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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.

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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.

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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Quick Studies

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

Your Brain Starts Faltering After You Reach Age … 24

Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.

Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014