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Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 06:52 PM EDT

Conn. Congresswoman Calls for Ban on All Vaping Products

Conn. Congresswoman Calls for Ban on All Vaping Products

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro made an impassioned plea to the FDA Friday to remove all e-cigarettes and vaping products from the market.

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 11:28 PM EDT

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

NY Finds $1B in Hidden Transfers by Family Behind OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York —...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 04:53 PM EDT

8th Person Contracts EEE in Massachusetts This Year

8th Person Contracts EEE in Massachusetts This Year

An eighth person has contracted the rare and potentially deadly eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus, in Massachusetts this year, state health officials said Friday. The latest case is a man in his 50s...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:37 PM EDT

Cambridge Man Was 1st Mass. Case of West Nile This Year, City Says

Cambridge Man Was 1st Mass. Case of West Nile This Year, City Says

A Massachusetts resident has contracted West Nile virus, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday, marking the first human case of the year. The man, from Middlesex County, is in his 60s, according...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 05:14 PM EDT

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

FDA Panel Recommends Peanut Allergy Treatment for Approval

An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend a peanut allergy treatment for FDA approval. The drug, called Palforzia, would be the first FDA-approved drug for treating...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 08:57 AM EDT

When Healthy Eating Becomes Obsessive: Doctors Warn About Rise in 'Orthorexia'

When Healthy Eating Becomes Obsessive: Doctors Warn About Rise in 'Orthorexia'

Doctors in Dallas are warning parents about an emerging trend they're seeing in their offices: children and teens who take healthy eating to the extreme fueled by what they see on social media. They warn the...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 03:35 AM EDT

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments. But the chaotic...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:47 PM EDT

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

US Officials Revise Vaping Illness Count to 380 in 36 States

The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. Health officials...

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 at 06:49 AM EDT

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

What We Know About the US Vaping Illness Outbreak

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified 380 confirmed and probable...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:33 PM EDT

Amid EEE Outbreak in Mass., Gov. Baker Addresses the Deadly Virus

Amid EEE Outbreak in Mass., Gov. Baker Addresses the Deadly Virus

As the potentially deadly threat grows from EEE, the eastern equine encephalitis virus, Gov. Charlie Baker sat down with several officials Thursday to discuss this summer's outbreak. Seven people have been...

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