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Allergies Aside, Peanuts & Nuts Are Great Disease Fighters — Dave’s Diary

For those with specific allergies, peanuts can be fatal.  But a new study from the Netherlands shows that for the rest of us, nuts and peanuts can be a life preserver.

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Legalizing Marijuana

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

Organizers say it's crucial to get a better handle on what data are being collected about the impacts of legalization and to consider what further research is needed

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Man, er ..Woman’s Best Friend Channels Her Stress -Dave’s Diary

This is one of those stories that’s as interesting as it is meaningless…but INTERESTING none the less!  Man’s best friend is the dog but perhaps woman is a better friend—for the dog!

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Fun Run For A Great Cause – Dave’s Diary

 We joke around on the radio show about “doing it for the kids”  because we often see people who say that when they are doing it , whatever “it” is, for themselves.  However, when it comes to our local ACE Hardware and Les Schwab Tires stores,

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Soda Warning-San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors have approved the inclusion of a health warning on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems

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Mayo Clinic Discovers The Secret To Happiness — Dave’s Diary

The Mayo Clinic is one of the world’s most prestigious medical centers.  Scientists there study the bad stuff trying to find the good stuff to keep us all healthy and alive.  Along the way they have been studying a key component of wellness—happiness.  No less than the Declaration of Independence mentions our right to ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

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Wearing Contacts Can Affect How You Look Later In Life — Dave’s Diary

If you wear contact lenses you may want to pay attention to this report from Yahoo News.  That is of course unless you want to end up looking like cartoon character droopy dog because a new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows that wearing contact lenses can seemingly lead to eye droopiness.

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When You Cut The Cord may Make A Difference — Dave’s Diary

Sooner or later you have to “cut the cord” but maybe later is better?  If you were one of those dads who was in the delivery room and took the opportunity to cut your baby’s umbilical cord, is it possible that when you did it could make a difference in your child’s intelligence?

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PHOTO / BEN STANSALL
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Standing For A Couple Of Hours Does A Body Good – Dave’s Diary

The weekend is upon us, it’s going to be hot, so why not spend the time stretched out in the old hammock under the shade tree?  Because according to a report in Mashable you need to stand for two hours a day, that’s why!!

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In The Buff At Bedtime Makes For Better ZZZZZZ’s – Dave’s Diary

We could be headed for record setting heat this weekend.  How will that impact your nighttime wardrobe?  You make decide to go Au Naturel which sleep scientists say would be a good idea-anytime!

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