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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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My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

How to Water a Farm in Sandy Ground

Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.

Unlocking Consciousness

A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.

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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