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Report: Massive release of Fukushima radioactive waste being planned — Gov’t Official: I was overwhelmed by amount of contaminated water from reactors, we must dump it into ocean — Experts: Much of...


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With election over, Abe ready to boost reactor restarts | The Japan Times

With the Liberal Democratic Party's sweeping election victory Sunday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to increase his efforts to revive nuclear power

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Iraq Government Combats 'Ghost Soldier' Corruption

Iraq Government Combats 'Ghost Soldier' Corruption | WMW news picks | Scoop.it
The Iraqi government has identified and stopped payment of tens of millions of dollars in salaries previously disbursed to nonexistent troops, known here as "ghost soldiers," as part of the prime minister's vow to tackle corruption in the military and regain a foothold in the battle against the Islamic State group, two senior government officials said.

The initiative is part of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's plan to rebuild the U.S.-trained military which crumbled in the face of last summer's onslaught by Islamic State militants.

Al-Abadi recently purged the military and interior ministry from a number of senior officials who were appointees of his predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki. While it is unclear whether any of the sacked officials are among those accused of collecting misappropriated funds, al-Abadi vowed to pursue the sensitive matter "even if it costs me my life."

According to the two senior officials, authorities prevented the loss of over $47 million of improper military spending in November, mostly from salaries that were previously paid to soldiers who are dead, missing or did not exist and which were pocketed by senior commanders. The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to media, said the money was the first of several tranches of funding to be regained by Iraq's Defense Ministry.

Al-Abadi announced last month that at least 50,000 ghost soldiers existed in four different divisions of the military and would be cut from its payroll. "We were paying salaries while we lack the money," he said in a televised address.
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Shisaku: How Prime Minister Abe Shinzo Lost On Sunday

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High Blood Pressure Trigger Discovered In The Brain; Fat Is To Blame

High Blood Pressure Trigger Discovered In The Brain; Fat Is To Blame | WMW news picks | Scoop.it
Obesity and blood pressure are connected in the brain by one hormone.

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Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Prognosis by MedicineNet.com

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Read about congestive heart failure stages and symptoms like fatigue, abdomen, leg and ankle swelling, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, increased urination, nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.
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Natural Interventions And Key Nutrients To Fight Heart Disease ...

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CoEnzyme Q10 [8] 300 mg twice a day: Improves angina and coronary artery disease. Most important to improve heart pumping ability in patients with congestive heart failure. Magnesium [9] malate or glycinate 500 to 1000 ...
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Congestive Heart

You are really into problems if you have chest pain feel palpitations of the heart and develop a fever do not hesitate go straight to the emergency room as this is a signal that your congestive heart failure is happening.
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Quality of Life at the End of Life:A Guide to Hospice and Palliative care at Home or in a Hospice Facility

Quality of Life at the End of Life:A Guide to Hospice and Palliative care at Home or in a Hospice Facility | WMW news picks | Scoop.it

Hospice and palliative care can improve quality of life at the end of life. Find tips for getting the best care.

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Everything You Need to Know About Seaweed

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When most of us hear the word "seaweed," we think of nori, the pressed dried sheets of kelp used to wrap around sushi. But those papery sheets are just a small sampling of the abundance of sea vegetable varieties, the term I prefer to use in place of the invasive word “weed” for these aquatic vegetables.

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Product Review: Greek Yogurt

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Do humans have a unique tongue print?

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Yes, humans have a unique tongue print just as finger prints.

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Personalized Medicine for Pain

Did you know that you may have a gene which makes you experience more or less pain? Pain, that uncomfortable sensory experience we get when we stub our toe or suffer a cut, is the most common reason why we visit the doctor in America. It’s role is to send an alarm signal that something is wrong. Yet many people experience pain differently and at different levels based on their genetic makeup.

 

This podcast by Simon Tate, CSO at Convergence Pharma is available at http://mendelspod.com/sites/default/files/Simon%20Tate%20Show.mp3 and it covers: 

 

Sodium channel blockers and the Nav1.7 protein


How will your product compare with other pain meds?


Targeted clinical trials


A huge unmet medical need


Learning from the Vioxx scandal


Thoughts on marijuana use for pain 


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We need a positive guide to grieving

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Our bodies and minds are much better equipped to deal with grief than we might imagine.

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Boston FBI unveils anti-corruption program

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The Boston FBI is instituting a new program focused on fraud and corruption at all government levels.

