Altria to Stop Selling Some E-Cigarette Brands That Appeal to Youths

WASHINGTON — Under pressure to curb vaping among young people, the tobacco giant Altria announced on Thursday that it would discontinue most of its flavored e-cigarettes and stop selling some brands altogether. The company also said, for the first time, that it would support federal legislation to raise the age to 21 for the purchase…

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Amgen Slashes the Price of a Promising Cholesterol Drug

For years, the drug maker Amgen has struggled to sell its new anti-cholesterol drug, Repatha after insurers balked over the list price of about $14,000 a year. On Wednesday, Amgen took a new approach: It said it would slash the list price to $5,850 a year in hopes of increasing sales, especially among Medicare beneficiaries…

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Field Trips: You Won’t Find a Pumpkin This Big Upstate

Somehow fall escaped us. Already the pole-mounted snowflake garlands are up in parts of Brooklyn, and down jackets of various lengths and thicknesses have been pulled out of storage, or procured anew. The mornings keep getting darker. It’s cold. Still, the stoops of many family homes bear a distinct sign of late October: pumpkins. They…

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Mary Alice Haney Knows What Women Want to Wear

Sexy. California. Glamour. Those three words, which greet visitors to Mary Alice Haney’s e-commerce site, have become a calling card for one of Tinseltown’s most trusted names in fashion. They’re also the foundation of an aesthetic for which Haney is unapologetic. When the subject is broached of the Time’s Up–fueled black dresses at last January’s…

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15 Long Sleeve Dresses You Can Wear During the Winter

1 of 15 Courtesy Wilfred Mira Dress aritzia.com $88.00 Style this turtleneck dress with a gold chain necklace and knee-high boots for a ’70s vibe.  Advertisement — Continue Reading Below 2 of 15 Courtesy J.Crew Wrap Dress jcrew.com $88.99 A velvet wrap in baby pink works from day to night.  Advertisement — Continue Reading Below 3…

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Earl E. Bakken, Pacemaker Inventor and Medtronic Founder, Dies at 94

Earl E. Bakken, who, working in a Minneapolis garage, invented the first wearable, battery-powered pacemaker and went on to help create the world’s largest medical device company, died on Sunday at his home in Hawaii. He was 94. His death, near Kiholo Bay in the North Kona District of the Big Island, was announced by…

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Who Actually Listens to Halloween Music?

The Christmas music obsessive is a familiar specimen. Encouraged by premature holiday displays in drugstores and overeager TV commercials, this invasive species begins to play songs like “Santa Baby” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You” months before the holiday arrives. Less is known about the Christmas obsessive’s shyer relative: the Halloween music aficionado.…

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Medical News Today: What is the difference between hepatitis B and C?

Hepatitis is a virus that causes liver inflammation. Different strains of hepatitis exist, including hepatitis A, B, C, and D. The most common types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. Hepatitis A is usually a short-term infection while hepatitis B and C can cause long-term, or chronic, infections. A person can have both hepatitis…

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Australia Fare: Kisumé Promises Luxe Sushi in Melbourne, Mostly for Instagram

MELBOURNE, Australia — There is a certain sector of Australian dining that relies on trickle-down reputation — the idea that the prowess of one chef or flagship restaurant confers immediate status on every other related project. But rarely have I seen this concept contained within one restaurant, in one building. Kisumé, in Melbourne, is a…

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Social Q’s: Can’t You Be a Little Nicer, for the Kids?

My husband and I have been separated for nine months; our divorce will be final soon. We share joint custody of our two children. The problem: Whenever we’re together, usually at events where the kids are also present (like parent-teacher meetings or visiting day at camp), he won’t speak to me or even make eye…

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