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Format: 2014-08-21
Format: 2014-08-21

The Guardian view on rail fares: unfair | Editorial

19 Aug 2014
Travelling by train produces benefits for everyone less air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer traffic jams. Passengers should not have to pay two-thirds of the cost This government is...

In Relationships, Be Deliberate

19 Aug 2014
If two people are dating, living in the same city, spending most nights of the week together, and are moving toward marriage, doesn’t it make sense to just move in together, and save a little money? ...

Burying Your Dead Without Religion

19 Aug 2014
If you're interested, there's a tattoo parlor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where an artist named Dodge may be able to give you a tattoo that incorporates a dead body—literally. “You simply take...

The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy

19 Aug 2014
Americans receiving food aid have much higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure than the U.S. population as a whole, and some of the habits they resort to in order to stretch their dollars ...

Secretary general of Dept of Health to step down

19 Aug 2014
Secretary General of the Department of Health Ambrose McLoughlin is to step down from his role shortly.

Oral microbiome-based therapeutic safely treated C. difficile infection

19 Aug 2014
A novel oral microbial therapeutic safely and effectively treated recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, according to results from a phase 1/2 clinical study recently presented at the American...

Ebola Death Toll in West Africa Tops 1,200

19 Aug 2014
The latest figures from the World Health Organization showed that more than 80 people died of the illness between Aug. 14 and 16.

Study: THA associated with excess surgical mortality 30 days postoperation

19 Aug 2014
Primary total hip arthroplasty was associated with excess surgical mortality 30 days after surgery, however, the effect was diminished by 90 days, according to results of a recently published study....

Hyperglycemia during emergency hospital admissions predicts diabetes risk

19 Aug 2014
Elevated glucose measurements discovered during an emergency hospital admission could predict the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, particularly in people older than 40 years of age, according to...

Always Talk to Strangers

19 Aug 2014
The first time I met my neighbor, my heart did stop, briefly. Do you remember those cylindrical, metallic “neuralyzers” that the men in black in Men in Black used to erase people’s short-term...

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