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Number of people killed by vaping in US hits 26

Twenty-six people have died from illnesses associated with e-cigarette use since March, US health authorities said Thursday, while some 1,300 have suffered lung injuries linked to vaping. Officials have yet to identify the cause for the outbreak, which dates back to late March, and are pursuing multiple lines of investigation. The Centers for Disease Control […]

Kids Health

Homework Help Hacks Real Moms Swear By

Yes, parents may be celebrating the return to school and the end of summer stress. But they may also be dreading the return of homework and the arguments, cajoling, and bribing that often comes with it. If you’ve struggled to get your kid to complete school assignments, you’re not alone. We asked real moms with […]

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NHS saved £300MILLION last year by its crackdown on branded drugs

NHS says it has saved £300MILLION in a year by encouraging doctors to stop giving out expensive branded drugs and opt for cheaper ‘biosimilars’ Health watchdogs encourage the prescription of generic drugs or ‘biosimilars’  NHS slashed its bill for the most expensive drug by £110million alone last year Hospitals spent £290million on adalimumab – primarily […]

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Mother-of-two was left DEAF by her pregnancies

Mother-of-two was left DEAF after her pregnancies caused the bones in her ears to grow uncontrollably robbing her of 70 per cent of her hearing Kate Llewellyn-Waters, from London, lost her hearing because of otosclerosis The tiny bones inside her ears fused together and she now relies on hearing aids She said it was an […]

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Is San Francisco’s vaping ban backed by science?

San Francisco has decided to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in 2020, hoping to curb a surge in vaping among adolescents. But is the policy backed up by the available evidence? How harmful is vaping? Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not “burn.” The devices, which have been available in the US since 2006, work instead […]

Health Problems

Prevent illness by preventing tick bites

Ready or not, ticks are out. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness, but it’s not the only concern, says Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a parasitic diseases expert at Mayo Clinic. “There are other tick-borne diseases like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Powassan virus and Borrelia miyamotoi infection, and those are just diseases transmitted by the black-legged tick, […]