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“..Drug use up tenfold – says ‘Mr Big’..”

“..It’s everywhere in the gyms . . . People blatantly talk about it. It used to be for elite athletes – not any more. Now it’s anyone who ever wants to look good – anyone who wants to get bigger … Continue reading

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“..No end in sight for the homeless..”

“..Seven months pregnant – exhausted – with plastic bags of clothes – a suitcase and a cardboard box – - Tanz* found a hole in a fence and crawled through it to an empty overgrown section. She prepared her “bed” … Continue reading

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“..Call for more ads on drink-driving women..”

“..More drink-driving adverts need to be targeted at women – - whose behaviour has changed little over the past decade- – a Victoria University researcher says..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Call for more ads on drink-driving women | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..The Rich Are Eating Richer – the Poor Are Eating Poorer..”

“..So the rich have not only gotten richer over the past decade — – a phenomenon documented in the French economist Thomas Picketty’s recent bestseller Capital in the 21st Century – - and also in Mother Jones’ famous inequality charts … Continue reading

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“..Milk warning for Kiwi mums-to-be..”

“..Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk may be making their babies iron deficient – according to new research. Iron deficiency is twice as common in young New Zealand children – – than it is in children living in … Continue reading

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“..Lucy Lawless: Hungry children – the hidden toll..”

“..Social scientists and doctors from the Child Poverty Action Group are up in arms – - because more than a quarter of a million Kiwi children are living beneath the breadline..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Lucy Lawless: Hungry children – … Continue reading

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“..11 Conditions Required to Achieve Simultaneous Orgasms..”

“..Be warned: coming together isn’t easy..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 11 Conditions Required to Achieve Simultaneous Orgasms | Alternet.

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“..If Alcohol Were Discovered Today – Would it be Legal?..”

“..Booze has created a public health crisis of immense proportions..” (cont..) go to source/story>> If Alcohol Were Discovered Today, Would it be Legal? | Alternet.

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“..How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms When Sufferers Are Faced With Traumatic Triggers..”

“..New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms When Sufferers Are Faced With Traumatic Triggers | Alternet.

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“..Paranoia Time: A Single Doorknob Can Infect Up to 60 Percent of People in a Building in Just Two Hours..”

“..New study reveals office break rooms – not restrooms – - are the greatest ‘hot spots’ for contamination..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Paranoia Time: A Single Doorknob Can Infect Up to 60 Percent of People in a Building in Just … Continue reading

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“..World Leaders from 20 Nations Explain How to Dig Our Way Out of the Devastating War on Drugs..”

“..The new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy is a useful roadmap..” (cont..) go to source/story>> World Leaders from 20 Nations Explain How to Dig Our Way Out of the Devastating War on Drugs | Alternet.

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“..22 tips for newly qualified social workers..”

“..Starting your first job as a social worker can be terrifying – - so we asked for advice from people in the profession..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 22 tips for newly qualified social workers | Social Care Network | The … Continue reading

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“..Mana launches Predators on Poverty policy..”

“..Pokie machines – alcohol outlets – and loan sharks – -are ‘predators on poverty’ – Mana leader Hone Harawira says. The Internet-Mana Party wants access to alcohol and unhealthy food restricted – to limit the negative impacts on poor communities. … Continue reading

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“..Possum faeces ‘contains bacteria which could cause flesh-eating ulcers in humans’..”

“..Scientists are warning the public against touching the poo – - due to the risk of developing a buruli ulcer..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Possum faeces ‘contains bacteria which could cause flesh-eating ulcers in humans’ – Health News – Health … Continue reading

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“..For the first time ever scientists have successfully documented the way the spine moves during sex..”

“..and discovered how certain positions are better than others when it comes to avoiding back pain..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Sex survey reveals that spooning is not good for bad backs, despite what doctors say – Health News – Health … Continue reading

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“..Hooray! – Science Says It’s Possible to Retrain the Brain to Want Healthy Food..”

“..Researchers were able to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food – - in small pilot study..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hooray! Science Says It’s Possible to Retrain the Brain to Want Healthy Food | Alternet.

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“..Why Cosmetics Giants Refuse to Remove Formaldehyde from Their Products..”

“..Short answer: They don’t care about your health..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Cosmetics Giants Refuse to Remove Formaldehyde from Their Products | Alternet.

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comment @ whoar:..an open letter to the aotearoa legalise cannabis party..

ok..let’s get one thing clear to start off with.. ..i share your frustration..anger even..at how the green party..have so ignored that constituency that first helped get them over the line..and into parliament.. ..it has been slow-motion betrayal of the most … Continue reading

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“..Do you know what too fat looks like?..” (graphic..)

“..When most people around us are overweight or obese – - it’s hardly surprising that we no longer notice it. Fat has begun to look normal. In one sense that’s great – the stigma that overweight people have suffered in … Continue reading

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“..Anxiety drugs linked to Alzheimer’s risk..”

“..Long-term use of a drug commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness – is linked to a greater risk of Alzheimer’s – according to a new study. Whether chronic use of benzodiazepines actually causes the brain disease is unknown – - … Continue reading

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“..Harre defends ‘legalise’ call..”

