HEALTH

China on the verge of a widespread superbug pandemic thanks to spreading MCR-1 gene

A gene that confers resistance to colistin, the “antibiotic of last resort,” is alarmingly widespread in China, according to two separate studies published in The Lancet on January 27.

The drug-resistance gene in question, MCR-1 was first identified in China in 2015, in Escherichia coli (more commonly known as E. coli) bacteria in pigs, pork, and a handful of human patients. Since then, the gene has turned up in 30 other countries, including the United States. It renders bacteria immune to one of the few antibiotics that can still be used against multidrug resistant superbugs.
READ MORE: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-02-06-china-on-the-verge-of-a-widespread...

Just One Weekend Of Camping Can Reset Your Sleep Rhythm

When you’re lying wide awake for the hundredth time because you have severe insomnia – are you thinking of sunshine, the moon, the stars or the far-off mountains? These majestic manifestations of nature might be your best friends when you desperately need to sleep – and need to bounce out of bed in the morning. They teach us the true rhythm of life.
READ MORE: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2017/02/just-one-weekend-of-camping-resets-s...

Lucy in the sky with protein: Did we find the key to LSD’s psychoactive potency?

By freezing an LSD molecule bound to a single brain cell receptor as a crystal in a lab, researchers were able to get a 3-D x-ray image of the drug and the protein locked together. “My lab has been trying to do this since the early 1990s,” said Bryan Roth, a pharmacologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and senior author on the paper. “I remember Dan Wacker [a co-author, also at U.N.C.] showing the image. It was basically a moment of silence. I started to fight back tears of gratitude that we had finally gotten it.” It is the first 3-D image of a psychedelic bound to a brain receptor, Roth said.
READ MORE: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/29/lucy-in-the-sky-with-protein-did-we-find...

FREE ONLINE COURSE: Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance

Tired, distracted and stressed by the pace of modern life? Mindfulness might be the solution.

Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness and compassion.

Research shows that when we are not deliberately paying attention to something, our brain clicks off into default mode, which is characterised by mind wandering, operating on “autopilot,” dwelling on the past, and worrying about judgment, criticism and the future.

The result can be increased stress and anxiety, poor communication, and impaired academic and occupational functioning.
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve performance

Mindfulness can help you unhook from these unproductive thought patterns and behaviours, and engage more fully with work and leisure time.

Study Reveals Why LSD Trips are So Long and How it Can Treat Depression & Schizophrenia

For decades, scientific exploration into the realm of psychedelic drugs has been strictly forbidden by the US government. However, recently, as a result of constant pressure from civil rights groups, scientists are finally getting the opportunity to see what these drugs are all about. LSD has been a primary focus of recent research, and study after study has shown that this substance has many beneficial uses.

One recent study conducted by a team of researchers from The University of North Carolina, Stanford University and the University of California has shown that LSD could be used to treat schizophrenia and depression.
READ MORE: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/study-lsd-trips-depression-schizophreni...

CDC Knew Its Vaccine Program Was Exposing Children to Dangerous Mercury Levels Since 1999

Uncovered documents show that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew that infant vaccines were exposing American children to mercury far in excess of all federal safety guidelines since 1999. The documents, created by a FDA consulting toxicologist, show how federal regulators concealed the dangerous impacts and lied to the public.
READ MORE: http://www.ecowatch.com/cdc-mercury-vaccines-kennedy-2199157054.html

FDA Approves New GMO Pineapple WITHOUT Independent Safety Testing

While more and more people are becoming educated about the true history of Monsanto and genetically engineered foods, most still don’t realize one extremely important piece of information: the FDA’s surprising lack of safety testing.

In regards to GMOs, the FDA’s declaration of “substantial equivalence” means that there is no long-term, independent safety testing of new foods and crops that have been genetically engineered.

When it comes to the forthcoming GMO pineapple, that is once again the case: the FDA has said that Del Monte’s proposed creation is “safe” based solely on information submitted by the company itself. There is a distinct lack of information on long-term potential health effects, however.
READ MORE: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/fda-approves-new-gmo-pineapple-wit...

GMO Corn Should Not be Fed to Rats

Rat owners around the world should be urged not to feed GMO corn to their pets due to the damage it causes to their intestinal tracts.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2017/01/new-90-day-rat-study-destroys-corpor...

Cannabis ingredient to be classed as medicine in UK

Products that contain a cannabis-based ingredient called cannabidiol, or CBD, are to be classed as medicines by the UK medicines regulator from this year.
READ MORE: http://news.sky.com/story/cannabis-ingredient-to-be-classed-as-medicine-...

Alcohol intoxication amplifies feelings of aggression while cannabis intoxication diminishes feelings of aggression, according to research published in Psychopharmacology

I could have saved them loads of time and money by telling them the obvious. Legalising cannabis in New Zealand would be devastating to the new private prison industry and Police budget funding. Our world leader status in domestic violence would also be placed under massive threat. Thankfully our current National government understands all of this and has been ramping up the war on cannabis over the last 8 years whilst allowing liquor stores to pop up everywhere like mushrooms.
READ MORE: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00213-016-4371-1

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