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Monsanto, der Prozess | Doku | ARTE - YouTube
roundup also classed as antibiotic
roundup affected feed eaten by cows. cows get sick. pigs. etc.
GMO Soya with traces of Roundup, cows pigs microbiota changed, die early and lots of birth defects.
Roundup is in consumer foods!!!
Monsanto  Roundup  Glyphosate  public  health  pollution  carcinogenic  WHO  Europe  fertiliser  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  antibiotic  antibiotics  superbug  post-antibiotic  Soya 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Blow to low carb diet as landmark study finds high fibre cuts heart disease risk | Life and style | The Guardian
Review commissioned by WHO says fibre in ‘good’ carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread and oats has protective effect
[...] Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death, according to a landmark review commissioned by the World Health Organization.

& https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46827426
keto  low  carb  diet  WHO  fibre  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Vegan 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Taxing red meat would save many lives, research shows | Environment | The Guardian
Processed meat would need to be taxed at 166% in Germany to recover most of the healthcare costs of eating it there - Taxing red meat would save many lives and raise billions to pay for healthcare, according to new research. It found the cost of processed meat such as bacon and sausages would double if the harm they cause to people’s health was taken into account. - The World Health Organization declared processed red meat to be a carcinogen in 2015, and unprocessed red meat such as steaks and chops to be a probable carcinogen. &! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46122227
meat  tax  prevention  Cancer  WHO  carcinogen  obesity  CVD  NHS  diabetes 
november 2018 by asterisk2a
Europe's mental health institutions uniformly substandard, says WHO | Society | The Guardian
Europe's mental health institutions uniformly substandard, says WHO
None of the 75 sites visited by experts met the standards of care set by the United Nations
UK  mental  health  WHO  stigma  prejudice  double  standard  discrimination  CQC  NHS 
june 2018 by asterisk2a
We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students - BBC News
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's The Food Programme, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, GP and presenter of BBC One's Doctor in the House, told me: "The health landscape of the UK has dramatically changed over the last 30 or 40 years and I think the bulk of what I see as a GP now - almost 80% - is in some way driven by our collective lifestyles."
NHS  Crisis  sickcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bubble  Austerity  rationing  obesity  overweight  CVD  Cancer  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  self-medication  abuse  coping  mechanism  food–industrial  complex  Sugar  WHO  meat  public  health 
march 2018 by asterisk2a
Sugar industry withheld research effects of sucrose 50 years ago, study claims | Science | The Guardian
http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/ernaehrung/zuckerlobby-und-wissenschaft-die-bittere-geschichte-von-projekt-259-a-1179551.html // See the Vegan Cardiologist Kim Williams arguing that it is fats meat beef and processed starches food sugar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4TMsRKOe8Q // and the problem w evidence-based medicine and statistics and research manipulation // and see the new guidelines when to prescribe statins (now earlier) re chronic sick population v side effects v benefits // The problem could be much bigger than the two ISRF studies the researchers have scrutinised. The researchers conclude that the debates we now have on sugar’s effects on our health are potentially rooted in six decades of the sugar industry’s manipulation of scientific evidence.
CVD  Cancer  obesity  diabetes  overweight  Sugar  Tax  taxation  meat  public  health  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  conflict  microbiome  Stroke  Statins  Statin  S.A.D.  processed  food  food–industrial  diet  lifestyle  sedentary  inactive  WHO  prevention  whole-food  plant-based  Fat  Salt  book  NHS  sickcare  healthcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  GP 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Assumed safety of widespread pesticide use is false, says top government scientist | Environment | The Guardian
“The effects of dosing whole landscapes with chemicals have been largely ignored by regulatory systems,” the scientists said. “This can and should be changed.” They contrast this situation with pharmaceuticals, for which there is a system of rigorous global monitoring after a drug is approved in case adverse effects emerge.

“Vigilance on the scale that is required for medicines does not exist to assess the effects of pesticides in the environment,” they said. They cite the UK as an example of one of the most developed regulatory systems: “Yet it has no systematic monitoring of pesticide residues in the environment. There is no consideration of safe pesticide limits at landscape scales.”
ecological  ecology  environment  Environmental  impact  public  health  water  air  pollution  pesticide  herbicide  fungicide  WHO  glyphosate  Monsanto  vested  interest  organic  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
Plastic kills – let's stop treating it like a normal part of modern life
The oceans are now so full of man-made detritus that our health is being put at risk too. About a third of fish caught off the coast of the UK now contain traces of plastic. Some plastics contain diethylhexyl phthalate, which is toxic and thought to be carcinogenic. When you bear in mind that British seafood eaters may ingest more than 10,000 pieces of plastic each year, it’s obvious that plastic has been a complete disaster for health.
seafood  fish  oceans  Plastic  Plastik  carcinogen  carcinogenic  heavy  metals  water  pollution  public  health  Cancer  WHO  crisis  environment  ecological  disaster  bio  diversity 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
E-cigarettes containing nicotine linked to raised heart attack risk | Society | The Guardian
A study discovered that vaping devices containing the stimulant could cause a stiffening of the arteries, as well as an increased heart rate and blood pressure.

Swedish scientists recruited 15 healthy volunteers to take part in the experiment, none of whom had used e-cigarettes before.

The tests found in the 30 minutes after smoking the e-cigarettes containing nicotine, there was a significant increase in blood pressure, heart rate and arterial stiffness.

There was no such effect in the volunteers who smoked the e-cigarettes without nicotine.
