Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Leftover Links for 17 January 2013

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Some good pieces making the news today. I have nothing to question about many of them but YOU sure might. Take a gander. More on energy drinks causing issues. Study: 20K ER Visits Linked to Energy Drinks in 2011 – ABC News. The only Friday the 13th this year is September. Par-tay. When fear of…

The majority of Americans believe in SOME conspiracy theories, poll shows

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Fascinating and appalling at the same time. Fairleigh Dickinson poll on conspiracy theories. Sixty-three percent of registered voters in the U.S. buy into at least one political conspiracy theory, according to results from a recent Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMindPoll. The nationwide survey of registered voters asked Americans to evaluate four different political conspiracy theories: 56…

No viable alternatives to mainstream cancer treatment, says Philippine officials

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People warned against ‘voodoo’ cancer cures | Inquirer Business. Cancer experts and the government on Wednesday warned the public against herbal supplements that are advertised as cures for cancer, saying these were “voodoo medicine.” The Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO) said these herbal supplements had no proven curative effects while the Food and Drug…

The Mercola effect: People believe his stuff

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This piece highlights the reach and damage done by ridiculous websites masquerading as “health” information. A Vaccine Eliminated A Deadly Killer Of Infants. So Why Do Some People Fear It? – Forbes. “We don’t see significant pneumococcal disease in kids anymore,” says Kenneth Bromberg, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Brooklyn Hospital Center. He…

The dog has to go

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Rather suspicious. Man run over, killed, when dog jumps into car, pushes accelerator. A man has died after a dog jumped into a van, stepped on the accelerator and struck him as he opened a gate outside a Florida Panhandle home, according to officials. Troopers said Fortner opened the driver’s door to see where Campbell…

Stunning! Fake TV news crew make the news

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Just plain weird! Cleveland police investigate fake TV news crew assaulting residents with stun gun. Officers were called out to the 8800 block of Detroit Ave. around 2 p.m. after a victim reported that six men with a digital camera approached him claiming to be with a local television station and wanted to interview him.…