Wednesday, April 26, 2017

People who smoke one pack of cigarettes a day cause 150 mutations in lung cells each year, study

People who smoke one pack of cigarettes a day develop an average of 150 extra mutations in their lungs every year, according to a new study that helps explain why smokers have such a higher risk of developing lung cancer. ______ Other organs were also affected,...

New activity discovered in our brain could change how we understand the body’s inner clock

Scientists thought that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes were just supporting neurons. However, a new mouse study provides evidence that these cells play a big role in regulating the body's cycle. ______ ASTONISHING ASTROCYTES The various processes in the human body are governed either by daily or seasonal...

Vitamin D and Cancer: What you need to know

Vitamin D helps build healthy bones, but that’s not all it can do. More recent data point to other potential benefits, including staving off dementia and protecting against certain cancers, such as colon and breast cancer. ______ But how strong is the evidence? In a new study...

As a victory for all Americans, Hillary Clinton celebrates Trump’s healthcare fail

On Friday, Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to celebrate the downfall of the Republican plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. ______ “Today was a victory for the 24,000,000 people at risk of losing their health insurance, for seniors, for families battling the quiet epidemic of addiction,...

Monsanto, the name of toxic chemicals poisoning us not feeding us

Monsanto isn't feeding the world, it's killing our children. “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” —Dr. Jane Goodall ______ Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of...

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart admitted he is using marijuana to treat Arthritis pain

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart went on the record and admitted he is a daily user of marijuana, but only to ease the symptoms of arthritis. ______ “Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal...

Lungs aren’t just for breathing, they also play a key role in how blood is formed, study

All this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. ______ Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their...

Monsanto helped write cancer studies on Roundup, emails indicate

Monsanto ghostwrote studies on the herbicide Roundup for the Environmental Protection Agency, documents unsealed in a federal court case seem to show. ______ Farmers and others are suing chemical company Monsanto, alleging that the company failed to warn them that its glyphosate-based week killer can cause...

World has just three months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation: Red Cross

The world has got just three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as drought and war wreck crops and block aid across the region, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday. ______ The agency...

Cancer-causing chemicals: Monsanto loses cancer label lawsuit, accused of ghostwriting study

A California judge has ruled against Monsanto Co. in its attempt to prevent the main ingredient in the company’s Roundup herbicide products from being added to a state list of cancer-causing chemicals. ______ Separately, Creve Coeur-based Monsanto was accused in a court filing unsealed Tuesday of...

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