Dietary supplement responsible for vape-related deaths — CDC confirms

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). Vaping lung injuries have spanned all 50 states, with cases from the District of Columbia, the U.S. Hahn said in a statement. The CDC, for their part, narrowed down their investigation to vit... More..

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63-vehicle pileup in Virginia injures at least 35
by | Monday, December 23, 2019

63-vehicle pileup in Virginia injures at least 35

The crash occurred Sunday in eastern Virginia on the westbound Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg, beginning around 7:50 a.m. local time, and involved 69 cars and trucks. There were no immediate rep...More..

E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking

In the past few years, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products has become a bit of a hot-button issue at both the state and local level. The restriction on tobacco sales has always been pushed by a bip...More..

Chili peppers have health benefits
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Chili peppers have health benefits

And when researchers looked specifically at heart attacks and strokes, they found a 40% lower risk of dying from a heart attack, and that death from stroke was more than halved. In the study, researchers foun...More..

Democrat Bloomberg opens campaign offices in three battleground states
by | Sunday, December 22, 2019

Democrat Bloomberg opens campaign offices in three battleground states

Instead, our polling asks respondents to make a judgment of who the American electorate as a whole would be most likely to vote for. There are 15 Democrats running for the party's nomination to challenge Pres...More..

1 in 5 high school seniors vaped marijuana in the previous year
by | Saturday, December 21, 2019

1 in 5 high school seniors vaped marijuana in the previous year

Past year vaping of marijuana, which has more than doubled in the past two years, was reported at 20.8% among 12th graders, with 10th graders not far behind at 19.4% and eighth graders at 7.0%. One-year increas...More..

Study Estimates That Half of US Adults Will Be Obese by 2030
by | Saturday, December 21, 2019

Study Estimates That Half of US Adults Will Be Obese by 2030

Mississippi, which has the highest obesity rate in the country, is nearly at 50 percent. They also predict that, nationally, severe obesity will likely be the most common BMI category for women , non-His...More..

Shocking twist in missing mother and newborn baby case
by | Saturday, December 21, 2019

Shocking twist in missing mother and newborn baby case

Broussard was last seen with her daughter while dropping off her son at an elementary school on the morning of December 12, according to the Austin Police Department. Police were eventually led to a residence...More..

WHO moves step closer to cheaper breast cancer treatment
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

WHO moves step closer to cheaper breast cancer treatment

Abemacilib is an oral selective inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 approved for HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. Dr Stephen Robinson from the Quadram Institute and UEA has recen...More..

Merck receives FDA approval for Ebola vaccine
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Merck receives FDA approval for Ebola vaccine

Cases of Ebola are vanishingly rare in the U.S., and have generally been seen in individuals who travel to other countries, particularly health care workers who can become ill after treating patients with t...More..

MDH: 3 more flu-related deaths confirmed in Minnesota
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

MDH: 3 more flu-related deaths confirmed in Minnesota

The number of people in the province who died with lab-confirmed influenza rose to six, according to Alberta Health Services' weekly report released Thursday. Duchin declined to say whether the child who died h...More..

Former White House press secretary apologizes for mocking Biden’s comments on stuttering
by | Friday, December 20, 2019

Former White House press secretary apologizes for mocking Biden’s comments on stuttering

Sanders seems to have been watching the debate , but whether she knew the context of Biden's imitation or not, she sent out this tweet apparently mocking his statements. "I have scores of these young women a...More..

More than 6900 cases of the flu reported across Pennsylvania
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

More than 6900 cases of the flu reported across Pennsylvania

Some 1,300 people across the USA have died of the flu so far this year. Meanwhile 69.9% of children aged four to 10 have been vaccinated at 1,295 primary schools, compared with 68% of four to eight-year-olds ...More..

USA appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling, United States News & Top Stories
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

USA appeals court sidesteps major Obamacare ruling, United States News & Top Stories

The 2-1 ruling handed down by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans largely sidestepped what happens to some of the most popular parts of the Affordable Care Act such as protection...More..

Deadline for health insurance open enrollment extended for one day
by | Thursday, December 19, 2019

Deadline for health insurance open enrollment extended for one day

CMS said it made the extension "In an abundance of caution, to accommodate consumers who attempted to enroll in coverage during the final hours of open enrollment but who may have experienced issues". Those who...More..

CDC: Pet store puppies source of antibiotic-resistant germ outbreak
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CDC: Pet store puppies source of antibiotic-resistant germ outbreak

Thirty people in 13 states were infected with Campylobacter jejuni , a bacteria found to be resistant to multiple drugs, from January to mid-November. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps two to...More..

Democratic Debate Wait on on After Deal Reached with LMU Workers
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Democratic Debate Wait on on After Deal Reached with LMU Workers

All seven of the candidates who qualified for the debate had threatened to boycott the forum over a labor dispute . Progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren of MA and Bernie Sanders of Vermont were the ...More..

