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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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“..Disgusting stuff turns us into liars and cheats – and cleanliness makes us honest again..”

“..Study reveals the subconscious impact of emotions on decision making..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Disgusting stuff turns us into liars and cheats, and cleanliness makes us honest again – Science – News – The Independent.

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“..9 Ways Pets Improve Our Lives..” 

“..Check out these nine scientifically-researched ways that pets improve the lives of their human companions..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 9 Ways Pets Improve Our Lives | Kayla Matthews.

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“..10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens..”

“..These are just some of the best snippets of sex ed – - that will make you oh-so-glad to be a teen today..” (ed:..this one is a purler..) “..4. Housework will save you from sexual promiscuity. ‘..Housework – particularly floor-scrubbing … Continue reading

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“..10 Weirdest Libido Boosters..”

“..Next time – you may want to consider adding an avocado to your salad..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Weirdest Libido Boosters | Alternet.

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“..Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses – but there is no cause for optimism..”

“..With 500,000 tonnes of contaminated water onsite – - and reactor 1 off limits until 2025 – - decommissioning will take 40 years..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Fukushima £11bn cleanup progresses, but there is no cause for optimism | Environment … Continue reading

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“..Bro-tox: the man’s gift of the jab..” (ed:..bro-tox..?..yeah..nah..eh..?..)

“..Notice any friends who haven’t been able to frown recently?..” (cont..) (ed:..you can get the same results from a vegan-diet..and eschewing that that foul-muck..alcohol.. ..meat/dairy/booze are serious wrinkle-creators/skin-tone-destroyers.. ..i know many ‘old’ vegans who look like they could be bo-toxed … Continue reading

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“..12 weeks to fit in South Auckland: The results..”

“..Three months of sweat and tears has finally ended in a spectacular fashion – - for a group of 50 South Auckland women determined to lose weight and get healthy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 12 weeks to fit in South … Continue reading

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“..Police slam council deal on all-night bars..” (ed:..and yet another ‘ew!’ from/by celia wade-brown..the ‘green’-mayor..) (update:.wade-brown is refusing requests for an interview on this from radio new zealand..)

“..Police are calling foul over a deal they say was struck between Wellington City Council and Hospitality NZ- – to allow the capital’s bars to stay open later. Internal council emails – obtained by The Dominion Post through court records … Continue reading

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“..Police say ecstasy imports on the rise..” (ed:..legalise the bloody stuff..!..and a personal-testimonial..)

“..Pure ecstasy is making a comeback after years of knock-offs – fakes – and synthetic copies filling the market..” (cont..) (ed:..personally..i think mdma should be the next drug to be decriminalised after cannabis.. ..maybe both at the same time..?.. ..psycho-therapists … Continue reading

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“..Calorie-laden burger ‘a heart attack on a plate’..”

“..Clocking in at 1,966 calories (98% of a woman’s recommended daily intake and 79%’s of a man’s – according to the UK government) – - the latest offering from the British pub chain is a bit of a mouthful. The … Continue reading

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“..The Dangerous Truth About GMOs That Monsanto Is Desperate to Hide..”

“..Monsanto and DuPont are desperate to keep the possible risks in the dark..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Dangerous Truth About GMOs That Monsanto Is Desperate to Hide | Alternet.

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“..How Climate Change Could Increase Pollen Levels by 200 Percent..”

“..Global warming will cause a huge increase in hay fever and pollen allergies..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How Climate Change Could Increase Pollen Levels by 200 Percent | Alternet.

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“..Media Leaping to Extremely Faulty Conclusions from Study on the Effects of Marijuana on the Brain..”

“..So precisely what do these findings tell us in regard to pot use and health? Not much..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Media Leaping to Extremely Faulty Conclusions from Study on the Effects of Marijuana on the Brain | Alternet.

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“..10 foods you should eat every day..”

“..let’s focus on the powerful super foods that pack a serious nutrition hit for their punch – - and the foods that we should aim to eat on a daily basis..” (cont..) (ed:..as a vegan i’ll flag the ‘oily-fish’..but all … Continue reading

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“..Saving the Planet – One Meal at a Time..” (chris hedges on the case for turning vegan..)

“..My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate — – ‘God grant me abstinence – but not yet’. But with animal agriculture as the leading cause of species extinction – water pollution – ocean … Continue reading

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“..Effects of cannabis use study: Scientists say brains of regular marijuana smokers are smaller – but work faster..”

“..the study – which compared 48 users with 62 ‘control’ subjects who never smoked – - found that the brains of the former had ‘higher functional and structural connectivity’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Effects of cannabis use study: Scientists say … Continue reading

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“..A pill to make you smart?..”

“..Scientists’ breakthrough in unlocking the brain’s potential – - by returning it to child-like state..” (cont..) go to source/story>> A pill to make you smart? Scientists’ breakthrough in unlocking the brain’s potential by returning it to child-like state – Health … Continue reading

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“..Terminally ill Simpsons creator Sam Simon calls cancer ‘the most amazing experience of my life’ – as he donates $100million to charity..”

“..The writer and producer was given three months to live two years ago..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Terminally ill Simpsons creator Sam Simon calls cancer ‘the most amazing experience of my life’, as he donates $100million to charity – People … Continue reading

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“..Hip hop – magic mushrooms – could help cure depression..”

“..Two recent pieces of research have in turn suggested that hip hop and magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression…” (cont..) (ed:..so..instead of doctors handing out those vile/addictive/mind-fucking ‘tranks’ to those who are depressed.. ..doctors should instead be handing … Continue reading

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“..Landmark 20-Year Study Finds Pesticides Linked to Depression In Farmers..” (ed:..maybe something federated farmers here should be all over..?..but..yeah..nah..eh..?..vested-interests rule..!..eh..?..can’t afford to offend/challenge the big chemical companies..eh..?..)

“..A landmark study indicates that seven pesticides – - some widely used – - may be causing clinical depression in farmers. Will the government step in and start regulating these chemical tools?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Landmark 20-Year Study Finds … Continue reading

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“..Smoking Causes More Than Half Of Bladder Cancer Cases – And Patients Who Smoke Know It..”

“.. More than half of bladder cancers in the U.S. are the result of smoking, – - and 90 percent of smokers with the disease are aware of the connection- – according to a new study..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> … Continue reading

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“..Glenn Beck Sick With Mysterious Neurological Illness..”

“..Glenn Beck revealed on his network The Blaze on Monday that he has been battling a series of health problems that have left doctors baffled. The conservative media personality said the problems started when he was on Fox News – … Continue reading

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“..Diabetes and obesity linked to number of nearby fast-food outlets – study finds..” (ed:..yoo-hoo..!..carls’ jnrs..!..we’re looking @ you..!..but not only you..)

“..Researchers find there are nearly twice as many fast-food outlets within 500 metres of homes – - in socially deprived areas..” (cont..) (ed:..and here in auckland..sth auckland is saturated with these crap-food-peddlers.. ..and where did carl jnrs set up their … Continue reading

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“..Indian women die after state-run mass sterilisation campaign goes wrong..”

“..Eight women have died – and dozens more are in hospital – - after doctor reportedly carried out 80 operations in five hours..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Indian women die after state-run mass sterilisation campaign goes wrong | World news … Continue reading

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“..Report outrages Joan Rivers’ daughter..”

“..A state report released Monday said the clinic ‘failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Report outrages Joan Rivers’ daughter – Entertainment – NZ Herald News.

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“..New drug resistant strain of STD gonorrhea found in Australia..”

“..The STI is resistant to a range of antibiotics..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> New drug resistant strain of STD gonorrhea found in Australia – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent.

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