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“..Call for ban on selling ‘addictive’ energy drinks to children..”

“..Action on Sugar research finds that some drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar – – more than three times the maximum an adult should consume in a day..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Call for ban on selling ‘addictive’ … Continue reading

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“..Three-quarters of supermarket chickens carry food poisoning bug..”

“..Nearly one in five samples highly contaminated – - and none of major supermarkets met targets for reducing campylobacter..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Three-quarters of supermarket chickens carry food poisoning bug | World news | The Guardian.

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“..Auckland to consider banning smoking on beaches – outdoor cafes..”

“..Auckland Council is to consider making pavement dining and public places such as beaches smokefree sooner than expected – - after a large number of submissions from the public..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Auckland mulls tighter smoko ban – auckland … Continue reading

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“..Hearing impaired call for television captioning..”

“..New Zealand is one of the few Western countries that does not require television captioning by law – - meaning the Cricket World Cup involves a fair bit of guesswork for the hearing-impaired..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Hearing impaired call … Continue reading

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‘Meet the man who wants you to help him legalise MDMA..”

“..He believes that the Class A substance could cure mental illnesses – - and wants to promote its ‘therapeutic benefits’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Emanuel Sferios: Meet the man who wants you to help him legalise MDMA – People – … Continue reading

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“..How I rescued my brain: Psychologist David Roland rewired his thoughts following a stroke..”

“..The forensic psychologist David Roland was burdened by the traumatic nature of his work – and facing financial ruin. When he woke up in A&E – with little idea how he got there – it was thought he’d had a … Continue reading

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“..Jimmy Savile scandal: Allegations star was abusing patients and others at Stoke Mandeville Hospital ‘were reported to staff’..”

“..An inquiry found that more than 50 people were abused by Savile at the hospital – - including patients – staff – and visitors..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Jimmy Savile scandal: Allegations star was abusing patients and others at Stoke … Continue reading

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“..How unemployment warps your personality..”

“..Long periods of unemployment drain our bank accounts and weaken the economy. New research suggests extended joblessness could also dampen our personalities..” (cont..) go to source/story>> How unemployment warps your personality – Business – NZ Herald News.

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“..Helen Kelly diagnosed with lung cancer..”

(ed:..bugger..!..) (cont..) go to source/story>> Helen Kelly diagnosed with lung cancer | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..First full body transplant is two years away – surgeon claims..”

“..Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body – - using procedures he believes will soon be ready..” (cont..) go to source/story>> First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims | Society | … Continue reading

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“..Alaska’s marijuana entrepreneurs eager to open for business..”

“..Supporters of the initiative to legalise marijuana say they look forward to the next phase: – the opening of a legitimate industry with licensed sellers..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Alaska’s marijuana entrepreneurs eager to open for business | US news … Continue reading

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“..Marijuana legalisation comes to Washington DC – Alaska – and Jamaica..”

“..The places where people can buy legal marijuana is growing around the world – - with decriminalisation going to into effect in Washington DC and Alaska – - and being approved in Jamacia..” (cont..) (ed:..so when will this happen here..? … Continue reading

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“..Fast food rewards ‘send bad message’..”

“..giving youngsters sugary beverages marketed as sports drinks – lollies – and fast food vouchers for playing sport – - was sending the wrong message. Kids started associating the sugary drinks and high fat food with being active – she … Continue reading

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“..Marijuana legalisation to go into effect this week in Washington DC..”

“..Washington residents and visitors will be able to possess up to two ounces (56 grams) of marijuana – a large sandwich bag’s worth. Residents will also be able to cultivate the plant in their homes – – up to six … Continue reading

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“..Alcohol is much more deadly than cannabis – study..”

“..Alcohol is much more deadly than cannabis – a study has found. Scientists compared a wide range of drugs using calculations based on known lethal doses of the substances – and the amount a typical person used. They found that … Continue reading

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“..Watchdog Report – Gasping for Action..”

“..We’ve known for years that a chemical called diacetyl destroys lungs. So why is it still harming coffee workers – - and allowed in e-cigarettes?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Watchdog Report – Gasping for Action.

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“..Bikram Choudhury: Indian yoga guru faces string of sexual assault lawsuits in US..”

“..Bikram Choudhury – the Indian creator of the popular hot yoga system that bears his name – - is facing a stream of defections from his Bikram yoga brand – - amid mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted several of … Continue reading

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“..HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of ‘game-changer’ that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%..”

“..Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – - ‘needs to be available on the NHS as soon as possible’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of ‘game-changer’ that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by … Continue reading

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“..Ancient Vegetarian Tribe Struggles to Keep Its Traditions Alive..”

