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How Some Parents Could Learn Adult Daughters' Birth Control Habits

Under the federal health law, adult children can remain on parents' insurance plans until they reach age 26. Parents may find out about their daughters' prescriptions for birth control pills from notices of insurance benefits.
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Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.


Will Low-Cost Genome Sequencing Open 'Pandora's Box'?

The prospect of lots of people plunging into their genomes makes many doctors very nervous. Some argue that for most people, genome sequencing could reveal false positives and be a big waste of time and money.

Researchers Say Kids Are Exposed To 'Startling' Amounts Of Background TV

The typical child in the U.S. is exposed to nearly four hours of background TV a day, a national survey finds. The youngest kids are exposed to the most, yet should watch the least, according to guidelines from pediatricians.

Misdeeds, Not Mistakes, Behind Most Scientific Retractions

Biomedical researchers believed that most retractions of published studies were the result of honest errors. An analysis of retractions over four decades finds that's not the case.