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A vape shop in New York City shows a line of flavorings on Jan. 2, 2020. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

E-cig flavors may be more than alluring; they could cause damage themselves

The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
Joaquin Phoenix won the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for ‘Joker’ at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Joaquin Phoenix’s lips mocked – here’s what everyone should know about cleft lip

After a talk show host mocked Joaquin Phoenix for what she assumed was a cleft lip, the experts address what causes this most common of birth defects.
A new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal describes a case of severe, life-threatening airway injury related to vaping that occurred in a Canadian youth. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Popcorn lung: Teen first case of life-threatening vaping injury

As vaping increases among youth, so do the life-threatening lung injuries that accompany it. 'Popcorn lung' is the latest.
‘Living Mady Easy: Revolving hat’, a satirical print with a hat supporting a spy glass, an ear trumpet, a ciggar, a pair of glasses, and a scent box, 1830, London. Wellcome Images CCBY

The past stinks: a brief history of smells and social spaces

The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.

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