Category: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The anatomy of a hangover

December 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Jonathan Howland, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Jonathan Howland, School of Medicine

Hey, you, over 40: Take your hand off that second glass of chardonnay…

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“Older and younger people drink differently. Younger people may be chugging shots, with friends out at a bar, as opposed to having a cocktail before dinner and wine with dinner. Older people may be drinking as much as young people are but spreading it out over a longer period of time.”

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Closing US embassies not right message to send

August 6th, 2013 in 2013, Angelo Codevilla, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 0 comments

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

U.S. diplomatic missions throughout the Middle East were closed Sunday in response to the threat of terrorist attack from al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which may involve bombs surgically implanted in suicide bombers…

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“The intelligence on the basis of which the policy was made suffers from a lack of quality control — counterintelligence in the language of the trade — so serious as to expose US policy makers to being manipulated by foreign enemies.”

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Long-term brain damage at heart of huge NFL lawsuit

May 14th, 2013 in 2013, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit…

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“In all my years of looking at brains, I’ve never had anyone come to me and say, I think I’m seeing this same thing without a history of head trauma.”

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Consumers buying into firms aiding charities

November 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 0 comments

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Emily Barman, College of Arts & Sciences

If you purchase leopard-printed Toms shoes or a trendy T-shirt from Sevenly, you are not just making a fashion statement; you are making a charitable contribution…

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Disastrous storms can have impact on race for president

October 30th, 2012 in 2012, Andrew Reeves, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 0 comments

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Andrew Reeves, College of Arts & Sciences

The presidential campaign was put on hold Monday as 50 million people faced Hurricane Sandy, a storm of historic proportions — not just in potential damage but for its possible impact on the race for the White House…

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