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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Colorado's new campaign to deter teen marijuana use tries to make the case that weed is bad for your brain.

One TV ad shows a group of teens lighting up inside a dark car as moody music plays in the background. The commercial cites a Duke University study ...


Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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This year's Miss America competition has involved lots of satin and some excellent ventriloquism by Miss Ohio. But it has also involved a public health issue that's been in the headlines over the past week: domestic violence.

And it's not just because it's in the ...


Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Friday, September 12, 2014

Traffic jams are a part of daily life in Bangalore. Whenever I visit my family there, I'm overwhelmed by it.

Each morning, extraordinary numbers of buses, cars, rickshaws and bikes manage to squeeze onto the city's narrow streets until they all mesh into one chaotic mass. Sometimes it's hard to ...


You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

We humans spend a lot of time waiting in lines: People queue up for days in order to get their hands on the latest iPhone, or what feels like eons for a table at that hip new brunch place.

You may be better off spending time and money on the ...


Homer Simpson's Visit To Bangalore Makes Us Go 'D'Oh!'

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Some of us here at Goats and Soda were pretty excited when the cable channel FXX said it was going to run every Simpsons episode ever, 24/7 for 12 days. We are a global blog, and The Simpsons is a global show, airing in at least nine other countries.

What ...


Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.


Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Say a pediatrician notices that one of her teenage patients is showing signs of depression. In most cases, the doctor will notify parents and prescribe an antidepressant or recommend a therapist.

The trouble is, many of those teens won't go to therapy or won't stick with it. And that's part ...


What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At age 4, many young children are just beginning to explore their artistic style.

The kid I used to babysit in high school preferred self-portraits, undoubtedly inspired by the later works of Joan Miro. My cousin, a prolific young artist, worked almost exclusively on still lifes of 18-wheelers.

These early ...


Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and substance abuse often start in adolescence, then peak in young adulthood. But for young people who don't have steady jobs or stable paychecks, getting help can be tough.

A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to ...


Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thursday, August 14, 2014

British photographer James Ostrer purchased about $8,000 worth of junk food over the past two years — enough to fill up six or seven cars.

But all those Mars bars, strawberry shoelaces, donuts and cheese puffs weren't meant for consumption. Instead, Ostrer caked them on himself and others (with ...


A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

When photographer John William Keedy was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, he says he had a hard time coping. It was difficult to accept. It was difficult to explain to friends and family. He felt utterly alone.

"I hate to say it, but I was embarrassed by it," ...


Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Beating a drug habit is usually a long process that includes talk therapy and, sometimes, medicine. Checking into a rehab facility can help many people, too.

But it can be hard to persuade someone to commit to that long-term treatment. So public health officials lately have been cutting to the ...


Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

If you show up at a hospital emergency department with a high fever and you just happen to have been traveling in Africa, don't be surprised if you get a lot of attention.

Hospitals are on the lookout for people with symptoms such as a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea ...

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Before 'Freedom Summer,' A Wave Of Violence Largely Forgotten

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

This summer we commemorate the Freedom Summer participants who faced death — and in some cases were murdered — for trying to transform the racial landscape of America. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the bodies belonging to James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew ...


Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Friday, August 01, 2014

When Elizabeth O'Connell was expecting her first child, she knew she wanted to breast-feed. And, she says, she sort of expected it to just happen, naturally.

That's not quite how it panned out. "I was experiencing very tremendous pain," she says.

At first she figured that was normal — but ...


What Somebody's Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We think of heart disease as a modern scourge, brought on by our sedentary lifestyles and our affinity for fast food.

But a few years ago, a team of researchers discovered something puzzling — CT scans of Egyptian mummies showed signs of hardened, narrow arteries. Further scans of mummies ...


Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A class of insecticides called neonicotinoids, which are used on a lot of big corn and soybean fields, has been getting a pretty bad rap lately.

Researchers have implicated these chemicals, which are similar to nicotine, as a contributor to the alarming decline of bee colonies. That led the European ...


The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system.

While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and ...

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Does Your Dog Feel Jealous, Or Is That A Purely Human Flaw?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

When you kiss your husband, does your dog try to get your attention? And does that mean that your dog feels jealous? Threatened? Or are we just imagining that?

Many if not all dog owners are sure that their pets have feelings. And we've known for a while that animals ...


Stroke Rate May Be Declining In Older Adults

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stroke is the fourth highest cause of death among adults in the U.S. But among people older than 65, stroke rates may be going down, a study published Tuesday suggests. And compared with 10 or 20 years ago, more of those hit with a stroke are surviving.

In 1987, researchers ...