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Is Juul making it easy for kids to vape in school? New study suggests yes

Is Juul making it easy for kids to vape in school? New study suggests yes

The Juul vaporizer is the latest advancement in electronic cigarette technology, delivering nicotine to the user from a device about the size and shape of a thumb drive. ...

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Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

In the wake of suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we as a nation are newly sobered by depression’s threat to the public health. Depression is a common mood ...

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Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

Amazonian psychedelic may ease severe depression, new study shows

“Leon” is a young Brazilian man who has long struggled with depression. He keeps an anonymous blog, in Portuguese, where he describes the challenge of living with a mental ...

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Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

The real danger of separating children from parents is not the psychological stress – it’s the biological time bomb. The screaming and crying, the anguish and desolation ...

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Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but falling in most of Europe?

Why is suicide on the rise in the US – but falling in most of Europe?

Suicide now ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. In 2015, 44,193 Americans died by their own hand. That was more than the number killed in motor ...

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Approval of drug derived from cannabis not necessarily a win for weed

Approval of drug derived from cannabis not necessarily a win for weed

The Food and Drug Administration on June 25 approved for the first time a drug made from cannabidiol (CBD), a molecule derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, ...

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How opioid addiction alters our brains to always want more

How opioid addiction alters our brains to always want more

At a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this year, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander asked an important question: Why is most of the treatment for opioid addiction more opioids? ...

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How does your body ‘burn’ fat?

How does your body ‘burn’ fat?

Many of us may be considering “burning some fat” so we feel better in our bathing suits out on the beach or at the pool. What does that actually mean, though? The normal ...

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How a medical mystery can sow distrust in foreign governments

How a medical mystery can sow distrust in foreign governments

The recent evacuation of a group of U.S. diplomatic personnel stationed in Guangzhou, China, revived concerns over an “attack” that originated in Havana in mid-2016. At ...

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Treating pain in children can teach us about treating pain in adults

Treating pain in children can teach us about treating pain in adults

The U.S. government declared a national public health emergency in October 2017 to address the opioid addiction crisis. More than six months later, the country is still in ...

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