6.1 aftershock rocks Haitians out of their sleep

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6.1 aftershock rocks Haitians out of their sleep ——————–

The latest temblor, centered 35 miles west-southwest of Port-au-Prince, sends people fleeing into the streets. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. military is ramping up its relief efforts.

By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood

January 20 2010, 7:22 AM PST

Reporting In Port-Au-Prince, Haiti Reporting In Mexico City — Earthquake-stricken residents in Haiti were jolted from sleep this morning by a magnitude 6.1 aftershock that sent people running into the street and sowed fresh fears eight days after a catastrophic temblor. The complete article can be viewed at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-fg-haiti-aftershock21-2010jan21,0,4441630.story Visit latimes.com at http://www.latimes.com

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Modern Medicine: Contraceptives Have Benefits Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

Contraceptives Have Benefits Beyond Pregnancy Prevention
Hormonal contraceptives have useful non-contraceptive benefits, including prevention of endometrial and ovarian cancer and treating menstruation-related disorders, according to an American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists practice bulletin published in the January issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Study: Ginkgo biloba has no effect on Alzheimer’s, dementia – USATODAY.com

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My Take;

Improving one’s memory should be done all during your life. Proven methods of reading and stimulating your mind throughout childhood, adulthood and beyond should be promoted daily. When early dementia sets in, it is really too late to undo change.

Washingtonpost.com: E. coli Tainted Beef in 16 States

E. coli-tainted beef infects 21 in 16 states

By Lyndsey Layton
Twenty-one people in 16 states have been infected in recent days with a potentially lethal strain of E. coli bacteria, after consuming beef in restaurants supplied by the same Oklahoma meat company, federal officials said.

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My Take:

Food safety is a constant ongoing problem in this country. Our children’s food in schools is not as safe as it could be. We should be demanding an immediate improvement in this precarious situation.

CALL TO ACTION: Write your congress person and demand action. Support those bills which work to ensure safty at al levels of our food chain. Establish greater funding for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).