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First Death Tied to Lung Injury From Vaping Reported in Illinois
8/23/2019
An Illinois resident who was hospitalized after suffering severe respiratory illness related to vaping has died, state health officials reported Friday.
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First Death Reported as Cases Linked to Vaping Rise
8/23/2019
The CDC reports the first death from severe lung injuries related to vaping. The adult from Illinois is among 193 potential cases in 22 states of people hospitalized for lung injuries in recent weeks.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Pancreatic Cancer
8/23/2019
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just finished treatment for pancreatic cancer, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday.
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Your Dog May Be Leading You to a Healthier Heart
8/23/2019
Researchers found that compared with people who had no pets, dog owners tended to have fewer risk factors for heart disease: They got more exercise, and had healthier diets and lower blood sugar levels.
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A Kid-Friendly Emergency Room Saves Lives
8/23/2019
The risk of death was three times lower for those treated at ERs with greater levels of pediatric readiness.
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1 in 8 Teen Girls Has Faced 'Reproductive Coercion'
8/23/2019
Reproductive coercion is a form of abuse in which a girl or woman is pressured into pregnancy. From a male partner threatening to leave if his female partner refuses to have his baby, to poking holes in condoms before sex, the coercion can take shape in a variety of ways.
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Just One Pill for All Your Heart Health Needs? It's On the Way
8/23/2019
The "polypill" reduced the risk of life-threatening heart health problems by more than one-third during a five-year period in a group of more than 3,400 people aged 50 to 75.
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Teen Recovering From Serious Vaping-Related Illness
8/23/2019
A Texas teen spent 10 days in a coma fighting what doctors say was a vaping-related lung illness that almost took his life.
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CDC Warns of 'Super' Salmonella in Beef, Cheese
8/22/2019
First seen in 2017, this bacterial strain has already caused 255 Americans in 32 states to become ill, and many more cases are expected.
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Cases of Lung Injury Tied to Vaping Keep Rising
8/22/2019
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its tally of such cases to 153, spread across 16 states. These cases have emerged in a relatively short timeframe -- from June 28 through Aug. 20, the agency said in a statement.
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CBD Is the Rage, But More Science Needed on Safety, Effectiveness
8/22/2019
The review found that limited regulation of CBD products is a concern for health care providers.
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Microplastics in Drinking Water Not a Health Risk
8/22/2019
However the World Health Organization also noted that more research is needed into how microplastics may impact human health and the environment, the Associated Press reported.
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TB Cases Drop Among the Young, But Racial Disparities Persist
8/22/2019
Rates among all other racial/ethnic groups were at least 14 times higher than among whites.
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Even a Little Exercise Means a Lot for Life Span
8/22/2019
The Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death.
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No Such Thing As Crazy Cat Ladies: Study
8/22/2019
A new study says that people who have lots of cats aren't more likely to be anxious, depressed or lonely, CNN reporte
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Aging Narrows Gender Gap in Flu Vaccine Response
8/21/2019
Here's some bad news for older women during flu season: Aging reduces the stronger immune response that women typically have to vaccination, a new study finds.
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More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?
8/21/2019
Taking certain antibiotics -- especially multiple times or for long courses -- may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests.
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Brutal Ragweed Season Forecast
8/21/2019
People who have allergies may be in for a rough ragweed season this summer and fall, thanks to hotter and wetter weather nationwide.
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CBP Won't Vaccinate Migrants Against Flu
8/21/2019
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency's announcement that it won't vaccinate migrants is being slammed by public health experts.
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Women's Mid-Life Stress Might Affect Memory
8/21/2019
Stressful experiences in middle age are associated with greater memory loss among women later in life, a new study says.
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'Red Flag' Laws May Be Stopping Some Mass Shootings
8/21/2019
"Red flag" laws that allow police to take guns away from people who've threatened mass shootings are designed to save lives, but do they?
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Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Mental Illness?
8/21/2019
As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests.
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State's Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air
8/20/2019
In recent weeks, state officials have been moving swiftly to make legal agreements with Sterigenics that, in some cases, have bypassed public input.
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It Takes Years for Heart to Recover from Smoking
8/20/2019
Experts have long thought that an ex-smoker's risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or death from heart disease returns to normal within five years.
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Task Force Updates Breast Cancer Recommendations
8/20/2019
New recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may help clarify who can benefit most from a risk assessment test. Now, if a woman has a high risk, the task force is recommending that she see a genetic counselor and possibly be tested for the BRCA mutations.
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