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Jul 29, 2016

Sliver of hope seen in Alzheimer's drug trial

Efforts to find a drug that may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease saw a glimmer of hope this week in a small trial using an experimental treatment. Researchers are testing the drug, known as LMTM and made by TauRx Therapeutics, Ltd. of Singapore, ...

Jul 29, 2016

Heart hazard for Apollo astronauts: study

NASA’s Apollo astronauts, the only humans to have traveled beyond Earth’s protective magnetosphere, die disproportionately of heart and blood vessel diseases, researchers said Thursday, blaming radiation. This raises health concerns for all humans with dreams of traveling to the moon, Mars or beyond, as ...

Jul 29, 2016

Latest El Nino weather pattern is over: UN

The latest El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the most powerful on record, has ended but could be replaced by its stormy sister La Nina in the coming months, the U.N. meteorological agency said Thursday. “Atmospheric indicators that had shown strong El ...

Jul 29, 2016

Ireland plans for 'soft border' with U.K. after Brexit

Ireland is planning a system of electronic border surveillance that it hopes will prevent it having to erect physical barriers with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves the European Union, its customs service said on Thursday. The unexpected result of the June 23 referendum in ...

Jul 29, 2016

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as ...

Jul 29, 2016

FBI probes hacking of Democratic congressional group: sources

The FBI is investigating a cyberattack against another U.S. Democratic Party group that may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or ...

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

Jul 29, 2016

Biden consoles kin of three assassinated Baton Rouge cops at vigil

The gunman’s bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and “touched the soul of an entire nation,” Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers. “We need to heal,” said Biden, ...