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Award for Singer ‘madness’

Christian Kerr The Australian HE award of the nation’s highest honour to philosopher, bioethicist and activist Peter Singer has prompted outrage, with Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce calling it “madness” and a Christian group slamming his ideas as “really, really … Continue reading

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Smokers’ job chances up in smoke

7 News AAP Job chances for cigarette lovers may go up in smoke with online job ads specifying they need not apply. The ads have sparked debate about personal choice, discrimination and protecting workers health and productivity, says the Herald … Continue reading

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Green tea drinkers show less disability with age: study

Source: Reuters Elderly adults who regularly drink green tea may stay more agile and independent than their peers over time, according to a Japanese study that covered thousands of people. Green tea contains antioxidant chemicals that may help ward off … Continue reading

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How to Cure Dyslexia: Part 2

Source: New American Can a dyslexic actually cure himself of his reading disability? Yes. Anyone who wants to do so can learn how English’s 26 letters stand for 44 irreducible speech sounds, just as anyone who wants to learn to … Continue reading

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Vision disability is number one health issue in schools

Source: PR Newswire As a highly experienced vision screener who has tested more than 50,000 children over the past 10 years for Florida’s VisionQuest, Nancy Jeppesen has seen the real impact on children who have a vision problem, but were … Continue reading

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How to Cure Dyslexia

Source: New American Some time ago I received a letter from England that was written by an intelligent, accomplished and motivated adult who had a “reading problem.” He had been taught to read by the look-say method and exhibited the … Continue reading

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Furor in Greece over pedophilia as a disability

Source: WTop ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek disability groups expressed anger Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognized disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs. The National Confederation of Disabled People called the action “incomprehensible,” … Continue reading

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Poor mental health harming productivity, says OECD

Source: Reuters One in five workers suffer from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety and these conditions increasingly affect productivity in the workplace as many struggle to cope, a report by the OECD said on Monday. The Organization … Continue reading

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