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Dadbod Will Never Die: New Study Connects Fatherhood to Weight Gain

Surprise! We’ll never stop talking about dadbod, the year’s most irritating word, because dadbod has been recognized by science. A Northwestern University study published this week in the American Journal of Men’s Health has concluded that “men gain weight after they become fathers for the first time whether or not… » 7/23/15 1:30pm Thursday 1:30pm

Do You See Faces Everywhere? That's Because You're a Neurotic Mess

The good news is that you’re not hallucinating. The bad news is that if you see faces hidden in inanimate objects, such as electrical outlets or that avocado that you haven’t had the heart to eat and which is now rotting up your entire kitchen, it’s because you’re neurotic. Science says so! » 7/17/15 5:00pm 7/17/15 5:00pm

Don't Squirt Chemicals Into Your Vagina; It's Bad for You

A new study out of George Washington University has found that douching with feminine hygiene products may expose users to harmful chemicals that can wreak havoc on their hormones. So not only is douching now discouraged due to its role in raising a woman’s risk of bacterial infections and cancer, it’s also… » 7/15/15 10:05pm 7/15/15 10:05pm

Study: 'Overwhelming Majority' of Women Don't Regret Their Abortions

A new study followed more than 600 women who had abortions over a three-year period to determine whether they regretted terminating their pregnancies. The authors found no evidence of the “post-abortion trauma syndrome” touted by anti-abortion activists, writing that the “overwhelming majority” of women—95… » 7/13/15 7:45pm 7/13/15 7:45pm

Scientists May Have Finally Discovered a Chlamydia Vaccine

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, infecting around 1.4 million people in the United States in 2012. The infection is gnarly: it can lead to ectopic pregnancies, pneumonia, and infertility in women, and can also cause blindness if you get the infection in your eyes (which you should… » 6/23/15 9:30pm 6/23/15 9:30pm

Once Again, The Media Is Overhyping The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

“There does not appear to be evidence that chocolate should be avoided in terms of impact on cardiovascular risk.” So conclude the authors of a report published Monday in the august medical journal Heart. Their takeaway is decidedly unsexy (takeaways from well-conducted health studies, which the aforementioned… » 6/16/15 6:06pm 6/16/15 6:06pm

These Lady Scientists Are So Distractingly Sexy I'm In Love and Crying

The internets are having fun destroying biochemist Tim Hunt’s comments about the “trouble with girls” in laboratories. Using the hashtag #distractinglysexy, people are posting ironic pictures of famed female scientists, while working scientists are taking selfies so hot it’s like they’re saturated with thermal energy.
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