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Heavy drinking linked to strokes

Strokes Linked To Heavy drinking

Men who average three drinks a day and women who average two face a significantly higher risk for stroke in middle age, a new study has found. The study by Swedish scientists examined drinking habits of more than 11,000 twins ...
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Guatemala: A nation in the grip of depression

Guatemalans are suffering from “an epidemic of chronic pessimism,” said Jose J. Camacho. We all seem to agree that “everything is bad, nothing is certain, everyone has a price, and something evil lurks behind every good deed.” The media fuel ...
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Amazon Settlements Discovered in Rainforest

Amazon Settlements Discovered in Rainforest

Researchers have found that deep in the Amazon Rain Forest there lived over a million people in an area of 7% of the basin before the Europeans arrived.  Satellite images show that undiscovered glyphs are across the Upper Tapajos Basin ...
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Can the Power of Touch Help You Relax

Can the Power of Touch Help You Relax?

A study was conducted with couples to see the effect of touch on how they reacted to pain.  They were either touching hands, sitting next to each other and not touching, or separated into different rooms.  The couples that were ...
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Lung Cancer Vaccine Discovered In Cuba

Lung Cancer Vaccine Discovered In Cuba

When President Obama began lifting restrictions on travel, diplomatic and economic relations between the US and Cuba earlier this year, many Americans celebrated the fact that Cuban cigars and rum, among other things, would become more accessible. Now we hope for other ...
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Chinese waste-to-energy plant will be a mile in circumference

On the mountainous outskirts of Shenzhen, a fast-growing mega-city in China, the largest waste-to-energy plant in the world is on the horizon. You can bet that this disk-shaped trash-burning plant isn’t going to do any wonders for China’s notoriously bad air quality ...
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Our culture’s worship of celebrity

It was in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age that the modern concept of celebrity was born, said George Packer. But if the worship of gaudy wealth and fame began in The Great Gatsby era, we’ve taken it to new, “perverse” ...
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Spring break riot

Santa Barbara, Calif. More than 100 people were arrested and dozens—including six police officers—injured last week when a large spring break party near the University of California, Santa Barbara, deteriorated into a riot. An estimated 15,000 people were at the ...
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The Evolution of Giant Prehistoric Penguins

The Evolution of Giant Prehistoric Penguins

Paleontologists have discovered that giant penguins that were almost 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds roamed the earth over 61 million years ago.  Researchers have uncovered some penguin fossils that they believe roamed the earth at the same ...
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Choking smog in China

Beijing The cloud of pollution over Beijing grew so dense this week that much of the city was rendered invisible. Hundreds of flights were grounded, auto traffic was stalled for scores of miles, and residents rushed to buy masks and ...
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