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  • Study: Vapers May Prompt Smokers to Quit
    on November 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Smokers who regularly spent time with e-cigarette users (vapers) were about 20 percent more likely to be highly motivated to quit and to have made a recent quit attempt, a new study finds. […]

  • Do You Clean Your Baby's Pacifier With Your Mouth?
    on November 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    A parent sucking on a pacifier was linked to suppressed levels of an antibody related to allergic responses in their infant, researchers report. […]

  • FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
    on November 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized. […]

  • High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery
    on November 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to receive treatment, a new study suggests. […]

  • Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life
    on November 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to new research from Boston University. […]

  • First Brand Named in Turkey Salmonella Outbreak
    on November 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and other regulatory agencies have not released the names of any other companies involved. […]

  • Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
    on November 16, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Raising a baby in a household with dogs and cats may offer some protection from developing allergies and asthma, health experts suggest. […]

  • 'Huffing' Deodorant Cost One Teen His Life
    on November 16, 2018 at 12:15 am

    To highlight the continued dangers of huffing, Dutch physicians outline the tragic case of a 19-year-old who died after inhaling spray deodorant to get high. […]

  • CDC: 1 in 5 U.S. High School Students Now Vapes
    on November 15, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Between 2011 and 2018, the number of high school teens who started vaping, as e-cigarette use is called, increased from 220,000 (1.5 percent) to just over 3 million (20.8 percent), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

  • Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017
    on November 15, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new tick-borne disease-causing germs. […]

  • FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol
    on November 15, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. […]

  • Some Diabetes Drugs, Higher Amputation Risk Linked
    on November 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    People on sodium-glucose cotransporter2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were twice as likely to require a lower limb amputation as people taking another type of diabetes medication, Scandinavian researchers have found. […]

  • Climate Change Could Move Ragweed Season North
    on November 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Climate change may push ragweed – the plant that triggers hay fever – farther north in the United States in the next 35 years, scientists say. […]

  • Does Your Turkey Have Salmonella? Assume It Does
    on November 15, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 states since November 2017. […]

  • Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    In a study of more than 400,000 people, researcher found that the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink. The sensitivity is caused by a genetic variant. […]

  • Sham Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Often Begins at Home
    on November 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Among young adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in a recent study, more than half of said others had tried to change their sexual orientation during adolescence. […]

  • Yet Another Selfie? You Might Be a Narcissist
    on November 14, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    In a small new study, the people who posted a high number of images and selfies on social media had an average 25 percent increase in narcissistic traits such as exhibitionism, a sense of entitlement and exploitation of others, researchers say. […]

  • Low-Carb Diets May Work By Boosting Calorie Burn
    on November 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    People placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals in a recent study. […]

  • Science Again Says Spanking Hurts Kids Long Term
    on November 14, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    The American Academy of Pediatrics says new evidence and research not only show that spanking affects a child’s brain development and increases aggression in young children as they get older, but that it isn’t a good way to teach children responsibility and self-control. […]

  • All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness
    on November 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Limiting your use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram to 30 minutes total or less per day results in reductions in depression and loneliness, especially for people who were moderately depressed to start with, researchers say. […]

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