Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

Excerpted from “An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System,” published on Tuesday by William Morrow. Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate…

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El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema

IMAGE: El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for… view more  Credit: Pulmonx Corporation – www.MyLungsMyLife.com Mountain View, Calif. – March 11, 2019 – El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital…

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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

IMAGE: Adolescent and young-adult e-cigarette users report tempting e-juice flavors as a leading reason for use. They are more interested in experimenting with fruit-, candy-, or menthol-flavored e-cigarettes than with tobacco-flavored,… view more  Credit: Norris Cotton Cancer Center LEBANON, NH – E-cigarettes were initially intended as a smoking cessation tool, yet vaping has skyrocketed among kids…

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Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

IMAGE: A Purdue University team created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. view more  Credit: Wenzhuo Wu/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries – which are now helping to lead…

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