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Articles by Ben Plackett

Will there ever be a truly safe way to smoke?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Scientists could be getting close to identifying some of the genes that increase the risk of alcohol dependence.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Experts say there are many misconceptions about synthetic cannabinoids.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Federal and local law agencies are teaming up to test unanalyzed rape kits.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Snow accumulation reveals wasted space on roads.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Researchers warn of “dot-health” Internet domains being sold to the highest bidders.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Eating more meat could counteract high blood pressure, but some scientists doubt the finding.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

E-cigarette vapor is likely less carcinogenic than secondhand smoke, but is higher in metals.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Your insurer could soon know a lot more than how fast you drive.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The female survival advantage may explain the higher divorce rate among couples with daughters.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor