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Can getting high make you short? A new study raises the question

Technically Incorrect: A study out of Pakistan suggests a significant height difference between boys who regularly smoke pot before puberty and those who've never smoked it.

By May 19, 2015


Could used cigarette butts power our gadgets?

New research from Korea suggests the filters from cigarettes could someday help bring more efficient energy storage to our computers and smartphones.

By August 6, 2014


iPhone users are wine-drinking frequent fliers (Android users take the bus, eat McDonald's)

Research offers a curious perspective on the possible differences between those who choose the Apple ecosystem and those who don't.

By May 8, 2014


Research makes case for home blood pressure monitoring

A lot of people have normal readings at doctors' offices, but elevated blood pressure at work or home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help identify these people, studies show.

By January 31, 2014


Friends don't let friends smoke (says e-cigarette company)

A new ad for NJoy e-cigarettes treads very close to suggesting that e-cigarettes are somehow healthier than your Marlboros. Yes, it even uses the line "friends don't let friends smoke."

By January 4, 2014


Med student's practice exam takes very real turn

UVA medical student Ryan Jones discovers that an actor portraying symptoms of abdominal aortic aneurysm actually had the potentially deadly condition.

By January 3, 2014


The dirty little secret behind smoking cessation apps

A study of the most popular smoking cessation apps finds very few use evidence-based practices proven to help smokers quit.

By November 15, 2013


NASA paying volunteers $18K to lie in bed for 70 days

Bed rest study aims to simulate possible bone and muscle atrophy astronauts might experience during long space missions. Hopefully NASA will provide participants with lots of DVDs.

By September 20, 2013


Japanese USB lighter on fire with hilarious ad

Closing on a million YouTube hits, an ad for the Jii USB lighter from Japan is pure anime madness.

By September 5, 2013


Woman claims e-cigarette blew up, shot 4-foot flames

An Atlanta woman plugs an electronic cigarette into her computer's USB port. Next, in her own words: "Kaboom!"

By September 3, 2013