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Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

Juul sued by Massachusetts, allegedly advertised on children’s websites

The state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against leading e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs and its erstwhile parent company Pax Labs Wednesday, alleging that the company specifically targeted underage customers in its initial advertising campaign. The company, the suit alleges, intentionally sought out young-seeming models for an ad campaign they then sought to run on websites…MORE

Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Air pollution can cross state lines, and with deadly consequences, study says

Air pollution is known to have negative — even deadly — effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines. Now, a new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and…MORE

Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says

Parents, grandparents to blame for half of child poisonings, study says

Parents and grandparents, listen up — this is serious. More than half of children under age five poisoned by prescription pills ate them after an adult removed the childproof safety packaging. These medications include those to treat diabetes or cardiac conditions, which are hazardous to children even in small doses. That’s the disturbing findings from…MORE

Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Medtronic recalls certain MiniMed insulin pumps tied to 1 death

Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday. The FDA identified it as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Insulin pumps are small devices that can deliver insulin…MORE

Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says

Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says

President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN’s tally. Now he can rest easy knowing that time hasn’t gone to waste, according to preliminary research, which found that playing golf at least once a month…MORE

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Another win for optimism! Recovery after stroke

Having a stroke is no laughing matter. But if you can stay optimistic about your recovery, a new study says you may be able to speed up your healing and reduce disability. Higher levels of optimism in stroke survivors was associated with reduced stroke severity, less physical disability and lower levels of inflammation at the…MORE

A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

A coronavirus outbreak could be devastating for poorer countries

When the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern, it did so over fears that smaller or less-developed countries would struggle to contain the virus. The flu-like respiratory illness is highly contagious and the outbreak has overwhelmed hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where…MORE

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