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Study suggests unexplained neurological symptoms in certain people may be caused by ‘abnormal chemical changes in the brain’

Study suggests unexplained neurological symptoms in certain people may be caused by ‘abnormal chemical changes in the brain’

An increase in certain chemicals in the brain may be causing movement problems in some people, according to a study published in the journal Neurology. Experts call these movement problems functional motor symptoms. These include tremors, muscle contractions and difficulty walking. These symptoms are primarily considered a psychological issue although their precise cause is still unknown. The…

Will Hezbollah Seek Revenge Against Israel? – Global Research

Tensions on the Israel-Lebanon border flared up in recent days due to a confusing July 27 incident near the Sheba’a Farms, a Syrian area occupied by Israel since the 1967 war but is also claimed by Lebanon. Tensions erupted when Israeli jets bombarded a target in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing one Hezbollah fighter. The…

MIT tests ‘dream incubation’ device that manipulates the content of people’s dreams

MIT tests ‘dream incubation’ device that manipulates the content of people’s dreams

Scientists have developed an experimental device and protocol for manipulating the content of people’s dreams while they are sleeping, by making them recall specific cues that can trigger targeted dream themes and experiences. While the boundless dream-building of Inception remains the stuff of science fiction for now, the new research shows that the evolving science…

Racism, Sexism, Classism: Incoherence of ‘Mainstream’ Ethical Debate. Obfuscating Crimes against Humanity – Global Research

What does it mean when journalists who spent the last two decades promoting wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen take a knee? The Observer commented: ‘There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by white police officers in Minneapolis last Monday…. ‘The fact that…

By pollinating just a handful of crops, wild bees contribute over $1.5 billion per year

By pollinating just a handful of crops, wild bees contribute over $1.5 billion per year

It’s not just honeybees that pollinate our crops and put food on our plates. In North America alone there are roughly 4,000 species of native bee, and new research has calculated these wild insects provide over US$1.5 billion each year from pollinating just a handful of crops. Analysing the production of 131 commercial farms in…

UN Officials Cite Study that Finds Lockdowns, School Closures Killing More Children than COVID – Global Research

UN officials have pointed to a study that reveals lockdowns and school closures are doing more harm to children than the coronavirus itself, with many more deaths expected to come from the reaction to the outbreak, rather than the pandemic itself. In a presentation seeking extra funding for coronavirus efforts, UNICEF director Henrietta H Fore…

Antibiotics use early in life increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Antibiotics use early in life increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Disruption of gut bacteria by antibiotics soon after birth can affect the maturation of the immune system, say Rutgers researchers Even short, single antibiotic courses given to young animals can predispose them to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when they are older, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in Genome Medicine, provides further evidence supporting…

Psychological Warfare: The CIA Then and Now: Old Wine in New Bottles – Global Research

“And as the flames climbed high into the nightTo light the sacrificial riteI saw Satan laughing with delightThe day the music died” – Don McLean, “American Pie” Important article written in January 2019 focussing on psychological warfare. Of relevance to the Covid-19 crisis and fear campaign. The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and…

Magnesium-rich foods and why you need them

Magnesium-rich foods and why you need them

Written By:Dr. Diane Fulton You may have a low level of magnesium in your diet that is preventing you from reaping important health benefits Magnesium (Mg) is considered a healthy mineral essential to your body, but it is estimated that 75% of Americans and people around the world are well below the recommended daily intake…

Selected Articles: COVID-19: Wearing of Mask Aggravates Risk of Infection. – Global Research

Lithium and the Overthrow of Democracy in Bolivia By Prof. Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano, July 31, 2020 On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second US “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know what wasn’t in…