| Sep 7, 2013
Fifty years ago, Sept. 12, 1963, was a Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. Young people were listening to "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels. J.D. Salinger's "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction," had recently been published....
| Jan 19, 2013
James A. Hood, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama in June 1963 led to Gov. George Wallace's segregationist "stand in the schoolhouse door" and who later forged an unlikely friendship with the former governor, has...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:34 PM
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
| Mar 20, 2013
To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a head-to-head comparison with a traditional diet, people who stuck to a diet of portion-controlled packaged foods lost almost twice as much weight as those who only got advice on how to trim calories, according to a new...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:27 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found.
Depression and other mental...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:18 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patients stepping into Johns Hopkins University's HIV clinic in east Baltimore do not just see a doctor or get prescriptions for their antiretroviral drugs. Many also get help finding a place to live or bus fare to make it to...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:23 PM
A tornado researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville couldn't believe it when he heard Monday that a devastating twister was headed toward Moore, Okla.
"One of my graduate students came in my office yesterday and said, 'Moore is about to be...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It seems every other update in my Facebook stream is about the recent accidental shootings committed by young children. In Toms River New Jersey, 6-year-old Brandon Holt was killed last month when his 4-year-old friend went indoors, got a loaded .22-...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Louisiana, where research students from the the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall Wednesday in New Orleans. Isaac was packing 80 mph winds, making it a Category 1...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:00 PM
The following are excerpts taken from editorials, blogs and other comments on the shooting Friday at the elementary school in Newtown.
The school's principal and other staffers [reportedly] are among the dead in this western Connecticut town....