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Television damages brain structure of children

1/23/2014 - Watching too much television can actually cause harmful changes to a child's brain structure, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tohoku University in Japan and published in the journal Cerebral Cortex. The more television watched, the more severe the changes. "TV viewing is directly...

History of medicine fact #40: Drug ads were illegal on television in U.S. until 1997

10/8/2013 - Selling prescription drugs to the general public is illegal, and even doctors cannot come to your home and sell you pharmaceuticals, yet television advertisements enter our home, usually between our favorite programs, and do exactly that. Since 1997, the United States government has allowed drug advertisers...

Television turns your children into zombie-headed sloths

9/11/2013 - The severity of childhood obesity appears to be directly proportional to the amount of television children watch, according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, a BioMed Central open-access journal. For every extra weekly hour of television...

One hour of television makes children 50 percent likelier to crave soda

7/6/2013 - Television has a bad reputation among health-conscious people, and for good reason. This neutral broadcasting device, which could be used to enrich the culture of our planet, has long been used by self-serving corporations to promote unhealthy products and toxic values. Nowhere is this more evident...

The individual vs. the collective in the Matrix

5/26/2013 - In the 1950s, before television had numbed minds and turned them into jelly, there was a growing sense of: the Individual versus the Corporate State. Something needed to be done. People were fitting into slots. They were surrendering their lives in increasing numbers. They were carving away their...

What if television news disappeared and we invented ourselves?

5/13/2013 - This article is dedicated to Bonnie Lange, my dear friend and publisher, who passed away last week. Bonnie was an unbound creative spirit who lived her life as a titanic vision. Leaving her physical form behind, she expands her vision, her life, her work, her ever-present joy. Much love, my friend... NBC...

Media magic: not one angry person in Boston

4/23/2013 - Shocked? Horrified? Grief-stricken? Determined? Yes, Boston residents who voiced those feelings passed through the media filters and were interviewed on camera. But angry? Deeply angry at what happened at the Marathon and ready to give vent to it? The screeners took a pass. I wrote about this...

Children who watch more TV are more likely to grow into sociopaths

2/22/2013 - The more TV a person watches during childhood, the more likely they are to become a sociopath as an adult, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand and published in the journal Pediatrics. Notably, the study ruled out the possibility that it is preexisting,...

Is your television watching YOU? Smart TVs can spy on their owners

2/1/2013 - It sounds like some wild conspiracy theory or like something out of a science fiction movie, but it's true: it's possible that while you're watching your television, it could be watching you. A security firm has discovered a glitch in Samsung's Smart TV that "can give hackers access to the device's...

Flashback: mind-control programming on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

1/24/2013 - I've recently been writing about the corrosive effect of television on the national psyche, and how media depictions of tragedies, like the Sandy Hook murders, are geared to create artificial story lines divorced from reality. I thought it would be a good idea to go back to a 2003 article I wrote...

Intelligent questions not allowed on Sandy Hook

1/23/2013 - First, I need to comment on a rumor that George Soros has been a key player in buying up gun manufacturers, with the intent of exercising "corporate gun control." Cerberus Capital Management, based in New York, owns a company called The Freedom Group. Freedom Group bought up Bushmaster Firearms,...

The mind-numbing television anchor and his role in the Matrix

1/8/2013 - Most of America can't imagine the evening news could look and sound any other way. That's how solid the long-term brainwashing is. The elite anchors, from Douglas Edwards and John Daly, in the early days of television, all the way to Brian Williams and Scott Pelley, have set the style. They define...

How television takes your guns

1/3/2013 - Somebody has to write about these things. Since I've worked as a reporter for 30 years, I know enough about how the game is rigged. I'm talking about the big mass tragedies. Sandy Hook, the Aurora theater, Hurricane Sandy, Katrina. Many of the interviews with survivors are done on the spot, with...

Sandy Hook: mind-control flicker effect

12/20/2012 - No, I'm not talking about the flicker of the television picture. I'm talking about an on-off switch that controls information conveyed to the television audience. The Sandy Hook school murders provide an example. First of all, elite media coverage of this tragedy has one goal: to provide an expanding...

How the Newtown massacre became a Mind-Control television event

12/19/2012 - Mind control. Mass hypnosis. Operant conditioning. Brain entrainment. That's what we're talking about here. We're so conditioned to how television covers life that we rarely step back and take notice. In the case of massive disasters and crimes, network news rules the roost. First, the premiere...

TV viewers in sharp decline as more people awaken to the idiocy of television programming

11/15/2012 - It began with traditional newspaper circulation about a decade ago, and now the phenomenon has spread to television: Like millions of Americans who shun the daily paper, many are voting with their remotes and are turning off network TV. According to the Financial Times, U.S. broadcast networks have...

Even background television exposure will 'zombify' your children, study finds

10/8/2012 - The first ever national study to investigate the effects of background television exposure, or being in the same room as a blaring television without necessarily watching it, has found that young children are affected quite dramatically by this inadvertent media vulnerability. According to researchers...

