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British man convicted of attacking GW student with hammer

A 45-year-old British man has been found guilty of attacking a George Washington University student with a hammer in a campus bathroom four years ago.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: hammer attack

U.S. releases records confirming existence of Area 51

While Americans have heard of the section of Nevada most associated with the search for extraterrestrial life and a government conspiracy to cover up the existence of aliens, the National Security Archive at George Washington University has obtained declassified documents that "finally" confirm the land's existence.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 05:24am EDT

Tags: Area 51, FOIA, U-2 spy plane, spy, government secrets, government transparency

Study: Avatars encourage women to lose weight

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a computer-generated figure - or avatar - can serve as an alter ego for dieters, enabling them to gain the skills necessary to drop pounds.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 03:58am EDT

Tags: weight loss, Melissa Napolitano, Journal of Diabetes and Science and Technology, Paula Wolfson, dieting, avatar

GWU to host 42 student journalists for JCamp

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: D.C.

Walking cuts risk of Type 2 diabetes in seniors

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:31am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, walking, Diabetes Care, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, Loretta DiPietro, seniors

Graduations to cause weekend traffic delays

Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, metro, track work, 95 Express Lanes Project, University of Maryland, George Mason University, graduation, Dave Dildine

Jose Andres teaches final class at George Washington University

Imagine having a world-famous chef as a college instructor -- and no, it's not cooking school.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Bob Madigan, jose andres, paella

Exercise helps teens quit smoking

A George Washington University study finds the best success comes when teens combine exercise with a quit smoking program.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: exercise, smoking, cigarettes

Energy drinks mixed with alcohol a growing concern among youth

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT

Tags: alcohol, energy drink, Paula Wolfson, children

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