CNN – 11 dead from cold as East Coast braces for winter ‘bomb cyclone’

A massive “bombogenesis” will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week, threatening hurricane-force winds in a region already crippled by deadly cold.

CBS News – E-cigarettes may be a gateway to smoking for teens, researchers say

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of electronic cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products to future use of conventional cigarettes in teens. Adolescents who use these products, such as e-cigarettes, hookahs, non-cigarette combustible tobacco or smokeless tobacco, are more likely to start smoking cigarettes within a year

Newsweek – Drinking trendy ‘raw water’ can give you hepatitis, giardia and other horrible diseases

Some people are drinking untreated water on purpose, The New York Times reported Friday. One manager at a grocery cooperative in San Francisco that sells the so-called “raw water” described it as having “a vaguely mild sweetness.” It might also have bacteria and other disease-causing substances too.

New York Times – Fast, cheap testing for tuberculosis? Soon it may be possible

Diagnosing a lung disease like tuberculosis with a urine test may seem illogical, but a group of American researchers is now a step closer to that goal.

ABC News – Dry January: What is it and how beneficial can giving up alcohol be?

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, chief medical correspondent for ABC News, is going dry this January and encourages you to take the challenge with her: no alcohol for the month of January.