GOP SUDDENLY A WEE BIT NERVOUS ABOUT PRIVATIZING MEDICARE...

Dec 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Chuck Schumer: “We say to our Republicans who want to privatize Medicare, we say: go try it. Make our day.” By Kerry Eleveld / DailyKos NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – MARCH 6, 2014: Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo Credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com Donald Trump promised to protect it. Paul Ryan wants to dismantle it as does Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s pick to head the Health and Human Services Department. Democrats—Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer included—are daring Republicans to savage a program that provides health care to one of their most loyal voting demographics—seniors. Medicare is fast becoming a political hot potato for Republicans now that they will control every part of the federal government. GOP senators, in particular, are sounding a little leery of Paul Ryan’s...

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PUSHING REPEAL OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (WHILE A REPLACEMENT CAN WAIT)...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Mark Trahant  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE The following was originally published at Trahant Reports President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are moving quickly to reshape health care, including the Indian Health system. And so far the path looks to be chaotic. First, the who: The Trump administration will be led on health care issues by Tom Price, a Georgia physician, a persistant critic of the Affordable Care Act, and a member of Congress. Seema Verma will be the next Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a consultant Verma has helped conservative governors, including the Vice President-elect Mike Pence, implement Medicaid expansion. And let’s be clear about their task. As the president-elect said, “he is exceptionally qualified to shepherd our commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare and bring affordable and accessible healthcare to every...

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WARREN SLAMS CURE BILL AS HANDOUT TO BIG PHARMA...

Nov 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Peter Sullivan – THE HILL.COM   © Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday slammed a bipartisan medical innovation bill as a handout to “Big Pharma,” saying on the Senate floor that she would oppose the measure. Warren, a leading progressive champion, accused Republicans of going back on their deal to balance measures to speed up the approval process for new drugs with more money for medical research. She said the funding in the latest version of the bill, $4.8 billion over 10 years, is far too little for what is needed at the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. “[Republicans] have reneged on that promise and let Big Pharma hijack the cures bill,” Warren said. “This final deal has only a tiny fig leaf of funding, for NIH and...

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THE RESULTS FROM THE FIRST EVER STUDY COMPARING VACCINATED VS. UNVACCINATED CHILDREN ARE IN AND THE DATA IS FRIGHTENING...

Nov 27, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] boy with blue eyes thinking while sitting by the window A first of its kind groundbreaking study of over 650 children comparing vaccinated vs. unvaccinated has been completed and the results are in.  Published in Frontiers in Public Health this survey of over 400 mothers compared their vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes to determine whether an association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), if any, remains significant after adjustment for other measured factors. The Conclusions are Chilling: The Vaccinated had a Higher rate of Allergies and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability (NDD) than the Unvaccinated. Knowing this information as a parent what are your thoughts on this?  If you are currently vaccinating your child, does this make you stop and question your...

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ABOUT THE DOLLARS FOR DOCTORS DATA...

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] How Industry Money Reaches Physicians by Charles Ornstein, Tracy Weber and Dan Nguyen ProPublica, ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs database contains approximately $4 billion in payments to doctors, other medical providers and health care institutions that have been disclosed by 17 pharmaceutical companies and their subsidiaries since 2009. ProPublica took these disclosures and assembled them into a single, comprehensive database that allows patients to search for their physician or medical center and receive a listing of all payments matching that name. The database can also be searched by state and by company. It can be filtered by category and by year. It was not easy to assemble. Some of the firms published the data on their websites in a way that made it nearly impossible to analyze or, in some cases, even download. And...

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TRUMP REPORTEDLY ASSURED VACCINE SKEPTICS AT A DONOR EVENT IN AUGUST THAT HE WILL ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Elissa Strauss   SLATE.COM Donald Trump holds a baby the end of a rally at Great Bay Community College on February 4, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images As president-elect Donald Trump carries on with his transition to the White House, our country waits to see which parts of his campaign rhetoric were the swirly-twirly ideas of a callow populist, and which parts were substantial and considered enough to evolve into actual policy. Among the big ideas many of us hope remain in the first category is Trump’s position on vaccinations. The president-elect has a long history of vaccine misinformation; he first began to express his beliefs that there might be a relationship between vaccines and autism nearly a decade ago—years after this association was scientifically discredited. He’s repeated these ideas...

