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Heroin in the Hills


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Twins, Photo by James Gardner

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 07:45 p.m. DST, 11 June 2014 CINCINNATI, Ohio — While drug abuse is a long-standing problem in the Appalachia region of the United States, the surge in heroin usage has only been recently documented and is a relatively new phenomena. Most officials attribute the influx of heroin into be rural […]

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Food Insecurity Affects Genetics of Newborns


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"After Years of Displacement, Mahammid Group Returns to North Darfur" Photo by: United Nations Photo

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 00:25 a.m. DST, 18 May 2014 WEST KIANG, Gambia — The nature versus nurture debate is a compelling and enduring question. Are humans resigned to their instinct and biology, or can their experiences and influences negotiate basic psychology? While the best answers to this dilemma are generally rooted in […]

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Just a Beer, a Glass of Wine, What’s the Harm?



Baker Street Pub, Photo by Jims_Photos

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 05:57 a.m. DST, 15 May 2014 GENEVA, Switzerland — The recently published Global status report on alcohol and health, 2014 is an extensive study conducted by the World Health Organization. The 378 page document is a well-coordinated look at the international consumption of alcohol and the implications for individuals […]

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BP Oil Spill Creates Mutant Fish


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BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Caused Deformities in Fish, Photo by Green Peace

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 13:55 PM EDT, 1 May 2012 LOUISIANA, United States – On the second anniversary of the massive British Petroleum (BP) Gulf of Mexico oil spill, very little if any information has percolated through the American media about the ongoing impact of this disaster. As a consequence of the Gulf of […]

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