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Sugar Association Takes California & the Battle Over the Bulge to Court Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 27, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received strong opposition to their prosed new labels that would require food and beverage manufacturers list the amounts of added sugar to the already stated quantities. The new labels define added sugars as “not already present in the food before its production and packaging.” In addition, the FDA is asking that manufacturers include daily recommendation percentages of intake with regard to the added sugar present in their products. In response, the Sugar Association published a letter to the FDA…

FDA Demands New Labels: NSAIDs Cause Heart Attacks & Strokes Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 15, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued stringent warnings about over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), i.e. Advil and Aleve. Heart attacks or strokes are said to occur within the first weeks of taking the NSAIDs and this risk is attributed to anyone taking the OTC painkillers. Ibuprofen and naproxen have been found to increase heart attacks and strokes. The FDA has mandated new labels be made by manufacturers of the drugs to state that these OTC painkillers “cause an increased risk”…

8 Senators Call For More Research into Health Benefits of Marijuana Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 14, 2015   Senator Elizabeth Warren has written a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); as well as the Office of National Drug Control Policy (NDCP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting governmental resources be used to “facilitate scientific research on the potential health benefits of marijuana when used for medical purposes.” Warren wrote: “While the federal government has emphasized research on the potential harms associated with the use of marijuana. There is still very limited research on the potential health benefits of marijuana—despite…

Emory Scientists May Be Able to Predict How Long You Will Live Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 8, 2015   The Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia has published a study claiming to have found a way to scan a patient and deduce how long they are likely live. Called the Coronary Calcium Scan, this technique utilizes a CT scan to search for calcium deposits in the 3 major arteries of the heart which carry blood away to be redistributed back into the body. After monitoring 10,000 patients over a 15 year period, the researchers discovered that “people with the largest amounts of calcium in their arteries…

Obama Memorandum Could Make Regulating GMOs Much Easier Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 3, 2015   The Obama administration has initiated a review of the efficacy of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with a memorandum directed at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The memorandum “initiates a process to modernize the Federal regulatory system for the products of biotechnology and to establish mechanisms for periodic updates” and its goal is to “ensure public confidence in the regulatory system and to prevent unnecessary barriers to future innovation and competitiveness by improving the transparency,…

Study: No Industry Standard Dose for Kid’s Off-Label Antipsychotics Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals July 2, 2015   Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine (ISM) at Mount Sinai New York have determined there has been a disproportionate and dramatic rise in incidents of children being prescribed antipsychotics to treat attention deficit hypertension disorder (ADHD) and various forms of depression. Data was analyzed from antipsychotic prescriptions that accounted for an estimated 60% of US retail pharmacy’s revenue. Nearly 1.3 million children’s prescription information was collected; including teenagers and young adults. Children ages 13 to 18 appeared to be the lesser target as this group’s…

Scientists Discover Why 2014 Flu Vaccine Didn’t Work So Well Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | Co-Founder, Legacy Bio-Naturals June 26, 2015   After the fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained that the 2014-2015 flu season has hit a snag in treatment options with “effectiveness of the vaccine only 25%, while it was 50-60% during other years”. Now scientists at the Wistar Institute (WI) are saying that it was “a single mutation in that strain” which caused the vaccine to become ineffectual. Researchers tested live H3N2 viruses in ferrets and sheep to monitor natural antibodies the animals produced to combat different mutations of the virus….