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Ancient Alcohol: Primates First Consumed Booze 10mn Years Ago - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Medicine, SciTech, Science )

Ray
- 114 days ago - rt.com
Civilization has been enjoying a good tipple for much longer than we previously thought, according to a new study. In fact, it seems that our primate ancestors began getting tipsy 10 million years ago, by eating and metabolizing fermented fruit.
Villain or Hero? Bats May Be Key to Curing Ebola, Scientists Say
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Health, Medicine, Science )

Ray
- 141 days ago - rt.com
Bats are believed to be the origin of the deadly Ebola virus; they can carry rabies and over 100 other diseases, but they do not suffer from the viruses themselves. Scientists believe the nocturnal creatures may be the key to curing Ebola.
Medicare's 'Drugs for the Deceased' Costing Taxpayers
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Drugs, Medicine, Science, USA )

Ray
- 144 days ago - rt.com
Medicare pays for medications even after a patient has died, and it is costing American taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the Health Department's inspector general.
Conman Fakes 2-Year Coma to Avoid Court
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Health, Law, Medicine, UK )

Ray
- 152 days ago - rt.com
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.
Life After Death? Scientists Gather 'Out-of-Body' Evidence in 'Largest-Ever' Study
Offbeat  (tags: scientists, Health, Medicine )

Ray
- 165 days ago - rt.com
It seems that scientists have finally offered evidence that consciousness after death really could exist, as the largest-ever study into the issue showed that patients could recall intricate details despite being officially declared clinically dead.
Cat Gets Help For Sick Owner By Knocking On Neighbors' Window
Offbeat  (tags: Neighbors’ Window, standing on her neighbors’ fence, tapping on a window, cats, endangered, GoodNews, protection, rescued, suffering, medicine, prevention, safety, women, europe, GoodNews, investigation, humans, habitat, unusual, pets, performance, photos )

Kelly
- 254 days ago - thedodo.com
Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes. And it just so happens, the hero in this story, Slinky Malinki, is the shape and size of a cat.~THIS IS BABY
Great Animal Rescue or Great Scam? A Complete Guide By Alison Hector ©
Offbeat  (tags: animalcruelty, abused, abuse, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, endangered, dogs, cats, GoodNews, pets, protection, humans, environment, activists, news, usa, americans, education, healthcare, treatment, prevention, safety, medicine, Body-Mind )

Kelly
- 266 days ago - petadvocatesnetwork.org
THEY SOUND SO GOOD BUT WHOA IS THAT A VALID RESCUE GROUP? HOW TO EVALUATE ANIMAL RESCUES CREDIBILITY AND WORTHINESS *READ THIS TO MAKE SURE DONATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO A SCAM*
60 Cases of Female Genital Mutilation Discovered in Swedish School
Offbeat  (tags: Children, EU, Human rights, Medicine, Scandal, Sex, Violence )

Ray
- 277 days ago - rt.com
Up to 60 cases of genital mutilation among elementary school girls have been discovered in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March, local media reported. Among the cases, 28 girls were subjected to the most severe form of genital mutilation.
Teenager Heads Home After 16-Mo Custody Battle Between Parents and State
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Medicine, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 279 days ago - rt.com
Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut teenager kept from her family by the Massachusetts government for 16 months as a custody battle raged over her medical care, is finally back at home.
US Veterans Waited 115 Days for Care
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Medicine, Military, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 300 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Employees at an Arizona veterans affairs medical centre minimised the reported wait times for veterans to receive care, a new report found. Military veterans at an Arizona hospital waited an average of 115 days for a first appointment,
A SAD DAY AT NOAHS ARK~REST IN PEACE, Sweet Bubbles.
Offbeat  (tags: Bubbles went peacefully to sleep cradled, She knew Love, She was Love, death, dogs, rescued, sadness, suffering, pets, activists, medicine, healthcare, health, family, treatment, protection, prevention, pictures )

Kelly
- 300 days ago - noahs-arks.net
Today has to be one of the hardest days I have experienced in rescue. At 5:26 this evening, I had to say good-bye to BUBBLES. RIP SWEET BABY GIRL
Hillside : Good News About Skye...
Offbeat  (tags: animalwelfare, ethics, protection, healthcare, treatment, medicine, goodnews )

Borg
- 304 days ago - us2.campaign-archive1.com
Following Skye's life-saving colic operation she underwent late on Tuesday night, we are delighted to tell you that she is making such good progress and will be coming back to the Sanctuary tomorrow. The vets there told us that as the 'twisted intestine'
Pesticides Blamed for Spike of Illnesses in Washington State
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Biology, Children, Ecology, Food, Health, Medicine, Science, USA )

Ray
- 316 days ago - rt.com
Washington state health officials are pointing the finger at pesticides as they try to explain the recent surge in illnesses in the central part of the state.
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
- 354 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.
At Least 1 American Child Is Shot Every Hour - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Children, Health, Medicine, Security, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 421 days ago - rt.com
A recent research estimates over 10,000 under-18s were shot in the US in 2009 - at least one third died. While infants are mostly injured due to firearms mishaps, teenagers are most often victims of criminal armed assaults.

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