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Daily Express Scares Readers With NHS Norovirus Horror Story

THE Daily Express leads with chilling news:

WARNING OVER KILLER WINTER BUG

Yikes!

 

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Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Killer Nazi Child-Eating Rats Take Over Britain: The tale Of The Daily Star’s Toothy Shockers

THE Country is in fear of “Monster Rats As Big As Cows”.

 

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Cows are pretty big.

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Posted: 27th, June 2014 | In: Key Posts, News, Scare Stories, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hospital Nightmares: Nurse Tries To Remove Healthy Eye Instead Of Prosthetic One

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TO Småland, where an experienced nurse is attempting to remove a patient’s prosthetic eye for cleaning.
It won’t budge. She reapplies the suction machine. But again the eye is stubborn.
Of course, she is attempting to remove the patient’s one good eye, which is n ow not as good as it once was.

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Posted: 15th, June 2014 | In: Scare Stories, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express: Scottish Independence Gives You Cancer

BLIMEY! The Daily Express has news to chill Scottish Independence voters. A vote ‘yes’ gives you cancer:

 

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Spotter: @LoisMcEwan

 

 

Posted: 8th, June 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Massive Asian Hornets Are Going To Kill Us All

SUMMER’S on its’s way. And that means foreigners invading us via the pages of the tabloids. Today the Sun’s politics section features Asian wasps coming over here and stealing jobs from our own pests.

 

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KEVIN SCHOFIELD, Chief Political Correspondent of the Sun has news from the hives of power:

VICIOUS Asian hornets three times the size of normal wasps are making their way to Britain, a chilling report warns.

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Posted: 16th, April 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express Weather Watch: Predicting A Glorious Summer Apocalypse

NOT for the Daily Express a Daily Mail-themed slow, painful death by cancer. It can’t be bothered to wait:

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Be afraid:

Mars, Earth, and the Sun will all align tonight, a rare ‘opposition of the planets’ that only happens once every 778 days.

But what makes this so remarkable is that it comes precisely a week before everyone on earth will see the first of FOUR dark red ‘blood moons’, an extraordinary event some Christians believe represents the End of Days and the second coming of Christ.

The King James Bible predicts: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes,” [Joel 2:31].

But it not be so bad. As the trusty Express has predicted:

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In other news: Sun scream gives you cancer…

Posted: 9th, April 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Scare Story Tuesday: Dying From A Broken Heart

daily mail cancer Daily Mail Scare Story Tuesday: Dying From A Broken Heart

IT’S Scare Story Tuesday in the Daily Mail. Let’s take a look at this week’s ways to die:

Page: 13: “You really CAN die of a broken heart – losing a loved on doubles the risk of heart failure”.

Bad news for those spouses looking to murder their partners. You’re signing your own death warrant.

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Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express Weather: Everyone Dead By Teatime

WE need to talk about the weather. We need to talk about it because a large part of the UK is about to be sucked into a black hole. The Daily Express’s wet finger man Nathan Rao – yep, him – has the chilling evidence:

 

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Rao has facts:

The entire west coast is braced for colossal 75 foot-plus waves to crash inland this weekend triggering unchecked flooding and widespread destruction.

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Posted: 8th, February 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail Wants More Readers To Use Tablets And Get Cancer

TODAY the Daily Mail wants your children to get more out of you tablet computer:

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This is the same Daily Mail that warned readers:

 

Jan 29, 2014

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Jan 16, 2014

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November 18, 2013:

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Posted: 4th, February 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail Says Bagels Give You Cancer And Sugar Is ‘Evil’

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THIS might be the Mail’s most desperate scare story to date. If a bagel is your biggest problem, you might just be ok.

BROOKE ALPERT & DR PATRICIA FARRIS spin a story of terrifying sugar. Sugar is “evil”, “addictive” and “risky”; it gives you “heart disease and type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and some cancers”; “kidney disease, and the eye condition macular degeneration”; sugar can “hijack your brain chemistry”.

But what about the bagel? How will that kill you?

A plain, average-size bagel is the equivalent in calories and sugar of five slices of white bread and sends your system into a sugar overload – setting you up to crash afterwards and reach for another unhealthy option.

Let’s look at the Mail’s story in a little more detail:

 

Alzheimers:

Dr. Paul Crane, associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington, did a study. He told the NY Times:

“People shouldn’t run for the hills or try crazy diets,” Dr. Crane cautioned. While an epidemiological study like this one can guide further exploration, he said, “This doesn’t show that changes in behavior that lower your individual blood sugar would decrease your individual risk of dementia.”