The Boston FBI Division announced the program Monday, which includes a toll-free tip line, 1-844-NOBRIBE, an online tip site and a billboards. The "Stop Corruption Now" campaign will also be advertised on Facebook.

The FBI said public corruption is a top criminal priority. Because quid pro quo and bribes are secretive, corruption can be difficult to detect, which is where the public comes in.

"Concerned citizens are the FBI's biggest asset when it comes to exposing people who are abusing the public's trust and misusing taxpayer money to line their own pockets," said Special Agent in Charge Vincent Lisi.

Lizzi said he was hoping recent high profile convictions would prove to be a deterrent, but he said the number of corruption cases his office is investigating has not decreased.

While most people think of corruption in big cities, FBI officials said it happens throughout New England, including small towns in Maine. Investigators said it was a tip from a businessman in Maine that helped them crack a case involving corruption by a woman on a local board of selectmen.

"In Chelsea, Maine for example, there was a small business owner who did plowing and sanding for the town. In order to keep that, he had to pay the selectwoman monies and kickbacks. She wanted to divert the business towards her husband's construction company. She is doing seven years right now for that extortion," said Assistant Special Agent Lucy Ziobro.

Chelsea Selectwoman Carol Swan was convicted this past summer of extortion, federal tax fraud and workers' compensation fraud. FBI officials said the businessman coming forward was key to getting a conviction against Swan.

The FBI said the expansion of the gaming industry can increase public corruption and financial and organized crime. Other types of public corruption can include extortion, racketeering, kickbacks and mail fraud.
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Corruption drained $35.6bn from Thailand in 2012

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More than $35 billion was illicitly drained from Thailand through money laundering, tax evasion, crime and false trade documentation in 2012, marking the fourth-consecutive annual increase in corruption-tainted outflows, a US think tank said. 

Washington-based group Global Financial Integrity said in a report published Monday that Thailand moved up to eighth on its list of developing countries with the most illegal capital outflows in the decade through 2012. Only Indonesia, ranking seventh, Malaysia, at fifth, and China, in first, were more corrupt in Asia.

However, unlike Indonesia and, particularly, Malaysia, Thailand has been backsliding on fighting corruption related it its international trade.
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The Blossoms of Winter - Times Herald-Record

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 (a Japanese folktale)adapted by Amy Friedman and illustrated by Meredith JohnsonOnce upon a time, a man named Isamu and his wife, Ai, lived with
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This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WMW news picks | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford and founded a company called Theranos with her tuition money. Now, instead of vials of blood, Theranos requires only a pinprick and a drop of blood.

 

With that they can perform hundreds of tests, from standard cholesterol checks to sophisticated genetic analyses. The results are faster, more accurate, and far cheaper than conventional methods.

 

The implications are mind-blowing. With inexpensive and easy access to the information running through their veins, people will have an unprecedented window on their own health.


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Blood analysis - results in 4 hours and for a LOW price. Only a drop of blood needed.


Perhaps with this new technology we can start to get where people actively manage their own health...

Aldo Compains Urtasun's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:28 PM

A veces una idea simple pero que cubra las necesidades de la sociedad es lo más efectivo a la hora de innovar y crear nuevos productos. Ademas como queda reflejado con el caso de Elisabeth Holmes no hay un límite de edad para poder ser emprendedor.

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Hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

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Without treatment, symptoms of congestive heart failure may develop. High blood pressure is the most common risk factor for heart disease and stroke. It can cause ischemic heart disease (decreased blood to the heart muscle ...
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Clinical Trials in Canada for stem cells to heal hearts - Next Big Future

Clinical Trials in Canada for stem cells to heal heartsNext Big FutureAs a result, a significant number of the 54,000 Canadians who survive heart attacks every year go on to develop congestive heart failure, which lowers their quality of life and...
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Diabetes Myths - American Diabetes Association

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There are a number of common misunderstandings about what causes diabetes, the effects of diabetes, and how diabetes can be managed.

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Discovery Health "What if I ate the silica packets marked do not eat?"

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Silica packets are full of silica gel. Learn what would happen if you put that gel in your mouth.

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Products: Non-dairy Ice Cream

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17 Beautiful Infographics to Learn About the Human Body - The Practical Nurse

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Improve your LVN nursing career prospects by earning a BSN. Search dozens of online nursing degrees from accredited online universities.

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Chocolate Toothpaste: Should You Eat It or Brush With It?

Chocolate Toothpaste: Should You Eat It or Brush With It? | WMW news picks | Scoop.it
Crest has gone where no toothpaste has gone before: your sweet tooth....

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