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Living on Earth: Pesticides Can Lower Intelligence

New research shows prenatal exposure to pesticides can cause reduced intelligence and developmental delays similar to exposure to lead. Journalist Susan Freinkel investigated studies that charted these effects and talked with host Steve Curwood about her investigation published in The Nation. Read more

Radiation from cell phones linked to erectile dysfunction

(NaturalNews) As reported in the Environmental Health Trust's latest newsletter, cell phones have now been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED). While numerous studies have shown that cell phone radiation leads to human sperm death and damage and decreased fertility, the new report of increased erectile dysfunction is sending shock waves through the men's health community. Read more

Glyphosate found to accumulate in animals and humans, leading to chronic illness

NaturalNews) Yet another scientific study has debunked the myth that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) pose no threat whatsoever to animals or humans. A team of researchers from both Germany and Egypt, publishing their findings in the Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology, discovered that animals fed GM feed had much higher levels of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, in their urine and organs than animals fed non-GM or organic feed. Read more

Mouthwash Use "Linked To Oral Cancer"

Heavy use of mouthwashes may lead to a higher risk of oral cancer, an expert claims.
Research suggests that people rinsing with such products more than three times a day have a greater chance of developing mouth and throat cancer.
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Scientists Condemn New FDA Study Saying BPA Is Safe: " It Borders On Scientific Misconduct"

In February, a group of Food and Drug Administration scientists published a study finding that low-level exposure to the common plastic additive bisphenol A (BPA) is safe. The media, the chemical industry, and FDA officials touted this as evidence that long-standing concerns about the health effects of BPA were unfounded. ("BPA Is A-Okay, Says FDA," Read more

Onion Extract Slows Colon Cancer Growth Just As Effectively As Chemo Drug

(NaturalNews) Researchers have just discovered that flavonoids extracted from common onions slow the rate of colon cancer growth in mice just as effectively as a chemotherapy drug. And while the mice on chemo saw their LDL cholesterol go up (a possible side effect of the drug), the mice on onion extract actually saw their LDL levels drop. Read more

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind. Read more

Growing Evidence That Autism Is Linked To Pollution With Babies 283% More Likely To Suffer From The Condition Compared To Other Birth Defects

Exposure to traffic fumes, industrial air pollution and other environmental toxins can dramatically increase a mother's chances of having a child with autism. Read more

The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Reality Of Pot Farming

Starting about 90 miles northwest of Sacramento, an unbroken swath of national forestland follows the spine of California's rugged coastal mountains all the way to the Oregon border. Near the center of this vast wilderness, along the grassy banks of the Trinity River's south fork, lies the remote enclave of Hyampom (pop. 241), where, on a crisp November morning, I climb into a four-wheel-drive government pickup and bounce up a dirt logging road deep into the Six Rivers National Forest. I've come to visit what's known in cannabis country as a "trespass grow." Read more

A Plunge In Preschool Obesity?  Not So Fast, Experts Say

If the news last month that the prevalence of obesity among American preschoolers had plunged 43 percent in a decade sounded too good to be true, that's because it probably was, researchers say. Read more

10 Ways For Men To Prevent Cancer Today

In a University of Vermont study, the fittest men were 68 percent less likely to develop lung cancer and 38 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancers than the least active men—and those who developed cancer had better outcomes if they exercised regularly. Read more

Chemicals In Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

You think you're doing "everything right" or "eating healthy," but you might be hurting your efforts to get and stay well by not paying attention to the harmful effects of the everyday items you use at home. Read more

Bacterial Imbalance May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

In people with Crohn's disease, harmful gut bacteria are more abundant, and beneficial gut bacteria are less prevalent, than they are in people without the intestinal condition, according to a new study. The findings also suggest that antibiotic use may worsen symptoms of the disease. Read more

BPA-Free Plastics May Be Less Safe Than Those With Chemical

For Debra Berliner, the debate over using plastics in her home is manifested by a BPA-free plastic sippy cup her husband purchased for her 22-month-old son that remains opened but unused in a kitchen cabinet. Read more

