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Join the Cornucopia Institute in identifying Organic Standards Board nominees to take control back from corporationsBy J. D. Heyes, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) A group that promotes "economic justice" for farming on a family scale is asking for confidential assistance from the public "to identify all current candidates for appointment to the National Organic Standards Board," which advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture on organic food standards.
"Congress set up specific stakeholder representation on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) to assure that corporations and their lobbyists do not dominate organic governance," wrote...
Common governmental practices that hurt your medical freedomBy Derek Henry, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) Freedom is at the heart of American society, however, they lack one freedom that seems increasingly vital for a truly free society - the freedom to choose the health care of their choice. This freedom is being suppressed by state and federal agencies, as well as vested financial interests of the "medical/pharmaceutical complex" comprised of the conventional medical establishment and the multinational pharmaceutical companies. These groups have effectively hindered medical freedom for...
Caught: L'Oreal forced to admit its anti-aging creams don't really workBy J. D. Heyes, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) Another cosmetics company, L'Oreal, has been forced to admit that claims about some of its women-oriented products are simply untrue.
According to Britain's Daily Mail, the company has had to promise to federal regulators that it won't make any further claims that a pair of its popular anti-aging potions "target" or "affect" genes, part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
The FTC says that L'Oreal is guilty of making "false and unsubstantiated...
What conservative thinkers still don't understand about mass vaccinationsBy J. D. Heyes, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) It's perplexing: Conservative political thinking is naturally skeptical of big government while supportive of more individual liberty and personal responsibility. These positions have been cornerstones of constitutional conservatism since being defined by William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater and other early conservatives in the 1960s.
But when the topic of vaccines comes up, conservatives by and large echo the big government line that all vaccines are good and, anyway, what would...
Excluding Unvaccinated Children from School During Outbreaks: Standard Policy, But is it Legal?By Alan Phillips, J.D., July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) A New York federal court recently dismissed a case brought by parents whose unvaccinated children were excluded from school during local outbreaks. The parents, whose children were exempt from vaccines on religious grounds, claimed that the exclusion policy violated their Constitutional and state law rights. The court's written opinion suggests possible problems with both the parents' attorney's approach and the court's response.
Regarding the latter, the court accurately states...
Adult-onset high blood pressure caused by nutrient deficiencies as a childBy L.J. Devon, Staff Writer, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) By age five, many kids have picked up and played with toy building blocks. In these early years of a child's life, children begin to learn how to put things together. Similarly during this time, the building blocks of life are being put together inside a child's mind, body and heart. Not only are children learning language, behavior and basic fundamentals during this time, but a foundation of health is also being erected inside them in the form of vitamins and minerals. These mystical...
Top ways to get rid of acid reflux and heartburnBy Dr.Sofiya, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) There are a number of different foods that can contribute to heartburn and acid reflux. While they are both uncomfortable conditions, there are also medical reasons for reducing their incidences. For example, repeated episodes of acid reflux can lead to irritation of the esophagus and, eventually, make a person susceptible to cancer. Fortunately, there are different lifestyle and dietary changes that can help stop these issues almost before they even start.
Substitute herbs for spices...
Field-proven tips for successfully raising a summer vegetable gardenBy PF Louis, June 25 2014
(NaturalNews) Now that you've wisely decided to create your own nutritious, money-saving, organic, summer veggie garden, here are some basic gardening tips for your success.
(1) Check for first and last frost dates:
Location is a key factor when deciding to plant a garden; it determines when and what you plant. For example, if you live in an area with a short growing season (less than 120 days), it's prudent to not plant vegetables that require a long growing season. Tomatoes, eggplants, green...
Fight against cancer starts with everything naturalBy Lindsey Alexander, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) Breast cancer is a hot topic for the American public and societies across the world. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer mortality among women in the United States, says Susan M. Gapstur, PhD, author of "Fat, Fruits, Vegetables, and Breast Cancer Survivorship," which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Current estimates reveal that around 2.4 million women within the United States are breast cancer...
Facebook ran covert mind games experiment on its own usersBy J. D. Heyes, July 8 2014
(NaturalNews) The digital age has not been kind to privacy, as both government and private-sector institutions and corporations have used electronic social media communications and interactions for self-interested purposes, and without our permission.
Social media giant Facebook is in hot water again for this very thing. The company has been outed for manipulating users' news feeds in order to gauge their responses and actions.
According to Bloomberg News, news feeds were distorted on more...
