Medical Journal blames disabled people “who want to live”

September 16, 2009

Medical Journal blames disabled people “who want to live” An editorial appearing in the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) has blamed disabled people “who want to live” for the difficulties surrounding the debate in the UK on assisted suicide. Tony Delamothe, deputy editor of the BMJ, bluntly admitted that he is in favour of assisted […]

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Fifth Nick’s Crusade Video Blog: “A Seat At The Table” Determining Health Reform, Doesn’t Include People With Disabilities – Nick’s Crusade

May 23, 2009

Fifth Nick’s Crusade Video Blog: “A Seat At The Table” Determining Health Reform, Doesn’t Include People With Disabilities from Alejandra Ospina on Vimeo.

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Mission to break up Pacific island of rubbish twice the size of Texas – Times Online

May 15, 2009

Mission to break up Pacific island of rubbish twice the size of Texas – Times Online I’ve heard about this for years, and just started looking up information about it, and voila, someone’s trying things to deal with it. No doubt too little, but interesting nonetheless.

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Publicists for octuplets mother quit over death threats – Los Angeles Times

February 15, 2009
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Publicists for octuplets mother quit over death threats – Los Angeles Times Joann Killeen, president of Killeen Furtney Group, said she and husband Mike Furtney decided to drop Suleman early Saturday. Soon after the births, the couple began representing Suleman for free, and almost immediately started receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls from people enraged […]

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GimpGirl celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

February 18, 2008

GimpGirl celebrates its 10th Anniversary! YAY to them! Check out the pictures that Aleja and Buridan took!

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Diet Education Had No Long Term Impact On Childhood Obesity

October 11, 2007

ScienceDaily: Diet Education Had No Long Term Impact On Childhood Obesity An education programme which successfully cut the level of obesity in children by teaching them about healthy eating and discouraging fizzy drinks was no longer effective three years after the intervention came to an end, according to a study published on the British Medical […]

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Nicotine Is the New Wonder Drug

July 10, 2007

Slashdot pointed me to Researchers Light Up for Nicotine, the Wonder Drug : “Nicotine acts on the acetylcholine receptors in the brain, stimulating and regulating the release of a slew of brain chemicals, including seratonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Now drugs derived from nicotine and the research on nicotine receptors are in clinical trials for everything […]

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Another Good Reason to Let Your Baby Crawl at Survival of the Sickest: The Book

May 4, 2007

Another Good Reason to Let Your Baby Crawl at Survival of the Sickest: The Book Scientists at the University of Cincinnati have just published a study in the journal Allergy, showing that exposure to certain indoor microbial elements (specifically something called fungal glucans) at an early age can decrease future wheezing and possibly the development […]

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The Fridge Magnet

February 28, 2007

I’m interested in the metaphor of “The fridge magnet” and what it says about how children and parents share information, sticking art and notices on the fridge door, AND what draws us to the fridge in terms of food choices and nutrition. I think that ECE, in taking a more age appropriate child-centered approach, can […]

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2006 Darwin Award: High on Life

January 1, 2007

2006 Darwin Award: High on Life (3 June 2006, Florida) Two more candidates have thrown themselves into the running for a Darwin Award. The feet of Jason and Sara, both 21, were found protruding from a deflated, huge helium advertising balloon. Jason was a college student, and Sara attended community college, but apparently their education […]

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