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Noted and passed - Dec. 9, 2013
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• A new study shows that dementia is going to be even a bigger problem than originally thought, estimating that 135 million people will have the disorder by 2050; that’s a 17 percent increase above previous predictions. Dementia -- with Alzheimer’s Disease being the best known type -- has stubbornly fought the best efforts of scientists to discover a cure or a way to slow the progression. These new figures are a stark reminder that for all its advances, medicine is still an inexact science. • The U.S. economy might still be struggling, but you’d never know it by watching advertisers snap up spots for the Feb. 2 Super Bowl; they’ve all been sold out nearly two months prior to the game.

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