by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The first two pharmaceutical antidepressants were clinically introduced in the 1950’s, and the conditions they were supposed to treat would have at that time been found in about 50 to 100 persons per million. Today, some 13% of Americans now take antidepressants daily, even though we don’t yet understand the long-term effects of most psychotropic drugs. As research develops, however, it is becoming clear that the truth about antidepressants is far different from the rosy picture painted by pharmaceutical marketers,and biased or corrupt research journals. In a recent study conducted at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, … Continue reading NEW STUDY FINDS ANTIDEPRESSANTS TO BE “LARGELY INEFFECTIVE AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS”
image edited by Fernando Kaskais Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of Amazon, poses as he stands atop a supply truck during a photo opportunity at the premises of a shopping mall in the southern Indian city of Bangalore © Abhishek N. Chinnappa / Reuters Most companies become successful thanks to their stellar reputations. But not always. RT Business scraped the bottom of the barrel to find the most hated companies trending on the internet. Monsanto The company that needs no introduction, creator of DDT and Agent Orange, Monsanto is one the world’s largest pesticide and GMO seed … Continue reading World’s top 5 ‘most evil’ corporations
by Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times The drugging of the American public is one of those strange, well-known, but under-discussed issues that’s never quite fully represented in the conversation about where our culture is and where it’s heading. As of 2016, one in six American adults were taking psychiatric medications, a staggering number that is accompanied by the fact that the mental health industry in America is worth well over $200 billion a year. We’ve been led to believe that our doctors are the end-all-be-all authority on what’s good for our health and that their advice is backed up by rigorous and undeniable … Continue reading RESEARCH BASED INFOGRAPHICS SHOW WHAT PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACEUTICALS ARE REALLY DOING TO US
image edited by Fernando Kaskais The DNA deal: who should own people’s genetic data, them – or the companies that sequence it? Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo If you have your DNA sequenced, someone somewhere will be making money from the data. A new start-up aims to make sure that you get your share by Zoë Corbyn If you unlock the secrets of your DNA by paying a company to read your genes, behind the scenes it is probably making money by selling on your data for research. Companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA charge consumers under £150 to learn about their health and/or origins, while … Continue reading How can I make money from my DNA?
h/t Science Mag A cancer treatment may soon be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A newly-developed treatment, which was tested on mice, has the potential to obliterate tumors within 10 days. Science Mag reports that by injecting an immune-stimulating mixture directly into tumors in mice, the animals’ immune system was boosted, thereby being able to destroy not only the injected tumors but other tumors in their body. “This is a very important study,” said immunologist Keith Knutson of the Mayo Clinic, who was not part of the research. “It provides a good pretext for going into … Continue reading New Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Boosts Immune System, Destroys Tumors Within 10 Days
by Ian Lecklitner Millennials were the first generation of Americans to be habitually prescribed stimulants like Adderall to treat ADHD. They were also the first generation of Americans to habitually abuse these prescribed stimulants as “study drugs” well into high school and college (a 2012 review found that the nonmedical use of these pills represent the second most prevalent form of illicit drug use in college, after weed). Many of these millennials have since become addicted to Adderall — prescribed or not — and their drug habits are accompanying them into the workplace: The number of American workers who tested positive for amphetamines increased by 44 percent between 2011 and … Continue reading What a Lifetime of Adderall Does to Your Brain
Graehawk/Pixabay. by Christina Sarich If you are like one of millions of other people suffering from depression, you’ve probably been told you need to take pharmaceutical drugs because your brain doesn’t work right. It simply doesn’t produce chemicals like serotonin, GABA, dopamine, oxytocin, and endogenous DMT or other tryptamines it needs to for you to feel calm, safe, and happy. “Take this prescription, and maybe this one too,” they tell you, “and we can fix your broken brain.” Many of us have tried this pharmaceutical approach to our depression or watched people we love try it, only to watch these drugs fail wretchedly. One might argue that it’s … Continue reading The Real Cause of Depression Has Been Completely Overlooked