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Connecticut moves full-steam ahead with medical marijuana bill

Legislators in Connecticut are in the process of moving forward with a bill that will legalize marijuana for medical use in the state, despite threats from federal prosecutors who say that they will go after individuals who grow or distribute the plant. If the bill

May 07, 2011

Vitamin D

Help reduce risk of breast cancer with vitamin D

New research out of the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, DC, has found yet another link between high vitamin D intake and a reduced risk of breast cancer. Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the findings reveal

April 29, 2011

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Scientists are calling for urgent action by health authorities worldwide to tackle the new superbug strains

The WHO said abuse of antibiotics for humans and use in animals was fostering the emergence of antibiotic resistance and threatening to take the world to an era before the discovery of penicillin in the 1920s.Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where

April 27, 2011

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Antimalarial trees in East Africa threatened with extinction

Researchers  find  that plants in East Africa with promising antimalarial qualities - ones that have treated malaria symptoms in the region's communities for hundreds of years - are at risk of extinction. Scientists fear that these natural remedial qualities, and

April 27, 2011

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Study of Deer Mice on California's Channel Islands provides new information on Hantavirus

The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied wild deer mouse populations on the Channel Islands off the southern coast of California. The mice carry a variant of hantavirus - a disease spread by rodents - called Sin Nombre virus. Results of the

April 24, 2011

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US meat and poultry widely contaminated with bacteria including superbugs

How would you like a big, juicy burger loaded with onions, mustard, ketchup -- and a big helping of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases?If you find that dish stomach-churning instead of appetizing,

April 16, 2011

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Plant disease raises questions on modified crops

Sudden death syndrome (SDS) of soybean was first discovered in 1971 in Arkansas and since then has been confirmed throughout most soybean-growing areas of the U.S. SDS is a fungal disease that also occurs in a disease complex with the soybean cyst nematode (SCN,

April 04, 2011

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Stop Turkey Government's plan to start its first Nuclear Plant

The Watchers are inviting you to sign a petition to "STOP Turkey Government's plan to start its first Nuclear Plant".From the petition article...Japan s Fukushima Daiichi power plant s radiation is still very alarming not only for the Japanese but for the Entire

March 29, 2011

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Radioactivity in Food: "There is No Safe Level of Radionuclide Exposure, Whether From Food, Water or Other Sources. Period."

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) expressed concern over recent reports that radioactivity from the ongoing Fukushima accident is present in the Japanese food supply. While all food contains radionuclides, whether from natural sources, nuclear testing or

March 26, 2011

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Fukushima Reactor No. 3 suffers likely core breach, now leaking water at 10,000 times normal radiation levels

(NaturalNews) The Fukushima situation took a turn for the worse today as two nuclear repair workers stepped into some water at Reactor No. 3 and suffered severe radiation burns requiring immediate hospitalization. The water, it turns out, measures 10,000 times normal

March 25, 2011

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DMSO: The Antidote for Radiation Poisoning

Via... SOTT.NETComment: Due to the nuclear alert in Japan and its likelihood to affect the United States and other parts of the world, we decided to carry this article published in The Dot ConnectorMagazine issue #12.First, a little bit of background.Radiation

March 17, 2011