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Nov '18 Health News

Long Term Health Risks of Vaping

https://academic.oup.com/ntr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ntr/nty192/5134068

There may be possible long term health risks with vaping. A new study looks at the chemical composition of vaping fluids and warns about the possible toxic effects. Particularly concerning is the popularity of vaping with the younger demographic. 


Declines in Fertility Rates

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46118103?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

A study in well known medical journal, the Lancet, examined birth rates from 1950 until 2017. In 1950, women (globally) had an average of 4.7 children in their lifetime. By 2017, that number halved to 2.4 children per woman. The number to keep the population stable is 2.1, and in many developed nations, the average number of children has fallen below this standard. 


Food Sensitivity Tests Questioned for Validity

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/food-sensitivity-intolerance-tests-blood-marketplace-1.4886592

Food sensitivity tests are investigated for validity. Seems like these IgG (immunoglobulin G) tests are more of an indication of exposure and not intolerance of foods. Putting too much faith or misinterpreting the results of these tests may cause unhealthy food choices.



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