Teens Sleeping with Cell Phones: A Clear and Present Danger

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Music, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

You may already know that many teens sleep with their cell phone on or near the bed. As an adult, you yourself may sleep with your cell phone and see no problem with this behavior.

Teens Sleeping with Cell Phones: A Clear and Present Danger

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U.S. wastes $2.9 billion growing GMOs banned in China

In CategoryGenetic Modification, Government
ByRuss Bianchi

A new report from the National Grain and Feed Association reveals that over a million tons of genetically modified corn coming from the US has been blocked at Chinese imports since late 2013.

U.S. wastes $2.9 billion growing GMOs banned in China

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Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

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

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said Monday.

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

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Conventional ‘yogurt’ is junk food disguised as health food

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Thanks to greater awareness surrounding the dangers of food that’s processed and doused with pesticides, consumer attitudes have blossomed from an interest to a demand when it comes to knowing what’s in our food and understanding what’s healthy.

Conventional ‘yogurt’ is junk food disguised as health food

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Internet Trolls May be Trained Government Agents According to Leaked Document

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Glenn Greenwald, a journalist, constitutional lawyer, commentator, and author of three New York Times best-selling books on politics and law, has been working with NBC News the past few weeks publishing a series of articles on how covert government agents infiltrate the Internet to “manipulate, deceive, and destroy reputations.”

Internet Trolls May be Trained Government Agents According to Leaked Document

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Doctor not allowed to warn patients of hazardous fracking chemicals, federal judge rules

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

Recently, a small town Pennsylvania doctor was denied the right of access to information about specific chemical types and quantities used in fracking to better handle poisoned patients or warn them of the toxic potentials from fracking well sites near them.

Doctor not allowed to warn patients of hazardous fracking chemicals, federal judge rules

 

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Revlon, supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, uses cancer-causing chemicals in its cosmetics

In CategoryBusiness, Cancer, Products, Health Dangers, Etc, Skin care, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Revlon, one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country, known for their supportive stance in breast cancer research, is talking the talk but not walking the walk.

Revlon, supporter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, uses cancer-causing chemicals in its cosmetics

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Wind turbines making people sick with mysterious illnesses

In CategoryEnergy, Fuel, Power, Wind, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

When Edward and Sue Hobart first built their dream home on six beautiful acres of land in Falmouth, a small town on Massachusetts’ southern coast, they had no idea that one day they would be forced to abandon it due to local “green” energy initiatives.

 

Wind turbines making people sick with mysterious illnesses

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Millions against Monsanto: 5 Lessons from the Battle against GMOs

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

Twenty years after the controversial introduction of unlabeled and untested genetically engineered foods and crops, opposition to GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and Monsanto has created one of the largest netroots-grassroots movements in the U.S.

Millions against Monsanto: 5 Lessons from the Battle against GMOs

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The Dangers of Aspartame

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners
ByRuss Bianchi

On Oct. 24, NBC news put out an article attempting to refute a recent study, conducted jointly with Harvard Medical School and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that found that drinking as little as one diet soda sweetened with Aspartame per day could cause an increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma in adults.

The Dangers of Aspartame

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Consumer Alert Aspartame

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners
ByRuss Bianchi

This sugar-free soft drink sweetener is very hazardous to your health.  It works well as an insecticide.

Consumer Alert Aspartame

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Coke tries to defend aspartame

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners, Beverages, HFCS & Sugars
ByRuss Bianchi

I get where Coca-Cola is coming from, but their new ad campaign to reassure shoppers that aspartame (a.k.a. NutraSweet) is safe? Surprisingly unconvincing. And I happen to be someone who firmly believes that aspartame is harmless. But Coke’s new ad campaign follows a long tradition of desperate corporate attempts to convince consumers to keep eating something they shouldn’t, whether it’s tobacco companies advocating for the safety of nicotine, or the corn industry lobbying to rename high-fructose corn syrup “corn sugar.” It just comes off badly.

