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  • Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?

    Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?
    A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" --  confront researchers with...
  • Taking time out for exercise pays in spades

    Taking time out for exercise pays in spades
    I don't know any Joneses, and if I did I wouldn't waste my time trying to keep up with them. Not on pointless things like the price of my car, color of my lawn or size of my TV, at least. I do like to compete on the size of my belly though, in that...
  • Book review: 'The Science of Kissing' by Sheril Kirshenbaum

    Book review: 'The Science of Kissing' by Sheril Kirshenbaum
    It's late at night and you're finishing a truly golden date. You drank Manhattans and discovered that you both geek out about B-horror films and the collected works of Philip K. Dick. To top it off, you can't stop staring into each other's eyes. When...
  • 'Diving' into a new way of thinking

    'Diving' into a new way of thinking
    Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body. For inspiration,...
  • It's not just hearts that can break

    It's not just hearts that can break
    The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
  • How to deal with your anger

    How to deal with your anger
    The angry outburst is never pretty. Just think of Mel Gibson's recent telephone rants at his ex-girlfriend, recorded and distributed for the world's listening horror. The vitriol, the cussing, the nasty name-calling. None of it has endeared him to the...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
  • The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns

    The myth of ripped muscles and calorie burns
    Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
  • Protection at a cost

    Protection at a cost
    Studies showing that alcohol protects the heart raise questions about drinking. Does moderate, prudent drinking protect the heart and arteries? Two analyses say — shout, actually — that the answer is yes. But they raise a bigger issue: What...
  • Smokers don't make better lovers

    Smokers don't make better lovers
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Lighting up could be slowing you down in the bedroom, suggests a new study. Men who successfully stopped smoking improved on lab measurements of sexual health more than those who relapsed after a quit-smoking program. The...
  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
  • Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit

    Walter Cronkite: 'Eyewitness to a Century' exhibit
    "Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...