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Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it.

11/19/2014

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What Is The ‘Perfect’ Amount Of Sleep?

It’s the question we all want answered — What is the “perfect” amount of sleep? Researchers in Finland analyzed sleep data from nearly 4,000 men and women.

10/08/2014

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Study: People With Poor Smell More Likely To Die Within 5 Years

According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.

10/08/2014

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Butter Making A Comeback As New Study Suggests Health Benefits

Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England found butter and other fats like it may not be as bad for us as once thought, and may even have some health benefits.

07/24/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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Poll: Youth Online Abuse Falling But Prevalent

More young people are reaching out to family members after being harassed or taunted online, and it’s helping. At least a little.

10/24/2013

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Government Shutdown Benefitting Stink Bugs

Not only is the government shutdown causing problems for furloughed federal employees, it’s also indirectly benefitting one of nature’s nuances: stink bugs.

10/14/2013

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FDA, NIH Create 14 Centers For Tobacco Research

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health are awarding millions in funding to create 14 centers to conduct research on tobacco products.

09/19/2013

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U.S. Tax Credit To Benefit Wind Power In Va.

Advocates of wind power are celebrating the survival of a tax credit for research and development of renewable energy such as wind-generated electricity.

01/03/2013

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Study: Increased Risk Of Sexual Assault, Rape In Study Abroad Programs

Female undergraduates have reported a significantly increased risk of rape and sexual assault while studying abroad.

12/24/2012

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