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E-cigarette sales ban is an unprecedented health experiment

San Francisco officials voted on Tuesday to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes -- becoming the first US city to do so and...

How Making Chocolate Is Like Mixing Concrete

What do chocolate and concrete have in common? More than you might think. Chocolate is made by mixing liquid and finely ground cacao...

F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has...

Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded...

How to Minimize Allergies in Your Home

For a tree pollen allergy sufferer like me, spring is torture. Flowering trees are my kryptonite, and during peak bloom it feels like pollen...

Great Eggspectations

Perhaps it started with the fortuneteller. Though I’d spent my 32 years steering clear of all tarot card readers and psychics — aware that whatever...

Is the Immediate Playback of Events Changing Children’s Memories?

The night of the elementary school talent show, we came home to celebrate with ice cream when my mother took out her iPhone to...

Cavities? Blame Nurture, Not Nature

Environmental factors are more important than genetics in determining who gets cavities, a new study reports. Australian researchers recruited 250 twin pairs when their mothers...