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2009-10-01 07:50:16

Results of a new study from Queen Mary, University of London, warn against glamorizing celebrity suicides in the media Dr Alex Mesoudi, from Queen Mary's newly established Research Centre for Psychology, has found evidence that the increasing reach and influence of the media, combined with a growing number of people assigned celebrity status, could increase the probability of widespread suicide pandemics. The study is published today in the peer reviewed journal PLoS ONE. Copycat suicides...

2009-09-28 11:49:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched 75 years ago on September 26, 1934, the Queen Mary's rich history continues to grow with the addition of new management from Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation's leading hospitality management companies, which also operates several resorts and attractions in California's Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as popular destinations around the U.S. and Canada. Over the next five years, the Queen...

2009-09-24 09:05:53

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have made an important discovery in understanding what causes arteries to clog up. They have discovered that an enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase-8 plays a crucial role in raising blood pressure and causing abnormal build-up of cells in the arteries "“ both of which increase the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the UK. The scientists say that their research could lead to new drugs for treating...

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2009-09-17 08:49:29

Folk singer Mary Travers has died at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut following complications from leukemia treatment, her representative said. She was 72. The Redding, Conn., resident -- best known for being a civil-rights and anti-war activist, and a member of the musical trio Peter, Paul and Mary -- died Wednesday, her spokeswoman Heather Lylis told The New York Times. Along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, the Kentucky native, who was raised in New York's Greenwich Village neighborhood,...

2009-09-09 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mary J. Blige, nine time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer and actress, will receive the first annual "Positively Beautiful," Award from HBA Global Expo on Tuesday, September 15th at the Javits Center in New York. Lisa Price, founder of Carol's Daughter will present the award to Ms. Blige as part of HBA's Keynote and Kick-off Presentation starting at 8:55 a.m. HBA Global Expo is the largest product development event for the cosmetic,...

2009-08-26 09:10:44

Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.Male skylarks learn to recognise local dialects in their neighbours' individual songs, remember where each neighbour is supposed to be and reprimand intruders who don't belong in the neighbourhood, according to a study carried out by Dr. Elodie Briefer, a postdoctoral researcher at Queen Mary's School...

2009-08-24 20:35:27

A woman with a degenerative nerve disease said Monday in Turin, Italy, she no longer needs a wheelchair and can run since visiting a shrine at Lourdes, France. She visited the Roman Catholic Shrine of St. Bernadette in France Aug. 5 and said she was in a healing bath when she felt a pain in her legs and a voice encouraging her. ''Ever since I came back I have been walking, doing everything normally," Antonia Raco, 50, told ANSA news service. Raco said she was in a wheelchair for four years....

2009-08-10 12:44:00

A Catholic priest says his congregation is praying for the thieves who stole the nearly 5-foot statue of the Virgin Mary from his Calgary, Alberta, church. Father Kevin Tumback of the Calgary Catholic Church said he discovered the statue was missing when he opened the church Sunday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. You want to hurt a Catholic that's a good way to do it, he said. Did we do something to offend you? Did the church do something to offend you? Why would you...

2009-07-20 10:22:17

Young men who stay at home with their parents are more violent than those who live independently, according to new research at Queen Mary, University of London. The new study* indicates that men still living at home in their early twenties have fewer responsibilities and more disposable income to spend on alcohol. This group makes up only four percent of the UK's male population but they are responsible for 16 per cent of all violent injuries in the last five years. Delaying social...

2009-06-30 09:56:45

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostrum - the milk produced in the first few days after birth.The lining of a newborn's gut is particularly vulnerable to damage as it has never been exposed to food or drink. The new study* highlights the importance of...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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