CDC Gives Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses A Name

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last week issued a new name for the vaping-related lung illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people and killed at least 26. DOCTOR SAYS VAPING COULD MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE FLU In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued on…

Paralysed Man Moves In Mind-Reading Exoskeleton

A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, French researchers report. Thibault, 30, said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the “first man on the Moon”. His movements, particularly walking, are far from perfect and the…

Most Plastic Products Contain Potentially Toxic Chemicals, Study Reveals

Most of the plastics that consumers encounter in daily life—including plastic wrap, bath mats, yogurt containers, and coffee cup lids—contain potentially toxic chemicals, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers behind the study analyzed 34 everyday plastic products made of eight types…

Things You Had No Idea Could Cause Blood Cancer

Blood cancers are serious and life-threatening, but treatments are increasingly saving lives. Prevention, as in most things related to health, is key. But when it comes to blood cancers, not enough is known about what triggers these diseases. Here’s what we do know about blood cancers and their causes. Most…

Trump Plans Ban On Sale Of Flavoured E-Cigarettes

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration will ban flavoured e-cigarettes, after a spate of vaping-related deaths. Mr Trump told reporters vaping was a “new problem”, especially for children. US Health Secretary Alex Azar said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would finalise a plan to take all…

Utah Teen Put in Coma After Vaping Every Day for 3 Years

A Utah teen nearly died because of a severe lung illness that doctors believe was tied to her frequent vaping. Now, she says she’ll “never touch a vape again.” Maddie Nelson, 18, told local news station Fox 13 that she vaped every day for about three years, much like many…

Pinterest To Direct Vaccine Searches To Health Sites

Pinterest users searching for vaccine-related information will be directed to results from “public health organisations”. Last year, the social platform stopped showing results for vaccine searches to tackle the spread of misinformation. Social media companies are facing increasing scrutiny over how they moderate content on their sites. In recent months,…

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