Neurodegenerative Disease A Public Health Disaster

Reforms Can Save Lives Neurodegenerative disease and autism have been surging around the world for the past 30 years. A man-made environmental disaster is creating a public health disaster that’s still unfolding in many ways in most nations. Neurotoxins are driving the epidemic more than age–in some countries more than others. Teenagers are now dying of Creutzfeldt-Jakob […]

Food, Water, Air Contamination Fueling Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism Are Industrial Diseases The EPA is drawing more attention and criticism than usual lately, but its history of mismanagement is nothing new. EPA failures regarding wastewater treatment, reuse and the land application of sewage sludge go back decades. For example, sewage sludge was deemed too toxic to dump in the ocean in […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Answers To Alzheimer’s Begin With The Truth President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people diagnosed (and still alive) with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. The X factor is the millions who […]

Wastewater Treatment Plants Spreading Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease An Infectious Disease Neurodegenerative diseases are the fastest-growing causes of death around the world. The mismanagement of infectious waste is contributing to the epidemic. Dr. Stanley Prusiner earned a Nobel Prize in 1997 for his pioneering research on deadly prions—an infectious form of protein that connects a deadly spectrum disease called transmissible spongiform […]

Autism Rates Still Rising Globally

One In 68 U.S. Kids Have Autism One in 68 children in the United States have now been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers released Thursday (some reports claim that the rate is one in 50). The latest estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than the […]

Yale Studying Proteins That Connect Alzheimer’s, Mad Cow Disease

Both Diseases In Family Of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Researchers at Yale University have completed a molecular model for Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a protein that plays a key role in its onset. The study showed that when the activity of this protein is blocked by an existing drug, mice engineered as models for human Alzheimer’s […]