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“..Kiwis taking to ‘hillbilly heroin’..”

“..New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity – - and a painkiller known as ‘hillbilly heroin’ is being handed out too easily. The opioid oxycodone – known in the United States as “‘hillbilly heroin’ – - is one … Continue reading

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“..Labour promises bowel screening programme..”

“..Labour has committed to a national bowel screening programme – - saying National had “dragged the chain” on preventing cancer deaths. A bowel screening pilot programme being carried out in the Waitemata District Health Board area in Auckland – - … Continue reading

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“..Don’t Try Too Hard: The Art of Wu-Wei..”

“..Employing the ancient Chinese art of wu-wei – - is now being touted by modern science as a way to enrich life..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Don’t Try Too Hard: The Art of Wu-Wei – Mind & Body – Utne … Continue reading

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“..Are we using antidepressants to paper over the cracks of a fractured society?..”

“..Use of antidepressant drugs has become more common than ever before. Perhaps it’s time that we looked at the wider causes of this trend..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Are we using antidepressants to paper over the cracks of a fractured … Continue reading

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“..Invisible drug users..”

“..An invisible swathe of middle-class New Zealanders are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs – - a new survey has found. Fairfax Media’s involvement in the Global Drugs Survey on worldwide drug use – - has for the first time … Continue reading

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“..Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields..”

“..The industry doesn’t want to admit it – - but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields – … Continue reading

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“..Hepatitis C Treatment Cures Up To 90%: Study..”

“..The Phase III trial of more than 700 patients called Hallmark-Dual – - tested a combination of Bristol’s daclatasvir and asunaprevir over 24 weeks of therapy – - in patients with genotype 1b of the virus that causes progressive liver … Continue reading

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“..10 Totally Free Ways To Burn Calories – That Don’t Feel Like Working Out..”

“..there are loads of ways to burn calories – - that won’t cost you a penny..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Totally Free Ways To Burn Calories That Don’t Feel Like Working Out.

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“..4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction..”

“..Many otherwise healthy foods contain high levels of estrogen..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 4 Surprising Foods Packed With Estrogen — The Chemical Linked to Obesity and Sexual Dysfunction | Alternet.

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“..AA and Rehab Culture Have Shockingly Low Success Rates..”

“..There’s a better way to treat addiction than Alcoholics Anonymous – - new book argues..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> AA and Rehab Culture Have Shockingly Low Success Rates | Alternet.

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“..Doctors enlisted – to ban legal highs..”

“..Health officials and doctors have joined forces – - to have synthetic cannabis banned..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Doctors enlisted to ban legal highs | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Turns Out Your ‘Hormone-Free’ Milk – Is Full of Sex Hormones..”

“..By milking pregnant cows – - dairies produce a product with elevated estrogen levels — – and that doesn’t do a body good..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Turns Out Your “Hormone-Free” Milk Is Full of Sex Hormones | Mother Jones.

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“..5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic..”

“..Let’s just say you may want to rethink using baby wipes – - to remove your makeup..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 popular home products that can be surprisingly toxic – Salon.com.

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“..Wal-Mart to launch price war on ‘Expensive Organic Food’..”

“..Wal-Mart ‘has struck a deal with Wild Oats to launch 100 mostly organic products – - that will be priced 25% cheaper than national brands..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Wal-Mart to launch price war on “Expensive Organic Food” – Boing … Continue reading

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“..Dave Navarro On Heroin: ‘I Knew Goddamn Well All The Possible Consequences’..”

“..Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro had already lost loved ones to heroin by the time he tried the drug – - but no number of cautionary tales could keep him away – - he admitted to HuffPost Live on Thursday. … Continue reading

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“..Vaginas grown in labs successfully implanted into girls..”

“..Scientists hail operations on teenagers with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome – - which affects organ development..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Vaginas grown in labs successfully implanted into girls with rare disorder | Society | theguardian.com.

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“..Growing concern over medical freebies..”

“..Doctors and nurses accepted drug company-funded trips meals and gifts – - worth almost $170,000 last year – - amid growing concern about the freebies’ potential to influence medical decisions. District health board gift registers obtained under the Official Information … Continue reading

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“..Lab-grown nostrils – vaginas – working well..”

“..Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab – - and transplanting them into people – - this time with nostrils and vaginas..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well – … Continue reading

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“..The Movie The Food Industry Doesn’t Want You To See..”

“..Here are some of the sobering facts about the state of health in America revealed in ‘Fed Up’ – - a new documentary from producers Katie Couric and Laurie David about the country’s food industry: (1) “Over 95 percent of … Continue reading

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“..Some Brain Areas Keep Youthful Connectivity in Aging..”

“..New research discovers that some regions of the brain maintain the ability to make new connections long after the brain stops growing. This ability to retain a ‘childlike’ ability in adulthood- – potentially contributes to our ability to learn new … Continue reading

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the great tamiflu rip-off..

