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October 29, 2017 7:21 AM Just quit it: Study reveals intervening peers may help youth to reduce smoking

Participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings may help youth and young adults to reduce smoking, a study suggests. Intervention can be an important tool in outreach aimed at preventing regular tobacco use in an age group heavily targeted by industry marketing, researchers said. Researchers from University of California 162

September 22, 2017 2:13 PM Campaign brings awareness to breast cancer

Next Sunday kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Local health officials are hoping everyone will don their pink ribbons throughout the month of October in support of awareness efforts and the prevention of the disease. According to Luke Smith, public health educator for the Sampson County Health Department, the Pink Ribbon Campaign is held annually 128

May 12, 2017 2:00 PM Men on the ward: The need to get more men into nursing

YOU could be forgiven for being just a little taken aback when James Geoghegan tells you he’s a nurse. Standing at just under six feet tall and with the shoulders of a professional rugby player, the 36-year-old is the very antithesis of the petite and strong-willed stereotype that many have of nurses. “The perception is that it’s a totally female-dominated 79

May 4, 2017 9:30 AM 'May the 4th be with you:' Fans celebrate Star Wars Day

May 4 was first celebrated by Star Wars fans in 1995. After all, one can easily take the film's most famous line ("May the force be with you") and turn it into a clever play on words using the date. However, May 4 is not the only Star Wars day - May 25 also celebrates the series. This date marks the first time the trilogy was screened in cinemas and was designated 83

April 22, 2017 2:50 PM U.S. scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

WASHINGTON U.S. scientists will stage an unprecedented protest on Saturday, a March for Science provoked by steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets, and growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The march in Washington, timed to coincide with the Earth Day environmental event, will put Trump's questioning 38

April 22, 2017 12:12 PM U.S scientists to protest Trump policies at Earth Day rally in Washington

Demonstrations are also scheduled in other U.S cities including San Francisco, and smaller towns U.S scientists will stage an unprecedented protest on Saturday, a March for Science provoked by steep cuts President Donald Trump has proposed for science and research budgets, and growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The march in Washington, timed 40

December 21, 2016 6:09 AM Ban on poultry gatherings following outbreak of avian flu

A temporary ban on events involving gatherings of poultry such as auctions and livestock fairs has been imposed following an outbreak of a dangerous strain of bird flu. The suspension applies to gatherings across England, Scotland and Wales of birds at higher risk of avian flu including chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese, and restricts events such as livestock 47

December 3, 2016 1:08 AM Castro's death celebrations collide with Art Basel Miami

WYNWOOD, Fla. (AP) — "Fidel, may you rot in hell." That was the stark message on a mural outside a popular thrift store in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood that had dozens waiting in line to sign their name. The trendy neighborhood is known for graffiti art outside most businesses. This year, the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro came just days before 39

July 26, 2016 7:16 AM Knife attack at home for disabled in Japan stuns neighbors

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — The sound of sirens pierced the night, waking residents in a normally quiet, semi-rural neighborhood outside of Tokyo. Some thought it may be an accident, or perhaps a resident at the nearby home for the mentally disabled had fallen ill. The truth was shocking: A deadly knife attack that left 19 dead at the facility for disabled 25

May 22, 2016 8:51 PM With Google's new app, anyone can be a scientist

With its new Android app, Science Journal, Google hopes to encourage scientific interest among all ages and education levels. With the new app Science Journal, Google wants to make everyone think like a scientist. Users can record data – such as speed, light, or sound – from the world around them. The data can later be plotted on graphs, annotated with notes 36