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    Vaping emerges as possible trigger for seizures

    Anonymous accounts have been filed with the FDA reporting seizures in teens after vaping. These were linked most often to JUUL and related pods.

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  2. Brain

    The science of ghosts

    One in five Americans say they’ve encountered a ghost. But science has no evidence that ghosts are real. Here are more likely explanations.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is the vagus?

    The vagus nerve runs from the brain all through the body. It controls many basic functions, including how fast the heart beats.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Owww! World’s hottest chili leads to days of severe headaches

    A man ate one of the hottest peppers in the world. About a minute later, his head began pounding. See why they didn’t permanently disappear for days!

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: What is a concussion?

    A concussion is a severe type of head injury that can damage a brain for weeks to years — perhaps even a lifetime.

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  6. Brain

    Tongues ‘taste’ water by sensing sour

    Water doesn’t taste like much, but our tongues need to detect it somehow. They may do it by sensing acid, a new study shows.

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  7. Brain

    Scientists Say: Amygdala

    Named after the Greek word for “almond,” the amygdala helps us process emotions, make decisions and form memories.

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