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  • Announcing the 2013 Nelson Algren Awards

    Announcing the 2013 Nelson Algren Awards
    As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...
  • A political marriage

    A political marriage
    "The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
  • FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions

    FDA panel recommends continued Avandia sales, with restrictions
    An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday voted to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market with a slate of restrictions on its use, and suggested that although evidence of the drug's safety problems may have been overblown,...
  • Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems

    Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis. "The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
  • Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly

    Newport News family takes on Alzheimer's publicly
    Four years ago, Karen Garner received a phone call she'll never forget. Her husband, Jim, traveling on business in Savannah, Ga., called to tell her he was looking at the same bridge that they'd seen on a recent vacation. She hung up the phone in her...
  • Birmingham 50 years later

     Birmingham 50 years later
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn McKinstry longed to visit the zoo. All Wash Booker wanted was a banana split from the lunch counter. In 1963, they were teenagers attending different high schools — black schools — in Birmingham....
  • Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn

    Avandia review by FDA examines whether dangers were overdrawn
    Three years after the Food and Drug Administration was taken to task for overlooking safety problems with the diabetes drug Avandia, a panel of FDA advisors met Wednesday to open a two-day review of the research that guided the agency's actions. The...
  • Tomato antioxidant tied to lower stroke risk

    Tomato antioxidant tied to lower stroke risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who love their tomatoes may have lowered odds of suffering a stroke, a study out Monday suggests. Finnish researchers found that of more than 1,000 older men they followed, those with relatively high blood levels of the...
  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Richardson, Richard Briers, Shadow Morton, Bill Eadington

    Robert C. Richardson Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996 Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
  • Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise

    Antronette Yancey dies at 55; advocate of short bursts of exercise
    For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship. Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
  • Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls

    Geza Vermes dies at 88; scholar wrote about Dead Sea Scrolls
    Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...