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F.D.A. Approves IQOS, a New Tobacco Device

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 11:48
The agency said the “heat-not-burn” tobacco device was an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

The Climate-Friendly Vegetable You Ought to Eat

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:31
Kelp is delicious and versatile, and farming it is actively good for the ocean. Melissa Clark wants you to just try a bite.

A Taste of Seaweed

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 08:31
If you’re not ready to cook with kelp but are interested in trying a bite or two, here are some prepared seaweed products worth seeking out.

From Apples to Popcorn, Climate Change Is Altering the Foods America Grows

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
In every region, farmers and scientists are trying to adapt an array of crops to warmer temperatures, invasive pests, erratic weather and earlier growing seasons.

In a Switch, Some Republicans Start Citing Climate Change as Driving Their Policies

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Driven partly by polls showing voters in both parties — particularly younger ones — are worried about a warming planet, some lawmakers are changing how they talk about climate change.

Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Like other small farmers and researchers, Brad Gates is trying to ensure a future for the tomato by breeding hardier varieties and persuading more Americans to grow their own.

How Does Your Love of Wine Contribute to Climate Change?

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Consumers don’t have access to much information about how businesses operate, but they can ask questions and focus on one tangible item, the bottle.

Tip: How to Prepare Yourself for Space

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 02:00
Rehearse basic bodily functions (use a diaper). Get counseling in advance.

Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 23:30
Studying the historical data stored in centuries-old trees is a burgeoning field, with labs around the world learning more about historical patterns of weather and climate and the effects on humans.

U.N. Issues Urgent Warning on the Growing Peril of Drug-Resistant Infections

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 16:20
A new report says the overuse of antimicrobial drugs in humans, animals and plants is fueling resistant pathogens that could kill 10 million people annually by 2050.

In Month After ‘13 Reasons Why’ Debut on Netflix, Study Finds Teen Suicide Grew

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 16:05
The TV series is linked to a troubling jump in suicide rates among boys the month after its premier.

How Has the Measles Outbreak Affected You and Your Family?

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:01
Tell us how your community is coping with the disease.

Global Health: Measles Cases Surpass 700 as Outbreak Continues Unabated

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:08
The virus has been found in 22 states, and outbreaks in New York and Los Angeles are growing quickly.

The New Health Care: Why Your Doctor’s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 02:04
A defining symbol of a profession may also be teeming with harmful bacteria and not washed as often as patients might hope.

The New Health Care: Why Your Doctor’s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:40
A defining symbol of a profession may also be teeming with harmful bacteria and not washed as often as patients might hope.

In Washington, Juul Vows to Curb Youth Vaping. Its Lobbying in States Runs Counter to That Pledge.

Sun, 04/28/2019 - 00:00
Juul has told the F.D.A. it will do all it can to stop youth vaping. But in state capitols and city halls around the country, the company is embracing measures that undermine that vow.

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