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“..‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships..”

“..Having a double dose of a gene that boosts levels of serotonin – appears to increase students’ chances of romance..” (cont..) go to source/story>> ‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships | Science | The Guardian.

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how tony ryall screwed-up…

“..The axing of cost-cutting company Health Benefits Limited is a blot on former health minister Tony Ryall’s record – the Labour Party says. The Government yesterday confirmed it would wind down the Crown-owned company – - which was tasked with … Continue reading

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“..Millions Of People Feel The Need To Escape – But From What?..”

“..What drives any compulsive form of escapism is temporary relief from pain – – be it physical – emotional – mental – or spiritual..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Millions Of People Feel The Need To Escape, But From What?.

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“..Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week..”

“..Professional cuddler Samantha Hess has opened a pro cuddling shop – - where for $60 customers can get an hour’s worth of spooning – - and ‘the level of human contact that we want or need in order to be … Continue reading

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“..Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer – New Study Finds..”

“..Over the past few years research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells – and reduce the growth of others. Now a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment – - cannabis … Continue reading

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“..How Long Will You Live? – Ask Your Friends..”

“..When actor James Gandolfini died in the summer of 2013 – at age 51 – - a prominent cardiologist described him as ‘a heart attack waiting to happen’. The award-winning Sopranos star was overweight and inactive – - and on … Continue reading

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“..The Surprisingly Large Carbon Paw Print of Our Beloved – Polluting Pets..” (ed:..solution:..dogs/cats can thrive on a vegan diet..this..and other doggy-tales..)

“..Humans are not the only animals soiling the planet..” (cont..) (ed:..i had a 16 yr old dog..who died recently.. ..who lived her whole life on a vegan diet.. ..so that is one way to lessen their footprint.. ..and if you … Continue reading

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“..Bono undergoes five hours of surgery – after bike fall in New York..”

“..Doctor tells Rolling Stone magazine the U2 singer sustained injuries including broken arm and fractured eye socket..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Bono undergoes five hours of surgery after bike fall in New York | Music | The Guardian.

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“..Fonterra payout cut looms as world dairy prices fall again..”(+ comment:..what john key knows..but isn’t telling you..)

“..Fonterra looks set to drop its farmgate milk price for 2014/15 to around $4.55 to $4.85 a kg of milksolids – - from its current forecast of $5.30 a kg – - after international dairy prices resumed their decline at … Continue reading

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“..How A Former ‘Queen Of Excuses’ Lost 277 Pounds..”

“..At 457 pounds – Rhonda Martin felt ‘very sad and very isolated’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How A Former ‘Queen Of Excuses’ Lost 277 Pounds.

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“..5 Ways Antidepressants Might Impact Your Sex Life..”

“..It’s no secret that anti-depressants can come with sexual side effects. Between 30 and 70 percent of patients managing depression with medication – - report experiencing some kind of sexual problem..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Ways Antidepressants Might Impact … Continue reading

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“..This Election Was a Tidal Wave for Legal Marijuana..”

“..The takeaway from Election 2014 is clear: Americans agree that the enforcement of marijuana prohibition is not working..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This Election Was a Tidal Wave for Legal Marijuana | Alternet.

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“..From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: no such thing as a glamorous drunk..”

“..The actor’s half-cut appearance at an awards show – - turns back the clock to the glory days of the Hollywood hellraiser. But was it really that much fun?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> From Johnny Depp to Hunter S Thompson: … Continue reading

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“..Into the orgasmatron! – The Institute of Sexology hits the spot..”

“..Stephen Moss flings off his pullover to unleash his inner libido at the Institute of Sexology exhibition – - which probes everything from Victorian masturbation manuals – - to priapic pottery..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Into the orgasmatron! The Institute … Continue reading

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“..Global Drug Survey 2015: seven things you may not know about drugs..”

“..Discover some of the surprising facts we found out from the results of previous years’ surveys – - and take part in 2015’s Global Drug Survey..” (cont..) (ed:..i’ve already done it..the drug survey.. ..it’s kinda interesting.. ..digging down into the … Continue reading

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“..Should we be worried about drinking milk?..”

“..A study linked drinking more than a glass a day with an increase in fractures in women – - and a rise in the risk for men of dying from heart disease..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Should we be worried … Continue reading

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“..Being kind makes you healthier – more attractive..”

“..As well as making others feel good – there is evidence that people who spread a little kindness – - are happier – healthier – and more attractive than their mean-spirited peers. Clinical psychologist Jo Lamble from Sydney explains how … Continue reading

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“..The Elvis Presley coverup: What America didn’t hear about the death of the king..”

“..After Presley’s death – an effort was launched to protect the reputation of the hospital that had treated him..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Elvis Presley coverup: What America didn’t hear about the death of the king – Salon.com.

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“..Writing Top Five Regrets of the Dying has brought me to tears..”

“..When carer Bronnie Ware wrote a blog in 2009 listing the five things that most haunted her terminally ill patients – - she had no idea it would become an internet sensation – – and transform her life..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Labour hopeful says he’s in the clear five years after cancer scare..”

