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Your Sex Toys Can Spread HPV, Even If You Clean Them

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:21

Couples who use and share sex toys could be potentially spreading HPV, even after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Researchers found traces of the virus 24 hours after cleaning products were used.

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Weird Things Are Happening In Hospitals

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:31

People never cease to amaze, as one Pennsylvania woman was recently caught selling heroin out of her hospital bed. But she's not the only one doing weird things in hospitals.

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The Government’s New Black Lung Prevention Efforts Are Long Overdue

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:09

Will the government’s new regulations help stop the surge of black lung cases among young miners?

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Bill Gates' Global Vaccine Support Makes Sense In Dollars [PHOTO]

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:56

Billionaire Bill Gates tweeted this infographic showing vaccine support and the low cost of preventing many diseases.

Male Doctors Outearn Women In Medicare Reimbursements

Male Doctors Outearn Women By 88% In Medicare Reimbursements

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:47

A new study shows male doctors outearn female counterparts by seeing more Medicare patients, performing more services, and charging more.

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The Discovery That Changed AIDS Research Forever Turns 30

By | Wed, 04/23/2014 - 07:00

HIV/AIDS is a leading cause of death around the world, and science is closer than ever to cracking the disease's code.

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Are Babies Who Cry At Night Just Hungry? Hint: It's More Menacing Than That

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:01

While most parents just assume that their 6-month-old infant crying in the middle of the night is hungry, one scientist's theory suggests it's actually an evolutionary tactic to stay the only child.

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Here's How Much Doctors Make Annually

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:45

Medscape released a 2013 report regarding physician compensation, decline in specialty pay, and more.

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A Bar Fight Turned This Man Into A Genius After Brain Injury

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:35

After a bar fight in 2002 left Jason Padgett unconscious, he never thought he'd wake up as a mathematical genius.

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Austism Test Screens For Disorder's Key Traits, But It Comes With Limits

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:03

A team of psychologists at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre released an online test that claims to measure adults' autistic traits. Although they say it's not diagnostic, how dangerous is it for people to tread so closely to self-diagnosis?

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Scientists Use New Tool To Learn Why Starving Kids' Brains Don't Grow

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:11

In an effort to better understand the cognitive impact of malnutrition on the infant brain, British scientists are using a new imaging tool called functional near-infrared spectroscopy.

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How Did The Hawaiian Air Stowaway Survive 5 Hours Without Oxygen?

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:12

A teen snuck into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight headed to Maui and survived nearly six hours of sub-zero temperatures and lack of oxygen.

FDA Releases 2013 Report On Food Safety

U.S. Food Safety Is Still A Work In Progress

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:07

Although salmonella infections fell nine percent to 2006-2008 levels, other foodborne illnesses either rose or remained steady last year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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When Smuggling Goes Wrong: Surgeons Extract 12 Gold Bars From Man's Stomach

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:38

An Indian man who tried smuggling gold into the country had to see a surgeon after he found that they wouldn't come out.

Researcher Theo Roth Discovers New Model For TBI Study

An Accidental Discovery Fuels Traumatic Brain Injury Research

By | Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:27

A young researcher bumbled his way to developing a new technique allowing real-time observation of traumatic brain injury in a mouse model.

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