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FDA targets teen vape use with major new educational campaign

FDA targets teen vape use with major new educational campaign

Internet users will soon see a variety of digital advertisements targeting teenagers who may be thinking about or currently using e-cigarette devices. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new educational campaign today that hopes to curb teen use of liquid nicotine devices, the effort spurred by statistics showing increased vaping activities among adolescents.

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Fasting and low calorie diets spur anti-aging molecule production

Fasting and low calorie diets spur anti-aging molecule production

A new study has revealed the potential anti-aging effects of fasting and calorie restriction on the vascular system. The research, which comes out of Georgia State University, focused on vascular aging due to its important role in the overall process of aging. During the work, scientists discovered a molecule produced during times of low food intake that slows down the cellular aging of the vascular system.

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Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings is back to being independent, and the smartwatch company is celebrating post-Nokia liberation with the new Steel HR Sport. A fitness-tracking smartwatch that you could mistake, at first glance, for a high-end analog timepiece, it takes inspiration from the first Withings Activité, launched back in 2014.

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BPA-free plastic doubts raise new health concerns

BPA-free plastic doubts raise new health concerns

BPA-free plastic may not be the health safeguard it was once believed to be, with new research indicating the risks involved in plastic bottles and food containers could be just as high as the BPA it replaced. The early study has suggested that - in mice at least - chemicals in BPA-free plastics could trigger reproductive problems.

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Apple Watch Series 4 ECG: What you need to know

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG: What you need to know

The Apple Watch Series 4 may have a big, beautiful new screen, but it's the wearable's healthcare features which will arguably make it a must-have gift this holiday season. As well as tracking when you may have fallen over, the smartwatch also adds heart health monitoring, with the ability to take an electrocardiogram directly form the wearable itself.

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Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Simply mesmerizing

Apple Watch Series 4 hands-on: Simply mesmerizing

With the Apple Watch Series 4, it's a little like Apple took a sizable slice of OLED screen and then allowed it to melt, gently slumping, across the curved coverglass of its fourth-generation wearable. Little prepares you for just how beautifully integrated the new, 30-percent larger screen of the updated smartwatch is.

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Apple Watch Series 4 ECG and fall detection detailed

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG and fall detection detailed

Apple's iPhone reveal event is currently underway, but before the company gets to the main attraction, it took some time to announce Apple Watch Series 4. While there's a lot to talk about when it comes to the new Apple Watch, it has two new features that will be particularly exciting for people who care about health and safety. More specifically, these new features are centered around heart health and detecting falls.

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MIRROR brings a gym to your home through a looking glass

MIRROR brings a gym to your home through a looking glass

We’ve seen not a few smart mirrors around the Internet lately. Some of them, like Samsung’s Mirror Display, are designed for business customers. Many come as DIY projects for the brave of heart. Few, however, were made for consumers and even fewer are designed to keep you healthy. A new startup named MIRROR is aiming to change that with its eponymous first product, a one-way smart mirror that takes away any excuse not to go to the gym by bringing the gym to you instead.

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CDC issues stern Kellogg’s cereal warning as salmonella outbreak grows

CDC issues stern Kellogg’s cereal warning as salmonella outbreak grows

The CDC is back with a stern warning regarding Kellogg's Honey Smacks breakfast cereal: no store should be selling it and no consumer should be eating it. The warning specifies all boxes of the Honey Smacks cereal, the advisory following a multi-state salmonella outbreak involving thirty more individuals who became ill after eating the food. According to the CDC, some stores are still selling the product.

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Theranos loses blood, will finally dissolve

Theranos loses blood, will finally dissolve

Silicon Valley is best known for being the home of dreams, startups, and unicorns. It also sometimes happens to be home to scams and scandals. There is perhaps no bigger example of both than Theranos, the blood-testing company that turned out to be a money-sucking fraud instead. Or so says the charges hurled against it. While its executives continue to deny the accusations, the company itself is finally calling it quits and will soon formally dissolve. And whatever it has left will be used to pay unsecured creditors.

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Popular NSAID pain reliever linked to serious heart health risk

Popular NSAID pain reliever linked to serious heart health risk

A new study warns that a popular NSAID pain reliever called diclofenac has been associated with an increased risk of serious heart health issues, including heart attacks. The medication is currently available as an over the counter painkiller, which means it can be purchased without a prescription. Some researchers suggest the risk means the drug should only be available as a prescription.

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HP BioPrinters are helping the CDC speed up antibiotic testing

HP BioPrinters are helping the CDC speed up antibiotic testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with HP under a new pilot program involving BioPrinters. Four regional CDC labs are utilizing these HP BioPrinters to test new antibiotics at an accelerated rate, specifically focusing on drugs to fight against resistant bacteria. This is the first time regional labs will be able to rapidly test these new drugs.

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