Sunday November 18-th, 2018

FDA Takes ‘Historic Action’ On Youth E-Cigarette ‘Epidemic’ FDA Takes ‘Historic Action’ On Youth E-Cigarette ‘Epidemic’

The government agency has ordered five leading brands, including Juul , which has 72% of the market as of mid-August, according to Wells Fargo , as well as BAT's Vuse, Altria's MarkTen, Imperial's Blue E-cigs and Japan Tobacco's Logic, to submit pl...

Eating dairy products linked to lower death rates Eating dairy products linked to lower death rates

But those who ate less than 0.5 servings of dairy had a total mortality rate of 44.4 percent, and a risk of cardiovascular disease at 5 percent. Researchers analyzed data on 136,384 people between age 35 and 70 collected between January 2003 and ...

FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

Although e-cigarette companies like Juul say they are "not appropriate or intended for youth", many people point to their flavored options, small sizes and USB-charging as proof that teens are exactly who they're targeting. "Hindsight, and the da...

Britain reports two separate cases of rare monkeypox infection

Both patients are believed to have contracted this rare zoonosis - transmitted to humans from animals - in Nigeria before traveling to England and were diagnosed days apart. Monkeypox is milder than smallpox but it can also be fatal. "Monkeypox i...

USA government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic' USA government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

Manufacturers offer and market e-cigarette flavors that clearly appeal to minors, including candy and bubble gum flavors. In 2017, Minnesota high-school tobacco use spiked to 26 percent with e-cigarette use by those in that age range increasing by ...

Prince William details personal mental health struggles in the workplace

You see many sad things every day that you think life is like that, ' he shared. "I think that for the medical community, particularly, must weigh a lot on their minds". He will visit Bristol's Engine Shed to meet people already benefitting from ...

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

But the agency also thinks ENDS makers should consider "revising your current marketing practices to help prevent use by minors" and "removing flavored products from the market until those products can be reviewed by FDA as part of a [pre-market appr...

West Nile virus risk 'high' in Saugus and surrounding communities West Nile virus risk 'high' in Saugus and surrounding communities

West Nile is a serious and sometimes fatal disease, which is why health officials are urging residents across South Jersey to take proper steps to minimize the risk of West Nile Virus . Repellents help keep mosquitoes from biting. Most people in...

Is It Too Soon to Get the Flu Vaccine? Is It Too Soon to Get the Flu Vaccine?

While standard vaccines, as well as nasal sprays, have been created with the viruses that are most likely to spread this year, they do not protect against all types of flu, and there is a probability that types may spread that this year's vaccine wil...

Organ donation campaign sees number of people needing transplant slashed Organ donation campaign sees number of people needing transplant slashed

The NHS is urging families to discuss their wishes for their organs when they die as part of Organ Donation Week, which started on Monday. Over 200 people in the North of Ireland are now waiting on organ donation, while previous year 15 died waiti...

What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'? What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'?

Dr. Yasir Hamad, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine and an author of the report, told CNN that the patient had a "typical textbook case" of the condition. The reasons why it happens ...

Russia Stops the Import of Bulgarian Pork Products Russia Stops the Import of Bulgarian Pork Products

The largest of the three farms had 203 pigs, while the smallest had only 30 pigs, Reuters reported. The fever was first detected in China in early August and has been found in 18 farms or abattoirs in six provinces, with many cases more than a 1,...

Those Airport Security Bins Are Even Filthier Than You Thought Those Airport Security Bins Are Even Filthier Than You Thought

They found that the bathroom is not the dirtiest place in the airport. The researchers said in their study that airports could serve as a risk zone for an 'emerging pandemic threat.' The threat can be higher in countries where passengers are forced...

Airport Security Trays Carry More Germs Than Toilets Airport Security Trays Carry More Germs Than Toilets

Fewer or no viruses were found in most toilet areas studied by scientists. The study , published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases , concludes that hand washing and careful coughing hygiene are crucial to the control of contagious infectio...

United Kingdom painkiller Diclofenac ‘increases risk of HEART ATTACK by 50%’ United Kingdom painkiller Diclofenac ‘increases risk of HEART ATTACK by 50%’

The risks were evident whether the participants took high, or low doses of the drug. Do you use Diclofenac? With paracetamol , the difference is also huge - heart disease can be traced in the dynamics of the three times more than those who made a ...

Tazewell County Reports West Nile Virus Tazewell County Reports West Nile Virus

Philip Armstrong, medical entomologist at the CAES. The person was confirmed to have West Nile and was diagnosed with the less severe form of the virus. Dress in long sleeves and trousers when you are outside and spray thin clothing with repellent....

Theranos, the controversial blood-testing startup, finally shuts down Theranos, the controversial blood-testing startup, finally shuts down

In June Holmes and her former chief operating officer and former lover, Ramesh Balwani, were charged with two counts conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud. At one time , Holmes was the youngest self-made female billionair...

1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health 1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health

It was deduced that mostly in high-income countries like the United Kingdom and US, the percentage of inactive people has increased from 32 to 37 from 2001 to 2016. Eliminating inequalities in physical activity levels between men and women will be cr...

FluMist Flu Vaccine Not Available, Yet FluMist Flu Vaccine Not Available, Yet

While the CDC can't predict what this year's flu season will be like, it recommends vaccination as a preventive measure. It's technically still summer, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) says it's already time to think abo...

Common painkillers linked to heart attack and strokes

The study ran from 1996 to 2016, during which time researchers found that starting diclofenac use caused an increased risk of serious cardiac events taking place within 30 days of starting the substance; this compared to taking other common NSAIDs ...

Claire Wineland Photos, News and Videos Claire Wineland Photos, News and Videos

In her last post on social media before her transplant, Ms Wineland spoke about the importance of organ donation for those with cystic fibrosis. Wineland honestly and at times painfully documented her battle with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder...

Who Gets the Blame for High Health-Care Costs Who Gets the Blame for High Health-Care Costs

Arguments in a Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning the Affordable Care Act start Wednesday, and they could halt enforcement of the law before the case is even decided. If the mandate falls, they say, so must the entire law. The Trump administrat...

South Africa Listeria outbreak declared over South Africa Listeria outbreak declared over

On 4 March earlier this year, the Minister convened an urgent press briefing that ended up recalling all ready-to-eat processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Foods where listeria was identified. Nearly 900 environmental hea...

Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, World Health Organization says

The study tracked activity levels of 1.9 million people in 168 countries across the world during 2016. People in poorer nations are more than twice as active as their counterparts in high-income nations. Countries with the highest numbers adults that...

Japan 'confirms first Fukushima worker death from radiation' Japan 'confirms first Fukushima worker death from radiation'

In March 2011, a massive magnitude-9 quake shook the country's north east, triggering a tsunami that caused the plant's meltdown. In February of 2016, the worker developed lung cancer, which the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has ruled was c...

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