Health & Medicine
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- Agrobacterium & Morgellons Disease, A GM Connection? - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States announced the launch of an investigation on "Morgellons Disease" in January 2008 , after receiving thousands of complaints from people with this bewildering condition, which it describes as follows : "Persons who suffer from this unexplained skin condition report a range of cutaneous (skin) symptoms including crawling, biting and stinging sensations; granules, threads, fibers, or black speck-like materials on or beneath the skin, and/or skin lesions (e.g., rashes or sores). In addition to skin manifestations, some sufferers also report fatigue, mental confusion, short term memory loss, joint pain, and changes in visions."
Source: Global Research [22nd Aug 2008]
- Mobile phones: A public health time bomb? - Mobile phones could represent a public health time bomb akin to asbestos or smoking, according to a study by neurosurgeon Dr Vini G Khurana. It suggests there is growing evidence of a link between excessive long-term use of mobiles and certain types of brain tumours - reigniting a long-running debate about the safety of the technology.
Source: Silicon dotcom [2nd Apr 2008]
- Pesticide Parkinson's link strong - There is strong evidence that exposure to pesticides significantly increases the risk of Parkinson's disease, experts believe. It comes as another study, published in the BMC Neurology journal, has made the link to the neurological disease. The US researchers found those exposed to pesticides had a 1.6 times higher risk after studying 600 people.
Source: BBC News [28th Mar 2008]
- Modern Health Care System is the Leading Cause of Death - One of the most prominent articles on this site is Doctors are the Third Leading Cause of Death . Well that article was written in 2000 and now it appears that, based on a variety of references noted in the below article, some from prior to 2000 some after, the conventional medical system in fact the LEADING cause of death in this country. Not heart disease, not cancer--doctors. In all fairness, doctors themselves are not to blame for all of this. The entire modern health care system, however, is responsible for allowing, even promoting, so many unnecessary procedures, drugs and mishaps.
Source: Dr Joseph Mercola [20th Jan 2008]
- NHS trusts lose patients' details - Nine NHS trusts have admitted losing patients' information in the aftermath of the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data loss scandal, it has emerged.
Source: The Guardian [23rd Dec 2007]
- Mutated cold virus turns lethal; CDC not worried - A mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the last 18 months, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Source: Houston Chronicle [17th Nov 2007]
- Man in coma after mosquito bite - A holidaymaker has been left in a coma after becoming the first suspected European victim of a deadly virus.
Source: BBC News [9th Oct 2007]
- Cancer doubt remains over mobiles - The long-term cancer risk of mobile phone use cannot be ruled out, experts have concluded. A major six-year research programme found a "hint" of a higher cancer risk.
Source: BBC News [12th Sep 2007]
- Major Ebola outbreak in DR Congo - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organization in Kasai province. At least 166 people have died and WHO says it is aware of 372 other cases.
Source: BBC News [12th Sep 2007]
- The Many Benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide - When it comes to hydrogen peroxide therapy there seems to be only two points of view. Supporters consider it one of the greatest healing miracles of all time. Those opposed feel its ingestion is exceptionally dangerous, and only the foolhardy could think of engaging in such behavior. Before either condemning or endorsing hydrogen peroxide, let's take a real close look at what we're dealing with.
Source: Educate Yourself [6th Sep 2007]
- World facing 'arsenic timebomb' - About 140 million people, mainly in developing countries, are being poisoned by arsenic in their drinking water, researchers believe.
Source: BBC News (30th Aug 2007)
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