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After child sexual abuse, being “physically intact” doesn’t tell the whole story

The recent pardon of a convicted child rapist by the ex-Kentucky Governor has sparked a lot of controversies. The basis of the pardon was- “the victim’s hymen was noted to be physically intact.” Evolving studies have continuously shown that the hymen is not a reliable or accurate means to conclude sexual assault. But if physical… Read More »

Genes tell the story of how the Asian tiger mosquito spread

Over the last 40 years, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has invaded every continent thanks to the transportation of its eggs via human trade and transportation. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now used the genomes of the mosquitoes to track the history of the invasion and expansion of the species through… Read More »

Obama Alums Tell Health Insurance Lobby “Medicare For All” Won’t Happen – MAPLight.org

This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site. A decade after the nation’s biggest health insurance lobby spent more than $ 100 million on a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, Obama’s former top strategist told the organization’s executives that “Medicare for All” likely won’t… Read More »

Why Science Can’t Seem to Tell Us How to Eat Right

USDA Choose My Plate: “Dietary Guidelines for America.” News release, Harvard School of Public Health. The New York Times: “Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe.” National Center for Health Statistics: NHANES history: “About the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.” National Cancer Institute: “NHANES Food Questionnaire.” National Cancer Institute: “Usual Dietary Intakes: NHANES… Read More »