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Trump says forthcoming vape policy may raise age requirement to 21

President Trump said his administration is expected to release a new policy on vaping next week that will explore an age requirement “of 21 or so.” “We have to take care of our kids most importantly,” Trump said, as he was leaving the White House on Friday. “So we’re going to have an age limit […]

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Trump’s ‘conscience’ rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said the “conscience” rule was unconstitutionally coercive because it would let […]

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(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that 15 new tests found no asbestos in a bottle of baby powder that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos, a finding the agency stands by. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it found “unacceptable levels” of a cancer-causing impurity in the popular heartburn drug Zantac and its generic versions known chemically as ranitidine. U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine, after online pharmacy Valisure flagged the impurities […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday described a possible link between the current outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries and the use of THC-containing vaping products. The CDC’s findings indicated that out of 514 patients with suspected vaping-related illnesses, 77 had self-reported that they had been using products containing THC, or using both nicotine- and […]

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Kirsten Fajardo, 11, often described by teachers as an “exemplary student,” couldn’t wait to begin school. But just one day after the start of the new school year, Kristen received the devastating news that she has a cancerous, inoperable tumor on her brain stem. “She is very brave,” Kristen’s mother, Liza Fajardo, 43, said of her […]

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Long after the winds have died down and the flooding has subsided, huge hurricanes like Katrina may be shortening people’s lives, especially when it comes to seniors with chronic diseases like diabetes, new research suggests. Researchers studying the short- and long-term effects of hurricanes Katrina and Rita found that older individuals with diabetes who lived […]

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More than 70% of healthcare data breaches in the U.S. have involved sensitive demographic or financial information that could fuel identity theft, a new study suggests. When a healthcare company is hacked, criminals gain access not only to health information, but also to demographic and financial data that could compromise patients’ privacy and financial security, […]

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BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia’s capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country. Demonstrators march during an anti-abortion protest rally demanding a ban on abortions in Bratislava, Slovakia, September 22, 2019. REUTERS/David W. Cerny Abortion laws in Slovakia are relatively liberal compared […]

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DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the region struggles with an outbreak already declared a global health emergency. Transparency and speed are key to combating the deadly hemorrhagic fever because it can spread […]

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