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31 January 2016

11 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children Under The Age Of 12

11 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children Under The Age Of 12
healthycures.org, 31 January 2016

It is common nowadays to see kids playing with handheld devices like cell phones and tablets. But scientists warn that children below 12 should not be allowed to use these gadgets.

There is no denying about the way technology has helped and changed our lives. But most of us don’t know how these gadgets are affecting our kids. You should limit how much your child uses or handles a cell phone or tablet because these devices can interfere with his/her development.

According to research, technology has been causing harm to our kids. Despite knowing this many parents continue to allow their kids to use these devices without any restrictions. Such gadgets have allowed infants, toddlers and kids access and enter the viral world where there is absence of the key factors required for development, learning and behavior.

30 January 2016

Gwyneth Paltrow Warns of Dangers of 'Toxic' Mobile Phones and Drinking Tap Water

Gwyneth consults Dr. David Carpenter,
Ann Louise Gittleman, and Devra Davis,
to help her readers 'understand the complicated
and messy world of cell phone and WiFi safety'.
Gwyneth Paltrow warns of dangers of 'toxic' mobile phones and drinking tap water in latest Goop post... but experts say she is scaremongering
by Bianca London for Mailonline, 29 January 2016

- This week, the 43-year-old A-lister has shared some invaluable advice
- She writes about brain cancer and 'electro-sensitivity'
- Also makes a case for being cautious about drinking tap water


Whether she's claiming that water has feelings or sharing her favourite healthy recipes, Gwyneth Paltrow uses her weekly Goop blog to share her innermost thoughts and prized tips for a better life.

This week, the 43-year-old A-lister has shared some invaluable advice with her readers on the dangers of mobile phones and tap water.

Writing on her blog, the mother-of-two has shared a post entitled: 'Are Cell Phones and WiFi Signals Toxic?', in which she says it's almost impossible to remember a time without smartphones.

She then goes on to claim that this makes it equally easy to forget that the technology is still relatively new, with safety requirements that, for the most part, are generally untested.

She writes: 'The scientific community’s rumblings about brain cancer and the new-to-us affliction “electro-sensitivity” are worth exploring, at the very least, so we tapped three experts in the field.'

29 January 2016

Reliable Disease Biomarkers Characterizing and Identifying Electrohypersensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity as Two Etiopathogenic Aspects of a Unique Pathological Disorder

The full text of this study is now available online : 
Click here.

"Our data strongly suggest that EHS and MCS can be objectively characterized and routinely diagnosed by commercially available simple tests. Both disorders appear to involve inflammation-related hyper-histaminemia, oxidative stress, autoimmune response, capsulothalamic hypoperfusion and BBB opening, and a deficit in melatonin metabolic availability; suggesting a risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease. Finally the common co-occurrence of EHS and MCS strongly suggests a common pathological mechanism."

Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder 
Rev Environ Health. 2015 Dec 1;30(4):251-71. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0027.

Belpomme D, Campagnac C, Irigaray P.

Abstract

Vienna Medical Association Cautions for Mobiles Phones - Advises that Reduce Health Risks

Vienna Medical Association cautions for Mobiles - advises that reduce health risks
Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, 28 January 2016
(Google translation from Swedish.)

Vienna Medical Association has issued new guidelines to reduce health risks associated with mobile phone use. Association's recommendations are largely identical with the advice Radiation Protection Foundation leaves for several years.

Collapse mobile use

Fixed telephone should be used for longer phone calls at home and at work while mobile phone should only be used for urgent and short calls. The number of apps on the phones should be kept to a minimum because the mobile applications leads to higher continuous background radiation from mobiles even when they are not actively used for calls or internet access. The cell phone should also never be stored on, just around the body, for example in a trouser pocket.

Possibly carcinogenic

27 January 2016

Symposium "For the Recognition of Electrosensitivity": National Assembly, Paris, 11 February 2016

UPDATED PROGRAM

Symposium "For the Recognition of Electrosensitivity"
11 February 2016 - 14:00 to 18:00

National Assembly - Salle COLBERT, 126 rue de l'Université, Paris 7e

Organized by Laurence Abeille, Member of the National Assembly and Michèle Rivasi, Member of the European Parliament

With the support of Mrs. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former 
Director-General of WHO

Free entry. Mandatory inscription before 4 February. For reasons of security, access to the National Assembly will be refused without inscribing before 4 February.

With the current deployment of the Linky smart meter, testing of 5G for mobile telephony and more and more Wi-Fi in public places, we are more than ever surrounded by a "sea of waves". At the same time, a court recognized a handicap of 80% of a woman suffering from electohypersensitivity.
This is why it seems to crucial to us to place this major public health issue on the table and in particular to address this issue to physicians and health professionals.

