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Gene therapy used in mice protect from influenza virus

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Gene therapy protected mice influenza virus pandemic… A dose of adeno-associated virus, which acts as an activator of the antibody that neutralizes the influenza pandemic strains in the nostrils of mice and ferrets (rodents), protected them from the flu. A study by specialists at the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States (U.S.) revealed on Wednesday that a genes-related therapy protected... 

Study ties work stress to cardiovascular health risks

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A new study conducted by the Spanish researchers has demonstrated that being under stress at work can significantly increase cardiovascular health risks. The study claims that the situation appears due to high blood fat levels, according to the study published in the ‘Scandinavian Journal of Public Health’. The researchers suggest this abnormality in blood fat levels is related to dyslipidemia,... 

Japanese discovery of Monsanto GMO wheat threatens US exports

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The discovery of a Monsanto-created, genetically modified strain of wheat in the US that was never approved by the United States Department of Agriculture has imperiled US exports of a staple world food commodity. Japanese authorities have already opted to cancel part of a tender offer to buy US western white wheat and have suspended imports of both that variety and feed wheat, Reuters reported on... 

Global march challenges Monsanto's dominance

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Hundreds of demonstrators across Japan took to the streets to protest against Monsanto. Thousands of activists around the world are rallying against Monsanto, the biotechnology giant accused of genetically engineering agriculture and food while turning a blind eye to their potentially deadly health ramifications. Organized by the ‘March Against Monsanto’ movement, about 200,000 are expected... 

Russia Issues “Extreme Danger” Warning As Alabama Death Toll Rises

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The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) today has issued an “Extreme Danger” warning for all vessels entering or nearing the United States Port of Mobile, located in the State of Alabama, as the death toll rises from what this report claims is an environmental disaster related to the flowering of genetically modified cotton crops located in this region. The RS is tasked with providing the... 

France reports second case of SARS-like virus

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The novel coronavirus, dubbed nCoV-EMC, is similar to the one that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which broke out in Hong Kong about a decade ago. France has reported its second case of infection with a deadly new SARS-like virus as investigation to identify other potential cases continues. The patient contracted the virus after sharing a hospital ward with the first patient infected... 

Study ties air pollution to insulin resistance risk

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Children who live in areas with air traffic pollution are threatened by higher risk of insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes in adults, a new study suggests. According to the study on 400 participants of 10-year-olds conducted by German researchers, air pollutants are oxidizers that can impact on lipids and proteins in the blood. To measure the participated kids’ glucose and insulin, they... 

Garbage man gene could prolong life spans, discoverers say

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A team of researchers in the United States has discovered that higher levels of a gene called parkin extend the life span and maintain health in fruit flies. On Monday, the researchers said that a gene, which behaves like a garbage man by disposing of damaged materials in cells, had increased the life spans of fruit flies and may open new windows in dealing with human aging. The study, which was published... 

Four affordable products can combat newborns death

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A new research has revealed that four inexpensive products can avert the death risk of babies, who die on their birth day, an American non-profit organization announced. Four products costing between 13 cents and USD 6 each can save the babies who are at the risk of death shortly after birth, according to the report released by ‘Save the Children’ organization that aims to improve the lives of... 

Chinese scientists slammed for creating new deadly influenza strains

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News that a research laboratory in China is deliberately engineering new hybrid strains of bird-flu virus and human influenza which could cause a pandemic has some experts alarmed. Lord May of Oxford, former president of the UK’s Royal Society, has denounced the results conducted by a team under Professor Chen Hualan, the director of China’s National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory. H7N9,... 

World In Terror After Armageddon Virus Unleashed

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A grim report prepared for President Putin by Health Minister Dr. Veronika Skvortsova on the growing pandemic in China is now warning that a “global mass death event” is currently underway as the spread of the H7N9 avian flu virus continues to grow and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Important to note, and as we had reported on in our 19 March report “China Genetic Test Causes Mass... 

Dozens die in hospital blaze in Russia

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Nearly 20 cases of deadly blazes at medical facilities have been registered in Russia over the past seven years. At least 38 people, including two medical workers, have been killed in a fire that broke out at a psychiatric hospital in Russia, authorities say. The deadly blaze erupted around 2:30 a.m. local time (2230 GMT) on Friday in Psychiatric Hospital 14 in Ramensky on the outskirts of the Russian... 

Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic

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A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemicals. An anti-GMO website has posted the results of an education-based consulting company’s comparison of corn types, and the results reveal that genetically modified foods may be more hazardous than once thought. The study, the 2012 Corn Comparison Report... 

High potassium, low salt can keep stroke risk down

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British researchers have demonstrated that those people who consume higher potassium in their diets and cut down salt are in lower risk of stroke. The study indicates that a lower salt intake and potassium rich diet can combat high blood pressure and consequently the risk of stroke, according to the paper published in the British Medical Journal. Two separate studies showed that increased level of... 

50,000 tons of Dutch meat suspected of containing horsemeat

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A Dutch food watchdog has recalled around 50,000 tons of meat Dutch authorities say that some 50,000 tons of meat sold as beef by two Dutch wholesalers across Europe may contain horsemeat. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) said in a statement on Wednesday that the meat sold by Wiljo Import-Export and Willy Selten Meat Wholesalers is being recalled because its exact source... 
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