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Cancer treatment shows promise for rapid weight loss
A synthetic peptide that inhibits blood supply, a strategy employed in many cancer drugs, is found to kill fat cells and improve metabolic function in trials involving monkeys.A synthetic peptide that inhibits blood supply, a strategy employed in many cancer drugs, is found to kill fat cells and improve metabolic function in trials involving monkeys.
A drug born of a revolutionary approach to cancer treatment causes rapid weight loss and improved metabolic function in monkeys, scientists have found. Coming in the wake of multiple setbacks for proposed diet drugs, the early success of a peptide dubbed "adipotide" by its creators may open a new front in the war against obesity, several researchers said.
The study, published Wednesday, describes trials in which three species of primates responded to injections of the synthetic peptide by eating less, shedding belly fat and showing changes in metabolic function likely to keep at bay Type 2 diabetes — a frequent consequence of obesity.
The trick behind the therapy: killing fat cells by robbing them of the blood supply that nourishes them.
This strategy, known as angiogenesis inhibition, is the basis for more than 15 drugs used to treat cancers of the brain, colon, lungs and kidneys. The new study, reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine, is the first to test the strategy in primates as a treatment for obesity.
After four weeks of daily injections of adipotide and a four-week follow-up with no treatment — and without forced changes in diet or exercise — 10 obese female rhesus macaques lost an average of 11% of body weight and 39% of fat deposits.
Much of that loss came in the three weeks after the drug was discontinued, during which the treated macaques continued to become lighter and leaner.
Study coauthor Dr. Wadih Arap, an oncologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who pioneered the approach with his wife, Renata Pasqualini, a cancer researcher at the center, expressed satisfaction at the treated monkeys' weight loss and metabolic improvements. But he acknowledged that "we're a little bit at a loss to explain" all of the effects in the two species of macaques and a small group of baboons that were tested.
He called the study a "proof of concept," and added that "we're not done" tinkering with the structure of the potential drug.
One key issue is safety: The drug appeared to cause some dehydration, a moderate drop in the monkeys' phosphorus and potassium levels and small kidney lesions in some. Those effects disappeared after the drug was discontinued, but they could become a cause for concern as the drug candidate enters the phase of clinical trials in humans, which is expected to begin in the coming months.
To develop the drug further, M.D. Anderson has partnered with a Pasadena-based company, Arrowhead Research Corp. Arap and Pasqualini own stock in the company and founded the subsidiary, Ablaris Therapeutics Inc., that aims to bring the weight-loss agent to a potentially gigantic market.
Adipotide was designed to attach itself just to the blood vessels that feed the body's fat deposits. Then it attacks them, causing them to wither and die. Apparently robbed of much of their blood supply, fat deposits respond by shedding fat cells.
Most remarkable to obesity researchers, the rapid release of fat cells into the bloodstream does not appear to result in dangerous levels of fat coursing through the body, where it could be expected to inflame blood vessels, disrupt metabolism and prompt an uptick in appetite. Instead, the fat cells are burned as fuel.
What happens next is a matter of informed speculation. The monkeys receiving a daily shot of adipotide continued to eat a wide range of foods offered to them and did not appear to suffer nausea or discomfort. But they began to consume less than they had at the outset. That, said Arap, was a surprise, since weight loss typically ramps up the appetite as the body struggles to preserve its fat supplies.
Obesity researcher Randy Seeley of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, who directs the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, suggested that the body's remaining fat deposits send messages to the brain's appetite centers that they're operating at capacity and can't possibly store any more fat. The message dictates: Eat less.
"What they have tapped into is a whole layer of biology about how adipose tissue communicates with the brain and other organs about its status, and we didn't know anything about that until they came along," said Seeley, who was not involved in the study. He said he was until recently an ardent skeptic that this weight-loss strategy would ever work but now finds the approach "incredibly cool."
Others caution that much more work needs to be done to better understand adipotide's mode of action and safety before a drug based on the peptide is ready for use in patients.
"This is exciting and very interesting work," said Yihai Cao, a microbiologist at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden who studies angiogenesis in tumors. But, he added, the researchers will need to clearly show that adipotide is reducing blood vessels that nourish fat without harming other blood vessels, as well as how appetite changes and metabolic improvements are related to that effect.
Cao also stressed that the gap between monkeys and humans is "a big jump."
"Whether this will reach the clinic remains to be seen," he said.
Arrowhead Research Corp. is in discussions with the Food and Drug Administration and expects to have research trials in humans underway within a few months, said Chris Anzalone, the company's chief executive. One of the first patient populations likely to be tested are obese men with prostate cancer, who are more than twice as likely as leaner men to die of the disease, Anzalone said.
Meanwhile, Ablaris Therapeutics is working on changes that could address side effects and create a formulation that could be injected less often than daily.
Anzalone said that the drug was likely to be a short-term solution to weight loss and metabolic danger, leaving patients the difficult task of maintaining their health gains with diet and exercise afterward.
"We will see how this works in humans," said Anzalone. "My sense is this will never be intended for long-term use. Sometime after the drug, we believe that lifestyle changes will have to take over."
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Smart Grid Backlash
DEALING WITH AN ILLINOIS VETO
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA may be a big backer of smart grid technology, but top officials of his adopted home state, Illinois, put the kibosh on an ambitious program in September when Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation authorizing Commonwealth Edison to change its rate structure as part of a deployment of smart grid technology.
"I want to make it clear to the public that they should not be gouged by something they don't feel is providing better service," Quinn said, in vetoing the legislation. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called the ComEdison plan "legalized pickpocketing."
ComEd expressed its "disappointment" at the setback and began lobbying efforts to override the governor's veto. But the Illinois example is the latest evidence of a growing consumer backlash in the deployment of smart grid technology.
In California and Texas, two states that have already widely deployed smart meters, there are complaints that the smart meters don't work and that electricity rates have risen, not decreased as promised. Part of the problem, said Colin Rowan at the Pecan Project in Austin, Texas, is that the benefits of smart grid technology have not been well articulated, and consumers see only the costs.
"Utilities are not well-known to be customer focused; they don't need to be," Rowan said. "If you're going to have a revolution, you should invite the consumer."
Texas utility Oncor, for instance, ran into consumer backlash and a lawsuit last year when it simply informed consumers the smart meter had been installed and customers became enraged when their bills subsequently went up.
The Pecan Project is a five-year demonstration program funded by stimulus money from the U.S. Department of Energy. In the initial phase, researchers are mapping patterns of use in an Austin neighborhood as a prelude to seeing what could give consumers an incentive to adopt the technology.
"Consumers aren't going to say, `I want a smart meter,'" Rowan said. "You have to show them some magic in the living room." The Pecan Project has enlisted the help of Sony, Best Buy and other consumer electronics experts to help figure out what will capture the imagination of consumers.
Illinois officials certainly didn't see any magic in smart meters. Quinn balked at the prospect that a customer paying $82 a month for electricity was going to see $3 added on each month for 10 years, even though ComEd claimed consumers would save at least that much by having more control over their electricity consumption.
Of course it didn't help that John Rowe, chief executive of ComEd parent Exelon, in a March appearance seemed to cast aspersions on smart grid technology on the very day utility president Anne Pramaggiore was telling Springfield lawmakers how beneficial it could be.
"Smart grid we are reluctant to embrace, because it costs too much and we're not sure what good it will do," Rowe told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, according to press reports at the time. He went on to say that given a choice between investing in smart grid technology and installing old-fashioned cable, he'd probably "bet on the cable."
In California, consumers complained of much higher rates after smart meters were installed, and a class action suit was launched in 2009 by Bakersfield consumers claiming their bills had tripled. Pacific Gas and Electric said the higher charges were due to a much hotter summer. Separately, the utility was embarrassed when it emerged that hundreds of meters throughout the state had malfunctioned and charged customers for phantom power.
Electricity customers in Maine raised another objection. After Central Maine Power outfitted nearly one-third of its households with smart meters, customers complained that radio frequency emissions from the new meters were making them sick. The state's Public Utility Commission quickly created an opt-out provision but further incensed customers by making them pay extra to keep analog meters.
The backlash in these early-adopter states is giving other states pause in moving forward on the technology.
PG&E IN CALIFORNIA BEGINS REMOVING SMART METERS DUE TO HEALTH EFFECTS ...
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California’s Public Utility Commission (CPUC) claims authority over over Smart Grids and Smart Meters. The individuals on the CPUC board can be sued for making unseen contracts with the federal government, utilities and corporations.
Marzia Zafar censored public questions heavily during the CPUC opt out workshop in September, and also told municipal ratepayers erroneously that the CPUC does not regulate municipals (CPUC can regulate municipals in matters of public health and public safety hazards, and we all agree that smart meters are serious public health and public safety hazard).
Jim Schoedler I have a bet is not a medical physician, and the FCC is in the business of selling wireles spectrum to the wireless industry so it has a serious conflict of interest.
Below are the documents you have subscribed to using the California Public Utilities Commission Subscription Service. Details of this subscription are listed below the document links.
Proceeding #: A1103015
Yip-Kikugawa Agenda Dec (Rev 1) Granting in Part Application Filed by UCAN and Directing SDG&E to File a Smart Meter Opt-Out Proposal.
Prior to 1996, the wireless age was not coming online fast enough, primarily because communities had the authority to block the siting of cell towers. But the Federal Communications Act of 1996 made it nearly impossible for communities to stop construction of cell towers "even if they pose threats to public health and the environment. Since the decision to enter the age of wireless convenience was politically determined for us, we have forgotten well-documented safety and environmental concerns and, with a devil-may-care zeal that is lethally short-sighted, we have incorporated into our lives every wireless toy that comes on the market. We behave as if we are addicted to radiation. Our addiction to cell phones has led to harder "drugs" like wireless Internet. And now we are bathing in the radiation that our wireless enthusiasm has unleashed. Those who are addicted, uninformed, corporately biased and politically-influenced may dismiss our scientifically-sound concerns about the apocalyptic hazards of wireless radiation. But we must not. Instead, we must sound the alarm.
Illa Garcia wore jewelry the first day she went back to work as a fire lookout for the state of California in the summer of 2002. The intense radiation from dozens of RF/microwave antennas surrounding the lookout heated the metals on her body enough to burn her skin. "I still have those scars," she says. "I never wore jewelry to work after that."
