Monthly Archives: December 2015

Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor Says He’s Fair, Not ‘Progressive’ by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney bristles at the label “progressive.”

Published: December 31, 2015 at 08:35AM

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Ask Well: Should You Filter Your Water? by RONI CARYN RABIN


By RONI CARYN RABIN

Although municipal tap water is regulated and most utilities stay within legally mandated limits on certain contaminants, some of the limits may be too lenient, a research analyst says.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Japanese Research Institute Earns Right to Name Element 113 by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A world scientific body says Japanese scientists have met the criteria for naming a new element, the synthetic highly radioactive element 113.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 10:40PM

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Facebook Fights for Free Internet in India, Global Test-Case by REUTERS


By REUTERS

India has become a battleground over the right to unrestricted Internet access, with local tech start-ups joining the front line against Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg and his plan to roll out free Internet to the country’s masses.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 08:39PM

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As Home Births Grow in U.S., a New Study Examines the Risks by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

A study of 80,000 pregnancies found that the probability of a baby dying during birth or in its first month — though slight — was 2.4 times greater outside a hospital.

Published: December 30, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Psychotherapy May Have Lasting Benefits for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, behavioral therapy and dynamic psychotherapy all showed benefits against the symptoms of I.B.S.

Published: December 29, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Movies the Oscars Will Overlook, but Shouldn’t by WESLEY MORRIS


By WESLEY MORRIS

The case for “Woman in Gold,” “Danny Collins,” “Results” and “Creed,” worthy 2015 films that are being left out of the Academy’s conversation.

Published: January 2, 2016 at 07:00PM

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