Facebook mind control experiment was nothing compared to the deliberate manipulations of the mass mediaBy Mike Adams, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) The internet erupted in protest last week over the revelation that Facebook ran a psychological experiment on 700,000 users designed to see just how easily information could be used to manipulate their emotions. "Facebook's ill-advised psychological experiment is alarming because it suggests that the Internet, in the wrong hands, can be a powerful weapon to subtly manipulate public opinion and promote a political agenda," wrote David Einstein of SFgate.com.
Everyone else chimed in...
Japanese cows develop skin spots, mysterious disease; farmers fear radiation affecting humans, tooBy Ethan A. Huff, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) Livestock with strange white spots covering their skin were put on display at a recent protest in front of Tokyo's agriculture ministry, according to the Associated Press (AP). Two Japanese farmers, disturbed by the unusual markings, are calling on government officials to conduct a real investigation into what they believe is radiation poisoning from the shuttered Fukushima nuclear plant.
The damage is affecting hundreds of animals on farms near the plant, barring the sale of milk...
Top food products containing high-fructose corn syrup tainted with mercuryBy Ethan A. Huff, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) Nearly half of all commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) used in processed foods like soda pop, ketchup and candy is tainted with toxic mercury, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Health. Among 20 samples of commercial HFCS tested for the heavy metal, nine tested positive, says the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the consumer group that spearheaded the study.
Researchers from IATP tested HFCS as part of a larger investigation...
Top 5 foods to NOT eat to avoid belly fatBy Aurora Geib, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) No one wants to be overweight, but there's something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin top. Beer belly. Spare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it's also bad for your health. Studies have shown that the larger your waist measurement, the more likely you are to have high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. While eating well, taking supplements and exercising...
Seven herbs to fight yeast in the bodyBy Dr.Sofiya, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) Yeast is a microorganism that is within all people. Most of the time, there is no indication that yeast is even present in the body. In fact, one of the only reasons why an individual might be aware of it is when they crave sugar or carbs intensely. These cravings, if given into, can cause an overgrowth of a harmful yeast, Candida albicans.
A whole slew of different problems can result if this yeast begins to mushroom out of control. These include weight gain, gas, sugar cravings...
Big Food lobbyists attempting to control organic agriculture, spreading propaganda using robotic cold callsBy Ethan A. Huff, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) With the U.S. organic market now topping $81 billion in sales annually, the big food conglomerates are seeking a larger piece of the monetary pie with a new proposed "check-off" program that would require all organic producers to pay fees for the collective promotion of organic food. But the farm policy analyst group Cornucopia Institute (CI) suggests that this corporate attempt at controlling organic agriculture is a malevolent scheme to siphon money away from organic family farmers...
Follow these six dietary tips to help protect against cancerBy L.J. Devon, Staff Writer, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) Medical professionals from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine have unveiled five easy-to-follow guidelines for cancer prevention. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in June 2014. These steps have merit and are great advice for anyone who is looking to prevent cancer, who is struggling with disease or whose immune system is compromised.
Cancer may come on sudden, but it is not some random act. An accumulation of dietary...
Keep food safe in the summer, plus tips on avoiding foodborne illnesses year-roundBy Antonia, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) While there are tons of healthy foods around, many of them can wreak havoc on the body if they are stored incorrectly. It's important to take precautions to ensure that foods stay as fresh as possible in order to keep harmful bacteria at bay. However, the increase in festivities during the summer months can make that challenging.
Gwen Hyland, technical information specialist from the Food Safety and Inspection Service's Food Safety Education Staff, says that bacteria multiply quicker...
Failure of the EPA marked by honey bee declineBy PF Louis, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) There have been suspicions about pesticides causing colony collapse disorder (CCD) where suddenly many bees die or disappear from their hives and never return. In particular, many scientists have been suspecting a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
After several large scale bee keeper and organic farmer protests and petitions in France, Italy, Germany, and Slovenia, their governments banned or heavily restricted neonicotinoids a few years ago. Surprise, the greatly diminished...
Sleep deprivation leads to increased food purchases the next day: ResearchBy Mike Bundrant, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) When you have been sleep-deprived for just one night, you are more likely to experience a greater hunger for food the following day. You will also be subject to impulsive food buying, according to a new study out of Sweden.
A study by the Obesity Society, which was published in the journal Obesity, found that there were higher levels of ghrelin, a hormone which increases hunger, in those who had been sleep-deprived for a day. Those who had gotten a full night's sleep had much lower...
Junk food, antibiotics cause Crohn's disease rates to triple among young personsBy PF Louis, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) The Daily Mail recently featured an article titled, "Junk food blamed for soaring rate of Crohn's disease among young: Three times as many 16 to 30-year-olds have condition than a decade ago."
