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Three Ireland ordered to remove Dublin phone mast
Ireland Created: 20 May 2016
An Bord Pleanála has ordered that 3 Ireland remove a phone mast in Dublin’s Glasnevin area despite warnings by the company this would cause major service disruptions for customers in Dublin, Louth and Meath.

The 45m mast in the Dublin Industrial Estate facilitates mobile phone coverage and 2G, 3G and 4G internet services for 3 and Meteor customers in the area and farther afield.

Local residents wanted the structure removed due to its “visually obtrusive” nature and An Bord Pleanála has decided to refuse permission to retain the mast.

The planning body received 38 separate submissions on the case, mainly from residents of the nearby Claremont and The Willows housing estates who argued the mast is a “considerable eyesore” and “makes a poor impression on visitors to the estates”.

Site history

There has been a telecommunications presence on the site since 1977 when Esat Telecom erected a 20m mast, later replaced by the current one in 2003.

That structure was given renewed five-year planning permission for 12 antennas and 21 radio link dishes by An Bord Pleanála in 2010.

This was after Dublin City Council refused to grant permission in both 2003 and 2010.

Third-party appellants estimated anywhere between 65 and 150 houses in the two estates were “impacted with clear views of the imposing mast”, and the Claremont and The Willows Residents Mast Committee launched a petition for its removal, signed by 85 per cent of Claremont residents and 65 per cent of The Willows homeowners .

Antennas and satellites
The planning inspector also received submissions from local councillors Cieran Perry and Brendan Carr, former TD for the area Joe Costello and Fine Gael Minister Paschal Donohoe, all of whom called for the mast to be taken down.

Residents queried why 3 Ireland could not relocate the antennas and satellites to a 42 m structure operated by Vodafone, which is positioned more centrally within the industrial estate.

3 Ireland argued the site is “a vital transmission hub” and “failure to maintain this installation would result in an immediate and negative impact of coverage levels in Finglas, Glasnevin and the north Dublin, Louth and Meath areas”.

The mast also serves five commercial operators, including the Mater and Bar Council, and the firm said removal would affect the hospital and local businesses.
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Source: Irish Times, Ciarán D'Arcy, 20 May 2016

Does EHS originate from nocebo responses? Indications from a qualitative study
France Created: 14 May 2016
Abstract: Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance attributed to Electromagnetic Fields (IEI-EMF) is a condition in which symptoms are attributed to electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure.

As electro-hypersensitive (EHS) people have repeatedly been observed, during provocation trials, to report symptoms following perceived rather than actual exposure, the hypothesis has been put forward that IEI-EMF originates from psychological mechanisms, especially nocebo responses.

This paper examines this hypothesis, using data from a qualitative study aimed at understanding how EHS people come to regard themselves as such. Forty self-diagnosed EHS people were interviewed. A typified model of their attribution process was then elaborated, inductively, from their narratives. This model is linear and composed of seven stages: (1) onset of symptoms; (2) failure to find a solution; (3) discovery of EHS; (4) gathering of information about EHS; (5) implicit appearance of conviction; (6) experimentation; (7) conscious acceptance of conviction.

Overall, symptoms appear before subjects start questioning effects of EMF on their health, which is not consistent with the hypothesis that IEI-EMF originates from nocebo responses to perceived EMF exposure. However, such responses might occur at the sixth stage of the process, potentially reinforcing the attribution. It remains possible that some cases of IEI-EMF originate from other psychological mechanisms.
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Source: Bioelectromagnetics, Dieudonné M, 01 Jan 2016

Skolans svar på mobilstöket – har infört ”mobilhotell”
Norway Created: 14 May 2016
En högstadieskola i Norge har infört mobilförbud under skoldagen. Varje morgon tvingas eleverna lägga sina telefoner i ett ”mobilhotell”.

– Många av eleverna tycker att det är skönt att de slipper vara inloggade på sociala medier hela tiden, säger skolans rektor till norska Dagbladet.

