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  • Swine flu seems to be trailing off -- for now, at least

     
    The current wave of pandemic H1N1 influenza infections is trailing off a little, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this morning, and other indicators seem to confirm that diagnosis. In particular, the numbers of prescriptions written for...
  • The WHO says swine flu pandemic is milder than expected, may be nearing peak

     
    The outbreak of pandemic H1N1 influenza appears to be waning in the United States and Canada and may be nearing a peak in the rest of the world, but it is impossible to predict what will happen with influenza viruses,......
  • For obese binge eaters, good news and bad news

     
    Binge eaters who get a specialized form of talk therapy aimed at reducing their bingeing behavior are more likely than those who participate in a weight-loss program to shed their eating disorder two years after treatment, a new study finds.......
  • Spanking toddlers: Poverty, punishment and preparation for life?

     
    There's no topic more incendiary that spanking. Add to that the spanking of very young children by mothers in minority, low-income households and you have a minefield. A group of Duke University researchers has not only ventured into that minefield;......
  • For lowering your diabetes risk, moderate-intensity exercise may be best

     
    Exercise helps lower the risk for Type 2 diabetes -- but does more exercise help lower that risk further? Maybe not. Moderate-intensity exercise appears to be more helpful than vigorous exercise, according to a study just published in the journal......
  • At-home blood-pressure checks might help, but you need advice too

     
    Most people with high blood pressure don't have the condition under control, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. So researchers at Duke University explored whether some low-key, at-home measures can make a difference. The...
  • Leading The Way

    MANHASSET, LONG ISLAND - Underneath a majestic flag, a gold star rests on the front door of the Regan family home in Manhasset, Long Island. A special symbol that identifies the Regan's heartbreaking loss of their son. "A number of these guys have 8, 9...
  • FOX 59 SPECIAL REPORT: Does JuicyCampus.com go too far

    If you could say anything you wanted about anyone, just put the word out there and never be held responsible would you? A website is giving college students that chance and thousands are jumping at it. "We have become a more cruel society. This is a form...
  • Matt Besler and Jack Traynor Invited to MLS combine

    Notre Dame senior defenders Matt Besler (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West) and Jack Traynor (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell North) have been invited to participate in the 2009 adidas Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine. They are among a group of...
  • 'Watchmen' box-office reporting: Not a pretty picture

    A wise old Hollywood hand taught me ages ago that the only way you can even begin to figure out a film's profit potential on its opening weekend is by knowing how much it cost to make in the first place. So, if you were trying to write a halfway...
  • Activist athletes are rare in age of the corporate sports champion

    SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL OP-ED ONLINE by Orin Starn This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the famous black power protest at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Two American sprinters, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, raised black-gloved fists on the...
  • Tobacco Road a gem amid the Carolinas golf courses

    Durham, N.C. Amid superlative Carolina courses, a golfer stumbles upon Tobacco Road. One swing, and he's in love. You don't always find genius where you expect it. The highway to Tobacco Road Golf Club, the masterpiece of maverick golf course architect...