Health & Medicine
Studies continue to confirm what scientists have pondered for a long time. Psychedelic drugs do seem to help people break addiction. One of the newest studies, backing up an influx of information, is in the journal Current Opinion in Behavioural Sciences. The study referenced material dating back as far as the 1950’s and accumulates six major psychedelic studies done in the 20th century.
Italy Makes Vaccination Mandatory for School Children in an Attempt to Combat ‘Anti-Scientific Theories’
The Italian government has approved a new law ordering parents to vaccinate their children or face fines. The authorities have noted a rise in measles cases, which the cabinet blames on “the spread of anti-scientific theories.” The new legislation makes vaccines mandatory for 12 preventable diseases, including measles, chicken pox, polio, hepatitis B, and tetanus. Only children with immunizations would be eligible for nursery school, according to the Friday law.
Smart dust is a name given to extremely small computing particles, RFID chips, or other very small technologies. A popular article from Extreme Tech describes it in the headline: “Smart dust: A complete computer that’s smaller than a grain of sand.” An article from War is Boring is titled “Future Military Sensors Could Be Tiny Specks of ‘Smart Dust’ New technologies… Read More ›
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that an outbreak of vaccine-related polio cases in Syria has expanded, with 17 children so far paralyzed by the vaccine viruses. Two weeks ago, there were only two cases. Test results are pending for another 27 individuals, although some of them may turn out not to be polio cases. One… Read More ›
As more of the blame for the world’s exacerbating opiate overdose crisis is now being rightly put on the pharmaceutical industry, the dark side of this epidemic in the fact that the production of opium containing poppies has exploded since the military occupation of Afghanistan beginning in 2001. According to Russian diplomat Sergey Lavrov, there are… Read More ›
Over 116 million children in Africa will receive polio vaccination in a campaign that is aimed at completely eradicating the killer disease in the continent, the deputy United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday. All children under five years of age in Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of… Read More ›