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Why Does The Government Approve of Gruesome Images on Cigarette Packs and Not Cosmetics, Alcohol or Junk Food?

Marco Torres preventdisease.com There is a shameful double standard that exists at the expense of smokers. We all know smoking is bad for our health and that modern-day cigarettes are the equivalent of cancer on a stick. Smokers know it … Continue reading

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Is it time to consider locking up bankers?

Daniel Knowles The Telegraph Two hundred and ninety million pounds – that’s how much Barclays has been fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interest rate. That’s not much less than the estimated £300m cost of last year’s riots in … Continue reading

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UK biobank opens to researchers

BBC News The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers. It has collated about 20TB (terabytes) of securely stored data, the equivalent of 30,000 CDs-worth, on 500,000 people. The aim of … Continue reading

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Sexually Rejected Flies Turn to Booze

Sarah C.P. Williams Science NOW Offer a male fruit fly a choice between food soaked in alcohol and its nonalcoholic equivalent, and his decision will depend on whether he’s mated recently or been rejected by a female. Flies that have … Continue reading

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A Probabilistic Analysis of the Switchgrass Ethanol Cycle

TadeuszW. Patzek UTexas Abstract: The switchgrass-driven process for producing ethanol has received much popular attention. However, a realistic analysis of this process indicates three serious limitations: (a) If switchgrass planted on 140 million hectares (the entire area of active U.S. … 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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A new contraceptive for men on the horizon? Just a couple of zaps of ultrasound kills sperm, say scientists

Source: Daily Mail It sounds like one of the more extreme examples of birth control – but blasting a man’s most vulnerable area with ultrasound could be the ideal form of male contraception, say scientists. Experiments showed that high frequency … Continue reading

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Poison in the mouth – BBC Panorama

Source: Google Startling documentary shows evidence of brain damage from Mercury in silver amalgam fillings. Most dentists who deny mercury is harmful, will remove them without precautions and can cause a relapse or an equivalent of over 10 years mercury … Continue reading

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