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  • Sex ed programs that discuss gender balance are more effective, study finds

     Sex ed programs that discuss gender balance are more effective, study finds
    Sexual education programs that discuss gender balance within relationships are significantly more effective at preventing sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies than programs that don't, a new study finds. The results are...
  • Nation lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    Nation lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth
    The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, health...
  • Bill on drug pricing would help state in figuring healthcare costs

    Bill on drug pricing would help state in figuring healthcare costs
    A new crop of specialty drugs holds great promise for treating or even curing some devastating diseases, but their high cost challenges health insurers and taxpayer-funded health programs. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has asked for $300 million in...
  • State finds termite nests as big as toaster ovens in Dania

    State finds termite nests as big as toaster ovens in Dania
    Using axes and picks, workers tore up termite nests the size of toaster ovens Tuesday, as a new battle began against a foreign insect that has seized territory in Dania Beach. The conehead termite, named for its pointy head, was discovered in Dania...
  • Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater

    Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater
    Even in an area that was becoming accustomed to earthquakes, a 5.6 temblor near Prague, Okla., in 2011 stood out. The shaking was strong enough to destroy 14 homes, cause a highway to buckle and slightly injure two people. The initial shaking from a...
  • New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Researchers deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes...
  • Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

    Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says
    The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows. Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than...
  • Youthful binge drinking changes the brain - for the worse - into adulthood

    Youthful binge drinking changes the brain - for the worse - into adulthood
    The adult brain that was awash in alcohol during its formative years looks different and acts differently than an adult brain that skipped the youthful binge drinking, says a new study conducted on rats. All grown up, the brain exposed to periodic...
  • Minnesota moose research halted by governor

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday put an end to his state's ambitious moose research project out of concern that it is harming the animals it's designed to help. He said human handling of adults and calves when scientists collared them with GPS...
  • Reduced public funding for basic research leaves U.S. in the scientific dust

    Reduced public funding for basic research leaves U.S. in the scientific dust
    A new report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lists four landmark scientific achievements of the last year: the first spacecraft landing on a comet; the discovery of a new fundamental particle, the Higgs boson; the development of the world's...
  • 'It's all about food and sex': Study shows how Everglades pythons live

    Until now, wildlife biologists have largely tracked the invasion of the recondite Burmese python in South Florida by what they didn't see: marsh rabbits, wading birds and other critters voraciously consumed by pythons since the snakes arrived in the...