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Austerity is Driving Illness

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Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in both Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression, and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicine and care.

By Kate Kelland

Detailing a decade of research, Oxford University political economist David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, an assistant professor of medicine and an epidemiologist at


More Shocking Issues With Monsanto GMO Corn

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I’ve warned you of the potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods for many years now, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences. In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct.

One of the latest pieces of evidence supporting the suspicion that GE crops are in no way, shape or


How Fracking Might Destroy the Environment and Decimate the Health of Millions

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This video may not be available in all countries. By Dr. Mercola

Recent headlines in the American press would have you believe we’re in for a robust economic boom, courtesy of the new shale gas revolution. Some forecasters claim the US will outstrip Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil


Margarine will Kill you, Butter Proven Better

At last, the truth: Butter is GOOD for you – and margarine is chemical gunk We have been conned into believing margarine was better for us than butter The scientific evidence is totally at odds with decades of official advice The profit-grabbing manufacturers have never been prepared to admit it

Every time I would tell


U.S. Ranks Low on Mortality Among Developed Nations

Deaths From All Causes: The Short (But Not Necessarily Happy) Life Of Americans


Americans under fifty are paying the price. We don’t know exactly why. Even the panel of experts that authored the massive report, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, admits that it can’t entirely pinpoint the


Danger of Obamacare: Insurance Controlling Health Care


Election rhetoric shuns the big picture in favor of the bigger platitude. Now that The Show is over, we are left with the equivalent of a Sunday morning hangover following a binge of promises and lies. We leave the theatre of political spectacle on steroids for the real world of unstable economy, a globally


Pharmaceuticals in Your Tap Water


The federal government advises throwing most unused or expired medications into the trash rather than flushing them down the toilet, but water testing across the US shows that no matter how the drugs are disposed, they have a tendency to end up in water. For example, a 2008 Associated Press investigation found that the


GMO Corn Study: Causes Massive Tumors, Organ Damage, and Early Death


By Dr. Mercola

The first-ever lifetime feeding study1 evaluating the health risks of genetically engineered foods was published online on September 19, and the results are troubling, to say the least. This new study joins a list of over 30 other animal studies showing toxic or allergenic problems with genetically


How Can the Wealthiest Industrialized Nation be the Sickest?

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By Dr. Mercola

The human race is the unwitting participant in a massive science experiment, as presented in this masterful new documentary by Jeffrey Smith. Smith is one of the world’s leading authorities on the health dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

The film expands on his second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks


Documented Benefits of Avoiding GMO Foods

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Yes, they’re Killing you!

Are genetically modified (GM) foods making you sick – I mean really sick? Up until recently, all that we could say was thank goodness you’re not a lab rat; GM feed messes them up big time. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) appear to trigger the immune systems of both mice


Increasing Water Bacteria may Prove Healthier

Every gallon of purified drinking water is home to hundreds of millions of bacteria. Water treatment facilities try to remove them – but perhaps encouraging some of the microbes to grow could benefit human health.

Lutgarde Raskin of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor says that workers at water treatment facilities


FDA Being Sued for Endangering Public Health

MANHATTAN (CN) – A supine Food and Drug Administration is allowing the use of low doses of antibiotics in animal feed to deal with cramped and unsanitary conditions on cattle farms, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists and four other groups, raising the “specter of untreatable infections” just around the corner.

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Health and Income over Last 200yrs

Check out this remarkable “real space” 3D graphic presentation depicting the economic and physical health of 200 different countries over the past 200 years, starting at 1810 presented by Hans Rosling and his team who plotted 120,000 numbers to create this piece.



Judge Rules Against Plaintiff in Individual Mandate

US District Judge George Steeh, in Detroit, Michigan, ruled today that the nation’s constitution permits the federal government to require individuals to obtain health insurance coverage as part of the historic Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Steeh dismissed a lawsuit brought against the federal government by a Christian legal organization called the Thomas More Law Center


NDM-1 Superbug Health Threat

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the swine flu pandemic is over. Unfortunately, there is a new threat: NDM-1 bacteria.

Lancet Infectious Diseases reports that 50 cases of people infected with this new superbug – potentially more of a risk to hospital patients than the notorious MRSA – have so far been identified.


Eyesight Restored with Stem Cells

Russell Turnbull from Consett, County Durham lost his sight in a chemical attack on his way home following a night out in Newcastle in 1994.

On his bus journey home he tried to intervene in an altercation between two men which eventually spilled into a fight.

When Turnbull attempted to break up the scuffle,


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