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“..Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new drug..”

“..NHS will pay for about 500 people to receive Sofosbuvir – - which could cure them – - without waiting for guidance from Nice..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new … Continue reading

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“..ACC passes on jobseekers’ details..”

“..Employers – recruitment agencies – - given access to claimants’ histories 36,000 times in the past year..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ACC passes on jobseekers’ details – Business – NZ Herald News.

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“..PM rejects ‘fat tax’..”

“..PM unconvinced by “fat tax” on sugary drinks..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> PM rejects ‘fat tax’ – politics – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..NZ urged to act quickly on tobacco bill..”

“..Politicians needs to pass bill stripping advertising on tobacco products ‘without delay’ – - to protect children – Unicef says..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> NZ urged to act quickly on tobacco bill | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student..” 

“..Easter’s coming up – - have you bought your honey-baked ham yet? I hope not – - because I’d like to try to talk you out of it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor … Continue reading

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“..10 Most Fattening Foods in the World..” 

“..After you’ve tried the deep-fried fish and deep-fried potatoes in Scotland – - what should you have for dessert? A Mars bar – deep-fried of course. Who wouldn’t love a chocolate bar gone all melty – - and encased in … Continue reading

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“..Eric Holder ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ – About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado..”

“..Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado- – following the legalization and state regulation of marijuana..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Eric Holder ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And … Continue reading

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“..Dietary supplements: who needs them?..”

“..In reality – most of us are better off without them..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Dietary supplements: who needs them? | Tania Browne | Science | theguardian.com.

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“..Synthetic cannabis risk ‘vast’..” (ed:..just legalise/regulate/tax the real stuff..eh..?..)

“..Synthetic cannabis puts more New Zealanders in hospital per use than any other drug – - and experts say it is a ”timebomb” that will strain the public health system for years to come. Results from this year’s Global Drug … Continue reading

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“..Naked yoga..”

“..Doing poses in the altogether – in mixed classes – – is already big in the US – - and now it’s landed here..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Naked yoga: the bare truth – Features – Health & Families – … Continue reading

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“..An Addict With Friends..”

“..The night the police came for Robert Aaron – - he was at home in the Mott Street apartment where he has lived for the last quarter century – - making a coconut pudding called tembleque. Mr. Aaron, whose legal … Continue reading

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“..Vintage Weight Loss Ads You Won’t Believe..” (gallery..)

“..outlandish women’s health ads from the ’50s and ’60s..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Vintage Weight Loss Ads You WON’T Believe – weather.com.

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“..Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: ‘People hear orgasm and they think it’s a good thing’..”

“..Sufferers of persistent genital arousal disorder can feel constantly about to orgasm. It’s no joke – despite how the media portray the condition..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Women with persistent genital arousal disorder: ‘People hear orgasm and they think it’s … Continue reading

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“..nurses stretched to breaking point – says report..”

“..Survey of 3,000 healthcare staff by Unison trade union – - find many work through breaks – - and beyond normal hours..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> NHS nurses stretched to breaking point, says report | Society | theguardian.com.

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“..Struggle with legal highs..”

“..some retailers are offering big discounts – - in a bid to keep people hooked..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Struggle with legal highs – health – national | Stuff.co.nz.

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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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