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October 12th, 2016 There is 'no robust scientific evidence' to indicate that sexual activity has a negative effect upon athletic results, found a University of Florence meta-analysis. Over the course of the Rio Olympics, 450,000 condoms were distributed around the...

September 28th, 2016 Patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals had higher short-term risks of suicide if they were diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and were not connected to a health system for care, according to a Columbia University...

September 21st, 2016 Electronic cigarettes could help smokers kick the habit and do not appear to pose serious side-effects in the short- to mid-term, found a Cochrane Review. The Guardian reports that the findings come from medical research group the Cochrane...

September 14th, 2016 A Johns Hopkins review on over-the-counter  head lice treatments found a marked decline in the effectiveness of  pyrethroids,  likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. The review also noted that...

September 14th, 2016 Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to a large study from the University of California - Berkeley. Researchers compared the racial biases of nearly 1.4m people nationwide to death...
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