The News Review:
- Could Muscadine Grape Seeds Offer Cardiovascular Benefits?
- Berkeley Daily Planet – Friday October 26, 2007
- Jabs to fight cervical cancer now given to girls through their PCT,…
- Christian magistrate awaits appeal judgment over gay adoption case
- Editorial: Questioning Nobel authority
Could Muscadine Grape Seeds Offer Cardiovascular Benefits?
Science Daily – Science Daily (press release) – Oct 26, 2007
, lead investigator and a professor of cardiology. Study participants are patients at Wake Forest Baptist’s Family Medicine and Internal Medicine practices and are between 18 years and 65 years old. For the first four weeks of the study, participants are randomly assigned to take either 1,300 mg. (two capsules) of the Nature’s Pearl Muscadine Grape Seed Supplement (grape seeds) daily or a placebo (inactive capsule). For the next four weeks, participants do not take capsules to allow the product to "wash out" of their systems. Then, the groups will switch so that those who took placebo originally will take the supplement for four weeks.
Berkeley Daily Planet – Friday October 26, 2007
Berkeley Daily Planet – Oct 26, 2007
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Jabs to fight cervical cancer now given to girls through their PCT,…
Daily Mail – UK – Oct 26, 2007
Addressing the issue, Ms Keen said: “This is about preventingcancer. It is not about sexual activity and promoting it. “On discussions with parents and right across the spectrum ofmedicine and nursing, everybody feels very positive aboutthis. Medical research had decided that the best time to distributethe vaccine was to girls between 12 and 13, she added. However, she said it was still essential that women continued togo for cervical screening. She also said it was decided not to make the vaccine compulsorybecause it would be too “difficult” with a vaccination of thisnature. “We have the backing of parents, we have consulted withparents… It is hoped the vaccination programme will eventually prevent 70per cent of cases. However, it could be at least ten years before the first healthbenefits are seen, when there should be a reduction in the numberof women diagnosed with abnormal smear tests that needtreatment. Dr Anne Szarewski, of the Wolfson Institute of PreventiveMedicine in London, who conducts research into HPV, said: “If theyhave decided on a catch-up programme for girls of 13 to 17 then wewill see results in the form of fewer abnormal smears within thenext ten years. “This is great news for women. However, she said the NHS screening programme, which offerswomen aged 25 to 64 an early-warning system to pick uppre-cancerous cells which can be treated before they becomedangerous, will still be needed for some time. She said: “Women will still need to attend for smears until wehave definite proof of the long-term efficacy of the vaccines,which will probably take about 20 years. Paul Ward, deputy chief executive at Terrence Higgins Trust,said: “We are delighted with this decision on an issue we have longcampaigned about.
Christian magistrate awaits appeal judgment over gay adoption case
ChristianToday – Oct 26, 2007
by Daniel Blake
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007, 18:03 (BST)
The Christian magistrate who was forced to resign he was refused exemption from cases which may result in the placement of a child in a same sex household is awaiting judgment following his appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal on Monday 22 October. Andrew McClintock appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, a division of the High Court, after a Sheffield Tribunal failed to consider expert scientific evidence on the “experimental nature” of gay adoptions. McClintock, 63, a magistrate for 18 years on the South Yorkshire Bench, became the first judge in the land to take the Lord Chancellor to court in January. He claimed he was forced to resign from the Court’s Family Panel after court managers failed to make reasonable accommodation of his religious and philosophical beliefs on gay adoption cases in which he might be asked to officiate. McClintock had told them he could not make an order for a child to be raised by two same-sex parents as there was scientific evidence to suggest this was not in their best interests, and, as a Christian, he felt making such a decision would go against his conscience. He asked court staff to screen his cases so that other magistrates could preside over such cases… When court managers refused, he was forced to resign. In January, an Employment Tribunal sitting in Sheffield considered his case but refused to accept the Court had acted unreasonably. McClintock claims the tribunal failed to consider expert evidence provided by Professor Dean Byrd, President of the Thrasher Research Fund, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of medicine. Dr Byrd is also vice president and standing psychologist to the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), the foremost research body in the US on the subject matter of medical and social study of homosexuality. Professor Dean Byrd told the court that there was substantial evidence to support McClintock’s conviction that ordering a child to be raised by a same-sex couple was not in his or her “best interests”. As the court also failed to give any consideration to accommodate his religious beliefs, McClintock believes a precedent has been set which will eventually see Christians forced out of serving in public office if they stand up for their convictions. McClintock said: “This ruling is going to make it harder for many conscientious people: whether they are JPs in the family court, or otherwise involved with children, or maybe with different matters of conscience.
Editorial: Questioning Nobel authority
Stanford Daily – Oct 26, 2007
The last remark, on race, was made about two weeks ago, fueling a scandal that has sent the scientific community fleeing from his cause. Invitations to book promotions and lectures have been rescinded. Most recently, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research institution in New York, suspended Watson’s directorship, leading Watson to resign yesterday. All of this backlash is completely justified… “I can certainly understand why people, reading those words, have reacted in the ways they have,” he said. “To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologise unreservedly. ” His ensuing clarification, however, puts into question the “unreserved” nature of his apology: “We do not yet adequately understand the way in which the different environments in the world have selected over time the genes which determine our capacity to do different things. This is not a discussion about superiority or inferiority, it is about seeking to understand differences, about why some of us are great musicians and others great engineers. ” The lackluster apology does not help Watson’s track record.