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Global Pollution Is the World’s Biggest Killer and a Threat to Survival of Mankind, Study Finds

October 21st, 2017

Via: USA Today: Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world, accounting for three times more deaths in 2015 than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a sweeping global study published Friday in The Lancet medical journal. The report by the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health blames […]

Over 30,000 Published Studies Could Be Wrong Due to Contaminated Cells

October 18th, 2017

Via: Science Alert: Researchers warn that large parts of biomedical science could be invalid due to a cascading history of flawed data in a systemic failure going back decades. A new investigation reveals more than 30,000 published scientific studies could be compromised by their use of misidentified cell lines, owing to so-called immortal cells contaminating […]

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big to Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

October 10th, 2017

Via: U.S. News and World Report: An embattled pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under Arizona law. It’s hard to imagine a more sinister donor than Insys Therapeutics Inc. in the eyes of pot legalization proponents, who […]

Our Minds Can Be Hijacked: The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia

October 6th, 2017

Via: Guardian: There is growing concern that as well as addicting users, technology is contributing toward so-called “continuous partial attention”, severely limiting people’s ability to focus, and possibly lowering IQ. One recent study showed that the mere presence of smartphones damages cognitive capacity – even when the device is turned off. “Everyone is distracted,” Rosenstein […]

2015: Vaccines, Retroviruses, DNA, and the Discovery that Destroyed Judy Mikovits’ Career

September 27th, 2017

Via: Organic Lifestyle Magazine: Judy Mikovits, PhD is a biochemist and molecular biologist with more than 33 years of experience. Internationally known, a veritable “rock star” of the scientific world, she served as the director of the lab of Antiviral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute before directing the Cancer Biology program at EpiGenX […]

Too Many Drug Victims to Autopsy

September 27th, 2017

Via: Daily Mail: The number of people dying from opioid overdoses is skyrocketing so quickly that medical examiners’ offices across the country cannot autopsy them all. These offices are being forced to neglect suspected opioid overdose victims by giving them a watered-down version of an autopsy that provides a minimal amount of information on their […]

“Catastrophic Sleep-Loss Epidemic”

September 24th, 2017

Via: Independent: A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread […]

Scientists Edit Embryos’ Genes to Study Early Human Development

September 21st, 2017

Via: Reuters: British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique’s ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because […]

Air Force Planes to Spray Harris County with Dibrom

September 18th, 2017

Via: AP: Harris County officials say Air Force Reserve cargo planes will be spraying much the county beginning Thursday to combat the mosquito threat left by Harvey’s heavy rains and floodwaters. Modified C-130 planes from Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio are to spray about 600,000 acres in roughly the northern and southern thirds […]

Merck’s Links to Biological Warfare

September 18th, 2017

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