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“..Popular Asthma Drug’s Deadly Side-Effects Revealed – (Once Merck Stopped Making Money from It)..”

“..Now that the patent has run out on Singulair – - its dangers are being acknowledged..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Popular Asthma Drug’s Deadly Side-Effects Revealed (Once Merck Stopped Making Money from It) | Alternet.

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“..Kiwi help for Third World babies..”

“..The lives of thousands of sick newborn babies in poor countries could be saved – with a smart and relatively cheap device – - says its Kiwi inventor Sir Ray Avery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Kiwi help for Third World … Continue reading

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“..Italian classic with vegan twist..”

“..that this was all vegans ate. So I came up with this recipe. It is simple – healthy – jolly tasty – and will open up a world of new taste and texture sensations. Give it a go for the … Continue reading

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that chocolate-milk that is so popular – has 87 grams of sugar in it…(ed:..whoar..!..eh..?..so that’s why the fans love it..the massive sugar-hit they get from it..three+ ounces of the white-death..(!)..bloody hell..!..it should have an age-restriction on it..))

“..It’s official – Lewis Road Creamery is the tastiest chocolate milk in New Zealand – – although it is possibly also the worst for you. A 750ml bottle contains over 87 grams – – or 21 teaspoons – of sugar…” … Continue reading

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“..Boozy truth about our spending..”

“..Squash rackets and car alarms are out. Gone are e-book readers and video cameras – killed off by smartphones. We are sipping more wine but supping less beer and smoking fewer cigarettes. But perhaps the most revealing findings were the … Continue reading

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“..Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure..”

“..Inside the quasi-legal science-free world of medical marijuana for kids..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure.

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“..The shame of poor teeth in a rich world..”

“..the teeth of poor folk..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The shame of poor teeth in a rich world – Sarah Smarsh – Aeon.

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“..Study Reveals That Roman Gladiators Were Vegetarians..”

“..Researchers who examined the bones of Roman gladiators say that some of the mightiest fighters in history – - were in fact vegetarians..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Study Reveals That Roman Gladiators Were Vegetarians | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, … Continue reading

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“..Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results – study finds..”

“..The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children – - followed 2,612 children born in the Bristol area in 1991 and 1992..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam … Continue reading

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“..Ebola outbreak: Virus to kill 67,000 in Monrovia by December – claims academic study..”

“..Experts say international commitments to combat the virus are ‘grossly inadequate’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ebola outbreak: Virus to kill 67,000 in Monrovia by December, claims academic study – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

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“..7 Things McDonald’s Really Wants You to Forget..”

“..here are some faux pas moments the burger giant would prefer you not remember – - including ones that led up to this quarter’s profit slide. 1. McCruelty to Animals..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 7 Things McDonald’s Really Wants You … Continue reading

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“..Video: Robert Reich Reveals the Secretive Tactics of Big Soda – And Why We Must Defeat Them..”

“..Big Soda is pulling out the stops – - to keep Americans obese and unhealthy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> VIDEO: Robert Reich Reveals the Secretive Tactics of Big Soda—And Why We Must Defeat Them | Alternet.

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“..Coconut oil seen as health hazzard..”

“..Coconut oil is high in saturated fat and should not be used as regular cooking oil – - despite being the ‘trendy thing’ the New Zealand Heart Foundation says..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Coconut oil seen as health hazard | … Continue reading

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“..Why Oregon Is About to Be the Poster Child for How to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana..”

“..25 percent of tax revenues will go to mental health and substance abuse agencies..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Oregon Is About to Be the Poster Child for How to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana | Alternet.

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“..Meet the Researcher Who Thinks Cancer Can be Prevented – Even Reversed – Through Diet..” (ed:..disclaimer:..this man is a personal hero of mine..)

“..The professor emeritus in nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University said research has proven that consumption of animal products – - including meat – fish – and dairy – - triggers chronic diseases and impaired health – - and poses a … Continue reading

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“..Ebola virus: how it spreads – and what it does to you – video..”

“..Here – Ian Sample explains how Ebola is transmitted – - the organs it disrupts – the symptoms of infection – - and the chances of survival..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ebola virus: how it spreads and what it does … Continue reading

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“..From freekeh to teff: five ancient grains you could add to your larder..”

“..Looking for an interesting substitute for rice or pasta? Here experts – including Yotam Ottolenghi – - reveal how to get the best out of some underused but versatile grains..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> From freekeh to teff: five ancient … Continue reading

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“..Sound stories to lull you into sleep..”

“..five sound stories designed to lull you into sleep..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sound stories to lull you into sleep – Lullaby by Will Self | Books | The Guardian.

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“..Parkinson’s diagnosed by walking..”

“..The gait pattern is so distinctive – - that a stranger diagnosed comedian Billy Connolly with the condition – - as he walked through a hotel lobby..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Parkinson’s diagnosed by walking | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..The Globola Crisis..” (comic..)