25 January 2016

Electrohypersensitivity: What You Need to Know about the Allergy of the 21st Century

Electrohypersensitivity: What you need to know about the allergy of the 21st century
home-biology.com (Greek website)

In the past it has been called "yuppie flu" and "microwave disease". Its symptoms include unexplained allergies, whistling in the ears, tachycardia and cardiac arrhythmias, fatigue, numbness of the head, constant headaches, etc. Are you also affected by the growing electromagnetic pollution from cell phone masts, Wi-Fi networks, cordless phones etc?

Scientists today are linking the increase of electromagnetic pollution with many unexplained symptoms that afflict more and more every day:

Bioresonance: Healing with Waves

Bioresonance neutralizes pollutants which overload
the body and repairs the damages they cause.
© Regumed
Bioresonance : healing with waves
by André Fauteux, Maison du 21ème siècle, 
24 February 2015
(Version française d’origine : La biorésonance : guérir par les ondes)

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can harm or heal depending on their frequency, power and length of exposure, say Russian doctors who use them daily in their hospitals since the 1970s. An Ontario woman who suffered for years before discovering a bioresonance therapist in Montreal testifies to this.

Hypersensitive to the environment, Linda Nolan was seriously ill for more than two decades. A professional interior designer since 1975, the Ottawa resident suffered from Lyme disease, a severe inflammatory infection caused by bacteria transmitted by certain ticks that can carry more than one disease (referred to as co-infections). This disease seriously compromises the immune system, a condition which opens the door to many other infections. Linda constantly experienced severe joint and muscle pain and heart palpitations and had difficulty walking or even going about her daily activities. She had to adopt a strict Paleolithic diet (rich in protein and low in carbohydrates) and followed a host of other treatments, especially prescribed and administered by Dr Jennifer Armstrong, an Ottawa-based environmental physician. ‘’Dr. Armstrong is a lifeline for lyme patients and was very helpful, especially with accessing the right labs to diagnose the infections. Blood tests were even sent to the Mayo Clinic and Infectolab in Germany. My problem was that I could not tolerate the antibiotics required to fight my infections. I would take one antibiotic to beat down the lyme and another infection would try to take over. », she says.

24 January 2016

Open Letter to the Chief Executive of the British National Health Service (NHS) on NHS Wearables

NHS Wearables Comment to the British National Health Service (NHS) 

This is a model letter for any one wishing to draw the attention of health professionals to the risks of using wireless technologies in health care.

[Background:  The NHS Five Year Forward View, published in October 2014, set out the intention to develop a small number of ‘test beds’. These sites will evaluate the real world impact of new technologies offering both better care and better value for taxpayers, testing them together with innovations in how NHS services are delivered.]

Open letter to Mr Simon Stevens, NHS England Chief Executive from Dave Ashton
24 January 2016

Dear Mr Stevens,

"Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so".

I write concerning your "NHS Innovation Test Beds" initiative, to launch remote monitoring systems via "smart" devices across England.

The article on your website notes that patients with diabetes, mental illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory disease, hypertension, the frail and the elderly, and patients with other chronic conditions, all stand to benefit through the introduction of the wireless monitoring of their health.

However, there is a major problem.

23 January 2016

The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety. Electromagnetic Waves and the Health Impacts of Wireless Devices

"A growing body of independent science shows that the issue of cell phone safety may have massive consequences on the health of our nation, especially our children. If we are to enact measures to protect against this dangerous radiation we must demand full accountability from the CDC and FCC. It is time that Americans stand up to the anti-science corporate profiteers running the show and rein in this invisible danger in our midst."

[This is an excellent article, citing references to relevant studies on EMF health issues in children, cancer/tumors, infertility, brain/neurological health.  These are listed in the original article.]

The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety. Electromagnetic Waves and the Health Impacts of Wireless Devices
by Dr. Gary Null, Global Research, 22 January 2016
The Progressive Radio Network 21 January 2016

In an article published in the New York Times last week entitled “At C.D.C., a Debate Behind Recommendations on Cellphone Risk”, author Danny Hakim discusses the controversy surrounding the potential health risks of using cell phones.

Hakim writes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines recommending “caution in cellphone use”, due to the potentially harmful effects of radiation emitted by the wireless devices on human health. Included in the guidelines was information about reducing exposure among children. Just a few weeks after the CDC’s publication, and amid rising concerns about cell phone safety, the CDC rescinded the advisory completely.

Today, the CDC website takes an ambiguous stance on the issue, stating:

Can using a cell phone cause cancer?

