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Yes or no decision on HPV vaccine is still tricky

What are young women (and the parents of young women) to think about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — you know, the one that’s supposed to protect against cervical cancer?Last June, the conservative group Judicial Watch (yep, the one finance

Doing the math behind waning support for public option

Over the weekend, the Obama administration sent signals that the public option isn’t a must-have in health-care reform. What’s behind that? It could be a simple case of math. The U.S. Senate needs 60 votes to pass a health-care reform bill.

A fascinating tale about U’s MMPI controversy

You can now read online Maura Lerner’s intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the current controversy regarding the 70-year-old MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test, which ran in last Sunday’s dead-tree version of the Star Tribune.

We lie a lot. And that’s the truth.

According to studies conducted by Robert Feldman, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, when we’re making small talk with strangers, we tend to lie to each other about three times every 10 minutes.