Health

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Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based...
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Associated Press
September 11, 2019 - 4:39 pm
The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide.
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally promoted its electronic cigarettes as a safer option to smoking, including in a presentation to school children. The Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning letter to the company Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, flagging various claims by Juul, including that its products are “much safer than cigarettes.” The FDA has been investigating Juul for months but had not previously warned the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Associated Press
September 09, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug Administration also upped its scrutiny of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, a woman takes a puff from a cannabis vape pen in Los Angeles. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Associated Press
September 06, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials said they had identified 450 possible cases, including at least three deaths, in 33 states. The count includes a newly...
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Jennifer Bloodworth
September 05, 2019 - 11:12 am
Pennsylvania American Water has lifted a boil water advisory for about 500 customers in South Strabane Township in Washington County.
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JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees
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Associated Press
August 30, 2019 - 5:49 pm
E-cigarette giant Juul Labs is facing a mounting number of state and federal investigations into its marketing and sales practices
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they are investigating more cases of a breathing illness associated with vaping. The root cause remains unclear, but officials said Friday that many reports involve marijuana vaping. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Associated Press
August 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are investigating more cases of a breathing illness associated with vaping. While the cause remains unclear, officials said Friday that many reports involve e-cigarette products that contain THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana. Officials from the Centers...
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More than 60 elected leaders from across Allegheny County have signed a letter calling for a crackdown on industrial polluters.
Joe DeStio
Joe DeStio
August 28, 2019 - 2:41 pm
More than 60 elected leaders from across Allegheny County have signed a letter calling for a crackdown on industrial polluters. The letter calls for tougher pollution standards and increased penalties on violators.
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Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Oklahoma's legal fight against the opioid industry has racked up settlements and judgments of nearly $1 billion
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.
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Associated Press
August 27, 2019 - 5:58 pm
Wrapping himself in the legacy of "Obamacare," Joe Biden is offering restless Democrats a health care proposal that goes far beyond it
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