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Biotech and Chemcial Hatchet Squad Forced to Disclose Secret Propaganda Tactics


"In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. Other scientists seemed to remember events differently, he noticed, so he started carrying an audio recorder to meetings. “The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia,” he liked to say, “is to keep careful track of your persecutors.”  -- RACHEL AVIV, The New Yorker, FEBRUARY 10, 2014   So begins the nightmare for the biotechnology lobby. After decades of surrupticious attacks...
Posted 4 days 23 hours ago

Nutrition & Health Articles


Statin Drugs Negate Benefits of Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements


Life often boils down to a choice, in this case: stay healthy with the help of omega-3 fish oil supplements, or take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and risk dealing with their side effects.   A new study by Dutch researchers suggests that it’s not wise to take both.   Simone R.B.M. Eussen, PhD, of Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and her colleagues studied 3,740 people who had previously suffered at least one heart attack. The subjects were asked to take either placebos or an omega-3 supplement containing 400 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (the “parent” molecule of EPA and DHA).   Among people taking statins, omega-3 fish oils provided no additional benefits during the 41-month study. The...
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