Missing patient found dead in hospital stairwell two weeks later

In CategoryDeath and Dying
ByRuss Bianchi

By now, the news of that woman found dead in a San Francisco hospital stairwell after being missing for two weeks has had its day and maybe even worn out its news “legs.” But the questions raised have legs of their own.

 

Missing patient found dead in hospital stairwell two weeks later

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Top inflammatory foods to avoid eating

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

When it comes to health, preventing disease is far better than treating it. Recent research confirms that inflammation is a leading cause of illness and disease in adults. Experts now agree that eliminating or limiting exposure to the following seven foods can decrease inflammation and lead to better health.

 

Top inflammatory foods to avoid eating

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Why did the FDA ever allow toxic arsenic to be fed to chickens in the first place?

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Government, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

All this talk lately about the withdrawal of some arsenic drugs from the lineup of conventional animal feed additives has made quite an impression on the conscious public. It might seem, upon first glance, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally inching towards common sense rather than business as usual by ordering that these harmful chemicals be removed or that industrial farms are starting to clean up their acts and employ more sustainable animal-rearing methods of their own accord.

 

Why did the FDA ever allow toxic arsenic to be fed to chickens in the first place?

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Study finds exposure to herbicide increases frogs’ risk of death from fungal infection

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Death and Dying, Products, Health Dangers, Etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

(NaturalNews) A popular crop herbicide that multiple studies have shown causes hormone disruption, reproductive mutations, birth defects and cancer now appears to also increase mortality rates, according to a new study out of the University of South Florida. Biologist Jason Rohr and his colleagues discovered that atrazine, which is said to be the most heavily used crop herbicide in the U.S., exacerbates the severity of some infections, causing them to be more virulent than they otherwise would under normal conditions.

Study finds exposure to herbicide increases frogs’ risk of death from fungal infection

 

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E-cigarettes: Not a healthy alternative to smoking

In CategoryTobacco/Smoking
ByRuss Bianchi

Caveat emptor – or “buyer beware” holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines risks, including the ongoing dependence on nicotine and the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes: Not a healthy alternative to smoking

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Prevent stroke by eating fruits and veggies

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

A diet high in fruits and vegetables may cut the risk of stroke by nearly one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and published in the journal Stroke.

Prevent stroke by eating fruits and veggies

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Atossa pulls breast cancer Dx after FDA challenges regulatory status

In CategoryCancer, Drugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

In a major setback, Atossa Genetics ($ATOS) is pulling its signature breast cancer test and related products from the market to address the FDA’s allegations that they lacked clearance for their promoted uses.

Atossa pulls breast cancer Dx after FDA challenges regulatory status

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Power Takeover: Are smart meters part of the largest corporate scam in history?

In CategoryBusiness
ByRuss Bianchi

Barack Obama: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” (scene from Take Back Your Power)On January 17, 2008, President Barack Obama famously said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”[1] It’s now clear that the so-called “smart” utility meter is the core culprit technology in the scheme to which Obama was referring. But this is just the tip of the rather alarming iceberg unveiled in our new feature film Take Back Your Power (www.takebackyourpower.net).

Power Takeover: Are smart meters part of the largest corporate scam in history?

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Is the Glycemic Index a Scam?

In CategoryBlood Glucose Conditions
ByRuss Bianchi

You’ve been hearing a lot lately about the health benefits of so-called “low glycemic” foods. The theory is that these are foods which, though filled with carbohydrates, digest slowly and hence do not raised blood sugar. This, we are told, makes low glycemic foods ideal for everyone, especially people with blood sugar problems.

Is the Glycemic Index a Scam?

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DNA damage: Pharma meets nutrition in healthy ageing product

In CategoryAging, Nutrition Supplementation
ByRuss Bianchi

Newly formed company VitalneXt BV is coming at the healthy ageing market from a life sciences perspective as it launches its first nutritional supplement which it says slows down DNA damage.

DNA damage: Pharma meets nutrition in healthy ageing product

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Evaporated cane juice lawsuits update: Blue Diamond, Trader Joe’s, Wallaby Yogurt Co under fire, Chobani off the hook?

In CategoryBusiness, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

As a tidal wave of civil litigation over the use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) to describe dried cane syrup (aka sugar) continues to engulf the food industry, there has been good and bad news for some high-profile defendants this month.

Evaporated cane juice lawsuits update: Blue Diamond, Trader Joe’s, Wallaby Yogurt Co under fire, Chobani off the hook?

