Mystery English-speaking boy emerges from forest – The Local. An English-speaking teenager who walked out of the forest near Berlin told police he had been living in the woods for five years with his father, but had no idea who he was or where he came from.
Grist: Josh Fox scores an Emmy for fracking documentary Gasland. On Saturday, Josh Fox took home an Emmy for Outstanding Direction for Nonfiction Programming for Gasland, his widely acclaimed documentary on the destructive practice of natural gas fracking.
Serb cousins’ unexplained ability to act as human magnets – USATODAY.com. …two boys from the central Serbian town of Gornji Milanovac have the rare ability to attract metal objects, acting much like human magnets.
Watchdog supports surgeon’s criticism of ‘Boob Job’ cream was justified – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent. A leading plastic surgeon who was threatened with libel action after questioning the claims made for a breast enhancement cream has been vindicated after a watchdog found no evidence that the product increased bust size.
Scientists on trial: At fault? In 2009, an earthquake devastated the Italian city of L’Aquila and killed more than 300 people. Now, scientists are on trial for manslaughter.
Arnica Becomes a Celebrity Favorite – Skin Deep – NYTimes.com. “I heard of models and other designers taking arnica before big events or photo shoots, so I thought I’d try it out,” he said recently, referring to the homeopathic supplement arnica montana. “It’s supposed to slim you down because it flushes you out. And it…
Consumers > Letter from FDA to The Dr. Oz Show Regarding Apple Juice and Arsenic (09/09/2011).
Dolphin baby given ‘ticking off’ Dolphin watchers in west Wales have spotted unusual behaviour as a female repeatedly tossed a newborn calf into the air.
Arsenic in apple juice? Dr. Oz and FDA square off Television medical expert, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is embroiled in a sticky dispute with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about arsenic and whether dangerous levels of the toxin can be found in some popular brands of apple juice.
Press Release AAP: Statement on HPV vaccine
Ghosthunters plan 2 sessions at North Suburban Library – Rockford, IL – Rockford Register Star. The North Suburban Library District will host two presentations in October by the Winnebago County Paranormal group. The nonprofit researches paranormal claims, ghosts and hauntings in and around northern Illinois.
Bachmann claims HPV vaccine might cause ‘mental retardation’ – The Washington Post. Rep. Michele Bachmann is continuing to attack the 2012 frontrunner for mandating that young girls get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. In interviews after the debate, she suggested that the vaccine could do permanent damage.
BBC News – ‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains. There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it’s making them physically ill.
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation: Chiropractors Lash Out in Massive Campaign Against Accrediting Agency. This article describes that the Council on Chiropractic Education, that has an unusual degree of control over licensing chiropractic, is accused of trying to remake the practice into something more akin to modern medicine – by adding drugs and surgery and eliminating…
H. Res. 393: Expressing support for designation of October 2011 as National Chiropractic Health Month Whereas Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are health care providers who focus on the whole person and have particular expertise in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal injuries…
NBC News Twitter feed hacked with fake terrorism post – latimes.com. CBS Freaks Out the Internet with Steve Jobs Death Tweet The internet was abuzz yesterday with fake news about the death of Steve Jobs and a terrorist attack.
Utah Bigfoot Video Update This video was uploaded and went around the internet last week with various analyses that indicated it was a female Bigfoot and now, that there is a baby on it’s back. Check out this update from Bigfoot Evidence blog to see what people have been saying.
“Acne Cure” Mobile App Marketers Will Drop Baseless Claims Under FTC Settlements. Marketers who advertised that their smartphone applications could treat acne have agreed to stop making baseless claims in order to settle FTC charges. The mobile applications, commonly referred to as “apps,” were sold in Apple’s iTunes Store and Google’s Android Marketplace. The settlements…
Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds. A randomized, placebo-controlled study followed 188 women between October and December 2009 and found no statistically significant difference in mean hot flash scores between women taking flaxseed and those taking a placebo.
Nivea Fined For Saying Skin Cream Makes You Slimmer – The Consumerist The distributor of Nivea in Canada has been fined nearly 400,000 Loonies for marketing the “My Silhouette” skin cream as making you slimmer. …CBC reports the distributor, Beiersdorf, was forced to recall the products from Canadian shelves, post a correction on its website,…
UFO Hovering In Moscow | Ghost Theory. A triangle shaped UFO slowly hovers and rotates before disappearing in the cloudy sky. Aliens visiting Earth or Russian hoax?
Boiron Shares Fall Most Since 1989 on First-Half Earnings- Bloomberg. Boiron SA (BOI), a French maker of homeopathic remedies, fell the most since at least 1989 in Paris trading after reporting a slump in first-half earnings.
Russian Scientist Claims to have Created Working “Time Machine” | Mysterious Universe. The Mysterious Universe website posts an entertaining story on a Russian engineer named Vadim Alexandrovich Chernobrov who claims to have built a working time machine by “utilizing strong magnetic fields that resonate about the capsule and affect the natural flow of time and…
Study Dumps Colon Cleansing as Useless and Dangerous | LiveScience. Doctors have long argued that colon cleansing is money down the proverbial toilet, utterly useless for good health and a huge waste of time and money.
Push to label most alternative medicines as ‘untested’ | theage.com.au. AUSTRALIA’S therapeutics watchdog is considering the radical option of requiring alternative medicines to contain an ”untested” disclaimer on their labels.