 

Coke tries to defend aspartame

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Scientists finally admit H1N1 vaccine causes increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome

In CategoryOther Human Health Conditions, Vaccines
ByRuss Bianchi

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) admits that the vaccine widely administered for H1N1, also known as “swine flu,” is linked to causing neurological damage in the form of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The findings confirm several earlier studies in both the U.S. and U.K. that also linked the H1N1 vaccine to severe neurological damage.

Scientists finally admit H1N1 vaccine causes increased risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome

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America, the most drugged-up nation on the planet

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

There is simply no denying the epidemic of drug addiction in the United States of America, or that this addiction is primarily centered around legalized pharmaceutical drugs rather than illicit street drugs. A recent analysis by the blog The American Dream highlights 18 shocking facts and statistics that show just how bad this addiction really is, and that it is only continuing to get worse

America, the most drugged-up nation on the planet

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Oarfish Offer Chance to Study an Elusive Animal Long Thought a Monster

In CategoryAnimals, Insects, etc
ByRuss Bianchi

It was a big day for marine biologists: On Oct. 13, the body of an 18-foot oarfish was dragged from the water onto Santa Catalina Island off the California coast, presenting a rare opportunity for local scientists to study one of the world’s most elusive and awe-inspiring big fish.

Oarfish Offer Chance to Study an Elusive Animal Long Thought a Monster

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Here’s another way processed meats may increase colon cancer risks

In CategoryCancer, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Colon cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that is rapidly increasing among those who consume a traditional Western-style diet, which has previously been shown to dramatically raise disease incidence due to a lack of fiber and high intake of sugary, processed carbohydrates.

 

Here’s another way processed meats may increase colon cancer risks

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Tobacco myths persist 50 years after US Surgeon General warned Americans of smoking dangers

In CategoryTobacco/Smoking
ByRuss Bianchi

Tobacco misconceptions prevail in the United States despite the dramatic drop in smoking rates since the release of the first Surgeon General’s Report on smoking and health in January 1964. Cancer experts dispel common myths and share new educational resources to address this persistent challenge.

Tobacco myths persist 50 years after US Surgeon General warned Americans of smoking dangers

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Ibuprofen no good in treating colds or sore throats

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies, Other Human Health Conditions
ByRuss Bianchi

Questions have been raised about the advice given to patients with a cold and sore throat, in research published in the British Medical Journal.

Ibuprofen no good in treating colds or sore throats

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Lavender and Tea Tree Oils May Cause Breast Growth in Boys

In CategoryPlants, Spices, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

A study published in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that repeated topical use of products containing lavender oil and/or tea tree oil may cause                prepubertal gynecomastia, a rare condition resulting in enlarged breast tissue in boys prior to puberty, and for which a cause is seldom identified.

Lavender and Tea Tree Oils May Cause Breast Growth in Boys

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Motorola Wants You to Get a Neck Tattoo

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Motorola has applied for a patent for an electronic skin tattoo that would be inked onto a person’s throat. Apart from its obvious aesthetic pleasure, the tattoo would include an embedded microphone, transceiver, and power supply, to enable wireless communication with a mobile communication device.

Motorola Wants You to Get a Neck Tattoo

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Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to ban glyphosate

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

The [Brazilian] Federal Public Prosecutor in the Federal District has requested the Justice Dept to suspend the use of glyphosate – the most widely used herbicide in Brazil. In addition, the prosecutor wants to challenge 2,4-D and the active ingredients methyl parathion, lactofem, phorate, carbofuran, abamectin, tiram and paraquat.

Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to ban glyphosate

 

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National Cancer Institute report admits millions have been falsely treated for ‘cancer’

In CategoryUncategorized
ByRuss Bianchi

A significant number of people who have undergone treatment for cancer over the past several decades may not have ever actually had the disease, admits a new report commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).

National Cancer Institute report admits millions have been falsely treated for ‘cancer’

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Starchy food led to rotten teeth in ancient hunter-gatherers

In CategoryFood and More, Oral health
ByRuss Bianchi
A diet rich in starchy foods may have led to high rates of tooth decay in ancient hunter-gatherers, according to a new study that challenges the long-held view that dental disease was linked to the advent of farming. The research shows widespread tooth decay occurred in a hunter-gathering society in Morocco several thousand years before the dawn of agriculture.
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Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death by 42 percent

In CategoryDeath and Dying, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42 percent compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new study. This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit.