Ål Ungdomsskole i Norge har sedan årskiftet infört en mobilfri skola. Varje klassrum har installerat ”mobilhotell” – där barnen får lägga ifrån sig sina telefoner.

– Förut var det skärmar överallt på rasten och de tog all uppmärksamhet hos eleverna. Men nu blir de nästan tvungna att prata med varandra, säger Mari Halde Andersson som är lärare på skolan, till norska Dagbladet.
Eleverna positiva

Först väckte initiativet motstånd hos högstadieeleverna, men nu ska attityderna ha ändrats.

– Mitt intryck är att många av eleverna tycker att det är skönt att de slipper vara inloggade på sociala medier hela tiden, säger skolans rektor Anne Marie Stokkedal.

Mobilförbudet ska ha kommit på tal efter att eleverna bland annat känt obehag inför att äta mat i skolmatsalen – av rädsla för att bli fotograferade.
Hyllas av norska föräldrar

Det är inte bara skolans personal som gillar mobilhotellet – tilltaget har även hyllats av föräldrar.

"Borde vara en självklarhet på alla skolor", skriver en förälder på Dagbladets Facebooksida.

Själva "hotellet" består av en trälåda där varje mobil har ett eget fack.

– För studenterna är det viktigt att telefonerna förvaras säkert, säger rektorn till Dagbladet.
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Source: Aftonbladet, 06 Feb 2016

Joel Moskowitz comments on Simon Chapman’s mobile phone 'all-clear' study
Australia Created: 14 May 2016
Joel’s comments, 14 May 2016: This study seems designed to serve as propaganda for the public debate about whether cell phone radiation is a cancer risk factor. The study’s lead author, Simon Chapman, published an opinion piece online (see below) in which he accused Devra Davis of being an “alarmist” for her position in this debate.

Yesterday, Medscape, a website that “offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools,” published a story about the study. The article cited Simon Chapman and John Boice, Jr. who supported the study’s conclusions, and Lennart Hardell who raised concerns. Since I have concerns about the study and do not believe the Medscape article was balanced, I sent Medscape my comments. See the Medscape article which appears below along with my comments in red (BOLD in this posting).

*SNIP* read the entire article via the source link below...
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Source: EMFacts, Don Maisch / Joel Moskowitz, 14 May 2016

Microwaves and effects on Thyroid function
United Kingdom Created: 12 May 2016
Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue, and, the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's brain, respiratory and skin barriers – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains the links.

Two extracts from Dr Goldsworthy's much longer paper, The biological effects of weak electromagnetic fields – problems and solutions.

Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue

Gland cells (thyroid, adrenal etc) may be particularly sensitive to radiation because their secretions are normally produced in internal membrane systems, which can also be damaged.

Their secretions are usually released in vesicles (bubbles of membrane) that fuse with the external cell membrane and disgorge their contents to the outside (exocytosis). The vesicle membrane then becomes part of the external membrane. The resulting excess external membrane is counterbalanced by the reverse process (endocytosis) in which the external membrane buds off vesicles to the inside of the cell, which then fuse with the internal membranes.

In this way, an active gland cell may internalise the equivalent of its entire surface membrane about once every half an hour. This means that if the surface membrane is damaged directly by the fields or by electromagnetically conditioned blood, the damaged membrane will rapidly become part of the internal membrane system, upon which its normal glandular activity depends. If the damage is too severe, the cell concerned may lose its normal function. We are now seeing increasing evidence of this.

Electromagnetic effects on the thyroid gland and the endocrine system

Although electromagnetic fields frequently stimulate glandular activity in the short term, long term exposure is often harmful in that the gland ceases to work properly. This is particularly serious for the glands of the endocrine system (those that coordinate our bodily functions) since it can affect many aspects of metabolism and throw the whole body out of kilter.

