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Nathan Chen redeems himself, but not enough for medal

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu made his Olympic debut on Thursday, scoring the second highest score in Olympic figure skating history. Hanyu was visibly moved by his latest triumph in a remarkable journey from the day in 2011 he had to fled a Sendai ice rink when a devastating natural disaster hit Japan.

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Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Scientists as the institute have pioneered an approach that could stop BACE1 from forming plaques without wrecking the basic functionality of the brain. But in two phase 3 trials that enrolled thousands of patients it failed to show the drug also improves outcomes. Illustrating the tricky path current Alzheimer's research faces, the study was published literally hours after giant pharmaceutical company Merck announced the cancellation of a Phase 3 clinical trial surrounding a drug that ...

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New antibiotic family found in soil

Yet, less than a century after Fleming's discovery there are precious few antibiotics left and many superbugs are already resistant to all of them. This new antibiotic that is resistant to antibiotic resistance may be the key. Even after 20 days of continued contact with malacidin - more than enough time for most bacteria to find a way to thwart an antibiotic's effects - samples of MRSA bacteria showed no signs of evolving resistance to the newly discovered agent.

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Oxfam unveils action plan after 'stain' of sex scandal

Oxfam International's executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would "do justice" and "atone for the past". Oxfam has apologised for the behaviour of aid workers, but denies a coverup, the CNN said. The Times of London reported last Friday that young sex workers were hired by senior staff in Haiti after the natural disaster which devastated the poor Caribbean country and left up to 300,000 people dead.

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Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Butler for first legal sale in Pa.

A line of about a dozen people greeted employees as they opened the doors of the Cresco Yeltrah dispensary in Butler. When dispensaries launched in New Jersey in the fall 2015, an ounce of medicinal cannabis cost patients about $489 on average.

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Worsening Flu Season Has Many Afraid, Grieving

Levels of pneumonia and influenza deaths are consistent with similar severe years, she said , but hospitalizations have shown no signs of leveling off yet. In past seasons such as this, she said, an estimated 34 million Americans got the flu. The flu can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to hospitalization or death.