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By John Donovan Jul 27, 2016
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By Jesslyn Shields Jul 22, 2016
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By John Donovan Jul 8, 2016
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By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 20, 2016
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By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 16, 2016
Women looking to stop smoking may have more success if they time it with their cycle, a small, new study suggests.
By Kate Kershner Jun 6, 2016
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By Robert Lamb May 26, 2016
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By Alia Hoyt May 19, 2016
A new product swears it will get rid of period pain via electrical impulses. But it seems like some old technology in sexier new clothing.
By Kathryn Whitbourne May 10, 2016
It's not yet on the market, but many states are turning their noses up at Palcohol, citing potential for underage drinking, snorting and sneaking.
By Alia Hoyt May 6, 2016
This largest expansion of federal authority beyond cigarettes defines "tobacco products" to include vaping and paraphernalia, bans sales to those under 18.
By Christopher Hassiotis May 5, 2016
It dropped by only about a month, but that's the first time a decrease has happened in the century or so that the CDC has been tracking these things.
By Kate Kershner Apr 22, 2016
A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 14, 2016
Even though almost every woman gets a period, the number of products available to manage it is shockingly small. But the 21st century has seen a flurry of innovation.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 11, 2016
New research finds that although alcohol dependence is harder on your body, persistent marijuana use can cause more financial, socioeconomic troubles.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 29, 2016
Most folks would head to the orthodontist to have their teeth straightened, but that's not what one broke college student and designer did.
By Kate Kershner Mar 28, 2016
The chuckling, happy-go-lucky stereotype of the marijuana user may soon be laid to rest.
By Ben Bowlin Mar 2, 2016
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By Julia Layton Feb 9, 2016
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By Sarah Gleim Feb 4, 2016
A study shows that five years after retirement, many Americans begin to decline mentally and physically.
By Dave Roos Feb 3, 2016
The idea that you could hold a powerful stance and get a burst of positive brain chemicals is certainly alluring. But is the science on this claim solid?
By Maria Trimarchi Feb 2, 2016
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By Lauren Vogelbaum Jan 27, 2016
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