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JAMA proves U. S. still getting fatter

In CategoryGovernment, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Might you happen to know someone who would like to lose weight permanently at little to no cost? Drink Life In!

~ Uncle Russ

The prevalence of abdominal obesity has increased in the United States up to 2012 and is assumed to have continued to increase based on a new study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Sept. 16, 2014. Dr. .Earl S. Ford of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and colleagues are responsible for the new analysis. The results indicate that routine waist measurements are a functionally efficient measure of the growth of obesity in the United States.

JAMA proves U. S. still getting fatter

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USDA Warns Foster Farms over Salmonella Outbreak

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The Agriculture Department is threatening to shut down three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people across the country.

USDA Warns Foster Farms over Salmonella Outbreak

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Antibiotic resistance ups Salmonella hospitalizations

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Because of antibiotic resistance, 42 percent of patients stricken with Salmonella tied to a California chicken farm have required hospitalization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.

Antibiotic resistance ups Salmonella hospitalizations

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Nestlé research discovers ‘distinct metabolic signature’ for obesity

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

People with visceral obesity share a unique set of biomarkers that may help researchers to identify future health risks and dietary changes that may help to tackle obesity, say researchers from Nestlé.

Nestlé research discovers ‘distinct metabolic signature’ for obesity

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Mobile phones impact human cells: Finnish Scientist

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

A Finland based scientist today said he has observed that human cells change their structure when exposed to radiation from mobile phones, but could not conclude whether it is harmful or not because funding for the study stopped.

The scientist Dariusz Leszczynski said that he was working on a research for which funding was promised by a Finnish organisation Tekes, where about 70 per cent fund for research is public money and rest comes from industry.

Mobile phones impact human cells: Finnish Scientist

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Sweet sales future for fructose products?

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

EFSA backing of a blood glucose lowering health claim for fructose products spells good business prospects, Israeli supplier of the ingredient Galam Group has said.

Sweet sales future for fructose products?

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Dr Reddy’s looks to bring biosimilars to EU within five years

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

With in-house production and manufacturing capacity, as well as a deal with Merck Serono, India-based generics giant Dr. Reddy’s is looking to bring as many as four biosimilars to the EU market by 2019.

Dr Reddy’s looks to bring biosimilars to EU within five years

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Lawsuits Filed over Contaminated Lettuce

In CategoryFood and More, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

National food safety lawyer Ron Simon has filed two more lawsuits in St. Louis stemming from a multi-state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks salad bars during October 2011.

Lawsuits Filed over Contaminated Lettuce

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Mars defends use of artificial colors in M&Ms as CSPI-backed petition urges it to ditch ‘neurotoxic chemicals’

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Confectionery giant Mars has defended its use of artificial colors in M&Ms after being urged to ditch them in a petition on change.org accompanied by a press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) describing them as “neurotoxic chemicals”.

Mars defends use of artificial colors in M&Ms as CSPI-backed petition urges it to ditch ‘neurotoxic chemicals’

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Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Mother’s Breast Milk is far superior nutritionally to an so-called infant formula, irrespective of brand, which are a far worse choice that even whole raw fresh milk from a grass-fed cow. Beware gmo’s that cause Monsanto Round Up POISON to appear in breast milk like any corn, soy, cotton, cotton seed oil, canola, baby carrots, peanuts, sugar from beets, Hawaiian Papaya, golden rice, and livestock, beef, pork, farm fish or poultry fed gmo’s including milo, millet and alfalfa.

~ Uncle Russ

For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants’ diets that improved their growth outcomes in the NICU.

Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants

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Brazil fines Merck KGaA $1.8M for alleged generics conspiracy

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Conspiring to keep distributors from working with generic drugmakers is a no-no in Brazil, and the country’s antitrust regulator is fining Merck KGaA for allegedly doing just that. And while the move harkens back to a meeting that happened 5 years ago, it’s reflective of actions taken more recently by regulators in the U.S. and EU.

Brazil fines Merck KGaA $1.8M for alleged generics conspiracy

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Can Your Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

In CategoryCancer
ByRuss Bianchi

Bras are designed to alter breast shape, they apply constant pressure to the soft breast tissue and result in compressing and constricting lymphatic vessels. You can observe evidence of constriction from the red marks and indentations in the skin caused by the bra.

Can Your Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

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Harvard scientist urges people to stop drinking “low-fat” milk

In CategoryBeverages
ByRuss Bianchi

Vegans may have had it right all along; while raw, organic milk offers numerous health benefits, a Harvard researcher and pediatrician argues that conventional milk and dairy products alike are a detriment to your health – thanks to added health-compromising sweeteners.

