News archive from 2 September 2011

Weighty issues can take a toll on teen's self-esteem

Your pediatrician says your 13-year-old daughter should lose 10 pounds. You don't want to send her down the eating disorder road. How to navigate? Parents panel advice Your daughter most likely already knows that she needs to lose weight; she's...

 

FDA warns of allergy risk with Merck antipsychotic

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use of Merck & Co Inc's antipsychotic drug Saphris. The agency said the drug's label has been revised to...

 

Obesity not behind kidney stones in kids: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While heavier adults are more likely to get kidney stones than slimmer ones, that doesn't seem to be the case in kids, according to a new study. The finding seems "counterintuitive," say researchers who have...

 

Some oil rigs evacuating as Gulf disturbance looms

NEW ORLEANS - A tropical depression could develop over the Gulf of Mexico by the weekend, forecasters said Thursday, bringing the possibility of flash floods and stormy seas but also a shot at some much-needed rain. The precipitation is needed in...

 
For Fashionistas Who Still Love Barbie Dolls

For Fashionistas Who Still Love Barbie Dolls

IT seems increasingly unlikely that I will marry Brad Pitt. But there was a time when I would sneak into my cool older cousin Margaret’s room, flop down on her bed with a pilfered copy of Sassy magazine and dream of the day when I could copy her funky...

 

Breastfeeding tied to kids' brainpower

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study from the UK, kids who were breastfed as babies had higher scores on tests of vocabulary and reasoning at age five than those who weren't breastfed. Breastfeeding seemed to make the biggest difference for...

 
50 SHOWS FOR FALL

50 SHOWS FOR FALL

As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG...

 

Fla. gov won't reappoint Anna Nicole Smith coroner

MIAMI -- Gov. Rick Scott rejected a recommendation this week to reappoint the longtime South Florida medical examiner who made headlines after several high profile deaths, including model Anna Nicole Smith. Dr. Joshua Perper said he was stunned when...

 

Johnson, Titans agree to new contract

The Tennessee Titans and running back Chris Johnson have reportedly agreed to a new contract. According to the Tennessean, the two sides have worked out a four-year deal worth $53 million with $30 million guaranteed. Johnson, who still had two years...

 

Celanese raises prices on 2 acetate products

DALLAS -- Celanese Corp., a specialty materials company, said Thursday that it will raise prices by 8 percent to 10 percent on two of its acetate products. The price increases affect acetate flake and acetate tow for core grade items. The Dallas...

 

Dow Chemical spent $1.9M on 2Q gov't lobbying

WASHINGTON -- The Dow Chemical Co. spent $1.9 million in the second quarter to lobby the government on proposals ranging from energy to anti-terrorism security for chemical facilities, according to a disclosure report. The total compared with $2.7...

 

UCF looking for fast start in season opener

ORLANDO, Fla. -- UCF posted its most successful season in program history in 2010, but its exploits have not been rewarded with a preseason ranking. Beginning with Saturday's season opener against Charleston Southern, the Knights' players say they are...

 

Student head count may mean rezoning in Orange

Dozens of Orange County schools are either overcrowded or operating with empty space, a result of years of rezoning only when new schools opened. The School Board this week signaled that it might look at rezoning to balance enrollments, but only at...

 

DeLoss Dodds: Texas A&M 'didn't show much interest' in Longhorns' mutual network pitch

Texas A&M turned down a chance to be part of a joint network with Texas more than four years ago, Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds said in a phone interview Thursday. When Texas was merely pondering an idea for its own sports network,...

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Check it out: Film Noir photography

Check it out: Film Noir photography

WHAT: You may have seen her chronicling the bright and breezy happenings at the Fringe Festival in recent years, but photographer Kristen Wheeler is getting her inspiration someplace a little darker this month. This Wednesday kicks off an exhibit of...

 

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