e-cigarettes

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: New e-cig ban + Differing resting heart rates + CDC sends out Coronavirus tests

A partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. It outlaws the sale of fruit, dessert and mint-flavored pods popular with teenagers. It’s part of the Trump Administration’s effort to reduce youth vaping….which health officials say has reached epidemic levels. Plus, a new study in the journal “Plahs One” found that normal resting heart rates vary widely from person to…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Pediatrician visits drop + Pro-vaping on social media + FDA sunscreen warnings

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh said visits to pediatricians have fallen sharply in recent years. Primary care child visits dropped 14% between 2008 and 2016. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Researchers said one possible reason is that young people are getting better preventative care, but another factor may be that families are afraid of big medical bills. Plus,…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Life Stress + E-Cig Damage + Domestic Violence Training for Doctors

New research showed the stress of modern life combined with disruptions to the body’s internal clock may increase the risk of developing metabolic disorders, including obesity and type two diabetes. Shift working and jet lag can alter a person’s body clock, as well. Plus, cardiologists said new research highlights the damage e-cigarettes pose to the brain, heart, blood vessels, and…

Alabama Records First Vaping-Related Death

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed the state’s first death from a vaping-associated injury. The death involved a man from East Alabama whose identity hasn’t been released. The death comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its investigation of an outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping that involves several states. The CDC is…