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“..The Big Juicy Secret Nobody Tells You About Aging..” 

“..In fact – aging is the ultimate 12-step program..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Big Juicy Secret Nobody Tells You About Aging | Virginia Bell.

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“..Feeling Burned Out? – Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Life Back..”

“..If you’ve experienced burnout in the past – - or just don’t ever want to experience it – - you have to reinvest in yourself..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Feeling Burned Out? Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Life … Continue reading

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“..Monsanto Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company?..”

“..The herbicide Roundup has been linked to an ailment – - that has appeared across multiple continents..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Monsanto Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic: Could It Topple the Company? | Alternet.

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“..Plastic – poverty – and pollution – in China’s recycling dead zone..”

“..In 2010 Adam Minter visited Wen’an – once at the heart of the global scrap plastic trade. In this never-before published extract from his book – - he describes the effects on workers’ health..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Plastic, poverty … Continue reading

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“..Poll shows support for raising taxes – to sustain NHS..”

“..poll finds 48% of voters back tax-funded spending increases – - while 21% would prefer charges for some services..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Poll shows support for raising taxes to sustain NHS | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Minister backs cuts to maternity units..”

“..Health Minister Tony Ryall has backed the Waikato District Health Board’s decision to cut funding to the Morrinsville and Te Awamutu maternity units. Declining birth rates at the two rural birthing centres have been used as justification for their closure..” … Continue reading

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“..Music may be the best medicine for dementia..”

“..A heartbreaking new film explores the breakthrough that can help severely disabled seniors: It’s called the iPod..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> “Alive Inside”: Music may be the best medicine for dementia – Salon.com.

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“..Even Republicans Support Colorado’s Marijuana Legalization Law..”

“..Americans across party lines say they support Colorado’s marijuana legalization law – a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. And the poll results show the majority of Americans think efforts to enforce current marijuana laws are not worth the cost. In the … Continue reading

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“..20 Sex Myths – Debunked..” (video..)

“..Apparently big shoes on a guy really only mean one thing: – big socks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 20 Sex Myths, Debunked.

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“..Harvard Study: Aging Liberal Men Have More Sex than Conservative Counterparts..”

“..One of the longest-running studies of adult development in history – - delivers four surprising findings..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Harvard Study: Aging Liberal Men Have More Sex than Conservative Counterparts | Alternet.

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“..Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful unhealthy design..”

“..Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known- – but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian.

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“..Assisted dying: leading doctors call on Lords to back legalisation..”

“..Twenty-seven leading figures write to every peer – - urging them to back Lord Falconer’s private members bill on assisted dying..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Assisted dying: leading doctors call on Lords to back legalisation | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Wine could spark irregular heart beat..”

“..Drinking a moderate amount of wine or spirits may increase the risk of developing a condition that causes an irregular heart rate – research suggests. Experts identified a link between consuming between one and three drinks of those forms of … Continue reading

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“..Big backing for sugarless lanes in NZ..”

“..More than a third of Kiwis want to see New Zealand supermarkets go completely sugar-free at the checkout – according to a survey. The research – which polled 2271 New Zealanders – was conducted by Horizon Research – - in … Continue reading

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“..Probe into abuse of elderly..”

“..The Health Ministry and Waikato District Health Board have launched an investigation into a complaint of elder abuse at dementia care specialist Kintala Lodge Rest Home. Waikato DHB spokesperson Mary Anne Gill confirmed they received a complaint from Age Concern … Continue reading

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“..Forget Happiness – Find Meaning..”

“..New research shows a meaningful life is different — – and healthier — – than a happy one..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Forget Happiness, Find Meaning.

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“..The incoming chief executive of Waikato District Health Board was in charge of one of the worst-performing Canadian health authorities – a Canadian government-ordered review shows..”

“..New Zealander Nigel Murray – who will take up his new role at Waikato DHB next week – - was head of the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia until earlier this year..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Questions over new … Continue reading

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“..Scientists reveal how THC – found in cannabis – ‘could slow cancer tumour growth’..”

“..New study from University of East Anglia reveals important details of marijuana’s ‘poorly understood’ anti-cancer properties..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Scientists reveal how THC – found in cannabis – ‘could slow cancer tumour growth’ – Health News – Health & … Continue reading

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“..A Not-So-Subtle Meditation on Sugar..”

“..Sugar has a long and sordid history. Sugar plantations in the Caribbean and southern United States were the first large-scale monocultures for producing a highly profitable product – - the prototype for our current industrial agriculture system..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading

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“..10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most..” 

“..Here are 10 things dogs can teach us about what matters most in life: 1. Live in the moment..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 10 Things Dogs Teach Us About What Matters Most | Debbie Gisonni.

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“..Most Republicans Think Jesus Would Denounce Universal Healthcare..”

“..Once again – Republicans have conflated Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ – - with the Bible..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Most Republicans Think Jesus Would Denounce Universal Healthcare | Alternet.

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“..There’s a fitness tracker for your vagina. Quantifying your life has gone too far..”

