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  • Should dating apps have HIV filters?
    Dating apps and sites offer the option to filter matches by sex, ethnicity, height or religion -- but they could be even more personal.


  • How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV
    Grindr, a dating app for gay men, was found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV, according to a recent study.


  • When sex is bad for men, good for women


  • When your kids think you're always wrong
    It can be exasperating when your tween or teen thinks you are wrong all the time, but it is often a normal part of your child's development.


  • How to deal with a defiant child
    Most parents have struggled with a defiant child, but what they might not realize is that there are steps they can take to eliminate the challenging behavior.


  • Stop the meltdowns!
    In my house, we called it going boneless. That's when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them.


  • Setting limits for 'spoiled' kids
    More than 10 years ago, as I headed to one of my final OB/GYN appointments before my first daughter was born, I had a moment.


  • Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dust
    Researchers say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country.


  • A four-day workweek could be hazardous to your health
    The math is simple, but the implications of these schedules are different. The danger is in disregarding the effects that can occur as a result of fatigue and stress.


  • Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada
    Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week's change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: pharmaceutical-grade heroin.


  • An island's future tied to farming crops from the past
    Off the coast of Georgia lies a quiet island, accessible only by boat and home to about 50 year-round residents -- all descendants of slaves.


  • How sugar industry sweetened research in its favor
    Old documents shed new light on the sugar industry's controversial history of funding heart disease research.


  • Raising a good person in a digital world
    As parents, we have many hopes for our kids. We want them to grow up to live happy, successful lives. We hope they'll find love, maybe have kids of their own, and pursue their dreams. But at the bottom of all these wishes is the hope that our kid turns into a decent human being -- someone who is kind, respectful, and honest.


  • Do you know what an IUD is? Many don't
    On the very first episode of the MTV reality series "Teen Mom," back in 2009, the cameras were rolling as Catelynn, one of the girls on the show, talked to her doctor about birth control. She made the decision to get a Mirena intrauterine device, known as an IUD; it's more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and lasts for five years.


  • The more alcohol ads kids see, the more alcohol they consume
    My girls, 8 and 10, really enjoy watching football, but I have to admit I cringe every time they see yet another beer commercial during a live game.



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