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  • Universities combine for 'Semester Online'

    Universities combine for 'Semester Online'
    A consortium of U.S. universities — including Northwestern University and the University of Notre Dame — is launching a new online course program next fall in which undergraduate students can tap into live classes from participating schools...
  • Wife 'heartbroken' at death blamed on meningitis

    Wife 'heartbroken' at death blamed on meningitis
    Eddie Lovelace's symptoms were subtle at first, almost imperceptible -- a headache now and then, a little dizzinessin the first week of September. A healthy 78-year-old circuit court judge in Albany, Kentucky, Lovelace didn't want to go to the doctor,...
  • Intersections: A coroner delves into his family's past

    When retired coroner investigator and La Crescenta resident Vidal Herrera took a reporter to visit the L.A. County coroner's office last May, he didn't expect his questions about the building's history to unravel a long-buried and traumatic family history...
  • Star struck? Here's where to go

    Star struck? Here's where to go
    If you became enthralled by happenings in the sky after watching last week's solar event, the transit of Venus in which the planet treks across the face of the sun, head to the observatories in the following cities for more stargazing. -Nashville...
  • Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback

    Long on decline, whooping cough makes a comeback
    Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. -- many of them children -- were coming down with whooping cough each year when vaccines against "this menace," as one newspaper called it, were introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. "Childhood Cough Is Given...
  • Friend groups may encourage kids to be more active

    Friend groups may encourage kids to be more active
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found. Though not completely surprising, that finding...
  • Robots built to help autistic children

    Robots built to help autistic children
    Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional...
  • Soy may not protect against stomach cancer

    Soy may not protect against stomach cancer
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Estrogen-like compounds that come with a soy-rich diet are sometimes linked to a reduced risk of cancer, but new research from Japan suggests that protection doesn't extend to stomach cancer. In a study that tried to tease...
  • A hard road for the poor in need of cars

    A hard road for the poor in need of cars
    No car, no work. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('div#series-box h4.last').html('Map: Alternatives for poor buyers'); }); That's the conclusion Lisa Twombly reached as she fought to hang on to her job as a caretaker for an elderly San...
  • Half of all heart patients make medication errors

    Half of all heart patients make medication errors
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Half of all heart patients made at least one medication-related mistake after leaving the hospital, and guidance from a pharmacist didn't seem to reduce those errors, in a new study. Consequences of mistakes — such as...
  • Supplements for depression: What the research reveals

    Supplements for depression: What the research reveals
    Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike. That's because...
  • Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet

    Louis Simpson dies at 89; Pulitzer-winning poet
    "A poet," Louis Simpson once wrote, "should wish for enough unhappiness to keep him writing." Simpson may not have wished for trouble, but he kept writing for 60 years — spare, powerful poems about war, infidelity, suburban alienation and other...