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Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 07:46 AM EDT

Mass. Doctor Among 3 Scientists Jointly Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

Mass. Doctor Among 3 Scientists Jointly Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine

A Massachusetts doctor has been jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. William Kaelin of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute was given the honor Monday in Stockholm along with his colleagues,...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 05:27 PM EDT

EEE Threat Rises in NH Despite Cooler Weather

EEE Threat Rises in NH Despite Cooler Weather

Even though temperatures are going down in New Hampshire, the risk of EEE is going up. Experts say that mosquitoes are resilient, and that people should not let their guard down with mild autumn weather.

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:56 PM EDT

New Hampshire Reports 1st Vaping-Related Lung Injury

New Hampshire Reports 1st Vaping-Related Lung Injury

New Hampshire health authorities say they've identified the first person in the state with a lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use. The state's Division of Public Health Services says the person...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM EDT

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

First Lady Calls For End of E-Cigarette Marketing To Youth

Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous. The first lady - who has a 13-year-old son, Barron - says teenagers and young adults...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 02:07 PM EDT

Harvard Doctor Among Winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

Harvard Doctor Among Winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 03:17 PM EDT

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims, Families Gain Key Role in Purdue Bankruptcy Case

Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 02:07 AM EDT

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 05:46 PM EDT

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Clampdown on Vaping Could Send Users Back Toward Cigarettes

Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise...

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 06:37 AM EDT

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Study: Online Birth Control Pill Services Seem Safe to Use

Online birth control services, which have grown in popularity in recent years, do a good job of screening women for health conditions that may become dangerous when taking birth control pills, according to a new...

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