Likely Mountain Lookout, on U.S. Forest Service land with a spectacular view of Mount Shasta, is one of thousands of RF/microwave "hot spots" across the nation. A newly-erected cellular communications tower was only 30 feet from the lookout. "One antenna on that tower was even with our heads," recalls Garcia. "We could hear high-pitched buzzing. There were also three state communications antennas mounted on the lookout, only 6 feet from where we walked. We climbed past them every day."
Motorola company manuals for management of communications sites confirm that high frequency radiation from these antennas is nasty stuff. Safety regulations mandate warning signs, EMF awareness training, protective gear, even transmitter deactivation for personnel working that close to antennas. Garcia and co-worker Mary Jasso were never warned about the hazards. This, they say, demonstrates extreme malfeasance on the part of agencies and commercial companies responsible for their exposure.
By the end of fire season, Garcia and Jasso were so ill they were forced to retire and the lookout was closed to state personnel. Garcia, 52, is now severely disabled with fibromyalgia, auto-immune thyroiditis and acute nerve degeneration. Medical tests confirmed broken DNA strands in her blood and abnormal tissue death in her brain.
Dr. Gunner Heuser, a medical specialist in neurotoxicity, states that Garcia's disorders are a result of chronic electromagnetic field exposure in the microwave range and that "she has become totally disabled as a result." Dr. Heuser wrote, "In my experience patients develop multisystem complaints after EMF exposure just as they do after toxic chemical exposure."
Jasso, who worked the lookout for 11 seasons, is also disabled with brain and lung damage, partial left side paralysis, muscle tremors, bone pain and DNA damage. Jasso discovered that all lookouts who worked Likely Mountain since 1989 are disabled. At only 61 years of age, she has lost so much memory that she cannot remember back to when her first three children were born. She fears that communications radiation may be a major factor in the nation's phenomenal epidemics of dementia and autism.
Both women say they have been unjustly denied worker's comp and medical benefits. Their pleas for help to state and federal agencies have been fruitless. Between them they have racked up over $150,000 in medical bills, although there is no effective treatment for radiation sickness.
Twenty-two other members of Garcia and Jasso's two families received Likely Mountain radiation exposure. All now suffer serious and expensive illnesses, including tumors, blood abnormalities, stomach problems, lung damage, bone pain, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, tremors, numbness, impaired motor skills, cataracts, memory loss, spine degeneration, sleep problems, low immunity to infection, hearing and vision problems, hair loss and allergies.
Jasso's husband, who often stayed at the lookout, has a rare soft tissue sarcoma known to be radiation related. Garcia's husband, who spent little time at the lookout, has systemic cancer that started with sarcoma of the colon. Garcia's daughter Teresa was at the lookout for a total of two hours during her first pregnancy. Her daughter was born with slight brain damage and immunity problems. "That baby was always sick," says Garcia. Teresa spent only three days at the lookout during her second pregnancy. Her son was born with autism.
Garcia and Jasso have a terminal condition known as "toxic encephalopathy," involving brain damage to frontal and temporal lobes. This was confirmed by SPECT brain scans. Twelve others in the two-family group who also had the scans were diagnosed with the affliction. "All of us with this condition have been told that we,re dying," says Garcia. "Our mutated cells will reproduce new mutated cells until the body finally shuts down."
Nuclear bombs on a pole
Painful conditions endured by the families of Garcia and Jasso are identical to those suffered by Japanese victims of gamma wave radiation after nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Five decades of studies confirm that non-ionizing communications radiation in the RF/microwave spectrum has the same effect on human health as ionizing gamma wave radiation from nuclear reactions. Leading German radiation expert Dr. Heyo Eckel, an official of the German Medical Association, states, "The injuries that result from radioactive radiation are identical with the effects of electromagnetic radiation. The damages are so similar that they are hard to differentiate."1
Understanding what happened at Likely Mountain is critical to understanding the public health threat posed by RF/microwave radiation in the United States. The families of Garcia and Jasso, plus previous lookout workers and multitudes of tourists who visited Likely Mountain for camping and sightseeing, were beamed by the same kind of high frequency radiation that blasts from tens of thousands of neighborhood cell towers and rooftop antennas erected across America for wireless communications. The city of San Francisco, with an area of only seven square miles, has over 2,500 licensed cell phone antennas positioned at 530 locations throughout the city. In practical terms, this city, like thousands of others, is being wave-nuked 24 hours a day.
The identical damage resulting from both radioactive gamma waves and high frequency microwaves involves a pathological condition in which the nuclei of irradiated human cells splinter into fragments called micronuclei. Micronuclei are a definitive pre-cursor of cancer. During the 1986 nuclear reactor disaster at Chernobyl in Russia, the ionizing radiation released was equivalent to 400 atomic bombs, with an estimated ultimate human toll of 10,000 deaths. Exposed Russians quickly developed blood cell micronuclei, leaving them at high risk for cancer.
What they wouldn't tell us
RF/microwaves from cell phones and cell tower transmitters also cause micronuclei damage in blood cells. This was reported a decade ago by Drs. Henry Lai and Narendrah Singh, biomedical researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Singh is famous for refining comet assay techniques used to identify DNA damage. Lai and Singh demonstrated in numerous animal studies that mobile phone radiation quickly causes DNA single and double strand breaks at levels well below the current federal "safe" exposure standards.2
The telecommunications industry knows this thanks to its own six-year, wireless technology research (WTR) study program mandated by Congress and completed in 1999. Gathering a team of over 200 doctors, scientists and experts in the field, WTR research showed that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300-percent increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuclei.3 Dr. George Carlo, a public health expert who coordinated the WTR studies, confirms that exposure to communications radiation from wireless technology is "potentially the biggest health insult" this nation has ever seen. Dr. Carlo believes RF/microwave radiation is a greater threat than cigarette smoking and asbestos.
In 2000, European communications giant T-Mobile commissioned the German ECOLOG Institute to review all available scientific evidence in regard to health risks for wireless telecommunications. ECOLOG found over 220 peer-reviewed, published papers documenting the cancer-initiating and cancer-promoting effects of the high frequency radiation employed by wireless technology.4 Many corroborating studies have been published since.
By 2004, 12 research groups from seven European countries cooperating in the REFLEX study project confirmed that microwaves from wireless communications devices cause significant single and double strand DNA breaks in both human and animal cells under laboratory conditions.5 In 2005, a Chinese medical study confirmed statistically significant DNA damage from pulsed microwaves at cell phone levels.6 That same year, University of Chicago researchers described how pulsed communications microwaves alter gene expression in human cells at non-thermal exposure levels.7
Because gamma waves and RF/microwave radiation are identically carcinogenic and genotoxic to the cellular roots of life, the safe dose of either kind of radiation is zero. No study has proven that any level of exposure from cell-damaging radiation is safe for humans. Dr. Carlo confirms that cell damage is not dose dependant because any exposure level, no matter how small, can trigger damage response by cell mechanisms.8
Officials at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health closely reviewed the damning results of WTR studies, which also revealed microwave damage to the blood brain barrier. But these officials have chosen to downplay, obfuscate and even deny the irrepressible science of the day. Raking in $billions from selling spectrum licenses, the feds have allowed the telecom industry to unleash demonstrably dangerous technology which induces millions of people to become brain-intimate with improperly tested wireless devices9 and which saturates the nation with carcinogenic waves to service those devices. Dr. Carlo says that even the American Cancer Society is in bed with the communications industry, which infuses the Society with substantial contributions.10
Two ways to die
Medical science illustrates that there are two ways to die from radiation poisoning: Fast burn and slow burn. Nuclear flash-burned Japanese had parts of their flesh melt off before they died in agony within hours or days. People have also quickly died after walking through powerful radar beams, which can microwave-cook internal organs within seconds of exposure.
Slow-burn radiation mechanisms are cumulative, progressive, ongoing and continual. Thousands of Japanese nuke bomb victims died painfully years after exposure. The slow burn process of RF/microwave exposure is manifested by cancer clusters commonly found in communities irradiated by cell tower transmitters. Recent Swedish epidemiological studies confirm that, after 2,000 hours of cellular phone exposure, or a latency period of about 10 years, brain cancer risk rises by 240 percent.11
Communications antennas now blast the human habitat with many different electromagnetic frequencies simultaneously. Human DNA hears this energetic cacophony loud and clear, reacting like the human ear would to high volume country music, R&B plus rock and roll screaming from the same speaker. Irradiated cells struggle to protect themselves against this destructive dissonance by hardening their membranes. They cease to receive nourishment, stop releasing toxins, die prematurely and spill micronuclei fragments into a sort of "tumor bank account." This is precisely how microwave radiation prematurely ages living tissues.
Nuking the crew
The constant roaming pain is intense for 32-year-old Kenneth Hurtado of Southern California. He's been to hell and back, starting with a seven-pound tumor on a kidney, diagnosed in 2002. The cancer spread to his brain. His first brain tumor was removed by craniotomy, the second by the cyber knife. In 2005, cancer nodes were found in his lungs. By 2006, the cancer had metastasized to his legs. This year he is battling three excruciating tumors on his spinal cord. Hurtado hates his seizures. His last one came on while he was driving. "It's like the devil taking over your body," he says.
Now unable to work, Hurtado says he was relatively healthy in 1998 when he began a career as an installer for a large international corporation manufacturing electronics equipment for wireless providers. At the base of cell towers there is an equipment "hut" where installers assemble the radios, amplifiers and filters which generate man-made microwave frequencies and route them up to transmitter antennas through huge cables. Mounted on sector supports aptly named alpha, beta and gamma, the antennas send and receive these carcinogenic radio waves and their pulsed data packets at the speed of light.
Posted on locked fences around the huts are "danger" warning signs. Hurtado says, "You look around these sites and you find many dead birds on the gravel. They can't take the radiation and they,ll just die. You don't have to ponder that too long to figure it's bad."
