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While the flu vaccine helps prevent the virus’ spread, it is not entirely effective, and even those vaccinated can have symptoms. Photo illustration.

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Severe flu virus hits nation early this year

January 25, 2013 0 comments

While not fool-proof, the vaccine proves 62 percent effective and the best potential protection.

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Cry acoustics help identify autism early, study finds

December 5, 2012 0 comments

The acoustics of a baby’s cry may serve as one indicator of whether an infant will develop autism, according to a recent study conducted by University researchers. 

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Hookah causes little hoopla on campus

November 30, 2012 0 comments

Despite the existence of three hookah lounges within walking distance of Thayer Street and health researchers’ increasing investigations of hookah usage among college students, many students said Brown does not have a “hookah culture.”

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Talk explores value of dance therapy for Parkinson’s patients

November 9, 2012 0 comments

Forty people bobbed their heads and swung their feet to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” as the second installment of the Creative Medicine Series kicked off last night.

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Faculty unanimously approves public health school

November 9, 2012 0 comments

The Program in Public Health took a major step toward becoming an officially accredited school as the faculty unanimously approved the school’s formation at their meeting Tuesday.

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Study links mental health to bullying

November 2, 2012 1 comment

The likelihood of a child being a bully triples if the child has a mental health disorder, according to a study conducted by Frances Turcotte-Benedict GS, a teaching fellow in pediatric emergency medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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Science & Research Roundup: Oct. 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 0 comments

  Prof. explains blue skin condition The phenomenon of skin turning blue has been associated with the consumption of silver for years, but the connection between the color and the element was never clear until now. Brown professors have figured out the process underlying this rare condition known as argyria, […]

Archaeology class excavates Quiet Green

October 26, 2012 1 comment

A quick scan of the Quiet Green displays all of the usual fixtures: lounging students, sunny steps, stately trees, long shadows and wait – an archaeological excavation?

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Theater company has dance on the brain

October 19, 2012 0 comments

Brains of both audience members and performers were rapidly firing Thursday night during the high-energy dress rehearsal of BRAIN STORM, a dance production inspired by neuroscience that creates movement and imagery based on the brain. 

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Tedeschi to close next week

October 17, 2012 3 comments

Tedeschi Food Shops on Thayer Street will close Oct. 23, according to a sign posted on its front door earlier this week.

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