- "What?"... "I CAN - hear what you're saying..."
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- SPIO workshop by Theraplay@home: Orlando, Florida
- The Sideways Glance...
- Superbrain yoga!
- Thoughts for a New Year: Meat of known origin, revisited
- The "Bull" that is Autism...
- Heart MD Institute: East meets west
- How does nutrition impact early childhood immunity?
- H1N1: From the Ayurvedic perspective
- Signs of the need for detoxification
- Ayurveda: Where medicine meets universal consciousness
- Ghee and its many benefits
- Yogi Cameron's ayurvedic view of the autism spectrum
- Ayurveda: The medicine of balance
- Ginger considered a basic universal medicine
Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths
10 Dec 2013 | 11:11 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways to save lives, The Caplow Children's Prize said.
Democrat Clark wins congressional election in Massachusetts
10 Dec 2013 | 9:27 pm
Eastern Massachusetts voters elected a Democratic state senator as their newest representative in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday in a special election to fill the seat formerly held by now-Senator Edward Markey, according to local media reports. Democrat Katherine Clark, who campaigned on issues including improving women's healthcare and the rising cost of college, easily won a four-way race to represent a district that includes Boston's near western suburbs but not the city itself, according to the reports, including by the Boston Globe. She defeated Republican Frank Addivinola, Independent James Aulenti and James Hall of the Justice Peace Security party in an election to succeed Markey, who in June was elected to fill the Senate seat that became vacant when John Kerry was named secretary of state. Addivinola, a lawyer, had sought to tie Clark to President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law at a time the program has been plagued by technical problems.
Factbox: Highlights of a modest U.S. budget accord
10 Dec 2013 | 9:17 pm
The modest $85 billion U.S. budget deal reached in Congress on Tuesday gives both Democrats and Republicans something to brag about. Democrats can say they found relief from forced spending cuts on education and other domestic spending programs, while avoiding major changes to Medicare and Social Security benefits for the elderly. But airline travelers, newly hired federal employees and some military retirees would lose out in the agreement to be presented to Congress for approval in the next two weeks. The deal sets federal spending levels for two years and its proponents argue that it will help Congress end its budget warfare through at least October 1, 2015.
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade
10 Dec 2013 | 6:49 pm
By Malena Castaldi and Felipe Llambias MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of marijuana and is aimed at wresting the business from criminals in the small South American nation. Backers of the law, some smoking joints, gathered near Congress holding green balloons, Jamaican flags in homage to Bob Marley and a sign saying: "Cultivating freedom, Uruguay grows." Cannabis consumers will be able to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from licensed pharmacies as long as they are Uruguayan residents over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases. When the law is implemented in 120 days, Uruguayans will be able to grow six marijuana plants in their homes a year, or as much as 480 grams (about 17 ounces), and form smoking clubs of 15 to 45 members that can grow up to 99 plants per year.
"Patent box" encourages GSK to invest $330 million more in UK
10 Dec 2013 | 6:03 pm
GlaxoSmithKline is to invest another 200 million pounds ($330 million) on advanced manufacturing in Britain, the company said on Wednesday, underlining the draw of a tax break designed to encourage research and development. Britain's so-called "patent box" scheme, which offers a reduced rate of corporation tax on income derived from patents, has been hailed by GSK, its biggest drugmaker, for transforming the country as a place to invest. Last year GSK announced it was building its first new factory in Britain for 40 years as a result of the scheme.
U.S. Congress budget deal would trim federal worker pensions
10 Dec 2013 | 5:46 pm
A new budget deal that will be debated by the U.S. Congress in the coming days would trim some military spending as well as outlays for federal workers' retirement programs, Senate Budget Committee chief Patty Murray said on Tuesday. Murray also said that congressional leaders are discussing the possibility of extending some expiring federal benefits for the long-term unemployed but that such legislation will not be included in the two-year budget deal.
EPA tells court U.S. mercury, toxics rule is legally justified
10 Dec 2013 | 5:45 pm
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. environmental regulator argued in court on Tuesday that its rule limiting mercury and hazardous air pollutants is "appropriate and necessary," not an improper interpretation of the federal Clean Air Act as industry groups and some states contend. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the second most powerful court in the country behind the Supreme Court, heard two cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's first rules to crack down on mercury from the country's fleet of electric generating units. The EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) applies to 1,400 of the country's largest power plants and would come into force in 2015, or in some cases, 2016. The EPA has said that MATS could prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, and generate $90 billion in health benefits, each year.
Californians' support for legalized recreational pot trends higher
10 Dec 2013 | 5:34 pm
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - The number of California voters who would support a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana has tipped higher since Colorado and Washington State adopted such measures last year, a new poll shows. About 55 percent of voters surveyed by the Field Research Corp. said they support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults, and about the same percentage said they would vote for a proposed ballot initiative that aims to do that. That number was up slightly from results of a Field poll in February that showed support by 54 percent support of the California electorate, the first time a clear majority of expressed approval for legalized recreational pot.
9 Cats Who Just Can't Get Enough CrossFit
10 Dec 2013 | 5:20 pm
Everybody's doing CrossFit these days, from babies to pregnant moms to 73 year olds. And, of course, some very intense and extreme cats. What a bro. Anyone up for some bouldering? Contemplating his next swing, no doubt. We'd need a nap after all those double unders, too! Just studying up on good form. You should see her clean and jerk. Women's Olympic lifting's biggest fan. Totally beasted that WOD. Someone's not in the mood to workout... #catslife #lazysaturday #crossfitcat pic.twitter. ...
If You Buy One Health Book for Your New Year's Resolutions Choose This One
10 Dec 2013 | 5:11 pm
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