“..’Let’s get physical’ takes on a new meaning – - when you’re tweeting the stats from your kegel monitor..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> There’s a fitness tracker for your vagina. Quantifying your life has gone too far | Jess Zimmerman … Continue reading

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“..Silent – not deadly – how farts cure diseases..”

“..A recent study from the University of Exeter has been reported as showing that smelling farts can cure cancer – - as well as many other diseases. Although the study itself doesn’t actually say this at any point – - … Continue reading

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“..Desmond Tutu: I approve of assisted dying..”

“..Retired archbishop also says attempts to prolong Nelson Mandela’s life were ‘disgraceful’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Desmond Tutu: I approve of assisted dying – Home News – UK – The Independent.

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“..The ‘Forbidden Fruit’ That Makes Women Enjoy Sex More..”

“..A surprising boost to women’s sexual satisfaction..” (cont..) ..(ed:..who knew..?..an ‘apple a day’..eh..?..) go to source/story>>> The “Forbidden Fruit” That Makes Women Enjoy Sex More | Alternet.

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“..Staggering $1.3 Billion Spent to Propagandize About GMO and Chemical-Intensive Foods..”

“..The anti–organic food narrative is a recurring theme in the media of late. What’s going on with these stories?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Staggering $1.3 Billion Spent to Propagandize About GMO and Chemical-Intensive Foods | Alternet.

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“..Danger Zone: Major Nuclear Waste Dump Continues to Emit Dangerous Levels of Radiation..”

“..What happened is still a mystery – after an accident near the surface site of a New Mexico nuclear waste storage facility in February..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Danger Zone: Major Nuclear Waste Dump Continues to Emit Dangerous Levels of … Continue reading

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“..How Republicans Can Save Themselves – As the Party of Legal Weed..”

“..A modest proposal that might redeem the GOP – - (or at least make it a lot cooler): – Seize the marijuana moment..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Republicans Can Save Themselves—As the Party of Legal Weed | Alternet.

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“..Tobacco giant ‘tried blackmail’ to block Ugandan anti-smoking law..”

“..British American Tobacco ‘targeted farmers’ – - in constituency of MP who is behind bid to bring in tough regulations..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Tobacco giant ‘tried blackmail’ to block Ugandan anti-smoking law | Business | The Guardian.

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“..Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors..”

“..Frozen barrier – costing £185m – - being built around Fukushima Daiichi’s four damaged reactors – - to contain irradiated water..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors | Environment | … Continue reading

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“..7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries..”

“..some of the blueberry’s health benefits and fun facts aren’t exactly common knowledge. Here are a few things…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Blueberries.

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“..Battered and bruised – kids are shunning rugby..”

“..In the aftermath of the tragic death of Jordan Kemp – - we examine the way parents are increasingly turning their back on rugby to keep their children safe..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Battered and bruised – kids are shunning … Continue reading

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“..Drugs tested on mentally disabled..”

“..A drug company has been cleared to test experimental drugs on intellectually disabled people – - despite earlier concerns that it was illegal and risky..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drugs tested on mentally disabled | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Local Government Association says that junk food tax ‘should be used to fight obesity’..”

“..The NHS is spending £1 million an hour on diabetes: – a tenth of its annual budget..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Local Government Association says that junk food tax ‘should be used to fight obesity’ – Health News – Health … Continue reading

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“..’Crystal meth makes me work better’ – says German MP..”

“..A prominent German politician has admitted taking crystal meth – – but said he did it to be better at his job..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Crystal meth makes me work better,’ says German MP Michael Hartmann – Europe – … Continue reading

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“..Sex and drug addicts’ behaviour is ‘triggered by the same type of brain activity’ – say Cambridge scientists..”

“..Sex and drug addiction may be two sides of the same neurological coin – - according to new research which found similarities in brain activity between drug addicts and sex addicts..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sex and drug addicts’ behaviour is … Continue reading

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“..How Pot Helped this Autistic Epileptic Child – Go From Blank Stares to Loving Hugs..”

“..Her frequent seizures were once so severe they caused broken bones — – now they’re almost eliminated..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Pot Helped this Autistic, Epileptic Child Go From Blank Stares to Loving Hugs | Alternet.

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“..The Freakish Appearance of a McDonald’s Hamburger – After 5 Years in a Desk..”

“..Like an air-hockey puck with a dried-out bun – - with the faint smell of beef..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Freakish Appearance of a McDonald’s Hamburger After 5 Years in a Desk | Alternet.

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“..5 Surprising Ways to Alleviate Pain..”

“..Big pharma does not have the corner on relieving chronic debilitating pain..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Surprising Ways to Alleviate Pain | Alternet.

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“..Major Study: Monsanto GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys – and Severe Hormonal Disruption..”

“..Key study has passed through three peer reviews..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Major Study: Monsanto GMO Corn Can Cause Damage to Liver and Kidneys, and Severe Hormonal Disruption | Alternet.

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