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Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)

Worried Parents Balk At HPV Vaccine For Daughters

Parents frequently fret about risks to their daughters from vaccination against cervical cancer, even though the vaccines are safe. Parents who don't plan to have their daughter get the shots often say they don't know enough about the vaccine or that their child doesn't need it anyway.

Scientists Catalog Individual Dust Particles

Invisible dust particles are constantly swirling around in the air. And depending on what's in those particles, they may be affecting our health. Researchers have trapped individual dust particles, and analyzed their unique chemical makeup to create a dust particle library.

To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child

Because dust, mold and pests can trigger asthma attacks, addressing these triggers in the home can keep kids from winding up in the hospital. In the past seven years, the Community Asthma Initiative in Boston has counseled more than a thousand families on how to prevent attacks.

Matchmaker, Er, Match Week, Make Me A Doctor

During match week, med students learn if, and where, they will go for a residency program. It's a nerve-wracking process, but it's supposed to give students an advantage – allowing them to have the same ability to rank their favorite programs as hospitals have to choose the best applicants.

More Patients Keep HIV At Bay Without Antiviral Drugs

French researchers confirm that the immune systems of 14 adults are apparently controlling HIV without medication. It's further evidence that early treatment may prevent the virus from establishing "reservoirs" of HIV-infected cells in the body.