Drug Compound Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells.

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U.S. researchers have discovered a compound that can kill breast cancer stem cells, a master cell that resists conventional treatment and may explain why many cancers grow back.  The discovery came using a new method of screening for drugs that specifically target and kill cancer stem cells.  The problem is that cancer stem cells are rare and difficult to study in labs because they quickly change in to other types of cells. And they are hard to kill.

Drug compound kills breast cancer stem cells – Cancer- msnbc.com.

‘Dead’ Baby Wakes Up At Wake!

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A baby boy born 16 weeks prematurely was declared dead by doctors at a hospital in Paraguay only to wake up for his funeral hours later! Dr. Ernesto Weber, head of pediatric care said the baby weighed just 500 grams.  The family was given a death certificate and a cardboard box with the baby’s name on the outside which served as a makeshift coffin. When the family took the baby from the hospital to prepare for his funeral, the baby woke up and started crying. Hours after the baby’s death had been declared he was found to be alive..Wow!

‘Dead’ baby wakes up for his funeral wake – Americas- msnbc.com.

Antidepressant Use Rising To The Top.

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In a revealing report, it’s said that the use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled from 1996 and 2005.  About 6% of people were prescribed in 1996- 13 million people, to 10% or 27 million people in 2005. More than 164 million prescriptions were written in 2008 for antidepressants, totaling $9.6 billion. The survey did not look at why, but it may be more socially acceptable to be diagnosed with and treated for depression. The availability of new drugs may also be a factor. But what’s the deal? Researchers say that antidepressants do little help, but they are marketed, dam near shoved down our throats..why? Who benefits from medicated masses?

Antidepressant use doubles in U.S., study finds – Mental health- msnbc.com.

Microsoft & Yahoo Join Forces To Compete With Google.

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Reports out in the world say that Microsoft and Yahoo have joined into an Internet search partnership, finally setting the stage for the rivals to make an all-out assault against the dominance of Google Inc. The 10 year deal gives Microsoft access to the Internet’s second largest search engine audience. In addition the deal will also allow Microsoft to introduce it’s recently upgraded search engine, called Bing. Taking over the search responsibilities Yahoo’s highly trafficked site gives Microsoft a better chance to convert Web surfers. In return for handing over the keys to its search engine, Yahoo will get to keep 88% of the revenue from all search ad sales for the first five years of the deal. Wow! Almost a monopoly.

Microsoft, Yahoo announce search deal – U.S. business- msnbc.com.

E-cigarettes Just As Bad, Says FDA

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Federal health officials say they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes. The FDA said testing of the products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals including a key ingredient in anti-freeze. Public health advocates have a legitimate problem with the way the products are marketed to young people. Because electronic cigarettes are not under federal tobacco laws, they’re easier for young people to buy. Electronic cigarettes produce a nicotine mist absorbed directly into the lungs.

E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, FDA says – Addictions- msnbc.com.

Major FBI Sweep In New Jersey!

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Wow! The FBI has just made a major bust in New Jersey involving 5 Rabbis and 2 New Jersey Mayors, approximately 30 in total. An FBI spokesman said the investigation involved “high volume international money-laundering conspiracy.” Some of the suspects were also allegedly involved in an illegal human organ-selling ring. Among the supposed 30 were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt and Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini. The corruption is crazy!!!

Feds bust mayors, others in N.J. sweep – Crime & courts- msnbc.com.

Meth Lab House Horrors Linger!

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This is definitely a buyer beware post, in this case potential home owners. It seems that houses that were previously used as laboratories in making Methamphetamine have lingering toxic affects to the new owners. With meth lab seizures on the rise, cases are piling up, drawing attention to the problem of meth contamination which can permeate drywall, insulation, carpets and air ducts causing respiratory ailments and other health problems. Also causing financial problems as it takes thousands of dollars to clean up the toxins and medical bills.

NYT: Meth lab homes harm new owners – The New York Times- msnbc.com.