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Scary Reality of US Medicines Tainted with Germs, Glass, Carcinogens & "Mystery" Particles sticky icon

3RD WORLD USA

And Our Corporate Elite’s “Global” Supply Chain...

“Scary” reality: Meds tainted with germs, glass, carcinogens, mystery particles,
"Our drug quality is probably not what we think it is."

Ars Technica, January 7, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Medical Poisons
"An investigation by Kaiser Health News...reveals a frightening record of medicines in the US being tainted with dangerous bacteria, mold, glass shards, rubber bits, cancer-causing chemicals, mysterious powders, and worrying metal particles....medications with too much or too little ingredients—or simply the wrong ingredients entirely."

The Politicians are Bribed into Submission
“FDA records and lawsuits suggest that drug makers can easily game the inspection system, mislead inspectors, lie about where drugs are manufactured, or outright sabotage inspections.”

Where Your Drugs Come From
Corrupt Manufacturers in Japan, India, and China...

“...made in overseas facilities, which are often feared for being the source of safety and quality issues.”

 

Bottom Line

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Health News: Bacteria found in Ancient Irish Soil Stops Superbugs sticky icon

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS & RESEARCH

Irish Antibiotic Supersoil Bacteria
Swimming Clean in a Sea of MRSA
Irish Supersoil bacteria swimming clean in a sea of MRSA, G Quinn, Swansea University.
The Supersoil is the brown spot inhibiting the spread of the MRSA which is surrounding it, by G Quinn, Swansea University.

Irish Antibacterial Supersoil

Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs -- new hope for tackling antibiotic, resistance,
Swansea University, December 27, 2018.

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Irish Supersoil Effective Against Superbugs
“...soil from Ireland long thought to have medicinal properties have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, including MRSA.”

They have named the new strain Streptomyces sp. Myrophorea.

Boho Highlands
“...originated from an area of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, which is known as the Boho Highlands. It is an area of alkaline grassland and the soil is reputed to have healing properties.”

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Health, Fitness, & The Human Condition 
News and Science

LAST
Updated

December 27, 2018

 

January 1, 2018 & 19:
HAPPY NEW YEARS!

  

 

2018 News Below

 

Later Health News
Health & Fitness News, 2019

Earlier Health News
Health & Fitness News, 2015-2017

  

 

Our goal here is to provide the best information how to deal with internal and external threats to your health. But why?

 

FIELD GRADE
Our greater goal is to attain "Field Conditioning." Field Conditioning is an advanced state of fitness where we are capable of moving and operating effectively across great distances over all types of terrain, at high or low altitude, in hot, cold, wet, or dry conditions over extended time spans, under all seasonal conditions, while carrying the weight required to withstand these environmental conditions, feed ourselves well, and safely reach our goal. 

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Health & Fitness News & Research during the Winter and Spring of 2019

 

Health, Fitness, & The Human Condition 
News and Science

Updated
January 12, 2019

 Winter & Spring
of
2019

January 1, 2019:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  

 

Latest News Below

 

Earlier
Health & Fitness News, 2018

Health & Fitness News, 2015-2017

  

 

Our goal here is to provide the best information how to deal with internal and external threats to your health. But why?

 

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Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

DIRE CHEMICAL THREATS to HEALTH & FITNESS

Chemical Industry has put Endocrine Disruptors in Everything

Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls,
UC Berk Dept Public Health, December 5, 2018.

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“Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier...“

Study
“...followed 338 children from before birth to adolescence to document how early environmental exposures affect childhood development.”

Developmental Dysfunctions
“Over the past 20 years, studies have shown that girls and possibly boys have been experiencing puberty at progressively younger ages. This is troubling news, as earlier age at puberty has been linked with increased risk of mental illness, breast and ovarian cancer in girls and testicular cancer in boys.”

Girls
diethyl phthalate and triclosan
“...daughters of mothers who had higher levels of diethyl phthalate and triclosan in their bodies during pregnancy experienced puberty at younger ages. The same trend was not observed in boys.”

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GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION: Megacity Morons of Mexico City

GROWING TO PHYSICAL & PERSONAL DESTRUCTION

Megacity Morons of Mexico City

Air pollution in Mexico City is associated with the development of Alzheimer disease,
IOS Press, December 21, 2018.

