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What prevents Alzheimer’s and related dementia? You won’t like the answer researchers found

A major new study offers discouraging news about dementia: Nothing is yet proven to prevent cognitive decline late in life. Despite marketing claims for “brain diets,” “brain games” and other interventions, a thorough...

Quinn on Nutrition: Food with a story

By Barbara Quinn Quinn on Nutrition We seem to be looking for food with a story, I heard at a recent meeting of farmers and ranchers. “Consumers want to know where their food comes from,” the speaker explained. ȁ...

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    Entire Los Angeles zoo ibex herd euthanized

    LOS ANGELES (AP) � The Los Angeles Zoo has euthanized its entire herd of threatened Nubian ibex goats because they had an infectious and incurable strain of herpes.KCBS-TV reports Wednesday that all seven of the Middle Eastern mountain goats were...

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  • Business

    Judge: Plastic surgery was wrongly denied for 3 HIV patients

    NEW YORK (AP) � A cosmetic-surgery firm that denied breast reduction surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to consider the medical facts regarding each patient before deciding whether surgery could...

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    Man who raped disabled woman at care center gets 10 years

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) � A man who raped a developmentally disabled woman at an Ohio extended care center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and classified a sexual predator.Warren County's prosecutor says 58-year-old Brian Sundin was sentenced...

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  • Consumer products and services

    Sick Chipotle workers prompt scrutiny of California store

    NEW YORK (AP) � Health officials are investigating a Chipotle restaurant in Los Angeles after the burrito chain reported that some of its workers were ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The company has struggled to win back customers after...

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  • Environment

    Rat poison killed Southern California mountain lion

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) � Authorities say a mountain lion that managed to cross a Southern California freeway and make its home in the mountains north of Los Angeles had rat poison in his system when he was found dead.The lion, dubbed P-41,...

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  • Disease outbreaks

    San Diego County sees slowdown in Hepatitis A cases

    SAN DIEGO (AP) � San Diego County is seeing a slowdown in the number of cases of Hepatitis A from an average of 84 per week this summer to only two in the first three weeks of December.The county's public health officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten, said...

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  • News

    Pastor cleared of charge in pneumonia death of grandchild

    READING, Pa. (AP) � The pastor of a congregation that avoids modern medicine was cleared of a charge that he should have alerted authorities of possible child abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia.A judge on Monday...

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  • News

    Cancer charity scammers who skipped sentencing in custody

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) � Authorities say a New York couple who pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer is back in custody.Brittney Schmidt and Vincent Fina were originally expected to get probation � but they...

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  • News

    $75M gift will help Ohio center address mental health issues

    MASON, Ohio (AP) � A health care facility in southwestern Ohio has received a $75 million donation to address mental health care issues across the region.The Lindner Center of HOPE on Monday announced the contribution from the Fath and Lindner...

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  • Business

    332 Royal Caribbean passengers fall ill with stomach virus

    PORT EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) � More than 300 passengers on a cruise ship that docked at Port Everglades fell ill with a stomach virus.The Naples Daily News reports that the Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited's ship Independence docked Saturday in...

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