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…

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…

Cleveland Among Worst Mosquito Cities In U.S.

They’re the uninvited guests at every picnic. The buzzing nuisance who arrives early and refuses to leave. We’re talking of course about mosquitoes, the flying bloodsuckers whose bites leave your skin irritated for days. Worst of all, Cleveland was listed among the top cities across…

Undeclared Allergen In Beef, Chicken Product Sparks Recall

A California company has issued a recall for nearly 13,000 pounds of diced beef and chicken products over misbranding and undeclared allergens. Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc., said the affected products contain wheat, which is a known allergen, but it is not declared on the product…

Ministers May Advise On How Much Sleep People Need

Ministers are reportedly planning to issue guidance on how much sleep people should be getting every night. The recommendations are expected as part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health in the UK. According to a leaked draft of the plans seen…

Give Children ‘Less Sugar And More Veg In Baby Food’

The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted and parents should give their young children more vegetables to stop them developing a sweet tooth, a report from child health experts says. It warns that even baby food marked “no added sugar” often contains…

San Francisco Becomes First US City To Ban E-Cigarettes

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales until their health effects are clearer. Officials on Tuesday voted to ban stores selling the vaporisers and made it illegal for online retailers to deliver to addresses in the city. The California city…