TRUMP ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY TALKS TO RESOLVE VAPING ‘DILEMMA’

Tue 12 November 2019: US President Donald Trump said Monday he plans to meet with vaping industry representatives as he considers whether to ban flavored e-cigarette products following a deadly epidemic of vaping-linked lung injuries. “Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up […]

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E-CIGS MAY DAMAGE THE HEART, STUDY SAYS

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says Thu 07 November 2019: Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver — increasingly popular among teens — may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes. The latest findings, published in the journal Cardiovascular […]

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How to counter the ‘obesity epidemic’ at home

How to counter the ‘obesity epidemic’ at home Mon 28 October 2019: The worldwide obesity epidemic has left millions facing serious physical and psychological illnesses and has raised questions about what we can do at home for ourselves and our families to fight the trend According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity has nearly […]

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Erdoğan says he will never allow vaping, will block e-cigarettes in Turkey

Mon 21 October 2019: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday he will never allow electronic cigarette companies to produce their products in Turkey, urging Turks to drink tea instead. Speaking at an event against smoking in Istanbul, Erdogan said he had ordered his Trade Minister “never” to allow e-cigarettes in Turkey and said that […]

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Florida Woman Recovers from Breast Cancer with Trial Vaccine

Florida Woman Recovers from Breast Cancer with Trial Vaccine Thu 17 October 2019: The trial vaccine, available through the Mayo Clinic, is showing positive results in patients with all stages of breast cancer   A Florida woman is healthy again just months after being diagnosed with breast cancer, thanks to a new trial vaccine that is […]

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‘Alarming upsurge’ in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns

  Tue 15 October 2019: Measles is staging a devastating comeback in epidemics across the world as the virus exploits dangerous gaps in vaccination coverage, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Friday. Speaking after a two-day meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, Kate O’Brien, the WHO’s department director, said […]

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Singapore ban unhealthiest sugary drinks ads to combat rising diabetes rates

Sat 12 October 2019: Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the unhealthiest sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said Thursday. Products deemed “less healthy” must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most […]

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $8 billion over anti-psychotic drug side effect

Wed 09 October 2019: A Pennsylvania jury ruled Tuesday that U.S. pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson must pay $8 billion in damages and interest for failing to warn that a psychiatric drug could cause breast growth in men. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals were blamed as plaintiff Nicholas Murray told the Philadelphia […]

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