Category Archives: Health

Obama Administration Moves to Limit Girls’ Access to Emergency Contraception

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The Obama administration is fighting a judge’s order that would allow girls of all ages prescription-free access to Plan B, a pill that drastically lowers…read more

I’ll Have the Test-Tube Burger, Please

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Taste testers in London may soon sample their first in vitro burger – muscle tissue grown from animal cells in a laboratory. The sci-fi meal…read more

Obama Hopes Mapping Project Reveals Brain’s Mysteries

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Published April 8, 2013 President Obama rolled out an ambitious new scientific research initiative to study the brain last week that he hopes will bring…read more

Is Gun Violence a Matter of Public Health?

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After recent mass shootings, debate over gun violence has focused on law enforcement and crime. However, with 30,000 people dying each year from gun shots,…read more

The Science of Stress: How Well Do You Test?

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How well a person handles competition and stressful test-taking environments can be traced to his or her biology and a certain gene called the COMT…read more

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