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Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good for You? Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good for You?

Wrangle up the right studies and you can make anything look deadly. Breakfast cereal—at least, the kind without cartoon mascots—might seem innocuous, and might be marketed as healthy, but that’s no reason to think that every naturally-flavored bite isn’t speeding you towards the grave. Nothing, in this world, is above…

Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do Apple Watch Series 4: Here’s Everything It Can Do

Coming as a surprise to no one who eagerly scanned the countless leaks, today Apple revealed the fourth generation Apple Watch which sticks with the wearable’s square-faced, minimalist form factor, but improves how much info can be squeezed on that tiny display, and the watch’s health-tracking capabilities.

Yes, Vanilla Ice Really Was on That Quarantined Flight From Dubai Yes, Vanilla Ice Really Was on That Quarantined Flight From Dubai

Earlier today, a flight that had left Dubai in the United Arab Emirates landed at JFK International Airport in New York with 549 passengers and crew on board—and was promptly quarantined due to a mysterious ailment spreading throughout the cabin. In the neighborhood of 100 people on board showed symptoms including…

Fraudulent Blood-Testing Firm Theranos, Which Is Still Somehow a Company, Will Soon Be No More Fraudulent Blood-Testing Firm Theranos, Which Is Still Somehow a Company, Will Soon Be No More

Theranos, the fraudulent blood-testing startup which has despite an incredible amount of wrongdoing managed to remain an extant corporate entity until now, will soon dissolve.

'Sonic' Attacks on U.S. Embassy Staff Could Have Been Weaponized Microwave Radiation 'Sonic' Attacks on U.S. Embassy Staff Could Have Been Weaponized Microwave Radiation

Researchers looking into bizarre reports of U.S. diplomatic staff in Cuba and later China hearing troubling noises before developing symptoms very similar to brain trauma have pinned the most likely cause—and it’s not some form of mysterious sonic device, as previously speculated.

The Best Way to Apply Sunscreen to Your Face, Revealed by a UV Camera

I am a bit of a sunscreen fanatic. My morning and midday sunscreen applications are ritualistic in nature, and I love trying out new products that claim to shield my precious skin from harmful ultraviolet rays. Luckily for me (and unluckily for my wallet), there are a menagerie of sunscreen products on the market…

Report: Juul's Manufacturers Knew Teens Were Using Them as Early as 2015 Report: Juul's Manufacturers Knew Teens Were Using Them as Early as 2015

Juul, the manufacturer of the wildly popular and allegedly very addictive Juul e-cigarette, is being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing tactics the agency claims were designed to result in the nation’s ongoing teen vaping boom. According to a Monday report in the New York Times, a former…

EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended as Schools Face Shortage of Allergy Medicine EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended as Schools Face Shortage of Allergy Medicine

The EpiPen, a life-saving medical product for treating severe allergies, is in short supply as American kids head back to school. But Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that owns the EpiPen, has come up with a solution to the shortage: Expand the expiration date on some of its products. The U.S. Food and Drug…

Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking into a Game Google's Revamped Fitness App Turns Activity Tracking into a Game

There’s a whole host of Google apps that people use on a daily basis, like Chrome, Gmail, Drive, and so on. But Google Fit hasn’t really caught on like that. In an effort to improve its Android heath and fitness app, Google has basically redesigned Fit to better support people’s activity and wellness goals.

How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep? How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep?

An entire industry—with its own spokespeople, podcasts, best-sellers, retreats, truisms, etc.—has sprung up around sleep. Give or take a contrarian or two, the message of most of this stuff seems to be that sleep is good, and that if you’re not sleeping seven or eight hours a night, you should be. And since you’re…

The Psychedelic Drug DMT Can Simulate a Near-Death Experience, Study Suggests The Psychedelic Drug DMT Can Simulate a Near-Death Experience, Study Suggests

Not everyone who is close to death—or thinks they are, at least—has a “near-death experience.” But those who do often hallucinate that they leave their bodies, meet otherworldly beings, see bright flashes and tunnels of light, and more. Those who take the psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT— a compound found…

These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000 These Medical Miracles Were Supposed to Happen by the Year 2000

Americans who opened the newspaper on January 5, 1961, were greeted with an article by Associated Press science writer John Barbour. He described the futuristic world of the year 2000 and the great medical advances that would be achieved by then. And quite frankly, reading about all of the medical miracles we were…

A Top Medical University in Japan Has Been Lowering Women's Test Scores For Years: Reports A Top Medical University in Japan Has Been Lowering Women's Test Scores For Years: Reports

A leading medical university in Japan wanted more male students—so it’s reportedly been lowering the entrance exam scores of female applicants for years.

Can You Get Sick From Air Conditioning? Can You Get Sick From Air Conditioning?

At the peak of summer, when just walking to and from the corner store necessitates a shower and a change of clothes, air-conditioning can seem almost too good to be true. It is one of the few staples of modernity without severe and readily apparent downsides: all it does, or all it seems to do, is make things cooler,…

This Latest Straw Ban Also Comes With a Ban on Toxic Food Packaging This Latest Straw Ban Also Comes With a Ban on Toxic Food Packaging

From Disney World to Seattle, plastic straw bans have become, well, trendy. So it’s perhaps no surprise that San Francisco became the latest city to move toward banning the drink accessory, as well as unrequested napkins and utensils for deliveries and take out, earlier this week (it still requires a second vote to be…

Why Your SPF 15 Sunscreen Probably Isn’t Enough to Protect You From the Sun Why Your SPF 15 Sunscreen Probably Isn’t Enough to Protect You From the Sun

Are you always careful to apply sunscreen before a day outdoors, but find yourself getting burned anyway? It might be due to your application technique. Dermatologists say that most people don’t put on a thick enough layer sunscreen, and new research—in which scientists put varying amounts of sunscreen on volunteers’…

IBM Watson Reportedly Recommended Cancer Treatments That Were 'Unsafe and Incorrect' IBM Watson Reportedly Recommended Cancer Treatments That Were 'Unsafe and Incorrect'

Internal company documents from IBM show that medical experts working with the company’s Watson supercomputer found “multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations” when using the software, according to a report from Stat News.

Pregnant Millennials May Get Depression More Than Their Mothers in the 1990s Pregnant Millennials May Get Depression More Than Their Mothers in the 1990s

Being a millennial is no picnic. But a new study published this Friday in JAMA Open suggests it’s especially hard for expectant moms. It found that pregnant women today are more likely to feel depressed than their mothers were during their pregnancies a generation ago.

Courts Halt Nevada's Disgusting Plan to Execute Convicted Killer With Untested Drug Cocktail Courts Halt Nevada's Disgusting Plan to Execute Convicted Killer With Untested Drug Cocktail

The execution of twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier in Nevada on Wednesday was postponed after pharmaceutical company Alvogen requested a federal judge prevent officials from botching an execution with their drug midazolam.

Vaping May Not Help People Quit Smoking After All Vaping May Not Help People Quit Smoking After All

One of the biggest arguments in favor of vaping is that it can help people ease themselves away from their addiction to tobacco smoking. But a new study published this week in PLoS One seems to offer a strong rebuttal to that line of thought. It suggests that people who use both tobacco and e-cigarettes are actually…

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