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Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.<p>This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, …

Public Health

Where you live has a big impact on happiness and health

When my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to Washington for his job, I saw only the cons in our new city: Overcast skies, solemn monuments and women wearing an accessory I'd forgotten about from junior high dances: Pantyhose. The humidity was oppressive, the gray a wet blanket.<p>I wanted to move …

Lake Erie

The Linksys router that prioritizes Xbox One gaming is now available

That router Linksys showed off at CES this year -- yes, the one that prioritizes gaming traffic from Xbox consoles -- is now available for purchase in the US. The WRT32XB is the first router designed to automatically detect any Xbox One, including the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X, and put it above …

Wi-Fi

Can You Change Your Microbiome? — NOVA Next | PBS

“I can’t believe it—he’s a chatterbox!” Samantha Jones* shrieked with delight.<p>Her autistic son was typically quiet, nearly non-verbal most of his …

Microbiology

This Is What Happens When You Combine Weed and Meditation

Marijuana can be a shortcut to enlightenment.<p>I’m a cannabis nurse—a registered nurse who specializes in medical marijuana—and I serve as a patient educator at MarjuanaMommy.com. This makes me intimately familiar with the medical benefits of weed. I also meditate daily. And while I do use cannabis …

Meditation

Airfare Expert: When to buy, when to fly for summer

Summer is getting closer, which means it’s time to get moving and start making travel plans. In a previous column, I listed several cheap-flight destinations for June, July and August; now let’s look at good times to buy those deals and when to fly to save even more.<p><b>When to fly</b><p><b>June:</b> If you can fly …

Flying

Mental health app offers real-time patient monitoring

Mental Health

New videos show off iPad’s best tricks

Apple wants to make sure iPad users know how to work with two apps at once, and also how an Apple Pencil can mark up screenshots. A couple of new videos walk users through each of these quickly and simply.<p>The video are likely timed to benefit people buying the new iPad, the first budget iOS tablet …

Wheat and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an unfortunate disease of the brain. A progressive disorder, it often presents with social withdrawal, paranoia, hearing voices, …

Neuroscience

How to download your Google data and what you'll find

Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.<p>This is the time many of us are taking a harder look at our Facebook data, spurred by a reminder that we've allowed the social network incredible access to our preferences, …

Apps

5 news podcasts you should be listening to

Though live TV morning shows and evening shows were once a staple of American news consumption, today we have many more ways to get our news when we want, how we want it.<p>And many people want to hear the headlines of the day via on-demand audio.<p>As a result, several networks have created fresh …

Sexual Harassment

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party is the most dangerous organization in human history'

<i>This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

How to protect your Facebook privacy – or delete yourself completely

If the revelations that Cambridge Analytica acquired the records of 50 million Facebook users has you wondering how to protect your own personal information, you may already have discovered the maze of privacy settings the social networking site offers.<p>First, the good news: the feature that allowed …

Apps

Inside the war between Spotify and Apple

When Spotify launched in 2008, Ken Parks heard one question again and again from journalists and investors: <i>Why wouldn't Apple just kill this thing while it's still in the cradle?</i><p>Parks, the chief content officer at Spotify from its founding until 2015, had a simple answer: Because Apple (AAPL) …

Apple Music

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental Illness

Millions of Americans who suffer from bipolar disorder depend on lithium. The medication has been prescribed for half a century to help stabilize …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Nutrition

National Cancer Institute: Sitting is connected to 9 types of cancer

Cancer

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's Life

An innovative use of the surveillance technology in Virginia offers a reminder that there are often alternatives to confrontation.<p>After years of writing critically about police officers using excessive force and police departments abusing surveillance technology, I couldn’t be happier to relay a …

RightEye’s portable eye-tracking test catches concussions and reading problems in five minutes

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but physiologically speaking, they’re really windows to the brain.<p>RightEye looks through that window to detect common but often subtle vision issues resulting from concussions and other brain troubles. Its quick, portable eye-tracking station can tell …

Concussion

How addiction hijacks the brain

Published: July, 2011<p>Desire initiates the process, but learning sustains it.<p>The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or …

New drug ‘reverses damage caused by alcoholism’

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reverse the damage caused by heavy alcohol consumption.<p>Their studies in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 …

Preventing suicide: Teen deaths are on the rise, but we know how to fight back

Whether you are a doctor, teacher, parent, coworker, friend or anyone else — the first step is asking the right questions.<p>Suicide among young people is once again at the forefront of our national consciousness with the news two weeks ago that the Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was …

Depression

Everything You Should Know About The Stock Market

The market matters, for the wrong reasons.<p>Anyone who studies <i>The Wealth Of Nations</i> hoping to glean insights on the mysteries and mechanics of the stock market will be disappointed. Adam Smith didn’t discuss stock exchanges anywhere in the 1,100-plus pages of his foundational capitalist treatise. Nor …

Parents Are Realizing They Have ADHD Once Their Kids Are Diagnosed

When I began sixth grade, my mom decided I was old enough to do my homework alone in my room.<p>I proudly marched upstairs, spread the contents of my …

Scientists Discover a Bone-Deep Risk for Heart Disease

It’s been one of the vexing questions in medicine: Why is it that most people who have heart attacks or strokes have few or no conventional risk factors?<p>These are patients with normal levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, no history of smoking or diabetes, and no family history of …

Medicine

We Just Got More Evidence For The Strange Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

Step away from the candy.<p>People with high blood sugar stand to experience worse long-term cognitive decline than their healthy peers, even if they're …

Scientists Think They've Found a Way to Stop Allergic Reactions Before They Happen

Holy grail!<p>If you're one of the unlucky millions of people burdened by allergies, you know that sometimes there's only so much antihistamines can do …