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Experimental drugs that clear clumps of proteins from the brains of Alzheimer's patients haven't panned out yet. Science Photo Library/Pasieka/Getty Images hide caption

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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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What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

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Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

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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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Women may have different ways of coping with childhood stresses than men, which may increase their risk of health problems in adulthood. Jutta Klee/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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