Hurtado doesn't know how much radiation he got on the job. He says there are at least four connection spots inside the hut where radiation can leak. He could not avoid the "heat" when he turned the radios on for testing and he wonders if his cancer is the result. "When I first got hired, we had safety meetings, but they pretty much minimized the hazards," he remembers. He was issued no electromagnetic safety clothing and it was not until 2002 that he got a radiation meter to wear. "The meter is supposed to warn you if you are getting too much radiation," he says, "but I put mine on a stick and placed it next to antennas and the alarm never went off."
A medical report in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health confirms that workers exposed to high levels of RF/microwave radiation routinely have astronomical cancer rates.12 The report notes that, for these workers, the latency period between high radiation exposure and illness is short compared to less exposed populations.
Hurtado says there are many industry workers who are dangerously over-exposed. "I've talked to guys on power crews who have to climb around the antennas and they,ve told me that before a work day is half over, they start feeling really sick." He adds, "In my mind they are getting cooked."
Hurtado suspects that, since the early days of the wireless buildout, there has been illegal activity related to public exposure from transmission sites. "I'm pretty sure," he says, "that some of the carriers are exceeding FCC exposure limits. They can turn the radios and amplifiers up to get a bigger footprint and they don't care if the alarms go on once the installers are gone." Regulatory inspectors could identify violators because channels can be spectrum analyzed. "But," he says, "there is just no one to check and I believe that the public is getting way too much radiation now."
Regulators asleep at the wheel
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the single agency with authority to regulate the broadcast/communications industry, has neither money, manpower nor motive to properly monitor radiation output from hundreds of thousands of commercial wireless installations spewing carcinogenic waves across the nation. The FCC admits that physical testing to verify compliance with emissions guidelines is relatively rare.
Critics say that FCC appointees, with virtually no medical or public health expertise, represent an old-boy network and a cheering squad for the telecommunications and broadcast industries. The Center for Public Integrity found that FCC officials have been bribed by the industries with such perks as expensive trips to Las Vegas.13
Dr. Carlo confirms that there is no regulatory accountability. He says, "You have to go to those base stations and independently measure what is coming out of them because we have had many instances where you have an antenna that is allowed by law to transmit at 100 watts and we have seen up to 900 to 1000 watts. You can turn things up when nobody is looking."14
Neighborhood groups monitoring the broadcast/communications antenna farm on Lookout Mountain near Denver, Colorado, have consistently found that, despite protests to the FCC over nine years, radiation on the mountain has been measured at up to 125 percent of exposure levels permitted by federal law.15
Lethal exposure guidelines
Even if there were reliable compliance monitoring, many experts say that FCC public exposure guidelines for RF/microwave radiation are deadly because they are based on the obsolete and unfounded theory that only power density hot enough to flash-cook tissues is harmful. This puts FCC at odds with current scientific knowledge regarding the minimum exposure level at which harm to living cells begins.
Myriad symptoms of radiation poisoning can be induced at exposure levels hundreds, even thousands of times lower than current standards permit. Russia's public exposure standards are 100 times more stringent than ours because Russian scientists have consistently shown that, at U.S. exposure levels, humans develop pathological changes in heart, kidney, liver and brain tissues, plus cancers of all types.16
Norbert Hankin, chief of the EPA's Radiation Protection Division, has stated that the FCC's exposure guidelines are protective only against effects arising from a thermal (flash burn) mechanism. He concedes that, "the generalization by many, that these guidelines protect human beings from harm by any and all mechanisms, is not justified."17
Thus, public microwave exposure levels tolerated by the FCC and its industry-loaded advisory committees are a national health disaster. Yet, for pragmatic and lucrative reasons, federal exposure limits have been deliberately set so high that no matter how much additional wireless radiation is added to the national burden, it will always be "within standards."
The FCC regulatory mess comes into focus with the Likely Mountain case. Jasso says that when she and Garcia contacted the FCC regarding their radiation injuries, they were met with an appalling lack of expertise and concern. "FCC has no answers," Jasso says. "Their exposure guidelines are convoluted and nonsensical. They refuse to address problems of multiple antennas, field expansion, human body coupling and blood reversal because they want to avoid regulatory problems at telecommunication sites." She adds, "FCC will fine a licensee thousands of dollars for not having a light installed on top of a telecommunications tower, but they have not issued even a warning letter to their licensees for the injuries that occurred on Likely Mountain. They say injury cannot occur because their licensees are regulated."
When Garcia and Jasso filed suit against companies operating microwave transmitters on Likely Mountain, they could find no attorney who would take their case and they were forced to proceed pro se. In August, 2007, a California district court denied their claim, mainly on the grounds that they had not proven that the defendants had exceeded FCC exposure guidelines. Under federal law the shattered health of 24 people, plus medical testimony, is not sufficient proof of negligence and liability.
Since FCC provides no enforcement monitoring at transmitter sites and since the radiation industry is not required to prove with consistent documentation that it is compliant, injured parties have little chance of proving non-compliance because the damage to their health often becomes obvious months or even years after their exposure.
The court worried that the Garcia-Jasso case highlights "the conflict between the FCC's delegated authority to establish RF radiation guidelines and limits and plaintiffs, attempt to establish that wireless facilities like the one at Likely Mountain are ultrahazardous."So, while current science provides ample evidence that FCC's guidelines are ultrahazardous, the radiation industry hides behind FCC incompetence, simply because FCC retains exclusive authority to set the standards.
The FCC's disastrous authority is calcified by the Telecommunications Act (TCA) of 1996. The telecom industry is infamous for lavish "donations" which keep legislators on its leash. Anticipating a national radiation health crisis and the public backlash that would follow, the telecom lobby blatantly bought itself a provision in the law that prohibits state and local governments from considering environmental (health) effects when siting personal wireless service facilities so long as "...such facilities comply with the FCC's regulations concerning such emissions." Many say the TCA insures that America's war on cancer will never be won, while protecting gross polluters from liability.
On our own
After passage of the TCA, a group of scientists and engineers, backed by the Communications Workers of America, filed suit in federal court. They hoped the Supreme Court would review both the FCC's outdated exposure guidelines and the legality of a federal law that severely impedes state and local authority in the siting of hazardous transmitters. In 2001, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. The group's subsequent petition to the FCC asking the agency to bring its exposure guidelines current with the latest scientific data was denied.18
This is where we stand today. The public has no vote, no voice, no choice. Chronic exposure to scientifically indefensible levels of DNA-ravaging radiation is now compulsory for everyone in America. This is why Garcia and Jasso are ill today; this why the industry enjoys unchallenged power to place dangerous transmitters in residential and commercial areas with unsafe setbacks and this is why untold thousands of Americans in buildings with transmitters on the roof are given no safety warnings, though they work and dwell in carcinogenic electromagnetic fields. In the meantime, the radiation industry rakes in $billions in quarterly profits, none of which is set aside for to pay for the national health catastrophe at hand.
Every citizen is now condemned to protect and defend himself against radiation assault as best he can. There have been a number of lawsuits against the radiation industry since cell towers began going up in backyards across the nation. In 2001, a group action lawsuit was filed in South Bend, Indiana, by families living in close proximity to towers. The complaint describes health effects suffered by the plaintiffs, including heart palpitations, interference with hearing, recurring headaches, short term memory loss, sleep disturbances, multiple tumors, glandular problems, chronic fatigue, allergies, weakened immune system, miscarriage and inability to learn.19
The South Bend suit was settled out of court on the basis of nuisance and decreased property values. Health claims don't hold water if emissions are within FCC exposure standards. This case is valuable for understanding the lunacy of FCC standards. The sick families enlisted the help of radiation consultant Bill Curry, who honed his expertise as an engineer for Argonne and Livermore labs. Dr. Curry found that one of the towers was irradiating homes at over 65 microwatts per square centimeter.20 This power density is well within federal exposure standards, which allow any neighborhood to be zapped with at least 580 microwatts per square centimeter, or higher, depending on the frequencies. If the families were sick at 65 microwatts/cm2 what would they be at 580? Considering that the Soviets used furtive Cold War microwave bombardment to make US embassy personal radiation-sick at an average exposure level of only .01 microwatts/cm2, America's clear and present danger is obvious.21
How radiation sick is America?
Since the wireless revolution began wave-nuking the U.S. in the 1990s, there have been no federally funded health studies to assess the cumulative effects of ever-increasing communications radiation on public health. There is no national database enabling citizens to study the location of transmitters in their areas. Local and state governments can offer no information on how much commercial wireless radiation is contaminating their populations. When trying to find out who owns a tower or which companies have transmitters on that tower, citizens usually hit a brick wall.
Dr. Carlo heads the only independent, post-market health surveillance registry in the nation where people can report radiation illness. 22 Dr. Carlo says the registry has heard from thousands of people who believe that their illnesses, including brain and eye cancers, are due to telecommunications radiation from both wireless phones and tower transmitters. In the last two years, the registry has seen an upsurge in reports as transmitters become ever more energetically dangerous in order to accommodate increased data flow for new, multi-media technologies.
We can only guess how many Americans are in their graves today from microwave assault. Arthur Firstenberg, who founded the Cellular Phone Task Force, wrote that, on November 14, 1996, New York City's first digital cellular provider activated thousands of PCS antennae newly erected on the rooftops of apartment buildings. Health authorities reported that a severe and lingering flu hit the city that same week. In response to its classified newspaper ad advising that radiation sickness is similar to flu, the Task Force heard back from hundreds of people who reported sudden onset symptoms synchronous to microwave startup"symptoms similar to stroke, heart attack and nervous breakdown.
