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“..27 Sex Myths You Need To Stop Believing..”

“..we all have just bad information about sex burned into our brains..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 27 Sex Myths You Need To Stop Believing.

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“..How Diet Soda Builds Desire – and Decreases Satisfaction..”

“..Alas – quite surprisingly – diet drinks are associated with weight gain in several long-term large studies – - even after results are controlled for the fact that heavier people are more likely to choose diet drinks..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..The Feds Are Incapable of Telling Truth About Pot..”

“..The country’s marijuana policies continue to be divorced from science..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Feds Are Incapable of Telling Truth About Pot | Alternet.

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“..Doctors agree: School shouldn’t start so early in the morning!..”

“..American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that schools start later – - to allow students to sleep..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Doctors agree: School shouldn’t start so early in the morning! – Salon.com.

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“..5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning..” 

“..be extra-careful when you eat these..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning | The Daily Meal.

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“..9 Shocking Facts You Need to Know About Sugar..”

“..Sugar is sickening and killing us. Why can’t we stop?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Shocking Facts You Need to Know About Sugar | Alternet.

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“..Ebola outbreak: Congo becomes fifth country with confirmed cases..”

“..Health minister says up to 15 people may have died – - but virus is not linked to epidemic that has spread through west Africa..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ebola outbreak: Congo becomes fifth country with confirmed cases | World … Continue reading

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“..Scientists’ ability to ‘grow’ living organs boosts patient transplant hopes..”

“..Scientists have created the first functional organ in a living animal – from reprogrammed cells..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scientists’ ability to ‘grow’ living organs boosts patient transplant hopes – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..How Americans Are Duped into Shoveling Huge Amounts of Unhealthy Food into Their Bodies..”

“..The chemicals given to commercially raised livestock – - and added to their meat – - are a toxic stew..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Americans Are Duped into Shoveling Huge Amounts of Unhealthy Food into Their Bodies | Alternet.

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“..Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison..”

“..The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. So why aren’t people taking … Continue reading

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“..Breakthrough offers hope for diabetics..”

“..A cure for diabetes is a step closer – - after scientists found what they believe is the root cause of the disease..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Breakthrough offers hope for diabetics – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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“..How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing..”

“..We are in a pharmaceutical ice age where fewer drugs are being developed. But new computer modelling and bioengineering techniques could revitalise the industry – – and make animal testing obsolete..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How tech could spell the … Continue reading

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“..Brain disease hits Shipton..”

“..Former cop and convicted rapist Brad Shipton has a rare and aggressive form of dementia..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Brain disease hits Shipton – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Reading ’50 Shades of Grey’ is linked to abusive relationships – and eating disorders..”

“..Fiction can be an important tool in fighting sexual abuse – - but not if it reaffirms dangerous ideals..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Reading “50 Shades of Grey” is linked to abusive relationships and eating disorders – Salon.com.

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“..Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: ‘Mice had holes drilled into their skulls’..”

“..I thought Instead I’d challenge ALS to stop Animal testing. Recent experiments funded by the ALS Association – mice had holes drilled into their skulls – were inflicted with crippling illnesses – and were forced to run on an inclined … Continue reading

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“..Wearable chair allows workers to sit anywhere – and could save millions in healthcare bills..”

“..The device is aimed at helping workers in factories suffering from musculoskeletal disorders – - with Audi and BMW reportedly interested..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Wearable chair allows workers to sit anywhere – and could save millions in healthcare bills … Continue reading

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“..How ‘Shrooms Work: 10 Trippiest Experiences..”

“..Whether you view them as recreational – medicinal – or sacred – - ‘shrooms are embedded in human culture..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How ‘Shrooms Work: 10 Trippiest Experiences | Alternet.

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“..Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half..”

“..Women who do not breastfeed their babies are at a higher risk of postnatal depression – - according to a major study of more than 10,000 mothers. The study revealed a complex relationships between mothers’ intentions – and their ability … Continue reading

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“..9 Great Foods For Weight Loss..”

“..If you want to control your weight – - try eating these..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Great Foods For Weight Loss.

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“..5 Things Holding You Back From Going Full Vegan..” 

“..Here are five things that may be holding you back – - and practical tips to overcome them..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Things Holding You Back From Going Full Vegan | Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D..

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“..Drugs Are Fun – and That Should Figure Into Our Understanding of Addiction..”

“..How do you measure the pleasure that you lose when you end an addiction? To most formerly addicted people the question makes little sense – - because by the time they quit it’s often been years since the benefits of … Continue reading

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“..Let’s talk about sex for the over 60s..”

