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Vaping may pull lead and other metals into your lungs

  Significant amounts of lead and other toxic metals leak from some heating coils in e-cigarettes and contaminate aerosols that the user inhales, a new …

Money can buy happiness. Here’s how much it takes

Money can buy happiness, new research suggests, but there’s an optimal amount. “That might be surprising as what we see on TV and what advertisers tell us …

Obesity may make ignoring ‘food cues’ even harder

  A new study with rats may help explain why some people can resist the rustle of a chip bag or the smell of pizza and others can’t. The study included …

There’s finally an option for soothing some colicky babies

  The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri may help treat colicky breastfed babies less than 3 months old, report researchers. An international study has found …

Blood vessels are key to building a strong heart

Doctors haven’t known why some babies are born with thin, spongy heart muscles. New research links the disease to poorly developed blood vessels around the …

To cut smoking’s harm, switch to vaping?

  Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying to quit smoking, a new article that focuses …

Here’s how we taste things like bacon, coffee, and sugar

Until now, many scientists believed a single protein acted as a gatekeeper for tasting sugary, bitter, and savory flavors. A new study challenges this …

A list of the top benefits of braces for your health

You may already know that braces are great at straightening crooked teeth or helping close or seal gaps in between teeth. They’re great for those with …

These 5 tips may help you finally quit smoking

  Quitting smoking is a popular New Year’s resolution—but many have trouble sticking with it. “Many people underestimate how difficult it is to not …

No, cow milk in baby formula doesn’t up diabetes risk

  Drinking formula made with cow’s milk does not increase children’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to the results of a 15-year global …