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FDA Stops Testing for Glyphosate as New Report Finds High Levels Are Found in Food...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment The pesticide, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Beyond Pesticides STAVELOT, BELGIUM – MAY 6, 2016: Shelves with a variety of Pesticides in a Carrefour Supermarket. Roundup is a brand-name of an herbicide containing glyphosate, made by Monsanto. Photo Credit: defotoberg / Shutterstock.com The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing for glyphosate residues in food, according to a statement made to the Huffington Post. The suspension was announced as a new report was released from Food Democracy Now! and the Detox Project, which has exposed dangerous levels of glyphosate contamination in popular U.S. foods. Glyphosate has been found to cause changes to DNA functioning, resulting in chronic disease, and has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. In February 2016,...

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HOW TO USE LESS PLASTIC IN YOUR HOME...

Nov 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] FIX.COM   Simple tricks to reduce plastic pollution There’s no question there are excellent plastic products that have done a lot to improve human lives. Items such as car seats, helmets, and medical plastics (just to name a few) are important items that not only enhance, but save lives. These are not the plastics that have people concerned. The plastics I refer to in this article are the superfluous plastics. Those that are created for convenience and financial sake only. In fact, products such as plastic utensils are often created to be used once and then tossed into the garbage. These are what I call “daily plastics,” which are completely unnecessary otherwise. Isn’t Recycling Plastic the Solution? What exactly does it mean to throw something “away”? First of all, “away” isn’t in a...

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NEW YORK CITY PROTESTS FORCED VACCINE PANEL...

Nov 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] More Info Paul Offit says it all      Yesterday hundreds of people gathered on a bitterly cold, windswept First Avenue in Manhattan to protest an event at the New York University Langone Medical Center called “Conronting Vaccine Resistance” which featured some of the the leading proponents for forced vaccination in the United States. The demonstrators were joined by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Gary Null and VAXXED producers Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey along with the VAXXED bus. Joshua Coleman, a member of the VAXXED crew attempted to interview Paul Offit, a vaccine entrepreneur and advocate of seizing children who are not fully compliant with the federal vaccine schedule, who was there to speak at the meeting. Here is a link to the results which succinctly states Offit’s position (trigger warning: contains profanity.) This...

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We Must Stop Taking Clean Water and Sanitation for Granted: Here’s What You Can Do (Video)...

Nov 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment In the developing world, a lack of clean water and sanitation can be deadly. By Eleanor Allen / AlterNet Stop drinking aerated water or soft drink, water are great for kid. Photo Credit: GUNDAM_Ai/Shutterstock In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly named November 19 World Toilet Day, a call to action and to raise awareness about the many people worldwide who lack the basic human right to safe water and proper sanitation. In the west, we take toilets for granted. But many people can’t do that in the developing world. In fact, 2.4 of the 7 billion people on the planet lack improved sanitation, and 1 billion defecate in the open, which carries a host of risks, particularly to women and children. World Toilet Day 2016 ties directly into some themes that...

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ZIKA VIRUS IS NO LONGER A GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY, UN HEALTH AGENCY SAYS...

Nov 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Move does not mean the agency is downgrading threat of the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe neurological defects in newborns, officials said The World Health Organization said emergency measures had led the world to an ‘urgent and coordinated response’, but the virus had continued to spread. Photograph: Iqro Rinaldi/Reuters THE GUARDIAN The United Nations health agency has declared that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an international emergency and said it is preparing a longer-term response to the mosquito-borne virus that can result in severe neurological defects in newborns whose mothers were infected. World Health Organization officials were quick to note that the move does not mean the agency is downgrading the threat of the virus that has spread across Latin America, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Nearly...

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RETHINKING MEDICAL CARE & CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS – EP. 6...

Nov 18, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE TRUTH BARREL WITH GABRIELLE REECE AND NEIL STRAUSS (ADD TO FAVORITES) Rethinking Medical Care & Childhood Vaccinations with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters – Ep 6 Rethinking Medical Care & Childhood Vaccinations with Dr. Jay Gordon and Jake Peters – Ep 6 Can you trust your doctor? Do hospitals actually have your best health in mind? Will immunizations keep you healthy or get you sick? Neil has been going through one of the greatest challenges new parents face: making medical decisions for a child. In this episode, he and Gabby talk to one of the most well-known and highly recommended pediatricians in Southern California, Dr. Jay Gordon, about the truth behind vaccinations, as well as the weakness and strengths of the hospital and medical system. They then visit teenager Jake Peters....

