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Thu., Jul. 28, 2016
Health Advocates Rap FCC, Hillary on 5G Radiation
By Jack O'Dwyer

Hillary ClintonRadiation health advocates, hoping to stop or slow the FCC’s drive for “5G” wireless, have launched a campaign that includes a 38-minute video. Advocates also want Hillary Clinton to change her pro-5G tune.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Health Advocates Rip NYT Article on Children/Cellphones
By Jack O'Dwyer

Brian ChenA New York Times article on children and cellphones failed to provide the slightest hint that cellphone radiation is particularly dangerous to children, enraging health advocates.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Jul. 27, 2016
Gillespie to Lead Med Device Biz at W20
By Editorial Staff
angela gillespieAngela Gillespie, former VP of marketing for NeuWave Medical, has returned to W20 Group as chief strategy officer of its global MedTech practice, a new post overseeing its medical device business across the firm's agencies.
Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jul. 25, 2016
Autism Speaks Organization Fails Autistics, Say Critics
By Jack O'Dwyer

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks, largest autism advocacy organization with $57.4M in revenues in 2014, down from $69M in 2008, is under attack from critics who say it promotes fear of autistic people and spends little on them and their families.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Jul. 22, 2016
Health Advocates Push Wi-Fi Do’s and Don’ts
By Jack O'Dwyer

WiFi imageKeep cellphones away from body and especially the head; no phones in pants pockets, no wireless laptops, no iPads at school, are among do’s and don’ts being publicized by Cindy Sage, Ph.D., and Dr. Martha Herbert.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jul. 21, 2016
Autism Speaks Omits Radiation as a Cause
By Jack O'Dwyer

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks, a 501c/3 non-profit with revenues of $57.5M in 2014, has extensive materials on possible causes of the skyrocketing syndrome but Wi-Fi and other sources of radiation are not listed.

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Jul. 20, 2016
CDC Sees “Many Causes” of Autism
By Jack O'Dwyer

Tom FriedenCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, responding to this website, says there are many causes of autism and it is “not specifically looking at different sources of radiation” as a possible cause.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jul. 19, 2016
"Disastrous" Autism Rate in Children Blamed on Radiation
By Jack O'Dwyer

Centers for Disease Control logoThe number of children diagnosed with autism has exploded from one in 10,000 several decades ago to one in 68, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jul. 18, 2016
Obama Commits $400M to New Wireless 5G Technology; Hillary Bailout?
By Jack O'Dwyer

Barrack ObamaPresident Obama, one day after the FCC voted to adopt new 5G wireless technology that is called unsafe by health advocates, committed $400 million to 5G “research.”

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Jul. 15, 2016
FCC, Westhampton Ignore Health Threats of Wi-Fi
By Jack O'Dwyer

FCC CommissionersFCC, not once mentioning health threats of Wi-Fi radiation, yesterday adopted rules allowing more powerful “5G” wireless technology. We found the same blindness among officials in our home town of Westhampton Beach.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016
FCC Adopts “5FG”Wireless Despite Health Claims
By Jack O'Dwyer

FCC logoThe Federal Communications Commission today adopted new rules that will allow “rapid advancement to next-generation 5G networks and technologies in the U.S.”

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016
Wi-Fi Health Advocate Asks FCC to Test 5G Before Rollout
By Jack O'Dwyer

Ellen MarksEllen Marks, chair of the California Brain Tumor Assn., has asked the FCC to postpone action on the new “5G” wireless technology until there is “pre-market safety testing.”

Category: Healthcare PR
Wed., Jul. 13, 2016
Clinton’s Support of 5G Rapped by Wi-Fi Health Advocates
By Jack O'Dwyer

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton’s support of 5G technology has drawn the ire of Wi-Fi health advocates who say she ignores radiation’s health effects.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jul. 12, 2016
“5G” Technology Called “Outrageous” by Powell
By Jack O'Dwyer

5G wireless technologyPhysicist Ronald Powell has submitted testimony to the FCC calling the new “5G” Wi-Fi technology “especially outrageous” since it involves radiation of the public without their permission or adequate study.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jul. 11, 2016
Wi-Fi Health Advocates Face a Week of Fighting FCC
By Jack O'Dwyer

firehosueA nationwide campaign led by Parents for Safe Technology is targeting members of Congress in a drive for public hearings before the Federal Communications Commission okays new and more powerful Wi-Fi technology.

Category: Healthcare PR
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016
Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight FCC Approval of 5G
By Jack O'Dwyer

Federal Communications CommissionWi-Fi Health Advocates led by Parents for Safe Technology are mobilizing opposition throughout the U.S. to “5G” (fifth generation) wireless technology being proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.

Category: Healthcare PR
Tue., Jul. 5, 2016
Reporters Face Dangers from Outside and Within Industry
By Jack O'Dwyer

CPJAt least 1,195 journalists have been killed since 1992, says the Committee to Protect Journalists. That’s bad, but we also find that reporters are restricted as to what they can report by their own publishers, which is also bad.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jun. 30, 2016
“5G” Rollout Worries Wi-Fi Health Advocates
By Jack O'Dwyer

Tom WheelerFCC chair Tom Wheeler is pushing for adoption of 5G Wi-Fi router technology July 14 which need millions of mini cell towers potentially in every home and every room.

Category: Healthcare PR
Mon., Jun. 27, 2016
National PTA, New York State Whiff on Wi-Fi Radiation Threat
By Jack O'Dwyer

Cellphone towerThe National Parent Teachers Assn., which will meet June 30-July 4 in Orlando, rejected a plea by Wi-Fi health advocates for exhibit space. New York State also whiffs.

Category: Healthcare PR
Thu., Jun. 23, 2016
Paragamian Named Razorfish Health Managing Director
By Jon Gingerich
David ParagamianRazorfish Health has appointed David Paragamian to the role of managing director.
Category: Healthcare PR
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Mon., Oct. 17
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