Tag: illness

Rent subsidies, mental health care tied to housing stability for homeless

(Reuters Health) – Mentally ill homeless adults may have an easier time finding and keeping stable housing when they receive rent supplements and mental health support services, a Canadian study suggests. Researchers focused on the effectiveness of Housing First, a program in Toronto that’s different from traditional approaches to housing for homeless adults with mental […]

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Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks, […]

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Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than their initial illness, a study says. The European Heart Journal looked at three million US patients, with 28 different cancers, over 40 years. The researchers say the increase in the numbers surviving cancer means more attention should be focused […]

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Trump says ban of some flavored e-cigarette products could lead to illegal sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday expressed concerns that enacting his administration’s proposed ban on many flavored e-cigarette and vaping products would lead to people obtaining them illegally. Trump also raised worries during a raucous meeting with public health and industry representatives that illegal e-cigarette and vaping products could be substandard. “If […]

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Generation Vape: As Juul faces new suit, doctors worries over epidemic of e-cigarette-related student illnesses

BRONX, N.Y. –New York state is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs, alleging the San Francisco-based company used deceptive and misleading marketing to target teenagers and failed to warn them of the harmful health effects associated with its products. “Juul took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook by engaging in deceptive business practices when marketing […]

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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vaping product in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., September […]

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Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

(Reuters) – A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing “imminent death” from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in this illustration picture, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abisi/File Photo The announcement […]

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Health bosses have expressed “serious concerns” over the possible re-accreditation of the UK’s largest group of registered homeopaths. In a letter to the Professional Standards Authority, they said it gives “a false impression” to the public that their treatments are “clinically and scientifically established”. Homeopathy should not be recommended to the public, health chiefs say. […]

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Health officials in Alabama on Wednesday confirmed the first death in the state attributed to vaping. The patient, whose name and age was not revealed, was a man from East Alabama. No other details were provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health. NEBRASKA SEES 1ST VAPING-LINKED DEATH “As of October 1, there were 19 Alabama […]

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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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