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Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 10:07 PM EDT

Michigan to Become 1st State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan to Become 1st State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 06:43 PM EDT

Vision, Hearing Loss Linked to Teen's Junk Food Diet: Report

Vision, Hearing Loss Linked to Teen's Junk Food Diet: Report

The junk-food laden diet of a British teen and long-time “fussy eater” may have contributed to the deterioration of his vision and hearing, NBC News reported Tuesday, citing a new report published in the...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 05:42 PM EDT

Another Mass. Town at Critical EEE Risk, Now 29 Total

Another Mass. Town at Critical EEE Risk, Now 29 Total

A horse in Douglas, Massachusetts, has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, prompting the risk level for infection to rise to critical, health officials said Tuesday. The risk level in neighboring...

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019 at 02:45 AM EDT

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

NYC Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Has Ended

A measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in New York City is over, meaning an emergency order mandating vaccines will be lifted, health officials said Tuesday. The officials said two...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 11:42 PM EDT

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE in Methuen, Prompting Additional Spraying

More Mosquitoes Test Positive for EEE in Methuen, Prompting Additional Spraying

More mosquitoes have tested positive for EEE in Methuen, Massachusetts. "It's scary," said Lisa Fulton. "I work with children. They're always outside. We're very concerned about their safety." The infected...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 03:23 PM EDT

CDC, FDA Warn Against Buying Vaping Products Off the Street

CDC, FDA Warn Against Buying Vaping Products Off the Street

Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices. While the cause remains unclear, officials...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 01:50 PM EDT

Sackler Family Member Ordered to Testify in RI Opioid Case

Sackler Family Member Ordered to Testify in RI Opioid Case

A Connecticut court has ordered a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma to testify in Rhode Island's lawsuit against the drug maker over its role in the national opioid epidemic. The Providence...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 09:10 AM EDT

Study Finds Nearly Half of Serious E-Scooter Injuries Involved Alcohol

Study Finds Nearly Half of Serious E-Scooter Injuries Involved Alcohol

Alcohol has become a major factor in rising electric scooter-related injuries as the popular motorized rides proliferate across in cities across the country. A new study published Thursday in Trauma Surgery...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 01:30 PM EDT

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Facing Mounting Scrutiny by State AGs

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Facing Mounting Scrutiny by State AGs

E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing mounting scrutiny from state law enforcement officials, with the attorneys general in Illinois and the District of Columbia investigating how the company's blockbuster...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 10:12 AM EDT

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

LA Women Sue Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

Two lawsuits were filed against Allergan Wednesday related to its line of Biocell textured breast implants, which are the subject of a worldwide recall, alleging a failure to warn of cancer risks. The Los...

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