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Study: Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis

Originally posted 2012-05-05 08:11:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sara Knoll
EurekAlert

Without intervention, 1 in 5 men develop fractures related to osteoporosis in old age.

Washington, DC, May 4, 2012 – Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more increase bone mass and might gain protection from developing osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study in the May issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

The study, the largest scale investigation of its kind, discovered that young men who actively resisted the urge to adopt a “couch-potato” lifestyle in their late twenties seemed to gain the biggest bone benefit. “Men who increased their load-bearing activity from age 19 to 24 not only developed more bone, but also had larger bones compared to men who were sedentary during the same period,” said senior study author Mattias Lorentzon, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden.

Bigger bones with more mass are thought to offer a shield against osteoporosis, a disease that affects men and women alike, in which bones become porous and weak over time and start to fracture by age 50 or later. “Osteoporosis actually seems to get its start by age 25 when bones start to lose tissue. So this study sends an important message to young men,” Lorentzon said. “The more you move, the more bone you build.”

Sports that involve jumping or fast starts and stops and increase the load put on the body’s bones seemed most associated with the enhanced protection for men. Lorentzon and his colleagues found that basketball and volleyball seemed the best kinds of activities for building bone mass, followed by soccer and tennis. Such load-bearing sports seem to push the body to form new bone tissue. Activities that do not put an increased load on the bones, like swimming and bicycling did not seem associated with the building of bigger bones or more bone mass, even though they offer other health benefits.

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Aboriginal climate change

Originally posted 2012-12-22 21:47:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Jer |Skeptic’s Corner

Associate Professor Hamish McGowan from UQ’s School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management said the studies in the north west Kimberley have shown there was a rapid change in climate around 5,500 years ago.

The entire premise of man made climate change is that we, mankind, because of our modern industrial lifestyle, have altered the natural order of the climate system and this is bad. It is so bad that mankind needs to do something to fix what we have done and stop what we are doing.

More and more however it seems that the climate change academia complex is undermining their own case for the very premise which is the foundation of their theory, not to mention their considerable tax payer funding. It is easy to see how this happens, academics knowing there is a honey pot of money for any research having to do with climate change combined with their undying faith in the reality of man made climate change conduct studies which to an objective observer actually undermines their case but to the academics it acts as another warning to the uniformed public..

The other day I pointed to a report of a study on how climate change had helped lead to the downfall of the Mayan Empire. The authors seemed not to realize that their findings went a long way towards undermining the “man made” ingredient of the entire theory. Everything that the alarmist community is trying to “sell” society is dependent on the idea that what we are experiencing or will experience is unprecedented and of course man made. So when they do studies which show that conditions in the past were as bad or worse than what we are experiencing or forecast to experience a reasonable person would ask how have we impacted the climate if the climate has always acted this way?

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‘US dictated new IAEA report to Amano’

Originally posted 2011-11-09 17:55:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Press TV

As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano is set to release his latest report on Iran’s nuclear case, an Iranian daily says the report has been dictated by the US.

According to latest news reports, Amano will also attach a 15-page addendum with the new report, detailing documents about certain alleged studies, Keyhan wrote on Tuesday.

The daily quoted Iranian diplomats as saying that during his visit to Washington last week, Amano received orders about the necessity of releasing the report at the current juncture and for this reason he declined to accept requests by Russia, China, some European countries and member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to remain impartial on Iran.

Experts in Iran and the IAEA secretariat believe that the addendum is technically and legally indefensible and will quickly call into question the agency’s credibility.

Keyhan said that the IAEA’s November 2011 report includes no new documents and all existing ones are those found on the laptop allegedly spirited out of Iran in 2004.

The report will prove that despite his claims, Amano had no new information and released the same old data. This indicates that the IAEA is lying about having information showing that Iran had a nuclear weapons program after 2004.

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Thought Question: Fame, money and immunity

Thought Question IMMUNITY

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Thought Question: Global treaties behind closed doors

Though Question TREATIES

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Quote: Snowden on privacy and human rights

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Salvation Army report finds poorest families living on less than $18 a day

Rachel Browne | smh.com.au

A national study by the Salvation Army has revealed shocking rates of poverty with survey participants surviving on an average of less than $18 a day, after covering housing costs.

The survey of 2400 people who visited Salvation Army centres across Australia found their average weekly income was $305 but they spent $180 on accommodation, leaving just $125 to cover all other expenses including food, transport, clothing and utility bills.

Across all households, those on the Newstart allowance had the least money after housing costs, with childless couples managing on just $9.57 a day.

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Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others

Katherine Timpf | nationalreview.com

According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.

In an interview with ABC Radio last week, philosopher and professor Adam Swift said that since “bedtime stories activities . . . do indeed foster and produce . . . [desired] familial relationship goods,” he wouldn’t want to ban them, but that parents who “engage in bedtime-stories activities” should definitely at least feel kinda bad about it sometimes:

“I don’t think parents reading their children bedtime stories should constantly have in their minds the way that they are unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children, but I think they should have that thought occasionally,” he said.

