March 6, 2014 - 10:03 am
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence showing that vaccines are safe and effective, many parents have become skeptical. Efforts to encourage these parents to change their minds have most often focused on correcting misinformation. A new study, however, suggests that this approach may backfire.
March 3, 2014 - 3:21 pm
A South Carolina house committee has passed a budget that includes fiscal punishment for two state-funded schools that assigned “gay-themed” books to students.
March 3, 2014 - 10:07 am
A new study suggests that other characteristics of the women and families who breastfeed may be responsible for improving their infants’ health—not just the act of nursing or breast milk itself.
February 28, 2014 - 1:24 pm
This week, we look at new research about maternal and child health, including reports on prenatal screening tests, the importance of the father’s age, and cesarean sections.
February 24, 2014 - 9:39 am
For many years, the term “unprotected sex” has been synonymous with “sex without a condom.” But some HIV advocates argue that this language is outdated and imprecise, and the CDC has agreed to change it.
February 21, 2014 - 3:48 pm
As National Condom Week (which started on Valentine’s Day, of course) comes to a close, we focus on news about our prophylactic friend.
February 21, 2014 - 9:55 am
Sex Week is coming to the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus, but some state legislators really wish it wasn’t. A resolution was approved in the Tennessee house this week calling the event an “outrageous misuse of student fees and grant monies.”
February 14, 2014 - 10:50 am
This week, we take a look at some completely unscientific surveys that give us a fun peek into the brains of others this Valentine’s Day.
February 12, 2014 - 12:58 pm
The Food and Drug Administration has approved 24 drugs for male sexual dysfunction and zero for women. After rejecting an application for a drug to improve female libido in December, the agency has reconsidered its decision and is giving the manufacturer another chance.
February 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm
A study released this week adds to a growing body of laboratory evidence that many lubricants reduce the motility of sperm. The issue of whether couples should use lube if they’re trying to get pregnant, however, is not entirely settled.