Category: Health & fitness

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She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices...

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The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly...

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From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?

From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform...

Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr...

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CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette...

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Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North

Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North

Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north...

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Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked

Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked

People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely...

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Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden Cardiac Death

Blacks Are Twice as Likely as Whites to Experience Sudden...

The rate of sudden cardiac death in African-Americans is twice as high as in whites,...

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Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home

Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in...

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Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist

In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies...

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Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States....

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Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

Q&A: The ABCs of E-Cigarettes

As vaping grows more popular, especially among teens, here are answers to some basic...

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Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism, Dies at 97

Herbert Fingarette, Contrarian Philosopher on Alcoholism,...

Mr. Fingarette concluded that heavy drinking was willful behavior, not a disease,...

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FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access...

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Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive...

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Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does

Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the...