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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President Donald Trump and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras before the NATO summit in Brussels July 11, 2018. AP Photo/Ludovic Marin

Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques

The relentless news cycle has many people feeling overwhelmed and stressed, wondering how to calm their lives and stay healthy. Here are some tips from neuoscience that may help.
The drive to overeat may be rooted in survival brain circuits. Phovoir/Shutterstock.com

Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

New weight loss approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating and weight regain. Here's how that works, and how it could help you.
A lone new neuron (green) in a 13-year-old’s hippocampus. Sorrells et al

Adult human brains don’t grow new neurons in hippocampus, contrary to prevailing view

The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Judge Gladys Kessler’s ruling in 2006 was the basis for tobacco companies’ corrective statements now airing on TV and placed in newspapers. Tobacco Free Kids

Who forced the cigarette companies to run those anti-smoking ads?

The journey to the ads that cigarettes companies started running Nov. 26, 2017 about the dangers of smoking and their bad behavior started 64 years ago .
Smoking kills close to 440,000 people in the U.S. each year. California Department of Health Services

New health care law would lead to more smoking, disease and tobacco industry profits

While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.
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Where Latino teens learn about sex does matter

Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
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Stressed by election results? Try neuroscience

This election season has brought more anger and name-calling than any in recent history, and it has affected many of us. Here are some ways you can ward off some of the stress associated with it.
Tobacco companies are spending millions to stop a cigarette tax increase in California that public health officials say would save thousands of lives a year. California Department of Health Services

Californians backing cigarette tax boost, even though Big Tobacco spending millions

California, the nation's single largest market for cigarettes, has one of the lowest taxes on them. A proposal to raise the tax by US$2 a pack could signal a sea change.
California aggressively fights Big Tobacco usage in ads such as this, with funds voters allocated when they increased the tobacco tax by passing Proposition 99 in 1988. California Department of Public Health. California Department of Public Health

Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax

California has one of the nation's lowest cigarette taxes, due in large part to a powerful tobacco lobby. The power could shift this fall, if a voters agree to raise taxes by $2 a pack.
Public display in Montevideo, Uruguay, of the toxins found in tobacco. REUTERS/Pablo la Rosa

Philip Morris gets its ash kicked in Uruguay; where will it next blow smoke?

Uruguay fights tobacco more strongly than many countries 100 times its size -- including the U.S. It recently won a battle against Philip Morris. Should others follow the example of this tiny nation?

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