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Reported in Neuron , the new method enables researchers to peer deep inside a mouse's brain and watch astrocytes' influence over the communication between nerve cells in real time. The proteins that help the neurons to make new connections are reduced with age. The primary difference between older and younger brains identified in this new study was a decline in vascularization.
  • Surgeon general wants opioid antidote accessible

    Surgeon general wants opioid antidote accessible

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    Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams said in a statement Thursday. "You don't have to be a policeman or a firefighter or a paramedic to save a life", Dr. Proponents, however, argue that greater access to naloxone doesn't draw people to illegal drug use or foster an addiction. USA Today also reports that Adams is working alongside Naloxone manufacturers on a universal program for discounts or even free access to the anecdote.
  • Body of missing CDC worker found in river

    Body of missing CDC worker found in river

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    Atlanta police confirmed Thursday afternoon the body had been positively identified as Cunningham. Officials said it was just east of the Atlanta Public Safety Annex. Police previously called his disappearance unusual but said there had been no indications of attack on Cunningham. "He had been informed the previous Monday that he was not getting the promotion but the explanation occurred on the morning of the twelfth", the officer said.
  • Back injury a setback for paceman Rabada

    Back injury a setback for paceman Rabada

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    Rabada was struggling with a stiff back during the fourth Test against Australia in Johannesburg. In the three Tests against India, he picked up 15 wickets at an average of 20 to help the Proteas win the series 2-1. "You can't just drift through it", Rabada had said after the test. South Africa's next worldwide assignment will be against Sri Lanka where they will play two Tests, five ODIs and a single Twenty20 global.
  • Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

    Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

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    Worrilow, 27, has made 415 tackles over five National Football League seasons. A native of Wilmington, Worrilow grew up in the shadows of the 215, and after an abbreviated stint at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, returned home to quietly star for his hometown college, University of Delaware .
  • Air NZ pulls plug on alliance with Virgin Australia

    Air NZ pulls plug on alliance with Virgin Australia

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    New Zealand's national carrier ended the strategic alliance, giving Virgin notice of its plans to quit the arrangement, the ASX-listed airline said in a statement. Air New Zealand said the market has changed and it can do a better job in getting and looking after passengers from Australia. That means you can continue earning and redeeming Velocity points on Air New Zealand trans-Tasman flights, along with journeys on New Zealand domestic routes, whether booked to fly on a Virgin Australia ...
  • Bollywood star sentenced to five years for killing antelopes

    Bollywood star sentenced to five years for killing antelopes

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    Reports on the ground in India say he will have to spend at least a few days in prison. Khan has a history of brushes with the law . In a decision issued on Thursday, a court in the northwestern city of Jodhpur said Khan is liable for violating the country's wildlife law for the October 1998 incident.
  • Blazers star going to be 'smart' about sprained ankle

    Blazers star going to be 'smart' about sprained ankle

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    He was later seen being taken out of the arena on a cart. Shams Charania with Yahoo! Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. After the Rockets game, Portland will travel to San Antonio to play the Spurs then to Denver for a date with the Nuggets before coming back home for the regular-season finale against the Utah Jazz on April.
  • Actor Kollam Ajith is no more

    Actor Kollam Ajith is no more

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    Suffering from stomach ailments, the actor was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi. Noted Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith , who has worked in more than 500 films, died early Thursday morning. Ajith was often referred to Malayalam film industry's permanent villain on account of his role in the hugely successful Irupathaam Noottaandu (1987) starring Mohanlal.
  • Eat up! Study finds pasta can aid weight loss

    Eat up! Study finds pasta can aid weight loss

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    The researchers looked the impact of pasta consumption on the body, and almost 2,500 participants take part in 30 randomized controlled trials. The study, published in journal BMJ Open , involved several control trials with nearly 2,500 people who ate 3.3 servings of pasta a week instead of other forms of carbs.
  • Monkeys in hot water show less stress, study finds

    Monkeys in hot water show less stress, study finds

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    Dr. Takeshita and her colleagues studied 12 adult females during the spring birth season, from April to June, and winter mating season, from October to December. The researchers published their findings in the online edition of global academic journal Primates on April 3. The researchers determined how much time the monkeys spent in the hot springs , and which monkeys bathed the most.
  • Medical marijuana could help curb the obioid abuse epidemic, studies say

    Medical marijuana could help curb the obioid abuse epidemic, studies say

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    People on Medicare filled 14 percent fewer prescriptions for opioids after medical marijuana laws were passed in their states. The other study , led by researcher Hefei Wen, from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, found a decrease in opioid prescriptions covered by Medicaid in states that legalized either medicinal or recreational pot .
  • EC supports 'one candidate, one seat' proposal

    EC supports 'one candidate, one seat' proposal

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    Now, EC has requested for the amendment of Representation of the People Act to restrict a candidate to contest from one seat. "When a candidate contests from two seats, it is imperative that he has to vacate one of the two seats should he win both".
  • UIDAI launches Virtual ID, aimed at hiding Aadhaar numbers

    UIDAI launches Virtual ID, aimed at hiding Aadhaar numbers

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    He reiterated that it was in line with the court's ruling holding privacy to be a fundamental right under the Constitution and was safe and secure. Earlier, the Centre had said that the Aadhaar Act was a "fair and reasonable law" which complied with the tests prescribed by the historic verdict on the right to privacy.
  • Number of serious flu cases finally starts to decline

    Number of serious flu cases finally starts to decline

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    As often happens late in flu season, influenza B has become the dominant circulating strain: By mid-March, more doctors and clinics were seeing patients who tested positive for flu B than for flu A, according to the CDC . Only one season this decade has had higher flu activity this late in the season- that was two years ago. For instance, the vaccine is 67 percent effective against the H1N1 flu, which was the 2009 pandemic flu and is still around.
  • BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Position Boosted by LPL Financial LLC

    BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Position Boosted by LPL Financial LLC

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    The institutional investor held 500,861 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.04M, down from 531,485 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in BHP Billiton by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. Its down 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 42 investors sold PX shares while 295 reduced holdings.
  • Police group calls use-of-force bill 'dangerous'

    Police group calls use-of-force bill 'dangerous'

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    Lawmakers described Clark's killing, and other instances in which officers shot black and Latino residents, as the impetus behind the legislation. "It allows officers to kill community members when they had other options or when they're the ones who created the danger".
  • 5 die in Greene County house fire

    5 die in Greene County house fire

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    Firefighters extinguished the fire which broke out at a home in Hermitage Lane. The fire began around 5 p.m. Friday at 8 Tullamore St.in Uptown Butte just south of Centerville. Officers and the Cass Lake Fire Department found the home engulfed in flames. The fire was mainly contained to the kitchen but there was smoke damage throughout the house.