Friday 29 November 2013

POST 121

Hey here we go again folks.  More about giants and then decide.  Are we just the only race on Earth or is there more to our past.  Greetings to now and wonder to the past.
Number one on the list.
Ancient Glass found in Desert. 
  • For over 60 years, saturated fats have been wrongfully accused of causing heart disease, despite mounting evidence showing that saturated fat is actually critical for optimal health while trans fat is the dietary fat causing heart disease
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it is now considering removing partially hydrogenated oils—the primary source of trans fats—from the list of "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) ingredients
  • Making trans fat non-GRAS is the first step toward getting trans fats out of the American diet altogether. The FDA’s decision comes right on the heels of a lawsuit filed against the agency by a heart disease researcher
  • FDA is still holding fast to its ignorant view on saturated fats, urging you to “choose products that have the lowest combined amount of saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fat.” This advice causes far more harm than good
  • Saturated fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a number of important health benefits, and your body requires them for the proper function. Science has firmly debunked the myth that saturated fat promotes heart disease (Courtesy )
  • Nanoparticles are widely found in tattoo inks, with black pigments containing the smallest particles and some virtually 100-percent nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticles are ultramicroscopic in size, making them able to readily penetrate your skin and travel to underlying blood vessels and your bloodstream
  • Tattoo inks are not regulated and may contain cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
  • To date there have been no systemic studies to look at the safety of injecting such inks into the body, so the long-term health effects remain unknown (
ANH-Intl Exclusive: Interview with Dr Peter Gotzsche, author of “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime”
Dr Peter Gøtzsche, author of Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare
11 per cent of US children diagnosed with ADHD
26 November 2013

Around 11 per cent of all children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), an increase of 42 per cent in eight years. Today, 6.4 million children aged between four and 17 have the learning or behavioural problem. More than 3.5 million of the children—which is 70 per cent of all children with an ADHD diagnosis—are taking a powerful stimulant such as Ritalin for the disorder, an increase of 28 per cent on previous figures for 2007. Around half the children are diagnosed by the time they reach the age of six, say researchers from America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), although the more severe cases are usually identified by the time the child reaches the age of four. Their latest figures reveal that two million more children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2003, and another million are taking ADHD medication. However, diagnosis seems to vary between US states. Diagnosis rates range from 15 per cent of all children in Arkansas and Kentucky down to just 4 per cent in Nevada. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013; doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.001)
It’s never too late to start exercising—even if you’re retired
26 November 2013
It’s never too late to start exercising. Even people who have never exercised until they reach their 60s can still benefit and enjoy a healthy old age, a new study has found. The study, by researchers from University College London, assessed the health of 3,454 adults with an average age of 64 over an eight-year period. Sustained and frequent physical activity for four years increased by seven times the chances of a healthy, disease-free, old age compared to someone who is physically inactive. It doesn’t seem to matter when you start exercising, either. The participants who started exercising only at the start of the study—but had been inactive before—were still three times more likely to be ‘healthy agers’ by the end of the study compared to those who never did exercise during the lifetime of the trial. Exercise doesn’t just help ward off the usual chronic diseases of old age, it also keeps us mentally sharp, too. Regular exercisers maintained a good memory, and were able to lead an active social life. And the exercise doesn’t have to be too onerous or regular, either. Those who did moderate to vigorous exercise at least once a week at the start of the study were four times more likely to be classified as ‘a healthy ager’ eight years later. The key, say the researchers, is little and often when it comes to exercise. (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092993) (Courtesy WDDTY)
CANCEL THE EULOGY: Comet ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere on Nov. 28th and the encounter did not go well for the icy comet. Just before perihelion (closest approach to the sun) the comet rapidly faded and appeared to disintegrate. This prompted reports of ISON's demise. However, a fraction of the comet has survived. Click on the image below to see what emerged from Comet ISON's brush with solar fire:
In the movie, Comet ISON seems to be falling apart as it approaches the sun. Indeed, researchers working with NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory said they saw nothing along the track that ISON was expected to follow through the sun's atmosphere. Nevertheless, something has emerged. Whether this is a small scorched fragment of Comet ISON's nucleus or perhaps a "headless comet"--a stream of debris marking the remains of the comet's disintegrated core--remains to be seen.

An earlier movie from SOHO shows more of the comet's approach:
The movie spans a day and a half period from Nov. 27th (01:41 UT) to 28th (15:22 UT). We see that Comet ISON brightened dramatically on Nov. 27th before fading on Nov. 28th. That brightening might have been a disintegration event, in which the comet cracked open and spilled its vaporizing contents into space.

In summary, we still don't know for sure what has happened to Comet ISON. Stay tuned for updates as more data arrive from NASA's fleet of solar observatories.( The movies are in the links above. Courtesy
Courtesy National Geographic
Take care and Be Well. Geoff

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