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‘Zombie cells’ buildup in your body may play role in aging

Call them zombie cells – they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring.

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice. Sure, you should delete all those unused logins and passwords. But is it even possible to delete your zombie online footprints – or worth your time to do so?

Blood, brains and buckets of fun: Get ready for Scarywood 2017

ATHOL – Scarywood special effects director Chris Russell stood up on the balls of his feet Thursday as he layered makeup on a 7-foot, 350-pound zombie. Prepping the final dress rehearsal for Silverwood Theme Park’s new Planet Zombie attraction, which debuted Friday night, Russell had already put in a day’s work and was visibly fatigued.

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.

A closer look at ‘zombie properties’

The original web version of this morning's story on the city's struggle with zombie properties came with a map that was a bit hard to read. We put an easier to read version inside the blog before switching it in the main story.

Portland votes on foreclosures for 1st time in 50 years

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to foreclose on so-called “zombie homes” for the first time in 50 years as the city grapples with a swelling population and skyrocketing home costs that are locking new homeowners out of the market.

Movie review: ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ will eat your brain

If “Goosebumps” is this year’s kid-friendly scare fest, zom-sex-com “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” will try to eat the brains of every teenage boy on Halloween night. Which is ideal, because you’d have to have the brain of a teenage boy to appreciate this tired take on the zombie genre. Filled with haphazardly executed and shopworn horror and teen movie tropes, “Scouts Guide” is passable for a zombie movie – if you’ve never seen a zombie movie before.

Hauser corn maze fined in teen worker’s death

The Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser has been fined $14,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the death last October of a Spokane Valley teenage worker who was dressed as a zombie when he slipped beneath a school bus and was crushed. Jeremy T. McSpadden Jr., 18, died Oct. 10 when he was run over by the converted “zombie slayer” bus that was part of the Halloween attraction.

Hauser corn maze fined $14,000 over teen’s death

The Incredible Corn Maze in Hauser has been fined $14,000 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for last October's death of a teenage worker who died when a "zombie slayer" bus rolled over and crushed him.

PSAs suggest taking civility tips from the undead

The tactless, self-centered zombie, ever an easy target, is the perfect antagonist in a series of new TV spots about the best ways to interact with people with disabilities. Four 30-second public service announcements produced by Disability Action Center Northwest and featuring an ill-mannered zombie shedding body parts will be provided to television stations and movie theaters in the Northwest.