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E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey
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E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs in Teen Use: Survey

Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds, The Associated Press reported. Even as tobacco smoking by teens dropped to new lows, use of e-cigarettes reached levels that surprised researchers.... Read »

Dec 16, 2014
Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Chemical in Food Packaging Linked With Lower IQ in Kids

Children whose mothers had highest levels of certain chemicals in their bodies while pregnant had noticeably lower... Read »

Dec 11, 2014
Florida in Bottom Half of Health Rankings

Florida in Bottom Half of Health Rankings

A new report places Florida as the 32nd healthiest state in the nation. The report released Wednesday by UnitedHeal... Read »

Dec 10, 2014
Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

Common Chemical Linked to Higher Blood Pressure

The chemical BPA, an ingredient in plastics often used in food containers and beverage can linings, might temporari... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Billionaire Paul Allen Pledges $100M for Cell Science

Software billionaire Paul Allen says he's committed $100 million to create a new institute to study human cell biol... Read »

Dec 8, 2014
Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Faces Controversy

An NBC News investigation found that some patients are turning to a controversial stem cell therapy that many exper... Watch »

Dec 6, 2014
8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

8 Percent of Americans Depressed, Few Treated: Study

Nearly eight percent of Americans have depression, but only about a third of those are receiving treatment for it... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey Considers Replacing Corn Syrup With Sugar

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar. Will Papa, chief... Read »

Dec 3, 2014
Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Double: CDC

Drug overdose deaths more than doubled over the past decade, U.S. health officials announced in a report released... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh the Risks, CDC Says

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical... Read »

Dec 2, 2014
Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too Many Infants Still Sleep With Blankets: Study

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden... Read »

Dec 1, 2014
3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect

Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrou... Watch »

Nov 26, 2014
From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

From Pizza to Popcorn, Calorie Counts Headed for Menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu... Read »

Nov 25, 2014
FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

FDA Warns Against Device It Says Can Spread Cancer in Women

The Food and Drug Administration warned Monday women getting fibroids removed should not be treated using devices... Read »

Nov 24, 2014
Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Afterlife Advocacy: New Brittany Maynard Video Calls For Action

Right-to-die advocates released a video Wednesday on what would have been Brittany Maynard's 30th birthday, in which... Read »

Nov 19, 2014
CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

CDC Shelves Controversial Workplace Obesity Website

The CDC has taken down a much-criticized website that offered an "obesity cost calculator" to help Americ... Read »

Nov 18, 2014
Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Deadly Stigma: Why Lung Cancer Is Killing More Nonsmokers

Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers combined, but because it carries... Read »

Nov 15, 2014
Cigna Changes Plan Amid HIV Controversy

Cigna Changes Plan Amid HIV Controversy

The health insurance company Cigna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consume... Read »

Nov 7, 2014
Record Number of Booster Seats Are

Record Number of Booster Seats Are "Best Bets": IIHS

A record number of booster seats have earned the highest rating for safety belt fit from the Insurance Institute for... Read »

Nov 6, 2014
8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

8 Million U.S. Women Skip Cervical Cancer Screening

As many as 8 million adult women in the U.S. who should be screened for cervical cancer haven't had that checkup in... Watch »

Nov 5, 2014

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