All Things Science – Global Warming

All Things Science – Global Warming

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By coachrouse

The Calorie Theory Myth

No one eats calories; calories are just a measurement (as is an inch) and have no substance. A calorie is a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure (does this sound like a human body?).

The calorie theory is based on the heat engine analogy also known as thermodynamics by engineers.  The human body is not a heat engine, as they would like you to believe. The human body is more like a complex chemical factory than it is a heat engine.

Food is converted in to complex substances and structures and not as a machine designed for heat production, which the measurement of a calorie is.

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Confidential report reveals: Big Pharma trying to stop long-term safety studies of ADHD drugs

A confidential document, now made public by a Swedish court, tells how pharmaceutical companies are trying to stop long-term safety studies of ADHD drugs.

If more scientific long-term studies would be done showing the harmful effects of the drugs it could lead to withdrawal from the market of this class of drugs. Therefore Big Pharma has to stop all such studies not written and controlled by themselves.

The European Commission has 27 May 2009, after a long review by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), decided to issue warnings about methylphenidate drugs. The Commission has also decided that a number of long-term studies of good quality should be done to investigate different harmful effects of these drugs.

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By coachrouse