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Examining how e-cigarette users quit

New research from UBC Okanagan shows that gradual nicotine reduction is key to helping e-cigarette users quit.   The study, published in this week’s issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, has implications for young adults who are currently hooked and want to stop using e-cigarettes, commonly called vapes. “Vaping has become a popular global […]

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So how tasty (and how healthy) is the vegan burger McPlant,

So how tasty (and how healthy) is the first vegan burger from McDonald’s? BARNEY CALMAN and EVE SIMMONS get a sneak preview of the McPlant McDonald’s is launching the new McPlant across 250 restaurants on Wednesday Ahead of the official launch, McDonald’s trialled the product in Coventry Barney Calman and Eve Simmons were invited to […]

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How bad will this flu season be?

The 2020–2021 flu season was the mildest on record, but experts can’t rule out a “twin-demic” of influenza and COVID-19 this time around. Last year, flu cases were 99% lower than a typical flu season. In the Emergency Department at Rush University Medical Center, staff rarely saw patients with severe flu. “It was essentially nonexistent,” […]

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How a Sports Doctor Keeps His Joints Healthy

If your joints don’t feel good, you don’t feel good. That’s because there are about 300 of these connection points in your body, and many of them depend on one another. Yes, genetics shape the strength of your cartilage (the stuff that cushions joints), but there’s still plenty you can do to stabilize, fortify, and […]

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How Many Treatments Does CoolSculpting Usually Take?

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock By Thalia Ortiz/Sept. 13, 2021 2:01 pm EDT If you’ve ever hit the gym to start up a new exercise plan, you might notice that there are some areas where pockets of fat can stubbornly stick despite your best efforts. As frustrating as it can be, there’s one fat-busting beauty treatment that doesn’t involve invasive […]

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Just how healthy are pomegranates?

Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so. “Pomegranates are high in dietary fiber and antioxidants,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, the Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University in […]