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Seeing Through the Smoke -- The Secrets in a Cigarette

Many cigarettes are only two-thirds tobacco, and contain hundreds of additives, such as antifreeze, cocoa shells, and liquorice.

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Feb. 25, 2011

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Brain, Study Says

Researchers identify an effect of radiation from cell phones on the brain.

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ADHD And The Brain's Reward System

New research says that people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are lacking in certain brain proteins essential for experiencing reward and motivation.

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