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3 hrs ago | CrimProf Blog

Slobogin on Scientizing Culpability

Christopher Slobogin has posted Scientizing Culpability: The Implications of Hall v.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

7 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Regular blood transfusions can stave off repeat strokes in children with sickle cell disease

The arrow points to evidence of a silent stroke. In patients with sickle cell anemia, such strokes often go undiagnosed because they do not cause immediate symptoms.


11 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Enzyme Holds the Door for Influenza

The enzyme phospholipase D helps the influenza virus escape the immune response.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Influenza

12 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a - Mental Disorder' - "...

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a "mental disorder" that merits treatment, that sex change is "biologically impossible," and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and ... (more)


Related Topix: Transgender, Medicine, Psychiatry

16 hrs ago | KUGN-AM Eugene

Schoolkids Need to Be Extra Cautious in September

The end of summer means the start of school, and September is when most younger children head back to class.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

19 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

First Amendment dumb-down

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution contains 45 words and, since 1789, has guaranteed five fundamental rights to generations of Americans.


Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Laguna Blanca Welcomes Rob Hereford as New Head of School

As the new school year approaches, Laguna Blanca School is pleased to announce its new head of school, Rob Hereford.


Related Topix: Montecito, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, University of Georgia, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say

More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.


Related Topix: Cellphones


Man arrested for flashing gun-lighter on Ellington Pkwy.

A man was arrested in east Nashville Saturday afternoon after he flashed a lighter that appeared to be a small gun, at another driver on Ellington Parkway.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

CBS Local

Nurse Practitioners Have A Good Prognosis For Continued Job Growth In San Jose

San Jose is growing and thriving and demand for well-trained nursing professionals remains strong.


Related Topix: Nursing, Psychology, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Sister Elizabeth Johnson Blasts Catholic Bishops For 'Unconscionable' Investigation Of American Nuns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A nun who drew U.S. Catholic bishops' ire with what they consider radical feminist writings fired back Friday , saying their investigation of women's orders is wasteful when financial mismanagement and sexual abuses are being covered up.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Nashville, TN, Medicine, Nursing, Fordham University

Sat Aug 16, 2014


American Nuns Will Honor Elizabeth Johnson Over US Bishops Objections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The nation's largest leadership group for Catholic nuns will bestow its top award Friday on a theologian who has been condemned by the U.S. Catholic bishops for her book examining the nature of God.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Medicine, Nursing, Fordham University

Vanderbilt Medical Center - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and...

The hospital provides patient care, research and bio-medical education. It provides patient care in the areas, including heart and heart surgery, gynecology, cancer, kidney disease, ear, nose and throat, endocrinology, respiratory disorders, and urology.


Related Topix: Medicine, Urology, Nashville, TN

Fri Aug 15, 2014

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Study: Depression and Parkinson's disease can go hand in hand, make symptoms worse

"If you're visiting with someone newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, it's not uncommon that you might find in their history that they've also experienced episodes of depression," Dr. David Charles with Vanderbilt University said.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health

KSAT-TV San Antonio

Want to Learn Faster? Use a Thinking Cap

Forget using caffeine to help you focus on tasks -- imagine stimulating the brain with a jolt of electricity instead.



Nano Silver? Nigeria's Potential Ebola Treatment Unlikely to Work

Eight Ebola patients in Nigeria will be treated with an experimental drug called Nano Silver, the Nigerian minister of health said, according to news reports.


Related Topix: Supplement, Silver, Nigeria, World News, University of Pittsburgh

WFMZ-TV Allentown

Health Beat: Learning to socialize with autism

"We're trying to like play with the kids and have fun like it's a normal day," said Calvin Hawes, an eight-year-old researcher.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Washington Times

Arrested federal judge keeps getting $200K salary

An Alabama federal judge stripped of his caseload following his arrest on domestic violence charges in Atlanta will continue receiving his annual salary of nearly $200,000.


Related Topix: Samford University, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Medics who left dying patient under investigation

Police documents say paramedics in Nashville attended to a man who was bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, then left him to be taken to the morgue.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

For Teachers: Improving student reading skills in school

MTSU is hosting an annual conference Saturday, Aug. 16, to help area educators improve the reading skills of their students.


Related Topix: Texas A&M University, Purdue University, Rutherford County, TN, University of Oregon