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Beatings and Addiction: Pakistan Drug 'clinic' Tortures Patients

Beatings and Addiction: Pakistan Drug 'clinic' Tortures Patients

AFP (July 24, 2014) A so-called drugs rehab 'clinic' is closed down in Pakistan after police find scores of ‘patients’ chained up alleging serial abuse. Duration 03:05 Video provided by AFP
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Do Obese Women Have 'Food Learning Impairment'?

Do Obese Women Have 'Food Learning Impairment'?

Newsy (July 18, 2014) Yale researchers tested 135 men and women, and it was only obese women who were deemed to have "impaired associative learning." Video provided by Newsy
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US Teachers Turn to Crowd-Funding for Non-Profit Schools

US Teachers Turn to Crowd-Funding for Non-Profit Schools

AFP (July 14, 2014) Setting up a new school is never easy, especially in low-income areas, but teachers and parents in Chicago are turning to crowd-sourced online funding to get new early-learning institutions going. Duration: 02:04 Video provided by AFP
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Your Reading Genes Are Also Your Math Genes: Study

Your Reading Genes Are Also Your Math Genes: Study

Newsy (July 9, 2014) A new study published in the journal Nature Communications says about 50 percent of your genes affect both reading and math skills. Video provided by Newsy
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