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California: Glyphosate Will Be Added to List of Chemicals Known to Cause Cancer

June 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s (MON.N) popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday. Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required […]

Excessive Lead Levels Found in Almost 2,000 Water Systems Across All 50 States

June 24th, 2017

Via: USA Today: While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. The water systems, which reported lead levels exceeding […]

Baking Soda Shortage?

May 25th, 2017

A cartel combined with absurd government regulations can look a lot like a doomed socialist state at times. In Venezuela, for example, there are shortages of food, toilet paper, medicines etc. Pretty standard stuff, Comrade. But in the U.S., how is it possible that the there’s a shortage of solutions of sodium bicarbonate? Key words […]

FDA Approved Drugs Have Nearly 1 in 3 Chance of Having a “Significant Safety Issue”

May 16th, 2017

Oh sure, it’s a surprise. *wink* Via: Los Angeles Times: Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected — sometimes life-threatening — side effects or complications, according to a new analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Researchers looked at potential […]

Roundup in Vaccines

May 11th, 2017

Via: Moms Across America: Glyphosate, a chemical ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides, has been found in vaccines. Moms Across America received preliminary screening results from Microbe Inotech Laboratories Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri which show the DTap Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine had 0.123 ppb, Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris) 0.331 ppb and […]

Tunnel Collapse at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site

May 11th, 2017

Via: CBC: When workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington state suddenly found a hole in the ground on Tuesday morning, there was cause for concern. Nowhere in the United States is there more nuclear waste and radioactive contamination than at Hanford, which has been the focus of a massive, complex cleanup effort […]

An Artificial Womb Successfully Grew Baby Sheep

April 25th, 2017

I’ve gone from worrying about brain damaged hipsters to seeing their clueless ramblings as a form of comedy act that brightens up my day: It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow babies, eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. Anyway, back to growing creatures in ziplock baggies! Via: The Verge: Inside what look […]

Study: Second Opinion from Doctor Results in Different Diagnosis 88% of Time

April 8th, 2017

😯 Via: Mayo Clinic: Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new or refined diagnosis — changing their care plan and potentially their […]

High Calorie, Low Nutrient Food Apocalypse

March 15th, 2017

Via: BBC: A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Fast-forward to today and oil is now so abundant and cheaply available that most of […]

New GOP Bill Lets Companies Force Employees to Take Genetic Tests

March 12th, 2017

Via: ExtremeTech: A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties. In theory, this is already illegal, thanks to a 2008 law known as GINA. This type of […]

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