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Teen ‘Jeopardy!’ champ donates $10K to cancer research in Alex Trebek’s honor

ThitareeSarmkasat/iStock(NEW YORK) — The category is: Cancer research, for $10,000. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Avi Gupta, a teen Jeopardy! champ who took home $100,000 over the summer, has donated part of his earnings to cancer research in honor of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis back in March. Gupta, 18, announced …

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These 20 names are predicted to be the top baby names of 2020

Kwangmoozaa/iStock(NEW YORK) — Move over Sophia and Isabelle — Adah is coming to a nursery near you. The name is predicted by popular baby naming web site Nameberry to be the “top girl name of 2020.” The site bases its predictions of top baby names for the coming years by calculating which names saw the biggest increases in interest from …

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Mammoth bones found in man-made pit reveal tantalizing evidence of hunting behavior

(Photo Credit: Edith Camacho, INAH) Mammoth bones found in what is believed to be the first mammoth trap set by humans, in Tultepec, Mexico, in a photo released by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology (INAH).(MEXICO CITY) — Anthropologists in Mexico say they’ve uncovered more than 800 bones from 14 mammoths, in two human-made traps north of Mexico City, which are …

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Saying ‘no’ to screen time limits: The Mom-troversy

andresr/iStock(NEW YORK) — Screen time: It’s the home battlefield between parents and kids. But should it be? Some parents are saying ‘no,’ and refuse to set limits on how much time their kids spend on devices. Franci Haskell is one of those parents. Her two sons, ages 9 and 11, are allowed to use their phones as much as and …

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What to know about hepatitis A outbreaks in the US

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fears of hepatitis A swirled in Somerville, New Jersey, this week, after the health department there reported that a food handler in a local grocery store could have exposed shoppers to the infectious disease. New Jersey’s current hepatitis A outbreak, which began in 2018, has swelled to 504 cases as of early November. It’s also part of …

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Extra 15-minute daily walk could grow world economy by $100 billion

RuslanDashinsky/iStock(NEW YORK) — If every employee walked or jogged for an extra 15 minutes each day, the world could see an economic boost of $100 billion, according to a new report on the economic benefits of a more physically active population. Those economic gains would come from three mechanisms, researchers explain in the report, which was published this week by …

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This dad helps fathers coming out of prison get back on their feet for parenthood

Fathers’ UpLift(NEW YORK) — Oswaldo Ortiz’s youngest child, a daughter named Ofirenen, was just a toddler when he had to leave her behind in 2017 to serve a year-long prison sentence for possession of marijuana. “I used to always tell her, ‘Daddy loves you. Daddy will never, ever abandon you,'” Ortiz, 57, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I put …

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11,000 scientists sign declaration of global climate emergency

RoschetzkyIstockPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of scientists from around the world have mobilized to warn people of an impending global climate emergency if levels of greenhouse gas emissions are not significantly reduced. More than 11,000 scientists have signed a declaration stating “clearly and unequivocally” that humans could endure “untold suffering” if massive changes aren’t made to the biosphere, according to an …

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‘Relatively small doses’ of running can lower risk of death: Study

alvarez/iStock(NEW YORK) — Running isn’t just good for a person’s day-to-day health and well-being, it may ward off an early death, new research has shown. Being a runner — even an casual one — was associated with a 27 percent lower risk of mortality, according to a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The review, which analyzed …

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US experts cautious about China’s new seaweed-based Alzheimer’s drug

digicomphoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Chinese regulators conditionally approved an Alzheimer’s drug derived from seaweed, the world’s first Alzheimer’s drug in decades, according to drug maker Shanghai Green Valley Pharmaceuticals. The weekend news was met with cautious optimism by experts, who warned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a far more rigorous drug testing and approval protocol than the framework …

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