Living Small: The Psychology of Tiny Houses
A tiny house
August 31st, 2015
For a very small, but growing number of people, diminutive dwellings are making dreams come true.
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Ouch! Volunteers Get Tick Bites for Science
tick, blood borne illness
August 28th, 2015
In a new study, 10 volunteers had lone star ticks feed on them for 15 minutes so researchers could closely examine the bites that these bugs cause.
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'Science of Mom': Author Sifts Through Childrearing Facts & Fictions
A mom cuddles close to her baby.
August 28th, 2015
New mom and scientist Alice Callahan teaches other parents how to interpret studies on childrearing so that they can make informed decisions.
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Parents: Talk About Alcohol When Kids Are 9
drinking, teens, accidents
August 31st, 2015
A new report advises parents to start talking to their children early about alcohol, in order to prevent dangerous consequences.
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Serving Size Stumper: What's a Reasonable Amount to Eat?
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August 28th, 2015
An update to the serving sizes listed on food labels will better reflect the amount of food people actually eat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. But determining an appropriate serving size may be trickier than you think.
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The FDA's New Serving Sizes May Backfire — Here's Why
Man at grocery store
August 27th, 2015
Pop quiz: What exactly is a "serving size"? In a new study, just about 20 percent of people answered this question correctly, saying that serving size is how much people typically eat in one sitting.
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Pockets of Lower Vaccination Rates Remain Across the US
Boy getting vaccinated
August 27th, 2015
Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk of disease spread there.
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Lucy Liu Welcomes a Baby: 4 Reasons Why Couples Use Surrogates
Lucy Liu
August 28th, 2015
There are many reasons why women and couples chose surrogates to be part of their fertility treatment.
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Marijuana Use May Lower Sperm Counts 'Quite a Lot'
A man hands a marijuana cigarette to someone
August 28th, 2015
Smoking pot frequently may lower men's sperm counts, a new study finds.
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Should You Stop Counting Calories?
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August 27th, 2015
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial.
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