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Government panel: HRT 'not recommended'updated: Tue May 29 2012 14:41:00

Elizabeth Cohen has this story, plus an update on Aimee Copeland. The young woman's life changed from flesh-eating bacteria.

One student killed, another wounded in North Carolina shootingupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 21:33:00

A gunman shot two Pennsylvania high school football players in Durham, North Carolina, killing one and wounding the other, officials said Friday.

CNNMoney: Tainted drinking water found near gas wellsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 10:45:00

A new study from Duke University found potentially explosive levels of methane in drinking water supplies located close to natural gas wells. George Dohrmann: Rongen prepares to name U.S. U-20 squad for World Cup qualifyingupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 08:24:00

Thomas Rongen knows that he will be criticized, knows that some clever wordsmith will call him "Wrong-en." He also concedes that one of the players he does not pick to the squad he will use in qualifying for the U-20 World Cup could end up being better than those that he does.

Study: Many defibrillator implants went to marginal candidatesupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 10:28:00

More than 20% of patients who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator -- a high-tech device that produces electrical impulses to regulate heartbeats and prevent life-threatening arrhythmias -- in recent years were not good candidates to receive the device, a new study suggests.

Study: Many defibrillators not neededupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 10:28:00

A new study suggests thousands of Americans received defibrillators and other devices that were not needed. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Sex, scandal and the death of online privacyupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 08:24:00

College sex. It wasn't the first time and it won't be the last.

Woman's report on sex partners goes viralupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 08:24:00

A Duke graduate detailed her sexual exploits with athletes, ranking their sexual performance in a mock thesis.

Children's quality of life declining, says reportupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 16:44:00

About 21 percent of children in the United States will be living below the poverty line in 2010, the highest rate in 20 years, according to a new analysis of children's well-being released Tuesday.

A toxic history lessonupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:53:00

Sometimes an old message can provide a fresh perspective.

Toxic chemicals in our homesupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:53:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we might be repeating mistakes with chemicals. "Toxic America" airs June 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

CNNMoney: Nothing but net: Basketball dollars by schoolupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 08:04:00

Here's the breakdown on the revenue, expenses and profits of all the Division I college basketball programs. Stewart Mandel: Five tips on picking your bracketupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:56:00

I don't mean to brag (well, yes I do), but I have a pretty good track record when it comes to picking NCAA tournament upsets. And thanks to the wonders of cyberspace, I have documented proof. Seth Davis: Answering some key questions as Selection Sunday approachesupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 07:34:00

You got questions, I got answers. Selection Sunday is only three days away, so here's a primer on what you can expect: Andy Glockner: Tuesday Update: At-large hopefuls looking to dodge bullets early onupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 12:18:00

It was a pretty good night for the bubblers on Monday. Not perfect, but not bad at all. Andy Glockner: Bubbles could burst in early stretches of championship weekupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 14:06:00

Welcome to the bubble-bursting segment of our show, the early part of championship week where every bubble team holds its breath and prays the favorites take care of business.

Vaccine may shift odds against deadly brain cancerupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 10:31:00

The first week of each month, Karen and Jerry Vaneman pack their car for a four-hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina, to the medical complex at Duke University. Inside the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Karen waits patiently as a parade of doctors and technicians pokes and prods, taking samples of all kinds. On this day alone, she gives 21 vials of blood.

'Avatar' magic explainedupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:13:00

James Cameron and members of his technical crew describe the process of creating the characters of "Avatar."

CNNMoney: Most mobile homes are in the south -- Censusupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 12:11:00

Most of the mobile homes in the U.S. are located in the south, where land is more plentiful, the weather is warmer, and rural poverty is higher.

Spanking detrimental to children, study saysupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 12:43:00

Think a little spanking won't do much harm to kids? New research says the effects can be long-lasting.

4 ways to keep your brain limberupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 16:23:00

We are creatures of habit; we love a good routine because doing the same old same old doesn't take much mental effort. But getting stuck in certain ways of thinking can hinder our ability to both enjoy and respond effectively to new situations. Like a body, the mind needs regular stretching to stay agile and resilient.