Firstenberg then gathered statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and analyzed weekly mortality statistics published for 122 U.S. cities. Each of dozens of cities recorded a 10-25 percent increase in mortality, lasting two to three months, beginning in the week during which that city's first digital cell phone network began commercial service. Cities with no cellular system start up in the same time period showed no abnormal increases in mortality. 23
Recent health surveys in other nations confirm that people living close to wireless transmitters are in big trouble:
In 2002, French medical specialists found that people living close to cell towers suffered extreme sleep disruption, chronic fatigue, nausea, skin problems, irritability, brain disturbances and cardiovascular problems.24
German researchers found that people living within 1,200 feet of a transmitter site in the German city of Naila had a high rate of cancer and developed their tumors on average eight years earlier than the national average. Breast cancer topped the list.25
Spanish researchers found that people living within 1,000 feet of cellular antennas had statistically significant illness at an average power density of 0.11 to 0.19 microwatts /cm2, which is thousands of times less than allowed by international exposure standards.26
An Egyptian medical study found that people living near mobile phone base stations were at high risk for developing nerve and psychiatric problems, plus debilitating changes in neurobehavioral function. Exposed persons had significantly lower performance on tests for attention, short term auditory memory and problem solving.27
Researchers in Israel studied people in the town of Netanya who had lived near a cell tower for 3-7 years. They had a cancer rate four times higher than the control population. Breast cancer was most prevalent. 28
Europe in an uproar
A new European Union poll of more than 27,000 people across the continent reveals that 76 percent of respondents feel that they are being made ill by wireless transmitters.29 Seventy-one percent in the UK believe they suffer health effects from mast (cell tower) radiation. In April 2007, The London Times reported a startling number of cancer clusters in mast neighborhoods. One study in Warwickshire, found 31 cancers around a single street. 30 Some sick Brits send their blood to a lab in Germany, which uses state of the art methodology to confirm wireless radiation damage.
Radiation sickness is now so prevalent in Germany that 175 doctors have signed the Bramberger Appeal, a document calling the situation a "medical disaster." It asks the German government to initiate a national public health investigation. This appeal closely follows the Freiburger Appeal, signed by thousands of German doctors who say they are dealing with an epidemic of severe and chronic diseases among both old and young patients exposed to wireless microwave radiation. The head of the cancer registry in Berlin found that one urban area with cellular antennas had a breast cancer rate seven times the national average.31
Sweden was one of the first nations to go wireless. Swedish neuroscientist, Dr. Olle Johansson, with hundreds of published papers to his credit, says that a national epidemic of illness and disability was unleashed by the wireless revolution. Long periods of sick leave, attempted suicides and industrial accidents all increased simultaneously with introduction of mobile phone radiation. Ninety-nine percent of the Swedish population is now under duress of powerful third generation masts. Johansson reports that people are plagued with sleep disorders, chronic fatigue that does not respond to rest, difficulties with cognitive function and serious blood problems. Recurrent headaches and migraines are a "substantial public health problem," he says.32
Rooftop transmitters, which readily pass microwave radiation into structures, can be a death sentence. Across the world there are reports of cancer clusters and extreme illness in office buildings and multi-tenant dwellings where antennas are placed on rooftops directly over workers and tenants. In 2006, the top floors of a Melbourne University office building were closed after a brain tumor cluster drew media attention to the risks of communications transmitters on top of the building.33 Likewise, ABC's Brisbane television complex, topped with satellite dishes and radio antennas, was the site of a well-publicized breast cancer cluster among workers.34
Deadlier death rays
In the meantime, the radiation cowboys of America are having a good ol time because they know there's no sheriff in town. The commercial wireless industry is relentless in its drive to construct thousands of new transmitter sites in neighborhoods and schoolyards everywhere, while adding more powerful antennas at its older sites. Countless WiFi systems, both indoors and out, accommodate wireless laptop computers, personal digital assistants, WiFi-enabled phones, gaming devices, video cameras, even parking and utility meters. Hundreds of cities already have or are planning to fund WiFi networks, each consisting of thousands of small microwave transmitters bolted to buildings, street lamps, park benches and bus stops. Some networks are being buried under sidewalks. These access points or "nodes" blast carcinogenic energy at 2.4 to 5 gigahertz with virtually no warning signs about radiation exposure. WiFi radiation is unregulated by the FCC.
Sprint-Nextel and Clearwire are now rolling out in U.S. cities tower-mounted WiMAX transmitters providing wireless internet access "to die for." WiMAX is WiFi on steroids. Upon startup of WiMAX transmitters near the Swedish village of Gotene, the emergency room at the local hospital was flooded by calls from people overcome with pulmonary and cardiovascular symptoms.35
WiMAX radiation could one day be cranked up to a bone-incinerating 66 gigahertz.36 A single WiMAX tower could provide internet coverage for an area of 3,000 square miles, although coverage for 6-25 square miles is the norm now. Promoters say WiMAX may some day replace all cable and DSL broadband services and irradiate virtually all rural areas. Yet, not a single environmental or public health study has been required as the industry unleashes infrastructure for this savage new wireless technology from which no living flesh will escape.
The commercial ray-peddlers are not alone in their quest to make the U.S. a radiation wasteland. In August, 2007, Congress approved new Homeland Security legislation which funds a program to "promote communications compatibility between local, state and federal officials." We catch a glimpse of what this portends as the state of New York gears up to erect hundreds of new wireless installations for a "Statewide Wireless Network (SWN)." This system will blanket 97 percent of the state, allowing agencies at various government levels to communicate instantly while greatly adding to the fog of commercial wireless pollution.37 The New York Office for Technology says that the radiation power densities of the system will be within FCC limits. That assurance should give us the shivers.
Angela Flynn, a 43-year-old caregiver, lives in Santa Cruz, California. Last spring she took classes at a local church where wireless antennas were concealed in a chimney on the building. She recalls, "Every muscle in my body felt sore. And my joints were feeling creaky. My instructor mentioned how people at the women's center on church property had similar symptoms. During my sixth day I had a severe reaction. My short term memory was gone and I was disoriented and confused. When the instructor asked a question, I could not recall anything from the lecture."
At night, Angela could not sleep and she would lie awake, feeling her body buzz. She became hypersensitive to other sources of electromagnetic radiation. The symptoms became so bothersome that she canceled the rest of her course. Using a chart for calculating cumulative, non-ionizing, electromagnetic radiation exposure levels, she found that the classes "located only 100 feet from antennas in the building" had suffered the highest possible exposure during peak operation. "It took a month before I regained my health," she reports.
When Angela wrote letters to the church inquiring whether it was monitoring the health of the people exposed to antenna radiation, church officials were "unresponsive and dismissive." So Angela saw the light. She helped organize a community group to put pressure on county officials for answers. After hearing community testimony, officials directed the zoning department to create a comprehensive map of county transmitter sites and to put together a report on emissions testing.
Angela says, "We recently had a delay of an installation of a tower near a middle school. The superintendent has even come out against the tower and was instrumental in delaying the hearing on the site. He also arranged a school board meeting on the issue." Angela's efforts to share critical information with her community made a difference.
America must soon face its radiation cataclysm. The EMR Network says that millions of workers occupy worksites on a daily basis where operating antenna arrays are camouflaged and where no RF safety program is carried out. Thanks to shameless predatory advertising techniques, American youth are now literally addicted to "texting," watching TV and accessing the Internet on tiny wireless screens. These are the toys that keep cell towers and WiFi hot spots buzzing. A nation that requires compulsory mass irradiation to fuel its trivial entertainment needs is surely destined to have a sickly and short-lived population.
Right now, 11.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer. Because humans can harbor cancer conditions for years before detection, additional millions of cancer victims are yet undiagnosed. The Journal of Oncology Practice predicts that, by 2020, there will be so many cancer cases in the U.S. that doctors may not be able to cope with their caseloads. The report concludes the nation could soon face a shortage of up to 4,000 cancer specialists.38
A recent CBS news series on the raging American cancer epidemic left viewers with the mindset that trainloads of federal cash must flow if we are to find the cancer answer. But a proven cancer initiator now inundates our cities, roadways, schools, offices and homes. Any environmental stressor that jackhammers human cells at millions to billions of cycles per second is a cancer factor. Any wave-pollution that breaks the DNA and causes pre-cancerous micronuclei in human blood is a cancer factor. Logic tells us that there will be no "answer to cancer" until we eliminate the cancer factors.
Wireless communications radiation is to America today what DDT, thalidomide, dioxin, benzene, Agent Orange and asbestos were yesterday. Historically, the truth about the public health menace of extreme toxins is never told until thousands sicken and die.
Dr. Robert Becker, noted for decades of research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation, has warned: "Even if we survive the chemical and atomic threats to our existence, there is the strong possibility that increasing electropollution could set in motion irreversible changes leading to our extinction before we are even aware of them. All life pulsates in time to the earth and our artificial fields cause abnormal reactions in all organismsThese energies are too dangerous to entrust forever to politicians, military leaders and their lapdog researchers." 39
Our mission to save the nation's health and restore sanity in the wireless age seems daunting. The wireless juggernaut is an aggressive, mean machine. Federal regulators are clearly compromised and incompetent to protect the public health. Uninformed consumers dearly love their magic digital toys and don't yet understand the connection between those toys and a national raging cancer epidemic that may consume us all.
Powerful economic interests have lied to us long enough. Americans deserve the facts. We need dialogue. Wireless radiation is a form of electronic trespass. America must decide whose rights are more important"idlers beaming death rays for piddling gibberish or the elderly with pacemakers who are made ill by cell phone and tower radiation wherever they go. Must we all prematurely perish so that wireless enthusiasts can capture cell phone photos and instantly send them for processing via carcinogen express? Must all neighborhoods become sick zones so that radiation addicts can receive recipes, ads and other frivolous text messages on their cell phone toys? Does a human being have the right to NOT be forcibly WiMAXED into a coffin, or do only wireless providers and their devotees have rights?
What can we do?
We can commit to join the growing radiation awareness movement and continue educating ourselves and others. We can employ digital and audio radiation detectors to help safeguard our personal health and to demonstrate the ceaseless brutality of ubiquitous wireless radiation which threatens the genetic integrity of future generations. We can promote emerging technologies that could make communications technologies safer.
We can demand that federal radiation exposure standards and setback requirements be updated to reflect the realities of modern science. Federal communications law must be rewritten so that local jurisdictions can regain their right to consider health and environment when reviewing wireless siting applications. We can insist that wireless emissions from transmitters be drastically reduced as they are in Austria and Russia. We can demand routine compliance testing at all transmitter sites. We can see to it that people who have been living and working near powerful transmitters be given opportunity to report their resulting illnesses in national surveys. Proper epidemiological studies must be conducted and their results published and broadly disseminated.
Each of us can break the seductive, but oppressive wireless habit ourselves. We can play no game, use no wireless Internet system, make no trivial phone call that necessitates enlarging America's dense forest of wireless transmitters. If no one buys WiMAX-enabled devices and related services, this dangerous system will fail.
