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Study examines role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers from the University of Louisville say their latest study confirms gut bacteria play a role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease are characterized by misfolded proteins and inflammation of the brain. Scientists say they are unsure about the causes of 90 percent of cases recorded. In the …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 10.05.16

I begin with my role in an $11.9 million Paxil suicide case. Then a favorite guest, Robert Foltz PsyD and I talk about his research on the patients’ view of treatment and his continuing study of the risks of psychiatric drugs for children. Dr. Foltz is a role model for being an honorable and effective psychologist.

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The Larger The City You Live In, The More Magnetic Particles Enter Your Brain

Can traffic fumes go to your head? Ultra-fine particles of metal in exhaust gases fly up our noses and travel into our brains, where they contribute to diseases associated with the central nervous system, and the more congested the city, the bigger the problem. Iron nanoparticles were already known to be present in the brain — but they were thought …

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Gary G. Kohls, MD – An Overdue Expose of Electroconvulsive “Therapy”

A couple of days ago I wrote to an internet acquaintance who had mentioned that a severely depressed friend of hers was at the end of her ropes after failing to improve with a recent series of electroconvulsant therapy (ECT), something that had helped in the  past. The following is part of my response:   In response to your testimony about …

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Mac Slavo – Company Selling Genetic Data On Millions Of Americans

The questions of our time have become – Who owns you? Your data? What about your DNA? For customers who opted into signing a consent form when they signed up to have their DNA sequenced through the company 23andMe, it would appear that their DNA data belongs to a giant database that is being shared and sold to third-party medical …

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Let’s Create A Better World – 06.25.16

This show is about athletes in various sports that have sustained brain injuries, focusing on the late Muhammad Ali, his life and his Parkinson’s Disease. We discuss why they played with injuries and how it affected them, sometimes leading to more severe injuries, and, at times, costing them their lives. We also talk about their priorities, the priorities of their coaches and managers and the owners of the teams.

There will be a follow-up show focusing on the movie “Concussion” as well as a special guest discussing the latest medical information concerning various types of injuries from sports and from every day life.

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Landmark Study Shows Our Bodies are Rife with Cancer-Causing Chemicals

The first inventory of its kind has found that hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans. The analysis from Environmental Working Group (EWG), based on more than 1,000 biomonitoring studies—which measure the burden of certain chemicals present in the human body—and other research by government agencies and independent scientists, found that up to 420 chemicals known or …

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Leid Stories – 0 for 2, Baltimore Prosecutor Tries Third Time for A Conviction in Freddie Gray Case; Remembering Muhammad Ali – 06.06.16

Lawyers for Caesar Goodson, the Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray on April 12 last year, are in court today challenging the admissibility of key evidence. Goodson goes on trial tomorrow on charges of depraved-heart murder, three counts of manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. While in Goodson’s custody, the indictment says, Gray suffered irreparable—and, eventually, fatal—injuries to his spine.

Attorney Alton H. Maddox Jr. disassembles State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Moseby’s handling of the case, which yielded an acquittal for Officer Edward Nero two weeks ago in a nonjury trial, and a mistrial last December in the case of Officer William Porter.

Leid Stories pays tribute to the world-renowned boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, who died June 3 at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he was being treated for respiratory complications associated with his 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74 years old.

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New Studies Reveal That Drinking Certain Kinds of Tea Poses Dangerous Health Risks

Next to water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world, which is generally a good thing: Besides being tasty and soothing—or energizing, depending on what you’re going for—a seemingly endless body of research has linked it with a huge number of mental and physical health benefits. Most recently, for example, studies have shown that tea is associated with a lower …

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Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan. Two grams per day of a green tea powder for three months were associated with significant improvements in the Mini-Mental State Examination (Japanese version) score of 12 elderly nursing home residents with cognitive dysfunction. “These results support …