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death by 42 percent

 

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Forget the hot dogs and cold cuts – processed meats boost heart failure risk by more than 25 percent

In CategoryCardiovascular Health, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Heart failure incidence is escalating at an alarming rate and now affects more than six million men and women in the US, a number that is expected to double over the next ten years. It is a problem caused by years of elevated blood pressure levels that put excess strain on the heart, often enlarging the muscle by as much as one-third as it strains to push larger volumes of blood.

Forget the hot dogs and cold cuts – processed meats boost heart failure risk by more than 25 percent

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GM potato research a waste of money

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Genetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

The John Innes Centre (JIC) has spent over GBP3 million of public money to deceive the public by carrying out a misleading piece of research on GM blight-resistant potatoes that deliberately excluded the already available non-GM blight-resistant varieties.

GM potato research a waste of money

 

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Karnataka bans Mahyco’s Bt cotton seeds after crop failure

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The Karnataka government has banned the sale of Mahyco’s Bt and hybrid seeds in the state, following reports of their failure.

Karnataka bans Mahyco’s Bt cotton seeds after crop failure

 

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In historic ruling, Brazilian court bans release of Bayer GM corn

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Genetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

On Thursday 13 [March], judges of the Federal Court of Appeals of the 4th Circuit – TRF4 – unanimously decided to annul the decision of the Technical Committee on National Security (CTNBio) which released the transgenic Liberty Link corn from the multinational Bayer. The decision was made on the grounds of lack of studies assessing risks from GM. The court was ruling on a Civil Action brought in 2007 by Terra de Direitos [Land Rights], the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defence (IDEC) and the National Association of Small Farmers and AS- PTA, which challenged the legality of the commercial release of Liberty Link.

In historic ruling, Brazilian court bans release of Bayer GM corn

 

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Heavy metals in electronic devices causing wave of skin rashes

In CategoryMusic, Television, Technology, Etc, Products, Health Dangers, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Portable electronic devices may be to blame for rising rates of nickel allergies, suggests a case study by researchers from the University of California-San Diego and published in the journal Pediatrics.

 

Heavy metals in electronic devices causing wave of skin rashes

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Lawsuit Seeks To Invalidate Monsanto’s GMO Patents

In CategoryGenetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

A landmark lawsuit filed on March 29 in US federal court seeks to invalidate Monsanto’s patents on genetically modified seeds and to prohibit the company from suing those whose crops become genetically contaminated.

Lawsuit Seeks To Invalidate Monsanto’s GMO Patents

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Kan. farmer sues Monsanto over GMO wheat discovery

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Genetic Modification
ByRuss Bianchi

A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend certain imports.

Kan. farmer sues Monsanto over GMO wheat discovery

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Pfizer 3Q net falls due to generics, higher costs

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Pfizer Inc.’s third-quarter profit dropped 19 percent as competition from generic drugs continued to cut sales, while lower operating expenses failed to offset higher taxes and charges.

Pfizer 3Q net falls due to generics, higher costs

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C.D.C. Director Admits to Pattern of Unsafe Practices

In CategoryGovernment
ByRuss Bianchi

Under sharp questioning from members of Congress on Wednesday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted that recent laboratory accidents involving flu viruses and anthrax were not isolated mistakes, but rather part of a broader problem of unsafe practices at the agency.

 

C.D.C. Director Admits to Pattern of Unsafe Practices

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Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners, Products, Health Dangers, Etc, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Aspartame is a sweetener that is much sweeter than sugar but has fewer calories. Aspartame can be found in diet sodas, coffee and yogurt. While aspartame products, such as NutraSweet and Equal, may appear to be a healthier alternative to sugar, there are a lot of side effects and the potential for poisoning. The symptoms of aspartame poisoning can impact your psychological and physiological functioning and may even lead to death.

