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|11/16/2016 - Special note: The concept of this article was originally published at Disclose.TV, and credit is given to the writer and publisher below. Some reasonable information has been added to the overall coverage of this topic, as allowed by the licensor.
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|10/14/2016 - Tens of thousands of people in the United States die each year from antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, the number killed by superbugs was 23,000.
As shocking as these figures are, all evidence suggests that the problem is just...|
|9/22/2016 - American researchers from the University of Virginia have conducted a 14-year study on genetically modified (GM) crops and pesticide use. They found that the widespread use of GM seeds has decreased the use of insecticides, but has increased the use of herbicides, as weeds become more resistant.
|9/5/2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) had to release new guidelines on Wednesday for treating one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world, due to the rising threat of antibiotic resistance, a phenomenon resulting in the development of superbugs resistant to modern day antibiotics.
|8/26/2016 - With over 29 million Americans currently suffering from diabetes - and a staggering 86 million with blood sugar high enough to be classed as "pre-diabetes" – this health issue has reached epidemic proportions. Even the slow-to-respond CDC states that 15 to 30 percent of those with pre-diabetes...|
|7/12/2016 - We currently have a major public health crisis on our hands, and very little is being done to address it. Our said-to-be first line of defense against harmful pathogens, antibiotics, is quickly becoming irrelevant due to growing antibiotic resistance – because apparently all those nasty critters...|
|6/24/2016 - Japanese scientists may have just discovered the fountain of youth, but perhaps in the least-likely of places: rats. A collaborative team of researchers from Hokkaido and Keio Universities appears to be one step closer to understanding precisely how cancer develops, after identifying a unique anti-cancer...|
|6/15/2016 - Hospitals and medical clinics are having a difficult time containing the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, a bacterial infection which causes painful urination and discharge from the genitals, among other distressing symptoms.
The CDC now admits: "Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance...|
|5/18/2016 - With antibiotic resistance on the rise, health experts are increasingly expressing alarm about the future of medicine. One potential path is suggested by a recent study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, in which researchers from Lund University successfully induced the immune...|
|5/11/2016 - Scientists from Harvard, in partnership with Monsanto, claim to have discovered a chemical engineering fix to solve the ongoing agricultural problem of insects evolving resistance to the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxin produced by many genetically modified (GM) crops.
The procedure is described...|
|5/3/2016 - Pakistani health officials say that 71 percent of infections among newborns throughout the country are the result of antibiotic resistance, while in neighboring India, health officials estimate that 58,000 neonatal deaths due to sepsis are attributable to infections that are resistant to antibiotics.
|5/2/2016 - Discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may be a major contributor to the evolution of antibiotic resistance in the wild, according to a study partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Bacteria naturally possess an intrinsic resistance to toxic chemicals, including antibiotics,...|
|4/29/2016 - Human resistance to antibiotics will continue to worsen, and will eventually become "an even greater threat to mankind than cancer," if no action is taken to reverse the trend, Chancellor George Osborne, a British Conservative Party politician who has been Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010 and...|
|4/28/2016 - Although antibiotics have helped humanity prevent bacterial infections in the short-term, their overuse and misuse have spurred major health problems in the long-term. Many infections have evolved resistance to antibiotics, giving rise to the dawn of superbugs. As a result, some scientists are turning...|
|4/22/2016 - Overuse of pesticides as a measure to control bed bugs is causing the insects to rapidly evolve resistance to the chemicals used against them. Remarkably, the animals are evolving both chemical and physical methods of resistance, recent studies have shown.
Bed bugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects...|
|2/27/2016 - A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to confirm bed bugs' resistance to the insecticides which are designed to banish the annoying parasites. The finding suggests that insecticide overuse is responsible for the resistance, causing people to question if they're truly getting...|
|1/19/2016 - As 2015 begins, many of us take stock of the year just passed and find that there is much to be grateful for, but the fact that approximately 2,000,000 people in the US have been afflicted with illness from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and 23,000 of those people died this past year is certainly not...|
|12/16/2015 - Antibiotic resistance is reaching such dangerous proportions that the entire global health system is at risk of collapse, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on November 16. The agency released a report highlighting many of the myths about antibiotics that people believe worldwide, and how these...|
|11/29/2015 - As drug-resistant infections become more prevalent, more and more people are now being treated with "last-resort" antibiotics, warns a new report by Public Health England, an agency within the British Department of Health.
The report also showed an increase in the number of people suffering a "significant...|
|6/11/2015 - The Environmental Protection Agency has recently confirmed that it will require the GM agriculture industry to conform to a "weed resistance management plan" regarding glyphosate, the main ingredient in the Monsanto-produced herbicide called Roundup.
The plan will include "weed monitoring, farmer...|
|4/10/2015 - Herbicides commonly used for both agriculture and home can induce antibiotic resistance in equally common disease-causing bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico and New Zealand and published in the journal mBio.
