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Attention on Lawrence for safety rankings

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¢ It's that time of the year again - Lawrence-based Morgan Quitno Press has released its annual study on the most dangerous (and safest) cities in the United States. The results were released today, with St. Louis and Detroit coming in as the most dangerous, and Brick, N.J., and Amherst, N.Y., as the safest cities.The story is posted on hundreds of newspaper Web sites this morning. Here's a link to the [United Press International][1] version of the story.¢ A Kansas University researcher's determination that the spice tumeric helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis has received attention around the world. For instance, you can read about it in the health site [SpiritIndia.com][2].At the UA College of Medicine, Janet L. Funk, MD, working with Barbara N. Timmermann, PhD, then-director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Arizona Center for Phytomedicine Research at the UA, set out to determine whether (and how) turmeric works as an anti-arthritic. They began by preparing their own extracts from the rhizome, or root, of the plant, providing themselves with well-characterized materials to test and to compare with commercially available products. (Dr. Timmermann since has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.) [1]: http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20061030-085007-1108r [2]: http://www.spiritindia.com/health-care-news-article-3100.html

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