The case against Europe: One MEP reveals the disturbing contempt for democracy at the heart of the EU

By Daniel Hannan PUBLISHED:17:04 EST, 14  August 2012| UPDATED:04:08 EST, 17 August 2012 Over 13 years as  an MEP,  Daniel Hannan has witnessed first hand how Brussels works. Now he  has written a forensic analysis of why it’s rotten to the core. His devastating  critique should be required reading for every politician. There  is a…

Russia jailed three members of punk band Pussy Riot for criticising President Vladimir Putin: Britain: Sentencing is a ‘disproportionate response’

By Agence France-Presse Friday, August 17, 2012 16:12 EDT Britain added its voice to the international chorus of criticism of Russia on Friday after a court jailed three members of punk band Pussy Riot for criticising President Vladimir Putin Alistair Burt, a junior foreign minister, said he was deeply concerned by Russia’s “disproportionate response” to…

Those who Sold Facebook Shares, As You were being told to buy

By By The Associated Press | Associated Press Investors who sold stock in Facebook IPO Facebook Inc. sold 180 million of its shares in its initial public stock offering in May. Another 241.2 million came from existing stockholders, including the company’s earliest investors and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Except for Zuckerberg, those stockholders were eligible to…

U.S. says it doesn’t believe in ‘diplomatic asylum’ despite having offered it in the past

By Agence France-Presse Friday, August 17, 2012 17:50 EDT WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday that it did not believe in “diplomatic asylum” after Ecuador offered to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stay indefinitely in its embassy in London. Ecuador has turned to the Organization of American States, which met Thursday and Friday in…

Daisies lead scientists down path to new leukemia drug – DMAPT can kill both dormant cells and cells that are busy dividing

Contact: Leslie Orr Leslie_Orr@urmc.rochester.edu 585-275-5774 University of Rochester Medical Center OCT 2007 Rochester team develops compound to attack cancer stem cells A new, easily ingested form of a compound that has already shown it can attack the roots of leukemia in laboratory studies is moving into human clinical trials, according to a new article by…

Standard treatment for prostate cancer may encourage spread of disease

Contact: Christen Brownlee cbrownlee@jhmi.edu 410-955-7832 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Finding may lead to changes in androgen deprivation therapy A popular prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy may encourage prostate cancer cells to produce a protein that makes them more likely to spread throughout the body, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. Although…

How much of the medical literature is shaped behind the scenes by drug companies?

Requested Repost Citation: Sismondo S (2007) Ghost management: How much of the medical literature is shaped behind the scenes by the pharmaceutical industry” PLoS Med 4(9): e286   Drug companies control or shape multiple steps in the research, analysis, writing, and publication of a large proportion of the medical literature, and they do so behind…

Vaccine tied to ‘superbug’ ear infection – Old Prevnar 2007 Historical Only

*Requested Repost From 2007 – Info is Historical   A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is also having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections On Monday, doctors reported discovering the first such germ that is resistant to all drugs approved to treat childhood ear…

Anthrax death sparks outbreak concern – Traced to contaminated Heroin

LONDON (Reuters) – A British drug user has died from anthrax, health authorities said on Friday, triggering concerns a European outbreak of the rare infection among people who inject heroin may be worsening. The user was possibly infected by contaminated heroin and there were at least seven other similar cases across Europe, the Health Protection…

Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics

Genetically screening our offspring to make them better people is just ‘responsible parenting’, claims an eminent Oxford academic By Richard Alleyne 3:33PM BST 16 Aug 2012 Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better children”. The expert in practical…

Finland prepares for break-up of eurozone

Finland is preparing for the break-up of the eurozone, the country’s foreign   minister warned today   By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, in Helsinki 9:00PM BST 16 Aug 2012 The Nordic state is battening down the hatches for a full-blown currency   crisis as tensions in the eurozone mount and has said it will not tolerate   further bail-out creep…

Pat Robertson: Don’t adopt sexually abused children that could grow up ‘weird’

By David Edwards Thursday, August 16, 2012 16:12 EDT Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday cautioned his viewers to think twice before adopting disadvantaged children that had been sexually abused or deprived of food because they could grow up “weird.” During Thursday’s edition of The 700 Club co-host Kristi Watts read a letter from a woman…