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Jonathan Kantrowitz

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Oatmeal for breakfast results in greater fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 hour ago A new study suggests that your breakfast cereal choice may affect how full you feel and how much you eat for lunch, especially if you’re overweight. According to new research published in […] [Read More]
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Tackle football before age 12 = increased risk of memory and thinking problems later

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Source: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY Former National Football League (NFL) players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 were more likely to have memory and thinking problems in adulthood, according to a new study published in the January 28, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of […] [Read More]
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Earlier menopause linked to everyday chemical exposures

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Source: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Women whose bodies have high levels of chemicals found in plastics, personal-care products, common household items and the environment experience menopause two to four years earlier than women with lower levels of these chemicals, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The […] [Read More]
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Flame retardants linked to preterm birth

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Source : UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch have determined that maternal exposure to high levels of flame-retardants may be a contributing factor in preterm births. The new UTMB study by Dr. Ramkumar Menon, assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, in collaboration with Winthrop University […] [Read More]
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CAIR Joins Multifaith Supreme Court Brief on Immigration Family Unity Case

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SOURCE: Council on American-Islamic Relations The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it has joined other faith-based organizations in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court ensuring that “federal immigration laws are interpreted and implemented in a manner […] [Read More]
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Time To Phase Out of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

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Source: Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Connecticut For years, consumers were saddled with very limited choices when they wanted to buy a couch or other foam-padded furniture that didn’t contain these harmful chemicals. Thankfully big retailers are beginning to remove toxic flame retardants. Eliminating toxic flame retardant chemicals makes our homes safer while improving […] [Read More]
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Turnaround Arts programs in high-poverty, low-performing schools produce positve results

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The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has published an interim report on its signature initiative, Turnaround Arts. Turnaround Arts works with local program partners to provide arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty, low-performing schools in their region. Local partners include state arts agencies, schools districts, foundation and educational organizations. This shared leadership […] [Read More]
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Stratford Residents to Rally Against Change to Eminent Domain Code

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source: ForStratford, a political action committee After vigorous public opposition at the January 12 Town Council meeting, town residents will rally on Stratford Town Hall steps Monday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm. The proposed charter change would eliminate the ban on taking someone’s home or business for private gain. “This is a very dangerous […] [Read More]
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How the Congress of Vienna Influences Us Today

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By Mark Jarrett, Ph.D., author of The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy Two hundred years ago, European rulers were in the midst of what may well have been the most extravagant celebration in history—the “Congress of Vienna.” After more than two decades of war against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, it was time for the […] [Read More]
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Citizen Audit Finds Flaws in Official Election Audits

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Source: Connecticut Citizen Election Audit Today, the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit released a report covering citizen observation and analysis of the August and November 2014 official post-election audits. Citizen Audit spokesperson Luther Weeks stated, “We appreciate improvements made by the Secretary of the State’s Office. We remain disappointed after eight years that significant improvements remain […] [Read More]
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