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  • Advocates counter abstinence-only push with Facebook Live sex ed - In one video, a bearded young man sits with an inflatable penis on a shelf behind him and talks frankly about sexually transmitted infections. In another, a young Muslim woman comfortably delves into steps and options to consider should viewers ever think they're pregnant. In a third, a teenager who goes by "they" and "them" pronouns offers insights into the topic of gender identity.
  • Curbing salt intake could add years to your life - Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries.
  • FDA re-examines safety of controversial new drug - The Food and Drug Administration says it is re-examining the safety of a medication that was approved despite concerns that not enough was known about the drug's risks.
  • The humble mushroom, the newest superfood - Mushrooms are often praised because of what they don't contribute to the diet, but that was selling them short. They are very healthy foods and could have medicinal properties.
  • Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana will save many addicted to opioids - Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year.
  • The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence - America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.
  • The health benefits of a colorful life - Color permeates all aspects of our lives. It shapes how we perceive the world, it's an essential part of our cultural identity, and it benefits our health and mind.
  • Medieval grave reveals rare 'coffin birth' - When the brick coffin of a young woman from medieval Italy was opened after its discovery in 2010, two peculiar things stood out to the researchers: There was a perfect hole in the frontal bone of her skull, and between her pelvis and legs, there was a series of smaller bones belonging to a baby.
  • Certain common medications tied to higher dementia risk - Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia.
  • The costs of child care around the world - What does child care look like in other countries? Here is just a sampling of the child care options available to families around the world and how much such options cost.
  • As E. coli outbreak grows, CDC raises concern over hospitalization rate - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 31 additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in the ongoing outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.
  • Japan's 'Bosai Girls' bring fashion to disaster relief - It took a devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami to transform Misaki Tanaka's view of disaster relief and inspire her inner social entrepreneur.
  • FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes - Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors.
  • Terminally ill toddler not allowed to leave UK for treatment, court rules - The fate of 23-month-old Alfie Evans will be decided Wednesday by judges at the UK Court of Appeal where his parents are appealing a ruling made by the High Court on Tuesday to prevent the child from leaving the country for medical treatment.
  • EPA gives $1.9 million to researcher to find lead in water - The EPA has awarded the Virginia Tech researcher who first identified lead in water systems in Flint, Michigan, and Washington, DC, with a $1.9 million grant to study other American cities where lead-tainted water is suspected -- but where residents are struggling to get help from their governments.