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Family Matters: Parental Support May Help Teens Overcome Anorexia

by Julia Haskins

Parental Support May Help Teens Overcome Anorexia

A supportive network of loved ones can mean the difference between getting stronger and prolonged suffering for people with psychological disorders, and anorexia nervosa is no exception. A growing body of evidence from Stanford University School of Medicine supports including family members in a patient’s recovery.

Should Women Remove Breasts Because of Cancer Risk?

It’s a familiar paradox: When we screen more people more often for cancer, we don’t just help by finding life-threatening cancers sooner; we also hurt by giving some people with pre-cancers or low-risk cancers overly aggressive treatments.

When it comes to breast cancer, things are even more complicated. Doctors can screen for cancer. They can also screen for mutations in BRCA genes that put some women at much higher risk. (Women with a BRCA1 mutation have roughly a 60 percent chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer by age 70.)

Do Video Games Make Kids Saints or Psychopaths?

By Rachel Barclay

More than 90 percent of kids play video games, and more than 90 percent of games rated E10+ or above contain violence. What impact does this have on young children?

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, including 20 children, before committing suicide.

Why Do Women Have Fewer Orgasms Than Men?

By Nina Lincoff

A new study finds that while men have more orgasms, when it comes to women, there are dramatic variations in orgasm rate depending on their sexual orientation.

Why Do Women Have Fewer Orgasms Than Men?

An orgasm, for all the sparks and explosion, can be a complicated thing. Reaching orgasm happens more frequently for some than others. As it turns out, women have fewer, less predictable, and more varied orgasm experiences than men, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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