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  • First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds

    First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds
    The first-born kids in a family do better in school than their siblings who follow, perhaps in part because they face more intense monitoring and rules, a new study finds. Parents tend to limit TV watching, for example, and monitor homework more with "...
  • Duke University freshman paying her tuition as porn star feels 'empowered'

    Duke University freshman paying her tuition as porn star feels 'empowered'
    A freshman at Duke University was quietly paying her way through college by working as an adult film star. Then someone on campus recognized her. Word spread quickly at the prestigious private university in North Carolina, and she was inundated with...
  • Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

    Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary
    Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very...
  • Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball

    Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball
    Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it. Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
  • 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....
  • Psychological effects of bullying can last years

    Psychological effects of bullying can last years
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study. Researchers have known that bullying can take a psychological toll on...
  • Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis

    Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis
    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
  • Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds

    Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds
    Lemurs may not be the most academically gifted of the primate family, but don’t turn your back on these sly critters. Those in larger social groups are smarter thieves, new research has found. Just as city kids have a reputation for developing...
  • Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation

    Hopkins research offers Pa. woman new arm, 14 years after amputation
    Over the 14 years since losing her right arm to a hollow-point bullet, Dana Burke was convinced she could feel herself pointing, pinching or waving as she motioned with the 5-inch-long limb the attack left behind. Still, she had to relearn how to pull...
  • Lemur researcher works to save endangered species

    Lemur researcher works to save endangered species
    When researcher Erik Patel hiked into the mountainous rain forest of northeast Madagascar in 2001, he was a doctoral student embarking on a quest for basic scientific knowledge about one of the rarest primates in the world: a snow-white lemur called the...
  • Chemicals in the crib

    Chemicals in the crib
    Three popular brands of baby mattresses that were marketed in recent months to families and day care centers contained toxic flame retardants linked to increased cancer risk, according to laboratory tests conducted for the Chicago Tribune. One member...