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California Gov. Signs Vaccination Legislation into Law

uiscar/iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Cal­i­for­nia Gov­er­nor Jerry Brown on Tues­day signed into law leg­is­la­tion requir­ing pub­lic school stu­dents be vac­ci­nated, a bill that prompted much debate.The law revokes a parent’s abil­ity to opt out of vac…

 

Therapy Tortoise Comforts Residents at Florida Nursing Home

Chau­tauqua Reha­bil­i­ta­tion & Nurs­ing Center(DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla.) — A 20-year-old is one of the slow­est at a nurs­ing home in Florida.Shelly — an African spur thigh tor­toise — has roamed the halls of the Chau­tauqua Reha­bil­i­ta­tion & Nurs­ing C…

 

 

Your Body: The Deadly Effects of Smoking

Wave­break Media/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torThe per­cent­age of Amer­i­cans who smoke has decreased from 23 per­cent in 2000 to 18 per­cent in 2012. But the bad news is that there’s still a stag­ger­ing num­ber of deaths…

 

 

Is Too Much Sexual Attention Bad for Women?

iStock/Thinkstock(BRISBANE, Aus­tralia) — There is such a thing as being “too sexy”…for fruit flies, that is.Excess male sex­ual atten­tion is harm­ful to females, found a new Aus­tralian and Cana­dian fruit fly study, reports Sci­ence Daily.The …

 

Teens Develop New Condom to Help Against STIs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This takes sex edu­ca­tion to a whole new level.Three teenagers recently devel­oped a con­dom that changes color when in con­tact with sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted infec­tions (STI), reports the U.K.’s The Inde­pen­dent. The ‘…