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HPV Vaccine Needs to Reach Boys, Too

Gypsyamber D’Souza of Johns Hopkins University discussed the rise in HPV-related oral cancer, its connection to oral sex and the risk for men at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

February 19, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

Opioid Epidemic Gets Treatment Prescription

Wilson Compton, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addressed ways to deal with the U.S. opioid epidemic at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

February 17, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

From AI to Zika: AAAS Conference Highlights

Scientific American editors Mark Fischetti, Dina Maron and Seth Fletcher talk about the info they picked up at the just-concluded annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C...

February 16, 2016 — Mark Fischetti, Dina Fine Maron, Seth Fletcher and Steve Mirsky

Gut Microbes Lessen Mice Malarial Malaise

Mice with the right mix of microbes were spared the worst of a malaria infection, possibly via some sort of "booster effect" on the immune system. Christopher Intagliata reports...

February 12, 2016 — Christopher Intagliata

Antioxidant Use Still Small Mixed Bag

At a Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health forum on diet and health, Walter Willett, chair of the school's nutrition department, talked about benefits and risks associated with antioxidant supplements...

February 1, 2016 — Steve Mirsky
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