“..the tribe – which is one of the few traditionally vegetarian Indigenous groups in the world – - has played a crucial role in safeguarding local plants and trees..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Ancient Vegetarian Tribe Struggles to Keep Its … Continue reading

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“..’I’m Hung Like a Hamster’: Meet a Man With a Micropenis..”

“..His penis was just as he described it: ‘tiny but cute’..” (cont..) go to source/story>> “I’m Hung Like a Hamster”: Meet a Man With a Micropenis | Alternet.

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“..Pot is 114 Times Safer Than Booze – Says Study..”

“..New research finds pot is the least deadly among recreational drugs – - by far..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pot is 114 Times Safer Than Booze, Says Study | Alternet.

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“..Great gerbils chief cause of the great plague not black rats – study says..”

“..Black Death was imported from Asia over 400 years of the pandemic – - via native rodents such as great gerbils and marmots – - which harboured the plague bacteria..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Great gerbils chief cause of the … Continue reading

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“..Glow-in-the-dark ice cream..”

“..What’s more the Neon Nitro Ice Cream is also dairy free – preservative free – and vegan..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Glow-in-the-dark ice cream is really a thing | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Fruit fly may force Pasifika Festival to move..”

“..Auckland’s annual Pasifika Festival may have to be moved – - because of the fruit fly outbreak in the inner city. The biggest celebration of Pacific Island culture in the world is due to be held again on March 14-15 … Continue reading

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“..Debunking the Latest Pathetic Fear Smear Campaign Against Marijuana..”

“..No – smoking pot likely will not make you psychotic..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Debunking the Latest Pathetic Fear Smear Campaign Against Marijuana | Alternet.

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“..Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain..”

“..Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration – - while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops- – increases conceptual understanding and retention..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why reading and writing on paper can be … Continue reading

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“..Effects of sun damage on eyes – make scary reading..”

“..Few parents would let their kids out in the sun without sunblock and a hat – - but sunnies are usually an optional extra. One expert tells Stuff however – that eyes need to be cared for just as much … Continue reading

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“..Obesity linked to cycle of poverty..”

“..Countering the high economic and social costs started with the surrounding environment – said Mann. ‘If people are not bombarded with high saturated fat – high sugar kind of food everywhere they go.. if you didn’t have people who are … Continue reading

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“..How Personality Affects Gene Expression – And Immune System Function..”

“..Some research has suggested that personality can play a role in the risk of developing certain physical health problems. Now – a new study has found that personality traits may also be a factor in how well the body fights … Continue reading

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“..Tobacco Giants Battle New Ads – Painting Them As Liars..”

“..Never underestimate the staying power of big tobacco..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Tobacco Giants Battle New Ads Painting Them As Liars.

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“..I thought I was a tortured genius – but I was just a sad fella – who thought booze was my friend..”

“..He’s the teenage boxing champion who fought alcoholism- – and ended up sleeping rough..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Johnny Harris: ‘I thought I was a tortured genius but I was just a sad fella who thought booze was my friend’ … Continue reading

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“..E-cigarettes – not all in favour of the vapour..”

“..E-cigarettes are causing a stir – - with the latest whiff of contention stemming from Scotland – - where health boards are banning their use on National Health Service premises. Just as they’ve done with cigarettes..” (cont..) go to source/story>> … Continue reading

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“..Curing the fear of death: How ‘tripping out’ could change everything..”

“..A chemical called ‘psilocybin’ – - shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Curing the fear of death: How “tripping out” could change everything – Salon.com.

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“..Will your favourite drink give you cancer?..”

“..Consumers are being exposed to an ‘avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk’ – - from an ingredient being added to soft drinks – - according to a new study..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Will your favourite drink give you cancer?.

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“..14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating..”

“..there are some essential truths you should know before you too take the dive into meditation or mindfulness – - (or both)..” (cont..) go to source/story>> 14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating.

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“..Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat..”

“..Think you eat only healthy unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover – - and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what … Continue reading

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“..Eating meat is hurting the environment – top US nutritional panel says..”

“..In the US – the foremost nutrition advisory panel is taking a stand against meat: – Americans should eat less of it – top experts say – - in order to protect the environment. The recommendation by the Dietary Guidelines … Continue reading

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“..Statin Drug Scandal..”

“..documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry – - regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs – - sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia..” (cont..) go to source/story>>   Statin Drug Scandal:   :  Information Clearing House – ICH.

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“..Pot and Pain – Part 1..”

“..It seems there are still some misconceptions about pain being an ‘excuse – - for Medicinal Marijuana..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Pot and Pain, Part 1. | Cannabis for chronic pain advocacy NZ.

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“..Why Sex Feels Good – and Other Fascinating Facts About the Science of Touch..”

“..The ‘just right’ sort of touch — a caress — – is much more important to our survival – - than many people often realise..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Why Sex Feels Good and Other Fascinating Facts About the Science … Continue reading

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