| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Eddye Vanderkwaak's life story is really two tales.
There's the girl who grew up in a dysfunctional home in Iowa until she was 14, living primarily with her father. It was a week-to-week existence, with her father borrowing from friends and family...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Psychiatrists are finding a place to work out what they've learned in medical school while helping a needy population in Laguna Beach.
Men and women facing mental health struggles can talk with a psychiatrist at the Friendship Shelter, a transitional...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:29 AM
A new study is touting the cancer-fighting benefits of a compound found in red wine -- but it's not exactly a license to drink.
Dr. Michael Nicholl, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Missouri, is exploring new ways to use the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Senate President Don Gaetz named First Amendment Foundation President Barbara Petersen to a panel designed to evaluate the Legislature's transparency.
“Barbara Peterson is Florida's respected guardian of open records, open...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening one- and two-year-olds for lazy eye can reliably detect children at risk for vision problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers found tests by trained volunteers correctly caught a similar proportion of toddlers...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
At what point would you consider someone to be just "tipsy" as opposed to "hammered" on alcohol? The answer, it turns out, depends on whether you're a man or a woman.
In a study published online Wednesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical &...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Primary care doctors should ask adults how much and how often they drink alcohol and counsel those with risky and dangerous drinking habits, a government-backed panel said today.
Based on a review of studies conducted since...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People make more educated decisions about screening tests when they're given a personalized assessment of their own risk, rather than one-size-fits-all information, according to a new review of past studies.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:19 AM
On May 24, 2012, the 54-year-old University of Missouri Press announced it would cease operations. It was a call to action for Bruce Miller, a Chicago-based sales rep for scholarly presses.
"I was so appalled and shocked at it," he says. "It was like...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...