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How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

Glenn Greenwald | firstlook.org

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.

Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.”

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Alan Jones: CSG Mining in Queensland

Originally posted 2012-12-13 19:04:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Alan Jones | 2GB

Alan Jones chats to Heather Brown about CSG mining in Queensland.

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Diabetics with cancer dangerously ignore blood sugar

Originally posted 2012-11-30 21:13:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Marla Paul
eurekalert.org

Blood sugar will kill them before cancer does, so diabetes education is critical

CHICAGO — When people with Type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with cancer — a disease for which they are at higher risk — they ignore their diabetes care to focus on cancer treatment, according to new Northwestern Medicine® research. But uncontrolled high blood sugar is more likely to kill them and impairs their immune system’s ability to fight cancer.

However, people with Type 2 diabetes who received diabetes education after a cancer diagnosis were more likely to take care of their blood sugar. As a result, they had fewer visits to the emergency room, fewer hospital admissions, lower health care costs, and they tested their blood sugar levels more often than people who didn’t have the education. They also had more hemoglobin a-1c level tests at their doctor’s offices. The latter is a critical marker of how well someone has managed her diabetes and blood sugar over the last three months.

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Capable of ‘work-related activity': Partially blind Thalidomide victim with brain tumour fights Atos decision to force her to attend interviews and put together CV

Originally posted 2013-03-18 09:59:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Jonathan Brown | independent.co.uk

A Thalidomide victim with a brain tumour who is blind in one eye and has trouble walking is battling against a decision by Atos that she is capable of “work related activity”.

Martine White, 50, is due to appear at a tribunal in which she will appeal against the decision which she fears could force her to take employment or face losing up to half of her benefits.

The mother of four from Burnley, Lancashire, is one of a number of victims of the morning sickness drug which left more than 500 people in Britain with severe birth defects who claim they are being unfairly treated by the Government’s controversial back-to-work assessors.

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The Live Cattle Trade

Originally posted 2012-12-01 06:55:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Alan Jones
2GB

Alan Jones talks to Stephanie Coombes about the live cattle trade.

Listen to  The Live Cattle Trade

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Chris Hedges Debates the Black Bloc

Originally posted 2012-09-19 11:20:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

In his article “The Cancer in Occupy” posted on Truthdig in February, Chris Hedges criticized Black Bloc activists, saying their use of violence in the streets would alienate the Occupy movement from mainstream Americans and legitimize the use of police violence in the eyes of the public. Black Bloc supporter Brian Traven debated him in New York City last week. Read More (truthdig.com)

Video posted on vimeo.com by Brandon Jourdan

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Facebook addiction disorder: What it is and how to recognize it

Originally posted 2012-04-23 12:07:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Seymour Spacey
Addiction News Now

There is no need to convince you that Facebook addiction is reality in today’s world. So many people suffer from it and so many of them don’t even realize they are addicted. Day after day people spend countless (and priceless) hours in internet social networks. If we think about this phenomenon reasonably, we will undoubtedly reveal the fact that this is costing more to individuals than it is giving to them.

When someone doesn’t even recognize he’s addicted, curing and liberation is almost impossible. This holds true for Facebook addiction too, despite the fact that it’s a psychological and not a physical addiction. This article is intended for everyone who wishes to recognize whether or not they are addicted to Facebook (or any other social network). It will also be useful for those who want to analyze the compulsive behaviors of their friends and relatives.

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How asparagus contains natural antibiotics to fight infections

Originally posted 2011-05-23 20:53:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Source: Daily Mail

Several plants used in traditional folk medicine contain powerful natural antibiotics that fight bacterial and fungal infections, a study has found.

Researchers in India tested extracts from the plants on microbes taken from the mouths of oral cancer patients.

Eight had a significant impact on the growth of the organisms in the laboratory.

Among the most effective were asparagus, desert date, false daisy, castor oil and fenugreek. Cancer patients were used in the study because they often have impaired immune systems, making them vulnerable to infections by bacteria and fungi.

Of the 40 patients, 35 had compromised immune systems and low white blood cell counts. Several extracts were effective against a wide range of organisms, including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus which can cause serious infections in humans.

Several extracts were effective against a wide range of organisms, including Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus which can cause serious infections in humans.

Scientists hope the herbal remedies might point the way to new treatments for drug-resistant microbes such as the S. aureus ‘superbug’ MRSA.

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New Research: GMO Food Far Worse Than We Think

Originally posted 2012-02-20 07:03:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sayer Ji
GreenMedInfo

Disturbing new research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology indicates that genetically modified (GM) crops with “stacked traits,” that is, with multiple traits such as glyphosate-herbicide resistance and Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) insecticidal toxins engineered together into the same plant, are likely far more dangerous to human health than previously believed, due to their synergistic toxicity.

Resistance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, has been engineered into many GM plants, so that fields can be sprayed indiscriminately with herbicide without destroying the crops. While the GM glyphosate-resistant plants survive, they subsequently contain residues of glyphosate and its various metabolites (e.g. aminomethylphosphonic acid) that present a significant health threat to the public.

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