Delusional reality: Everything peddled by politicians, media, banks and television is a fiction

9/6/2012 - The "War on Terror" is a complete fabrication. There is no terrorism other than what the government creates in order to sell its agenda of a police state takeover. Click here to read Paul Craig Roberts' article that lays this out in brilliant detail. The CDC's war on West Nile virus is also a complete...

Epilepsy Foundation warning shows that television, movies can reprogram brain neurology

12/12/2011 - Rapidly flashing lights and other fast-moving visual effects in movies, television, and video games can trigger sudden epileptic seizures and other neurological disorders in humans, and a recent warning by an epilepsy group confirms this. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Maryland-based Epilepsy Foundation...

Television watching - One hour may shorten life by twenty-two minutes

9/6/2011 - Extremely shocking information has recently been revealed in a new report released by the University of Queensland. According to the report, a person reduces his lifespan by 22 minutes for every hour spent watching television. That adds up to a staggering total of 5 years if 6 hours were spent in front...

Preschoolers watch too much TV

2/19/2011 - How much screen time should a preschooler have per day? None, one hour, two hours? Parents need to decide this for themselves. Is TV bad for babies and preschool kids? Is it educational? Many educators describe the artificial visual processing involved in watching a stream of electrons and insist that...

Work stress, television viewing, and caffeine promote obesity

1/1/2011 - Obesity may be the most critical health challenge we face today. In the United States almost 70% of us are considered to be overweight including almost one-third who qualify as obese. Obesity comes with a big price tag. A recent estimate found that the medical care costs of obesity related conditions...

Watching television causes aggressive behavior in young children

2/5/2010 - A study published in the November 2009 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that three-year-old children who watch television or are even just exposed to household TV use by other family members are significantly more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior than children who...

Excessive Television for Teens Raises Risk of Depression as Adults

3/7/2009 - Teenagers today are spending more and more time slouched on a couch in front of the electronic box - although nowadays it's rather too flat to really be called a box anymore - called a television. And a recent University of Pittsburg and Harvard Medical School study has found that TV time for teens...

Too Much Television for Teens Increases Chances of Fast Food Junkie Young Adults

2/19/2009 - When we slouch on the couch and spend hours staring at that colorful electronic box called a television, we are actually, subconsciously, taking in hours of subtle indoctrination via TV commercials. At the same time, we are also allowing ourselves to lapse into a sedentary lifestyle, snacking on junk...

How Media Drives Obesity in Children and Simple Counter Tactics

11/28/2008 - One the most important indicators of the state of health of Americans today may be the ever increasing rate of overweight and obese children. The Institute of Medicine has found that one-third of American children are either obese or at risk for obesity. The Center of Disease Control has found that,...

Television May Be Doing Your Thinking

10/18/2008 - The world's biggest leisure activity is watching television. Not walking or reading, not playing games with our children, not engaging with others in outdoor activities. Most of us like to think that television has absolutely no effect on how we think or what we do. We believe that it is a way to relax....

American Academy of Pediatrics Unleashes Hysterical Attack on Fictional Television Show about Vaccine / Autism Link

1/31/2008 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has gone ballistic over a fictional television program airing on ABC that shows a family successfully suing a vaccine manufacturer for their child's autism. Not satisfied to push dangerous vaccines onto children in the real world, the AAP now feels it must also...

MTV: Smut-Peddlers or Eco-Activists? Make Up Your Mind

12/8/2007 - In 2001, two friends poured lighter fluid on 13-year-old Jason Lind's legs and feet and set him on fire in Torrington, Connecticut. In 2003, a 26-year-old Australian placed lit firecrackers between his buttocks. He is now incontinent and unable to have sex. In 2006, 19-year-old Joe White of Topeka,...

Pharmaceutical television advertising is a grand hoax

1/30/2007 - Television drug ads engage in such blatant deceptions and exaggerations that even the medical journals are starting to condemn the practice. This week, the Annals of Family Medicine published an analysis of popular drug advertisements that concluded the ads essentially lie to the public about the benefits...

Millions of Americans affected by Television Deficiency Disorder (TDD) - (satire)

10/20/2006 - More than thirty-five million Americans may currently be suffering from a newly-discovered disorder that affects brain chemistry, behavior and health: Television Deficiency Disorder, or TDD for short. Based on work by Dr. Anne Tennah, a psychiatrist who specializes in brain chemistry disorders, this...

Study suggests TV watching lowers physical activity (press release)

9/28/2006 - A study of low-income housing residents has documented that the more television people say they watched, the less active they were, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and colleagues report. The findings of television's effects on physical activity are the first to be based on objective...

Ads for Unhealthy Foods May Explain Link Between Television Viewing and Overweight in Children (press release)

8/29/2006 - Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Children's Hospital Boston found that kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods advertised on television. Previous studies had demonstrated that children who watch more television...

The great direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced to demand dangerous drugs

7/31/2005 - A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...

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