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Canadian biochemist probing health benefits of eating mucus

A Canadian scientist is looking to pick students willing to pick their noses — for research purposes, that is. Nature World News reported on Thursday that biochemist Scott Napper’s goal is to determine whether eating one’s own mucus can provide health benefits. Specifically, Napper wants to test the theory that…

EU: Getting people to quit smoking is a ‘no-brainer, ethically and economically’

The cost and health benefits of getting people not to smoke and better still, not to start, more than outweigh the taxes the tobacco industry pays to governments, the European Commission said Monday. Irish Health Minister James Reilly, presenting the EU’s new draft tobacco law in the European parliament, said…