“..Internet Party leader says study proves cannabis use should be treated as health issue..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Harre defends ‘legalise’ call – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..CO2 pollution levels at annual record high..”

“..Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 – - as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet – the UN weather agency says..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> CO2 pollution levels at annual record high … Continue reading

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“..Awareness call for alcohol’s child victims..”

“..Of all the harmful acts attributed to alcohol – little is known about the ‘sleeping giant’ among them – - yet it inflicts serious and increasing damage – says Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills. Experts conservatively estimate that between 500 and … Continue reading

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“..Harawira: Child hunger the ‘litmus test’..”

“..Hone Harawira calls on political parties to declare whether they support Mana’s Feed the Kids proposal..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Harawira: Child hunger the ‘litmus test’ | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Ron Paul to Jesse Ventura on nonviolent drug offenders: ‘Pardon ‘em all’..”

“..The former presidential candidate recently joined the ex-governor – - to discuss ending the war on drugs..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ron Paul to Jesse Ventura on nonviolent drug offenders: “Pardon ‘em all” – Salon.com.

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“..A virus can spread around an entire building – within just hours of contaminating one surface..”

“..A new study shows the rapid spread of a virus in communal buildings..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A virus can spread around an entire building within just hours of contaminating one surface – Health News – Health & Families – … Continue reading

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“..McDonald’s Has Its Worst Month In 10 Years. Again..”

“..McDonald’s is also struggling at home. The economic downturn and slow recovery means that low-income diners aren’t spending as much on fast food. Those who can afford to spend are heading to chains like Chipotle or Shake Shack – - … Continue reading

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“..World Leaders Condemn Failed Drug War – Call For Global Reform..”

“..A coalition of former international leaders gathered in New York City on Tuesday – - to discuss the release of their new report calling for a complete overhaul of drug policies around the world – - including legalization of psychoactive … Continue reading

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“..America’s Painkiller Nightmare: 40 Die a Day from Overdoses..”

“..Legal drugs are laying waste to our families and friends..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> America’s Painkiller Nightmare: 40 Die a Day from Overdoses | Alternet.

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“..Raw Sugar Is Hyped as a Healthier Alternative to Refined – But It’s Exactly the Same..”

“..We spoke with the experts – and crunched the numbers..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Raw Sugar Is Hyped as a Healthier Alternative to Refined, But It’s Exactly the Same | Alternet.

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“..The Federal Government Is Now Growing 30x More Marijuana for Research – Here’s How They Got Their Arms Twisted into Doing It..”

“..Will the government’s cannabis research blockade finally be broken?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Federal Government Is Now Growing 30x More Marijuana for Research—Here’s How They Got Their Arms Twisted into Doing It | Alternet.

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“..Robert Reich: Soda Tax Pits Berkeley Against Powerful Beverage Biz..”

“..If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America – - it can’t pass anywhere..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Robert Reich: Soda Tax Pits Berkeley Against Powerful Beverage Biz | Alternet.

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“..The Big Screaming Problem with the Low-Carb Diet Study – That Has Food Experts Up in Arms..”

“..Before you start a low-carb diet – - there is one glaring issue in the new popular study..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Big Screaming Problem with the Low-Carb Diet Study That Has Food Experts Up in Arms | Alternet.

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“..Can you really get dementia in your 30s or 40s?..”

“..The Alzheimer’s Society hopes increasing evidence of the numbers of people with early onset dementia – – some in their 30s and 40s – – will lead to better diagnosis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Can you really get dementia in … Continue reading

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“..Ebola will infect thousands more people in Liberia within weeks – says WHO..”

“..UN agency says conventional measures to control deadly virus are not working – - with patients overflowing new clinics..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Ebola will infect thousands more people in Liberia within weeks, says WHO | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Decriminalisation of drugs for personal use under review by Lib Dems..”

“..Policy paper due for discussion at next month’s party conference – - also proposes an open market in cannabis..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Decriminalisation of drugs for personal use under review by Lib Dems | Politics | The Guardian.

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“..Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine..”

“..Specializing in performing reconstructive surgery on the severely deformed in a time before anesthesia – - Thomas Dent Mütter was one of the first American pioneers of plastic surgery. In the new book author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz explores the life … Continue reading

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“..Which is better: coffee – or an electric shock to the head?..”

“..a strange scientific study comparing the effects of caffeine to zapping your brain tissue with electricity..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Which is better: coffee or an electric shock to the head? – Boing Boing.

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“..Nature’s Most Perfect Killing Machine..”

“..Ebola is nightmare fuel: – a biological doomsday device conspiring with our bodies to murder us in uniquely gruesome fashion. It’s also killed fewer than 2,000 people. How has a virus with such a modest body count so fiercely captured … Continue reading

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“..Energy drink handout to kids angers dad..”

“..An angry father says an energy drink company handed out its product to his 11-year-old son – - and other children he believed were as young as 8 – - at a skate park..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Energy drink … Continue reading

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