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Chris Jones – The Bleak Plight of Refugees on Greece’s Samos Island

We are sorry that we have not posted anything from Samos over these past few weeks. The mood for writing has not been there. In large measure this has been caused by an overwhelming sense of sadness which hangs like a thunder cloud over this beautiful island. It is a cloud that affects us all. There are many elements which …

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Leid Stories—It’s “Free Your Mind Friday,” and Everyone Sets the Record Straight!—08.12.16

If you’ve been waiting to get your two cents in on issues and events we’ve been discussing on Leid Stories—or on other subjects that matter—here’s your chance to make your point and be heard. It’s “Free Your Mind Friday,” the best open forum in Radioland, and we trade in information, opinions and ideas. Let’s hear what you have to say. …

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Early childhood antibiotics may change gut microbes and lead to adolescent prediabetes

Young children who take antibiotics may disrupt their gut’s microbial ecosystem and be more likely to develop prediabetes in adolescence, new research from Greece reports. The study results will be presented in a poster Sunday, April 3, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. “Increased consumption of antibiotics up to the age of 3 seems …

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Pam Bailey – Deprived of Right to Work, Refugees Struggle to Subsist Outside Syria

As masses of Syrian refugees continue to flood Europe, paranoia is running high.Hungary built a fence designed to repel the newcomers, and a transnational brawl has ensued over how many of these forced migrants should be accepted by whom. Even in the United States, just how much of a welcome the refugees should receive is hotly contested. Leading Republican presidential candidate …