We’re Number…One? New CDC Fat Maps Are Out And The U.S. Is Still As Obese As Ever

We’re Number…One? New CDC Fat Maps Are Out And The U.S. Is Still As Obese As Ever
I’m Not Fat, I’m Big-Boned: The New CDC Numbers For Obesity Rates Is Out–And It Isn’t Good News “I’m not fat! I’m big-boned!” That’s one of many catch-phrases belonging to Cartman, the loveable/hateable character on South Park, the long-running, cutting-edge cartoon about the lives of four foul-mouthed third-graders in Colorado. Despite being a cartoon ostensibly about children, the show does a tremendous job of parodying modern life and culture, skewering everything ranging from politics to religion.… Read the rest

Vitamin A For Your Eyesight And Your–Colon? How Retinoic Acid May Help Fight Colon Cancer

Vitamin A For Your Eyesight And Your–Colon? How Retinoic Acid May Help Fight Colon Cancer
We May Have A New Weapon In The Fight Against Colon Cancer, And It Comes From An Unexpected Place: Carrots Growing up with the endless reruns of Bugs Bunny cartoons, as kids we were subjected to all manner of reminders: eating carrots is good for your eyesight. We were told in the old World War II propaganda cartoons that Allied pilots would always eat their carrots so they could better fly night missions; much hay was made about Bugs’ preternatural eyesight.… Read the rest

Amazing New Breakthrough In Alzheimer’s Study: Antibody Erases All Signs Of The Disease In The Brain

Amazing New Breakthrough In Alzheimer’s Study: Antibody Erases All Signs Of The Disease In The Brain
Antibody For Alzheimer’s: New Study Shows Tremendous Promise For Ridding The Brain Of The Disease Altogether A remarkable new study has shown tremendous promise for fighting Alzheimer’s disease. It is in fact so promising that the giddy researchers who found it have to pinch themselves; they say they are “…trying not to get too excited.” The way the new potential treatment works is through an antibody derived from an immune cell taken from the blood of an elderly person who has shown no signs of the disease.… Read the rest

As CDC Issues Travel Warning For Women Who Might Be In The Miami Area, Zika Vaccine Clinical Trials To Begin

As CDC Issues Travel Warning For Women Who Might Be In The Miami Area, Zika Vaccine Clinical Trials To Begin
Zika News: As CDC Issues Unprecedented U.S. Travel Warning For Miami, Clinical Trials On Zika Vaccine To Commence Is there ever a time when there ISN’T a crisis for the mainstream media to flog relentlessly, as though it were that famous rented mule of legend? The latest example being of course the Zika virus, with the Centers for Disease Control issuing an unprecedented travel warning for pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a neighborhood just north of downtown Miami, where the Zika virus is said to be active.… Read the rest

Reversing Alzheimer’s Damage: New Study Shows Promise From Anti-Inflammatory Drug In Mice

Reversing Alzheimer’s Damage: New Study Shows Promise From Anti-Inflammatory Drug In Mice
Alzheimer’s Can Be Reversed: New Study Shows Promising Treatment May Be Able To Reverse Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Loss Among the frightening things that face us as we age the ravages of the mind have got to be the most disturbing. The idea of being alive but no longer knowing who you are or being able to remember your family and friends is terrifying.… Read the rest

Zika Panic Ramping Up Just As Brazilian Authorities Admit Microcephaly Likely To Have Another Cause

Zika Panic Ramping Up Just As Brazilian Authorities Admit Microcephaly Likely To Have Another Cause
Brazilian Authorities: Microcephaly Likely Not Caused By Zika. U.S. Authorities: Zika Is Here, Everybody Panic As the fear over the northward spread of the Zika virus blossoms into something like a full-blown panic, things are getting weirder and weirder in Florida. Authorities are instituting programs of spraying dangerous chemicals like naled across entire neighborhoods Miami. They’re going door-to-door demanding residents give them urine samples.… Read the rest

Engineering A Frightening Mosquito-Borne Cure: Chinese Scientists Release Some 3 Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Every Week Trying To Kill Dengue, Zika

Engineering A Frightening Mosquito-Borne Cure: Chinese Scientists Release Some 3 Million Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Every Week Trying To Kill Dengue, Zika
That’s A Lot Of Bugs: Chinese Scientists Release Some 3 Million Mosquitoes Injected With Bacteria Each Week In A Bid To Kill Dengue, Zika Virus Beware of scientists who come bearing mosquitoes. There is a secretive program ongoing in China right now, in which scientists are attempting to use mosquitoes’ ability to rapidly breed against them in a bid to kill dengue fever, yellow fever and even the Zika virus.… Read the rest

Lyme Disease Is Much More Frightening Than You Think: Here’s What You Should Know About A Disease That Is Much More Common Than Zika–And Deadly

Lyme Disease Is Much More Frightening Than You Think: Here’s What You Should Know About A Disease That Is Much More Common Than Zika–And Deadly
The Deadly Truth About Lyme Disease: It Is Much More Common–And Dangerous–Than People Realize Imagine waking up to the sensation of shooting pains in your scalp, as if someone had attached electrodes and was zapping you awake. Your heartbeat races, flashing from 60 beats per minute up to 140 with no warning, your breathing is consequently sped up, and you start experiencing double vision.… Read the rest

Terrifying Government Intrusion: Reports Say That Authorities Are Going Door To Door To Test Residents For Zika In Florida

Terrifying Government Intrusion: Reports Say That Authorities Are Going Door To Door To Test Residents For Zika In Florida
Enter The Government Jackboots: Authorities Going Door To Door Collecting Urine Samples in Florida To ‘Test For Zika’ There are some things we would rightly expect the authorities to go door to door for: searching for a dangerous fugitive on the loose in the area, interviewing people as possible witnesses if a crime occurred in the neighborhood, to enlist the help of neighbors in a search for a lost child, perhaps.… Read the rest

Upping The Ante On Zika In Florida: Authorities Seem To Be Primed To Spread Information That May Or May Not Be True, In True Scare-Mongering Fashion

Upping The Ante On Zika In Florida: Authorities Seem To Be Primed To Spread Information That May Or May Not Be True, In True Scare-Mongering Fashion
Scare-Mongering Or Health Threat: Health Authorities Seem Eager To Jump On The Zika Bandwagon In Florida With Little Room For Questions By now we are all familiar with the stories being spread around about the Zika virus: pregnant women especially are being told to take precautions and avoid traveling to areas where it has been found, due to the reported link between Zika and microcephaly, the horrific condition in which infants are born with underdeveloped skulls and brains.… Read the rest