An example of this is the thyroid gland, which is in an exposed position in the front of the neck. Rajkovic et al. (2003) showed that after three months exposure to power line frequencies, the thyroid glands of rats showed visible signs of deterioration. They also lost their ability to produce the thyroid hormones, which they did not recover even after the fields were switched off. Esmekaya et al. (2010) found a similar visible deterioration of the thyroid gland in rats exposed to simulated 2G cell phone radiation for 20 minutes a day for three weeks. Eskander et al. (2012) found that people living for six years within 100 metres of a cell phone base station showed a highly significant loss in their ability to produce thyroid hormones. The expected consequence of this is hypothyroidism, the most frequent symptoms of which are fatigue and obesity.

Cell phone-induced obesity can trigger many other illnesses

It may not be a coincidence that about a quarter of a million UK citizens are now suffering from what is being diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, and about eight out of ten are either overweight or clinically obese. The consequences of obesity include diabetes, gangrene, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, renal failure and cancer. Between them, they cause a great deal of human suffering and cost the nation’s economy a great deal of money. If just a fraction of this is due to microwave telecommunications, the cell phone companies will have a lot to answer for.

Electromagnetic effects on the adrenal gland

Augner et al. (2010) in a double blind study (where neither the subject nor the person recording the results knows whether the radiation is switched on or off) showed that short-term exposure to the radiation from a 2G (GSM) cell phone base station increased the cortisol level in the saliva of human volunteers. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is normally produced in the cortex of the adrenal glands and is controlled by the calcium level in its cells (Davies et al. 1985) so electromagnetically-induced membrane leakage letting more calcium into the cytosol should also have this effect.

Cortisol is part of a mechanism that puts the body into a “fight or flight” mode, in which more sugar is released into the blood, sensitivity to pain is reduced and the immune system is suppressed. In fact, cortisol and its relatives are used medicinally to relieve pain and also to suppress the immune system after transplant surgery. However, when exposure to base station radiation does it, it is not good news since the suppression of the immune system will also increase the risk of infection and of developing tumours from precancerous cells that might otherwise have been destroyed.

Buchner and Eger (2011) studied the effect of a newly installed 2G cell phone base station on villagers in Bavaria and found that it caused a long-lived increase in the production of adrenalin. This is an important neurotransmitter which acts on adrenergic receptors to increase the calcium concentration in the cytosol. It is also synthesised in the adrenal medulla in response to signals from the sympathetic nervous system. Adrenalin also puts the body into fight or flight mode by diverting resources from the smooth muscles of the gut to the heart muscle and the skeletal muscles needed for flight or combat. It addition, it stimulates the production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex, with all that that implies.

Some people get pleasure from the “adrenalin rush” caused by doing energetic or dangerous things, and this could be a contributory factor to the addictive nature of cell phones. However, on the down side, known effects of excess adrenalin include, headaches, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and inability to sleep. These results confirm and explain some of the findings of Abdel-Rassoul et al. (2007) who found that people living near cell towers (masts) had significantly increases in headaches, memory loss, dizziness, tremors and poor sleep.

The effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's tight brain, respiratory and skin junction barriers

Tight junction barriers are layers of cells where the gaps between them are sealed by tight-junctions to prevent materials leaking around their sides. They protect all of our body surfaces from the entry of unwanted materials and often protect one part of the body from being unduly influenced by the others. For example, the blood-brain barrier prevents toxins entering the brain from the bloodstream.

Normally, these barriers are closed but they are programmed to open if calcium ions enter their cells. This was demonstrated by Kan and Coleman (1988) who showed that the calcium ionophore A23187 (a substance that lets calcium ions leak into cells) opened tight junction barriers in the liver. The electromagnetic opening of the blood-liver barrier could be a contributory factor to the current outbreak of liver disease in the UK in the under forties (the cell phone generation), which is at present being blamed on alcohol abuse.

