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‘One in three children have had to ask their parents to stop constantly checking their mobile phones.

A poll revealed that a third of youngsters thought their parents were bad role models who kept looking at phones and tablets – even if their children asked them not to.

Experts say they are ‘shocked’ by the poll, commissioned by Digital Awareness UK and the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), which represents leading private schools.’

‘According to an AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study, “Over the past four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findings expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used.”’

Read More: EPA “Sanity” May Damage Children’s Brains & Kill Wildlife

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The worst thing about a long-haul flight is, without doubt, the food. Forget turbulence, screaming toddlers or unexplained delays, meal times on a plane are almost universally unpleasant — and often stomach-churning — experiences.

At best, the food is edible. At worst, it’s a scalding hot plastic tub of gloopy stew, overcooked rice or leathery meat and vegetables that have been boiled beyond all recognition.

Chef Gordon Ramsay is certainly no fan. He recently revealed he refuses to eat on planes, bringing his own spread to keep him going.

Read more: Read this and you’ll never eat aeroplane food again! It’s part-cooked on the ground, left in a fridge for up to 5 days – then NUKED onboard to make sure it’s completely frazzled

‘The consensus view among psychiatrists and sociologists who have studied the issue of racism is that it’s a learned behavior; that no child is born to be racist, but that over time, as they get older, they are taught to believe certain things about people of certain ethnicities.

But two new studies claim that infants purposely and consciously exhibit signs of racism, even as young as 6 – 9 months – much sooner than was previously thought.

As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, after several studies researchers say they have spotted infants demonstrating racial bias in favor of their own ethnicity and against those of other races.’

Read more: Absurd study claims 6- to 9-month-old infants showed signs of racism

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‘Antibiotic treatment during late pregnancy and early childhood spurred aggression and long-term behavioral changes in animal models, a recent study showed. A team of researchers at the McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in Ontario, Canada examined the effects of low-dose penicillin treatment in pregnant mice and their offspring, and found that the antibiotic triggered neurochemical changes in the brain and spurred a gut bacteria imbalance in mice.

These changes coincided with increased aggression and reduced anxiety in the animal models, researchers said. However, the study revealed that giving mice a lactobacillus strain of bacteria helped prevent the onset of these negative behaviors.’

Read more: Shocking study finds that penicillin changes childrens’ brains, causing them to grow up angry and violent

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‘Everybody who knows the history of the medical marijuana movement knows that Dennis Peron started the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in response to the AIDS epidemic. The early ’90s also brought the beginning of the Prozac epidemic. Eli Lilly’s brilliant, pervasive marketing scheme would change how Americans thought about “Depression,” and what constitutes a “serious illness,” and the “medical use” of drugs to improve mood.’

Read more: What Do You Think Would Make You Happier, Prozac or Medical Marijuana?

‘The excellent medical reporter, Martha Rosenberg, has written a piece at Salon: “The FDA Now Officially Belongs to Big Pharma.” Here are a few highlights:

“It is hard to believe only four senators opposed the confirmation of [the new FDA Commissioner]…[he] received money from 23 drug companies including the giants like Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Schering Plough and GSK…”

“[He] also lists financial links to Gambro, Regeneron, Gilead, AstraZeneca, Roche and other companies and equity positions in four medical companies. Gilead is the maker of the $1000-a-pill hepatitis C drug AlterNet recently wrote about. This is FDA commissioner material?”

Oh, wait. I’m sorry.

Gee whiz. How could I have made that mistake?’

Read more: Here we go again: FDA Commissioner in pocket of Big Pharma

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‘Microwaves and their consumer-unrealized effects are so pervasive, currently we live in a “sea of invisible non-ionizing radiation,” which has adverse health implications regardless of what ICNIRP and the microwave tech industries, their lobbyists and trade associations claim in their ‘science’ propaganda. The chart below ought to indicate just how ubiquitous those invisible ‘ghosts of future health problems’ really are.’

Read more: If We Could See All The Electromagnetic Radiation Waves Around Us Would We Still Accept Microwave Technology As Safe?

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‘The current estimated annual cost for nine of the most common neurological disorders in the U.S. was a hefty $789 billion, a recent paper revealed. According to the paper, these conditions include Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease, as well as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury.

Researchers also projected that health care costs associated with brain damage will continue to increase as the number of elderly patients were expected to double between 2011 and 2050. Data showed that medical costs related to dementia and stroke alone were estimated to be more than $600 billion by 2030.

“The findings of this report are a wake-up call for the nation, as we are facing an already incredible financial burden that is going to rapidly worsen in the coming years. Although society continues to reap the benefits of the dramatic research investments in heart disease and cancer over the last few decades, similar levels of investment are required to fund neuroscience research focused on curing devastating neurological diseases such as stroke and Alzheimer’s, both to help our patients and also to avoid costs so large they could destabilize the entire health care system and the national economy,” said lead author Dr. Clifton Gooch, ScienceDaily.com reports.’

Read more: Brain-damaging vaccines, pesticides and medicines generate nearly $800 billion a year in medical revenues

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‘There is a sense that the world food system has reached an impasse. Hunger afflicts at least an eighth of the world population, mostly in the global South, but also in the North where austerity policies—which respond to crisis by prioritizing the interests of the wealthy—leave working people hungry.

What is even more serious is that even this damaged ‘food security’ cannot be guaranteed into the future. International institutions now recognize that something fundamental must change, a realization embodied in the notion of paradigm shift and further concretized in the form of sustainable intensification.’

Read more: Our Current Food System Is Broken and Unjust—We Need a Paradigm Shift That Values Nutrition as a Human Right

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