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Heating unit cause of blaze in Manchester

Union Leader - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:36

A heating unit in a Walnut Street home caused an early morning fire Monday in Manchester.

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Health Tip: Avoiding Computer Strain

MedlinePlus Health News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00

Relax, and sit up straight
Source: HealthDay

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NHIAA Football Power Poll Who's No. 1 this week?

Union Leader - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:41

The staffs of the New Hampshire Union Leader, WGIR AM and FM, and WMUR-TV have cast their votes for the top teams in NHIAA football after Week 2.

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Medical News Today: Glaucoma cure may lie in targeting 'stiff cells' that impede fluid drainage

Medical News Today - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:00

Study shows for first time if cells in a barrier that allows fluid to drain from the eye via Schlemm's canal are too stiff, pressure builds up in the eye, a hallmark of glaucoma.

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Medical News Today: Brain may 'work around' early Alzheimer's damage

Medical News Today - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:00

A new study suggests the reason some older people with brain deposits of Alzheimer's protein do not develop dementia is because their brain works around the damage.

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Minn. EMS uses $4 million grant for automated CPR devices

EMS 1 Daily News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 04:00

Ambulances and hospitals will be equipped with the devices that improve survival rates among cardiac arrest victims by reducing ‘rescuer fatigue’

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Medical News Today: 'Electronic skin' could revolutionize breast cancer detection

Medical News Today - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:00

Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians.

Categories: Health news

Medical News Today: Cycling or walking to work 'improves psychological health'

Medical News Today - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:00

Researchers from the UK find that swapping driving for walking or cycling is accompanied by a boost to psychological well-being, on top of the well-known health benefits.

Categories: Health news

Medical News Today: Small cell lung cancer: chest radiotherapy 'prolongs survival, reduces recurrence'

Medical News Today - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:00

Chest radiation therapy, in combination with standard treatment, may reduce recurrence and prolong survival in patients with small cell lung cancer, according to a phase 3 trial.

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Frank Torre, Joe’s brother, dies at 82

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:01

NEW YORK (AP) – Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. The Major League Baseball commissioner’s office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Florida. He had previously received heart and kidney transplants, and had been ill in recent years with cancer. Torre played seven seasons in the majors with the Milwaukee Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Though he hit only 13 home runs in 1,482 career at-bats in the regular season, he homered twice in 10 at-bats during the 1957 World Series as Milwaukee beat the New York Yankees for its only championship.

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Shea-Porter, Guinta in a rematch

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:01

CONCORD (AP) – Democrat Carol Shea-Porter and Republican Frank Guinta aren’t just in a rematch in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. They’re in a threematch. The November election will feature the same two candidates for the third straight time, turning the district into a best-of-three pingpong tournament, and it’s the voters who are bouncing back and forth. Shea-Porter held the seat for two terms until Guinta defeated her in 2010, and then she beat him in 2012 to regain the seat. Such repetition is unusual, but not unheard of, in congressional races. In the 9th District in southwest Indiana, Democrat Baron Hill faced Republican Mike Sodrel four times, with Hill winning in 2002, 2006 and 2008, and Sodrel winning in 2004.

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Retired justices to speak in NH

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:00

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – Two retired U.S. Supreme Court justices will share the limelight on the same New Hampshire stage this week. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – the first woman appointed to the nation’s highest court – will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “Constitutionally Speaking” lecture Wednesday night at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. She will be introduced by retired Justice David Souter, who founded the lecture series to spark discussion by teachers, students and the general public about citizens’ rights and responsibilities. O’Connor’s topic will be “The State of Democracy in America Today.” The event is free to the public but so many registered that the event is full.

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Soccer teams to ‘snack it up’ with veggies, fruits

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:00

CONCORD (AP) – Youth soccer coaches in New Hampshire are getting coupon booklets for discounts on fruits and vegetables to share with their teams as part of a program emphasizing healthier snack options. The program, called “Snack It Up,” wants to reach out to more than 3,000 youth athletes this fall. The program was created as an initiative of childObesity180 at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition. It helps coaches and after-school program leaders upgrade their snacks through support and collaboration from community partners. The New Hampshire Soccer Association and Hannaford Supermarkets are teaming up for the program. “We are thrilled to participate in Snack It Up so that our coaches can help youth athletes fuel up on healthier snacks more affordably,” said Eric Redder, technical director of New Hampshire Soccer Association. “We work hard to teach our players to lead healthy, active lives, and this initiative helps build healthy habits on, and off, the field.” The launch of the program in New Hampshire builds on successful recent pilots in Massachusetts and Maine and is part of ChildObesity180’s effort to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Since 1980, obesity rates have doubled in 2-5 year olds, quadrupled in 6-11 year olds, and tripled in 12-19 year olds.

