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Category Archives: health
“..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.
“..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
“..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?.
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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
(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
“..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.
“..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.
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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
“..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
“..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
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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.
“..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