How to avoid GMOs when you’re on a budget

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

Story by Daisy Luther, republished from Eat Local Grown with additional editing by Natural News.

What’s the most controversial topic at the grocery store these days?

It’s GMOs.

How to avoid GMOs when you’re on a budget

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GMO Eggs & Toxic Ham

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

(A parody of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs & Ham, in protest of the companies[1] which support the American public not having a right to know what is in our food, (via their funding the deceptive No on 37[2] campaign in CA,) and thus, the hijacking and poisoning of the U.S. food supply and environment with GMO’s,[3] aided and abetted by the nonfunctional U.S. FDA, and a corporate-owned government which allows this right under its nose!)

 

GMO Eggs & Toxic Ham

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Bill Gates GMO Zombie Eggs

In CategoryFood and More, Genetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

(NaturalNews) Are you eating fake eggs made in a laboratory? Who knew? This is like some mutated organism plasma-like “goo” from the movie “Alien.” Who in their right mind would dare eat it?

Bill Gates GMO Zombie Eggs

 

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The Dangers of Artificial Food Coloring, From Candy to Orange Peels [INFOGRAPHIC]

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Food coloring is a tactic the food industry has utilized for decades. From those marshmallows floating in your bowl of milk to brightly colored oranges, even the most common household foods contain ingredients such as Red #40 (the most widely consumed artificial dye) and Yellow #5.

The Dangers of Artificial Food Coloring, From Candy to Orange Peels [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The Killing Of California Almonds

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

As NaturalNews reported earlier this year, the Almond Board of California (ABC) has decided that all almonds grown in that state must be pasteurized, irradiated or otherwise killed, even when they’re labeled “raw.”

The Killing Of California Almonds

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Metals in local groceries may impact kids health

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

A survey of metal concentrations in 253 food and beverages commonly eaten by Western Australians has turned up mixed results.

While researchers from Edith Cowan University found metal levels for most foods to be within guidelines for safe exposure, children may be getting higher than recommended levels of cadmium, nickel and manganese.

Metals in local groceries may impact kids health

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Italy bans Novartis flu vaccine after suspicious deaths

In CategoryDeath and Dying, Drugs and Drug Companies, Flu, Vaccines
ByRuss Bianchi

Italy suspended the use of a flu vaccine made by Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis on Thursday amid fears it may have caused three deaths.

The Italian Pharmaceutical Agency (AIFA) banned the use of two batches of the Fluad vaccine after three people who had received it died and a fourth was taken seriously ill.

Italy bans Novartis flu vaccine after suspicious deaths

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13,000 SOLDIERS TO REMAIN IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER 2014.

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Moscow blames the United States and NATO for failing to stem the flow of Afghan narcotics into Central Asia and Russia. Washington has been trying to strengthen anti-narcotics efforts in the region while not undermining counter-insurgency operations. However, Russia still considers this region its ‘sphere of influence’ and has blocked an attempt to expand U.S. law enforcement presence there. Hence, the pickle.

13,000 SOLDIERS TO REMAIN IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER 2014.

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Your Private Medical Records Are Being Sold to Drug Companies

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Even worse, half of all US states leave enough information in the records that YOU can be clearly identified. Action Alert!

Hospitals and other medical organizations are supposed to be bound by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to keep medical records private. Patient information that is shared is supposed to be stripped of key identifying information (this is known as the Safe Harbor rule). However, HIPAA and other privacy legislation is riddled with loopholes—so many that it has been estimated that over 800,000 organizations can access your records.

Your Private Medical Records Are Being Sold to Drug Companies

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Study examines FDA influence on design of pivotal drug studies

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Government
ByRuss Bianchi

An examination of the potential interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss future studies finds that one-quarter of recent new drug approvals occurred without any meeting, and when such meetings occurred, pharmaceutical companies did not comply with one-quarter of the recommendations made by the FDA regarding study design or primary outcome, according to a study in the November 26 issue of JAMA.

Study examines FDA influence on design of pivotal drug studies

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‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

In CategoryBone Health, Muscles, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds.

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

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Obesity’s cost pegged at $2 trillion in ’12

In CategoryWeight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

WASHINGTON – We’re fat – and we’re getting fatter. One estimate from earlier this year found that almost one-third of the world was now obese (that’s more than 2 billion people) and that number has been rising, significantly, for decades.

 

Obesity’s cost pegged at $2 trillion in ’12

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Why Are So Few Blockbuster Drugs Invented Today?

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

In the fall of 1999, a young chemical engineer named Todd Zion left his job at Eastman Kodak to enroll in the Ph.D. program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While looking for a subject to research, Zion noticed a grant proposal, never funded, that another graduate student had written on the subject of drug delivery.

Why Are So Few Blockbuster Drugs Invented Today?

