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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects

    Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug approved to prevent seizures may also help obese people lose a few pounds when it's added to therapy and nutritional guidance, a new small trial suggests. But people who took zonisamide also reported more side effects,...
  • 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...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Terps to the Big Ten: Good move, poorly handled

    Terps to the Big Ten: Good move, poorly handled
    Let the news sink in: The University of Maryland is headed for the Big Ten Conference in 2014. Even 72 hours after it became public knowledge that the school was negotiating to join the Big Ten and a day after it was made official, that's still pretty...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
  • 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...
  • Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments

    Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments
    As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends. The...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...