Tobacco  nicotine  drug  public  health  e-cigarette  vaping  CVD  self-medication  coping  mechanism  chronic  sick  population  WHO 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
WHO chief: Air pollution link to 600,000 deaths in children - BBC News
The director general of the World Health Organization has said air pollution is "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola.
Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact on the young.
She said indoor and outdoor pollution was linked to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children each year.
air  pollution  public  health  WHO  NHS  economic  damage  cost  premature  death 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Investors urge fast food and pub chains to act to reduce farm antibiotics
A group of powerful City investors who together control more than $1tn in assets have written to leading fast food, pub and restaurant chains urging them to take immediate action to reduce antibiotic use in their meat and poultry supply chains. [...] UK human campylobacter infections have become more resistant to antibiotic treatment. Percentage of human campylobacter cases tested that showed some degree of resistance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin - approaches 50%!!! [...] Of the 17,332 human campylobacter cases tested in 2015 for resistance to ciprofloxacin, 48% had some degree of resistance to the drug. In 2005, this figure was 30%.
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  antibiotic-resistant  gonorrhea  STD  STI  food  industry  Poultry  Meat  livestock  farming  livestock  industry  Industrial  Meat  Production  Industrial  agriculture  economic  damage  Wall  Street  shareholder  capitalism  profit  maximisation  profit  maximization  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  USDA  FDA  food  born  pathogen  food  borne  illness  Politics  food  fraud  food  hygiene  kitchen  hygiene  food  poisoning  food  poisining  Colistin  Ciprofloxacin  Campylobacter  MCR-1  public  health  risk  public  health  public  safety  WHO 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
This Week in Health: Clearing up misperceptions about Zika virus
[A] closer look at President Obama's "Cancer Moonshot," - criticism is about focus on treatment (extending life) and nothing at prevention (90% of cases are not genetic, rather environment, exposure, lifestyle, diet). Breast Cancer lots of public activism, not so w bladder cancer. sustainability of investment over 20 years will be important, changing lifestyle habits does not take 20 years.
Zika-Virus  cancer  presidency  barackobama  prevention  medical  profession  carcinogen  carcinogenic  WHO  medical  care  medical-industrial  complex  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  diet-related  disease  western  lifestyle  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  NHS  breast  cancer  public  perception  public  awareness  public  discourse  public  discussion  public  opinion 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Discussing the IMF’s research on inequality - an interview with Andrew Berg
Inequality and Unsustainable Growth (2011) - imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2011/sdn1108.pdf - what are the determinants of sustained growth (answer a middle class). phases of growth. institutional governance (tax evasion and tax avoidance). lobby, revolving door, no representation, career politicians. [...] redistribution should have win-win effect. //&! Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies - youtu.be/cZ7LzE3u7Bw - national income per head (average) is not reflective (correlates) for health and child well-being measures, social capital (volunteering, Tories Big Society), mental health, prison population, social mobility. that is why Tories redefined fuel poverty & child poverty! That is why nominal GDP targeting is double edge sword (tax evasion and average national income per head, and being dependent on a industry for GDP (ie Brazil and resources, or south UK and banking - 80% of 2015 growth was consumtion). Leads to status anxiety & materialism/
inequality  Robert  Reich  Joseph  Stiglitz  Paul  Krugman  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  CEO  pay  shareholder  capitalism  IMF  western  world  Super  Rich  1%  plutocracy  oligarchy  discretionary  spending  disposable  income  Generation  Rent  poverty  poverty  trap  meritocracy  meritocratic  income  distribution  American  Dream  child  poverty  Thomas  Piketty  income  growth  income  inequality  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  social  mobility  income  redistribution  Universal  Basic  tax  credit  tax  free  income  tax  evasion  tax  amnesty  tax  avoidance  HMRC  Political  Governance  Career  Politicians  revolving  door  Lobbying  lobby  lobbyist  No  Representation  Niall  Ferguson  secular  stagnation  Elizabeth  Warren  Precariat  job  insecurity  welfare  state  social  safety  net  nominal  GDP  targeting  WHO  consumerism  materialism  status  anxiety  values  social  status  self-esteem  mental  health  well  being  GNP 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Stop Cancer Before It Starts (Michael Greger, M.D.. 2011)
[ oldschool dr greger ] not only is meat a carcinogen itself, but meat has accumulated pesticides and herbicides, because cows and co eat animal feed full of pesticides and herbicides. but also their loved ones (male chicken, not laying eggs, not putting on meat fast enough for industry to make a bigger profit) are in it, ground up. Even fat trimmings are in animal feed! // breast cancer rates on the rise as meat eating babyboomers come into old age 40-50 and older
dioxin  carcinogen  carcinogenic  GMO  Organic  agriculture  Meat  Industry  Poultry  Industry  Milk  Industry  Fish  Industry  Dairy  Industry  human  breast  child  abuse  PBC  BPA  toxin  public  health  public  safety  prevention  animal  fat  animal  protein  Leaky  gut  sick  population  health  crisis  agriculture  livestock  farming  livestock  Industrial  Industrial  Meat  Production  agriculture  DDE  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  endocrine  disruptor  endocrine  system  autoimmune  disease  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  toxic  waste  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  cancer  breast  cancer  WHO  cancer  growth  cancer  prevention  mutagenic  agents  mutation  DNA  damage  epigenetics  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Glyphosat im Urin: Panikmache auf Verbraucherkosten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
75 Prozent der Deutschen sind deutlich mit Glyphosat belastet - zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine Untersuchung, die die Heinrich Böll Stiftung auf einer Pressekonferenz in Berlin vorgestellt hat. "Die höchsten Belastungen ließen sich bei Kindern von null bis neun Jahren und Kindern und Jugendlichen von zehn bis neunzehn Jahren nachweisen." [...] Insgesamt entdeckten die Autoren bei gut 99 Prozent der Proben Glyphosatrückstände im Urin. Bei 75 Prozent der Probanden, den "deutlich mit Glyphosat" Belasteten, liege der Wert mit mindestens 0,5 Mikrogramm pro Liter Urin um ein Fünffaches höher als der Grenzwert fürs Trinkwasser, heißt es in einer Pressemitteilung. Ein Drittel der Untersuchten habe sogar die zehnfache bis 42-fache Menge des Grenzwerts im Urin.
