Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis -Flouride associated with Significantly Lower IQ Scores.- (2nd Source Confirmation Original Abstract)

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Background: Although fluoride may cause neurotoxicity in animal models and acute fluoride poisoning causes neurotoxicity in adults, very little is known of its effects on children’s neurodevelopment. Objective: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies to investigate the effects of increased fluoride exposure and…

Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ – Published in Federal Gov’t Journal

press release July 24, 2012, 8:44 a.m. EDT Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ – Published in Federal Gov’t Journal NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Harvard University researchers’ review of fluoride/brain studies concludes “our results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on children’s neurodevelopment.” It was published online…

A pinch of opportunity makes deep inequality more palatable

A pinch of opportunity makes deep inequality more palatable Just a tiny hint of opportunity has a disproportionately powerful effect – making unfairness more acceptable to disadvantaged people, new research has found. A study by Eugenio Proto, an economist from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick…

Capitalizing on the Drought – Unregulated genetically modified organism (article 1) Will OUTLAW independent Reviews

Capitalizing on the Drought July 23, 2012 | Lindsey Blomberg In the midst of the worst drought to hit the American agricultural industry since the 1950s, bio-agricultural giants Monsanto and Dow Chemical are attempting to quickly push their drought-resistant crops to market via the 2012 Farm Bill and 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The addition of…

The “Monsanto Rider”: Are Biotech Companies About to Gain Immunity From Federal Law? (article 2 confirmation)

While many Americans were firing up barbecues and breaking out the sparklers to celebrate Independence Day, biotech industry executives were more likely chilling champagne to celebrate another kind of independence: immunity from federal law. A so-called “Monsanto rider,” quietly slipped into the multi-billion dollar FY 2013 Agricultural Appropriations bill, would require – not just allow,…

New study supports claim that breast screening may be causing more harm than good

Requested Repost from Dec 2011 Research: Possible net harms of breast cancer screening: Updated modelling of Forrest report A new study published on bmj.com today supports the claim that the introduction of breast cancer screening in the UK may have caused more harm than good. Harms included false positives (abnormal results that turn out to…

Researchers identify phthalates in numeruous medicines and supplements

(Boston) –Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC), in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, have found numerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements use certain chemicals called phthalates as inactive ingredients in their products. The findings appear on-line in Environmental Health Perspectives. Phthalates such as dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate (DEP)…

Study finds increasing atmospheric concentrations of new flame retardants

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Compounds used in new flame-retardant products are showing up in the environment at increasing concentrations, according to a recent study by researchers at Indiana University Bloomington. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, reports on concentrations of two compounds measured in atmospheric samples collected in the Great Lakes region…

Vitamin B3 reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms, lesions

Reposting Breakthroughs as current, to respark attention (From 2008) UC Irvine starts clinical trial on nicotinamide effect in Alzheimer’s patients Irvine, Calif. — An over-the-counter vitamin in high doses prevented memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and UC Irvine scientists now are conducting a clinical trial to determine its effect in humans. Nicotinamide, a…

Concerns over accuracy of tools to predict risk of repeat offending

Current evidence not strong enough for definitive decisions to be made, say experts Research: Use of risk assessment instruments to predict violence and antisocial behaviour in 73 samples involving 24,827 people: systematic review and meta-analysis Tools designed to predict an individual’s risk of repeat offending are not sufficient on their own to inform sentencing and…

London Mayor Boris Johnson admits paying cash ‘a lot’ after minister says families who settle bills cash-in-hand are as bad as tax avoiders

Tory minister David Gauke said he disapproves of the practice He said non-taxed house services such as plumbing, cleaning and gardening is ‘a large part of the hidden economy’ Labour MP John Mann, accused the Treasury of operating ‘double  standards’ by threatening ordinary people while they let corporate tax-dodgers slip through the net By Tim…