Monday, February 19, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: badcancer, badclimate, badmedicine, badscience, junkscience, medical journals, medical science, peer review, rational, science, science clowns, science journals, scientific fraud, scientific papers, skeptics (Natural News) Much of what gets published in so-called “science journals” or “medical journals” is actually complete “bulls##t,” warn many observers. Brendan D. Murphy has authored a spectacular piece published by Waking Times, offering astonishing details in support of that notion. His full article is reprinted here. Find the original at this link. See more work by Brendan Murphy at BrendanMurphy.net. WHY SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW IS A SHAM In recent years the defects in the peer review system have been the subject of a profusion of critical editorials and studies in the literature. It is high time that the world took heed of what the critics are saying, not least of all because of the medical … [Read more...] about Science is BROKEN, and the peer-review process produces “utter bulls##t” parading around as real science
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(Natural News) As some people continue to deny that there is a link between autism spectrum disorder and mercury, a pair of new studies have now been added to the growing pile of evidence illustrating just how wrong they are.The research involved meta-analysis of studies investigating the link between mercury and autism spectrum disorder that were carried out over the past 12 years. This type of study is highly advantageous as it allows researchers to consolidate vast piles of research, which can often be complex and even conflicting.The first meta-analysis, which was carried out by researchers from the Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences in Iran, was focused specifically on mercury. The second one, which was conducted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences researchers, looked at mercury as well as other heavy metals like lead. In both cases, cutting-edge statistical techniques were used to yield unbiased results.These meta-analyses investigated the mercury levels in various … [Read more...] about More research confirms: There is definitely a link between autism and mercury
Joe Speeney had never been a lawn geek, that suburban cowboy in the saddle of a candy-apple red Toro, pesticide bottle riding his hip like a six-shooter.Still, having grown up playing football and baseball on his own childhood lawn, he admired a well-kept swath of green as much as the next guy. And each time he looked at the small patch of turf behind his townhouse in Bernards Township, New Jersey, Speeney was pleased to think that his month-old son, Dan, would have a place to roll around, get dirty, be a boy. A lawn-care crew tended his entire neighborhood, and Speeney had wondered how the neighbors kept their grass so nice. Then one day four summers ago, his wife called him at work. "They're spraying something on the lawn and in the trees," she told him, "and it came through the windows before I could shut them. Our eyes are burning." "I hit the roof," Speeney, 43, says. First, he and his neighbors called the neighborhood association. How could it let the crew fog their homes and not … [Read more...] about Could Your Lawn Be Lethal?
Contrary to popular belief, porn researchers don’t spend their days pouring over X-rated clips and studying every move of James Deen—well, not every day at least. In fact, when we spoke with Lynn Comella, Ph.D., whose work appears in the first issue of the new journal Porn Studies, she was at the library. "I'm surrounded by archive boxes, file folders, and a bunch of dusty memos," says Comella, who received her Ph.D. in communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and wrote her dissertation on feminist sex toy shops. Since then, her research has expanded to include the women’s market for pornography. "It's really no different than how other academics might study any other phenomena—we go to the archives and we spend time in libraries." Clarissa Smith, Ph.D., co-editor of Porn Studies seconds that opinion: "Sometimes it's incredibly boring." Smith received her Ph.D. from the University of Sussex while doing her dissertation on … [Read more...] about What It’s Really Like to Be a Porn Researcher
(Natural News) A new lawsuit claims that Monsanto, the world’s most evil corporation, has been lying about the nature of its Roundup herbicide by claiming that it only targets an enzyme found in weeds, but not in people or pets. Challenging the very basis upon which Roundup was even granted approval in the first place, this latest suit represents yet another among many alleging that the chemical and GMO giant has been falsely advertising its products, putting the public at risk.Now that Roundup is being detected at “extreme levels” in the nation’s food supply, it is more critical than ever that the truth be revealed about the world’s most widely used chemical herbicide, glyphosate. Filed in the Superior Court in the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), this latest suit could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.Plaintiffs in the case, which include the D.C.-based advocacy group Beyond Pesticides and the Minnesota-based Organic Consumers … [Read more...] about Monsanto back in court over misleading Roundup ads
In a year-long study conducted by epilepsy specialists at the New York University Langone Medical Center, results have suggested that a derivative of medical marijuana effectively reduces seizure frequency and is safe for most children and young adults who have epilepsy. Results from the study were presented earlier this year at the American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, but this is the first time the findings have been published in a peer-reviewed journal - The Lancet Neurology. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many compounds in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules known as cannabinoids. CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are typically present in marijuana in the highest concentrations. THC, however, has psychoactive properties, whereas CBD is free from such side effects. CBD has been investigated in recent years for its positive effects on people with epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes seizures. According to the latest estimates, around 5.1 … [Read more...] about Epilepsy and marijuana: could cannabidiol reduce seizures?
