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Sounds Too Good to be True.

Fountain of Youth Found… In a Pill!

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Keith Perry
The Telegraph
February 27, 2014

A pill which could ward off ageing has come a step closer after tests of a rejuvenating drug that prolongs healthy life.

Scientists found that activating a protein called sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) extended the lives of mice and delayed the onset of age-related diseases.

They believe their experiments could lead to drugs that help to keep people younger and healthier.

SIRT1 and its sister protein SIRT2 are known to play a important roles in metabolism across a wide range of species.

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Yummy!!!  Cancer!!!

Soft Drinks Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical

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CBS NewYork
January 23, 2014

There was a warning issued Thursday about the soft drinks you and your children may be consuming every day.

Consumer Reports says some of them contain a possible cancer-causing chemical, CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported.

The issue is with the caramel coloring in many soft drinks. It is what gives them their brown color. Some contain a possible human carcinogen.

Why is it in there? Can it be removed and what can you do to protect yourself? Here’s what you need to know:

Cola is one of the most popular soft drinks in the country, but now a study from Consumer Reports says that the caramel coloring additive that gives cola — and many other soft drinks — its brown color, can contain a harmful chemical called 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MEI.

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BRAINS!!!

Sleep Aid Could Trigger ‘Zombies,’ Murder and Other Disturbing Behavior

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Allison McCabe
Alternet
January 15, 2014

On March 29, 2009, Robert Stewart, 45, stormed into the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina and opened fire, killing eight people and wounding two. Stewart’s apparent target was his estranged wife, who worked as a nurse in the home. She hid in a bathroom and was unharmed. Stewart was charged with eight counts of first-degree murder; if convicted, he could face the death penalty. Even though there was evidence that Stewart’s actions were premeditated (he allegedly had a target), Stewart’s defense team successfully argued that since he was under the influence of Ambien, a sleep aid, at the time of the shooting, he was not in control of his actions. Instead of the charges sought by the prosecutors, Stewart was convicted on eight counts of second-degree murder. He received 142 – 179 years in prison.

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