Whenever possible, we can go back to the old-fashioned, corded phones and message machines which made yesteryear a far more healthy time. Cordless household and office phones emit powerful megahertz or gigahertz microwave radiation, causing damage to hearing, eyesight and brain function. DECT cordless phones irradiate a huge area even when not in use. We can encourage others to contact us by conventional land line phones only. Can we enjoy a leisurely conversation knowing that an irradiated caller risks disease and disability for mindless chatter? What good is wireless convenience if it means being ultimately tethered to a hospital bed? We can teach our children that health is more important than passing convenience and instant gratification.
According to OSHA, no environment should be deliberately made hazardous. Backed by current scientific knowledge, we can refuse to work or shop in an environment which endangers our health. We can demand that megahertz and gigahertz cordless phones, walkie talkie radios, WLAN and WiFi systems be removed from schools, offices, hospitals and any public place where people are grossly irradiated without their informed consent. Second hand smoke is bad; second hand radiation is worse.
We wish to thank the courageous radiation victims interviewed for this report who have generously revealed the details of their personal suffering in order to warn others. Following their example, we must continue undaunted in the moral quest to protect the national health and restore the world to sanity before it is too late.
Meters and resources
The Electrosmog Detector allows you to HEAR the intensity of RF/microwave pollution in your environment. Developed by British radiation expert Alasdair Phillips, this battery-operated device will quickly allow you to identify dangerous RF/microwave hotspots, even where transmitters are concealed, and take action to protect yourself. This meter is $99 (price includes shipping) and can be obtained from HEARING IS BELIEVING, Box 64 Hayden, Idaho 83835. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Trifield Meter ($145), produced by Alpha Lab, is used mainly to measure the milligauss of electromagnetic fields coming from 60 hertz sources. Use this digital meter to make sure your living and working spaces are under 2 milligauss. Alpha Lab's Microwave Power Density Meter ($320) is a more sensitive digital microwave meter that will help you assess the kilohertz, megahertz and gigahertz radiation in our wireless environment. This easy-read meter measures microwave radiation in microwatts per cm2, allowing comparison of your readings to the power density used by the Russians to make our embassy staff sick. Remember, people inside the embassy reportedly received only about .01 microwatts per cm2. For more information, contact Alpha Lab Inc., 1280 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; (800) 658-7030; www.trifield.com
Alan Broadband produces radiation detection devices with models ranging in price from $159 to $2,800. The $159 model, while not giving detailed readings, is an extremely sensitive and sturdy instrument that gives an accurate dial read on whether or not radiation is present and its relative intensity. It lets you know when you are being irradiated and serves as an excellent tool to illustrate exposure levels to others. For more information, contact Alan Broadband 93 Arch St., Redwood City, California 94062; (888) 369-9627; www.zapchecker.com
Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age, Dr. George Carlo and Martin Schram, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2001.
Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette, Robert C. Kane, Vantage Press, 2001.
Cell Towers: Wireless Convenience or Environmental Hazard? The Berkshire-Litchfield Environmental Council, Edited by B. Blake Levitt, 2000. Order from Barnes and Noble.
These websites provide excellent information on all aspects of health and other issues relating to electromagnetic fields and radio frequency/microwave radiation.
www.buergerwelle.com This excellent German (but in English) site features RF/microwave radiation news from all over the world. The science keeps pouring in and this is where to find it, along with lots of human interest.
www.emrnetwork.org This site has superb resources organized by professionals with expertise in all facets of our RF/microwave radiation problem.
www.safewireless.org This site features Dr. Carlo's Mobil Telephone Health Concerns Registry where people can report ill health effects from living near microwave transmitters or from the use of wireless devices. It also features great news reports.
www.microwavenews.com This is home to Microwave News, an excellent monthly publication. It offers cutting edge science reports, plus a great archive.
www.sageassociates.net This site provides valuable information on how to make homes and offices safer in the wireless age.
CAUTION: There are many devices on the market claiming to protect wireless users from radiation. These include: air tube headsets, ferrite bead clip-ons and an array of paste-ons advertised to cut down on thermal effects or deflect negative energy. Energy testing, kinesiology and meter readings indicate that these mitigation devices DO NOT adequately protect against the brutal force of near field microwave radiation. You can investigate the effectiveness of these devices by metering radiation levels while using them. If radiation pours from your "safe" headset, don't bank your life on it. If practiced in the art of kinesiology, you can also "muscle test" the effectiveness of the radiation mitigation device. The human body becomes very weak when irradiated with any man-made frequency, especially microwaves. If a protective device is really working, you will not detect muscle weakness when the body is near a transmitting wireless phone or gadget.
OUR BEST TIP: If you want a safe household phone, find an AT&T corded speaker phone 950, available at most large office supply stores. It emits no microwave radiation, holds up to heavy use, has a great digital display screen and allows hands-free conversation.
1. Interview with Dr. Eckel was published by Schwabischen Post 12-07-06. Find this interview at www.heseproject.org. See "The Cell Nucleus is Mutating."
2. "Neurological Effects of Radiofrequency El
TOP PAIN CONTROL NEWS
A call to stop the "epidemic" of opioid pain medicine overdoses
By Bob Twillman is the 2011-2012 Mayday Pain and Society Fellow, and also the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the American Academy of Pain Management - 11/08/11 11:27 AM ET
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report about “the epidemic” of overdoses involving prescription opioid pain medicines (strong pain medicines like morphine, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, and others). The report blames rampant overprescribing by doctors and other professionals for the sharp uptick in deaths related to opioid abuse, leading the CDC to propose various solutions aimed primarily at reducing the supply of these medications. In reality, if Americans want to know where these misused medications are coming from, they need to look in the mirror – or more accurately the medicine cabinet behind the mirror.
In its report, CDC states that that 14,800 people died of overdoses in which prescription opioid pain medicines were present, an increase from about 4000 such cases in 1999. The CDC then argues that because this increase in deaths occurred while sales of these drugs increased, one caused the other. This is an easy conclusion to leap to – and one that the CDC has focused on in the past – but it doesn’t make that conclusion right. And what’s even more dangerous is proposing new policy based on unproven conclusions.
This is not to say that there is no relationship - the report does not prove or disprove one - but it certainly means we must question their proposed solution. The CDC’s almost exclusive focus on reducing the number of prescriptions for these medicines overlooks the legitimate use of these medications. A recent Institute of Medicine report found that 116 million adults, roughly one in three people, live with chronic pain. This is pain that persists long after an injury that caused it has healed, or that is related to another chronic condition like arthritis. Some people I’ve treated face chronic pain that is so debilitating that they can no longer work. This unrelenting chronic pain robs people of their lives to a point where suicide can sometimes seem like the only way out.
Opioid pain medications, along with a range of other treatments, allow many of these people to get out of bed in the morning and perform day-to-day tasks that we all take for granted. Quite simply, they can give people their lives back. Cutting back the supply of these medications and assuming that will cut back the misuse is misguided and hurts these people with chronic pain. Considering there are 10 times as many people who suffer from chronic pain as those who misuse these medications, we have to think about whom this action would impact the most. We need to find ways to keep these vital medicines out of the hands of those who misuse them, without preventing people they help from being able to use them properly.
The answer lies in another finding from government surveys, which CDC did not mention. In five out of six cases, people misusing opioid pain medications said they obtained the medication from sources other than doctors. In the majority of these situations, the medications were given or sold to the person misusing them by a friend or family member. Previous research found that 60% of most people who died of overdoses involving these medications did not have prescriptions for them.
If we want people to stop dying from overdoses, the most effective solution is to prevent people from getting opioid pain medications from friends and relatives – not stopping doctors from using these medications for legitimate pain relief. We already have laws on the books to stop this behavior (giving or selling opioids without a prescription is a felony, and a death as a result could be involuntary manslaughter), we’re just not enforcing them as we should. In 2008 alone, there could have been nearly 10,000 such cases of involuntary manslaughter in the United States. How many of them were prosecuted?
If we want to stem the tide of prescription opioid abuse and resulting deaths, we need to focus on the real sources of these misused medicines. They’re coming from medicine cabinets, not doctors or pharmacies. Limiting prescriptions and withholding opioids from people who depend on these medications to alleviate their daily pain is a drastic across-the-board solution that will cheat many innocent people out of a good quality of life, while ignoring the real sources of abused medicines. That’s just wrong.
Bob Twillman, Ph.D., FAPM,2011-2012 Mayday Pain and Society Fellow and Director of Policy and Advocacy American Academy of Pain Management
Nov. 4, 2011, 7:00 a.m. EDT
Academy of Pain Medicine Announces Two-Day Course for Safe Prescribing for Your Primary Physician
GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- On the cusp of the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report about the growing death toll from prescription drug deaths, the physician leadership of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) announced its plans to roll-out a new education initiative: Safe Opioid Prescribing: Reversing the Trends.
Debuting as a two-day course that will be held in Palm Springs, CA, in February 2012, the Safe Opioid Prescribing program is based on clinical research and data in the field of pain medicine that has been effective in minimizing the risks and reducing the number of deaths associated with opioid prescribing for chronic pain by educating family physicians, internists and other primary care clinicians.
Does vaccination cause autism? This issue has been a hotly debated topic among parents and health care providers for years, and recent information about a major autism study has put the issue back in the news.
Study: Vaccine for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Has Potential
Researchers Say a Breast Cancer Patient Who Got the Vaccine Is Now Cancer-Free
Nov. 8, 2011 -- A vaccine for breast and ovarian cancer that has spread to other parts of the body shows promise, according to a preliminary study of 26 patients.
One woman who got the investigational vaccine now has no X-ray evidence of cancer, says study researcher James Gulley, MD, PhD. "In January, it will be four years [for her]," he tells WebMD.
As exciting as that is, he says, "a lot of work needs to be done to prove whether this can be effective [for more patients]." Gulley is director and deputy chief of the clinical trials group at the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, National Cancer Institute.
Results of the vaccine were not as good in the other 25 patients. For them, the median time before the cancer progressed was about two months.
"That time frame is not anything to write home about," Gulley says.
Overall, however, the limited success in some patients and the complete success in one is good news, he says. "It gives us encouragement that we may be on to something here."
The study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is published in Clinical Cancer Research.
