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Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

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I’m planning to volunteer for Dave Adlard’s NEXT expedition race. Social media. Photos. Video. June 28th – July 4th, 2015. Over almost 7 days, teams will undertake a 340 – 600 km (200 – 350 miles) expedition over some of … Continue reading ?

Weekly Wrap: Wasting the Wait for Enterovirus 68

By Dan Olmsted Spring has sprung, at least theoretically, in daffodil-deprived Washington. Warmer weather will soon favor a resurgence of enterovirus 68, the virus that first appeared in severe and paralytic forms in 2013 as a small cluster in California,...

Disabled graduates: Life after university

BBC Ouch catches up with two disabled graduates to find out what they have been doing since leaving university.

Nigerians vote under cloud of Boko Haram threats

4 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Nigerians voted today in an election that the independent electoral commission promised would be the fairest in the nation’s history, despite threats from terror group Boko Haram to disrupt the poll.

Medical News Today: Better joint replacement outcomes for obese patients who have weight-loss surgery

Weight-loss surgery prior to a knee or hip replacement for severely overweight patients may lead to better outcomes, according to two new studies.

Medical News Today: First vision-restoring "bionic eye" implant performed in Hawaii

The first artificial retinal bionic eye implant surgery in the Asia-Pacific region to help restore vision for the blind has been performed in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Will changes to disability work grants affect deaf people the most?

Are new changes to the Access to Work scheme hurting deaf people in particular?

There Is Nothing Wrong With Being Mentally Ill

Mental illness is not an exclusive condition. It is not like a virus which is completely foreign to our bodies. Mental illness is a capacity within all of us that is constantly fluctuating in size and influence. Though I am very susceptible to mental illness, I am no less functional or ambitious. It simply means […]

Paco Rodriguez remains nearly perfect but Dodgers fall, 8-4

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

If you’re nearly perfect, you’d think that would mean something in spring training. You know, like a job. But the exhibition season is littered with those with spotless ERAs and high batting averages sent back to the minors.

Cristian Quintero wins 200-yard freestyle at NCAA swimming championships

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Cristian Quintero of USC won the 200-yard freestyle and swam a leg for the Trojans’ winning 800-yard free relay team Friday at the NCAA men’s swimming championships at Iowa City, Iowa.

Gardena Serra falls to Sacramento McClatchy in double overtime, 65-61

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The way regulation ended, Gardena Serra seemed destined to win Friday night's CIF Division I state final at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley.

As UCLA season ends, Kevon Looney keeps options open

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Freshman forward Kevon Looney embraced his coaches as he stepped off the court here and walked down the tunnel into the locker room. The loss could be his final game at UCLA.

Nan Tucker McEvoy, last of founding family to run S.F. Chronicle, dies at 95

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday at her apartment in the city after a long convalescence. She was 95.

Buddhist monk, under cloud of suspicion, dies in apparent suicide

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Dao Nguyen served as head monk of Tu Nghiem Temple, one of many small Buddhist houses of worship that dot the neighborhoods of Little Saigon in Orange County.

John Renbourn dies at 70; guitarist was founding member of Pentangle quintet

9 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

John Renbourn, a masterful acoustic guitarist and founding member of the Pentangle quintet in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70.

Something to Think About ~ Should you choose to trust and be vulnerable?

Should you choose to trust and be vulnerable? "Trust is your willingness to cede control. Letting go of control makes you feel vulnerable. Most of us don’t like feeling vulnerable. But we don’t have a choice." - Dr. Amit Sood Amit Sood, M.D. is director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo […]

Mental Health For Men

After this week's Germanwings 9525 accident, in which 27-year-old first officer Andreas Lubitz is believed to have deliberately crashed the plane, killing himself and 149 people, the debate quickly turned to depression. Reports surfaced that Lubitz had been treated for depression in 2009, and the British tabloid press quickly pounced. Show More Summary

The GOP's budget gimmickry won't fix the deficit

10 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

With Congress on spring break, many House and Senate Republicans will probably spend the next two weeks back home touting the resolutions they passed to "balance the budget" within 10 years. But the competing resolutions for fiscal 2016 won't do anything of the sort, no matter what lawmakers...

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