Twelve million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. The finding could prove critically important for people with osteoporosis and those with a family history of the condition, as it opens potential paths to preventing and treating the highly heritable condition.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
The value of products sold by Virginia farmers has jumped 29 percent in five years.
Twelve million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered two key genes in the fight against osteoporosis. Charles Fishburne reports.
China has just lifted a ban on Virginia poultry exports that that has lasted almost seven years. China banned Virginia poultry products after a case of low pathogenic avian flu was reported in a poultry house in June of 2007 and it has taken years of work by state and federal officials to get it lifted. China lifted the ban on April 30th. Shipments of Virginia poultry to China should resume shortly.
Chesapeake Police officers have begun using “body cameras,” for their own protection.
Gasoline prices have reached their highest level in over a year, but Triple A says some relief may be in sight. In its weekly survey, Triiple A says the national average price of gasoline this week reached 3.70 a gallong…the most expensive price since March 20th a year ago. Prices have increased an average of 42 cents a gallon since early February of this year, up 76 out of 82 days. In Virginia, gasoline costs 3.50 last week, Richmond was 3.46 on average up two and three cents respectively.
Triple A says the number of female motorcycle riders in the nation and in Virginia has soared in the past decade, while fatalities in Virginia have dropped 33 percent.
The Virginia Department of Health has ordered a portion of the Rappahannock River closed to shellfish harvesting due to flooding. The recent heavy rains, particularly in western Virginia, have washed animal waste and sewage into the rivers, and health officials announced an emergency closure yesterday for two weeks. The affected shellfish include oysters and clams but not crabs or fish. Officials say that due to potential microbiological and chemical pollution hazards, shellfish taken from areas affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for human consumption.
The College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia are both included on a list of 55 colleges and universities currently facing Tittle IX investigations over their handling of sexual abuse complaints. The Education department’s decision to release the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed greater transparency on the issue of sexual assault in higher education and how it is being handled.
One child is dead, and another hospitalized after an assault in South Richmond last (May 1) night. Police had been called to the 200 block of Brandon road for a report of an assault about 6:30 last night, and found two juveniles who had been assaulted…both younger than 13. One died at the scene, the other was taken to VCU Medical Center. Police reports are sketchy, but dozens of neighbors gathered at the scene, and one said a young boy had been killed trying to protect his older sister.