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Relentless Alzheimer's Pathology
“...concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) urbanites.”

THIRD WORLD SHITHOLE
“Metropolitan Mexico City is an example of extreme urban growth and serious environmental pollution and millions of children are involuntarily exposed to harmful concentrations of PM 2.5 every day since conception.”

Alzheimer’s in Two Decades
“Non-P-Tau exhibited significant increases with age, an important finding in a young population where axonal changes are present and AD hallmarks are evolving steadily in the first two decades of life. Non-P-Tau is potentially an early biomarker of axonal damage and AD axonal pathology in highly exposed young populations.”

Building our Own Third-World Shitholes
LA, PHOENIX, TEXAS...
“In the USA alone, 200 million people live in areas where pollutants such as ozone and fine particulate matter exceed the standards.”

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Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

HEALTH, FITNESS, & PLASTIC DISINTEGRATION

Plastics Degrade into Nano Particles

Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds,
Lund University, December 19, 2018.

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Fate of Trash Plastic
Macro or Micro?
“The research community is divided on whether the degradation process stops at slightly larger plastic fragments - microplastics - or actually continues and creates even smaller particles.”

Nano!
"We have been able to show that the mechanical effect on the plastic causes the disintegration of plastic down to nano-sized plastic fragments."

Nano Food Chain
“...in an earlier study from Lund University, researchers showed that nano-sized plastic particles can enter the brains of fish and that this causes brain damage which probably disturbs fish behaviour.”

“The emphasis of a number of other recent studies from the research community has been on microplastics and their increased distribution among organisms. There are now intense attempts to also identify nanoplastics in the environment.”

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Chemicals Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

WATER NEWS

3M’s PFAS, “Teflon & Scotchguard”

Secretly Known by 3M to be Very Bad for Health, Distributed Everywhere, Now in Everyone

Cancer-linked Chemicals Manufactured by 3M Are Turning Up in Drinking Water,
Bloomturd, November 2, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

3M
3M manufacturing plant along the banks of the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove, Minnesota.

PFAS
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
The "Forever" Chemical
"3M’s factory had been churning out some varieties since the 1950s for the water- and stain-repellant Scotchgard. 3M also sold its PFAS to other companies to make Teflon, outdoor gear, greaseproof food papers and firefighting foams. The company stopped using some kinds in 2002, but has since made others. And the same property that makes them so effective in consumer products—one of the strongest molecular bonds ever discovered—means they are almost impossible to get rid of  and don’t break down in the environment."

PFAS Accumulate in Nature and Humans
"...“forever” chemicals had long been detected in most people’s bodies, research has shown how they accumulate  and can take years to leave."

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Tick News: Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

HEALTH & SAFETY: TICK NEWS

 

UPDATED
New Tick has Vast Range

 

ORIGINAL STORY

Oh-Oh, New, Nasty-Assed Tick in Eastern US

Asian Longhorned Tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) Asian Longhorned tick, Penn State Extension
Photo Credit: Thanks, Penn State Extension
 

Two Stories: Eew York Times & Ars Technica

 

An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.,
Eew York Times, August 6, 2018.

"...is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City."

"It’s not known when or how long-horned ticks reached the United States, nor why the species is spreading so fast now."

"In theory, just one female could have produced all the long-horned ticks spreading in the country through asexual reproduction. But Dr. Egizi said she has found three mitochondrial DNA lineages, meaning at least three females arrived."

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HEALTH NEWS: Weak Fat Children Around World, & 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

HEALTH & FITNESS NEWS

Two Research Reports

1> Weak Fat Children Around World

2> 88% of American Adults Metabolically Unfit

 

Updated
December 10
Science Tracking Tech Tards

 

 

1> A Technological Wonder!

Fat , Weak Children Around World

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe,
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, November 26, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development...”

“…compared 49 countries from six continents to assess global trends in childhood physical activity in developed and developing nations...”

Modern Zombie Fatasses
“...modern lifestyles – increases in screen time, the growing urbanization of communities and the rise in automation of previously manual tasks – are contributing to a pervasive public health problem that must be recognized as a global priority.”

