Category Archives: health

‘Children in state care are being abused and CYF is failing them – report’.. 

Children removed from their family home are being sexually and physically abused in foster homes – and the Social Development Minister says there’s no evidence they’re any better off in state care. Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills has released his first … Continue reading

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‘Germany’s Incredible Green Movement’.. 

How German activists made treehugging mainstream. While the United States’ congressional machinery was busy shoveling sugar into its own gas tank last month politicians in Germany pressed forward on their ambitious drive for sustainability. Boosted by a fresh mandate in … Continue reading

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‘Generation of children brutalised in state care won’t get public apology’.. 

Final report into 50 years of brutality is published – but Government rules out public apology. A generation of children who were brutalised in state care will not receive a public apology from the Government.The final report of the Confidential … Continue reading

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‘How Eating Mangoes or Drinking a Rum and Coke Can Massively Enhance Your Marijuana High’.. 

Pot contains a terpene called myrcene. So do some common food items. Putting them together may have a happily synergistic effect. Do you find that having a beer with your bud increases the pleasurability of your toking experience? What about … Continue reading

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‘The science of forgiveness: ‘When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response’..

Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works. Ewin – now eighty-eight and semiretired after practicing surgery and teaching medical hypnosis at the Tulane University School of Medicine … Continue reading

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‘Why the world’s remaining hunter-gatherer societies are some of its biggest pot smokers’.. 

New research challenges our understanding of man’s earliest consumption of cannabis. What if it were marijuana’s medicinal qualities that originally inspired humans to light up – instead of the urge to get high? That’s the theory of some Washington State … Continue reading

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‘How to optimise your brain’s waste disposal system’.. 

New research suggests that body posture during sleep may affect the efficiency of the brain’s self-cleaning process. The latest study from Nedergaard’s group published in the Journal of Neuroscience earlier this month – shows that body posture affects the efficiency … Continue reading

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