“..Andrew Little – one of the front-runners in Labour’s leadership contest which is decided tomorrow – - says he has been clear of cancer for four years – - after a fluke test caught the disease at an early stage..” … Continue reading

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“..The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis..”

“..marijuana also contains an ingredient that appears to have antipsychotic effects. Tom Ireland visits the UK’s only licensed cannabis farm – - and meets the man responsible for breeding a plant that might be of benefit to millions..” (cont..) go … Continue reading

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“..Drug banned in US – given to British soldiers fighting the virus..”

“..Anti-malarial with links to psychosis and hallucinations – - prescribed for service personnel currently deployed in Sierra Leone..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ebola outbreak: Drug banned in US given to British soldiers fighting the virus – Home News – UK … Continue reading

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“..Recipe: Vegan tacos – nut-mince – salsa – guac..”

“..These tasty tacos are gluten – dairy – and refined sugar free..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Recipe: Vegan tacos – nut-mince, salsa, guac | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..The Needle And The Damage Done..”

“..Logan was a college student struggling with a heroin problem. Getting busted by campus police should have meant adult intervention – consequences – and treatment. Instead they turned him into a confidential informant..” (cont..) go to source/story>> UMass police helped … Continue reading

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“..FGM: Images of female circumcision ceremony show distressing reality of female genital mutilation..”

“..Photos of young Kenyan girls being circumcised in a tribal ceremony – - highlight the stark reality faced by those who experience female genital mutilation (FGM)..” (cont..) go to source/story>> FGM: Images of female circumcision ceremony show distressing reality of … Continue reading

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“..10 Most Popular Fad Diets – Debunked..”

(ed:..there s some sense spoken here..in these debunkings/questionings.. ..but the critique of the vegan diet ignores the main reason many people are vegan.. (..and what is certainly also a factor for those whose personal health/well-being is the goal from going … Continue reading

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“..How Cannabis Was Used to Shrink One of the Most Aggressive Brain Cancers..”

“..Combining radiotherapy with cannabinoid treatment had a big effect..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Cannabis Was Used to Shrink One of the Most Aggressive Brain Cancers | Alternet.

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“..The Most Popular Drug in America Is an Antipsychotic – and No One Really Knows How It Works..”

“..The pharmaceutical industry has flooded America with antipsychotics..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Most Popular Drug in America Is an Antipsychotic and No One Really Knows How It Works | Alternet.

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“..Dynamo: The day my tricks made Robbie Williams scream..”

“..The magician on why he prefers his nan’s cooking to Gordon Ramsay’s – - how Polos have become an essential prop in his shows – – and how he copes with Crohn’s disease..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Dynamo: The day … Continue reading

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“..Diabetes – and the gadget that could end the ‘hypo’..”

“..For thousands of people with type 1 diabetes – - controlling their blood sugar levels is a daily struggle. Now a new monitor offers them hope..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Diabetes and the gadget that could end the ‘hypo’ | … Continue reading

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“..How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda – and won..”

“..Californian city known for its liberal causes defeated powerful opposition over its campaign..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How Berkeley took on the might of Big Soda and won | US news | The Guardian.

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“..State rejects sex ed changes..”

“..New guidelines for sex education will be released in a few weeks – - but the Government will shy away from ordering schools to teach more than basic biology. The Ministry of Education is due to release the new blueprint … Continue reading

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“..Booze cause of family violence – inquiry..” (ed:..it’s a shame both labour and national are ‘owned’ by the booze-pushers..eh..?..)

“.. The Glenn Inquiry’s final report – to be delivered later this month – will demand a wholesale reform of alcohol law – - saying it would help dramatically cut family violence statistics. The troubled inquiry will deliver its Blueprint … Continue reading

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“..Depression..”

“..Depression causes a greater burden of disability than any other condition – - yet it is widely undiagnosed and untreated. In this special collection of articles – Nature asks why that burden is so great – - how science is … Continue reading

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“..What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms..”

“..For centuries ‘magic’ mushrooms have been both celebrated and reviled for their mind-expanding properties..” (cont..) go to source/story>> What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms.

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“..Man Challenges Cop to a Booze vs. Weed Contest..”

“..Maybe what we need is a good old fashioned drug duel..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Man Challenges Cop to a Booze vs. Weed Contest | Alternet.

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“..This is your brain trying to be funny..”

“..While comedians think up jokes – - activity rises in brain areas involved in reward – - and making links between opposing ideas..” (cont..) go to source/story>> This is your brain trying to be funny | Science | The Guardian.

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“..Thalidomide: how men who blighted lives of thousands evaded justice..”

“..Newly exposed files show how victims were betrayed by political interference in trial..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Thalidomide: how men who blighted lives of thousands evaded justice | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Nearly one in three adults in the Southern District Health Board catchment area is obese..”

“..Schools will be challenged to meet exercise and food standards – - as part of a $1.9 million project to get Invercargill and Bluff residents healthier. The funding bonanza to address the area’s obesity problems – - will be targeted … Continue reading

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“..Kava new risk on our roads..”

“.. Drivers mixing kava and alcohol are emerging as a potential problem on our roads – - after research linked the popular Pacific Island drink to a high number of serious crashes in Fiji. A study by Auckland University doctoral … Continue reading

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