New study shows that ADHD diagnoses are exaggerated

New study shows that ADHD diagnoses are exaggerated
Children should be seen, not heard. It’s an old saying, but it speaks volumes about western attitudes toward children. They are often seen as noisy, annoying, impetuous creatures, somehow alien to ourselves and our own experience, despite the fact that we all indisputably were once kids ourselves. It’s also these attitudes that undoubtedly have helped lead to what some are saying is the massive over-diagnosis of ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.… Read the rest

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use

Study accidentally shows the increased risk of cardiovascular disease due to statin use
  A recent Swedish study seems to show that the use of statins, found in commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor, can actually increase the chances of a person suffering cardiovascular disease or even a cardiovascular event. The study, conducted at The Institute of Environmental Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden was looking at a possible relationship between the levels of PCSK9, An enzyme found in the blood, and cardiovascular disease in older individuals.… Read the rest

Bright street lights can affect sleep

Bright street lights can affect sleep
A new study seems to indicate that people with higher exposure to bright street lights in their neighborhoods have a harder time falling asleep and staying asleep than people in less brightly lit areas. Of course, anecdotally most everyone probably suspected that something like this might be the case. Excess light has long been suspected of interfering with sleep, as anyone who has ever worked the third shift can tell you.… Read the rest

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval

France joins other EU countries in planning to vote against glyphosate re-approval
France and a growing chorus of other EU countries are preparing to just say no to Monsanto and its toxic herbicide Roundup in a way that could make a real dent in the agrichem corporation’s bottom line. A recent vote set to determine whether the EU would re-approve the use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on crops throughout the union has been postponed.… Read the rest

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display

SAFE food act passes out of Senate Committee, stark hypocrisy on display
Not a day goes by without some politician or another doing something utterly hypocritical. It is increasingly apparent that anyone who goes into politics isn’t actually a human, but rather a person-shaped alien who is lacking the gene marker for what we earthlings call “shame.” But with the passage of the SAFE Act–the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act–through the Senate Agriculture committee, Americans are one step closer to not being able to know what GMOs are in our food.… Read the rest

World famous Bondi Hotel the site of police riot in response to patrons singing

World famous Bondi Hotel the site of police riot in response to patrons singing
Not a day goes by in the U.S. where you can’t read about some new outrage committed by the police: Police Invade Texas Woman’s Home At 3 AM For Warrantless “Welfare Check” Police Barge Into Man’s Home With Guns Drawn Because They Thought He Might Be A Squatter Deputy Handcuffs 8-Year-Old Student and Watches As He Sobs In Agony Those are all real headlines from the U.S.… Read the rest

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested

Students protesting coal ash dumping in Virginia rivers arrested
A group of students protesting a Richmond, Virginia utility dumping coal ash into local rivers were arrested last week during a sit-in at the regulatory agency’s office, as the battle over state regulation of the dumping practices heats up. The seventeen college students who were arrested are part of a group called the Virginia Student Environmental Coalition. The group’s demands include calls for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to revoke the permits that currently allow Dominion Resources to dump coal ash wastewater into local rivers.… Read the rest

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY

LOBBYISTS DECIDE TOXICITY
Congress’ latest outrage: toxic chemical safe levels decided not by science, but by lobbyists   There are certain people we entrust with certain decisions. You have a financial advisor for your money questions. You wouldn’t ask the guy pumping your gas for stock tips. And when it comes to our health and physical well-being, most of us would probably agree that our questions are best answered by scientists and doctors.… Read the rest

BRAZIL MERCURY POISONING

BRAZIL MERCURY POISONING
Illegal mines in Brazil leaving behind legacy of mercury poisoning for natives Over 90 percent of indigenous communities in Brazil’s Amazon have been affected by mercury poisoning, according to a new study. The joint study conducted by the Brazilian health foundation Fiocruz, the Hutukara Yanomami Association, the Yekuana Association, and the Brazilian NGO Socio-Environmental Institute tested hair samples from indigenous people in 19 different communities in one region of Brazil’s Amazon.… Read the rest

RECORD BREAKING WARMING

RECORD BREAKING WARMING
February temp deviations crush previous measures how hot can it get? What’s it going to take for climate deniers to finally admit the truth? It’s hot and getting hotter, no two ways about it. All the bloviating from paid industry hacks, their geisha girls in Congress, and their rent-boys in the media to the contrary means absolutely nothing in the face of record-breaking weather every month. Two years ago, in 2014 we experienced the warmest year ever recorded.… Read the rest