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  • Packaged diet foods may spur more weight loss

    Packaged diet foods may spur more weight loss
    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...
  • Mood drug no help for smoking cessation in prison study

    Mood drug no help for smoking cessation in prison study
    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...
  • Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke

     Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke
    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...
  • Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says

    Oklahoma tornado is a standout, storm scientist says
    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...
  • The Biggest Threat to Your Kid’s Life

     
    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-...
  • Commentary: Recalling events, public personal, of 50 years ago

    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....
  • Surgeon General to speak at HU commencement in May

    Surgeon General to speak at HU commencement in May
    The U.S. Surgeon General will give the commencement address at Hampton University's graduation ceremony May 12. Dr. Regina Benjamin will be the university's 143rd commencement speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the...
  • Inside the BRD: Lafayette's Colton St. Cyr signs D-I hoops scholarship with Coastal Carolina

    Colton St. Cyr, who led Lafayette High to the Region I boys basketball semifinals the past two years, signed a full Division I scholarship on Wednesday to play for Coastal Carolina University, a Big South Conference school in Myrtle Beach, S.C. St. Cyr,...
  • Lafayette's St. Cyr to play basketball at Coastal Carolina; 4 go D-I in softball

    Colton St. Cyr, who led Lafayette High to the Region I boys basketball semifinals the past two years, signed a full Division I scholarship on Wednesday to play for Coastal Carolina University, a Big South Conference school in Myrtle Beach, S.C. St. Cyr,...
  • PASSINGS: Claude Kirk, Arch West

    Claude Kirk Florida's 1st GOP governor of 20th century Claude Kirk, 85, a flamboyant self-promoter who became Florida's first Republican governor of the 20th century, died Wednesday at his West Palm Beach home, his family announced. Democrats dominated...
  • George A. Miller dies at 92; pioneer of cognitive psychology

    George A. Miller dies at 92; pioneer of cognitive psychology
    George A. Miller, an iconoclastic psychologist who played a crucial role in shifting his field from the study of behaviors to the direct examination of thought processes, died July 22 at his home in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 92 and died of complications...
  • Nicholas Katzenbach dies at 90; attorney general under Johnson

    WASHINGTON — Nicholas Katzenbach, the Kennedy administration lawyer who faced down Gov. George Wallace to enroll the first black students at the University of Alabama and who helped write the landmark civil rights and voting rights acts of the...