Free Birth Control Implants Slash Teen Pregnancy Rates
A teen looks at her pregnancy test result
October 1st, 2014
Providing teens with free contraception dramatically reduces their chances of unintended pregnancy, a new study shows.
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HPV Vaccination Rates Still Low for Boys
A boy talks with his doctor.
October 1st, 2014
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., but most doctors still are not recommending the HPV vaccine to their male patients, according to a new study.
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Ebola Update: 1st Case Diagnosed in the US
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
September 30th, 2014
A man in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Ebola Isolation Procedures: A Close Look
A long hallway in a hospital
October 1st, 2014
The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is receiving treatment while isolated in a Texas hospital, but what does such isolation involve?
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Your Sense of Smell Could Predict When You'll Die
Woman smells roses.
October 1st, 2014
If you want to know how long you'll live, your nose might help you sniff out the answer, a new study suggests.
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Popular Supplement Is Culprit in Itchy Rash
Root of the kava plant.
September 30th, 2014
A man in California developed an itchy rash over his face, torso, abdomen and scalp that turned out to be a side effect of taking a popular supplement called kava kava, according to a new report of the case.
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Climate Change Could Alter the Human Male-Female Ratio
An illustration of climate change
September 30th, 2014
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
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Neuroticism and Long-Time Stress Linked to Alzheimer's in Women
A middle-age woman looks frustrated or upset.
October 1st, 2014
Women with the personality trait of neuroticism may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
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Brain Tech Projects Get $46 Million in Funding
A scientist is working with equipment.
September 30th, 2014
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
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