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  • New study: Essure less effective than tubal ligation at preventing pregnancy

    New study: Essure less effective than tubal ligation at preventing pregnancy
    Ellen Hanrahan, a 36-year-old mother of two, was done having children. To make sure, she had tiny metal coils implanted inside her fallopian tubes, a relatively new form of permanent birth control marketed under the brand name Essure. A year later,...
  • UCF football's Joey Grant makes academic history with DeVos program

    UCF football's Joey Grant makes academic history with DeVos program
    The 2014-15 college football season has yet to start and UCF offensive lineman Joey Grant already made history. Grant, a redshirt junior, became the first active football player to be accepted into the DeVos Sports Business Management program in the...
  • Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds

    Girls called 'too fat' are more likely to become obese, study finds
    Calling a girl "too fat" may increase her chances of being obese in the future, new research suggests. In a letter published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at UCLA report that 10-year-old girls who are told they are too fat by people that are...
  • Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits

    Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate's health benefits
    For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is. On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)...
  • First-ever blood test identifies impending Alzheimer's disease

    First-ever blood test identifies impending Alzheimer's disease
    For the first time, a test that detects 10 types of lipids, or fats, circulating in a person's blood has been shown to predict accurately whether he or she will develop the memory loss and mental decline of Alzheimer's disease over the next two to three...
  • His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life

    His Endeavour: Giving old shuttle parts new life
    It was the type of weather that would have scrubbed a space shuttle launch. The rain was relentless. Water streamed down Dennis Jenkins' glasses, dripping off the tip of his nose, as he surveyed the scrap yard not far from where the shuttles once...
  • Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson

    Review: 'A Window on Eternity' by Edward O. Wilson
    If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
  • About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says

    Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
  • Still rising: 1 in 68 kids has an autism spectrum disorder, CDC says

    Still rising: 1 in 68 kids has an autism spectrum disorder, CDC says
    Autism is much more common than previously thought, according to a new government report that estimates that 1 in 68 children have some form of the disorder. Boosting the rate has become a two-year ritual since theĀ U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...