Testing the Vaccine
Gulley's team enrolled 12 patients with breast cancer and 14 with ovarian cancer. They ranged in age from 32 to 75.
The patients had already undergone a variety of treatments but the cancer was progressing. Twenty one of the 26 had undergone three or more chemotherapy regimens. The patients received injections of the investigational PANVAC vaccine, given monthly until the disease worsened.
The vaccine targets two proteins, mucin-1 (MUC-1) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), Gulley says. Both are over-expressed in many cancer cells.
"The vaccine is designed to have your body's immune system recognize and attack tumor cells making CEA and MUC-1," Gulley says.
The patient with no evidence of cancer had breast cancer and was the youngest in the study, at 32. "The cancer had gone to her liver, and to her lymph nodes in her chest," Gulley says. After the vaccine, the cancer began to shrink. "At 18 months, it was completely gone and remained gone. As far as we can tell, there is no radiographic evidence of disease."
Among the breast cancer patients, overall, however, the median time (half more, half less) before the cancer progressed was 2.5 months. The median overall survival was 13.7 months. Four had stable disease, defined as the cancer neither growing nor shrinking.
Among the ovarian cancer patients, the median time to progression was two months and the median overall survival was 15 months. Three had stable disease.
The follow-up was up to 37 months.
Side effects were mild, Gulley says. Most common was a reaction at the injection site, which was temporary. Two patients had musculoskeletal pain. One had anemia. Some got fevers, he says, which were relieved with fever reducers.
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The Thin Warm Layer Theory of Global Warming
Peter L. Ward
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NASA scientists will track asteroid 2005 YU55 from the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif. for at least four hours each day from Nov. 6 through Nov. 10. Radar observations from the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico will begin on Nov. 8. The space rock will make its closest approach to Earth on Nov. 8 at 3:28 p.m. PST. The trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 is well understood. At the point of closest approach, it will be no closer than 201,700 miles (324,600 kilometers) or 0.85 the distance from the moon to Earth.
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A survey shows that some children in Fukushima Prefecture have smaller average weight gains this year compared to the year before. A pediatrician says the results indicate the negative effects of the nuclear plant accident in March.
Doctor Shintaro Kikuchi tracked the weights of 245 children aged from 4 to 6 in 2 kindergartens in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture. The results show an average weight increase of 0.81 kilograms over the past year through June. The increase for children in the same age group the previous year was 3.1 kilograms.
The average increase for children aged 5 to 6 in the survey was 0.84 kilograms. But a nationwide health ministry survey conducted last year for children of the same age group showed an average gain of 1.8 kilograms.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident has caused high levels of radioactivity in areas around the plant. Koriyama is located about 60 kilometers from the facility and many children in the city have been forced to play indoors to avoid contamination.
Kikuchi noted that the smaller weight increases could be related to reduced appetite resulting from less exercise as well as changes in the secretion of growth hormones due to stress. He said measures should be taken to restore normal hormone levels in the children.
According to their explanation, it was a temporary spontaneous fission, which can be observed even at a stopped reactor, and it was not from Uranium, but from Curium.
If Tepco says so, maybe it wasn’t.
Today Dr.C.Busby sent me his analysis.
The activity ratio of 0.85 reported by TEPCO can only result from an enriched Uranium fission having occurred about 50 hours before the samples were measured or an explosive criticality which occurred 60 hours before the measurements. What these results confirm is that there is on-going fission occurring at the site. The identification of prompt criticality is straightforward in samples obtained or measured within a few hours of the event.
Caption: Radiation expert: Fukushima is like mini atomic bomb — The German radiation expert Professor Edmund Lengfelder warns against further nuclear explosion in the nuclear horror. Fukushima was a “kind of atomic bomb in the mini-scale”
How dangerous are the horror Fukushima really is?
Tokyo – After an uncontrolled nuclear fission a few days ago, warns the German radiation expert Professor Edmund Lengfelder from further nuclear explosion in Fukushima.
“There is a spontaneous fission – because anything can happen, even if one says, it is not likely. But what is to be kept of statements about probabilities, we have on 11 Seen in March, “said the founder of the Society for Radiological Protection. [...]
In plain language: [xenon] can not originate from the meltdown of the March. In Fukushima, it comes back to uncontrolled meltdowns.
Therefore Lengfelder compares the horror with a nuclear bomb in the mini-scale attacks and the operator: “Tepco is even further than previously claimed, away to get things under control.”
In view of reports of an uncontrolled nuclear fission reactor accident in Japan’s Fukushima Munich Radiation expert warns of Prof. Edmund Lengfelder of the possibility of a nuclear explosion.
It would be “a kind of mini-nuclear bomb in the scale,” said Lengfelder the dpa news agency. “The probability, however I can not estimate at all,” said radiation expert. Because nobody knows how much enriched uranium as coalesced into how the derelict nuclear power plant units. It had been found, the radioisotopes 133 and 135 of the xenon gas.
Because these are products of nuclear fission, which have only a half-life of about five days and nine hours, they could not come from the time of the accident in March , “There is there a spontaneous fission – can happen because everything, even if they say, it is not likely. But what is to be kept of statements about probabilities, we have on 11 March seen, Lengfelder said.
At that time had seriously damaged a strength in this unexpected earthquake and a tsunami and the nuclear power plant caused the meltdown. In a functioning reactor is maintained in the words of experts, the chain reaction by control rods under control. “But it is this control in a meltdown so no longer.”
Lengfelder had after the meltdown at Chernobyl 25 years ago the Society for Radiological Protection and the Munich-based Otto Hug Radiation Institute. He cared for people with thyroid cancer today in the former Soviet disaster area. The radiation expert also criticized the crisis management in Japan. “For me, it is also inhumane, that in such a wealthy country like Japan, people still live in the gyms. That there was not even on the Soviets “The evacuation after Chernobyl have worked much better.”
Japan tsunami debris could reach B.C. in days: oceanographer Nov 10, 2011 – 9:53 AM ET
VICTORIA — The largest items swept out to sea following the Japanese tsunami in March could arrive on the B.C. coastline within days, oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer predicted on Wednesday.
The main part of the 20-million-tonne debris field, equivalent in size to the state of California, isn’t expected until about 2014, but houses, fishboats and even small freighters could already be close to Canadian shores, Mr. Ebbesmeyer said.
“We just finished running a simulation with a drifter, a buoy that got lost in the area of the tsunami, and we find that the first of the debris would be here now,” Mr. Ebbesmeyer said.
Beachcombers along the west coast of B.C. should be on the lookout and report any unusual finds, he said.
Mr. Ebbesmeyer is a Seattle-based oceanographer, educated at the University of Washington, who tracks flotsam using computer models. He has consulted for multinational firms, working on projects such as the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan prompted Mr. Ebbesmeyer and fellow oceanographer Jim Ingraham to run computer simulations on the path of debris carried out to sea by the tsunami.
Debris moves faster if it is exposed to the wind, Mr. Ebbesmeyer said.
A mostly submerged buoy measuring ocean currents can move 11 kilometres in a day, but a small fibreglass boat can travel three times faster, he said.
“People who base their results on satellite-tracking buoys get a slower speed than those of us who track Nike shoes and hockey gloves and airplane wings,” Mr. Ebbesmeyer said.
Researchers Nikolai Maximenko and Jan Hafner at the International Pacific Research Center in Hawaii are monitoring the debris field through computer models and ship reports.
Mr. Hafner said Wednesday that windblown flotsam isn’t part of his research. He said ocean currents will deliver a significant amount of plastics to this area in 2013 or 2014. The majority will remain in a North Pacific “garbage patch,” where swirling currents surround a vast amount of seaborne junk.
The crew of a cargo ship near Midway Island spotted an 18-foot vessel in the debris field, Mr. Hafner said.
The Japanese have immense respect for belongings such as fishing boats, said Mr. Ebbesmeyer, predicting an influx of Japanese tourists coming to B.C. to see the washed-up debris.
“When people find something on the beach, they are literally putting their hands on something that a family wants to know about,” he said.
A Japanese fishboat that washed ashore in Prince Rupert, B.C., several years ago has become a shrine to fishermen lost at sea, he said.
Tofino, B.C., beachcomber Barry Campbell can relate. A few years ago, he found a sealed bottle on the beach containing a note written by students at a Japanese school.
He wrote to the school “and got a huge stack of letters from each individual class, but most of them were in Japanese.”
Mr. Ebbesmeyer is asking anyone seeing floating debris of an unusual nature to take a photograph and send it to him through his website at flotsametrics.com.
A Transport Canada spokeswoman said contingency plans are in the works to deal with debris that might pose navigational hazards in Canadian waters.
As efforts to end the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant drag on, it is important for the central and local governments to step up their efforts to closely examine the health conditions of people concerned and to decontaminate areas contaminated by radiation.
The people who have been most affected by radiation from the Fukushima plant are workers, both from Tepco and from subcontractors, who have been trying to bring the radiation-leaking plant under control. In the nation's history, these workers rank second only to the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in terms of their exposure to radiation, therefore the possibility cannot be ruled out that they will develop cancer. Tepco and the central government must do their best to prevent workers' overexposure to radiation and take necessary measures should workers become overexposed to radiation.
It is of great concern that little has been disclosed regarding the conditions of the workers at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Tepco and the central government should disseminate information on the actual working conditions of these people, even if such information seems repetitious and includes what they regard as minor incidents. People are forgetful. They need to be informed. Such information will help raise people's awareness about the issue of radiation and its impact on health.
It must not be forgotten that exposure to radiation has long-term effects on human health. In the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, the number of leukemia cases started to increase among bombing survivors two years after the bombs were dropped. In the case of the 1986 Chernobyl accident, thyroid cancer began to appear among children several years after the disaster happened. Particular attention should be paid to the health of children.
In view of these facts, it is logical that the Fukushima prefectural government has developed a program to monitor the health of all residents in the prefecture, who number about 2 million, throughout their lifetime. It has also started examining the thyroids of some 360,000 children who are age 18 or younger. Detailed and long-term area-by-area studies should be carried out to record cancer incidences.
In August, the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan estimated that the Fukushima accidents released a total of 570,000 terabecquerels of radioactive substances, including some 11,000 terabecquerels of radioactive cesium 137.
