How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s: “can also leave people in a permanent state of confusion and suffering from dementia”

By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED:18:46 EST, 10  September 2012| UPDATED:18:46 EST, 10 September 2012 When Gordon Sturmey came around after  surgery, he was convinced people were trying to kill him. He believed a nurse was trying to poison him,  and he soon started to think his relatives were also involved. Gordon, 65, of Thatcham, Berkshire, had…

NHS hospitals sending your confidential notes to India to be typed up

A series of hospitals have admitted using  cheap secretarial agencies in India By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED:10:53 EST, 10  September 2012| UPDATED:19:25 EST, 10 September 2012 Hospitals are sending hundreds of thousands  of confidential letters about patients to India to be typed up by poorly-paid  workers. NHS trusts have been accused of laying off  their secretaries…

‘The Americans are our worst enemies’: Doctor who helped lead U.S. to bin Laden says Pakistan spy agency lists America as greatest foes and ‘maintains relations just to extract billions in aid’

Dr Shakil  Afridi says Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency calls the U.s. it’s worst  enemy He was  sentenced to 33 years in prison in June Dr Afridi  helped the U.S. by setting up a fake vaccination programme that allowed him to  collect DNA from bin Laden’s children Pakistan  suffered a black eye when it was revealed…

FBI was NOT source of leaked data on 12 million Apple users, claims publishing firm boss who says they were hacked

Hackers said they had exposed Big Brother snooping  operation run by FBI But Paul  DeHart, CEO of the Blue Toad agency, claims details on computer users was stolen  from his servers   By Tom Gardner PUBLISHED:16:37 EST, 10  September 2012| UPDATED:17:13 EST, 10 September 2012 For conspiracy theorists, it had been yet  more proof of…

FASEB opposes the Government Spending Accountability Act

Contact: Lawrence Green lgreen@faseb.org 301-634-7335 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Bethesda, MD – The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) wrote to all  members of the House of Representatives expressing its opposition to the Government Spending Accountability (GSA) Act (HR 4631). While strongly supporting the bill’s goal and the desire to…

Mushroom-Derived Compound Lengthens Survival in Dogs With Cancer, Study Suggests: Yunzhi mushroom

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2012) — Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative…

California telecom companies push bill to quash oversight on Internet regulation

By American Independent Monday, September 10, 2012 15:00 EDT Topics: CPUC ♦ Verizon By Siddhartha Mahanta California could be the latest state to enact a law that dramatically curbs regulatory oversight of telecommunications services in the state, handing a significant victory to the industry players that have lobbied for the bill’s passage. On its face,…

Military’s robotic pack-mule gets smarter

By Stephen C. Webster Monday, September 10, 2012 16:33 EDT Picture the scene. You’re walking through a warzone when suddenly shots ring out. You crouch down and listen closely for enemy movements, and that’s when you hear it, just beyond the tree line: “Pffffffffffffbbbbbbbbbbttttttt.” That may someday mean the Marines have arrived. Unless DARPA can…

GoDaddy goes dark: ‘Anonymous’ claims hack on millions of websites

By Stephen C. Webster Monday, September 10, 2012 16:06 EDT Topics: GoDaddy ♦ GoDaddy email ♦ Internet regulations An unknown person claiming affiliation with the amorphous protest movement “Anonymous” took responsibility on Monday for hacking website host GoDaddy.com, the Internet’s largest domain register, shortly after millions of sites serviced by the company went dark. The…

Incense is psychoactive: Scientists identify the biology behind the ceremony: burning Bosweilla alleviates anxiety and depression

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New study in the FASEB Journal shows how and why molecules released from burning incense in religious ceremonies alleviate anxiety and depression Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is…

PCB cocktails for two: Effects Second Generation

Re-Post for filing 2008 Contact: Judith Jansen bor2@ssr.org 608-256-2777 Society for the Study of Reproduction   Since the 1962 publication of Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, awareness of how environmental toxicants can impact fertility has increased. In an article on p. 1091 of this issue, Steinberg and colleagues provide evidence that adverse reproductive effects of…

Male painters exposed to fertility damaging chemicals: glycol ether

Contact: Lindsey Bird l.bird@sheffield.ac.uk 01-142-225-338 University of Sheffield Men working as painters and decorators who are exposed to glycol ethers are more likely to have poor semen quality, according to research carried out by scientists from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester. The findings from the research, which have been published in the BMJ journal…

Miracle leaves that may help protect against liver damage: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

Contact: Meral Nugent meral.nugent@soci.org 020-759-81533 Society of Chemical Industry Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) berries are well known for their cholesterol busting properties, but scientists in India say that its leaves are also rich in anti-oxidants and may help ward off liver disease, according to new research due to be published in the Society of Chemical…