Tuesday, April 24, 2018

F.D.A. Cracks Down on Sales of E-Cigarettes to Minors by KATE ZERNIKE and SHEILA KAPLAN


By KATE ZERNIKE and SHEILA KAPLAN

The agency issued warning letters to retailers not to sell to teenagers and demanded that the manufacturer JUUL submit marketing and research documents.

Published: April 23, 2018 at 08:00PM

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E-Cigarettes’ Risks and Benefits: Highlights From the Report to the F.D.A. by SHEILA KAPLAN


By SHEILA KAPLAN

Vaping may help smokers quit, and are safer than conventional cigarettes, but they’re not risk-free, a national public health panel says.

Published: January 22, 2018 at 07:00PM

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Cancer Survivor Receives First Penis Transplant in the United States by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

A Massachusetts man who had lost his penis to cancer underwent the operation as part of a program that ultimately aims to help combat veterans.

Published: May 15, 2016 at 08:00PM

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Trump Administration Pushes Abstinence in Teen Pregnancy Programs by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

New rules don’t explicitly exclude teaching about contraception and protected sex, but favor “sexual risk avoidance” and don’t require as rigorous evidence of efficacy.

Published: April 22, 2018 at 08:00PM

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‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis by DENISE GRADY


By DENISE GRADY

A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war.

Published: April 22, 2018 at 08:00PM

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Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies by PAM BELLUCK


By PAM BELLUCK

When it comes to studying the genetics of the brain, Soo-Kyung Lee is a star, yet she was stunned to discover the cause of her daughter’s devastating disabilities.

Published: April 22, 2018 at 08:00PM

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In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger by ANDREW JACOBS


By ANDREW JACOBS

New regulations, which corporate interests delayed for almost a decade, require explicit labeling and limit the marketing of sugary foods to children.

Published: February 6, 2018 at 07:00PM

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