According to the article, doctors in the UK blame the "epidemic" on a significant increase in junk food consumption along with the widespread and increased use of antibiotics. Commonly, among Crohn's patients, the gut bacteria are drastically out of balance, with harmful bacteria significantly...
Trying to kick the habit? These foods make it easier for smokers to quitBy Antonia, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) As any smoker trying to quit knows, the process of giving up the habit isn't always easy. Quitting "cold turkey" is virtually impossible, as the urge to light up lingers, and a return to the behavior after not too long is common. In fact, nicotine has been shown to be as addictive as heroin, reinforcing the fact that trying to quit is indeed challenging. (1) Furthermore, trying methods that involve skin patches, e-cigarettes, pills and even hypnotherapy can be costly, harmful to health...
Real-life body snatchers: deceased woman's body stolen for medical researchBy Jonathan Benson, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) The family of a New York City woman who recently died of old age is threatening to sue after the woman's body was apparently stolen and almost used for medical research without permission. The New York Daily News (NYDN) explains that 85-year-old Aura Ballesteros, who died peacefully in her sleep on May 16, was taken from the Jacobi Medical Center where her body was being stored and moved to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for "anatomical donation."
Hector Ballesteros, Aura's...
Four ways in which gluten is making us fat and sickBy Michael Ravensthorpe, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the United States population suffers from gluten intolerance, and that number doesn't appear to be shrinking. For this unfortunate minority, consuming foods that contain this notorious protein composite, such as wheat, rye and barley, can lead to countless health issues, ranging from bloating and fatigue to constipation and gastrointestinal distress. For the much smaller minority that suffer from the more serious autoimmune disorder, celiac disease...
Genetic risk for diabetes is insignificant compared to preventive lifestyle factorsBy David Gutierrez, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) The effect of lifestyle habits on type 2 diabetes risk is so large that it renders genetic susceptibility insignificant, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
The study was funded primarily by the European Commission.
The findings imply that generalized lifestyle interventions are still the most effective way to prevent diabetes, regardless of an individual's genetic profile.
"One of the most effective...
Obama now seizing ocean territory via executive ordersBy J. D. Heyes, July 7 2014
(NaturalNews) President Obama's efforts to destroy American commerce by limiting U.S. companies' abilities to explore new sources of energy took another turn recently when the nation's chief executive used his phone and pen to put new vast areas of ocean off-limits.
The announcement was made in June by Secretary of State John Kerry, who also urged leaders at an international summit to take rapid steps to reduce "overfishing" and pollution.
As is normal, Kerry blamed humans for causing "enormous...
Economics analyst warns economic, civil unrest is rising: 'This won't end pretty'By J. D. Heyes, July 6 2014
(NaturalNews) A noted economics analyst, using historical data and his keen sense of observation, says civil unrest will only increase due to deteriorating conditions around the globe and in the U.S., declaring that it "won't end pretty."
"The greatest problem we have is misinformation," wrote Martin Armstrong of Armstrong Economics, at the ZeroHedge.com financial news blog. "People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda...
Cancer death rates are twice as high where GM crops and agricultural chemicals are usedBy David Gutierrez, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) Agricultural regions that see a heavy use of chemicals and in which genetically modified (GM) crops are grown have a cancer death rate twice as high as the national average, according to a report by the Ministry of Health of Cordoba Province in Argentina.
"Once again, what we have complained about for years was confirmed," said Medardo Avila Vazquez of the University Network for Environment and Health (Reduas), "and especially what doctors say about the sprayed towns and areas affected...
United States of PAIN? 259 million painkiller prescriptions written every year in the USABy David Gutierrez, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that the overprescription of narcotic painkillers is still a major problem in the United States.
The report, published on July 1, is based on data collected by retail pharmacies, which fill the majority of US prescriptions. It found that 259 million prescriptions for narcotic painkillers were written in 2012, roughly one for every adult living in the United States.
Forty-six deaths a dayNarcotic...
Beat chronic stress with adaptogenic herbsBy Dr. David Jockers, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) Chronic, low-grade stress is a modern-day epidemic that creates sluggish metabolism, chronic inflammation and abnormal immunity. Elevated stress hormone levels can create digestive problems, leaky gut syndrome, increased appetite, weight gain, thyroid disorders and accelerated brain degeneration. Adaptogenic herbs are critical for adapting effectively to the chronic stress of the 21st century.
Adaptogenic herbs and your stress response
One of the key components that adaptogenic...
