10 September 2007

News Headlines of Note

Quote for the day:

People

everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.”

A. J. Liebling

American Writer

(1904-1963)

Sept. 2007

Microchip Implants Cause Fast-Growing, Malignant Tumors In Lab Animals

Damning research findings could spell the end of VeriChip

August 2007

Could Honey, an Ancient Remedy, Make a Comeback in Contemporary Wound Care?

All honey is medicinal to some extent. Its low water content allows it to draw fluid away from wounds; its high sugar content makes it difficult for microorganisms to grow. What's more, worker bees secrete an enzyme, glucose oxidase, into nectar, which releases low levels of the disinfectant hydrogen peroxide when honey makes contact with a damp surface such as a wound. Because of a chemical reaction with tissue, honey also makes healing wounds smell good.

From the time of the ancient Sumerians, who prescribed a mix of river dust and honey for ailing eyes, until the early 20th century, honey was a conventional therapy in fighting infection, but its popularity waned with the advent in the mid-20th century of a potent, naturally occurring antibiotic: the blue-green mold penicillin.

Pasarica: New 'Fattening' Virus Could Be Obesity Culprit

The very likelihood that the Ad-36 virus could be the source of over 100 million cases of obesity is why the researchers will undoubtedly be pushing for that anti-obesity vaccine to specifically treat this viral infection. Oh boy, here we go again!

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