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  • Cassandra C finally allowed to go home after 6-months of court-ordered chemo
    Cassandra C finally allowed to go home after 6-months of court-ordered chemo
    17-year-old Casandra C will finally get to go home today after being forced to undergo chemotherapy at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for her Hodgkin lymphoma against her and her mother’s wishes. The pair had originally stated...
  • From mental illness to rape Close &  Dunham bring high emotions to power lunch
    From mental illness to rape Close & Dunham bring high emotions to power lunch
    Citing Robins Williams, as well as members of her own family, actress Glenn Close, 68, gave an emotional speech at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Manhattan Friday, and pleaded with those in attendance to help society “shed its...
  • Major aftershocks continue to take emotional toll in Nepal
    Major aftershocks continue to take emotional toll in Nepal
    Strong aftershocks including one of 6.7 magnitude continue to rattle through Nepal and surrounding countries following Saturday’s devastating 7.8 earthquake. These are expected to continue for weeks, and possibly months or even years...
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    Just a couple of alcoholic drinks daily is linked to liver disease
    When we think of liver disease associated with drinking alcohol we generally think of afflicted people being only those who drink a lot. However drinking just one or two alcoholic drinks a day has been linked to liver disease reports the European...
  • Top of the world comes tumbling down as earthquake devastates Nepal
    Top of the world comes tumbling down as earthquake devastates Nepal
    More than 1,180 people were killed yesterday morning after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rolled across Nepal (1,130), as well as India (34 dead), Tibet (12) and Bangladesh (2), with the numbers expected to rise as authorities search through the...
  • 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre marked worldwide
    100th anniversary of Armenian massacre marked worldwide
    French President Francois Hollande joined with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and other foreign dignitaries who came to lay a single yellow rose each in a wreath of forget-me-nots marking the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians...
  • Powered caffeine:  A kick that kills but not the only one
    Pure caffeine: A kick that kills but not the only one
    Now that pure caffeine has claimed the lives of several people, things are starting to change. In 2010 there was the loss of 23-year-old Michael Bedford from Mansfield in England (BBC.com). Last year there was the overdose of Logan Stiner, the...
  • Human Rights
    Childhood should not be treated like a disease
    Psychiatrists are so busy labeling every normal variation in the experiences of growing children as signs of mental illness it appears they have decided to steal the exciting experience of simply being a child from as many kids as possible for...
  • Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Not uncommonly, car seats and other sitting devices are used for napping. According to a new study, placing infants or young children in these devices for naps may endanger them. The findings were published April 24 in the journal Pediatrics by...
  • Healing Lifestyles & Spas Earth Day Beauty Awards
    Healing Lifestyles & Spas unveils their 'Earth Day Beauty Award' winners
    Leading wellness and spa publication, "Healing Lifestyles & Spas", has presented an impressive array of the best face, body, hair and beauty products. They are mostly organic, eco-friendly and all-natural products that have proven...
  • Pedal for UCLA Blood and Platelet Center this Sunday
    Pedal for UCLA Blood and Platelet Center this Sunday
    For cyclists of all levels, a must-attend event is available this Sunday, April 26. The 18th annual City of Angels Fun Ride, which begins on UCLA’s Westwood Campus, will tour Los Angeles to raise funds for the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center;...
  • Unlikely critic of the new USA soccer uniforms
    Unlikely critic of the new USA soccer uniforms
    What skin in the game would the owner of two drug rehabs have when it comes to the new home uniforms for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, who will be wearing these jerseys during this summer’s World Cup. If you haven't heard,...
  • Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Metformin reported effective for pre-diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes develops over a period of time. As the blood sugar level rises, the affected individual passes through a stage known as pre-diabetes. A new UCLA study has reported that only 3.7% of patients were prescribed the diabetes drug...
  • A young woman enjoying a cup of coffee
    Coffee may help prevent breast cancer recurrence
    Being hit with breast cancer is a devastating experience for any woman. Good news for survivors of breast cancer is that drinking coffee may offer protection against recurrence of breast cancer. It has been reported by Lund University on April 21,...
  • Aged Iowa lawmaker acquitted of sexually abusing wife in nursing home
    Aged Iowa lawmaker acquitted of sexually abusing wife in nursing home
    Although he claimed he never had sex with his wife at the nursing home where she is a resident due to dementia, prosecutors told jurors that they had DNA proof that 18-year Republican Iowa legislator Henry Rayhons, 78, had “sexually”...
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