Cure-all? Statins have had no effect on Britain’s heart disease rate, study claims

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not always the best way to prevent  heart disease, study claims NHS spends £450million a year on  cholesterol-lowering drugs Most are prescribed as a preventative  measure for heart disease, however experts admit they find it difficult to  predict who is at risk  By Claire Bates PUBLISHED:06:50 EST, 9  August…

44% of Former Propecia, Proscar ( finasteride ) users now suffer from Suicidal thoughts and major Depression

GW Researcher finds depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts in former finasteride users WASHINGTON — (Aug 7, 2012) New research, to be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, finds that men who developed persistent sexual side effects while on finasteride (Propecia), a drug commonly used for male pattern hair loss, have a high prevalence of…

Government Searches Facebook to find Illegal Birthdays for 10 year olds without a permit. In addition prohibit farmers from selling produce directly to the public..

At 54 Seconds into the video is where it gets more disturbing There are so many areas where county administrators willingly overreached their authority. The question really is, what message are these administrators trying to send? Also what are they doing monitoring public facebook comments of their citizens?

Will Microsoft’s Police Surveillance System Violate Your Privacy? – Domain Awareness System

By Alex Fitzpatrick | Mashable – 9 hrs ago securitycameras600 The Microsoft-powered police surveillance system being installed in New York City is an impressive bit of innovation: It connects a wide variety of technology already in use by the New York Police Department in a way that gives police a powerful new tool in preventing…

DOJ Will Not Prosecute Goldman Sachs in Financial Crisis Probe

By Jason Ryan@JasonRyanABC The Justice Department has decided it will not prosecute Goldman Sachs or its employees for their role in the financial crisis, following an investigation by senators  Carl Levin (D-MI) and Tom Coburn (R-OK).  The congressional investigation found problems with the credit rating agencies and poor oversight from regulators, and highlighted abuses by…

A compound from olive-pomace oil gets 80 percent slowing down of HIV spread

Contact: Professor Andrés García-Granados López de Hierro agarcia@ugr.es 34-958-243-364 University of Granada Olive oil has become part of the fight against the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – the cause of AIDS – thanks to the research carried out by the Bionat team, from the University of Granada, headed by Prof. Andrés García-Granados, senior lecturer in…

Mark Worsfold, 54, says he was handcuffed by Surrey police officers ‘for not smiling’ while watching men’s cycling road race

Olympics spectator with Parkinson’s wants ‘exoneration’ after arrest Mark Worsfold, 54, says he was handcuffed by Surrey police officers ‘for not smiling’ while watching men’s cycling road race ‘for not smiling’ while watching men’s cycling road race Lizzy Davies guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 8 August 2012 10.36 EDT The London 2012 men’s cycling road race was watched by…

Quercitin Blocks Androgen activity preventing prostate cancer growth – Otherwise 80% of prostate cancers re-appear after 1 – 2 years

Contact: Mary Lawson lawson.mary18@mayo.edu 507-284-5005 Mayo Clinic Natural substances in fruits and vegetables may be potential treatment for prostate cancer ROCHESTER, MINN. — Quercetin (kwer-se-ten), a natural substance found in apples, onions, tea and red wine, may be a potentially novel approach for preventing and treating prostate cancer, according to a laboratory research study conducted…

How Huge Food Corporations Will Make Upcoming Food Price HIkes Even Worse

Published on Alternet (http://www.alternet.org) Home > How Huge Food Corporations Will Make Upcoming Food Price HIkes Even Worse AlterNet [1]             /               By Jill Richardson [2] How Huge Food Corporations Will Make Upcoming Food Price HIkes Even Worse   August 7, 2012  | Farmer George Naylor sounds a little too much like the fictional character Eeyore…

Vitamin C: A potential life-saving treatment for sepsis

Contact: Kathy Wallis kwallis3@uwo.ca 519-661-2111 x81136 University of Western Ontario Vitamin C: A potential life-saving treatment for sepsis Physicians caring for patients with sepsis may soon have a new safe and cost-effective treatment for this life-threatening illness.  Research led by Dr. Karel Tyml and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario and Lawson Health…

2 Quick Abtsracts Showing the Measles Virus Protects Against Developing Asthma

For some unusual reason the first abstract (1) went through a re-write, as well as a link chnage in order to change the outcome 1.Abstract (original) ALLERGY/IMMUNOLOGY Does Measles in Childhood Reduce Risk of Asthma? Source: Paunio M, Heinonen OP, Virtanen M, et al. Measles history and atopic diseases: a population-based cross-sectional study. JAMA. 2000;283:343–346. A…

Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine linked with 2-fold risk of seizures

Contact: Danielle Cass danielle.x.cass@kp.org 510-267-5354 Kaiser Permanente Combination MMRV vaccine linked with 2-fold risk of seizures Electronic health records study of 459,000 children sparked new CDC recommendations Oakland, CA (June 28) – The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old…

Study finds acute measles supresses HIV replication

Contact: Tim Parsons or Ming Tai paffairs@jhsph.edu 410-955-6878 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Study finds acute measles supresses HIV replication Replication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is briefly suppressed during acute measles, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A study of HIV-infected children living in Zambia…

‘MMR vaccine causes autism’ claim banned – Followed by 15 studies that link Strong Correlation, it May

By Telegraph reporters 8:34AM BST 08 Aug 2012 Babyjabs.co.uk said the vaccine “could be causing autism in up to 10% of   autistic children in the UK”. It also said: “Most experts now agree that the   large rise (in autism) has been caused partly by increased diagnosis, but   also by a real increase in the number…