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Aides Urged to Get Shots Before NASCAR Visit

From this article Aides Urged to Get Shots Before NASCAR Visit

“The House Homeland Security committee sent four staffers to Talladega Superspeedway last weekend to see how the racetrack and Alabama officials might respond to a mass-casualty terror attack during a NASCAR event.

Before going, senior committee staffers recommended that members of the delegation be vaccinated against a range of diseases more common to developing nations.”

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Conscientious people are less prone to Alzheimer's

From this article Conscientious people are less prone to Alzheimer's:

“People who lead a good clean life -- those who are conscientious, self-disciplined and scrupulous -- appear to be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said on Monday.”

And this:

“Wilson and colleagues defined conscientiousness in the study as people who control their impulses and are goal-directed. These people are often considered dependable.”

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Seniors protest doughnut ban

From this article Seniors protest doughnut ban:

“At issue is a decision to refuse free doughnuts, pies and bread that were being donated to senior centers around Putnam County, north of New York City. Officials were concerned that the county was setting a bad nutritional precedent by providing mounds of doughnuts and other sweets to seniors.”

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Study Links Cell Phone Use to Hearing Loss, Inner Ear Damage

From this article, Study Links Cell Phone Use to Hearing Loss, Inner Ear Damage:

“According to research presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Washington, D.C. this week, people who used their phones for more than 60 minutes a day had a worse hearing threshold than those with less use”.

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