Harvard scientist urges people to stop drinking “low-fat” milk

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Consumer Reports: Pancake syrup health concerns

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

CONSUMER REPORTS – Consumer Reports recently reported that some kinds of caramel color in soft drinks can contain a potential carcinogen called 4-MeI. Now it’s tested several brands of pancake syrups — Hungry Jack Original, Aunt Jemima Original and Original Lite, Mrs. Butterworth’s Original and Log Cabin Original. All contained 4-MeI.

Consumer Reports: Pancake syrup health concerns

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Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Brain/Mental Health, Oral health
ByRuss Bianchi

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that children who live in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in low fluoride areas.

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ

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Richard Branson’s Top 5 Tips for becoming an Entrepreneur

In CategoryBusiness
ByRuss Bianchi

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Airline pilots, cabin crews have higher incidence of melanoma

In CategoryCancer
ByRuss Bianchi

Airline pilots and cabin crews appear to have twice the incidence of melanoma as the general population.

Airline pilots, cabin crews have higher incidence of melanoma

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Cellphone addiction ‘an increasingly realistic possibility,’ study finds

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

Cellphone addiction ‘an increasingly realistic possibility,’ study finds

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Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years

In CategoryEnvironmental
ByRuss Bianchi

A shocker from an NASA-funded agency that keeps track of arctic sea ice. It appears that Al Gore’s prediction that arctic ice would have disappeared by now has gone by the boards. Instead, according to the Daily Mail, there has been a 43% increase in arctic sea ice since 2012.

Arctic sea ice increases by 43% over two years

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Adult obesity in US ‘unacceptably high,’ report finds

In CategoryWeight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Poor eating and exercise habits have kept obesity rates high in the United States, said a report Thursday that found increases in six states and no decreases across the nation.

Adult obesity in US ‘unacceptably high,’ report finds

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Exposure of pregnant women to certain phenols may disrupt growth of boys during fetal development and first years of life

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Pregnancy
ByRuss Bianchi

Medical researchers have found that exposure to certain common phenols during pregnancy, especially parabens and triclosan, may disrupt growth of boys during fetal growth and the first years of life. Parabens are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetics and healthcare products and triclosan are an antibacterial agent and pesticide found in some toothpastes and soaps.

Exposure of pregnant women to certain phenols may disrupt growth of boys during fetal development and first years of life

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Why Is the Pet Food Industry Killing Our Pets?

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc, Digestive Health, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Many were shocked by the thousands of pet deaths that prompted the recent pet food recall, but the truth is that the pet food industry has a long history causing the deaths of many more.

Why Is the Pet Food Industry Killing Our Pets?

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Influence of Moringa oleifera on pharmacokinetic disposition of rifampicin using HPLC-PDA method: a pre-clinical study.

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Moringa Benefits
ByRuss Bianchi

Summary of “Influence of Moringa oleifera on pharmacokinetic disposition of rifampicin using HPLC-PDA method: a pre-clinical study.”

Influence of Moringa oleifera on pharmacokinetic disposition of rifampicin using HPLC-PDA method: a pre-clinical study.

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Have starch from grains and fat, but not fructose, been significant contributors to obesity?

In CategoryFood and More, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Increased energy intakes primarily from starch in grains and fat may have significantly contributed to sky rocketing obesity rates in the US, but not fructose, according to a new analysis of 40 years-worth of data from the USDA.

Have starch from grains and fat, but not fructose, been significant contributors to obesity?

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Fourth Person Dies from Mexican Candy Plant Explosion

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

A Mexican hospital official says a fourth person has died from injuries inflicted by an explosion last week at a candy factory on Mexico’s border with the United States.

Fourth Person Dies from Mexican Candy Plant Explosion

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A potential new class of fast-acting antidepressant

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

More than 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants, but these medications can take weeks—and for some patients, months—before they begin to alleviate symptoms. Now, scientists from the University of Chicago have discovered that selectively blocking a serotonin receptor subtype induces fast-acting antidepressant effects in mice, indicating a potential new class of therapeutics for depression. The work was published Oct. 29 in Molecular Psychiatry.

A potential new class of fast-acting antidepressant

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US FDA looks to speed placement of more inspectors in China

In CategoryGovernment
ByRuss Bianchi

The US FDA told us that China has “taken longer than FDA had hoped” in approving the visas of new FDA inspectors that would more than double the agency’s presence in China.

US FDA looks to speed placement of more inspectors in China

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Second generation HPMC excipient can cut costs by 60%, says Dow

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

A new tableting excipient eliminates the need for wet granulation and saves up to 60% on overall manufacturing costs according to developer Dow.

