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 Japanese seniors volunteer for Fukushima 'suicide corps'
Japanese seniors volunteer for Fukushima 'suicide corps'
The group, consisting only of retirees age 60 and up, says it is uniquely poised to work at the radiation-contaminated plant, as the cells of an older person's body divide more slowly than a younger individual. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Mystery of 16 poisoned dogs: Pets die in agony minutes after walking in field
Mystery of 16 poisoned dogs: Pets die in agony minutes after walking in field
A popular dog walking spot has been closed after 16 pets mysteriously died or became ill.

Officials suspect the animals may have been poisoned, but no one knows if they were deliberately targeted or died by accident. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Too Big for 'Biggest Loser': New Reality Show Takes on Extreme Obesity
Too Big for 'Biggest Loser': New Reality Show Takes on Extreme Obesity
While the participants may have the most weight to lose of any reality TV makeover, the approach taken by "Extreme Makeover" may be the healthiest, most doctor-approved approach yet. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Study: U.S. Calcium Guidelines May Be Too High
Study: U.S. Calcium Guidelines May Be Too High
Since bones tend to deteriorate with age, it makes sense to take in more calcium as we get older, to help lower the risk of fractures in our hips and limbs. But how much additional calcium is enough? And is there such as thing as too much? picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 US to store passenger data for 15 years
US to store passenger data for 15 years
The personal data of millions of passengers who fly between the US and Europe, including credit card details, phone numbers and home addresses, may be stored by the US Department of Homeland Security for 15 years, according to a draft agreement between Washington and Brussels leaked to the Guardian. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Obesity Stigma in Online News?
Obesity Stigma in Online News?
Now a recent study suggests that online news adds to the social stigma of obesity. The study, published online in the Journal of Health Communication, was widely reported in the media, including by Time magazine: picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Plastic surgery boom as Asians seek 'western' look
Plastic surgery boom as Asians seek 'western' look
Western concepts of beauty are a booming business in Korea. Girls as young as 12 undergo surgery to make their eyes appear rounder. picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Bids soar for princess's &quot;toilet seat&quot; wedding hat
Bids soar for princess's "toilet seat" wedding hat
The much-mocked hat worn by Princess Beatrice to Britain's royal wedding last month -- widely described as looking like a "toilet seat" -- is up for sale on eBay where bids have reached 18,400 pounds ($29,940). Update: Sold! picked by midnightbliss10 6 months ago
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 Funeral expo shows new ways to deal with the dead
Funeral expo shows new ways to deal with the dead
For citizens of Hong Kong,dying presents is own set of challenges.A majority will be cremated, since land shortages forced most people to abandon burials in the 1980s and cremations became acceptable.
But now the city's public columbarium,has run out of space. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Apocalypse Now: Why Believers Will Grow Stronger If the World Doesn't End
Apocalypse Now: Why Believers Will Grow Stronger If the World Doesn't End
Psychology is typically lousy at predictions. But it can predict, with the weight of some pretty strong evidence, that if the world doesn't in fact end this weekend, most true believers of the apocalypse will not lose their religion. Indeed, the failure of the apocalypse to materialize will only strengthen believers' convictions. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 An infestation that begins in the mind
An infestation that begins in the mind
Self-described sufferers of Morgellons disease say their skin is infested with mysterious parasites, and they demanded a government study. The Mayo Clinic concludes the symptoms are often delusional. Update to an earlier post. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 China farmers face 'exploding' watermelon problem
China farmers face 'exploding' watermelon problem
Farmers in eastern China have been left perplexed after their watermelons began to explode one by one. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Climate change bringing infection, hunger, illness
Climate change bringing infection, hunger, illness
Climate change threatens far more than our environment. It's already led to the spread of infectious diseases and respiratory ailments across the globe and contributed to thousands of deaths through heat waves and other extreme weather events. It's even fueled recent revolts in the Middle East and North Africa. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 World wastes 30% of all food
World wastes 30% of all food
30% of all food produced in the world each year is wasted or lost. That’s about 1.3 billion tons, according to a new report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Internet tied to growth in U.S. prescription drug abuse
Internet tied to growth in U.S. prescription drug abuse
Access to rogue online pharmacies may be driving a rapid increase in the abuse of prescription drugs like powerful painkillers Percocet and Oxycontin, a new study shows. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 JEDDAH:majority of conservatives would prefer to keep their girls illiterate than sending them to schools where they would have to sit with boys.
JEDDAH:majority of conservatives would prefer to keep their girls illiterate than sending them to schools where they would have to sit with boys.
A move by the Ministry of Education toward introducing coeducation in primary schools has triggered a dispute between conservatives and reformists in the Kingdom. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Scientists stung by theft of research bees
Scientists stung by theft of research bees
Several thousand bees that were part of a multi-million pound neuroscience research project have been stolen from a British university. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Acupuncture needle found in ex-S.Korea president's lung
Acupuncture needle found in ex-S.Korea president's lung
Former South Korean president Roh Tae-woo was admitted to hospital with a bad cough and ended up on the operating table to remove an acupuncture needle from his right lung. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Does seeing fat people cause overeating?
Does seeing fat people cause overeating?
Why is it so hard to lose weight? People offer up all sorts of explanations, from being unable to resist the temptation of fatty food to being too busy to work out. But a new study seems to suggest a rather surprising cause: Simply looking at fat people. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Cupcakes, hammocks offered to students during exams
Cupcakes, hammocks offered to students during exams
South Carolina university offers array of stress-busters, including puppies to cuddle picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Scientists hope to illuminate universe's dark side
Scientists hope to illuminate universe's dark side
Everything scientists now know about the cosmos, from the Big Bang to black holes, has come from measurements of light rays. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 Treatment lets men with HIV use semen for fertility
Treatment lets men with HIV use semen for fertility
Fertility treatments can be done safely and effectively in couples where the man is infected with the AIDS virus and the women isn't, according to a new review of past studies. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 New EU regulations on herbal medicines come into force
New EU regulations on herbal medicines come into force
The EU law aims to protect consumers from possible damaging side-effects of over-the-counter herbal medicines.

For the first time, new regulations will allow only long-established and quality-controlled medicines to be sold. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 NASA delays space shuttle Endeavour's last launch
NASA delays space shuttle Endeavour's last launch
NASA abruptly called off space shuttle Endeavour's final launch Friday because of a puzzling heater failure in a critical power unit, disappointing huge crowds converging on the area for the afternoon liftoff. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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 'World's Oldest Champagne' to be Sold at Auction
'World's Oldest Champagne' to be Sold at Auction
Two bottles of 200-year old champagne recently salvaged from a Baltic Sea shipwreck from a batch of around 150 bottles divers stumbled upon last July off the coast of Finland will be auctioned off in June. picked by midnightbliss10 7 months ago
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