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Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting can be risky for teens, research suggests, but is it bad for consenting adults? Researchers are starting to think the behavior may have its perks — both in and out of bed.
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'Don't Use It, Don't Try It, Don't Smoke It': The Dangers Of Spice In Alaska

Lisa Sauder, executive director of the Bean's Cafe homeless shelter, talks about a recent string of deaths in Anchorage, Alaska, related to a cheap synthetic drug called "spice."
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Crime Interrupts A Baltimore Doctor's Reform Efforts

Dr. Leana Wen came to Baltimore as health commissioner to combat the city's longstanding problems with violence, drug addiction and health disparities. She finds that solutions don't come easy.
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Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Many sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered around a traditional Japanese dish called chanko-nabe. Champions say they count on the stew's balanced nutrition paired with lots of rice to win.
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Psychology Group Votes To Ban Members From Taking Part In Interrogations

The American Psychological Association had been criticized for enabling harsh national security interrogations by keeping its ethics policy in line with the Defense Department's interrogation program.
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Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Tigers have round pupils, but domestic cats have vertical slits in the center of their eyes. What gives? A census of the shapes of animals' pupils suggests size and way of life each play a big role.
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Men Looking To Get Ripped Are At Risk Of Abusing Legal Supplements

We're not talking steroids here; we're talking about the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. They're not dangerous in themselves. But overuse can signal emotional or physical problems.
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Disgust Diet: Can You Train Your Brain To Recoil At High-Calorie Foods?

A psychologist says there could be a simple way to make calorie-packed foods like french fries or ice cream seem unappealing, even a bit disgusting. Others are less sure.
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Hospitals Turn To Toyota To Make Care Safer And Swifter

Public hospitals are adapting the automaker's production system to health care, with the goal of making tasks like scheduling surgeries more safe and efficient.
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Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler's Diarrhea?

There are about as many myths and misconceptions about traveler's diarrhea as there are names for it, such as Delhi belly and Montezuma's revenge. We're here to explain what actually will help.

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