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People Worldwide Are Living Longer But Sicker

People worldwide are living longer and sicker; injuries, mental health disorders, pain and disabilities are undermining people’s overall health, according to the “Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010)”, published in The Lancet today. This is the first time The Lancet has dedicated an entire triple issue to one study, consisting of 7 scientific papers and accompanying commentaries…
Source: Medical News Today

One of NYC's original pizzerias shut down by health department

One of the three original coal-oven pizzerias in New York City has been shut down by the health department because of alleged repeated violations.

John’s, an 83-year-old iconic pizza joint, was shut down by the New York Public Health Department on Tuesday, MyFoxNY.com reports.

The department said the restaurant’s violations include flies, dirty food surfaces, evidence of mice and vermin-friendly conditions.

John’s had become a cultural icon over the past decades, and was a favorite of many tourists and locals.

It was founded by a baker who worked for Lombardis, another famous New York restaurant often credited with popularizing pizza as we know it.

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How Beer Works

Despite beer’s bad reputation, it actually has a number of natural antioxidants and vitamins that can help prevent heart disease and even rebuild muscle. It also has one of the highest energy contents of any food or drink. Of course, this means you need to set limits – one beer gets you going, four makes you fat.

If you’re worried about dehydration, keep in mind that beer is 93 percent water. Also, according to a Spanish study, beer may actually provide better hydration than H2O alone when you’re sweating it out under the sun.

A good choice is microbrews, which are healthier than mass-produced cans, because they have more hops. Hops contain polyphenols, which help lower cholesterol, fight cancer and kill viruses.

All of this health stuff is great, but there are other great benefits

How Beer Works

How Beer Works

I’m sure you can think of many more!

Writer Rumble Review

I spend a lot of time thinking about things like whether Edgar Allen Poe would best H.P. Lovecraft in a brawl. Poe served in the military briefly, but Lovecraft just seemed like a loose cannon, able to fight dirty and outside of the boundaries of… sanity. I blame these mental throw-downs on a healthy dose of literary knowledge and experience in the publishing industry. When Writer Rumble fell in my lap, I was pretty sure I was gifted the solution to my delusions. Or at least an outlet for them.
Turns out Writer Rumble is less of an actual fighting game between literary giants and more of a Scramble With Friends (or Boggle)-esque word puzzler. The title challenges players to quickly create as many words as possible on a tiled board to defeat online opponents or streams of approaching monsters. In both modes players first choose an author, usually a timeless one like Poe or Homer – each with their own health-bar and special attacks. Crafting words diminishes your opponent’s health, with longer words doing more damage. Since each writer has unique special attacks, your selection is actually meaningful. It’s more about matching the specials to your playing style than choosing an author with a great oeuvre. Specials range from scrambling letters to boosting or reducing damage and more.
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Source: IGN Video Games

AP Exclusive: Japan scientists took utility money

Japanese scientists who help set national radiation exposure limits have for years had overseas trips paid for by the country’s nuclear plant operators. The potential conflict-of-interest is revealed in one sentence in a 600-page parliamentary investigation into last year’s nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima. A medical doctor on the 10-person investigation panel pointed out the reference to The Associated Press. The trips are for meetings of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Some of these same scientists have consistently given optimistic assessments about the health risks of radiation. Their pivotal role in setting policy after the March 2011 tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdowns meant the difference between schoolchildren playing outside or indoors and families staying or evacuating. One scientist acknowledged receiving funding but said it didn’t influence his science.
Source: Fox World News