Since all tight junction barriers have basically the same design, unscheduled calcium entry resulting from electromagnetic exposure is likely to open all of them in much the same way. The opening of our tight junction barriers by electromagnetic fields can account for many modern illnesses, ranging from asthma to multiple allergies and Alzheimer’s disease.

The blood-brain barrier and early dementia

The blood-brain barrier normally prevents possibly toxic large molecules from the bloodstream entering the brain. The radiation from cell phones, even at one hundredth of the permitted SAR value, can open the blood brain barrier in rats so that protein molecules as large as albumin could enter their brains (Persson et al. 1997). Later experiments by Salford et al. (2003) showed that this was associated with the death of neurons.

We would not expect an immediate effect because the brain has spare capacity, but prolonged or repeated exposure to cell phone or similar radiation would be expected to cause a progressive loss of functional neurons and result in early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

The extreme sensitivity of the blood-brain barrier to the radiation could mean that even sitting close to someone using a cell phone could affect you too. It may not be too surprising to find that early onset Alzheimer’s disease is now on the increase in modern society.

The respiratory barrier and asthma

Di et al. (2011) showed that exposure to weak ELF electromagnetic fields during pregnancy increased the risk of asthma in the offspring (they did not test microwaves). This can be explained by the radiation removing structural calcium from the cells of the tight junction barrier lining the respiratory tract, which then opens.

This is supported by the findings of Chu et al. (2001) who showed that either low levels of external calcium or the addition of EGTA, both of which would remove structural calcium ions from cell surfaces, caused massive increases in its electrical conductance (a measure of its permeability to ions) and also to its permeability to much larger virus particles. We would therefore expect many allergens to enter by the same route and predispose the child to asthma.

The skin barrier, allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities

The skin tight junction barrier is in the stratum granulosum, which is the outermost layer of living skin cells just underneath the many layers of dead cells (Borgens et al. 1989). Also, Furuse et al. (2002) showed that mutant mice deficient in Claudin-1 (a vital component of the sealing mechanism) died within a day of birth and their skin barriers were permeable to molecules as large as 600D, which is enough to admit many unwanted foreign materials, including potential allergens.

In humans, this could be the basis of multiple chemical sensitivities, where people have become allergic to a wide range of chemicals, although they leave most of us unaffected. People suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities are often also electromagnetically intolerant and many of their symptoms are very similar.

Virtually all of our body surfaces are protected by cells with tight junctions, including the nasal mucosa (Hussar et al. 2002), the lungs (Weiss et al. 2003) and the lining of the gut (Arrieta et al. 2006). An electromagnetically-induced increase in the permeability of any of these would allow the more rapid entry into the body of a whole range of foreign materials, including allergens, toxins and carcinogens.

Loss of barrier tightness can trigger autoimmune diseases

An electromagnetically-induced increase in the permeability of any of the tight- junction barriers has been linked to the occurrence of autoimmune diseases, in which lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) of the immune system attack the body’s own components as if they were foreign materials or pathogens.

The immune system is quite complicated but basically the lymphocytes are trained and selected before they mature to recognise the body’s own cells, normally present in the bloodstream, by virtue of a chemical pattern on their surfaces (the major histocompatibility complex).

B-lymphocytes make specific antibodies that combine with foreign cells and materials that do not have this chemical pattern. This both inactivates them and marks them for ingestion and digestion by phagocytes (another type of white blood cell).

T-lymphocytes, on the other hand, kill the body’s own cells if they are infected with a virus. In both cases, the presence of the foreign material or infected cell triggers the rapid multiplication of lymphocytes that have been selected to recognise them. They can then attack it in force.

However, if the substance concerned belongs to the body itself but is normally prevented from entering the bloodstream by a tight-junction barrier such as the blood- brain barrier, when that barrier opens, it increases the likelihood of its leaking unfamiliar materials into the bloodstream and triggering an autoimmune response.

