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Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Reported in Stanislaus, Sacramento Counties Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Reported in Stanislaus, Sacramento Counties
- September 05, 2019

Ann Thomas, public health physician at Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division, said in a statement. Similar cases have been reported in 24 other states. A CDC official said that the investigation is "starting to point to what solvents are being used, and that can vary a lot". According to the Washington Post , the cases span 29 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement released Friday (Aug. (more...)
Michigan Is First State to Ban Vaping Products Michigan Is First State to Ban Vaping Products
- September 04, 2019

Whitmer lambasted companies selling vaping products by "using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe". In this undated stock photo, a teen is smoking an e-cigarette. The American Vaping Association, a nonprofit that advocates for sensible regulation of vaping products, said the ban likely will be challenged in court. (more...)
MS health officials urge awareness of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping MS health officials urge awareness of severe pulmonary disease linked to vaping
- September 04, 2019

The two individuals were hospitalized after using e-cigarettes to inhale cannabis or cannabis oils, the county Health Services Agency said in a news release Monday. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said CDC's advisory should serve as a warning to individuals who use e-cigarettes, particularly for teens and young adults. (more...)
YouTube to pay $170 million penalty for collecting data on kids YouTube to pay $170 million penalty for collecting data on kids
- September 04, 2019

Google-owned YouTube has settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General, offering to pay a fine of $170 million on allegations that it violated children's privacy laws. But while the sum may be record-setting for the FTC, it pales in comparison to the $5 billion Facebook recently had to pay to settle allegations of privacy violations. (more...)
Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
- September 04, 2019

Additionally, they might affect the way the hormone insulin is used within the body, which may result in inflammation, Murphy noted. This study is not the first to find a connection between soda and bad health outcomes. "For instance, high soft drink consumption may be a marker of overall unhealthy diet", the researcher added. "These can contribute to weight gain and poor blood sugar control, worsening existing conditions like diabetes", she pointed out. (more...)
Teen Goes Blind From Eating Hot Chips, White Bread And Pringles Teen Goes Blind From Eating Hot Chips, White Bread And Pringles
- September 04, 2019

Therefore, they treated the patient by offering him dietary advice along with B12 injections. The condition is treatable if diagnosed early. While tests revealed he was anemic and had low vitamin B12 levels, his doctor didn't notice the teen's severe lack of nutrition - likely because the adolescent had "no visible signs of malnutrition", according to ScienceDaily . (more...)
Cancer leading cause of middle-aged death in rich countries Cancer leading cause of middle-aged death in rich countries
- September 03, 2019

In a pattern observed for all causes of death except cancer , overall mortality per 1,000 person-years was lowest in high-income countries at 3.4%, intermediate in middle-income countries at 6.9%, and highest in low-income countries at 13.3%. (more...)
British Teenager Goes Blind After Only Eating Junk Food British Teenager Goes Blind After Only Eating Junk Food
- September 03, 2019

The unidentified patient told doctors he had only eaten fries from the fish and chip shop, Pringles potato chips, white bread, slices of processed ham and sausage since elementary school, and he avoided foods with certain textures. The report said that "by the age of 17, the patient's vision had become progressively worse, to the point of blindness". In some places, malnutrition caused by poverty, war and drought is linked to higher rates of nutritional optic neuropathy , according to a ... (more...)
Texas Gunman Reportedly Fired Day of Killing Spree Texas Gunman Reportedly Fired Day of Killing Spree
- September 02, 2019

According to the report, Ator then hijacked a postal truck, continuing to shoot at people while heading toward Odessa, Texas , which was 20 miles away. President Donald Trump called the Odessa-Midland shooter "a very sick person", but said background checks on gun buyers would not have prevented the recent spate of USA gun violence. (more...)
Texas shooting victims include dad gunned down in front of wife, kids Texas shooting victims include dad gunned down in front of wife, kids
- September 02, 2019

Anderson Davis, 17 months old, was hit in the face and chest by a bullet fragments during the Odessa shooting . The suspect in the deadly Odessa, TX spree shooting that killed seven people and injured 22 more has been identified as 36-year-old Seth Ator. (more...)
Over 30 ‘in distress’ as boat catches fire off California Over 30 ‘in distress’ as boat catches fire off California
- September 02, 2019

