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Media Bows to Merck: Investigation into Gardasil Dangers Retracted Breaking News,Media

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 25, 2015   The Toronto Star has retracted an investigative article on Merck’s Gardasil and a correlation to “several young women [possibly becoming] sick due to vaccination.” Publisher John Cruickshank wrote : “… the weight of the photographs, video, headlines and anecdotes led many readers to conclude the Star believed its investigation had uncovered a direct connection between a large variety of ailments and the vaccine.” Cruickshank continued to explain “some doctors and public health officials were troubled by the story treatment and by the lack of reference to…

Researchers Say Globalization is Encouraging Unhealthy Diets Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 24, 2015   Researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (FNSP) at Tufts University (TU) have determined that humanity’s diet over the last 2 decades has deteriorated so much that consuming nutritional meals is difficult. This study involved 325 dietary surveys which represented 90% of the world’s human population to determine international eating habits. Unhealthy food consumption is rampant in places like the sub-Sahara and Asia. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the FNSP explained: “Between 1990 and 2010, middle and low income countries saw consumption of unhealthy…

FDA Gives a Thumbs Up to Designer Babies by 23&Me Breaking News,Science

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 23, 2015   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally given 23&Me (23M) their approval to market their designer baby kit to be used to determine genetic markers for Bloom Syndrome (BS), a condition associated with “short stature, sun sensitivity, and increased cancer risk.” 23M is a genetics corporation owned by Anne Wojcicki, estranged wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, and funded by Google and Google Ventures with an initial investment of $161 million. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes BS as “an inherited disorder” affecting those…

The For-Profit Healthcare Privatization Connection to Recent Outbreaks Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 20, 2015   At the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), an outbreak of an antibiotic resistant “superbug” has made headlines and affected 180 patients with one particular “18-year-old student struggling to survive” after being exposed to “contaminated medical instruments”. As far back as 2009, the “reusable devices called duodenoscopes” used on an estimated 179 patients at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (RRMC) were known by regulators to allow for the transmittal of “lethal infections”. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not immediately specify “new safety requirements”…

Caramel Coloring May Cause Cancer & 5 More Reasons to Ditch Soda Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 20, 2015   Consumer Reports (CR) conducted a follow-up study on a chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) and found this ingredient in soda is a “potential carcinogen”. In 2014, CR released a report concerning the levels of 4Mel a caramel coloring in soda – showing the chemical is present in 12 brands from 5 manufacturers. Urvashi Rangan, toxicologist and lead author of the report stated: “There is no reason why consumers need to be exposed to this avoidable and unnecessary risk that can stem from coloring food and beverages brown.”…

Watch Out for Granny Smith: USDA Approves Canadian GMO Apples Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 14, 2015   The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has approved the 2 of the “first commercialized biotech apple[s]” to be sold in the US. Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc (OSF) developed the genetically modified (GM) apples that were designed to be resistant to browning . These varieties of apple will be called Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden and are identical to organic apples “except the flesh of the fruit will retain a fresh appearance even after it is sliced or bruised.” Indeed,…

BREAKING: Senate Panel Discusses Combating Anti-Vaccine Influence on Parents Government

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent February 10, 2015 The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions have convened to discuss state and local roles in protecting Americans from measles. The major focus of this panel and discussion was on the cutting of 317 funding through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the pharmaceutical corporations being threatened by declining vaccination rates. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the anti-vaccination generation have affected the public health agenda to push vaccines. Parents not wanting…