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2 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Overnight News Digest: "My Funny Valentine" Edition

OND is a regular community feature on Daily Kos, consisting of news stories from around the world, sometimes coupled with a daily theme, original research or commentary.


Related Topix: African-American

4 hrs ago | Biology News Net

Attacking a rare disease at its source with gene therapy

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

8 hrs ago | News Max

Siegel: Dow Still on Course for 18,000 This Year

Stock guru Jeremy Siegel, finance professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is sticking with his prediction of 18,000 for the Dow Jones industrial average this year.


12 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Study: Opioid-Related Deaths Cut by 25% in Medical Marijuana States

On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Medicine, Health, Pain

17 hrs ago |

Harris Steinberg to Leave Penn for Drexel

Tomorrow Drexel University will announce to trustees and senior staff that Harris Steinberg, currently executive director of the University of Pennsylvania's PennPraxis , will become executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation .


Related Topix: Drexel University, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

21 hrs ago | Community Advocate Newspaper

Dr. Steven First, 80, of Northborough

Dr. Steven First, 80, died Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2014, after brief period of failing health.


Related Topix: Northborough, MA, Thomas Jefferson University, Eastern State Penitentiary, State Prisons, Prison, Marlborough, MA, North Grafton, MA

Yesterday |

Michael Katz, history professor

Michael B. Katz, 75, of Philadelphia, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, whose intellectual rigor shaped the school's urban studies program as well as current thinking about the urban poor, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Mental Help Net

State of the Art Review: Eating Disorders in Children, Teens

A new review presents recommendations for the management of eating disorders in children.


Related Topix: Australia, World News,

CBS News

Medical marijuana laws reduce Rx painkiller deaths

States that have legalized the use of medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions have a 25 percent lower rate of deaths from opioid drug overdose than states where medical marijuana is illegal, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain

Helpful tips for the 'why us?' college admissions essay

Many colleges ask the question, "Why us?" as part of the college admissions process.


Related Topix: Northwestern University, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government


State Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Lower Prescription Overdose Deaths

In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana to manage chronic pain and other conditions, the annual number of deaths from prescription drug overdose is 25 percent lower than in states where medical marijuana remains illegal, new research suggests.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

Religion professor upset white people receiving MTV awards, issues racial tweet

Apparently upset that white people were receiving awards at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony Sunday, Anthea Butler, a professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, issued a racially-charged tweet, The Blaze reported.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Twitter

Health-record alert system greatly lowered urinary tract infections, study finds

An updated alert system in electronic health records heavily reduced urinary tract infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Urinary Tract Infections, Health

The Times-Tribune

CO leak closes Dunmore hotel after evacuation

At least one person remained hospitalized Sunday night and a Dunmore hotel is closed today after more than 200 guests were evacuated Sunday morning.


Related Topix: Dunmore, PA, Dickson City, PA, Scranton, PA

Sun Aug 24, 2014


Speaking in tongues: China divided over...

Free-wheeling and business-oriented, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is a long way from Beijing physically, culturally and linguistically -- and hackles have been raised by reports Communist authorities are demanding local television drop Cantonese in favour of Mandarin.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Family, Kids

Daily Kos

ACA Signups: Here's why what we do at dKos/etc. is vitally important

I stumbled across an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer today which makes a rather odd claim in both the headline and the lede: States running their own Affordable Care Act marketplaces enrolled more people in health insurance than those using the federal marketplace, according to an analysis by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's ... (more)


Related Topix: Health Insurance, US News, Liberal Political News

Scientific Blogging

In The Age Of Informed Consent, How To Test Experimental Ebola Drugs Fairly?

Getting informed consent from desperate people and their families for experimental treatments is quite easy.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

4 reasons your digestion Is ruined and what you can do about It

Digestive issues could quite possibly be the biggest reason for many of the ailments people suffer from today.


The Jersey Journal

Two N.J. women form life-saving friendship over kidney donation

Kidney donor Sue Bunn with Kyra Duran, the woman who received her kidney 10 years ago, at the 2014 transplant games in Houston, Texas.


The York Daily Record

Mike Argento: Black man felt targeted in store

Ali Johnson of Manchester Township, a personal trainer and an assistant football coach for William Penn Senior High School, said he felt that he was racially profiled by Macy's employees during a recent back-to-school shopping trip with his son.