(CNN)A California man has become the seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the US. The 40-year-old, who died over the weekend, is the second person to die in the state. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon have each reported one death from vaping. The United States Centers for Disease Control announced Monday that they had activated their Emergency Operations Center to better investigate the outbreak of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes. The CDC says it has identified 380 cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes in 36 states and the US Virgin Islands. Earlier this month they said they were investigating at least 450 possible cases of lung disease related to vaping. Man who died was sick for several weeks Read More The man in the latest case was sick for several weeks after he suffered a "severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping," Karen Haught, the Tulare County public health officer, said in a press release. … [Read more...] about California man dies in seventh vaping-related illness
0 Have your say Peterborough and Cambridgeshire residents are needed to join a new Community Values Panel and have a say on funding for local health services. The panel is being set up by the organisation which plans and buys health services in the county – the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).It will be made up of 30 individuals who will represent – through its mix – the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This includes younger people, those with disabilities and long-term conditions and people from minority ethnic communities.You do not need any special qualifications to take part but need to be at least 18.The members of the Community Value Panel will help the CCG understand what is important to local people when it is making decisions about funding services.The CCG’s £1.3 billion pays for things such as doctors, hospitals, community services, some pharmacy services and mental health … [Read more...] about Help your say on NHS spending in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire
Share Tweet Email cold Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email KGO By SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area scientists believe we are on the verge of a cure for the common cold.Teams at Stanford and UCSF have announced a major first step. It involves temporarily disabling a single, specific protein inside our cells.RELATED: COLD VS FLU: How to tell the differenceThey found that when that protein is disabled, it stops many common cold viruses and other diseases from spreading in the body.Stanford University Associate Professor Jan Carette, PhD said "Traditional anti-viral drugs target the virus itself. But the virus is very smart and it can mutate its way around it. What we do is make the host inhospitable for these viruses. So it's much more difficult for these viruses to mutate around."Now - the work begins to develop a drug that temporarily disables that protein.Once that happens, human trials can begin, and if … [Read more...] about Stanford, UCSF step closer to cure for common cold
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question. Advertisement Supported by Here’s what the OxyContin maker’s Chapter 11 filing means and doesn’t mean. ByJan Hoffman Sept. 16, 2019, 7:27 p.m. ET After months ofPurdue Pharma has finally filed for bankruptcy. But it’s hardly a done deal. The bankruptcy filing is part of a settlement agreement that the company and its owners negotiated with lawyers for states and thousands of local governments that have struggled for years with the opioid crisis. They support the deal because it offers guaranteed cash and an end to litigation. But the plan has been greeted with scathing condemnation by some state attorneys general and others who assert that it allows Purdue, the maker of OxyContin, and its owners, the billionaire Sackler … [Read more...] about Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.
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