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Boy Beaten on Facebook 'Kick a Ginger' Day

Site inspired by South Park episode

(Newser) - Police suspect a boy was attacked at his southern California middle school because a Facebook site urged assaults on redheads. The boy, 12, was beaten twice on a day declared "Kick a Ginger Day" on the Facebook site, inspired by an episode of South Park. Police are continuing to... More »

Homemade Ginger Ale Adds Fizz to Standby

Great summer drink fits move toward local, natural, artisanal

(Newser) - If you’re still sipping ginger ale from a can, you must be sadly misinformed about the latest drink trend. The cool thing now is ginger ale from scratch, informs the New York Times, and bars and restaurants are catching on. Why put in the extra effort of steeping ginger... More »

Ginger Curbs Sickness of Chemotherapy: Study

(Newser) - A dose of ginger or a new anti-nausea drug can make chemotherapy less debilitating, the Los Angeles Times reports. One study showed that capsules of ginger on days before and after treatment reduced nausea in cancer patients by 40%. Normally about 70% of chemotherapy patients endure sickness during treatment. "... More »

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