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Flavored vapes draw FDA ire, with some exceptions

Today, the Food and Drug Administration took another step towards limiting the sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarettes in places where kids can buy them. But public health experts wonder if the move will be enough to curb what the US Surgeon General has called an…

UK faces ‘total uncertainty’ if Brexit deal rejected – health minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces “total uncertainty” if lawmakers reject Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, adding that he did not think a defeat was inevitable. “In the event of this vote on Tu…

Trump: GOP will be known as the ‘party of health care’

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What Justin Bieber doesn’t have to explain

Peggy Drexler is a research psychologist and the author of "Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" and "Raising Boys Without Men." She is at work on a book about how women are conditioned to compete with one another and …

The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Two years ago, a 6-year-old boy playing on his familys farm in Oregon cut himself. His parents cleaned the wound and stitched it, and everything seemed fineuntil, six days later, he began having muscle spasms, arching his back, and clenching his jaw. The boy …

Conversations with my bipolar best friend – INQUIRER.net

Ive known Violet* since we were 12. I have always considered her a non-negotiable in my life. When we were going through the angsty teenager phase, and whenever were feeling emoyes, even past that phasewe turn to each other, and there was never any feeling of…

Amazon Alexa launches its first HIPAA-compliant medical skills

Alexa is moving into healthcare. Following a trial of Amazon’s smart speakers in patients’ rooms at Cedars-Sinai, the company this morning announced an invite-only program allowing select developers to create and launch HIPAA-complianthealthcareskills for Ale…

Why companies want to mine the secrets in your voice

The voice is highly personal, hard to fake, and it contains surprising information about our mental health and behaviors Voicesense makes an intriguing promise to its clients: give us someone’s voice, and we’ll tell you what they will do. The Israeli company …

Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s

Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while ha…
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