But a preliminary report issued in late October, whose chief writer is Mr. Andreas Stohl of the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, estimates that the accidents released about 36,000 terabecquerels of radioactive cesium 137 from their start through April 20. It is more than three times the estimate by Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission and 42 percent of the estimated release from Chernobyl.
On the basis of measurements by a worldwide network of sensors, the report says that 19 percent of the released cesium 137 fell on land in Japan while most of the rest fell into the Pacific Ocean. It holds the view that a large amount of radioactive substances was released from the spent nuclear fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor, pointing out that the amount of radioactive emissions dropped suddenly when workers started spraying water on the pool.
The report reinforces the advice that local residents in Fukushima Prefecture should try to remember and document in detail their actions for the first two weeks of the nuclear disaster. This will be helpful in estimating the level of their exposure to radiation. But it must be remembered that sensitivity to radiation differs from person to person. It may be helpful for individuals to carry radiation dosimeters to measure their exposure to radioactive substances.
As for internal radiation exposure from food and drink, the Food Safety Commission on Oct. 27 said that a cumulative dose of 100 millisieverts or more in one's lifetime can cause health risks. But when it had mentioned the limit of 100 millisieverts in July, it explained that the limit covered both external and internal radiation exposure. Its new announcement means that the government has not set the limit for external radiation exposure. It also failed to clarify whether the new dose limit is safe enough for children and pregnant women.
The day after the commission's announcement, health minister Yoko Komiyama said the government will lower the allowable amount of radiation in food from the current 5 millisieverts per year to 1 millisieverts per year. The new standard will be applied to food products shipped in and after April 2012. The government will set the amount of allowable radioactive substances for each food item. The health ministry estimates that at present, internal radiation exposure among various age groups from food in the wake of the Fukushima No. 1 accidents is about 0.1 millisieverts per year on the average and that if the new standard is enforced, the lifetime radiation dose will not exceed 100 millisieverts.
It is important for the central and local governments to establish a system to closely measure both outdoor radiation levels and radiation levels in food products and to take necessary measures. In areas near Fukushima No. 1 power plant, many hospitals' functions have weakened because doctors and nurses have left. Urgent efforts must be made to beef up medical staffing at these hospitals.
On the 27th of October 2011, Fukushima women met government officials in Tokyo to demand that the government evacuate Fukushima children immediately. But, the government official only repeated the government’s policy of cleaning up the contaminated area in Fukushima.
On the 27th of October 2011, hundreds of Fukushima women gathered in front of the governmental building (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) in Tokyo to protest against nuclear power plants.
Among them, thirty Fukushima women met government officials. They handed a written request asking for the abolition of all nuclear power plants and the evacuation of Fukushima children, and demanded the government answer to it in writing by 11th of November
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
Fission feared at Fukushima reactor No. 2
Tepco claims scale is too small to affect shutdown effort
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday that particles from melted fuel in reactor 2 at the Fukushima No. 1 plant may have temporarily triggered a criticality incident.
Although the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said there have been no drastic changes in the reactor's temperature and pressure level, and the reactor itself is stable overall, the discovery may affect the plan by Tepco and the government to achieve cold shutdown of all three crippled reactors by the end of the year.
Suggesting that criticality, or a sustained nuclear chain reaction, may have occurred temporarily or partially, Tepco said one hundred thousandth of a becquerel per cubic centimeter of xenon-133 and xenon-135 was detected in gas samples.
Xenon-133 and xenon-135 are materials created through nuclear fission, and are not usually detected even when a reactor is in operation, as fuel rods are covered with zirconium metal. This means fission may have occurred in the melted fuel.
As the half-life of these two materials is short — five days for xenon-133 and nine hours for xenon-135, the xenon was probably created recently.
Tepco injected boric acid, which can prevent nuclear fission, into the reactor early Wednesday morning.
Tsuyoshi Misawa, a reactor physics and engineering professor at Kyoto University's Research Reactor Institute, said if Tepco's data are correct, "it's clear that the detection (of xenon-133 and -135) comes from nuclear fission."
"This amount of xenon would not be detected unless there was a certain degree of fission chain reaction," so it is highly possible criticality took place, Misawa said.
Tepco will conduct detailed research on the gas survey to confirm if the data are accurate.
Yoshinori Moriyama, a NISA spokesman, said there is a possibility fission started from some small pieces of melted fuel. But the fission was probably small and partial, he said, adding, "large-scale fission was unlikely."
He explained that most of the fuel core and control rods, which act to stop fission, may have melted together, so it is hard to imagine that a major criticality accident occurred.
Tepco spokesman Junichi Matsumoto said the test results suggest that either small-scale fission occurred in the melted fuel, or conditions to trigger criticality were temporarily met for some other reason.
But because the reactor's temperature and pressure level have not changed, the fission would not have been on a large scale, Matsumoto said.
He said the same thing could also happen at reactors 1 and 3.
Misawa meanwhile said the government has been aiming for cold shutdown, in which the temperatures at the reactors are constant and controlled, under the assumption that criticality would not occur. The latest development indicates cold shutdown is still a long way off, he said.
But NISA's Moriyama brushed aside such concerns. "We are still trying to achieve cold shutdown by year's end," he said, adding the important thing is to bring the reactors to safe and stable status rather than meeting the deadline.
Work to dispose of debris from the quake-ravaged city of Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, began Thursday in Tokyo with about 30 tons arriving on a train at Tokyo Freight Terminal, the first load from Iwate to be accepted by a local government outside the Tohoku region.
Put to the test: Workers check the radiation levels of tsunami debris from Iwate Prefecture that arrived in Tokyo on Thursday morning. Officials said the results were well below the legal limit of 0.01 microsievert per hour. KYODO PHOTO
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to accept a total of 11,000 tons of debris from Miyako by next March, as part of plans to dispose of a combined 500,000 tons of debris from both Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, the areas hit hardest by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, by fiscal 2013.
At the terminal in Shinagawa Ward, debris containers were transshipped onto trucks to be carried to a crushing facility in Ota Ward, from where combustibles will be taken to an incinerator in Koto Ward.
Resulting ash and incombustibles are to be used as landfill in Tokyo Bay.
In light of radiation fears among residents, the metropolitan government plans to monitor and release data weekly on radiation levels in the air at the edge of the crushing premises and once a month on crushed waste, ash and exhaust gas, it said.
Its four crushing facilities, incinerator and landfill site are all located in an industrial zone facing Tokyo Bay.
Miyako is located 260 km north of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, while Tokyo is roughly 220 km southwest of the plant.
Tepco denies criticality
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday the detection of radioactive xenon at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, indicating recent nuclear fission, was not the result of a sustained nuclear chain reaction known as a criticality, as feared, but a case of "spontaneous" fission.
When it revealed Wednesday that it had detected at its crisis-hit No. 2 reactor xenon-133 and xenon-135, which are typically generated by nuclear fission and have relatively short half-lives, it touched on the possibility that melted fuel inside the reactor may have temporarily gone critical.
Tepco has been analyzing the phenomenon, which did not raise the reactor's temperature or pressure, with support from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
The nuclear crisis at the plant, the world's worst in 25 years, erupted in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and resulted in the meltdown of nuclear fuel in the six-reactor power complex's reactors 1, 2 and 3.
“Tokyo Electric Power Company we fear. Because as for me until today, this story is heard from the Fukushima” [...]
“Today, the authorized personnel inside a certain you spoke distantly. ‘The nuclear operator having died hundred several, as for the corpse the story which is managed ‘as the inspection body for radiation injury research’ in the Fukushima Medical College. With Fukushima first nuclear plant over hundred operators as for whereabouts obscurity lie.”
“The whistle-blowing of the earnest of Professor Seto. However it is, actuality was more terrible.”
Operator death person several approximately 4,300 people
300,000,000 Yen oral stop charges to one bereaved family
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The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) is gearing up for its annual research conference in Portland, Oregon, which will be held jointly this year with the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).
This year’s conference tackles diabetes, which affects nearly 26 million Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control.
“As incoming president of AAEM, I am excited about the collaboration between our academy and ACAM. We share novel approaches and alternative therapies for many patients who have otherwise routine diseases but don’t do well with the usual regimens for the disease.
An example of this is diabetes. The meeting should not be missed by physicians because their armamentarium for treatment of diabetes will be greatly expanded,” said Dr. A.L. Barrier, M.D., AAEM President-Elect.
This conference will spotlight environmental health links to diabetes, as well as natural treatment options. Dr. Ted Schettler will present the link between environmental chemicals, diabetes and obesity. Dr. Marianne Marchese will lecture on polycystic ovarian disease, including environmental links. Dr. Stephen Genuis will present the use of sauna detoxification to eliminate toxic chemicals from the body that are associated with diabetes and other diseases.
“AAEM conferences are unique in that they teach doctors to find and treat the real cause of disease, which is often linked to the environment,” said Dr. Amy Dean, AAEM board member.
Preconference workshops include an Environmental Medicine case symposium, a state of the art allergy treatment course and a course on the Environmental Medicine approach to hormone dysfunction.
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Emergency services clean up after storms lash Victoria, South Australia
The view from Eureka Skydeck across Albert Park as a storm front moves over Melbourne. Picture: David Caird Source: News Limited
EMERGENCY services are cleaning up in two states after Victoria and South Australia were lashed by storms overnight.
In Victoria the State Emergency Service responded to more than 1000 calls for help overnight after one of the wildest storms to lash the state this year.
SES rescuers came to the aid of victims of flash flooding, hail damage, people trapped in cars, unroofed homes and fallen trees.
And in South Australia severe storms damaged homes, caused power outages, toppled trees and wrecked cars in South Australia's Riverland area.
South Australian State Emergency Service media spokeswoman Andrea Haig said 13,000 homes lost power after storms damaged powerlines on Wednesday afternoon.
In one of Victoria's worst-hit areas, Frankston received 30 millimetres of rain in 20 minutes on Wednesday. Residents made more than 200 calls for help, including 150 about flooding and 40 about building damage.
Iran worked on nuclear bomb design: U.N. watchdog
A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran appears to have worked on designing an atomic bomb and may still be conducting secret research, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report likely to raise tensions in the Middle East.
