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A man has been “cured” of prostate cancer using an experimental therapy that shocks tumours to death with the sex hormone testosterone.

A man has been “cured” of prostate cancer using an experimental therapy that shocks tumours to death with the sex hormone testosterone.

The disease was at an advanced stage and had failed to respond to previous treatment.

Other seriously ill men taking part in the same trial showed responses that astounded scientists.

Their tumours were seen to shrink and progress of the disease was halted in several patients.

Levels of Prostate Specific Antigen – a blood marker used to monitor prostate cancer – fell in the majority of the 47 participants, with one individual seeing his PSA levels drop to zero after three months.

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He shows no remaining trace of the disease after 22 cycles of treatment and appears to be cured, said the researchers.

Each year around 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK and 11,000 die from the disease.

Source: Man cured of prostate cancer after being given testosterone to shock tumors

A Houston OB-GYN’s Facebook post is going viral after she recounted the dismissive racism she encountered on a Delta flight, where a flight attendant refused to believe that she was a doctor and refused to let her aid a man who had become unresponsive.“I’m sure many of my fellow young, corporate America working women of color can all understand my frustration when I say I’m sick of being disrespected,” Tamika Cross said at the start of her post.Cross detailed that she was on Delta Flight DL945 returning to Houston when she noticed someone a few rows in front of her screaming for help. A woman’s husband had reportedly become unresponsive.A flight attendant called for help from a physician on board. When Cross raised a hand to offer assistance, the flight attendant reportedly said, according to Cross’ post, “[O]h no sweetie put ur hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don’t have time to talk to you.”Cross tried to correct the condescending flight attendant but was continually cut off.When someone else then paged for any physician on board to “press your button,” Cross pressed her button, to which the same flight attendant reportedly responded, according to her Facebook post, “[O]h wow, you’re an actual physician?”When Cross confirmed that she was, in fact, qualified, she said that the flight attendant demanded to see her credentials, questioning her about what kind of doctor she was, where she worked and why she was in Detroit.“[I’m an] OBGYN, work in Houston, in Detroit for a wedding, but believe it or not they DO HAVE doctors in Detroit. Now excuse me so I can help the man in need,” Cross responded, according to her Facebook post.However, at that point a white man also came forward and said that he was a physician, too. The flight attendant turned back to Cross and reportedly said, “Thanks for your help but he can help us, and he has his credentials.”Cross said that the other doctor had not shown the attendant any credentials at all—he just “fit the ‘description of a doctor’”—but she chose to keep the peace and remain seated.But Cross’ problematic interaction with the flight attendant did not end there. According to Cross, the woman repeatedly came back to “ask for my input on what to do next about 10 mins later. I tell her we need vitals and blood sugar. She comes back to report to me a BP of 80/50 (super low, to my non medical peeps) and they can’t find a glucometer.”Although understandably irritated, Cross said she “continued to help despite the choice words I had saved up for her. The patient and his wife weren’t the problem, they needed help and we were mid flight.“[The flight attendant] came and apologized to me several times and offering me skymiles. I kindly refused. This is going higher than her. I don’t want skymiles in exchange for blatant discrimination. Whether this was race, age, gender discrimination, it’s not right. She will not get away with this….and I will still get my skymiles,” Cross added, concluding her post.Cross’ Facebook post has definitely struck a note with many: It’s been shared more than 20,000 times since Oct. 9 and carries more than 6,000 comments.“I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this. How does somebody reconcile putting a life at risk because of a little melanin and absence of a Y chromosome? I hope Delta takes this seriously. You’re too good a person for this flawed world,” one commenter wrote.“I am so sorry you experienced that! And I must say your patience is outstanding! Thank you for staying strong for that man and his family! Because I don’t think I could contain myself after she comes back to get your help! Your amazing,” another wrote.

