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Mounting Scientific Evidence Points to BPA Causing Sterilization Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 24, 2015   Researchers from Washington State University (WSU) have uncovered “a direct link between the plastics component bisphenol A (BPA) and disrupted sperm production.” Essentially, this report shows BPA “disrupts the delicate DNA interactions needed to create sperm.” Two years ago, a study was released that blamed lowered sperm count ratios to sedentary lifestyles of modern men. The conclusions of this research, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the European Union’s Developmental Effects of Environment on Reproduction (DEER) project, was that men who watch more…

After 3 Years of Research Are We Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine? Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 22, 2015   A research team led by Peter Palese, chair of the microbiology department at Icahn School of Medicine (ISM) and co-founder of Vivaldi Biosciences , is diligently working toward a universal flu vaccine (UFV) that will “offer better and broader protection against seasonal influenza viruses as well as novel influenza viruses.” Their goal is to create a vaccine that would “protect someone for a whole lifetime.” The 2014-2015 flu season has hit a snag in treatment options with “effectiveness of the vaccine only 25%, while it was…

With Steve Jobs Gone, Apple Attempts to Purchase US Gov Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 21, 2015   Apple has been busy lobbying nearly every governmental institution, according to records of their spending on influence over key players on Capitol Hill. The tech corporation has given money for influence to: • The White House • Congress • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) • Department of Homeland Security • Department of Education • Department of State In 2013, Apple spent $3.4 million on lobbying in Washington, DC and strategically hired Amber Cottle, former Democratic staff director for the…

Doctors: Flu Shot Only 25% Effective, But Better Than Nothing Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 17, 2015   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” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The current strain of flu “attacking” people is H3N2 which is believed to have “mutated from the earlier strain”. Vaccines available to the public is only 25% effective at combating H3N2, however doctors are recommending it as prevention – better than nothing at all. Interestingly, the flu vaccine is being combined…

Big Pharma Recommends Dangerous ADHD Drug for Binge-Eaters Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 16, 2015   Researchers from the Linder Center of HOPE (LCH) have published a study on lisdexamfetamine (brand name Vyvanse), a drug used on patients diagnosed with attention deficit hypertension disorder (ADHD), showing that this pharmaceutical should be used in therapy and as a “treatment option for decreasing binge-eating behavior and the binge-eating-associated obsessive and compulsive features in adults with moderate-to-severe binge-eating disorder (BED).” Shire Development, a pharmaceutical corporation, provided funding for this study. The lead author of the study, Susan McElroy, has “served as a consultant” and received…

FDA Approves Hunger Curbing Implant to Treat Obesity Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 14, 2015   EnteroMedics (EM) published a press release announcing the approval of their Maestro® System, an implant treatment for obesity in adults. For patients at least 70 – 80 pounds overweight, the implant is expected to be combined with “a supervised weight management program” to reduce obesity and help with heart-related issues. The “pace-maker” device is primarily used for controlling “both hunger and fullness by intermittently blocking the primary nerve which regulates the digestive system” without the need for surgical restriction of the digestive system which lends to…

New Duke University Algorithm Can Predict Superbug Outbreak Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent January 5, 2015   Researchers from Duke University (DU) have devised an algorithm “to identify the genetic changes that MRSA would have to undergo in order to become resistant to a promising new class of experimental drug.” The algorithm called Open Source Protein REdesign for You (OSPREY) “is a suite of programs for computational structure-based protein design … specifically designed to identify protein mutants that possess desired target properties (e.g., improved stability, switch of substrate specificity, etc.). OSPREY can also be used for predicting small-molecule drug inhibitors.” Bruce Donald, professor…