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“..For breast cancer patients like me – the age of refinement is truly transforming..”

“..No chemotherapy. No major surgery. And now an escape from weeks of radiotherapy. In the cancer war – the tide is turning..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> For breast cancer patients like me, the age of refinement is truly transforming | … Continue reading

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“..Jeremy Hunt demands urgent inspections of chicken factories..”

“..A safety audit will be carried out within 24 hours at two factories identified by undercover footage – photographic evidence – and information from whistleblowers. The evidence showed how strict industry hygiene standards can be disregarded in practice – - … Continue reading

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“..Revealed: Warning over hospital food cutbacks..”

“..Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team – - that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Revealed: Warning over hospital food cutbacks – National – NZ Herald News.

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“..Do frozen veges have more nutrients than fresh?..”

“..In a nutshell – frozen is as good as if not better than fresh vegetables – - for some nutrients..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Do frozen veges have more nutrients than fresh? | Stuff.co.nz.

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“..Newborn Infants Die Without Necessary Medical Care in Gaza’s Overwhelmed Shifa Hospital..”

“..Two weeks of conflict made crossing borders too difficult to arrange in time…” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Newborn Infants Die Without Necessary Medical Care in Gaza’s Overwhelmed Shifa Hospital | The Nation.

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“..That Antioxidant You’re Taking Is Snake Oil..”

“..the idea gained currency that fruits and vegetables are good for us – because their high antioxidant load protects us from free radicals. And from there it was easy to leap to the conclusion that you could slow aging and … Continue reading

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“..Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich claims Noel Gallagher helped him kick his cocaine addiction..”

“..it was Noel Gallagher’s wise and expletive-littered words in an interview published 10 years ago – - that persuaded him to kick his life-debilitating cocaine habit..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich claims Noel Gallagher helped him kick … Continue reading

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“..10 Exciting Things About Sex You’ll Learn As You Get Older..”

“..You’ll have sex that’s as good or even better than when you were younger..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 Exciting Things About Sex You’ll Learn As You Get Older | Alternet.

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“..Whole Foods’ Yogurt Is A Sugary Mess..”

“..A new test reveals Whole Foods’ yogurt has more than five times the sugar listed on their label..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Whole Foods’ Yogurt Is A Sugary Mess | Alternet.

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“..Rich Urban Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches – Poor Moms Get Jail..”

“..In America addiction is judged through the lens of class..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Rich Urban Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail | Alternet.

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“..Like Peaches Geldof my nephew died of a heroin overdose. He needed help – not prison..” (+ comment:..my nightmare-experience at middlemore hospital…)

“..Both were bright talented people – – John might still be alive if UK laws treated drug addicts with more compassion..” (cont..) (ed:..in hindsight..this seems surreal/unbelievable.. ..but during my years as a heroin addict i had a nasty accident involving … Continue reading

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“..Sick chicken: what you need to know and what the government won’t tell you..” (video..)

“..Find out why the drive for cheaper chicken is making more than 250,000 of us sick every year..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Sick chicken: what you need to know and what the government won’t tell you – video | World … Continue reading

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“..Food Standards Agency investigates poultry factories..”

“..Agency will investigate whether vets and inspectors have acted correctly – - after Guardian uncovered catalogue of hygiene failings..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Food Standards Agency investigates poultry factories | World | The Guardian.

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“..The New Face of Hunger..”

“..One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The New Face of Hunger – National Geographic.

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“..The shocking statistics that lay bare Britain’s poverty problem..”

“..New figures from the Office for National Statistics have highlighted the shocking health inequalities between the wealthiest and poorest people in Britain..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The shocking statistics that lay bare Britain’s poverty problem.

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“..5 Surefire Signs You’re Aging Too Fast..”

“..Here are five signs that you’re aging faster than you should be – - and what could be causing it..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 5 Surefire Signs You’re Aging Too Fast.

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“..Do We Really Need Sports Drinks?..”

“..For those who aren’t professional runners – - sports drinks and energy bars don’t provide nutritional value..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Do We Really Need Sports Drinks? | Alternet.

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“..Poll finds majority support for ‘fat tax’..”

“..’Nanny state’ interventions such as a ‘fat tax’ on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels – - are popular with New Zealanders – a Herald-DigiPoll survey shows. More than half of those surveyed said an obesity tax … Continue reading

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“..Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose – coroner rules..”

“..Geldof had been taking methadone for more than two years – - before she started using heroin again in February – inquest hears..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, coroner rules | Culture | The Guardian.

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“..Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry..”

“..Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in the UK is contaminated with the potentially deadly campylobacter bug – - finds the Guardian..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry | World | The Guardian.

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“..England’s poorest will live nine years less than the richest – according to stark new stats..”

