Dementia and other neurological brain diseases are striking people younger and younger, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Bournemouth University in England and published in the journal Surgical Neurology International. These diseases have reached levels that are “almost epidemic,” the researchers said, and they reached them so quickly that environmental factors must be largely to blame.
“The rate of increase in such a short time suggests a silent or even a ‘hidden’ epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just ageing,” lead researcher Colin Pritchard said. “Modern living produces multi-interactional environmental pollution but the changes in human morbidity, including neurological disease is remarkable and points to environmental influences.”
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Healthy eating fanatics who swear by ‘clean’ foods and quaff smoothies by the gallon could be the victims of a dangerous eating disorder which can lead to malnutrition and even death.
Individuals fixated with ‘naked’ or ‘raw’ ingredients and diets which ban processed or refined foodstuffs may be displaying symptoms of a purported condition called ‘orthorexia nervosa’.
Unlike anorexia, where sufferers restrict the quantity of the food they eat, sufferers of orthorexia, derived from the Greek word for ‘correct’, fixate on quality and strict internal rules.
But the rigid internal guidelines – which can even exclude entire food groups – can easily result in lethargy, weight loss and dangerous levels of malnutrition while sufferers labour under the misguided belief they are leading healthier lifestyles.
Food blogs promoting the latest fad diets and photo-sharing sites like Instagram – which has nearly 27,000,000 pictures labelled #eatclean, most of which depict supposedly healthy dishes or men and women showing off their sculpted physiques – are being blamed for condition’s rise.
The disorder was coined by Dr Steven Bratman in a 1997 paper, in which he said sufferers could be driven to despair by inadvertently ‘devouring a single raisin’ in violation of internal guidelines.
Conspiracy theorists have been saying it all along – but cannabis does apparently kill cancer cells.
That’s according to the US government, which has added a page on the use of cannabis and cannabinoids to their official cancer advice website.
The National Cancer Institute, part of the US Department of Health, now advises that ‘cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment’ by smoking, eating it in baked products, drinking herbal teas or even spraying it under the tongue.
The site also lists other uses including: Anti-inflammatory activity, blocking cell growth, preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumours, antiviral activity and relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
The information page also explains how cancer cells in mice were killed when exposed to cannabis.
British lawmakers get free VIP service at the National Health Service (NHS) hospital to protect them from public, UK media reports have revealed.
According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, UK MPs are given private cubicles and even single rooms in Accident and Emergency (A&E) admissions, rather than having to sit in a crowded ward where they could be confronted by members of the public.
Hospital managers at London’s St Thomas’ admitted there were special measurements in place for politicians because of their “enhanced security needs,” the Express reported.
The protocol dictates that any “recognizable” MP is treated away from the public and out of sight.
The report points to other patients’ fury at the hospital where this was revealed.
This is while another report by the British paper refers to the daily allowance of House of the Lords peers who have been disgraced over their past actions.
Read more http://presstv.ir/Detail/2015/08/31/427095/UK-MPs-protected-from-public-at-NHS
Police should not rule out investigating tip-offs from psychics, witches or clairvoyants to help find missing people, according to new guidelines.
A consultation document from the College of Policing, which is the official source of professional practice on police work, has said that information from mediums should not be dismissed.
The consultation, which runs until next month, is to help ensure that cases of missing people are investigated effectively and supported by relevant management structures.
A consultation document from the College of Policing, which is the official source of professional practice on police work has said officers should not dismiss tip offs from psychics
And in the detailed report it states: ‘High-profile missing person investigations nearly always attract the interest of psychics and others, such as witches and clairvoyants, stating that they possess extrasensory perception.’
‘Any information received from psychics should be evaluated in the context of the case, and should never become a distraction from the overall investigation and search strategy unless it can be verified.’
By The Conversation
Forget the Turing and Lovelace tests on artificial intelligence: I want to see a robot pass the Frampton Test.
Let me explain why rock legend Peter Frampton enters the debate on AI.
For many centuries, much thought was given to what distinguishes humans from animals. These days thoughts turn to what distinguishes humans from machines.
The British code breaker and computing pioneer, Alan Turing, proposed “the imitation game” (also known as the Turing test) as a way to evaluate whether a machine can do something we humans love to do: have a good conversation.
If a human judge cannot consistently distinguish a machine from another human by conversation alone, the machine is deemed to have passed the Turing Test.
Initially, Turing proposed to consider whether machines can think, but realised that, thoughtful as we may be, humans don’t really have a clear definition of what thinking is.
Tens of thousands of people have marched through Dublin, Ireland, in protest at controversial new municipal water charges introduced as part of the country’s austerity deal with Europe. Irish Water started billing residents for water usage in April following an agreement made with creditors under the terms of the bailout plan in 2010.
The water charges were ordered by the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Union in a bid to boost the revenue raised from taxes in the Republic. Critics say the charges are having a catastrophic impact on the poorest members of society whilst barely impinging on the lives of the richest.
At a press conference for the event, union leader John Douglas said: “Ireland is one of the most unequal countries in the developed world where hundreds of thousands of us struggle to just get by… at the same time, a relatively small few flourish in barely imaginable wealth.”
Read more http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ireland-80000-march-protest-austerity-linked-new-water-charges-1517706
MI6 spy Gareth Williams hacked into restricted information about former US President Bill Clinton, it has been claimed.
The 31-year-old codebreaker was discovered inside a padlocked bag in a bathtub at his London home in 2010, sparking a real-life mystery worthy of any 007 thriller.
Theories about the maths genius with a taste for cross-dressing included that he was killed by foreign spooks, eliminated by fellow agents and suffocated when a sex game went disastrously wrong.
Now it is claimed he illegally obtained a guest list for an event attended by Mr Clinton as a favour for a friend who was going.
A source told the Sun on Sunday: “The Clinton diary hack came at a time when Williams’s work with America was of the most sensitive nature.
“It was a diplomatic nightmare for Sir John Sawers, the new director of MI6 at the time.”
Read more http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mi6-spy-found-holdall-hacked-6349119
Perched on a cannon, Sir Cliff Richard is all guns blazing as he strikes a typically age-defying pose for his annual calendar ahead of his 75th birthday.
Wearing a patriotic Union Jack t-shirt and red shorts, the ‘Peter Pan of Pop’ looks fired up for his forthcoming celebratory tour in a shot from the new 2016 edition that will delight his army of loyal fans.
The 74-year-old appears relaxed and upbeat in the pictures, which show him deeply tanned and enjoying a ‘Summer Holiday’ lifestyle in Barbados, where he has a magnificent six-bedroom villa.
In September’s image, however, he is trying a rather faster mode of transport than the double decker bus from the 1963 film – a powerful three-wheeled motorcycle.
The calendar comes after he paid poignant tribute to his friend Cilla Black at her recent funeral, where he reminisced about first seeing her ‘fantastic legs’ at her home in Barbados, said: ‘I can’t think of Cilla in the past tense. It just seems outrageous…’, and sang his song Faithful One.