Year: 2009

Agriculture, Biotechnology, Bureaucracy

Obama Supports Food Inc.’s World Domination and All We Get Is the White House Garden?

When we think of the sugar, fat and salt children are
consuming, we cringe. When we think about the multi-national agribusiness
companies this type of school food service system supports, we cringe. And when
we think about the negative overall effect that this system has on People,
Planet and Sustainable Profit, all sense of optimism just drains

Biotechnology, Implications, Toxicology

Is Eli Lilly Milking Cancer by Promoting AND Treating It?

The main reason for the unpopularity of this hormone, which is banned in most
other industrialized countries, is the danger of insulin-like growth factor 1
(IGF-1). Dozens of studies confirm that IGF-1, which accelerates cell
division, substantially increases the risk of breast, prostate, colon, lung, and
other cancers. Normal milk contains IGF-1, milk drinkers have higher levels of
IGF-1, and the milk from cows injected with Eli Lilly’s drug has much
greater amounts of IGF-1. You can connect the dots. …

Education, NeuroPsyche

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, and Diabetes May Lead to Dementia (From Medscape Medical News CME)

Previous research suggests that traditional cardiovascular risk factors may be
independent predictors of dementia, but this evidence is counterbalanced by
research findings that controlling chronic illness, such as maintenance of
normal blood pressure levels among older adults with hypertension, fails to
reduce the risk for dementia. The current study examines a large cohort of
adults followed up for more than a decade to better understand the relationship
between cardiovascular risk factors and the incidence of dementia. …

BioChemistry, Education, Metabolics

AHA Recommends “Prudent” Maximum Intakes of Empty Sugar Calories (From Heartwire CME)

Since the last AHA scientific statement was published in 2002, there has been
new evidence on the relationship between sugar intake and cardiovascular health.
High levels of dietary sugar consumption may be contributing to the global
epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease, and limiting dietary intake of
added sugars is therefore a valid concern. In the typical US diet, the main
source of added sugars is soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. …

Education, Vaccination, Virus

WHO Issues Guidelines for Antiviral Treatment of H1N1 and Other Influenza (From Medscape Medical News CME)

Cases of pandemic H1N1 virus infection have now been confirmed in more than 100
countries in all 6 WHO regions, mandating updated recommendations on the use of
antivirals for infections caused by new strains of pandemic (A)H1N1 virus. The
present WHO guidelines also address antiviral use in seasonal influenza and in
infections caused by other novel influenza A viruses, but they do not change
existing guidelines on pharmacological management of humans infected with H5N1
virus. …

Biotechnology, Education, Implications, Toxicology

Everything you HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods (Institute for Responsible Technology)

Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and
Genetic Roulette, entertains a wildly appreciative audience with shocking facts
about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entered our lives. Smith links
GMO to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction,
stunted growth, and death. …

Education, Toxicology

Tobacco Smoking May Increase Risk for Tuberculosis (From Medscape Medical News CME)

“Tobacco smoking was associated with a twofold increased risk of active
tuberculosis in a representative cohort of Taiwan’s population,” the study
authors write. “The finding that smoking increases the risk of tuberculosis
suggests that tobacco control be considered as an important component in the
global effort to eliminate tuberculosis.”