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February 13, 2012


Largest Swiss Private Bank a ‘Fugitive From Justice,’ Say U.S. Authorities
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Citing Swiss bank secrecy laws, Wegelin & Co. did not send representatives to a court hearing in New York yesterday — the Justice Department has accused the bank of helping rich clients hide $1.2 billion from the IRS. [Business Insider]
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New DSM-5 May List Internet Addiction As a Mental Illness
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That means you, who rather than sleeping, working, bathing, or picking up that heavy paper-y thing gathering dust on your nightstand, are reading this post. [NYDN]
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Hope For Early Alzheimer’s Test In Spinal Fluid
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New research led by Nottingham University in the UK suggests abnormal levels of seven proteins in spinal fluid could be markers for the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes of a test for a disease that is difficult to diagnose at the beginning. The researchers write about their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease…

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Sarah Palin Receives the Most Depressing Rendition of the “Happy Birthday” Song We’ve Ever Heard
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Sarah Palin Receives the Most Depressing Rendition of the "Happy Birthday" Song We've Ever HeardFrom the looks of the shrieking, camera-wielding mob that slowly crawled its way across the Marriott lobby this afternoon, we thought for a moment that Ronald Reagan himself had been reincarnated by CPAC scientists as this year’s grand finale. But it was only Sarah Palin, still attracting the same vortex of attention — here, at least, among her people — as she ever did at the peak of her powers…

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Cowboy Cop Makes the Conservative Case for Marijuana Legalization at CPAC
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Cowboy Cop Makes the Conservative Case for Marijuana Legalization at CPACWearing a giant fat suit or a Captain America costume is one way to get attention at CPAC. Wearing a cowboy hat and a T-shirt that reads “COPS SAY LEGALIZE POT. ASK ME WHY” is another.
Howard Wooldridge is a retired police detective who now lobbies Capitol Hill for his group “Citizens Opposing Prohibition” — the prohibition on marijuana…

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Exercise Increasingly Recommended By Doctors, CDC
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Doctors in the US are increasingly advising adults to exercise or be more physically active, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published online on Thursday. The report shows that in 2010, about one in three adults (32.4%) who had seen a doctor or health professional in the past year had been advised to take up or continue exercise or physical activity…

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Chemotherapy Works Better With Short Fasting Periods
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According to a study published in Science Translational Medicine, part of the Science family of journals, chemotherapy drugs are more effective when combined with cycles of short, severe fasting. Furthermore, fasting on its own was shown to be effective at treating most of the cancers tested in animals, including human cancer cells…

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Total Knee Replacements Done On 4.5 Million Americans
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Today in the USA, 4.5 million people are living with a total knee replacement, according to a presentation made by experts from the Orthopedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. There are twice as many knee replacements annually now compared to ten years ago…

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Plastic Surgeries Continue To Grow, Despite Sluggish Economy, USA
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13.8 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2011, a 5% increase on the year before, according to a new report issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The authors added that by the end of 2011, the number of total plastic surgeries had grown for 24 consecutive months. These figures include both minimally-invasive and surgical procedures…

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Mitt Romney Finally Gets Some Good News
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Mitt Romney Finally Gets Some Good NewsIt’s been a very rough few days for Mitt Romney. First, he was swept by Rick Santorum in this week’s caucuses and primaries. Then he came in a very distant second to Rick Santorum in the national PPP poll released this morning. But this afternoon brought some good news for the embattled Romney campaign: He won the CPAC straw poll, with 38 percent to Rick Santorum’s 31 percent…

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