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69% support for contraception coverage in Obamacare sounds high, but dental care, colonoscopies were more popular.
Men, take note: Pretty much any type of pain is a turn-off to females (mice). What helped? Not Viagra, but Lyrica.
69% of Americans support "controversial" Obamacare rule requiring health providers to cover birth control:
Pain isn't just painful, it kills libido in females. Shockingly, it has no such effect on males.
Study in @JAMAInternalMed aims to quantify the anxiety felt by women after a false-positive mammogram:
Nike lays off FuelBand team, exits wearable device market, report says: #LATFit
From the Dept. of Unintended Consequences: When chocolate milk is removed from schools, more white milk is wasted.
When it comes to the long-term consequences of bullying, depression & anxiety are just the tip of the iceberg.
Therapeutic cloning was going to be the "next big thing" in regenerative medicine. But times have changed.
Negative effects of bullying don't end in childhood. Not by a long shot.
When "free" actually means "really expensive": When describing prescription drug samples, @Stanford study says.
Think those free drug samples you get from your doctor are saving you money? Think again, @JAMADerm study says
PROGRESS: 13 of 41 vegetative patients had signs of consciousness in PET scans. 1 yr later, 9 of 13 had improved.
Another risk of obesity: Rise in BMI before or in early pregnancy is REALLY bad news for baby. @JAMA_current
California is first U.S. state to set drinking water standards for chromium 6, carcinogen of "Erin Brockovich" fame
Nanny state win: England's efforts to wean public off salt helped cut heart attacks & strokes by 40%. @bmj_company
Word of the Day: HANGER -- The act of lashing out aggressively (e.g. at a spouse) due to hunger.
Are you mad at your spouse, or are you just hungry? Study examines role of glucose in happy marriages.
What is math good for? How about helping you overcome your jetlag as quickly as possible. Meet Entrain:
H5N1 bird flu is deadly, though luckily not very contagious. But that could change with just 5 DNA mutations.
What do stroke, diabetes, Parkinson's & liver cancer have in common? All are less likely when u drink coffee.
You knew it had to be true ... coffee IS a health food. Latest research suggests it reduces risk of liver cancer.
Procrastination is the flip side of acting impulsively, a study of twins suggests. Here's why:
This ancient shrimp-like animal has the oldest circulatory system known to science. @NatureComms via @aminawrite
Glucosamine may not do much for joints, but could it extend your life? New research in @NatureComms says it might.