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Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

A new study suggests that the decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infection.

‘Thunderstorm asthma’ can cause breathing issues

‘Thunderstorm asthma’ can cause breathing issues

Heavy winds may break up particles, spread them through the air and make them stick when inhaled.

Dealing with thunderstorm asthma

Dealing with thunderstorm asthma

If you react to pollens and molds, it’s best to keep a watchful eye during hard rains.

‘Just a snip,’ I was told. But that was just the beginning.

‘Just a snip,’ I was told. But that was just the beginning.

How a fairly common tongue procedure upended my life, causing chronic pain.

A new map of Mars

A new map of Mars

U.S. Geological Survey offers closest look yet at the Red Planet.

Now you can make an emergency room appointment

Now you can make an emergency room appointment

Going online can cut ER waiting time at hospitals using a new scheduling system.

They’ve got milk made by man

They’ve got milk made by man

Animal lovers turn to biotechnology as they try to perfect a drink that doesn’t require a cow.

Not only are zoo elephants fat. They’re also hard to weigh.

Not only are zoo elephants fat. They’re also hard to weigh.

Researchers are trying to find ways to measure them and prevent health problems such heart disease.

Humans need spiders to protect food from pests

Humans need spiders to protect food from pests

They help us out in more ways than we know, and people should take better care of them.

Investors look at Africa as world’s next breadbasket

Investors look at Africa as world’s next breadbasket

Land is cheap and food prices high, offering new opportunities for the hungry sub-Saharan region.

Fossilized brain of a sea creature is found in China

Fossilized brain of a sea creature is found in China

The Lyrarapax is 500 million years old and a relative of the velvet worm.

Organic food costs more than conventional. Is it worth it?

Organic food costs more than conventional. Is it worth it?

The benefits are considerable for many items, including fruits, vegetable, meat and dairy products.

Readers discuss platelet-rich plasma and physician suicide

Readers discuss platelet-rich plasma and physician suicide

‘Surgery is costly and the recovery time is prolonged. So my dad suggested I try a CRP shot.’

Athletes get naked for ESPN magazine photo shoot

Athletes get naked for ESPN magazine photo shoot

The muscles are amazing, and so are some of the tattoos.

Losing weight might help in fighting hot flashes

Losing weight might help in fighting hot flashes

Some women found it easier to deal with menopause after they got trimmer.

Finalists in Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest

Finalists in Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest

The competition is run by Britain’s Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

Podiatrists offer health tips for pedicure season

Podiatrists offer health tips for pedicure season

Sterilization of instruments is important.

U.S. backs sonic devices in East Coast oil, gas hunt

U.S. backs sonic devices in East Coast oil, gas hunt

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers, approving oil exploration off U.S. Eastern Coast.

Emotional rally held for man who died in custody

Emotional rally held for man who died in custody

The death of a man after a police officer used an apparent chokehold to bring him to the ground during an arrest stoked online discussions about racial tension in America.

As Ebola spreads in West Africa, so do the rumors

As Ebola spreads in West Africa, so do the rumors

Health workers seek to educate local populations about the deadly virus to prevent more infections.

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

Only group in which diagnoses increased was young gay and bisexual men, new study found.

Babies shown grasping speech before uttering first word

Babies shown grasping speech before uttering first word

Babies’ brains react to the voices around them in a kind of rehearsal before they begin speaking.

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane

AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane

Delegates say they’ll work with a ‘renewed sense of purpose.’

Women face sexual assault in scientific work, study says

Women face sexual assault in scientific work, study says

A large majority of those who responded to a survey said they had experienced harassment or assault.

EPA proposal imposes restrictions on large Alaskan mine

The Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay’s watershed would rank as one of the world’s largest open-pit mines.

D.C. hospital gets low marks from staff on key safety issues

D.C. hospital gets low marks from staff on key safety issues

Perception of patient safety improves, but still lags behind national average, survey results show.

End the silence on accidental bowel leakage

End the silence on accidental bowel leakage

Tens of millions are affected but few will talk about it--even with their health care providers

Top AIDS researcher and other activists perished on MH17

Top AIDS researcher and other activists perished on MH17

At least seven passengers were headed to International AIDS Conference, organizers confirm

Have mat, will travel

Have mat, will travel

Whether I line my suitcase with it, sling it over my shoulder on an airplane as my carry-on or leave it on the back seat of my car, it goes where I go.

EPA to propose limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

EPA to propose limits on Alaska’s Pebble Mine project

The Environmental Protection Agency will propose Friday to limit mining activity in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

AIDS researchers fighting to save lives killed in Ukraine crash

AIDS researchers fighting to save lives killed in Ukraine crash

Death in the line of duty is not new to this group.

‘There is no such thing as Ebola’

‘There is no such thing as Ebola’

To fight Ebola, doctors must first explain it.

Renowned AIDS researcher among dead in Malaysia jet crash

Renowned AIDS researcher among dead in Malaysia jet crash

Dutch citizen Joep Lange was en route to Australia for an AIDS conference, his office said.

Top AIDS researcher believed lost when airliner shot down

Top AIDS researcher believed lost when airliner shot down

Several other delegates heading for a conference in Australia were believed to be aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet.

Florida reports first locally acquired case of chikungunya

Florida reports first locally acquired case of  chikungunya

Mosquito-borne virus causes intense joint pain and high fever.

Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

Scientists unlock the genetic secrets of bread wheat

The bread wheat genome was thought to be too complex to decode, until now.

The mission is patient first, so these docs first practice on mannequins

The mission is patient first, so these docs first practice on mannequins

Practicing on technologically advanced mannequins gains wider acceptance in medical education.

Experts say the threat of wildfires is above average

Experts say the threat of wildfires is above average

The warning by the National Interagency Fire Center comes as Western states battle 26 large fires.

FDA found more than smallpox vials in storage room

FDA found more than smallpox vials in storage room

Hundreds of vials of other potentially dangerous pathogens were also in forgotten boxes on NIH campus.

What’s going on at Scientific American?

What’s going on at Scientific American?

The publication is accused of promoting racism, sexism and ‘genetic determinism.’

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