FSB: The entrepreneur whiz kid mythupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 13:30:00

Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. FedEx's Fred Smith. The image of the entrepreneur as whiz kid has serious currency in American business lore. But according to a new study from the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City think tank that studies entrepreneurship, that image is a myth.

Olympic speed winners getting taller, heavierupdated: Wed Aug 05 2009 09:09:00

Michael Phelps, who scored his fifth gold medal at the world championships in Rome, Italy, last weekend, has a body that frequently propels him to world record speeds in the pool.

Police: Duke University official offered adopted son for sexupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 16:11:00

A Duke University official is accused of offering his 5-year-old adopted son for sex on the Internet, according to the FBI and court documents in the case.

Do blackjack tables help explain the recession?updated: Fri May 22 2009 14:07:00

A common perception among many who have followed the recent banking and stock market crises is that the big financial players have been reckless, splashing large amounts of other people's money on half-understood, risky schemes.

Walking test can ID heart-lung fitness, mortality riskupdated: Thu May 21 2009 10:25:00

If you're middle-aged or older, a 10-minute walking test can give you and your doctor a pretty clear picture of whether you are at higher risk of dying during the next few years compared with other people your age, according to a large new analysis of data showing that cardiorespiratory fitness is intimately linked with the risk of dying of just about any cause.

Human genome map for sale on eBayupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 13:10:00

Have at least $68,000 to spare? If so, you may be in the running to join an exclusive group of individuals who have had their complete genome sequenced.

Great college basketball towns to visitupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 11:01:00

It's the season of brackets, beer and, of course, basketball.

Growth of clinical trial outsourcing raises issuesupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 21:20:00

The practice of moving research involving human subjects from wealthy countries to less wealthy countries has grown in recent years, raising a number of ethical and scientific issues that need to be addressed, researchers said in a journal article Wednesday.

Having faith in the futureupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 13:59:00

All around the world, businesses are taking a long, hard look at their future plans, particularly any ambitious schemes to expand or restructure. Stock markets are in turmoil, banks in crisis and credit increasingly tight.

Look inside Kennedy's brain tumor surgeryupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy announced in May 2008 that he was suffering from a brain tumor, a malignant glioma, in his left parietal lobe. He had surgery at Duke University in June 2008.

How to stop procrastinating on diet, exerciseupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 10:00:00

Since the late 1980s, Nike has been telling us, "Just Do It!" If only we simply needed a sneakered kick in the butt.

Recent grads face the harsh economic realityupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 16:15:00

As some of the world's largest banks teetered on financial demise, college seniors and recent alums had more on their minds than what it meant for their financial aid and student loans. Smoking Riskier for Women's Heartsupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 17:00:00

Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke. In fact, women who smoke have heart attacks nearly 14 years earlier than women who don't smoke Oil Exploration Threatens Amazon updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 18:50:00

Oil exploration in the Amazon rain forest represents the latest, perhaps greatest, threat to preserving what remains of the world's largest remaining tropical wilderness, scientists said Wednesday Gentrification: Not Ousting the Poor?updated: Sun Jun 29 2008 16:00:00

A new study says gentrification isn't a bad word, and that on average, a changing neighborhood can be a boon for its residents Lowering Your Own Blood Pressureupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 16:00:00

A new study shows that patients don't need doctors to help control their blood pressure -- they're better off taking care of it at home

CNNMoney: Economic rebound at least a year awayupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 14:05:00

Economic woes are expected to continue until at least mid-2009, and things may get worse before they get better, according to a quarterly survey of chief financial officers. A Genetic Clue to Quitting Smokingupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 18:00:00

A blood test may one day be able to predict how a smoker will respond to two popular methods of kicking the habit

Commentary: Immigrants melting into the pot as usualupdated: Tue May 27 2008 20:36:00

On the question of whether recent immigrants assimilate as quickly as previous waves, many Americans exhibit short fuses -- and even shorter memories. Taxing Jobs Pay Off in the Endupdated: Mon May 05 2008 17:00:00

A new study shows that people with lower IQs benefit from complex mental activity during their careers by avoiding brain deterioration Study: Old Age Is the Happiest Timeupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 12:00:00

Newsflash for rock stars and teenagers: It turns out everything doesn't go downhill as we age -- the golden years really are golden Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokesupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 20:00:00

A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke

Players allege Duke failed to protect their reputationupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 21:32:00

Almost 40 members of Duke University's men's 2006 lacrosse team are suing the school and the city of Durham, North Carolina, their attorney announced Thursday.

