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22/02/14
« on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 02:47:30 »
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Vitamin supplements raise risk of cancer in men, research shows

Men have been warned not to take a pair of popular vitamin and mineral supplements after research showed they can dramatically increase the risk of life-threatening prostate cancer.

Overdosing on the mineral selenium by taking supplements raised the chances of developing high-grade cancer by 91%, scientists found.

Vitamin E pills also boosted the risk of aggressive cancer, more than doubling it for men lacking selenium.

In their paper the scientists warn that "men aged greater than 55 should avoid supplementation with either vitamin E or selenium at doses that exceed recommended dietary intakes".
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/22/vitamin-supplements-raise-risk-cancer-men

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Re: 22/02/14
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 03:01:16 »
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Woman cooked pet KITTEN in microwave for five minutes because 'it attacked her goldfish'

In what an RSPCA inspector branded an horrific act of cruelty, Laura Cunliffe, 23, put Mowgli - her black and white female cat - in the microwave believing she had attacked her other pet, Barnsley magistrates court heard.

After the hearing, Lynsey Harris, the deputy chief inspector for the RSPCA, said in the 13 years she has been in the job she had never dealt with a case like it before.

She said: "It is a particularly horrendous case because the period of suffering for the kitten would have been awful... Our main aim is to get her banned from keeping animals so there is no risk of any other animals she may come in to contact with suffering."

Alan Greaves, defending Cunliffe, said her problems included psychosis and depression, and she had been sectioned under mental health legislation several times.

Cunliffe, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Presiding magistrate Michael Marks said a full range of sentencing options would have to be looked at.

He said: "We need to know much more about you before the court can deal with you."

Cunliffe was granted unconditional bail. She is due to be sentenced on March 13.
Beware! Distressing photo on the mirror.co.uk


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Re: 22/02/14
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 03:01:44 »
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Microsoft releases fix for Windows Update corruption errors
http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-releases-fix-for-windows-update-corruption-errors-7000026582/

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Re: 22/02/14
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 11:22:10 »
Minor traffic accident on Ιωάν. Μεταξά, Argostoli, yesteray when a car driven by a 63 year old local and a motorcycle driven by a 41 y-o local collided. Motorcyclist taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

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Re: 22/02/14
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 11:54:28 »
Unconfirmed but heard there was an incident in the early hours when a 21 year old local was shot by the owner when (allegedly) trying to burgle  premises in Omala area. 21 y-o taken to hospital in Argostoli and then to Athens.

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Re: 22/02/14
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 22 February, 2014 @ 21:39:42 »
Oops, forgot!  :oops:

Poros karnavali tomorrow in the square @ 13:30. Due to the quakes not sure if it'll be, er, up to the usual standards.