Scientists REFUSE to release a list of 1,500 outdated Los Angeles homes, offices, and factories at risk of collapse from an earthquake / For fear of being sued

Scientists refuse to pass on details they  collected on unsafe buildings Non-reinforced concrete structures are a deadly trap  during major quakes Separate  list by LA Times shows Capitol Records building, Pantages Theater, and Avalon  nightclub among dangerous buildings Scientists  confirm 99 percent chance a 6.7 quake will hit within 30  years Catastrophic 7.5 magnitude quake…

Parasite makes mice lose fear of cats permanently

Behavioural changes persist after Toxoplasma infection is cleared. Eliot Barford 18 September 2013 Mice infected with toxoplasmosis lose their instinctive fear for the smell of cats — and the parasite’s effects may be permanent. Wendy Ingram/Adrienne Greene A parasite that infects up to one-third of people around the world may have the ability to permanently…

Does getting rich mean giving less? Research shows the more money you have, the more tight fisted you become

A study from UC  Berkeley’s Dacher Keltner finds that isolation and a decrease in generosity  occur as personal wealth increases Another  study tracked a Mexican village and watched giving and community activities drop  as wealth grew Since 1800,  Americans have used the word ‘get’ in print progressively more than the word  ‘give’ By  Daily Mail…

Troubling levels of toxic metals found in lipstick

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — A new analysis of the contents of lipstick and lip gloss may cause you to pause before puckering. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health tested 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores.…

Quantity of sugar in food supply linked to diabetes rates, Every 150 Calories = +1% increased risk

Contact: Erin Digitale digitale@stanford.edu 650-724-9175 Stanford University Medical Center STANFORD, Calif. — Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” Eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes, according to the prevailing theory. But…

To revert breast cancer cells, give them the squeeze

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Compression restores normal growth in malignant cells              IMAGE:   Shown are fluorescence images of uncompressed (left) and compressed (right) colonies of malignant breast epithelial cells. Compressed colonies are smaller and more organized. Click here for more information.      BERKELEY — Researchers at the…

Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention problems

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother’s womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The new findings,…

85th Health Research Report 12 JUL 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 85th Issue 12 JUL 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com   http://www.healthresearchreport.me   Editors top five: 1. Study demonstrates pine bark naturally reduces hay fever symptoms 2. Increasing Fertility Threefold 3. Antioxidants do help arteries stay healthy 4. Early life exposure to BPA may affect testis function in adulthood 5. Polio research gives…

Potentially toxic flame retardants found in many US couches

Contact: Tim Lucas tdlucas@duke.edu 919-613-8084 Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — More than half of all couches tested in a Duke University-led study contained potentially toxic or untested chemical flame retardants that may pose risks to human health. Among the chemicals detected was “Tris,” a chlorinated flame retardant that is considered a probable human carcinogen based…

Flame retardants linked to neurodevelopmental delays in children : PBDEs

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — Prenatal and childhood exposure to flame retardant compounds are linked to poorer attention, fine motor coordination and IQ in school-aged children, a finding by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, that adds to growing health concerns over a chemical prevalent in U.S.…

Study links reduced fertility to flame retardant exposure: PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley – Women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a type of flame retardant commonly found in household consumer products, took longer to become pregnant compared with women who have lower PBDE levels, according to a new study by researchers…

Pesticide susceptibility in children lasts longer than expected: Some are 130 to 164 times more susceptible than others

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Berkeley — Although it is known that infants are more susceptible than adults to the toxic effects of pesticides, this increased vulnerability may extend much longer into childhood than expected, according to a new study by researchers at the University…