teleSUR | September 06, 2017
Officials have arrested two directors from a Dutch poultry farm cleaning company alleging their company illegally mixed a pesticide – Fipronil – with a spray used to treat chickens with lice.
This forced millions of eggs to be pulled from the shelves in the Netherlands, Germany and across Europe and destroyed after they were found to contain traces of the pesticide. As a result, farmers have suffered around 33 million euros ($39 million) in losses.Read More »
Pambazuka News | May 31, 2017
On 23 May 2017 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was elected WHO Director-General. In a letter released a head of the election, over 200 scientists, policy experts and others concerned persons are urging the new Director-General to recognize and address factory farming as a growing public health challenge. Just as the WHO has bravely confronted companies that harm human health by peddling tobacco and sugar-sweetened beverages, it must not waver in advocating for the regulation of industrial animal farming.
Unprecedented and rising levels of industrial animal farming are undermining the highest attainable standard of health that is WHO’s mandate. During the 2016 World Health Assembly, Director-General Margaret Chan highlightedclimate change, antibiotic resistance, and chronic diseases as “slow-motion disasters.” However, their fundamental link to industrial animal farming has continued to be disregarded.
Alternative News Network | July 22, 2017
Finally Confirmed: Cancer is entirely a man-made disease:
It’s caused mostly by dietary intake and pollution in their environment.
At the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology in England, in 2010, after looking over remains and literature from ancient Greece and Egypt, looked into earlier periods too, a study had included the first historical case of cancer in an Egyptian mummy.
This published study from Nature Reviews Cancer, notes that researchers only found one case of cancer while looking into hundred of Egyptian mummies.Read More »
John’s Hopkins University | June 17, 2017
So, this happened.
Ohio wants its money back — all $175 million. The state is suing five big pharma companies to get it, saying the companies committed fraud by flooding the market with addictive opioid painkillers, and in part, causing a state and nationwide drug epidemic.
The state claims the drug companies ran a marketing scheme that persuaded doctors to give opioids to uninformed patients and “illegally promoted the widespread use of opioids for chronic pain,” while falsely denying the powerful drugs’ risks. Ohio spent $175 million between 2006 and 2016 on the pills themselves through Medicaid and other health care programs, and millions more on addiction, health and foster care services.Read More »
A Journal of People report
A new study carried out by the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in the UK and published in the Scientific Reports Journal said:
Toothpastes and a few other food products contain an additive called titanium dioxide, which may cause cancer.
An additive is a substance used in products to improve or preserve it. Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. It is commonly referred to as E171 on the ingredient list and is often used in products like toothpastes, biscuits, chewing gums and sunscreen.Read More »
Granma | 31 October, 2016
Receiving the news that one has cancer has a significant psychological impact, generating sadness and concern in the patient, as well as family and friends.
For this reason, joining a social circle which has as its purpose supporting those facing the disease is important to maintaining self-esteem and appreciating the value of life until its final moments.
This is what members of the group Alas por la Vida (Wings for Life), breast cancer survivors, told Granma International. The organization was founded in March of 2003, on the proposal of health care professionals at Manuel Fajardo University Hospital’s mastology department.Read More »
by Sisir K Majumdar
Frontier | Autumn Number, Vol. 48, No. 14 – 17, Oct 11 – Nov 7, 2015
There was always interchange of ideas between East and West-that have been a mutual stimulant to medical thought in both hemispheres. It was a stimulus based both on the continuity of the medical heritage of the past in its preservation and development within different cultures and the contact between these cultures that gave rise to a synthesis of ideas which has been of mutual benefit to all peoples all over the globe. Following the fall of the Roman Empire around 400 AD, when Western Europe sank into the Dark Ages (400—1000 AD) of semi-barbarism the great corpus of classical Greek medical literature was preserved in the emergent Islamic Empire of the Eastern Mediterranean. Here, many medical works of ancient Greece were preserved in Arabic transalation which would otherwise have been lost. Medical knowledge was further advanced especially in the fields of materia medica and Alchemy. Alchemy is the predecessor of modern scientific chemistry. It was an art by which its devotees sought, with the aid of a mixture of mysticism, astrology, practical chemistry and quackery, to transmute base metals into gold to prolong human life, etc. It flourished from about 500 AD till the Middle Ages (1100—1500 AD] when it gradually fell into disrepute.Read More »
Cornucopia Institute | 16 August, 2016
CORNUCOPIA, WI – The latest report by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog, uncovers serious problems in cosmetics industry regulations. Regulatory weaknesses and loopholes allow for the use of questionable, even harmful ingredients in personal care products, such as toothpastes, that could negatively impact the health of the users.
Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste, describes how the quality of “natural” toothpastes varies significantly between brands and how these personal oral care products commonly include nonessential ingredients that may be harmful.Read More »