New Mexico WIPP nuclear storage facility essentially 'a huge dirty bomb' waiting to explodeBy J. D. Heyes, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) Very few Americans who don't live near it have ever heard of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a federal nuclear waste repository approximately 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, but some experts are saying that something very serious happened there recently -- something that could affect tens of millions of Americans. However, you're not likely to read much about it in the institutional media.
According to the Carlsbad Current-Argus, a local newspaper, "traces of radiation...
Adding almonds to diet improves cardiovascular healthBy David Gutierrez, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) Eating a diet rich in almonds improves blood vessel health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Aston University and published in the journal Free Radical Research.
"Our study confirms that almonds are a superfood," lead researcher Helen Griffiths said. "Previous studies have shown that they keep your heart healthy, but our research proves that it isn't too late to introduce them into your diet -- adding even a handful...
5 ways to end constipation quicklyBy Derek Henry, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) The world is backed up, and so much so that a bowel movement every few days is deemed normal. This is undoubtedly due to a lack of hydration, probiotics, enzymes, fiber, EFAs, and key vitamins and minerals that allow properly formed bowel movements to happen smoothly and at least once a day. So if you are stuck and need some extra help without an over-the-counter laxative that will slowly destroy your ability to eliminate naturally, try these five methods.
Magnesium Also known as...
Yacon syrup could help with cholesterol, blood sugar, digestive health and moreBy David Gutierrez, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) North Americans are catching on to the benefits of yacon syrup, a traditional South American food that may help prevent or even treat a myriad of digestive and metabolic health conditions.
Yacon syrup is derived from the tuberous roots of the yacon plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius), a sunflower relative native to the Andes Mountains. It is said to taste similar to figs or raisins.
Both the tuber and a sugary syrup derived from it have been a part of the traditional Andean diet...
Sugar increases hypertensionBy Dr. Carolyn Dean, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) All 12 studies in a May, 2014, meta-analysis found that sugar elevates blood pressure. The study called "Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Blood Pressure" was published in the American Journal of Cardiology.
Soft drinks easily earn the name "liquid candy," because they contain an average of 10 teaspoons of sugar per can. Soft drinks are the largest source of added sugar in our diet. These drinks are often cheaper than bottled water and become the liquid of choice for most of...
The Healing Code: A new frontier in restoring health and preventing diseaseBy Carolanne Wright, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) When Dr. Alexander Loyd, a Naturopathic Doctor with a PhD in psychology, discovered an unconventional method to permanently heal his wife's struggle with clinical depression, little did he realize at the time that it would be one of the most powerful healing modalities ever known. Thousands have benefited from the technique, including terminal cancer patients and those struggling with autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease or even illnesses which have no known cure. Best of all...
City Council members may be individually liable for harm caused by fluoridated waterBy J. D. Heyes, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) The city council of a Canadian community has been informed that it may be legally liable for harm caused to any of its residents by the fluoridated water in the city's system.
"Not only is the region responsible and liable to the people of Peel, individual councillors are responsible and liable," said lawyer Nader Hasan, who is representing the group Concerned Residents of Peel, told the Peel Region council recently.
The Toronto Star reported that Hasan informed the council that...
Using antidepressants while pregnant raises child's risk of obesity, diabetes, and moreBy PF Louis, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) New research from McMaster University in Canada has uncovered a correlation between fluoxetine, a chemical in popular antidepressants like Prozac, and pregnant woman.
Researchers recently discovered that pregnant women on antidepressants could be unknowingly jeopardizing the health of their unborn infants by predisposing them to obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. PhD student Nicole De Long presented the research findings at the International Society of Endocrinology and The...
The power to heal is withinBy Jay Ricci, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) "You have always had the power within you my son," said Jor-el to his son, Clark Kent, on Smallville when Clark was still unable to fly. At that, Clark realized that he just needed to believe in himself and tap into his power. While humans don't have the power to fly without machines, like the fictional Superman character, we have always had the power to heal.
Contrary to conventional medicine or the drug pushers in the media, medical and pharmaceutical industry, drugs don't cure...
Top 10 signs that you haven't adjusted to life outside the wombBy Mike Bundrant, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) Life outside the womb is pretty good, but it doesn't come with certain benefits that - let's face it - we all miss.
For example, outside the womb we aren't hooked to a magical tube that instantly satisfies our every physical need before we even feel the lack. And there is no warm, everlastingly protective cushion that surrounds us 24/7.
Beyond that, there are other people out here! And traffic sucks.
