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Sometimes I need sleeping pills. Why can‘t I ask for them?

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Doctors shouldn’t be consigning their patients to one kind of hell in order to avoid another SOMETIMES I CAN’T sleep. I have nightmares. I’m woken by the sound of a slurred shout before I realise I’m making it, then toss around in increasingly frustrated rearrangements of sheets and limbs until 5am. Bad

1080 poison kills guard dogs

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LETHAL AND INHUMANE control of inconvenient wildlife (and its by-catch) is rife in Australia and regionally through government-sponsored campaigns that some people apply even in rural residential areas. 1080 is banned around the world except for a handful of countries and Australia and New Zealand top the list of users

Across the radar: neologism contest

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ONCE AGAIN The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. The winners are: 1. Coffee (n): the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj): appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (v):

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