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Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

The state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against leading e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs and its erstwhile parent company Pax Labs Wednesday, alleging that the company specifically targeted underage customers in its initial advertising campaign. The company, the suit alleges, intentionally sought out young-seeming models for an ad campaign they then sought to run on websites…MORE

Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Air pollution is known to have negative — even deadly — effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines. Now, a new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and…MORE

Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday. The FDA identified it as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Insulin pumps are small devices that can deliver insulin…MORE

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Having a stroke is no laughing matter. But if you can stay optimistic about your recovery, a new study says you may be able to speed up your healing and reduce disability. Higher levels of optimism in stroke survivors was associated with reduced stroke severity, less physical disability and lower levels of inflammation at the…MORE

A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

When the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern, it did so over fears that smaller or less-developed countries would struggle to contain the virus. The flu-like respiratory illness is highly contagious and the outbreak has overwhelmed hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where…MORE

Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says

Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an…MORE

Three young brothers are fighting the same rare childhood cancer

Three young brothers are fighting the same rare childhood cancer

Three brothers, none of them older than 5, are battling the same type of rare childhood cancer. Aaron and Angie Rush have three boys — Tristen, 5, Caison, 3, and Carter, 7 months — and all have been diagnosed with retinoblastoma. “It was a shock and it was a surprise. It was very emotional. It’s…MORE