For example, Grigoriev et al (2010) showed that 30 days exposure to unmodulated 2450MHz microwave radiation triggered a small but significant increase in anti-brain antibodies in the blood of rats. In other words, the radiation had sensitised the body’s immune system to one or more components of its own brain, which could then result in an autoimmune attack on the brain and/or nervous system. An example of an autoimmune disease of the brain is Graves disease in which the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) is affected.

In addition, an increase in the permeability of the gut barrier has been linked to several other autoimmune diseases, including type-1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and irritable bowel syndrome (Arrieta et al. 2006).

For references see Dr Goldsworthy's main paper here:
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Source: FoodsMatter, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, 12 May 2016

Parents fight against mobile phone mast near school
Ireland Created: 11 May 2016
Concerned parents and local residents are protesting against plans to erect a mobile phone mast near a primary school in south Dublin.

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Vodafone have applied for planning permission to install a mast on the roof of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) which is close to Monkstown Educate Together National School in Dublin.

A campaign against the plan has been launched by opposing parents and locals, including folk singer Christy Moore, who say they will “use every legal means possible” to get the mobile phone company to relocate the mast.

The parents’ group claim the mast will put 438 young children, teachers and the wider parent community at risk as the school “falls within the beam of maximum intensity”.

Spokesperson for the group Brian Healy explained: “There is mounting scientific evidence across many countries and agencies with regard to the safe placement of masts away from schools, with countries such as New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, Australia and parts of the US banning them from such areas.

“Questions have been raised whether placing mobile phone towers so close to a school where young children, and indeed their teachers, are continuously present for at least seven hours-a-day, is putting them in potential danger.

“It was once felt that the effects of cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke exposure was inconclusive. The consequences are now well known – too late for many children exposed to second-hand smoke.”

A report from the Department of Environment conducted in 2007 concluded that the majority scientific opinion was that “no adverse short or long-term effects have been demonstrated from exposure to electromagnetic fields at levels below the limits recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).”

However the parents say the ICNIRP guidelines are “out of date” and do not cover “long-term low-level exposure to microwaves” which they claim can cause DNA damage potentially leading to cancers; signal pulsing causing or worsening epilepsy; tinnitus and hearing problems; and headaches.

In response to the concerns, a spokesperson for Vodafone Ireland said: “We would like to assure you that we adhere to all planning and regulation guidelines and have followed due process in relation to Monkstown Educate Together National School at all stages of the planning process, including consultation with the school.

“Dun Laoghaire Rathdown initially granted the planning application and we will continue to work closely with the authorities in relation to the site.

“The need for the mast came about because of an increase in demand, both from local businesses and new housing developments.

“An increase in coverage was found to be needed to ensure that all local customers could access the services they rely on.”

The parents’ group have submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanála over planning permission for the mast, and are calling on the government to strengthen existing legislation.
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Source: UTV Ireland, 11 May 2016

WiFi in schools: Is it hurting your child?
USA Created: 10 May 2016
Microwave radiation from cell phones and WiFI -- it's something a lot of people aren't too worried about.

(Watch the newscast video by clicking on the source link below)

But that's not the case with a growing contingent of doctors. They're worried about school children who are they say are under a "constant barrage" of microwave radiation.

In 2011, the World Health Organization declared radiation from WiFi in cell phones as a possible carcinogen right up there with formaldehyde and car exhaust.

Recently, consumer reports gathered the latest research and concluded that people should not carry their cell phones in their pockets or bras. The revelation prompted some people to wonder why we're adding to the invisible soup of electromagnetic signals by installing WiFi in schools?

For several years, April Tatro-Medlin has been working to warn the Clark County School District about the risks of WiFi exposure in schools. And at a time when Clark County schools are upgrading their wireless systems, and even providing free laptops in some schools, governments in other parts of the world are removing WiFi systems because of the potential health risks.

While a clear link between radio frequency radiation and cancer has not yet to be established, there still is an agreement among doctors that children's developing brains and bodies are more vulnerable to most subtle changes in the environment.