Source: Flight Attendant Refuses to Believe Black Woman Is a Doctor

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, Silently, the Vatican is releasing information about Nibiru entering our solar system and extraterrestrial neighbors who have already met with Vatican offic…

Pope Pius XII launched Servizio Informazioni del Vaticano(SIV), an agency at cross purposes with Majestic-12:


In Februari 1954 Pope Pius XII received Los Angelos Bishop James Francis McIntyre, who provided him with an extraordinary report. Two days before, at the request of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the bishop had been part of a delegation witness to a clandestine U.S./extraterrestrial meeting at Edwards Air Force Base. This event was the meeting that occurred in California at Muroc Airfield (which later became Edwards Air Force Base) of an alien delegation with President Eisenhower, attended by Bishop McIntyre. The meeting was filmed by the U.S. military with 3 16mm cameras, placed at different points, loaded with color film and spring drive motors; that is because each camera operator had to change the film every 3 minutes and because in the presence of the aliens, electric motors did not work. In total they shot 20 minutes of film in 7 rolls, each of them 30 meters in length.

At the end of the meeting, each member of the Earth delegation swore never to reveal to anyone what he had seen and what he had heard about the aliens. It was impressed on Bishop McIntyre before reaching Rome, that his oath included the Holy Father. The bishop rejected this, and took his report to the Vatican.

After having spoken with Bishop McIntyre at length, Pope Pius XII meditated deeply on the possible implications of an exclusively American military relationship with the aliens. The Pope decided to launch a secret information department with a structure similar to the fascist military intelligence departments, codenamed SIV(=Servizio Informazioni del Vaticano) that would gather all possible information regarding the activities of the alien entity and information acquired by the Americans. It was very important to keep open channels of communication with President Eisenhower.
The SIV was basically constituted to acquire and to manage all secret information regarding alien matters, coordinating with intelligence organizations in other countries. The main goal of the newly formed department was to manage all aspects of the moral, philosophical and religious implications of continuing ET contact.

An Etherian/Nordic faction of ETs met with SIV and Pope Pius XII inside the Vatican Gardens:

Bishop McIntyre, members of SIV, and Pope Pius XII himself had contact with a faction of ETs, including Etherians (light-emitting and humanlike) and Nordics (humanlike aliens with Scandinavian looks). These extraterrestrials expressed an affinity with Christ and his message, and gave a warning regarding the U.S. involvement with the Greys. Meetings with the members of SIV happened many times in the United States and twice also inside the Vatican Gardens near the Pontifical Academy of Science, in the presence of Pope Pius XII. I find it hard to wrap my mind around this, but the (truly pious) Pius XII considered these aliens as a special kind of converts to the Christian faith.

Stunning as it seems, the Pope effectively had committed SIV (and by extension the Church) to a treaty with Etherians and Nordics, obviously at cross purposes to the American Majestic-12 who began an alliance with the Greys. (Etherians made a similar offer for cooperation to President Eisenhower, stipulating the U.S. get rid of nuclear arms first.) For many years the Church of Rome was to receive assistance in its missions, in particular by getting the ET’s views on social and political situations internationally.

This situation (the secret treaty) continued on throughout the Pontificate of Angelo Giussepe Roncalli (Pope Blessed John XXIII), who many times expressed to the leaders of SIV his fears regarding investing too much trust in these beings. That may be one of the main reasons for convening The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council: investigating the need to take a first concrete step toward the renewal of the Church, in view of the possibility of imminent contact.

Pope Blessed John XXIII came to believe it would be too disruptive to the believers to learn of close cooperation between the Vatican and alien visitors. He decided that direct contacts should end, separating the paths of Church and ETs. Before his death in 1963 from acute peritonitis he referred to them as benevolent beings, capable of Christian faith. His dying declaration, conceivably affirming his separate human interpretation of his faith was: “The open arms of Christ were the purpose of my pontificate. A humble and modest pontificate as you see, for which I assume all responsibility. I am satisfied in what I have done and how I have done it.”

In a secret manuscript from Pope Blessed John XXIII (Angelo Giussepe Roncalli) to his successor, which contained one special dossier about “Servizio Informazioni del Vaticano,” the Pope mentioned a passage from the Gospel of Mark that clearly explained the position of the Church regarding these benevolent beings coming from other worlds.
Dal Vangelo secondo Marco ( 9, 38 e seg)
In quel tempo, Giovanni rispose a Gesù dicendo: “Maestro, abbiamo visto uno che scacciava i démoni nel tuo nome e glielo abbiamo vietato, perché non era dei nostri”. Ma Gesù disse: “Non glielo proibite, perché non c’è nessuno che faccia un miracolo nel mio nome e subito dopo possa parlare male di me. Chi non è contro di noi è per noi. Chiunque vi darà da bere un bicchiere d’acqua nel mio nome perché siete di Cristo, vi dico in verità che non perderà la sua ricompensa”.

