Tag: movies

Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says. Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer’s disease. But even among seniors with that trait, mental decline that sometimes precedes dementia was less common among those who engaged in mind-stimulating activities. The results don’t apply to costly, computer-based games that purport to keep the brain sharp – those were not studied. The benefits were found from activities that many seniors have access to. "They don’t...

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Weslaco Man Pleads Guilty for Possessing Over 130 Child Porn Images

33-year-old, Daniel Miguel Salinas, of Weslaco, pleads guilty for possessing child pornography. A 2010 investigation into a movie production company that operated a website offering child pornography identified Salinas as a customer who purchased 11 downloads from the company’s website. At Salinas’s home, authorities seized several computers and hard drives with more than 130 images and 20 videos of young children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the movies are of known victims as identified through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Salinas faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine....

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‘No-Vaccination’ Trend Increasing Across Texas

Over the last few years in Texas, vaccination rates have been dropping. Hannah Mackenzie spoke with two local health professionals who blame fads, lack of education and plain misunderstanding for the decrease. That eight percent drop translates to about 100,000 people refusing to, or opting out of vaccinating themselves or their children each year. A move health professional say is extremely dangerous. Dr. Cristel Escalona tells us the no-vaccination trend began back in 1998, when a doctor by the name of Andrew Wakefield published a paper linking the MMR vaccine to Autism. “The Lancet, which is a very prestigious...

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Special Report Part 1: Geek It Up

Princesses taken away by turtles, throwing on a yellow spandex suit, and taking down a dragon. No, this isn’t a dream. For some, this is everyday life. In fact, this has been their life since childhood, but what makes a geek a geek? It all started with those seven notes, super Mario Brothers stormed onto the scene in 1985 and players were hooked. We are now eight generations in with no signs of slowing down. For me it was when my uncle Gabriel introduced me to shining in the darkness on Sega genesis, that’s when i knew this would...

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