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Test Of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Finds Progress Against Brain Plaques

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It took a team of delighted friends and family to help Florida engineer Matt Bellina (center) get back on his surfboard this summer after his severe spinal injury. The result? "I feel like I'm home," Bellina said. Courtesy of Diane Wehrell-Grabowski hide caption

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Microcephaly Could Be Just The Tip Of The Effects Of Zika Virus

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Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

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What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

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Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

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Hiroyuki Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

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Most Nighttime Crashes With Teen Drivers Happen Before Midnight

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A Soldier-Scientist's Insights Expand Understanding Of Brain Injuries

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How Can Success Still Make You Feel Like A Failure?

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Eric Aniva told the BBC that he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as "ritual cleansing." Eldson Chagara/AP hide caption

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The 307-foot tower at the University of Texas at Austin was the site of mass murder 50 years ago Sunday. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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