Monday, December 27, 2010

archeology of disease

NEW YORK TIMES: Often thought of as a modern disease, cancer has always been with us. Where scientists disagree is on how much it has been amplified by the sweet and bitter fruits of civilization. Over the decades archaeologists have made about 200 possible cancer sightings dating to prehistoric times. But considering the difficulties of extracting statistics from old bones, is that a little or a lot?

A recent report by two Egyptologists in the journal Nature Reviews: Cancer reviewed the literature, concluding that there is “a striking rarity of malignancies” in ancient human remains.

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politics of dualism

the western mercantile/military power complex doesn't want you to learn of the wide disparity between the north american, but especially american national indexes on health, wealth and happiness, versus the quality and dignities of life enjoyed in the European Union.

there is a concerted attempt to reduce basic standards of living in the west in order to ignite an internal class war which would in turn furnish said complex with the public will it requires to stage the great fiscal-profiteering-for-the-few that waging polarization and its endgame of war must be understood to be.

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essential reading

"The normal basis for child development has always been the clan, the tribe, the community, the neighborhood, the extended family. Essentially, post-industrial capitalism has completely destroyed those conditions." [Dr. Gabor Mate]

from Trauma: How We've Created a Nation Addicted to Everything: Post-industrial capitalism has completely destroyed the conditions required for healthy childhood development.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

big pharma caught spying on the WHO

SNAPSHOT: "evidence of a deeper problem in WHO regarding the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, and its philanthropic supporter, the Microsoft founder's Gates Foundation."

"This is a very disturbing set of documents," said Sarah Rimmington, from nongovernmental organization Essential Action's Access to Medicines Project. She added that the report "embraces the status quo and rejects the feasibility of almost every single important proposal aimed at truly solving these complicated problems."

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