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FDA calls e-cigarettes 'an epidemic' among minors, cracks down on retailers - Dotemirates
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FDA calls e-cigarettes 'an epidemic' among minors, cracks down on retailers

The use of e-cigarettes has become an "epidemic” among children, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is taking the most aggressive steps in the history of the agency to slow the rate at which young people become addicted to the product. Fines and warning letters have been issued to e-cigarette retailers after the FDA found them unlawfully selling e-cigarette products to minors, including the popular brand Juul, the FDA announced Wednesday. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency recently received data confirming that more and more young people, even high school students, are using and...


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New treatment to protect people with peanut allergies ready for FDA review

The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut over time. "We're excited about the potential to help children and adolescents with protect themselves against accidentally eating a with peanut in it," says allergist Stephen Tilles, MD, ACAAI past president, study co-author, and consulting...
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FDA must do more to reverse youth e-cigarette epidemic: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

FDA must do more to reverse youth e-cigarette epidemic: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Senior Correspondent, The proposals by the Food and Drug Administration of the US to prohibit menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars can save lives if these are implemented quickly, an anti-tobacco campaigner says. These proposals, placed on Nov 15, “have enormous potential to drive down tobacco use and the death and disease it causes in the US”, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement on Sunday.“However, the FDA must move as quickly as possible to propose, finalise and implement the necessary regulations,” its President Matthew L Myers...
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HIV in ‘key populations’ shoots up in Bangladesh

HIV in ‘key populations’ shoots up in Bangladesh Nurul Islam Hasib, Bangladesh, which is known as a low HIV/AIDS prevalent country, has witnessed a rapid rise of the infectious disease among the ‘key populations’ in recent years. Female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), and injecting drug users are identified as the key populations because they have the highest risk of contracting and transmitting HIV.Prof Md Shamiul Islam, Line Director of the AIDS, STD Programme in Bangladesh, said the prevalence rose to 3.9 percent in 2016 from 0.7 in 2011.It was only 0.3 percent even in 2002,...

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Experimental treatment helps 2 out of 3 peanut allergy sufferers, study finds

(CNN)Sometimes, Ellis Glover would be forced to leave her friends and sit at a lunch table where no one was eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. "I wanted to sit with my good, good friends, but I couldn't," the 10-year-old said. "If you're a kid and you have a food allergy, it's harder on you. You're missing out on a lot of stuff other children can have. I always want to try peanut stuff." Mom Monica Glover said the family discovered Ellis' peanut allergy when she was about 3. The tipoff: a skin reaction around her mouth after she was...
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Survival rate 99% if prostate cancer is detected early

Good news for men worried over prostate cancer. The disease, when diagnosed in its initial stages (0-II), less aggressive treatment is needed and the survival rate is almost 100 per cent, according to health experts. As men's health awareness month is taking place throughout November, doctors are urging men across the country to go for screening for early detection of prostate cancer. Dr Waleed Hassen, urologic oncologist in the surgical subspecialties institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD), said that however, if left undetected and allowed to progress to other areas in the body, the five-year survival rate drops significantly...
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Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That's according to who've been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it's a reminder to properly prepare your holiday bird. Cooking kills salmonella. The ongoing outbreak and recall last week of ground turkey may nevertheless leave you with a few questions when reaching for a plate of turkey. CAN MY TURKEY HAVE SALMONELLA? Salmonella is considered widespread in poultry, and it's perfectly legal for supermarkets to sell raw turkey that has the bacteria. Part of the rationale for allowing salmonella is that people...