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“..Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections In Spending Bill..”

“..Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday – - with the passage of the federal spending bill – which contains protections for medical marijuana and industrial hemp operations in states where they are … Continue reading

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“..Why Claims That Eating Soy Will Make Men Grow Breasts and Harm Children Are Nonsense..”

“..The long lifespan of people who eat soy products in Okinawa Japan – is evidence..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why Claims That Eating Soy Will Make Men Grow Breasts and Harm Children Are Nonsense | Alternet.

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“..A slew of sunscreen brands for sale in New Zealand have failed to meet sun protection standards..”

“..prompting calls for tougher regulations to protect people from skin cancer. Of 12 sunscreens tested – seven failed to deliver on the SPF factor – - or broad spectrum claims on the bottle – Consumer magazine found..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..Weight loss ‘could boost breast cancer patients’ survival rates’..”

“..New research indicates that losing as little as five pounds could significantly improve patients chances of long-term survival..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Weight loss ‘could boost breast cancer patients’ survival rates’ – Health & Families – Life and Style – … Continue reading

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“..15 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2015..” 

(ed:..dunno about ‘the crickets’.. ..but everything else looks pretty good..) (cont..) go to source/story>>> 15 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2015 | Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D..

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“..5 WTF Marijuana Moments of 2014..”

“..Some of the craziest lies spun about the drug..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 5 WTF Marijuana Moments of 2014 | Alternet.

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“..5 Steps to Achieving an Amazing Prostate-Assisted Orgasm..”

“..For some – this realm remains a largely unexplored uncomfortable territory. It’s for this group that we bring the five steps to achieving an amazing prostate-assisted orgasm..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 5 Steps to Achieving an Amazing Prostate-Assisted Orgasm | … Continue reading

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how tim groser/new zealand have worked to scupper the climatechange-talks in peru..

“..But tension spilled over late on Friday and into Saturday – - following days of procedural wrangling – - when richer nations including the EU – Australia – Canada – and New Zealand- – attempted to strip out any reference … Continue reading

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“..FGM: ‘My daughter will never be cut – It stops with me’..”

“..In America Jaha Dukureh has advised Barack Obama on the fight against female genital mutilation. But can she convince her own father at home in the Gambia?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> FGM: ‘My daughter will never be cut. It stops … Continue reading

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“..E-cigarettes: is vaping any safer than old-fashioned smoke?..”

“..is the world of e-cigarettes really unpolluted?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> E-cigarettes: is vaping any safer than old-fashioned smoke? | Society | The Guardian.

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“..The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014..”

“..let us take a slow digestive stroll – - down memory lane..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014.

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“..Women Are Turned on By… What? – 7 Weirdest Things Science Has Taught Us About Sex..”

“..We found some of the most bizarre sex and relationship studies. Enjoy..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Women Are Turned on By… What? 7 Weirdest Things Science Has Taught Us About Sex | Alternet.

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“..What Are You Worried About? – The Fascinating History of Anxiety..”

“..Nervousness has always been a part of our lives. But is it worse than ever?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> What Are You Worried About? The Fascinating History of Anxiety | Alternet.

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“..Chemicals in everyday products from lipstick to air freshener could be dumbing down our children before they are even born..”

“..A new study found that 7-year-old children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of phthalate during pregnancy – - had an IQ about 7 points lower than those with the least exposure. Phthalates are chemicals used in everything from … Continue reading

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“..5 Myths About Marijuana – Debunked..”

“..The more research is released – - the more legalization makes sense..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Myths About Marijuana–Debunked | Alternet.

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“..Raw milk death prompts warning..”

“..The young – old – pregnant – and people with weakened immune systems – - are at risk from untreated product..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Raw milk death prompts warning – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..’Breastfeeding can cut cancer by up to one fifth’..”

“..Researchers examined data about more than 750,000 women in four continents..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ‘Breastfeeding can cut cancer by up to one fifth’ – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..Scientists find natural food ingredient makes you eat less – but it tastes ‘foul’..”

“..Scientists say fatty acid molecule proprionate could beat obesity..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Scientists find natural food ingredient makes you eat less – but it tastes ‘foul’ – News – Food + Drink – The Independent.

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“..’Text neck’ on the rise..”

“..Chiropractors are reporting a big increase in ‘text neck’ – - and not just the young are affected..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Text neck’ on the rise | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Ed Miliband on drugs: ‘I haven’t taken them… but I have read about cannabis’..”

“..Labour leader questioned on his ‘real-life experience’- – when it comes to drawing up drugs policy..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ed Miliband on drugs: ‘I haven’t taken them… but I have read about cannabis’ – People – News – The … Continue reading

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“..How Not To Act Old – Even When You Are..”

