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The science of fright: Why we love to be scared

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By Arash Javanbakht, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University and Linda Saab, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University. Scary pumpkins are the least of what frightens us at Halloween, a day devoted to being frightened. asife/Shutterstock.com Fear may be as old as life on Earth.

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Biden says ‘hard to envision’ Democratic convention taking place in July as Sanders vows to stay in race

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The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv appearances. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from over.

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Trump ripped by former Ted Cruz aide for his ‘firehose of falsehoods’ as we ‘tally the sick and the dead’

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, a former speechwriter and aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed her disgust with Donald Trump for his continuing lying about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic while at the same time bragging about the TV ratings for his daily press conferences.

According to Amanda Carpenter, who also doubles as a conservative commentator on CNN, she has had it with his "firehose of falsehoods' " and "avalanche of lies" while the country is reeling from a health crisis that has trapped almost 80 percent of the populace in their homes.

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Measles threat grows amid COVID-19 crisis: vaccine group

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With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles.

With nearly half of the world's population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their children in for routine immunizations, while big vaccine drives have been halted, leaving many vulnerable to a range of infectious diseases.

"Measles is probably number one in my worry list at the current time," Seth Berkley, who heads the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, told AFP in an interview.

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