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For the Monarch Butterfly, a Long Road Back

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Dara Satterfield hadn’t planned to conduct experiments at the Texas State Fair, but that is where her study subjects showed up last month.

For the Monarch Butterfly, a Long Road Back

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Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks

In CategoryBeverages, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, highlights some progress regarding beverage marketing to young people, but also shows that companies still have a long way to go to improve their marketing practices and the nutritional quality of their products to support young people’s health.

Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks

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High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Diet
ByRuss Bianchi

“Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health and may lead to important implications for adolescent nutrition and development,” said lead author Constance Harrell of Emory University in Atlanta.

High-fructose diet in adolescence may exacerbate depressive-like behavior

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Energy Drinks Jolts Young Kids With Too Much Caffeine

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Beverages
ByRuss Bianchi

More than half of calls to U.S. poison control centers about energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster are for children younger than 6, some suffering seizures and heart problems.

Energy Drinks Jolts Young Kids With Too Much Caffeine

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Update from the Health Ranger ranch: Baby chicks, moringa and the winter food supply

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Food and More, Moringa Benefits
ByRuss Bianchi

It should be obvious to most Americans by now that we’re descended deep into winter thanks to a wicked polar vortex. As this cold swept across Texas, I’ve had the task of taking care of some baby chicks who hatched late in the year because of a particularly sneaky mother hen who’s an expert in reproduction.

 

Update from the Health Ranger ranch: Baby chicks, moringa and the winter food supply

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Costco to Sell Salmon Fed GMO Yeast

In CategoryFood and More, Genetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

Normally, news that Costco is test-marketing a new farm-raised salmon wouldn’t exactly make headlines—but this fish tale is different than the others.

 

Costco to Sell Salmon Fed GMO Yeast

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The hidden costs of sugar

In CategoryHFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

Americans today consume nearly three times the recommended amount of sugar every day. That’s an average of 66 pounds of added sugar per year.

A growing body of science suggests that all this sugar isn’t just making us fat; it may also be making us sick. That’s one of many conclusions of SugarScience, an educational initiative and a comprehensive review of more than 8,000 scientific papers studying added sugar and its impact on health.

The hidden costs of sugar

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The widely unreported dangers of electromagnetic pollution

In CategoryToxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Since the 1930s, scientists have been concerned about the health risks associated with electromagnetic fields (EMFs). These electromagnetic frequencies can cause dizziness, headaches, blood sugar imbalances, anxiety and, even, cancer. In fact, is was Samuel Milham, MD, MPH — author of Dirty Electricity — who first alerted the world to the frightening links between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic pollution and human disease.

The widely unreported dangers of electromagnetic pollution

 

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A previously unrecognized flame retardant found in Americans for the first time

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

A new study has found the carcinogenic flame retardant TCEP in the bodies of Americans. The study evaluated urinary levels of several phosphate flame retardant metabolites, like TCEP, which have been largely under the radar. Six metabolites were found in urine samples from California residents. People with the highest metabolite levels of two carcinogenic flame retardants also had the highest levels in their house dust, which were previously tested.

 

A previously unrecognized flame retardant found in Americans for the first time

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US study finds children’s use of e-cigarettes is up (Update)

In CategoryTobacco/Smoking
ByRuss Bianchi

(AP)—Children—like adults—are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large U.S. study to gauge use by teenage students.

US study finds children’s use of e-cigarettes is up (Update)

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Exposing the Cosmetics Cover-up: Is cancer-causing formaldehyde in your cosmetics?

In CategoryProducts, Health Dangers, Etc, Skin care
ByRuss Bianchi

Does a chemical that may cause cancer lurk in your cosmetics?  Worse, in your kid’s personal care items?

Maybe.  According to data from the federal Food and Drug Administration, nearly 1 in 5 cosmetic products contains a substance that generates formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.

Exposing the Cosmetics Cover-up: Is cancer-causing formaldehyde in your cosmetics?

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Beta-blockers have no mortality benefit in post-heart attack patients, say researchers

In CategoryCardiovascular Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Beta-blockers have been a cornerstone in the treatment of heart attack survivors for more than a quarter of a century. However, many of the data predate contemporary medical therapy such as reperfusion, statins, and antiplatelet agents, and recent data have called the role of beta-blockers into question. Two new studies published in The American Journal of Medicine evaluated the traditional management of these patients after their discharge from the hospital and in the light of changing medical treatment, as well as the impact of the discharge heart rate and conventional treatment with beta-blockers.

Beta-blockers have no mortality benefit in post-heart attack patients, say researchers

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The Hidden Formaldehyde In Everyday Products

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Producers are tricky, and their business sometimes involves tricking consumers. They trick us into buying very handy products for cleaning, deodorizing, softening, smoothing, and beautifying that often contain dangerous chemicals.