Symptoms of Aspartame Poisoning

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New study analyzes sharp rise in US drug poisoning deaths by county

In CategoryDeath and Dying, Drugs and Drug Companies, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine gives new insight into the geographic variation in drug poisoning mortality, with both urban centers and rural areas showing a large increase in death rates. While previous studies have looked at drug poisoning related deaths in broad strokes, this is the first study to examine them on the county level across the entire U.S.

New study analyzes sharp rise in US drug poisoning deaths by county

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Monsanto lies through their teetrh

In CategoryGenetic Modification, Toxins, Pollution, Contaminants, Chemicals, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

By now, most of us are aware of the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops that are horrendously sprayed with Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup Ready with its active ingredient glyphosate.

Monsanto lies through their teetrh

 

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DuPont tackles global food shortage on micro level

In CategoryBusiness, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

In the attached propaganda piece we see a fellow terrorist organization to evil Monsanto and pusher of genetically modified poisons trying to falsely suggest a global food shortage where there is none whatsoever.

Remember “sustainability”, “farm raised”, “bio or natural identical” are but a few marketing spin terms employed by such death merchants to hide the fact they are selling you proven cancer causing seeds, crops, livestock, ingredients, food, beverages and drugs.

How do you stop them? Do not purchase their proven toxins killing you and your family.

Just say NO to gmo’s!

~ Uncle Russ

DuPont’s bakery team is focused on tackling waste by improving shelf life and processing, as part of a broader vision to manage an imminent global food shortage, it says.

DuPont tackles global food shortage on micro level

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Dietary acid load may increase diabetes risk: Study

In CategoryBlood Glucose Conditions
ByRuss Bianchi

High Fructose Corn Syrup, known glucose globally, an artificial high intensity sugar-free sweeteners increase the propensity to diabetes.

~ Uncle Russ

A high overall acidity of the diet, regardless of the individual foods making up that diet, may be linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research.

Dietary acid load may increase diabetes risk: Study

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Soda and Cola Soft Drinks Are Poison

In CategoryBeverages
ByRuss Bianchi

Everyone should know by now that Soda and Cola Soft Drinks aren’t good for you. American teen-agers are consuming record quantities of the these Poison Soft Drinks — thanks in part to a growing number of public schools signing marketing deals with Soda companies.

Soda and Cola Soft Drinks Are Poison

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Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Drugs and Drug Companies, Pregnancy
ByRuss Bianchi

Antidepressant medications taken by pregnant women are associated with increased rates of preterm birth. This finding reinforces the notion that antidepressants should not be used by pregnant women in the absence of a clear need that cannot be met through alternative approaches, say researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vanderbilt University, MetroWest Medical Center, and Tufts Medical Center.

Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

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Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

In CategoryCancer, Plants, Spices, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

The second leading cause of cancer-related death in America, colon cancer, is projected to take over 50,000 lives in 2013, just in the US. The steep death toll can be prevented, however, because the causes of colon cancer are preventable and are no coincidence. Cancer of the colon is based on risk factors acquired through lifestyle decisions.

Curcumin causes colon cancer cells to self-destruct

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Lemon: The quintessential cancer destroyer and all-around health tonic

In CategoryCancer, Food and More
ByRuss Bianchi

After the excesses of the holiday season, the unassuming lemon can offer much needed relief for an overtaxed body. Jammed packed with nutrients, this upbeat fruit is a cost-effective way to trim down, detoxify and boost vitality. Lemons also conceal a little known health secret – that is, by enjoying the entire fruit (juice, rind, pith and seeds), we can strongly discourage cancer, bone loss, hypertension and more.

Lemon: The quintessential cancer destroyer and all-around health tonic

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Bombshell: 1 in 13 U.S. children take psychiatric drugs

In CategoryBaby/Children/Teen Health, Brain/Mental Health, Drugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

An increasing number of children in America are being labeled, diagnosed and branded. Unique personalities are being scolded and molded by drugs to adapt childhood behavior into societal norms. Children have become like sculptures, motionless, lifeless, as psychiatric drugs chisel away at their natural state of well-being.

