E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression

Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes—now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans—may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. New research shows that adults who report puffing e-cigarettes, or vaping, are…

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New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Many types of cancer could be more easily treated if they were detected at an earlier stage. MIT researchers have now developed an imaging system, named «DOLPHIN,» which could enable them to find tiny tumors, as small as a couple of hundred cells, deep within the body. In a new study, the…

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A television in the bedroom?

Too much time in front of the bedroom TV deprives the child of more enriching developmental activities and may explain, in part, less optimal body mass, poor eating habits and socio-emotional difficulties as a teenager, says the study, published Dec. 26 in Pediatric Research. «The early years are a critical period in a child’s development,»…

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Cell study reveals key mechanism linked to healthy development

Scientists have shed light on how healthy cells develop by identifying the role of key molecules involved. The components, known as R-loops, are formed during cell development and have been shown to play an important role in the process. The latest finding overturns previous thinking that R-loops, formed from the genetic material that makes up…

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The Imposing Venture of 3 Corporate Giants Gets a Not-So-Imposing New Name

We can finally put a name to the thing striking fear within the health care establishment: Haven. The secretive new venture, created by corporate titans Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to transform health care for their employees, has gone without an official name for more than a year. It was nameless when a well…

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See the Hottest Bags Making Their Debut at Paris Fashion Week

Basic cross body, what’s that? Paris Fashion Week shows that your handbag collection should include chainmail coin purses, Balmain spikes, and a Chanel bag in the shape of an Aspen ski lift. Here, see all practically impractical bags on our wish list, fresh off the Parisian runway.

Seven Buds for Seven Brothers

Sure, CBD is everywhere. But it hit the Sundance Film Festival with full force only in January, when Charlotte’s Web, a leading purveyor of the substance — the Uber of CBD, if you will — hosted a three-day party, lines out the door, in a converted store and restaurant on Main Street in Park City,…

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7 Romper Outfits That Won’t Make You Feel Like a Toddler

Courtesy Rompers have the difficult reputation of being associated with babies. And we get it. Their other name is literally «playsuit,» which just sounds like something you’d dress Prince George in. But Saint Laurent and Alexander Wang are reinterpreting the style for adults, and we’re ready to transition from jumpsuits to rompers immediately. See 7…

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A Heart-Healthy Diet May Be Good for the Brain

Eating a heart-healthy diet beginning in your 20s may provide brain benefits in middle age, new research suggests. The study, in Neurology, ranked 2,621 people on their degree of adherence to three different diets considered to be good for the heart. All emphasize vegetables, fruits and whole grains and minimize saturated fat consumption: the Mediterranean…

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