"We cannot afford to treat our children as if they are in an experiment without controls," said Dr. Devra Davis, Environmental Health Trust.

Doctor Davis, is an epidemiologist and president of the Environmental Health Trust, which is based in Washington, D.C. In April, Dr. Davis wrote a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval, R-NV, urging him to consider the issue.

It said in part, "Today's students are the first generation to study under constant bombardment from multiple sources of low level radiation. Routers beaming signals from the classroom walls, laptops on their desks, and cellphones in their pockets."

According to Tatro-Medlin, "I think we should all have the choice whether we want our children to be exposed to the upgraded WiFi."

As of this week, every school in the Clark County School District has WiFi. Forty-two of the schools have enhanced WiFi or total site saturation.

When 8 News NOW contacted the district to see if they've discussed the risks and considered that other countries are removing WiFi from schools, they responded by saying no one would be available for interviews, so the district issued the following statement:

"While there is no clear and consistent evidence or indication that the WiFi equipment in CCSD schools pose a health risk, all concerns about the safety of students are thoroughly researched and acted upon.
CCSD has provided students with reasonable accommodations if their parents expressed health-related concerns regarding school WiFi systems."

However, Tatro-Medlin says that's not true.

"They told me that I could pick another school," said Tatro-Medlin.

Tatro-Medlin says she has had to shuffle her daughter from school to school to avoid WiFi. She said her daughter is currently attending Las Vegas High. However, the WiFi at Las Vegas High School is scheduled to be enhanced over the summer, so Tatro-Medlin plans to change her daughter's school once again.

"Schools around the world are taking steps to reduce WiFi," Dr. Davis said. "The city of Haifa has recently removed WiFi from the schools. France has policies to have no wifi in kindergarten."

The CCSD's statement continued with, "The implementation of WiFi has allowed for positive benefits in the classroom and it remains an essential part of learning in the 21st century."

While many applaud schools for offering the latest technology, Dr. Davis, and others suggest following the lead of other countries, who are playing it safe and ditching WiFi

The bottom line: There is no scientific evidence that exposure to microwave radiation from WiFi is safe or dangerous because studies with children have not been conducted. Dr. Davis, who was among the first to argue against smoking on airplanes, before it was learned that breathing second hand smoke was bad for everyone, told 8 News NOW Governor Sandoval has yet to respond to her letter.
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Source: 8 News NOW Las Vegas, Paul Joncich, 09 May 2016

Global sleeping patterns revealed by app data
United Kingdom Created: 7 May 2016
The researchers say the findings could be used to deal with the "global sleep crisis".

The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.

It showed the Dutch have nearly an hour more in bed every night than people in Singapore or Japan.

The study, published in Science Advances, also found women routinely get more sleep than men, with middle-aged men getting the least of all.

The team at the University of Michigan released the Entrain app in 2014 to help people overcome jetlag.

But users could choose to share data on their sleeping habits with the research group.

The study found people in Japan and Singapore had an average of seven hours and 24 minutes sleep while the people in the Netherlands had eight hours and 12 minutes.

People in the UK averaged just under eight hours - a smidgen less than the French.

And it was a country's average bedtime that had the biggest impact on the time spent between the sheets.

The later a country stays up into the night, the less sleep it gets. But what time a country wakes up seems to have little effect on sleep duration.

Prof Daniel Forger, one of the researchers, said there was a conflict between our desire to stay up late and our bodies urging us to get up in the morning.

He told the BBC News website: "Society is pushing us to stay up late, our [body] clocks are trying to get us up earlier and in the middle the amount of sleep is being sacrificed; that's what we think is going on in global sleep crisis.

"If you look at countries that are really getting less sleep then I'd spend less time worrying about alarm clocks and more about what people are doing at night - are they having big dinners at 22:00 or expected to go back to the office?"

