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26 min ago |

LPPD's Fleming Recognized for Five Years of Service

Ofc. Peter C. Fleming was presented with a plaque of service, as Board Chairwoman Colleen Eckman read from the citation honoring his service.


4 hrs ago | JD Supra

No Right to Jury Trial Under Pennsylvania's Whistleblower Statute

On August 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held that individuals bringing suit under the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law have no right to a jury trial.


9 hrs ago | Scientific American

Drug Shown to Save Monkeys from Close Relative of Ebola

A medicine administered days after infection can save monkeys from a deadly virus related to Ebola, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine .


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, University of Texas Medical Branch

10 hrs ago | Switched

What Your Sleep Style Says About You

What you do: You and your partner fall asleep at the same time at night and wake up at around the same time each morning.


12 hrs ago | Fort Francis Times

Best polio vaccine? Oral and injectable, used in tandem, new study says

For decades scientists have debated whether injectable or oral polio vaccine is the best option for trying to finish the job of eradicating polio.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health

17 hrs ago | Newindpress

US Media Hail Iyengar as One of the Greatest Yoga Gurus

WASHINGTON: Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of B K S Iyengar, calling him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.


Related Topix: Yoga, Fitness

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Alpha One

Parent-reported cases of disability in children rise

More parents - especially upper-income ones - are reporting that their children have a physical, developmental or mental health disability, a study finds.


Related Topix: ADHD, Health, Family, Kids

Business Journal

Innovation Oakland looking to build outdoor digital art gallery

Innovation Oakland is turning to crowdfunding to raise $50,000 to construct a state-of-the-art outdoor digital gallery in Oakland that will combine information, art, place-making and way-finding solutions.



Pitt Analysis Questions Use of Acute Hemodialysis Treatment

Their findings, published online today in the journal PLOS One , suggest acute hemodialysis, an aggressive method that is standardly used for people with sudden kidney failure, may not provide a definitive benefit to the patient.


Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health

Wed Aug 20, 2014


Drug saves monkeys from close relative of Ebola

A medicine administered days after infection can save monkeys from a deadly virus related to Ebola, researchers report in Science Translational Medicine 1 .


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, University of Texas Medical Branch

Business Journal

Dialysis may not help some patients

Using the mechanical blood filtering procedure called dialysis did not help people survive sudden kidney failure, new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found.


Business Journal

Pitt offers first dorm-wide Living Learning Community

This week, as students settle into the newly renovated Bruce Hall on the University of Pittsburgh's campus, they are moving into more than your typical freshman dorm.


New Scientist

Digital textbooks adapt to your level as you learn

TIRED of learning from a dusty old textbook? Try a book that learns from you. Students in Houston, Texas, are about to get their hands on the first digital schoolbooks that use artificial intelligence to personalise lessons.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Rice University, Science / Technology

Bradford Today

Pitt-Bradford to partner with Best Western to house influx of resident students

With the addition this fall of Lester and Barbara Rice House, which can house109 students, Pitt-Bradford now can accommodate 1,028 students on campus.


Related Topix: Bradford, PA, McKean, PA


fit and smart

Youngsters who are more physically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their less-fit counterparts, according to new research appearing in the August 19 edition of the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience .


Related Topix: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, University of Iowa, Michigan State University


Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones

The potential harm from microwave radiation given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.


POP City

'Does the prospect of running for office discourage women?'

Research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh on women's willingness to run for political offices recently made the New York Times' analytical website, the Upshot .


Tue Aug 19, 2014


Sierra Tucson Welcomes Dr. Michael V. Genovese as New Medical Director

Sierra Tucson , an international leader in the treatment of addictions, eating disorders, mood disorders, complex pain management, and trauma/PTSD, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael V. Genovese to medical director.

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Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, Medicine, Psychiatry, University of Connecticut, Pharmacology

American Library Association

Advanced eCourse: Cataloging for Non-Catalogers

The ability to catalog proficiently can be a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential.


Related Topix: Libraries, University of Denver, University of North Texas

Medical Daily

Childhood Mental Disability Rates Reach All-Time High: Why Are Kids...

Mental disabilities in children include both developmental problems of the brain and mental health conditions, such as autism, and, unfortunately, a child's family income plays a major role in their chances of being diagnosed with such a disorder.


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ADHD, Health