Month: May 2013

Top 1% Control 39% of World’s Wealth

Published: Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET By: Robert Frank | CNBC Reporter & Editor The Rich Get Richer Friday, 31 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET The top 1 percent now controls 36 percent of the world’s wealth, according to the Boston Consulting Group. CNBC’s Robert Frank details some examples of how the…

Ancient Egyptians accessorized with meteorites

Contact: Aeron Haworth aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk 44-161-275-8387 University of Manchester Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have found conclusive proof that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make symbolic accessories. The evidence comes from strings of iron beads which were excavated in 1911 at the Gerzeh cemetery, a burial site approximately 70km south…

Getting better without antibiotics

Contact: Hilary Glover hilary.glover@biomedcentral.com 44-020-319-22370 BioMed Central Given the option, many women with symptoms of urinary tract infections are choosing to avoid antibiotics and give their bodies a chance to heal naturally, finds research in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Family Practice. The research shows that 70% of women with symptoms of uncomplicated urinary…

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2262 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered…

Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013)—Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of…

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2262 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered…

Soda and illegal drugs cause similar damage to teeth

CHICAGO (May 28, 2013)—Addicted to soda? You may be shocked to learn that drinking large quantities of your favorite carbonated soda could be as damaging to your teeth as methamphetamine and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar damage to your mouth through the process of…

Top Democratic spokesman causes Twitter explosion with complaint about news organizations boycotting ‘off the record’ briefing with US attorney general

‘Some in the media refuse to meet with’ Eric  Holder, wrote top DNC flack Brad Woodhouse. ‘Kind of forfeits your right [to]  gripe.’ The DO staff ‘can just find how [reporters]  feel via subpoenaed email and phone records,’ snarked one Buzzfeed  journalist ‘Jesus, Brad,’ came a reply from Politico’s  top media reporter ‘Notice how people…

US genetically modified wheat stokes fears, Japan cancels tender

Reuters — May 31   A strain of genetically modified wheat found in the United States fuelled concerns over food supplies across Asia on Thursday, with major importer Japan cancelling a tender offer to buy U.S. grain.   Other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the…

U.S. embassy to Americans: Stay away from Giza’s pyramids

   Posted By Elias Groll    Thursday, May 30, 2013 – 6:50 PM The American embassy in Cairo has bad news for anyone traveling to Egypt: For now, the pyramids in Giza should be considered off limits — at least if you’re visiting without a trusted guide. Describing a pattern of increasing lawlessness at the iconic…

Japan halts some U.S. imports after modified wheat found

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and NIGEL DUARA Business May. 31, 2013 – 03:15PM JST ( 20 ) WASHINGTON — Japan has suspended some imports of U.S. wheat after a genetically engineered version of the grain was found on a U.S. farm. The Agriculture Department announced the discovery of the modified wheat on Wednesday. No genetically…

Could artificial sweetener CAUSE diabetes? Splenda ‘modifies way the body handles sugar’, increasing insulin production by 20%

Study found sugar substitute sucralose had  an effect on blood sugar levels Also discovered that insulin production  increased by 20% when consumed Scientists aren’t sure what implications  are, but said that regularly elevated insulin levels could eventually cause  insulin resistance and even diabetes By  Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 12:27 EST, 30 May  2013 |  UPDATED: 12:27 …

British assisted Rigby murder suspect after arrest in Kenya

  British security services gave a “clean bill of health” to the suspect in the Woolwich attacks after he was detained allegedly trying to join Islamic militants in Somalia, it emerged tonight. (Lt-Rt) Michael Adebolajo is seen in a 2010 photograph taken in Kenya and Drummer Lee Rigby Photo: AFP/MOD Zoe Flood and David Barrett 11:05PM…

Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field : Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry

Genetically modified wheat found in Oregon field raises trade concerns Discovery could have far-reaching implications for US wheat industry if growth of Monsanto crop turns out to be far-flung    Associated Press in Washington guardian.co.uk,    Wednesday 29 May 2013 17.35 EDT No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for US farming. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters Unapproved…

Crisis: Greece; traffic 40% less on country’s highways

  Due to expensive tolls and gas, ongoing road projects 29 May, 13:37   (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, MAY 29 – From the beginning of the financial crisis in Greece, traffic on the highways of the country has been reduced by 40%, the main reasons being that tolls and gas are very expensive, and also because…

Guccifer emails link Tony Blair to top-secret Bohemian Grove gathering

Published time: March 25, 2013 17:28   Edited time: March 28, 2013 07:41                                                                             Former British prime minister Tony Blair (AFP Photo / Carl Court) Attending the elusive Bohemian Grove retreat should be a priority for former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, News Corp executive Andrew Knight allegedly writes in an email to US Gen. Colin…