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    In Most Cases, Genes Have Less Than 5% Contribution To Disease Risk

    Yet another study (published by geneticists who have a vested interest to come up with results that say otherwise) according to which for the vast majority of diseases genes explain at most 5% of the cause. So, worded differently, more than 95% of the risk of developing a particular disease is...
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    Elevated ESR And HCG Levels Are Strong Predictors Of Impending Cancer Diagnosis

    I am posting this study for two reasons. One of them is to corroborate a statement from Peat on the role of inflammation in cancer and the diagnostic value of "non-specific" (as the medical industry likes to call them) inflammatory biomarkers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)...
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    PUFA, From Formula Feeding Or Maternal Obesity, May Cause Leukemia

    Another great study, and one of the few that dares point the finger at medicine's Holy Grail - the "essential fatty acids". As the study aptly says, high levels of PUFA in the blood and especially higher levels of linoleic acid predict subsequent development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
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    Serotonin Excess, Not Dopamine Deficiency, May Be The Cause Of Parkinson

    One of the most paradigm-challenging studies I have seen this year and, unsurprisingly, mainstream media is pulling all sorts of tricks to avoid naming the culprit directly. Even the press release and the study abstract are worded in a convoluted way, talking about a "serotonin dysfunction"...
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    Changes In Earth's Magnetic Field May Predict Quakes Up To 48h In Advance

    One more study corroborating the idea that changes in the Sun and Earth's magnetic fields may be the master controller not only of the weather but of natural disasters like quakes. The study below found that changes in the geomagnetic field consistently predicted seismic activity up to 48 hours...
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    Pollution (and Resulting Anxiety) Predicts Violence And Unethical Behavior

    For those of you who have read the book Freakonomics, you probably remember the chapter discussing the drop in violent crime in the US during the late 80s and early 90s. The authors made the claim that neither better law enforcement, nor social programs were responsible for that drop. Rather...
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