 

Diabetes:

The NHS says:

Risk factors for type 2 diabetes

You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you:
are over 40 years old
have a relative with the condition
are of South Asian, African-Caribbean or Middle Eastern origin
are overweight or obese

And sugar intake? Nothing said. Diabetes UK says you have an increased risk of Diabetes if you:

You are over 40 (or over 25 if you are South Asian)
You have a close family member with diabetes (parent, brother or sister)
You are overweight, with a large waist size (over 80cm (31.5 inches) for women, 94cm (37 inches) for men, or 89cm (35 inches) for South Asian men)
Being South Asian, Black African, African Caribbean – even if you were born in the UK
You have ever had high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke
You’re a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight
If you’re a woman and you’ve had gestational diabetes or given birth to a baby over 10 pounds
If you have a severe mental illness for which you take medication (such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression)
You’ve been told you have impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glycaemia.
Note: Some of these risks factors are genetic factors and there is little you can do to reduce them, so it’s best to concentrate on those you can change, such as your weight.

 

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One person’s weekly portion of rationed foods.

 

 

Cancer:

The NHS has long look at the link between cancer and sugar. It finds no cause and effect:

“One in six Britons with high blood sugar levels faces a greater danger of developing cancer,” The Observer reported. This story is based on research that found an association between high blood glucose levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancer over an average of 10 years of follow-up.

Although the research did find an association between high blood sugar levels and cancer risk, there are many other lifestyle, medical and genetic factors that may contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing cancer, few of which were considered in this analysis. Also, the study can only demonstrate a link between high blood sugar and cancer. It cannot indicate that one causes the other.

 

Add it to the list.

 

Kidney Disease:

There is talk of a link between kidney disease and diabetes.

This is the abstract of a study by the National Kidney Foundation:

Sugar consumption, especially in the form of fructose, has been hypothesized to cause kidney disease. This review provides an overview of the epidemiologic evidence that sugar consumption increases CKD risk. Research supports a causal role of sugar in several kidney disease risk factors, including increasing serum uric acid levels, diabetes, and obesity. Sugar may also harm the kidney via other mechanisms. There is no evidence that sucrose is any safer for the kidney than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) because both are similar in composition. To date, 5 epidemiologic studies have directly evaluated the relationship between sugar consumption (in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages) and CKD. Although most studies suggest that the risk of CKD is elevated among consumers of sugar-sweetened beverages, only 2 studies report statistically significant associations. Three studies have also examined diet soda consumption, with two reporting positive and significant associations. Confounding by unmeasured lifestyle factors may play a role in the positive results whereas poor measurement of sugar and artificial sweetener intake could explain null results. Nevertheless, the hypothesis that sugar causes kidney disease remains plausible, and alternative research designs may be needed.

 

Macular Degeneration:

The Mascular Society says nothing about sugar being a risk.

A study by Tufts University says:

A recent study by Tufts nutrition researchers found that the development of age-related macular degeneration may be tied to over consumption of certain carbohydrates.

Boston [07.24.07] Doctors have already found many reasons to recommend decreased consumption of foods such as white bread and sugary snacks. However, a new study by Tufts University researchers adds another reason to the list.

Research led by Allen Taylor, director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts, determined that eating certain types of carbohydrates might contribute to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and associated vision loss later in life.

In Taylor’s study, people consuming diets with a higher-than-average glycemic index faced a greater risk of developing AMD, as dietary glycemic index was directly proportional to the severity of AMD. However, the researchers note, that the study did not specifically determine the cause of AMD among subjects, nor did it pinpoint diet as the sole cause of their vision loss….

Diet, however, is not a currently a leading cause of AMD; aging, smoking and education level are more significantly linked, the researchers told the The New York Times. Taylor and colleaguesalso note that further long-term studies are needed to more comprehensively explore the relationship between diet and AMD.

“People are eating more simple sugar than they used to, and reverting to a diet that is more fruits and vegetables and less sweetened food would help,” Taylor told the The New York Times. “It doesn’t take a lot of change.”

