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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 28 June 2018

Confessions of a Happiness Skeptic

There’s a saying that Russians are good at three things: suffering, making others suffer, and complaining about suffering. It would be funny, if it didn’t also happen to be true. As a Russian Jewish immigrant, I’ve lived that saying. I was raised to tolerate pain and suffering while moving forward.

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Scientists Using Polio To Treat Brain Cancer

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There's an exciting new breakthrough in treating some types of deadly brain tumors, that uses, of all things, a polio virus. Doctors at Duke Health in North Carolina genetically altered the virus because it produces such a strong immune response in our bodies. The result is a longer life for patients whose brain cancer returned. All had glioblastoma, an aggressive and lethal type of brain cancer. Of the 61 patients in the study, 21 percent who got this new treatment had were alive three years later.

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FAKE NEWS: NEW FORM OF CYBER CRIME

It is too soon to say whether Google or Facebook would accelerate their initiatives to prevent the spread of fake news and even if they did, whether the attempts would have a significant impact. However, the threats caused by fake news are not likely to go away as they have now become part and parcel of what the people have come to expect.

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Egg price hikes due mkt mafia - NMCRP

The National Movement for Consumer Rights Protection (NMCRP) stated that egg prices were excessively higher due to a market mafia. Releasing a statement yesterday (27), Chairman of the NMCRP Ranjith Withanage said that this situation had arisen due to a market mafia which was operated by a few large scale farm owners.

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