Nearly half of Juul Twitter followers are teens, young adults: study

(HealthDay)—Juul became the dominant brand of e-cigarettes in the United States by targeting teens with its clever use of social media, a new study suggests. Nearly 70% of U.S. e-cigarette sales are Juul products, and most vapers are teens and young adults. The study determined that nearly half of Juul’s Twitter followers are under age 18, with the majority of […]

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Biochemistry shows how the protein MITOL kicks off Parkin activity

Researchers at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Sciences are reporting new insight into how the Parkinson’s disease-associated protein Parkin selects its targets. Cells depend on Parkin to help get rid of damaged mitochondria. This new work, which appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on Monday, May 20, suggests that Parkin depends on other proteins, including one called MITOL that […]

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Pop A Steatocystoma That Oozes 'Melted Butter'

In her newest Instagram video, Dr. Pimple Popper pops a steatocystoma on a female patient. A steatocystoma is an often benign cyst that can develop in multiples known as steatocystoma multiplex. Dr. Pimple Popper compares the sebum that comes from the steatocystoma to “melted butter.” You know the deal: When Dr. Pimple Popper posts a video and it gets a […]

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Homemade sunscreen is a recipe for burns

Pinterest-inspired DIY sun creams made of shea butter and coconut oil can have an SPF of just ONE, scientists warn Some 68% of DIY sun creams on Pinterest offer insufficient UV protection Essential oils, shea butter and coconut oil have an SPF of just 1-to-7 Just because something is ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ does not make it safe or effective  The […]

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This movement of units to protect the liver against deadly diseases

Study shows: Walking and strength training strengthen our liver Severe liver diseases such as fatty liver and cirrhosis of the liver have increased in the last decades. The reason doctors see in the rising Rate of Overweight, at risk for liver disease is increased. A large study recently examined the Benefits of exercise on liver health. The research team showed […]

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Are Your Favorite Summer Shoes Harming Your Health?

When spring has finally sprung and the weather has warmed up, it’s always fun to pull out your favorite sandals and shoes for the season. But a lot of go-to styles can be bad for your feet. We’ve all heard about the dangers of flip flops when it comes to foot health — not to mention the germs — but […]

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If You Always Get A Headache On Your Period, Read This

So, periods stink: You’ve got PMS, agonizing cramps and body aches, bloating, cravings, and, of course, bleeding. Can it get worse? Well, you may also deal with a lovely aching, throbbing headache before or during your period. UGH. Yep, it’s not just you—the period headache is real. “Indeed, many women do suffer from the fancy diagnosis of ‘premenstrual migraines,’” says […]

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Can Touching Fentanyl Really Kill You?

In April, the TV news program "60 Minutes" aired a report about fentanyl, a synthetic opioid much more potent than heroin that's been implicated in thousands of overdose deaths in the United States. During one segment, Justin Herdman, a U.S. Attorney in Cleveland, wore gloves as he showed journalist Scott Pelley seized bags of fentanyl and carfentanyl (also spelled carfentanil), […]

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