“..Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise among the older generation – - due to a lack of sexual education and communication..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Let’s talk about sex for the over 60s | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Ice bucket challenge: a celebrity wet T-shirt contest – that has nothing to do with charity..”

“..Column inches and YouTube views – - don’t equate to cold hard cash for motor neurone disease..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ice bucket challenge: a celebrity wet T-shirt contest that has nothing to do with charity | Lifeandstyle | The … Continue reading

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“..Labour’s free GP scheme flops as support among pensioners shows big drop..”

“..Labour’s support among the elderly has slumped – - despite making free GP visits for pensioners the centrepiece of its election campaign launch recently. A breakdown of the party vote according to age suggests a dramatic fall from 29.3 per … Continue reading

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“..Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk..”

“..Obesity as young as 30 could have negative effect – study says..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

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“..Let’s Clear Up Some Lies You’ve Been Told About Vaginas..” 

“..All of this pussy shaming is exhausting..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Let’s Clear Up Some Lies You’ve Been Told About Vaginas | Jenny Block.

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“..The Amazing Benefits of Daydreaming on the Mind..”

“..The human capacity for mental time travel – - gives us enormous possibilities for realizing our deepest desires and strivings..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Amazing Benefits of Daydreaming on the Mind | Alternet.

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“..The Surprising Everyday Ingredient That Can Reduce Pot Paranoia..”

“..According to a recent report by Marijuana.com – sniffing black peppercorns could be the simple answer to reducing the paranoia effects sometimes felt after smoking pot. By simply smelling or chewing on peppercorns after lighting up – smokers can mitigate … Continue reading

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“..Most teenagers think internet pornography is damaging – poll finds..”

“..18-year-olds say it is too easy to find explicit images by accident – - and most girls say it puts pressure on them to act a certain way..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Most teenagers think internet pornography is damaging, poll … Continue reading

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“..Inside a Mexican Ibogaine Treatment Clinic – A Growing Alternative to Treat Drug Addiction..”

“..A look at Crossroads – which uses the African ibogaine plant to treat drug addiction..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Inside a Mexican Ibogaine Treatment Clinic – A Growing Alternative to Treat Drug Addiction | Alternet.

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“..Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’..”

“..Channel 4 documentary Addicts’ Symphony claims use of alcohol and prescription drugs – - is rife among orchestral players..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’ | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Counselling can do more harm than good (+what to watch out for)..”

“..People with these mood disorders tend to respond to medication – - but not usually to talking therapies. Therapists with a narrow treatment approach will generally fail to be of any assistance to people who suffer from such conditions..” (cont..) … Continue reading

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“..Obesity raises risk of 10 common cancers: study..”

“..More than 12,000 new cases of cancer every year can be attributed to the patient being overweight or obese – - the biggest ever study of the links between body mass index and cancer has revealed..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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“..The Government-Industry Conspiracy that Promotes Crap Food in School..”

“..Industry and government work together to promote everything from fast-food pizza to sugary milk – - in schools..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Government-Industry Conspiracy that Promotes Crap Food in School | Alternet.

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“..artificial food may be ‘staple diet’..”

“..By 2050 the burger competition at Wellington on a Plate – - could consist of restaurants who are growing their own hamburgers..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> GM artificial food may be ‘staple diet’ | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Mercury in our seafood: When is fish no longer safe to eat?..”

“..A new study raises new alarms about mercury contamination in the ocean..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mercury in our seafood: When is fish no longer safe to eat? – Salon.com.

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“..Dr Robin Carhart-Harris is the first scientist in over 40 years to test LSD on humans – and you’re next..”

“..The scientist talks to Laurence Phelan about fighting the establishment – - battling preconceptions – - and breaking down egos..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dr Robin Carhart-Harris is the first scientist in over 40 years to test LSD on humans … Continue reading

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“..Pro Football Players Should Be Allowed to Use Cannabis..”

“..Pot can mitigate symptoms of concussions – - which are all too common in the NFL..” (cont..) (and..rugby..?..’concussions’..?..anyone..?..) go to source/story>>> Pro Football Players Should Be Allowed to Use Cannabis | Alternet.

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“..What All This Fast Food Is Doing to Our Bodies..”

“..While it’s okay to occasionally indulge – - it’s the long-term risks of a fast food – high-fat diet lifestyle – that are more worrisome..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What All This Fast Food Is Doing to Our Bodies | … Continue reading

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“..Falling in Love Again: The Truly Amazing History, Marketing, and Wide Legal Use of Today’s Most ‘Dangerous’ Drugs..”

“..A brief history of psychoactive drugs..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Falling in Love Again: The Truly Amazing History, Marketing, and Wide Legal Use of Today’s Most “Dangerous” Drugs | Alternet.

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