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Meat vs. climate: The debate continues

Since a 2006 United Nations report asserted that livestock is responsible for a full 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions -- a higher percentage than that caused by transportation-- a debate over meat consumption and climate change has been cooking. Today, the debate continues.

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Natural treatments for ulcers

From aloe vera to amino acids, herbs and even honey can treat ulcers naturally. And a new study has shown certain medicinal plants may provide effective alternative treatments for stomach ulcers.

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Yoga as a treatment for epilepsy

After 6 and 12 months of yoga classes most people reported their seizures had halved in number and several said they had been seizure-free for up to 6 months.

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Pthalates found in plastics mimic the female hormone estrogen

An alarming epidemic of premature breast development in girls as young as two years old had doctors befuddled in Puerto Rico. When researchers began studying the effects of environmental chemicals, they identified phthalates -- a substance used to soften plastics -- as a possible culprit.

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Science proves acupuncture is sound medicine

Adrian White, editor-in-chief of the journal Acupuncture In Medicine, said the principles of acupuncture were firmly grounded in science. "You don't need Chinese philosophy either to make it work or to practise it." His remarks, at a reception to mark the first venture into the world of alternative medicine by the BMJ Group, publishers of the British Medical Journal, ruffled feath...

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Beyond aroma: Essences as medicine

The well-known effects of genuine essential oils on the nervous system and psyche through the smell sense is certainly not to be ignored. Important, useful actions have been documented through university studies.

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Osteoporosis drugs linked to bone death in the jaw

Widely used osteoporosis drugs can significantly increase the risk of bone death in the jaw, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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EPA likely to regulate emissions for first time

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce within months that for the first time it will regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The move would serve as an official recognition of global warming as an environmental threat.

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