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How Prozac could be killing crabs

What do crabs on Prozac in the water look like? Easy pickings, according to a provocative new study from the Portland State University. Researchers found that Oregon shore crabs exhibit “risky behavior” when exposed to fluoxetine, the active ingredient in ...

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Pole dancing could be on track to becoming an Olympic sport

Pole dancing — which guys love to watch and girls love to try to learn at bachelorette party classes — may be looking at Olympic status in the future. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), which has officially existed since ...

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Here’s how Catalan independence could inspire ‘Calexit’ movement

BRUSSELS – First Scotland. Then Brexit. Kurdistan. Now Catalonia. Where next? A wave of separatist movements stretching from the 2014 referendum to break up Great Britain to Kurdish authorities’ current clash with Iraq are trying rearrange the world?s borders in ...

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LOVETT: Business leaders worry Cuomo could be pushed too far left

ALBANY — The head of a leading state business group fears a Democratic primary challenge from the left to Gov. Cuomo in 2018. Not because she believes Cuomo can lose, but because it could force him to tack even further ...

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Watching hockey could double your heart rate

A health check for hockey die-hards: a new study found that the excitement of watching games — in person or on TV — can dramatically increase, and even more than double, heart rate. A research team from the Montreal Heart ...

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‘Psychological autopsy’ could uncover Las Vegas gunman's motives

Few answers have emerged into Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock’s motives — but investigators are hopeful that a “psychological autopsy” could help them make sense of the merciless massacre. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Wednesday it’s a “surprise” that ...

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Guide to Medicare: Drug plans could have hidden pitfalls

When seniors choose their prescription drug coverage each year, they often have one thing on their minds: saving money. It seems simple enough — look at your Part D plan options or Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage, and go ...

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Hospitals face financial blow that could weaken NYC health care

New York’s public hospitals, which shoulder most of the burden of care for the city’s poorest patients, are facing a financial blow that could dramatically weaken New York’s already stretched health care system, according to a new report. Titled “Restructuring ...

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Eating bread at the end of a meal could help with this problem

Eat the meal, then the bread. That’s advice for people with diabetes from researchers who’ve found more evidence that saving carbs for the end of your meal may help control the metabolic disorder that affects 29 million Americans. Carbohydrate-rich foods, ...

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Cholera outbreak in Yemen could infect 'unprecedented' 1 million

By the end of the year, the Red Cross estimates that cholera could affect one million people in the Arabian Peninsula country of Yemen. The cholera outbreak in Yemen is being described as “unprecedented” and “the worst … in the ...

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