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Can ‘bridge in a backpack’, with arches of composite materials, help fix our bridges?

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:04

It’s hard to think of a construction technology much older than the concrete arch, which has been around since the Roman Empire. But even old ideas can be updated: Consider “bridge in a backpack.” “I do a technical seminar for engineers, who grew up in a world of steel and concrete,” said Ken Sweeney, president and chief engineer of a Maine company called Advanced Infrastructure Technologies. “I tell them I want you to leave today knowing how to engineer with this, and you should see the blank looks on their faces ... They say: I don’t know anything about engineering with composites!” I called Advanced Infrastructure Technologies – a corporate name that only an engineer could love – because it is peddling an interestingly different system for building small and medium-sized bridges, up to a span of about 65 feet. Basically the company creates enormous tubes of composite plastic  reinforced with resin, molded to the size and curve of the job at hand, and fills them with concrete, creating a strong span.

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Lawyers say accused Nashua kidnapper was too high to talk to police

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:03

NASHUA – Lawyers for a man charged with kidnapping a woman, raping her in a Nashua motel room and then engaging in a standoff with police say he was too high on painkillers for police detectives to have interviewed him. Stanislav Osherov’s attorney, public defender Michael Davidow, wants a Hillsborough County Superior Court judge to throw out comments Osherov made to police during a 90-minute interview on Jan. 28. Osherov had taken as many as 50, 30-milligram Percocet pills during the previous day and night and told detectives he was starting to “withdraw” and was feeling sick, according to a motion filed at the court. Prosecutors have objected and say it’s clear from the transcript of the interview that Osherov was well aware of what was happening and that he had a right to not speak with police without an attorney, according to court documents. Osherov, 23, of Auburndale, Mass., was arrested following a standoff with police at the Motel 6 on Progress Avenue in Nashua on Jan. 27.

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NRPC map: Average commuting times mostly related to major roads

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:03

If you don’t want a long commute, live near a major road, as Hollis demonstrates. This is one of a number of charts and maps taken from the draft of the 2015-2035 Regional Plan from the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. The plan examines the current and future state of the 13-town Nashua region, which stretches from Lyndeborough in the west to Pelham in the east to Merrimack in the north. The draft can be seen online at www.granitestatefuture.org/ regions/nashua-region/documents. The commission is seeking public input on its draft and will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

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Protecting flood-control dams in the Souhegan Valley that you didn’t even know existed

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:03

They’re the least visible dams in New Hampshire, and a $369,000 federal grant hopes to keep them that way. The money will be used to assess the condition of 18 dam sites in New Hampshire, including 10 built a half-century ago throughout the hills of the Souhegan Valley to reduce flash floods by holding back water during extremely heavy rainfalls. These dams have the most boring of names – “Souhegan Site 15” is typical – and they don’t look all that exciting either. They are ponds, with an earthen berm at the downslope end holding a pipe that allows water to flow at a certain rate, and a small concrete “pillbox” to control overflow.

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Online fund set up for victims of New Ipswich fire that killed pets

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:02

NEW IPSWICH – A fund has been set up for the Paris family, the New Ipswich residents who lost virtually everything – including their pets – in an overnight fire earlier this week. Kim Paris, a former Nashua resident, along with her husband, Mark, and their sons, Samuel and Daniel, escaped the fast-moving fire thanks to the barking of their puppy, Gracie. “Unfortunately,” a friend of the family said, “Gracie was in the room where the fire started and they weren’t able to rescue her.” Friends say it will take months and thousands of dollars for the family to rebuild their home and their lives and recover from the catastrophic loss. They described the Paris family as generous and giving. “It’s time for them to be on the receiving end,” friends said in appealing for help on their behalf. Donations can be made through the account set up on the “Gofundme” website, which can be accessed at www.gofund me.com/e74ums.

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Another mostly boring (hooray!) season winds up for river-testing program

Nashua Telegraph - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:01

Sometimes dull is good – such as when you’re hunting for problems and don’t find much. “In general, the rivers were excellent this year. It was almost boring,” said George May of Merrimack, as the 18th season of testing the Souhegan and Merrimack rivers for bacteria and dissolved oxygen winds up. “You can just about predict what things are going to be.” “We did have one, maybe two, big rainstorms – they are pretty good indicators that there will be (high bacteria counts). But that was it,” said May, a director of the Souhegan Watershed Association.

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Attorney claims illegal phone seizure following Christmas Eve accident that killed Brookline mom

Union Leader - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:55

The defense team for Greg Cullen is requesting that the court suppress all evidence linked to a cell phone search following a 2013 fatal accident.

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