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Honey more effective than cough medicine

A research study has determined that children who get a dose of honey cough less and sleep better than those who get cough medicine with dextromethorphan (DM), the ingredient in most over-the-counter products for coughs.

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Moderate beer intake may cut Alzheimer's risk

Good news for those who want to enjoy a swig of beer over the holidays. According to a new study from Spain, the silicon content of beer may protect against the deleterious effects of aluminium on brain health.

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Corn boom could expand 'dead zone' in Gulf

Because of rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than at any time since World War II. And sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is paying the price, but farmers say the crop is too profitable to stop, despite problems downstream.

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Vancouver clinic doctors double dipping

Doctors working at the private Copeman Healthcare Centre in downtown Vancouver received nearly $500,000 in fees charged to the public last year, though the clinic is also charging its 1,500 patients to use its services.

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CAM services increased in US hospitals

According to a report released by the American Hospital Association (AHA), more than a quarter of surveyed hospitals are offering Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) programs to the patients they serve.

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Wild or farmed? Salmon eaters demand to know

What could unite such fierce competitors as Bristol Farms, Costco, Safeway, Albertsons, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's? A group of fish-eating consumers who want to know whether the salmon in the stores' display cases is wild or farmed.

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Cancer experts: processed meat unsafe

Processed meats contain chemical additives that are known to greatly increase the risk of various cancers, including colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia, brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and many more.

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Coca-Cola company launches film on environment

Developed by BAIF Development Research Foundation in partnership with Coca-Cola India, the film has been specially created for students to generate awareness on the environment and to urge the future leaders to preserve and protect the environment.

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