FDA Acts to Limit Kids’ Access to Flavored E-Cigs

Tweet What Is Cystic Fibrosis? What Causes It? By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Responding to the steep, recent rise in the use of addictive e-cigarettes among kids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it would go ahead with efforts to restrict sales of some types of flavored vaping products...
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Are ‘Inactive’ Drug Ingredients Really Harmless?

Tweet 11 Fast Facts About Your Child’s Allergies By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests. Lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical dyes are added to drugs to improve...
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N.Y. Judge Bans 50 Unvaccinated Kids From School

Tweet March 14, 2019 — Fifty unvaccinated students cannot attend the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, N.Y., for at least three weeks, a federal judge in the county has ruled. The decision was handed down as a measles outbreak in the county reached 146 cases on Tuesday. The outbreak is centered in an Orthodox Jewish community, CBS News reported. The judge’s ruling was supported...
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Blood Test to Detect Heart Attacks May Be Flawed

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test used to detect a heart attack may often provide some misleading results, British researchers report. In a new study of patients undergoing blood tests at a hospital in England, one in 20 people had high blood levels of troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack....
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Tons of Meat Snacks Recalled After Tampering Claim

Tweet USDA.gov: “Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC Recalls Pork Sausage Products Due to Possible Product Contamination.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20190314/tons-of-meat-snacks-recalled-after-tampering-claim?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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New Drug Could Help Tough-to-Treat Cholesterol

Tweet 3 Ways to Protect Your Heart By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol, researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called...
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States Raising Smoking Age to Combat Teen Vaping

Tweet Nicholas Chadi, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Rob Crane, MD, Ohio State University, Columbus. Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY. Ted Kwong, Juul, San Francisco. Adam Leventhal, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Lisa Morawski, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office, Salem, OR. George Parman,...
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Heart Guidelines Rarely Backed by Good Science

Tweet FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Precious few treatment guidelines for heart patients are supported by the best scientific evidence, a new study shows. Less than one in 10 recommendations are based on results from multiple randomized controlled trials (considered the “gold standard”), and that percentage has actually dropped in the past decade, the researchers reported. For...
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Heart Attacks Fall One-Third Among Older Americans

Tweet BySteven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A groundbreaking new study holds heartening news for older Americans. Since the mid-1990s, the number of seniors who suffered a heart attack or died from one dropped dramatically — evidence that campaigns to prevent heart attacks and improve patient care are paying off, Yale University researchers...
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Are Eggs the Cholesterol Enemy Again?

Tweet March 15, 2019 — Eggs, a staple of the American diet, have been cast once again as a villain. It’s not specifically the eggs, but the cholesterol in eggs that seems to be the problem, according to a new study. Wait, what? Yes, it’s true. Even the researchers who worked on the study aren’t happy about it. “It’s sad news to everyone,” says study author Norrina Allen, PhD, a cardiovascular...
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