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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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Leslie Minora, JE Feature
Scranton, an old Pennsylvania mining city whose mention is often accompanied by a gentle roll of the eyes, is now laughing back, as people from around the world visit to tour locations featured on the hit TV show, "The Office," now in its fourth (strike-delayed) season. "The Office" is a tongue-in-cheek comedy about the Scranton branch of a fictional paper...
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What are your financial aspirations for the coming year? Would you like to pay off some high-interest debt, step up your retirement savings or set aside enough for a vacation? The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants recommends several wise steps you can take to turn your financial dreams into realistic goals, even this early in the new year. Create...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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Sydney dazzles with an abundance of Aussie fun and fine arts
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Dale Leatherman, JE Feature
The luscious Tasmanian salmon on my plate demanded my attention, but I kept turning my head to stare at the Sydney Opera House, dazzling and surreal in the noonday Australian sun. Viewed from my waterside table on Circular Quay, the structure seemed to be temporarily moored, just waiting to catch a breeze and sail away, attended by a flotilla of...
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