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True cost of not vaccinating: The return of measles - The Boston Globe

True cost of not vaccinating: The return of measles - The Boston Globe | 'High Risk' Sports I Love | Scoop.it
If you were going to write down the most frightening infectious diseases you could think of, measles probably wouldn’t be near the top of your list.
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Nothing like real figures with real populations to counter the inflated, often specious claims about vaccines.

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Big days roll in as Quixada sees great conditions and multiple 400km flights | Paragliding : Hang Gliding : Cross Country Magazine

Big days roll in as Quixada sees great conditions and multiple 400km flights | Paragliding : Hang Gliding : Cross Country Magazine | 'High Risk' Sports I Love | Scoop.it
Quixada in north east Brazil is experiencing a record-breaking paragliding season, with many pilots breaking the 400km mark.
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Hang Gliders can travel great distances but Paragliders?  400km is almost 250 miles!

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Carlos Burle saves Maya Gabeira's life, surfs biggest wave ever ...

Carlos Burle saves Maya Gabeira's life, surfs biggest wave ever ... | 'High Risk' Sports I Love | Scoop.it
The two Brazilians were surfing Portuguese ridiculously-big wave spot Nazaré, when Maya failed to negotiate a bump, snapped her ankle and went under. Fast forward five minutes and Carlos plucked her from the water, ...
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A lot has been said about this ride, but somehow Maya's rescue didn't get much attention.

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Arnette Punta Galea Challenge Big Wave Event Given Green Light for December 22

Arnette Punta Galea Challenge Big Wave Event Given Green Light for December 22 | 'High Risk' Sports I Love | Scoop.it
PUNTA GALEA, Spain (Wednesday, December 18, 2013) – The Arnette Punta Galea Challenge has been given a “Green Light” to run Europe’s only stop on the Xpreshon Big Wave World Tour this Sunday, December 22nd.
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This Basque Region ASP paddle-in event will include Santa Cruz Locals Peter Mel and Zach Wormhoudt, Guethary surfer Pilou Ducalme and most of the other well-known big-wave surfers.  Punta Galea is east of Mundaka in Northern Spain about an hour and a half from Guethary.

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Trail Running Spain's Costa Brava – Beyond the Edge

Trail Running Spain's Costa Brava – Beyond the Edge | 'High Risk' Sports I Love | Scoop.it
A trail runner on the Costa Brava trail along Catalunya's Mediterranean coastline while on a trail running tour of the Costa Brava; Photograph by PatitucciPhoto. By the time I reached the apex of a near-vertical rocky path, I'd ...
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A trail runner's dream in Spain...

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