Respiratory Conditions

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

China pneumonia outbreak not spreading at present: WHO

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - An outbreak of pneumonia that has killed one person in China and infected 40 others appears to be linked to a single [more…]

Rural seniors sent to aftercare have higher mortality than urban peers

Rural seniors sent to aftercare have higher mortality than urban peers

Published 08/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Rural seniors hospitalized for certain life-threatening conditions are more likely than city-dwelling peers to die within a month of being discharged to [more…]

U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

U.S. CDC reports ‘breakthrough’ in vaping lung injury probe as cases top 2,000

Published 08/11/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described [more…]

U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban

U.S. judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban

Published 04/10/2019

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday denied an industry bid to put on hold Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, [more…]

U.S. judge denies industry motion to lift Massachusetts’ four-month ban on vaping sales

U.S. judge denies industry motion to lift Massachusetts’ four-month ban on vaping sales

Published 04/10/2019

BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani on Friday denied a motion by the vaping industry to lift Massachusetts’ four-month ban on the sale [more…]

New York court blocks state ban on flavored e-cigarettes

New York court blocks state ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Published 04/10/2019

(Reuters) - A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a [more…]

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Published 15/09/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to [more…]

Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses – ‘Dank…

Explainer: One possible culprit in vaping lung illnesses – ‘Dank…

Published 13/09/2019

(Reuters) - As U.S health officials scramble to identify the root cause of hundreds of severe lung illnesses tied to vaping, one possible culprit identified [more…]

CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to…

CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to…

Published 30/08/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. public health officials on Friday reported a rise in the number of cases of respiratory illness possibly related to the use of [more…]

Higher education doesn’t protect equally against secondhand smoke

Higher education doesn’t protect equally against secondhand smoke

Published 30/08/2019

Higher levels of education promote health by helping people avoid many environmental health risks, but this benefit may not extend equally to all races and [more…]