The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. Until now, the FDA could only regulate cigarettes and cigarette-related products and smokeless tobacco.
There is good news and bad news in the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on tobacco use in middle and high school students: Although adolescents have been smoking fewer cigarettes and cigars in recent years, their use of e-cigarettes and hookahs is on the rise.
If watching "Captain America: Civil War" this weekend revives your childhood dreams of becoming a superhero, technology may be on your side to make it happen -- but science is a little more discouraging.
Whether you love vegetables or not, there's one thing you know for sure: Veggies are really good for you. And you can make them even more nutritious if you prepare them in ways that maximize their benefits.
It's 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and you'd do anything for a donut... with chocolate filling... and those rainbow sprinkles on top. Are you hungry? Bored? You may just have a case of the "sleep munchies." According to a recent study published in the journal SLEEP, a lack of zzz's stokes your appetite just like marijuana might. Seriously! When you don't get enough shut-eye, your brain lights up with the same chemicals that cause stoners to giggle over Funyuns and chomp on Twinkies.
I don't have teenagers yet, but watching my 8- and 10-year-olds spend endless amounts of time on iPads during spring break makes me worried about the day -- hopefully years from now -- when they have their own devices.
What is it about air travel that brings out the worst in us? We squabble for space in the overhead compartment and on the armrest. Some passengers have even been caught kicking each other and screaming at the flight crew, as YouTube videos bear witness.
For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Baseball players may want to pay attention to this recall today: SunOpta is voluntarily recalling some of its sunflower kernels over possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Tea drinkers, take note: If you've got organic turmeric ginger green tea from the Republic of Tea sitting on your shelf, take a look at the label. The company is voluntarily recalling it because one lot of its organic ginger ingredient might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria.
We know nutrition pros load up on wild salmon, ancient grains, and kale, but what virtuous-seeming fare will you never find on their plates? Here are the health-halo items they leave right on the shelves.
The list of Mediterranean diet benefits is getting even longer. A new study found that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have heart disease.
Crunch, chomp, munch, slurp. It might not be polite to chew loudly while you eat, but science says those noises might help you avoid overeating. Hearing your own crunching could eat help you eat fewer calories, according to a new Brigham Young University and Colorado State University study. Here's why you might eat less if you listen to yourself chew — and how to avoid noisy scenarios that might overpower your sense of hearing.
Can't stomach kale, or quinoa? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many of my clients aren't fans of the latest trendy superfoods. Fortunately for anyone with an aversion to chia seeds and goji berries, there are equally good-for-you alternatives. Each of the replacements below contains similar nutrients but differs in texture or flavor—so you can get the same super-healthy perks and please your palate too.
Last winter, a team of doctors at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware treated a 16-year-old girl who had a sharp pain in one spot of her abdomen. Although the doctors suspected she had swallowed something, they were surprised when they pulled out a wire bristle from a grill brush during surgery.
For Kristin Deiss, it's always been about the animals. She embraced a vegetarian diet after spending time with chickens at her grad school professor's house. She became a vegan after driving by a truck transporting chickens on a California highway. "They were just jammed one on top of the other. My heart broke and I started crying."
At 15, MacKenzie Walker has accomplished more than most people twice her age. She's written a book. She's started a business, training and coaching clients online. She's amassed nearly 60,000 Instagram followers.
Laying at the bottom of a skateboard pool in 2011, Lucas Weaver had -- quite literally -- reached rock bottom. He fell while working promotions at a skating competition and tore every ligament in his knee.
You're at a heavy metal concert. An electric guitarist grinds out the final chords of a loud, aggressive solo and smashes the guitar. Are you thinking, "That was epic!"? Or are you just glad the music finally stopped?
One way health programs today are trying to reduce the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States is by making parents aware that their child is overweight. The thinking is they can take steps to help their child eat more healthily and exercise more.
I am one in eight. One in every eight couples struggles to conceive or to maintain a pregnancy. I did not realize the magnitude of that statistic, the amount of women I would meet who also are one in eight. I did not know the journey into heartbreak, heartache, sisterhood and loss that I would experience.
Ask parents of teenagers what they're worried about, and among the issues they're likely to bring up is their teens not getting enough sleep. So many teens stay up past midnight and get up early, especially when their school starts, in some cases, well before 8:00 a.m.
When people introduce me and say I have overcome so much to be where I am, to do what I do ... I am still surprised. Particularly at these moments, it strikes me that I am exceedingly fortunate and very lucky to have been given extraordinary opportunities.
There is a scene in the documentary "Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street" that continues to resonate with me, despite the 18 years that have passed since 25-year-old me was featured in the film. I was asking the camera, if I wasn't using drugs, "what would I do with my life?" I was pointing to the camera, showing the soft tissue infections on my skin. I was skeletal, living in a filthy hotel room with my boyfriend. I had left my apartment a few years earlier for a spring break trip to San Francisco and had never returned home.
I was a normal 11-year-old in the summer of 2007. I went to lacrosse camp at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia, as I did every summer -- but this time would prove to be very different from the others.
For the last decade of my father's life, his hands shook uncontrollably. Normal activities like eating and reading the newspaper were challenging. I don't know whether his tremors were caused by Parkinson's disease. He didn't have any of the other typical symptoms, like difficulty initiating movements or shuffling while walking. His doctors thought he had so-called intentional tremors, which are often less problematic than Parkinsonian tremors.
On April 25, 2015, the Nepal earthquake changed the life of 10-year-old Maya Gurung. A few days later, a second quake altered her life's trajectory again. This time, in a way no one could have imagined.
People with schizophrenia often say the disease is an isolating one. They can struggle to connect with loved ones or to find people who understand what they're dealing with. But a new app might help them find the support they need to improve their lives.
Alex Gentile wants to run with his friends on the playground. But because of a rare disease, the 8-year-old can't play in the sunlight for very long. He is one of 9 people on Earth who have been diagnosed with a condition called XLPDR.
Spring training is underway, and for millions of baseball fans that means it's time to start over-analyzing players and stats to fill their not-real, totally-made-up team rosters. Welcome to a new season of fantasy baseball.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have a staunch policy prohibiting marijuana use, but some players are asking them to reconsider it, saying pot can be used for pain relief, and possibly as concussion prevention.
To say my body doesn't do well in the cold is an understatement. When the temperature drops, my fingers freeze, and often turn deep red, followed by white. On especially exciting days, they'll look a little blue. "Cold hands, warm heart," my mom used to tell me.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author Harper Lee recently died of natural causes, according to most news reports. But what does that phrase mean? Or, rather, what is "unnatural" about something that happens to everyone? Is it just for the old? Does cancer count as "natural?"
The story of how microbiologist Brian Foy obtained Zika in Africa back in 2008 and passed it to his wife Joy when he returned home reads like a detective novel: frozen blood, false leads, a clever clue from Africa, and finally success—laboratory proof that Foy had given a mosquito-borne virus to his wife during sex.
Did you know that looking into the toilet bowl is like looking into a crystal ball for your health? The color of your pee can change depending on how hydrated you are, what foods you've been eating, and even as a weird side effect to certain medications. Here's what your urine color says about your health — and when it could signal a serious problem.
The night before Fred McNeill died in November, he was watching "Monday Night Football." The 63-year-old former Minnesota Viking linebacker and UCLA grad had his gold and blue slippers tucked under his bed. "He loved the game," said his youngest son, Gavin. "He was proud of what he did."
Your "BPA-free" plastic product may be no safer than the product it replaced, says a new UCLA study that analyzed the impact of a common BPA alternative on zebra fish embryos. The study joins a small but growing group of similar research sounding the alarm about so called "BPA-free" alternatives.
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