Translated to English it reads (From the Gospel of Mark 9: 38 ff.):
“At which time, John responded to Jesus saying: “Master, we saw a man who was casting out demons in your name and we forbad him because he was not one of us.”
But Jesus said: “Forbid him not, for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name that can then lightly speak evil of me. For he who is not against us is for us. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.”

Another quote from this Pontiff (St. Peter’s Plaza April 5th 1961):
“Some voices previously were unknown. But this concerns voices, descending from the sky to the Earth, voices which possess and reflect the omnipotence of the Heavenly Father.”

The body of Pope Blessed John XXIII at St. Peter’s Basilica:


If SIV scientists are operating from the Alaska HAARP facility, the U.S. and the Vatican have joined forces:

During the meetings of Pope Pius XII with the ETs they informed him of the approach of a celestial body to the solar system in which resides an advanced, very warlike alien race. In 1990 the deep space probe named Siloe, part of a deep space exploration program called KERIGMA had taken photos of a huge planet with companion satellite getting closer to the Solar System. This information was received in Alaska during October 1995, and has been classified Above Top Secret or alternatively “Secretum Omega”, a Vatican designation.

The Siloe probe was put in orbit by a (speculatively) Mach 5, scram-jet driven, Aurora space plane (artist’s impression):

The Siloe probe was constructed in Area 51, has an electromagnetic impulse motor, and it was put in orbit by an Aurora type space plane. The probe did not have any calculations or pre-indications of the trajectory or the precise location of its distant target, because it was tasked to close with the huge approaching planet, while avoiding a collision and to return to our Solar System to a position close enough to transmit the data and images to the SIV radio telescope located in Alaska. The probe was launched as soon as the SIV telescope was operational and the probe was capable of transmitting images in 1995. A Vatican source’s description of the location of these SIV facilities furthermore seems to suggest they are part of HAARP in Alaska. Meaning that the Vatican and the U.S. have joined forces in tackling the alien problem.

Spaceprobe Siloe had taken photos of a huge planet with companion satellite, approaching our Solar System:


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The Vatican, heartland of the Roman Church and SIV:

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.


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at The Church Isn’t Telling You About Nibiru And The Anunnaki : In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database

The Pope Is To Declare “The Aliens Are Coming” (Apparently)The Pope Is To Declare “The Aliens Are Coming”(Apparently) It has been said many times before that the Vatican is preparing to declare to the world that they are going to start preparing for Alien contact….And the evidence is building up to this being a very true story!Pope Francis appears ‘welcoming’ to Aliens.Pope Francis appears ‘welcoming’ to Aliens. There is a rumour going round at the moment that the Vatican/Pope is about to announce to the world that they are preparing for Alien contact, but how true this is, is a completely different question!?The Catholic church has been pondering over whether there indeed is a far more technologically and intellectually advanced sentient species elsewhere in the galaxy?! Pope Francis believes apparently believes so and according to rumour he will not only announce his intentions to prepare the human race for ET contact, BUT he will (according to many rumours) denounce the international corporate capitalist system, that is currently contaminating the planet with toxic consciousness and greed and making us all slaves to the dollar!One of the many images from the past which shows the connection between religion and AliensOne of the many images from the past which shows the connection between religion and Aliens The Vatican’s Astronomer More evidence building up towards the Vatican’s acceptance of aliens was when the president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation confirmed that it is only a matter of time before alien life forms are discovered, which will pave the way to questions about God’s relationship to intelligent beings outside our planet.aJesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno speculated that the general public will not be too surprised when life on other planets is eventually discovered, and will react in much the same way it did when news broke in the ’90s that there are other planets orbiting far off stars.Consolmagno, who is a leading planetary scientist who has studied meteorites and asteroids as an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory since 1993, told Catholic News Service that discovery of alien life will not prove or disprove the existence of God, but will pave the way to questions on salvation and how it relates to intelligent species.Consolmagno also argued that there is no conflict between science and religion, and that both fields can complement each other….something which goes against many extreme religious folks views!The Vaticans Astronomer believes religion and Aliens can work together!The Vaticans Astronomer believes religion and Aliens can work together! “Eventually you learn that the kinds of questions you ask as a scientist and the kinds of answers you get as a scientist are only the kinds of questions that lead to more questions. They’re all very contingent. Now I understand how this works, but that opens up a new mystery that I hadn’t seen before and now I can explore that mystery,” Consolmagno said. “The bigger questions, the religious questions, they’re handled by science. The religious questions give you the framework that gives you the motivation to ask the science questions, gives you the confidence the science is going to work and explains to you why I get this excitement at holding a rock from outer space.”Back in May, Roman Catholic Church leader Pope Francis mentioned alien life forms in one of his sermons, and suggested that even Martian’s, should they visit Earth, would be welcomed to be baptized. “If, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martian’s came, and some of them came to us, here … Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them. … And one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?” Francis asked.According to constitutional and public interest lawyer and educator Daniel Sheehan, the Catholic Church is actively preparing for the discovery of and contact with a highly advanced sentient alien species. He spoke today at Contact in the Desert 2015, a landmark UFO conference in Joshua Tree in Southern California, where he described what will be a historic papal encyclical decree calling for nothing less than the disassembly of the power structures that are destroying our civilization and preventing us from joining an enlightened galactic partnership.Sheehan’s speech started with a summary of his work as a people’s advocate for alien disclosure that has included access to classified sections from Project Bluebook, which supposedly contains photographic evidence of a downed craft with alien symbols.Sheehan went on to describe how Pope Francis wants to avoid the kind of chaos that engulfed the Catholic Church during the time of Galileo when it was revealed Earth is not the centre of the Universe. For the next major shift in human consciousness, he wants to position the Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order to integrate the reality of alien existence as well as the evolution of a 6th faculty of human consciousness.T

