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Taking Music Seriously: How Music Training Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: PhysOrg

Those ubiquitous wires connecting listeners to you-name-the-sounds from invisible MP3 players — whether of Bach, Miles Davis or, more likely today, Lady Gaga — only hint at music’s effect on the soul throughout the ages.

Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together converging research from the scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.

The explosion of research in recent years focusing on the effects of music training on the nervous system, including the studies in the review, have strong implications for education, said Nina Kraus, lead author of the Nature perspective, the Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences and and director of Northwestern’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory.

Scientists use the term to describe the brain’s ability to adapt and change as a result of training and experience over the course of a person’s life....

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1 Million Vaccine Doses Sent to Strategic National Stockpile for Smallpox Bioterror Attack on U.S.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Therapeutics Daily

Bavarian Nordic A/S (Nasdaq OMX: BAVA) announced today that it has delivered 1 million doses of its smallpox vaccine IMVAMUNE® to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for use in the event of a smallpox bioterrorism attack on the U.S.

Hayden’s Note:

Here’s the summary of the rest of this lengthy article with my opinion added:

IMVAMUNE® is the first vaccine successfully developed under Project BioShield, a U.S. program created by Congress in 2004 to develop and purchase medicines and vaccines to protect the American public from [US lab-created] bioterrorism attacks. IMVAMUNE® was clinically developed and manufactured under contracts with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   Under the BARDA contract, Bavarian Nordic will deliver 20 million doses of IMVAMUNE® to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, with an option for 60 million more doses.

Hayden’s Opinion: I will refuse and resist any deadly mercury and squalene-laden vaccines manufactured by and for US pharma-terrorists, created for their pandemic false flags as weapons of mass distraction from the BP-Halliburton oil volcano, the approaching financial meltdown and the AfPak/Iraq/Iran wars....

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Scientists Discover How to Switch Cancer ‘Protector’ Gene On

Posted on Jul 05, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: PhysOrg

A new UCL study has revealed that a gene that normally protects against ovarian cancer is switched off in two-thirds of cases and switching it back on arrests tumour growth.

The researchers found that the ‘protector gene’, known as EPB41L3, is inactivated in 65 per cent of ovarian cancers and reactivating the gene halted tumour growth and triggered large numbers of the cancer cells to commit suicide.

The research, co-funded by Cancer Research UK and the gynaecological cancer research charity The Eve Appeal, raises the prospect for developing therapies that mimic or restore the function of the gene to kill cells in a targeted way.

UCL’s Dr Simon Gayther, who led the study, said: “Previous studies have found similar ‘protector ’ but ours is the first to uncover EPB41L3 as a gene specific to ovarian cancer.

“We also discovered that the gene is completely lost in about two-thirds of the ovarian tumours we looked at.

“When we switched it back on in these tumours, it had a positive effect in killing cancer cells. This is a very exciting result because it means therapies that mimic or reactivate this gene could be a way to kill many ovarian cancers.”

The scientists, based at UCL’s institute of Women’s Health, used a cutting-edge approach which involves transferring whole into ovarian cancer cells....

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Airport Body Scanners Deliver Radiation Dose 20x Higher Than First Thought

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Telegraph – Daily Mail

The controversial use of full body scanners in airports could lead to an increase in skin cancers, according to leading scientists.

Hayden’s Note:

See these articles for information on radiation and terahertz waves that I posted MONTHS ago regarding these body scanners.  Terahertz waves literally “unzip DNA” and destroy it from the inside out.  I call that mega-cancer.

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA

75% of Americans Support Full Body Scanners

Now, back to the original article –

They say that the low level beam does deliver a small dose of radiation to the body but because the beam concentrates on the skin – one of the most radiation-sensitive organs of the human body – that dose may be up to 20 times higher than first estimated.

Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s centre for radiological research, said although the danger posed to the individual passenger is ‘very low’, he is urging researchers to carry out more  tests on the device to look at the way it affects specific groups who could be more sensitive to radiation....

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Monsanto Seed Ban Overturned by Supreme Court

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: BBC

The bio-tech company Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds before safety tests on them are completed, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

A lower court had barred the sale of the modified alfalfa seeds until an environmental impact study could be carried out.

But seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices decided that ruling was unconstitutional.

Hayden’s Note:

I’m no lawyer, but let’s see here… My neighbor is doing something that effects not only my health, but my ability to earn an income and produce Crop XYZ.  Once I ask Neighbor Joe to stop doing whatever it is he’s doing that has literally ruined, cursed and poisoned my land and crops, and he continues, I believe he has encroached on my Constitutional Rights.  Whatever happened to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?  I was under the impression that when my neighbor prevents me from seeking those things, he has plainly diminished my rights.

Hmmmm.  Once again, 9 people decide the fate of us all.  GMOs have been shown and proven to cause 2nd and 3rd generation sterility, cancer, liver failure, organ damage and is such a pervasive pest, that it cross-pollinates into neighboring fields, rendering those crops useless the next year. ...

