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Mon, Feb 27 08:01 AM

Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostageBy Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser on the Philippine peace process, said officials had exhausted all efforts to save Kantner, 70, who was held on the tiny southern island of Jolo.

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Mon, Feb 27 06:12 AM

Brazil's Carnival 2017: A week-long celebration of parades and street partiesRevelers all over Brazil are gearing up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the “sambadrome.” Sao Paulo will also have its main samba schools taking their floats to their sambadrome. Brazilians living through two years of steep recession and nearly 13 percent unemployment have grasped this year’s carnival as a chance to let off steam.

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Mon, Feb 27 06:00 AM
In a survey of staff from 172 Swedish nursing homes, most residents had been outside the nursing home during the previous week, but only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Mon, Feb 27 05:45 AM

Nokia Plans a Comeback with These Three PhonesNokia was once the king mobile of phones. The Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will be the stars of the company's reemergence onto the smartphone world. The Nokia 6 has actually been available in China for some time, but now will be available more widely.

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Mon, Feb 27 12:00 AM
Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells' capacity to produce blood changes as we age.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Mon, Feb 27 12:00 AM
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele University, which aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly that...Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Sun, Feb 26 07:17 PM

Donald Trump has tweeted about the Oscars a lotDonald Trump wasn’t watching the Oscars on Sunday night. Instead, the president hosted the Governors’ Dinner at the White House, the first major social gathering of his administration since the inaugural galas.

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Sun, Feb 26 11:00 AM

Colorado governor, once opposed, is softening his stance on legal potIn the four years since Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. John Hickenlooper — who originally opposed the referendum — hasn’t seen the negative effects he feared. “You know, at first, I opposed it,” Hickenlooper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Since then, Hickenlooper, the former Denver mayor and brewery owner, has softened his stance on weed.

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Sun, Feb 26 03:20 AM

Here's How To Watch Ring Of Fire Eclipse Sunday MorningThe eclipse will be most visible at 8:16 a.m.

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Sat, Feb 25 09:49 PM

The Latest: Suspect in custody in New Orleans parade crashNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle plowing into a parade crowd in New Orleans (all times local):

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Fri, Feb 24 09:00 AM
Eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily - in line with current recommendations - may reduce older adults' risk of dementia, study finds.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Fri, Feb 24 07:00 AM
Sugar can damage cell proteins via glycation. Now, study finds glycation damage in enzyme for immune function and insulin regulation in early Alzheimer's.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Fri, Feb 24 06:00 AM
Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
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