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Can Experimental Drug That Helped Monkeys Lose Weight Work on Humans? — Health Check

Researchers have used an experimental drug to help obese monkeys lose weight — and it could work for humans too.

The medication, Adipotide, works by finding and sticking to proteins on the surface of blood vessels that feed white fat cells, and then releasing a synthetic molecule that kills those cells.

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Financially Stressed Older Adults May Smoke or Drink More — Health Check

A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs may have found a potential link between older adults, financial woes, and alcohol and tobacco usage.

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Cisco Survey Reveals Many Young Job Seekers Value Social Media Over Money [INFOGRAPHIC]

Shakespeare once wrote, “All that glitters is not gold,” and when it comes to young job seekers, he was spot-on.

Cisco’s recent survey of 2,800 college students and recently employed graduates found that while a competitive salary is important, many respondents said a company’s social media policy matters even more. In fact, 56 percent overall said they wouldn’t work for a company that bans social media usage.

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Depressed Fathers Can Cause Behavioral Issues in Kids — Health Check

A study of 20,000 US families found kids with fathers suffering from depression are more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems than other children.

Michael Weitzman at the New York University School of Medicine, who authored the study, said these findings are especially important at a time when unemployment is high and some military dads are returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with emotional wounds.

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UPDATE – Andy Rooney’s College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack at Memorial Service

UPDATE — Despite a previous report by TMZ on the death of Andy Rooney’s college roommate Bob Ruthman at the memorial service of the ’60 Minutes’ icon, Ruthman was later revived.

Rooney’s son Brian stood up on a chair and pronounced Ruthman dead after the man suffered a heart attack. However, FDNY was able to resuscitate Ruthman once at New York hospital and he is currently in intensive care.

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76 Percent of Americans Don’t Miss The NBA — Survey of the Day

At least one month of the NBA season has been canceled, while the players and owners remain deadlocked in their labor negotiations.

Unfortunately for both sides, no one seems to care that the NBA season hasn’t gotten underway.

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This Day in History for November 10 – ‘Sesame Street’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The United States Marine Corps is founded (More info)

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary Dr. David Livingstone, famously greeting him with the words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” (More info)

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Study Finds Autistic Kids Have Too Many Brain Cells — Health Check

New research finds autistic children’s brains have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than those of kids who don’t have the disease.

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Scientists Discover Possibility of Turning Urine Into Power Source

Research done by scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has for the first time shown the possibility of producing electricity from human urine.

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Tuesday’s Elections Provide Crucial Voter Insights

So-called “off-year” elections are often important to political analysts hoping to get a read on voter mood before a major election cycle. Tuesday night’s results seem to have given them a lot to think about.

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