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Two 2018 HEALTH & FITNESS Articles: Global Decline & Rising American Mortality

HEALTH & FITNESS: Global & American Decline

Two Articles of Declining Health

1> Warming, and Bad Air Damaging and Killing Millions

      Bottom Line

2> US Life Expectancy’s Continued Decline

 

 

1>DEATH from the Skies

Pollution and Warming: Coal Killing the Planet & its People

Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths,
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, November 29, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“...shows that rising temperatures as a result of climate change are already exposing us to an unacceptably high health risk and warns, for the first time, that older people in Europe and the East Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable to extremes of heat, markedly higher than in Africa and SE Asia.”

Death from the Skies
“...ambient air pollution resulted in several million premature deaths from ambient fine particulate matter globally in 2015, a conclusion from IIASA researchers confirming earlier assessments.”

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Chinese Doc makes Genetically-Modified Humans

CATCHING UP WITH THE HEALTH NEWS

Re-Manufacturing Mankind

'CRISPR Babies' Scientist Just Defended His World-Shattering Research in First Public Appearance,
Science Alert, November 28, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who claimed this week to have helped produce the world's first genetically altered babies, said Wednesday there was another "potential pregnancy" involved in his study...”

“...he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls while they were embryos to make them resistant to HIV infection, the Stanford-trained bioengineering professor said he felt "proud" of his work and its implications for public health in the face of nearly universal condemnation.”

“...31 embryos created through in vitro fertilization, and 70 percent were successfully edited.”

“...raised the prospect of a future in which parents produce "designer babies" with selectively improved traits such as intelligence or strength.”

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HEALTH & FITNESS: Slinging Steel Good for You

HEALTH & FITNESS

Slinging Steel Good for You and Your Heart

Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much,
Iowa State University, November 13, 2018.

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One Hour, No More, No Less
“Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield any additional benefit, the researchers found.”

Just Weights
“...benefits of strength training are independent of running, walking or other aerobic activity. In other words, you do not have to meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic physical activity to lower your risk; weight training alone is enough.”

Generally Heart Better Outcomes
“...measured three health outcomes: cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke that did not result in death, all cardiovascular events including death and any type of death. Lee says resistance exercise reduced the risk for all three.”

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Tomorrow's Population will be Larger, Heavier and Eat More

HEALTH, FITNESS, and FATTENING HUMANS

Strapping on the Feed Bag as Ecosystems Crash

Tomorrow's population will be larger, heavier and eat more,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, November 9, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“An average adult in 2014 was 14 per cent heavier, about 1.3 per cent taller, 6.2 per cent older, and needed 6.1 per cent more energy than in 1975. Researchers expect this trend to continue for most countries.”

"An average global adult consumed 2465 kilocalories per day in 1975. In 2014, the average adult consumed 2615 kilocalories."

“Globally, human consumption increased by 129 per cent during this time span. Population growth was responsible for 116 per cent, while increased weight and height accounted for 15 per cent. Older people need a little less food, but an ageing population results in only two per cent less consumption.”

"The additional 13 per cent corresponds to the needs of 286 million people."

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Genetics has Limited Influence on Longevity

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, GENETICS, & YOUR CODE

Another Use of “Public” Genetic Databases

We’ve Got Your Number...&...What’s Your Number?

Family tree of 400 million people shows genetics has limited influence on longevity,
Genetics Society of America, November 6, 2018.

Main Points

Previous Estimates of 15 to 30%
“Heritability is a measure of how much of the variation in a trait--in this case life span--can be explained by genetic differences, as opposed to non-genetic differences like lifestyle, sociocultural factors, and accidents. Previous estimates of human life span heritability have ranged from around 15 to 30 percent.”

A Private, Corporate Effort…
“Ruby's employer, Calico Life Sciences, is a research and development company whose mission is to understand the biology of aging. They teamed up with scientists from the online genealogy resource Ancestry, led by Chief Scientific Officer Catherine Ball, to use publicly available pedigree data from Ancestry.com to estimate the heritability of human life span.”

Their Object of Study
“Starting from 54 million subscriber-generated public family trees representing six billion ancestors...”

