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Has the Angelina Effect Caused a Surge in Men Having Mastectomies? Breaking News,Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals September 3, 2015   Researchers from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) released a report citing the growing number of men choosing to have double mastectomies, or contralateral prophylactic mastectomies (CPMs), in lieu of coming down with breast cancer. According to the report, “the rate of male breast cancer patients who choose to have CPM nearly doubled, from 3% to 5.6%, between 2004 and 2011.” More than 6,332 men participated in this study that was based on assessment data from the North American Association…

New Study Claims Genetic Tests Can Accurately Diagnose Autism Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals September 1, 2015   Investigators with the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto, Canada, have published a study proposing that 2 genetic tests could assist doctors and parents in diagnosing autism in young children. The inexact science behind diagnosis has plagued the industry; however this new report pushes for the genetic identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The team at HSC preformed experimental genetic tests on 258 children who had previously been diagnosed with some form of ASD to see if their tests could accurately diagnose the participants. Using…

Beware: New Research Raises Serious Doubts About Psychological Studies Breaking News,Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 30, 2015   The University of Virginia (UV) has published a study showing that “less than half the psychology studies researchers reviewed could be replicated” which leads to a diminishment of public confidence in scientists and scientific journals. Brian Nosek, psychologist and lead author of the study, stated that an estimated 300 researchers from 5 different continents collaborated to attempt to replicate findings in 100 studies published in 3 scientific journals. Surprisingly, only 39 of the studies analyzed could be replicated; and because replication is a cornerstone of the…

Who is at Risk? Psychiatrists Devise Suicide Warning ‘Check List’ Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 30, 2015   The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) recently published a study on the signs and behaviors people display when they are contemplating suicide. In America, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death . Among males, suicide is 4 times higher than in females. That number jumps up to 14.2 deaths per every 100,000 in Caucasian men, while Native Americans are responsible for 11.7 suicides per every 100,000. According to the research, there are noticeable “differences between patients with previous history of suicide attempts and those without,…

Tales from the OR: The Bad Behavior Doctors Keep Secret Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 18, 2015   Editors for the Annals of Internal Medicine journal exposed 2 accounts of inappropriate behavior of doctors against patients while under anesthesia. This “exposure of the dark underbelly” of medicine was meant to prod more healthcare professionals to speak out when they witness such behavior. The report stated: “By shining a light on this dark side of the profession, we emphasize to physicians young and old that this behavior is unacceptable — we should not only refrain from personally acting in such a manner but also call…

FDA Approves OxyContin For Kids to Deter Purdue Off-Label Lawsuits Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 15, 2015   Prude Pharma has had their painkiller OxyContin approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children as young as 11 to treat pain. The FDA “requested” that Prude “ perform studies evaluating safety and other important information about oxycodone and OxyContin when used in pediatric patients” in order to support new uses of OxyContin in patients ages 11 to 16. Before the FDA approved OxyContin for children, it was used off-label for addiction in teenagers. In 2012, Purdue began paying doctors across the nation to…

Gates Funds Human Gene Editing Despite Moratorium on Tech Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals August 11, 2015   Boris Nikolic, chief science and technology advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and managing director of the investment company Bng0, has joined 13 other investors who have given $120 million to Editas Medicine , a gene editing tech corporation. Other investors of the $120 million include: • Fidelity Management & Research Company • Google Ventures • T. Rowe Price Associates • Omega Funds Editas was “founded by world leaders in the fields of genome editing, protein engineering and molecular and structural biology, with…