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Undercover Video Shows Abuse Of Sick Cows

Undercover video shows sickened cows, too weak to walk, being jabbed with forklift blades, kicked, shocked and even sprayed in the face with powerful jets of water by workers at the Hallmark Meat Packing Company in Chino, California.

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I.Q . Testing Damages Self -Worth of Test-takers and Reduces their Opportunity for Success

I.Q. testing not only damages the self-worth of many test-takers but it has denied millions of them the opportunity to better their educational and economic lot, a new book asserts.

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Blatant Damage Control! Mercury From Vaccines Disappears Quickly

Chicago - Mercury from vaccines seems to disappear rapidly from the blood, returning to pre-vaccination levels in one month, according to a small study of children in Argentina.

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Vending Machines Dispense Pot in LA

Los Angeles - The city that popularized the fast food drive-thru has a new innovation: 24-hour medical marijuana vending machines.

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Consumption of Fruits May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Apples, bananas, and oranges are the most common fruits in both Western and Asian diets, and are important sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. A new study in the Journal of Food Science explores the additional health benefits of these fruits and reveals they also protect against neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's Disease.

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Creative and noncreative problem solvers exhibit different patterns of brain activity, study reveals

Why do some people solve problems more creatively than others? Are people who think creatively somehow different from those who tend to think in a more methodical fashion?

These questions are part of a long-standing debate, with some researchers arguing that what we call "creative thought" and "noncreative thought" are not basically different. If this is the case, then people who are thought of as creative do not really think in a fundamentally different way from those who are thought of as noncreative. On the other side of this debate, some researchers have argued that creative thought is fundamentally different from other forms of thought. If this is true, then those who tend to think creatively really are somehow different.

A new study led by John Kounios, professor of psychology at Drexel University and Mark Jung-Beeman of Northwestern University addresses these questions by comparing the brain activity of creative and noncreative problem solvers. The study published in the journal Neuropsychologia, reveals a distinct pattern of brain activity, even at rest, in people who tend to solve problems with a sudden creative insight -- an "Aha! Moment" - compared to people who tend to solve problems more methodically.

Health

Allergic Disease Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Adults with allergy symptoms report a high incidence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), suggesting a link between atopic disorders and IBS according to a study published this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology,the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

In a study of 125 adults, Rush University Medical Center's Dr. Mary C. Tobin and colleagues found the likelihood of IBS was significantly higher in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (2.67 times), patients with allergic eczema (3.85 times), and patients with depression (2.56 times).

Health

Indonesia's death toll from bird flu tops 100

A 32 year-old man died from the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain in Jakarta on Wednesday, bringing Indonesia's death toll from the virus to 101, the Jakarta Post newspaper said.

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, the death is the third in the past three days as a 23 year-old woman and a nine-year-old boy died in hospital on Sunday.

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Free Will and Cheating; Destined To Cheat? New Research Finds Free Will Can Keep Us Honest

Minneapolis, MN. - With the start of the new year, millions of Americans have resolved to lie less, cheat less, put the holiday hangovers behind them, or otherwise better their lives. Some will moderate their bad habits; others may make significant changes and become shining examples of integrity. But most of those well-intended New Year's resolutions are destined to fail. In an age where cheating scandals plague elite universities and major corporations are brought down by unethical actions, the debate about the origins and nature of our decisions plays into a larger debate about genetic determinism and free will.

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Snoring May Increase Chronic Bronchitis Risk

Snoring may significantly increase susceptibility to chronic bronchitis, investigators here have found.

Regular snoring was associated with a 25% to 68% increased frequency of new-onset chronic bronchitis compared with those who never snored, Chol Shin, M.D., Ph.D., of Korea University Ansan Hospital, and colleagues reported today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

The combination of smoking and snoring almost tripled the likelihood of chronic bronchitis compared with those who did not smoke or snore.