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ICYMI, June 21, 2019

Feature story Juul’s New Marketing Is Straight Out of Big Tobacco’s Playbook THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (The Atlantic)—Out of a firestorm of controversy over teen nicotine use, Juul Labs emerged in January with a newly sober and adult marketing identity. Forget the fruit-flavored vaping pods, the former colorful ads populated with young models, the viral […]

ICYMI, June 14, 2019

Feature story Addicted To Your Tanning Bed? Your Genes And Mental Health May Both Play A Role THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 (Forbes)–With the beauty industry worth well into the billions of dollars and 2018 seeing a 13% increase in skincare sales in the U.S. alone, it’s always curious to see people still engaging in the […]

ICYMI, June 7, 2019

  Feature story ACA linked to reduced racial disparities, earlier diagnosis and treatment in cancer care SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 (The Washington Post)—Proponents of the embattled Affordable Care Act got additional ammunition Sunday: New research links the law to a reduction in racial disparities in the care of cancer patients and to earlier diagnoses and […]

ICYMI, May 31, 2019

Feature story Why Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (CNN)—Girls began queuing at their local school with their friends, waiting for their names to be called. Many were apprehensive. After all, most of them had not had a vaccination since they were babies. It was 2013 […]

ICYMI, May 24, 2019

Feature story A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A. MONDAY, May 20, 2019 (The New York Times)—Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, in a study by researchers from Google and several medical centers. The technology is a work in progress, […]

ICYMI, May 17, 2019

  Feature story How you can get lung cancer, even if you don’t smoke SATURDAY, May 11, 2019 (Fox)—You don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. In fact, as many as 20 percent of people with lung cancer have never smoked. And many of those people are diagnosed with the disease when it’s at […]

ICYMI, May 10, 2019

Feature story Chemicals from sunscreen get into your blood: Here’s what that means TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 (Fox)–When people slather on sunscreen, chemicals in the products are absorbed into the bloodstream, and the health effects are still unknown, a new government study reports. The study, conducted by researchers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]

ICYMI, May 3, 2019

Feature story Teens Say They Don’t Vape, They Juul, Making E-Cigarette Use Hard to Track MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (Bloomberg)—A language gap is making it harder for U.S. health officials to measure a teen-vaping epidemic. For some young people who use the popular vaping device sold by Juul Labs Inc., “juuling” is a verb in […]

ICYMI, April 26, 2019

  Feature story Vaping teens exposed to as much nicotine as tobacco smokers but don’t know it MONDAY, April 22, 2019 (NBC)—Many teens who use e-cigarettes aren’t aware they are inhaling nicotine when they vape, even though they are often taking in high levels of the addictive substance, a new study suggests. You might have […]

ICYMI, April 19, 2019

Feature story The disturbing links between too much weight and several types of cancer SUNDAY, April 14, 2019 (The Washington Post)—Smoking has been the No. 1 preventable cause of cancer for decades and still kills more than 500,000 people a year in the United States. But obesity is poised to take the top spot, as […]