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Depressed Penguins Get "Happy" Pills

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February 10, 2014
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Penguins at a British marine sanctuary are struggling to cope with the even-worse-than normal wet winter weather and are given medication to improve their mood. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Mainz, has found that around 20 percent of students and surgeons in Germany have experimented with so-called brain doping. But do these pills really help? And what about their side effects? For a study, Lieb made 40 chess players face off against a computer - with the help of ritalin, modafilin and a placebo.
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Vitamin Pills 'Should Be Avoided,' Journal Editors Say

Vitamin Pills 'Should Be Avoided,' Journal Editors Say

CBC (Dec. 16, 2013) — Most vitamins such as antioxidants don't help to prevent cancer, heart disease and dementia, and some supplements could be harmful, say doctors who advise people to stop wasting their money on the pills.
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SeaWorld: Penguins Are Coolest Thing in Florida

SeaWorld: Penguins Are Coolest Thing in Florida

AP (May 23, 2013) — On Friday, SeaWorld Orlando opens its "Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin" attraction. With a ride, restaurants and 250 live penguins, it's the largest expansion in the park's history.
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