“..The planet is burning with a fever..” (cont..) go to source/story>> AlterNet Comics: The Globola Crisis | Alternet.

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“..Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal surgery – video..”

“..A man paralysed from the chest down has managed to walk again – - following pioneering cell transplant surgery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Paralysed man walks again after pioneering spinal surgery – video | Science | The Guardian.

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“..How household plastics could ruin your sex life..”

“..Phthalates are found in numerous items around the home – and even in food packaging. So it’s a little worrying that they’re being linked to – among other things – - a decrease in libido in women..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..On giving up processed food..”

“..Here are 8 things we discovered on our path to a healthier life:..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> On giving up processed food | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Daily soda consumption seriously messes up your DNA..”

“..Drinking one soda every day is associated with 4.6 years of additional biological aging..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Daily soda consumption seriously messes up your DNA – Salon.com.

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“..75,000 fireplaces may need to go..”

“..Tens of thousands of fireplaces could be snuffed out in Auckland within four years – - under a new anti-pollution bylaw..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 75,000 fireplaces may need to go | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Nestdrop App Delivers Marijuana Right To Your Door..”

“..A new app for iOS and Android phones – is the first app designed for medical marijuana users – - that allows them to order and have their ‘medication’ delivered right to their doorstep. The app – called ‘Nestdrop’ launched … Continue reading

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“..6 Brave Researchers Busting the Myths Behind Everything We Think We Know About Drugs..”

“..Despite stigmas associated with illegal drugs – - they courageously study and speak out against drug myths..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 Brave Researchers Busting the Myths Behind Everything We Think We Know About Drugs | Alternet.

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“..US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic..” 

“..USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons – - and do bio-warfare work..” (cont..) go to source/story>> US Bio-warfare Laboratories In West Africa Are The Origins Of The Ebola Epidemic.:  Information … Continue reading

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“..The current Ebola outbreak started with an infected fruit bat that was hunted as part of Africa’s enormous bushmeat trade..”

(..who knew..?..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Ebola outbreak: What is bushmeat – and is it behind the disease that has killed thousands? – Americas – World – The Independent.

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“..Soylent: Could a quick slug of nutritionally engineered sludge ever replace the leisurely meal?..”

“..reduced worry is another of Soylent’s benefits: – beyond the quantifiable time savings in food shopping and preparation – - the knowledge that breakfast – lunch – and dinner – - are solved frees up a substantial chunk of mental … Continue reading

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“..Watch Bill Maher Tackle Ebola Panic And The ‘Morons In That F–king Hospital In Dallas’..”

(ed:..one of mahers’ guests accuses him of rightwing hysteria over ebola..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Watch Bill Maher Tackle Ebola Panic And The ‘Morons In That F–king Hospital In Dallas’.

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“..I’m a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here’s What No One Is Telling You About Ebola..”

“..Here’s what everyone is failing to report..” (cont..) go to source/story>> I’m a Hazmat-Trained Hospital Worker: Here’s What No One Is Telling You About Ebola | Alternet.

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“..The Sugar-iest Foods – That Don’t Even Taste Sweet..”

“..They don’t taste supersweet – - but these sugary foods can easily push you over your recommended limit of 25 grams a day..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Sugar-iest Foods That Don’t Even Taste Sweet.

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“..8 Mistakes We’re Making About Ebola – That We Also Made When AIDS Appeared..”

“..We can learn a lot from missteps early in the AIDS crisis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 8 Mistakes We’re Making About Ebola That We Also Made When AIDS Appeared | Alternet.

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“..Marijuana Addiction Is (Almost) All in Your Head..”

“..The prohibitionist crowd’s myths about marijuana and addiction – - are wildly far-fetched..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Marijuana Addiction Is (Almost) All in Your Head | Alternet.

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“..6 Big Problems With America’s Ebola Response, According to a Leading Infectious Disease Specialist..”

“..Why we are profoundly unprepared..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 Big Problems With America’s Ebola Response, According to a Leading Infectious Disease Specialist | Alternet.

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“..I grew up in a family of crack addicts. So why did I fear being taken away?..”

“..Children the system fails often become adults involved with what they once despised: – addiction – incarceration – neglect – and abuse..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I grew up in a family of crack addicts. So why did I fear … Continue reading

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“..Isis and Ebola: the twin threats that reveal our impotence..”

“..In our sense of terror – Islamic State and the virus feed each other. But from airports to airstrikes – the response is glaringly inadequate..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Isis and Ebola: the twin threats that reveal our impotence | … Continue reading

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“..Why Bono always wears shades..”

“..Singer tells Graham Norton Show that he has been suffering from glaucoma for last 20 years..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Revealed at last: Why Bono always wears shades – Glaucoma – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..Sugary drinks might age you as much as smoking – study..”

“..Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking – - a study has found..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sugary drinks might age you as much as smoking – study – Life & Style – NZ Herald … Continue reading

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