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While the nation was watching the election, the EPA just approved another toxic herbicide for Monsanto...

Nov 17, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer  NATURAL NEWS (NaturalNews) As universities across the country hold cry-ins, counseling sessions, and post-election therapy events for narcissistic, cry-baby college students, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly approved Monsanto’s new drift-prone herbicide, which will further poison, emasculate, and weaken the population. The soils are suffering from persistent over farming, bio-solid toxins, and chemical-intense agriculture. Soil and crops are so nutritionally depleted; the effect can be witnessed in the panicky, easily manipulated, fragile-minded behaviors of people. EPA bows to Monsanto again, keeping farmers trapped in the herbicide-dependent agricultural cycle The EPA is run by people who have worked for the biotech industry, who buckle under the pressure of the demands of multinational corporations like Monsanto. The EPA cannot protect anything if they lack the courage to say no...

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US MILITARY PLANS TO DUMP 20,000 TONS OF HEAVY METALS AND EXPLOSIVES INTO THE OCEANS...

Nov 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report US Navy forces engage in maneuver training in the Philippine Sea, November 28, 2013. The massive amount of heavy metals and highly toxic compounds the Navy introduces into the environment will not be cleaned up by the Navy, nor will the Navy contribute to medical tests for people whose health may suffer. (Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman / US Navy) The US Navy has been conducting war-game exercises in US waters for decades, and in the process, it has left behind tons of bombs, heavy metals, missiles, sonar buoys, high explosives and depleted uranium munitions that are extremely harmful to both humans and marine life. Truthout recently reported that the Navy has admitted to releasing chemicals into the oceans that are known...

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MONSANTO IS SCRAMBLING TO BURY THIS BREAKING STORY – PLEASE SHARE...

Nov 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Food Babe   I am frankly shocked this information is not making front page news right now. Monsanto will do anything to bury this story… and as of right now, it’s working. Not a single mainstream media outlet has covered this appalling new report that shows millions of people being poisoned by a chemical that does not belong in our food. This chemical is ending up in processed foods like Cheerios, Ritz Crackers, and Oreos and being consumed by humans across the world. The health of millions of people is on the line and this news must go mainstream! That’s why I’m calling on every single one of you who reads this post to share this breaking story now. The only way this injustice will be corrected is if enough of us stand up and demand that something be done to...

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4 FLEXIBLE CAREERS TO PUT YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL PASSION TO WORK...

Nov 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] If your 9 to 5 job is draining you of all your creativity and not helping you fulfill your personal goals of helping better the environment, now is the time to find an alternative career. There are plenty of options that can offer you a more flexible schedule as well as an outlet for your personal passions. Here are just a few: Start an Eco-friendly Concierge Service Remember how overwhelming it was when you first made the switch to environmentally responsible products? There are so many ingredients to keep track of and harmful materials to look for and worry about that it can be a long process to research and buy anything, whether its home cleaning products and clothes or a new couch and a mattress. By starting a concierge service with a...

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NASA CONFESSES TO DOSING AMERICANS WITH AIR-BORNE LITHIUM AND OTHER CHEMICALS...

Nov 15, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Home Environment HEALTHNUT NEWS (Note from Erin: I’m convinced this is Douglas Rowland- feel free to listen for yourself and decide…according to many, there have been voice comparisons done.) At this point, if you haven’t heard about chemtrails (NASA uses the word themselves in the video) you simply must not have access to the news because it’s being discussed more and more these days. And for those of you who might be skeptics, besides various articles written by reporters and scientists, we now have the video above. Meet NASA employee Douglas Rowland (email: Douglas.e.rowland@nasa.gov) who admits a couple of key things in the video above, things that definetly do NOT tow the party line: that there are indeed various types of chemtrails that lithium is being sprayed into the atmosphere that it’s been...

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TRUMP: VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM AND WILL BE INVESTIGATED...

Nov 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  by Baxter Dmitry in News, US President-elect Donald Trump believes vaccines are responsible for the autism epidemic and he has promised to find out the truth and “save our children and their future” when he takes office in January. Trump dismissed the official claim that there is no link between vaccines and autism, claiming there has been a cover up to suppress the truth and that “nay-sayers will understand soon.” RELATED CONTENT FDA Announce That DTap Vaccine Causes Autism Bombshell: Government Medical Chief Says MMR Vaccine Causes Autism “[W]e’ve had so many instances, people that work for me. Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got...

