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Study Shows High Formaldehyde Risk From E-Cigs

Researchers from Portland State University in Oregon, who published a study three years ago about formaldehyde in electronic cigarettes, have updated their findings to indicate levels of the highly toxic substance in e-cig vapor are even higher than ...
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What Does Obesity Have to Do With Smoking?

According to study published in The BMJ, obesity is associated with higher rates of smoking, as well as higher smoking frequency – the number of cigarettes smoked per day.
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Hotel Pools and Hot Tubs Linked to Disease Outbreaks

A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that one in three waterborne illness outbreaks in the United States between 2000 and 2014 could be traced to hotel pools or hot tubs.
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New Migraine Prevention Treatment Gains FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just approved erenumab-aooe (Aimovig) to prevent migraines in adults. This medication, the first in a new class of drugs that blocks a molecule involved in migraine attacks, is administered via once-monthly self-...
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New Blood Test May Detect Early Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at the University of California – San Diego have developed a simple blood test that shows promise for detecting signs of pancreatic cancer earlier, when the disease may be more treatable.
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