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6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Maintaining weight may lower depression in African American women

For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early.


Related Topix: Depression, Health

10 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Michael Alan Tone

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, GA., announces the death of Mr. Michael Alan Tone, age 57, of Cleveland.


Related Topix: Cleveland, GA, White County, GA, Houston County, GA, Warner Robins, GA

14 hrs ago |

Raleigh Leads The Best Places For Business And Careers 2014

The U.S. economic recovery has been an uneven one. Overall, the recent numbers look great.


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Lake City

18 hrs ago | News Observer

Durham judge allows key witness to testify in Laurence Lovette trial

Judge Jim Hardin announced his decision Wednesday in the courtroom where Lovette is on trial for one of two murders he is accused of committing in 2008.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

20 hrs ago |

Connexin-43 induces chemokine release from spinal cord astrocytes to...

Correspondence to: Ru-Rong Ji, PhD, Department of Anaesthesiology, Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina, NC, 27710, USA E-mail: Accumulating evidence suggests that spinal cord astrocytes play an important role in neuropathic pain sensitization by releasing astrocytic mediators .


Related Topix: Durham, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Duke sells site of former lacrosse house

A replacement for the notorious "Duke lacrosse house" on North Buchanan Boulevard is due in the near future, judging from city permit filings.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Durham, NC

Duke professor schools financial advisers on self-control

Who would give up the Garden of Eden for an apple? According to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, we're all doing that sort of thing all the time.



Survival of the Flight Test: Airplanes Evolve, Too

Living creatures aren't the only things capable of evolution. Airplane designs are constantly evolving, too, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Durham, NC, Architectural Design, Arts


The evolution of airplanes

One of the traditional arguments against Darwinian evolution has been that no one can confirm the process exists because it occurs on a time scale immensely greater than a human lifetime.


Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science


Study compares cost-effectiveness of weight-loss programs and drugs

In a cost-effectiveness analysis of commercial diet programs and pills, the Weight Watchers program and the drug Qsymia showed the best value for the money.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dieting, World News, Indonesia

Lovette admitted to killing Duke grad student, state's key witness says

Shanita Love said Lovette told her and her boyfriend - Demario Atwater - on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, that he and Atwater's half-brother "killed a guy" after taking him to an ATM machine and then took a camcorder, iPod and cellphone from his Anderson Street home.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Post and Courier

Berkley County Extension Service hunting for recipes

Digital cookbooks have been slow to make inroads with home cooks, but the Berkley County Clemson Extension Service is taking advantage of the format to produce an online recipe collection that users can access for free.


Related Topix: Recipes

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Doctors Find Surprising Cause Of Boy's Bloody Ear Condition

A 10-year-old boy in North Carolina suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case: He did not have an ear condition after all, but an underlying disease in the gut.


Related Topix: Crohn's Disease, Health

Naples Daily News

Use hypnosis instead of anesthesia Bob Dick recently toughed his way...

Bob Dick recently toughed his way through a 90-minute total knee replacement without the aid of anesthesia, choosing to stay awake through the chisel and the buzz of the electric saw.


Related Topix: Durham, NC

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Blue Ridge Community College Garners Six "Great College to Work For" Designations

Kay Norred is the News Director at WHSV, The Valley's FOX, and CBS the V. Kay joined the TV 3 news team in February of 2008.


Related Topix: Baylor University, University of Notre Dame

Democracy Now

Israeli Peace Demo Violently Disrupted, Dozens Injured as Counter-Protesters Yell 'Death to Arabs'

Rann Bar-On , Israeli peace activist. He is a lecturer in mathematics at Duke University and has been in Haifa visiting his parents for the last two weeks.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Liberal Political News

Prosecutor: Lovette killed Duke student 'in cold blood'

"Mr. Lovette just didn't intend to rob Abhijit Mahato. He decided he was going to eliminate the witness and kill him in cold blood with absolutely no provocation," Durham County Assistant District Attorney Jim Dornfried said during opening statements Friday in the trial of Laurence Lovette.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Durham County, NC

Medical News Today

Black women in weight management program experienced a reduction in their depression

An intervention program aimed at helping obese women maintain their weight without adding pounds also significantly reduced depression in nearly half the participants, according to a new study from Duke University.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, African-American

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Be wary of "miracle" pastors - Second Lady

Mrs Maltilda Amissah-Arthur, the Second Lady, has called on Christians to be careful in chasing after "miracle" pastors who in the long run would compound their problems.


Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News

Joep Lange, The Physician-Scientist Before The Medical Diplomat

The tragic loss of the prominent Dutch HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D., 59, has been reverberating throughout the world since he and his partner, Jacqueline van Tongeren, perished with 296 others on Thursday when their Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Viramune, Nevirapine (generic)