"Every day you see in the news that there are concerns about...|
|2/21/2015 - With four successive quarters of declining agricultural sales in Brazil, 2015 isn't looking so good for the world's fourth largest chemical company. The decrease in revenue, which dropped over 4 percent from October to December last year, is being attributed to pests' resistance to genetically modified...|
|1/31/2015 - It started with chemicals like Agent Orange. When modern man bought into the idea of chemical warfare, he truly believed that he could poison his enemies and the environment to death and not face the repercussions. 19 million gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed over 4.5 million acres in Vietnam as...|
|1/26/2015 - Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance, particularly...|
|1/14/2015 - The latest loony idea from "gun-free zone" advocates (who absolutely insist on making children a target in public schools by advertising the utter lack of armed defenses there) involves training children to function as school resistance militia forces using cans of soup as weapons.
|12/29/2014 - A crop-devastating pest known as the armyworm has begun developing resistance to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) designed to kill it, according to a study conducted by researchers from Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of Florida, the U.S. Department...|
|10/23/2014 - Low concentrations of various pharmaceutical drugs are making their way into our water systems and soil through improper disposal, such as flushing, and through human excretion.
When people take antibiotics, or other medications, they are often passed through the urine unchanged, active and in their...|
|10/10/2014 - Dictator Obama has signed yet another executive order that altogether bypasses Congress, this time to address the growing threat of "superbugs" that no longer respond to common antibiotics. CNBC reports that the order will award a $20 million prize to whoever can come up with a viable testing regimen...|
|8/22/2014 - An interventional measure that some hospitals have put in place to combat the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs" is actually causing more of them to emerge, suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. So-called antiseptic baths, which are meant to sanitize...|
|8/19/2014 - Nature always finds a way. Despite the advanced technology that humans possess, nature always seems to be one step ahead. This is particularly true for drug-resistant fungi, a phenomenon threatening enough to demand further research.
Four years ago, Dutch researchers were the first to link the agricultural...|
|7/30/2014 - Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics.
Through time, research and field trials, this has proven to be a false promise. All over the world, plants and insects are...|
|7/8/2014 - Now that first-generation genetically modified (GM) crops have proven to be a complete failure, chemical companies are busy seeking regulatory approval for new varieties with resistance to multiple herbicides instead of just one. But according to WIRED, these second-generation GMOs will not only increase...|
|7/3/2014 - A flood of letters and signatures to end antibiotics in animal agriculture is being called for by supporters of the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA), Senate Bill 1256.
The case of a mother from Maryland exemplifies antibiotic resistance A mom named Nicole, from Kensington, Maryland, developed...|
|5/2/2014 12:31:22 PM - A new report issued by the World Health Organization denounces the current overuse of antibiotics and is saying that antibiotics now pose a "major global threat" to public health.
Calling for urgent action, WHO says that antibiotic resistance is occurring "in every region of the world." Describing...|
|1/17/2014 8:45:37 AM - It has been previously established that aerobic exercise helps to lower one's risk of type 2 diabetes. Now, a recent population study carried out on a large group of women and published in PLOS Medicine has revealed that resistance or weight training could help decrease type 2 diabetes risk as well.
|11/24/2013 - The most powerful class of antibiotics known to man appears to be losing its ability to fight deadly infections in Europe, says the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). A recent announcement by this European Union (EU) monitoring agency warns that carbapenems, an extremely powerful...|
|7/22/2013 - As the so-called "season" of colds and flus makes this year's debut, yet another reason emerges to avoid antibiotics - or at least be more cautious and discriminating about when and how to use them. The United Kingdom now acknowledges that the excessive prescription and subsequent overuse of antibiotics...|
|6/20/2013 - The foods we eat and sedentary lifestyles have left our bodies reeling with a plethora of avoidable ailments and conditions. One such condition is leptin resistance which contributes significantly to weight gain and ultimately diabetes. It most certainly does not have to be like this, however, and once...|
|5/23/2013 - For more than 60 years now, many conventional bee farmers have been dousing their hives with antibiotic drugs to prevent their bees from dying of foulbrood, a bacterial disease that has the potential to wipe out entire bee colonies if left unaddressed. But the unabated use of these drugs has had the...|
|5/8/2013 - Head lice can be a parent's nightmare, but head lice with resistance to common over-the-counter lice treatments can be parents' and doctors' nightmares. Many countries have been reporting a growing number of lice cases with resistance to anti-lice medications. Hoping to find a solution to the problem,...|
|4/29/2013 - Promises made by the biotechnology industry about the alleged robustness of its genetically modified (GM) crops are proving to be false, as research out of the University of Arizona (UA) uncovers a growing resistance by pests to even the most advanced crop chemical technologies in use today. Published...|
|4/17/2013 - A higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk or severity of type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia and published in the journal Public Health Nutrition.
Type 2 diabetes develops...|
|4/2/2013 - The growing resistance to the world's supply of antibiotics is becoming a "catastrophic threat" that will manifest itself over the next 20 years, according to a new report from the British government.
