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Pediatricians Suggest Reading Every Day

Posted On June 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Pediatricians will soon be telling parents to read out loud to their babies every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued that new policy on Tuesday. Experts now believe the most important part of brain development occurs within the first three years of a child's life. Doctors say consistently reading to children at…

Deadline Nearing For North Carolina Sterilization Claims

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Raleigh, NC) -- Victims of a North Carolina sterilization program have six days to file compensation claims. More than 76-hundred women were sterilized without their consent between 1929 and 1974 under the state's eugenics program. North Carolina has established a ten-million-dollar fund for victims. However it's estimated the payout would be less than 20-thousand dollars…

Paralyzed Man Moves Hand With Help Of Microchip

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Columbus, OH) -- A microchip is allowing a paralyzed man to move his hand with just the power of his thoughts. Ian Burkhart of Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to use a new device called Neurobridge. Researchers say it transmits electrical signals from Burkhart's brain to his hand. It bypasses the nerves that were…

“Smart Pill” Shows Promise As Weight Loss Treatment

Posted On June 24, 2014

(Undated) -- A new "smart pill" is yielding some promising results for overweight and obese people. It uses thousands of hydrogel particles that expand in the stomach. Age management specialist Dr. Paul Thompson explains what happens after the pill expands.   The pill called Gelesis 100 underwent a three-month study, and researchers say no serious…

Link Between Schizophrenia And Cannabis Use May Be Genetic

Posted On June 24, 2014

(London) -- Genes that raise a person's risk of becoming schizophrenic may also increase the likelihood they will use cannabis. The finding by researchers at King's College London adds a new dimension to previous research evidence about the link between the psychiatric disorder and the use of marijuana or hashish. One earlier study found young…

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    Lost Boston Terrier

    Posted on July 23, 2014
    Location: Greendale, Indiana

    Lost Boston Terrier named Clyde. He is male and is…