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The Good and Bad of Easter Eggs, Chocolate and Hot Cross Buns

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Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break. Painted or dyed...




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    A New Generation of Streetart for Health

    In a busy world bombarding us with more and more information, at an earlier age, how do we effectively communicate health messages to a wider... Read more

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    Explainer: What’s the Difference Between an Outbreak and an Epidemic?

    More than 8,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa since February 2014, and it has spread beyond the three countries initially affected. So, it’s... Read more

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    Is Life With a Dog Like Taking Probiotics?

    A new study will explore whether living with a dog encourages the growth of positive microorganisms in the human gut—enough to improve physical and mental... Read more

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    Can Sweet ‘N Low Stunt Cancer’s Growth?

    Labeled as a cancer-causing chemical for decades and declared safe about 15 years ago, saccharin may actually inhibit the growth of cancer cells, according to... Read more

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    Angelina Jolie’s Surgery Got You Worried? Here’s What You Should Know About Ovarian Cancer Risk

    Following her 2013 announcement in the op-ed pages of The New York Times that she was having a double mastectomy, US actress Angelina Jolie Pitt... Read more

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    Life Is Full of Uncertainty, We’ve Just Got to Learn to Live With It

    Experiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they... Read more

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    Weighing the Evidence for Banning Skinny Catwalk Models

    The French government is backing parliamentary plans to ban unhealthily thin models from catwalks. Under two proposed amendments to recent health reforms, anyone employing skinny,... Read more

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    Just How Long Is the Most Effective Power Nap?

    Power napping for an hour can help you to learn, remember and interpret more efficiently. When I was in high school, I found that I... Read more

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    MIT Researcher Suspects Link Between Glyphosate, GMOs and the Autism Epidemic

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News A major missing link in the search for what’s triggering a massive spike in autism rates appears to... Read more

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    When Dad’s Depressed, Toddlers Act Out

    A father’s depression—not just a mother’s—during the first years of parenting can put toddlers at risk of developing troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety, and... Read more

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    The Irony of It All: When Enthusiasm Is a Sign of Desperation

    An interesting thing happened when I met with a prospective client last month. Based on a variety of factors, I had assumed that this company... Read more

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    What Are Personality Disorders and How Are They Treated?

    Filmmakers know personality disorders make for compelling viewing. Think of attention-seeking Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939). Or the manipulation and callous disregard... Read more

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    Fukushima Water: The New Energy Drink Is So Hot, It’s Radioactive

    A horrifying parody of energy drink commercials—and if it has your attention, well, that’s the whole point. As the Fukushima disaster fades from memory, most people don’t... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, health workers walk past graves after they buried a person that they suspect died from the Ebola virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. One year after the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak, vaccine trials are under way in Liberia and Guinea. Sierra Leone will start a trial later this month. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    WHO Denies Politics Swayed Ebola Emergency Declaration

    LONDON — The World Health Organization denied Monday that politics swayed the decision to declare an international emergency over the spread of the Ebola virus... Read more

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    Why You Need to Get out of Your Chair and 4 Ways to Do It

    We’ve all seen the headlines, where seemingly healthy office workers or college-age computer gamers have keeled over after marathon work or computer game bouts. Though... Read more

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    Olive Oil Fraud: Is It Really Extra Virgin?

    I love cooking with extra virgin olive oil because of its nourishing health benefits and savory taste, but product transparency in the olive oil industry has left me wondering... Read more


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