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Japan Offers 'Dementia Awareness' Courses To City Workers

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:10pm

Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.

Health Officials Struggle To Fight Deadly Sepsis Infections

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:01pm

Although a CDC study released today found that 80 percent of cases develop outside the hospital or at a nursing home, many people still don't know about this lethal medical condition.

Do You Read Terms Of Service Contracts? Not Many Do, Research Shows

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 4:06am

During an experiment, people consented to sharing their private information with the NSA, and to surrendering their first-born as payment for access to a fictitious social networking site.

Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 3:32am

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.

You vs. Future You; Or Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 11:01pm

Researcher Dan Gilbert says that human beings are the only animals that think about the future. But we don't always do the best job at predicting what will make us happy — or even who we will be.

Flooding In Louisiana Raises Questions About Timing, Urgency Of Warnings

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:31pm

More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.

How Big, Really, Is The Zika Outbreak In Florida?

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 6:15pm

So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.

Louisiana Ignored Dire Forecasts And Flash Flood Warnings

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:24am

Tens of thousands in Louisiana were surprised by floods last week. In a changing climate, what more can be done to warn communities that the weather can do things they aren't used to?

What It's Really Like To 'Walk' In Space

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:23am

The International Space Station conducted a spacewalk this week to mark 15 years in space. Three people who've walked in space share their miraculous — and miserable — experiences.

In Drought-Stricken California, There's No Longer A Fire "Season"

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:17am

The state now sees wildfires that are on average bigger than ever and that burn through more of the year. Cal Fire's Southern Region information officer Michael Mohler speaks to Rachel Martin.

'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 9:06am

Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel came upon the bright purple creature with giant eyes. It may look like a cartoon character, but it's real. It's also pretty tough, a researcher says.

'Googly-Eyed' Stubby Squid Captures Internet's Attention

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 9:06am

The crew of the exploration vehicle Nautilius came upon one ocean creature that tickled their respective fancy.

After IVF, Some Struggle With What To Do With Leftover Embryos

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 6:00am

Nearly a million embryos are in frozen storage in the U.S. Some couples feel ambivalent, even after their family is complete, so put off deciding what to do with what some call their 'maybe babies.'

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