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Category Archives: health
“..People under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs and dairy – - are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Animal protein-rich diets could be as harmful to health as smoking … Continue reading
“..Medical marijuana advocates in New York have announced a month-long series of events – - urging lawmakers to pass the state’s Compassionate Care Act – - a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. The program’s launch also coincides … Continue reading
(..ed:..breast and prostate cancer are our biggies here in new zealand.. ..and here is the puzzling-fact:..) “..Despite high rates of smoking – - China’s rate of lung cancer is actually lower than that of most European nations..” (cont..) go to … Continue reading
“..Because when it comes to addiction – - every day presents new challenges – - and having a plan ‘just in case’ – - offers a second chance to those struggling with drug abuse – - and peace of mind … Continue reading
“..It’s deeply tied to class and race..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Reasons Americans Are Obese—It’s Not About Personal Choice | Alternet.
“..she became curious to know why and how cannabis – - was helping so many of her patients..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Psychedelic Science Org’s 14-Year Headache of Trying to Buy Pot From the Feds | Alternet.
“..Does she finally have an answer..?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Meet the Controversial MIT Scientist Who Claims She Discovered a Cause of Gluten Intolerance | Alternet.
“..Simon Day narrates this video on how and where the brain stores facts or dreams – - such as that badger in bondage you saw vomiting broccoli in the Louvre..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How your brain works – video … Continue reading
“..Mushrooms are being hailed as a miracle cure for cancer. But can a shiitake stir-fry really work wonders?..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Could mushrooms be the cure for cancer? | Life and style | The Guardian.
“..there’s a few definite no no’s – - that you should really try and avoid..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 6 things you should never do at the gym | Stuff.co.nz.
“..Victorian newspapers would regularly feature ads for male chastity belts – - ‘scientific’ pills to dampen desire – - and even metal clamps designed to contain any unwanted ‘excitement’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Mark Twain on Masturbation | Brain Pickings.
“..The death of my child brought a pain like no other – - and made me question every parenting decision I’ve made..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Losing my son to drugs – Salon.com.
“..“Prohibition has led to the attempt to avoid prohibition – - and therefore the production of more toxic substances.” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A lethal ignorance: We could make drugs safer. We choose not to – Comment – Voices – … Continue reading
“..Turns out – thanks to some big-time health benefits – - those incidentals don’t need to be banished to the compost heap..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Best Parts Of Fruits And Veggies You’re Not Eating.
“..Amy Winehouse Foundation will send ex-users into schools – - to talk openly about drugs and alcohol..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mitch Winehouse: ‘Amy’s lasting legacy will be saving children from addiction’ | Music | The Observer.
“..Supplement could be put into everyday foods – - to stop fat absorption..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Could seaweed stop the tide of obesity? Scientists creating supplement that blocks fat – Science – News – The Independent.
“..I urge lawmakers not to legalize or decriminalize marijuana – - which – as we now know – - is a gateway drug to Red Bull or any number of energy drinks. But that’s not why I oppose pot. They … Continue reading
“..An electric condom in early stages of development – - just might take safe sex from analog to digital..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> ‘Electric Eel’ Condom Promises To Improve Your Sex Life.
“..Top tips from an A&E consultant – - football manager – - headteacher – – and more..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> How I stay calm, by people with very stressful jobs | Life and style | The Guardian.
“..Nail bars are being threatened with closure or fines of up to $20,000 – if they breach new hygiene and safety rules..”
“..The strict new rules are an attempt to crack down on salons using dangerous chemicals – - that can cause major organ failure – and birth defects..” (cont..) (ed:..wtf..!..) go to source/story>>> Hammer drops on nail bars – National – … Continue reading
“..They swear they’re ’100% serious’..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> This company wants to make in-vitro meat from celebrities’ stem cells – Salon.com.
“..A positive (though modest) development – - for a change..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> U.S. expands access to healthy foods for low-income women and children – Salon.com.
“..Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman accidentally died after taking a toxic mix of drugs – - New York City officials announced on Friday. Hoffman died from a mix of heroin – cocaine – – amphetamines – and benzodiazepines..” (cont..) go … Continue reading
“..Scientists are finding promise of a bladder cancer treatment – - one of the most common cancers in the U.S. – - in a South Pacific root called kava..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> A South Pacific Root Could Be Promising … Continue reading
“..It’s not just health issues you have to worry about..” (cont..) go to source/story>> The Scariest Part About Aging | Alternet.
“..Our brains are simply not set up to produce rational behaviour. But there’s a way to change that..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why People Behave in Self-Defeating, Irrational Ways and How to Really Change | Alternet.
“..Sales of frozen food have increased – - and more upmarket options have become available – - but suspicion remains..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Are we falling back in love with frozen food? | Life and style | theguardian.com.
“..The Chinese-made locomotives were introduced from 2010- – with a contract specification that clearly stated no asbestos. Questions were raised last year after asbestos was discovered in 10 Australian locomotives manufactured by the same company – - but assurances were … Continue reading
“..A controversial national health programme giving patients control over their own death – - has been criticised as ‘euthanasia in disguise’ – - but Jean Whitteker (91) thinks it is a blessing. Advance care planning (ACP) is a new concept … Continue reading
“..Anyone who wants to continue throwing billions of dollars into the pockets of international shareholders would be absolutely free to do so. And if you don’t like the idea of a government-owned chain that would steer people to fat- and … Continue reading
“..The baby boomers refusing to grow old: ‘Silent epidemic’ of the over-40s turning to drink – heroin – and crack cocaine..”
“..DrugScope found that the problem is also not limited to those who have taken drugs in their younger years – – it noted that “significant numbers of older people are also ‘late starters’ – - using substances to self-medicate physical … Continue reading
“..Hummus – the simple dip of chickpeas – olive oil – lemon juice and salt – - has America under a spell. The New York Times reported that the hummus industry has grown from just a $5 million dollar business … Continue reading
“..Your grocery store shelves are crawling with them..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 500 Other Foods Besides Subway Sandwich Bread Containing Yoga Mat Chemical | Alternet.
“..Food safety recalls – and animal cruelty – - are increasing under government abdication of public health duties..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mad Cow, Eye Cancer, Feces In Your Food? The Price of Cutting Back on Meat Inspectors | Alternet.
“..The drugs minister – Norman Baker- is to appeal to the Chinese – - for help in curbing the spread of legal highs – - amid evidence of the marketing in Britain of the first synthetic substances to imitate the … Continue reading
“..Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents Agbogbloshie – - a former wetland in Accra Ghana – - which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site. Boys and young men smash devices to get to the metals – especially copper. Injuries, … Continue reading
“..The inventors of the margarine-making process won a Nobel Prize. Now we know that its byproduct is deadly..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The scientific case for banning trans fats – Salon.com.
“..Researchers have pinpointed chemicals found abundantly in both meat and dairy products – - known as advanced glycation end products – or AGEs – - with advanced cell aging and inflammation. AGEs are particularly abundant in foods cooked at high … Continue reading
“..Overdosing on heroin doesn’t make you a scumbag. Having a drink after 20 years of sobriety doesn’t make you weak. Having an addiction is not a moral choice. In fact – I think it is accurate to say – - … Continue reading
“..It’s possible to teach your brain new tricks – - and avoid a terrible affliction..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Yes, You Do Have the Power to Ward off Dementia | Alternet.