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Ghost story

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 22November 2011 // Posted by: Bitofaheel Source: Daily Mail Story: “Terror of family who claim their five-year old son is haunted by the ‘man with grey skin'” Summary: This story takes place in Bridlington, Yorkshire,in the United Kingdom. Dave Gerrity claims his son is being pestered by a ghost. He claims an image of this ‘grey-faced’ ghost […]

Is sleep a form of ‘overnight therapy’?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 23 November 2011 // Posted by: Sinead Kearns Source: Irish Independent, Daily Mail Story: “Can dreaming really make all our worst memories fade away?” Summary: This story was reported in various news outlets and it concerned researchers at the University of California in Berkeley including Els van der Helm and Mathew Walker. The report indicates how these […]

Stroke “causes” change in sexuality?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 9 November 2011 // Posted by: Ciaran Murray Source: Daily Mail, The Sun, Huffington Post Story: “Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accident…wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser” Summary: When a 19-year-old rugby player had a stroke after a freak training accident he awoke from his coma with an extraordinary claim. He claimed […]

Brain scanner reads dreams? Dream on…

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Mac Source: Daily Mail Story: “Brain scanner ‘reads’ people’s dreams- accurately enough to see what they are dreaming about” Summary: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have predicted that it is highly possible that within the next few years we will be able to clearly and easily observe a […]

Is acupuncture safe for kids?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 21 November 2011 // Posted by: Claire Mogan Source: CBS News, Fox News Story: “Is Acupuncture safe for kids?” Summary: The American Academy of Pediatrics has given acupuncture in children the go-ahead, after sixty years of research conducted. They reported that acupuncture is “generally safe for kids when performed by appropriately trained practitioners”. The report which was […]

Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: Hannah Pearsall Source: Reuters, Press TV, ONLINE – International News Network Story: “Hypnosis, even in ‘real world,’ may help IBS” Summary: For those with particularly difficult cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), standard medical treatment tends not to alleviate discomfort. Studies since the 1980s have documented that with these difficult […]

Titanium necklaces in baseball: Home run or strikeout?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Anneliz Source: NewsChannel 5, KSDK (St Louis, Missouri) Story: “Titanium Necklaces Become Sensation” Summary: Ten years ago, Major League Baseball players from Japan began sporting titanium necklaces during play. These necklaces have now become all the rage in the United States, not just among Major League Baseball players but other professional […]