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The opposite of sex? Adults, teens beg to differ
Teens often hold seemingly contradictory ideas about having sex, a new study shows, confounding the abstinence-only sex education message supported by over a billion dollars of federal funding.
After combat, soldiers turning to alcohol
National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests.
Easily startled? Gene may be to blame
Variations in a gene that regulates the brain chemical dopamine may help explain why some people are more prone to anxiety than others, a new study suggests.
Surgical errors cost $1.5 billion a year
An analysis by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality indicates employers pay out $1.47 billion each year to cover the costs incurred from potentially preventable adverse medical events in surgical patients.
FDA warns of reactions to anti-alcohol drug
Nearly 200 patients given Alkermes Inc’s drug Vivitrol for alcohol dependence reported complications from the injection, including abscesses requiring surgical drainage, U.S. health regulators warned on Tuesday.