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Published on Sunday, January 2, 2011 by the Independent/UK

Over the past decade, as crops have failed year after year, 200,000 farmers have killed themselves

by Alex Renton

Naryamaswamy Naik went to the cupboard and took out a tin of pesticide. Then he stood before his wife and children and drank it. "I don't know how much he had borrowed. I asked him, but he wouldn't say," Sugali Nagamma said, her tiny grandson playing at her feet. "I'd tell him: don't worry, we can sell the salt from our table."

Ms Nagamma, 41, showed us a picture of her husband - good-looking with an Elvis-style hairdo - on the day they married a quarter of a century ago. "He'd been unhappy for a month, but that day he was in a heavy depression. I tried to take the tin away from him but I couldn't. He died in front of us. The head of the family died in front of his wife and children - can you imagine?"

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Sugali Nagamma and her daughter, Devi, 18, with the
family's drought-hit crops. Sugali's husband killed
himself by swallowing pesticide in front of
her.(Photo/Abbie Traylor-Smith)

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Commission on Human Rights, (CCHR) has launched a new video to expose the hypocracy of the pharmaceutically driven campaign to “Stop the Stigma” of mental illness. With its seemingly altruistic sounding agenda to eliminate “stigma” the fact is the real “stigmatization” is coming from those behind this campaign—pharma, psychiatry and pharma-funded front groups such as NAMI and CHADD to name but a few. There are currently 20 million kids & adolescents labeled with mental “disorders” that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors, no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests can prove they are “mentally ill”, yet they are being stigmatized with psychiatric labels, which will be part of their permanent medical record, and prescribed dangerous, life-threatening psychiatric drugs.

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Alternet

By Rachel Cernasky | Sourced from Treehugger

Posted at December 20, 2010


Hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing chemical made famous by the film "Erin Brockovich," has been detected in the tap water of 31 of the 35 U.S. cities tested by Environmental Working Group-commissioned studies. That's 89 percent of cities sampled.

According to the EPA, hexavalent chromium [PDF] is "likely to be carcinogenic to humans." Yet, EWG reports, "Despite mounting evidence of its toxic effects, the EPA has not set a legal limit for hexavalent chromium in tap water nationally and does not require water utilities to test for it."

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Pharmaceutical Terrorism

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IMVA
by Mark Sircus
December 14, 2010

Is Alive and Well

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Dr. Suzanne Humphries writes, “It’s fall in the northern hemisphere and more than one type of darkness has set in. Vaccines are being injected at lightning speed. New vaccines, untested vaccines, double-strength flu vaccines for the over-65 group; none of which have been shown to be effective at keeping anyone healthy. The naïve are lining up at clinics, shopping malls, and retail stores. They don’t know which kind of vaccine they will receive. Which manufacturer is it? Does it have mercury? What chemicals does it contain? Why should they care? Why would they not trust their doctor (or their local pharmacist)?”

Pfizer Inc. said Friday it is pulling its blood pressure

drug Thelin off the market and stopping all clinical

trials because the drug can cause fatal liver damage.


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The Huffington Post--Dec 17, 2010

by Peter Breggin

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Every society has found its own methods to abuse its most vulnerable members: children; women; the elderly; ethnic, racial and religious minorities; the poor; the mentally distressed or distressing; the physically disabled; those with unconventional lifestyles. All of these have been widely abused and all remain victims of abuse to varying degrees in societies throughout the world.

Just as it is certain that these abuses can never be fully eliminated, it is also certain that these same abuses will expand to the degree that individual citizens justify or ignore them and fail to take a stand.

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Fluoride: the New Lead

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OpEdNews
December 12, 2010
By Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

It took decades to "prove" that even low-level lead exposure caused mental retardation and behavioral problems in children. In 1973 when I graduated from medical school, there was a mountain of compelling evidence of the terrible things lead in paint and auto exhaust was doing to kids. However under pressure from corporate interests (the companies who put lead in gasoline and paint), the medical establishment still officially proclaimed that at "subclinical levels," lead was totally safe.

Fortunately Nixon's newly created Environmental Protection Agency stood up to the corporate elite in 1973. Taking the emphatic position that even low-level lead exposure was posing a direct threat to public health, they ultimately forced the US auto industry (in 1975) to install catalytic converters in cars, to enable them to run on unleaded fuel. The use of lead-based paint in homes was banned in 1978.

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DailyMail
By John Naish
13th December 2010

As new research reveals antidepressants raise the danger of heart attacks, the disturbing cost of this modern addiction

Just as David Cameron launches his campaign to boost national happiness, along comes grim news for the 12 million Britons taking happy pills. London-based researchers have just announced that antidepressants raise the risk of fatal heart attacks.

This research is only the latest wake-up call for a nation hooked on happy pills. Might we finally heed the warnings and shake ourselves out of our pharmaceutical stupor?

It is high time we did: a small mountain of studies shows that antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective. But more than that, they can ruin lives by creating chronic dependency and a grinding hopelessness that sometimes leads to self-neglect and death.

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The drugs don't work: Too many people are needlessly tucking into antidepressants

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PhysOrg.com
December 13, 2010

In a paper that suggests a new strategy to prevent asthma, scientists at Children's Hospital Boston and their colleagues report that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma. The same protective effect was achieved by treating young mice with compound isolated from the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacterium that colonizes the stomach and is best known for causing ulcers and increasing the risk of gastric cancers.

The findings, published online December 13 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, provide a potential immunological mechanism in support of the "hygiene hypothesis," an idea that attributes the increasing rate of asthma and allergies to the successful reduction of childhood infections with vaccines and antibiotics. The hygiene hypothesis is also supported by epidemiological studies associating certain childhood infections, such as respiratory viral infections or gastrointestinal infection with H. pylori, with a lower risk of developing asthma.

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Alternet
December 10, 2010

The future of our global food supply is laden with seeds, and most recently animals, modified for human consumption. You may be surprised to see what's on the horizon.


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Who would have known 20 years ago that so many of the foods that we eat would be produced in a lab rather than nature? Scientifically designed seeds are becoming a larger than ever portion of our diet and for the most part, it's difficult for the consumer to even realize it because of a lack of labeling. According to Sustainable Table , about 200 million acres of farmland worldwide are now used to grow genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The most common GMO crops are soybeans, which represent 63 percent of all GMO crops, corn at 19 percent, cotton at 13 percent, and canola at 5 percent.

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December 10, 2010

Janssen-Cilag (Johnson & Johnson) is now applying for adult indication (ADHD) for Concerta in Europe (attached). The MHRA is handling the application.

The application should be disapproved, mainly for the following reasons:

The company has not adhered to and fulfilled the conditions for continued marketing authorisation of Concerta, as advised by the EMA and decided by the European Commission 27 May 2009. [1]

The MHRA must be aware of the fact that Janssen-Cilag and the other manufacturers of methylphenidate products have done nothing effective to handle the safety issues decided by the European Commission. It can be supposed that the MHRA, EMA and the Commission were sincere when stating that the actions listed in the decision were conditions to be adhered to and fulfilled; meaning that if the listed actions were not done the marketing authorisation for Concerta would be withdrawn.

We are now at the point where Concerta and other methylphenidate products should be withdrawn from the market in Europe – and very far away from a situation where Concerta could be approved also for adults.

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Continue reading: RegardingJanssen.Application-Concerta-Adults.pdf - Concerta-application-adults.pdf

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