UK Researchers Say They Have Cracked The Final Piece Of The Diabetes Puzzle

UK Researchers Say They Have Cracked The Final Piece Of The Diabetes Puzzle
Targeting Diabetes: UK Team Cracks Code Of Diabetes Attack On The Body, Promising Slowing Or Even Eradicating The Disease. The immune system is a funny thing, and not funny “haha” either. Consider: You never think about it until it isn’t working right. And as soon as you become aware of aware of your immune system, how it operates or it’s supposed to operate, it is already doing something wrong.… Read the rest

Leaders Sign While Rome Burns: World Leaders Gather In New York To Sign COP21 Agreement. Already Beyond 2°C Limit

Leaders Sign While Rome Burns: World Leaders Gather In New York To Sign COP21 Agreement. Already Beyond 2°C Limit
Fiddling While Rome Burns–Along With The Rest Of The World: Leaders Sign COP21 Doc, Meanwhile Temps Already Surpassing Agreed-Upon Threshold. World leaders gathered in New York last week to ratify the COP21 agreement that was hammered out in Paris four months ago, in what many are calling a futile gesture to cap off a toothless and meaningless agreement that is little more than show.… Read the rest

What’s Your Fracking Problem? New York State Has One: 17 Foals Born With Rare Birth Defect May Be Linked To Fracking Fluids On Site

What’s Your Fracking Problem? New York State Has One: 17 Foals Born With Rare Birth Defect May Be Linked To Fracking Fluids On Site
Fracking May Be Related To A Cluster Of Foals In New York State Born Stillborn Or With Rare Genetic Disorders A cluster of rare birth defects and stillborn foals at a horse breeding facility in the Southern Tier of New York has many crying foul over the possibility of fracking chemicals tainting water supplies. So far 17 foals have been identified with the inability to swallow, also known as dysphagia, and the site’s owner believes fracking could be to blame.… Read the rest

They Say Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day–Include These Foods For The Healthiest Breakfast Ever

They Say Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day–Include These Foods For The Healthiest Breakfast Ever
Eat These Three Power Food For Breakfast For A Healthier, More Energetic Day. We all know the old adage: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Of course back when we used to hear that phrase all the time it was usually in the context of breakfast cereal companies shilling their high-carb, chocolate-frosted sugar bombs as “part of a healthy breakfast.” Which for most of us was neither “part”–who has time for all the stuff they would show in the commercial images with cereal?–nor was it “healthy” nor even really “breakfast” food when you think about it.… Read the rest

Controversial New Technology Allows Scientists To Doctor DNA Strands, May Sidestep GMO Regs

Controversial New Technology Allows Scientists To Doctor DNA Strands, May Sidestep GMO Regs
Genetically Modified Franken-Fungus That Doesn’t Go Brown Stirs Controversy A genetically-modified mushroom created by scientists at Penn State University is at the center of controversy due to the use of new technology to modify the fungus’ genes directly, without injecting the DNA of other organisms into it. The ease with which the new technology, called CRISPR can rewrite gene code and the way the method will fit into the framework of GMO regulations is at the heart of the problem.… Read the rest

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains

Colorado Amendment Seeks To Make The State The First Single-Payer State In The US–Draws Ire Of Big Insurance, Hospital Chains
Amendment In Colorado Seeks To Make State A Single-Payer Entity–Big Insurance And Hospitals Come Out Guns Blazing In Opposition Remember single-payer insurance? It was a dream many fought for back when Obama was ramping up healthcare reform–and which, not incidentally, Obama promised on the campaign trail but conveniently forgot in the face of big healthcare opposition. Well now the state of Colorado, famous for taking the lead on legalized recreational marijuana in the US, is blazing a new trail, so to speak, on insurance reform, with an amendment that would make them the first state to adopt a single-payer insurance system.… Read the rest

Labor MP Kate Ellis & Husband David Penberthy In Bed With Murdoch To Push Mandatory Vaccinations

Labor MP Kate Ellis & Husband David Penberthy In Bed With Murdoch To Push Mandatory Vaccinations
Shame on you Kate Ellis. Medical records are supposed to be private. Stick a big x on unvaccinated kids foreheads next?  Photo courtesy of twitter Labor MP Kate Ellis mandatory vaccination push in bed with Mudoch Posted on May 26, 2016 by Freedom of Choice When a politician starts pushing a vaccine mandate there is usually a Murdoch pulling the strings. … Read the rest

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Named In Wide-Ranging Lawsuit Over Drug Approval

Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Named In Wide-Ranging Lawsuit Over Drug Approval
Former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg And Hedge Fund Husband Named In Lawsuit Over Levaquin. A lawsuit naming former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as a defendant has been filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, alleging that she pushed through approval of antibiotic Levaquin. The suit also names her husband, Peter Brown, who at the time of Hamburg’s tenure ran a hedge fund that was heavily invested in Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Levaquin.… Read the rest

Zika Virus May Have Originated With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Dengue, Yellow Fever Study

Zika Virus May Have Originated With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Dengue, Yellow Fever Study
Zika Virus May Have Originated With Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Dengue, Yellow Fever Study The law of unintended consequences seems to dog the purveyors of all things genetically modified. Go figure, when you start tinkering with things that mother nature created over billions of years of slow evolution that our tiny human minds and limited vision might screw it up. But I digress.… Read the rest

Unprecedented: Germany Asks Belgium To Shut Down Nuclear Reactors, Citing Safety Concerns

Unprecedented: Germany Asks Belgium To Shut Down Nuclear Reactors, Citing Safety Concerns
German Nuclear Inspectors Caution Belgium Over Two Reactors, Ask Them To Shut Down In Unprecedented Move The government of Germany has made an unprecedented request of neighboring Belgium and asked that two nuclear reactors be shut down, citing safety concerns. Belgium received a request from Germany to take its Engie SA’s Tihange-2 and Doel-3 atomic plants offline in order to address safety concerns, Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said Wednesday in an emailed statement.… Read the rest