“..Stark new ONS stats force officials to admit situation is ‘unacceptable’..” (cont.. go to source/story>>> England’s poorest will live nine years less than the richest, according to stark new ONS stats – Health News – Health & Families – The … Continue reading

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“..Schizophrenia Linked To More Than 100 Genetic Markers In New DNA Study..”

“..Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia – - casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick..” (cont..) go source/story>>> Schizophrenia Linked To More Than 100 Genetic Markers … Continue reading

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“..The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food..”

“..The hunger for profits has compromised food labeling..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The Corporate Takeover of ‘All Natural’ Food | Alternet.

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“..Water – super-sewers – and the filth threatening the River Thames..”

“..The Great Stink of the 1800s alerted politicians to the filth in the Thames. The Victorian sewers fixed it – but trouble is brewing again. Is a clean river just a pipe dream?..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Water, super-sewers and … Continue reading

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“..What Is the Ayahuasca Experience?..”

“..Gain insight into the ayahuasca experience through scientific findings – – and through firsthand accounts from the likes of Allen Ginsberg..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> What Is the Ayahuasca Experience? – Mind and Body – Utne Reader.

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“..Lactase Persistence: The Milk Revolution..”

“..The development of lactase persistence — – or the ability to drink milk — – may help explain Europe’s Neolithic transition from hunter-gatherers to early agricultural societies..” (cont..) go to source/story>>>Lactase Persistence: The Milk Revolution – Science & Technology – … Continue reading

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“..Confessions of a Pot Addict..”

“..After 13 years of daily use – I stopped smoking weed. But quitting only made me feel better about the drug..” (cont..) go to source/story>> Confessions of a pot addict – Salon.com.

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“..28 Years with Weird Al..”

“..’Everyone else is here for the Monkees’ dad said. ‘But we’re a Weird Al family’ Bex Schwartz looks back on her long-time obsession with singer-songwriter and parodist Weird Al Yankovic..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 28 Years with Weird Al – … Continue reading

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“..10 best non-alcoholic drinks..”

“..From refreshing pick-me-ups to cocktail substitutes..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 10 best non-alcoholic drinks for summer – Food & Drink – IndyBest – The Independent.

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“..Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With Seizures..”

“..Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms – - under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn – - the latest in a series of measures loosening … Continue reading

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“..The Government is falling short of key targets it set itself for reducing child abuse and rheumatic fever..”

“..An annual update on 10 public sector targets showed benchmarks for reducing welfare dependency and crime had been met – - but the Government was failing to meet interim targets in other sectors..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Govt lags on … Continue reading

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“..Study: Diet – exercise may prevent dementia..”

“..New research suggests a multi-pronged approach may be most effective in preserving brain health long-term..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Study: Diet, exercise may prevent dementia – Salon.com.

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“..The underused brain? – It’s all in the mind..”

“..People like to believe the myth – - so they can blame their shortcomings on supposed useless parts of their own brain..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> The underused brain? It’s all in the mind: Film-makers’ much-loved idea that we only … Continue reading

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“..Illegal-Psychiatric Drug Hypocrisy – and Why Michael Pollan Is Smarter Than I Am..”

“..Before Pollan gained influence authoring books about food – - he wrote articles about American psychotropic drug hypocrisy..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Illegal-Psychiatric Drug Hypocrisy and Why Michael Pollan Is Smarter Than I Am | Alternet.

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“..11 Pieces of Terrible Sex Advice From Fox News..”

“..Such tips as ‘sex is like cooking’ – and ‘New Year’s Eve kissing etiquette; – - are both bad and hilarious..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> 11 Pieces of Terrible Sex Advice From Fox News | Alternet.

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“..The damage boarding schools do..”

“..Three months ago – Alex Renton wrote about the abuse he suffered at boarding school. Among the hundreds of emails he received from men wanting to share their experiences – - there were others from women – – wives – … Continue reading

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“..Mood swings? – It might be more than PMS..”

“..The most commonly prescribed combined contraceptive pill has a potential side-effect that more women – – and GPs – – should know about..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Mood swings? It might be more than PMS… | Society | The Guardian.

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“..Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most..”

“..For young Britons – loneliness is an epidemic – – and they are even more likely to fall victim to its insidious dangers – - than the elderly..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young … Continue reading

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“..Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea..”

“..Since time immemorial – humans have been captivated by water. And the reasons go beyond evolution..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Why our brains love the ocean: Science explains what draws humans to the sea – Salon.com.

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“..Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing vessels’ after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river..”

“..’Staggering’ discovery centres on microbes with mutated genes – - that will dismay the medical community. And likely source points to large numbers of ‘mixing vessels’ across country..” (cont..) go to source/story>>> Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing … Continue reading

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