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Professor creates male birth control pill

As U. Minnesota students reach for condoms to prevent pregnancy, one professor is on the verge of creating a male contraceptive similar to the female birth control pill.

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Editorial: Adderall – Friend or foe? Mostly the latter

Adderall is an amphetamine-based medication intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. But the high levels of mental focus that the medicine provides has led growing numbers of young adults — with college students, in particular, the drug is especially popular — to fake A.D.H.D. symptoms in order to obtain prescriptions.

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Lightning’s striking effect on migraines

It’s easy to ignore a grandparent who says a storm is coming because their knees are “acting up.” It’s even more ridiculous to think that Karen from “Mean Girls” knows when it will rain, thanks to her cleavage. But a new study suggests that people who suffer from migraines may actually be able to tell when lightning has been striking nearby.

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White House proposes compromise on contraceptives

The White House proposed a new compromise Friday regarding religious nonprofits and the mandated contraceptive coverage, a deal that would potentially allow Notre Dame to issue a health insurance plan to its employees without directly providing birth control coverage.

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Editorial: War on drugs made dangerous synthetics possible

It has been almost two months since Texas teenager Emily Bauer became stable enough to come off of life support after suffering several seizures and strokes, allegedly caused by synthetic drugs. Bauer is now constrained to a wheelchair and has only recently regained the ability to swallow solid food.

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Column: Shame on you, Coca-Cola

America’s veins are filled with the carbonated, sugary sweetness of Coca-Cola. These soft drinks — the more than 650 products made by Coca-Cola — have become a part of the fabric of America.

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Column: The unspoken epidemic

Today 180 million people around the globe are infected with Hepatitis C. In the United States, 3.2 million are infected with the virus—1.6 percent of the American population.

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Gatorade to remove oft-banned ingredient

Meghan Burke, a 22-year-old U. Florida marketing senior, was shocked to learn that the Gatorade she was enjoying contained an ingredient banned in other countries for health reasons.

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Column: 40 years later, Roe v. Wade still resonates

Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade. The verdict utilized the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to protect a woman’s privacy regarding the right to choose.

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Study finds smoking worsens hangovers

On your next night at the Whiskey Republic, leave the cigarettes at home — smoking could lead to a worse hangover, according to a new study from Brown U’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.

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