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Investigation of Anti-WiFi Activism in Canada COMPLETE | Bad Science Watch Investigation of Anti-WiFi Activism in Canada COMPLETE | Bad Science Watch Project Complete This project ended in December and the committee has produced a comprehensive analysis of the claims made by the Anti-Wifi activists in Canada. They also uncovered some disturbing conflicts of interest with activists in the movement. Please click on the link below to read the full report: BSW Anti-WiFi 2012 Position Paper UPDATED Jan 27 2013 Bad Science Watch would like to thank the dedicated members of the committee for all of their hard work on this project. Correction: We have received more detailed information about the decisions of the Greater Victoria School District (GVSD) in regards to elementary schools in Saanich, British Columbia. Background Across Canada anti-WiFi activists are spreading misinformation about wireless networking (WiFi) and related technologies. These claims are not substantiated by the scientific literature and have little acceptance from medical professionals and the scientific community. Project Goals The goals of this research project are to:
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Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer... Diets low in saturated fat don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer, says a leading US cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy in an editorial in the open access journal Open Heart. And current dietary advice to replace saturated fats with carbohydrates or omega 6-rich polyunsaturated fats is based on flawed and incomplete data from the 1950s, argues Dr James DiNicolantonio. Dietary guidelines should be urgently reviewed and the vilification of saturated fats stopped to save lives, he insists. DiNicolantonio points out that the demonization of saturated fats dates back to 1952, when research suggested a link between high dietary saturated fat intake and deaths from heart disease. But the study author drew his conclusions on data from six countries, choosing to ignore the data from a further 16, which didn't fit with his hypothesis, and which subsequent analysis of all 22 countries' data, disproved, says DiNicolantonio. Low saturated fat diets don't curb heart disease risk or help you live longer...
(NaturalNews) The President's Cancer Panel (PCP) recently released its yearly report to the President outlining the status of cancer in America. This year's report focuses primarily on environmental factors that contribute to cancer risk. According to the report, pharmaceutical drugs are a serious environmental pollutant, particularly in the way they continue to contaminate waterways across the country (and the world). Many reports have recently appeared about pharmaceutical contamination of water supplies, rivers, lakes and other waterways, but spokespersons from the drug and chemical industries have denied that this pollution poses any risk whatsoever to the environment. The executive summary of the PCP report includes the following statements: "[P]harmaceuticals have become a considerable source of environmental contamination. No laws exist to protect the public from pharmaceuticals According to a U.S. Hospitals, consumers and drug companies are all responsible Or have they already? Pharmaceutical Contamination of Water Pharmaceutical Contamination of Water

If you care about what is in your food, you have no greater sympathetic intellect than me. But if you are an anti-science activist, you may not understand the distinction between what is in your food and what it simply is - and there we part company. A genetic modification (GMO) is your food, for example, it is no different than any other food from a health perspective. Pesticides do bother me, and you have a reason to be concerned about those. That is where anti-science activists miss the mark. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency did a study and found that organic foods contain high levels of pestcides. Should you be worried about pesticides on organic food? In other words, even when organic food levels were higher than the conventional food we are constantly told contains too many pesticides by organic marketing groups, they weren't high enough to warrant concern. Given the same levels of pesticides, tell us again why organic products are so much more expensive? Food Awareness Should Include Disclosing Pesticides On Organic Food Food Awareness Should Include Disclosing Pesticides On Organic Food
Slightly Alive: A postmodernist theory of medicine: "CFS/ME" and the PACE trials What happens when a concept developed to analyze the arts, including literary criticism, migrates to medical science? The concept is postmodernism, and it is a very strange philosophy for a science having to do with keeping human beings healthy. Postmodernism is defined a bit differently depending on whether you are discussing postmodernism in architecture, the visual arts, or literary criticism. However, there are a few basic elements: Rejection of a metanarrativeRejection of the modernist concept of progressivism - that knowledge improves over timeEmphasis upon perception over “reality” - to some extent, a rejection of reality itself in the belief that we can only know perception I am sure there are other ways to characterize postmodernism, but I think these three precepts run through most theories based upon postmodernism. ME, the disease, is based upon a set of symptoms having to do with muscle failure, cognitive dysfunction, “unrefreshing” sleep, and pain. Four years passed. Slightly Alive: A postmodernist theory of medicine: "CFS/ME" and the PACE trials
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Make Your Own Padded Air Mattress Make Your Own Padded Air Mattress How to Make Your Own Mattress In the fall of 2011, my husband and I had a serious problem. The mattress I had been sleeping on for several years had finally given up the ghost, and we did not have enough money to replace it. A used mattress was not an option (can you say eeewww!?), and continuing to sleep on my old, worn-out mattress was giving me back pain, making the tired all the time, and (most significantly to my husband) making me irritable in a way that usually happens once a month. After thinking about it for a little while, Hubby came up with an unorthodox solution. If you ever find yourself in the same situation, you can do what we did and save yourself some serious cash. You will need Your (clean!) Using a utility knife, cut apart your old mattress. Remove all the padding from your old mattress. When you have finished removing all the padding from the old mattress, take the spring frame to a scrap metal recycling center. Make your bed away you normally do. Safety note:
HomeBlogDo you wake up at 2-3 every morning? Jan 29 2013 by Kate 11 Comments If you are one of the many people waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning and can’t get back to sleep, you might want to read this… While you could pop an over-the-counter sleep aid, there might be a better choice out there for you. So maybe you could just pop a natural supplement instead, right? So what’s one to do? The solution to the root cause of the problem is likely to be blood sugar control. So maybe you are not convinced. - Do you get shaky, irritable, or lightheaded if you miss meals? If your answer is yes to either one of those, you do belong to those with blood sugar imbalances. What does this all have to do with you waking up at 3am? “Alice’s alarm goes off at 7am. Let’s look at what happens to Alice physiologically. So I’m hoping you can see what a roller coaster this diet is causing her. If you are “Alice” but you still don’t believe me, try this simple trick. Your email address will not be published. Nutrition Inc. » Do you wake up at 2-3 every morning? Nutrition Inc. » Do you wake up at 2-3 every morning?
