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Epigenome-wide DNA methylation analysis implicates neuronal and inflammatory signaling pathways in adult murine hepatic tumorigenesis following per... - PubMed

2016 Jul;57(6):435-46. doi: 10.1002/em.22024. Epub 2016 Jun 23.<p>Epigenome-wide DNA methylation analysis implicates neuronal and inflammatory signaling …

Sex, lies and paternity claims: Bolivia's president reels amid tumultuous scandal

That Evo Morales lost a bid for a fourth term in February is today the least of his problems, as his government stands accused of targeting press freedom over coverage of the spiralling saga of a child fathered with an ex-girlfriend<p>A real-life <i>telenovela</i> of sex, lies and paternity claims has gripped …

Three simple, delicious desserts that make strawberries the star

Sweet local strawberries are finally appearing in grocery stores and farmers’ markets, reminding us just how delicious the little rubies can be. The strawberries available during the winter months are beautiful but disappointing, picked before they’ve fully ripened in order to survive the journey …

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Love

No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science

You might beg to differ, however.<p>Every once in a while, we come across a scientific finding that puzzles the crap out of us. This is one of them.<p>A new scientific theory published in the journal <i>Biological Reviews</i> claims that some women are evolutionarily designed to be "sexually fluid," or switch up …

How much of a workout is sex, really?

Studies show intercourse raises our respiratory rate and blood pressure. So is it a form of exercise? Yes and no<p>Sex isn’t only a pleasurable experience, with some reports claiming the act also has health benefits that can be compared to those of exercise.<p>In fact, the physiological response to sex …

Learn Some Portion Control, You’ll Have Better Sex

It seems every week a study comes out that’ll change your life (some of them are sh*t). A diet you need to get happier, an exercise that makes sex better, or some advice to tweak your overall worldview. Often those studies are super useful but very rarely does a study come along that effects your …

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The House is set to pass a slew of bills fighting opioid addiction

The United States House of Representatives is getting ready to put legislative muscle behind the nation's growing fight against opioid addiction, …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

The sad truth: Older women may be invisible in Hollywood, but in porn they are doing fine

Demand for “MILF”-related content in the adult film industry is through the glass ceiling, says GameLink survey<p>Besides gifting us with the image of a man befouling baked goods, the 1999 film <i>American Pie</i> managed to put something else out into the zeitgeist: MILFs. The acronym, which stands for …

10 Foods That Fight Belly Bloat

When bloating, cramping, or heartburn strikes, my brain goes into (WTF) detective mode, calculating every last morsel that passed through my lips and evaluating it after the fact as a potential threat. (CSI, dinner plate edition.)<p>Instead of trying to eliminate everything that might cause an issue, …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Neuroscience

Science May Have Just Unlocked The Key To The Female Orgasm

In the endless debate over the mystery of the female orgasm — and specifically, how a man’s penis size correlates to it — we’ve often heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.” If this new study is correct however, it might not be the size of the boat <i>or</i> the …

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A group of mice developed serious health problems in space — and it might be bad news for astronauts

Researchers who have been studying the tiny space explorers since their 2011 voyage found that the mice exhibited early signs of liver disease. From their study of liver samples, they conclude that the microgravity environment, where the gravity is so weak that objects appear to be weightless, …

Diabetes

Oklahoma court: oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious from drinking

The ruling sparked outrage among critics who argue the judicial system engaged in victim-blaming and upholding outdated notions about rape and sexual assault<p>An Oklahoma court has stunned local prosecutors with a declaration that state law doesn’t criminalize oral sex with a victim who is completely …

Here's how common it is to cheat on your partner

<i>"Just how common is cheating? What percentage of people admit that they have done it before?"</i><p>This is a surprisingly difficult question to answer because it depends upon how you define "cheating." Specifically, are you talking only about sexual infidelity, or are you also asking about emotional …

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The Way Your Vagina Is Shaped Could Impact Your Orgasm

Science is blowing my mind right now.<p>A new evidence review suggests that your ability to orgasm has a lot to do with the shape of your vagina, Medical Express reports.<p>Leslie Hoffman of the Department of Anatomy at Indiana University School of Medicine and her colleagues found that during gestation, …

Relationships

Adventures of a Sex Phone Operator: The Surprising Highs, the Grossest Lows, and the Lesson I Took Away from It All

I knew the experience might change me—but I didn't realize how much.<p>When I left home and went to the big city for college, I found myself strapped for cash.<p>I looked online for "telephone acting gigs," which is how the job was advertised. Companies looked for "talent," not sex workers or snake oil …

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Dakota Johnson Says Her Fifty Shades Sex Scenes Are "Tedious," Which Is Not What Christian Grey Hoped For

Girl, please.<p>Well, there you have it, there's officially one person out there who's just not into the prospect (the reality even) of boning Jamie Dornan — or at least make-pretend boning. And it just so happens that person is Dakota Johnson, his <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> co-star. Womp, womp, womp.<p>Dakota …

Dakota Johnson

12 Fascinating Facts About Semen

Sometimes the things you’d never bring up in polite company are the most interesting. Case in point: semen. It’s one of those sex-related subjects that’s shrouded in so much mystery, it becomes even more intriguing. There are the obvious facts: it’s a major part of getting someone pregnant and has …

China: Obesity 'explosion' in rural youth, study warns

<b>Obesity has rapidly increased in young rural Chinese, a study has warned, because of socioeconomic changes.</b><p>Researchers found 17% of boys and 9% of girls under the age of 19 were obese in 2014, up from 1% for each in 1985.<p>The 29-year study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, …

Holistic Medicine

Revolutionary antibiotics will save the world - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

An international team of including the Lomonosov Moscow State University researchers discovered which enzyme enables Escherichia coli bacterium (E. …

Biomedicine
Humanity

This is the best way to wash your hands - according to science

A new study by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University has confirmed that a hand-washing method recommended by the World Health Organisation for health care professionals is superior to an alternative method recommended by America's Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.<p>Researchers observed …

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