Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: cannabinoids in the plant can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Being used, legally or otherwise, by countless people for the treatment of pain and muscle stiffness associated with inflammation.
France has implanted its first artificial heart into a patient. French medics said that a male patient was awake and responding well following Wednesday’s ground-breaking operation at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris.
Obama administration announced individuals who suffered a cancellation of health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act’s new requirements will be “temporarily” exempted from the individual mandate. Americans whose coverage was cancelled qualify for individual mandate’s “hardship exemption.”
Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.
Canada Post suggest seniors benefit from eliminating door-to-door delivery, would get exercise walking to community mailboxes. Canada Post president: must implement plan immediately or lose millions of dollars a day. “We have no time to waste, we must act now, act with a sense of urgency.
States and municipalities all across the country rethink their official water fluoridation policies. According to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN), some 16 pieces of legislation across nine states were introduced or passed just within the past year to protect the public against this pervasive poison.
Britain’s Conservative government is facing a wave of criticism for refusing up to $36 million in EU food aid. The decision has prompted accusations the government is sacrificing the needs of the poor in favor of championing an “anti-EU ideology.
Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.
Another cask of spent fuel has been transferred to the common pool from unit 4 at Fukushima Daiichi. This makes a total of 88 assemblies removed from the pool.
Have to put the dog up for adoption since his health insurance will no longer cover the cost. Williams said he would “definitely keep” Orlando if he had the money. “The dog saved my life. Do it now or The Curmudgeon will put YOU on his Christmas list. You don’t want to be there.
New law in Britain, fracking could be done under homes of people without their knowledge. Companies not obliged to notify of gas drillings. Gas companies could skip sending letters to residents about drilling beneath their properties. Instead will have to publish the information in the local newspaper
People who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes, reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.
US scientists connected BP oil disaster to dolphin deaths in Gulf of Mexico, found direct evidence of toxic exposure. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found lung disease, hormonal abnormalities, other health effects in dolphins in BP spill areas. Diseases consistent with oil exposure.
Legislation to address the excess waste created by plastic water bottles. Would initially apply only to events that have access to adequate on-site water, Trash collectors pick up 10 to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles each year in San Francisco.
The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department's sweeping probe of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone. Acquitted of second count.
An analysis of water samples from hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ sites found the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals. The chemicals have been linked to infertility, birth defects, and cancer. 750 chemicals reported to be used in fracking operations.
Evidence exists that could tie the growing prevalence of GMO foods to the growing prevalence of digestive problems like leaky gut syndrome, IBS, and even chronic fatigue. leaky gut syndrome is a relatively new phenomena that affects an increasing number of people.
Flax seeds could be an inexpensive solution for lowering blood pressure. Those who were fed the flax saw a decrease of about 15 points from their systolic blood pressure reading. “Flaxseed induced one of the most potent antihypertensive effects achieved by a dietary intervention.”
If 55 or over, after you’re dead Medicaid can bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. State could recuperate funds spent on Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. Family home or car or whatever had to be bought back from the state. It’s called estate recovery.
Potential to affect the whole of the northern hemisphere. Fukushima is a “multiple disaster” never before experienced in human history. Complexities and scale are greater than anything that has gone before. Injury to environment on a scale unprecedentedly wide-spread, life threatening in its effects.
Carol Alt super model, Max Goldberg of LivingWell.com discussed dangers of GMO crops on Fox News/: lab tests involving animals show liver damage, kidney problems, after three generations of GMO diet, hamsters become sterile. GMOs contaminating non-GM crops, wild plants worldwide.
Russian scientists calling for 10-year moratorium on GMOs to thoroughly study influence on health. One of the techniques uses tumor-causing soil bacteria. surge of diabetes, cancer where residents consumed large amounts of GMO- food. Been proven GMO is dangerous
Thyroid cancers, leukemias, rectal, gynecological bleeding, pilots with perfect eyesight going blind. Were rescuing people in the water, drinking desalinated sea water, bathing in it, finally captain alerted crew there was high levels of radiation." Japan KNEW radiation being released, did not tell U.S. Navy.
About 2.5 million Britons will have to borrow money to afford heating their homes this Christmas. 7 million people would take out a loan over Christmas, 35 percent saying would use the loan to pay energy bills. One in six people surveyed, associate Christmas with “dread” and “worry”.
The report: 83 percent of cities surveyed reported increase in requests for emergency food assistance over the past year, 52 percent saw increase in homelessness. Despite growing need, mayors in surveyed cities expect assistance for the hungry, homeless to decrease in coming year.
Business owner in Colorado received the world’s first marijuana retail license. “Annie’s” currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary, will begin selling recreational marijuana January 1, 2014. Marijuana will be sold to adults by legitimate, taxpaying businesses instead of drug cartels.
Antibiotics are added to animal feed or drinking water of cattle, hogs, poultry and other food-producing animals to make them gain weight faster or use less food. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implementing plan to phase out certain antibiotics for food production.Threat to public health.
Brazil to break global moratorium on genetically-modified "terminator" seeds,said to threaten the livelihoods of millions of small farmers around the world. Sterile or "suicide" seeds produced byof genetic use restriction technology, makes crops die off after one harvest without producing offspring.
Anchorage Daily News: Hundreds of dead sea birds found on beaches of St. Lawrence Island victims of Alaska’s first detected avian cholera outbreak, there’s a lot more birds that died somewhere else that we didn’t see. Residents worried something in the environment killed the birds, notified officials.
Miles and miles of anchovies, mountains deep. And it’s not just whales, there are sea lions in droves, even killer whales. Sea lions calves this year dying off in worrying numbers. And in recent weeks disturbingly, sea stars from Alaska to San Diego wasting away, literally melting.
Since October, 20 people have died in Madagascar from bubonic plague,‘plague capital’ of the world, 60 deaths a year from the disease. Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) is spread by the fleas from black rats. Found on all continents. Madagascar gets 196,000 international visitors a year.
A federal judge said General Motors is not required to pay $450 million to cover medical benefits for retirees, in a defeat for the United Auto Workers union. U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn: post-bankruptcy GM did not assume any obligation for the payment.
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legalize both the sale and production of marijuana. Under the new legislation, the price of marijuana will be set at one dollar per gram, aiming to undercut the current price of $1.40 on the illegal market. A historic day" for Uruguay.
Doctors of the World (MDM) said on Monday the crisis in Greece has badly damaged people's ability to cover their medical expenses, warning that the issue has put Greek children and pregnant women at risk. Over 27 percent of the population, unable to pay social security, left with no healthcare.
Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten near her place of work. Monsanto accused of intimidation tactics.
The mayor of the island of Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has signed bill 113 into law. This bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and it bans farmers from growing any new genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry, which has more than 200 farms on the island, is exempt from the bill.)
Japanese media reporting radiation levels in the nuclear powerplant is now at its highest levels ever. Radiation so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes. Two Sv is regarded as severe radiation poisoning. Six Sv produces a 100 per cent mortality rate after 30 days of suffering.
Britain’s biggest food bank provider, the Trussell Trust, has reported an explosion in food bank use as a direct outcome of austerity measures, welfare cuts, energy price increases and low pay. Confirmed that food bank use has tripled this year. Supplying meals for more than 50,000 people a day.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D., Penn.): Americans losing their insurance under Obamacare “a good thing,” MSNBC Live Friday. Those losing insurance will ultimately benefit from that happening. I think is a good thing, because what we’re up to here is we are strengthening the health care system in this country.”
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