Tag: respiratory

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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When it comes to treating patients with unusual medical conditions, physicians are seemingly never at a loss. Take, for instance, a doctor in Rhode Island who recently detailed a time he helped a woman whose blood turned a black-brown color after she used too much over-the-counter toothache medication. In another recent case, doctors recalled a time […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – For two men trained as scientists, the bosses of Britain’s major insulin providers have had to become experts in ferry schedules, trucking laws and warehouse capacity as they seek to guarantee the supply of life-saving drugs through a chaotic Brexit. Georgina shows off her insulin medical supplies at her home in London, […]

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. health officials are investigating reports of 380 confirmed and probable cases of serious lung illnesses and at least six deaths linked to use of electronic cigarettes or vaping devices in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape as he walks on Broadway in New […]

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A radiological technician looks at the chest x-ray of a retired coal miner who has complicated black lung disease, in St. Charles, Virginia, U.S., May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an […]

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(Reuters Health) – Many people in the U.S. take antibiotics that weren’t prescribed for them, according to a new study that highlights one factor that may be contributing to the rise of antibiotic resistant infections. FILE PHOTO: Ten pills of the antibiotic “Amoxicillin 1000mg” are seen at a pharmacy in Hanau, Germany, May 31, 2018. […]

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Ever wondered what a splinter in your stomach might look like? Turns out it might include a sharp object piercing through the digestive tract and traveling to the liver. CALIFORNIA BOY, 9, DIES AFTER COMPLICATIONS FROM COMMON COLD, FAMILY SAYS That’s essentially what happened in a 2012 BMJ case report involving a 45-year-old woman who […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. federal agency in charge of mine safety said on Thursday he has no plans to fast-track new limits for coal miner exposure to silica dust because he believes exposure rates are already falling. FILE PHOTO: Homes built on a former surface strip coal mine sit above piles […]

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A fresh inquest will be held into the death of a nine-year-old girl whose fatal asthma attack may have been linked to air pollution near her home. Ella Kissi-Debrah, who lived near the South Circular Road in Lewisham, south east London, died in 2013 after having seizures for three years. The High Court granted a […]

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