Month: August 2012

Alzheimer’s disease molecule can actually REVERSE multiple sclerosis, say scientists after shock discovery

Maligned molecule found to have beneficial anti-inflammatory effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:05:43 EST, 3 August 2012 | UPDATED:06:11 EST, 3 August 2012 A molecule that causes Alzheimer’s disease could reverse paralysis caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), a study has found. The much-maligned molecule, known as A-beta, has until now been known as the chief…

Just Low level cadmium exposure linked to lung disease – Tobacco Contaminant

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—New research suggests that cadmium is one of the critical ingredients causing emphysema, and even low-level exposure attained through second-hand smoke and other means may also increase the chance of developing lung disease. The University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests that higher cadmium levels in the body as much as…

US cancer body oversells mammograms: experts

 2 Aug 2012 Medical experts on Friday accused a major US breast cancer foundation known for its high-profile “pink ribbon” campaign of overselling pre-emptive mammography and understating the risks. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation uses misleading statistics in its pro-screening campaigns, two doctors from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical…

Varenicline (Chantix™) Responsible for 90% of all reported suicides related to smoking- cessation drugs since 1998

Requested Repost 2Nov2011 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The poor safety profile of the smoking-cessation drug varenicline (Chantix™) makes it unsuitable for first-line use, according to a study published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal PLoS One, an online publication of the Public Library of Science. Varenicline, which already carries a “black box warning” from…

Brain parasite directly alters brain chemistry

  A research group from the University of Leeds has shown that infection by the brain parasite Toxoplasma gondii, found in 10-20 per cent of the UK’s population, directly affects the production of dopamine, a key chemical messenger in the brain. Their findings are the first to demonstrate that a parasite found in the brain…

Catch the fever: It’ll help you fight off infection

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology demonstrates that elevated body temperature plays a vital role on the generation of effective T-cell mediated immune response Bethesda, MD—With cold and flu season almost here, the next time you’re sick, think twice before taking something for your fever. That’s because scientists have found more evidence…

Environmental toxin Bisphenol A can affect newborn brain

Newborn mice that are exposed to Bisphenol A develop changes in their spontaneous behavior and evince poorer adaptation to new environments, as well hyperactivity as young adults. This has been shown by researchers at Uppsala University. Their study also revealed that one of the brain’s most important signal systems, the cholinergic signal system, is affected…

Perinatal antidepressant stunts brain development in rats

  Miswired brain circuitry traced to early exposure   Rats exposed to an antidepressant just before and after birth showed substantial brain abnormalities and behaviors, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.   After receiving citalopram, a serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), during this critical period, long-distance connections between the two hemispheres of…

High fizzy soft drink consumption linked to violence among teens

The ‘Twinkie Defense’: The relationship between carbonated non-diet soft drinks and violence perpetration among Boston high school students Teens who drink more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week are significantly more likely to behave aggressively, suggests research published online in Injury Prevention.  This includes carrying a weapon and perpetrating violence against…

Big Tobacco knew radioactive particles in cigarettes posed cancer risk but kept quiet

Public release date: 28-Sep-2011 -Requested Repost Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-206-2805 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences Tobacco companies knew that cigarette smoke contained radioactive alpha particles for more than four decades and developed “deep and intimate” knowledge of these particles’ cancer-causing potential, but they deliberately kept their findings from the public, according…

Learning machines scour Twitter to Determine What You are Capable of.

* I changed the title to hit home, what a computer program like this is capable of. Even though this program is being created with very noble intentions. It is only one step away from being used by the wrong type of people. Ralph Turchiano Public release date: 1-Aug-2012 Contact: Amy Bellmore abellmore@wisc.edu 608-263-3883 University…

Influenza Vaccine Failure among Highly Vaccinated Military Personal, No protection against Pandemic Strains.

Introduction Following the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 (pH1N1) pandemic, both seasonal and pH1N1 viruses circulated in the US during the 2010–2011 influenza season; influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) may vary between live attenuated (LAIV) and trivalent inactivated (TIV) vaccines as well as by virus subtype. Materials and Methods Vaccine type and virus subtype-specific VE were determined for…

Artificial butter flavoring ingredient linked to key Alzheimer’s disease process

Public release date: 1-Aug-2012 A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging…

Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids’ Teeth – (Deadly Misinformation)

* Be creating a new Category here in a sec, to address articles such as these. Nothing like discouraging kids to drink water. Guess they can get all the flouride they need from botteled sodas and juices. Remember this also comes on the heels of flouride being associated with low I.Q. – Ralph Turchiano http://engineeringevil.com/2012/07/26/harvard-study-finds-fluoride-lowers-iq-published-in-federal-govt-journal/…

Detailed How To: The Potential for Respiratory Droplet–Transmissible A/H5N1 Influenza Virus to Evolve in a Mammalian Host

* This is information has been made public, I am leaving the figures out… Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1541-1547 DOI: 10.1126/science.1222526 Abstract Avian A/H5N1 influenza viruses pose a pandemic threat. As few as five amino acid substitutions, or four with reassortment, might be sufficient for mammal-to-mammal transmission through respiratory droplets.…

Natural Gas Fracking Industry May Be Paying Off Scientists

By Tim McDonnell, Climate Desk July 30, 2012 |     Wired Last week the University of Texas provost announced he would re-examine a report by a UT professor that said fracking was safe for groundwater after the revelation that the professor pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Texas natural gas developer. It’s the latest…