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Cristi Martin Wants Her Son To Be The Last Person With A Mental Illness Shot By Portland Police

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For Cristi Martin, the question that breaks her heart each day is "why?" Why did police shoot and kill her son Lane?

Some People Get 'Brain Tingles' From These Slime Videos. What's Behind The Feeling?

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The science is nascent and a little squishy, but researchers are trying to better understand ASMR — a feeling triggered in the brains of some people by certain soft sounds and gentle gestures.

An Experimental Genetic Test Gives Early Warning For Kids At Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes

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Will a genetic test for Type 1 diabetes risk be valuable to parents, despite its shortcomings? Now many parents don't know their kids have this condition until they end up in the hospital.

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3 Major Drug Distributors Reportedly Negotiating $18B Opioid Settlement

A new study estimates that the opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. economy about $631 billion due to health care costs and the unrealized lifetime earnings of people who died of overdoses.

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Gifted Students With Autism Find An Intellectual Oasis In Iowa

A center at the University of Iowa is making sure that its programs for gifted teens include those with autism spectrum disorders.

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Little Miracles, Huge Problems: The Bahamas A Month After Dorian

Just over a month after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the northern Bahamas, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands remain displaced and rebuilding efforts have only just begun.

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Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show food can influence mental health.

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How The 3 Nobel Winners For Economics Upended The Fight Against Poverty

How does their approach work in practice? And why is it considered so ground-breaking?

Science | Health

A Boy's Mysterious Illness Leads His Family On A Diagnostic Odyssey

Alex Yiu was born a healthy seeming baby. But by age 2, his muscle control and speech were deteriorating. His baffling condition took a decade to diagnose. The reanalysis of a DNA test was the key.

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Multnomah County's Tally Of Homeless Deaths Shows 2018 Marked An All-Time High

The final tally is the highest ever: 92 homeless people died last year, nearly double the death toll released in 2012, when the county started keeping track.

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Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help

Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.

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Bill Bryson's 'The Body' Is Missing His Characteristic Wit, Ingenious Way Of Analysis

The author of the magisterial work A Short History of Nearly Everything turns his sights inside, but without the magic touch of the past that made his very big books transcend the common textbook.

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Cut To Oregon State Hospital Wait Times Leaves Some Without Mental Health Care

A bill intended to reduce wait time for people stuck in jails to gain admission to the Oregon State Hospital has left some without the mental health treatment they need.

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