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Second-generation GMOs will increase herbicide usage and strengthen resistance in superweeds

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...

Germs becoming resistant as organizations call for passing of PARA - Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act

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...

WHO report labels antibiotic resistance 'global threat,' calls for urgent action

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...

Research shows resistance exercise helps prevent type 2 diabetes

3/18/2014 - 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. The...

Devastating effects of antibiotic overuse strike Europe as 'superbugs' develop resistance to last-line antibiotics

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...

Antibiotic resistance growing out of control, routine medical procedures now deadly

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...

Reversing leptin resistance naturally

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...

U.S. bees now carry antibiotic-resistant genes due to antibiotic overuse, scientists discover

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...

Insecticidal resistance in head lice leads to search for natural treatment

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,...

GMO multi-toxin crops continue to backfire as more insects become resistant to crop chemicals

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...

Research: Reduce insulin resistance with omega-3 fatty acids

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...

Antibiotic resistance poses 'catastrophic threat' to mankind over next 20 years: Breaking report

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...

Vaccine victory: Widespread resistance from parents to HPV jab for daughters shows truth is spreading far and wide

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...

Mosquitoes now developing resistance to DEET bug spray chemical

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...

Aerobic exercise, not resistance training, promotes the most weight loss

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. "Given...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

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....

Obesity and lack of sleep boost risk for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

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...

Poor sleep increases insulin resistance, diabetes and heart disease risk in teens

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,...

Nature evades the best efforts of GMOs

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...

MRSA variant resistant to last line of antibiotic defense

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...

The end of Modern Medicine has arrived, according to the WHO

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). That's...

More Hawaii medical and resistance tidbits (opinion)

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...

Starvation and Obesity

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...

Sleepless nights can induce insulin resistance, even in the young and healthy

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...

Learn How Coconut Oil Can Benefit Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

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...

Sign the Universal Declaration of Resistance to Mandatory Vaccination

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...

Exploring Metabolic Syndrome X

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...

Diabetes 101: Solving the Diabetes Problem (Part 4 of 4)

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...

Diabetes 101: Obesity and Its Relation to Insulin Resistance (Part 3 of 4)

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...

Diabetes 101: the Causes of Insulin Resistance (Part 2 of 4)

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,...

Diabetes 101: Defining the Disease and How to Test for It (Part 1 of 4)

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...

Lack of Quality Sleep Promotes Insulin Resistance, Diabetes

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...

The End of Antibiotics and the Rise of Iodine as an Effective Alternative

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...

Over-use of antibiotics in fish-for-food industry encourages bacterial resistance and disease (press release)

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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