Every year 6 million cigarette smokers die, according to the World Health organization. So, could a huge rise in sales of a little metal tube help fend off what the organization calls 'one of the biggest health threats the world has ever seen'? Michael Millar investigates the growing trend for giving up smoking - and taking up 'vaping'.
AP (Apr. 29, 2014) A New York City law takes effect Tuesday treating electronic cigarettes and nicotine vaporizing devices with the same restrictions as traditional cigarettes. Just like cigarettes, e-cigarettes are ... watch video
Newsy (Aug. 19, 2015) A study says electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes and advocates promotion of e-cigarettes as a way to help people quit.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 6, 2015) An ambitious project to develop the world's first full body PET scanner could help re-define how drugs are developed and shed light a new light on the inner workings of the human body. Ben Gruber has ... watch video
AFP (Nov. 12, 2013) Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers' lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices heard Tuesday, though some delegates warned more research on the health ... watch video
Dec. 1, 2015 Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower (lumbar) spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study. Herniated disks in the lumbar spine are common ... read more
Dec. 1, 2015 Clinical workstations within hospital intensive care units (ICUs) may get overlooked during routine cleanings and could therefore harbor more dangerous bacteria than regularly cleaned objects in ... read more
Dec. 1, 2015 Women who were provided with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment show greater length of survival and longer time till disease recurrence over eight to 15 years after their ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 For the first time, genetic risk factors have been identified that are linked to stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SIC), a rare type of heart disease. Patients with SIC generally show no symptoms until ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 Borrowing from several statistical science models, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a novel computational approach for massively accelerating the search for a hepatitis C ... read more
Nov. 30, 2015 A new, more precise way to control the differentiation of stem cells into bone cells has been devised by researchers. This new technique has promising applications in the realm of bone regeneration, ... read more
Apr. 14, 2015 E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders, researchers report. The report has only considered e-cigarettes with nicotine since there has been very little ... read more
Mar. 12, 2015 Television advertisements for e-cigarettes may be enticing current and even former tobacco smokers to reach for another cigarette. The researchers studied more than 800 daily, intermittent, and ... read more
June 16, 2014 E-cigarettes are mostly used by current smokers or would-be quitters, reveals an analysis of their uptake across 27 European countries. But their widespread use among more than 29 million people ... read more
Mar. 24, 2014 The use of electronic cigarettes by smokers is not associated with greater rates of quitting cigarettes or reduced cigarette consumption after one year, a study shows. More women, younger adults and ... read more