Beets and beetroot juice showing health benefits

Studies show that beets and beetroot juice, despite the taste, reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health among other benefits.

Jewish Association on Aging wants a Blue Zone in Pittsburgh

Blue Zones are places worldwide where people live longest, inspiring a project to replicate their results in communities nationwide.

 Kathryn Whitehead, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Biomolecular Engineering Lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Oakland.

CMU scientist is determined to find nanoparticles that fight disease

Scientist Kathryn Whitehead leads Carnegie Mellon lab in creating and testing nanoparticles for medical purposes using “badger” approach.

TRAFFIC: Parkway North HOV lanes re-opened

Also, a portion of Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed to traffic for seven months for the final phase of a reconstruction project.


Facing a huge deficit, Pennsylvania eyes gambling for help

Lawmakers who support it estimate that an expansion of some sort could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in one-time license fees.

Pa. high court: Justices 'disturbed' by reports of Eakin emails

The high court released a news release today that said it’s retained an independent lawyer to look into the matter and issue a report.



City braces itself for closing of Greenfield Bridge

The tiny span will have a huge impact on how traffic flows into Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Greenfield. “It’s going to hurt.”

TRAFFIC: Smithfield Street, Downtown closed for 7 months

A northbound lane and parking lane on Smithfield Street, Downtown, will be closed from Fourth to Fifth avenues.


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Pitt to consider rescinding honorary degree bestowed on Cosby

Bill Cosby received an honorary degree from Pitt during Pitt-Johnstown's 2002 graduation, where he was commencement speaker.

Community meeting on Moon-Cornell merger draws 80 people

Merger discussions between the neighboring schools have been ongoing over 30 years, with at least four formal attempts to merge occurring.


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