A systematic review is a form of analysis that medical researchers carry out to synthesize all the available evidence on a particular question, such as how effective a drug is. A meta-analysis is a type of systematic review. Instead of drawing a conclusion from a single study, a meta-analysis looks at numerous studies for the answer. It pools numerical analyses from studies of similar design. A meta-analysis can also form part of a further systematic review. A panel of experts usually leads the researchers who carry out a systematic review. There are set protocols for the detailed search and analysis of the medical literature. A systematic review is considered a high form of evidence. The conclusions contribute to the formation of a medical consensus on the best form of treatment. The findings also inform policies set by state healthcare systems, such as whether they should fund a new drug. Clinical guidelines lay out the treatment choices to be followed by health care … [Read more...] about What is a Systematic Review or Meta-analysis in Medical Research?
For instance, the other day I woke up to find a light blanket of snow all over the ground. It was gone later that day, but it was still snow. Not to mention that frost had covered my car windshield. I had to run back inside to get my winter jacket because the temperature started to dip below zero. Pretty soon, it will be wet, cold, and snowy outside every single day! It’s no wonder why some people experience the winter blues this time of year. I’m sure you know the feelings that come with SAD, even if you didn’t realize it was an actual disorder. Not only are you consistently in a bad mood, but you may also feel heavily anxious. You can’t sleep, but you can’t manage to drag yourself out of bed. The lack of sleep and energy means you can’t concentrate. I bet you’re also just begging for the sun to shine (or perhaps hoping somebody is going to get you a nice beach vacation this holiday season). But, if you don’t see plane tickets to Aruba … [Read more...] about A Little-Known Natural Remedy Can Help Winter Blues (SAD)
There seems to be an all-out war against people who aren’t vaccinated or don’t vaccinate their children versus those who stand staunchly on the pro-vaccination side. Some believe the unvaccinated get infected and spread the disease; they believe the non-vaccinated caused the Disneyland outbreak. Others argue that the vaccinations spread the disease and cause vaccine-related injuries. It is also thought that the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination may not even work. In a study published in the world-renowned peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE last year, researchers analyzed 1,015 people from Zhejiang, an eastern coastal province of China with a population of 55 million. In total, 99% of the people received an MR (measles and rubella) vaccination at eight months of age and the MMR vaccination at 18 to 24 months after birth. The researchers found that measles, mumps, and rubella still had a high incidence rate. Measles developed in 87 subjects, or 8.6% of the … [Read more...] about Six Homeopathic Remedies to Help Treat Measles
Heart disease remains the leading killer in the United States, and annually is responsible for around 800,000 deaths every year. Most of this is due to the processes of plaque building up inside the walls and to atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries. What happens is that the arteries are so narrow and the plaque build-up so great that blood flow is completely blocked. When this happens, people can suffer from a heart attack which is sometimes fatal. In other words, the stakes here are very high. That is why searching for ways — especially natural ones like adding pomegranate to the diet – are so incredibly important. There is a definitely genetic component to heart disease development (in other words, it can run in families due to parents passing on a tendency towards this condition to their children). However, much of what causes heart disease is lifestyle. This can include a sedentary lifestyle, unmanaged stress, and a diet high in saturated or trans … [Read more...] about Ways to Clean Your Arteries with One Simple Fruit