Cell phone-cancer link found by Tel Aviv University scientist : ” Due to fewer antennas, cell phones in rural areas need to emit more radiation to communicate effectively.”

Contact: George Hunka ghunka@aftau.org 212-742-9070 American Friends of Tel Aviv University IMAGE:Dr. Siegal Sadetzki.Click here for more information. An Israeli scientist, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki, has found a link between cell phone usage and the development of tumors. Dr. Sadetzki, a physician, epidemiologist and lecturer at Tel Aviv University, published the results of a study recently…

Anti-cancer ( Avastin ) drug damages brain vessels

Contact: Hema Bashyam hbashyam@rockefeller.edu 212-327-7053 Journal of Experimental Medicine The cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) is used to treat advanced bowel cancer in combination with chemotherapy. This drug targets a protein called VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) that stimulates blood vessel growth. Avastin inhibits the growth of tumors by cutting off their blood supply, which deprives…

A compound extracted from olives inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance

Contact: José Antonio Lupiáñez Cara jlcara@ugr.es 34-958-240-069 University of Granada A research group of the University of Granadahas found out that maslinic acid, a compound present in the leaf and the olive skin wax extracted from alpeorujo (crushed olive pulp), has the capacity of preventing cancer as well as regulating apoptosis in carcinogenic processes. Maslinic…

25th Health Research Report 20 FEB 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1.      Purple pigments and obesity 2.      Fake malaria drugs made in China; how the winter vomiting virus evolves 3.      Study finds patients with complex fibroadenomas can avoid surgery 4.      A compound extracted from olives inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance 5.      Flu Vaccine doesn’t match most circulating viruses,…

Health effects of pesticide mixtures are Deadly: Unexpected insights from the salmon brain

Contact: Ben Sherman ben.sherman@noaa.gov202-253-5256 NOAA Headquarters In his research, scientist Nat Scholz examines how pesticides that run off the land and mix in rivers and streams combine to have a greater than expected toxic effect on the salmon nervous system. These pesticides are widely used in the United States and their occurrence as mixtures in…

Harvard Students in Cheating Scandal Say Collaboration Was Accepted: A Lesson in Entitled Behavior

  By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA published: August 31, 2012 Harvard students suspected in a major cheating scandal said on Friday that many of the accusations are based on innocent — or at least tolerated — collaboration among students, and with help from graduate-student teachers who sometimes gave them answers to test questions Students said they were tripped…

Thousands exposed to deadly mouse-borne virus in US: hantavirus

Six people staying at Yosemite national park in California have contracted the illness, which has claimed two lives Conal Urquhart and agencies guardian.co.uk,             Saturday 1 September 2012 06.01 EDT Yosemite national park, California, where six people have contracted the virus that has claimed two lives. Photograph: Kenny Karst/EPA Up to 12,000 visitors to Yosemite…

The truth about Harry’s Vegas host: Steve Wynn was barred from running casino over ‘Mafia links’ and drug dealing (and don’t ask about the naked girl who died on his boat trip)

Encore Wynn owner Steve Wynn  has never  shaken off accusations that he was linked to the mobsters The tycoon is believed to be worth $2.5  billion Wynn himself has vigorously denied any  involvement with the Mob By Tom Leonard PUBLISHED:16:15 EST, 31  August 2012| UPDATED:18:00 EST, 31 August 2012 A royal time: Las Vegas ‘King’…

One in a hundred children are ‘psychopathic’, warn researchers – and they say there is nothing parents can do to control them

Scientists say affected children lie, cheat,  manipulate and commit acts of remorseless cruelty Traditional punishments have no effect on  their behaviour By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:11:49 EST, 30  August 2012| UPDATED:15:22 EST, 31 August 2012   Around 1 per cent of children could be  inherently psychopathic, with parents unable to turn around their behaviour,  according…

Police admit to infiltrating Occupy Austin, may have acted as provocateurs

By Muriel Kane Friday, August 31, 2012 21:26 EDT When the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street began a five-month encampment in Austin, Texas last fall, the Austin police assigned at least three undercover officers to infiltrate the group and gather information on potentially illegal actions. According to the Austin Statesman, court documents and interviews…

Members of Congress Demand Answers for Homeland Security’s Unjust Domain Name Seizures

August 31, 2012 | By Trevor Timm This morning, a bipartisan group of Representatives, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), sent a pointed letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napalitano protesting the recent spat of domain name seizures—executed on dubious copyright grounds—that have been censoring websites with no…

Malaria Cure? “Single-dose cure but might also be able to block transmission of the parasite from person to person”

African antimalarial research bears first fruit Promising new compound becomes the first stemming from an African–MMV collaboration to enter preclinical development 28 August 2012 A recently discovered compound from the aminopyridine class, code named MMV390048, caused quite a stir at the MMV Expert Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) meeting in Toulouse, France. The compound shows potent…

Saturated Fats encourage the growth and invasiveness of harmful microbiota: Unsaturated fats—actually have strong antimicrobial properties

Why some fats are worse than others All dietary fats are not created equal. Some types of fats have been linked to ailments like heart disease and diabetes, while others, like those often found in plants and fish, have well documented health benefits.   So why do our bodies respond so destructively to some fats…