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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease

    Cost becomes bigger question in treating heart disease
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer. Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Duke, South Alabama on board for 2015 Orangewood LB Jimmy Martin

    Duke, South Alabama on board for 2015 Orangewood LB Jimmy Martin
    When Jimmy Martin visited Duke University last month as part of his summer tour of colleges, he was told he would likely receive a scholarship offer before the end of the summer. On Thursday, Blue Devils linebackers coach Jimmy Collins came through on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys

    Basic biology may explain higher death rates for boys
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's known that women, as a group, outlive men, but the female survival advantage begins at birth and may stem from some fundamental vulnerability of boys, according to a new study. Researchers looking at U.S. national data on...
  • 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...