Lawsuit filed against Dukeupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 21:32:00

The families of former Duke Lacrosse players announce they will file a lawsuit against the university.

Get rid of guilt for the New Yearupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 09:01:00

Everyone feels guilty from time to time, but being consumed with compunction can suck the joy out of life. Here are 6 simple strategies for relieving the pressure

Money Magazine: Hanging with the money crowdupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 12:33:00

One of the summer's biggest stories carried the headline "Weight Gain Is Contagious!" Sensational? Sure, but based on some pretty good science.

Blizzard baby boomupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 13:08:00

About nine months after a blizzard shut down the area, Denver hospitals are reporting an increase in babies.

Blizzard of babies reported in Denverupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 13:08:00

The weather can affect your travel, your mood and apparently the size of your family.

Turn your backyard barbecue greenupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 22:25:00

Labor Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are the most popular days to cook outside on the grill says the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Asssociation. Americans grill with a passion, the group notes, with eight out of 10 U.S. households owning a grill or smoker and half use it more than four times a month. Duke: iPhone May Be Disrupting Networkupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 17:10:00

Apple Inc.'s flashy new iPhones may be jamming parts of the wireless network at Duke University, where technology officials worked with the company Wednesday to fix problems before classes begin next month Ask SIOC: The scoop on a CFB playoff, Duke haters and Scott Baioupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 03:35:00

With college sports on summer hiatus, SIOC took some time to answer reader questions. Obese Survive Heart Attacks Betterupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 14:25:00

While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem have a better chance of surviving one

FSB: Carolina charm: Welcome to Raleighupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:09:00

Tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of the Carolina coast, Raleigh boasts a mild climate, award-winning public schools, and a thriving biotech industry, all of which helped this city of 360,000 attract 12,000 new residents last year - and lots of visitors.

FSB: Is the U.S. winning back its competitive edge?updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 16:35:00

Maybe the U.S. isn't falling as far behind other nations in math and science education as business leaders fear. A new study suggests that American universities are luring more entrepreneurial talent from overseas than many think, fueling a boom in tech startups here. Hefty price for justiceupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 23:35:00

So what was the Duke lacrosse rape case anyway? A hoax? A failure to speak truth to power? A journalistic breakdown? Or was that year-long academic, civic, athletic and sociological trainwreck indeed what North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper branded a "tragic rush to accuse"? Take your pick: All kinds of labels got tossed around in the wake of Cooper's dismissal Wednesday of all charges against the accused players. And why not? For so long, the team and the events at that infamous March 13, 2006 party had been used as a vessel for so many different themes -- Racism! Power! Privilege! Sexism! -- that it's only fitting to find the endgame just as cluttered. But the fact is, with Cooper's extraordinary statement that Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans are not just "not guilty" but "innocent" of the charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, the need for such puffery dissolved. Everything in Durham got smaller. Nearly everything seemed clear.

Duke lacrosse players: Case closedupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 06:51:00

Free of sexual offense and kidnapping charges, three steely-eyed former lacrosse players at Duke University called Wednesday for reforms in the justice system and restraint in the media. How to Be Clutchupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 13:06:00

Whether you're scratch or a 22-handicapper, golf can make your hands tremble, knees wobble and another part of your anatomy feel a little tight. Fear not -- you're about to become oblivious to pressure, make money putts and be known to friends and foes as the guy they just can't beat.

Underhand meansupdated: Thu Sep 28 2006 12:21:00

MBA students might be some of the cleverest and hardest-working going, but according to a new survey they also have another, more unwelcome distinction -- the most likely to consider cheating.

CNNMoney: Dorms of the futureupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 10:16:00

Solar-powered showers, biometric root beer dispensers and waterless urinals. The dorms of the future are already here.