glyphosate  WHO  European  Union  Monsanto  Protection  Act  Monsanto  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  agriculture  industry  industrial  agriculture 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Medical Doctor Reacts to YouTube Fitness Nutrition 'Experts' - YouTube
red meat and processed meat a carcinogen. chicken ... associated w weight gain.
carcinogen  carcinogenic  WHO  animal  protein  animal  fat  Food  Politics  industry  cancer 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika and Ebola: A taste of things to come? - BBC News
Both diseases have been known about for decades, and yet in both cases no vaccines or drugs were available when we most needed them. So what's going on? Is this just a terrible coincidence, being caught off-guard like this twice in such quick succession, or is it part of a worrying trend and a taste of things to come? At first glance it wouldn't appear that the two diseases have much in common. One is difficult to catch but a ferocious killer, while the other spreads with ease but is relatively harmless to the vast majority of people infected. Yet, in both cases there is something novel, either in the way the virus has spread or in how it affected people which has made the outbreaks more of a threat. In global health security terms that is a real concern, because such sudden changes of modus operandi can not only make public health threats even more difficult to predict or anticipate than normal, but also make all the difference between a localised outbreak and global pandemic.
Zika-Virus  Ebola  National  Security  economic  damage  pandemic  epidemic  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  public  safety  public  health  WHO  Bill  Gates  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Malaria  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  capitalism  medical  profession 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Sugary drinks tax 'would stop millions becoming obese' - BBC News
And TV chef Jamie Oliver has campaigned for the tax saying it was the "single most important" change that could be made. The director general of the British Soft Drinks Association, Gavin Partington, said: "The hypothetical claims made in this modelling study run contrary to real-world evidence. "In fact, the soft drinks tax in Mexico has reduced average calorie intake by six calories per person per day, with no evidence that it has reduced levels of obesity." He added that other options such as reducing portion sizes or changing ingredients would be more effective.
Sugar  Tax  Big  Sugar  obesity  overweight  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  cancer  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  Food  Politics  WHO  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  tobacco  smoking  fast  Food  Chain  junk  poverty  Food  Desert  engineering  processed  sick  population  health  crisis  self-medication  coping  mechanism  Leptin  Ghrelin  Dietary  Fiber  Gut  Flora  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  Vegan  fad  dieting  public  sentiment  public  awareness  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Evidence-Based Nutrition - YouTube
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate - youtu.be/f8-qkrenQr0 //&! Why Your Doctor Is Lying To You - youtu.be/R9Z3Wg_Huik - "what is practical and doable [...] soft-pedaling the patient, patronizing the patient, deciding for them. [...] bc they think you can't handle the truth. [...] make things palatable to general public, yes we still will kill people with our recommendation, but less than otherwise. [...] the average doc may get only 1 hour of nutrition and lifestyle course. [...] this is physician-assisted suicide! [...] big broccoli lobby doesn't take out doc to paid dinners. [...] this is tobacco's fight all over again! most doctors smoked. most doctors eat meat. [...] eventually society will catch-up to science. but this is about people's premature death, ageing, ill life, disability, and the environment, ecology and climate change. //&! youtu.be/xpewnQoh45c & Google Talk - youtu.be/7rNY7xKyGCQ
medical  profession  medical  research  medical-industrial  complex  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  lifestyle  medicine  tobacco  smoking  cancer  heart  disease  diabetes  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  vested  interest  interest  groups  corruption  bribery  NHS  prevention  intervention  Standard  American  Diet  dietary  cholesterol  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  western  active  lifestyle  sedentary  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  Michael  Greger  Dean  Ornish  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  sick  population  health  crisis  public  health  policy  public  health  high  blood  pressure  metabolic  syndrome  Nutrition  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  WHO  Food  Politics  industry  Meat  conglomerate  multinational  society  Wertegesellschaft  Gesellschaft 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Swine flu spreading across eastern Europe and Middle East | Global development | The Guardian
3,000 people a day in Ukraine are being hospitalised with H1N1 virus as scientists investigate why flu strain is hitting those in younger age groups hardest [...] Rates of severe H1N1 infection have spiked within the EU. Hospitals in eight countries have recorded an increase in the number of cases requiring intensive care over the past three weeks, according to the WHO. [...] CDC [...] estimates that the 2009-10 global H1N1 pandemic caused an estimated 284,000 deaths worldwide. Vaccination programmes and residual immunity were thought to have kept the virus under control. Experts are struggling to determine why the latest outbreak is proving so aggressive. [...] The vaccine for the 2015–16 season in the northern hemisphere includes H1N1, H3N2 and B virus strains [...] But less than 1% of Ukraine’s 45 million inhabitants have been vaccinated against the flu, and potentially life-saving treatments are in short supply.
Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  pandemic  H1N1  swineflu  WHO  influenca  Influenza 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
cancer  heart  disease  obesity  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  sick  population  Food  Politics  WHO  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Big  Sugar  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  pre-diabetic  Leaky  gut  autoimmune  disease  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  Western  pattern  lifestyle  Alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  substance  abuse  self-medication  coping  mechanism  abuse  fast  convenience  junk  engineering  processed  industry  Meat  Poultry  poisoning  borne  illness  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  active  lifestyle  smoking  tobacco  HPV  hepatitis  prevention  intervention  GP 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Government has no idea about Cancer Drugs Fund's impact, MPs say | Society | The Guardian
Department of Health and NHS England have insufficient data on patient outcomes or value for money, and little control over its spiralling budget, committee says [...] “The Department of Health and NHS England do not have the data needed to assess the impact of the fund on patient outcomes, such as extending patients’ lives, or to demonstrate whether this is a good use of taxpayers’ money.” The fund was set up in 2010 by the Conservative government because of the regular outcry from patient organisations and the media when cancer drugs, which typically offer potential weeks or months of extra life to those with a terminal diagnosis, were turned down by Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
cancer  NHS  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Jeremy  Hunt  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  lifestyle  tobacco  smoking  alcohol  abuse  self-medication  coping  mechanism  food  abuse  substance  abuse  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  Leaky  gut  autoimmune  disease  sick  population  health  crisis  prevention  intervention  GP  community  community  management  public  health  policy  public  health  WHO  carcinogen  carcinogenic  NHS  England  NHS  Scotland  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  nanny  state  Sugar  Tax  Politics  food  industry  No  Representation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  ethics  heart  disease  stroke  obesity  diabetes  high  blood  pressure 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Syria refugee crisis: six charts that show how Europe is struggling to respond | World news | The Guardian
Of the 1.2 million asylum applications filed, 356,805 were from Syrian applicants. The number of first-time applicants has grown hugely in the past five years. The increase in the number of people seeking asylum in Europe has been driven primarily by applications from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. [...] In Germany, one of the few EU countries to have reported full-year figures for 2015, there were almost 442,000 first-time asylum applications in 2015 alone: over a third of these by Syrians. Going through paperwork takes time, though; the country registered 428,468 Syrian arrivals last year. As a proportion of population, the most applications have been received in Hungary (649 applications per 100,000 population), Sweden (528 per 100,000 population) and Austria (where there were 273 applications per 100,000 population up to the end of November). //&! bit.ly/1o5FdLQ // Cameron Pays Up to keep them away and voters happy - bit.ly/1R3rJf5 &! bit.ly/1Kr9kqZ
refugee  crisis  Syrien  Syria  Jordan  Lebanon  Israel  Turkey  UNHCR  civil  war  ISIS  WHO  Foreign  Aid  Iraq  Irak  Afghanistan  public  sentiment  UK  Germany  Europe  David  Cameron  Angela  Merkel  United  Nations  Security  Council  United  Nations 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Syria conflict: Jordanians 'at boiling point' over refugees - BBC News
Syria conflict: Jordan facing refugee dilemma. - Jordan is facing pressure to help more refugees, despite the possible risk to its security. King Abdullah says his country is at "boiling point" because of an influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian - bbc.in/1KqNPqp //&! bbc.in/1nHq6I7 - Cuts to food aid 'forcing refugees to flee Jordan' (Sep 2015) - As European governments struggle with the migrant crisis, the World Food Programme is being forced to cut aid to vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Middle East. Some say they will now have to try to reach Europe. //&! Can Syrian refugees live on $13.50 a month? - bbc.in/1QGIoCT //&! Syrian businesses operate out of Jordan's largest refugee camp. Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to more than 120,000 - bbc.in/1JYTunt
Jordan  refugee  crisis  Turkey  Germany  Angela  Merkel  UNHCR  WHO  civil  war  ISIS  Russia  islamic  extremism  islamic  radicalism  Assad  USA  NATO  Lybia  Libya  migration  Middle  East  Lebanon 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
WHO microcephaly expert: "We must assume that this can spread" - BBC News
[ also can it be transmitted sexually 100%? or during incubation period through other bodily fluids? ] Dr Anthony Costello, the World Health Organisation's expert on microcephaly, says finding an answer quickly is imperative. "We must assume, given global travel and the like, that this could spread into many other populations as well. First in French Polynesia last year and now, to a much greater extent, in Brazil."