Citing what it called "credible" information from member states and elsewhere, the agency listed a series of activities applicable to developing nuclear weapons, such as high explosives testing and development of an atomic bomb trigger.
The report immediately exposed splits among the big powers about how best to handle the row over Iran's nuclear aims: the United States signaled tougher sanctions on Tehran but Russia said the report could hurt chances for diplomacy.
It was preceded by Israeli media speculation that the Jewish state may strike against its arch foe's nuclear sites. But Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday no decision had been made on embarking on a military operation.
Iran, which denies it wants nuclear weapons, condemned the findings of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as "unbalanced" and "politically motivated."
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano is "playing a very dangerous game," Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's ambassador to the agency, told Reuters Television.
Tehran's history of hiding sensitive nuclear activity from the IAEA, continued restrictions on IAEA access and its refusal to suspend enrichment, which can yield fuel for atom bombs, have drawn four rounds of U.N. sanctions and separate punitive steps by the United States and European Union.
The report detailed evidence apparently showing concerted, covert efforts to acquire the capability to make atomic bombs.
Some of the cited research and development work by Iran have both civilian and military applications, but "others are specific to nuclear weapons," said the report, obtained by Reuters on Tuesday ahead of an IAEA board of governors meeting.
Oil prices briefly rose after it was issued, with Brent crude trading up 11 cents to $114.67 a barrel at 1:33 p.m. EDT.
"I think the facts lay out a pretty overwhelming case that this was a pretty sophisticated nuclear weapons effort aimed at miniaturizing a warhead for a ballistic missile," said prominent U.S. proliferation expert David Albright.
"It's overwhelming in the amount of details, it is a pretty convincing case," he told Reuters.
Western powers have pressured the major oil producer, which says its nuclear program is aimed at increasing electricity generation, over its record of hiding sensitive nuclear activity and lack of full cooperation with U.N. inspectors.
The United States will look to put more pressure on Iran if it fails to answer questions raised by the IAEA report, a senior U.S. official said in Washington.
"That could include additional sanctions by the United States. It could also include steps that we take together with other nations," the official told reporters.
Russia criticized the report, saying it would dim hopes for dialogue with Tehran on its nuclear ambitions and suggesting it was meant to scuttle chances for a diplomatic solution.
"We have serious doubts about the justification for steps to reveal contents of the report to a broad public, primarily because it is precisely now that certain chances for the renewal of dialogue between the 'sextet' of international mediators and Tehran have begun to appear," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Russia and the United States are among the six big powers -- also including China, Britain, France and Germany -- which have been involved in stalled attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute with Iran.
Tehran has for years dismissed allegations of atomic bomb research, based largely on Western intelligence funneled to the IAEA, as fabricated and baseless, and more recently sought to discredit Amano as a tool of Washington.
The IAEA said it had carefully assessed intelligence passed on from member states and found it consistent in terms of technical content, individuals and organizations cited and time frames. It said it had gathered its own supportive details.
"The Agency is concerned because some of the activities undertaken after 2003 would be highly relevant to a nuclear weapon program," it said.
"STRONG INDICATORS OF POSSIBLE WEAPONS DEVELOPMENT"
The IAEA "has serious concerns regarding possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," the U.N body said in the report, which included an unusual 13-page annex with technical descriptions of research with explosives and computer simulations applicable to nuclear detonations.
It added: "The information also indicates that prior to the end of 2003, these activities took place under a structured program, and that some activities may still be ongoing."
U.S. spy services estimated in 2007 that Iran had halted outright "weaponisation" research four years previously, but also that the Islamic Republic was continuing efforts to master technology usable in nuclear explosives.
The IAEA report included information from both before and after 2003. It voiced "particular concern" about information given by two member states that Iran had carried out computer modeling studies relevant to nuclear weapons in 2008-09.
"The application of such studies to anything other than a nuclear explosive is unclear to the agency," the IAEA said.
The information also indicated that Iran had built a large explosives vessel at the Parchin military complex southeast of Tehran in which to conduct hydrodynamic experiments, which are "strong indicators of possible weapon development."
Israeli officials had no immediate comment on the IAEA report, which was big news in a Jewish state that feels uniquely threatened by Iran. Israel is widely believed to harbor the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal.
For several years the IAEA has been investigating Western intelligence reports indicating that Iran has coordinated efforts to process uranium, test high explosives and revamp a ballistic missile cone to accommodate a nuclear warhead.
Iran, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, insists that its work to enrich uranium is for a future network of nuclear power plants to provide electricity for a rapidly growing population.
A brand new Canary island is emerging from the sea as an underwater volcano bubbles to the surface.
Magma off the Canary Island of El Hierro has been spewing 20 metres high as the sea boils with a smell of sulphur.
As it grows and gets closer to the surface, more and more debris such as stones start to shoot out of the volcano which, until now, has only shown its explosive power below the surface.
It is now just 70 metres from the surface and islanders are already trying to come up with a name for the new island. It is quite close to El Hierro and if it continues to erupt it could eventually meet up with the mainland.
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A new island emerges from the sea along the La Restinga's coast off the southern Spanish coast in the Canary Islands
Vancouver takes legal action to get rid of Occupy encampment
By Jeff Lee, Evan Duggan and Derek Spalding, Postmedia NewsNovember 8, 2011
Vancouver officials launched legal action to shut down the Occupy Vancouver tent city Monday, in the latest effort to dislodge the protesters' camp from the city land it has occupied for more than three weeks.
Vancouver city manager Penny Ballem said Monday local government will seek an injunction in B.C. Supreme Court to remove the Occupy Vancouver protesters' tents, structures and belongings. The move comes after the city on Monday told occupiers to dismantle the camp on the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Ballem said the city applied to the B.C. Supreme Court for leave to hear an injunction application on an expedited basis. The court granted the leave, setting a hearing for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
``The encampment must come to an end,'' said Ballem. ``But we want it to come to a peaceful end.
Turkish rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van, Turkey, where at least 12 people, including a Japanese aid worker, were killed and dozens of others trapped. Source: AP
Turkish rescue workers pull out a survivor from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van, Turkey, where a magnitude-5.7 quake was a grim replay of the previous magnitude-7.2 earthquake that hit on October 23. Source: AP
RESCUE teams are searching for survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 12 people, toppled buildings and sowed panic less than three weeks after a massive deadly quake in the same area.
Television footage showed the injured being treated at tents as private CNN-Turk television reported that most of the hospitals damaged during the quake were emptied.
Officials raised the death toll to 12 victims, including a Japanese humanitarian worker, Atsushi Miyazaki. At least 28 people were pulled out alive, according to the prime minister's disaster and emergency management centre.
More than 800 rescue personnel rushed to the area, with mechanical diggers clawing through rubble after the 5.6 magnitude quake struck near the city of Van on Wednesday, sending two hotels crashing down along with two dozen mostly empty buildings.
Among those recovered from the rubble were two members of a Japanese humanitarian association who had arrived in the area to help after a 7.2 magnitude quake struck on October 23, killing more than 600 people and injuring more than 4150.
But one of the Japanese women later died of her injuries, while the other injured Japanese aid worker, Miyuki Konnai, was treated and released from hospital on Thursday, a Japanese diplomatic source said.
It was not clear how many people remained trapped under the rubble.
"When I came out there was nothing but a cloud of smoke everywhere," said Recep Ozhan, a receptionist at one of the two collapsed hotels.
"There were 32 clients registered at the hotel yesterday, but I don't know how many were inside the building... I don't know if anyone was able to get out besides me," he said.
One of the hotels was a six-storey building in Van city centre that housed mostly journalists and teams from the Turkish Red Crescent, NTV television reported.
Aslan Bayram, owner of the collapsed Bayram Hotel - one of the oldest in the city - said through the media that his property was examined by experts after last month's quake and authorities gave it the all-clear.
But television stations aired a video showing the inside of the hotel after the earlier quake with deep cracks on the walls.
Turkish authorities, heavily criticised at home for a sluggish response to the October quake, said they rushed nine planes carrying almost 300 rescuers to the region overnight Wednesday along with 50 ambulances and 250 medical personnel.
"What is comforting is that 23 out of 25 buildings (that collapsed) were already empty," Vice Prime Minister Besir Atalay told journalists as he toured the area.
"There were people only in the two hotels and that is where the work is currently going on," Anatolia quoted him as saying.
He declined to give a figure on how many people had been in the two hotels.
"There are contradictory figures," Mr Atalay said. "The hotel owners gave us one set of figures, but security cameras showed that a number of people had left" the buildings.
Atalay added that there were reports of damage in the villages but no residents were missing.
As rescuers picked through the rubble on the ground, 23 planes and eight medical helicopters were ferrying materiel and personnel to and from the area, where snow is forecast for Friday.
The epicentre of yesterday's quake was in the Edremit district, some 15 kilometres from Van province, according to the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory. The USGS put the magnitude at 5.6, after having earlier put it at 5.7.
Experts told Turkish television stations that a moderate quake of 5.6 magnitude would not normally cause major damage but said that the buildings that collapsed had already been weakened by the stronger October quake.
Following that earlier quake, Turkey accepted help from dozens of countries, including Israel and Armenia with which it has frosty relations.
That quake destroyed many homes in Van province near Iran, including more than 5,000 in the regional capital, provoking claims that building standards had been flouted.
Many survivors were forced to camp out in tents or makeshift shelters, fearing further building collapses with rain and snow adding to their misery.
Turkey is earthquake-prone due to it being crossed by several fault lines.
In 1999, two strong quakes in the heavily populated and industrialised regions of northwest Turkey left some 20,000 people dead.
Arab League Suspends Syria; Shelling Kills 16 People in Yemen
Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Arab League suspended Syria for violence against civilian demonstrators protesting the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, and shelling by government forces in Yemen killed 16 people.
U.S. President Barack Obama in a statement said the Arab League’s action today shows “the increasing diplomatic isolation of a regime that has systematically violated human rights.” France welcomed the suspension and urged increased international pressure on Syria.
Assad’s government has continued to crack down on dissenters since agreeing to a Nov. 2 Arab League plan for ending the violence. Syrian security forces killed 24 people across the country today, Al Jazeera television said, citing activists.
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