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Monsanto Set To Top Trillions In Cancer Liability
May 17, 2019.- No amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering one has to endure with cancer.  However, the spring courts across the country are beginning to punish Monsanto for the effects of their Roundup weedkiller.  Last month a terminally ill groundskeeper was awarded $289M by a jury that determined Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, were responsible for causing Dewayne Johnson's illness.  This week a California Jury awarded over two billion dollars to a couple they determined were also given cancer by roundup.  Nearly all of the judgement was for punitive damages. This is the biggest court...
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Can Ticks Jump?
Posted by James Quinn

Can Ticks Jump?

We've all heard the term "When pigs fly"-  It is a hyperbole used to indicate the impossibility of something happening.  This term would be equally correct if one were to substitute the word tick for pig.  Ticks can not fly and they can not jump.  If you see a small insect jumping around quickly it is certainly not a tick.  Many tick species can however wait in a position known as "questing".  This is a maneuver where a tick holds onto grass, leaves or twigs by their third and forth pairs of legs.  They then hold their upper of first...
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Omega 3 Fatty Acid Benefits in Correlation With Exercise
     Do you know with omega 3 fatty acids there  are many health benefits associated with regular intake that can be helpful in many different ways when combined with regular exercise?       For starters your heart health is one of the most important factors  that drive your exercize results, the better your heart health the more results you will be able to derive from working out. Omega 3's can help by reducing high blood pressure, increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol, can help reduce blood clots, by helping blood palettes from clumping together,  and reducing plaque build up in...
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Roundup Proven To Cause Cancer In Court
Posted by Michael Solovei

Roundup Proven To Cause Cancer In Court

Last year a United States court ruled Monsanto's Roundup Weed Killer caused or at least contributed to a former school groundskeepers terminal cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma).  The court awarded him $289M and 9,000+ other lawsuits are in the works throughout the country.  Multiple studies categorize the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate (an herbicide) as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.  This was the study used by the plaintiff and the jury voted unanimously in his favor.  This sets the precedent for the thousands of other lawsuits coming into courtrooms within the next couple years. Most studies show that short term exposure to glyphosate poses...
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Why does the DEA consider pot more dangerous than cocaine?
Marijuana has been shown to have many health benefits but it is still considered by the Federal government to have no medical value.  In fact it is categorized amoung the most illegal drugs in the world.  It is even more illegal than Cocaine!  Here is the DEA website's defination of the category and listing of the most illegal drugs in our country. Schedule I Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis),...
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Top five products for food poisoning
Posted by Steven McCall

Top five products for food poisoning

  Some foods are far more likely to cause poisoning than others.  Factors such as processing and storage can also effect risk dramatically.  For example keeping seafood stored at an above freezing temperature can pretty much gaurentee a person will get sick.  It is alarming to think that the Center For Disease Control (CDC) recently states that roughly one quarter of all poultry facilities in the United States had sanitary conditions below their minimum requirements. Recently research revealed that more than half of raw chicken sold in US supermarkets was contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria and 4–5% was contaminated with Salmonella.  A...
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Importance of DHA and EPA
Posted by Fazal Imtiaz

Importance of DHA and EPA

The FDA has recommended daily doses for Omega-3 fatty acids but not for individual types of fatty acids. Two of the most important fatty acids are DHA and EPA.  According to medical journal, Nutrients, these long-chain omega-3s are critical for health- supporting heart health, kidney function, blood vessel and blood pressure functions.  Both are also precursors of certain eicosanoids that are known to reduce inflammation in the body and improve hypertriglyceridemia. But when considering individual levels of each fatty acid it is tough to determine just how much Omega-3 fish oil can be converted into DHA and EPA.  Adult females convert...
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2019 Boston Marathon Winners
Posted by Steven McCall

2019 Boston Marathon Winners

Less than ideal conditions at the Boston Marathon for a second straight year but adverse conditions can be a godsend to some runners.  Last years winter conditions led to a victory by Japanese citizen Yuki Kawauchi, who specialized it cold climate running and also had the rare distinction of being someone fully employed in a profession outside of running.  The average runners worst weather is his marathon dream day. 2019 brought better conditions with temps ranging 40s-50s and only a little precipitation.  The highlight of the day was a near photo finish in the mens group between Lawrence Cherono of Kenya...
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My Marathon, Half Marathon
2002 was the year I trained to run in the Boston Marathon.  With half marathon times of a little under two hours I felt ready to at least finish the great race.  Suddenly, on April fools day of that year I had a serious injury on stage during a performance of The Three Musketeers in Chicago.  In a fight scene where I played the hero, (D'Artagnon) I received an actual punch from the villian (Rochfort).  I managed to break all three bones in my right cheek in the fist fight sequence that followed a very enjoyable sword fight.  I received...
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Why Is A Marathon Exactly 26.2 Miles?
The long distance footrace term, "Marathon" was coined to signify the general distance between the town of Marathon and the Greek metropolis of Athens.  Pheidippides, an Athenian day runner/courier/soldier was tasked with the job of delivering news to the big city of Greece's victory over Persia in the Battle of Marathon (490BC).  He was said to have shouted "Nikomen" (we win) and then collapsed and died.  His death was tragic but he completed the transfer information which was of paramount military strategy importance. The actual distance traveled by Pheidippides was never verified but is estimated to have been between 24 and 26...
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