| Dec 14, 2011
This won't be Vietnam, exactly. No helicopter whisking the last remaining Americans off the roof of the embassy. A contingent of 16,000 State Department contract employees -- more than 5,000 of them armed mercenaries -- will be staying on, running what'...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Harris County attorney Vince Ryan filed a lawsuit this week against four companies for allowing dioxins to leak from waste pits into the San Jacinto River for the last 45 years.
Dioxins were the main ingredient in Agent Orange, used in the Vietnam War...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:01 AM
More than 21 million babies are born early or born with birth defects. In most cases, doctors have no idea why. That’s why the group – March of Dimes – has been helping fund research, development and programs to improve the lives of...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Throughout her career, Amy Fisch Solomon has been committed to providing the next generation of female attorneys with mentoring opportunities. “There are so few women trial lawyers as role models,” she says, “so I think it’s...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women with frequent exposure to solvents at work may be at higher risk of having babies with birth defects, French researchers have found.
Both self-reported exposure and urine samples supported the link between the...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:42 PM
While all those around him were tempted to waffle, Kyle Brindza wouldn't be flustered.
Confidence and technique are all the kicker for the Notre Dame football team has.
When one area is lacking, they both suffer.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound sophomore who...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:59 AM
DAVIE – The latest issue to get stuck in the swamp of Washington politics: student loan interest rates.
It has a big impact in Florida. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, said Monday as many as 500,000 students could face higher interest...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:20 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Baby boys whose moms ate organic during pregnancy do not seem to have a lower risk of a birth defect of the penis, a new study finds.
The birth defect is known as hypospadias, where the opening of the urethra is on the...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
Compared to those conceived...
| May 7, 2012
| 7:31 AM
High amounts of lead, phthalates and the toxic chemical BPA were all found in the water of a new hose after sitting outside in the sun for just a few days, according to researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center, who just completed a large study of...
| May 11, 2012
| 11:54 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have a tougher time controlling their asthma than other kids do, a new study suggests.
The findings, from a study of nearly 2,500 U.S. kids, add to evidence that prenatal...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:15 AM
My favorite quote was from the British government spokesperson, who assured us: "All ammunition used by UK armed forces falls within international humanitarian law and is consistent with the Geneva Convention."
Tears come to my eyes as I think about...