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Starting a Farmers’ Market the Right Way

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Rodale Institute

By Andy King     

If you are trying to start or turn around a farmers’ market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the possibilities of signage and events and promotions. Before you order your banners, though, make sure you’ve mastered the basics. Each step should set the foundation for the next to make sure things unfold as planned on opening day—and finish strong at the closing.

The following are the basics to start or save your farmers’ market:

1. Every business needs a business plan, and that includes your market. You should write your bylaws and vendor application as soon as your plan is complete. Review all three documents to make sure there are no conflicts. Remember the bylaws are the rules you use to achieve the goals set out in your business plan.

2. Find a minimum of eight qualified venders (producers who can make a living selling their products).

3. Offer a broad spectrum of products (honey, baked goods, fruit, flowers, meat, eggs, milk, cheese and produce).

4. Try to balance the number of vendors with the anticipated number of customers....

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Deodorants & Cancer: Myth or Danger?

Posted on Jun 14, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: CareFair

Hayden’s Note:

I’m not supporting this article nor denying it.  I posted it merely to provide a topic for research.  This article is very bland but might get the cogs spinning in some people’s minds.  Also, I didn’t know what else to post… LoL.  Kind of a slow news day.

You’ve heard it for years: Using most deodorant or antiperspirants increases your risk of breast cancer. It’s been a topic of discussion on the internet and talk shows, at water coolers and in doctor’s office waiting rooms. But, is it fact or fiction? Perhaps it continues to be discussed because views on this topic remain varied. It seems that every few years a new study surfaces to debunk the one before. T wo years ago, a study found no connection linking deodorant use and breast cancer among patients at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. But a Chicago allergist claims that study didn`t do enough prolonged research to support its findings. St. Joseph`s Hospital`s Dr. Kris McGrath remains firmly among those who stick to the notion that antiperspirants are responsible for many cases of breast cancer....

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Food and Depopulation: Monsanto’s Monopoly

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Cassandra Anderson

(Part 2 of 4)

A monopoly is exclusive control of a commodity or service that makes it possible to manipulate prices.  This is accomplished through governmental regulations used to enforce the monopoly.  The way to break a monopoly is to remove those laws.  This is simple, but not easy in the case of Monsanto, because the roots extend to international, federal, state, and local government regulations.  Monopoly owners corner a market by taking control of the resource AND preventing others from using the resource.

The famous robber baron JD Rockefeller refined this method of monopolization with Standard Oil; he created a cartel (an agreement between companies to avoid competition) with the companies he could not buy or force out of business through extraordinarily corrupt business practices.  Competition creates a free market; JD Rockefeller is famous for saying, “Competition is a sin.”  Of course, the Rockefellers have an enormous stake in biotechnology and the Rockefeller Foundation funded the biology centers and research that led to the creation of GMOs;  F.  William Engdahl’s book, “Seeds of Destruction”, is highly recommended for the complete details....

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Hooked on Gadgets & Information, Your Brain Suffers Greatly

Posted on Jun 08, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: New York Times


Hayden’s Note:

I can say without a doubt, I fall into this exact scenario and situation.  Kinda scary. Fractured thinking and not fully being in the moment is an increasing issue in my life thanks to this website… 24/7 news… information addiction… multi-tasking… hyper-active, multi-faceted assault to finish something yet get 7 other things done and researched while wondering about this topic … and then finding another topic that I’ve not paid attention to and the overwhelming sense that I need to understand this other issue and respond to 13 emails about completely different subjects while remembering what my girlfriend wanted me to pick-up on the way home and what appointment I have in the morning even though I had planned to go finish up this other errand tomorrow, but I forgot that I have half-finished drawings of the house that need completed even though I promised to look into a particular issue for someone yesterday afternoon.  This isn’t simply having “too much on my plate” – this is information overload and fractured thinking.  It increases my heartrate, breathing and makes me experience a very anxious, agitated feeling. ...

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Research Links Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) to Long-Term Sterility

Posted on Jun 04, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: PSFK

A new study done by Russian scientists suggests that Genetically Modified Food may cause long term sterility, that is, sterility in second and third generations. The scientists used hamsters for this research and divided them into groups. One group of hamsters was fed a normal diet without any soy products, a second group was fed non-GMO (genetically modified organism) soy, the third ate GM soy and the fourth group was fed an even higher amount of GM soy than the third.

Each group produced about seven to eight litters of baby hamsters each without any problems. But when the researchers selected new breeding pairs from the offspring, the second generation had a slower growth rate and reached their sexual maturity later than normal. They also had a mortality rate, five times higher than the hamsters who didn’t eat soy. Even more shocking was the fact that nearly all of the third generation GM soy eating hamsters were sterile and also experienced hair growing inside their mouths.

Genetically modified food has received much criticism earlier too, with studies linking them to problems with birth weight and infant mortality....

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State Agencies Crack Down on Raw Milk Sales

Posted on Jun 04, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Kevin Hayden –

Source: WKOW News (W-Kow… Milk story.)

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection — DATCP — is cracking down on raw milk operations.

Agency inspectors searched a Sauk County farm outside of Loganville Wednesday.

DATCP spokesperson Lee Sensenbrenner confirms the agency carried out a special inspection warrant to see if the Grazin’ Acres Farm was operating a dairy without a license.

