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thedevelopmentset.com

Can a Ring Save Women from HIV?

This ring could stop HIV in women. Reporting in The Development Set.

Corn article
sciencenewsforstudents.org

Girls Take Note: Corn Fiber Can Strengthen Bones

An ingredient used in baked goodies can make girls' bones strong. Reporting in Science News for Students.

Lovedoctor article
Co.EXIST

In India, LoveDoctor Answers The Sex Questions No One Else Will

A new startup aims to solve Indians' love woes. Story in FastCoExist.

Things article
Fast Company

Scientific Proof That Buying Things Can Actually Lead To Happiness

Sometimes, even things can make you happy. Find how in this Fast Company piece.

Burger article
sciencenewsforstudents.org

Grandparents' Diet Could Be a Weighty Issue For Grandkids

Your eating habits could affect your grandkids' health. Story in Science News for Students.

Fakesugar article
sciencenewsforstudents.org

How Fake Sugar Can Lead to Overeating

Think twice before sprinkling that artificial sweetener into your coffee. Story in Science News for Students.

Roach article
sciencenewsforstudents.org

Got Milk? Roach Milk Could Be a New Superfood

Scientists have figured out the structure of "cockroach milk." Story in Science News for Students.

Sharon article
sciencefriday.com

A Vaginal Ecologist's Crusade Against HIV in Women

Sharon Hillier is on a mission to save women from HIV. Read her amazing story in Science Friday, an NPR entity.

Teenager article
sciencenewsforstudents.org

To Teens, Benefits Are More Persuasive Than Risks

A new study shows why teenagers show such reckless behavior at times. Reporting for Science News for Students.

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Prevention

How Many Types Of Vaginas Are There?

Get to know your vagina better through this Prevention.com piece.

Drone article
The Lancet

The Age of Drones: What it Might Mean for Health?

Drones kill. But can they also save lives? I find out in the Lancet.

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The Lancet

Asia's Battle Against Japanese Encephalitis

As the rainy season approaches, neurologists across Asia are bracing themselves for the annual
outbreak of Japanese encephalitis. Dinsa Sachan reports for the Lancet Neurology.

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damemagazine.com

How Young Activists Are Getting India To Talk About Menstruation

In this Dame magazine piece, I write about India's sanitary napkin revolution.

Sns article
student.societyforscience.org

Adult Diseases May Be Linked to Childhood Weight

Obesity that develops in childhood can set the stage for killer adult diseases. Reporting in Science News for Students.

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Nature

Darkness Sharpens Hearing in Adult Mice

Can a hearing impairment make you a musical genius? Considering the possibilities in this breaking news piece for Nature.com.