Rates of teen pregnancies and abortions have plunged in Colorado thanks to a six-year program that distributed free LARCs -- long-acting reversible contraceptives -- to teens and young women.
The initiative provided women with free IUDs (intrauterine devices) or hormonal implants that can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years, resulting in a 40 percent decline in birthrates among teen moms and a 42 percent decline in teen abortions from 2009 to 2013, reported The New York Times.
Your body goes through a lot during the 24 hours of a day, according to a new AsapScience video. From one sunrise to the next, here is what's happening to your sleep, hunger, attention span and, yes, even your sex drive.
When you wake up: When your alarm goes off, you're in what's called a hypnopompic state, according to AsapScience.
(Updates with comment from study author Charles Harding throughout story.) By Reuters Staff (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer screenings may not lead to fewer deaths but may lead to overdiagnosis, U. S. researchers suggest. In areas of the U. S. with high levels of screening, more tumors were diagnosed - but breast cancer death rates were no lower than in areas with fewer screenings, researchers report.