Still, here we are. Mature people learn to adjust to reality, but there's...
Liberal think tank ranks U.S. last in healthcare quality, first in healthcare expensesBy J. D. Heyes, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) A recently released report by a noted think tank has ranked the United States dead last in the quality of its healthcare system as compared to 10 other Western, industrialized countries, which the group says is the same place the U.S. has occupied in four previous studies.
According to the report by the Commonwealth Fund (you can download a PDF of the report here), the U.S. not only failed to move up between 2004 and 2014, as did other nations with concerted effort and major reforms...
Air pollution violations from Chinese factories made public in new appBy PF Louis, July 5 2014
(NaturalNews) A new smart phone app was recently developed to enable anyone to not only view complete air quality readings but directly determine air pollution culprits. Surprisingly, it was developed in China for Chinese citizens. And it doesn't target cars and wood- or coal-burning chimneys; it targets industrial sources.
There are 15,000 factories sprawled across vast mainland China that are now required by the Environmental Ministry to submit real-time air emission reports to provincial environmental...
Follow these five simple tips to enjoy holiday summer food while protecting your health at the same timeBy Mike Adams, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) In the United States of America, July 4th is a celebration of political independence from tyranny rule, but it's also a holiday in which millions of Americans terrorize their own bodies with barbequed meats, aspartame-laced sodas and toxic sunscreen chemicals.
Here are five simple put powerful things you can do this weekend to protect your health while still enjoying the celebration!
#1) Eat a fresh orange with your barbeque to block the carcinogensFresh oranges are high in natural...
On America's 238th birthday, it's time to examine our shrinking circle of libertyBy J. D. Heyes, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) Not long ago, a steadfast and determined group of British subjects banded together to form a political movement whose aim was to throw off the shackles of authoritarianism and form a nation built on divinely inspired and sanctioned principles of personal liberty and freedom. This would be a grand experiment; it would be the first time in recorded human history that a government was premised on the concept that the governed must consent, and that those who did the governing would come...
Water being auctioned for millions of dollars in California as drought reaches extremesBy L.J. Devon, Staff Writer, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) As the water shortage crisis in California rises to a boil, desperate farmers are coming forward to bid on the remaining steam. The Central Valley in California is indeed drying up, but private landowners who still have leftover water reserves on their property are now looking to cash in.
A California water rush is on, as water is being auctioned for millions and aquifers are depleted.
According to state records, two water districts in California are beginning to auction off their...
Self-healing and healthcare independenceBy Prof. Karl West, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) Our founding fathers gave their lives for independence. The reason the world loves and hates us is because of our independence. Today, we have a rogue president passing unconstitutional laws in order to force us to be dependent upon a medical system that is as faulty as his insurance website.
This is an educational battle for a healthcare revolution!
It takes only cowardice to hide in the formations of conformity and consensus, clinging to a security blanket, mocking those who...
How We the People can take back the government we once createdBy J. D. Heyes, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) The U.S. Constitution, as written and intended by our founding fathers, was not a perfect document. But that's because, as humans, we are not perfect beings.
That said, the system of government enumerated in the Constitution -- a representative republic punctuated by and accentuated with pockets of democracy -- is about as close to a perfect governing system as human beings who desire freedom have thus far designed.
Its one weakness, however, has always been the nature of human...
Compelling evidence: Slathering on toxic sunscreen and avoiding the sun could jeopardize your health and shorten your lifeBy Paul Fassa, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day.
The epidemiological study followed 30,000 women for over 20 years and "showed that mortality was about double in women who avoided sun exposure compared to the highest exposure group."
Researchers concluded that the conventional...
Scientists rush to save the climate with modified sheep fartsBy L.J. Devon, Staff Writer, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) In the rush to save the climate from impending global warming doom, US government-funded scientists are studying farts and burps of livestock. That's right -- tax money in America is being funneled into research on animal flatulence! The study, from the US Energy Department's Joint Genome Institute (JGI), was conducted to understand why some sheep produce more greenhouse gas than others. The goal of the study was to find the most efficient way to breed livestock so as to produce the...
The health benefits of starting the day with warm lemon waterBy Antonia, July 4 2014
(NaturalNews) The benefits of drinking warm water infused with lemon has been touted by many as a healthy way to kick-start the day. Beginning the day in this manner has been embraced in Ayurvedic (literally meaning "life" and "knowledge") philosophy, a way of life that focuses on interconnectedness, balance, and an overall harmony between thoughts, action and feeling that fosters emotional and physical healing.(1)(2) However, one does not have to subscribe to every detail behind this way of life...
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