May 24, 2013 |
Focus will help you sell a pension, manage your employees, raise your children and get a second date. If that does not go so well, it will also show you how to dump a suitor. Uncovering how people focus is the secret, says "Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence," published by Hudson Street Press. Written by Heidi Grant Halvorson and E. Tory Higgins from Columbia Business School's Motivation Science Center in New York, it draws on social psychology and explores how to identify, change and use focus to get the desired results.
November 29, 2010 |
The recent announcement that a pill currently used to treat HIV infection can also help prevent it was an important milestone in the effort to keep people from getting the virus. The breakthrough utilizes a strategy known as pre-exposure prophylaxis. At-risk people take a drug in advance of exposure to the pathogen that makes it less likely they will become infected. The HIV drug's success in a Phase III trial is one of several recent breakthroughs in HIV prevention. None of the approaches, which also include a vaginal gel and an AIDS vaccine, is perfect, but all are promising.
October 31, 2004 |
The first effective vaccine against malaria made news earlier this month as scientists reported success in fighting the mosquito-borne illness that strikes 400 million people annually worldwide. In clinical trials in Africa, the vaccine prevented nearly half of new infections in children and reduced the number of serious cases by nearly 60%. But because more clinical trials are needed and manufacturing plants take five to six years to build, the new malaria vaccine isn't expected to be widely available until 2010 at the earliest.
November 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a result of fighting them. "It's hard to believe that while damages have soared, we're also spending more than ever to fight fires," Bennet said at a Senate Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources subcommittee hearing. In the last six years, eight Western states have experienced the largest or most destructive fires in their histories, said James Hubbard, deputy chief of the Forest Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1989
I just want to say "Bravo!" to the citizens who prevented Irvine from enacting a rifle/gun ban. The City Council obviously assumed it knows what's good for the people better than the people themselves and the authors of the Constitution. TED GREEN Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1996
The Aug. 25 editorial, "When Orangewood Isn't Enough," focused on the plight of Orange County's neglected and abused children. However, you only briefly mentioned preventive measures that help stop the cycle of abuse. There are preventive programs in the county that do work. One such program is run by the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center of Orange County. This nonprofit group's goal is to break the destructive cycle of domestic violence and child abuse. Center volunteers, under the supervision of professional case workers, work with parents who are struggling with issues of abusive parenting, substance addiction and poverty.