There is no scientific evidence that provides a definite answer to that question. Some organizations recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.
(1) http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/cell_phones._faq.html

dokiWatch: A Promising Smartwatch for Children

On January 4, Doki Technologies launched its crowdfunding
campaign for Kickstarter for the dokiWatch, which at the
time of writing has raised over $150,000 with another 16
days to go.
[Another dumb and dangerous wireless device, exposing children's developing bodies to the health risks of electromagnetic radiation, classified by WHO as a "possible carcinogen".]

dokiWatch: a promising smartwatch for children
by Roland Banks, mobileindustryreview.com, 20 January 2016

Wearables come in all shapes and sizes these days. Smartwatches are still the most instantly recognisable and popular wearables among adults, but there haven’t been many products designed with children in mind.

A Hong Kong-based company called Doki Technologies recently provided a glimpse at dokiWatch, billed as the world’s most advanced and complete wearable phone and locator for kids aged 6-12 years old. It’s also one of the first 3G smartwatches for children to combine video calls, voice calls, messaging and tracking (and SOS functions) in one simple-to-use device.

21 January 2016

Electromagnetic Fields and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (2012 Article)

"Perhaps because influences like electromagnetic radiation and toxic chemicals in the environment cannot be seen or perceived, there was always certain reluctance by mainstream medicine to recognize potential health risks associated with these factors."

Electromagnetic Fields and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
alzheimer's-review,
18 November 2012

[Also refer to the clinical research of Prof. Dominique Belpomme, for example, his interview with Radio Canada in June 2014.]  

“There is a strong evidence that EMFs and radio/microwave frequencies are associated with accelerated aging (enhanced cell death and cancer) and moods, depression, suicide, anger, rage and violence, primarily through alteration of cellular calcium ions and the melatonin/serotonin balance.”

~Dr. Neil Cherry of Lincoln University, New Zealand

In the Modern World, when each household in the developed countries possesses multiple electronic devices, like cellular phones, personal computers, and other numerous electronic gadgets, the general public seems to be concerned about the potential health risks of long-term electromagnetic radiation exposure on the human health and well-being.

Research

In 1995, for the first time, the public attention was drawn to the possible link between electromagnetic radiation and risks of Alzheimer's disease development, following a landmark publication in the American Journal of Epidemiology by researchers from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. After thorough investigation, the researchers confirmed a direct substantial causal relationship between occupations, exposing individuals to higher levels of electromagnetic radiation, and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

19 January 2016

Massachusetts: Wi-Fi Lawsuit Against Southboro's Fay School Is Headed to Trial

Wi-Fi lawsuit against Southboro's Fay School is headed to trial
by Scott O'Connell, Worcester Telegram & Gazette Staff, 18 January 2016

S0UTHBORO - A lawsuit accusing the Fay School of failing to accommodate a student's alleged Wi-Fi sensitivity is headed to trial in August, according to court documents.

The family of “G,” a 12-year-old who attended the Southboro junior boarding school, says the boy suffers from a condition called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, which makes him feel ill when exposed to wireless Internet signals. They argue in their complaint, which they filed in August, that the Fay School ignored their pleas to find accommodations for G, who was experiencing dizziness, headaches and other symptoms in class because of the school’s Wi-Fi.

After a scheduling conference was held Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Worcester, the case is set to go to trial on Aug. 8 before District Judge Timothy S. Hillman, according to court records. The plaintiffs are seeking $250,000.

17 January 2016

Cancer Warning: Scientist Warns Against Cell Phones In Bra, Back Pocket, Raises Tumor Chances, Infertility, Other Ailments

Cancer Warning: Scientist Warns Against Cell Phones In Bra, Back Pocket, Raises Tumor Chances, Infertility, Other Ailments
by Brad Ryder, starpulse.com,
11 January 2016

A noted scientist and women's health advocate has a stern warning about cell phones (smart phones): carrying them in your pocket or bra can cause cancer, tumors, and other debilitating conditions, according to a Sun report.

Dr. Devra Lee Davis, Ph.D., MPH, is the founder and president of Wyoming-based nonprofit, Environmental Health Trust. The organization specializes in providing "basic research and education about environmental health hazards and promote constructive policies locally, nationally and internationally," according to its website.

Davis, a leading voice in oncology and epidemiology, spoke at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. There, she reiterated a long-standing warning that studies support her belief that cell phone radiation has a role in some cancer causes and chronic ill-health.
"The pattern of putting cell phones in the bra, and now there's a new device where you can actually have the phone strapped to your head, made me concerned about what we know about exposure to phones."

13 January 2016

Stop Untested Microwave Radiation of Children's Brains and Eyes - EHT Scientists Urge Google

Stop Untested Microwave Radiation of Children's Brains and Eyes - EHT Scientists Urge Google
sbwire.com / Environmental Health Trust, 11 January 2016

Scientific imaging shows how children absorb radiation from Smartphones in virtual reality cardboard positions

Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/11/2016 -- Environmental Health Trust (EHT) scientists are calling on Google to stop the spread into schools of wireless virtual reality system Global Expeditions Pioneer Program where middle-school children hold a cell phone encased in a cardboard box in front of their eyes to take virtual expeditions to Mars, the moon, and other special places.

