2012 April News Archive Seekers of the Truth

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April 30, 2012

U.S. Consumer Confidence Surges as Economy Improves -Nielsen

U.S. consumer confidence surged in the first quarter to its highest in more than four years as the economy improved, contrasting with still very low morale among debt-laden euro zone countries, a survey showed on Monday.

Japan Panel Head Eyes Incentive Seen Boosting Solar Power

The head of a Japanese panel suggested on Wednesday that utilities pay 52 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for solar power supplies in a renewable energy incentive scheme, a rate that could encourage business investors to enter the budding market.

Mother Wins Top Environmental Award for Beating Monsanto

After experiencing the traumatizing death of her daughter to kidney failure just three days after her daughter was born, Sofia Gatica from Argentina became determined to find out what killed her daughter.

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Wind Turbines That Learn Like Humans

Depending on the weather, wind turbines can face whispering breezes or gale-force gusts. Such variable conditions make extracting the maximum power from the turbines a tricky control problem, but a collaboration of Chinese researchers may have found a novel solution in human-inspired learning models.

April 27, 2012

White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?

"Handsome" whale may be the only known all-white adult orca.

April 26, 2012

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US Children's Hospitals Peddle Garbage Food

CAI is urging these hospitals and others to end their contracts with McDonald's, and begin working towards the implementation of food options that support the role of improving health, rather than counteract it.

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Mad Cow Disease Detected In U.S. Dairy Cow; South Korea Halts All US Beef Sales

It used to be that cows in the USA were fed the ground up parts of other cows, including spinal cord and brain material.

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How Women May Benefit From Bioidentical Testosterone Therapy

More and more evidence over the last decade has suggested testosterone is a very important hormone in women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean and sexually active.

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Independent Research Identifies Cancer-Causing Chemicals In Food Packaging, Fabric Coatings

An independent scientific panel has determined that perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, a commercial substance produced by chemical giant DuPont, causes kidney and testicular cancer in humans.

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2012 Senate Farm Bill Perpetuates Corporate Monoculture With Entitlement Programs And Insurance Subsidies

Every five years the Farm Bill is reviewed by Congress to decide how government funding should be allocated to different aspects of agriculture.

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Cops Take DNA Samples From Calif. Middle School Students Without Parental Consent

The Sacramento Bee and other sources are reporting that officers from the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) showed up at the school in early April and began removing students from class in order to question them and take DNA samples -- and they did so without parental consent.

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Medical Science And Herbalists Agree: Hawthorn Berries Are A "Great Heart Food"

Both modern scientific and traditional literature indicate that hawthorn berries are safe and effective in the treatment of blood pressure and circulatory issues, cardiac arrhythmia, and even chronic heart failure.

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Fiberglass Fibers Cause Lung Diseases And Cancer

The fiberglass industry is circling their wagons, and you can't rely on government agencies.

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Monsanto Buys Leading Bee Research Firm After Being Implicated In Bee Colony Collapse

Amid all the controversy over genetically-modified (GM) crops and their pesticides and herbicides decimating bee populations all around the world, biotechnology behemoth Monsanto has decided to buy out one of the major international firms devoted to studying and protecting bees.

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7 Medicinal Herbs And Spices That Help Lower Blood Pressure

Observing a healthy balanced diet and enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle can help avoid the risk of high blood pressure as well as reduce one that is already elevated.

Is Imprisonment By Robot Jailers Coming Soon?

With jails fuller than ever and government budgets being slashed, is the future of prisoner management the robo-correctional officer.

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