Owner Vernon Hershberger said he got a rude awakening, when DATCP inspectors showed up with a contingent of Sauk County Sheriff’s deputies armed with a warrant to search his property.

“They just entered the building and did their thing, which took five or six hours,” he said.

Hershberger says inspectors poured over his family’s raw milk business, taking inventory of every refrigerator.

“At the end they tied everything up so they know what’s on every shelf, so if it’s moved they know it,” he said.

The products — which include raw milk, yogurt, cheese, butter and cream — are off limits, yellow tagged by DATCP. The products can not be sold or moved.

Hershberger says 100 families purchase his unpasteurized products — essentials, he says, the count on....

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MMR Vaccine & Autism Study Doctor Struck Off Medical Register

Posted on May 24, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: BBC

By Nick Triggle

The doctor who first suggested a link between MMR vaccinations and autism has been struck off the medical register (essentially lost his license to practice medicine in the UK).

The General Medical Council found Dr Andrew Wakefield guilty of serious professional misconduct over the way he carried out his controversial research.

It follows a GMC ruling earlier this year that he had acted unethically.

Dr Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 Lancet study caused vaccination rates to plummet, resulting in a rise in measles – but the findings were later discredited.

The GMC ruled in January he had acted “dishonestly and irresponsibly” in conducting his research, but under its procedures the sanctions are made at a later date.

The case did not investigate whether Dr Wakefield’s findings were right or wrong, instead it focused on the methods of research.

Hayden’s Note:

This is simply a scam to discredit his work.  Because they can not prove his research wrong and they have failed to ever show that the MMR vaccine is safe, they (the proverbial ‘they’, the Powers That Be) can only attack his methods. ...

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Bisephenol A (Toxin) Found in Most Canned Food

Posted on May 20, 2010 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: Inhabitat

via WebMD

See also: EPA Launches Major Investigation into Bisphenol A Found in Ground Water and

Bisphenal A (Toxin) Found in 90% of Newborns

bisephenol a, bpa, canned food, canned vegetables, grocery, groceries, baby food, hormone, disruptor

A small study released on Tuesday found that 46 out of 50 cans tested had traces of Bisphenol A — more commonly referred to as BPA.  BPA is an additive used to make shatter proof plastics, is a known endocrine disruptor and has been found in everything from baby bottles to SIGG canteens. With heightened concerns about young children and infants ingesting the chemical — endocrine disruptors can cause early puberty and developmental issues — and so many companies trading in BPA for safer plastics, why is it still in our canned food?

 The study released Tuesday was conducted by a coalition of consumer and food safety groups and tested the levels of BPA present in food held in the containers. One can of Del Monte French Style Green Beans from a participant’s pantry had a whopping 1,140 parts per billion. The metal containers used for canned foods are generally lined with a light layer of clear plastic which is the BPA culprit....

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Scientists Create First Self-Replicating Synthetic Life

Posted on May 20, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Science & Technology

Source: Wired

Man-made DNA has booted up a cell for the first time.

In a feat that is the culmination of two and a half years of tests and adjustments, researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute inserted artificial genetic material — chemically printed, synthesized and assembled — into cells that were then able to grow naturally.

“We all had a very good feeling that it was going to work this time,” said Venter Institute synthetic biologist Daniel Gibson, co-author of the study published May 20 in Science. “But we were cautiously optimistic because we had so many letdowns following the previous experiments.”

On a Friday in March, scientists inserted over 1 million base pairs of synthetic DNA into Mycoplasma capricolum cells before leaving for the weekend. When they returned on Monday, their cells had bloomed into colonies.

“When we look at life forms, we see fixed entities,” said J. Craig Venter, president of the Institute, in a recent podcast. “But this shows in fact how dynamic they are. They change from second to second. And that life is basically the result of an information process....

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Pesticides in Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Directly Linked to ADHD in Children

Posted on May 18, 2010 in Health, Food News, & Big Pharma

Source: CNN

Children exposed to higher levels of a type of pesticide found in trace amounts on commercially grown fruit and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than children with less exposure, a nationwide study suggests.

Researchers measured the levels of pesticide byproducts in the urine of 1,139 children from across the United States. Children with above-average levels of one common byproduct had roughly twice the odds of getting a diagnosis of ADHD, according to the study, which appears in the journal Pediatrics.

Exposure to the pesticides, known as organophosphates, has been linked to behavioral and cognitive problems in children in the past, but previous studies have focused on communities of farm workers and other high-risk populations. This study is the first to examine the effects of exposure in the population at large.

Organophosphates are “designed” to have toxic effects on the nervous system, says the lead author of the study, Maryse Bouchard, Ph.D., a researcher in the department of environmental and occupational health at the University of Montreal. “That’s how they kill pests.”

The pesticides act on a set of brain chemicals closely related to those involved in ADHD, Bouchard explains, “so it seems plausible that exposure to organophosphates could be associated with ADHD-like symptoms.”

Environmental Protection Agency regulations have eliminated most residential uses for the pesticides (including lawn care and termite extermination), so the largest source of exposure for children is believed to be food, especially commercially grown produce....

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