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Newly discovered deep-sea worms, including one named 'churro,' could shed light on animal evolution

Here’s one churro you won’t want to eat.

A team led by California researchers has discovered a pink, flatworm-like critter in the deep seas off the Pacific that they’ve named Xenoturbella churro, after the long, delicious fried-dough treat that you will never look at in the same way again.

The discovery of X.

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WARNING: Having your home team in the Super Bowl may be hazardous to your health

Sorry, football fans, but having your hometown team make it to the Super Bowl might not be such a good thing after all. In fact, it might make you sick.

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BMI mislabels 54 million Americans as 'overweight' or 'obese,' study says

Good news for some in the high-BMI crowd: A new study from UCLA finds that some 54 million Americans who are labeled as obese or overweight according to their body mass index are, when you take a closer look, actually healthy.

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CDC to younger women: Better take your birth control before you drink that glass of wine

Attention ladies: The CDC is trying to kill your buzz.

You may think you're just another carefree young woman, casually sipping mimosas at brunch or having a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But you're not. According to the CDC's new recommendation, you're a potential fetal incubator -- a fact you should be aware of, and planning around, at all times.

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Social contagion: Women more likely to yawn in response to others, study says

Italian scientists who documented humans interacting in everyday situations have found that women are more susceptible to catching the urge to yawn from others than men are.

The findings, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, may shed light on this social contagion and on the differences in empathetic capacity between women and men.

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After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies

The state of Texas’ sustained campaign against Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics affiliated with abortion providers appears to have led to an increase in births among low-income women who lost access to affordable and effective birth control, a new study says.The analysis, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, documents a significant increase in births among

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