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How disease, war and a remote Scottish island inspired George Orwell’s ‘1984’

Jura is a small island off the coast of Scotland, famous for two things: It’s home to a renowned distillery, and it’s where George Orwell wrote “1984.” Orwell arrived at Jura in May 1946, hoping the fresh air would help a chronic lung condition, and moved into a remote farmhouse. He soon set up a… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »