Sexy Thoughts: The Mind Is Key in Female Orgasm
A couple stands close.
July 25th, 2014
Women who think more about their own physical sensations during sex have an easier time reaching orgasm than women whose minds on other things, new research finds.
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'Lucy' Thriller Revives 10% Brain Capacity Myth
A woman's brain appears to glow from within
July 25th, 2014
The idea that we use only 10% of our brains seems pervasive, and is on display again in a new movie. However, it's just not true.
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Marmots, China and the Plague
marmot, rodent, the plague, China
July 25th, 2014
Chinese authorities have lifted a nine-day quarantine on a town in the country’s northwest that saw a resident die of the plague. The victim is thought to have caught the disease from a dead marmot, which he fed to his dog
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Should You Trust Health Apps on Your Phone?
A woman shopping for medicine consults her smartphone.
July 25th, 2014
Only a small fraction of the smartphone health apps that are out there have been reviewed by FDA.
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Roasting? 7 Scientific Ways to Beat the Heat
A man pours water over his head on a hot day.
July 25th, 2014
As summer heats up, you may be looking for ways to avoid the heat, beyond the common advice of drinking water and staying inside during the hottest parts of the day. Here are seven science-based tips for staying cool.
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Erectile Dysfunction in Military Males Is Triple the Norm
Three soldiers stand in a field.
July 24th, 2014
Young men in the U.S. military are more likely to have erectile dysfunction than their civilian counterparts, but few military men get treatment, according to a new study.
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Fukushima Monkeys' Blood Shows Signs of Radiation Exposure
A wild Japanese monkey in Fukushima.
July 24th, 2014
Monkeys living in the forests around the city of Fukushima in Japan show lower blood cell counts than monkeys from northern Japan, and have detectable levels of cesium in their bodies, a new study reports.
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Vibrio Warnings: How to Avoid Ocean-Dwelling Bacteria
raw oysters on a plate
July 25th, 2014
Though infections caused by a marine bacterium are more common in the summer months, people can avoid becoming seriously ill by avoiding undercooked shellfish and not swimming with open wounds.
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Is Your Life Story Written in Your Poop?
A woman places her hands over her abdomen.
July 25th, 2014
Traveling or getting sick could change the makeup of the bacteria living in your gut. But how much of a person's life story could be told by tracking such bacterial changes?
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Many Parents Think Their Obese Child's Health Is Good
A child stands on a scale.
July 24th, 2014
About a third of parents of obese children in a new study said they didn't see their child's weight as a health problem, a new study suggests.
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