Switching signals: TV about to go digitalupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 10:02:00

An era in American broadcasting history will come to an end before the decade is out.

Put a plug in the summer brain drainupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 15:58:00

Though they may have left their textbooks behind when school ended, kids at Harlem RBI, a youth development program in East Harlem, New York, have no plans to leave behind what they have learned over the past nine months.

Police: Accuser didn't pursue prior rape reportupdated: Fri Apr 28 2006 10:17:00

Police said Friday they did not pursue prior rape allegations by the woman at the center of the Duke University rape case because she apparently did not provide the additional details they requested.

Are kids too plugged in?updated: Sun Mar 19 2006 12:04:00

It wasn't long ago when kids used to rave about their radios and CD players.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Fri Oct 14 2005 08:59:00

A bit of good news

Customers look at tailored optionsupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 05:39:00

With time and commercial pressures pushing demand for short executive education courses, debate continues about whether open or customized versions deliver the best value for participants.

New hope for bypass patientsupdated: Fri Jun 17 2005 10:07:00

Scientists have grown new blood vessels with cells from sick older people -- the type of patients most likely to need such transplants if the technique is perfected.

CNNMoney: Inflation proof your portfolioupdated: Mon Jan 10 2005 11:01:00

The Federal Reserve hinted last week the economy might have a new enemy: Inflation.

More mega-hurricanes loom on horizonupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 12:34:00

As Hurricane Frances bears down on the United States, weather trackers are sounding the alarm. Yet Frances may be first in a series of massive, powerful storms to march across the Atlantic in coming years.

Fortune: By The Numbersupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 00:01:00

Two years after Sarbanes-Oxley was passed, accounting has gotten a lot better, right? Well, not exactly, at least according to two new polls of CFOs. A recent survey by CFO Magazine found that sinc...

Big prize for ideas to help marine mammals, fishing fleetsupdated: Thu May 06 2004 13:13:00

From sea turtles to whales to dolphins and birds, hundreds of thousands of animals die each year because they become entangled in fishing gear.

Fortune: Nuts To You!updated: Mon Mar 08 2004 00:01:00

I don't like reading the business news that much these days. A lot of the time it's just the same old thing dressed up for the new millennium. Mergers driving mass consolidation. Unfriendly acquisi...

Money Magazine: REWARDS FOR BEING BEST updated: Tue Nov 01 1994 00:01:00

Partly because of top educational facilities like Duke University (pictured above), North Carolina's Raleigh/ Durham/Chapel Hill area was No. 1 in MONEY's eighth annual ranking of "The Best Places ...

Money Magazine: Knowing When to Retire Targeting the right age to leave your job can give you a head start on achieving updated: Tue Mar 15 1994 00:01:00

The French darkly call it le troisieme age, or the third age. Canadians cheerily refer to it as les adolescents recicles, or recycled teenagers. But if you are like most Americans, you probably vie...

Fortune: Rights for copywriters, more management murders, the promise Bill will keep, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN HIGHER EDUCATIOupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

News reports ((describe)) negotiations . . . between Duke University's men's basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, and Nike, the athletic-shoe manufacturer . . . It has been common practice among big-...

Fortune: Getting inside the head, how to lose market share, the face of liberalism, and other matters. MORE DEPRESSING MATH ABOUT UNIONSupdated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

Like a lot of people harboring unkind thoughts about labor unions, the present writer was influenced by the work of H. Gregg Lewis, a somewhat legendary figure who died the other day at 77. Lewis e...

Fortune: BUSINESS SCHOOLS: YOUR NAME HEREupdated: Mon Jan 15 1990 00:01:00

Graduating MBAs aren't the only ones after big bucks. Business schools want % money too, and some are ready to rename themselves after you -- provided you can meet the asking price. You're too late...

Money Magazine: THE TRUTH ABOUT LONG-TERM-CARE INSURANCE updated: Sun Oct 01 1989 00:01:00

Come 100 insurance companies now offer coverage for long-term care in a nursing home (or, in some cases, the patient's own house). Although it may seem like essential protection against admittedly ...

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