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  • vanderbilt university Aug 2

    Students at Vanderbilt Leave Fraternities and Sororities, Alleging Racism and Insensitivity

    More than two months after George Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests, unexpected consequences have arisen at some leading universities: Students are leaving their fraternities and sororities over what they perceive as a lack of sensitivity on issues of race, sexism, classism, homophobia and other issues of discrimination or inequality. Since June, about 200 sorority and fraternity members at Vanderbilt University,…

  • Trump administration Sep 26, 2019

    Health Officials: It's Time to Give Flu Vaccine Another Shot

    The flu forecast is cloudy and it’s too soon to know if the U.S. is in for a third miserable season in a row, but health officials said Thursday not to delay vaccination. While the vaccine didn’t offer much protection the past two years, specialists have fine-tuned the recipe in hopes it will better counter a nasty strain this time...

  • United States Feb 14, 2019

    Flu Vaccine Doing a Relatively Good Job This Season

    The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor’s office. Health officials are generally pleased if a flu vaccine works in 40 to 60...

  • Oakland Feb 7, 2019

    Tests Suggest Scientists Achieved 1st Gene Editing in the Body

    Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it’s too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder now have a corrective gene at very low levels, which may not be enough to make the therapy...

  • San Francisco Aug 18, 2018

    EpiPen Shortage Has Parents Struggling During Back-to-School Season

    Brenda Thiel and Alyssa Wachtler live on opposite sides of the country. But they’ve got at least one thing in common: both have sons with severe nut allergies. And when they made their usual back-to-school trips to the pharmacy to procure their EpiPens for the new year, they were told the same thing. “The pharmacist literally walked up to me...

  • Mayor Jul 25, 2018

    Key West Mayoral Candidate Takes Call From ‘God' During Debate

    Sloan Bashinsky then talked about cuts to nonprofit funding and told God he thinks city officials have lost their minds, according to reports.

  • NBC May 16, 2018

    More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide, Study Finds. But It's Not Clear Why

    More kids are attempting suicide or thinking about it, according to a new study out Wednesday. The rate of children’s hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts or activity doubled from about 2008 to 2015, researcher Dr. Gregory Plemmons of Vanderbilt University told NBC News. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at data from 49 children’s hospitals. It found that girls...

  • NBC May 16, 2018

    School Stress May Be Cause of Rising Teen Suicide Attempts: Study

    New research shows a growing number of young people are thinking about taking their own lives, and the study suggests school stress may play a role. Vanderbilt University researchers say the rates of children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts have doubled since 2008, and the problem seems to spike in the fall.

  • NBC Dec 1, 2017

    Sorry, Garfield: Study Finds Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

    Cat people, now might be a good time to go clean the litterbox — new research strongly suggests that dogs are smarter than cats, NBC News reported. Dog brains have more than twice as many cortical neurons, which are linked to planning, thinking and complex behavior, than cats do, according to a paper accepted for publication this week in the...

  • United States Nov 23, 2017

    Health System Fires 50 for Refusing to Get Flu Shots

    About 50 employees of Essentia Health, an upper-Midwest hospital chain, didn’t go to work Wednesday. But it wasn’t an early start to the Thanksgiving holiday for them. They were fired for refusing to get flu shots, NBC News reported. It’s part of a growing trend for hospitals to require flu shots for workers. Read More

  • Nashville Nov 21, 2017

    Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery: ‘It Never Really Leaves You'

    Businessman Kyle Graves shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit. Ex-trucker Jeff McCoy threatened to blow his brains out if his mother didn’t hand over his fentanyl patches. Bianca Knight resorted to street pills when her opioids ran out, envisioning her law career dreams crumble. These are three Americans who started using powerful...

  • United States Sep 28, 2017

    US Health Officials Brace for Potentially Bad Flu Season

    It’s flu shot time, and health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable fall and winter. The clues: The Southern Hemisphere, especially Australia, was hit hard over the past few months with a flu strain that’s notorious for causing severe illness, especially in seniors. And in the U.S., small clusters of that so-called H3N2 flu already are popping...

  • NBC Apr 9, 2017

    Tourist's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Deadly Ebola Cousin

    A woman came back from a trip to the Uganda jungle with Marburg virus, a cousin of Ebola that’s even deadlier, NBC News reported....
    Now, Michelle Barnes’ blood has a provided a potential cure for the infection....
    Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. isolated an especially potent immune system protein called a monoclonal antibody from Barnes and have used it...

  • DIRECTOR Aug 27, 2016

    Fact Check: Jill Stein Over the Top on Sea Level Rise

    Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein cherry-picked the findings of a disputed study when she claimed that global warming would cause sea levels to rise on average “not one yard but many yards” in as soon as 50 years. Scientific consensus says a more realistic rise is 0.33 to 1.33 yards above current levels by 2100. Stein made her claim...

  • Tennessee Aug 16, 2016

    Vanderbilt Pays $1.2M to Remove ‘Confederate' From Dorm Name

    Vanderbilt University is paying more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name on the building because it was constructed with the help of a...

  • Tennessee Aug 16, 2016

    Vanderbilt to Remove ‘Confederate' Inscription

    Vanderbilt University has taken a big step to cut all ties to the Confederate past. The school announced Monday that it will remove the word “Confederate” from a building that has been there since 1935, and it comes with a pretty hefty price tag. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Monday that the university will return a donation made 83 years…

  • Apr 24, 2014

    Housing Demands Rise in Gilroy, Morgan Hill

    A tight Silicon Valley real estate market has spurred an increase in the demand for housing in southern Santa Clara County. Kris Sanchez reports.

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