Source: The Pope Is To Declare “The Aliens Are Coming” (Apparently)

The heart can only take so much — and a new study suggests that the combination of strenuous exercise and high emotions may be too much for it to bear.In the study, working out while angry or emotionally upset was linked to a more than threefold greater risk of having a heart attack within the hour.The researchers also looked at exercise and emotional stress individually, to see if each factor, on its own, would affect the risk of heart attack. They found that each of these factors more than doubled a person’s risk of having a heart attack within the hour, according to the study, published today (Oct. 10) in the journal Circulation. [Beyond Vegetables and Exercise: 5 Ways to Be Heart Healthy]

Source: Why You Shouldn’t Do a Hard Workout When You’re Upset

Elysium isn’t the only pterostilbene vendor. In fact, ChromaDex also offers pterostilbene for supplements separately from Niagen. How excited should we be about all this? If I were a middle-aged mouse, I’d be ready to spend some of the nickels and dimes I’d dragged off the sidewalk to try NR supplements. Even before Sinclair’s paper, researchers had shown in 2012 that when given doses of NR, mice on high-fat diets gained 60 percent less weight than they did on the same diets without NR. Further, none of

Source: Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad – Scientific American Blog Network

The other clowns in the news need to both defeated by a libertarian when even the church is publishing that they both suck!

