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Unrealistic vaping views? Nearly 50 percent of parents confident they'd know if their child vapes

Nearly half of parents say they would definitely know if their child was vaping, despite characteristics of vaping devices that make it easy to hide or disguise their use, a new national poll suggests.


The new insulin price cap: What you need to know

In early March, Eli Lilly made headlines after announcing a new $35 price cap on insulin for individuals with private insurance. Novo Nordisk and Sanofi made their own price reduction announcements shortly after Eli Lilly's ...


On Nutrition: Are produce powders beneficial?

Sally K from Pennsylvania writes: "My husband and I read your article on nutrition in the Republican Herald. We are curious as to the benefits of Balance of Nature, Red Beet powder and other supplements that are heavily advertised ...


Q&A: Is it allergies or a sinus infection?

I have had allergies since childhood, suffering during both the spring and fall seasons. This past month, however, I am experiencing more congestion and mucus, and I even have some facial pain. I'm beginning to wonder if ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to overcome challenges in forecasting antimicrobial resistance

A group of researchers led by Sen Pei at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discussed the utility of real-time forecasting models for antimicrobial-resistant organisms. The article appears in the journal ...


Pain in the back: Preventing and treating spinal arthritis

Many types of arthritis can affect your musculoskeletal system. Joints are physical points of connection between two bones, and cartilage is the tissue that covers the surface of the bone at the joint. A membrane, called ...


Abortion pill under threat in Texas court case

US abortion opponents are hoping for a national ban on a widely used abortion pill when their lawsuit against government drug regulators is argued Wednesday in the Texas court of a deeply conservative judge believed to be ...