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BY 2030, HOSPITALS MAY BE A THING OF THE PAST...

Nov 14, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Getty In Brief Predictions from the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council, Melanie Walker, say we’ll soon enter a post-hospital world due to advances in personalized medicine, health monitoring, and nanotechnology. New and evolving technologies in medical science convince Walker we’ll live in a society not dependent on hospitals by 2030. BRAVE NEW WORLD As the world of medicine is increasingly changed by biology, technology, communications, genetics, and robotics, predicting the outlook of the next few decades of medicine becomes harder. But that is exactly what Melanie Walker of the World Economic Forum does, and she predicts a bright new future for healthcare. Walker is the co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Future Council on neurotechnology and brain science and has been a doctor for the past 20 years. “Nearly 20 years...

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DRINKING WATER ON INDIGENOUS LAND: MORE VIOLATIONS, LESS EPA...

Nov 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News | Report Anti Dakota Access pipeline activists display a sign at the Standing Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on October 10, 2016. (Photo: Ellen Davidson) Editor’s Note: This story is part of “Sacred Water,” EHN’s ongoing investigation into Native American struggles — and successes — to protect culturally significant water sources on and off the reservation  Tribal drinking water utilities and wastewater treatment plants are far less likely to be federally inspected or receive enforcement despite more violations than non-tribal facilities, according to a new analysis of federal water laws done by Texas A&M University researchers. They report that tribal facilities received about 44 percent fewer inspections under the Clean Water Act — which regulates pollution discharged into water — from 2010 to 2015...

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VACCINE HESITANT PARENTS AREN’T “CRACKPOTS”...

Nov 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] BY PAUL THOMAS, M.D. AND JENNIFER MARGULIS, PH.D.  INDIANA JOURNAL In an article in, the New York Post labeled vaccine-hesitant parents as “crackpots,” a sentiment that was then echoed on Good Morning America. The idea goes like this: parents who choose to delay, space out, or forego some vaccines are uneducated, selfish, misinformed, and—most importantly—putting other people’s children… at risk. Journalists and the doctors they interview are baffled: How could any parent not want to do every vaccine on the schedule? How could parents be so ignorant? So misled? But the vast majority of parents who turn away from vaccines do so after following the doctor’s orders to vaccinate at birth, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 15 months and watching their baby get sicker and sicker. Their baby’s reaction...

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Another pipeline bursts in PA, endangering the drinking water of 6 million people … same company behind Dakota Pipeline...

Nov 13, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Admin  COMPLETE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.COM While most of us are enjoying lower gasoline and natural gas prices these days – a big help to the family budget – it is increasingly difficult to defend the oil and gas industry when it keeps polluting our treasured natural resources. The most recent incident occurred in Pennsylvania, and it involves the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, and which bulldozed ancient Native American burial sites: Sunoco. A pipeline managed by the company has leaked 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a major waterway, thereby contaminating the drinking water of some 6 million people. The pipeline burst in recent days after heavy rainfall in the area, Natural Blaze reported. The gasoline streamed into Wallis Run, a tributary of the Loyalsock Creek that eventually drains into the Susquehanna River. The leak was detected...

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As Americans Increasingly Seethe at Big Pharma’s Money Racket, Govt Is Coddling Its Power More Than Ever...

Nov 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Drugs U.S. government is erasing the few regulatory firewalls that have existed and tolerating alarming conflicts of interest. By Martha Rosenberg / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Flickr, TaxRebate.org.uk Public anger at Pharma and its outrageous prices has never been higher. First a smirking Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, refused to explain or defend his price hike of the antiparasitic drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 on the Hill in February, a price hike that could put the life-saving drug out of reach for some. With clear derision for regulators and the public itself, he tweeted that lawmakers were “imbeciles” after he testified. Then Mylan jacked the price of its EpiPen, an emergency allergy treatment that saves lives, to $600 up from the $100 almost overnight this summer. After public uproar, Mylan offered EpiPen cost breaks...

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CANADA’S BIG DAMS PRODUCE CLEAN ENERGY, AND HIGH LEVELS OF MERCURY...

