Severe mercury contamination in Amazon prompts state of emergency, Peru

The Peruvian government has declared a 60-day state of emergency for 11 towns in Madre de Dios, a region in southeastern Peru’s Amazon Basin, after officials found alarmingly high levels of mercury. This highly toxic metal comes from illegal gold mines and...

May 24, 2016

WHO declares an international state of emergency over Zika virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international public state of emergency on the Zika virus currently spreading across South and North America. Despite uncertainties about the disease, the WHO decided to take prompt action on the rising issue. The...

February 01, 2016

People near fracking wells show higher hospitalization rates

Over the past ten years in the United States, unconventional gas and oil drilling using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has experienced a meteoric increase. Since well drilling requires an influx of water, materials and workers into yotherwise rural and remote

July 20, 2015

8 000 scientific papers link refined white sugar to chronic disease

One of the worst things you can do to your body is feed it sugar - not necessarily natural sugar like the kind found in fruit, but refined sugar. A team of scientists from the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) recently pored through more than 8 000 scient

January 14, 2015

Resveratrol activates ancient stress response

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells. The finding should dispel much of the mystery and c

January 02, 2015

'Rosemary Is For Remembrance' - Science confirms wisdom of the ancients

"There's rosemary, that's for remembrance..."~ William Shakespeare Since ancient times, herbs have been appreciated for their profound therapeutic effects. Science as a form of evidence-gathering did not take the epistemological pole position

July 10, 2014

Canadian government asked to distribute radiation pills to residents living near nuclear facilities

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has recommended that the government issue potassium iodide pills to all people living within 10 km (6 miles) of nuclear power plants, to use in case of a nuclear accident, such as the one suffered by Japan's Fukushima Daiichi p

July 04, 2014

Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Ins

June 23, 2014

Study finds evidence for CDC cover-up of link between autism and mercury in vaccines

A new study finds the CDC may have covered up the clear and present danger associated with mercury in vaccines.A controversial new study published in Biomed Research International titled, "Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research

June 18, 2014

In age of runaway superbugs, handshakes now declared more dangerous than smoking

Entire healthcare facilities may soon be dubbed "no handshaking zones." As "smoke free zones" become more accepted today, so too could "no human contact zones."Touching is now being proven to be more dangerous than smoking, as deadly s

May 25, 2014

Turmeric ointment heals oral lichen planus in clinical study

Lichen planus can affect the face, the mouth, the hands and feet and practically any other skin surface of the body. It is difficult to treat and the cause is often mysterious. The lesions may continue for years or may periodically emerge – sometimes in different

April 30, 2014

Three superfoods that can support brain function and prevent cognitive decline

People have long believed that cognitive decline is an inherent and inevitable symptom of aging. In reality, however, most age-related mental conditions -- from minor irritations like forgetfulness to serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia

April 17, 2014

Swiss apartment village constructed for 'hypersensitives' - No perfume, mobile phones or Wi-Fi allowed

If the prospect of having to deal with a lifetime of pulsing radiation from smart meters, mercury from compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), fragrance chemicals from perfumes and deodorants, electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and all the other forms of damagi

April 16, 2014

Scientists discover why honey is still the best antibiotic

Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out o

April 11, 2014

The spice that prevents fluoride from destroying your brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!Fluoride's neurotoxicity h

April 08, 2014

Vibration may help heal chronic wounds

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will

April 01, 2014

Compelling research reveals these 3 techniques to increase your personal power

Most of us have had days when didn't think we'd have the energy to get through it all. On these days, simple feats like walking up a flight of stairs can be a total drag. It's easy to assume if your physical strength and energy isn't up to snuff that

March 23, 2014