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Walmart to End Sales of E-Cigarettes as Vaping Concerns Mount

47 min 38 sec ago

Vaping-related lung illnesses have been on the rise, and federal and state health departments are investigating the risks.

Women Poop. Sometimes At Work. Get Over It.

5 hours 39 min ago

Why must the bathroom continue to be fraught?

Nurses in Four States Strike to Push for Better Patient Care

6 hours 14 min ago

Registered nurses with National Nurses United say current nurse-to-patient ratios do not allow for the best possible care.

Should You Keep Taking Zantac for Your Heartburn?

7 hours 31 min ago

Versions of the drug have been found to contain low levels of a carcinogen. But it’s still on pharmacy shelves. Here’s what you need to know.

David Jones, Health Care Entrepreneur Behind Humana, Is Dead at 88

7 hours 48 min ago

Mr. Jones and a partner built large chains of nursing homes and hospitals. He later turned Humana into a major force in health insurance.

Why America’s Abortion Rate Might Be Higher Than It Appears

8 hours 48 min ago

Evidence suggests more American women are “self-managing” their abortions.

Roundup Weedkiller Is Blamed for Cancers, but Farmers Say It’s Not Going Away

10 hours 54 min ago

After a blockbuster acquisition, Bayer may lose billions over claims that the No. 1 agricultural chemical is unsafe. But its market niche seems secure.

Treating the Incredible Shrinking Vagina

13 hours 13 min ago

What is “vaginal atrophy,” and how can you stop it?

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise

13 hours 13 min ago

Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.

Purdue Pharma Warns That Sackler Family May Walk From Opioid Deal

14 hours 9 min ago

The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids settlement.

Cancer Patients Tell Us About Clothing for Changing Bodies

18 hours 47 min ago

“The stockings don’t look very good but I’ve decided to change my attitude about that and say they are chic,” one patient writes.

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever

19 hours 11 min ago

New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies may be more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion.

Our Anniversaries Matched Their Gifts

19 hours 41 min ago

Traditional gifts for a fourth anniversary are fruit and flowers. Things with short lives; things easily bruised.

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:23

More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Missouri reported the eighth death linked to vaping during this summer’s crisis.

India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 23:01

Juul and other manufacturers had hoped to expand to the country, which has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world.

Is It Time to Quit Vaping?

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:56

Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed eight people. Here are some things to consider.

Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:14

In mice, cells in the hypothalamus clear out old memories while the animals sleep.

Sterilized Workers Seek to Collect Damages Against Dow Chemical in France

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 14:03

A pesticide made by Dow Chemical sterilized thousands of banana workers in Nicaragua decades ago. In an unusual legal move, they are turning to France to enforce payment.

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by Emergency Order

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:49

The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:48

Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.

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