Catholics who can’t in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a third option, says Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Source: Bishop Conley: You actually don’t have to vote for either :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Methionine- Restricted Diet… Who needs it?By Brenda Davis | Articles, Diet and Disease, General Nutrition | 27 November 2015image_print Methionine is an essential amino acid — one of the building blocks of protein that cannot be produced by the human body so must come from our food. It is one of two sulfur-containing amino acids (the other is cysteine). Methionine is an intermediary in the synthesis of cysteine, carnitine, taurine, and other compounds. It protects liver cells, and helps to prevent lipid peroxidation, and possibly atherosclerosis and elevated cholesterol. Although methionine is essential to human life, some people benefit by limiting, but not eliminating methionine in their diets. For such individuals a methionine-restricted diet may be advised. Should I be on a methionine-restricted diet?Some individuals need to restrict methionine due to inherited disorders that affect methionine metabolism. There is growing interest in methionine restricted diets for those who are unaffected by these genetic metabolic disorders. Evidence suggests that such diets could enhance longevity and help to prevent or treat certain chronic health conditions. The most common indications for a methionine-restricted diet are: i) MTHFR variants. MTHFR gene mutations can lead to elevated homocysteine. Methionine restriction is commonly recommended to help reduce homocysteine accumulation. ii) Cancer. While human studies are sparse, there is some evidence that cancer cells grow less robustly, and sometimes undergo apoptosis (cell death) when deprived of methionine. iii) Depression. High methionine intakes can elevate homocysteine levels and risk of depression. iv) Lifespan extension. Low methionine diets increase metabolic flexibility and overall insulin sensitivity and improve lipid metabolism while decreasing systemic inflammation. v) Insulin resistance. Methionine restriction has been shown to reduce adiposity and improve insulin sensitivity. vi) Homocystinuria. This inherited disorder of metabolism often requires a low methionine diet. If methionine-restriction may help kill cancer cells and increase longevity, shouldn’t everyone be on a methionine-restricted diet?We don’t know for sure, but it is an option for those who are interested in employing a novel dietary strategy for disease risk reduction. While severe methionine restriction is rarely advised, a moderate methionine restriction may be beneficial. The most concentrated methionine sources are animal products such as meat, poultry and fish. You will see from the table below that the eating pattern that is lowest in methionine is a purely plant-based diet or vegan diet. Other vegetarian or near-vegetarian diets are lower in methionine than omnivores diets, but not as low as vegan diets. For most people, simply eating a plant-based diet is likely sufficient for reducing methionine intake. Those with metabolic disorders or other conditions that may warrant methionine restriction can further restrict methionine by limiting high methionine plant-based foods. If a methionine restricted diet is indicated for me, how much methionine should I be eating each day?The RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for methionine + cysteine (adults 19 yrs+) is 19 mg/kg/day, while the EAR (estimated average requirement) is 15 mg/kg/day. People should not dip too much below these levels as they represent the lower end of what is needed for human health. Methionine-restricted diets allow 800-1200 mg methionine per day for most adults. For methionine alone, 15 mg/kg is thought to be a reasonable lower limit. So, if a therapeutic, methionine-restricted diet is indicated for you, multiply your healthy body weight by 15 to find a level of methionine intake that is appropriate. Let’s say your healthy body weight is 60 kg, you would need 900 mg methionine per day. Are there any downsides to severely restricting methionine?Absolutely. There is some evidence that a lack of methionine could reduce levels of S-Adenosylmethionine or SAM-e increasing risk of depression. A lack of methionine has also been linked to senile graying of hair. When you restrict methionine you are naturally restricting protein, at least to some degree. Ensuring sufficient protein is essential to health. Protein is necessary for building, strengthening and repairing body tissues, for making antibodies, hormones, enzymes and other compounds that are critical to every body process. A lack of protein can result in muscle loss, increased risk of bone fractures and undesirable changes in hair and skin. Seniors tend to absorb protein less efficiently, so they may need to consume 15-25% more protein than other adults in order to absorb the same amount. So while methionine restriction can be beneficial, it is important that we meet our needs for methionine, and for protein. METHIONINE IN COMMON FOODS(SOURCE: THE USDA NUTRIENT DATABASE RELEASE 28) Methionine (mg/serving)0-50 mg51-100 mg101-150 mg151-200 mg201-250 mg251-300 mg

Source: Methionine- Restricted Diet… Who needs it? | Brenda Davis R.D.

a 1989 study of chronic users showed a maximum detection window of 25 days at a sensitivity of 20 ng/mL. Yet he points out that only one subject tested positive after 14 days, and it took an average of just 9.8 days before cannabinoid levels were no longer detectible. And while a 1984 study testing chronic users at a cutoff of 50 ng/mL showed a maximum of 40 days to get clean, 8 out of the 10 subjects needed only 13 days to show their first negative.

Source: How Long Does THC Stay in Your System? | Leafly

When Comey, the director of the FBI decided not to charge Hillary Clinton, it looks like it had more to do with money than motive.

