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Plant-based diets and cancer

Today we had an interesting discussion regarding plant-based diets and cancer. There are a lot of misconceptions about whether or not diet has any impact on the prevention of cancer. Well, there is plenty of research that highlights the benefits … Continue reading

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Man in race against cancer leads Japanese fight for medical use of marijuana

One afternoon earlier this month, Masamitsu Yamamoto showed up at the Tokyo District Court to attend a session of his criminal trial for an alleged violation of the Cannabis Control Law. The 58-year-old resident of Kanagawa Prefecture, however, does not … Continue reading

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亡命中エドワード・スノーデン氏、日本の危機を生中継で指摘

アメリカ国家による国民の監視の実態を内部告発し、世界を震撼させたエ ドワード・スノーデン 氏が4日、亡命先のロシアからネット回線を使い、東京大学(本郷キャンパス)で行われたシンポジウム「監視の“今”を考える」に出席した。個人情報の大量 収集が市民社会にもたらす影響や、近年の日本政府による情報コントロールの危険性について鋭く語った。 http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/11603472/ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/04/national/nsa-whistleblower-snowden-says-u-s-government-carrying-out-mass-surveillance-in-japan/

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First they came … poem by Martin Niemöller

英語訳 First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then … Continue reading

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That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Burn the Chair?

The US CDC is looking into research claiming that sitting for long hours is bad for our health. This has an impact on business because, if true, then companies might be required to swap out their traditional desks and chairs … Continue reading

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Collaborative Haiku

warm days here ready for the sun tomorrow rain Just when I am ready to start enjoying Springtime, the weather changes and suddenly gets cold and rainy again. Enough is enough. ぽかぽかの春は気紛れ明日は雨 ぽかぽかの はるはきまぐれ あすはあめ だんだん暖かくなって、春の陽気を楽しもうと思った矢先、突然、寒さがぶり返し、雨が降り出しました。うんざりです。 – Moriso Korei – Japanese by … Continue reading

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