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Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Boston.com

Bicycle advocates seek safety changes in Commonwealth Avenue

An aging stretch of Commonwealth Avenue is scheduled for a major overhaul, and many bike and pedestrian advocates hope that the grim numbers of bicycle accidents on the busy street in recent years justify sweeping changes to the layout.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA

Business Journal

BU to unveil details of its proposed $100M life sciences research facility

Boston University will provide details on plans for a 145,000-square-foot Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering at a public meeting next week.

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News Max

Economist Kotlikoff: Fiscal Gap Totaled $210 Trillion Last Year

While the Congressional Budget Office estimated last month that this year's budget deficit would drop to 3 percent of GDP from almost 10 percent in 2009, the future outlook is bleak, says economist Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Forward

A People's Theatrical History of Howard Zinn

Is the bard mightier than the sword? As war rages around the globe, playwright Bianca Bagatourian ponders this question as she brings "The Times of Our Lies, A Play about the Life and Times of Howard Zinn" to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Related Topix: Good Will Hunting, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Matt Damon

The American Conservative

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The Quiet Man has only recently been moved to the top bracket of director John Ford's great films.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, George, WA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Boston Fire Department responds to chemical reaction at Ingalls

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, the Boston Fire Department responded to a reported chemical reaction at 44 Cummington St., home of Boston University's W. Bradford Ingalls Engineering Resource Center.

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The Daily Free Press

Petitions drafted in support of adjunct professor unionization

Several students, alumni and full-time professors at Boston University have launched petitions to advocate for the unionization of part-time faculty, a change they say will provide adjunct professors with greater job security, higher wages, better working conditions and a wider range of benefits.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Tufts University, Northeastern University

GlobeNewswire

The 3rd Alzheimer's-Focused #C4CT Concussion Summit Convenes Today at the United Nations

Brewer Sports International , a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, and Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. , a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to cell cycle dysregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, neurodegeneration and apoptosis, will be hosting the 3rd ... (more)

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, University of Washington

Groong

Turkish Journalist discovered that Turkey's first woman doctor was Zaruhi Kavalc yan

Turkish Journalist discovered that Turkey's first woman doctor was Zaruhi Kavalcıyan 12:04, 30 July, 2014 YEREVAN, JULY 30, ARMENPRESS.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Scanews.com

As The Middle Class Dwindles, Is The American Dream Still Realistic?

The rich are getting richer. The top 5 percent of earners in the U.S. accounted for nearly 40 percent of personal consumption expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

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The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Nutley: College honors, July 31

Meghan N. McGrath of Nutley was named to the fall 2013 dean's list at DeSales University.

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Related Topix: DeSales University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Cuba, World News, Wall, PA, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Daily Pennsylvanian

Penn professors call Hobby Lobby decision a "setback for women's healthcare"

Two Penn professors argued in a recent paper that the Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision - which allowed closely held, for-profit Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger, Law School professor Theodore Ruger and Boston University professor George Annas collaborated in an article released in the New England ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Women's Health

Free Republic

Study: Religious children are less able to distinguish fantasy from reality

According to new research from Boston University, young children with a religious background are less able to distinguish between fantasy and reality compared with their secular counterparts.

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The Phoenix

All that jazz

Once upon a time, hosting a jazz festival in Newport was a radical idea - dangerous, even.

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Related Topix: Newport, RI

Free Republic

Economist: Social Security Is Insolvent, In Worse Shape Than Detroit’s Pension Funds

Social Security is insolvent,' Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff told the House Subcommittee on Social Security at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Los Angeles Times

'Brando's Smile' biography goes below the surface to find the actor

Marlon Brando fan Susan L. Mizruchi delves into his library and finds another kind of man in 'Brando's Smile' Susan L. Mizruchi was 12 and living in upstate New York when she turned on the TV one day and watched Marlon Brando playing Fletcher Christian in the 1962 version of the seafaring tale "Mutiny on the Bounty."

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Related Topix: History Movies, On the Waterfront, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Mutiny on the Bounty, Celebrities, Marlon Brando, Movies, Entertainment

BroadwayWorld.com

Trident Gallery Presents Ruth Mordecai's New Works, 8/1

GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai .The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 57pm.

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Related Topix: Gloucester, MA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

In-depth Africa

Robert Spencer on "The Unasked Question About Islam" - on The Glazov Gang

This week's Glazov Gang was joined by Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch , a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of thirteen books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam .

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Boston.com

BRA nominee was fired as head of architectural college

The mayor's first appointment to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board, Theodore Landsmark, was fired as president of Boston Architectural College last week, according to people briefed on his dismissal.

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Related Topix: Yale University

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