Is ‘doing good’ bad for a company’s bottom line? Yes, says FAU study

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017   Florida Atlantic University Companies that try to “do good” are likely to find that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is bad for their bottom lines, according to a new study from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. “We found that emphasizing Corporate Social Responsibility is not good for shareholders,” said David Javakhadze,…

Olive oil nutrient and Brain Cancer prevention

We briefly review the research ” Olive oil nutrient linked to processes that prevent cancer in brain ” in regard to its possible benefits in cancer prevention. Citation – Oleic Acid Induces MiR-7 Processing through Remodeling of Pri-MiR-7/Protein Complex. Journal of Molecular Biology, 2017; 429 (11): 1638 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2017.05.001

Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests

Public Release: 1-Jun-2017   NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences   IMAGE: This is a cross-section of tooth showing laser removal of the dentine layer, in tan, for analysis of metal content. Credit: J. Gregory, Mount Sinai Health System Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients…

Trump’s leakers: McMaster, Petraeus, Dina Powell?

  Thursday, 01 June 2017 Former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus is under investigation for mishandling classified information yet again. Cernovich first reported that H.R. McMaster had been disclosing classified information to Petraeus. Today John Crudele of the NY Post reports: The Justice Department has gotten a warrant from the US Foreign Intelligence…

Chondroitin sulfate as Powerful as a widely used anti-inflammatory

We review the recent study ” Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis “. With brief mention of the Glucosamine Sulfate trial showing superior long term results to acetaminophen. Citation: 1. Pharmaceutical-grade Chondroitin sulfate is as effective as celecoxib and superior to placebo in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: the ChONdroitin versus CElecoxib…

Statin therapy ineffective in older adults

We review the recenent JAMA research ” Was a statin beneficial for primary cardiovascular prevention in older adults? ” in regard to not only failing to reduce mortality rates, but actually increase the. Citation Title: Effect of Statin Treatment vs Usual Care on Primary Cardiovascular Prevention Among Older Adults. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2017; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1442

Nation’s beekeepers lost 33 percent of bees in 2016-17

Public Release: 25-May-2017 Annual losses improved over last year; winter losses lowest in survey history University of Maryland   IMAGE: This summary chart shows the results of an 11-year annual survey that tracks honey bee colony losses in the United States, spanning 2006-2017. Credit: University of Maryland/Bee Informed Partnership Beekeepers across the United States lost…

Half of mayoral elections in 6 US states are unopposed

Public Release: 24-May-2017   New report from Rice’s Kinder Institute examines mayoral elections in 6 US states and finds unopposed elections are on the rise Rice University Approximately half of mayoral elections in six U.S. states are unopposed, and unopposed elections are on the rise, according to a report from the Center for Local Elections…