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How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too)

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On the last Saturday of the month, citizens must spend 3 hours beautifying the nation. Some people question the authoritarianism approach. But the results are impressive.

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

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Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers.

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

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A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.

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Scientists Hunt For A Test To Diagnose Chronic Brain Injury In Living People

Doctors are closer to a test in living people to help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults.

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Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

One of the nation's top brain doctors says controlling high blood pressure is one of the best ways to keep your brain sharp. He aims to lead by example.

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Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

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To Improve Treatments, Researchers Want To Hunt For Clues In Medical Records

The vast amount of data held in electronic medical records and insurance bills contains bits that could be useful in refining the use of approved for drugs. But how to find it?

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Pictures Of The Motherland He Never Knew

The son of Pakistani immigrants in the U.K., Mahtab Hussain was often taunted: "Go home." One day he did just that to see what his life might have been like if his parents had not left.

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4th Site Identified In Possible Clark County Measles Case

Clark County Public Health is continuing its investigation into a possible case of measles in a child, and has identified the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Office Building as a fourth location where people may have been exposed to measles.

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Why The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Debate Is Especially Critical In Poor Countries

The breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines this week with reports of a U.S. effort to block a pro-breastfeeding resolution from the World Health Organization.

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The Heart And Soul Of Armenia Lives In A Slab Of Wood

For Vahagn Amiryan, the act of carving wood is a way to bring the country's ancient traditions into the modern era.

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McDonald's Pulls Salads From 3,000 Locations After Dozens Sickened By Parasite

McDonald's said it's pulling salads from about 3,000 locations in 14 states, primarily in the Midwest. Dozens have been sickened with cyclosporiasis, which is caused by the parasite Cyclospora.

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'Do Not Eat' Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal, CDC Warns

The sweetened, puffed wheat product is linked to an outbreak of Salmonella mbandaka bacteria that has infected 100 people in 33 states.

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