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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception
American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 4:19 AM
Your kids actually want you to talk to them about sex
When Avital Norman Nathman's son was about 3, she says, he freaked out after he walked in on her changing a sanitary pad. So she decided to have an age-appropriate conversation about menstruation with him right then and there.


POSTED MAY 24, 2017 3:50 PM
Teen birth rate hits historic low, but sex ed still a struggle
Teenage girls are catching up to teenage boys in one way that does no one any good: lack of sex education, according to a recent report.


POSTED APRIL 29, 2016 7:03 PM
How to have the sexting talk with your kids
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms sexting is a teen reality that's here to stay. Why do they do it? To show off, to entice someone, to show interest in someone, or to prove commitment. Or even as a joke. Teens' developing interest in sex, an impulse to experiment, and apps that make sexting easy -- and acceptable -- create an environment that some teens find irresistible.


POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2016 12:56 PM
Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?
You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.


POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 10:02 AM
Where in the world will the next emerging disease appear?
Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?


POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 7:03 PM
What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier's death
What happened to Otto Warmbier while he was in North Korean custody is a mystery. And it's likely to remain that way. Following his death on Monday, Warmbier's parents Cindy and Fred asked the coroner not to perform an autopsy on their son.


POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 2:01 PM
Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee


POSTED JUNE 21, 2017 1:15 PM
Otto Warmbier: What is unresponsive wakefulness?
Otto Warmbier, the former North Korean detainee now back in the United States, is suffering from "unresponsive wakefulness," also known as a persistent vegetative state. That means he is awake at times but is not aware of his surroundings or himself.


POSTED JUNE 20, 2017 2:10 AM
Ancient Egyptian's wooden toe is sophisticated prosthetic
A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.


POSTED JUNE 22, 2017 1:38 PM

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