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    The Health Take-Away: Learning to cherish your sleep

    08/31/2015 06:58 AM EDT
    In a 1949 Irwin Shaw story, "The Climate of Insomnia," a sleepless professor quips: "Sleep is the first great natural resource to be exhausted by modern man. 
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    Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking
    08/24/2015 06:44 AM EDT - Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests. Full Story

    New study links preterm birth with microbes in mom's body
    08/24/2015 06:44 AM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Scientists might have found a new way to tell who's at risk of having a premature baby, by checking the bacterial community that lives in mom's reproductive tract. Full Story

    ASK DOCTOR K: Mixed results for treating disk pain
    08/24/2015 06:42 AM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> I have terrible sciatica pain from a slipped disk, but I've hesitated to take steroid pills. Full Story

    Experts: People should keep eye health in focus
    08/16/2015 01:49 PM EDT - If you had trouble reading the bold-faced headline above, you might need to have your eyes checked. Full Story

    Epidemics: Courting controversy
    08/10/2015 02:26 PM EDT - Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Full Story

    ASK DOCTOR K: Benefits of fermented foods not yet proven
    08/10/2015 02:25 PM EDT - DEAR DOCTOR K >> My friend has started eating lots of fermented foods. Full Story

    Food industry asks for exemptions to phase out
    08/10/2015 02:24 PM EDT - WASHINGTON >> Shortening, pie crusts, brownies and microwave popcorn could be partially exempt from a government phase out of artificial trans fats — if the food industry gets its way. Full Story

    Overcoming any of life's many crises with resiliency
    08/03/2015 07:08 AM EDT - The world can be a wonderful place. It can also be wildly unpredictable. In the midst of what seems to be a steady and happy period in life, an event suddenly happens that feels like a catastrophe. Full Story

    Keeping cool and avoiding heatstroke
    08/03/2015 07:09 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — When the weather gets hot and sticky — like it did in the Berkshires last week — the chances of contracting a heat-related illness can rise like the thermometer. Full Story

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    'Star Wars' BB-8 droid is an instant hit

    'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ merchandise unveiling has fans waiting in line outside stores.