Source: New Scandal: Hillary Caught Paying Off FBI Director? – Liberty News Now

Source: Next Big Future: Stem cells delivered via Skin gun can reduce second degree burn treatment from 3 to 4 weeks to days

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Source: Next Big Future: Titanium-gold alloy that is four times harder than most steels

Source: Next Big Future: Transparent Spinel aluminum for transparent armor, next generation lasers, ruggedized smart phones and tablets

Source: Next Big Future: US Army says Ground Warfare is on the cusp of being fundamentally transformed to become intensely lethal

Source: Next Big Future: Towards pills that can mimick many of the benefits of exercise

A hangover-free future is once again being promised, this time courtesy of a controversial former drug czar. The Independent reports David Nutt—who was fired by the British government after claiming horse riding was more dangerous than ecstasy—developed about 90 compounds of something he’s calling “alcosynth” and is testing out two for wide-scale alcohol replacement, which he says will happen by 2050.More From Newser Scientists Find Earth’s Oldest Civilization Key to Extinction of Ancient Bear: Vegan Diet Earth’s Message to Aliens Coming to Humans Soon”They’ll dispense the alcosynth into your cocktail and then you’ll have the pleasure without damaging your liver and your heart,” Nutt says. He says the two alcosynth compounds being tested—one is bitter, the other mostly flavorless—work well in everything from a mojito to a Tom Collins. Alcosynth will get you buzzed—though Nutt says they’ve capped how drunk you can get on it—without the side effects of nausea, headache, or dry mouth. “We know where the good effects of alcohol are mediated in the brain, and can mimic them,” he says. “And by not touching the bad areas, we don’t have the bad effects.” A nontoxic alcohol that doesn’t let drinkers get blotto could save a lot of money, Time reports.The CDC estimated that over-consumption of alcohol cost US taxpayers up to $223.5 billion in 2006. But it could be years before alcosynth is available for your next party, according to the Adam Smith Institute.The libertarian think tank tells Sky News over-regulation will slow the release of what is essentially a new drug. (This study finds there is one proven way to prevent a hangover.)This article originally appeared on Newser: ‘Alcosynth’ Promises the Buzz Without the Hangover

Source: ‘Alcosynth’ promises the buzz without the hangover | Fox News

Most Work Emails Not Important [STUDY]

Do you remember how we got work done before we had to deal with 100 emails a day?  I do. We were empowered to make decisions and those decisions were implicitly backed up by our managers.

Source: Most Work Emails Not Important [STUDY]

The White House and federal regulatory agencies need to unsnarl the tangle they’ve created around Zika prevention. We need a clear and reasonable roadmap for the testing and approval of the critical new biological control agents for mosquitoes.

Source: Why Are The Feds Blocking Technologies To Control The Mosquitoes That Spread Zika Virus?

A roundup of news from around the country.

Source: S.C. officer who fatally shot unarmed teen a year ago will be fired – The Washington Post

Richard Jenkins created Saildrone’s autonomous boats to assess fish populations, study the oceans and more, but his grander vision concerns climate change.

Source: No Sailors Needed: Robot Sailboats Scour the Oceans for Data

Black Americans still live more of their older years with disability than white Americans, according to a new study.

Source: Gaps in active life expectancy remain between black, white Americans | Fox News

brain-eating” amoeba is Naegleria fowleri ,

Source: Whitewater center to reopen after Westerville teen contracted deadly brain-eating amoeba |

Blacks are shot and killed by police at 2.5 times the rate of whites.

Source: Aren’t more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no. – The Washington Post

The union said the deal brings workers in line with Delta and United.

Source: 30,000 American Airlines workers to get 22% pay hikes

Results from the Large Hadron Collider show that a “bump” in the machine’s data, previously rumoured to represent a new particle, has gone away.

Source: New particle hopes fade as LHC data ‘bump’ disappears – BBC News

Sunflowers have circadian rhythms, scientists say — and a growth trick that helps them keep their faces toward the sun.

Source: Watch a sunflower dance in the sun: Now scientists know how it’s done – The Washington Post

First Generic Version of Tamiflu Approved by FDA

Source: First Generic Version of Tamiflu Approved by FDA

Investigators identify the bad lines of genetic code that may lead to the disease

Source: New Clues to Depression Spotted in the Genome | TIME

Source: Meat-eaters may have a higher risk of death, and here’s why –

Source: Vaping Puts Potentially Cancerous Chemicals In User’s Bodies

The gluten-free craze has proven to be one of the more controversial dietary movements in recent memory.

While there are those who diagnosably suffer from celiac disease and must avoid gluten or face a variety of horrible symptoms, there are also those who pursue a gluten-free diet for vague “health” reasons despite not experiencing any negative effects. And in the middle, there are many people who haven’t been diagnosed with celiac disease or allergies but claim that gastrointestinal woes, fatigue, and other symptoms disappear when they’re on a gluten-free diet.

