Tag Archives: Illness

After Stillbirth Women Are at Increased Risk for Significant Psychiatric Illness

In the United States, about one out of every 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth, defined as a pregnancy loss occurring after 20 weeks’ gestation.  Perinatal loss is a traumatic event for women and their families. While we clearly understand the potential for perinatal loss to cause significant emotional consequences, we have relatively little data on… Read More »

People are still dying from mysterious vaping illness, even as outbreak slows

Demonstrators vape during a consumer advocate groups and vape storeowners rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC, on November 9, 2019. Jose Luis Magana | AFP | Getty Images The vaping illness outbreak worsened over the last week with 41 people hospitalized and two additional deaths,… Read More »

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

U.S. health officials finally have a potential breakthrough in the vaping illness outbreak that’s killed at least 39 people, narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a “potential toxin of concern,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. The compound used in supplements, cosmetics and some vaping products was detected in all 29… Read More »

Missouri man dies from vaping-related illness, bringing US death toll to eight

A man vaping an e-cigarette on September 06, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images) Ricardo Rubio | Europa Press | Getty Images Another person has died from a vaping-related lung disease, Missouri health officials said Thursday, bringing the death toll to eight as U.S. health officials scramble to figure… Read More »