the virus. Only the nearby kingdom of Swaziland has a higher rate.
But Botswana is also remarkable for its response to the epidemic. It has one of the most comprehensive and effective HIV treatment programs in Africa. Transmission of HIV from infected [...]
July 1 is the halfway point of 2012, which means that a host of new laws went into effect on Sunday nationwide, among them some truly bizarre ones like the ban on releasing feral hogs into the wild in Kentucky.
Kentucky legislators also passed a law dictating that all Prisoner of War and Missing in Action flags purchased or displayed by public institutions must be made in the United States.
Passengers hailing [...]
The people of the world are being poisoned. The scientific evidence from one independent study after another not only proves the contentions of concerned health professionals, the proof is overwhelming and damning. Genetically modified fruits and vegetables, their DNA mixed with deadly herbicides, pesticides and other terrifying toxins are being fed to livestock, beloved pets and dairy cows. Now, one of the world’s biggest producers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) [...]
Live Action sent pregnant actor to Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas
Counselor told woman ‘continue and try again’ for boy if she aborted a girl
Planned Parenthood condemned video as a ‘hoax’ and said counselor no longer worked at clinic
Abortion clinics have been accused of offering pregnant women the option to terminate based on the sex of their baby, according to pro-life campaigners.
The organization Live Action sent a pregnant woman into a Planned [...]
The driver who picked us up at the airport said the economy was bad and it was hard to get jobs, especially for the young people. Yet there was lots of construction around, both private and public.
In Burgos, we witnesssed a college student march. They were protesting against, what else, cuts in education. They were calling for a general strike. Police were everywhere. As an aside, Burgos must be trying [...]
At a time when the U.S. – like most of the West – is gripped by an epidemic of obesity, the increasing number of overweight people is having an impact on all areas of healthcare.
One of the most complex problems thrown up by the epidemic is how obese women can look after themselves if they become pregnant.
If an expectant mother is carrying too many excess pounds, it can create serious [...]
NHS trial has been started in attempt to halt obesity epidemic
If it is a success, treatment could be widespread in five years
But there is unease over problem that could be solved by exercise and diet
Babies are being medicated in the womb in an attempt to prevent them from being born obese.
In a world first, dangerously overweight mothers-to-be in four British cities have started taking a diabetes drug during their pregnancy.
Pregnant women with a common bowel condition may be 20 per cent more likely to miscarry, according to new research.
The study is the first to look at the links between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and miscarriage and suggests that pregnant women with the condition should receive additional antenatal care.
The research examined information from the GP records of 100,000 British women who became pregnant between January 1990 and December 2008. Of [...]
100,000 women in U.S. are consuming crystal meth during pregnancy
Their children are more likely to suffer from drowsiness and stress
At much higher risk of developing serious behavioural problems
Children whose mothers use crystal meth during pregnancy will be more prone to anxiety, depression and moodiness in later life, scientists have revealed.
So-called ‘meth babies’ are also more likely to weigh much less when they are born and suffer from drowsiness and stress [...]
* Cartoon focuses on Texas law requiring ultrasound
* So far, newspapers have only raised questions
By Alex Dobuzinskis
LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) – Around a dozen U.S. newspapers have raised questions about an abortion-related “Doonesbury” comic strip set for publication next week, and some will likely not run it, the syndicate behind the cartoon said on Friday.
The cartoon’s story line for Monday through Saturday focuses on a Texas law that requires abortion [...]
Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has lashed out at Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s dream project, namely the National Food Security Bill, which the government introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 22.
Pawar went on record as saying that there are insufficient funds to implement the Food Security Bill in its present form. However, he said “This is not a question of [an] individual. This is a question of investment in agriculture.”
The bill, if [...]
Children are the most visible victims of undernutrition. Children who are poorly nourished suffer up to 160 days of illness each year. Poor nutrition plays a role in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year–five million deaths. Undernutrition magnifies the effect of every disease, including measles and malaria. The estimated proportions of deaths in which undernutrition is an underlying cause are roughly similar for diarrhea (61%), [...]
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Governor Chris Gregoire says it’s time to look for new sources of funding for the state budget. That’s a major shift from her position a year ago. The Democrat’s comments Thursday came after she proposed another $2 billion in cuts.
About a year ago, Governor Gregoire went before the cameras and proposed $4 billion in spending reductions. This was right after Washington voters had gone to the [...]
FUKUSHIMA (Kyodo) The village of Iitate, near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, plans to evacuate pregnant women, toddlers and babies amid growing doubts among residents there about the central government’s radiation safety instructions, local officials said.
The mayor of nearby Minamisoma, however, urged the Fukushima Prefectural Government to help lift an order to stay indoors being imposed on part of his city.
In Iitate, about 40 km southwest of the stricken [...]
Fukushima, Japan (NEWSTABULOUS) – Extremely radioactive water has seeped from one of the reactors at Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor facility.
Greenpeace reported that it had detected high levels of radiation outside an exclusion zone.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., TEPCO, appealed to French companies for assistance, in controlling the six reactor Fukushima facility as they are concerned about the success of their efforts to date.
The plant is located 150 miles north [...]
On Monday March 28, 2011, 12:40 pm EDT
At least four Goldman Sachs executives flew into Japan last week to speak with nervous ex-pat employees about radiation fears, according to a person familiar with the situation. They also conveyed another message: don’t leave Japan and don’t leave Tokyo.
Employees at the investment bank’s Japan offices are worried about radiation levels affecting their families, the person said. Many were [...]
(Five Capitalist Democracies & How They Do It)
Percentage of GDP spent on health care: 11.6
Average monthly family premium: $750, paid entirely by consumers; there are government subsidies for low-income citizens.
Co-payments: 10 percent of the cost of services, up to $420 per year.
Percentage GDP spent on health care: 6.3
Average family premium: $650 per year for a family for four.
Co-payments: 20 percent of the cost of drugs, up to $6.50; up to [...]