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Category Archives: health
“..No chemotherapy. No major surgery. And now an escape from weeks of radiotherapy. In the cancer war – the tide is turning..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> For breast cancer patients like me, the age of refinement is truly transforming | … Continue reading
“..A safety audit will be carried out within 24 hours at two factories identified by undercover footage – photographic evidence – and information from whistleblowers. The evidence showed how strict industry hygiene standards can be disregarded in practice – - … Continue reading
“..Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team – - that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Revealed: Warning over hospital food cutbacks – National – NZ Herald News.
“..In a nutshell – frozen is as good as if not better than fresh vegetables – - for some nutrients..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Do frozen veges have more nutrients than fresh? | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Two weeks of conflict made crossing borders too difficult to arrange in time…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Newborn Infants Die Without Necessary Medical Care in Gaza’s Overwhelmed Shifa Hospital | The Nation.
“..the idea gained currency that fruits and vegetables are good for us – because their high antioxidant load protects us from free radicals. And from there it was easy to leap to the conclusion that you could slow aging and … Continue reading
“..it was Noel Gallagher’s wise and expletive-littered words in an interview published 10 years ago – - that persuaded him to kick his life-debilitating cocaine habit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich claims Noel Gallagher helped him kick … Continue reading
“..You’ll have sex that’s as good or even better than when you were younger..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Exciting Things About Sex You’ll Learn As You Get Older | Alternet.
“..A new test reveals Whole Foods’ yogurt has more than five times the sugar listed on their label..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Whole Foods’ Yogurt Is A Sugary Mess | Alternet.
“..In America addiction is judged through the lens of class..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Rich Urban Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail | Alternet.
“..Like Peaches Geldof my nephew died of a heroin overdose. He needed help – not prison..” (+ comment:..my nightmare-experience at middlemore hospital…)
“..Both were bright talented people – – John might still be alive if UK laws treated drug addicts with more compassion..” (cont..) (ed:..in hindsight..this seems surreal/unbelievable.. ..but during my years as a heroin addict i had a nasty accident involving … Continue reading
“..Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Sick chicken: what you need to know and what the government won’t tell you – video | World … Continue reading
“..Agency will investigate whether vets and inspectors have acted correctly – - after Guardian uncovered catalogue of hygiene failings..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Food Standards Agency investigates poultry factories | World | The Guardian.
“..One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The New Face of Hunger – National Geographic.
“..New figures from the Office for National Statistics have highlighted the shocking health inequalities between the wealthiest and poorest people in Britain..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The shocking statistics that lay bare Britain’s poverty problem.
“..Here are five signs that you’re aging faster than you should be – - and what could be causing it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Surefire Signs You’re Aging Too Fast.
“..For those who aren’t professional runners – - sports drinks and energy bars don’t provide nutritional value..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Do We Really Need Sports Drinks? | Alternet.
“..’Nanny state’ interventions such as a ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels – - are popular with New Zealanders – a Herald-DigiPoll survey shows. More than half of those surveyed said an obesity tax … Continue reading
“..Geldof had been taking methadone for more than two years – - before she started using heroin again in February – inquest hears..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, coroner rules | Culture | The Guardian.
“..Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug – - finds the Guardian..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | World | The Guardian.
“..Stark new ONS stats force officials to admit situation is ‘unacceptable’..” (cont.. go to source/story>>> England’s poorest will live nine years less than the richest, according to stark new ONS stats – Health News – Health & Families – The … Continue reading
“..Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia – - casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick..” (cont..) go source/story>>> Schizophrenia Linked To More Than 100 Genetic Markers … Continue reading
“..The hunger for profits has compromised food labeling..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food | Alternet.
“..The Great Stink of the 1800s alerted politicians to the filth in the Thames. The Victorian sewers fixed it – but trouble is brewing again. Is a clean river just a pipe dream?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Water, super-sewers and … Continue reading
“..Gain insight into the ayahuasca experience through scientific findings – – and through firsthand accounts from the likes of Allen Ginsberg..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What Is the Ayahuasca Experience? – Mind and Body – Utne Reader.
“..The development of lactase persistence — – or the ability to drink milk — – may help explain Europe’s Neolithic transition from hunter-gatherers to early agricultural societies..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>Lactase Persistence: The Milk Revolution – Science & Technology – … Continue reading
“..After 13 years of daily use – I stopped smoking weed. But quitting only made me feel better about the drug..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Confessions of a pot addict – Salon.com.
“..’Everyone else is here for the Monkees’ dad said. ‘But we’re a Weird Al family’ Bex Schwartz looks back on her long-time obsession with singer-songwriter and parodist Weird Al Yankovic..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 28 Years with Weird Al – … Continue reading
“..From refreshing pick-me-ups to cocktail substitutes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 best non-alcoholic drinks for summer – Food & Drink – IndyBest – The Independent.
“..Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms – - under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn – - the latest in a series of measures loosening … Continue reading
“..The Government is falling short of key targets it set itself for reducing child abuse and rheumatic fever..”
“..An annual update on 10 public sector targets showed benchmarks for reducing welfare dependency and crime had been met – - but the Government was failing to meet interim targets in other sectors..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Govt lags on … Continue reading
“..New research suggests a multi-pronged approach may be most effective in preserving brain health long-term..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Study: Diet, exercise may prevent dementia – Salon.com.
“..People like to believe the myth – - so they can blame their shortcomings on supposed useless parts of their own brain..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The underused brain? It’s all in the mind: Film-makers’ much-loved idea that we only … Continue reading
“..Before Pollan gained influence authoring books about food – - he wrote articles about American psychotropic drug hypocrisy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Illegal-Psychiatric Drug Hypocrisy and Why Michael Pollan Is Smarter Than I Am | Alternet.
“..Such tips as ‘sex is like cooking’ – and ‘New Year’s Eve kissing etiquette; – - are both bad and hilarious..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Pieces of Terrible Sex Advice From Fox News | Alternet.
“..Three months ago – Alex Renton wrote about the abuse he suffered at boarding school. Among the hundreds of emails he received from men wanting to share their experiences – - there were others from women – – wives – … Continue reading
“..The most commonly prescribed combined contraceptive pill has a potential side-effect that more women – – and GPs – – should know about..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mood swings? It might be more than PMS… | Society | The Guardian.
“..For young Britons – loneliness is an epidemic – – and they are even more likely to fall victim to its insidious dangers – - than the elderly..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young … Continue reading
“..Since time immemorial – humans have been captivated by water. And the reasons go beyond evolution..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea – Salon.com.
“..Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river..”
“..’Staggering’ discovery centres on microbes with mutated genes – - that will dismay the medical community. And likely source points to large numbers of ‘mixing vessels’ across country..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing … Continue reading