Weight loss linked to reduced breast cancer risk
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Weight loss linked to reduced breast cancer risk

The analysis included more than 180,000 women aged 50 and older from 10 prospective studies. "Even a modest quantity of sustained weight reduction is related to decrease breast most cancers possibility fo...More..

Vaping ‘significantly raises’ risk of serious lung disease, new study warns
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Vaping ‘significantly raises’ risk of serious lung disease, new study warns

As e-cigarettes usage by youth is being called a national epidemic - a new study released Monday shows e-cigarette users are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease than non-smokers. Since cases have ...More..

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

The study, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , looked at 22,811 citizens of the Molise region in Italy. The researchers concluded eating chili peppers cut participants'...More..

LifeLabs Data Breach Exposes Personal Info of 15 Million Customers
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

LifeLabs Data Breach Exposes Personal Info of 15 Million Customers

The private and personal information of millions of medical patients living in Ontario and B.C. has been breached in a cyberattack on the computer systems of Canadian laboratory testing company LifeLabs . "Thi...More..

Measles advisory issued for LAX Airport
by | Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Measles advisory issued for LAX Airport

The unidentified travelers, who are not local residents, were in Terminals 4 and 5 on December 11, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). The children, who are related, accordi...More..

House panel sets debate rules before historic impeachment vote
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

House panel sets debate rules before historic impeachment vote

The House of Representatives is slated to vote tomorrow on two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The rules committee gathered Tuesday morning to se...More..

by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Study suggests vapers are 1.3 times more likely to develop lung disease

Now, there's evidence that people who use e-cigarettes have an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma. "This study, looking...More..

Health officials urge children to get flu jabs this season
by | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Health officials urge children to get flu jabs this season

New York City is seeing the highest amount of flu cases this week by a longshot compared to the rest of the state. "Vaccine effectiveness isn't always what we would like, but flu vaccine can reduce your risk ...More..

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills 72, most of them children
by | Monday, December 16, 2019

Measles outbreak in Samoa kills 72, most of them children

On Saturday afternoon Samoa's Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 5,154 measles cases since the outbreak started. There are now 160 measles cases who have been admitted to a health-care facility, 16 of ...More..

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars
by | Sunday, December 15, 2019

House Democrats pass drug price cap bill, escalating 2020 health care wars

Smith said the committees have been working on a separate bipartisan bill to lower drug costs, called the "Lower Costs, More Cures" Act (H.R. 19). However, the passing of the bill does mark a historic moment ...More..

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019
by | Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Singh was crowned by Mexico's Vanessa Ponce, who is her predecessor. Miss World is one of the four major global beauty pageants, and the oldest, the organization says, at nearly 70 years old. She made a mark ...More..

Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk
by | Saturday, December 14, 2019

Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk

A new large-scale Chinese study has found that people who sleep for more than nine hours each night , or who take long naps during the day, may have an increased risk of stroke. The study concluded that long h...More..

Flu season: Public Health officials reporting first flu-related deaths in Kentucky
by | Saturday, December 14, 2019

Flu season: Public Health officials reporting first flu-related deaths in Kentucky

Murti confirmed there was "a little bit of a delay" in getting this 12 months's flu shot, about two weeks behind from mid-October to the start of November, as a result of manufacturing points. Across Alberta, 9...More..

Jerry Nadler is Taking Impeachment So Seriously He Just Fell Asleep...Again!
by | Thursday, December 12, 2019

Jerry Nadler is Taking Impeachment So Seriously He Just Fell Asleep...Again!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that if the House votes to impeach the president, a trial in the Republican-led chamber would be senators' "first order of business". If one or more ...More..

Food labels showing exercise needed to burn calories 'could help tackle obesity'
by | Thursday, December 12, 2019

Food labels showing exercise needed to burn calories 'could help tackle obesity'

Amanda Daley, lead researcher from the University of Loughborough, said that PACE labels would present the information in a more accessible way to consumers than the existing calorie and nutrient content labels...More..

Judiciary Committee begins deliberations on articles of impeachment
by | Thursday, December 12, 2019

Judiciary Committee begins deliberations on articles of impeachment

Trump has perpetrated during his 3½ years in office, the decision was taken to limit the articles to the aforementioned two charges, which focus only on the president's alleged effort to influence the upcoming...More..

Bird flu alert forces authorities to clarify Christmas turkey risk
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bird flu alert forces authorities to clarify Christmas turkey risk

She said: 'Report suspected disease immediately and ensure they are maintaining good biosecurity on their premises. The strain has been identified as "low pathogenic avian flu ", while Public Health Englan...More..

Flu Season Arrives Early
by | Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Flu Season Arrives Early

Her team also tracks how many people were diagnosed with flu, but not admitted to a hospital. "There's not a predictable trend as far as if it's early it's going to be more severe, or later, less severe" (CDC ...More..