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    How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping

    Though options are limited for now, they exist. For starters, parents should recognize that they are confronting an addiction to nicotine, which is hard to break.

    By Jan Hoffman

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    Study Shows Big Rise in Teen Vaping This Year

    Use of other drugs, including opioids, alcohol and tobacco cigarettes, was down and marijuana use was steady, the annual survey of American teenagers found.

    By Jan Hoffman

  2. The New Health Care

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    Scant Evidence Behind the Advice About Salt

    Low-sodium diets are widely recommended for people who have a variety of ailments, but there’s little proof they help those with heart failure.

    By Aaron E. Carroll

  3. Personal Health

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    The Brain Fog of Menopause

    ‘Menopause-related cognitive impairment happens to women in their 40s and 50s, women in the prime of life who suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them,’ an expert says.

    By Jane E. Brody

11 Things We'd Really Like to Know (And a Few We'd Rather Not)

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    How Can We Unleash the Immune System?

    Although immunotherapy can work wonders for cancer, it does not help everyone, side effects can be fierce, and costs are high. But the field is young.

    By Denise Grady

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    Where’s Our Warp Drive to the Stars?

    Physicists haven’t given up on the dream of zipping around the universe. Now they’ve come up with a far-out idea for making it happen.

    By Kenneth Chang

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    Will We Survive Climate Change?

    Possibly. There is ‘no scientific support for inevitable doom,’ one expert notes.

    By John Schwartz

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    How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

    For better and worse, humans are only improving their ability to deceive themselves with technology.

    By Cade Metz

Medicine and Conflicts

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    Doctors and Disclosures

    A review by The New York Times and ProPublica found that dozens of doctors have failed to disclose significant conflicts of interests in their journal papers.

    By Katie Thomas and Charles Ornstein


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    Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother

    Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade.

    By Nicholas Bakalar

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    Nearly 40,000 People Died From Guns in U.S. Last Year, Highest in 50 Years

    Firearm deaths, including suicides, have been rising. Adjusted for population, the gun death rate in 2017 was the highest since the mid-1990s.

    By Sarah Mervosh

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    Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?

    A study of modern hunter-gatherer groups found that they exhibit generally excellent metabolic health while consuming a wide range of diets.

    By Anahad O’Connor

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    Taking Surprise Medical Bills to Court

    Some legal experts say contract law could provide consumers another avenue to challenge unexpected hospital bills.

    By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

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    Set It and Forget It: How Better Contraception Could Be a Key to Reducing Poverty

    Delaware’s ambitious bid to offer one-stop shopping for birth control is a social experiment that other states will be watching.

    By Margot Sanger-Katz

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    Nebraska Petition Seeks Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure in 2020

    With marijuana partially legalized in a growing number of states, advocates in Nebraska are pushing for their state to embrace medicinal cannabis.

    By Liam Stack

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    When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds

    Verified cases of child abuse in Florida occurred at higher rates on the Saturdays after the release of report cards at public schools, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.

    By Julia Jacobs

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    The Case for Creative Play in a Digital Age

    A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents of young children to go for high-quality traditional toys rather than elaborate digital ones.

    By Perri Klass, M.D.

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    Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body

    A defect in certain lots of Kotex tampons has caused some users to seek medical attention, their manufacturer said.

    By Sandra E. Garcia

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    Trump Officials Say Drug Prices Are Inflated. So Are Some of Their Claims on a Solution.

    The administration has sometimes made misleading statements to garner support for its plan on what it has accurately identified as a problem for many Americans.

    By Robert Pear