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As we’ve said many times on this blog, digital healthcare innovations are all around, but very few people know about them. This database is an attempt to fix that. We’ve included hundreds of innovations that we’ve uncovered and that you’ve submitted. The current total number of innovations in the database is: All innovations are classified into one of five categories. To make your searching a little easier, each table is sortable by column and you can also use the search box to search for any term in any entry. The database is always growing. If you’d like to know when we make a significant update to the database, then sign up for our weekly newsletter. If you’d like to submit a new innovation to be included in the database, please use the submission forms on the bottom of the page. Please do not copy and utilize this database without prior permission. Digital Healthcare Innovations Database - Curing Digital Digital Healthcare Innovations Database - Curing Digital
Michael Singer, author of The Surrender Experiment, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, Singer found himself considering where to take the conversation next. What happened next was what we call a “light bulb moment.” “There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.” He became aware of his inner voice: the meta-thinking part of his brain that was scrambling for a way to restart the conversation. If you’ve ever tried to meditate, you know that inner voice won’t shut up. Would you ever put up with someone who told you that you’re not good enough, who constantly reminded you of your worst moments, or continually predicted the worst is likely to happen? Becoming aware of that voice and then learning to observe it is an important step in personal growth. Over the past several decades, I’ve learned a few tricks to become aware of this voice. Mindfulness Practices For Non-Meditators
Um auf die explosionsartige Vermehrung medizinischen Know-hows angemessener zu reagieren, implementiert WellPoint, eine der größten Versicherungsgesellschaften der USA, gemeinsam mit IBM softwaregestützte Diagnosesysteme in Krankenhäusern. Dazu soll der Supercomputer Watson zum Einsatz kommen. Weil er in knapp drei Sekunden rund 200 Millionen Seiten an Inhalten verarbeiten kann, verfügt er nach kurzer Zeit über einen Wissensvorsprung gegenüber seinen menschlichen Kollegen. So soll Watson Ärzte auch bei der Suche nach Behandlungsmethoden unterstützen. Der intelligente Einsatz moderner Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien wird Gesundheitsversorgung, Therapie und Behandlungsverfahren auch im Klinikum Darmstadt revolutionieren. Er birgt enorme Potenziale für effizientere Strukturen: Viele Aufgaben von Laboren, Pathologie usw. werden sich problemlos outsourcen und als Serviceleistungen von Zulieferern bewerkstelligen lassen. iHealth & Co.: Gesundheit im Jahr 2040
At one point or another, we all burn out. It wouldn’t be wrong to think that plopping yourself down on the couch for a few days would leave you feeling recharged. You may not know this, but physical fatigue can have more to do with mental exhaustion than the exercise you’re getting that day. Change up your routine It really can be hard to not fall into a routine. Keep a journal Keeping a journal is a great way to relieve stress and get it all out on paper. Meditate You may have seen this one coming. Re-evaluate your relationships Having relationships is very important, but it’s even more important to really be mindful of how healthy they are. Take time to be mindful of all your relationships. Get some exercise Exercise isn’t just beneficial for your overall well-being, it’s helpful for when you’re feeling mentally drained as well. Ditch your ego, be mindful of your soul This can get confused with doing something that brings you a sense of achievement. lifehack
The bedroom is your inner sanctum The bedroom is a sacred place. Most people use it as a multipurpose room. It doubles as a dining room, office, lounge, play room, dressing area, and an overall receptacle for all of your stuff. However, a huge part of establishing and maintaining good sleep hygiene is by creating a peaceful place for relaxation and sleep. One thing that can significantly enhance and alter the overall ambiance and serenity of your sacred sleep space is the addition of plants. 5 plants you should have in your bedroom to produce a better night’s sleep 1. Lavender is famous for its ability to reduce anxiety, soothe your senses and induce sleep. 2. Rosemary is a member of the mint family and along with its sedative properties it also improves your memory and improves the overall air quality in confined spaces. 3. The scent of jasmine has been clinically proven to improve the overall quality of sleep and increase mental alertness and productivity. .4. 5. Get An Awesome Life If You Want Better Sleep, Your Bedroom Shouldn't Lack These 5 Plants
Life is many things. Life is beautiful and miraculous, and it’s wonderful. But there is one thing life isn’t: easy. 1. Grim as this may sound, realizing that eventually you and everyone you know won’t be around forever will enrich and deepen your relationships. Related inspirational posts 6 Big Mistakes That Destroy Family Relationships 10 Little Things Happy Couples Do Every Day 2. Buddhists believe that we create our own world with our thoughts and actions. How to Find Your Life’s Purpose and Make Yourself a Better Person 10 Great Books to Help You Find the Meaning of Life 3. Many people dream of the perfect romance and a partner that will sweep us off of our feet and into the sunset of an eternally happy ever after. 20 Ways To Recognize A Good Partner 15 Signs You’re In The Right Relationship 4. Why should we walk on eggshells our entire lives, worried about getting something terribly wrong? 5. This is a lot like the first only it may be a little harder to hear. 6. 7. 8. Quick Summary Once You Learn These 8 Hard Truths About Life, You'll Become Much Stronger
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