Fukushima in Free-fall: Radioactive Water Filters Taken Offline, Tepco in Desperation as Leaks just Won’t Stop

fukusAfter a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima’s radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now says 50% of its contaminated water filtration capability has been taken offline due to corrosion.

The result is that radiation leaks are escalating out of control and attempted remediation efforts are faltering. Continue reading

Will Detection of Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Decimate US Economy?

GMWHEATAs recently reported by CNBC1 and other media outlets,2, 3 an unapproved strain of genetically engineered (GE) wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the anomaly on May 29.

As it turns out, Continue reading

Deadly Levels of Radiation Found in Food 225 Miles from Fukushima: Media Blackout on Nuclear Fallout Continues

fukishima windsNew data released by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shows once again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite a complete media blackout on the current situation, levels of Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and Cesium-134 (Cs-134) found in produce and rice crackers located roughly 225 miles away from Fukushima are high enough Continue reading

Bitter Melon Juice Potently Suppresses Pancreatic Cancer Growth with no Side Effects

A new study has shown that the juice of bitter melon, a commonly eaten vegetable in Asia and Africa, markedly suppresses the growth of pancreatic tumors in mice by disrupting the cancer cells’ metabolism of glucose, and literally starving them of the sugar they need to survive.

Bitter melon – Numerous health effects already known

Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is widely cultivated and eaten across Southeast Asia, Africa, China, Japan, Oceania and even in the Caribbean. It is especially popular among Continue reading

America most Overmedicated Country

overmedicatedLet me get the bad news out of the way first. America is the single-most overmedicated country on the face of the planet — and it’s not even a close contest.

Right now, Continue reading

Computer, Read my Lips

Emotion detector developed using a genetic algorithm

A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip pattern, according to research published in the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. The system could improve the way we interact with computers and perhaps Continue reading

Radiation from Fukushima

On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, and fatally crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Exactly how much radiation has poured out, contaminating not only cleanup crews but also residents in surrounding areas, Continue reading

How Humans Predict others Decisions

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have uncovered two brain signals in the human prefrontal cortex involved in how humans predict the decisions of other people. Their results suggest that the two signals, each located in distinct prefrontal circuits, strike a balance between expected and observed rewards and choices, enabling humans to predict the actions of people with different values than their own. Continue reading

US Spends far more for Health Care than 12 Industrialized Nations, but Quality Varies

US spending linked to higher prices and greater use of medical technology, not more doctor visits or hospital stays

The United States spends more on health care Continue reading

Turkey Tail Mushroom Proven by NIH Study to Fight Breast Cancer

Did you know… that extracts from Turkey Tail mushrooms have been proven by an NIH study to cure cancer — especially breast cancer?

Some of the most exciting recent discoveries of Turkey Tail mushrooms’ cancer-fighting power are connected to world-renowned mycologist Paul Stamets. Mycologists are scientists who specialize in the branch of biology dedicated to the study of fungi.

Mycology includes studying fungi for genetic and biochemical properties and potential usefulness to humans, including medicinal applications.

Undoubtedly the most well-known and highly valued fungi-derived medicine is the life-saving antibiotic penicillin. But other fungi are highly medicinal as well, as Paul Stamets learned firsthand. Continue reading

Phytoremediation Uses Plants to Detoxify Soil from Radiation

Concerns about radioactive materials accumulating in soil and water since the nuclear accident in Japan this year have led individuals to look at natural ways to clean their property of possible radiation. One method worthy of examination is phytoremediation. Phytoremediation uses plants to detoxify areas contaminated by the accumulation of hazardous substances, heavy metals and pollutants such as radioactive material.

Remediation using various plants relies on the plants ability to draw material out of the soil through their roots and up into their stalks, leaves and flowers. Some plants are particularly adept at leeching heavy metals and radiation from soil and water. The prospect of using plants to clean up radioactive messes is attractive because plants are a natural, economical means to restore areas contaminated by radiation. In the face of nuclear accidents like the  Continue reading

Japan’s Victims Being Helped by Local PTSD Experts

After returning from a trip to Japan in late April, Dr. Peter Tuerk received an email with the simple subject “it worked.”

It was from the mother of a boy with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The boy was one of many victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that Tuerk and his colleague, Dr. Matthew Yoder — both psychologists at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and assistant professors at the

Dr. Matt Yoder (left) and Dr. Peter Tuerk are part of the MUSC National Crime Victim’s Center and recently returned from Japan where they used their PTSD program to help the victims  Continue reading

Radioactive Mountain Tops

Several Japanese are crying out about what is going on in Japan. Hirose Takashi is telling us that, “The nuclear power plants in Japan are aging rapidly; like cyborgs, they are barely kept in operation by a continuous replacement of parts. And now that Japan has entered a period of earthquake activity and a major accident could happen at any time, the people live in constant state of anxiety.”

Toshiso Kosako, a University of Tokyo professor, that has been employed since mid-March as a nuclear advisor to the government of Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Japan, quit with disgust at what the government and nuclear industry is doing to the children. In his April 29 resignation, Kosako blinked back tears and accused the Japanese leadership of ignoring his advice on how  Continue reading

Radioactivity from Japan may Reach Levels Seen at Chernobyl

Despite all the desperate efforts by world governments to downplay the severity of the release of radioactive material from Fukushima, world radiation sensors are revealing the ugly truth about the Fukushima catastrophe that the nuclear industry doesn’t want you to know: The radioactive fallout is now as much as 73 percent of the daily radiation emitted from Chernobyl following its meltdown disaster. That’s the story on Iodine-131, the radioactive iodine isotope that’s now spreading across the globe.

Similarly, the amount of caesium-137 Continue reading