“..New Zealand will maintain its $32 million stockpile of influenza medicine Tamiflu – - despite a major international study throwing doubt on the value of the treatment..” (cont..) (ed:..we were well and truly screwed-over/gouged by those scumbag big-pharma lizards with … Continue reading

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“..5 biggest myths about marijuana – debunked..”

“..The more research is released – - the more legalization seems like a no-brainer..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 biggest myths about marijuana, debunked – Salon.com.

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“..Near death – explained..”

“..New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences – - with shocking results. (excerpt:..) ‘..At this point Pam’s out-of-body adventure transformed into a near-death experience (NDE): She recalls floating out of the operating room and traveling … Continue reading

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“..Peaches Geldof initial postmortem proves ‘inconclusive’..”

“..Toxicology analysis – which could take several weeks – - is now under way on the body of 25-year-old – - who died suddenly on Monday..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Peaches Geldof initial postmortem proves ‘inconclusive’ | Culture | theguardian.com.

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raw-vegan mother looks stunning – 12 days after birth…

“..The diet is defined as a raw food – low-fat vegan programme – - based exclusively around whole – fresh – uncooked fruits and vegetables..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Blogger stands by controversial diet | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..I loved naked yoga: Maybe I am a naked person!..”

“..Before I tried naked yoga – - I thought it might be hipster nonsense. Instead it made nudity liberating – - and yes – sexy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> I loved naked yoga: Maybe I am a naked person! – … Continue reading

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“..The ‘butter is good’ study has some serious flaws..”

“..Trouble is – this particular meta-analysis has a lot of flaws 0 – writes James McWilliams at the Pacific Standard. Chief among them: The authors left out a couple of key studies that came to the opposite conclusion – - … Continue reading

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“..Radical new skin cancer treatment shows promise – in first clinical trials..”

“..radical new form of cancer treatment that relies on the body’s natural ‘killer cells’ – - to attack tumours – - has proved a success in the first clinical trials on patients suffering from advanced skin cancer – - scientists … Continue reading

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“..What are the risks of eating infected meat?..”

“..how bad could it be for us?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>> What are the risks of eating infected meat? | From the Guardian | The Guardian.

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“..Lentil and quinoa salad..”

“..Lentils are a type of legume and – - they come in different shapes and sizes. They are favoured for their quick cooking time – - and ability to absorb flavours..” (cont..) go to surce/story>>> Lentil and quinoa salad – … Continue reading

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“..Brain study offers hope for gambling addicts..”

“..Gamblers mistakenly believe they can always beat the odds in a game of chance – - because they have developed a different pattern of brain activity to non-gamblers. A study has identified a region of the brain – – called … Continue reading

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“..Smoking: How did you give up?..”

(ed:..my answer to the above question.. .(after becoming addicted to cigarettes at about age 13-14.. ..and being a heavy-smoker for a long time after that..) ..is that i used cannabis as a substitute.. ..and found that effective in getting me … Continue reading

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“..Homeopathy is bunk – study says..” (ed:..but..!..but..!..what about the animals..?..)

“..Medical experts tested research and treatments for 68 conditions – - and found they had no impact..” (cont..) (ed:..the above is all very well and good.. ..and i have heard all the evidence of the power of the placebo-effect..for humans.. … Continue reading

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“..The gambler’s fallacy explained?..”

“..Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner- – could be due to brain damage..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The gambler’s fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain … Continue reading

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“..With this ring: the wearable smart ring that controls your world – in pictures..”

“..Developers of the WonderRing say you’ll be able to control your electronics – - and track your sports performances – heart rate – and temperature – - as wearable tech gets even smaller..” (cont..) (ed:..this will be a hypochondriacs dream..eh..? … Continue reading

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“..Gout in Maori and Pacific people – linked to protection from malaria..”

“..Maori and Pacific people’s high rates of the arthritic joint disease gout may be related to evolutionary changes protecting against malaria – - University of Otago scientists believe. The 12 per cent rate in Maori men – gout affects men … Continue reading

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“..Sweet and sour..”

“..Deluged with soft drinks – - our children are gaining weight – - and losing teeth in record numbers. Can public health solutions prevail?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Sweet and sour – Health – The Listener.

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“..Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Pot..”

“..The more research is released – – the more legalisation makes sense..” (cont.) go to source/story>>> Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Pot | Alternet.

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“..Vegetarians are ‘less healthy and have a lower quality of life than meat-eaters’ -scientists say..” (ed:..yes..!..yes..!..but..!..)

ed:.. ..as one who was a vegetarian for about 15 years..and latterly vegan for about the same length of time.. ..i would have to agree with the above headline.. ..to a point..(‘cos i remember feeling better as a vegetarian..than on … Continue reading

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“..So now it’s seven a day? – Here’s my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish..”

“..Nanny Britain’s fruit and veg regime will never work- – while the list includes fruitcake – - and sugar-laden drinks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> So now it’s seven a day? Here’s my easy alternative: just stop eating rubbish | Alex … Continue reading

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