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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options?

Mary-Ann Twist EurekAlert Why are men generally more reluctant to try vegetarian products? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are influenced by a strong association of meat with masculinity. “We examined whether people in … Continue reading

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Bees ‘Self-Medicate’ When Infected With Some Pathogens

Science Daily Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen. “The colony is willing to … Continue reading

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Researchers Send ‘Wireless’ Message Using a Beam of Neutrinos

Science Daily ScienceDaily (Mar. 14, 2012) — A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos — nearly massless … Continue reading

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Doctors slam ‘abortion safer than childbirth’ study

Source: LifeSiteNews WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study by family planning advocates concluding that abortion is safer for women than carrying a child to term has been sharply criticized by doctors who say the years-old claim has … Continue reading

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Clogged arteries pose different dangers for men, women

Source: USA Today Not all clogged arteries are created equal, with women and men facing different heart risks even when they have the same amount of coronary plaque, a new study suggests. Analyzing the results of coronary CT angiographies — … Continue reading

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