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The Checkup: Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

17 hours ago from NY Times Health

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.

How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations

17 hours ago from NY Times Health

Fifteen murder and sexual assault cases have been solved since April with a single genealogy website. This is how GEDmatch went from a casual side project to a revolutionary tool.

Gwyneth Paltrow on marrying Brad Falchuk: 'I feel so lucky'

18 hours ago from UPI

Gwyneth Paltrow said it was "fantastic" to find love with Brad Falchuk and marry for a second time.

Cowboys aim to extend success beyond home turf

18 hours ago from UPI

The Dallas Cowboys celebrated a lopsided 40-7 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday, keeping their home record perfect at 3-0.

Can Pinterest succeed with slow-growth strategy?

18 hours ago from Physorg

If Instagram is the dream vacation you'll never go on and Facebook is Thanksgiving with too many relatives arguing over politics, Pinterest is sitting on the couch by yourself, watching...

Nicole Kidman: Tom Cruise marriage kept me from being harassed

20 hours ago from UPI

Nicole Kidman said her relationship with Tom Cruise "cocooned" her from sexual harassment during her early career.

Russian Orthodox Church severs ties with Constantinople over Ukraine

20 hours ago from UPI

The Russian Orthodox Church will sever all ties with Constantinople to protest the church leadership's endorsement of an independent Ukrainian church.

Women are less likely to be rewarded for innovations in the workplace

21 hours ago from Physorg

Organizations are eager to find innovative workers because of their ability to see opportunities for improvement in areas that might otherwise go overlooked. But research shows that if these innovative...

Russian Orthodox Church severs ties with from Constantinople over Ukraine

21 hours ago from UPI

The Russian Orthodox Church will sever all ties with Constantinople to protest the church leadership's endorsement of an independent Ukrainian church.

Do lovers always tease each other? Study shows how couples handle laughter and banter

21 hours ago from Science Daily

How partners in a romantic relationship deal with laughter or being laughed at affects their everyday life, their relationship satisfaction and even their sexuality.

Kids can still overcome reading difficulties by Grade 3 but earlier intervention is better, new research shows

21 hours ago from Physorg

A University of Alberta education researcher who achieved dramatic results with early assessment and intervention to help Grade 1 and 2 students with reading difficulties says there's still a chance...

Letting your dog sleep with you is good for chronic pain sufferers, new study shows

22 hours ago from Physorg

For chronic pain sufferers, it may be smart to let sleeping dogs lie, a new University of Alberta study suggests.

Rams' Cooper Kupp expected to miss Week 7

22 hours ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Rams don't expect to have Cooper Kupp available for their Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Tinashe eliminated in 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27

22 hours ago from UPI

"Me So Bad" singer Tinashe and partner Brandon Armstrong got the boot on "Dancing with the Stars."

Teen violence down in countries that ban spanking, study says

22 hours ago from UPI

Nations that officially frown upon hitting kids as a form of punishment appear to have teens who are less prone to violence, new research suggests.

Using mobile data to model the drinking habits of Swiss youth

23 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers from Idiap Research Institute and EPFL have carried out a study using smartphone data from young Swiss people to better understand the circumstances in which they are most likely...

Why so many U.S. students aren't learning math

23 hours ago from Physorg

"Horrendous" is a word James Stigler uses to describe how little math many U.S. students learn in middle schools and high schools. He should know; Stigler, a UCLA professor of...

Wahabbis seek to dethrone Saudi crown prince

23 hours ago from UPI

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not like the United States, where abuse of (and by) President Donald Trump is not just commonplace but unpunished.

Police search for missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs after parents found dead

23 hours ago from UPI

Authorities are concerned for the well being of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl after her parents were found dead in their home, police said.

Top athletes weigh in on perceived effectiveness of anti-doping measures

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Doping remains an ongoing problem in competitive sports, but researchers have never before asked athletes to rank the effectiveness of available anti-doping strategies. A new poll of a national pool...

New book studies friction between religion, family law

23 hours ago from Physorg

A new book edited by a University of Illinois scholar who studies the intersection of family law and religion examines the clashes between religious liberty and the personal realm of...

Woman's Vomiting Bouts Tied to Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome. And Yes, Hot Showers Helped.

1 day ago from Live Science

A woman who frequently ended up in the hospital with intense bouts of vomiting turned out to have a mysterious syndrome tied to heavy marijuana use.

Voters in many states to decide on marijuana, abortion, minimum wage

1 day ago from UPI

Marijuana, minimum wage and abortion are among the dozens of ballot initiatives voters across the country will consider in the Nov. 6 election.

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

There's a looming crisis over the world's appetite for meat. This chicken nugget may be the answer.

Brewers can take commanding lead over Dodgers in NLCS

1 day ago from UPI

LOS ANGELES -- The Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen roared back to life in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series and can now further its influence in Game 4 on...

On This Day, Oct. 16: Tommie Smith, John Carlos give Black Power salute at Olympics

1 day ago from UPI

On Oct. 16, 1968, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in the Black Power salute during a medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics.

Patriots pleased with offensive showing

1 day ago from UPI

What a game. It had all of New England talking the day after (on a dreary Monday) even though the Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 7-5 to tie their...

Hip-hop loaded with pot, cigarette references

1 day ago from UPI

Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say.