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When longtime former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed suit July 6 for sexual harassment against the network’s former boss, Roger Ailes, the public response was less than kind. There were expressed...

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Few people would doubt that sex is ubiquitous in media – whether movies, television, music or books – and that teens today have unprecedented access to all of it. It’s often taken for granted that...

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Philip Morris International just lost a six-year battle to block Uruguay’s strong cigarette warning labels, which cover 80 percent of the front and back of cigarette packs, including graphic photos...

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Just over 50 years ago, a highly contagious but seemingly harmless virus swept through the United States, infecting as many as 12.5 million people. In both adults and children, the virus presented as...

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The opium poppy is arguably the oldest painkiller known to man, with its use being described by the ancient civilizations. Opium mimics the body’s home-made painkillers — endorphins and the like —...

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We’ve all heard that “practice makes perfect,” or at least that “perfect practice makes perfect.” Is this true? Some would unequivocally say “yes.” In 1993, psychologist K. Anders Ericsson...

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As the spotlight shifts from the Republican to Democratic convention, Hillary Clinton’s plans for health care reform, including a proposed new “public option” for health insurance for some Americans,...

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Approximately four million women give birth each year in the United States. Most women have some level of fear about labor and birth; it is considered part of the normal experience of childbirth. For...

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The demands of being a presidential candidate take a toll on sleep. And the demands are not likely to lessen for whomever is elected. President Obama says he schedules six hours of sleep a night but that...

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The opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are just days away. But this year, fears of Zika have cast a shadow over festivities. The Zika virus is the cause of an ongoing epidemic of...