Nov 12, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By IAN AUSTEN  NYTIMES The construction site of the hydroelectric facility at Muskrat Falls in Labrador in July. Muskrat Falls will probably be just the first of a series of fights over mercury in Canada, where dams now supply about three-fifths of the country’s electricity. Credit Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press OTTAWA — Protests. Hunger strikes. Sit-ins that disrupt construction. At the immense Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project in a remote and rugged part of Labrador, the indigenous people who live nearby have been raising louder and louder alarms. But it is not about the dam itself. The controversy is over what will flow from it. The protests are focused on a mostly overlooked side effect of hydroelectric projects all over Canada: The reservoirs behind the dams tend to develop high...

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ENHANCED HUMANS

Nov 10, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] FUTURISM Jemere Ruby Using a system of electrodes, transmitters, receivers, scientists were able to restore leg function in a primate, completely bypassing damaged nerves. While this remarkable feat may be decades away from human use, it is a promising development for the hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. with spinal cord injuries Instant Function Electrodes implanted in the brain and spine have helped paralyzed monkeys walk. The neurologists behind the study reported that the implants restored function in the primates’ legs almost instantaneously. The findings are detailed in Nature.  The spinal cord of the subject monkey was partially cut, so the legs had no way of communicating with the brain. To mend the brain-spine interface, electrodes were placed on key parts of the monkey’s body. Implants were placed inside the monkey’s brain...

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HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY RAKES IN BILLIONS WHILE BLAMING OBAMACARE FOR LOSSES...

Nov 8, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Major insurance companies are enjoying record profits but claim they are losing money under the Affordable Care Act  | ConsumerAffairs |  Insurance By Amy Martyn Amy Martyn is a writer and reporter who lives in Texas with her husband and dog. When she is not writing, reading or investigating, she is on her bicycle, running or on good days taking a road trip somewhere.  Read Full Bio→ Photo (c) Fotolia Sick, elderly, and/or poor people who actually need health insurance are ruining Obamacare for the rest of us, if a common mantra of the health insurance industry is to be believed. While not wording it quite as harshly, the health insurance industry has said that Affordable Care Act customers are making heavy use of medical services, more than the industry anticipated, costing health insurance...

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STATE’S VACCINE INJURY STORIES...

Nov 7, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Click on    STATES                 for your State’s Vaccine Injury Stories Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the site....

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SEE HOW QUICKLY EATING ORGANIC CAN RID YOUR BODY OF PESTICIDES...

Nov 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TAKE PART A new study suggests that just two weeks of eating a changed diet is enough to drastically reduce the amount of lingering ag chemicals.   Willy Blackmore is TakePart’s Food editor. There are pesticides—and other agricultural chemicals too—in your body right now. With organic food production accounting for less than 1 percent of the world’s farmland, herbicides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, and all the rest are part of the global dietary reality—and when we eat foods treated with them, the chemicals stick around. Do they pose a health risk? Do they ever go away? Do we need to be worried about them? Should you be paying way more for organic groceries to avoid them? The short answer is that no one really knows, but a new study funded by a Swedish...

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KIDS WITH AUTISM FIND PATH TO SUCCESS WITH STEM-FOCUSED SCHOOL...

Nov 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TAKE PART Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture. LOS ANGELES—At 8:50 on a warm morning in October, a group of high school seniors paint long strips of canvas in a small science classroom. Yawns spread from teen to teen in the dimly lit room as they daub blank parchment with orange, green, and purple paints. One student’s eyes flutter as she tells her peers about staying up until 2 a.m. the night before to finish a campaign poster for the student council elections. Two boys goof off, chuckling as they dump globs of paint onto canvas, delaying the project’s completion. Once the thick layers of paint dry, the strips of canvas will be woven together to create brightly colored graph paper on which teachers will post weekly problems for a prize...

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WHERE COAL SURVIVES

Nov 6, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TAKE PART DAILY CAIRO—After 30 years in investment banking, Hisham Tawfik felt confident he could spot a winning venture. He had led one of Egypt’s largest asset management funds and served as a longtime member of the board of directors of the Egyptian Exchange. Even amid the revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the subsequent years of economic turmoil, he kept his clients’ balance sheets steady. So when Egyptian authorities began to voice interest in renewable energy in 2014, Tawfik leaped at the can’t-miss opportunity to bring solar power to his sun-drenched homeland. Ready for a change of profession, he put the bank on hold and enrolled in a technical workshop in Canada. On his return to Egypt, he established a company, Cairo Solar, and took on five employees. “We...

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