 

Hijacks Your Brain:

Back to the Mail for this:

Insulin plays ‘good cop’ and ‘bad cop’ in your body. It’s good when you eat something with sugar, because it jumps in to control the sugar. But it is also bad because it speeds up sugar’s conversion into fat, depositing it in places where you don’t want it, such as around your belly.

Sugar is a criminal. Fat is bad. Got it?

 

Insulin resistance is very tough to fix. Exercise can help, and losing weight is considered to be the best possible move you can make. But it’s not easy because insulin resistance very often triggers overeating.  It’s thought this is because it makes your body resistant to the ‘satiety’ appetite hormone, leptin, which tells your brain to stop eating – in this way, sugar can also hijack your brain chemistry.

Wow. Sugar can do all that.

Make no mistake kicking sugar is about being on-message. As this site says:

I’m here to tell you that addiction to sugar and junk foods is exactly the same as addiction to abusive drugs like nicotine, amphetamine and cannabis.

The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) have a new group called Action on Sugar (AoS). It says “sugar is the new tobacco”. Sugar is “the alcohol of childhood”.

It also makes things taste nice and gives you energy to live.

Posted: 21st, January 2014 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Smoking Marijuana Gives You Fantastic Breasts

DOES smoking marijuana give you man boobs?

“In humans, the effects of marijuana on testosterone and estrogen levels aren’t as clear. Lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, but not all studies support this.”

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Posted: 6th, December 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Does Sugar Make Your Children Hyper? No

sugar hyper Does Sugar Make Your Children Hyper? No

 

DOES sugar make your children hyper? No:

 

The BBC agreed:

The theory that too much sugar makes children hyperactive doesn’t stand up to the tests – it may be that the environment your child is in is the defining factor in how boisterous their mood is. This doesn’t mean sugar get’s off lightly though. It may not lead to hyperactivity but it does make your blood sugar drop which could make your children irritable and distracted.

 

And:

 

Or as the wife of The Education Minister says in her column (you can keep the writing gig Sarah Vine as long as Gove keeps his job):

 

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Enjoy.

 

Posted: 16th, November 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


French Mutant Hero Killer Rats Invade House Of Commons

DATELINE: Wednesday November 6, 2013…. French Killer Rats Invade the UK.

Nation gripped by panic.

Russia offers to send over mutant killer cats “to help”.

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Posted: 7th, November 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Scare stories: Dutch wolves invade Britain

dutch wolf Scare stories: Dutch wolves invade Britain

SCARE story of the summer is not foxes or sharks: it’s wolves. The Daily Mail Reporter has news:

The wolf’s at the door: First killer beast turns up in Holland for 150 years sparking fears they may soon arrive in Britain

Amid the welter of facts – “When chasing prey, they run at around 40mph; They listen to their prey’s heartbeat from several metres away with their uncannily ­powerful hearing and can judge when it is petrified; They are also highly intelligent” –  there is no news how they can swim or hide in the back of a family hatchback on a Continental ferry.

 

Posted: 5th, August 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pregnant women warned drinking wine makes your baby develop into a Daily Mail reader

pregnant wine Pregnant women warned drinking wine makes your baby develop into a Daily Mail reader

PHEW! Cancel the opiates and Prozac. The Daily Mail has news on pregnant women and stress relief:

Mums-to-be ‘CAN have a glass of wine a day without harming their child’s development’

Who gave them permission?

Having a glass of wine a day during pregnancy may not harm the child’s development, claim researchers. A large new study says the children of mothers who drank ‘moderately’ in pregnancy actually grew up to have better balance than those who abstained.

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Posted: 28th, June 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Taking the Daily Express’ health reporting with a large pinch of salt

salt express Taking the Daily Express health reporting with a large pinch of salt

WHAT is the cure for High blood pressure. On April 4, 2013, the Daily Express led with “CURE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE”. The paper had “five easy steps can keep the kill condition”.

Keeping active, slashing salt intake, eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, cutting down on alcohol and not smoking all cut the chances of developing the deadly condition.

Salt intake. But Joe Willey had already told readers on July 6, 2011:

Salt is safe to eat – and cutting our daily intake does nothing to lower the risk of suffering from heart disease

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Posted: 8th, April 2013 | In: Scare Stories, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail takes on Mumsnet and loses horribly

mumsnet daily mail Daily Mail takes on Mumsnet and loses horribly

HOW media works: Zoe Brennan wants readers of Mumsnet to help her with a story:

I am writing a feature for The Daily Mail about the increase in the number of children being sent to A&E. Figures released earlier this week show an increasing number of youngsters are sent direct to hospital, because GPs are reluctant to treat children. Babies in particular. This means long waits, and inappropriate care. Has your child been sent to A&E with a common infection or minor injury by your GP or NHS Direct? Have you an opinion on this subject, as a parent?

