Posts Tagged ‘damage’

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Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

These findings are important because they suggest that impaired functioning in the prefrontal cortex—whether from brain trauma, a psychological disorder, a drug or alcohol addiction, or simply a particular genetic profile—can make an individual susceptible to religious fundamentalism And perhaps in other cases, extreme religious indoctrination harms the development or proper functioning of the prefrontal regions in a way that hinders cognitive flexibility and openness.

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Liver and kidney damage following chronic ultra-low dose Roundup exposure

To address this issue, a 2-year study in rats administering 0.1 ppb Roundup (50 ng/L glyphosate equivalent) via drinking water (giving a daily intake of 4 ng/kg bw/day of glyphosate) was conducted. A marked increased incidence of anatomorphological and blood/urine biochemical changes was indicative of liver and kidney structure and functional pathology.

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Glyphosate is “definitely genotoxic”, says Prof Chris Portier, a co-author of the report by the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency, which classed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen

Prof Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors of the recent report by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which determined that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, said at a scientific briefing today, “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.”

Glyphosate damages DNA, says World Health Organisation expert

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Police in a number of U.S. cities aren’t just tasering and tear-gassing protesters, they’re attacking their sense of hearing. The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), also called a “sound canon,” is a powerful, military-grade electronic megaphone that, in addition to broadcasting police commands, can be used to disperse crowds with a chirping noise reaching 162 decibels, 42 decibels above the level that can cause immediate and permanent hearing damage.

The Noise Machine That Quells Dissent

This gross violation of human rights and 1st Amendment liberties should be considered an attack on the Constitution and the principles of freedom that America is supposedly founded upon.

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Regular marijuana use bad for teens’ brains, study finds

While researching an article on this subject I found other studies from neuroscientists that suggest it may be true. The issue is the development of the frontal cortex of the brain, which is not fully cooked until about age 25. Marijuana may interfere with the connections being forged in that region. It is always better to be safe than sorry and to keep your substance abuse to a bare minimum. Young people may be significantly more at risk, and so be warned.

Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists. “It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth,” said one expert.

 

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Fake medical clinic provides cover for US Government nuke contractor to deny health effects from chemical/radiation exposure.  Six workers sick at Seattle facility, but they are being given the public relations runaround.

Sick Hanford workers speak out for first time