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“Super” broccoli for cancer?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 4 October 2011 // Posted by: Roisin Moore Source: The Sun, Fox News Story: “Super broccoli to fight the big C” Summary: Super broccoli, or Beneforte as it is marketed, is the latest in the super-foods domain that claim special properties which can cure cancer. The product which we are told in the article went on sale in […]

Back for good?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 16 October 2011 // Posted by: Mary Duggan Source: Daily Express Story: “Back for good: How to beat crippling back pain” Summary: Everyone will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives according to spinal surgeon, Colin Natali, founder of a private clinic that treats back pain called Back2Normal.  According to Back2Normal, they offer an […]

Yet another vaccination scare

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Julie Source: The Daily Mail, and others. Story: “Girl, 13, left in ‘waking coma’ and sleeps for 23 hours a day after severe reaction to cervical cancer jabs” Summary: After receiving a vaccination that would help protect Lucy Hinks from cervical cancer, her parents believe that it is was the cause […]

Mirror therapy for pain?

December 22, 2011

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Dateline: 15 November 2011 // Posted by: Kaitlin Hanley Source: Los Angeles Times; Huffington Post; Daily Mail; The Guardian Story: “Optical illusion dampens arthritis pain” Summary: A new study reported at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference suggests that mirror therapy, often used as treatment for those who have had an amputation, can also be effective in treating arthritis.  […]

Do phones make you sick?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 9 September 2011 // Posted by: Aine Connaire Source: Daily Mail Story: “Mobile Phones could be ‘health time bomb’: More than 200 academic studies link use with serious illnesses” Summary: The article describes a recently published report which alleges that the British Government is underplaying the potentially huge health risks posed by mobile phones, especially to […]

Singularly speculative

November 28, 2011

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Dateline: 12 October 2011 // Posted by: AHJOConnell Source: Forbes Story: “Ray Kurzweil On The Future Of Innovation At Singularity University” Summary: The article tells of Ray Kurzweil speaking to a group of his students at the singularity university in Silicon Valley, California. He is talking about the great strides that have been made in technology […]

“Spontaneous human combustion” in Ireland?

September 28, 2011

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Dateline: 23 September 2011 // Posted by: Brian Hughes Source: Galway City Tribune, Irish Times, The Guardian, NY Daily News, and many more. Story: “Galway Pensioner Dies From Spontaneous Combusion” Summary: A public inquiry into the death of a 76-year-old man in Galway, Ireland, late last year concluded that he was a victim of a […]