Dame Sally Davies, Britain's Chief Medical Officer, called for global action in her first annual...|
|3/25/2013 - Parents with young daughters are increasingly wising up to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine scam, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Based on the latest figures, more than 16 percent of parents in 2010 rejected popular HPV vaccines like Gardasil and Cervarix for their...|
|3/6/2013 - Millions of Americans spray it on their bodies in the summertime to avoid getting mosquito bites, but the popular insect repellant chemical DEET appears to be going the way of antibiotics in losing its efficacy over time. A recent study published in the journal PLoS One reveals that mosquitoes are becoming...|
|3/5/2013 - While both aerobic exercise and resistance training will improve your overall health, only aerobic exercise is actually helpful in producing weight loss, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and East Carolina University, and published in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
|12/31/2012 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|11/5/2012 - There should be no doubt that the skyrocketing rates of overweight and obesity that have become so prevalent over the past half century are damaging the health and lives of millions around the western world. Excess weight typically raises blood pressure leading to cardiovascular disease and death, and...|
|10/5/2012 - It is not difficult for most people to understand the importance of a good night's sleep to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Less known is the scientific evidence that explains how poor sleep habits are the root cause behind the development of many chronic diseases,...|
|6/28/2012 - While many of the plants are modified to increase crop yield, it is hardly the main change that has been made to the genetic structures of the plants over the practice's thirty year history. Often industry leaders try to present genetic modification as being in the line of defense against "global food...|
|6/4/2012 - MRSA strain CC5 has emerged as one of the first bacteria to be resistant to all antibiotics, meaning that this hospital acquired infection is now potentially the most dangerous threat to hospital patients.
In the findings of a new study, published by the American Society for Microbiology, it was...|
|5/17/2012 - The day is coming when the host of antibiotics doctors currently use to fight off bacterial infections won't work anymore, leaving the world's population vulnerable to everything from scratches on your knee to disease, according to the United Nation's (UN) World Health Organization (WHO).
|4/19/2012 12:10:00 AM - Another Hawaii doctor, this time a shrink, bit the dust. It seems that a prominent psychiatrist is facing charges that he improperly prescribed large quantities of powerful pain meds and other drugs to undercover law enforcement officers for nearly two years.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment...|
|8/20/2011 - Obese people are usually always hungry and no matter how much they eat their brains are registering starvation. One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning...|
|3/27/2011 - Nearly one-third of adults in the United States report they sleep less than seven hours every night. Sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common. We all know that a night of restless sleep can make us tired and unfocused the next day. But did you know it can also make you insulin resistant? Sleep...|
|7/25/2009 - The link between diabetes and sugar is so strong that it may sound strange to hear a healthy fat like coconut oil can have a profound effect on the disease. This amazing oil may in fact be the most vital key in managing the way sugar impacts your body. For diabetics and others with health problems related...|
|6/23/2009 - Vaccine against the "swine flu" will be ready in July. It has been developed in half the time it used to take to develop flu vaccines due to Baxter International's patented technology. This means about 13 weeks from drawing board to injection instead of the usual 26. Never mind time for testing to see...|
|1/11/2009 - Metabolic Syndrome X may be one of the most common and overlooked diseases to strike Americans. No, this is not a deadly new strain of virus or even cancer. Metabolic Syndrome X is a disease that is caused by the human body's inability to utilize foods that are consumed. Recent projections are that...|
|9/3/2008 - In an attempt to delve more fully into the background and origins of insulin resistance, it has been shown that this condition can be very serious, ultimately ending up in type II diabetes, but what can be done to resolve this issue? That is the question that will be analyzed in this, the final chapter...|
|9/3/2008 - In the previous article, the causes of insulin resistance were examined. This part will deal with how obesity and insulin resistance are connected, if they are. One very obvious sign that someone might use to determine if they are insulin resistant, outside of the previously mentioned blood tests in...|
|9/3/2008 - In the previous installment of this series, Diabetes 101, we saw just exactly what type II diabetes is, how it is diagnosed, and how it relates to insulin resistance. In part 2, we are going to examine the causes of insulin resistance.
As more is known about insulin, diabetes, and insulin resistance,...|
|9/3/2008 - Amid the many health problems facing America today, two prominent problems are thrust into the forefront: obesity and diabetes. With soaring rates of obesity and diabetes reaching number six on the Centers for Disease Control's Causes of Death in the United States list, the time has come to really take...|
|8/11/2008 - A night of disturbed and shallow sleep can lead to insulin resistance that may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences.
Researchers monitored nine healthy...|
|3/10/2008 - Eventually antibiotics are going to be seen as one of the worst things to ever come out of pharmaceutical science because in the end, they have made us only weaker in the face of ever increasingly strong super bugs that are resistant to all the antibiotics doctors have at their disposal. When we look...|
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|8/23/2006 - The heavy use of antibiotics in the rearing of fish could be detrimental to the health of the fish, but also that of animals and humans, a recent report says. This practice encourages bacterial resistance and could lead to the evolution of resistant strains of bacteria in animals and humans as well...|
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