The Hidden Formaldehyde In Everyday Products

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Heavy mobile usage may cause cancer of salivary glands: Study

In CategoryCancer, Music, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

NAGPUR: Several organizations and experts have warned about the harmful effects radiations can have on the health of human beings. While acknowledging that wireless phones can cause cancer in brain and auditory canal, salivary glands have been overlooked by most researchers. Study by a city-based researcher, however, has shown that prolonged mobile phone use can be potential indicator of cancer of the parotid glands.

Heavy mobile usage may cause cancer of salivary glands: Study

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Low-level toxin in drinking water can alter stem cells

In CategoryWater
ByRuss Bianchi

World-first research at the University of Adelaide has found that even low levels of a common toxin in drinking water are enough to cause problems in developing brain cells – but there’s no cause for alarm for Australia’s water drinkers just yet.

For her PhD in the University’s School of Medical Sciences, Katie O’Neill is conducting laboratory studies to see what happens when apparently “safe” levels of the water-borne toxin known as saxitoxin come in contact with model brain cells.

 

Low-level toxin in drinking water can alter stem cells

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Why does red meat increase the risk for cardiovascular disease? Blame our gut bacteria

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

New research provides details on how gut bacteria turn a nutrient found in red meat into metabolites that increase the risk of developing heart disease. Publishing in the November 4th issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, the findings may lead to new strategies for safeguarding individuals’ cardiovascular health.

Previous research led by Dr. Stanley Hazen, of Lerner Research Institute and the Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic, revealed a pathway by which red meat can promote atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Essentially, bacteria in the gut convert L-carnitine, a nutrient abundant in red meat, into a compound called trimethylamine, which in turn changes to a metabolite named trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), which promotes atherosclerosis. Now Dr. Hazen and his team extend their earlier research and identify another metabolite, called gamma-butyrobetaine, that is generated to an even greater extent by gut bacteria after L-carnitine is ingested, and it too contributes to atherosclerosis.

Why does red meat increase the risk for cardiovascular disease? Blame our gut bacteria

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NYT: Pfizer lobbied Missouri AG to win favorable off-label deal

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Pfizer is a self admitted CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION under US Department Of Justice Consent Decree Orders. He we see a clear criminal bribery described as “normal”. If it where anyone but drug companies they would be doing hard time in a federal prison.

~ Uncle Russ

Improper arm-twisting or simple settlement talks? You decide. In an investigative piece published this weekend, the New York Times fingered Pfizer ($PFE) lawyers for wining, dining and otherwise influencing an attorney general to get a favorable lawsuit settlement. Pfizer says the back-and-forth was all aboveboard and part of routine legal negotiations.

NYT: Pfizer lobbied Missouri AG to win favorable off-label deal

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The World According to Monsanto || High Quality || Part 1 of 10

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

All gmo’s are proven to cause cancer in parts per trillion in any exposure or ingestion, it is criminal eugenics for profit.

~ Uncle Russ

 

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Lithuania enacts ban on energy drinks for minors, in global first

In CategoryBeverages
ByRuss Bianchi

Lithuania on Saturday enacted a ban on selling energy drinks to anyone under 18, in what officials in the Baltic country claimed was a global first.

“It’s a revolutionary development the world over: we didn’t find a single other country to have this kind of ban,” health ministry official Almantas Kranauskas told AFP.

“Most countries only have recommendations. We are the first.”

 

Lithuania enacts ban on energy drinks for minors, in global first

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Prescription opioids involved in most overdoses seen in emergency departments

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

In a national study of hospital emergency department visits for opioid overdoses, 67.8 percent of the overdoses involved prescription opioids (including methadone), followed by heroin, other unspecified opioids and multiple opioids, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Opioid overdoses are a leading cause of death in the United States but little is known nationally about how opioid overdoses present in emergency departments (EDs).

Prescription opioids involved in most overdoses seen in emergency departments

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Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi
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Dietary cocoa flavanols reverse age-related memory decline in healthy older adults

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health
ByRuss Bianchi
Dietary cocoa flavanols — naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa — reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study. Flavanols are also found naturally in tea leaves and in certain fruits and vegetables.
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BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range

In CategoryCancer, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

An alarming new study, accepted for publication in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology last month, indicates that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide due to its widespread use in genetically engineered agriculture, is capable of driving estrogen receptor mediated breast cancer cell proliferation within the infinitesimal parts per trillion concentration range.

BREAKING: Glyphosate (Roundup) Carcinogenic In the PARTS PER TRILLION Range

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Water bottles leach endocrine disrupters and carcinogens in warm temperatures

In CategoryBPA, Plastics, Bottled Water, Cancer
ByRuss Bianchi

The results of a new study confirm what most already know regarding the dangers of drinking bottled water that’s been left in the sun. Published in the September journal of Environmental Pollution, scientists warn against leaving plastic bottled water in any warm place, especially the car.

