Opiates block the transmission of pain by stopping the neurons from receiving information. Pain is registered by neurotransmitters sending signals to the body. Opiates block these signals, so that the transmitters do not register the feeling of pain.

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How do opiates block pain nerve signals going to the brain? – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_opiates_block_pain_nerve_signals_going_to_the_brain

Both men and women can be devastated by a breakup in a relationship. Some of how it’s handled depends on the circumstances and the emotional health of the person. In some cases, it may seem that men handle breakups better than women because they more readily seek out distractions rather than dwell on the pain.



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how to handle a breakup? – http://www.ehow.com/video_4979380_handle-breakup.html

Tapeworm segments are about the size of a grain of rice. Thus, visible worms or eggs in fecal matter are a clear warning sign that your dog has worms. In general, a decline in health, such as weight loss or dry fur, are all possible signs that your dog has worms, since they steal your dog’s nutrition and make your dog sick. Very sick dogs have also been known to vomit worms.

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What Causes Worms in Dogs? – http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_worms_in_dogs

Mighty Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those dishes which have traveled the world. From African Bobotie, to Middle Eastern Kafta, to the diner just down the road, you can find its relatives just about anywhere you go. Here is my version:

2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup oat flour (you can substitute wheat flour, but oat flour adds a certain sweetness)
2 TBS Mrs. Dash Garlic flavor (or your own selection of herbs)
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 eggs
3 TBS minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
3 TBS HP (Brown) Sauce, or, if unavailable, substitute 3 TBS Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of sugar.

Place the ground beef into a large mixing bowl, and form a well in the center.
Add your dry ingredients to a separate container, and blend them together.
Put your eggs into a separate container and stir until yolk and white are well blended. Add the remainder of your wet ingredients to the egg mixture.
Pour the mixed dry ingredients into the well, then add your wet ingredients, and mix well into the ground meat.
I much prefer mixing with clean hands, but a sturdy wooden spoon will do as well.
You can now choose to place your mixture into a standard loaf pan, or make a more organic form by mounding it in the center of a heavy casserole dish.
You can glaze the loaf with Brown Sauce about 5 minutes before pulling it from teh oven, if you like, for some extra tang.

Bake @ 350 deg. for about 50 minutes.


  1. Easy Meatloaf Recipe – Allrecipes.com
  2. Home-Style Meatloaf recipe from Betty Crocker

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