Archive for September 2009

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Experimental Vaccine Reduces Risks Of HIV/AIDS Contagion

Thai health authorities have presented yesterday in Bangkok the results of an HIV/AIDS vaccine studey conducted on more than 16,000 people. The study conducted in Thailand was sponsored by the US Army Medical Research and the National Institute of Health. The experimental vaccine (known as RV144) is a combination of two genetically engineered vaccines developed [...]

Global Warming In The Agenda Of The Pittsburgh G20 Summit

Last summit in London was centered around the financial crisis and the best strategies to get the global economy out of recession. Although it is expected that the reform of international financial institutions will still be an important part of the discussion in today Pittsburgh summit, some sentences in president Barack Obama address to the [...]

Can Astragalus Help You Prevent The H1N1 Bug?

Just found this morning in the Examiner an article titled Calming H1N1 fears that was mentioning Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) among supplements to fight the H1N1 flu. As the Examiner looks more serious than all the websites that use unproven claims and fraudulent ads to promote snake oil remedies (like colloidal silver), I decided to dig [...]

The Colloidal Silver Scam Strikes Again

I don’t know if it is due to the H1N1 media craze or if it just the normal cycle of this kind of snake oil business, but the colloidal silver scam, against which the Food and Drug Administration has been fighting for years, has resurfaced and spread across the Internet. Since 1996, the FDA has [...]

Global Warming In The Arctic Above All Predictions

According to a WWF 100 pages report that was released yesterday, the Arctic has warmed at about twice the rate of the rest of the globe over the last decades, and is projected to grow throughout this century and beyond. The climate change is affecting the Arctic’s physical and biological systems earlier and in a [...]