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Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cosmos watch: Earth like planet spotted but Apophis is going to blow us up

PA 15496594 Cosmos watch: Earth like planet spotted but Apophis is going to blow us up

FIRST the good news:

“Using publicly available data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that six percent of red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-sized planets. Since red dwarfs are the most common stars in our galaxy, the closest Earth-like planet could be just 13 light-years away.”

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: Scare Stories, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail launches Knackers Mothers’ Wine Club day after warning or women ‘killed by alcohol’

THE Daily Mail wants to talk to you about wine. On January 25, the warning was that you women are going to die from drink:

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Posted: 7th, February 2013 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sugar: the latest godawful health scare

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IT has to be the Mail reporting this, doesn’t it? But here it is, the shocking news that UK cereals contain more sugar than US cereals.

Breakfast cereals sold in Britain contain as much as 30 per cent more sugar than the same products in the United States.

Cue wails, outrage, you must do more, you’re poisoning us you bastards etc.

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Posted: 14th, January 2013 | In: Money, Scare Stories, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Warning: This Daily Express story could ‘potentially cause harm to people with cancer’

daily express cancer Warning: This Daily Express story could potentially cause harm to people with cancer

THE Daily Express has a question: “DO CANCER ALTERNATIVES REALLY WORK?”

Well, if alternatives did work surely people suffering from the hideous disease would use them, no? Or is the medical profession so stubbon and stupid that it does not consider alternative “remedies” in the face of proof that they work? Jane Warren reports:

THE YOUNG mother who disappeared with her seven-year- old son to prevent him receiving cancer treatment for a brain tumour was motivated by an understandable desire not to see him suffer any more than he needs to, says the seven-year-old boy’s father.

After a frantic nationwide search both Neon and Sally Roberts have now been found and the youngster has been temporarily placed in protective care and will be given the emergency treatment he needs.

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Posted: 9th, December 2012 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Mail writers cause more children to have accidents

daily mail danger Daily Mail writers cause more children to have accidents

SCARE story of the day appear in the Daily Mail, natch., wherein we are told:

“Playground children having more accidents because parents are too busy playing on their smartphones”

Yep. It’s a story about other parents being bad parents. We love ‘em.

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Posted: 24th, November 2012 | In: Scare Stories | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Paedo children warped by the internet are the latest moral panic

moral panic Paedo children warped by the internet are the latest moral panicHOW do you follow the the BBC-led paedophile witch hunt? If you’re the Daily Mail, you look at children who are paedos. The Mail’s leads with the chilling headline:

Internet porn and the rape suspects aged 10

This is a:

“New fear for young after 24 police forces arrest under-13s for sex crimes in a year.”

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Posted: 19th, November 2012 | In: Key Posts, News, Scare Stories | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


David Bowie was right: freed by Hurricane Sandy rats attack New York

hurricane sandy rats David Bowie was right: freed by Hurricane Sandy rats attack New York

HURRICANE Sandy was bad. Can it be made worse? Watch out for the…

RATS!

Lynne Peeples spots rats:

…storm waters from Hurricane Sandy flood rats out of their underground residences, according to Rick Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Milbrook, N.Y.

“Rats are incredibly good swimmers,” said Ostfeld. “And they can climb.” In other words, Sandy is unlikely to knock off the resilient rodents, but rather displace them.

According to Ostfeld, this could result in increased risk of infectious diseases carried by urban rats, including leptospirosis, hantavirus, typhus, salmonella, and even the plague. “One of things we know can exacerbate disease is massive dispersal,” he added. “Rats are highly social individuals and live in a fairly stable social structure. If this storm disturbs that, rats could start infesting areas they never did before.”

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Posted: 31st, October 2012 | In: News, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Climate Change will not mean you die from malaria

 Climate Change will not mean you die from malariaONE of the things we’re often told about climate change is that the increasing heat will bring back malaria. As temperatures rise then the mozzies that carry it will be able to live further north and thus we’ll all die aiieeeee!

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Posted: 23rd, October 2012 | In: Global Warming, Money, Scare Stories | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0