Health

Cannabis harm to teenagers' brains 'overstated', finds study

Fears that cannabis causes irreparable harm to teenager’s brains have been stoked by trials which “overstated” the effects on intelligence and other functions, according to a review which found little ill-effect after three days abstinence.

Studies have shown it is 114 times less harmful than alcohol, but marijuana’s impact on adolescents’ brain development and mental health is a major concern for policy makers in debates over legalisation.

This is a key time developmental period and studies have found negative impacts on attention, learning, memory and organisation in heavy or frequent cannabis users.

Teens who spend tons of time on the internet may develop ADHD symptoms

  • Posted 17th July 2018, 1:23 pm by Rebecca Ruiz
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"If we're being honest, it's damn near impossible to stay focused when the internet is at our fingertips. There's always one more notification to read, one more deal to be had, one more like to chase.

While some experts have suspected that this kind of instant feedback and gratification might negatively affect young minds, a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests such connectivity comes at a worrisome cost by increasing ADHD symptoms in teens who use digital media at a high rate.

When researchers surveyed 2,587 high school students in a prospective, longitudinal study, they found that teens who engaged in 14 different digital media activities multiple times a day had increased odds of developing ADHD symptoms."

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

  • Posted 16th July 2018, 9:57 pm by Sara Chodosh
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Unfortunately, study after study shows that meat as a protein source just isn’t that healthy. It’s far better to get that necessary protein from plants. And yes, that association is a correlation, not a causation. There are some legitimate reasons that plant-based protein sources like beans are a healthier alternative to bacon. The researchers aren’t saying you can’t or shouldn’t indulge in a thick Delmonico or a flame-grilled cheeseburger. Rather that you should enjoy them in moderation. Generally, research shows that less animal meat is better than more, in terms of long term health. You don’t have to love tofu, either (it’s not the best plant-based protein anyway), as long as you strive to eat more of your protein from the ground and less from animals.

Dr. Lee Hieb M.D. – Vaccine Hysteria Could Spark Totalitarian Nightmare

  • Posted 2nd March 2015, 7:50 pm by admin
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"Dr. Lee Hieb, writing for WND.com, joins the growing ranks of doctors speaking out against forced vaccinations and the current hysteria in the mainstream media. Dr. Lee Hieb is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. She is past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Hieb’s voice is a voice of reason and common sense on the current vaccine debate. Contrast this with most of the mainstream media today, heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, which are parading doctors into their shows calling for mandatory vaccines by force, and the removal of all licenses to practice for doctors who disagree with…

Research: Bisphenol A BPA Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously

  • Posted 8th December 2014, 5:56 pm by admin
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An alarming new study establishes that the commonly used chemical bisphenol A used in tens of thousands of consumer products, and its lesser known but increasingly prevalent analogs, bisphenol S and F, are several orders of magnitude more disruptive to the endocrine systems of the developing male human fetus than previous toxicological risk assessments were capable of determining.

The new study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility and titled, "A new chapter in the bisphenol A story: bisphenol S and bisphenol F are not safe alternatives to this compound."

Addicting Info – Study Demonstrates Smoking Pot Doesn’t Cause Lung Cancer, No Matter Th…

  • Posted 2nd December 2014, 11:26 pm by admin
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"The largest study ever conducted on marijuana’s relevance to lung cancer has come up with some somewhat surprising results. The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse funded the University of California at Los Angeles study, which found that smoking marijuana does not cause lung cancer, and it doesn’t seem to matter how much or how often it is smoked." Addicting Info – Study Demonstrates Smoking Pot Doesn’t Cause Lung Cancer, No Matter The Frequency Or Amount.

Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease

  • Posted 2nd December 2014, 11:01 pm by admin
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"The mystery of what is causing thousands to die each year from a fatal kidney disease may now be solved, with evidence pointing to the world’s most heavily used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) as the primary culprit.

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health proposes a link between the herbicide known as Roundup (aka glyphosate) and a series of mysterious epidemics of fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) affecting several poor farming regions around the world." …

Activist Post: Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children

  • Posted 30th November 2014, 10:47 pm by admin
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Awareness continues to increase surrounding the pervasive dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs). Our modern world is becoming an electromagnetic soup filled with pulses, radio frequencies, <span id="IL_AD2" class="IL_AD">computer screens</span>, wireless signals, as well as personal devices such as cell phones and gadgets that are emitting <a href="Amazon.com: Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do about It (9781609805098): Martin Blank PhD: Books" target="_blank">damaging radiation</a>.

Activist Post: Electromagnetic Radiation,