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Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He developed mild respiratory symptoms that worsened, and was hospitalized on August 22. “This is an unfortunate case of a young man with no prior lung illness who started vaping because of chronic… Read More »

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, scientists have warned. A major review of worldwide evidence found almost all forms of the treatment were linked to the raised risk. And it revealed for the first time the risk stays higher for more than 10 years after use. The study said… Read More »

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking prenatal exposure to the chemicals to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children. A new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure… Read More »

US probe of lung cases linked to ‘vaping’

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that an infectious disease was behind the illnesses and that more information was needed to determine… Read More »

Sheraton Atlanta linked to 11 new cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

men in protective suit,outbreak concept,illustration painting So far, 11 people in Atlanta, Georgia have contracted Legionnaires’ disease and it appears that all of them stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta. The hotel is now closed down until at least mid-August, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Department of Public Health investigators are testing water in the… Read More »