• Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid hinges on handful of senators
Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid hinges on handful of senators

The boys' laughter was "indelible in the hippocampus", she said , using her scientific expertise to describe how memories are stored in the brain and adding , "It's locked in there". Senators emerged from Thursday's hearing bitterly split into those tribes, with Democrats persuaded by Blasey's calm and unflustered account of being shoved onto a...

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  • Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being
Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being

During the Saturday incident, hotel staff moved to the back of the office while Griffen paced around the lobby and threatened to assault staff members. The suspect's name was redacted in the report, but sources confirmed to local media outlets that Griffen was the person in question. The Vikings themselves have since released a statement indica...

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  • Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18
Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills 18

Uganda office in a statement said the experts from Uganda, DRC, South Sudan and Somalia met to share information on surveillance of Ebola and Polio. It has advised against and restriction of travel and trade to the DRC based on the information that is now available and is continuing to monitor and verify travel and trade measures if necessary.

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  • Vikings concerned about DE Everson Griffen's well-being
Vikings concerned about DE Everson Griffen's well-being

It's all in the police report filed by the Minnetrista PD - which paints a sad picture of an National Football League star in a serious mental health crisis. Authorities later heard from Vikings officials that he'd been ordered away from the team pending a mental health evaluation. Pico called Griffen paranoid and prone to repeating himself.

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  • Party 'Pus: Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social
Party 'Pus: Ecstasy Makes Octopuses More Social

When The Beatles recorded the song "Octopus's Garden", they probably imagined a friendly octopus that invited humans to sing and dance around in their underwater garden (in the shade). Unlike more socially inclined humans, the mighty octopus is a far more solitary creature - definitely not one for raving under strobe lights. The design of the exp...

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  • CDC: People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in United States to Double by 2060
CDC: People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in United States to Double by 2060

Redfield. The new study is said to be the first to forecast Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by race and ethnicity. Another obstacle is people's aversion to finding out whether they are at risk for developing Alzheimer's , Porsteinsson said.

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  • Keep nasty flu bug at bay, get vaccinated!
Keep nasty flu bug at bay, get vaccinated!

We want everybody to get the flu shot - people of all ages - but those of us who are younger have healthier systems. In addition, a 2007 CDC study found that the flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.

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  • Only Greek yogurt passes the ‘low sugar’ test
Only Greek yogurt passes the ‘low sugar’ test

They found fewer than one in 10 of all products (9%) and only 2% of children's yoghurts were classed as low in sugar , and contained the level required to carry a green "traffic light" nutritional label which is considered a healthy choice.

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  • Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks
Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks

And if that weren't enough, the third study also found that aspirin may have "higher all-cause mortality. among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin than among those who received [a] placebo and was attributed primarily to cancer-related death".

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  • Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval
Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval

The deal won't significantly reduce competition for the services provided by pharmacy-benefits managers or raise costs for Cigna's rivals, the department said in a statement . Cigna and Express Scripts said 16 states have approved the merger already. "... The Justice Department review of CVS's planned purchase of Aetna may conclude this month, b...

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  • 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina
2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

Hurricane Florence's torrential rains have flooded much of the area and washed over sections of numerous roads, including the interstate. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered", Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson said in the written statement.

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  • Household Cleaners Are Linked To Weight Gain In Children, Latest Study Says
Household Cleaners Are Linked To Weight Gain In Children, Latest Study Says

The new report uses data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study , which began in 2009 with researchers actively following participants as they grow and develop, from mid-pregnancy into childhood and adolescence.

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  • An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People
An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People

And if that weren't enough, the third study also found that aspirin may have "higher all-cause mortality. among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin than among those who received [a] placebo and was attributed primarily to cancer-related death".

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  • Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price cut in India
Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price cut in India

The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. The pre-order times vary depending on the location: Chinese customers can start ordering at 3:01 p.m., customers in the United Kingdom can expect to order at 8:01 a.m., and so on.

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  • ‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly
‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

Prof McNeil said: "Despite the fact that aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, we have not known whether healthy older people should take it as a preventive measure to keep them healthy for longer". They noted however the escalated rate of bleeding in the team that accrued aspirin, as compared to the team that accrued a placebo. It als...

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  • Feds take action against retailers in e-cigarette 'epidemic'
Feds take action against retailers in e-cigarette 'epidemic'

The agency may also ban sales of some flavored e-cigarette products, which Gottlieb says are particularly appealing to underage users, and consider shortening a grace period that now gives e-cigarette companies until 2022 to apply for FDA approval.

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  • Around 1.4 billion people worldwide are physically inactive, reveals World Health Organization study
Around 1.4 billion people worldwide are physically inactive, reveals World Health Organization study

This study , the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, is the first ever to investigate global trends in physical inactivity over time. The authors arrived at these findings after pooling data from 358 population-based surveys across 168 countries, representing some 1.9 million people.

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  • Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve
Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

The blood-testing company reportedly sent an email to its shareholders, telling them that the company would formally dissolve . Enjoying this story? Subscribe to FierceBiotech! Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was once lauded as the youngest self-made female billionaire.

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  • NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu
NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu

Emirates Airline Flight EK203 touched down in NY around 9am ET Wednesday after the pilot contacted air traffic controllers, telling them that many of his 500 passengers appeared to be sick with fevers over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 C) and several of them were coughing .

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  • Flu vaccine recommended for all children 6 months and older
Flu vaccine recommended for all children 6 months and older

A separate program already provides flu shots to teachers and staff, Johnson said. Additionally, she noted that flu can be more risky for children who have asthma, the most common chronic illness among students in her district. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments, recalled that Australia had a...

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