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  • Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes

    Central Florida's young black men battle stereotypes
    They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers. Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
  • Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure

    Music device doesn't drop diabetics' blood pressure
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A device that plays a melody in an attempt to slow people's breathing didn't lower the blood pressure of people with diabetes, according to a new study. "Given the results and the studies available, you can conclude that there...
  • University presses: a view from the academy

    University presses: a view from the academy
    The front table in Hyde Park's Seminary Co-op Bookstore has been a must stop for book browsers for book lovers since the early 1970s. It is always brimming with more than 100 newly published scholarly works vying for readers' attention. Most of the titles...
  • The God Squad: Can we find God through Einstein?

    Q: Among all the questions you receive about the conflict between science and religion, you seem to take the accommodationist route, insisting there is no conflict and misquoting Albert Einstein in a way that makes him seem religious. How can you a)...
  • Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)

    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness)
    Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness) was born on October 2, 1930 and died of leukemia in Verdugo Hills Hospital on May 26, 2013. She was born in Crumlin, a small town in Wales. Her parents were Stephen Lester Magness and Ethel (Watkins) Magness. As a...
  • Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review

    Quit-smoking treatments safe, effective: review
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research. "It seems very clear that...
  • Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?

    Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new UK study. Earlier research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems,...
  • Punked

    Punked
    Steampunk, we hardly knew ye. Just as the gadgety Victorian-industrial aesthetic becomes a household term ? to the point that paint company Sherwin-Williams declared a moody steampunk palette a 2013 trend ? its very popularity threatens to make brass...
  • Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff

    Following Blind Ideology Right Off Cliff
    We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over. The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
  • Thomas Jefferson: 1 man, many portraits

    The bronze figure of Thomas Jefferson rises 19 feet in his Pantheon-style memorial in Washington, D.C. It suits the third president's oversize life. And it underscores the ongoing debate about his stature, examined in five new books about him. "Thomas...
  • Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers

    Austerity is hurting our health, say researchers
    LONDON (Reuters) - Austerity is having a devastating effect on health in Europe and North America, driving suicide, depression and infectious diseases and reducing access to medicines and care, researchers said on Monday. Detailing a decade of research,...
  • Do school programs keep kids from smoking?

    Do school programs keep kids from smoking?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Certain school-based programs that aim to keep kids from smoking cigarettes seem to work, according to a fresh look at some past research. After examining over a hundred "gold standard" studies, researchers found that school-...