WHO  Zika-Virus  microcephaly  tourism  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  Disabled  disability 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: pesticides are not a long-term solution says leading entomologist | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian
Spraying pesticides in landscapes is a quick fix and will fail to stop the epidemic that has now been declared a public health emergency
Zika-Virus  pesticide  WHO 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Yes, being lectured to about smoking is boring. So is being addicted to it | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | Opinion | The Guardian
Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO. Cigarette companies are turning to film industry to recruit next generation of smokers, warns World Health Organisation. - bit.ly/1QRsAiK
tobacco  public  sentiment  WHO  public  health  policy  public  health  public  awareness  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  corruption  bribery  Greed  crony  capitalism  capitalism  smoking 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
World Health Organisation declares Zika virus public health emergency | World news | The Guardian
UN body acts over mosquito-borne virus to trigger funding for prevention campaign and research to establish exact link to serious birth defects
Zika-Virus  WHO  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  National  Security  tourism 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Plant Based News: Escaped Cow, USDA Lawsuit, New Cowspiracy? - YouTube
the PCRM (Dr Barnard is part of it) lawsuit against the USDA w help of Egg Lobby studies, not limiting dietary cholesterol. // cowspiracy follow-up docu - "what the health!!" //&! Cholesterol = Good! Egg Board Pays Off USDA - youtu.be/qI6cwuvE_Tg // sprinkling in doubt! //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=lobby
Egg  Industry  diet-related  disease  cholesterol  dietary  cholesterol  USDA  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  medical  profession  medical  care  GP  prevention  intervention  USA  revolving  door  Cardiovascular  disease  vascular  disease  heart  disease  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  Food  Politics  Poultry  Industry  Meat  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Milk  Industry  Fish  Industry  conflict  of  interest  interest  groups  corruption  bribery  vested  interest  crony  capitalism  conglomerate  manufactured  consent  corporate  media  capitalism  Consumer  Protection  public  health  policy  public  health  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  zombie  consumerist  consumerism  status  anxiety  fad  dieting  health  crisis  sick  population  heart  attack  stroke  embolism  aneurysm  multinational  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  high  blood  pressure  FOI  Freedom  of  Information  Act  tobacco  history  WHO  cancer  safety  borne  illness  PR  spin  doctor  Positioning  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  budget  deficit 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: US scientists say vaccine '10 years away' - BBC News
[ urging not to travel to place affected for high risk groups! ] [...] The main concern is for unborn babies and - because Zika is difficult to diagnose - it can be late in a pregnancy before expectant mothers are informed of the risk, if they are informed at all. [...] [FDA approval may take up to 10 years ...]
Zika-Virus  WHO  vaccination  vaccine  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  tourism  epidemic  pandemic  FDA  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: President Obama calls for urgent action - BBC News
The World Health Organization says the virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas. It has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. Symptoms include mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache. Medics are most worried about the damage the virus can potentially cause to babies in the womb. Brazil has recorded a huge spike in cases of microcephaly - the condition where babies are born with unusually small heads - and a number of Central and South American nations have asked women to delay pregnancy. //&! Zika: US issues fresh guidance amid birth defect fears [...] US doctors are being advised to closely monitor ultrasounds of pregnant women who have travelled to areas where Zika has been transmitted. - bbc.in/1PT6Eiv
Zika-Virus  tourism  WHO 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
UK is 'vulnerable' to next Ebola outbreak - BBC News
"We are also concerned that, in the unlikely but possible event of a domestic outbreak, the UK lacks the capability to go further and manufacture enough vaccines to vaccinate UK citizens in an emergency. "Existing facilities are degraded and new plants will take years to build, leaving the UK in a vulnerable position." The concern is that should a disease such as Ebola spread around the world then countries would look after their own interests first, making it hard for the UK to get hold of vaccines. Prof Adrian Hill, who was involved in trialling Ebola vaccines at Oxford University, described the lack of vaccine manufacturing as a "national security issue". Those concerns were echoed by the chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, who told the committee that "we are looking at how we can try and attract companies back".
epidemic  Ebola  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  pandemic  National  Security  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  public  awareness  public  perception  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  WHO  economic  damage 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Prosperity brings new diseases to Brazil - BBC News
[ most successful export of USA/western world ] Is Brazil destined to be the fattest country in the world? Better healthcare means things like child mortality and deaths from many infectious diseases have fallen drastically. But prosperity has brought with it new diseases - diabetes and heart disease are on the rise, as Ben Tavener reports from Sao Paulo.
heart  disease  western  lifestyle  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  pre-diabetic  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  chronic  diseases  high  blood  pressure  cancer  diet-related  disease  public  health  policy  public  health  emerging  middle  class  aspirational  aspirational  product  WHO  western  diet  sedentary  lifestyle  Brazil  BRIC  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  Arthritis 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Übergewicht: 41 Millionen Kleinkinder sind laut WHO zu dick - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Immer mehr Kleinkinder leiden an Übergewicht. Laut Weltgesundheitsorganisation müssten weltweit mindestens 41 Millionen unter Fünfjährige abnehmen. Schuld an der Misere ist ihr Umfeld. //&! bit.ly/1lKIsGQ
child  abuse  childhood  obesity  obesity  epidemic  obesity  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  pre-diabetic  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  cancer  heart  disease  WHO 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: Outbreak 'likely to spread across Americas' says WHO - BBC News
The Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas, the World Health Organization has warned. The infection, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America. It has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains and some countries have advised women not to get pregnant. No treatment or vaccine is available. The virus is native to Africa and was first found to be spreading in the Americas in Brazil in May 2015. The lack of any natural immunity in the Americas is thought to be helping the infection to spread rapidly.