Water bottles leach endocrine disrupters and carcinogens in warm temperatures

 

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Toxic mix of fast-food outlets in inner city neighbourhoods fuelling diabetes and obesity epidemic

In CategoryBlood Glucose Conditions, Food and More, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

“The results are quite alarming and have major implications for public health interventions to limit the number of fast food outlets in more deprived areas.”- Professor Kamlesh Khunti, University of Leicester

Toxic mix of fast-food outlets in inner city neighbourhoods fuelling diabetes and obesity epidemic

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Japan unveils sunshine data of its own, raising eyebrows after Diovan scandal

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Just as the dust is settling after the big rollout of doctor-payment data in the U.S., a new round has made its debut–in Japan. According to The Japan News, the country’s top 10 drugmakers shelled out 190 billion yen ($1.66 billion) to doctors in fiscal 2013 in the form of research payments, speaking fees, entertainment, medical seminars and the like.

 

Japan unveils sunshine data of its own, raising eyebrows after Diovan scandal

 

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Frank Sinatra: Home On The Range 1946 (Best master)

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Frank Sinatra: Home On The Range 1946 (Best master)

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U.S. adult consumption of added sugars increased by more than 30% over three decades

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

While recent studies indicate that added sugar consumption has begun to decline, no research has examined whether these changes have persisted, or are consistent across critical subpopulations. Researchers examined five nationally representative surveys about food intake in the U.S. from 1977 to 2010, and found that added sugar consumption by American adults has increased by about 30% in the last three decades.

U.S. adult consumption of added sugars increased by more than 30% over three decades

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Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

In CategoryBeverages
ByRuss Bianchi

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

Sugared Soda Consumption, Cell Aging Associated in New Study

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PAULO COELHO: Power and potential

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Wise king

The wise king Weng asked to visit his palace’s prison. And he began listening to the prisoner’s complaints.

I am innocent,” said one of them, accused of homicide. “I am here because I wanted to startle my wife and accidentally killed her.”

PAULO COELHO: Power and potential

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Statin drugs wildly overprescribed for patients with kidney disease

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

A recent pharmacological report from Oregon State University claims that kidney patients shouldn’t be prescribed statin drugs so often to reduce their risk of heart attacks.

Statin drugs wildly overprescribed for patients with kidney disease

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The brain cannot be fooled by artificial sweeteners

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners
ByRuss Bianchi

Eating low-calorie sweetened products—especially when hungry or exhausted—may lead to a higher likelihood of seeking high calorie alternatives later, due to a newly discovered signal in the brain, suggests new research published today in The Journal of Physiology.

The brain cannot be fooled by artificial sweeteners

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Cargill to settle deceptive marketing lawsuit alleging Truvia stevia-based sweetener is not ‘natural’

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners
ByRuss Bianchi

Cargill has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit alleging it is misleading shoppers by marketing its Truvia consumer products (which contain stevia extract Reb-A and erythritol) as ‘natural’.

Cargill to settle deceptive marketing lawsuit alleging Truvia stevia-based sweetener is not ‘natural’

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Merck Receives Complete Response Letter for Investigational Medicine Sugammadex Sodium Injection

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Merck ( MRK -0.17%), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the company has received a Complete Response Letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the resubmission of the New Drug Application for sugammadex sodium injection, Merck’s investigational medicine for the reversal of neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium or vecuronium.

Merck Receives Complete Response Letter for Investigational Medicine Sugammadex Sodium Injection

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Monsanto unleashes massive GMO push into Africa

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

When Wikileaks first dropped the bomb on the U.S. Department of State’s active involvement in pushing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on Africa back in 2010, subsequent reports affirming that the corporate cabal of predatory biotechnology was also busy conniving with corrupt government agencies to make inroads into the otherwise untapped agricultural markets of Africa quickly surfaced.

Monsanto unleashes massive GMO push into Africa

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Taking aspirin for ten years doubles risk of vision loss

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Vision Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Macular degeneration is one of the many conditions associated with aging, and it remains the preeminent cause of vision loss among individuals aged 55 or older in the United States. While the main causes of age-related macular degeneration – such as unhealthy diets and limited exercising of the eye – are well-known, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine have isolated another possible cause: the popular painkiller and anti-inflammatory aspirin.

Taking aspirin for ten years doubles risk of vision loss

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US doctors caught ordering needless MRIs for patients to earn extra kickbacks

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

The next time your doctor tells you to get an imaging test for an alleged condition or injury, you might want to ask him whether or not he has any financial ties to the imaging facility where you are referred.

US doctors caught ordering needless MRIs for patients to earn extra kickbacks

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