America’s Generosity Divide – Wealthiest are the Least Generous, Based on Discretionary Income

America’s Generosity Divide The Chronicle of Philanthropy. By Emily Gipple and Ben Gose The nation’s generosity divide is vast, according to a new Chronicle of Philanthropy study that charts giving patterns in every state, city, and ZIP code. In states like Utah and Mississippi, the typical household gives more than 7 percent of its income…

The bioweapon is in the post

You might think it would be difficult for a terrorist to obtain genes from the smallpox virus, or a similarly vicious pathogen. Well, it’s not. Armed with a fake email address, a would-be bioterrorist could probably order the building blocks of a deadly biological weapon online, and receive them by post within weeks. That’s the…

Northwestern scientists create chemical brain – Birth of Chematica

Northwestern scientists create chemical brain Giant network links all known compounds and reactions to create chemical Google on steroids Northwestern University scientists have connected 250 years of organic chemical knowledge into one giant computer network — a chemical Google on steroids. This “immortal chemist” will never retire and take away its knowledge but instead will…

Chlamydia pneumoniae Responsible for Atherosclerosis

Rogue bacteria involved in both heart disease and infertility Researcher uncovers how chlamydia sabotages human immunity Chlamydia pneumoniae is a microbe that normally causes pneumonia and bronchitis, but it has long been associated with atherosclerosis, a cardiovascular disease also called “hardening of the arteries.” “It was a frightening prospect,” says Azenabor, “that atherosclerosis could come…

First identification of a strong oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco – nitrosamines

Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 215-418-2056 (Philadelphia Press Center, Aug. 17-23) 202-872-6042 Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 215-418-2056 (Philadelphia Press Center, Aug. 17-23) 202-872-6293 American Chemical Society PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22, 2012 — Scientists today reported identification of the first substance in smokeless tobacco that is a strong oral carcinogen ― a health risk for the 9 million users…

Energy companies ‘overcharge customers by £600m’

Energy companies have overcharged households and businesses up to £600 million   by manipulating the electricity market, ministers have said. By Rowena Mason, Political Correspondent 10:00PM BST 21 Aug 2012 The Government believes companies have been “profiting unfairly at the expense   of [the] consumer” by overloading the national grid with electricity. They are then able to claim…

Cholesterol Lowerings Drugs May Create Manifestations of severe irritability included homicidal impulses, threats to others, road rage, generation of fear in family members, and damage to property.

Severe irritability associated with statin cholesterol-lowering drugs Background: As use of a drug becomes widespread, the full spectrum of its effects becomes clearer. Although a link has been suggested  between low or lowered cholesterol and irritability/aggression, less is known about possible links between irritability and   statins. Aim: To assess the possible connection of statin usage to…

Retired military members and CIA officers accuse Obama of spilling sensitive national security details to help secure his re-election.Top U.S. general blasts ex-officers for attacking Obama

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT — US military chief General Martin Dempsey denounced ex-officers Tuesday for waging a campaign against President Barack Obama, arguing that soldiers had a duty to stay above the political fray. Wading into a potential minefield during a hotly contested White House race, Dempsey voiced his disapproval of a group of…

DHA Omega-3 fatty acids protect against Parkinson’s, study says

    Quebec City, November 26, 2007—Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease, according to a study by Université Laval researchers published in the online edition of the FASEB Journal, the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. This study, supervised by Frederic Calon and Francesca Cicchetti, is the first…