Zika-Virus  public  health  policy  public  health  WHO 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Brazil Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects - BBC News
New figures from Brazil show a further rise in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads to mothers infected with the Zika virus. There have been 3,893 cases of microcephaly since October, when the authorities first noticed a surge, up from 3,500 in last week's report. Zika is transmitted by the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads dengue and chikungunya. Brazil is experiencing the largest known outbreak of Zika. The Zika virus has already killed five babies in the country, said the health ministry. Another 44 deaths are being investigated to determine if they were caused by Zika. Last week, the Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro said a new testing kit was being developed to identify quickly the presence of either of the three viruses. He also announced extra funds to speed the development of a vaccine for Zika "in record time". //&! bit.ly/1PiggJc //&! bbc.in/1Ku05B6
Zika-Virus  public  health  WHO  Brazil 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution | Environment | The Guardian
World Health Organisation describes new data as ‘health emergency’, with rising concern likely to influence decision over Heathrow expansion
air  pollution  public  health  policy  public  health  WHO  economic  damage 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Mexico 20% tax on soda is working : worldnews
Is it finally time to tax sugary drinks? - For years the food industry has blocked attempts to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Now, with doctors, MPs and Jamie Oliver backing a sugary drinks tax, there’s a real appetite for change - bit.ly/1UG3qCr
Big  Sugar  Sugar  Tax  food  industry  processed  food  food  engineering  Soda  food  abuse  junk  food  Politics  food  poverty  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  UK  USA  Mexico  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  obesity  epidemic  obesity  childhood  obesity  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  cancer  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  overweight  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  heart  disease  public  awareness  public  sentiment  public  perception  public  opinion  public  image  public  debate  WHO  Jamie  Oliver  Makers  substance  abuse 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_American_Tobacco --- anti-competitive behaviour, bribes, corruption, commercial undercover hit-man operating (black ops) in Africa (tobacco plantations). this behaviour is decribed by BAT as "cost of doing business." // UN Health Organisation - tobacco control (WHO FCTC), reducing demand for tobacco. BAT had a man on the inside. - http://www.who.int/fctc/text_download/en/ - African reps bribed by BAT to undermine efforts to reduce tobacco related deaths and ill health via new policy. Also locally, parliamentarians took bribes to block anti-tobacco policies. //&! & BAT is a financial pick for investors; "The defensive nature of British American Tobacco’s (LSE: BATS) operations has long made it a favourite for those seeking dependable dividend growth year after year." - bit.ly/1RdU8OF
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  superbug  MCR-1  Colistin  E.  coli  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  EHEC  Salmonella  Campylobacter  Listeria  MRSA  Hospital-acquired  infection  ESBL  tuberculosis  public  sentiment  food  industry  public  awareness  public  perception  public  image  PR  livestock  farming  Meat  Poultry  Fish  public  relations  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health  Milk  Dairy  Egg  conglomerate  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  revolving  door  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  epidemic  pandemic  WHO  economic  damage  accountability  oversight  white-collar  crime  Industrial  Factory  animal  rights  animal  cruelty  animal  welfare  COP21  carbon  tax  carbonfootprint  carbon  trading  scheme  carbonemission  climate  change  global  warming  climate  science  climate  crisis  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  mass  extinction  humanity  democracy  interest  groups  vested  interest  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Schockbilder auf Zigarettenpackungen kommen im Mai 2016 - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Lust am Rauchen soll den Deutschen vergehen - mit großen Gruselfotos auf Zigarettenschachteln. Das erhofft sich die EU von den neuen Vorgaben, die auch Deutschland bis Mai 2016 umsetzen muss. [...] ihre Einführung immer wieder verschoben, obwohl ihre Einführung beispielsweisefür 2010 angekündigt worden war. Dass die Fotos erst 2016 kommen, gilt auch als Erfolg der Tabaklobby. //&! Tabakkonsum: Passivrauchen beeinträchtigt die weibliche Fruchtbarkeit - bit.ly/1PdipSP - Die Menopause tritt früher ein, das Risiko für Unfruchtbarkeit steigt: Wie schädlich neben aktivem Zigarettenkonsum auch Passivrauchen sein kann, zeigt eine aktuelle Studie.
tobacco  public  health  policy  public  health  public  safety  taxation  Nudge  theory  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Big  Sugar  food  industry  WHO  cancer  Meat  medical  research  medical  profession  medical  advances  health  care  budget  health  care  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Cancer is not just 'bad luck' but down to environment, study suggests - BBC News
They said the results consistently suggested 70-90% of the risk was due to extrinsic factors. [...] "There is still an element of luck as not every smoker gets cancer, but they have stacked the odds against them. "From a public health point of view, we want to remove as many bullets as possible from the chamber." [...] Dr Emma Smith, from Cancer Research UK, said: "While healthy habits like not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet and cutting back on alcohol are not a guarantee against cancer, they do dramatically reduce the risk of developing the disease." //&! Life choices 'behind more than four in 10 cancers' Latest figures from Cancer Research UK show smoking is the biggest avoidable risk factor, followed by unhealthy diets. - bbc.in/143fsSw //&! Cancer 'tidal wave' on horizon, warns WHO - bbc.in/1n8d6nD //&! bbc.in/1JgcEiE - 'Long-term healthy lifestyle key to preventing cancer' a public health priority. //&! bbc.in/1ZgQMgo
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? - BBC News
More than 600 million people, or 13% of the world's adult population, are obese. The rate more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization. The estimated cost to the global economy is $2tn (£1.3tn), including £47bn to the UK. National and local governments have struggled to address obesity, defined as having a body mass index - based on the ratio of height to weight - of more than 30. They often face accusations of nanny-statism and opposition from food and drink companies if they do so. Attempts have been patchy and experts are divided on what, if anything, works. // [ THUS NUDGE and push people making the right decision by progressive (increase every other year) sugar/fat tax and animal products tax and subsidize produce, especially in food deserts. and tax food chain products accordingly. ] In 2012, France quadrupled the tax on saturated fat-rich palm oil, dubbed the "Nutella tax" because the popular hazelnut spread contained the ingredient.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Mobbing-Klage gegen Nestlé: Unappetitliche Einblicke - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nestapo wurde das Qualitätsmanagement intern genannt. Sehr beliebt war es nicht. [...] je öfter sie sich bei falschen Vitamindosierungen oder mit Chemikalien verunreinigten Verpackungen einmischte, desto unbeliebter machte sie sich. [...] Im Sommer wurden in Maggi-Nudeln in Indien zu hohe Bleiwerte entdeckt und vorvergangene Woche musste Nestlé nach einer Untersuchung seiner Lieferkette sklavenähnliche Zustände auf thailändischen Krabbenkuttern einräumen - ein Vorwurf, den man allerdings schon seit zwei Jahren kennt. Beim Prozess in Lausanne geht es nicht nur um eine zerbröselte Karriere. Er gibt einen Blick frei auf das Innenleben des größten Lebensmittelkonzerns der Welt - und das ist nicht besonders appetitlich. [...] Doppelgesichtigkeit eines Konzerns [...] In einem Schulungsvideo sprach er vom WHO-Quakquak. // EVIDENCE THAT THOSE WHO DEAL YOU POISON WONT CHANGE THEIR BUSINESS!
