Health & Medicine

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Health & Medicine

The fight is on over e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarette ads are on TV. New York City is restricting e-smoking in the same way as it restricts tobacco smoking. And government data indicates that 10 percent of high school students have tried e-cigs. Now, researchers are racing to figure out how they will impact public health.

Health & Medicine

Marketing 'functional foods'

The use of so-called functional foods, is on the rise, especially in China and Japan. Functional foods are those fortified with additional vitamins or minerals. PRI's The World looks at why some countries accept functional foods.