Second generation HPMC excipient can cut costs by 60%, says Dow

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A galaxy within us: Our gut microbiota and how it can be programmed by food

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells? These bacteria – now collectively called the gut microbiota – number in their trillions and are made up of more than a 1,000 different species most of which are beneficial in some way.

A galaxy within us: Our gut microbiota and how it can be programmed by food

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Study shows increasing rates of premature death and violent crime in people with schizophrenia since 1970s

In CategoryBrain/Mental Health, Death and Dying
ByRuss Bianchi

New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population.

Study shows increasing rates of premature death and violent crime in people with schizophrenia since 1970s

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Cell Phone Radiation Article Directory

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi
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Hubble unveils new colorful view of the universe

In CategoryScience
ByRuss Bianchi

Astronomers have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe — among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. This study, which includes ultraviolet light, provides the missing link in star formation.

Hubble unveils new colorful view of the universe

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Research focuses on how food marketing creates a false sense of health

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Health-related buzzwords, such as “antioxidant,” “gluten-free” and “whole grain,” lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study conducted by scholars at the University of Houston (UH).

Research focuses on how food marketing creates a false sense of health

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Are female hormones playing a key role in obesity epidemic?

In CategoryWeight Health, Women's Health
ByRuss Bianchi

All genetically modified soy, corn cotton seed, canola, sugar beets, beef/pork/poultry/lamb milo, millet, alfalfa fed live stock are a clear and present danger and the next PINK SLIME.

~ Uncle Russ

An imbalance of female sex hormones among men in Western nations may be contributing to high levels of male obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Are female hormones playing a key role in obesity epidemic?

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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans’ health

In CategoryGovernment
ByRuss Bianchi

I am hard pressed to find any accountability for trillions of taxpayer dollars stolen or wasted with no accountability. The Veterans Administration is but one example getting it budget doubled for no doing its job whatsoever. I will not vote for any incumbent ever again. America is over fed, under nourished and over drugged. What real wellness at little or no cost, you might consider Drinking Life In!

~ Uncle Russ

Spending on veterans’ health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate’s solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans’ hospitals and clinics, according to congressional budget experts.

Senate bill doubles spending on veterans’ health

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BPA stimulates growth of breast cancer cells, diminishes effect of treatment

In CategoryBPA, Plastics, Bottled Water, Cancer
ByRuss Bianchi

Beware of bait and switch plastic bottle and packaging chemistry where toxic BPA has merely been substituted with BPS.

~ Uncle Russ

Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics, appears to increase the proliferation of breast cancer cells, according to Duke Medicine researchers presenting at an annual meeting of endocrine scientists.

BPA stimulates growth of breast cancer cells, diminishes effect of treatment

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Adding sugar to high-fat Western diet could be worse than high-fat diet alone

In CategoryDiet, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

There is NO safe level of genetically modified High Fructose Corn Syrup or iso glucose ingestion, it is all metabolized to LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides and store adipose (body fat) tissue after triggering insulin instability (diabetes), liver damage and obesity in humans.

~ Uncle Russ

A high-fructose, high-fat diet can cause harmful effects to the livers of adult rats, according to new research, providing new insight into the effects of adding fructose to a Western diet high in fat. The study showed that short-term consumption of a Western diet, rich in saturated fats and fructose, is more damaging for healthy liver development than following a high fat diet alone.

Adding sugar to high-fat Western diet could be worse than high-fat diet alone

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Bayer Resumes Production of Zyklon B

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Next time you think you want to trust any drug, look at what AG Bayer (as in your aspirin) is up to, a self admitted modern “criminal organization” under US Department Of Justice Consent Decree orders.

~ Uncle Russ

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY — Citing huge untapped markets in the lucrative “Human Rights Abuses” subfield of their R&D division, pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced today that it would resume production of Cyanide-based gas Zyklon B, 57 years after former chairman Fritz ter Meer was convicted of slavery and mass murder charges for his collaboration with Nazi officials.

Bayer Resumes Production of Zyklon B

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Processed red meat linked to higher risk of heart failure, death in men

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Death and Dying, Food and More, Men's Health
ByRuss Bianchi
Men who regularly eat moderate amounts of processed red meat such as cold cuts (ham/salami) and sausage may have an increased risk of heart failure incidence and a greater risk of death from heart failure. Researchers recommend avoiding processed red meat and limiting the amount of unprocessed red meat to one to two servings a week or less.
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