Archive for the 'Health' Category

Truman Show Syndrome delusion: Sufferers convinced they are on reality TV

• December, 2008

Truman Show Syndrome delusion: Sufferers convinced they are on reality TV By Tom Leonard in New York 25 Nov 2008 Psychiatric experts say they have identified a new 21st century form of delusion whose sufferers are convinced their lives are being played out as a reality television show. The self-exposure, instant fame culture peddled by reality shows, social networking internet sites such as Facebook and – above all – the home video-sharing website YouTube has provided a “perfect storm” for vulnerable people, encouraging them to

Jacqui Smith’s Taser plan suffers blow

• December, 2008

Jacqui Smith’s Taser plan suffers blow after Met Police Authority’s rejection From The Times November 25, 2008 The authority overseeing Britain’s largest police force warned that a government decision to allow Taser stun guns to be used by non-specialist firearms officers threatened to cause “fear” among the public. Jacqui Smith’s announcement that 10,000 of the weapons are to be supplied to 43 forces in England and Wales suffered an immediate blow when the Metropolitan Police Authority said it had no intention sanctioning their wider deployment

Intelligent pill, ‘iPill’, gets good gut reaction

• November, 2008

Intelligent pill, ‘iPill’, gets good gut reaction From The Times November 12, 2008 New YorkAn “intelligent pill” that can be targeted to release drugs in a specific area of the body has been developed by scientists. Containing a microprocessor, battery, wireless radio, pump and a reservoir for medication, the inch-long capsule is designed to treat digestive tract disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Codex Designates GMOs as Contaminants in Food

• August, 2008

Codex Designates GMOs as Contaminants in Food The latest Codex Alimentarius Commission meeting held in Geneva recently concluded with some interesting outcomes. Some long simmering acrimony has begun to surface as the U.S. continues to force the biased agendas of Big Pharma, Big Chema, Big Agra and the like forward without considering the input of many other countries. Typically if the U.S. does not want a country’s input, the host country simply denies their official delegates visas to the meeting. Several countries have recently objected