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The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

2018-04-23
America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.

FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research

2018-04-23
William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.

How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend

2018-04-23
Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."

Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study

2018-04-19
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours

2018-04-19
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.

Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?

2018-04-23
Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting?

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain

2018-04-23
Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds

2018-04-23
Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.

Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say

2018-04-23
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.

Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner

2018-04-20
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March.