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2016 Costs of Obesity Exceeded $1.7 Trillion

HEALTH, FITNESS, & FAT-ASSEDNESS

Destructive Consumption Destroying Mind & Body of Mankind

Economic impact of excess weight now exceeds $1.7 trillion,
Milken Institute, October 31, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. population has increased steadily since the 1960s—from 3.4 percent of adults in 1962 to 39.8 percent in 2016”

Nation of Fatties
“In all, 180.5 million people—or 60.7 percent of the population ages 2 and over—were either obese or overweight.”

1.7 Trillion Dollar Overeating Problem
“The impact of obesity and overweight on the U.S. economy has eclipsed $1.7 trillion (a year), an amount equivalent to 9.3 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, according to a new...report on the role excess weight plays in the prevalence and cost of chronic diseases.”

"The estimate includes $480.7 billion in direct health-care costs and $1.24 trillion in lost productivity…" (2016)

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Long Term Mortality Stats Analyzed

HEALTH, FITNESS, & DEATH

Mortality Stats Analyzed

Young men more likely to die in summer, older people in winter despite local climate,
eLife, October 30, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

FYI
“...an analysis spanning nearly four decades...”

“In this study, we set out to comprehensively characterise the patterns of death over different time periods and geographical areas to understand when and where death rates are at their highest and lowest.”

“…data on 85,854,176 deaths in the US between 1980 and 2016...”

“...several distinct seasonal patterns in relation to age and gender:”
> Deaths from overall mortality (any cause of death) in men aged 45 years and older and women aged 35 years and older peaked in December, January or February, and were lowest in June to August

> Deaths from heart and lung diseases were highest in January and February and lowest in July and August regardless of age

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Study: reduced screen time for young highly recommended for well-being

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Screen Time, Children, and Cell-Phonyism

New study: reduced screen time for young highly recommended for well-being,
San Diego State University, October 29, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

“...time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2.”

The Idiot Screen
"...after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks."

"The National Institute of Health estimates that youth commonly spend an average of five to seven hours (per day!) on screens during leisure time."

2X Freeky-Creepy
“...adolescents who spend more than seven hours a day on screens were twice as likely as those spending one hour to have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression - a significant finding.”

Screen-Kid Effects

Less “Well”
"Moderate use of screens, at four hours each day, was also associated with lower psychological well-being than use of one hour a day.”

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Valley Fever Surging in Our Drying Climate

HEALTH & FITNESS: Crossing the Valley!

Valley Fever Surging in Our Drying Climate

With climate change, Valley fever spreads in California—and this year could be the worst yet,
CalMatters, September 25, 2018.

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Rising Numbers
“...reported Valley fever cases set a record in California in 2016, with more than 6,000 infections. That number jumped to 8,103 in 2017, an increase of more than a third—growth many experts link to climate change. This year could be the worst yet.”

Record Year
“...through August this year more than 5,000 cases were reported in California, putting the state on pace for a new record.”

Growing Infections
“We’re seeing double and triple the cases. It’s a catastrophic change, and it’s getting worse.”

X-Factors
“...about 150,000 undiagnosed cases a year.”

Silent Killer
“The most dangerous manifestation is meningitis...and by the time they go to the hospital it’s too late, and I think a lot of people die from it without ever being diagnosed.”

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Cheesy Archeology: Two Blocks of Research, Who’s Got the Oldest Cheese?

HEALTH, FITNESS, & DIET: A CHEESEY HISTORY

Cheesy Archeology: Two Blocks of Research

Who’s Got the Oldest Cheese?

1> Earliest Bad Cheese Found, 3300 Years Old

2> Evidence of 7,200-year-old Cheese

 

HEALTH, FITNESS, DIET
&
SURVIVAL

A CHEESEY HISTORY

 


1> Earliest Bad Cheese Found, 3300 Years Old


Earliest 3,300 Year Old Block of Cheese Contaminated with Earliest Brucellosis

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb,
American Chemical Society, August 15, 2018.

"...thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever found..."

"The tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis in Egypt during the 13th century BC, was initially unearthed in 1885. After being lost under drifting sands, it was rediscovered in 2010, and archeologists found broken jars at the site a few years later. One jar contained a solidified whitish mass, as well as canvas fabric that might have covered the jar or been used to preserve its contents."

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