Now, a new study says that the gluten-sensitive and gluten-intolerant aren’t all just making it up.

A new study published in the journal Gut (great name) found a biological explanation for why some people may experience discomfort when eating foods containing wheat, rye, or barley, a condition that until now has baffled researchers. A research team at the Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Bologna in Italy found that even if patients don’t exhibit the telltale scientific markers of celiac or wheat sensitivity, they can still experience celiac-like stomach and intestinal pain, as well as mood swings, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and other symptoms after eating wheat and similar grains.

These patients suffer from what’s known as non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS). In the study, researchers found that NCWS patients showed signs that they were experiencing body-wide inflammatory immune responses after eating wheat and other grains—a problem that celiac patients, despite extensive intestinal damage from the disease, didn’t experience. The researchers linked the overactive immune reactions to the elevated movement of “microbial and dietary components from the gut into circulation, in part due to intestinal cell damage and weakening of the intestinal barrier.”

“Our study shows that the symptoms reported by individuals with this condition are not imagined, as some people have suggested,” said study co-author Peter H. Green, the director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center, in a press release. “It demonstrates that there is a biological basis for these symptoms in a significant number of these patients.”

The immune reaction would explain the swift onset of symptoms for those that suffer from NCWS— about 1 percent of the US population, or 3 million people, according to Columbia research (previous studies have suggested that the number may be as high as 6 percent)—after digesting wheat and similar grains. When the researchers put self-identified NCWS patients on a gluten-free diet for six months, the immune reactions and signs of intestinal damage went back to normal, and patients stopped experiencing symptoms.

The researchers say their findings will help them develop methods of diagnosing NCWS and find new ways to treat the condition. Next up, they’re going to be looking into what triggers the initial intestinal damage in people with NCWS.

Maybe they could team up with the researchers at the University of Alberta, who developed a pill last summer (currently going through clinical trials) to help gluten-intolerant people digest foods that contain wheat.

The wheat and gluten-intolerant are looking at you, science, for their eventual return to the joys of pizza and pasta.

A new study found a biological explanation for why some people become ill after eating certain gluten-y foods, even if they don’t have celiac disease.

Source: Science Now Proves that Wheat Sensitivity Is Actually a Thing | MUNCHIES

XMRV virus

Source: Infection as One Possible Cause of Fibromyalgia

XMRV virus

Source: Infection as One Possible Cause of Fibromyalgia

Researchers at the Whittemore Peterson Institute in United States have discovered an infectious virus in a significant percentage of people with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The virus, known as Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) is a retrovirus, which means it inserts its DNA right into your cell’s genetic makeup. Once infected, the virus … Continued

Source: Virus Linked to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue – Brian Barr

Source: No Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus–related Virus Detected in Fibromyalgia Patients

New-Found Virus XMRV


Source: New-Found Virus XMRV

The prevalence of oral health problems and cognitive decline are both higher among older adults, but are they linked? A new study suggests they may be, but calls for more research.

Source: Oral health and cognitive decline may be related – Medical News Today

Studies show social anxiety is often linked to an overactive amygdala, a part of the brain which is commonly overstimulated in patients with chronic Lyme disease. When the amygdala is overstimulated, emotional responses to external situations completely bypass the neo-cortex of the brain and go straight from the thalamus to the amygdala [1]. Typically, emotional response to situations is sent from the thalamus to the part of the brain responsible for conscious thought, the neo-cortex, where it can be analyzed for a rational response before it is sent to the amygdala for us to act upon –both physically and physiologically. However, in people with Lyme disease, emotional responses take a shortcut from the thalamus straight to the amygdala –which is dubbed the “fear center” of the brain for a very good reason. Naturally, when we feel fear that seems both beyond our control and comprehension, our fear is only amplified ten-fold. As a result, we begin to completely alienate ourselves from all activities and social interactions with the potential to cause anxiety because we feel powerless to control it should it arise.

Source: Herbal Remedies for Lyme-Induced Social Anxiety

Lyme disease survivor and book author Shelley White shares about the link between social anxiety and Lyme disease, along with some remedies for reducing anxiety. –

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