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San Francisco Streets More Filthy Than Third World Slums

February 19th, 2018

Via: NBC: How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – […]

Cellphone Radiation Linked To Tumors In Male Rats, Government Study Says

February 3rd, 2018

Via: CBS: High exposure to radiofrequency radiation — the radiation known as RFR and emitted from your cell phone — causes a rare cancer in male rats, according to draft conclusions released by the National Institutes of Health on Friday. The two technical reports, one on mice and the other on rats, released by the […]

Dr. Martin Pall, Ph.D.: Electromagnetic Field Exposure – The Cellular Effect on Humans

January 29th, 2018

I’d like for someone to convince me that Dr. Pall is wrong, or making a mountain out of a molehill, etc. Does anyone out there want to attempt to refute what he’s saying? — — Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects by Martin L Pall Research […]

With Teen Mental Health Deteriorating Over Five Years, There’s a Likely Culprit

January 28th, 2018

“All signs point to the screen.” Via: The Conversation: Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts […]

Monkeys Cloned in World First

January 25th, 2018

Via: Independent: Two monkeys are the first ever primates to be cloned using the technique that created Dolly the sheep. The technique brings the prospect of cloned human beings even more closer. But scientists caution that there may be no good reason to create such clones, and that ethical and legal questions need to be […]

Sodium Valproate Causing Physical Abnormalities, Autism, Low IQ and Learning Disabilities Across Generations

January 22nd, 2018

Via: BBC: An MP has said the harm caused to children after their mothers were given the epilepsy drug sodium valproate is an “extraordinary scandal”. It is thought about 20,000 children in the UK have been left with disabilities caused by valproate since the 1970s. Norman Lamb MP said it was also “extraordinarily distressing” new […]

Florida Monkeys Excreting Rare Disease that Can Kill Humans, Scientists Warn

January 10th, 2018

Never Forget: Dr. Mary’s Monkey by Edward T. Haslam Via: Guardian: Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published on Wednesday, which finds some of the animals are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans. Scientists studying a growing population […]

The Proportion of Medical Procedures Unsupported by Evidence May be Nearly Half

December 31st, 2017

Via: Vox: The recent news that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for the relief of chest pain, and the cost of the procedure ranges from $11,000 to $41,000 in […]

Plastic Found in Mussels from Arctic to China

December 20th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Tiny bits of plastic are contaminating mussels from the European Arctic to China in a sign of the global spread of ocean pollution that can end up on people’s dinner plates. Mussels in apparently pristine Arctic waters had most plastic of any tested along the Norwegian coast, according to a study this month […]

California: Don’t Sleep Near Cell Phone or Carry In Pocket

December 17th, 2017

Via: CBS News: California health officials have a new safety message for cellphone users. CBS San Francisco reports that for the first time ever, the California Department of Public Health is releasing guidelines about cellphone radiation and how you can reduce your exposure. “We recognize that there are a lot of people in the general […]

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