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Mountain gorillas die from human virus

After I had read about the plight of mountain gorillas in Dian Fossey’s Gorillas in the Mist, I came across a press release in 2011 that intrigued and saddened me.  Somehow, the release got lost and didn’t surface until recently.  Still wanting to publish this story, I wrote the University of California, Davis, to find out if the […]

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New Research Confirms that Cocoa is Health Food for your Heart

A study published on August 29, 2011 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ 2011; 343:d4488) has shown that chocolate consumption significantly reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors,including coronary heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The meta-analysis, conducted at the University of Cambridge in England, reviewed seven independent studies of cocoa consumption among more than 100,000 […]

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Can Common Pain Relievers Do More Harm Than Good?

When it comes to relieving the common headache or body aches, it seems as if the cure may be worse for you than the pain it’s supposed to relieve. Consumption of NSAIDs – common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Excedrin) – has grown to 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter sales […]

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Surprising Survey on How Americans Shop

 Surprising Findings in New Nationwide Survey: Men Care More About Name Brands Than Women Do, Those With Highest Incomes Check Coupon Sites More Than Others               LOS ANGELES (May 18, 2011) – One size does not fit all when it comes to enticing online shoppers to  buy, according to a new consumer survey released today from SteelHouse […]

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Religion vs. Science – Who Is Right About Evolution?

Dr. Ron Frost didn’t actually WANT to write the book which eventually became Religion Versus Science: Where Both Sides Go Wrong in the Great Evolution Debate (O-Books), and which took six years of his life to complete. However, an incident in January of 2002 persuaded him to go ahead.  He’d had a waking dream where he […]

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Into the Mouths of Babes – Toxic Toys

 Into the mouths of babes – Phthalates Regulations soon in force in Canada – U.S. to follow? (The following article was written by Dr. Dianne Saxe and Ms. Jackie Campbell – see below for information on the authors – used by permission.  Please note that the picture of the baby biting on a teething ring […]

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Bats in North America Dying By the Thousands

Over one million bats in six species in eastern North America have died from white-nose syndrome (WNS) since 2006. As a result several species of bats may become endangered or extinct. White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a fatal disease of bats that hibernate. And it’s moving west.  (In the featured picture note the fungal spots of […]

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