| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Jul 14, 2012
Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86.
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her.
Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...
| Mar 15, 2012
When it comes to sleeping peacefully at night, it's not so much about the money under the mattress as the money invested in the mattress — and in white noise machines, blackout shades and medicinal sleep aids.
The long list of sleep-time...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 1:59 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea.
In the random population sample of adult women who answered a questionnaire and were monitored while...
| Jan 12, 2012
"Engineered Doomsday." "Mutant Bird Flu." These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus.
The H5N1 virus is known as a "bird flu" because it mainly...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Meditating or exercising could drastically cut the number of days people feel sick and miss work due to respiratory illnesses like colds and the flu, according to new research.
The findings are based on a small study and...
| Sep 23, 2010
Upper-income parents are more likely to have children with autism, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. The findings suggest either the genetics or the lifestyles of wealthier people predispose their children to autism.
| Dec 20, 2011
Marla Richter comes from, to use her term, a "fat family." Her mom was fat, as are her kids and most of her grandkids. So a recent case hit home: A 219-pound Cleveland third-grader was taken from his mother by child welfare officials, in part, because...
| Oct 20, 2011
The University of Illinois in June announced a massive fundraising campaign for financial aid assistance, its latest effort to help struggling students pay for college.
But a potential source of money remains committed to the university division so flush...