Measles Outbreak In Vaccinated School Population

An outbreak of measles occurred in a high school with a documented vaccination level of 98 per cent. Nineteen (70 per cent) of the cases were students who had histories of measles vaccination at 12 months of age or older and are therefore considered vaccine failures. Read more

11 Unsettling Facts You Should Know About McDonalds Happy Meals

If you're like many Americans, the thought of the McDonald's Happy Meal evokes, well, happiness. It was a wonderful treat as a kid to go to Mickey D's and get the iconic package that held goodies beyond your wildest imagination. Inside that red box was not only delicious and greasy fried food, but also a toy. What you really wanted wasn't a burger, but that "101 Dalmatians" figurine (to complete your collection) or those Beanie Babies (even if they were miniature versions). Read more

Many Beer And Wine Makers Add Fish Bladders, Gelatin And Powdered Blood To Their Products

(NaturalNews) Although very few beers or wines are made using animal ingredients, such ingredients are often used during the filtration process, in which natural solids are removed to give the final product a translucent appearance. Read more

New "Super" Lice Creeping Up In U.S.

They’re the creepy-crawly critters that make every parent squirm. And new research shows that they are becoming increasingly difficult to kill.
The bugs known as super lice have developed genetic mutations that make them resistant to many of the over-the-counter and prescription chemicals that used to kill them.
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Six Ways Women Can Reduce Their Risk Of A Stroke

(NaturalNews) Studies have shown that women are more at risk of suffering a stroke than men, and for the first time, women and their physicians are now armed with evidence-based guidelines on how best to reduce those risks. Read more

Nearly 500 Ways To Make A Yoga Mat Sandwich

If you’ve planked on a yoga mat, slipped on flip-flops, extracted a cell phone from protective padding or lined an attic with foam insulation, chances are you’ve had a brush with an industrial chemical called azodicarbonamide, nicknamed ADA. In the plastics industry, ADA is the “chemical foaming agent” of choice. It is mixed into polymer plastic gel to generate tiny gas bubbles, something like champagne for plastics. The results are materials that are strong, light, spongy and malleable. Read more

Prevalence Of Adult And Childhood Obesity

Importance  More than one-third of adults and 17% of youth in the United States are obese, although the prevalence remained stable between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010.
Objective  To provide the most recent national estimates of childhood obesity, analyze trends in childhood obesity between 2003 and 2012, and provide detailed obesity trend analyses among adults.
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Everything You Thought You Knew About Doing Laundry Is Wrong

This is going to sound like an oxymoron, but there is a genuinely amusing cleaning book out there. Really. I'm not kidding you. It's called "My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag...And Other Things You Can't Ask Martha," by Jolie Kerr. She's better-known as the author of the "Ask A Clean Person" column on The Hairpin and from her work on Jezebel and Deadspin. Read more

Scientists Raise Concern Over Chemicals Leaching Into Food

No one in their right mind would knowingly drink formaldehyde – but that’s the risk consumers take when they gulp down fizzy drinks sold in plastic containers, according to a report published Wednesday in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read more

Subway Restaurant Chain To Remove Yoga Mat Chemical From Sandwiches

(NaturalNews) Companies that portray a healthy image, like Subway, must be held accountable to their "eat fresh" claims. When a company like Subway cooks a carcinogenic chemical directly into their bread for many years, they really aren't being honest about their healthy image and mission. Read more

Proctor & Gamble To Remove Phosphates From Laundry Soap Globally

The Tide manufacturer aims to cut phosphates from all its laundry soaps within two years, a move that could benefit the environment - especially in developing countries. Read more

Pepsi One Contains Higher Levels Of Potential Carcinogens
Caramel color is an additive that gives your bubbly soda that distinct amber hue.
But some of the artificial coloring also contains a potentially carcinogenic chemical called 4-methylimidazole or 4-MeI.
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Toxic Pesticides From GM Food Found In Unborn Babies

