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Things vegetarians have to deal with

Things vegetarians have to deal with

Vegetarians often get to hear eyebrow-raising comments from people who eat non-vegetarian food. For instance, they are told that they are weak as they don’t get enough protein in their food. Here is a list of comments that vegetarians are tired of hearing, reports huffingtonpost.com: Wait, so you don’t eat meat? I don’t get how […]

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Double bombing kills 5 Sunni worshippers in Iraq

Double bombing kills 5 Sunni worshippers in Iraq

Nov 08, – Police say the first bomb went off after Friday prayers as worshippers were leaving the Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in Baghdad’s western Shurta district. Seconds later, a second bomb exploded among worshippers trying to flee the scene of the attack. Iraqi officials say two bomb explosions near a Sunni mosque in […]

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FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods

Nov 08, – U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said the proposed restrictions on the use of trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks a year and 7,000 deaths. U.S. health officials announced Thursday a plan to phase out heart-harmful trans fats in processed foods and restaurant fare. “The agency has made […]

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Egypt’s Mubarak to return to prison

Egypt’s Mubarak to return to prison

Nov 07, – Mubarak has been under house arrest since his release from a prison hospital in August, two years after his initial arrest. He is on retrial for the killings of nearly 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. But the verdict in that case was later overturned. He is […]

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Inspectors verify 22 of Syria’s 23 chemical sites

Inspectors verify 22 of Syria’s 23 chemical sites

Nov 07, – The joint mission by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal, visited 21 of the sites last month but were unable to visit two — one of them in Aleppo province — because of security concerns related to […]

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Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Nov 06, – Myanmar says the display, at an institution constructed in Washington to depict the genocide against Jews during World War II, is inappropriate. It can be seen by tourists and passers-by just a few blocks from the White House, where only six months ago President Barack Obama paid tribute to President Thein Sein. […]

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Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2012

Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2012

Nov 06, – Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2012, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Wednesday. “For all these major greenhouse gases the concentrations are reaching once again record levels,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud told a news conference in […]

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US couple asks Qatar to release them from jail

US couple asks Qatar to release them from jail

Nov 06, – The case has brought assistance from U.S.-based groups and highlights possible cultural misunderstandings in a Gulf nation unfamiliar with adoption and cross-cultural families. Matthew and Grace Huang’s lawyers on Wednesday asked for their release and brought witnesses who testified that 8-year-old Gloria appeared healthy and active just days before her death in […]

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