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To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats

Donna Krupa EurekAlert BETHESDA, Md. (July 24, 2012)—Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – The Power of Networks

Manuel Lima RSA In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part … Continue reading

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A Victory for All of Us

Chris Hedges truthdig.com In January, attorneys Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran asked me to be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that challenged the harsh provisions of the National Defense Authorization … Continue reading

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Amish children are nearly immune to asthma and allergies

Reuters Reporters Daily Mail Study compared children on Amish farms in Indiana to children in Switzerland, where most Amish originate Amish children have 5 percent allergy rate, compared to 11.2 percent among Swiss kids Amish children raised on rural farms … Continue reading

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Study: Toxic chemicals found in gardening tools

Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Planting season is here. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice, a new study is raising a red flag about some of the products you might be using. Researchers for the Ecology Center, a nonprofit … Continue reading

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Researchers Show Mercury Exposure Doubles Risk of Autoimmune Disorders

Prevent Disease New research in Environment International Journal shows that women with higher levels of mercury exposure are more than twice as likely to have elevated levels of antibodies that are associated with autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and lupus. … Continue reading

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Extra weight linked to dementia risk: study

Source: Reuters Carrying around extra pounds during middle age was associated with a higher risk of dementia later in life in a new study that followed twins in Sweden for 30 years. The research was not set up to prove … Continue reading

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Recent generations focus more on fame, money than giving back

Audrey Hamilton EurekAlert Young adults less interested in community issues, politics and environment, finds new research. WASHINGTON – The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better when it comes to giving back to society, according to 40 years … Continue reading

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When Science Confirms Traditional Medicine!

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo Unbeknownst to the general public, billions of dollars of drug company and government grant money has flowed into finding lead compounds for new drug development over the past 50 years. Although much has been learned about the … Continue reading

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China lead pollution poisons 160 children: report

Koh Gui Qing Reuters Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China’s manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country’s latest case of unfettered industrial toxins. Children from Dongtang town in … Continue reading

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