New Test Detects Heart Disease Risk, Black Women Are More Prone To Heart Diseases

heart-healthA new test has been discovered to make it easier for physicians to gauge a new indicator of heart disease risk. This test will be very helpful for African-American women who are at higher risk for certain heart ailments.

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December 22, 2014 at 8:27 am Leave a comment

Indians living longer, healthier lives


India has made great strides in reducing both child and adult mortality since 1990, says a global study, adding that adults and children in the country are living longer and healthier lives than two decades earlier. click here to read more

December 22, 2014 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

Easier Path to Cuba


The White House that the U.S. will re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba will have implications for further expanding academic travel to the island nation. Click here to read more

December 21, 2014 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

Transgender teacher reveals joy – and heartbreak – of new life as a woman

1D274907395054-today-voices-transgender-teacher-141205.blocks_desktop_mediumKaren Adell Scot started the year as Gary Sconce, a California high school science teacher, and went back to school a woman after her plans to switch genders suddenly became public. In this essay for’s “2014 Voices” series, Karen explains the joy she feels despite the frosty response she’s had from some students, fellow teachers and her own family, and how the change made her a better teacher.
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December 21, 2014 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

Protecting Whom?

xximagesThe U.S. Department of Education is seeking to help block the release of records about how the University of Montana punished a student accused of sexual assault, citing student privacy laws — at a time when the Obama administration is pressuring colleges to become more transparent about the issue. click here to read more

December 21, 2014 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

Dr. Joanna Floros named AAAS fellow

404530f7-f7e9-41a1-9656-a3bd9d2bbeb3Joanna Floros, Ph.D., Evan Pugh Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and director, Penn State CHILD Research, Department of Pediatrics, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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December 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue


To hear Mikia Hutchings speak, one must lean in close, as her voice barely rises above a whisper. In report cards, her teachers describe her as “very focused,” someone who follows the rules and stays on task. So it was a surprise for her grandmother when Mikia, 12, and a friend got into trouble for writing graffiti on the walls of a gym bathroom at Dutchtown Middle School.
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December 20, 2014 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

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