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8 hrs ago |

Benefits of E-Cigarettes May Outweigh Harms, Study Finds

On the contrary, allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, the researchers concluded after reviewing 81 prior studies on the use and safety of the nicotine-emitting devices.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Smoking, Health, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Most kids will use shade if provided at outdoor sports camps: study

Without any encouragement from coaches, more than two-thirds of kids at an outdoor soccer camp used nearby tents for shade during rest periods, a new study found.


Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Dermatology

18 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

VCU study: Do kids eat or trash healthy lunch items?

You can lead a kid to veggies, fruits and whole grains, but you can't make a kid eat them.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Chesterfield County, VA

22 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Artisan couple forges ahead together

Johannah Willsey's first mosaic was on a trivet forged by her husband. That first creation -- which would lead to a full-time family business -- was the beginning of a "collaborative process," Willsey said.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Style Weekly

Balance is Beautiful

On the deck of Ardent, workers prep 100 pounds of ginger for the next batch of honey ginger beer.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Richmond, VA

Health News Digest

Vaccine Against Tick-transmitted Disease

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science

WMFD-TV Mansfield


Dr. Douglas Fiore, dean of the Dwight Schar College of Education at Ashland University, has been named the University's interim provost for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Ashland University, Virginia State University, University of Georgia West Georgia State, Pennsylvania

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Mystery dinner in Gloucester with 'Silent Murders' author

Mystery author Mary Miley Theobald will present her latest book, "Silent Murders," at a book signing, discussion and dinner Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Gloucester, VA, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Entertainment

The Dinar's Dismal Future: Sell Now

For those just tuning in, millions of Iraqi dinars have been sold to "investors" hoping to make a windfall when, and if, the currency is revalued in their favor.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

* Blacks with major depression with type 2 diabetes or hypertension were no more likely to receive guideline-based depression treatment than those with depression alone.


Related Topix: Depression, Health, Medicine, Hypertension

Fox News

Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since '13

Sept. 25, 2013: In this file photo, businessman Tom Steyer talks during a meeting to announce the launch of a group called Virginians for Clean Government at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hotel Interactive

Interior Image Group's Kangana Bhatnagar Promoted to Director Of Interior Design

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Related Topix: Interior Design, Arts, Dyer, IN, Graphic Design

Tue Jul 22, 2014


VCU Police ranked #1 in nation for DUI crackdown efforts

Virginia Commonwealth University is being hailed as the number one university in the nation for its traffic safety efforts, especially on DUI crackdowns.


Style Weekly

Plans of Attack

Face-to-face, Mike Dickinson works hard to project the image of a serious political candidate.


Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin


VCU receives grant to study molecular marks left by childhood adverse experiences

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to study how adverse experiences such as severe illnesses, neglect and maltreatment during childhood leave molecular marks in DNA that predict health risks later in life.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

North Country Now

Clarkson University gives professor lifetime achievement award

Philip K. Hopke, Clarkson University's Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor received the Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry Chemometrics Lifetime Achievement Award.


Related Topix: Clarkson University, Chemistry, Science, Richmond, VA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

News 4 Jax

Scott Shine

Family: Married 20 years; son, 14, attends Duval County Public Schools. Occupation: Real-estate investment Education: Virginia Commonwealth University a " BS, Business Political Experience: City of Jacksonville Waterways Commission, 2010 to present, Commissioner; Chair Maritime Master Plan Steering Committee, Chair Shellfish Subcommittee, Chair ... (more)


Related Topix: Duval County, FL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Aurora Advocate

New president hits road to get KSU input

Kent State University's new president, Dr. Beverly Warren, wants to know what the public thinks about Northeast Ohio's largest public college.


Related Topix: Kent State University

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Style Weekly

Cool Like That

Some of the murals painted by outside artists in the Richmond Mural Project succeed in creating conversation and making an impact, such as "Crash Dummies" - by Polish artists Sepe and Chazme, at 918 W. Grace St. For its third year, the Washington-based gallery Art Whino has paired with RVA Magazine to sponsor the Richmond Mural Project.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Graphic Design, Arts

Style Weekly

Letting Go: a $1 Million Look at Forgiveness

Putting a price tag on forgiveness may be impossible, but we now know it costs about $1 million to foster academic research on the subject.