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15 min ago | Wall Street Journal

New Light on Cancer Risk From Hysterectomy Device

A surgical device commonly used in hysterectomies has the potential to spread more types of cancer in a woman's body than previously thought, new research released Tuesday shows.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Uterine Cancer, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sarcoma

4 hrs ago |

From The Classroom To The Courthouse

Since a California judge ruled last month that several teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws were unconstitutional, it has sparked a new national debate over tenure in New York City, where 11 students have filed a class-action lawsuit in state Supreme Court.


8 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

New Parsons College Alumni Hall display focuses on history department

The Parsons College history department staff pictured in the college's 1968 yearbook are, from left, front row: L. Waugh, G. Solheim, L. Bicknell, L. Soblotne, N. White; back row: G. Dickson, A. Krammer, G. Newborg, R. Tree, E. Garrett, J. Hines, F. Schwengels, D. Hubler and R. Barton.


Related Topix: Caldwell College, Grinnell College, Fairfield, IA, Northwestern University

12 hrs ago | The Marion Star

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin

12 hrs ago | USA Today

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Gay/Lesbian, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News,

13 hrs ago |

Calico Announces Appointment of Rudi P. Fronk as a Director

Mr. Fronk currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seabridge Gold Inc., a NYSE and TSX publicly traded gold exploration/development company that he co-founded in 1999.


18 hrs ago |

has a Apartment apartment for rent

I am leaving for a trip and my beautiful, private room in a 3-bed room 2 bath apartment in Washington Heights is available.


Related Topix: Washington Heights, Entertainment, Television, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, New York City Travel

Tue Jul 22, 2014


The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups.


Related Topix: ACLU, Opinion

National Review Online

Malkin: Meet the Head of the Lefties' Koch Network

But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the Senate floor.


Related Topix: ACLU

BrothersJudd Blog

Little Big Man is his Best Novel...:

Admirers regarded Berger as unique and underappreciated, a comic moralist attuned to the American past and present.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati

CBS Local

New Study Raises More Questions About Morcellator Device In Gynecologic Procedures

Early this year, the FDA discouraged the use of morcellators during gynecologic surgery.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uterine Cancer, Health, Sports


Herbalife Gains as Ackman Presentation Fails to Convince

Bill Keep, business school dean at College of New Jersey, and Columbia University's Fabio Savoldello examine Pershing Square Chief Executive Officer Bill Ackman's crusade against Herbalife.


Wall Street Journal

Study says about 1 in 370 who have hysterectomy with power morcellator have hidden cancer

New research published Tuesday by a prestigious medical journal estimates that nearly 1 in 370 women undergoing a hysterectomy with a common women's surgical device have a hidden uterine cancer, the largest assessment yet of the risk posed by a tool that is under scrutiny for its potential to spread undetected cancer.


Related Topix: Uterine Cancer, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Book TV

"The Punishment of Gaza"

Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz , talks about his coverage of the Israeli occupation of Gaza over the past two decades.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Empire State News

Smart Schools Commission hosts first public symposium

ALBANY The Smart Schools Commission sponsored its first Public Symposium in Albany where technology and education experts presented innovative, successful approaches to school and community connectivity and technology-enabled education practices.


Related Topix: Albany, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Education Etc., Teachers College, Columbia University

Medical News Today

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations

Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Famine, Natural Disasters, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Review Online

Dennis Prager: Is There a Russian Conscience?

Both were tyrannies, the latter more tyrannical than the former. I agreed with the second view, that Communism was something radically new, not a logical, let alone inevitable, Russian path.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Brandon Sun

Novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined American West in 'Little Big Man,' dies in NY at 89

Witty and eclectic novelist Thomas Berger, who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital on July 13, just days before his 90th birthday.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Little Big Man, Western, War Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Luke Wilson, TX, University of Cincinnati, The New School

The Alternative Press

Sparta Middle School Teachers Attend MathCamp at Columbia University

Two Sparta Middle School Mathematics teachers spent a week at MathCamp. Susan Sawey and Jane Stahlman spent July 14 through 18 at Columbia's Teacher College.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Russia Taday

FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the FBI of using sting operations to entrap informants, creating terrorists out of law-abiding individuals and targeting American Muslims in the agency's counterterrorism investigations.


Related Topix: Terrorism