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U.S. investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mainly teens and young adults.
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People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Millions of people are surviving for years with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable, and there’s a new push for more research on what it’s like to live with the disease, not just how to treat it.
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Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Dozens of Dallas-area schools are among a growing number around the world that are teaching children how to spot the signs of depression in themselves and others. Government statistics show suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans ages 10 to 18. Experts hope such lessons will mean depressed teens get help more quickly.
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Utah man helps other amputees learn basic life skills

Samoana “Sam” Matagi, 42, is known on YouTube as the “No-Handed Bandit,” a moniker he bestowed on himself. Since he lost his hands in an accident, he has made dozens of how-to videos, entertaining step-by-step tutorials showing amputees across the globe how to tie a necktie, brush their teeth, drive a car or go rock-climbing.