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  • 1. First trailer for “The Muppets” on ABC
    U.S. channel ABC announced a few months back that it’s bringing back “The Muppets” on the tube—and now we have a glimpse of what’s to come. The new primetime show “documents” the lives of Kermit the Frog and the rest of the gang. Fozzie is getting married. Gonzo is trying to re-launch his career. And, of course, Miss Piggy was persuaded to join, too! Watch it here. “The Muppets” premieres around September/October this year. (usmagazine.com)

    2. Mediterranean diet could also help with healthy minds
    A Mediterranean diet has been shown to help people live longer as it helps avert heart disease. Now, it’s also been found to be beneficial in preserving brains. New research reported on Monday, May 11, that a Mediterranean diet -— plenty of vegetables and olive oil or nuts, low in meat and dairy —- can counter-act age-related cognitive decline. This means having efficient memory and thinking skills even as you grow older. The report was published in the Journal of American Medical Association’s JAMA Internal Medicine. (nbcnews.com)

    3. Colorful “Jem and the Holograms” trailer debuts
    Girl power rings loud in the first trailer for the new live-action movie about the girl band “Jem and The Holograms.” The film gives Jem, a.k.a. Jerrica Benton (played by Aubrey Peeples) an origin story —- how she skyrocketed to fame and how it changed her life enormously. The band of sisters still sport pink, stars, glitters, and gems, and the music is promising. Do you think it’s better than the old 80s cartoon it was based on? Watch. (buzzfeed.com)

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    4. New 3D breast cancer screening more effective
    A new large-scale study shows that the 3D screening method called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is significantly better at detecting breast cancer. It’s also less painful than a mammography and it exposes women to less radiation. Researchers tested 7,500 women between ages 24 and 74 and showed that DBT found more than 40 percent more breast tumors compared to mammography. However, further studies are still needed to decrease the test’s recall rate or the number of women who had to be called in for additional tests. (huffingtonpost.com)

    5. Recall alert! Ikea pressure-mounted safety gates
    Furniture superstore Ikea issued a product recall on Wednesday, May 13, for two pressure-mounted safety baby gates: The Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig. According to Ikea, these gates should not be placed at the top of a staircase as the pressure-mount creates friction against the walls and cause an inefficient hold. The metal bar across the gate also poses a tripping hazard. Three incidents of children falling down the stairs have been reported. Customers can call the company to return the items or to receive updated user instructions. The gates could still be used in between doorways or at the bottom of the stairs. (popsugar.com)

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