People with diabetes have a somewhat increased risk of colon cancer, an international study said — but the reasons for the connection, and what should be done about it, remain unclear.
Researchers headed by Hiroki Yuhara, at the University of California, Berkeley, combined the results of 14 international studies and found that, overall, people with diabetes were 38 percent more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer than those who were diabetes-free.
In this remarkable video from Serbia (English transcript is below), Nikola Aleksic, Director of the Ecological Movement of Novi Sad, issues a stern warning to the president Boris Tadic to stop importing food based upon GMO and stop the chemtrail spraying.
Some dimensions of what citizens can learn about civic affairs and the world around them are clearly better. Technology has brought news tools that make storytelling far richer than we could have imagined a generation ago. Computers are connecting citizens, increasing engagement, adding more perspectives, more witnesses and a wider spectrum of voices to the news. By any number of measures, the demand for news is growing. And after a decade of worries that digital screens were shortening attention spans and destroying the demand for long-form journalism and a deeper understanding of public affairs, the data are now unmistakable that people do consume long form on screen (and that’s because of rather than despite the smaller screens of tablets and smart phones).
As the French presidential election moves into its final stages, the French people are now reflecting on the nature of Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency. Known by the French themselves as Sarko the American, what many do not know is that Sarkozy’s family ties lead directly into the heart of the American political establishment. Find out more in this week’s GRTV Backgrounder on Global Research TV.
Most folks don’t realize that when we are talking about health problems associated with wheat, or gluten, we are not talking about a monolithic entity, a singular “bad guy,” solely responsible for the havoc commonly experienced as a consequence of consuming this grain. After all, how could just one villain cause the 200+ different clinically observed adverse health effects now linked in the biomedical literature to wheat consumption?
The world is undergoing big changes in the economic, development and political spheres, Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon said today in a lecture at Stanford University, highlighting three essential ways to navigate through this “Great Transition.”
“Throughout the ages, people have said that the world is in the midst of big change. But the level and degree of global change that we face today is far more profound than at any other period in my adult lifetime. I call this period the Great Transition,” Mr. Ban told the audience in Palo Alto, California.
In his speech, entitled ‘The United Nations in a World in Transition,’ the Secretary-General noted that the transition is economic, as engines of growth and economic power continue to shift with the rise of the Asia-Pacific region.
The transition is developmental, as the world seeks a more sustainable path for people and the planet. The transition is also political as landmark change in the Arab world and beyond brings new hope to places that have long been deserts of democracy.
The global climate change industry is worth an annual $1.5 trillion, according to Climate Change Business Journal. That’s the equivalent of $4 billion a day spent on vital stuff like carbon trading, biofuels, and wind turbines. Or — as Jo Nova notes — it’s the same amount the world spends every year on online shopping.
But there’s a subtle difference between these two industries — the global warming one and the online shopping one. Can you guess what it is?
A strange vaccine-related phenomenon spotted at the start of the 2009 flu pandemic may well have been real, a new study suggests.
Canadian researchers noticed in the early weeks of the pandemic that people who got a flu shot for the 2008-2009 winter seemed to be more likely to get infected with the pandemic virus than people who hadn’t received a flu shot.
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil’in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One Camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story.
As the debate over cutting government spending rages on, billions of dollars of taxpayer money are wasted each year on junk food. Between 1995 and 2010, over 250 billion dollars was spent on subsidizing foods that are making Americans fat. The health effects are devastating. 75 percent of Americans are now considered overweight. One in five kids in the U.S. are obese. RT’s Liz Wahl takes a look at why some politicians feed into the Obesity Industrial Complex.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle headed the “Future of Europe Group”, which met in Poland’s capital Warsaw on Monday.
The group, which does not include the UK, says the eurozone crisis has caused a “crisis of confidence” in the EU.
It says the European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – must be stronger and its head could be directly elected.
The Commission has already acquired more powers of oversight in the crisis, scrutinising national budgets to ensure compliance with EU targets. The new controls are considered necessary to prevent any reckless accumulation of debt in future.
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