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The sick truth about our meat

Three dead pigs lie piled on top of one another, dumped in a corner of a hangar-like building at a farm in the north-east of England. From the snout of one, a stream of blood snakes across the concrete floor and into an adjoining pen. There, young, live animals are held in groups of five… [Continue Reading]

Petrol-based chemical silicone found in Silly Putty make up a MacDonalds Fries

‘Potatoes, thank goodness! That’s a good start,’ former Mythbusters host Grant Imahara says as he goes on to reveal the 13 other ingredients contained in a humble McDonald’s fry. The TV personality traveled to the fast food chain’s potato processing plant in Idaho to see the production process from start to finish. During his investigation he found… [Continue Reading]

Toxic takeaway containers: Fast food lovers exposed to higher levels of chemicals that are linked to autism

If you love tucking into burgers and pizzas it’s not just the takeaway that’s bad for you – even the packaging can damage your health. People who eat a lot of fast food are exposed to up to 40 per cent higher levels of potentially harmful chemicals, according to new research. The study showed that… [Continue Reading]

Pain Killer Marketing Misleading the Public

A host of big-brand drugs firms have been charging huge mark-ups on painkillers virtually identical to their cheaper alternatives, it has emerged. Manufacturers have been accused of misleading the public by selling pills that claim to tackle different ailments but have the same active ingredients. The maker of Nurofen has been ordered by an Australian… [Continue Reading]

Smoking Causes Brain to Accelerate Ageing Process

Smoking accelerates normal brain ageing in ways that can impair thinking skills such as planning, decision-making and problem-solving, research has shown. The good news is that it might be possible to reverse the harmful effects by giving up the habit, even late in life, say scientists. Researchers analysed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan data… [Continue Reading]

Medicalising “Difficult” Prisoners To Prolong Their Imprisonment

The use by the prison system of in-house psychologists to medicalise the personality of “difficult” prisoners and prolong their imprisonment has become wide-spread and institutionalised. Historically the involvement and collusion of prison-hired doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists in the ill-treatment and repression of prisoners has a long and infamous tradition. In the 1960s and 1970s compliant… [Continue Reading]

Hidden horrors in your toothpaste

Could your toothpaste be harming your health? That’s the very real concern of a growing group of dentists who believe that far from being an essential part of our daily regimes, many commercial toothpastes contain substances detrimental to our health. These chemicals have been linked to possible oral and breast cancers, neural and cardiac ailments,… [Continue Reading]