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Eating Disorders Can Complicate Pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with eating disorders have a higher-than-average risk of having a baby with a birth defect, as well as substantially increased odds of suffering depression after giving birth, new research suggests.

In a study of women with anorexia or bulimia, researchers found that those with symptoms of the eating disorders during pregnancy were more likely to face these risks--along with higher odds of needing a cesarean section--compared with women whose eating disorders were under control.

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Low-Fat Diet, Exercise Slow Prostate Cancer: Study

By Deena Beasley

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A low-fat, high-fiber diet combined with regular exercise may slow the growth of prostate cancer cells in men by up to 30%, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles said on Monday.

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths, after lung cancer, in American men.

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The Paleolithic Diet and Its Modern Implications

by Robert Crayhon, MS

Reprinted by permission from Life Services

Can fifty thousand years of human evolution be wrong? What are we really "designed" to eat? Are high carbohydrate "Food Pyramid" diet standards a health disaster? What do paleolithic fossil records and ethnographic studies of 180 hunter/gatherer groups around the world suggest as the ideal human diet? Find out in nationally acclaimed author and nutritionist Robert Crayhon's interview with paleolithic diet expert, Professor Loren Cordain, Ph.D.

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Weird Science - How Fat and Salt Became Bad

By Ronald Bailey, Reason Science Correspondent

Does eating a lot of salt and fat kill people? "Of course," most Americans would respond. Many would even think salt and fat are almost as bad as tobacco. After all, isn't this what we've been told for years by the health-care professionals who set government dietary guidelines?

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Paper:UK Scientists Conducted HK Baby Nuclear Tests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - British scientists listed specific body parts of dead Hong Kong children they needed for nuclear experiments between the 1950s and 1970s, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.

Citing official British records, the newspaper said some Hong Kong medical officials had given approval for bodies of Hong Kong children to be used in the tests without parental consent.

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Stench Warfare And Stink Bombs-U.S. Secret Weapon?

LONDON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is developing a stink bomb to drive away enemy troops or hostile crowds, the magazine New Scientist said on Wednesday.

Stench warfare could form a key part of the U.S. non-lethal weapons program and provide police with an extra means of dealing with the kind of rioting that has disrupted recent summits of world leaders.

``It would give us an offensive capability against large and unruly groups of people, if they are unwilling to move or are openly hostile,"" New Scientist quoted a Pentagon spokesman as saying.

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A Jeffersonian View of the Civil War

by Donald W. Miller, Jr.

In the schoolbook account of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln rose to the Presidency and took the steps needed to end slavery. He led the country in a great Civil War against the slaveholding states that seceded, restored these states to the Union, and ended slavery. Accordingly, historians rate Abraham Lincoln as one of our greatest presidents.

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Lubbock’s Lesson

by Jeff Elkins

It’s become a commonplace event – a domestic dispute turns ugly and the police are called. Matters escalate and a desperate, armed man barricades himself in his home. The patrol officers back off and establish a perimeter, waiting for the specialists, the men in the black ninja suits.

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