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Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States
Missouri health officials announced on Thursday the vaping-related death of a man in his mid-40s. This is the United States' eighth death linked to severe lung injury and illness tied to e-cigarettes.
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What are people vaping?
An outbreak of lung disease among vapers has sparked concerns and questions about e-cigarettes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what vapers are really inhaling.
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News Image Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:09:32 GMT
The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles
Kristen Sorensen was 55 when she became paralyzed from the neck down last year.
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News Image Thu, 19 Sep 2019 01:58:04 GMT
How to kick-start your brain in the morning (and no, we don't just mean coffee)
The alarm goes off and you shudder awake, unsure of where you are. Groggily you recognize your room and slowly roll out of bed thinking, "It can't be morning. Didn't I just go to bed?"
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Drugmaker halts shipments of ranitidine heartburn medication after contaminant found
Drugmaker Novartis said it is halting distribution of all ranitidine medicines made by Sandoz, a measure it called "precautionary" after the acid-reducing medications were found to contain an impurity.
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News Image Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:03:10 GMT
A numbing medicine turned a woman's blood blue
A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath... and an unusual symptom you don't see every day.
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Polio makes a comeback in the Philippines 19 years after the country was declared free of the disease
The Philippines has reported its first case of polio since it was declared free of the childhood disease 19 years ago, dealing a blow to the campaign to eradicate it.
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News Image Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:46:00 GMT
'I am worried there will be fewer of us,' says campaigner against Down syndrome test
Natalie Dedreux has spent months campaigning against a plan to make a blood test for Down syndrome free in Germany.
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News Image Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:28:45 GMT
The US and UK see vaping very differently. Here's why
An outbreak of a vaping-related illness in the United States has sickened hundreds and may be linked to the deaths of seven people, and an epidemic of youth vaping there has been called a "public health crisis."
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News Image Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:37:52 GMT
The way you vape could make it even more dangerous
In the wake of six deaths and 380 cases of confirmed and probable lung disease across the US, the Trump administration has called for banning most flavored e-cigarettes because of their huge appeal to young people.
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News Image Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:33:16 GMT
Regular aerobic exercise may slow progression to Alzheimer's for those most at risk
A half hour of aerobic exercise four to five times a week may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults who are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer's, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
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News Image Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:02:06 GMT
General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour for possible E. coli contamination
Making cookies with Gold Medal flour this week? It may be best to check the date before you bake.
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News Image Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:09:39 GMT
For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says
More than 3.3 million American women ages 18 to 44 were raped the first time they had sexual intercourse, according to a new study, and "all demographic groups reported substantial roles of forced sexual initiation."
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Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers after a disaster, according to a study of hurricane survivors
Thinking of sending your "thoughts and prayers" to those affected by tragedy or a natural disaster? Well, not everyone wants them.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:13:21 GMT
Medical guidelines say daily aspirin is too risky for most healthy people. A new study says some can benefit
For decades, healthy patients were told to take a low-dose aspirin as a precaution to help prevent heart problems, but the guidelines changed this year. For patients who have had a heart attack, stroke or open heart surgery, a daily aspirin is still recommended and can be a lifesaver. But the blood-thinning effect from aspirin could cause a major bleeding event, so for many healthy patients, the daily aspirin habit was not worth the risk.
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This med student was given last rites before finding a treatment that saved his life. His method could help millions
It was just after Christmas in 2013 and David Fajgenbaum was hovering a hair above death.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:05:51 GMT
Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds
Former Democratic Republic of Congo health minister Oly Ilunga has been detained over allegations of mismanaging public funds worth $4.3 million that were allocated to fighting the Ebola outbreak in the country, one of his lawyers told CNN on Monday.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:21:24 GMT
There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says
For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:08:28 GMT
Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany
Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:44:45 GMT
'I was non-stop Juuling up a storm': 10 college students on their vaping addictions
The CDC, FDA, White House and a who's who of officials in suits want young people to stop using e-cigarettes amid a mysterious outbreak of hundreds of vaping-related lung illnesses.
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New York's governor is taking executive action to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is taking executive action to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in the state.
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How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science
Fake news existed long before the internet.
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News Image Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:27:09 GMT
Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths
A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk.
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Don't kiss your chickens, the CDC says. Please don't
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like for everyone to please refrain from kissing their chickens. And from snuggling them. And from eating with them. And from inviting them in their homes.
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FDA finds low levels of cancer-linked impurity in common heartburn drugs
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that it has learned that some ranitidine -- acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including those known by the brand name Zantac -- contain low levels of an impurity that could cause cancer.
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News Image Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:42:20 GMT
FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration's Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children.
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News Image Sat, 14 Sep 2019 01:55:43 GMT
Meet the smoking-free, carbon-negative country that passes no law unless it improves citizens' well-being
On the eastern edge of the Himalayas, nestled between India and Tibet, lies the tiny nation of Druk Yul, better known as Bhutan. In Bhutanese, the name means "Land of the Thunder Dragon," a nod to the violent storms that pound the rugged mountain peaks and flood the lush valleys.
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News Image Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:46:22 GMT
Chinese scientists use CRISPR tool on HIV patient for the first time
The 27-year-old patient's prospects were bleak. In May 2016, he found out he had AIDS. Two weeks later, he was told he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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News Image Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:58:29 GMT
Hepatitis C-infected kidneys function as well as others after transplant, study says
There has been a dramatic shift in how doctors use donated kidneys infected with hepatitis C that used to be thrown away.
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News Image Fri, 13 Sep 2019 03:33:36 GMT
Young cancer survivor obsessed with Bumblebee gets a special birthday surprise
Whitaker Weinburger has been battling cancer for most of his life. Now that the 4-year-old Virginia boy is in remission, his mother set out to give him a very special birthday surprise involving his love of Bumblebee, the yellow Transformer.
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