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Category Archives: health
“..Action on Sugar research finds that some drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar – – more than three times the maximum an adult should consume in a day..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Call for ban on selling ‘addictive’ … Continue reading
“..Nearly one in five samples highly contaminated – - and none of major supermarkets met targets for reducing campylobacter..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Three-quarters of supermarket chickens carry food poisoning bug | World news | The Guardian.
“..Auckland Council is to consider making pavement dining and public places such as beaches smokefree sooner than expected – - after a large number of submissions from the public..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Auckland mulls tighter smoko ban – auckland … Continue reading
“..New Zealand is one of the few Western countries that does not require television captioning by law – - meaning the Cricket World Cup involves a fair bit of guesswork for the hearing-impaired..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hearing impaired call … Continue reading
“..He believes that the Class A substance could cure mental illnesses – - and wants to promote its ‘therapeutic benefits’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Emanuel Sferios: Meet the man who wants you to help him legalise MDMA – People – … Continue reading
“..The forensic psychologist David Roland was burdened by the traumatic nature of his work – and facing financial ruin. When he woke up in A&E – with little idea how he got there – it was thought he’d had a … Continue reading
“..Jimmy Savile scandal: Allegations star was abusing patients and others at Stoke Mandeville Hospital ‘were reported to staff’..”
“..An inquiry found that more than 50 people were abused by Savile at the hospital – - including patients – staff – and visitors..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Jimmy Savile scandal: Allegations star was abusing patients and others at Stoke … Continue reading
“..Long periods of unemployment drain our bank accounts and weaken the economy. New research suggests extended joblessness could also dampen our personalities..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How unemployment warps your personality – Business – NZ Herald News.
(ed:..bugger..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Helen Kelly diagnosed with lung cancer | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body – - using procedures he believes will soon be ready..” (cont..) go to source/story>> First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims | Society | … Continue reading
“..Supporters of the initiative to legalise marijuana say they look forward to the next phase: – the opening of a legitimate industry with licensed sellers..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Alaska’s marijuana entrepreneurs eager to open for business | US news … Continue reading
“..The places where people can buy legal marijuana is growing around the world – - with decriminalisation going to into effect in Washington DC and Alaska – - and being approved in Jamacia..” (cont..) (ed:..so when will this happen here..? … Continue reading
“..giving youngsters sugary beverages marketed as sports drinks – lollies – and fast food vouchers for playing sport – - was sending the wrong message. Kids started associating the sugary drinks and high fat food with being active – she … Continue reading
“..Washington residents and visitors will be able to possess up to two ounces (56 grams) of marijuana – a large sandwich bag’s worth. Residents will also be able to cultivate the plant in their homes – – up to six … Continue reading
“..Alcohol is much more deadly than cannabis – a study has found. Scientists compared a wide range of drugs using calculations based on known lethal doses of the substances – and the amount a typical person used. They found that … Continue reading
“..We’ve known for years that a chemical called diacetyl destroys lungs. So why is it still harming coffee workers – - and allowed in e-cigarettes?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Watchdog Report – Gasping for Action.
“..Bikram Choudhury – the Indian creator of the popular hot yoga system that bears his name – - is facing a stream of defections from his Bikram yoga brand – - amid mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted several of … Continue reading
“..HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of ‘game-changer’ that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%..”
“..Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – - ‘needs to be available on the NHS as soon as possible’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of ‘game-changer’ that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by … Continue reading
“..the tribe – which is one of the few traditionally vegetarian Indigenous groups in the world – - has played a crucial role in safeguarding local plants and trees..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ancient Vegetarian Tribe Struggles to Keep Its … Continue reading
“..His penis was just as he described it: ‘tiny but cute’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “I’m Hung Like a Hamster”: Meet a Man With a Micropenis | Alternet.
“..New research finds pot is the least deadly among recreational drugs – - by far..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pot is 114 Times Safer Than Booze, Says Study | Alternet.
“..Black Death was imported from Asia over 400 years of the pandemic – - via native rodents such as great gerbils and marmots – - which harboured the plague bacteria..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Great gerbils chief cause of the … Continue reading
“..What’s more the Neon Nitro Ice Cream is also dairy free – preservative free – and vegan..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Glow-in-the-dark ice cream is really a thing | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Auckland’s annual Pasifika Festival may have to be moved – - because of the fruit fly outbreak in the inner city. The biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture in the world is due to be held again on March 14-15 … Continue reading
“..No – smoking pot likely will not make you psychotic..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Debunking the Latest Pathetic Fear Smear Campaign Against Marijuana | Alternet.
“..Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration – - while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops- – increases conceptual understanding and retention..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why reading and writing on paper can be … Continue reading
“..Few parents would let their kids out in the sun without sunblock and a hat – - but sunnies are usually an optional extra. One expert tells Stuff however – that eyes need to be cared for just as much … Continue reading
“..Countering the high economic and social costs started with the surrounding environment – said Mann. ‘If people are not bombarded with high saturated fat – high sugar kind of food everywhere they go.. if you didn’t have people who are … Continue reading
“..Some research has suggested that personality can play a role in the risk of developing certain physical health problems. Now – a new study has found that personality traits may also be a factor in how well the body fights … Continue reading
“..Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tobacco Giants Battle New Ads Painting Them As Liars.
“..I thought I was a tortured genius – but I was just a sad fella – who thought booze was my friend..”
“..He’s the teenage boxing champion who fought alcoholism- – and ended up sleeping rough..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Johnny Harris: ‘I thought I was a tortured genius but I was just a sad fella who thought booze was my friend’ … Continue reading
“..E-cigarettes are causing a stir – - with the latest whiff of contention stemming from Scotland – - where health boards are banning their use on National Health Service premises. Just as they’ve done with cigarettes..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading
“..A chemical called ‘psilocybin’ – - shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Curing the fear of death: How “tripping out” could change everything – Salon.com.
“..Consumers are being exposed to an ‘avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk’ – - from an ingredient being added to soft drinks – - according to a new study..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Will your favourite drink give you cancer?.
“..there are some essential truths you should know before you too take the dive into meditation or mindfulness – - (or both)..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating.
“..Think you eat only healthy unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover – - and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what … Continue reading
“..In the US – the foremost nutrition advisory panel is taking a stand against meat: – Americans should eat less of it – top experts say – - in order to protect the environment. The recommendation by the Dietary Guidelines … Continue reading
“..documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry – - regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs – - sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Statin Drug Scandal: : Information Clearing House – ICH.
“..It seems there are still some misconceptions about pain being an ‘excuse – - for Medicinal Marijuana..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pot and Pain, Part 1. | Cannabis for chronic pain advocacy NZ.
“..The ‘just right’ sort of touch — a caress — – is much more important to our survival – - than many people often realise..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Sex Feels Good and Other Fascinating Facts About the Science … Continue reading