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8 Silent Ways E-cigarettes Harm Your Body

E-cigarettes are perceived as safer, but the way they affect your body suggests otherwise. Here's why you're better off avoiding e-cigarettes altogether.

How to Stay Sober During Quarantine, According to Addiction Experts

Coronavirus social distancing can put many people at risk of relapse from drug and alcohol addiction, but here are tips...


I Tried Alcohol-Free Spirits and These Are the 14 Best Ones

I taste-tested dozens of alcohol-free drinks and spirits to find the best booze replacements. Here are my reviews of the...


12 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Stop Vaping

Evidence is stacking up that vaping, once thought to be less harmful than smoking cigarettes, causes lung damage—and can be...


JUULing Could Be As Dangerous As Smoking a Pack a Day

Some 37 percent of kids don't know it's nicotine they're inhaling when they vape with this trendy device.

I Tried Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey—Here’s What I Discovered

Nonalcoholic spirits, like zero-proof whiskey, may satisfy alcohol cravings without the extra calories—or the hangover. I drank Ritual Zero...


New Research: Drinking Alcohol Has This “Profound” Effect on Fertility, Scientists Find

It impacts both male and female reproductive systems, says a study that helps illustrate how the liver and inflammation affect...

Here’s How Long You Stay Impaired After Taking an Edible, New Research Suggests

A new Canadian study illuminates surprising insights on how that "special" gummy impacts a sensitive activity. (Plus, breaking UCLA data...


Trying To Quit Smoking? A New Study Suggests Replacing Cigarettes with This

Go gentle: A doctor team found that if you smoke a certain number of cigarettes per day, quitting may call...


Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells? Expert Doctors Explain

You're likely aware of the serious effects alcohol can have on your liver, but experts are also addressing its harmful...


5 Signs Your Liver Is Healing From Alcohol, from Expert Doctors

Liver doctors and researchers share what it really means to detox from alcohol, and the profound benefits of this decision...

Here’s What Alcohol Does to Your Body

Experts reveal the facts on alcohol consumption, detailing its lesser-known short-term and long-term effects on your body, extending well...


This Is the Worst Alcohol for High Blood Pressure, According to Cardiologists

Experts reveal how a sip too many might tip the scales on your heart health.


Here’s How To Prevent a Hangover, According to an Expert Doctor

You knew that filling breakfast was a cure-all! Medical experts share proactive ways to prep your system gently and prevent...


This Is the Healthiest Alcohol to Drink, According to Liver Doctors

Hepatologists advise there's actually no such thing as "healthy" alcohol, but choosing from their list of safer drinks may help...


Marijuana May Increase Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Heart Experts Warn

Two breaking studies suggest there's a key question that may be important for doctors to make sure they're...

Does Smoking Weed Cause Acne? A Doctor Explains

It's a widely held belief that smoking weed can cause acne, which some researchers have called "the most common human...


Does Smoking Weed Cause Lung Cancer? A Lung Cancer Doctor Shares “the Short Answer”

Research suggests marijuana use has increased 20% with wider legalization. Here, a leading pulmonary oncologist helps clarify whether weed leads...


I Drank Hard Seltzers Every Day for a Week—Here’s What Happened

I spent a week paying attention to how my go-to summer alcoholic drink was making me feel. Here's what...


7 States Have Banned This Herbal Supplement for Its Reported Health Risks

Kratom, an over-the-counter herbal supplement, is used to manage anxiety, depression, pain and other symptoms—but governments are determining that...


I Was Addicted to My Phone—Here’s How I Got Over It

Our team spoke with a man who struggled with phone addiction for years before recovery. Now he doesn't fight...


5 Ways Alcohol Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals, According to an Obesity Doctor

Alcohol can increase your risk of weight gain, and not just from the calories. Here's the science, according to an MD...


I Drank Beer Every Day for a Week—Here’s What Happened

What happens when you drink a beer every day? One health reporter gave it a try and discovered a...


What Is the Healthiest Beer?

Experts explain what to look out for when seeking out the healthiest beer...just in time for St. Patrick's Day!


I Drank Wine Every Day for a Week—Here’s What Happened

From your sleep to your skin, one health editor's experiment helped them discover how a nightly glass of red...

Here’s What Happens to Your Liver When You Quit Drinking Alcohol

For anyone considering Dry January or just curious about the effects, liver specialists explain how your body bounces...


This Is the Alcoholic Drink That’s Least Harmful to Your Liver, Says a Liver Doctor

We all know reducing your alcohol intake is a good step in protecting your liver health...but when you want...


“I Got Lung Disease from Vaping and Almost Died”

One young woman's story about being diagnosed with EVALI: the vaping lung disease with sometimes silent signs and potentially major consequences.


Drinking This Much Alcohol a Week Can Negatively Affect Your Brain

If you want to keep your brain sharp for the long term, keep this in mind before pouring a...


Science Explains Why the Flavor Makes Menthol Cigarettes More Addictive

Plus, how manufacturers create the minty effect of menthol cigarettes.


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Does Vaping Affect Your Bone Health?

As more research emerges about vaping, it's clear that it might not be as safe of a cigarette alternative as...