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    Unique chorus gives voice to people with Alzheimer’s

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The singers of the Giving Voice chorus know the heartbreak of fading memories. From soprano to bass, they are people with Alzheimer’s and their caregiving partners or spouses. “It’s very, very good for getting my brain working,” said Michael Brodie, who was diagnosed three years ago at age 79. He’s been

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    • 30 AUG 18
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    The FBI now has a fitness test app

    The FBI has released a new fitness app for people who want to train to be an agent — or just want to see if they could be, even if they don’t want to join the intelligence agency.  “Do you have what it takes?” asks the FBI’s website, where users can download the FBI FitTest. 

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    Mom’s prenatal opioids may stunt kids’ learning, study finds

    CHICAGO — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother’s drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants. About 1 in 7 affected children required special classroom services for problems including developmental delays and

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    • 30 AUG 18
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    At least 1 killed in salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken, CDC says

    NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control says one person has died and several others have been hospitalized by kosher chicken infected with salmonella, CBS New York reports. The New York State Department of Health found several of the patients had eaten Empire Kosher brand chicken, the CDC said.  According to the agency’s report, a

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    • 29 AUG 18
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    How "club drug" ketamine may help ease depression

    The anesthetic ketamine has drawn excitement in recent years as a fast-acting and effective treatment for severe depression. Now, a small, new study sheds light on exactly how the drug works to treat depression, with a surprising finding: Ketamine needs to activate opioid receptors in order to have anti-depressant effects. The new findings challenge previous views on how the

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    STDs rise to record levels in U.S., CDC reports

    The United States is experiencing a “steep and sustained” spike in sexually transmitted diseases, a new government analysis shows. Cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia all increased in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in which STD infections continued to rise. “The United States continues to have the highest STD rates in the industrialized

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    Experimental cancer treatment for dogs could one day help humans

    Sen. John McCain died Saturday after a year-long battle with glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in people. It is rare, with only about 20,000 cases in the U.S. each year. It’s the same type of aggressive cancer that claimed the life of his Senate colleague Ted Kennedy in 2009. Glioblastoma can be very difficult

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    • 27 AUG 18
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    Warnings raised about leading cause of kids’ accidental deaths: "You can’t drown-proof a child"

    Bode and Morgan Miller’s daughter, Emmy, was playing at a neighbor’s house when the 19-month-old slipped out unseen, fell into their pool and drowned. “And I opened the door, and she was floating, facedown in the pool,” Morgan Miller said. “And I jumped in, and I pulled her out. And I started CPR. “Every time

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    • 27 AUG 18
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    Study raises concerns about pot smoking by breastfeeding mothers

    CHICAGO — Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could enable it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, although solid evidence

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    • 26 AUG 18
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    Couple’s love story started with a CPR kiss

    Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery’s relationship nearly ended before it even started. They met through Facebook: Montgomery posted an invite asking friends to train with him for a marathon paddleboard event in New York City and Traynor answered. After their fourth paddle session, Montgomery felt a burning sensation in his chest. “I kept saying just

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    • 26 AUG 18
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    Couple’s love story started with a CPR kiss

    Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery’s relationship nearly ended before it even started. They met through Facebook: Montgomery posted an invite asking friends to train with him for a marathon paddleboard event in New York City and Traynor answered. After their fourth paddle session, Montgomery felt a burning sensation in his chest. “I kept saying just

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    • 25 AUG 18
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    Couple’s love story started with a CPR kiss

    Andi Traynor and Max Montgomery’s relationship nearly ended before it even started. They met through Facebook: Montgomery posted an invite asking friends to train with him for a marathon paddleboard event in New York City and Traynor answered. After their fourth paddle session, Montgomery felt a burning sensation in his chest. “I kept saying just

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    • 25 AUG 18
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    Guide to hearing aids

    Roughly 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some hearing loss, and researchers at Johns Hopkins recently determined that the rates may nearly double by the year 2060. And yet, according to Dr. Frank Lin, director of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health at Johns Hopkins, only about 20% of adults who

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    • 25 AUG 18
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    Study finds no amount of alcohol is safe to drink

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