“..Denial seems like a perfectly reasonable strategy at this point..” (cont..) ..(ed:..heh..!..) go to source/story>> How Not To Act Old, Even When You Are.

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“..Is It Time to Treat Heroin Addiction with … Heroin?..”

“..For a century – heroin has been outlawed – - but the powerful opiate has medical uses – - including one rather obvious one..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Is It Time to Treat Heroin Addiction with … Heroin? | Alternet.

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“..History’s legacy: Why more Maori smoke..”

“..then head south to low-income Manurewa central – - and you will slam into the ethnic smoking gap: – the Maori rate – at 40 per cent – - is nearly double the European rate – - according to the … Continue reading

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“..Fracking chemicals’ untold threat to reproductive health..”

“..The chemicals used in fracking are linked to a number of serious health issues – - a new review finds..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Fracking chemicals’ untold threat to reproductive health – Salon.com.

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“..Fonterra focused on profits at the expense of a food-safety culture..”

“..the damning final report into a botulism scare that damaged New Zealand’s international reputation has found..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Fonterra profit focus damaging, botulism report | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Legalization of Marijuana: What Are We Saying to the Kids?..”

“..Voters passed these initiatives not as an endorsement of marijuana per se – - but as an effort to undo the damage done by its criminalization: – out-of-control youth access – massive numbers of arrests – - and the crime … Continue reading

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“..Birth-control errors: women kept in dark..”

“..Up to three women had long-term contraceptive devices planted in their uterus without their knowledge or consent – - a health watchdog has revealed..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Birth-control errors: women kept in dark – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..How Van Gogh Found His Purpose: Heartfelt Letters to His Brother on How Relationships Refine Us..”

“..Does what goes on inside show on the outside? Someone has a great fire in his soul – and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it – - and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top … Continue reading

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“..The bird that flipped the world: Secret histories of the modern chicken..”

“..The invention of the modern chicken helped make a 7-billion-person planet possible — – but at a staggering cost..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The bird that flipped the world: Secret histories of the modern chicken – Salon.com.

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“..My drugged life: I’ve been on antidepressants since 10..”

“..My physician dad didn’t want me to struggle like he did. Now I wonder: Can I ever live without these pills?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> My drugged life: I’ve been on antidepressants since 10 – Salon.com.

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“..30 Workouts That Take 10 Minutes (Or Less)..”

“..We’ve got 30 of those routines here – - with an added bonus: None require that you even leave the house..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 30 Workouts That Take 10 Minutes (Or Less).

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“..the soundscape headsets that allow blind people to ‘see’ the world..”

“..Technology scans the environment – – and translates images into whistles and bleeps users can understand..” (cont..) go to source/story>> vOICe: the soundscape headsets that allow blind people to ‘see’ the world | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Study: Obesity can decrease life expectancy by 8 years..”

“..The new study also links age – - with negative health effects associated with obesity..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Study: Obesity can decrease life expectancy by 8 years – Salon.com.

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“..The post-antibiotic future is here: Chilling report highlights the reality of a global crisis..”

“..Superbugs are killing India’s newborns – the New York Times reports – - and the entire world’s at risk..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The post-antibiotic future is here: Chilling report highlights the reality of a global crisis – Salon.com.

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“..Real Life But Better: How Augmented Reality Can Save Gen Z..”

“..Our kids are fat. They’re super-connected – self-aware – highly-strategic – fat kids. One-third of American kids are overweight – according to the CDC. Another study predicts that a staggering 47% are predicted to be obese by adulthood..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..App-etite for Transparency..”

“..New apps uncover the companies behind the food we’re buying..” (cont..) go to source/story>> App-etite for Transparency.

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“..U2 guitarist The Edge: ‘When Bono goes cycling – he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew’..”

“..the musician still ‘basically can’t move’. ‘He managed to come out of it with what you could only describe as injuries from a car crash – literally – - multiple fractures of bones in his elbow – and in his … Continue reading

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“..Saved: How addicts gained the power to reverse overdoses..”

“..Naloxone can reverse an otherwise fatal heroin overdose within minutes. Carrie Arnold meets the doctors who put this remarkable drug in the hands of the police – families – and addicts — – and saved thousands of lives..” (cont..) (ed:..why … Continue reading

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“..My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium – And It Killed Her..”

“..On the life of Marguerite Perey – - the personal technician for Marie Curie – - who sacrificed her life studying radiochemistry..” (cont..) go to source/story>> My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. – NYTimes.com.

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“..Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat..”

“..33 meatless slow cooker recipes – - that will put your meaty ones to shame..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat.

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