Medical researchers at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec found that toxic pesticides used on genetically modified crops and animal feed entered and remained in the bodies of pregnant women and fed into their unborn babies through the umbilical cord. Read more

12 Worst Endocrine Disruptors That Can Wreck Your Health

Common household goods, personal care products, and even food and water, are major sources of chemical exposure that can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your body. For obvious reasons, children are at greatest risk for adverse effects. Read more

NICU Survivors May See Higher Autism Rate

AUSTIN, Texas -- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incidence was significantly higher in babies who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit, versus the general population, and was often accompanied by comorbidities, researchers said here. Read more

Major Weight Loss Tied To Microbes

Scientists at Harvard may have new hope for people struggling with obesity.
A study conducted in collaboration with researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital hints at a future where doctors could deliver the weight-loss benefits of gastric bypass surgery without the surgery. In a study described in a March 27 paper in Science Translational Medicine, researchers found that the surgery caused drastic changes to microbes in the guts of mice.
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CDC Confirms Link Between Antibiotics,CAFO's And Superbugs

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health, worldwide, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics. Read more

New Research Links Aluminum To Breast Cancer

(NaturalNews) Recent studies point to a strong link between aluminum and breast cancer. The correlation between aluminum and brain damage, including Alzheimer's disease, has been established by extensive research and is reason enough to avoid aluminum exposure. Read more

Environmental Chemicals, A Pregnancy Risk
WASHINGTON (AP) — From mercury to pesticides, Americans are exposed daily to environmental chemicals that could harm reproductive health, the nation's largest groups of obstetricians and fertility specialists said Monday. Read more
Scientific Evidence Suggests That Vaccine-Autism Link Can No Longer Be Ignored

Concerns regarding vaccinations continue to increase exponentially in light of all of the information and documentation that has surfaced over the past few years. As a result, corporate media has responded to alternative media, stating that the increase of persons who are choosing to opt out of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule is a result of ‘fear mongering.’ Read more

Will A "Universal" Flu Vaccine Really Work

Despite powerful evidence to the contrary, the conventional view is that the best way to protect yourself against influenza is to get a seasonal flu shot. This flies in the face of a multitude of studies showing that: Read more

Global Treaty To Curb Mercury-Except When It Comes To Children's Vaccines
Mercury is notorious for damaging the developing brains and nervous systems of babies and children. Concern about the serious effects of mercury pollution brought delegates from more than 140 nations to Geneva this January to put the finishing touches on a global treaty to minimize emissions. Read more
U.S Kids Born In Polluted Areas More Likely To Have Autism

Women who live in areas with polluted air are up to twice as likely to have an autistic child than those living in communities with cleaner air, according to a new study. Building on two other smaller, regional studies, the Harvard University research is the first to link air pollution nationwide with autism. Read more

Breaking: European Comission  To Criminalize Nearly All Seeds And Plants Not Registered With Government
(NaturalNews) A new law proposed by the European Commission would make it illegal to "grow, reproduce or trade" any vegetable seeds that have not been "tested, approved and accepted" by a new EU bureaucracy named the "EU Plant Variety Agency." Read more
Study Suggests Honeybee Collapse Has Many Culprits

WASHINGTON It’s one of the most perplexing environmental mysteries of recent years: Why are honeybees dying, and what can be done to stop a catastrophic agricultural disaster with far-reaching economic and environmental consequences in the United States and beyond? Read more

How To Cut Breast Cancer Risks Naturally

According to estimates by the American Cancer Society, about 232,300 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, and about 39,600 will die from the disease.
Dr. Christine Horner is quite familiar with breast cancer. She began her career as a board certified general and plastic surgeon, performing breast reconstructive surgeries on women who'd had full mastectomies due to breast cancer.
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Watchdog Warns Of Dirty Dozen Hormone Disruptors As Scientists, Industry Argue Regulations

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. News headlines regularly hint at possible connections between BPA and a lengthening list of health problems. But the ingredient is still common in plastics, food can liners -- and in our bodies. Read more