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Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
Hillside : WE RESCUE 21 WILD PONIES...
Offbeat  (tags: Horses, ponies, saved, sanctuary, video, GoodNews, AnimalWelfare, rescued, protection, health, treatment, safety, photos, pictures )

Borg
- 4 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
We were alerted to the plight of two established family herds of wild ponies who were facing eviction from their home on the mountain where they have grazed for four generations. With time fast running out for the 21 ponies, we have made room for them...
Can We Really Become Addicted to Technology?
Offbeat  (tags: technology, health, humans, addicted )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Through smartphones, tablets, laptops and their apps, technology now influences almost every aspect of our lives, and many fear that this digital way of life can be dangerously addictive.
Why Does This Food Have 196 Ingredients? (With Video)
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, ethics, food, health, odd )

Kathy
- 12 days ago - activistpost.com
All we did was try to read the ingredients list on the back of this TV dinner. We didn't realize we would get sucked into a processed food hell time vortex.
Koch Ally to Introduce Monsanto-Backed Bill to Bar State GMO Labeling Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Food, GMO, Health, Law, Monsanto, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.
Teacher Has to Resign After Taking Sick Student to the Hospital and Paying Her Bill
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Conflict, Court, Education, Health, Law, Medicine, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
A former Red Bank, Tennessee teacher claims she was forced to resign from her position - all for taking a sick student to the doctor and paying the bill.
13 Years & $100 Billion After US Entry, Afghanistan Faces Total Devastation
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Blast, Health, Lucy Kafanov, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
The Taliban pre-electoral campaign of bloodshed continues in Afghanistan, as six die in an attack on the interior ministry in Kabul. As the first democratic transfer of power approaches, the country is in terrible shape ahead of the 2014 US pullout.
Hillside :ALTERNATIVE TO BETTING ON SATURDAY'S GRAND NATIONAL... Adopt a Rescued Horse...
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalWelfare, horses, adoption, sanctuary, donations, gifts, rescued, protection, safety, treatment, pictures, photos, health )

Borg
- 13 days ago - us2.campaign-archive1.com
Instead of supporting the heartless racing industry by betting on the cruel Grand National, please consider 'adopting' a rescued horse at Hillside Animal Sanctuary. Included in the 900 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from the racing industry.
Oklahoma Sparks Concerns After Unveiling New Lethal Injection Drug Combo
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Drugs, Health, Law, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
The state of Oklahoma unveiled on Tuesday the controversial three-drug combination it plans to use to kill two death row inmates via lethal injection later this month.
Hawaii May Cut Health Benefits to Pacific Islanders Affected By Nuclear Testing
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Health, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Nuclear, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
A US federal court has granted Hawaiian lawmakers permission to slash benefits for residents whose families formerly lived on a string of Pacific islands that the US military used as a nuclear test site in the decades after World War II.
TEN Firefighters Needed to Pull One-Eyed Horse From River in Dramatic Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: horse, rescue, firefighters, video, images, GoodNews, animalwelfare, internet, health, risks, protection, safety )

Borg
- 15 days ago - mirror.co.uk
Firefighters launched a dramatic rescue to haul a stricken one-eyed horse from a river in Lancashire. Ruby the 21-year-old mare stumbled into the River Irwell near Bolton while out with her rider.After receiving the call, 10 firefighters from Greater Manc
Monsanto's 'Healthier Environment' Ads Banned in South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 27 days ago - rt.com
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa has ordered biotech titan Monsanto to withdraw its ads on local radio in which the company boasts the supposed benefits of GM crops, including a "healthier environment" and "more food sustainably."
Scientists Urge UK Govt to Ditch 'Dysfunctional' GMO Regulations
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Health, Law, Politics, Science, Security, UK )

Ray
- 31 days ago - rt.com
There is no evidence that GM crops are more dangerous than conventionally farmed food, a group of scientists allegedly linked to the biotech industry have advised UK PM David Cameron. Critics say the group is funded by the GM lobby.
Children of Fukushima Battle An Invisible Enemy
Offbeat  (tags: children, safety, health, Fukushima, radiation nuclear plant )

Naoko
- 38 days ago - japantoday.com
Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside--fear of radiation has kept them in doors for much of their short lives.
Hillside : Saving Abandoned Animals...
Offbeat  (tags: Sanctuary, rescued, animals, GoodNews, animalwelfare, health, treatment, protection, help, donate, gifts, pictures )

Borg
- 42 days ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
Since Christmas, we have taken in over 50 horses, ponies and donkeys, most of whom had been cruelly abandoned and left to fend for themselves. These include the two young foals, above, who had been left to wander by the roadside. In addition to horses,
 

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