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Good Questions: Clean Recyclables, Itching & Seeing Stars

Cheri from Marshall wants to know: How much do you have to clean something you recycle? Hennepin County spokesperson Angie Timmons says recyclables don’t require scrubbing or dishwasher treatment, but you should give it a quick rinse.

08/15/2014

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‘U’ Shows Off Highly Attractive New $8M Toy

The University of Minnesota just got a cool new toy, thanks to an $8 million grant from the Institute of Health. It will lead to all kinds of research on the human body — specifically the brain.

12/30/2013

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Don’t Forget To Get A Free Memory Loss Screening

How good is your memory? This Tuesday is National Memory Screening Day, and several facilities in the Twin Cities will be offering free memory screenings for those who are worried about developing a recall problem.

11/19/2013

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Scientists: Prenatal Exercise May Boost Baby’s Brain

Researchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant – and all it takes is a half hour a day. According to researchers at the University of Montreal, low-impact work-outs, like swimming and walking actually help a newborn’s brain develop faster. For most pregnant women, 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Scientists placed electrode caps on babies who were 8- to 12-days old and measured activity as their brains’ responded to different sounds.

11/11/2013

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3 Weeks After Severe Brain Injury, Prep Football Player Still Recovering

A Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured — we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.

09/26/2013

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Be Wary Of Dehydration, But You Can Overhydrate, Too

As Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there’s also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It’s called hyponatremia.

08/27/2013

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Andre Still Defeating The Odds, Now Throwing Out The First Pitch

When we first met Andre Robinson in March, he did nothing to hide his creativity or boundless energy. And that’s great to see, because Andre has come a long way. When he was less than three weeks old, his dad dropped him after slipping on the stairs.

08/13/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Remember Some Things And Forget Others?

Maybe you remember Joe Mauer’s batting average, but forget your boyfriend’s birthday. Or you always remember a face, but never remember a name.

05/07/2013

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Charges: Man Cuts Wires To Relieve Pressure On Brain

Police say a 65-year-old Hastings man admitted to cutting the wires behind an area business because they were contributing to the pressure on his brain.

03/04/2013

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New CT Scanner Shows Promise For Stroke Patients

More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. It is also the leading cause of long-term disability. However, Fairview Health Services thinks a new tool can help change that.

12/24/2012

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Good Question: How Do We Remember Big Events So Vividly?

We often have a hard time recalling random days and details in our lives. But when tragic events like the 35-W bridge collapse happens, we can remember where we were and who we were with. So, why does that happen?

08/01/2012

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Good Question: What Really Makes Us Laugh?

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes us really laugh? WCCO-TV went to the experts to find out if “the giggles” are really just a hardwired reaction.

12/20/2011

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Tips To Keep Your Memory Sharp

Who hasn’t forgotten someone’s name, misplaced their keys, or walked into a room and forgotten why you were there? But studies show, there are ways to better remember things.

12/09/2011

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Research: Breast Milk Helps In Baby Brain Development

Research suggests that mothers who breastfeed are helping their babies’ brain development.

09/26/2011

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Girl, 9, Who Had Stroke Making Odds-Defying Recovery

After a 9-year-old Roseville girl suffered a severe stroke last February, doctors said her chances of survival were slim. Now, even though Grace Alpers has one more surgery left, she has already defied the experts’ odds.

06/28/2011

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