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  • Michael Wynn, respected college and high school coach, dies at 67

    Michael Wynn, respected college and high school coach, dies at 67
    Michael Wynn, a star football player at Evanston Township High School during the mid-1960s, played defensive end at the University of Nebraska and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1970 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. Injuries derailed his dreams...
  • Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
  • Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian

    Oscar Handlin dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning Harvard historian
    Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian at Harvard University whose classic portrait of 19th century European emigrants launched the modern study of immigration as the predominant American story, died Sept. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. He was 95. The...
  • Multivitamins no fountain of youth for women

    Multivitamins no fountain of youth for women
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking multivitamins don't live longer than those who get their nutrients from food alone, a new U.S. study shows. In fact, they appear to have slightly higher death rates, researchers found. "There is very little...
  • Taking on the PepsiCo challenge

    Taking on the PepsiCo challenge
    As a Pakistani-born doctor who grew up in England, studied nutrition and agriculture in the U.S. and consulted for the Mayo Clinic on diabetes and other diseases, Mehmood Khan has a background that gives him a broad perspective. His job gives him a...
  • Do teen driving restrictions save lives?

    Do teen driving restrictions save lives?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others. A study that compared death rates found...
  • Food finesse

    Food finesse
    The way you prepare your food can be just as important as what food you eat. Is there any point in eating broccoli, for example, if you cook the life out of its natural carcinogen killers? On the other hand, some foods, such as tomatoes, may offer more...
  • William N. Lipscomb dies at 91; won Nobel Prize in chemistry

    William N. Lipscomb, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies that were the first to explain the chemistry of the element boron and, in particular, those exotic combinations of boron and hydrogen called boranes, has died. He was 91....
  • Lisa J. Heiser, Hopkins vice dean for faculty development, dies

    Lisa J. Heiser, Hopkins vice dean for faculty development, dies
    Lisa J. Heiser, vice dean for faculty development and equity at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an author, died Monday of leukemia at her Annapolis residence. She was 56. "She has left an indelible mark on Johns Hopkins and its...
  • Report: Preschool pays off into adulthood

    A new study revealing the lasting, long-term impact of a solid preschool education -- especially in disadvantaged communities -- was released today, just as Illinois’ governor considers a state budget plan that slashes funding to early childhood...
  • Parenting experts weigh in on 'Tiger Mother'

    Parenting experts weigh in on 'Tiger Mother'
    In "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin Press, 2011), Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua describes child-rearing techniques that, as she puts it, "would seem unimaginable — even legally actionable — to Westerners." Reacting to a...