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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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“..Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?..”

“..Social media — from Facebook to Twitter — – have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity – new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic) — – and that this … Continue reading

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“..Depression is a disease of loneliness..”

“..A lack of friends can suck someone into solitude..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Depression is a disease of loneliness | Andrew Solomon | Commentisfree | The Guardian.

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“..Suicide and silence: why depressed men are dying for somebody to talk to..”

“..Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. For that to change – the stigma of mental illness must be challenged..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Suicide and silence: why depressed men are dying for somebody to talk to | … Continue reading

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“..Your Sunday roast should carry a health warning..”

“..The horror of the campylobacter scandal – - is that it is a predictable result of our ‘just in time’ farming system..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Your Sunday roast should carry a health warning | John Allen and Stephanie Lavua … Continue reading

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“..Row as horsemeat file shelved..”

“..Publication of inquiry into 2013 food fraud delayed – - after national salmonella outbreak – - and reports of contaminated chicken..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Row as horsemeat file shelved | Uk-news | The Guardian.

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“..Hair thrives after years without washing..”

“..Lucy AitkenRead had to survive the ‘stinky stage – - but has no regrets about giving up washing her hair for two years..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hair thrives after years without washing – Life & Style – NZ Herald … Continue reading

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“..Exercise and diet go hand in hand..”

“..Dieting alone is not enough to keep weight off..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Exercise and diet go hand in hand – Life & Style – NZ Herald News.

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“..Have a headache? – Have some sex..”

“..One expert suggests skipping the ibuprofen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Have a headache? Have some sex – Salon.com.

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“..Cannabis-based drug to be offered to NHS Wales patients – with multiple sclerosis..”

“..The lack of withdrawal symptoms suggests that dependence on the treatment is highly unlikely..” (cont..) (ed:..and you have to ask..why are m.s. sufferers here in nz being denied this proven salve..?.. ..how is that not cruel and inhumane..?.) go to … Continue reading

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“..8 Elements of Compatibility for Healthy Relationships..” 

“..If you’re looking to measure the health and potential of your relationship – - look at these eight factors for compatibility..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 8 Elements of Compatibility for Healthy Relationships | Sheila Blagg.

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“..Gene Simmons Tells People With Depression: ‘Kill Yourself’..”

(a tweeted-response to the advice from simmons..from a (now ex)-fan..) “..Fuck you @genesimmons for your disgustingly insensitive comments regarding depression and suicide! No longer a kiss fan! Go fuck yourself!..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Gene Simmons Tells People With Depression: … Continue reading

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“..Could Candy Help Alleviate Alcohol Dependence?..”

“..The link between a decrease in alcohol intake and increase in carbohydrate intake – - is familiar to those who have gone through alcohol withdrawal. Sweet carbohydrates such as doughnuts are served at AA meetings – - and stories of … Continue reading

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“..?5 Health Products That Never Lived Up to Their Hype..”

“..While these pills and potions were touted as miraculous – - they never delivered the goods..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ?5 Health Products That Never Lived Up to Their Hype | Alternet.

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“..New Hampshire Declares a State of Emergency Over a Synthetic Marijuana Potpourri..”

“..44 people have overdosed on the chemical ‘spice’..” (cont..) (ed:..just for his (wrong-footed) promotion of these hideous concoctions here in new zealand.. ..peter dunne deserves to be thrown out of parliament..) go to source/story>>> New Hampshire Declares a State of … Continue reading

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