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Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:25 PM EDT

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

Juul to End E-Cigarette Ads and Lobbying; CEO Steps Down

The nation's largest e-cigarette maker will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. and replace its chief executive as mysterious breathing illnesses and an explosion in teen vaping have triggered efforts to...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 06:57 AM EDT

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

A Spoonful Less Sugar, Tad More Fat: US Diets Still Lacking

Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:32 PM EDT

Sale of Vaping Products Temporarily Banned in Massachusetts

Sale of Vaping Products Temporarily Banned in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency in the state "due to severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused products." He ordered a...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:21 AM EDT

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

FDA Again Expands Recall of Popular Blood Pressure Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has once again expanded its recall of widely prescribed blood pressure drugs after trace amounts of a chemical linked to cancer was detected during testing. The latest...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 09:47 AM EDT

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

Arthritis Group Offers First Guidelines for Patients Who Use CBD for Joint Pain

CBD has exploded in popularity over the last year, with countless numbers of people trying it as a sleep aid or relief for pain and anxiety. One concern is, there's been no guidance on how to use CBD, or...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 05:24 PM EDT

3rd Death From EEE This Year Confirmed by Mass. Health Officials

3rd Death From EEE This Year Confirmed by Mass. Health Officials

A third person this year has died from EEE in Massachusetts, health officials confirmed Monday. An unidentified hospital reported the death to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The victim was...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 06:30 PM EDT

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

Why the Focus of Autism Research Is Shifting Away From Searching for a 'Cure'

When autism research started to really accelerate a couple decades ago, many scientists thought finding a cure might be easier. Today, the latest science points away from a single cure, but there are ways to...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 12:39 PM EDT

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

UN Agency: Tanzania Not Sharing Details on Ebola-Like Cases

The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, a significant cause for concern during a regional...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 05:09 PM EDT

New Exhibit Aims to Educate Parents About Hidden Dangers in Teen's Rooms

New Exhibit Aims to Educate Parents About Hidden Dangers in Teen's Rooms

A new interactive display at a Massachusetts mall is helping parents find clues that teenagers might be hiding from them in plain sight.

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 11:30 PM EDT

2nd Person Dies After Contracting EEE in Massachusetts This Year

2nd Person Dies After Contracting EEE in Massachusetts This Year

A second person in Massachusetts has died after contracting the EEE virus, state health officials said Friday. The person, a man in his 70s, lived in Bristol county and was the state's 10th case in this year's...

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