The study also showed women had about 30 minutes more per night in bed than men, particularly between the ages of 30 and 60.

And that people who spend the most time in natural sunlight tended to go to bed earlier.

A strong effect of age on sleep was also detected. A wide range of sleep and wake-up times was found in young people but "that really narrows in old age," said Prof Forger.

Dr Akhilesh Reddy, from the University of Cambridge, told the BBC: "I think it's interesting; there's been a trend for these studies using data from twitter and apps and finding interesting correlations across the world we've never been able to do by putting people in sleep lab.

"It highlights that although our body clocks are programming us to do certain things, we can't as we're ruled by social circumstances.

"We won't know the long-term consequences of this for many years."

Disrupted sleep in shift workers has been linked to a range of health problems, including type 2 diabetes.

Dr Reddy said the next wave of studies would gather data from activity and sleep monitors and "that's where the future of this is".
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Source: BBC News, James Gallagher, 07 May 2016

Brug af sovepiller til børn eksploderer
Denmark Created: 6 May 2016
Vågne timer på hovedpuden bliver i stigende omfang løst med medicin blandt børn og unge.

Særligt danske børn og unge med fysiske og især psykiske lidelser som adhd har så store problemer med at falde til ro, at de i kraftigt stigende tal får ordineret sovemedicin - en medicin, som i vid udstrækning kun er beregnet til ældre mennesker. Det skriver Berlingske.

På bare fem år er der stort set sket en fordobling i antallet af børn og unge, som får udskrevet sovemidlerne magistral melatonin og Circadin.

Sidste år indløste 12.381 danskere under 25 år mindst én recept på præparaterne mod 6391 tilbage i 2011.

Alene fra 2014 til 2015 steg antallet af unge, som fik ordineret sovemedicin, med 20 procent, fremgår det af en opgørelse fra Lægemiddelstyrelsen. Styrelsen har kun en opgørelse for personer under 25 år - ikke for de enkelte aldersgrupper.

Udviklingen vækker bekymring blandt såvel børnelæger som børne- og ungepsykiatere og patientorganisationer og får nu Lægemiddelstyrelsen til at bebude en nøjere granskning og analyse af, hvilke børn og unge som får ordineret præparaterne, og om brugen i det hele taget følger de faglige anbefalinger på området.

Børnelæge Jesper Brandt Andersen, som i årevis har fulgt området tæt, vurderer over for Berlingske, at en stor del af medicinen udskrives af praktiserende læger "med manglende ekspertise og uden forudgående præcis diagnostik, afgrænsning af søvnforstyrrelsen og forsøg på behandling på anden vis".
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Source:, Ritzau, 05 May 2016

Urgent: Letters of support for Jesus Mendoza (EHS)
USA Created: 5 May 2016
The court date is May 11 - Please write a letter to the Judge.
I do not have the name of the Judge so please just address it to "Your Honor".
Please email the letters to Jesus's friend Mrs. Rosario at:
with BCC to:
In subject line, put "for Jesus Mendoza".

Jesus asked for 3 things to be in the letter.

1) that he be allowed to testify on May 11 via teleconferencing. He is so ill with EHS that he cannot travel to or be in the courtroom due to wireless radiation and/ or dirty electricity. It could be lethal for him.

2) the trial is about his 3 children- the schools have a letter from a doctor saying the children need special accommodations in school because they suffer from EHS. They are ignoring it. The 16 year old has tried killing herself at least twice and his son may have leukemia. We are to ask the judge to mandate that the schools give these children special accommodations so they are not exposed to RF fields while at school.

3) please briefly explain EHS and put your credentials on the letter.

If anyone has a connection with Telemundo please tell them about this- or any media for that matter. Jesus is highly credible- he is an attorney but can no longer work.
Thank you so very much.
Ellie Marks
CA Brain Tumor Association
Source: CA Brain Tumor Association, Ellie Marks (via email), 05 May 2016

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