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  • Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavours, not nicotine

    NEW YORK - Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavours like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.
  • Canadians with allergies not subject to same EpiPen price hike as U.S. consumers

    TORONTO - The skyrocketing price for the rescue medication carried by people at risk for potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis has created a furor in the U.S., but there's no need for Canadians who use the device to panic, says the head of Food Allergy Canada.
  • Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following

    BOYLSTON, Mass. - The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.
  • Crafty! Beer-testing lab helps students learn chemistry

    PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine professor is hoping to brew interest in her chemistry class by keeping the topic on beer.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

    Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.
  • AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

    PARIS - French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.
  • Surveyed doctors want THC in recreational marijuana to be regulated

    VANCOUVER - The Canadian Medical Association says 72 per cent of doctors who responded to a survey it conducted want the federal government to regulate THC levels in recreational marijuana.
  • French burkini bans face legal challenge as tension mounts

    PARIS - France's highest administrative authority is studying whether local bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns in the country and abroad about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe.
  • Some 30 demonstrators in London protest French burkini ban

    LONDON - Some 30 demonstrators have gathered in London to protest local French bans of the body-covering burkini swimsuit.
  • In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible

    BNEI BRAK, Israel - Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women.

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