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The Female Condom Is the Next Big Thing in Safe Sex

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is undergoing a transformation.

 

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Why Don’t We Use Condoms for Oral Sex?

We really should, but the numbers show that almost no one does.

 

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Sex and the Teenage Girl, Redux

Like the morning-after pill, the HPV vaccine doesn’t encourage teen promiscuity, either.

 

Can Facebook Promote Safe Sex?

New research shows mixed results when high-risk teenagers are targeted with online public health initiatives.

 

Red Alert: The Color of Danger Influences Behavior

A new study suggests the color red can serve as a danger signal to our unconscious minds, making people more likely to take actions that enhance their safety.

 

AARP, Meet STD

Studies show the over-50 demographic needs AIDS education.

 

AIDS Increases Among Young and Old Men

 

 

A Prophylactic for Free Speech?

Re-emergent STDs lead some to call for restrictions on gay hookup websites, which may possess a more formidable weapon: the First Amendment.

 

The Over-50 Crowd Relearns the Facts of Life

HIV infection is a growing fact of life for America’s baby boomer population. But it’s a fact both the aging and their caregivers are spectacularly unprepared to address.

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Mysterious Resting State Networks Might Be What Allow Different Brain Therapies to Work

Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.

Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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