| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 AM
He was driving a tour bus that flipped on its side, and then hit the pole of a traffic sign, which peeled off the bus's roof, killing 15 passengers, 13 of whom were decapitated. Now Ophadell Williams is on trial for the crash, charged with manslaughter...
| Sep 30, 2012
As obesity rates soar worldwide, the antidote may seem obvious: Eat less! Move more! But the common-sense approach hasn't been terribly effective, prompting some scientists to question the simplicity of the formula.
Although personal decisions and self-...
| Sep 30, 2012
In addition to air pollution, gastrointestinal bacteria and sleep deprivation, a number of other overlooked factors that may affect weight have been identified by researchers:
Maternal age, weight
Women are waiting longer to have children, and...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:28 AM
A radio announcer in Knox is forgoing some shuteye to try and take the record for the longest continuous broadcast.
Tom Berg of WKVI started last Monday with a radio broadcast that’s still going, and he hopes to continue until 12 a.m. Tuesday....
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 3:59 PM
(Reuters) - Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according to a U.S. study - which suggests that sleep deprivation may be to blame.
Researchers at two hospitals in the U....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Aug 7, 2012
Sleep is a crucial part of our lives. It isn't simply a time out from existence. It helps us re-boot our systems both physically and mentally. It is essential for hormone production and balance. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can lead to serious...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Recently, my colleague from Montgomery County, Del. Heather Mizeur, took to the pages of this newspaper to proclaim her intentions to introduce a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Her motivation is simple: Because the...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:05 PM
If you compare working on a TV show to going to school, "Raising Hope" star Lucas Neff had a heck of a summer break.
"It's a lot of sleep deprivation, but it's good," Neff told me during a phone conversation Sunday. "It's a lot of fun."
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:19 AM
"He went to the cellar, to draw a little beer; And quickly did return, to say there was none there." -- "Blue Bell Boy," traditional nursery rhyme
"Blue Bell Boy" is a stripped-down, brilliant episode of "Boardwalk Empire." Outside of Nucky's immediate...