Bombshell: 1 in 13 U.S. children take psychiatric drugs

 

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The Deadly Poison in Soda Pop

In CategoryBeverages, Products, Health Dangers, Etc
ByRuss Bianchi

Tooth decay, overweight, diabetes and osteoporosis are the lesser problems associated with soda pop consumption. But there is an even more sinister side to America’s favorite beverage. Benzene, a highly toxic compound that can cause liver cirrhosis, Parkinson’s disease and accelerated aging — is found in many sodas. In my opinion, soda pop is one of the most harmful beverages a person can drink. Let’s review the evidence.

The Deadly Poison in Soda Pop

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Costco to dump $2.6m of peanut butter in New Mexico landfill

In CategoryFood and More
ByRuss Bianchi

Peanuts and Peanut butter are full of genetically modified soy, cotton seed, peanut and canola oils that are proven to cause cancer, plus genetically modified corn syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup proven to cause heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Couple these HARMFUL and DEADLY ingredient with the fact that peanut, which are ground vine legumes, are saturated with harmful chemical fertilizers, heavy metals, flouridated water, pesticides herbicides, fungicides and pesticides and it is a fair statement to make there is NO SAFE PEANUT BUTTER in the market place! Salmonella, Listeria, e.coli and hy.pylori are common place in these peanut product with multiple dozens of recalls per year. Burying this peanut butter in a landfill constitutes turning it into a TOXIC WASTE DUMP, hazardous to all life.

~ Uncle Russ

Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are to be dumped at a New Mexico landfill to speed up the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a salmonella outbreak in  2012.

Costco to dump $2.6m of peanut butter in New Mexico landfill

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Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity

In CategoryArtificial Sweeteners, Baby/Children/Teen Health, Beverages, HFCS & Sugars, Weight Health
ByRuss Bianchi

Watch SUGAR – THE BITTER TRUTH by Dr. Robert Lustig, MD on the front page of this website. Dr Lustig is a teaching pediatrician and endocrinologist at UCSF Medical School and a recent best-selling author of a book entitles FAT CHANCE.

~ Uncle Russ

New research shows sugary drinks are the worst offenders in the fight against youth obesity and recommends that B.C. schools fully implement healthy eating guidelines to reduce their consumption.

Sugary drinks weigh heavily on teenage obesity

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Drugmakers agree to new FDA rules restricting antibiotic use in livestock

In CategoryAgriculture, Farming, Etc, Animals, Insects, etc, Drugs and Drug Companies, Government
ByRuss Bianchi

Proof FDA was NOT protecting consumers and the voluntary move is a cover up of criminality with no enforcement action moving forward. You are in clear and present danger consuming USDA beef,  pork, or poultry.

~ Uncle Russ

In December, the FDA asked animal health companies to voluntarily stop using antibiotics to promote growth of meatier cows, pigs, and other livestock. Now, the agency says 25 companies have signed on to its new guidelines, including Eli Lilly’s ($LLY) Elanco, Novartis’ ($NVS) animal health unit, and Zoetis ($ZTS).

Drugmakers agree to new FDA rules restricting antibiotic use in livestock

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Common cold meds may pose health threats

In CategoryDrugs and Drug Companies
ByRuss Bianchi

Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients—phenylephrine and acetaminophen—might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, New Zealand researchers warn.

Common cold meds may pose health threats

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The Link Between Breast Cancer And Underwire Bras

In CategoryCancer
ByRuss Bianchi

Most women wear bras and do not give them a second thought; yet they have little idea that their bras could be far too tight. Many women are unaware that there is a big link between tight fitting bras and breast cancer due to an impaired lymphatic flow.

The Link Between Breast Cancer And Underwire Bras

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Soaring prices, not demand, behind massive hike in US health spending

In CategoryGovernment
ByRuss Bianchi

Contrary to popular belief, the biggest reason for the rise in U.S. health care spending is not an aging population or patient demand but rather the increasing costs of drugs, procedures and hospital care, a new study finds.

Soaring prices, not demand, behind massive hike in US health spending

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