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Does TCM boost fertility?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 25 November 2011 // Posted by: B. Monahan Source: Daily Mail Story: “Chinese medicine could double the chances of childless couples conceiving” Summary: According to this article, couples with fertility problems are twice as likely to get pregnant using traditional Chinese medicine as western drugs scientists have discovered. It is stated that a discovery of […]

Inflammation causes depression?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 4 December 2011 // Posted by: Claire Mc Callion (@ClaireMcCallion) Source: Huffington Post Story: “Inflammation causes depression?” Summary: This article by Dr Andrew Weil was recently published on the widely read news blog ‘The Huffington Post’. Dr Weil’s website quotes itself as being ‘the premier resource for timely, trustworthy information on natural health and wellness, based on […]

Are stressed moms more likely to have daughters?

January 18, 2012

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Dateline: 17 October 2011 // Posted by: Gareth Keane Source: Daily Mail Story: “Why stressed-out women are more likely to have girls” Summary: Scientists in Oxford University in conjunction with scientists working in the US claim to have found that women who are stressed in the weeks and months leading up to pregnancy have significantly higher odds of […]

Does birth month affect school success?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 25 November 2011 // Posted by: Aisling Fallon Source: Evening Herald Story: “Birth month affects child’s school success” Summary: Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in the UK have come up with a theory concerning our birth months and how they are related to our academic achievements and well-being in the future. The research claims […]

Is this an alien skull?

January 17, 2012

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Dateline: 19 November 2011 // Posted by: Loren Burke Source: Daily Mail Story: “Is this an alien skull? Mystery of giant-headed mummy found in Peru” Summary: An elongated mummified skull has been found in Peru along with more skeletal remains. It has Spanish and Russian scientists baffled. According to the article, they believe it has come from an […]

Dogs and men: A toxic combination?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 3 November 2011 // Posted by: Cillian Ryan Source: Discovery News, Daily Mail, AllPetNews.com, The Science Bit Story: “Dogs Walked By Men Are More Aggressive” Summary: A new study published in the academic journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science claims that dogs walked by men are four times more likely to threaten and bite other dogs and that […]

Can a ghost be a ‘wine snob’?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 31 October 2011 // Posted by: M.Crisman Source: The Drinks Business Story: “‘Wine Snob’ Ghost Haunts Pub” Summary: Every year on Halloween, the Court Oak pub, located in Harborne, Birmingham, has reported paranormal activity within their pub. This Halloween was no different from past years. According to the staff at Court Oak, the ghost they have named […]