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Chemical cosh drugs ‘given to children aged three’ as prescriptions to treat hyperactivity soar

Laura Clark Daily Mail Prescriptions for ‘chemical cosh’ drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared four-fold in a decade amid evidence that children as young as three are taking the medication. The number of prescriptions for Ritalin leapt from 158,000 in … Continue reading

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Misogyny: A Collection of Writings on Women by Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche TheAbsolute Actio in distans When a man stands in the midst of his own noise, in the midst of his own surf of plans and projects, then he is apt also to see quiet, magical beings gliding past … Continue reading

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Dehydration can alter mood and ability to think

Press TV A recent study has suggested that mild dehydration can have an adverse effect on a person’s energy level, mood and ability to think and perform mental tasks. Researchers at the University of Connecticut asked a group of dehydrated … Continue reading

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Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study

Katherine Davis EurekAlert Natural supplement found to reduce hot flashes and bloating and improve irregular heart beat and digestive problems. (March 7, 2012) – HOBOKEN, NJ – Half the population experiences menopause, and for those women, it is a condition … Continue reading

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Scientists teach computers to assess psychiatric risk

Kate Kelland Reuters Computer programs can be taught to select between brain scans of healthy young people and scans showing adolescents who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, scientists said Thursday. In a … Continue reading

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Do we need a morality pill?

Source: BioEdge Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer and a research assistant, Agata Sagan, proposed a “morality pill” in a column in the New York Timesthis week. They speculate that moral behaviour is at least in part biochemically determined. Hence, it should … Continue reading

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PHYSICAL CONTROL OF THE MIND

Source: Wireheading On the basis of many studies during cerebral surgery, Penfield has said of anger, joy, pleasure, and sexual excitement in the human brain that “so far as our experience goes, neither localized epileptic discharge nor electrical stimulation is … Continue reading

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Frozen Planet scandal: Sir David Attenborough defends fake polar bear footage

Source: Mirror SIR David Attenborough yesterday defended Frozen Planet’s fake polar bear footage – by comparing BBC nature documentaries to movies. In a surprising justification for duping millions of viewers, the TV star argued that owning up to splicing archive … Continue reading

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Alcohol substitute that avoids drunkenness and hangovers in development

Source: Telegraph The new substance could have the added bonus of being “switched off” instantaneously with a pill, to allow drinkers to drive home or return to work. The synthetic alcohol, being developed from chemicals related to Valium, works like … Continue reading

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