Cigarettes can be one of the most difficult addictions to quit, as addictive as heroin. So the rise of vaping—inhaling vaporized nicotine through electronic “e-cigarettes”—has been touted as the perfect solution to help smokers quit, or to offer a less toxic alternative to smoking.
However, recent research has begun to look more closely at these allegedly reduced risks of vaping to health and finding them not as benign as they had initially thought.
For example, when we compare vaping’s healt...
Removing the friction in billing by looking to technology that other industries use.
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We know chemistry when we feel it with another person, but we don't always know why we're drawn to one person over another. Is it just a cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones conspiring to rush you toward reproduction? Is it attraction borne of a set of shared values? Or is it bonding over specific experiences that create intimacy?
It's probably a combination of all three, plus ineffable qualities that even matchmaking services can't perfectly nail down.
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Artificial intelligence may reduce hassles and tasks that exhaust physicians.
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People with a greater sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle behaviors and live longer.
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A new study suggests the main source of a female bias in autoimmune disease is neither the often-assumed female reproductive hormones nor emotional stress; the culprit appears to lie on the second, inactive X chromosome in cisgender women and those assigned female at birth.
If you close your fingers in a car door or slam your funny bone into a wall, you might find your first reaction is to suck on your fingers or rub your elbow. Not only is this an instinctive self-soothing behavior, it's a pretty effective technique for temporarily calming pain signals to the brain.
But how and why does it work? To understand, you need to know about the dominant theory of how pain is communicated in the body.
In the 17th century, French scientist and philosopher René Descartes ...