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Glyphosat doch krebserregend? Forscher protestieren gegen EU-Bewertung - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ist Glyphosat doch krebserregend? Viele Forscher wollen sich mit der Entwarnung der EU-Behörde Efsa nicht abfinden. In einem offenen Brief kritisieren sie den EU-Bericht als "wissenschaftlich unakzeptabel".
glyphosate  Monsanto  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  European  Union  WHO  carcinogen  carcinogenic 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Weltgesundheitsorganisation: 420.000 Tote jährlich durch Lebensmittelinfektionen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Pro Jahr erkrankt fast ein Zehntel der Menschheit durch den Konsum verunreinigter Lebensmittel, Hunderttausende sterben daran. Ein Bericht der Weltgesundheitsorganisation erfasst auch, welche Erreger in Europa die meisten Probleme bereiten.
WHO  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  Campylobacter  E.  coli  C.  diff  Salmonella  MRSA  public  health  policy  public  health  food  industry  Meat  Egg  Fish  Poultry  Ehec  sick  day  kitchen  hygiene 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, Jamie Oliver: 'Energy drinks need age limits'
diet-related diseases have a slow progression [...] "confusion is what protects the industry." [...] "capacity to make wrong choices much easier that to make right choices." [...] [ today's food addicts are always surrounded by their enablers and drug dealers, socially acceptable ] //&! Can we cut sugar levels in our food? - 2/3 of adults at least overweight, only 17% of children meet the 5 a day - bbc.in/1Iolos2 - 'reduce sugar in packaged food.' + 'processed food with health claims' [<< where is the broccoli lobby when you need them?] Iceland Manager "can't expect a nation to change eating habits [of ready meals high in fat, salt and additives.]." [<< have to do it 1 by 1 on a local basis, community led]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
JFHC Live 2014: Dr Alex Richardson - Food, Mood and Children's Behaviour - YouTube
1/3rd of cancers attributed to cancer. // "there is always something you can do." // nutrient deficiency - not pills (folate, calcium, fish oil) but food) //&! - Alex Richardson - Low Blood Omega-3 in UK Children relates to their Learning and Behaviour - youtu.be/f5a3lHx76OQ //&! Paul Montgomery - Omega-3 DHA and Children's Sleep - New Findings from the DOLAB Trial - youtu.be/mQSF2L3nS_Q
childhood  obesity  childhood  childhood  development  cancer  brain  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience  mental  health  mental  illness  diet-related  disease  child  abuse  DSM-5  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  fast  food  convenience  parenting  parenthood  Desert  Chain  junk  food  food  engineering  Dopamine  addiction  Politics  food  prices  processed  food  trauma  food  industry  food  borne  illness  food  poisoning  food  poverty  child  poverty  education  policy  WHO  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  heart  disease  atherosclerosis  anxiety  public  health  policy  public  health  health  crisis  sick  population  cognition  cognitive  funtion 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era' - BBC News
People will die, warns antibiotic expert - bbc.in/1STI2so - The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed. They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China. They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections. It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals. Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment - also known as the antibiotic apocalypse - could plunge medicine back into the dark ages. &! bit.ly/1kPkevq - In China wurden Darmbakterien entdeckt, gegen die selbst hochwirksame Antibiotika nicht helfen. [ How little the world is.] //&! doctors handing out pills for colds and flu. - bbc.in/1O1AXXs
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Livestock  farming  corporate  scandal  WHO  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  deregulation  oversight  accountability  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  food  industry  Industrial  agriculture  industry  agriculture  agriculture  policy  superbug  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  medical  care  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Blood test could determine prostate cancer therapy - BBC News
[ public perception doesn't exist, about the horrors of cancer, chemo and radiotherapy, and invasive surgery that makes you incontinent and have no sex life anymore ] A blood test can determine whether prostate cancer patients are likely to respond to drugs, scientists say. Tests on 97 men, described in Science Translational Medicine, were able to tell whether tumours were already resistant to the drug abiraterone. [...] Abiraterone is a potent drug able to shrink tumours, but only some men benefit. [...] Cancers can evolve resistance to drugs over time, so the team of scientists set about looking for evidence in the fragments of tumour DNA that float in the blood stream.
cancer  prostate  cancer  medical  profession  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  WHO  carcinogenic  carcinogen  public  perception  public  awareness 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Prostate cancer drug ruling a 'fiasco', says charity - BBC News
[ end of life management. after extensive surgery failed, chemo failed, you are a broken man who needs adult pampers because of incontinence and wait for your last meal managing the spread of cancer with morphine. nobody talks about those extremes. something like this should get onto the packaging of bacon. ] A charity says a decision by the NHS in England to reject a drug for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco". Abiraterone is already given to patients at the end-of-life after chemotherapy as it gives patients an extra few months. But the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said it was not cost-effective to offer it earlier. It said while the drug improved quality of life, it was unclear whether it had the same impact on life expectancy. This was due to problems with the research data, NICE said, claiming the trial was finished early - something disputed by the drug's makers Janssen.
cancer  NHS  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  prevention  intervention  sick  population  oligopoly  oligopol  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care  health  crisis  public  health  policy  public  health  prostate  cancer  erectyle  disfunction  medical  profession  WHO  Meat  carcinogen  carcinogenic  tobacco  public  awareness  public  perception  public  image 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
In The News! - This is right inline with my... - Jeff Novick, MS, RD
[ moderation and balance doesn't work, as does moderate tobacco use doesn't work ] “Americans with the healthiest diets actually eat a relatively small range of healthy foods,” said Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., senior author and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. “These results suggest that in modern diets, eating ‘everything in moderation’ is actually worse than eating a smaller number of healthy foods.”
