Students at the Rockhurst High School will be submitted to random mandatory drugs and alcohol tests starting later this year. The school will cut 60 strands of the students hair for testing.
While on the surface this appears to be a good idea, what happened to a parents say in how their child is treated?
In addition to concerns over if the school has the right to take such action without consulting parents first, a study from 2010, as reported in USA Today appeared to show that children subjected to random drug tests do not show a lower level of drug use later in life

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The concerns and issues around vaccines and side effects have been growing more and more in recent years with studies suggesting we’re not getting the full picture on their effectiveness and in certain cases, the dangers associated with taking them. In a serve case sweeping Europe, from Ireland to Finland cases are appearing where recipients of the “Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine” manufactured by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) are developing alarming medical side effects, including narcolepsy.

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The notorious artificial sweetener Aspartame will come under scrutiny from the EU as questions over its safe levels are raised.
Aspartame it self has been the centre of much controversy with regards to its use within food and drinks as a sugar replacement. This might be what the food industry and skeptics alike need, however ‘safe levels’  are always relative as we’ve seen in the past, when to quell public fear over things, governments have mealy raised the safe levels to avoid public concern. We can only hope this is an open and honest study with results that lead to safer foods on the shelf.

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Scientists have created a cow using a technique that gives them precise control over which genes are active in animals. As such the cow is able to produce milk without the allergy causing protein which for many people means they are unable to drink milk. While on the surface this sounds like a wonderful scientific breakthrough and surely an indication to mans ability to adjust, tune and shape the natural world around us today. Questions must be raised over what this could mean for our future if this kinda of technique becomes more wild spread and acceptable.

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