"Two-way microwave radiation transceivers, in the form of Smartphones, should not be used directly in front of children's eyes and brains," cautions University of Utah Distinguished Prof. Om Gandhi, who is one of the original developers of testing to evaluate wireless radiation from cellphones and is a Senior Advisor to EHT.

Prof. Gandhi added, "We have never tested microwave radiating devices directly in front of the young developing eye. The absence of proof of harm at this point does not mean that we have evidence of safety."

"We want to know why is Google encouraging young children to employ a technology that has never been tested for their use when Samsung has a similar system that explicitly advises that no child under the age of 13 should be using it," asks Devra Davis, President of EHT, and Visiting Professor of Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School and The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center.

Thermography: The Safer, More Effective Alternative to Mammograms

"Breast thermography is the name given to thermography when it is used to screen for signs of breast cancer, as well as for determining the overall health of the breast. Unlike mammograms, breast thermography is 100% safe, and is far more accurate in detecting signs of breast cancer than mammograms are... since 1982 breast thermography has also been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."

Thermography:  The Safer, More Effective Alternative to Mammograms

burtongoldberg.com

Part of my mission in helping you to understand all you can and must do to most effectively prevent and treat cancer is emphasizing early detection. Simply put, the earlier cancer is detected, the better the odds are for a full and long-lasting recovery.

Today, I want to talk about one of the most effective ways women can detect breast cancer, as well as other types of cancer, early and safely using thermography. As I mentioned last time, thermography is a safe and effective alternative to mammograms. Today I will explain why this is so and why you absolutely must know about thermography in your fight to protect yourself from cancer.

What Is Thermography?

11 January 2016

Electrohypersensitivity in Switzerland

Everyday life for electrohypersensitive persons is a real
ordeal in our hyperconnected society.  Cédric Sandoz
Waves, this treacherous enemy
by Gregory Balmat, lacote.ch, 30 September 2015 (translation from French by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

Inquiry:  Electrohypersensitivity can make life nearly impossible.  The phenomenon is given far too little recognition in Switzerland.

Migraine headaches, skin burns, joint pains, sharp stinging sensations, this is just a small sample of the physical suffering experienced daily by electrohypersensitive persons when they are exposed to electromagnetic fields or electrosmog.

Ills that are sufficiently painful to completely upset living.  The status of this disorder remains unclear in many countries, including Switzerland.

In August, in France, the disability of a woman was recognized by the Incapacity Dispute Court of Toulouse because of her electrohypersensitivity (EHS).  In evaluating her functional disability at 85%, the French court allowed her to receive an allowance as a handicapped adult, a first in the Hexagone which could set a judicial precedent and also radically transform the status of French electrohypersensitive persons.

10 January 2016

WiFi is Killing Millions Says Electronic Warfare Expert – Dr. Barrie Trower

WiFi is Killing Millions Says Electronic Warfare Expert – Dr. Barrie Trower
by Jim Fetzer, thelibertybeacon.com,
9 January 2016

Today I conducted one of the most disturbing radio interviews of my life as host of “The Real Deal”, with a British physicist and electronic warfare expert, Barrie Trower.

By the time he had finished his service in the military, Barrie had acquired a great deal of expertise in the microwave field and he extended his research to common electronic systems, including cell phones, iPods, computer games and microwave ovens.

He was appalled to discover that microwave radiation is ubiquitous and extremely hazardous, especially to pregnant women and young children. The risks are so great that the use of WiFi, which is enormously popular, can lead to permanent genetic damage to your children and your children’s children. Here is his personal warning in his own words:

03 January 2016

EpiCast Report: Brain Cancer – Epidemiology Forecast To Grow At CAGR Of 1.30% To 2024

"The US will have the highest number of five-year diagnosed prevalent cases of brain cancer in 2014 and 2024, at 42,104 cases and 46,401 cases, respectively."

EpiCast Report: Brain Cancer – Epidemiology Forecast To Grow At CAGR Of 1.30% To 2024

medgadget.com, 30 December 2015

MarketResearchReports.Biz provide you pharmaceutical market research report “EpiCast Report: Brain Cancer – Epidemiology Forecast to 2024

Summary

Primary brain cancer is defined as a malignant neoplasm that originates in the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, including the brain stem (NCI, 2015). The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) reports that there are over 120 different types of malignant and benign brain tumors, (ABTA, 2014). The type and severity of a brain tumor is defined by the cells from which the tumor originated, as well as by the proliferative potential of the abnormal growth, and only those tumors that are malignant are designated as cancer (NCI, 2015). Primary brain tumors are those that start in the brain and may, in time, migrate elsewhere in the body, while metastatic brain tumors are those that start elsewhere in the body and migrate to the brain or other parts of the CNS.