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Revenge of the bacteria?

The development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost.


Fishburne postgrad basketball in preseason Top 10

The Fishburne Military School postgraduate basketball team begins the 2014-2015 season ranked in the NextUp Recruits national top 10.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


JMU men’s soccer defeats Belmont, 2-1

Senior forward Josh Grant (Plymouth, England/Torpoint College) tallied his seventh career game-winning goalFriday night as the James Madison men’s soccer team topped Belmont 2-1 in the Belmont Invitational at Rose Park.


Battling breast cancer: UVA pioneers image-guided, high-dose approach

An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at the University of Virginia Health System allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed.


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#3 UVA women’s soccer travels to Alabama for Friday match

The third-ranked UVA women’s soccer team opens its 2014 road schedule Friday with a visit to Alabama. Game time in Tuscaloosa is 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET).


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Augusta Health Cancer Services Bridge Fund: One man’s story

While cancer patients do need excellent clinical care, compassion and understanding—they may also need personalized help or assistance with anything that is a barrier to that care.


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Sen. Warner joins bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assault

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of seven Senate colleagues today introduced legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses.


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Kaine joins in introducing Senate bill to protect domestic violence victims

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to introduce the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2014, legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.


Earth Talk: Chemicals and obesity

Obesity is a huge problem in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have doubled for American adults and tripled for kids and teenagers aged six through 19 since 1980. Today, 31 percent of American adults and 15 percent of youngsters are classified as overweight.


Former Ocwen mortgage borrowers to begin receiving claim forms

Claim forms are going out this week to approximately 3,770 Virginia borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012 and who may be eligible for payment under the $2.1 billion Ocwen national mortgage foreclosure settlement.


Earth Talk: Weaning ourselves off oil, coal

We can eliminate our addiction to oil and coal by 2050 and use one-third less natural gas while switching to efficient use and renewable supply.


College World Series: UVA one game away from CWS Finals

The UVA baseball team faces the TCU-Ole Miss winner Friday night in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Game time is 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in Omaha, Neb.


College World Series: UVA vs. TCU preview

The UVA baseball team takes on TCU Tuesday evening in a winners’ bracket matchup in the NCAA College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Game time is 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in Omaha, Neb.


Live Blog: UVA vs. Ole Miss in the College World Series

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will lead a live blog during tonight’s College World Series nightcap pitting #3 national seed UVA (49-14) and Ole Miss (46-19).


College World Series: UVA vs. Ole Miss preview

The UVA baseball team begins the NCAA College World Series Sunday when it battles Ole Miss at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Game time between the Rebels and the third-seeded Cavaliers is 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT in Omaha, Neb.


College World Series tickets on sale for UVA fans

UVA has advanced to the 2014 NCAA College World Series to be played June 14-25 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. A limited number of tickets for the CWS will be available for purchase by Virginia fans.


Earth Talk: Keurig K-Cup coffee containers

Keurig K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days.


Kaine, Rubio lead bipartisan group of senators calling for new solution in Syria

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on President Obama to develop and submit to Congress a more robust U.S. strategy for addressing the Syrian humanitarian crisis.


WWE Hall of Fame tickets go on sale today

Tickets to the WWE Hall of Famer ceremony will be available at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or you can charge by phone by calling (800) 745-3000. On the eve of WrestleMania XXX, a new class of inductees will be enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame, and tickets for the historic gathering go on sale today […]


WWE Hall of Fame tickets go on sale this Saturday

Tickets for the ceremony enshrining a new class of inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame will go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT. The WWE Hall of Fame celebration takes place Saturday, April 5, at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, just one night before the focus […]