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E-cigarette vaping negatively impacts wound healing

A new study shows that e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, causing damage similar to that of traditional cigarette smoking. Researchers, led by a team from Boston Medical Center (BMC), found exposure ...

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How healthy will we be in 2040?

A new scientific study of forecasts and alternative scenarios for life expectancy and major causes of death in 2040 shows all countries are likely to experience at least a slight increase in lifespans. In contrast, one scenario ...

Oct 17, 2018
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Lifespan 2040 ranking: US down, China up, Spain on top

Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday.

Oct 17, 2018
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House plants can benefit indoor air quality

Common houseplants such as peace lily and ivy can provide health benefits by improving air quality around the home, finds a new report from the University of Reading and Royal Horticultural Society.

Oct 17, 2018
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Canada braces for cannabis gold rush

When Canada legalizes recreational pot Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry—creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source for governments and maybe even tourism.

Oct 17, 2018
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Canada primed for pot legalization

Pot stores across much of Canada were poised to throw open their doors Wednesday as the sale and recreational use of cannabis is made legal for the first time by a major Western country.

Oct 16, 2018
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