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Happy First Day of Fall everyone!

Image: Foliage at Eastaway, in Vermont
Photographer: Jim Mauchly
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US toughens rules for clinical-trial transparency

Investigators are now required to disclose all clinical trials, whether successful or not.

The disappointing results of clinical trials will no longer be able to languish unpublished, thanks to rules released on 16 September by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The long-awaited changes to the HHS clinical-trial disclosure laws requires, for the first time, that researchers report the design and results of all clinical trials and empowers the government to enforce penalties for those that do not comply. The NIH rules apply only to work done through agency grants, and include stricter reporting requirements for phase I trials. If institutions don’t follow the rules, the NIH could withdraw their funding.

#sciencesunday #research


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really fascinating, I wonder what kind of flowers they're pollinating :/

The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate

Nepal's Gurung people live mostly in small villages in the country's vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting where they descend towering cliffs on handmade ladders to harvest honey nestled under jagged overhangs.

During the spring, the Gurung's honey contains a rare substance called grayanotoxin, which is known for its intoxicating effects. While some say it's a deadly poison, others refer to it as an aphrodisiac, a powerful medicine, and a hallucinogenic drug.

#culture #honey
On this episode of 'VICE Specials,' we travel deep into the Annapurna mountains to join a Gurung village on its hunt for honey that some believe is poisonous and others say has hallucinogenic effects.
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Napal's honey is very testy ya?
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Just got my flu shots. Have a nice weekend everyone 
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I now have a friend in the local pharmacy who calls me up the day they're available. Plus she's good at giving shots.
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Beverage Industry Takes Philadelphia To Court Over Soda Tax

A few months back, the city of Philadelphia became just the second city in the U.S. to successfully pass a tax specifically on soft drinks, adding $.015/ounce to the price a distributor pays for sodas — including diet drinks — and other sweetened beverages. As expected, the beverage industry has fired back with a lawsuit challenging this tax, alleging that it illegally duplicates a state tax and diminishes the purchasing power of low-income Philadelphia residents.
A few months back, the city of Philadelphia became just the second city in the U.S. to successfully pass a tax specifically on soft drinks, adding $.015/ounce to the price a distributor pays for so…
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Bayer has finally reached a deal to acquire Monsanto for $66 billion

Bayer AG agreed to buy Monsanto Co. in a deal valued at $66 billion, winding up four months of talks to create the world’s biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.
Bayer AG agreed to buy Monsanto Co. in a deal valued at $66 billion, winding up four months of talks to create the world’s biggest supplier of seeds and pesticides.
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Sugar Shocked? The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

"Roughly 90% of nearly 170 studies favored the sponsor's interest."

What might surprise consumers is just how many present-day nutrition studies are still funded by the food industry.

"It's definitely a problem that so much research in nutrition and health is funded by industry," says Bonnie Liebman, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit advocacy group. "When the food industry pays for research, it often gets what it pays for." And what it pays for is often a pro-industry finding.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Dr. Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest about the state of industry-sponsored research and how it might influence medical and policy advice.
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Very good point. It's not only sugar!
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I got ALL of them right! :)

Do you know the capital cities of these 25 countries?

Do you know your Ankara from your Istanbul, your Rio from your Brasilia?

If you think your knowledge of the world's capital cities is up to scratch, then this quiz created on Playbuzz this week is the one for you...

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Just how much attention were you paying in year 9 geography? Do you know your Ankara from your Istanbul, your Rio from your Brasilia? If you think your knowledge of the world's capital cities is up to scratch, then this quiz created on Playbuzz this week is the one for you...
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I got them all right as well (with a little help from the Mrs)
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Why Supermarket Bacon Hides Its Glorious Fat

Only that window on the back of the package reveals bacon’s true, fatty nature—courtesy of the U.S. government.

"It’s one of those automatic things you don’t even think about. But people understand what bacon is. They understand that when they fry it up, it’s going to have a lot of fat.” 
Bacon has one of the most unusual and underappreciated packaging formats of any supermarket product.
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Go Cubs Go

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Go Giant Go Giants
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Donald Trump Shows Dr. Oz His Health Documents

When Dr. Oz asked Mr. Trump why he wouldn’t share his medical records, the former reality TV show host turned to the studio audience, and asked for their opinion. “Well, I have really no problem in doing it. I have it right here. I mean, should I do it? I don’t care. Should I do it? I have no problem,” Mr. Trump said before pulling several pieces of paper from a pocket inside his navy blue suit.
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Does access to medical marijuana reduce opioid deaths?

“Overall, we find strong, consistent evidence that medical marijuana dispensaries lead to reductions in opioid-related mortality,” the RAND team concluded. Some people who would otherwise be at risk of abusing opioids, perhaps fatally, must have turned to medical marijuana instead, Pacula said.
Advocates of medical marijuana say that legal access to pot will reduce deaths from opioid overdoses. And three studies suggest they may be right.
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Definitely.
Usually with opiate addiction you go through hell. Subutex works but it is sort of staying on the opiates or heroin.
Cannabis if taken at high doses leaves you free of side effects and withdrawal. info@transkei.com
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hello!

An aspiring dietician, preparing for 
Master's of Science (MS) in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

I practice yoga, pilates and I'm a marathon runner.

Graduate in Marketing Communications - Advertising 
(Columbia College of Chicago)


Quotes:

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?" ― Steve Jobs


My General Interest and Passion:
  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Art
  • design
  • music
  • sports
  • fashion
  • technology
  • social media
  • photography
  • martial arts
  • outdoors
  • running
  • creativity
  • world peace


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All content within my Google Plus page is provided for general information and discussion purposes only. It reflects my personal observations, experiences and thoughts. It doesn't represent the positions of my employer or former employer. I link to information, article, design, photography, videos, etc., that I find interesting and exciting. But, not necessarily agree with it. I am not responsible for the content of any linked information that is not part of my Google Plus page. Majority of my post are public so please remember that any information you submitted through comments are un-secure. 

Thanks for reading.

Have a beautiful day. Carpe Diem!
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The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World
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Are you left-handed? Bad luck - Telegraph
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A new study has discovered that lefties are likely to earn 10pc to 12pc less than their right-handed peers

Making resistance futile
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Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing – study
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When and how to watch the October 8, 2014 total eclipse of the moon.

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Your nose knows death is imminent
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Losing the sense of smell predicts death within five years, according to new research.

How Consumers' Moods Drive Decisions
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The surprising effect of good and bad moods on what people read, what they buy, and how they act

Sense of Humor Changes With Age
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A new study explains why your grandma doesn't find The Office funny.

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest
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What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control
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