Health & Fitness

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year (Health) 9/18 11:34A Sheila Kaplan
Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.

What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex? (Health) 9/17 11:00P Kim Tingley
Men’s and women’s brains respond to erotic imagery in pretty much the same way. That could have big implications for how we think about sexuality.

States Rush to Limit Vaping, but Results Remain Uncertain (Health) 9/17 1:55P Timothy Williams and Jose A. Del
Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much immediate effect.

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise (Health) 9/17 11:30A Signe Brewster
Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.

Antibiotics Tied to Heart Valve Problems (Health) 9/17 5:32A Nicholas Bakalar
The class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Levaquin and others) may increase the risk of heart valve problems.

Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already. (Health) 9/17 5:04A Mark Bittman
In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.
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