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Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Seek Home for Agoraphobic Dog
Offbeat  (tags: agoraphobic, health, animal, dog, Battersea, UK )

Ray
- 21 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An animal charity is appealing for a new home for a dog who cannot be walked. Whisper, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is agoraphobic and "terrified of people and the outside world".
Hillside Update: Dylan's Feeling Better...
Offbeat  (tags: Horses, Foals, Health, AnimalWelfare, rescued, GoodNews, photos, pictures, safety )

Borg
- 25 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
You may remember that Dylan is one of over fifty horses that we've recently taken in from stray horse pounds and we would like to thank everybody who has been supporting our appeal to save these lovely animals from being put to sleep See the Pictures..
The Sugar Company That Is Fighting Back
Offbeat  (tags: Sugar, Health, obesity )

Ray
- 25 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A sugar company is fighting back against the perceived demonisation of sugar by the media, saying it's been disproportionately blamed for causing obesity, writes Tom Heyden.
NYC Man Dies After Wrongfully Spending 23 Years in Prison
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Health, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
A New York City man who served 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit died unexpectedly over the weekend only three days before proceedings were slated to begin concerning his $124 million false imprisonment federal lawsuit.
Hillside : PLEASE HELP...
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, rescued, treatment, safety, health, photos )

Borg
- 39 days ago - us2.campaign-archive1.com
We have taken in 50 of these forgotten horses in very recent weeks and we are only able to continue giving sanctuary to these animals with the support of people who also want to help them. PLEASE, PLEASE consider donating to help feed and care for these
Some Patients 'Wake Up' During Surgery
Offbeat  (tags: health, treatment, surgery, general anaesthesia, conscious )

Ray
- 39 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 300 people a year in the UK and Ireland report they have been conscious during surgery - despite being given general anaesthesia.
Sibling Bullying Increases Depression Risk
Offbeat  (tags: children, Sibling, health, University of Oxford, UK )

Ray
- 42 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are older, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests.
The Neurons That Shaped Civilization
Offbeat  (tags: humans, interesting, goodnews, society, health )

Tonya
- 43 days ago - ted.com
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.
Rich Vs Poor: Dietary Gap Widens Rapidly, Study Shows
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Food, Health, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
Evidence of America's widening wealth gap since the 2007 financial crisis show that the bottom tier of US income earners is falling rapidly behind on the nutrition front. Meanwhile, the diets of higher wage earners are also sub-par.
Radioactive Pigs. Just Another Reason to Visit Germany.
Offbeat  (tags: environment, health, food, safety, boars are radioactive, Chernobyl, diet, Europe, German government, Germany, health, nuclear energy, public saftery, radioactive material, sausages, wild boar )

Joanne
- 48 days ago - wellthisiswhatithink.com
A new study from the German government, reported by The Telegraph, shows that more than one in three wild boar killed by hunters in the region are too radioactive to be safe for humans to eat.
Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 50 days ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
Family Sues Georgia Police for Tasering Man 13 Times Before He Died
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Court, Crime, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 50 days ago - rt.com
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family's lawyer.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-Year-Old Challenges World's Fastest Man
Offbeat  (tags: diet, health, interesting, 103-years-old, Japan, running, sports, exercises )

Naoko
- 53 days ago - japantoday.com
Miyazaki, who hails from tea-growing Shizuoka prefecture, about 200 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, was a late bloomer, only taking up running at the age of 92 after watching an old people's sports day broadcast on television.
He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 53 days ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
 

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