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Addiction and Depression - Have You Considered This? - YouTube
What are you running from? // the tip of the iceberg is off-label use of prescription drugs (Modafinil) for narcolepsy, ADHD and other conditions that give you the kick to focus ... on work. // Work to keep up with the Jonse's. // taking is time consuming. vs giving // commodification of human as resource, exchangable resource via capitalism // Love & Community // Do what ever it takes to get you through the day. // Good for the collective. // Coffee as gateway drug. // give everything up for success, use every thing for success // honor your needs! //
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
A Car Vlog: I Am "That" Mom - YouTube
@4:40 - RE: Food as Reward = Business as Usual (BAS). Any food that triggers some feel good chemicals can be abused: junk food, fast food, processed food, alcohol, tobacco, drugs. Some are legal others carry a stigma and others are illegal ... depending where you live. (Liberal) Progressive policy making would be to legalise all but put a progressive and aggressive tax on those. An addiction & harm tax along the nudge theory. And with that tax revenue to pay for public health care and public education campaigns to raise awareness and change perception, image and opinion. Not pulling the nanny state. But if you use tobacco, you pay twice; now with your discretionary spending choice and then with your health, and we let you know on the packaging. And we can also subsidise cycle to work schemes, cycle lanes, cycle shelters.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Meat In Moderation: Media Reacts to WHO Cancer Report - YouTube
Response as expected. Moderation and Balanced. Its Position. Positioning as part of your lifestyle, life, reward yourself, treat yourself. most known "have a break have a kit kat. [...] [and share]" And Pick Your Poison, YOLO you know. Mass media are also reliant on Food Industry Advertising, stupid! Obvious conflict of interest. Editor "No you can't go so hard on them, write it in a balanced way." // First Video from their Channel - World Health Organization: Meat Causes Cancer! - youtu.be/ATvv71ycifU //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/video/everything-in-moderation-even-heart-disease/ & http://nutritionfacts.org/video/optimal-diet-just-give-it-to-me-straight-doc/ //&! FOOD (Junk Food, Engineered Sweets to addiction) AS REWARD FOR CHILDREN- youtu.be/dmSFAO13dV4?t=4m40s - child abuse in the making. Developing bad habit. Later in life you come home from a stressful day ... and reward yourself with food and alcohol, because you feel emotionally drained and stressed out.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO | Society | The Guardian
UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic //&! The 116 things that can give you cancer – the full list - bit.ly/1GwVXE3 //&! Commentary - Maybe bacon causes cancer. So does sunshine. Everything that might possibly sustain us and bring joy to our lives only hastens our inevitable deaths - bit.ly/1kLX3lk - implies joy can come only from poisons (alcohol and tobacco) aka to numb yourself. equals substance abuse. period.
WHO  carcinogen  carcinogenic  cancer  tobacco  Meat  Industry  Alcohol  Asbestos  Arsenic  endotoxin  toxin  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  food  western  world  Standard  American  Diet  pattern  western  Poultry  Industry  western  society  western  lifestyle 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Glyphosat: Bundesinstitut hat falsch informiert | Das Erste
LEAK through Whistleblower! [ Whistleblowing is the act of bringing to light evidence of waste, fraud, abuse, law-breaking, or dangers to public health or safety. bit.ly/1McxupR ] via - on.fb.me/1hXVTRE - Das Politmagazin Fakt hat den Glyphosatbericht veröffentlicht. Der Bericht gilt als Grundlage für die Entscheidung über die Neuzulassung des umstrittenen Ackergifts. Es ist ein Armutszeugnis für die EU-Kommission, dass erst ein Leak die Grundlage für die überfällige öffentliche Diskussion schafft! // Wie gefährlich ist das meist eingesetzte Pflanzengift der Welt Glyphosat? | FAKT | Das Erste - youtu.be/HL_kjRlU95E - Der Unkrautvernichter ist ein Kassenschlager. Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation stuft das Pestizid als "wahrscheinlich krebserregend" ein. Deutsche Behörden sind da weniger kritisch. [ AND AGAIN USING STATISTIC TO GET DESIRED RESULT via BfR ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Monsanto asks California to pull plan to list herbicide as cancer cause | Reuters
If this passes and the California EPA labels glyphosate as a carcinogen, it's going to be another hit to their earnings. //&! on.fb.me/1jC5DTy - Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide as well as many other herbicides. [...] The OEHHA gave notice in September that it intended to list glyphosate under Proposition 65, a state initiative enacted in 1986 to inform residents about cancer-causing chemicals. State officials said the action is required after the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer research committee in March classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. The WHO's research unit said it reviewed many scientific studies, including two out of Sweden, one out of Canada and at least three in the United States before making its classification. Roughly 8,000 comments were filed regarding the state action, according to officials, including those from Monsanto.
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