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Probably the Dutch Cocoa Council

Men who consumed the most cocoa had a 50% lower risk of dying from disease compared to those who did not eat cocoa, Dutch researchers said. Cocoa is known to lower blood pressure, though previous studies have disagreed about whether it staves off hea

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Washington Post

The meat industry has quietly begun to spike meat packages with carbon monoxide. The gas gives meat a bright pink color that lasts weeks. The industry will save much of the $1 billion it loses annually from having to discount or discard meat

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Reuters

Primary care—the basic medical care that people get when they visit their doctors for routine physicals and minor problems—could fall apart in the US without immediate reforms, the American College of Physicians said.

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LiveScience.com

A human pathogen called the adenovirus Ad-37 causes obesity in chickens. Previous research found that 2 adenoviruses, Ad-36 and Ad-5, cause obesity in animals. Ad-36 has associated with human obesity in previous studies, and Ad-37 might be, too,

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HealthDay News

Compounds in black currants acted as antioxidants, this study demonstrates they help protect brain cells. "... the compounds protect against Alzheimer's by influencing the early gene expression in learning and memory, which influences cell

Jon Christian Ryter

In July, 2005, UN CAC (pressured by Big Pharma to do so) introduced the Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline [VMG]. VMG greatly reduced the daily amount of common vitamins that can theoretically be safely consumed (although consumers have

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Associated Press

An 11-year-old girl died of suspected bird flu in eastern Turkey — days after her brother and sister also succumbed. They probably contracted the illness by playing with dead chickens. A fourth sibling was also seriously ill and breathing with the he

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Business Week

As watchdog groups mount a challenge against Coke and other soft drink marketers at high-, middle- and elementary schools, it is now becoming hip to boot the brand from college campuses. More than 130 colleges and universities (mostly in the U.S.) ha

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Associated Press

Most food and drink advertising to children promotes unhealthy choices and can lead to poor diets, experts said in a report recommending that the government step in if the industry doesn't act.

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Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court grappled with its first abortion case in five years on Wednesday, considering whether a parental notification law must provide an exception when the health of an abortion-seeking minor is at risk.

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Associated Press

Scientists may have found a gene for fear -- a gene that controls production of a protein in the region of the brain linked with fearful responses. Can future torture and future armies be far behind?

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London Free Press

A remarkable discovery was the key finding that cancer cells lost their ability to fight off viruses while normal cells kept their protection. "When a cancer cell grows and proliferates like crazy it does so by sacrificing its ability to resist

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Reuters

More than 30 people waiting for liver transplants at a Southern California hospital died during the past two years as the facility turned down scores of donor organs that might have saved them. Volunteer vrs. paid system.

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Associated Press

Feds tell the state's to spend money on feds plan. Feds plan big on goals, and short on specifics. If you are planning on the feds to save your family ... think New Orleans (i.e., Quarantine = you are on your own, and the troops are ordered to

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Expect recommendations on how to isolate the sick. Governors and mayors are on notice to figure out who will actually inject stockpiled vaccines into the arms of panicked people.” Bush will arrive at the National Institutes of Health to speak to the

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While other studies have shown that periodic use of marijuana can cause memory loss and impair learning and a host of other health problems down the road, new research suggests the drug could have some benefits when administered regularly in a highly

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