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  • Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz

    Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz
    In a group of children and young adults with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, a liquid form of marijuana called cannabidiol reduced seizures by more than 50% without causing the drug's usual "high," researchers said. In an open-label study that...
  • Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition

    The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural...
  • 17-year-old NY student accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

    Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan — he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school. It worked. And then some. The teenager from Long...
  • Historians' view of Lincoln continues to change

    WASHINGTON Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator from Illinois who was shot by assassinJohn Wilkes Booth150 years ago Tuesday, has been evolving in myth and memory. As recent scholarship and events have shown, the Civil War and Lincoln's struggle to...
  • New state law helps schools focus on dyslexic youngsters

    The differences between Kelly Howard's twin daughters appeared in preschool. Katie easily learned her ABCs, but Zoey struggled. Howard thought Zoey just needed more practice. It wasn't until halfway through first grade that Howard learned her daughter...
  • NYC housing focus needs to help homeless, too, advocates say

    The homeless should have a bigger place in New York City's ambitious affordable housing push, advocates said Tuesday, arguing that two issues often viewed separately need to be tackled in tandem. Housing costs have hit a breaking point for a growing...
  • Teaching hospitals may benefit from Schumer's likely ascension

    Teaching hospitals have an ally in New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and are likely to benefit if, as expected, he becomes the Senate's next Democratic leader. Schumer could leverage his newfound influence in Congress to increase medical education...
  • In Boston, justice has been done

    The conviction of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quietly sealed a chapter in this, the opening stages of what may become our long battle against terrorism on U.S. soil. Tsarnaev heard his guilty verdicts -- all 30 of them -- including one for...
  • Who should and shouldn't get heart transplants -- and why?

    Who should and shouldn't get heart transplants -- and why?
    When a Georgia teenager named Anthony Stokes got himself killed not long ago, smashing up a stolen car in a police chase after supposedly taking a shot at an old lady in her house, the regret that poured out online was not for the death of the 17-year-...
  • Longtime Philadelphia sportswriter Stan Hochman dies at 86

    STAN HOCHMAN was a people person. Wrote about them. Cared about them. So it's not surprising the Brooklyn native ended up at the People Paper. Hochman's storied career at the Philadelphia Daily News began when he was hired to cover the Phillies on...
  • Students put expertise into plain English

    Students put expertise into plain English
    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...