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  • Yale Study: Could Smoking Cessation Drugs Also Curb Drinking?

    Yale researchers are exploring whether certain medications, including one sold to help smokers kick the habit, can help heavy drinkers reduce the amount of alcohol they consume. Yale School of Medicine is conducting a clinical trial to see whether...
  • Johns Hopkins tops magazine's list of graduate education schools

    Johns Hopkins tops magazine's list of graduate education schools
    For the second year in a row, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education has been named the top graduate education program in the country by U.S. News and World Report, according to annual rankings released Tuesday. Johns Hopkins’ 8-year-old...
  • Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library

    Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library
    The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...
  • Dr. Jack M. Hirshon1928 -2015

    Dr. Jack M. Hirshon<br/>1928 -2015
    Dr. Jack M. Hirshon of New Port Richey, Florida passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 86. Smilin’ Jack grew up in Boston, MA, attending Boston Latin before receiving his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his PhD from Columbia...
  • Broward schools bursting with college signees

    Broward schools bursting with college signees
    When Cypress Bay's Olivia Gott watched her sister, Maddie, sign with Columbia University for softball last year, she couldn't wait for her turn at plate. The day came on Wednesday as she signed with Virginia as one of 17 Lightning prospects that inked...
  • Julianne Moore brings affecting realism to 'Still Alice' role

    Julianne Moore brings affecting realism to 'Still Alice' role
    Early in "Still Alice," Julianne Moore — as wife, mother and professor Alice Howland — faces a series of cognitive tests administered by her neurologist. She's begun forgetting things ranging from simple words to her location, and mistakenly...
  • Heroin overdose epidemic surges in the suburbs

    Heroin overdose epidemic surges in the suburbs
    Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the suburban counties in Pennsylvania and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases in body counts. Their rates have as much as tripled...
  • Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid

    Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid
    Carl J. Manone of Hellertown High School's Class of 1941 was the yearbook editor, class president and captain of the school's championship basketball team. He went on to Moravian College on a full scholarship, then transferred to Ursinus College. In...
  • Urban sprawl is reducing June gloom in coastal Southern California

    Urban sprawl is reducing June gloom in coastal Southern California
    In a meteorological twist, heat rising off urban sprawl is driving a trend toward fewer annual summer invasions of dense overcast known as June gloom in coastal Southern California areas, a new climate study says. The study led by bioclimatologist A....
  • Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

    Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter
    Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws. In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
  • Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'

    Southwest and Great Plains at risk of 21st century 'mega-drought'
    Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim. The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...