There are numerous fatalities in the boat fire that's taking place off the coast of Southern California , according to Bill Nash, Ventura County PIO. Coast Guard officials were not immediately available to provide additional information on this developing story. The boat was drifting toward Santa Cruz Island , per the Santa Barbara Fire Department, and it was anchored when the fire started to burn. (more...)
At least 5 killed, 21 shot at in Texas At least 5 killed, 21 shot at in Texas
- September 02, 2019

A gunman went on a shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland , Texas , on Saturday, killing seven and injuring 22 more. Ator was killed by law enforcement in a shootout at movie theater in Odessa. But police said the confusion was caused by the shooter using two separate vehicles. "We're nearly every two weeks an active shooter in this country". (more...)
900 mumps cases reported in ICE facilities in past year — CDC 900 mumps cases reported in ICE facilities in past year — CDC
- September 02, 2019

A new government report finds more than 900 cases of unsafe and highly contagious mumps have occurred at 57 US migrant detention facilities over the past year, with almost half of cases occurring in Texas. The majority (94%) were men at an average age of 25 years old. Although most people recover from mumps within a few weeks, complications can include severe inflammation of the organs, including the brain, and deafness . (more...)
Hormone therapies slightly increase breast cancer risk, even a decade later Hormone therapies slightly increase breast cancer risk, even a decade later
- September 01, 2019

Each kind of hormone replacement therapy , apart from vaginal estrogens , was related to excess breast cancer risks . From hot flashes to mood swings to insomnia-menopause is a trying time in a woman's life, in which hormone therapy comes as a ray of hope. (more...)
Pennsylvania volunteers head South to assist with Hurricane Dorian Pennsylvania volunteers head South to assist with Hurricane Dorian
- September 01, 2019

Dorian's forward motion has been slowing because a high pressure ridge to its north, which has been helping push it to the west, is weakening. On this track, the core of Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to move over Great Abaco and move near or over Grand Bahama Island later tonight and Monday. (more...)
DNC to recommend scrapping virtual caucus plans in Iowa and Nevada DNC to recommend scrapping virtual caucus plans in Iowa and Nevada
- August 31, 2019

But opposition from DNC's executive and staff leadership makes it highly unlikely the committee would keep the virtual caucuses, leaving two key early voting states and the national party a short time to fashion an alternative before the February caucuses. (more...)
Bills Cut Veteran Running Back LeSean McCoy Bills Cut Veteran Running Back LeSean McCoy
- August 31, 2019

McCoy's production also waned in recent years; his 3.2 yards per carry average last season was easily the worst mark of his career. McCoy will now become an unrestricted free agent. (more...)
Maine CDC confirms Eastern Equine Encephalitis case in York county Maine CDC confirms Eastern Equine Encephalitis case in York county
- August 31, 2019

The Commonwealth is now experiencing its first outbreak of EEE since 2012 . The four new cases bring the total number of horses infected with EEE in MA this year to seven, state officials said. EEE was first detected in birds in ME in 2001. It is abrupt and usually fatal in horses. In animals, the fatality rate is 90 percent, and the survivors can have permanent brain damage. (more...)
Weld County reports 2 new human cases of West Nile Virus Weld County reports 2 new human cases of West Nile Virus
- August 31, 2019

This year's West Nile Virus season began in Sacramento on July 11 and in Yolo on August 7. West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in three Washington state counties this summer. "Our season can begin as early as July and because it can take some time to become ill, we can receive reports of ill individuals as late as October". (more...)
Red Wine… Could be Good For Digestive System Red Wine… Could be Good For Digestive System
- August 31, 2019

The studiers discovered a greater diversity of bacterial specifies in the guts of red wine drinkers compared with those individuals who did not drink red wine . The third group was composed of 453 pairs of female twins in the U.K. By using twins, the researchers were able to control for things that are normally out of scientists' hands, such as early life exposure, socioeconomic background, and most importantly, genetics. (more...)

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